THOMAS USSERY and SARAH

Thomas Ussery was born around 1740 probably in Virginia. His parents were William USSERY And Sarah ‘Bays’ . He married Sarah, who many believe to be his cousin. Many
researchers believe Sarah was born around 1752 in Brunswick Co., VA. . It is a certainty that Sarah died before 1818.

1772-1774 served on the grand jury of Anson County.

ANSON CO. NC- 14 Jan 1775- Thomas Ussery, John Ussery, Issac Armstrong, Luke Robinson/Robertson and Solomon Gross included with others ordered to lay out a road from
Samuel Parson’s to James Allen’s place by the Court of Anson County.
ANSON CO., NC - 1767 - Listed on Tax list with 240 acres of land.
ANSON CO., NC - 1767- Thomas witnessed several deeds in Anson County. October 9, 1769- 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 petiton was presented by the Regulators. In 1779 Montgomery County
was formed from Anson County. Unfortunately, the Montgomery County courthouse records have suffered through three disastrous fires, the most destructive occurring in 1835, so
the information on Thomas is limited. From what has been researched, it is apparent that Thomas was a very active citizen. He was listed on the 1779 Voting List
In the 1790 census of Montgomery County he is listed with a wife and eleven children, but his will on mentioned five sons and four daughters. Most of the children went West, to
Tennessee, Mississippi and Randolph County, Alabama..

5 Sept 1782-Patriot on Account of Specie Certificate paid into the Comptroller’s Office by John Armstrong. Entry taken for land in North Carolina. Viz: No. 738-Granted by Auld and
Miller the sum of £12.10.0, Interest £1.4.19 to 25 May 1784 for a total price £13.14.9 Copy by C.C. Crittenden, North Carolina Historical Society. This was for land; not military
Reference manual of NC for 1913, p 889, Also NC State records Vol 22 p. 3,6,26,28,30,32,35----In the Special Certificate from NC Hist. Com the fact that the following pay was
granted by Auld and Miller:
No. 738 granted by Aul and Miller to Thomas Ussery, Sept 1782 the sum of L12.10.0, Interest L1.4.19 to 25 May 1784 for total price Copied from the NC Rev. Army
accounts Vol XII page 41

1782- MONTGOMERY CO., NC- listed as tax payer with 840 acres and 3 slaves: Charles, Reachel and Timp.
1788, 1794 and 1795 - Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
1788- Delegate to the State Convention to Ratify the United States Constitution.
1790- MONTGOMERY CO - Census lists five sons and 6 daughters
1800- MONTGOMERY CO - Census lists two sons and four daughters
1810- Does not appear on Tax list.
1811- List of slaves owned at time of death: Charles ,York, Major, Richard, Charity, Judah, Rossie , and Fanny.
Will of Thomas Ussery
The original copy of this will was found in the NC Archives

In the name of God, Amen. I. THOMAS USSERY, of the County of Montgomery and the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and perfect memory, do ordain and constitute
this, my last will and testament.
First of all, I commend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the dust to be buried at the discretion of my friends.
I give and bequeath to my son THOMAS the whole of my land on which I now live and also my negro man Charles, after the death of myself and wife.
I bequeath unto my son WELCOME the one hundred dollars I let him have to pay for land on Little River.
I give and bequeath to my son ROBERT my negro boy York.
I give and bequeath to my son PETER my negro boy Major, also one hundred dollars in money to be paid out of my estate.
I lend unto my son BLACKWELL my negro boy Richard from year to year during his life at the discretion of my executors and also empower them to make him a deed to the one
hundred and thirty acres of land he now lives on in the county aforesaid.
I lend unto my daughter MARY my negro girl Charity during her life from year to years at the discretion of my executors. And then said Chairity and her increase to be divided
equally among the surviving heirs of her body.
I give and bequeath to my daughter MARTHA my negro girl Judah.
I lend unto my daughter ELIZABETH during her life, my negro girl Rossie at the discretion of my executors from year to year as they may think proper, and then said Rossie and
increase to be equally divided among their heirs of her body; and in case the said Elizabeth shall die without issue, then the said Rossie and increase shall be divided equally
among my surviving heirs.
I give unto my daughter SARAH five shillings.
I give unto my beloved wife SARAH my negro girl Fanny with her increase to dispose of in any way she may see fit,
to Samuel and Martha Rogers and the rest of my other heirs, to be equally divided. Also, my negro girl___ and increase, to be equally divided among my surviving heirs, together
with all my stock of every kind. PETER gets one hundred dollars of it.
I hereby revoke all other wills and testaments made by me, and do constitute and appoint my beloved wife SARAH, Edward Chambers, Humphrey Garrett, and WELCOME USSERY,
executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal, this June 10th, 1811. THOMAS USSERY (seal)

Their children:   

  1. Daughter b: 1768
  2. Daughter b: 1770
  3. Thomas Ussery, Jr. mar: 1) Sarah Leveritt  2) Agness Yarbrough
  4. James Blackwell Ussery mar. Sarah Chambers
  5. Daughter b: 1776
  6. Martha Ussery b: 1778 d: 1838 m. Benjamin Franklin Dumas
  7. Mary Ussery b: Abt 1781 m. Robert Leveritt
  9. Robert Ussery mar. Mary Chairs
  10. Elizabeth Ussery b: Abt 1784 m. Williamson Baker
  11. Peter Ussery mar. Elsie Davis
  12. Sarah Ussery b: Unknown

Descendants of James Blackwell Ussery and Sarah Chambers
Not much is known on this couple. James B. Ussery is believed to have been born around 1774 in Anson Co., NC to Thomas and Sarah Ussery and Sarah in Montgomery Co., NC
(which was once part of Anson Co.) They had one known son: William Ussery. He was born about 1800 in Richmond Co., NC and married Jane, last name unknown. They had the
following children:

  1. Descendants of William Ussery and Jane:
  2. Caroline Ussery b: 1825 Richmond or Montgomery, Co, NC d: Bef. 1870 Richmond Co, NC mar. Moses Baldwin
  3. James Ussery b: 1826 d: Dec 28, 1896 Richmond Co, NC mar. Mary Ann Baldwin b: 1831
  4. William R. Ussery b: 1828 Richmond Co, NC d: 1897 mar. Roxie Salin Baldwin b: 1825
  5. George Ussery b: 1830 Richmond Co, or Montgomery Co, NC mar. Nancy Ussery b: 1831
  6. Jemime/Jermine Ussery b: 1836 Montgomery Co, NC mar. Daniel Panky

Descendants of Thomas Ussery, Jr and Sarah Levirett and Agness Yarbrough
Thomas Ussery, Jr was born about 1773 in Anson, NC to Thomas Ussery and Sarah.and probably died in in Maury (Giles) Co, Tennessee. In his father's will of 1811, Thomas was
left a 'negro man named Charles. On June 3, 1818 Thomas sold this same slave to Jos. Morehead of Maury Co., TN. (see deed)

Between December 1787 and November 15 1788, it is believed that Thomas married twice. His first wife is believed to have been
Sarah Levirett. She possibly was related to
Robert Levirett who was married to Thomas' sister, Mary. Thomas' second wife possibly was
Agness Yarbrough. This information was published in Marriage Licence Purchase
Lists, Montgomery Co., NC 1785-1789, compiled by Ransom McBride. ( The research was gleaned from the original documents filed in the Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, Box
#63: County Settlement, Montgomery County, 1782-1910, at the NC State Archives in Raleigh, NC.)

