Catherine Lee Ferguson

“FERGUSON, Catherine Lee (Mrs. Samuel Wragg Ferguson), 1826 W. Beach St., Biloxi, Miss.

Author; b. Lexington, Ky.; dau. Major William Henry and Eleanor Percy (Ware) Lee; ed. Lexington, Ky. at Sem. of Misses Jackson; m. Mississippi, 1882, Gen. Samuel Wragg Ferguson, C.S.A.; children: James Du Gue’, Natalie, Harry Lee, Percy.  Has contributed to New York World Herald, Munsey’s, Everybody’s Magazine and others.   Also assisted the Hon. Jefferson Davis in his works being a personal friend of him and his family.  Has published several novels among them Cliquot; also plays dramas, poems, opera librettos, songs, etc.  Episcopalian.  Democrat.  Mem. Daughters of Confederacy, King’s Daughter’s Society.  Recreations: Reading, writing, visiting.  Accompanied her husband throughout the Civil War, on horseback, most of the time with the command (a cavalry brigade).”

Source:  Woman’s Who’s Who of America, Vol. 1, by John William Leonard, The American Commonwealth Co., New York, 1914, page 287

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