BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FERGUSON
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: Mar 1831 in Jackson County, Tennessee (Tombstone says 1839)
Died: 15 November 1909 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Daniel C. Webb Cemeteryin Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

Married: Letticia "Tessie" Goodwin about 1863 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: about 1836 in Virginia
Died: after 20 July 1903 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Probably buried in the Daniel C. Webb Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

Children:

  1. James Buchanon Ferguson
  2. Benjamin Franklin Ferguson
  3. Francis J. Ferguson
  4. Arba A. Ferguson
  5. Lee Ferguson

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 15 August 1862 in Overton County, Tennessee
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 29 July 1903
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Jeremiah, Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Member: Dibrell's 8th Cavalry
  • Wounded in the Battle of Pain's Bend
  • Born: 1831 in Putnam County
  • Enlisted: 1864 in Dibrell's Command; Capt. Joseph Bilbrey; 1st Lieutenant Jeff Bilbrey; 2nd Lieutenant G. H. Webb; 3rd Parrigin
  • Wounded in head and right hip
  • Wife is 67 years old
  • 1 daughter age 27 living with him
  • Attest: T. H. Webb & William Kennedy Cooper

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (9 Dec 1905) - Request for Service Records
  • War Department (12 Dec 1905) - Sent Service Records
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (30 Jun 1910) - Did BFF die?

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 317
  • 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 288A
  • 1880 Census:
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 73B

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • US Military Headstone Applications for Military Applications
    • Applicant: Jennings Copeland, Cookeville, TN
    • Date: 15 October 1936