Ancestors of Jerry Edward Ferguson, Sr.


 


Generation No. 1 


        1.  Jerry Edward Ferguson, Sr., born August 02, 1936 in Little Rock, Ark..  He was the son of 2. Carl Adus Fergusson and 3. Hazel Eugenia Roberts.  He married (1) Melba Jean Creech February 14, 1959 in Compton Heights Baptist Ch., St.Louis, Mo..  She was born December 14, 1936 in St. Louis, Mo., De Paul Hosp., and died September 12, 1986 in McLean, Va. of Breast Cancer.  She was the daughter of James McCully Creech and Nora Mae Leeper.  He married (2) Joan Frances Dvorak Potterton May 30, 1987 in Lewinsville Presby Church, McLean, Va.  She was born March 18, 1945 in Winner, S.D..  She was the daughter of Joseph Rudolph Dvorak and Josephine Eleanor Suchy.  


Generation No. 2 


        2.  Carl Adus Fergusson, born February 09, 1912 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died October 22, 1983 in Fort Smith, Ar..  He was the son of 4. Roy Eakin Fergusson and 5. Minnie Florence Yarbrough.  He married 3. Hazel Eugenia Roberts August 11, 1935 in Pine Bluff, Ar..


        3.  Hazel Eugenia Roberts, born February 23, 1918 in Pine Bluff, Ar..  She was the daughter of 6. Thomas Knox Roberts and 7. Willie Edward Watts.       


Child of Carl Fergusson and Hazel Roberts is:


        1                 i.  Jerry Edward Ferguson, Sr., born August 02, 1936 in Little Rock, Ark; married (1) Melba Jean Creech February 14, 1959 in Compton Heights Baptist Ch., St.Louis, Mo; married (2) Joan Frances Dvorak Potterton May 30, 1987 in Lewinsville Presby Church, McLean, Va. 


Generation No. 3 


        4.  Roy Eakin Fergusson, born July 25, 1879 in Crystal Springs,  Ms.??; died May 12, 1933 in Rison, Ar..  He was the son of 8. Cosmo A. Fergusson and 9. Anna Unknown (Fergusson) Childress ??.  He married 5. Minnie Florence Yarbrough May 13, 1900 in Methodist Parsonage, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss.


        5.  Minnie Florence Yarbrough, born January 13, 1885 in Jackson, MS ?? or Alabama??; died 1958 in Tarry, Ar..  She was the daughter of 10. Joseph Yarbrough and 11. Amanda Emaline Culpepper.  


Notes for Minnie Florence Yarbrough:


Marie Matthews believes that Minnie's parents lived in Alabama and Minnie was born there. Later they moved to Mississippi. Probably to the Jackson area since Crystal Springs is close to Jackson.


Elgy Yarbrough states they are Scots-Irish, descended from one Ambrose Yarbrough who came to the Virginia Colony from Yorkshire, England in 1732.


Minnie operated a boarding house in Pine Bluff, the Pines Hotel, on west 4th street, across from the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Around 1938-39.        


Children of Roy Fergusson and Minnie Yarbrough are:


                           i.  Infant Girl Fergusson, born February 03, 1902 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died February 06, 1902 in Pine Bluff, Ar.


                          ii.  Audie Lynn Fergusson, born May 09, 1903 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died November 18, 1904 in Sulphur Springs, Ar.


                         iii.  Roy Laclede Fergusson, born June 13, 1905 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died March 02, 1995 in Sulphur Springs, Ar; married Mary Marie Raymick April 30, 1924; born December 24, 19021; died January 1986 in Pine Bluff, Ar.1.


                         iv.  Trebor Alverno Fergusson, born October 23, 1907 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died February 1987 in Pine Bluff, Ar; married Mary Ruth Smith July 01, 1934 in Pine Bluff, Ar.


                          v.  Olan Vertice Fergusson, born December 25, 1909 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died May 21, 1979 in Crystal Springs, Ark; married Opal Inez Sanders August 03, 1930 in Pine Bluff, Ar; born February 28, 1910 in Louisiana.


        2               vi.  Carl Adus Fergusson, born February 09, 1912 in Pine Bluff, Ar.; died October 22, 1983 in Fort Smith, Ar; married (1) Hazel Eugenia Roberts August 11, 1935 in Pine Bluff, Ar; married (2) Irene Melder Abt. 1941 in Glenmora, La; married (3) Marlene Bonds Melder February 08, 1964 in Houston, Tx.


