If you have any information about the background of this person, please let me know. We would like to be able to tell more of his story. His tomb is found on Wareham's Lane in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Fergus Island is named after John Fergus. He and his family onlylived in the community for about 20 years; yet two permanent memorials to him remain - his tomb and Fergus Island.Photos of his Tomb can be found on Flickr.
The text on the tombs can no longer be read. Kimsey Fowler, Jr. of stonepics.com sent the text. "Sacred to the memory of John Fergus, Merchant, native of Glasgow, who died 15th July 1835, Aged 53 years." and "Sacred to the memory of Isabella Fergus, native of Glasgow, Wife of William Donnelly, Merchant, who died 19th June 1843, aged 36 Years."
According to NLGenWeb Newspaper Records Thursday - July 14, 1842 - On Thursday evening last, at Portugal Cove, by the Rev. Mr. Howell, WM. DONNELLY, Esq., merchant of Spaniard's Bay to ISABELLA, daughter of the late JOHN FERGUS, Esq., merchant of Bay Roberts.