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Nancy Ellen Anderson

Nancy Ellen Anderson

Female 1821 - 1902  (81 years)

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  • Name Nancy Ellen Anderson 
    Born 27 Apr 1821  Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1830  Marion, Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Hiram Anderson. Males: 1 under 5. 2 - 5 to 10, 1 - 15 to 20, 1 - 40 to 50. Females: 2 under 5, 2 - 5 to 10, 2 - 10 to 15, 1 - 30 to 40.
    Census 1850  Jackson, Clinton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Nancy Buntin, 29, property $800, born in Ohio. Hiram A. Buntin, 6, born in Indiana. John W. Buntin, 4, born in Indiana.
    Buried Oct 1902  Urbana, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Oct 1902  Urbana, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • It is not known when Jesse Bunten, Nancy's first husband, died but the 1850 federal census for Jackson Twp, Clinton Co, Indiana finds her living alone with her two small sons.

      After her marriage to John Ferguson in 1851, she had seven more children. For additional information on Nancy's life and her children's children, see the Ferguson genealogy.

      It is no small thing to be a pioneer housewife and mother to 15 children. Her stepson, Andrew Jackson Ferguson, said "during the childhood days of this large and mixed family with three sets of children, with all the perplexities of raising such a family, was presided over as mother by this good woman to the whole fourteen children, eight of her own and six of us orphan children, and that too with a mother's care, without any distinction having been made in care or attention to our many childish wants."

    • Reminiscences of Andrew Jackson Ferguson - abt 1919

      John Henry Ferguson and his wife, Nancy Anderson Buntin Ferguson, migrated from Boone County, State of Indiana, in the spring of 1853 and with them came the Uncle Wilson Elliott family of Lime Creek, Iowa, also Elijah Galiher and John Rogers. The last two were both single men. Arrived at the little burg called Marysville, In June, 1853, stopping first at Wilmington or near there, for a few weeks, until father made his first purchase of the old homestead, known as the Major J. C. Downs place1 consisting of seven hundred acres of land. On the homestead, is where everybody worked but father as follows: Amanda E., William W., Martha Ann, John S., Andrew J., and Eliza Ann, and at this time one boy by the second wife, Madison Lofton, who was born in Indiana. Then following after is Calvin D., Jane, dying at seven years of age, then Ellen, Mary, (deceased) and James H. There were two stepsons in the family, my stepmother’s two little boys, Hiram Andrew Buntin, a noble boy, a true friend to me and a loyal, patriotic soldier, who enlisted in the Civil War, with me, was my true comrade until death called him from me at Little Rock, Arkansas, in the spring of 1864. The other son, John W. Buntin, passed away some years ago, leaving a wife and two little boys, and one girl. So you will not wonder at the number of Ferguson’s claiming kin to each other when you come to realize there were fourteen of the Ferguson’s in the family beside the two stepsons. It is not strange, then, when we read of’ the tribe of Benjamin, or Ephraim, or any other tribe, if there might have been as many in each of their families as there was in ours. Yet they were good religious people, no doubt, and tried to carry out the Biblical instruction, To be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth and if you may look over this crowd of people here assembled, you surely would be constrained to say, “They are surely Christians”, so many and all akin. I must right here and now pass this compliment on this little group of the Ferguson’s. I have watched your growth from time to time as this new family and then another new family would start out in the world to see what you, would do or come to and must say, am very much pleased to know positively, that you are all loyal, patriotic citizens, and I have yet to hear of any one of you committing any crime against the government, or the jaw of the state in which you live, or against each other; in fact the only crime that might be alleged would be the multiplicity of numbers, yet I cannot object as you are helping me. out, somewhat, as unfortunately I have no one but myself and good wife, who have lived together for more than half a century.

      I wish now to speak or another feature of this large family referred to above. The six older children of my father’s first family, including my self, were left as orphans, when we were small, as our mother passed away in Indiana and we were raised and cared for by a stepmother (and a good one, too), and mother of the six later children, and grand—mother to more than one-half of this large gathering, and own mother to Calvin D. Ferguson. And the matter that I wish to more emphatically emphasize right here, is thin: that during the childhood days or this large and mixed family of three sets of children1 with all the perplexities of raising such a family, was presided over as mother by this good woman to the whole fourteen children, eight of her own and six of us orphan children, and that too with a mother’s care, without any distinction having been made in care or attention to our many childish wants. And you may rest assured they were many and of very frequent occurrence, One reason I speak of this matter so voluminously is, that should any one of you granddaughters ever think to assume step-mother—hood to orphan children, that you may know that a step-mother can love and care for her step—children if she -will. Yet, I am of the opinion that it is utterly impossible for a mother to entertain the natural motherly instinct for the children, as she would if they were her very own. It would be really contrary to the inevitable law of nature to do so. Next in the order of kinfolks now comes, Uncle Thomas Ferguson and Aunt Elizabeth Ferguson, his wire, commonly known in former years as Aunt Elizabeth Ferguson and the following nine children of the family. Iris, Jane, Sarah, Louis, Julia Ann, Nancy, Isaac and William Zachariah. All of which, including the father and mother and the large family have passed to the great beyond, from which no traveler ever returns.

      I presume there are some of the relatives of this family here today, and if so, kindly take the admonition that sooner or later you will follow them. Here’s another sister of the Ferguson family, Aunt Martha, who married Uncle Thomas Harris, of Thorntown, Indiana. Their children, as I remember them, were Frank Harris, and Marion Harris. This is another sister of my father, Juda Utter, who married L. S. Utter, had two girls that I know of (names forgotten).

      And here is still another sister, Aunt Mary Scott, who married John Scott, and who had the following number of children, William (a minister), Judith, Delilah, Joseph, Roselta, and Jackson. How many are living, I do not know.