                        vii.  Minnie Lucylle Fergusson, born September 11, 1915 in Pine Bluff, Ar; married William Alfonzo Rodgers September 06, 1941 in Pine Bluff, Ar; born May 13, 1918 in Tarry, Ar.; died August 03, 1971 in Tarry, Ar..  


        6.  Thomas Knox Roberts, born March 27, 1875 in Blue Springs, Jackson County,  Mo.; died July 15, 1947 in Edgemont, Ill..  He was the son of 12. Adam Wesley Roberts and 13. Sadie Knox.  He married 7. Willie Edward Watts February 12, 1898 in Texarkana, Miller County, Ark..


        7.  Willie Edward Watts, born November 13, 1881 in Richmond, Ark.; died March 03, 1966 in St. Mary's Hosp. , East St. Louis, Illinois.  She was the daughter of 14. William Ballard Watts, Sr. and 15. Frances Amanda Paul.  


Notes for Thomas Knox Roberts:


Mom's birth certificate states Granddad was born in Kansas, not Mo. 


Tom Roberts left home at age 13 to work in  the Kansas wheat fields.(per aunt crys). 


He redeemed 128 acres of land in Jefferson County, Arkansas, from the State of Arkansas,  for $6.72 , in delinquent taxes for the year 1932, at a tax sale on January 25, 1934 


Grandad worked for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Lines (Cotton Belt Route) as a Carman until he retired effective March 17, 1943. 


Notes for Willie Edward Watts:


She recieved a widows pension from the Railroad retirement Board from July 1947 until her death. 


Resident of a nursing home in Freeburg, Illinois for 3 years before her death.        


Children of Thomas Roberts and Willie Watts are:


                           i.  Alice Gertrude Roberts, born November 04, 1898 in Texarkana, Tex.; died November 17, 1898 in Texarkana, Tex.


                          ii.  Mabel Frances Roberts, born October 02, 1899 in Texarkana, Tex; died February 28, 1992 in Rockwall, Tex. of Alzheimers Disease; married Alfred Grady Foster November 17, 1921; born September 18, 1895; died December 25, 1973.


                         iii.  Hubert Edward Roberts, born December 24, 1901 in Pine Bluff, Ark.; died October 13, 1959 in Santa Monica, California; married Nora Gertrude Costello Abt. 1925 in Perhaps Desoto,mo; born Abt. 1897; died 1963 in Santa Monica, California.


                         iv.  Ethel Roberts, born January 13, 1904 in Pine Bluff, Ark.; died March 22, 1943 in East St. Louis, Ill. of a Brain Tumor; married (1) Gabe Thomas; married (2) Andrew William Slaven


                          v.  Louis Alfred Roberts, born February 08, 1906 in Pine Bluff, Ark.; died March 19, 1974 in Fairview Heights, Ill. of Lung Cancer; married (1) Marie (Roberts); married (2) Ann Hiel


                         vi.  Pearl Grace (Dolly) Roberts, born February 27, 1910 in Pine Bluff, Ark.; died January 24, 1976 in Oakland, Ca. of Breast Cancer; married (1) Edward Nicar in Monroe, La; married (2) John Warren Platt


                        vii.  Crystal Roberts, born February 12, 1913 in Pine Bluff, Ark; married (1) William H. Pendleton in Casper, Wyo; born August 14, 1914 in El Dorado, Ar; married (2) Thomas K. Hewlett


                       viii.  Thomas Elbert Roberts, born June 20, 1916 in Pine Bluff, Ark.; died September 03, 1974 in Fairview Heights, Ill. of Accidental Decapitation; married Pauline Williams  


Notes for Thomas Elbert Roberts:


Tom was killed at Routes 159 and 50 in Fairview Heights.  


        3                ix.  Hazel Eugenia Roberts, born February 23, 1918 in Pine Bluff, Ar; married (1) Carl Adus Fergusson August 11, 1935 in Pine Bluff, Ar; married (2) Harold Louis Meng April 14, 1941 in St. Charles, Mo; married (3) Melvin Louis Maillot June 30, 1982 in Fairview Heights, Ill., OLA Parrish.


                           x.  Marjorie Mae Roberts, born November 14, 1920 in Pine Bluff, Ark.; died July 1940 in East St. Louis, Ill in an Automobile Accident.  


