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Biblical Recorder Indexes Name/Index/Date
Usher, Samuel/P0003.0005/ 07 27 1836 Ussery, W D/ P0003.0003 /12 22 1838 Ussery, William D /P0002.0002/ 12 09 1835 Ussery, William T /Letter. P0004.0004/ 04 30 1857
Ann Ussarry (age 22 - Daughter of Jesse & Liza Ussarry) to Gaston Bailey (Age 28 - son of Henry & Sarah Bailey) Jun 8, 1899 - Courthouse Marriage Index - Wills, Anson Co., NC:
Will of Michael Nash, 7 August 1838; proved January Term 1842, names daughter, Sarah Ussery, etc
F-248 Will of Martha Harris, 30 March 1926, Bequests: To friend Rosa Ussery, all my land, with her two children, Ruth and Demorros Ussery; to grandson, Eli Ussery...; to daugher Alice Harris Ussery...
Will of J.B. Henry Will of JB HENRY October 5, 1919 County of Anson, town of Wadesboro, North Carolina
Executors shall give to my body a decent burial suitable to my friends and relatives, pay all my expenses, together with my debts, of the first monies which come from my estate.
Item 2: heretofore advance to my daughter, ROSA USSERY, wife of ELI USSERY, the sum of two hundred dollars. To my son, SHALVOR HENRY, the sum of two hundred dollars. To my son ROBERT DEWEY HENRY, one hundred dollars counted for a distributed to my estate as hereto set out.
Item 3: Give and bequeath to ROBERT L. LAMPLEY, and SHALVOR HENRY the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars in trust for use in benefit of my three minor daughters MATTIE HENRY, age 17, ORPHA HENRY, age 14, MADGE HENRY, age 12, years. Five hundred dollars to each said daughters said trustees shall manage said sums to interest of said minors, and paid to each daughter remainder of sums if any, remains at age twenty one.
Item 4: All of the remainder of my estate which consists of notes on mortgages on land and stock of goods, wares and merchandise located in storeroom owned by H.W. LITTLE, automobile, household and kitchen furniture and other notes and accounts, and money on land I give and bequeath to the following named children share and share alike to wit. ROSE USSERY, wife of ELI USSERY, SHALVOR HENRY, LULA USSERY, wife of FRANK USSERY, ROBERT DEWEY HENRY, BERTA HENRY, MATTIE HENRY, ORPHA HENRY, MADGE HENRY, the advancements heretofore made to ROSA USSERY, SHALVOR HENRY, AND ROBERT DEWEY HENRY shall be taken into consideration and accounted for in the distribution of my estate among my said children.
Item 5: My said executors shall turn over to my trustees herein before named for MATTIE HENRY, ORTHO HENRY, and MADGE HENRY the portion of my estate herein given and bequeathed to my said children, who shall manage and benefit the said children until each said daughter arrives at the age of twenty-one years. Said trustees are authorized and empowered and directed to use such portion of said estate as may be needed for the support education and maintenance of my aforesaid daughters. Until each daughter arrives at the age of twenty one years when they shall pay over to said daughters amounts due her, my son ROBERT DEWEY HENRY has been managing my mercantile business but there has been no agreement as to what I should pay him for his services. It is my desire that he be paid a reasonable compensation for services rendered me after deducting such sums as paid him up to my death.
Item 6: Should any of my said minor children die before reaching twenty one years without leaving lawful issue then in that event it is my will and desire and I so direct that whatever monies belong to said daughter so dying remaining in the hands of trustees shall be divided equally among my said children.
Item 7: I hereby constitute and appoint ROBERT LAMPLEY and SHALVOR HENRY my lawful executors to all intents and purposes to issue this my last will and testament according to intent and meaning to every part and clause thereby. Hereby revoking all previous wills heretofore made.
Signed: 9th of August, 1919 JB HENRY J.M. COVINGTON and L.D. ROBINSON
Colonial NC Records: 7-808 Address from the inhabitants of Anson county to Cov. Tryon, signed by Thomas Ussery, Jno Almond, etc
Colonial NC Records: 8-80 Petition from Anson Co., 9 Oct 1769, signed by William Ussery , Thomas Ussery, Benjamin Covington, etc.
Colonial NC Records: 22-3 At a convention held at Hillsboro 25 July 1788, the following were elected: Montgomery Co- Wm. Loftin, Wm Kindall, James McDonald, Thomas Usseryand Thomas Butler.
Colonial NC Records: 22-26 Voted nay in the Assembly, Aug. 1, 1788: Thomas Ussery
Court Records, Anson Co., NC:
C-140 J.B. Richards and C.B. Lindsey, plaintiff, vs. Jesse Usry and Jackson Gulledge, defendants, Feb 4, 1891. Jury ruled against defendants, Nov. 21, 1890; $75 interest from January 1888.
D-260 J.M. Covington, plaintiff, vs Robert Ussery, defendant, Sept. 24, 1898: ruled $123 against the defendant.
Deeds, Surveys, Petitions and Land Grants, Anson Co., NC:
ANSON CO, NC - Deed BookH #1 page 53-1756- JOHN USSERY to Thomas Ussery, both of Anson - SW side of Cheeks Creek, from sd John Wood to JOHN USSERY dated 1756. s/JOHN USSERY Test: Wm. USSERY / S. Gross/ Sarah USSERY
ANSON CO. - Aug. 8 1763 Deed Book 3 page 60-- -Frederick Touchstone and Rose his wife; Christopher and Stephen Touchstone all of the county of Anson Planters---to JOHN USSERY of the province of North Carolina Planter, for L215 proc. money -two tracts or parcel of land being in county and state aforesaid that which was granted to (1)John Francis by his majesty's letter patent dated June 20th 1746 and by the said Francis conveyed to Richard Touchstone and by the said Richard conveyed and bequeathed to Frederick, Christopher, and Stephen, beginning on the North side of Great Pee Dee River-------containing 300 acres--(2) 140 Acres adj. to above tract granted to Henry Touchstone, 10 May 1760 & conveyed to Frederick and Christopher beginning on the So. side of little river. s/Frederick Touchstone/Christopher Touchstone/Rose R. Touchstone and Stephen Touchstone. Test: John Williams and Chas. Robinson
ANSON - Grantee -Deed Book 3 page 67 Jan 22 1763--Peter Presley to John Usery---both of Anson county-L30 proc. money--certain tr. of land on the no. side of Great Pee Dee River----granted to Thomas Homes patent dated 1749. Adj. John Francis, conveyed to Thomas Robinson by deed 26 Dec 1749, and property ascended to his son John Coleman, who conveyed 100 Acres to John Meadors... s/Peter P. Presley. Test: J. Denson and James J. Shephard.
LUNENBURG Co., VA: Jan. 23, 1764 Ambros Williams and JOHN USSERY are petitioned.
ANSON CO. - Deed Book 5 page 23 - May 15 1766 John Wood to JOHN USSERY ,both of Anson County----for 110 pounds prov. money----a tr. or parcel of land lying in Anson county on the west side of Great Pee Dee River on Cheeks Creek the water of Little River, 150 acres adj. Robert Killcreases line------granted unto him patent date Sept 1756. s/John Wood. Test: W. USSERY / Luke Robinson/ Christian Robinson. Proven July Term 1761 Saml Spencer, CC
2/22/00 ANSON CO., NC - Sept. 23, 1766, Land Warrant No. 517 - for 100 acre plantation upon Pee Dee at the mouth of Little River toJOHN USSERY from His Excellency William Tryon, Esquire, Captain-General, Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over the said Province.
Shuck No. 0209 County: Anson Name: John Ussery Acres: 100 Grant No. 434 Issued: Warrant No.517 Entry No. 517 Entered: 23 Sept 1766 Book No Page No. Location: Upon Pee Dee at the mouth of Little River
Shuck No 0554 County: Anson Name: John Ussery Acres: 100 Grant No. Issued: Warrant No.517 Entry No. Entered: Book No Page No. Location: NE side of Pee Dee Remarks: Resurvey of land granted to Thomas Holmes of Bladen County
NORTH CAROLINA No. 517 His Excellency William Tryon, Esquire, Captain-General, Governor and Commander in Chief,in and over the said Province.
To the Surveyor-General, Greetings:
You are forthwith to admeasure and lay out, or cause to be admeasured and laid out, unto John Ussery, a Plantation containing One Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Anson upon Pee Dee at the mouth of Little River joining his own line.
Observing his Majesty's Instructions for running out Lands: Two just and fair Plans whereof, with a proper Certificate annaxed to each, you are to return into the Secretary's Office, within Twelve Months from the Date hereof: AND if the Warrantee shall not, within Eighteen Months from the Date hereof, take out a Patent for the said Land, this Warrant, and all Proceedings thereon, shall be void and of no Force; and the said Land shall be deemed vacant, and free to be taken up by any other Person.
Given at Wilmington under my Hand the 23rd Day of September Annoque Domini, 1766
This Petition of John Ushery being Read Setting forth that there is a mistake in his Patent Granted the 7th of April 1749 Anson County.
Present His Excellenty the Governor, William Tryon Esq., Members of Council at Newbern 15 April 1771.
Ordered upon hearing the Petition of the said Ushery - That a Warrant of Resurvey Issue and that the Surveyor General have ______ to cause the said Land to be Run Agreeable to the Courses and Distances in that Patent and make a return against Next Court of Claim that this Board may know the Truth of What he complains of. To the Surveyor General, Robert Palmer Council Chambers 15 April 1771
[Chain Carriers: Wm. Ussery, Jr and John Bostick]
Warrant of Resurvey John Ussery To Robert Edwards, Surveyor Anson County Robert Palmer, ______ To be filed
Returned Nov 1771
July 13, 1771 Wm. Palmer, _____
The above Trapezia Represents a Survey of Land Pattented by Thomas Holmes for one hundred acres (the 7 of April 1749) on the NE side of Pedee River therein Bladen now in Anson County. Beginning at a Hickory John _____ Corner on the River Bank and running south to a Line of Marked trees then East 41 Chains and 50 Links then S 90 W 23 (25?) Chains and 50 Links then S ____ E 10 Chains then S 50 W 10, 50 Links then West 25 Chains then up the River to the Beginning containing about (not legible)
One hundred and Twenty Five Acres/ Resurveyed for John Ussery the 13 of July 1771. Robert Edwards, Surveyor
(Research Source: North Carolina Government 1585-1979, A Narrative and Statistical History) page 273: Minutes 1772
Read the petition of John Ussery of Anson County setting forth that he is possessed of a Tract of Land patented by Thos. Holmes Ap. 7th 1749 in which by the Error of the Surveyor the 6th line is reverse'd from West to East as appears by a Resurvey now returned, and praying the Patent and Record may be altered agreeable thereto. Ordered it be altered accordingly .
ANSON CO., Deed Book 7 page 262 Feb. 1, 1769- JOHN USSERY and Elizabeth his wife of Anson County to Wm. Leak of county Buckingham Colony of VA 2 tr. of land on north side of Great Pee Dee, one being that granted to Thomas Homes conveyed by Homes to Thomas Coleman 1749 by sd. Coleman to his son John Coleman to Peter Brister (Presler) to JohnUsery 1762. s/ John Usery and Elizabeth Usery Test: Jno. Skinner, Solomon Gross, Rebeccah Mask
ANSON CO - Feb. 12, 1767 survey for 150 acres at Buffalo Creek east of Little River beginning at a Water Oak on the upper side of said Creek said to be Charles Robinson’s upper corner and runs thence as his line S. 65 E. 51 chains & 25 links to a White Oak then as his line S. 25 E 40 chains & 40 links then N 43E 31 chains and 70 links then N 47 W 10 and as a line said ___for William Pellum 66 chains and 60 links to a Black Jack then direct to the beginning. Surveyed for JOHN USSERY this 12 Day of Feb. 1767. Robt. Edwards. Sur.
LUNENBURG CO., VA -Order Book 12, page 61, March 1767-JOHN USSERY ordered to pay Elizabeth Trustee for four days attendance in court. (Elizabeth must have conducted business in Virginia on behalf of her husband)
ANSON CO., NC- JOHN USSERY Documented as having two slaves: Jan and Vanhooser
ANSON CO., NC - On April 7, 1767, William USSERY bought from Thos. Randel (Randolph), 100 acres for 20 pounds. This 100 acres was part of 763 acres at the cross roads of the PeeDee and Cape Fear River. Witnesses were William Mask, Solomon GROSS (husband of Mary "Polly" USSERY ), and William Shepard. (Grantee Deed H 1/26 )
ANSON CO., -Grantor Deed Book H-1 page 27 - April 28,1767- Indenture between JOHN USSERY and ELIZABETH USSERY his wife of the county of Anson In the Province of North Carolina of the one part Planter and WILLIAM LEAKE of Buckingham County in the colony of Virginia of the other part Planter:
ANSON CO., NC- Deed Book H page 40, July 30, 1767. John Ashley of Craven Co., to John Robertson of Anson, 100 acres N. of Cheek’s Creek- Wt: Thomas Ussery, Luke ROBINSON (husband of Christina USSERY ) and William Ussery.
