The whole Family were Loyal. The Brothers all served. They had a farm on
Cremmes Neck. They had it before the Rebellion. Witness was at the place in 78.
Thinks there were 40 or 50 acres clear. They had very good furniture & utensils,
& a good deal of it. Speaks of a fine Yoke of Oxen & Cows.”93
Another account notes: “The Fergusons were natives of America who lived at Fort Edward, where they owned a farm of
300 acres in partnership with their father, also called Richard. The brothers claimed a loss of £388 sterling and rec’d £48
Sterling.” [LAR]. The father gave a deposition 20 Nov. 1787 to the effect that his son’s testimony was correct. [ALC 153]
FD- "FARRINGTON FERGUSON, (Richard4-3, Thomas2, John1), was born ca. 1765, probably in Crum Elbow where
his father was taxed through June 1767 and removed with the family to Albany near Fort Edward. As noted above he was
too young to join the British when his brother Israel did but joined in 1779. He was on the Cataraqui Roll of Loyalists in
Oct. 1784 as a single man. He was next to Arra and Rozel Ferguson. He was there in 1785, again adjacent to Arra and
Roz (sic) Ferguson. In July/August 1786 he was still there listed as a single man, as were Ara Ferguson and Rosel
Ferguson. Farrington Ferguson the 3rd took refuge in Hallowell, Ontario, Canada after the Revolution and had a number
of children. He was most likely the man who married Elizabeth, b. 16 Nov., bp. 3 Dec. 1770 in Poughkeepsie, dau. of
Daniel and Maria (DeLong) Cole. [PRCh]."
Oct 10 1842, Will of Farrington Ferguson Sr:
... late of the Township of Athol
... bequeathed unto his wife, Elzabeth, all of his Estate real and personal, his farm number 15 1st conc East Lake, all
moveable property belonging to his estate and for her maintenance during her natural life.
... unto his son, Barney, after the death of his wife, Elizabeth, his farm # 15 containing 160 acres, all improvements,
house & barn, out houses, etc ... during his natural life by his paying unto his four sons in six years after the death of his
wife, Elizabeth, $50 cash, £12 10s to his son Farrington, £12 10s to son Israel, £12 10s to son Arra C, £12 10s to son
... After death of Barney, farm #15 to son Farrington's heirs and their heirs.
Witnessed by William Rankin* and Hannah, his wife, and Dyre Platt of Athol.
Registered by Elizabeth Ferguson, March 11 1843.
Witnessed by Dyre Platt and Arra Ferguson.
* Their daughter Mary L, married Rozel Ferguson.
History of the Settlement of Upper Canada, With Special Reference to the Bay of Quinte. PENINSULA OF PRINCE
EDWARD. page 479
"List of settlers on the south side of the lake.–Henry Zuveldt, (Zufelt) U. E. L.; Johnathan Ferguson, Sen., U. E. L.;
Johnathan Ferguson, Jun., do; Anthony Badgley, do; John Miller, do; Farnton Ferguson, do; William Blakely, do;
Sampson Striker, do; Barret Dyer, do; Daniel Baldwin, John Ogden, U. E. L.; Richard Ogden, do; Solomon Spafford,
Joseph McCartney, Joseph Lane, William Ensley, Col. Owen Richards, U. E. L.; James Clapp, do; Charles Ferguson."
ASSESSMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HALLOWELL FOR THE YEAR 1808.
Commencing the 7th March, 1808, and ending the 6th March, 1809.
The following, copied from an old Hallowell assessment list, cannot fail to impress readers, especially young readers, of
to-day. The very names must be dear to all who are descendants of the former landholders, while the proportions of
cleared and uncleared land at the date of the assessment should prove of considerable interest.
In addition to the figures here copied the roll contains columns headed houses; round logs; square timber, one storey and
fire-places; square timber, two storeys and fire-places; framed, under two storeys; brick or stone, one storey, with fire-
places; grist mill, run by water, and additional pair of stones; wind mill; saw mill; merchant shop; store houses; horses;