It is possible, but not proven by me, that the following children were born to Sarah Levirett and Thomas Ussery:

  1. Silvester Ussery b: Abt 1800 in NC d: 1870 in Anna, Illinois mar. Mary "Polly" Barnett b: 1805 in Georgia d: 1887 in Anna, Illinois m: Jun 23, 1826 in Maury (Giles) Co,
  2. Daughter b: Abt 1803 in NC
  3. Peter Ussery
  4. Daughter b: 1809 in NC
  5. Daughter b: 1811 in NC
  6. Daughter b: 1813
  7. Son b: 1815 in NC
  8. Son b: 1817 in NC
  9. Daughter b: 1820 in TN
  10. Daughter b: 1822 in TN
  11. Daughter b: 1824
  12. Daughter b: 1826
  13. Daughter b: 1828
  14. Son b: 1830 in TN

Peter Ussery and Elsie Davis

Peter Ussery was born Feb 14, 1786 in Anson Co, NC to Thomas and Sarah Ussery. He died in Randolph Co, AL and is buried in the Bacon Level Cem. . He married Elsie Davis of
North Carolina and had the following children:

  1. Milton Jackson Ussery
  2. Thomas Calvin Ussery b. June 3 1813
  3. Martha Carline Ussery b. Oct 13, 1816 mar. Mr. D.S. Allen
  4. Amanda Eveline Ussery b. June 20, 1818 d: in Texas
  5. Princess Ann Ussery b. Jan. 10, 1820 mar. Judge John Reeves
  6. Wincey Claribele Ussery mar. Jacob A. Jordon
  7. Lavenia/Livonia Ussery mar. Hiram C. Henry
  8. Malissa Rantinette Ussery b: Apr 17, 1828 d: Mar 24, 1906 in Randolph Co, AL Bacon Level Cem. mar. John R. Russell m: Jan 26, 1854 in Chambers, AL
  9. Ila Frances Ussery b. Jan 10, 1826 mar. Benj. Reaves
  10. Sarah Clemency Ussery b. June 6, 1832 mar William Spear
  11. Sina Ann Elizabeth Ussery b: Jun 4, 1834 d: Jun 6, 1913 in Randolph Co., AL Bacon Level Cem. mar. Nathan Chaffin

Wincey Claribele Ussery and Jacob A. Jordan
Info donated by Julie Weiss (

Wincey Claribele Ussery was born in either NC or SC on 15 Oct 1834 and died 5 July 1864 in Talledega, AL. She was the daughter of
Peter and Elsie Davis Ussery. She married
Jacob Aaron Jordan who was born 20 May 1830 in GA and died 21 June 1897 in Wichita, TX. They had the following children:

  1. Bonita Jordan
  2. Princes Princess Ann Caldonah Jordan
  3. Nancy Lila Ora Leoneto Jordan (1856 - )
  4. Molinda Francis Lora or Lova Jordan (1858 - 1859)
  5. Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Jordan (1860 - 1916)mar. Mabel Epperson (1867 - 1941)
  6. Unnamed Jordan (1861 - )
  7. Thomas Calvin P. Jordan (1863 - 1913) mar. Theresa Babe (1866 - 1958)

Lavenia Bays Ussery and Hiram C. Henry
Info provided by Paula Griffin

Lavenia Ussery was born March 18, 1822 in SC to
Peter Ussery and Elsie Davis. She died about 1865 in Randolph Co., AL. She married Hiram C. Henry who was born about
1822 in SC and died about 1865 in Randolph Co., AL. He was the son of William and Jemima Henry. Family lore states that Hiram returned home from the Civil War with a disease
which Lavenia also caught. They both died soon after. They had the following children:

  1. Statira Frances Henry b:Apr. 6, 1840 m. T.M. Turner
  2. Amanda Adeline Henry b: Nov 27, 1847 d: Apr 27, 1924 mar. George Washington Allen b: May 11, 1856 d: Mar 12, 1933
  3. Thomas Calvin Henry b: Sept. 17, 1850 mar. Mollie Bradshaw
  4. Clarissa Jane Henry b:Oct. 13, 1852 d: Dec 20, 1887 in Randolph Co., AL
  5. James Spirling Henry b. July 11, 1855 mar. Mary Turner, sister to T.M. Turner
  6. Noah Clifford CaSart/Cozart Henry b: Oct 22, 1859 d: Aug 12, 1938 in Randolph Co., AL mar. Martha Jane McCarter b: Mar 14, 1857 in Randolph Co., AL d: Mar 10, 1938 in
    Randolph Co., AL [Bible records say he was "named for his grandmother Henry, her maiden name". This would be Jemima, wife of William Henry]
  7. Jefferson Davis Henry b: Aug. 3, 1861 mar. Frances Pitts
  8. Henrietta Wilmerth Henry b: May 25, 1864

Robert Jackson Ussery and Mary Chairs
(Some of the Information on this family by: Butch Cooper and Jesse Cunningham)

Robert Ussery, son of
Thomas Ussery and Sarah, was born about 1783 in Anson Co., NC and died about 1856 in Randolph County, AL. In 1804 he married Mary Chairs,
daughter of Nathaniel Cheairs/Chairs (sp) and Sarah Thomas of Maryland. Mary was born about 1785 in Richmond Co., NC. In 1810 her father moved his family of 11 children to
Maury County, TN. Mary died after 1851 in Randolph Co., AL. Robert moved his family to High Shoals (a 20-25 foot falls in a larger creek) and began his pottery mills. There he
made churns, vases, bowls, jugs, etc. In 1846, Robert wrote a letter to his son Mastain Ussery.

"State of Alabama, Randolph County, September 24, 1846: "Mr. Mastain Ussery, Middelburg Postoffice, Hardeman County, West tenesee: Deare Sun I imbrace these few lines to
let you know that I am well as to common helth and so is your mother and all of your brothers and sisters and all my grand Children which is many to there has bin four Deaths with
my grand Children as I have herd if in all Lucy has lost two Malachi lost one Calvin one Mary one and if there is any mor I have not herd of them and the balance of them amounts to
sixty three I hope these lines will find yo and family well and I want to see you mity bad as I do not expect to live long I offin dreem of you and Converse with you Mastain I would be
very glad if you Cold Sell out and Come and live a mong us as we ar all living in a small town of our owne. Calvin is a coaping a grorecy Malachi is working at the Waggon bissiness
and the Rest of us is working at the jugery and it is the best place rite now for a workman that I ever saw Malachi very often makes from two to 3 dollars a day your littel brother
tomas is making from 25 to 35 dollars per month a making of jugware Ben has gone to north Carolina and has put him up a jug factory and has been gon 18 or 20 months but I look
for him now every day to come in to our Cuntry Mastain I want you to come hoar and live but if you do not come send me a list of your children what is dead and alive as I am taking
a number of my grandchildren before I die Mastain if you do not want to move her try to come to see us this fall as we ar all together it will not take you long to see us all and you
can see our Cuntry and if you like you can git you a place and if you dont you can go back we got your letter this Sumer which we was all glad to see and hear of your helth and
afares I have nothing much mor to write and I conclud by subscribing my self your Affection father until Death. Robert Ussery and your pore dear Mother

The following are land transactions conducted by the Ussery's and Chears:

Anson County, NC:

Deed Book L-M page 83 Oct 29 1804 Abel Rushing to Robert Ussery 137 acres for 150 pounds on Black Jack Branch. s/Abel Rushing Test: Peter Ussery/ Richard Ussery
Deed Book L-M page 82 Dec 31 1805 Robert Ussery to Vachel Chears of the county of Montgomery a tr. or parcel of land on both sides of Black Jack Branch. s/Robert Ussery
Test: Peter Ussery/Nath's Cheairs.
Deed Book S page 141 Nov 1813 Robert Ussery of the county of Richmond to Adam Lockhart- 2 tracts. s/Robert Ussery Test: John Bowden/John Billingsly.
Children of Robert and Mary:

  1. Mastin Ussery
  2. William Dorsey Ussery
  3. Winnifred Wincie Ussery b: 1804 mar. Greenberry Morton
  4. Annice Ussery
  5. Mary Ussery b: 1807 in Richmond Co, NC mar. James G. Morton b: 1802 in SC m: 1834 in Blount Co, AL
  6. Millard Ussery b: Abt 1813 in Montgomery Co, NC
  7. Malachi Ussery b: 1814 in Richmond Co, NC
  8. Calvin Jones Ussery mar. Nancy A. Faulkner
  9. Benjamin Franklin Ussery b: Abt 1820 in Richmond Co, NC d: in Water Valley, Miss or Grand Junction, TN
  10. Robert Jackson Ussery, Jr. mar. Julia Ann Palmer
  11. Lucie Ussery b: Abt 1826 in Richmond Co, NC
  12. Thomas J. Ussery b: 1828 in Richmond Co, NC
  13. Sally Ussery b: Abt 1830 in Richmond Co, NC

Robert Jackson Ussery, Jr. and Julia Ann Palmer
Researcher: Ron Ussery...  