ANSON CO., NC - 1767 -Thomas Ussery,Listed on Tax list with 240 acres of land.
ANSON CO., NC - 1767- Thomas Ussery, witnessed several deeds in Anson County.
ANSON CO., NC - April 26, 1767- Grantor Deed Book H#1/53: Thomas Ussery, bought from John Ussery, land located on Cheeks's Creek
ANSON CO - April 28, 1768- Thomas Ussery, Second Signer of the Regulator Protest Paper addressed from the Inhabitants of Anson to His Excellency Governor Tryon. His brothers-in-law Issac ARMSTRONG, Luke Robinson, James ALMOND/ALLMAN, were among the other ninety-nine signatures.
Grantee Book H#1/ 341 Nov 24 1768- William Ussery to Robert Killins - Pee Dee River 2/2200 ANSON CO - 22 Dec. 1768 -JOHN USSERY Land Grant 434 (not clear) issued for 150 acres on Great Buffalo Creek. (Book 20 page 393 NC Archives)
Shuck No. 2511 County: Anson Name: John Ussery Acres: 150 Grant No. 434 Issued: 22 Dec 1768 Warrant No.______ Entry No. _______ Entered_? 12 Feb 1767 Book No. 20 Page No. 393 Location: On Great Buffalo Creek
Chain Carriers: Solomon Gross Jacob Sheppard
This Platt Represents One Hundred and fifty acres of Land in Anson County on Great Buffalow Creek East of Little Rivers Beginning at a Water Oak on the upper side of said Creek said to be Charles Robinson's upper corner and Run thence as his line S 65 E 31 Chains and 25 Links to a white oak then as his other line S 25 E 40 Chains and 40 Links then N 43 E 31 Chains and 70 Links then N 47 W to and as a Line Laid out for William Pellum 66 Chains and 60 Links to a Black jack then Direct to the Beginning. Surveyed for John Ussery this 12 Day of February 1767. Robert Edwards, Surveyor
Deed Book 20:393 434/2511
John Ussery: 150 Acres Anson on great Buffalow Creek East of Little river Beginning at a Water Oak on the upper side of said Creek said to be Charles Robinson's upper corner and runs thence as his line S 65 E 51 Chains and 25 Links to a white oak then as his other line S 25 E 40 Chains and 40 Links then N 43 E 31 Chains and 70 Links then N 47 W to and as a Line Laid out for William Pellum 66 Chains and 60 Links to a Black jack then Direct to the Beginning. Dated 22 December 1768 Wm. Tryon
ANSON CO., Deed Book 7 pg. 285 Jan 23 1769- William Ussery JOHN USSERY both of Anson county--certain tr. of land in Anson county at the cross rds of PeeDee and Cape Fear 100 acres granted to Thomas Randel 1763 s/ Wm. Usery Test: Solomon Gross/ James
ANSON CO., Deed Book 7 page 262 Feb. 1, 1769- JOHN USSERY and Elizabeth his wife of Anson County to Wm. Leak of county Buckingham Colony of VA 2 tr. of land on north side of Great Pee Dee, one being that granted to Thomas Homes conveyed by Homes to Thomas Coleman 1749 by sd. Coleman to his son John Coleman to Peter Brister (Presler) to JohnUsery 1762. s/ John Usery and Elizabeth Usery Test: Jno. Skinner, Solomon Gross, Rebeccah Mask
2/22/00 ANSON CO., NC - May 4, 1769 Land Grant No. 47 issued to William USSERY for 200 acres northeast of Little River on the Drafts of Cheeks Creek. (Book 20 page 426 NC Archives)
No Document in Shuck Shuck No. 2518 County: Anson Name: William Ussery Acres: 200 Grant No. 47 Issued: May 4, 1769 Warrant No.______ Entry No. _______ Entered________ Book No. 20 Page No. 426 Location: ___________ 47/2518 William Ussery 200 Acres Anson NE of Little river in the Draughts of Cheeks Creek Beginning at a pine John Robesons Corner West of the Rockey Fork of Cheeks Creek and runs thence W 8 chains to a stake having a pine white oak and hickery pointers then S 44 Chains and 73 Links to a stake pine and 2 white oak saplin pointers then E 44 Chains and 73 links among 3 pines thence N 44 Chains and 73 Links to a stake among 3 black oaks and a white oak then West to the Begining dated 4th May 1769
2/22/00 ANSON CO., NC - Sept. 23, 1769 Land grant No. 2576 issued to William USSERY - Buffalo and Cheek’s Creek.
Shuck No. 2576 County: Anson Name: William Ussery Acres: 640 Grant No. 67 Issued: December 16, 1769 Warrant No.______ Entry No. _______ Entered________ Book No. 20 Page No. 502 Location: Between Buffalo and Cheek's Creek
67/2576 William Ussery 640 Acres Anson between Buffalow and Cheek's Creeks East of Little River Beginning at a stake among a hickory white oak and pine ______ on a hill side East of Cheek's Creek _____ Corner of and this survey of William Ussery and runs thence N 40 W27 chains and 80 links to a stake among 2 white oaks and a black oak said to be near or in John Woods Line then S 57 W76 Chains by a white oak then S55 Chains and 50 links then E 82 Chains then North to and in the Ussery's old line to the Beginning dated 16th December 1769. Wm Tryon
ANSON CO - October 9, 1769- THOMAS USSERY Signed The Petition of the Inhabitants of Anson County, North Carolina being of the Remonstrance of the province of North Carolina. Addressed: Mr. Speaker and Gents of the Assembly. This petition was presented by the Regulators.
ANSON CO - April 15, 1771- JOHN USSERY petitioned Robert Palmer, Surveyor General of the Council Chamber regarding an error in survey. "The petition of JOHN USSERY of Anson County setting forth that he is possessed of a Tract of Land patented by Thos. Holes Apr. 7th 1749 in which by the Error of the Surveyor the 6th line is reversed from West to East as appears by a Resurvey now returned, and praying the Patent and Record may be altered agreeable thereto. Ordered it be altered accordingly."
ANSON CO., NC - November 14, 1771 Land Grant No. 1 issued William Ussery for 300 acres on the drains of Buffalo and Cheek’s Creek. (Book 20 page 691 NC Archives)
2/22/00 ANSON CO - Nov. 24, 1771 JOHN USSERY --Land Grant No. 337 for 600 acres issued "on the upper side of Cheek’s Creek" (Book 24 page 1-NC Archives)
THERE WERE NO DOCUMENTS IN THIS SHUCK AT TIME OF FILING
Shuck No. 3097 County: Anson Name: John Ussery Acres: 600 Grant No. 337 Issued: November 22, 1771 Warrant No. ____ Entry No. _____ Entered__________ Book No. 22 Page 294 Location: Upper side of Cheek's Creek
337/3097 John Ussery 600 Acres Anson Co The upper side of Cheek's Creek East of Little River Beginning at a pine by a ______ in or near Francis's line and running thence N 46 E 50 chains to a White Oak said to be Robert _______ Corner then with his line N 36 E 50 Chsins then N 40 W 57 Chains and 65 links then S46 W 93 chains and 50 links then direct to the Beginning. 22 November 1771 Jo. Martin
From the N.C. State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Shuck No. 3184 County: Anson Name: John Ussery Acres: 600 Grant No. 337 Issued: 24 November 1771 Warrant No. ____ Entry No. ____ Entered _________ Book No. 24 Page No. 1 Location: On the Upper Side of Cheek's Creek
337/3184 John Ussery 600 Acres Anson On the Upper side of Cheek's Creek East of Little River Beginning at a pine by a______ in or near Francis's line and running thence N 46 E 45 chains to a white oak said to be Bob _____ corner then with his line N 36 E 50 chains then N 40 W 57 chains _____ ______ ______________ then direct to the Beginning. 22 Nov 1771 Jo. Martin
ANSON CO - 1772-1774- Thomas Ussery,- Served on the grand jury.
ANSON CO - 14 Jan 1775- Thomas Ussery, JOHN USSERY , Issac Armstrong, Luke Robinson andSolomon Gross and others ordered to lay out a road "from Samuel Parson’s to James Allen’s place" by the Court of Anson County.
ANSON CO- 20 Jan 1775 - Buyer at EstateSale of Henry Chambers - Wm. Ussery & Thomas Ussery & Issac Armstrong, etc.
ANSON CO., NC - Petition from Anson County in 1777 for dividing County. Among signers JOHN USSERY , Thomas Ussery, Peter USSERY (1-1-2-5), and William Ussery
ANSON CO- Jan. 29, 1779- JOHN USSERY 640 acres northeast of Pee Dee and southeast of Cheeks Creek surveyed from land grant of May 5, 1778
2/22/00 ANSON CO - Sept 3, 1779 - NE of Pee Dee- Land Grant- JOHN USSERY
Shuck No. 4012 County: Anson Name: John Ussery Acres: 200 Grant No. 50 Issued: Sept 3, 1779 Warrant No. ____ Entry No. 309 Entered: 19 Nov 1778 Book No. 30 Page 213 Location: No. East of Pee Dee
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA No. 309
DAVID LOVE, Entry Officer of Claims for Lands in the County of Anson
To the SURVEYOR of the said County, Greeting. You are hereby required, as soon as may be, to lay off and survey for John Ussery a Tract or Parcel of Land, containing 200 Acres, lying in the County aforesaid, Between Bigg Town Creek & Little Town Creek joining Covington _____________________ Observing the Directions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided for running out Lands. Two just and fair Plans of such Survey, with a proper Certificate annexed to each, you are to transmit, with this Warrant, to the Secretary's Office without Delay.
Given under my Hand at My Office the 19th Day of Nov, Anno Dom 1779.
SURVEY: Chain Carriers: Nathaniel Covington and Samuel Salisbury
This Platt represent two Hundred Acres of land in Anson County NE of Pee Dee and West of Little River. Beginning at Nathaniel Covington's second corner stake amongst 2 pines and a Hickory on the E. Bank of Bigg Town Creek and runs thence S 3 E 30 Chains to a stake & black oak amongst a black and Hickory on the W side of said Creek then crossing the Creek N 87 E 32 chains & 78 Links to a stake amongst 2 post oaks and a hickory in Nicholas Christian line then with his line N55 E 16 chains & 50 links to a pine standing near the fox Grape Branch, then N 27 W 45 Chains to a stake by pine amongst 2 pines & black Jack by a small stream then N 79 W 31 Chains & 20 links to a corner in Nathanial Covington's line, then with his line N 55 E 16 Chains and 50 links to a pine standing near the fox Grape Branch then N 27 W 45 Chains to a stake by a pine amongst two pines and a Black Jack then North 79 West 31 Chains and 20 Links to a Corner on Nathaniel Covingtons line then with his line _____ _____ 26 Chains & 50 links to the beginning. Survey for John Ussery this 28 Day of January 1779. Signed (Name?) ____________
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA No. 50
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting.
Know Ye, that We, for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fifty Shillings for every Hundred Acres hereby granted, paid into our Treasury by John Ussery, have Given and Granted, and by these Presents do Give and Grant unto the said John Ussery a Tract of Land, containing Two Hundred Acres, lying and being in our County of Anson:
North East of Pee Dee and West of Little River Beginning at Nathaniel Covington's second Corner Stake amongst his? Pines and a hickory on the East bank of big Town Creek and Runs thence South thru East thirty chains to a stake and Black Oak amongst a Black and Hickory on the West side of said Creek then crossing the Creek- North eighty seven East thirty two chains and seventy eight links to a stake amongst two post oaks and a hickory on Nicholas Christians line then with his line North fifty five East Sixteen and Fifty Links to a pine standing near the fox Grape Branch then North Twenty seven West forty five Chains to a stake by a pine in amongst two pines and a Black Jack then North seventy nine West thirty one Chains and Twenty Links to a corner in Nathaniel Covington's Line then with his line ____ _____ South _____ East twenty six chains fifty links to the Beginning,
As by the Plat hereunto annexed doth appear; together with all Woods, Waters, Mines, Minerals, Hereditaments, and Appurtenances, to the said Land belonging or appertaining: To hold to the said John Ussery, his Heirs and Assigns, for ever. Yielding and paying to us suck Sums of Money yearly, or otherwise, as our General Assembly from Time to Time may direct. Provided Always, that the said John Ussery shall cause this Grant to be registered in the Register's Office of said County of Anson within Twelve Months from the Date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no Effect.
