Robert Ferguson sits at the head of the Ferguson clan of
farmers, carpenters, educators, designers, businessmen and
women. As you discover a family that has its roots in hard work,
spiritual development and courage, we hope you will appreciate
from whence we have come and aid us in the journey ahead.
THANKS FOR THE VISIT!
MAVIS ONEITA IS HEAD OF THE DOTSONS
A Mother for 77 Years
Together, Mavis Oneita and Robert had fourteen children which span for five generations today. Our heritage traces back to the 1840s. Oneita married Robert Ferguson at the age of 17 and lived to be 97 years old. Robert passed away at 86 years old.
FAMILIES THAT COMMUNICATE LEARN TO APPRECIATE
My siblings and I had two (2) very strong-minded parents. That mindset is “sprinkled” among most of us and sometimes causes disagreements and conflict. Additionally, childhood wounds that were never healed, surface. Jealousy and envy emerge in thought and sprout with negative words and actions. How does a family counteract that? Here are a few suggestions:
- Appreciate the Worth of Each Person
- Be Open, Honest and respectful
- Avoid Disagreements and Conflict
- Personal Attacks Add no Value
- Embrace, Not Reject
FIVE GENERATIONS OF FERGUSONS AND DOTSONS
Author Dr. Mamie Smith, third child of Robert and Oneita, traced the family to the 1840s. This was adaunting task since in the 1840s, slavery still existed in America. Many slaves either had no last name or assumed the last name of their masters. It was also common practice for slave owners to treat slaves in the same manner as livestock. So, no names were given. The grandmother of Robert was a slave until the age of eighteen.
TAKE A PEEK AT SOME OF THE FERGUSONS AND DOTSONS STORE ITEMS
GetitHere60, an online antique and new item store emerged from an offline store called Rio Boutique. That store’s inception was in 1988. It remained in business until 2010. GetitHere60 also has a few items on Etsy. Items are shipped in 2 to 5 days. Shipping is FREE. GetitHere60 has a 100% return policy.
Each Day is a New Day . . .