Garland Sevier Ferguson

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Garland Sevier Ferguson Sr. (May 6, 1843 – December 9, 1924)[1][2] 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.[3] He rose from private to lieutenant during in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War,[4] serving in Company F, 25th Infantry, North Carolina.[1] He served in the North Carolina Senate from 1876 to 1877 when five African Americans also served.[5]

His wife's father was killed in by Native Americans.[3] He lived in Waynesville and had seven children with his wife Sarah née Norwood Ferguson.[3]

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.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Judge Garland S. Ferguson", The North Wilkesboro Hustler (December 17, 1924), p. 4.
  2. ^ a b "Buncombe Bar Pays Tribute to Ferguson", The Raleigh News and Observer (December 23, 1924), p. 9.
  3. ^ a b c "American Civil War Research Database".
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "North Carolina State Senate - 1876-1877".

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