IN TESTIMONY whereof, we have caused our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed. Witness Richard Caswell, Esquire our Governor, Captain-General, and Commander in Chief, at Kingston, the third day of September in the Focurth Year of our Independence, and in the Year of Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.
By _____________ R.C. Caswell _?_ Glasgow, Sec._
ANSON CO., NC- William Ussery Listed as taxpayer in Montgomery County. Property owned as 250 acres. No slaves listed.
ANSON: Grantor Deed Bk 7/ 285: Jan. 23, 1780 - from William Ussery to John Ussery - Land on Pee Dee River Grantee Deed Book L-M page 66 Dec 8 1804 George Lawrence to Peter USSERY ---Geo. Lawrence and Wm. Griffin sold to Peter USSERY 350 acres on both sides of Brown Creek---part of survey by Gen. Johnson 1799 by him to Harvey Rushing to sd Lawrence in 1800. s/ Wm. Griffin/ George Lawrence In presence: John Hansell/ Wm. USSERY Grantor Deed L&M/82: Dec 31, 1805- Robert Ussery sells to Vachel T. Cheairs land on Black Jack Branch Grantee Deed Book L&M/399: Nov. 15, 1806: Richard Ussery sells land to Thomas Meador- Little Brown Creek Grantor Deed Book L&M/163: Dec 5, 1806: Richard Ussery sells land to Abner Tarleton Grantee Deed Book N-O page 98 Jan 5 1807 Isaac Armstrong of Richmond County to Peter USSERY of Anson county land on Brown Creek--150 acres. s/ Isaac Armstrong Test: David Rushing/Mark Rushing Deed Book L-M page 366 Oct 1808 Abraham Rushing to Peter USSERY both of Anson County, certain tr of land both sides of Big Brown Creek. s/ Abraham Rushing Test: Wm. USSERY /Tabitha Rushing Grantor Deed Book P-Q page 115 Nov 1808 Peter USSERY to Mills Harrell land on Brown Creek----Johnson survey s/Peter USSERY Wit: Isham Cherry/Josiah Harrell.
Deed Book N-O page 50 Feb 1 1809 Peter USSERY to Ebenezer Marsh both of Anson County tr of land both sides of Brown Creek. survey by Gen. Johnson. s/Peter USSERY Wit: Wm. Deason/Wm. USSERY / John Marsh Grantee Deed L & M/399 Apr 10, 1809 - Peter Ussery to Mark Rushing - Little Brown Creek Grantor Deed Book N-O page 199 Jan 8 1810 Peter USSERY to Jonathan Duren both of Anson beginning Mark Rushings corner- land patent by Jacob Rushing. Land on Little Bottom Creek. s/Peter USSERY Test: Wm. USSERY / Nath Scott
Grantor Deed S/141: Nov 18, 1813 - Robert Ussery sells to Adam Lockhart land Adjacent to Harris Shuck No. 6065 County: Anson Name: Robert Ussery Acres: 400 Grant No. 2189 Issued: 14 May 1813 Warrant No. ____ Entry No. 411 Entered: 11 Mar 1808 Book No. 127 Page 335 Location: Adjoining John Harrell and his own land
State of North Carolina ) Anson County ) To the Surveyor of Said County, Greeting. Pursuant to an entry made in my office No. 411 Dated the 11th March 1809, you are hereby required to Survey and lay off for Robert Ussery four hundred Acres of land joining his own, John Harrell and Andrew Mills. Given under my hand at office the 11th June 1809. Robert _______
NORTH CAROLINA Comptrollers Office 12 July 1811
It appears from a Receipt of the Treasurer lodged in this Office, that Robert Ussery has paid the Purchase-Money for an Entry of Land of 400 Acres in the County of Anson which Entry is No. 411. ___ Goodwin, Comptroller
Pursuant to Warrant No. 411 Entered 11 March 1809. Survey for Robert Ussery Four Hundred Acres of land adjoining his own land and John Harrel. Beginning at a stake by two Red oaks and a black gum and his corner of fifty Acre tract and runs North fifty four East two hundred and fifteen poles to Harrels line then with his line East one hundred and five poles to a stake by three pines and two Red Oaks in said line then South eighteen East seventy four poles to Dardens corner then with his line West eighty six poles to his other corner then South thirty East forty poles to a pine. Then South fifty five West forty poles to a Red Oak marked AL Dardens corner then South one hundred and forty poles to a stake then West three hundred poles to a corner then to the beginning - Surveyed 21 Oct 1812
William Morris ) Thos. Watts ) Carriers ???? Hammon, Surveyor
State of North Carolina No. 2189, Know ye that we have granted unto Robert Usery four hundred acres of land in Anson County adjoining his own land and John Harrels - Beginning at a stake by two Red oaks and a black gum and his corner of fifty Acre tract and runs North fifty four East two hundred and fifteen poles to Harrels line then with his line East one hundred and five poles to a stake by three pines and two Red Oaks in said line then South eighteen East seventy four poles to Dardens corner then with his line West eighty six poles to his other corner then South thirty East forty poles to a pine. Then South fifty five West forty poles to a Red Oak marked AL Dardens corner then South one hundred and forty poles to a stake then West three hundred poles to a corner then to the beginning - Entered March 11, 1809. To Hold to the said Robert Usery his Heirs and Assigns forever dated May 14, 1813.
Wm Hill, Secretary / William Hawkins
Sleeve: Robert Ussery 50 Acres Anson County No. 2192 dated 13 November 1813 Oct 21st, 1812
State of North Carolina ) Anson County ) To the Surveyor of Said County, Greeting.
Pursuant to an entry made in my office No. 319, Dated the 9th March 1808 you are here by requested to lay off and Survey for Robert Ussery fifty acres of land joining John Harrel and his own on the waters of Brown Creek. Given under my hand at office the 9th March 1808. Robert Hamman? Shuck No. 6071 County: Anson Name: Robert Ussery Acres: 50 Grant No. 2192 Issued: 13 Nov 1813 Warrant No. ____ Entry No. 319 Entered: 9 Mar 1808 Book No. 127 Page 497 Location: Adjoining John Harrell and his own land
Pursuant to a Warrant No. 319 Entered the 9th of March 1808 Surveyed for Robert Ussery Fifty Acres of land adjoining John Harrell and his own land Beginning at a stake by two Red oaks and a Black Gum his corner of a fifty acre tract and runs with his line North forty East one hundred and twenty two poles to a white oak then North one hundred and sixty poles to a post oak by two post oaks then East thirty two poles to a stake by three black jacks on Harrells line then with his line South one hundred thirty poles to a white oak then with his other line East Sixty poles thence to the Beginning. Surveyed 21 Oct? 1812. William Morris? ) Thomas Watts? ) Chain Carriers
Comptrollers Officer, _____
It appears from a Receipt of the Treasurer, lodged in this Office, that Robert Ussery has paid the Purchase-Money for an Entry of Land of 50 Acres in the County of Anson which Entry is No. 319. (Comptrollers signature illegible)
Anson Co., Book 127, page 497
State of North Carolina No. 2192 Know ye that we have granted unto Robert Ussery fifty Acres of land in Anson County adjoining John Harrell and his own land. Beginning at a stake by two Red Oaks and a Black Gum his corner of a fifty acre tract one way with his line North forty East one hundred and twenty two poles to a white oak, then North one hundred and sixty poles to a Post Oak by two Post Oaks, then East thirty two poles to a stake by three Black Jacks in Harrells lilne, then with his line South one hundred and thirty poles to a white Oak, then with his other line East sixty poles, thence to the beginning. Entered 9th March 1808 . To hold? To the said Robert Ussery his heirs and Assigns forever. Dated 13th November 1813.
A.W. Hill, Secretary / William Hawkins
DEED - Anson County Deed Book 127 page 475
Grant No. 2201 State of North Carolina
No. 2201. Know ye, that we have granted unto Richard Usery one hundred acres of land in Montgomery County East of Pedee River and West of Little River on the water of Tom Creek. Beginning at a Post Oak by a Sassafras on McAuthurs line and runs North thirty West one hundred and forty poles to a stake by a pine and Red Oak, then South Sixty West ninety six poles to a Hickory by two Oak _______ in Billingsbys line, thence South _____ East one hundred and fifty poles to a Spanish Oak by a pine and Red Oak _______ on the line at a Hill, then a direct course to the beginning. Warante dated 3rd September 1811. To h old to the said Richard Ussery his heirs and assigns forever dated 14th August 1813.
Wm. Hill, Secretary // William Hawkins
Grantor Deed W/213: Jan 16, 1827 - Squire Ussery sells to Henzy Redferd land on Beaver Dam Creek Grantor Deed 11/137: Feb 10, 1842 - Squire and wife sell to William Allen land on Lanes Creek Grantee Deed 33/321 Aug 11 1899 - Mary A Usry to Wm J Harris & Wife - Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 57/29 May 2, 1904 - Jas D. Usry to Wm J Harris & wife - Jones Creek Grantee Deed 44/554 May 31 1908 - James D Usery to Wincy S Knotts - Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 52/215: May 13,1915 - James D. Ussery sells to Mary A Usery land at Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 57/144 Nov 4 1919 - JD Ussery to FA Horne & wife - Raccoon Branch Grantor Deed 57/50: Nov. 11, 1919 - J.D. & Ussery and wife sell to E.J. Usery land at Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 57/36 Nov 12 1919 - EJ Usery to WJ Harris & wife - Adj. JJ Johnson Grantor Deed 60/447:June 2, 1922 - J.D. & Ussery and wife sell to W.J. Usery land at Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 64/302-303 : Dec 9, 1924 - Eli J. Usery & wife sell right-of-way to Town of Norven land at Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 63/378 May 12 1924 - Alice & JD Ussery, et al to Emma Janes Est by Comrs. - Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 66/122 : Mar 8, 1926 - E.J. & Rosa Usery sell to George Lineberry land at Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 70/567 : Feb 20, 1929 - E.J. & Rosa Usery sell to Bank of Lilesville land at Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 84/290 : Nov 11, 1934 - J.D. & Mary Alice Usery sell to Lee Ussery land at Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 87/502 : June 10, 1940 - Transaction between J.F Usery and W.E. Sings Grantor Deed 91/555 : Mar 24, 1942 - J.D. & Mary Alice Ussery sell to F.B. Ussery land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 95/374 : Feb 28, 1944 - J.D. & Mary Alice Ussery sell to F.B. Ussery land in Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 96/336 July 15, 1944 - Rufus L Ussery to J H & Bessie Shaver - Wadesboro Grantee Deed 102/113 July 1 1946 - Lucille H Usrey to Sallie Liles - Lilesville Grantor Deed 107/483 : Sept. 16, 1948 - Agreement between Rufus L. and Viola Ussery and Lexie D. & Hattie M. Hailey - land in Wadesboro Grantor Deed 111/32: June 7, 1949 - Right-of-way Agreement between Rufus L. and Viola Ussery and Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co. Grantee Deed 107/201 Jul 5, 1948 - Rufus L Ussery to Henry & Sarah F Stafford - Wadesboro Grantee Deed 107/203 June 25 1948 - Rufus L & Viola Stafford Usserey to Lucy E Lawson by Atty-in-fact Grantee Deed 109/384 June 21 1949 - Viola Stafford Ussery to Lucy E Lawson by Atty-in-fact - Wadesboro Grantee Deed 110/3 Aug 31 1949 - Myrtle & Robert L Usrey to L.A. & Mildred D. Smith Grantee Deed 110/85 Sept 10 1949 - Lee & Vernie Murray Usrey to A.G. & Sallie M Harris Grantor Deed 112/453 : May 2, 1950 - Trustee of F.B. Ussery deeds land to J.Lee & Vernie M. Usery in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 114/165 : Mar 1, 1948 - J.D. Ussery sell to J.Lee Ussery land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 114/243: Feb 24, 1951 - J.D. Ussery sell to J.Lee Ussery land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 115/434: Dec 15, 1951 - Viola S. & Rufus L. Ussery to Lexie D. & Hattie Mae Hailey land in Wadesboro Twp. Grantor Deed 115/475: Dec. 15, 1951 - J.Lee and Vernie Murray Ussery to Lloyd & Ruby B. Liggett land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 116/497: Nov. 2, 1953 - Myrtle & Robert L. Usrey to Mary G & Lois E. Henry land in WadesboroTwp Grantee Deed 122/108 Nov 10, 1954 - Rufus L Ussery to Sarah B Buff - Wadesboro Twp Grantor Deed 122/111: Nov. 13, 1954 - Rufus L. Usrey to J.M. & May D. Covington Grantor Deed 122/154: Jan 29, 1955 - Lee and Vernie Murray Ussery to Carl E. Lyon land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 122/353: Dec 12, 1955 - J.Lee and Vernie Murray Ussery to Charlie & Polly Ann Mabe land in Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 129/178 Jan 11, 1957 - Bertha H & Thomas B Usery to H.W. & Sarah H. Diggs - Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 122/573: Apr. 30, 1957 - Blanche B. & Rufus L. Usery to Frank & Johnsie R. Powell land in Wadesboro Twp Grantor Deed 124/563: Apr. 27, 1957 - Right-of-way from Berta H. & T.B. Usery to Carolina Power & Light Co. Grantee Deed 132/440 Sept 22, 1958- Myrtle F & Robert L Usrey to Sumner C Whittier Admn. of Veterans Affairs - Wadesboro Twp Grantee Deed 138/221: Sept 7, 1959 - Myrtle & Robert L. Usrey to Anson Memorial Park, Inc Grantee Deed 136/519: Jan 15, 1960 - Lease- W.T. Ussery to Noah & Lillie Miles Leak - Wadesboro Twp Grantor Deed 141/419 : Oct 10, 1961 - By Comrs & Mary Alice Usery to G.H. & Sara D. HIldreth, et al land in Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 146/463: March 29, 1963 - Henry Wade & Lavinia T Usrey to Alton R & Louise G. Miller - Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 147/163: May 23, 1963 - Bill of Sale between W.T. Usery and A.J. & Ednir H. McManus Grantor Deed 148/547: Dec 26, 1963 - Mr. & Mrs. W.T Ussery, et al to A.J. & Ednir H. McManus Release - Wadesboro Twp Grantee Deed 159/226: Aug 15, 1967- Frederick & Harriett S Usery toJ.D. Morton - Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 162/253: July 30, 1968 - Nezzie Henry Ussery to Thomas B. Usrey, Jr land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 163/52: Oct 8, 1968 - Thomas B. Usrey, Jr to James & Linda M. Burris land in Lilesville Twp Grantor Deed 168/280: July 9, 1970 - Vera May Usrey, Jr to Morris & Francis U. Brown land in Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 169/357: Oct 16, 1970 - Lucille H. Usrey to Robert A & Marjorie Liles, et al - Morven Twp Grantor Deed 171/585: July 9, 1971 - Vera May Usrey, Jr to Charlie J & Polly Ann Mabe land in Lilesville Twp Grantee Deed 173/133: Nov 29, 1971 - Linny McManus & Rufus Jackson Ussery to RJ & Rught Cox McManus - Lanesboro Twp Grantee Deed 177/133: Nov 10, 1972 - Cecelia D & Henry Wade, Jr to F.J. Jr & Nancy A. Cloud Grantee Deed 178/249: March 12, 1973 - John Barry & Linda S. Usrey to Roy Glen & Ruby Usrey Coble - Lilesville Twp