Robert Jackson Ussery, Jr. was born about 1820 to
Robert Jackson Ussery and Mary Chairs. He married Julia Ann Palmer , who was born about 1826. In 1850 he was listed on
the Randolph Co., AL Census.
They had the following children:

  1. Robert Franklin Ussery mar. Rebecca Hollis
  2. Benjamin Y. Ussery b: NC mar. Hennet
  3. William Berl Ussery
  4. Emily Ussery b: Abt. 1847
  5. Zachariah T. Ussery b: Oct 2, 1848

William Berl Ussery and Elizabeth Ann Woodson
William Berl Ussery was born Jul 29, 1859 in High Shoals, AL to Robert Jackson Ussery, Sr. His wife was Elizabeth Ann Woodson who was born in Sulpher Springs, AL . They had
the following children:

Julia Ann Ussery b: 1883 in Randolph Co., AL d: 1979 in New Mexico mar. Charles Henson Arrington
Millard Newport Ussery b: 1888 in Heard Co., GA d: 1971 mar. Anna Arrington
** James Robert Ussery b: 1891 in Randolph Co., AL mar. Susie Lee Lester b: in Heard Co., GA
Cordilia Ussery b: 1895 in Randolph Co., AL
** During the early 1900's, James Robert Ussery left his family and traveled to Electric Mills, MS., near Meridian and lived under the alias names of: Erskin, Ersery or Urston. If you
have any information on James Robert, please contact Ron Ussery
Robert Franklin Ussery and Rebecca Hollis
Robert Franklin Ussery was born Aug 31, 1851 in Randolph Co., AL to Robert J. Ussery, Jr. and Julia. and died Dec 29, 1927 in Birminghm, AL. His He married Rebecca Hollis who
was born Jul 22, 1860 in Randolph Co., AL and died Jan 17, 1919 in La Grange, GA. They had the following children:

  1. Henry Dave Ussery
  2. Jesse Ussery b: Oct 24, 1895 mar. Essie Brown b: Sep 21, 1893 d: Aug 25, 1920
  3. William Z. Ussery b: Apr 23, 1887 d: Mar 14, 1948 in Columbus, GA
  4. James Ussery
  5. Pearl Ussery mar. Andrew Brand
  6. Wade Cofield Ussery b: Feb 29, 1896 d: Jul 3, 1934 mar. Mary 'Mae Belle' Hammock b: in near Thomaston, GA
  7. Beulah Ussery b: Jan 29, 1899 d: Mar 29, 1956 mar. Mr. Lawrence
  8. Andrew D. Ussery b: Jul 6, 1900 d: Mar 1967
  9. John R. Ussery b: Jun 9, 1882 d: Aug 26, 1912 in La Grange, GA

Zachariah T. Ussery and Mary J. McDaniel
Info on this family from Kathleen Ussery Gonzalez,

Zachariah T. Ussery was born Oct 2, 1848 AL to
Robert J. Ussery, Jr. and Julia. Zachariah died Dec 22, 1913 in Randolph Co., AL. On Nov 27, 1873, possibly in Randolph Co.,
he married Mary J. McDaniel who was born Jan 10, 1853 in AL and died Jan 18, 1930 Randolph Co., AL. They are both buried in the Bacon Level Cemetery.

They had the following children:

  1. Robert L. Ussery b: Oct 1875 mar. Susie Cordelia Henry b. Nov 26, 1884 and died Feb 13, 1962 Randolph Co., AL.
  2. Charley A. Ussery b: Jul 6, 1877 Randolph Co., AL d: Oct 31, 1887 Randolph Co., AL Bacon Level Cemetery
  3. Zachariah Dennis Ussery b: Oct 31, 1879 AL mar.Martha Ada Henry. *2nd Wife: Myrtle Lane
  4. C.B. (Cefus Bural?) Ussery b: Mar 10, 1883 d: Dec 1956 Troup Co., GA- Shadow Lawn Cemetery. On 19 Mar 1905 in Lee Co., AL mar. Jenie Yarborough b: Jan 28, 1881
    Douglas, GA d: Feb 2, 1966
  5. Cora B. Ussery b: Jun 24, 1888 Randolph Co., AL d: Jul 15, 1888 Randolph Co., AL Bacon Level Cemetery
  6. Dera A. Ussery b: Nov 25, 1889 mar. John Hudson
  7. Burrell Leon Ussery b: Jan 1893 mar. Minnie Amelia Wethington

Calvin Jones Ussery and Nancy A. Faulkner
Calvin Jones Ussery was born May 4, 1816 in Richmond Co. NC to Robert Ussery and Mary Chairs. He died on Jul 31, 1884 in Randolph Co., AL. In 1837 in Randolph County he
married Nancy A. Faulkner who was born Dec 22, 1817 in GA. She died Oct 17, 1905 in Randolph Co, AL. They are both buried in the Bacon Level Cemetery.
It is said the the Wehadkee Creek in Roanoke, AL was named so by Calvin, who prior to the Civil War, had settled there. Upon moving to High Shoals, he built facilities for grinding
wheat, carding wool, and tanning leather...the machinery being powered by the shoals. On Calvin's land was built a wooden church having a second story to be used as a Masonic
Hall. (Source: Mel Croft

Calvin and Nancy had the following children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Ussery b: Oct 2, 1862 High Shoals, AL d: Aug 20, 1940 Montgomery, AL mar. Jesse Bealon Weathers in 1878
  2. John Ussery
  3. Martha Ussery b: 1838 mar J.M. Sparks
  4. Emeline Ussery b: 1841 mar. W.S. Mayfield
  5. Thomas F. Ussery
  6. Louisa Ussery b: 1844 Randolph Co., AL mar. W.S. Waller
  7. Nancy P. Ussery b: Jan 8, 1848 Randolph Co. AL d: Jan 29, 1891 Roanoke, AL mar. William Weathers
  8. Calvin J. Ussery, Jr. b: 1849 Randolph Co., AL
  9. William Faulkner Ussery
  10. Millard Filmore Ussery b: Jan 27, 1857 Randolph Co., AL d: Oct 21, 1924 Randolph Co., AL Wedowee Cemetery mar. aura V. Aubrey b: Apr 12, 1866 Heard Co., GA d: Feb
    9, 1917 Randolph Co., AL Wedowee Cemetery m: Sep 27, 1900 Heard Co. GA

Legal Transactions of Calvin Jones Ussery
Sept. 28, 1863: Ephraim Parker and his wife Mary S. of the first part, and Calvin J. Ussery of the second part; for $3000 for a tract of land, W1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sect. 7, Twp 24,
Range 28 and SE 1/4 of Sect. 12, Twp 24, Range 27.

Jan. 16, 1867: William Waller, Chambers County, to C.J. Ussery, Randolph County: $176 owed by Waller for a sorrel mule bought of Ussery; as security mortgages to Ussery a
sorrel mule Elick and a bay mule Jack.

