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John Ferguson 1757-1841

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Capt. John Ferguson was born at West Farms, Westchester Co., New York, on Christmas Day 1757.

His father came from Scotland during the French and Indian War, and liking the country so well, he sold his commission and settled in Hackensack, New Jersey.

On the Revolutionary War records, he first appears on the muster roll of Capt. Job Wright's Co., Col. Van Schaick's New York Battalion, "In Barracks at Saratoga," Dec. 17, 1776. Later he appears in Col. Morris Graham's regt. of New York militia, on a payroll for March 1778, and again in Sept. 1778. Later he was Captain of militia.

He came to Willoughby, Ohio, in the spring of 1824.

He married for his second wife, Mary Campbell, daughter of Finley Campbell, and was the father of thirteen children (two by his first wife); and grandfather of seventy.

He died at the home of Leggett Ferguson, on Willoughby Ridge, Apr. 4, 1841, and was buried in Willoughby Ridge Cemetery.

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