Signers of Petition - Regulators Petition dated 9 October 1769. "Mr. Speaker and Gen't of the Assembly. Humbly Showeth: That the Province in General labour under general grievances, and the western part thereof under particular ones; which we not only see, but very sensibly feel, being crouch'd beneath our sufferings and not withstanding our sacred privileges, have too long yielded ourselves slaves to remorseless oppression. - Permit us to conceive it to be our inviolable right to make known our grievances, and to petition for redress as appears in the Bill of Rights pass'd in the reign of King Charles the first, as well as the Act of Settlement of the Crown of the Revolution. We therefore beg leave at the Act of the Settlement of the Crown of the Revolution. We therefore beg leave to lay before you a specimen thereof that your compassionate endeavors may tend to the relief of your injured Constituents, whose distressed condition call aloud for aid. The alarming cries of the oppressed possibly may reach your ears; but without your zeal how they shall ascend the throne - how relentless is the breast without sympathy, the heart that cannot bleed on a view of our calamity; to see tenderness removed, cruelty stepping in; and all our liberties and privileges invaded and abridg'd (by as it were) domestickes; who are conscious of their guilt and void of remorse. - O how darling! how relentless whilst impending Judgements loudly threaten and gaze upon them, with every emblem of merited destruction. A few of the many grievances are as follows, (viz't)
1. That the poor inhabitants in general are much oppress'd by reason of the disproportionate Taxes, and those of the western Counties in particular; as they are geneally in mean circumstances. 2. That no method is prescribed by law for the payment of the taxes of the Western Counties in produce (in lieu of a currency) as in other Counties within this Province to the Peoples great oppression. 3. That Lawyers, Clerks, and other petitioners; in place of being obsequious Servants for the Country's use, are become a nuisance, as the business of the people is often transacted without the least degree of fairness, the intention of the law evaded, exorbitant fees extorted, and the sufferers left to mourn under their oppressions. 4. That an Attorney should have it in his power, either for the sake of ease or interest, or to gratify their malevolence and spite, or commence suits to what courts he pleases, however inconvenient it may be to the Defendants; is a very great oppression. 5. That all unlawful fees taken in Indictment, where the Defendant is acquited by his Country (however customary it may be) is an oppression. 6. That Lawyers, Clerks, and others, extorting more fees than is intended by law; is also an oppression. 7. That the violation of the King's Instructions to his Delegates, their artfulness in concealing the same from him; and the great injury the People thereby sustains: is a manifest oppression. And for remedy whereof, we take the freedom to recommend the following mode of redress, not doubting audience and acceptance which will not only tend to our relief, but command prayers at a duty from your humble Petitioners.
1. That at all elections each suffrage be given by Ticket & Ballot. 2. That the mode of Taxation be altered, and each person pay in proportion to the proffits arising from his Estate. 3. That no future tax be laid in Money, until a currency is made. 4. That there may be established a Western as well as a Northern and Southern District, and a Treasurer for the same. 5. That when a currency is made it may be let out by a loan office (on land security) and a Treasurer for the same 6. That all debts above 60s (shillings) and under 10 pounds be tried and determined without lawyers, by a jury of six freeholders, impaneled by a Justice, and that their verdict be enter'd by the said Justice, and be a final judgement. 7. That the Chief Justice have no perquisites, but a Salary only. 8. That Clerks be restricted in respect to fees, costs, and other things within the course of their office. 9. That Lawyers be effectively Barr'd from exacting and extorting fees. 10. That all doubts may be removed in respect to the payment of fees and costs on Indictments whereas the Defendant is not found guilty by the jury, and therefore acquited. 11. That the Assembly make known the Remonstrance to the King, the conduct of the cruel and oppressive Receiver of the Quit Rents, for omitting the customary easie and effectual method of collecting by distress, and pursuing the expensive mode of commencing suits in the most distant Courts. 12. That the Assembly in like manner make known that the Governor and Council fo frequently grant lands to as many as they think proper without regard to Head Rights, notwithstanding the contrariety of his Majesties instructions, by which means immence sums has been collected, and numerous Patents granted, for much of the most fertile lands in this Province, that is yet uninhabited and cultivated, environed by great numbers of poor people who are necessitated to toil in the cultivation of bad Lands whereon they hardly can subsist, who are thereby deprived of His Majesties liberality and Bounty nor is there the least regard paid to the cultivation clause in said Patent mentioned, as many of the said Council as well as their friends and favorites enjoy large quanitities of Lands under the above-mentioned circumstances. 13. That the Assembly communicates in like manner the Violation of His Majesties Instructions respecting the Land Office by the Governor and Council, and of their own rules, customs and orders. If it be sufficiently proved, that after they had granted Warrants for some Tracts of Land, and that the same was in due time suvey'd and returned and the Patent fees timely paid into the said office; and that if a private Council was called to avoid spectators, and peremptory orders made that Patents should not be granted; and Warrants by their orders arbitrarily to have been issued in the names of other Persons for the same Lands, and if when intreated by a solicitor they refus'd to render so much as a reason for their so doing, or to refund any part of the money paid by them extorted.
14. That some method may be pointed out that every Improvement on Lands in any of the Proprietors part be proved when begun, by whom, and every sale made, that the eldest may have the preference of at least 300 acres. 15. That all taxes in the following Counties be paid as in other Counties in the Province (i.e.) in the produce of the County and that warehouses be erected as follows (viz), In Anson County at Isom Haleys Ferry Landing on PeeDee River, Rowan and Orange at Cambleton in Cumberland County, Mecklenburg at __?___ on the Catawba River, and in Tryon County at __?__ on __?__ River. 16. That every denomination of People may marry according to their respective mode Ceremony and customs after due publication or License. 17. That Doc't Benjamin Franklin or some other known patriot be appointed agent, to represent the unhappy state of this Province to his Majesty, and to solicit the several Boards in England. John Snor-------------------Jonathan Gowers----------------Jason Meadow Isaac Armstrong-----------Stokey Yeamons-----------------Robert Broadaway William Thomson---------Thomas Harper------------------Samuel Tonehberg Auth'd Hutchins----------- John Johnson------------------- Samuel Flake Seamor Almond ----------- James Upton------------------- Thomas Balice Isaac Falconberg -------- Jacob Watson------------------- John Preslie Francis Smith------------ Isham Belvin------------------ John Cartright John Jeffrey-------------- Owen Slaughter---------- Thomas Lacy Neal French----------- Thomas Wright------------- John Jackson Jero Miller------------------- Patrick Sanders------------------- Joseph French Tiery Robinson----------------John Ryle---------------- William Newberry Gabrill Davis------------------ John Culpepper------------------- Leonard Webb Aquila Jones------------------- John Jones, Sr.---------------- Julius Holley Thomas Tallant---------------- Wm. Grifen Hogon----------- John James Junr. James Denson------------------- Robert Maner-------------- John James Senr William Raiford----------------- John Watts--------------- Jimmey James John I. Merree --------------- John Davis ------------------Jonathan Helms George Wilson------------------ Richard Leak---------------- Tilmon Helms Robert Webb------------------- Charles Hines----------------- James Sanders Thomas Taylor-------------------James McIlvanilly-------------- John Bailey David Smith------------------- Van Swearingen---------------- Samuel Gaylord James Barker------------------ William Hore----------------- Richard Sands John Mims--------------------Joseph Martin-------------------Jason Irol Hinsinbru John Brooks Junr---------------Thomas Nelson---------------- Thomas Preslar William C.B.Bond---------------William Burns------------------- Thomas Culpepper John Bond---------------------- John Leveritt-------------------- Daniel Culpepper Moses M. Tallant---------- Theofilis Williams------------------- John Snider Benjamin Dumas ------------- William Leveritt------------------- William Mims Joseph White----------------- James Williams---------------------- Robert Smith William Sidden----------------- John Coleman-------------------- Zachariah Smith Silvannus Waker---------------- Meeagar Edwards---------------- John Smith John Smith (Sandhill)----------- Anthony Mathis------------------ John Thomas David Dumas---------------- Fagan Gring ------------------------- William Burt Benjamin Smith--------------- Samuel Ratcliff------------------ Edward Smith William Benton---------------- John Long-------------------------- Elijah Clark William Coleman---------------- Charles Smith------------------- John Clark Alexander McPherson-------------- James Bound (Bond?)-------- James Adams E. Pickett ----------- ----------- Abraham Pelyou------------------- Thomas Mason Junr Thomas Gowers----------------- Jason Meadow Junr------------- John Bennet Jonathan Turner-------- Daniel Laws ----------------------- Thadwick Hogins Barnabee Skipper-------------- Abraham Bellow------------------- Thomas Barrotz George Skipper------------------ Thomas Donnor ------------------- James E. Arnet John Jenkins---------------------- Joseph Hindes------------- Thomas Trull David Phelps------------------- William Haley ------------------ William Cukpepper John McNish ------------------- Francis Clark------------------ John Thomas Suggs Jonathan Lewellyn -------- Jeremiah Terrell ------------------- John Hornbeck Leonard Franklyn--------------- Darass Burns------------------- William Dinkins Edward Almond ----------------- Thomas Baley------------------- Thomas Dinkins Thomas Mims------------------- Stephen Bush--------------------- Marverick Layn John Stinkberry --------------- Jacob Cockerham---------------- Waterman Boatman William Leaton-------------- John Flowel --------------------- John Simmons Luke Robinson------------------- Stephen Jackson---------------- Augustine Prestwood John Webb------------------- John Jones ------------------ Richard Downs Andrew Griffin ---------------- Archelam Moorman---------------- Samuel Ratcliff Junr George Estress--------------- William Digge------------------- Elisha Ratcliff James Griffin--------------- Bennakia Moorman ------------- John Poston William Estress----------------- William Haley Junr ------------------ John Poston senr Stephen Bush------------------ John Mathews ------------------- Ned Mathes Joseph Burcham --------------- James Mathews ------------------- Benjamin Bunt Stephen Piecock----------------- Joseph Webb----------------------- Jowl Jormal Robert Jarman ------------------- Andrew Falconbery ---------------- Yomond Lloyd William Thredgill ----------------- Isaac Falconbert Junr----------- Thomas Lucas Robert Lowery ------------------- Henry Falconbery ------------------- Wlliam Lucas Denes Norlen---------------------- David Cox ------------------------ Christopher Butler Lewis Lowery ---------------------- John Horback------------------- John Sowel Edward Chambers---------------- Beaty Web----------------------- Edward Morris Thomas Pickett------------------- Isaac Inceste ------------------- William Treneen William Ussery ----------- William Web----------- John Williams William Jowers------------ Walter Gibson--------------- John Burcham Shadrach Denson --------------- Silvester Gibson--------------- William Sowel Joseph Harrison-------------- Burlingham Rudd-------------- John Carpenter Joseph Howelt------------------ John Murphy---------------------- Francis Jourden Thomas Ussery-------------- John Liles ------------- Henry Burcham John Thomas------------------ James Liles---------------------- William Morris Benjamin Covington------------ Thomas Arrington------------------- John Morgan Isam Haley -------------------- Thomas Mackneih------------------- James Burcham Silas Haley--------------------- Thomas Fox --------------------- James Sanders George Belvin------------------ Henry Stokes --------------------- Joseph Morris William Blewet ------------- John Brooks Junr ----------------- Samuel Sowel Charles Sowell--------------- William Lucas Junr --------------- Welcome Ussery James Gibson------------------ Joseph Allen --------------------- Matthew Raiford junr William Gibson ------- - William Morris Junr------------------- Elisha Thomson John Hunt----------------------- Lewis Sowell--------------------- John Thompson Richard Braswell---------------- John Skinner------------------- Goin C. Morgan George Braswell ------------------ Jesse Wallas
Ref. Source: "Colonial Records", Vol. VIII, 1769-1771, pp. 81-82 and pp. 241-244, by Saunders; also: North Carolina History Told By Contemporaries," pp.87-93, by Lefler; also: "The War of The Regulators and The Battle of Alamance, May 16, 1771, by William S. Powell.