Nov. 20, 1869: T.F. Ussery and wife Mallie E. Ussery of Randolph County for $1400 paid to them. deed to Thompson, etc.
Oct. 1, 1883, Book 70, page 470: By the first day of October 1906, I promise to pay W.F. Ussery $130, and as security I putup the entire crop and one sorrel mare. J.B. Clark.
Mar. 30, 1885, Book 26, page 387: Z.T. Ussery to J.A. Thompson
Feb. 1, 1887, Book 20, page 387: Z.T. Usery to J.A. Thompson, mortgage.
Dec. 6, 1895, Book 24, page 406: "For the natural love and affection we bear to our son Thomas F. Ussery and $1.00 to us paid, we deed the tract of land in Chambers County, W
1/2 of SW1/4 of Sec 7, Twp 24, Range 27, except a certain 8 acres. Calvin J. and Nancy

(Usry Bul. 62 pg 2)

"Before me, John T. Kaylor, Judge of the Probate Court, came Millard F. Ussery and says that the attached exhibit A is a true copy of the last will and testament of CJ Ussry,
deceased, 7 August 1906:

"I, C.J. Ussery, am in my 65th year of age and propose making a trip to Texas, and not being very stout, I appoint Millard F. Ussery and my wife Nancy A. Ussery lawful executors. I
have already given about $500 each to my children. To my son Thomas I give $1200, owing to his being wounded in the late war; to the daughter of my son Calvin I have given
nothing. My executors shall settle on her $1200 of my effects as soon as she becomes of age or married. If I die before my wife does, then this place and premesis shall be her
home during her life of widowhood, and at the expiration of either, there must be an equal division of the money on hand after sales. Ella and Ida McPherson, my granddaughters,
shall if they choose, make my house their home so long as they remain single or conduct themselves ladylike. If available, pay $200 to Callie Ussery, my son Calvin Ussery's
daughter. File 7 August 1906, as a substitute will.. CJ Ussery

Filed 15 August 1884: Millard F. Ussery says that CJ Ussery died at High Shoals, Alabama, on or about the 31sat day of July 1884. Nancy Ann Ussery is the widow. Next of kin are:
Susey Veal, wife of William Veal, High Shoals; Emaline Mayfield, wife of W. S. Mayfield, Roanoke; T.F. Ussery, High Shoals; Louise Waller, wife of W.S. Waller, Roanoke; Nannie
Weathers, wife of William Weathers, High Shoals; W.F. Ussery, High Shoals; J.R. Ussery, High Shoals; Betty Weathers, wife of I.B. Weathers, High Shoals (all over 21 years of age);
Callie Ussery, daughter of Calvin Ussery, who was ason of the testatee and is now dead; said Callie under 21 years.

Admitted to probate Sept. 1884. The legatees agrees to waive rights of citation of the substitute will.

Deposition by M.F. Ussery, concerning the will of C.J. Ussery, deceased. Heirs:

  • T.F. Ussery
  • W.F. Ussery
  • M.F. Ussery
  • J.R. Ussery
  • Louise Waller
  • Pearl Lance
  • Bettie Weathers
  • Callie Vinson
  • J.C. Mayfield
  • Dicia Pittman
  • Mollie Dunkin

Thomas F. Ussery and Mollie E. Hudson
Information on Thomas F. Ussery family was provided by "Sandi Hugg"

Thomas F. Ussery was born to
Calvin Jones Ussery and Nancy Faulkner. Thomas was born in 1844 and died in 1926. During the Civil War he served in the 14th Alabama
Infantry, Company F. On 18 May 1865 he married Mary E. Hudson in Chambers Co., AL. Mollie was born 7 May 1843 in Chambers Co., AL. to Cicero Demosthenes Hudson and
Matilda Beadles. (Her obituary follows below) Both are buried in the Cedarwood Cemetery in Randolph County. Thomas' headstone reads:
TOMBSTONE - Ussery, Thomas F.1843-1926
CO F 14 AL INF CSA Confederate Iron Cross

Thomas and Mollie had the following known children:

  • Thomas Cleveland Ussery
  • Hudson T. Ussery
  • Olive Ussery
  • Medora L. Ussery
  • Novella F. Ussery
  • Eula A. Ussery


The Roanoke Leader, Wednesday, January 1926:
Mr. Thos. F. Ussery was taken very ill Monday night at his home near High Shoals. He is very low this morning.

--- WEHADKEE News Jan. 11th
Sorry to report that
Mr. Thos. F. Ussery is very low and is not expected to live many days.

--- Tom Ussery was called this morning to the bedside of his father Mr. T.F. Ussery near Springfield, whose death at any time would be no surprise.

--- NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, January 27, 1926

(Note: the left side of this front page was not scanned well so difficult to transcribe)

Thomas F. Ussery died last ?? at the home of his daughter Mrs. R.T. Young of Springfield. He was in his ??-third year and had been at the point of death for a week or more. He
was a brother of Mr. ?? Ussery and a father of Mr. Tom C. Ussery, both of Roanoke. After funeral services conducted by Dr. Hines and attended by a large company of friends and
relatives, the remains were brought to Roanoke and interred by the side of the wife who died many years ago. Mr. Ussery spent practically all of his life in this county. He was a
resident of Bacon Level beat and lived many years at High Shoals. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army and for many years was adjutant of the local Confederate veterans
camp. In early life he became a member of the Baptist church.


We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who were so kind and thoughtful during the illness and death of our father and we especially thank the Methodist Missionary Society
and the Belle Bennett Circle and the mother's class of the Methodist church for the beautiful flowers sent.

  • Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Young (Eula Ussery)
  • Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Ussery
  • Mr. and Mrs. W.I. Payne
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Green
  • Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Ussery

- Mollie E. Ussery & Mrs. Edwin O'Neal Author: William Fischer Date: 5 Nov 2000 12:00 PM GMT - Surnames: USSERY, O'NEAL -Classification: Obituary


Last Thursday [14 Aug 1919] the remains of two wives and mothers were interred in the [Cedarwood] cemetery of this city [Roanoke] -- Mrs. Thomas F. USSERY and Mrs. Edwin H.
O'NEAL. The former died at her home in this city Wednesday afternoon. At 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon services were held in honor of the memory of the deceased in the First
Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Claude OREAR, in the absence of the pastor Dr. RUCKER, who arrived in time to take charge of the services at the grave.

Mrs. [Mollie E.] USSERY [7 May 1843--14 Aug 1919] was born in Chambers county over 76 years ago. She united with the Baptist church at Bacon Level at 20 years of age and was
a devoted member. She was the mother of seven children, and of these is survived by Messrs. T. [Tom] C. USSERY [25 Aug 1886--25 Sep 1950], H.[Hudson] T. USSERY AND
Mesdames O.[Olive] L. GREEN, M.[Medora] L. PAYNE, J. R. GREEN [Novella F. USSERY], 18 Sep 1872--19 Feb 1927] and R. T. [Eula A. USSERY] YOUNG, besides the aged
father and husband [T. F. USSERY, 1843--1926]. In her long and faithful life she contributed much to the world.

Mrs. O'NEAL died at her home in Lineville Wednesday night. The remains were brought to Roanoke and rested in the home of Mrs. C. C. O'NEAL [Leona W. O'NEAL, 3 Oct 1849--
14 Mar 1920] till the services were held in the Methodist church at 4 o'clock the afternoon of Thursday. The pastor was in charge. Besides the husband Mrs. O'NEAL leaves one
son and one daughter, Cloyt O'NEAL and Mrs. Roy PROCTOR. She had been in delicate health for years.

This death was the occasion of the third funeral party to proceed from this residence in nineteen weeks, the first being that of Private George Glenn O'NEAL [1 Sep 1891--3 Apr
1919], and eight weeks later that of the father, Rev. C. [Carroll] C. O'NEAL [6 Sep 1852--29 May 1919]. All three died on Thursday, and no other funeral services were conducted
from the Methodist church during the interim from the first to the last mentioned. Thus has this family been pecularily [sic] affected.

Medora L. Ussery and Basil Hoke
Medora L. Ussery was born May 1872 in AL to Thomas F. Ussery in AL . She died 23 Feb 1947 in Jefferson Co., AL. She married Basil Hoke born Apr 1862 in Va. They had the
following known children:
Dora IIva Hoke        b: Nov 1895 in GA        
Mary Carry Hoke        b: Dec 1896 in GA        
Basil N. Hoke        b: 1901 in AL
Medora married a second time to William I. Payne on 14 Feb 1919 in Randolph Co., AL.

