Frederick Guthrie Ferguson

 Pastor in Huntsville, Other Roles in Other Locations

Born:April 4, 1809, Spartanburg District, South Carolina
Died:September 4, 1863, Tuskegee, Alabama
Father of:Frederick Summerfield Ferguson


•  "Born in South Carolina, he became a Methodist minister serving as a missionary to the Cherokee Indians in Wills Valley as well as serving pastorates in Huntsville, Athens, Tuscaloosa, Summerfield, and Tuskegee, respectively. He also was one of the incorporators of Athens Female College and the president of the Female College of Summerfield from 1852 to 1856. At the time of his death in Tuskegee he was presiding elder of the Marianna (Florida) district, comprising all of southeast Alabama." - Marks

•  "Son of James and Rebecca (Guthrie) Ferguson, also of Spartanburg District, who removed to Lawrence County in 1810, and to Woodruff County, Ark. about 1836, a farmer, who died at the home of his son, F. G. Ferguson, in Macon, Miss.; grandson of Adam Ferguson, a native of Scotland, who emigrated to America about 1760, a Revolutionary soldier who was wounded at Fishing Creek, S. C., and of Frederick Gathrie of South Carolina. Col. Patrick Ferguson who commanded the British forces at the battle of King's Mountain, N. C., was a member of the Scotch branch of the family." - Owen

•  "Rev. Mr. Ferguson was self educated and entered the Methodist ministry, Holston conference, Tenn., in the early thirties of the 19th century. He was a missionary to the Cherokee Indians in what is now called Wills valley; presiding elder of the Marianna district, Fla., comprising all of southeast Alabama, at the time of his death; one of the incorporators of Athens female college; president of the Female college of Summerfield, 1852-56; and served pastorates at Huntsville, Athens, Tuscaloosa, Summerfield and Tuskegee, and at Pulaski and Colombia, Tenn., and Macon, Miss. He was colonel of militia in Macon County, and a staunch advocate of Secession. He was a Democrat, and a Mason" - Owen

•  "Married: Lucinda, daughter of William and Katherine (Stone) Hale, who lived at Huntsville; granddaughter of John and Margaretta (Leibold) Stone, the former a captain in the 6th line, Pennsylvania troops during the Revolution and later a companion in arms with John Sevier who was a kinsman, and of John and Nancy (Meade) Hall of Bedford County, Va., the former being with Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, and co-founder with Hunt of Huntsville." - Owen

•  Married December 1, 1835 in Madison County, AL - Owen

•  "Children: 1. William Joseph; 2. James Shaw Anninins, m. Mary Raglan of Kushla and Mobile; 3. Frederick Summerfield (q. V.); 4. Rebecca Katharine, m. Nicholas Lewis Redd, Columbus, GA.; 5. Mary Collier; 6. John Hale; 7. Anne Maclin; 8. John Randolph; 9. Charles Wesley ; 10. Virginia Frye, m. Lorenzo Woodruff, Montgomery; 11. Frances Edmund." - Owen

•  Served in the Confederate Army - 32 battles - Roots Web

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• - Page owned by lulasdaughter 45 and can be viewed only with a paid subscription. (Originally found at

•  Find a Grave - Page created by J. Lowery.

•  Marks - Alabama Past Leaders by Henry S. and Marsha Kass Marks, 1982, page 97.

•  Owen - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, 1921, page 572.

•  Roots Web - Genealogy (Originally found at

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