Burke County, NC Marriages Ussery, Jane to Alexander, Joseph on 13 Dec 1809
Cumberland County, NC Deaths
Name: USSERY, JESSE RAY August 01, 1978 - August 21, 1978
Sarah Ussery age 22 to James Scoggins age 65 Dec. 23, 1902. Source: Fayetteville Observer (Nov. 6, 1971) Article was titled Confederate Home Once Again Has Widow Resident. Sarah Ussery Scoggins was the last surviving daughter of the Confederacy.
CONFEDERATE HOME ONCE AGAIN HAS WIDOW RESIDENT
by Margaret McMahan
Thursday was another milestone in the life of 91-year-old Mrs. James Scoggins of Fayetteville. She became a resident of the Confederate Women's Home, and thereby somewhat of a novelty.
Once upon a time Confederate widows predominated in the home on Fort Bragg Road (opened in 1915). Then, with the swift passing of the years, "real daughters" made up the majority and finally, there was not a single widow among them.
Now there is one for the 35 other residents to enjoy. Mrs. Scoggin's clear peach-glow complexion and cameo features belie her years. Alert, smiling and proudly erect in her wheelchair, she ignores the fact that she broke her hip just six weeks ago and cheerfully recalls, instead, some of the highlights of her life in the long ago. From her crown of snow- white hair to the tips of her toes that peek out beneath a bright multicolored and handmade afghan, she is a lady of another century, bringing to life a slower and more gracious time.
Sarah Elizabeth Ussery was 22 when she married her 65-year-old veteran of the Confederate War, James Scoggins of Moore County.
"I had typhoid fever when I first knew him.: she tells you. "I had it that year from November to March. I was weak and lifeless and young company wore me out. He was very kind to me. He came to see me and his voice was soft and pleasant. I liked him straight off and it didn't matter to me one bit that he was a widower and had 10 children. We were married on December 23, 1901, I think it was, at my home on Harrington Hiss (Raleigh Road area).
What was the wedding like? Mrs. Scoggins is straight-forward and plain-spoken: "It wasn't anything fancy. We were married in the front room by a Methodist preacher named Moose. My dress was brown- made out of a sort of flannel cloth. It was just a plain dress, but is was pretty. It didn't have any braid or velvet bows or anything like that."
The newlyweds set up housekeeping at the "Morgan Place" across the Cape Fear River. "Mr. Scoggins had been bargaining for it before we got married," says his widow, "and he had made a down-payment on it. It wasn't long before the house caught fire and burned...There was a hole in the apron of the stove and I've always thought it was caused by a spark or chip coming through it."
Home for a time was with a step-daughter "until we could find a place of our own again." Mr. Scoggins continued to farm and I helped him the best I could. I thought the Cape Fear River was so pretty and once we took a boat ride and visited some of my Ussery kinfolk's in Bladen County. Most of the time we went places with a horse and a buggy...One of the horses was named 'Charlie Bob'...He was a good old horse."
Mrs. Scoggins recalls that her soldier-husband fought in the "battles of Virginia:, but she doesn't remember "which battles". (Records at State Archives reveal that James Scoggins volunteered April 9, 1862, Co. F, 56 Inf, NC State Troops, age 22, that he was wounded in June 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, near the James River in the Petersburg Campaign. He was captured early in 1865 at Farmville, VA, and was paroled April 9, 1865, at Appomattox). She quotes his remark, " The Yankees were determined to send every soldier they could get against us. .They got substitute soldiers to fight for them lots of times." Another cherished remembrance is that Scoggins "always kept a Testament in his pocket...bullets would glance away from it."
Continuing, she declares with emphasis: "Mr. Scoggins was all right and he made my life happy as long as he lived (he died at 86, in 1921). He didn't drink, smoke, chew or curse. He was a good singer and he was a good old Democrat, too. One of the nicest things about him, he was easy to cook for. He had to have hot coffee, but not hot meals. Sometimes he'd say, " I'd like for you to stew me up a chicken or some beef:...And once I heard him say, "I promised my Master if I got out of that bloody old war I'd be thankful if I just had plenty of bread."
Old memories stir and we learn of other matters. "Even though he was mostly good he did have his peculiarities, like any man. One was naming the children. He wanted all their names to begin with the letter "L".
Coming quickly from the past into the present, Mrs. Scoggins tells you that reading is her greatest pleasure. "I've always liked to read the Bible and good poetry. But I'm going to have to get my glasses changed so I can read better".
What does she think of her new home? "It's a nice place, comfortable and pretty, and has some nice people to talk to. The lady in charge is just as sweet as she can be."
Fortunately, Mrs. Scoggins will be able to see her two daughters often. Both of them, Mrs. Lilly Hall and Mrs. Caroline Broom, live in Fayetteville. Both admit to being old enough to reside in the home themselves. But their time is not yet, since they are both working.
The new Confederate widow at North Carolina's home for survivors of the soldiers of 1861-1865 concludes with a bit of the philosophy that is, perhaps, the secret of her long life: " I don't have anything against anybody. I'd do a favor for a person who didn't like me just as quick as I would one that did. I hope everybody has a home in heaven, just like the one I hope to have for myself".
GASTON CO., NC
Usery, C.D., 19, w to Ida Baldwin, w, 16; m 15 Feb, 1885; wit: A.M. Brown, W.R. Harris, W.J. Willet Ussery, S.V., 23 w, A.E. Poteet, 22 w; m. 24 July 1889 wit: W.J. Poteet, J.P. Ford, C.L. Ford Usery, C.D., 24 w. to Lula Neill, 22 w: m. 30 March 1893 at Margaret Ussery's. wit: W.W. Hall, R.J. Ingle Ussery, A.C. 19 w, to Josephine Phillips, 18 w; m 30 Jul 1893 wit: W.C. Gates, John Kelly, J.F. Hoke Usery, Henry D., 45 w to Buena Dixon, 35 w; m. 22 Nov 1917 wit: W.R. Hinson, Carrel Hinson, Carrie Hinson Usery, Clarence, 21 w to Bessie Coley 20 w: m. 4 Mar 1920 wit: W. Garfield Gibson, David Usery, May Montieth Usery, Broadus Henry, 21 w to Emma Jane Buchanan, 19 w; m. 22 Aug 1921 wit: H.W. Usery, Warren Usery, Bessie Usery
3 Dec 1915--Lizzie Usery, at Lowell. Par: John Smith and Marcella Moss 18 Mar 1927--W.D. Usery at Lowell. Par: Chas. I Usery and Maggie Wallace 2 Mar 1930--Margaret Usery, at Lowell. Par: Darnell Wallace and Susan Bell 11 Mar 1931--Leiteia Usery at Lowell. Par: Lowell Hampton Usery 13 Aug 1931--H.M. Usery, at McArdenville. Part: Elizabeth Usery 14 Apr 1934--Zeb Useery at So. Pt. Twp. Par: Hampton L Usery and Marg. Hardin 12 Mar 1936--Chas. Thos. Usery, at Lowell. Par: Lowell Usery and Addie Perkins 2 June 1936--Ethel M.E. Usery, at Lowell. Par: Jesse Eckard 17 Jan 1943--Charles Nesbitt Usery, at Lowell. Par: Wade Usery and Bessie Page 14 Jun 1946--Broadus Henry Usery, at McAdenville. Par: Charlie Usery and Maggie Wallace 19 Jan 1950--Radie Usery, at Gastonia. Par: not known 17 Oct 1958--David Usery. Par: Charlie Usery and Maggie Wallace
Granville County, NC Robert Usry found in: African Americans in the 1870 Census
Gender: Male Age in 1870: 14 State: North Carolina County: Granville Co. Location: Brassfields Township Calculated birthdate: 1855-1856 Birthplace: North Carolina National Archives series number: M593 National Archives microfilm number: 1139 Microfilm page number: 105 Race: Black
USRY, Freeman and Ann Peace, mar. bond 29 Sept. 1819; No. 4649 URSREY, John and Tempey Wilson, bond 13 May 1820; No. 6656 USREY, Joel and Susan Lemay, bond 28 Jan. 1828; No. 3912 USREY, William and Jane Fowler, bond 30 Apr. 1834; No 2063 USSERY, Temperance and Edmond Wilson, (dau. of John & Susan), bond 12 Oct 1832; No. 6352 USSERY, Nancy and John Fuller, bond 10 Jul 1833; No. 4287 USSERY, William and Jane Fowler, bond 30 Apr. 1834 USSERY, Lucy and Nathaniel T. Cliburn, bond 3 June 1837; No. 6356 USSERY, Sarah and William H. Crews, bond 23 March 1840; No. 6358 USSERY, Temperance and Samuel Lemay, bond 11 Sept. 1843; No. 6359 USSERY, Thomas H. and Mary A. Harris, bond 5 Nov. 1852 USSERY, Martha and Zacharias McGehee, bond 27 July 1858; No. 6363
USRY, Emily, dau. of Wm. & Jane Usry, and Adolphus W. Montague, son of Saml and Mary, maried 30 Jan 1868. USRY, Richard, son of Wm and Jane and Martha Burnett, dau. of Addison and Mildred, mar. bond 3 Jul 1868. USRY, Washington, son of Wm and Jane, and Mary Hunt, dau. of James and Lucinda, mar. bond 29 Aug 1868. USRY, Samuel H. (son of Joel Usry and Susannah Lemay) and Sarah Adeline Suit, mar 22 Dec. 1870 USRY, Joseph H., 24 and Julia McGee, 18 married 15 Nov. 1881 USRY, John C., 66 and Mrs. Kate Williams, 60, married 24 Nov. 1896 USRY, Jerry, 34, col., and Dener Hockody, 23, col., married 11 Nov. 1897 USRY, Samuel H., 22, and Bessie Overton, 17, mar. 23 Dec. 1897 USRY, E.M., 26, and Mary Bullock, 17, married 21 Dec. 1898 USRY, E.G., 24 and Emma B. Montague, 19, married 8 Nov. 1899. USRY, Kittie and Samuel Holmes, bond 22 Dec. 1821; No. 6349 USRY, Sallie and Henry Harris, bond 1 Nov. 1822; No. 6350 USRY, John and Elizabeth Preddy, bond 2 Sept. 1851; No. 5165 USRY, John Freeman and Ellen Montague, bond 23 Jan 1866; No. 4508 USRY, Sidney H. Jr., 26 and Mary V. Fultz, 21 married 3 Dec.? USRY, William T and Ann Hawkins Qualls, bond 12 Nov 1856; No. 5248 USRY, Frances and Charles West, bond 11 Jun 1866; No. 6365 USRY, Adiline and John Wilston, bond 12 Oct, 1866; No. 6366 USREY, Arabella and Elias Huskety, bond 13 Jan 1857; No. 7944 Census:
1880 Census, Brassfield Twp: 2-2 Usry: John C w m 50 farmer NC NC NC E.J. w f 52 wife NC NC NC Ellen w f 22 dau NC NC NC Belle w f 19 dau NC NC NC Elizabeth w f 17 dau NC NC NC Joseph w m 14 son NC NC NC Aletta w f 12 dau NC NC NC Sidney w m 7 son NC NC NC
Tony b m 42 farmer NC NC NC Rebecca b f 37 wife NC NC NC Millie Ann b f 22 dau NC NC NC Robert Lee b m 14 son NC NC NC Gilberta b f 11 dau NC NC NC Taltar b m 8 son NC NC NC Lovice b f 7 dau NC NC NC George b m 6 son NC NC NC Foster b m 4 son NC NC NC Walter b m 4 son NC NC NC Junius b m 4 son NC NC NC
229-229 Usry: Susan w f 83 Head NC VA VA Martha A w f 42 dau NC NC NC Adeline w f 41 dau-in-law NC NC NC Martha A w f 8 grand-dau NC NC NC William T. w m 7 grandson NC NC NC Eugene w m 5 grandson NC NC NC
