I can send you what I have for the children of James Samuel Ferguson & Agnes Adams. Some of it has documentation to back it up, and some is in the "use for leads only" category. I believe there were 9 sons & 3 daughters. Family lore is that the sons were divided 50/50, 4 fighting for the British & 4 against them with brother Samuel abstaining because he had Tory leanings & his wife ardently supported independence. Of course, most people like to think their ancestors were on the "right" side (which wasn't so easy to see at the time as it seems to us today).
My Fergusons say our Abraham (m. Jane Ginderat) was a patriot, but I've seen nothing to back that up, so it could be wishful thinking. I don't really care WHICH side he was on at this point, I just want to find out that he did anything other than get born (January 30, 1750/51), get a little land, get married (bef. 1776), have 5 kids (1776-1794), then die (November 09, 1826) & get buried in Old Hopewell Baptist Cemetery, Chester Co., SC. Supposedly he was a shoemaker; I can't even find where I got that from, probably a census.
I've found no indication that Abraham Ferguson even KNEW there was a war going on, much less fought in it! Seems he must have done something, what with all those brothers taking opposing sides & all (can you imagine the family getting together for Christmas dinner that year? Must have been rough on relationships). One thing we sometimes fail to recognize is that the American Revolution was in a sense a civil war too. Seems I remember reading that the people were split 3 ways: 1/3 in favor of independence, 1/3 in favor of keeping the king, & 1/3 moaning "can't we all just get along?" Must have been a rough time in many families on a relational level as well as everything else.
I'll get together what I have & email it to you soon. I am piecing my files back together after a computer crash (and I accidentally erased my backup files--how frustrating!) As I said, some of it will be in the certain to fairly certain category, a lot of it is not. But it's something at any rate, long as we don't decide "it's in print so it must be true"
I have nothing on Agnes Adam's ancestors, so anything you might have to share would be nice. I'll try to get an email off to you tommorrow with the Ferguson stuff.
Mary Ferguson Fiser, 5-g granddaughter of Agnes Adams & James S. Ferguson.