Info provided by "Sandi Hugg"
Marriage of W. I. Payne and M. L. Hoke, Randolph, Alabama


Last Friday [Feb 14, 1919] morning at nine o'clock, at her home on White Street [in Roanoke], Mrs. M. L. HOKE was married to Mr. W. I. PAYNE, a well known citizen of the Mount
Olive community. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. BROCK and was witnessed by a number of friends and relatives of the esteemed contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs.
PAYNE repaired shortly after the ceremony to their home in North Chambers [county].

[From The Roanoke Leader (Randolph County, Alabama), 19 Feb 1919, p.1]
Randolph County Al Archives News.....Newspaper abstracts for JULY 1905 Mrs. Dora L. Hoke and three children of Opelika are visiting relatives in Roanoke.
Randolph County Al Archives News.....Newspaper abstracts of JUNE 1914
Mrs. H. Ellis Powell will return to her home in Opelika Friday after a visit to her mother Mrs. Medora L. Hoke on Rock Mills street.
Randolph County Al Archives News.....Newspaper abstracts for JANUARY 1918
Basil Hoke and James A. Bramblett of this city, left Monday for Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., reporting for duty, having enlisted in the cavalry branch of the army service. Both are under-
age and have volunteered. Mr. Hoke was a member of the mechanical force of the Leader when he cast his lot with Uncle Sam's forces.
Randolph County A lArchives News.....Newspaper abstracts for MAY 1919
Musician Basil N. Hoke of the 11th Cavalry Band at Fort Myer, Va., is visiting his mother Mrs. W.I. Payne on Route 1.

1900 United States Federal Census Record - Texas, Heard, Georgia
Basil Hoke 38  - (Apr 1862)  - VA - married 7 years - Clerk
Dora L Hoke 28 - (May 1872) - AL- married 7 years  
Ilva Hoke 4  - daughter - (Nov 1895) - GA
Carry Hoke 3  - daughter - (Dec 1896) - GA

1910 United States Federal Census Record - Opelika Ward 1, Lee, Alabama
Basil Hoke 47  - VA - - married 17 years - Insurance Agent
Medora Hoke 40 - AL - married 17 years
Dora I Hoke 14 0 - AL - daughter
Mary C Hoke 13  - AL - daughter
Basil N Hoke 9  - AL - son

1920 United States Federal Census Record - Pearson Cross Roads, Chambers, Alabama
William I Payne 71 - GA
Medora L Payne 49 - AL

1930 United States Federal Census Record - Pearsons Cross Roads, Chambers, Alabama
William I Payne 81  - GA
Medora L Payne 60 - AL

No knowledge of  what happened to Basil Hoke
Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record
about Medora L Payne
Name: Medora L Payne
Death Date: 23 Feb 1947  
Death County: Jefferson  
Volume: 10  
Certificate: 4805  
Roll: 5  

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record - Not sure if this is him, but it is same county where she died
about William Payne
Name: William Payne
Death Date: Dec 1929  
Death County: Jefferson  
Volume: 61  
Roll: 3  
Page #: 30481   

Novella F. Ussery and John R. Green
Novella F. Ussery was born 18 Sep 1872 to Thomas F. Ussery in AL . She died 19 Feb 1927 in Randolph Co., AL. She married John R. Green, born 21 Aug 1864 in AL. He died 15
Feb 1940 in Randolph Co., AL. They had the following known children:

Cora E. Green        b: Mar 1890 in AL        
Bela E. Green        b: Dec 1894 in AL        
Almone H. Green        b: Oct 1896 in AL        
Evie L Green        b: Dec 1899 in AL        
Nettie O Green        b: 1902 in AL        
John Handley Green        b: 1904 in AL        
Leon Green        b: 1910 in AL        
Fred U. Green        b: 1916 in AL        

Info provided by "Sandi Hugg"

1870 US Census: A J GREEN - ALABAMA, PIKE, TROY P O - Age 32; Male; White; Born GA
Green, A J Farmer
Green, Mary  Age 26; H. K.; Born GA
Green, Andrew Age 8; at school; Born AL
Green, Roxy Age 4; at school; Born AL
Green, Mary E Age ?; blank, Born AL
Gray, Nancy Age 18; H. K. Born AL

Green, John R - Head - Aug 1864 in AL - Farmer
Novella F. - Wife - Sep 1872 in AL
Cora E - Daughter - Mar 1890 in AL
Bela E - Daughter - Dec 1894 in AL
Almone H. - Son - Oct 1896 in AL
Evie L - Daughter - Dec 1899 in AL

1910 United States Federal Census Record - Precinct 6, Randolph, Alabama (Apr 15, 1910)
John R Green 45 - AL - Tax Collector
Novella F Green 37 - AL
Almond H Green 14 - AL
Evie L Green 11 - AL
Nettie O Green 8  - AL
John H Green 6  - AL
Leon G Green 8/12 - AL

1920 United States Federal Census Record - High Shoals, Randolph, Alabama
John R Green 55  - AL - Farmer
Novella F Green 47  - AL
Hanley Green 16 - AL - Farm Laborer
Leon Green 10  - AL - Farm Laborer
Fred U Green 4  - AL

1930 United States Federal Census Record - High Shoals, Randolph, Alabama - Apr 11, 1930
Handley Green 26 - Head
Alma Green 22 - Wife
John R Green 65 - Father
Fred Green 14  - Brother
Mollie Green 11/12 - Daughter

NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS FROM "THE ROANOKE LEADER", Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama for AUGUST 1909

NEWSPAPER issue of Wednesday, August 4, 1909 WEHADKEE News July 26th
A twelve pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Green last Friday. [July 23, 1909]

Miscellaneous Newspaper Notices from "The News and Banner", Franklin, Heard County, Georgia of FEBRUARY 1940
NEWSPAPER Issue of Friday, February 23, 1940: HOME NEWS, GOSSIP
Mr. John Green, prominent Randolph countian and brother of J.L.B. Green, formerly of this county, died the past week.

File at:

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record
about Novala F. Green
Name: Novala F. Green
Death Date: Feb 1927  
Death County: Randolph  
Volume: 12  
Roll: 2  
Page #: 5770

Township 20, Range 13, Section 8
Randolph County, Alabama

From State Hwy 22 in Roanoke take County Road 87 North to Big Springs. Take County Road 65 West about 1/4 mile. Cemetery is on the right.

Green, John R.      Aug 21, 1864    Feb 15, 1940    (Mason)
Green, Novella F. Ussery    Sep 18, 1872    Feb 19, 1927    Wife of John R. Green
Operated a store in Omaha, Randolph Co. AL, was a farmer and a carpenter. He served as tax collector.

Hudson T. Ussery and wife M.E.
Info provided by "Sandi Hugg"
Hudson T. Ussery was born 13 Feb 1878 in AL to Thomas F. Ussery . He died 04 Jan 1953 in Randolph Co., AL.. Nothing is known about his wife except what is provided in the
census records.

1880 United States Federal Census Record - Bursons, Randolph, Alabama [April 10, 1880]

Thomas Ussery 37  Head
M. E. Ussery 37  Head
O. L. Ussery 12  daughter
N. V. Ussery 9   daughter
M. L. Ussery 8  daughter
Hudsen Ussery 3  - son
Ula Ussery 3M  - daughter

USSERY, THOMAS F (1900 U.S. Census) ALABAMA , RANDOLPH, BURSONS Age: 57, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: AL Series: T623 Roll: 37 Page: 72

Thomas F. Ussery - Head - Jul 1843 AL
Mary - Wife - May 1843 AL
Hudson T - Son - Feb 1878 AL
Eula A - Daughter - Jan 1880 AL
Thomas C - Son - Aug 1886 AL

USSERY, THOMAS (1910 U.S. Census) ALABAMA , RANDOLPH, 12-PCT - Series: T624 Roll: 31 Page: 240

USSERY, THOMAS - Age: 66, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: AL - Farmer
              Mary E - Wife - Age 67
              Hudson T - Son -Age 33 - Farmhand

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Hudson T Ussery - nearest relative = Limmer Ussery
Name: Hudson T Ussery
City: Wehadkee  
County: Randolph  
State: Alabama  
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1878  
Race: White  
Roll: 1509436  

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record
about Hudson T Ussery
Name: Hudson T Ussery
Death Date: 04 Jan 1953  
Death County: Randolph  
Volume: 9  
Certificate: 4338  
Roll: 6

[These two were paired together in the index]
Ussery  , Lemmer Y.         Aug 8, 1895 Jan 5, 1978   
Ussery  , Hudson T.         Feb 13. 1878    Jan 4, 1953

Unable to find in 1920 and 1930 census.