230-230 Usry: Joseph H w m 22 farmer NC NC NC Mary A w f 49 mother NC NC NC Carol H. w m 19 brother NC NC NC
231-231 Qualls: Nancy w f 59 Head NC NC NC Susan w f 62 sister NC NC NC Curl, Thomas P w m 21 agent NC NC NC
450-450 Usry: Robert b m 23 Head NC N C NC Martha b f 20 wife NC NC NC
1880 Census, Fishing Creek Twp, 4 June: 116-116 Usry:
Freeman w m 41 Farmer NC NC NC Ellen w f 39 wife NC -- -- Mary F. w f 13 dau NC NC NC Norah M. w f 10 dau NC NC NC Sallie I w f 8 dau NC NC NC Ellen E w f 7 dau NC NC NC Henry S w m 5 son NC NC NC
264-265 Usry: (17 June)
Daniel Washington. w m 44 farmer NC VA NC Mary E w f 40 wife NC NC NC Ida Lee w f 10 dau NC NC NC Elijah Meadows w m 9 son NC NC NC Dora w f 7 dau NC NC NC Allice I w f 3 dau NC NC NC HUNT, James 2 m 85 father-in-law NC NC NC HUNT, Lucinda w f 75 mother-in-law NC NC NC
116-135 Usry: (4 June)
Richard w m 30 retail grocer NC VA NC Martha w f 31 wife NC NC NC Lelia J. w f 9 dau NC NC NC Euda M w f 8 dau NC NC NC Emily H w f 6 dau NC NC NC Addison R. w m 5 son NC NC NC Mattie w f 2 dau NC NC NC Jane w f 63 mother NC NC NC
Banks Methodist Ch. Cemetery - 2 miles north of Wilton S.W. Usry May 14, 1839 Feb 18, 1876 Sara Adelaine Usry, wife of Samuel W. Usry 1839-1926
Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery - 7 miles South of Oxford: Joseph Freeman Usry, North Carolina, CPL Co. E 46th Regt NC Inf, Confederate States Army Ella M. Usry, March 24, 1840 Jan 29, 1903
Elmwood Cemetery at Oxford: Richard S. Usry Mar. 20, 1850 Nov. 25, 1923 Martha A., his wife Feb 10, 1848 Jan 2, 1921 Rev. Eugene Grisson Usry Dec. 31, 1874 Jan 5, 1959 Emma Montague his wife Apr. 14, 1880 Apr 14, 1925 Sally Montague his wife Aug 7, 1875 Apr. 14, 1958
Oxford Public Ledger, Feb. 5, 1903 Softly and peacefully as the wing of a dove falls the calm hush of death when it was announced that another angel was wanted in God's kingdom of bright glory and He sent His sweet, loving, heavenly spirit down to the house of Mr. J.F. Usry and quietly winded ins way to the bedside of Mrs. Ellen Usry, his devoted wife....Mrs Usry was 63 years old, and had been a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Corinth for a good many years...She leaves a husband, one son, and four daughters.(Usry bul 5 pg 3)
Mr. S.H. Usry, who lived at D.C. Averett's place, has moved back to his father's old homestead.
Oxford Public Ledger,Dec 6, 1918 Aged Citizen Died Mr. J.F. Usry, a splendid old citizen of Granville, died at the home of his son, Samuel Usry, near Corinth, Wednesday last in the 80th year of his age. Burial services were conducted by Dr. J.D. Harte at Corinth Thursday afternoon.
Oxford Public Ledger,Sept. 2, 1919 Brother of Rev. E.G. Usry Died at Rutherfordton The remains of Rev. Mr. Usry, who died at Rutherfordton Sunday morning, reached Oxford Monday night and the interment was held at Bank's Chapel today. The deceased was a minister of the Methodist denomination, and his brother, Rev. E.G. Usry,, is pastor of the West Oxford Baptist Church.
Oxford Public Ledger, Nov. 27, 1923 Mr. R.S. Usry Dead; Funeral at the Residence This Afternoon Mr. R.S. Usry, 73 years of age, died at his residence on College Street Sunday night after a lingering illness of several years. He was a native of Granville County and spent h is early years at Tar River, moving to Oxford 40 years ago. He served on the Board of Town Commission for a number of years and was a director of the First National Bank at the time of his death.
Mr. Usry married Miss Martha Burnett, who died several years ago. Six daughters and one son was born to their union, namely Mrs. H. Gordon of Florida; Mrs. W.P. Marks of Warrenton; Mrs. R.P. Walker; Mrs L.J.Dickerson and Mrs. M.D. Oakley of Oxford; one son Addison who died 20 years ago.
The funeral will be held from the residence at 4 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E.M. Snipes. The interment will be at Elmwood cemetery. The pallbearers as announced are: W.H. Hunt, B.S. Royster, A.A. Hicks., G. McFarland, J.P. Hunt, J.R. Frazier, J.M. Baird.
Granville Co., NC - Deed Bk S/20: I, Thomas Ussery of the County of Lunenburg and State of Virginia, for and in consideration of Lewis Lemay of the State of North Carolina and County of Granville marrying my Daughter [Lucy Mary (Polly) Ussery], and having in marriage my said Daughter Mary and likewise in consideration of the great love, affection and regard I have for my beloved Daughter Mary, do give unto the said Lewis Lemay and I hereby fully and amply give unto the said Lewis Lemay in consideration as aforesaid my lands in the County of Granville and State of NC adjoining or near to Tar River and Below Taylor's Bridge, that is to say one Tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less and one tract about a mile and a half there from containing fifty acres more or less, being two distinct parcels of land with the premises, appurtenances and everything whatever thereunto belonging to him and to his Heirs, Executors, Admrs. and assigns forever and I likewise in and for consideration as aforesaid for the same do give unto the said Lewis Lemay and unto his Heirs, Executors, Admers. and assigns my negro fello Dice as his absolute property and I likewise and for consideration as aforesaid give unto the said Lewis Lemay six feather beds and furniture, likewise and also one Roan mare and her colt to him and to his Heirs, Exrs., Admrs. and assigns forever, my fellow DICE, I give unto the said Lewis Lemay, his Heirs, Exrs., Admrs. and assigns forever, in consideration of all the premises I have of my own free will and accord hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th Oct. 1804. Signed Sealed and Delivered. Thomas (his seal) Ussery. In presence of James McFarland, Samuel Ussery, Jas. F. Lankhead, John Lemay, Jurat.
Whereas the Roan mare that I gave Lewis Lemay in consideration of his marrying my daughter Mary having died last Christmas, I do hereby of my own free will and accord give to the said Lewis Lemay in Lieu of the Roan mare that died, my Bay more to him as his own right and property to him his Heirs, Exrs., Admrs. and assigns forever. In witness wheeof I have of my own free will set my hand and seal this 29 April 1805. Thos. Ussery (Seal) Test: John Lemay, Gideon Crews, Rich. Lemay
11 May 1804-Deed Book R, pg 297-to Thomas Usry of Lunenburg Co., VA from Chas. Mallory of GranvilleCo., NC for 33 pounds, land on waters of Tar River, adjoining Wilson Ellison, containing 59 acres. 11 May 1804-Deed Book R, pg 316: to Thos. Usry of the State of Virginia, from Joseph White of Granville Co., NC for 100 pounds Virginia currency, about 150 acres on south side of Tar River. 16 May 1804- Deed Book S, pg 20: from Thos. Ussery of the County of Lunenburg and State of Virginia, to Lewis Lemay of Granville Co., NC , lands near the Tar River, one tract of 150 acres and another tract of 59 acres. 17 May 1816- Y-228 -To Thos. Ussery of Granville Co., NC from Lewis Lemay of Granville Co., NC for $300, 100 acres of land. Witnesses: John Lemay and Sarah H. Peace. 18 July 1820 - Z-113 - from Thomas Usery to Elias Husky for $1060,land in Granville County, bounded by Joshua White's line, Richard B. Taylor's line, Taylor's Spring Branch, and Wilson's line. 11 Mar 1828- 4/296 - to Joe Usry of Granville County, from Wiley Rochel of Granville County, for $170, 77 acres. 8 Feb 1834- 6/173- to Freeman Usry from John Fowler and wife Bethea of Granville County, for $154, 77 acres. 20 Nov 1839- 10/157- From Joel Usery of Granville County to John P Laurence of Granville County, for $118, land on waters of Middle Fork of Beaver Dam Creek, 59 acres. 13 May 1871 - 26/505 - Grandson Usry to J.M. Crencher, Obligates his crop, one yoke of oxen, 5 head hogs, and household furniture, for debt due 25 Oct. next. 18 April 1873 - 27/190 - to Bettie J. Usry of Granville County, from Hanson Harris, for $412,land in Granville County on waters of Beaver Dam Creek 1871- 27/508- to Joseph F. Usry and Ellen his wife nee Montague, from Samuel Montague and wife,for $400, 60 acres on south side of Tar River. 31 Dec 1880 , 34/375- R.S. Usry buys mill of H.C. Herndon for $4000 28 Apr 1885, 37/418 - R.S. Usry sells halfinterest in mill to James A. Renn for $2000 30 Aug 1901, 55/104 - R.S. Usry sellshome place on College Street to Z.W. Lyon for $2500.
Feb. Court 1830-Lucy, Sally and Robert USRY, in account with Temperance USRY, guardian, credits with cash on hand after recording fee paid.
Aug Court 1828-Lucy, Sally and Robert USRY in account with Temperance USRY, guardian, charges for guardian bonds and credits with that received of Stephen Wilson, administrator of JOHN USRY, deceased.
Feb. Court 1829-Lucy, Sally and Robert USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, gives amount due orphans after clerk's fee paid.
Feb. Court 1831-Lucy, Sally and Robert USRY, orphans of John Usry, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, charges for clerk's fee credits the amount of cash on hand with interest.
Feb. Court 1832-Lucy,Sally and Robert USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, gives balance after clerk's fee paid and states that her son, Robert Usry has died since the account was paid out.
Feb. Court 1833-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, credits the remainder after charges.
Feb. Court 1834-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, credits with wards with all cash after clerk's fee paid.
Feb. Court 1835-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, gives balance due.
May. Court 1836-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, gives amount due to Jan. 1, 1836 with interest.
Feb. Court 1837-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, gives amount due wards after accounts paid.
May. Court 1838-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, credits ward with balance due.
Feb. Court 1839-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, credits ward with balance due.
Feb. Court 1840-Lucy and Sally USRY, orphans of JOHN USRY, deceased, in account with Temperance Usry, guardian, credits ward with balance remaining from 1838 returns to court.
May Court 1840-On April 21, 1840, William H. Crews gives receipt to Temperance Usry, guardian of Sarah (Sally) Usry, now my wife, for all estate belonging to said Sarah in full of her estate.
May Court 1815- Grand jury qualified; Administrator on estate of Samuel Usery, deceased, granted to Thomas Ussery, with Lewis Lemay as security.
