Garland Sevier Ferguson Sr. (May 6, 1843 – December 9, 1924) was a farmer, soldier, clerk, lawyer, state senator, and judge in North Carolina. His son Garland S. Ferguson Jr. also became a public official.
He was born in Crabtree, North Carolina. He rose from private to lieutenant during in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, serving in Company F, 25th Infantry, North Carolina. He served in the North Carolina Senate from 1876 to 1877 when five African Americans also served.
Ferguson died at his home in Waynesville at the age of 81. The county court was adjourned in his honor, and speeches were delivered in eulogy by a number of leading figures in the legal community.
- "Judge Garland S. Ferguson", The North Wilkesboro Hustler (December 17, 1924), p. 4.
- "Buncombe Bar Pays Tribute to Ferguson", The Raleigh News and Observer (December 23, 1924), p. 9.
- "American Civil War Research Database". civilwardata.com.
- Allen, W. C. (William Cicero) (December 29, 1908). "Centennial of Haywood County and its county seat, Waynesville, N. C." Waynesville, N.C. : Courier Print. Co. – via Internet Archive.
- "North Carolina State Senate - 1876-1877". www.carolana.com.