Olive L. Ussery and Andrew Jackson Gideon Green
Info provided by "Sandi Hugg"

Olive L. Ussery was born 1868 in AL d: Jun 1942 in Sweetwater, TX. She was the daughter of Thomas F. Ussery . She married Andrew Jackson Gideon Green who was born 1862 in
AL and died 29 Jan 1934 in Hale, Texas. They had the following known children:

Mary Maude Green        b: Feb 1885 in AL        
Lura Green        b: Sep 1886 in AL        
Frank Green        b: Dec 1888 in TX        
Lela Green        b: Feb 1891 in TX        
Era Green        b: Mar 1892 in TX        
Carl Green        b: Jan 1898 in TX        
Charles H. Green        b: Oct 1899 in TX        
Pearl Green        b: 1902 in TX        
Eula Green        b: 1903 in TX        
Esther Green        b: 1916 in TX        
Loyd Green        b: 1918 in TX     

1870 US Census:  A J GREEN - ALABAMA, PIKE, TROY P O - Age 32; Male; White; Born GA
Green, A J Farmer
Green, Mary  Age 26; H. K.; Born GA
Green, Andrew Age 8; at school; Born AL
Green, Roxy Age 4; at school; Born AL
Green, Mary E Age ?; blank, Born AL
Gray, Nancy Age 18; H. K. Born AL

1880 United States Federal Census Record - Bursons, Randolph, Alabama [April 10, 1880]
Thomas Ussery 37  Head
M. E. Ussery 37  Head
O. L. Ussery 12  daughter
N. V. Ussery 9   daughter
M. L. Ussery 8  daughter
Hudsen Ussery 3  - son
Ula Ussery 3M  - daughter

GREEN, Andrew J - Head - Farmer
          Olive - Wife - Age 32
           Mary Maude - Feb 1885 - Age 15  Born AL
           Lura - Sep 1886 - Age 13  Born AL
           Frank - Dec 1888 - Age 11  Born TX  
           Lela - Feb 1891 - Age 9  Born TX
           Era - Mar 1892 - Age 8  Born TX
           Carl - Jan 1898 - Age 2  Born TX  
           Charles - Oct 1899 - Age 7/12  TX      

GREEN, Andrew J - Farm Laborer
            Olive - Wife - Age 51
             Era - Daughter - Age 27  Born Texas
             Pearl - Daughter - Age 18  Born Texas
             Eula - Daughter - Age 17  Born Texas
             Esther - Daughter - Age 14  Born Texas
             Loyd - Son - Age 12  Born Texas

  GREEN, Andrew D - Head - 1862
                Olive L - Wife - 1868
                 Era - Daughter - 1893
                 Eula J - Daughter - 1903
                  Charlie H - Son/Head Age 30
                  Merle - Daughter-in-law/Wife - Age 27
                 Charline - Granddaughter/Daughter - Age ? (Living)

Abernathy Weekly Review June 4, 1942

Funeral rites were conducted at the Baptist church here Friday afternoon for Mrs. A. J. Green, about 74, who died at Sweetwater Wednesday of last week. Rev. C. C. Griffith, Olton
Baptish pastor, officiated, and was assisted by Rev. J. Frank Nix, local Baptist pastor, and Rev. C. J. Mc Carty, Lubbock Baptist minister. Burial was in Abernathy cemetery.

Mrs. Green lived with her family on a farm north of town several years ago. Included in the list of survivors are 10 children. Her husband died several years ago.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Record
Name: A. J. Green [full name is Andrew Jackson Gideon Green - to distinguis him from his father A.J. Green in Roanoke Alabama, they often called him "Gid"]. Death Date: 29 Jan
1934 Death County: Hale Certificate: 23616

Hope this helps and makes sense. Let me know if you have questions. I am a descendant of Olive L Ussery and Andrew Jackson Gideon Green. I hope to put together a book on
their descendants. I have done extensive research on this family. Sandi Hugg Abilene, Texas

Thomas Cleveland Ussery and Beulah Duff
Thomas Cleveland Ussery was born 25 Aug 1884 in Randolph County. His parents were Thomas F. Ussery and Mollie Hudson Ussery. He died 25 Sep 1950 in Randolph Co., AL.
He served in WWI and listed his himself as single with nearest living relative as his mother, Mollie Ussery.

Beulah was born 14 Jan 1886 in TN. She is listed in the 1900 Federal Census, Loudon, TN living with her parents J. John Duff (b. Feb 1842 TN) and Eliza Duff (b. Mar 1846- KY)
and siblings Robert 29, James 26, Emma 23, Nora 19, Beaulah 14 and H. Frank Duff age 10.

In several issues of THE ROANOKE LEADER newspaper, the following social news was printed:

Mar. 23, 1921: Mrs. T.C. Ussery received a wire message Tuesday announcing that her father Mr. J. J. Duff, aged 88 years, was critically ill at his home in Lenoir City, Tenn. Mrs.
Ussery left shortly afterward by automobile enroute to her father's bedside. Later, a second message announced Mr. Duff's death.

Nov 7, 1923: Mrs. Thos. C. Ussery is enjoying a visit from her mother Mrs. Duff and the former's sister, Mrs. W.F. Richey who are returning from a visit to Texas to their home in
Lenoir City, TN.

Sept 1924: Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Ussery left Sunday in their car to carry the latter's mother Mrs. Duff to her home in Lenoir City, Tenn., who had been visiting them quite a while.

Nov 9, 1927: Curtis Duff of Dallas, Texas is spending a few days with his aunt, Mrs. T.C. Ussery.

Eula A. Ussery and Robert T. Young
Eula A. Ussery was born Jan 1880 to Thomas F. Ussery and Mollie/Mary Hudson Ussery. She married Robert T. Young (31 Mar 1872-06 Mar 1958). The following information was
provided by Sandi Hugg

1910 United States Federal Census Record - Home in 1910: Precinct 5, Randolph, Alabama [April 1910]
Robert T Young 38  - AL - Head - Farmer
Eula A Young 30 - AL - Wife
Gladys Young 6/12 - AL - Daughter
Drucilla Young 72 - GA - Mother - widow - mother of 9 children

1920 United States Federal Census Record -  High Shoals, Randolph, Alabama
Robert T Young 48  - AL - Head
Eula Young 41 - AL - Wife
Gladis Young 10 - AL - Daughter
Roy Young 7 - AL - Son
John W Brand 61  - Boarder

1930 United States Federal Census Record - High Shoals, Randolph, Alabama
Bob Young 57  - AL - Head - age at 1st marriage = 34
Eula Young 49 - AL - Wife - age at 1st marriage = 26
Roy Young 17 - AL - Son

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record
about Eula A Young
Name: Eula A Young
Death Date: 18 Mar 1958  
Death County: Randolph  
Volume: 16  
Certificate: 7720  
Roll: 6
Township 20, Range 13, Section 8
Randolph County, Alabama
From State Hwy 22 in Roanoke take County Road 87 North to Big Springs. Take County Road 65 West about 1/4 mile. Cemetery is on the right.

