Ferguson, Lewis, Sr.

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 1783, he married Molly Piper in Virginia, and the couple later settled in Petersburg, Illinois.

Burial Record, Smoot Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; Harriett J. Walker, Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois (Los Angeles: The Standard Printing Co., 1917), 97-98; U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, online database (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004); U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 291.