I am not related so far as I know. The information I am going to provide you is from the various Clay Co. Fed. Censuses. From what I am seeing, it appears that John FERGUSON was married two times. Let us start at the 1860 Clay:
FURGERSON, David C., 65, b. NC, farmer
. . John, 17, b. VA, farm laborer
NOTE: NO other FURGERSON families and NO GOFORTH families listed.
1870 Clay Co. Fed. Census:
FURGERSON, John, 26, b. VA, farmer (John W. FERGUSON)
. . Melviney, 26, housekeeper, (Melvina ROBINSON married on 2-6-1865 in Clay Co., KY)
NOTE: There are still NO GOFORTH families and only ONE FURGERSON family listed in the census book.
Don't have the 1880 Clay Co., KY Fed. Census. Am jumping to the 1900 Clay Co. Fed. Census: As you most likely know, there is NO 1890 available.
FERGUSON, John, husband, b. 10-1843, 56 , marr. 27 yrs, he and his parents b. VA
. . Margaret, wife, b. 9-1849, 50, mar. 27 yrs, 13 children born; 12 living, she and her parents b. NC
. . William, son, b. 8-1875, 24, single, b. KY
. . Sarah, dau, b. 10-1887, 19, single, b. Ky
. . Henry, son, b. 1-1882, 16, single, b. KY
. . Charley, son, b. 9-1884, 15, single, b. Ky
. . Lewis, son, b. 6-1885, 14, single, b. Ky
. . Lucy, dau, b. 1-1887, 13, single, b. KY
. . Julia, dau, b. 1-1890, 10, single, b. Ky
. . Elizabeth, dau,b. 9-1892, 7, single, b. Ky
. . Gilbert B., son, b. 4-1895, 5, single, b. KY
FERGUSON, Green, husband, b. 1870, 29, mar. 10 yrs, b. KY, father b. VA; mother b. KY
NOTE: Perhaps this is John's son from his lst marriage???)
. . Martha, wife, b. 6-1869, 30, mar. 10yrs, 6 children born; 6 children living, all b. Ky
. . John, son, b. 3-1892, 8, single, b. Ky
. . Ester, dau, b. 11-1892, 6, single, b. KY
. . Luley, dau, b. 6-1895, 4, single, b. Ky
. . Chester, son, b. 12-1896, 3, single, b. Ky
. . Cory, dau, b. 6-1898, 1, single, b. KY
. . James, son, b. 1-1900, 10 months, single, b. Ky
I have a very limited number of marriage records. From these, I see:
Henry FURGUSON to Sudie GRIMES, Oct. 23, 1901-license date and Oct. 24, 1901 - marriage date, File 31.
Lewis FURGUSON to Emma HIGNITE on Nov 2, 1904 - license date and Noveember 2, 1904 - marriage date, file 32
Those two appear that they could be the sons of John W. and Margaret FURGUSON.
I think that is about all I can do for you. Hope this has helped.
Joyce Taylor Collins
La Palma, CA