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Subject: [CTLITCHF] John Ferguson, New Milford, CT, 1800-1811
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 17:27:08 -0000
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Can anyone tell me more about John Ferguson, who became the guardian for my great-great-great grandfather, Henry Sillivan/Sullivan, in 1811 in New Milford, CT? I cannot find any records for John after 1811, but here is what I have found up until that time, all of it occurring in New Milford:
John married Polly Fuller on January 5, 1806. John and Ezra Lacey bought a house in New Milford on December 1, 1806, then sold it six months later. John and Polly had a son, William Henry Ferguson, on February 5, 1807. The 1810 US Census shows John with 2 males and 2 females in the household, still in New Milford. Samuel Orcutt's The History of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut claims that they lived in what is now the town of Bridgewater (part of New Milford before 1856.)
Since my ancestor was 14 at the time of the guardianship, he could have become John's apprentice. What was John's occupation?
Thank you for any clues.
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