Young, Robert   Jan 1, 1835     Apr 17, 1900
Young, Mary D.  Nov 23, 1837        Jul 31, 1913
Young, Robert T.    Mar 31, 1872        Mar 6, 1958
Young, Eula A.  Jan 6, 1880     Mar 18, 1958

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record
about Robert T Young
Name: Robert T Young
Death Date: 06 Mar 1958  
Death County: Randolph  
Volume: 16  
Certificate: 7722  
Roll: 6  

William Faulkner Ussery and Susan Clopton Fowler
William Faulkner Ussery was born Dec. 23, 1851 in Randolph County, AL to Calvin Jones Ussery and Nancy A. Faulkner.. He died Jan 1930 in Randolph Co., Alabama. On Dec. 14,
1875 in Bell County, TX, he married Susan Fowler Clopton, who was born in 1859. There were two known children born to this couple:

Lelia Lena Ussery b: Abt. 1878
Gordon Clopton Ussery

NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS FROM "THE ROANOKE LEADER", Roanoke, Randolph County, AL NEWSPAPER issue of Wednesday, December 24, 1913

After long and weary waiting, Mrs. W.F. Ussery [Susan Clopton Fowler] was called from her sufferings here to the rest that awaits the good, beyond the bounds of life "where we lay
our burdens down."

An an early hour Sunday morning [December 21, 1913] the spirit of the devoted wife and mother broke the bands that bound it to the tenement of clay and left to weep beside the
mortal remains a husband, a daughter, Mrs. J.P. Seroyer, a son Gordon C. Ussery and many other relatives and countless friends. These had watched patiently, tenderly over her
through long months of wasting illness, following her with longing eyes and helpless hands to the river's brink.

By every token possible, friends sought to show their interest and sympathy. A large concourse was present at the Baptist church at 10 o'clock Monday morning to attend the
funeral rites. Beautiful flowers and other evidences of love were to be seen. The songs, the prayers, the eulogies touch every heart. The pastor, Dr. Rucker, was assisted in the
service by Dr. Dobbs.

Mrs. Ussery's life had touched not only her family, her church, her community for good, but also blessed the lives of many traveling men to whom she acted the part of a gracious
host all through the years she and her husband were engaged in the hotel business in Roanoke.

Mrs. Ussery was a woman of great energy and was noted for her large hearted charity. She was for thirty-five years a loyal member of the Baptist church but her good deeds were
not limited by denominational bounds. This was beautifully attested in a personal experience related by Dr. Dobbs in his tribute of respect paid to the dead.

In deeds of mercy, in words of cheer, in the lives of loved ones, she lives, and though her tired body rests, her works abide.

Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Record
about Wm. Faulkner Ussery
Name: Wm. Faulkner Ussery
Death Date: Jan 1930  
Death County: Randolph  
Volume: 10  
Roll: 3  
Page #: 4529  
See Bell Co., TX for land transactions.

Descendants of Gordon Clopton Ussery and Annie Lydia Wright
(Addition information provided by Leon E. "Butch" Cooper, Jr. Thanks Butch!!)

Gordon Clopton Ussery was born Jun 29, 1895 in Roanoke, Alabama to William Faulkner Ussery and Susan Clopton Fowler. He died in 1964. Gordon was a doctor all of his life in
Roanoke, but died relatively young. His first wife was Annie Lydia Wright who was born in 1903 Roanoke, Alabama and died in 1995. She was the daughter of the founder of the
local textile mill and a very highly regarded English teacher at Handley High School.

Their children were:
Alma Worrell Ussery b: Mar 2, 1929 Roanoke, AL d: 1988 Married Melbourne Warren Croft.
Susanne Ussery married John Schuessler
Gordon Clopton Ussery, Jr.

Descendants of Gordon Clopton Ussery, Jr and Sallie McDonald

Eizabeth Ussery mar. Mr. McElroy
Lydia Ussery mar. Mr. Cowart
Gordon C. Ussery III
Gordon Clopton Ussery, Jr. born ca. 1939, died Wed., Jan. 28, 1998 at University Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He is survived by his second wife Patricia Green Ussery. (First wife
and mother of all the children was Sallie McDonald of Roanoke, AL) Surviving children are: Elizabeth Ussery McElroy; Lydia Ussery Cowart; Gordon C. Ussery III and one sister
Suzanne Ussery Schuessler. Two grandchildren also survive. He was Chief of Staff and Surgery at Randolph County Hospital for many years. Member of American Medical
Association and the American College of Surgeons. Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Roanoke and a member of the Kiwanis Club. His home was in Roanoke all his life. Buried in
Cedarwood Cemetary, Roanoke, AL.

He was President of Handley High School class of 1956.

(Information provided by Jesse Cunningham

Mastin Ussery and Elizabeth Fowler
Mastin Ussery was born about 1800 in Montgomery Co, NC. He died about 1868 in Hardeman Co, TN. (see Will) He is buried in the Ussery Cemetery near Middleburg, TN. On Oct.
1, 1818, in Davidson Co., TN he married Elizabeth Fowler, born 1803 in Tennessee and died after 1860. Their children:

William F. March Ussery
Pernina Emily Ussery mar. John P. Pegram
Deborah Ussery mar. William J. Pegram *2nd Husband of Deborah Ussery: William A. Dunn
Sterling H. Ussery mar. Mary A. Winham
Martha M. Ussery mar. John C. Poarch
Elizabeth Ussery mar. Elijah S. Exum
Minerva Ann Ussery mar. Joseph N. Dunn
Samuel Ussery mar. Nancy E. Prichard
Nancy F. Ussery mar. Gilford G. Windham
Eliza Jane Ussery mar. James H. Fulghum
John J. Ussery
Mary Ann Ussery mar. James H. Fulghum
Thomas Ussery

William Dorsey Ussery and Sarah Everett
See Richmond Co., N.C.

Descendant John Ussery

William Dorsey Ussery was born Nov 14, 1811 in Richmond Co, NC to Robert Ussery and Mary Chairs. He died Jan 21, 1892 in Rockingham, NC and is buried in the Ussery Cem. .
He married Sarah Everett who was born Aug 9, 1814 in Richmond Co, NC and died Mar 18, 1888 in Richmond Co, NC . She is buried in the EastSide Cem. in Rockingham Co., NC.
Their children:

Ella Roberta Ussery b: Sep 8, 1855 d: Jun 8, 1940 in Richmond Co, NC EastSide Cem.
Martha C. Ussery mar. Stephen Thomas Cooper Nov. 1 1874 Richmond Co., NC. [Believed to have been his third wife]
Mary J. Ussery
Sallie Ussery
Sarah A. Ussery
William F. "Willie" Ussery
John Calvin Ussery
Robert Franklin Ussery b: Sep 4, 1840 in Richmond County, NC d: Apr 22, 1854 in Richmond Co, NC Ussery Cem.

John Calvin Ussery and Catherine Covington

See Richmond Co., N.C.

John Calvin Ussery was born Sept, 22, 1838 in Richmond Co., NC to William Dorsey and Sarah Everett. He died Oct 28, 1912 in Richmond Co, NC. He married Catherine Covington
who was born Aug 7, 1843 in Richmond County, NC and died Jan 27, 1912 in Richmond Co, NC. They were buried in the Ussery Cemetery, Grassy Isle, N.C.

They had the following children:
Robert Lee Ussery
Sally Ussery +? Wylos *2nd Husband of Sally Ussery: Mr.Floyd
Fanny Ussery b: Oct 17, 1868 d: Bef. Feb 1925 in Marlboro Co., SC Tatum Cemetery mar. L.C. Stanton b: Mar 30, 1866 d: Dec 21, 1923 in Marlboro Co., SC Tatum Cemetery
Lucy Ussery
Mary Ussery
William Thomas Ussery b: Aug 16, 1884 in Richmond Co., NC mar. Odessa McManus b: 1890 d: Oct 11, 1962 in Scotland Co., NC
Benjamin C. Ussery b: Dec 16, 1875 d: Apr 9, 1951 in Richmond Co, NC Eastside Cemetery mar. Pearl Huggins b: Aug 5, 1890 d: Feb 1, 1982 in Richmond Co, NC Eastside

John Ussery has generously contributed his research on the 23rd North Carolina Infantry; The Pee Dee Guards. His 2nd Great Grandfather, John Calvin Ussery, was a member of
that unit for the entire course of the Civil War. The information contains a transcript of a letter written home by him on May 18, 1963 in which a number of names of Richmond
County residents are mentioned. Perhaps this will assist others in their research.
John Calvin Ussery [9/22/1838 - 10/28/1912], son of William Dorsey and Sarah Curtis Everett Ussery, enlisted in "D" Company of the 23rd NC Infantry - "The Pee Dee Guards" on
May 30, 1861 as a Corporal. Military records show he was reduced in rank to Private on May 10, 1862, but no reason for this has been found.

