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Zilpha (Huff) Ferguson (1802 - 1883)

Zilpha Ferguson formerly Huff
Born in Kentucky, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1819 in Cumberland Kentuckymap
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Died at age 81 in Kentucky, USAmap [uncertain]
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Zilpha Huff (1802 Clinton, Kentucky - 1888 Irwin, Clinton, KY) was the daughter of William M Huff Sr. and Lydia Miller.

Zilpha married William R Ferguson. One of her sons was Champ Ferguson, a Civil War guerrilla, who is noted elsewhere as having killed a member of the Huff family.

Children Include:

  1. Champion Ferguson 1821–1865
  2. Benjamin Franklin Ferguson 1823–1909
  3. James Ferguson 1825–1861
  4. Catherine Ferguson 1828
  5. Jemima Amanda Ferguson 1829–
  6. William Ferguson 1833–
  7. Sarah Ferguson 1835–1900
  8. Elizabeth W Ferguson 1837–
  9. Mary E Ferguson 1841–
  10. Margaret E Ferguson 1842–1921

Census Records:

  • 1830
  • 1840
  • 1850[1]: Clinton county, Clinton, Kentucky. Zilphy Ferguson age 48, Birth Year (Estimated) 1802, Birthplace Kentucky, husband William R Ferguson age 50, Jemima A Ferguson 21, William Ferguson 17, Sarah Ferguson 14, Elizabeth Ferguson 12, Mary Ferguson 9, Margarett Ferguson 5
  • 1860[2]: Clinton, Kentucky. Zilfy Fergason age 57, Sally Fergason 25, Elizabeth Fergason 22, Mary Fergason 20, Margaret Fergason 15,

  • 1870[3]: District 5, Clinton, Kentucky. Zelpha Fergason age 66, Mary E Fergason 25, Elizabeth Cargile 30, Jas H M Cargile 6

  • 1880


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Zilphy Ferguson in household of William R Ferguson, Clinton county, Clinton, Kentucky, United States; citing family 327, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Zilfy Fergason, 1860.
  3. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), Zelpha Fergason, 1870.


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Huff-139 and Huff-1 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by Marie Chantigny

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