Thanks for your reply. I am looking (before John), for a Matthew Ferguson who went to Northern Ireland and then emigrated to Canada around 1817-20. He married Mary Kerr. His father was Alexander Ferguson. Also, a Martha Ferguson had a daughter Sarah. I am trying to connect a relationship with Annie Laurie as this information was passed on by former generations, but was lost. Sorry, but you didn't give me your e-mail address and this is the only one that would let me reply. Could you give me the children of James? and Robert? I am a couple of generations short of getting this information.