Abstract of Wills , Estate and Probate Records
Aug. 1787: Inventory Estate of Thomas Lemay. Same date, Inventory, Estate of Susanna Lemay. Sept. 1787, Estate of Susanna Lemay, sales to Samuel Peace, Lewis Bennett, Samuel Lemay, Peter Bennett and Lewis Lemay.
1827- Estate of John Usry, deceased. Inventory by Stephen Wilson. Temperance Usry bought at estate sale
May 28, 1828-Book 11, pg 22- Accounts of Stephen Wilson as administrator of estate of John Usry, deceased, May 28, 1828, mentions bed sold to Temperance Usry and other estate of bonds, furniture, etc.
1831-1834 Book 13. pg 14- John Lemay devises to daughter Susan, wife of Joel Usry.
14 Jul 1862 21/44- Will of Thomas H. Usry. May court 1863. Devises to wife Mary Ann all land, negroes, money, debts, etc. Same to children after wife's death. Executrix: his wife. Proved in court by John W. Mitchell, Rufus Bobbitt, Willis N. Harris
1868-72- 27/63- Will of Rosa Blackwell. Mentions relative Mary Susan Usry
26 May 1898- 24/404 - Will of Dardie Nelle Usry, dated 26 May 1898, last sickness in her father's house, Brassfield Township. Owns 140 acres in Franklin Twp, Franklin Co., Mary S. Usry land, etc. Leaves all to sister Ellen; at sister's death, to Walton Staley Suit, Benny Green Suit, and Martha Elizabeth Kearney. Exec: Sidney Harmony Usry.
13 Dec 1918- Estate ofJ.F. Usry; S.H. Usry, Adm.
28 Nov 1923 - Estate of R.S. Usry; W.H. Hunt and B.S. Royster, Exec.
16 Dec 1924- Estate of Ellen Usry, decd: S.H. Usry, Adm.
29 May 1928 - Estate of Sid. H.? Usry, dec'd; Daisy G. Usry, Adm.
27 Jan 1930 - Estate of Bettie I. Usry; Elletta U. Breedlove, Adm.
1 Dec 1941 - Estate of Samuel H. Usry, decd; Sam. J. Pittard, Adm.
13 May 1954 - Miss Minnie E. Usry, decd; W.W. Aysome, Adm.
8 Sept 1954 - Mis Vada Usry; Mrs. Addie B. Hunt, Trustee
2 June 1957 - Elija M. Usry of Lillington died - Son of Daniel W. and Mary Hurt Usry.
8 Jan 1959 - Will of E.G. Usry. Heir, J.B. Usry
21 March 1962 - Will of A.A. Latta, Mentions Mrs. Josephine L. Usry.
N.C. Pension Rolls, 1835: War of 1812 - Samuel Usry, 2d Regiment Granville Co.
Thomas Ussery, Granville Co., NC Private, Virginia Militia. Pension commenced March 4, 1831; age 75. Sums received $87.50
Applications for Confederate Pensions after 1901:
D.W. Usry (Daniel Washington Usry) John C. Usry Sam W. Usry (Sara A.) T. Usry (Mary Ann)
Mecklenburg County, NC
1800 NC Census
Name State County Location Page Year Age Sex Age Ranges Census Type Ussery, David NC MECKLENBURG CO. 497 1800 11010-4001000 Ussery, Elijah NC MECKLENBURG CO. 494 1800 21010-2001000 Ussery, James NC MECKLENBURG CO. 496 1800 20010-1010000 Ussery, John NC MECKLENBURG CO. 494 1800 42010-0001000 Ussery, Martin NC MECKLENBURG CO. 467 1800 12001-3001005 Ussory, Thomas NC MECKLENBURG CO. 467 1800 12101-0140109
In 1788, WELCOME, PETER , DAVID, and JAMES USSERY , as well as brother-in-law ISAAC ARMSTRONG (m. Elizabeth USSERY ) petitioned the General Assembly to allow part of the inhabitants of Montgomery county to be annexed by the neighboring county of Richmond. It seems that many of Montgomery’s citizens were having to travel some forty miles, as well as cross the PeeDee River which was sometimes impassable, in order to travel to court. They asked that the land be annexed from Coleson’s ferry landing on PeeDee river direct to the head of Drowning Creek and all that part of Montgomery county east of said line. On Nov 10, 1788 the House of Commons passed a bill allowing Richmond County to annex that portion of Montgomery. JAMES USSERY was chosen as one of the Commissioners to run the dividing line.
USSERY, Eliza to Chambers Morton, Dec 22, 1843 USSERY, William L. (age 24, son of Hiram & Catharine Ussery) and Eliza Ann Boyd (age 21, dau. of Robert & Adaline Boyd) mar. 13 Feb 1875 by J.G.Skinner. Wits: C.G. Cellis, Henry Meachum, James Meachum USSERY, William (age 23, son of James & Mary A. Ussery) and Eliza Hutchison (age 21, dau. of John W. & Martha Hutchison), mar. 7 Mar 1874 by Thomas A. Boone, M. Wits: J. A. Steele, A. J. Bowden USSERY, Ann Eliza (age 23, dau. of George & Nancy Ussery) and Franklin Singleton (age 23, son of Tillman & Fanny Singleton), married 3 Oct 1879 by J.G.Skinner, Wits: Lecky Blake, Taylor Blake, Eliza (Unreadable USSERY, Nancy (age 21, dau. of James & Mary Ussery) and E.D. Shepherd (age 25, son of Wilson & Emeline Shepherd), married 21 Dec 1874 Wit: J.W. Skinner, M.B. Lassiter, John Thompson USSERY, Mary (age 18, dau. of Miles & Eliza Ussery) and Frank Richardson (age 22, son of J.B. & Viney Richardson) married 14 Jan 1875 by J.G. Skinner, Wit: Robert Boles, William Ussery, Green Hogan USSERY, Mary Eliza and Chambers Morton, mar. bond 30 Nov 1843 USSERY, Sarah and William Mills, Jr., bond 28 Nov 1844 USSERY, Emily and Zebedee Morris, 22 Dec 1845 USSERY, Lucy and Samuel Hite, bond 8 Jul 1849 USSERY, George I. 28, and Lilly A. Thompson, 24, married Sept 15, 1907. USSERY, W. Thomas 26 and Corrina Smith, 20 married Oct 15, 1907. USSERY, Robert T. 24, Richmond Co., and Lillian L. Henderson, 21, Richmond Co., married Dec. 22, 1912: W.L. Ussery, witness. USSERY, William L., 25 and Bonnie Morris, 18, married Feb. 16, 1923. USSERY, Harmon C., 64 and Lillie Gardner, 22, married July 30, 1919. Troy; James Ussery, witness. USSERY, Hilburn, 24 and Mamie Green, 21 mar. Jan 27, 1932 USSERY, Lee D., 23 and Willie Mae Donohue, 26 m. Nov 24, 1933; W.R. Ussery, witness. USSERY, Walter L., 23 and Mamie Hall, 23 mar. Dec 24, 1935 by L.D. Ussery, minister; wit: Bill Ussery and Mrs. L. D. Ussery. USSERY, Curtis Wilson, 24 and Catherine Virginia Webb, 20, mar. Aug. 17, 1939; J.V. Ussery, witness.
Name: USSERY, THEODORE ROSEVELT March 01, 1913- December 16, 1978
Cemeteries: Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
Ussery, Juda Ann 9/30/1862 - 11/12/1941 wife of W. H. Ussery Ussery, W. H. 9/30/1859 - 6/4/1927
Rebecca Baldwin Cemetery The Rebecca Baldwin Cemetery has many unmarked graves. Rebecca's husband, Dudley Baldwin, was buried at the Old Home Place beside the Old Lovin Hill Road near the Flora McDonald Plantation Sign.
Ussery, Wymon Carl 1890 - 1893 "God Giveth & Taketh" Ussery, Mary Jane 1/1/1891 - 2/1/1891 "Not Dead but Sleepeth" Baldwin, Rebecca Roper 2/4/1803 - 1/15/1890 wife of Dudley Baldwin dau of Thomas & Hannah Hunter Roper Baldwin, Sarah C. 11/29/1855 - 3/12/1919
Bowles, Annie F. age 28 Bowles, Frances A. 1845 - 2/20/1898 wife of W. R. Bowles (dau. of Eliza Baldwin and Miles Ussery) Ussery, Eliza age 75 Ussery, Miles age 82
1790 US Census Salisbury District Name free white free white free white of H. H. males 16 up males under 16 females Usseroy, Wilson 1 1 6 Usseroy, Thomas 1 5 7 (4 slaves) Usseroy, Peter 1 2 2 Usseroy, John 1 1 3 Usseroy, Joshua 1 2 3 Usseroy, David 1 1 4 Usseroy, Elijah 1 -- 3 Usseroy, John 1 -- 7
Moore County USSERY, ZACK ELLERBE - December 10, 1899 - July 06, 1978 SS Number: 721160655 USSERY, CHARLIE ATLAS - January 19, 1918 - December 23, 1978 SS Number: 245099700
To Mr. Sherwood Haywood, His Lordships Deputy-Surveyor for the County of Orange. You are forthwith to admeasure and lay out, unto WILLIAM USSERY, a Tract of Land, containing Six Hundred forty Acres, lying in Orange County, within said District; Beginning at a White Oak on Mayo Creek thence running upon both sides of said Creek Including Cabbin for (?? can't read)
Observing my Instructions, for running out of Lands; Three just and fair ____, whereof, certified under your Hand, you are to return to me within Six Months from the Date hereof. Which Survey of the above mentioned Lands, so to be returned as aforesaid, shall be good and valid for the said WILLIAM USSERY, provided he the said WILLIAM USSERY do, within Twelve Months after such Return, take out a Grant of the same Land to compleat his Title: Otherwise this Warrant, and such your Return thereof, shall be void and of no Force, and the said Lands be deemed vacant, and free to be taken up by any other Person, that shall apply for the Purpose. Signed the Thirteenth Day of May 1756. Francis Corbin, Esquire
Early Tax Records, 1755-1779
1755 V600 VERREY Thomas - N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll [Some believe this to be Ussery]
1800 US Census V200 VUSEY Abner - M-32 034 609 00100-20100-00
1840 US Census U360 UDDRAY John - M-704 367 220 SOUTHERN DIV
[The preceding census records were sent to me as you see them. I believe these names are really USSERY.]
Original Orange County Records held in the N.C. Archives.
SUNSET MEMORIAL CEMETERY : Located about 2-3 miles south of Spindale, NC on Oakland Road or what is right now the US221 Truck Route.
MEMORIAL GARDEN 1: Ussery, Howard c1904 c1994 Ussery, Jessie c1907 c1986
Tax List: 1782 Tax List (Capt. John Watsen): William Usery 250 acres 4 horses 6 cattle 76 assessment John Usery 100 acres 2 horses 6 cattle 38 assessment James Usery 100 acres 4 horses 4 cattle 16 assessment
July 1781, pg 34- Court appointed William Usury constable in Capt. Anderson's District Oct 1783-pg 169- William Usery post bond for Jesse Rakestraw (100 pds) Apr 1784, pg 194- William Usery has suit against Ben Lacefield April 1784, pg 195- William Nevil, Esq., bail for Richard Usery, came into court and surrendered the principle in discharge of the bond. July 1785, pg 282-The State vs. William Usery; indictment. Jury finds defendent guilty in matter; Court fines the defendent 20 shillings. Oct 1785, pg 307- a deed from Richard Ussery to Daniel______ for certain boundry of land, pvoed by oat of John Hughes. 1850 US Census Polk District Irvin Neal - 30 - Farmer W.H. Neal -31-F L.S. Neal - 11- F M.I. - 4 - F W.P. Mosby? 10 - M John Ussery - 24 - m- Farmer
8 Oct 1785- E-1, 20: to Daniel Brown from Richard Ussery, land on the south side of Green River. Wit: Bealy Andersono and John Hughes.
14 July 1787, E-I 78: 100 acres of William Ussery's land by Sheriff Jonathan Hampton, Esq., to get 13/18 shillings due from William Ussery, land on branch of White Oak Creek.
10 Nov. 1792, M-Q 6: from Richrd Ussery to George Musick, land on a branch of Wheat's Creek of Green River. Wit: William Armstrong, Patrick McVeen and Ames Robertson
3 Jan 1793, 10-11: Richard Ussery to William Griffin, for 40 pounds money, land on both sides of White Oak Creek. Wit: Robert Hamilton and Samuel Young.
23 Jan. 1793, No. 31, in April court 1795: Thomas Hankins proved a deed from William Johnston, Esq., attorney at law, to Thomas Ussery, containing by estimate 109 acres, in order to be registered.