Notes for Marjorie Mae Roberts:


Killed in automobile accident in East St. Louis, Il. Nell Walsh Barnes Funeral Home, at 1416 St. Louis Avenue, E. St. Louis, Il, 


                          xi.  William Knox Roberts, born January 21, 1925 in Desoto, Mo; married Kathleen Dunn in Oakland, Ca.   


Generation No. 4 


        8.  Cosmo A. Ferguson2, born 1849 in Mississippi.  He was the son of Jasper R. Ferguson, Sr and Henrietta Unknown.  He married 9. Anna Unknown (Fergusson) Childress ?? April 14, 1873 in Copiah County, Mississippi ??2.


        9.  Anna Unknown (Fergusson) Childress ??2, born Abt. 1855 in Mississippi.       


Children of Cosmo Ferguson and Anna ?? are:


                           i.  Horace Fergusson, born Abt. 1874 in Mississippi.


                          ii.  William J Fergusson, born Abt. 1876 in Mississippi.


        4               iii.  Roy Eakin Fergusson, born July 25, 1879 in Crystal Springs,  Ms.??; died May 12, 1933 in Rison, Ar; married (1) Minnie Florence Yarbrough May 13, 1900 in Methodist Parsonage, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss; met (2) Bertha Hall?? Abt. 1915 in Pine Bluff, Ar.  


        10.  Joseph Yarbrough  He married 11. Amanda Emaline Culpepper.


        11.  Amanda Emaline Culpepper        


Children of Joseph Yarbrough and Amanda Culpepper are:


                           i.  Leorenza Marshall Yarbrough, married Willie Lee Payne


                          ii.  Madison Hardy Yarbrough


                         iii.  H. Pettus Yarbrough


                         iv.  Rachel Leona Yarbrough


                          v.  Ola Yarbrough


        5               vi.  Minnie Florence Yarbrough, born January 13, 1885 in Jackson, MS ?? or Alabama??; died 1958 in Tarry, Ar; married Roy Eakin Fergusson May 13, 1900 in Methodist Parsonage, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss.


                        vii.  Tennessee Yarbrough  


        12.  Adam Wesley Roberts, born in PA.  He married 13. Sadie Knox.


        13.  Sadie Knox, born in MO.        


Children of Adam Roberts and Sadie Knox are:


                           i.  Alice Roberts, married Unknown Broaddus


                          ii.  Charles Roberts


                         iii.  Edward S. Roberts, married Iowa Unknown (Roberts)


                         iv.  George Roberts


                          v.  Jim Roberts


        6               vi.  Thomas Knox Roberts, born March 27, 1875 in Blue Springs, Jackson County,  Mo.; died July 15, 1947 in Edgemont, Ill; married Willie Edward Watts February 12, 1898 in Texarkana, Miller County, Ark.


                        vii.  Susie Roberts, born January 17, 1881; married Frank W. Brownell  


        14. William Ballard Watts, Sr., born in VA (orTX); died Abt. October 30, 1881 in Richmond, AR..  He married 15. Frances Amanda Paul 1868.


        15.  Frances Amanda Paul, born May 12, 1851 in Nacogdoches, Texas..  She was the daughter of Unknown Paul and Frances Amanda Vartaman.    


Children of William Watts and Frances Paul are:


                           i.  Gertrude Watts, married Walter Holden


                          ii.  Madge Watts, born September 03, 1878 in Texarkana,TX3; died in Shreveport, La; met Lawence DeLoach November 07, 1895 in PINE Bluff, AR3; born December 01, 1872 in Longview, TX3; died January 28, 1920 in Shreveport, LA3.


                         iii.  Ozzie Watts, married Unknown Raymer


                         iv.  William Ballard Watts, Jr., born Bef. 1881.


        7                v.  Willie Edward Watts, born November 13, 1881 in Richmond, Ark.; died March 03, 1966 in St. Mary's Hosp. , East St. Louis, Illinois; married Thomas Knox Roberts February 12, 1898 in Texarkana, Miller County, Ark.  


Endnotes  


1.  Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with F, Date of Import: Jul 1, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.67540.79


2.  Kathy Baker Letter of 1/9/2000.


3.  Terri's email 3/4/2005.                                                                      


This information was submitted by Jerry and JoAn.  Thank you so much.

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