My husband's great-great grandmother, Jane Ferguson, had two children whose paternity is unknown.Elder family members have commented that, had she been married, their last name would be Edney.The name Will Edney has been used but all this info is undocumented.The details are:
Jane Ferguson b. Abt. 1845 North Carolina -had a total of three children:
-William M. Ferguson b. Abt. 1865 Yancey County, NC (whose father I believe was probably a Ferguson) -Jame Ellis Ferguson b. 6 Dec 1871 Yancey County, NC (paternity unknown) -Mattie L. Ferguson b. Dec 1877 Yancey County, NC (paternity unknown)
Any info is welcome, even if its only family folklore!