      Here a brother, Uncle William Ferguson and Aunt Elizabeth (commonly known as Uncle Bill and Aunt Betsy). Their children as follows: Carl B. Ferguson, Judith, and Jasper. Of this family I know not how many have passed over, except that Uncle and Aunt are both gone. The foregoing are the brother and sisters of my father, or I may say, the original old stock; there was a younger brother of my father, who died when he was a child, was really frightened into spasms in the following manner; by falling off a foot log across a little creek, having in his hand at that time, a pitcher or water taking to father and my grandfather who were chopping wood across the creek in which was an old sow with little pigs wallowing in the mud. And when the boy fell of I the log, she started at once for the little fellow but father saw the transaction and just got there in time to snatch him away from her. But the boy was in spasms and would occasionally come out of them for a moment or so and then be attacked again and so kept on until death relieved him. My grandfather1 William Ferguson, I remember well, but cannot remember my grandmother. Grandfather died at our house in Iowa, sixty—five years ago this month with what was called quinsey. He simply strangled to death, as his throat swelled shut. These several biographical sketches of the ancient families of the Ferguson’s may seem somewhat dry and uninteresting to you, yet they are a valuable asset to the origin or your being in showing what branches of the family tree you belong. And is worthy to be filed away in the archives of the family registers, for the reason that very soon there will be none of the older families who will be able to give you even as much of our past history as I have given you in this short report.

      Of course, there are many reminiscences of the families-herein mentioned that would be of much interest to you to read about, but in writing a history, of reminiscences, would require too much time and thought and the writer would really not know where to begin to write or where to write the word Pints, but should an opportunity ever present itself, whereby I might have the opportunity of addressing you personally, or in a public way, would be glad to be interrogated and answer all such questions pertaining to our family relations as you might ask and in my power to answer, but for the present you will let this short history suffice and in conclusion let me say that you may all live to enjoy many more such family reunions as this, and to live fraternally with each other and with the rest of the world.

      Affectionately, Your Brother and Uncle
      Andrew J. Ferguson

      (Note — Apparently this was a speech given by Andrew Ferguson at a family reunion in 1919, because Andrew mentions that William Ferguson died 65 years before, and William died in 1854.)
    Person ID I47857  7_families
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2007 

    Father Hiram Anderson,   b. 2 Apr 1788, , North Potomac River, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1853, Clinton, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Mulford,   b. 21 Aug 1792, , Green, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1859, , Jefferson, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1813  , Hamilton, Warren, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • Married by John Bowen, J.P.
    Family ID F536  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Jesse Buntin,   b. Abt 1819, Of, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1842  , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hiram Andrew Buntin,   b. 1844, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1864, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +2. John W. Buntin,   b. 17 Aug 1845, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1898  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F19113  Group Sheet

    Family 2 John Henry Ferguson,   b. 6 Apr 1810, , Rockingham, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1889, Urbana, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1851  Thorntown, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Madison Loften Ferguson,   b. 6 Nov 1852, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1925, Kirksville, Adair, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Calvin Daley Ferguson,   b. 7 Oct 1855, Polk, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1929, Vinton, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Child Ferguson,   b. 1856, Polk, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, , Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Nancy Ellen Ferguson,   b. 27 Apr 1859, Polk, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1928, Glencomfort, Larimer, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Janie Ferguson,   b. 1857, Polk, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, , Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +6. Mary A. Ferguson,   b. 11 Nov 1862, , Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1887, , Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +7. James Harrison Ferguson,   b. 25 Jan 1865, Polk, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1947, Cedar, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F1406  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1821 - Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Marion, Clinton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1842 - , Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Jackson, Clinton, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1851 - Thorntown, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1902 - Urbana, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1902 - Urbana, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Henry and Nancy Ellen Anderson Ferguson
    John Henry and Nancy Ellen Anderson Ferguson
    Nancy Ellen Anderson Buntin Ferguson
    Nancy Ellen Anderson Buntin Ferguson

    Histories
    Hiram Anderson - Estate Probate
    Hiram Anderson - Estate Probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Ohio, Clinton, Marion - 1830 - Federal Census, Ohio, Clinton, Marion, (www.ancestry.com).

    2. [S881] Indiana, Clinton, Jackson - 1850 - Federal Census, Indiana, Clinton, Indiana, (www.ancestry.com), Nancy Buntin, 29, born in Ohio. Value of Real Estate $800 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S162] Ohio Marriage through 1820, Ohio Genealogical Society, ([Mansfield, Ohio] : Ohio Genealogical Society, 1996), 1:92 File 173 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S162] Ohio Marriage through 1820, Ohio Genealogical Society, ([Mansfield, Ohio] : Ohio Genealogical Society, 1996), 1:75 File 583 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S165] Ohio Warren County Probate Court, Ohio Probate Court (Warren County), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964 Film #0384262), 92: Marriage record, Hiram Anderson - Mary Mulford, 15 Mar 1813, both of lawful age. Mary of lawful age by the oath of Joseph Mulford, her brother. (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S181] Ohio, Warren - Vital records - Butler - Green - Miami - Preble - Warren Co's, Brien, Lindsay M. (Lindsay Decker Metcalfe), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975 Film #974057 Item 2), Hiram Anderson & Mary Mulford marriage (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S182] Ohio, Warren - Vital records - Marriages, Ohio. Probate Court (Warren County), (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964), Marriage record, Anderson, Hiram - Mulford, Mary 7 Mar 1813 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S124] Indiana Marriages, 1845 - 1920, Indiana Works Progress Administration, (Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940, Ancestry.com, 2000), Nancy Buntin married John Ferguson, 17 Apr 1851, Boone County, Indiana. (Reliability: 4).