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Ferguson, Sr., Lewis

Born: 1760-03-18 Virginia

Died: 1842-11-23 Menard County, Illinois

Ferguson was a Revolutionary War veteran, who served in the Virginia continental militia from 1778 to 1780. In November 1783, he married Molly Piper in Virginia, and the couple later settled in Petersburg, Illinois.

Gravestone, Smoot Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; Harriett J. Walker, Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois (Los Angeles: Standard, 1917), 97-98; Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800 27 November 1783, Fauquier County (Provo, UT: Operations, 1997); U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 291.