Sarah Edna Talbot (1851 at Opelika, Macon, Alabama - 1894 at San Marcos,Texas)and William Marion Ferguson (1843 at Leake County, Mississippi - 1922 at Jonesboro, Louisiana) were married on 26 November 1867.He served in the 27th Mississippi Volunteers during the Civil War, fought in at least nine major battles, was twice wounded. He ended the war as a POW at Camp Chase, Ohio. They lived in ScottCounty, Mississippi and eventually moved to Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
They had 5 children:
1 - Robert Claude Ferguson (1870 - 1959), m. Maude(Arnold)Alexander (1864 - 1941). They lived in Arcadia, Bienville, Louisiana where he was a Medical Doctor and had one daughter, Susie Edna Ferguson (1899 - 1971), who married Stirling Mansur Dougherty, Sr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2 - Nannie Warren Ferguson (1872 - ?), m. James A. Thurman. 3 - Marion Gray Ferguson (1876-?),also Medical Doctor, m.Leila Lacy. 4 - Benjamin Talbot Ferguson (1879 - 1936), also a Medical Doctor, m. Annie Harper. 5 - Emma Elizabeth Kavanaugh Ferguson (1883 - ?), m. William Lafayette Johnson (1867 - ?).