1 Oct 1796, 4-6/127: Thomas Ussery to Thomas Allen for 100 pounds, land on the east side of Second Broad River. Wit: William Johnston and William Barnett.
Scotland County, NC Deaths
USSERY, ROBERT MCMANUS - Birth Date: April 06, 1914 Died July 10, 1978 - Age 64
Union County, NC
Union County was organized in 1842 from territory taken from Anson and Mecklenberg.
4-Apr-1848: Thomas Usery to Nancy Drye 22 Apr 1860: Murphy Usry to Elizabeth Broom - Marriage License - Esq. Elias Preslar, Offic. 25 Nov 1862: Thomas Usery to Ruth Kizen 9 July 1864: Squire Ussery to Mary Springer
Union -- Confederate Soldiers:
Hampton Usry Co. C, 8th Batt Murphy Ussery, Co. E, 48th Pvt., enl May 8, 1862; died 10 June 1862 at Goldsboro. Thomas Usry, Co E, 37th, Pvt; enl. Sept. 16, 1861. Discharged Jan 1862.
1850 U.S. Census, Union Co., NC 23 Oct: page 59: 863-863: Squire Ussery 53 m farmer NC Sarah Ussery 64 f NC Mary Ussery 27 f NC Hampton Ussery 4 m NC Albert Ussery 3 m NC
Dwelling 1257: Thomas Usry 21 m farmer NC Nancy Usry 20 f NC Martha E. Usry 1 f NC
Dwelling 772: Thomas Vincent - 41 - Wagoner Mary Vincent - 34 George Hanes - 24 - Potter Francis Broom - 22- farmer Murphy Ussery -20-laborer Mary McCrae - 13
1860 U.S. Census,Union Co., NC Page 383; Morgans Mill P.O. 545-531 Squire Usry 65 m farmer NC Sarah Usry 72? m NC
546-532 Thomas Usry 33 m farmer NC Nancy Usry 32 f NC Martha E. Usry 12 f NC Sarah E. Usry 8 f NC George F. Usry 6 m NC John M. Usry 5 m NC (John can be found in Greene Co., Iowa Records) Nancy C. Usry 1/12 f NC
478-478 Murphy Usry 30 m potter NC Elizabeth Usry 30 f NC
1860 Mortality Schedule: Mary Usry, born N.C.; died in May of typhoid fever.
1870 U.S. Census, Union Co.
Buford Twp: page 503; 18 Sept: 68-68 George Baker 32 m farmer NC Mary Baker 43 f NC Elizabeth Usery 45 f NC
Lanes Creek Twp. page 553, 20 July 51-50 Elizabeth Harrell 71 f w NC Stephen Usry 18 m w NC farmer
New Salem Twp. page 624, 7 July 247-244 Honeycutt John 47 m w farmer NC Honeycutt Elizabeth 47 f w NC Honeycutt Tobias A. 19 m w NC Honeycutt Mary C. 22 f w NC Ussery Martha J. 23 f w NC Ussery Arrema 5 f w NC Ussery Sarah 3 f w NC
Wake County, NC
Marriages, Wake Co., NC: 9 Aug 1859: Robert Eugene Ussery 25 to Pauline A. Browing, 31 20 Jan 1883: William Usray, 23 (col) res. Granville Co., to Ann Eliza Bullock, 18.
Warren County, NC
Marriages: 20 March 1788: Annis Ussery to Samuel Ragsdale
Wilkes County, NC
Overseers of Roads, Wilkes Co NC 1822-1856. LDS Film #1730280 Pages are not numbered. Sylvia Trotter Anderson 14 Dec 2000.
April Term 1822: Or'd that Reuben Stanley be overseer of the Road from Wm. Johnsons Branch to Thos. Stanleys ford on Huntingg creek with the following hands. David Parker, Thomas Combs, Thomas Gray, Reason Bell, Harrel Hays, Parks Johnson, James Love, John Mullis, Joseph Stanley, John Riddle, Hiram Saintclcair, John Usry , John Love and Barnet Bolin.----Isd.
February Term 1824: Or'd by court that John Love Jr., be overseer of the Road from Wm. Johnsons Branch to Thomas Stanleys ford on Hunting creek with the following hands. - Thomas Combs, Reason Bell, Reuben Stanley, Parks Johnson, James Love, John Mullis, Joseph Stanley, John Hays, John Riddle and John Usry .----Isd.
January Term 1825: Or'd by court that Thomas Combs be overser of the road from Wm. Johnsons Branch to Thomas Stanleys ford on Hunting creek with the following hands--To wit-- Reason Bell, Parks Johnson, James Love, John Mullis, Joseph Stanly, John Riddle, John Usry and Reuben Stanley....Isd.
July Term 1826: Or'd by court that Joseph Stanley be Overseer of the road from Wm. Johnsons Branch to Thomas Stanleys ford on Hunting creek with the following hands. Thomas Combs, John Love, Junr., Reason Belll, Wm. P. Johnson, John Mullis, John Riddle, John Usery, Reuben Stanley and Thos Stanley Junr. ...Isd.
February Term 1829: Or'd by the court that Thos Stanley be Overseer of the road from the ford of the Branch below William Johnsons up to the ford of the creek above Thos Standleys Senr., with the following hands. Reuben Stanley, John Mullis, Noel Stanley, Meriday Becknall, Joseph Farmer, John Riddle, Wm. Tidder, Rueben More, Jesse More, Noel Howingtonn, Ingram Love, Noel Johnson,, Saml. Johnson, Duke Johnson, Henry Hays, John Combs, Thos. Combs, Jon Usry and Joseph Stanley. ..Isd
October Term 1832: Or'd by the court that John Souther be overseer of the road to finish and complete the Hunting creek road from Archibald Lovelases to the lick? log on ffishing creek agreeable to the report of the Jury appointed to do the same andd that he sahll have the following hands to wit All htte Overseers and their hands in the followig Boundrys to commence at the lick Log runing down little fishing creek to the Main fishing creek thence with said creek to the Widow Stalys Old Plantation, thence by John Dowdy, thence to Phillip Shives, thence to Absalom Shatterlys, thence to Phillip Glasses, thence to George Johnsons, thence to John and Thomas Combs,. thence to Archibald Lovelaces, thence to Isham Hubbards, thence by Sterling Moores, thence to Ellis Andersons, thence to Noah and A. Gilreaths, thence the Mountain road Towars Wilkesboro to the foot of the Mountain, thence to Wm. Smithys, thence to Widow Smithys, ! thence to the Lick Log including all overseers annd their hands in saiid boundary; the hands to wit, Joel ?Sools, Joshua Lee, Jesse Lee, Simon Shew, Frederick Ingolo?, Absalom Shatterly, Henry Glass, Daniel Glass, John Glass, Samuel Curry, Robinette Andterson, Williams Johnson, Thos. Combs, John Combs, Howard Walker, Simon Glass, John Curry, Joel Curry, James Barnett, Hugh Jones's Hand, John M. Fosster, Daniel Call, Kenson Stuart, Russell Parker, Andrew Mulllis, Ingram Love, Henry Hays, Wm. Johnsons hands, Benj. F. Martins hands, Evan Anderson, Waughts hands, Harrison Smithy, Jesse Smithy, Noel Stanley, Jacob Estep, Noel Johnson Jr., Wesley Anderson, Jerimiah Gilreath, Alexr. Gilreath Hands, Martin Parker, Noah Gilreath, Calvin Cook, Ellis Anderson, Jesse Moore, John Moore, Daniel Moore, Joseph Stanly, Thomas Love, Jas. Johnson, Wm. Tidder, Benj. Tidder, Zachariah Tidder, John Usery, Meridith Becknall, Ja! s. Ray, A. Lovelass hands, Reason Bell.----Isd.
Obituary The People's Press, June 25, 1891 Oldest Person in Wilkes Dead-- On the 7th instant, on Hunting Creek, Wilkes Co., Betsy Usery departed this life at the age of 105 years. The Chronicle says her husband was a soldier in the Mexican war and that for many years the deceased had been drawing a pension to which the widows of such soldiers were entitled.
1850 Census Lists:
John Ursary age 60 Ellizabeth age 60
Marriages: John Usry married Anne Yates, Wilkes County, NC Nov. 30 1814 Witnesses: Jesse (x) Smither (Smith or Souther?) and R. Martin, Clerk Archibald Jacoway married Susanna Gilreath, Wilkes Co., NC, Dec. 29, 1804 Witnesses: Nancy Gilreath [NOTE: Johannah Gilreath of Wilkes County, a widow, on May 9, 1809 took on as an apprentice one "Usley Robert" to teach her to be a spinster. I suspect that she must have been the daughter of one of Johannah's daughters but do not know this for a fact. Johannah's daughter, Susannah Gilreath, married Archibald Jacoway in 1804 and they named one of their sons "William Ussery Jacoway". I do not know the Ussery connection to this family but it appears to me that "Usley" was actually Ussery. Do you know how the Ussery family is connected to either the Gilreath or the Jacoway family in early 1800s in Wilkes County? John Norvill Jones - email@example.com ]
Wilkes Co. Will Book #2, pg 64 (1800-1811) 6 Feb 1802 Apprentice Bond, John Ursy aged 10 yers, 4th April next, bound unto Isaac Norman to learn occupation farmer tile 21 years of age.
"Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 North Carolina" by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1966 on page 120:
Morgan's District, Second Company: Thom Ussory, 1 male over 16 years of age and 2 females.
John Usery of Wilkes Co., N.C. (WO 9820, WC 6553 National Archives)
Widow, Elizabeth (Shaver) Usery Marriage Date: Nov 30, 1814 , Wilkes Co., North Carolina. Capts. Robert Mitchell's Brittains' and L.B. Willis' Companies, 10th U.S. Inf; Capt.J. Robinson's Company 7th U.S. Inf.
Claim for Widow's Pension: Elizabeth Usery, widow of John Usery Capt. Brittain's Co., Col. Welborne's Regt. 10th U.S. Inf. Resident of Wilkes Co., N.C. (Hunting Creek), Enlisted August 1812; discharged Feb. 1813
William Combar, age 96 and Benj. Tedder, 73, testify that Usery enlisted in August 1812 and was discharged in Feb. 1813 and both saw him frequently in the service for four or five months. E. Anderson, age 73, says he knew deceased soldier one or two years before he enlisted, saw Usery in the line of duty at the barracks at Wilkesboro, that he left the barracks with the soldiers and was gone 4 or 5 months. Thomas Gentle says he was in the same regiment, 10th U.S. and knows that Usery served 14 days or more. Ephraim Cook in 1858 testifies that he was personally acquainted with John Usery who enlisted in Capt. Brittain's Company, 10th U.S. Infantry in Wilkes Co., NC and marched to Asheville, Buncombe Co., then to Salisbury, N.C., and did serve at least three months and that he, Ephraim Cook, belonged to the same company.
Soldier died April 1865. Date and facts established by affidavits of Irvin Reed and Leander Riddle.
Marriage to soldier prior to Feb. 17, 1815, established by affidavit of John T. Riddle age 90, who testifies that he was personally acquainted with John and Elizabeth Usery, and the he was present and saw the said John and Elizabeth Usery joined together as man and wife, which took place in the month of December about Christmas 1813.
Rebecca Anderson testifies that she was present and saw them, John and Elizabeth Usery, joined together as man and wife, which took place at the residence of her grandfather, Isaac Norman, in the month of December just after Christmas during the War of 1812.
Admitted April 13, 1875, to a pension of $8 per month.
Wilkes County, N.C., 26 June 1872, George H. Brown, Clerk of Superior Court: Elizabeth Usery, aged 84 years, resident of Wilkes County, N.C., declares that she is the widow of John Usery who enlisted in Capt. Brittain's Company, 10th Regt. of Infantry, at Wilkesboro,N.C. 1st August 1812 and was honorably discharged at Salisbury, N.C. in 1813. That she Elizabeth Shaver was married to John Usery on or about 20 December 1813 by Joshua Souther, a J.P., in Issac Norman's home in Wilkes County, N.C., and that her husband died in Wilkes Co., N.C. on 14 April 1865, and she has not remarried.
Treasury Dept., March 25, 1873: Name of John Usery is not on the rolls of Capt. Britten. John Usery enlisted in Capt. J. Robinson's Co., 7th U.S. Infantry on 10 October 1814 for the war and served until 8 April 1815 when discharged.
Affidavit of William Coombs, R., aged 95: That John Usery was recruited by Wiley Gorden and placed in the 10th U.S. Infantry under Capt. Britten and was discharged from the service at Salisbury, N.C. in consequence of a sore leg.