From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 744


Samuel Ferguson, of the milling firm Ferguson & Fullerton Hudson, Ind, was born in Richland County, Ohio, in 1842.  When he was ten years of age his parents moved to Milwaukee, Wis., and a year later to Rockton, Ill.  In 1855 they returned to Ohio, and settled in Seneca County.  In the spring of 1859 he began working in a mill and followed that vocation till the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion.  Aug. 15, 1861, he enlisted in the Fourth Ohio Infantry, and in 1863 he re-enlisted as a veteran.  June 14, 1864, he was wounded at the battle of Resaca, and the following December was discharged.  He has never fully recovered from its effects.  He participated in the last day's fight at Corinth, at Murfreesboro, Stone River, Chickamauga and Chattanooga.  Soon after the latter battle he re-enlisted and returned home on a furlough, joining the regiment at Tunnel Hill.  After his return home, and as soon as he was able, he engaged in farming a short time, and then began work at his trade.  Mr. Ferguson was married in Ohio, to Agnes Fullerton, daughter of Alexander Fullerton.  They have four children -- Alexander, Mary, William and Eva.



Submitted by Kim Davoli