Here are John Nimrod Ferguson, his wife Martha Rebecca Weldon, and the first 5 of their 15 (!) children, in about 1870.

Ferguson had enlisted in July 1861 and was elected 2nd Lieutenant of Company C of the 13th Georgia Infantry in September 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on the field and wounded at Sharpsburg on the 17th and survived another wound, at Monocacy in 1864, to return home to Griffin, GA.

In 1870 he took his family to Union Parish, LA and farmed there. In the 1880s he was elected Constable and was murdered while on Parish business in December 1887.


The photograph above was contributed to Martha Rebecca Weldon Ferguson’s memorial on Find-a-grave by Kenneth Pace.

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