John was captured at the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia on May 31, 1862 and was taken to Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was transferred from Fort Monroe to Fort Delaware,
Delaware on June 5, 1962. He was paroled from Fort Delaware on October 5, 1862 and exchanged on October 20, 1862. During this confinement, John had been reported as killed
in action and his family was notified of his death. The following is an excerpt from the book "History of the Pee Dee Guards" by H. C. Wall: "Among the severely wounded were:
Benson Ledbetter, Steve Webb, and Ed Moorman, Wesley Dawkins, John Covington, Mike Scott, Charles Powell and Angus Morrison were wounded - not badly. Among the
captured were Parks Chappell and John Ussery. After the battle John Ussery was numbered among the dead, and such information communicated to his friends at home, the
mistake arising from the statement of some one that his body had been seen lying on the field; so that a few weeks afterwards John, having been released from prison, made his
appearance in camp again, great was the trepidation of his friends who could hardly now believe that is was not a ghost but the venerable John".

Records show John was promoted to Sergeant Major and transferred to the field staff of "D" Company on January 1, 1864. During the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 12,
1864, John was wounded in the hip. He was reported as absent due to his wounds until December of 1864.John was present as the surrender of Lee at the Appomattox Courthouse
in 1865. After taking the oath of allegiance, he, as other Confederate soldiers where allowed to go home. With the train system destroyed and having no horses for transportation,
he and others were left to walk home. As John was walking back through Virginia, he came upon a farmer. While visiting with the farmer, they both discovered that they were both
Masons. The farmer then gave John a mule which John rode back to Richmond County, North Carolina. He eventually settled in the Black Jack District of Richmond County where
he farmed and also served as a Justice of the Peace.

The following letter was sent to John's parents, notifying him of his death, when he had in fact, been taken prisoner of war. My research has not determined how the family was
finally notified that he was alive:

"Killed on the 31st day of May, 1862 in the battle of the Chickahominy, John Calvin Ussery and William H. McKeithan, members of Company "D". 23rd Regiment, North Carolina
troops. Resolved that in their deaths, two of our brothers in arms have been taken from our ranks, whose love for their native South and devotion to her cause prompted them to
step forth among the first to respond to her call for aid in this great struggle and from that period up to the hour of their deaths. There were none more true, none more dauntless
than they. They were ever ready and willing to perform all their duties in camp, and when the hour came to meet the enemy face to face in deadly conflict, they were to be seen in
the front ranks, gallantly struggling for independence, until they fell with many kindred spirits, a sacrifice to liberty". Resolved that with their many noble acts the memory of their
many good and amiable qualities as friends and companions - which had won the esteem of all who knew them, will be ever cherished by their friends and Crusaders and while we
are sadly grieved to part with them, we see and acknowledge the workings of our omnipotent God and bow submissively to His will. Resolved that we extend our sympathies to their
grief stricken and bereaved parents and relations, whose fond hopes and bright aspirations for the future have been so suddenly crushed in this their time of sorrow. Resolved that
a copy of these resolutions be sent to the parents of each and to the Fayetteville Observer and North Carolina Presbyterian with a request that they be published. C.P. Powell,
Chairman COMMITTEE John W. Covington John W. Garrett John G. McKeithan Jasham Russ L. T. Everett Camp near Richmond, Virginia June 22, 1862

John wrote a letter home to his father on May 18, 1863. This letter contains the names of a number of Richmond County residents who were also serving in the Pee Dee Guards.

Camp 23rd, N.C. Troop
Near Guiniay, Station, Va.
Friday, May 8th, 1863
W.D. Ussery

Dear Father,
I take this first opportunity of writing to you since the close of the last great battle on the Rappahannock, which closed on Wednesday morning, by retreat of the enemy across the
river which was commenced the preceding day.

I have very much to be thankful for - having gone through the heaviest of every fight in which our wing of the army was engaged with - not being touched, not even so much as by a
spint ball, and stood the hard marching, fatigue and exposure without any serious inconvenience. My only damage is a slight lameness in my left ankle caused by my shoe heel
wearing off on the outside, which is now nearly well.

I am very sorry that I Can't say so much for all the company - three of them fell on the battlefield, among them one of my best friends, Lieutenant Knight, than whom no better or
cleverer man ever gave his life to his country's cause. Kenneth McKenzie and Malcolm Morrison also fell - martyrs to the cause; many others have been wounded, how many is not
certainly known yet as some have not been seen or heard from since last Sunday. So far three are known to have been killed; nine wounded, all living yet, and four missing. The
missing are Charley Smith, Tom Smith, Donohoe, Bryant, and Walker, a conscript. The two Smiths are supposed to have been taken prisoners; Bryant and' Donohoe now - Bryant
has just come in and brings us news of Donohoe too. They will both be court-martialed. Of all the wounded none are seriously hurt except Everender McDonald and his wounds are
feared dangerous, they are in the side and arm. Three conscripts are also severely wounded; two of them probably mortally. The slightly wounded are Bob Webb, Bill Covington
and Hugh McLean, all very slightly. I forgot to mention Sip Hart; he is wounded too, how I don't know. The conscripts generally fought splendidly at which I was, I acknowledge,
somewhat surprised. The regiment did even better than before and has added fresh Laurels to it's already glorious wreath, and now has a reputation second to none in Jackson's
Corps, which everyone knows is the best in the service. I suppose you will have heard of the severe wounds "Old Stonewall" received before this reaches you, and I am sorry that I
shall have to confirm it. He has lost one arm in consequence of a wound by a minie ball, near the elbow. I hope that he may soon recover.

I will try and give you an account of the battles on the left wing, where we were engaged, of the fighting on the right I have learned but little, although we came directly through the
field in returning to camp.

I have made a small map of the country over which the two armies fought which may probably give you a better idea of the situation you gather from the newspapers.

On Wednesday morning the 29th of April, we were ordered to march to Hamilton's Crossing, a point on the rail-road four miles below Fredericksburg where the wagon road from
Port Royal crosses the rail-road. The enemy had crossed the river in considerable force there and were forming in front of the fortifications not more than two miles if so much from
us as we lay behind the fortifications on the hillside. We could plainly see them coming down to the river on the opposite side, and crossing through after getting over, they were hid
by the high bank near the river. We commenced the fight by shelling their adjoining column on the other side of the river which confused them terribly. They replied to our battery
and for a few hours we had quite a warm time. We remained there quietly until Thursday morning, three o'clock when we were hurriedly roused and ordered to prepare for a march
- in a few minutes we were moving up the river leaving Fredericksburg three miles to our right and striking the plank road that leads from that place in Orange County North
Carolina. At that point about four miles from Fredericksburg we found that troops had gone before us a formed a line of battle crossing the plank road and extending to the right
and resting on the river, and were fortifying. Our column pushed up the road, across the line of battle for the purpose of finding out the position of the enemy, I suppose, and to
deceive him too - lead him to expect the attack from that quarter.

We found the enemy on both sides of the plank and they gave back on our approach to the north or river side of the road, fighting as they want, but offering no serious resistance
to our advance, evidently wishing to draw us on until we reached a point, about four miles this side of Chancellorsville and six above Fredericksburg, when they seemed determined
to stand, but they were driven before us after hard fighting for two miles and a half to a dirt road, called the "Nine Road" breaks off to the left going in the direction of Gordonsville,
about a mile further a plank road breaks off to the left too, going to Gordonsville also, the main plank keeping directly up the river. We halted and rested for the night, when the
mine road turns off. Next morning, we were up and moving early (Iverson's Brigade) our regiment in advance, marching in columns of fours. General Iversen in the lead with his
glass looking ahead as he went. We got on quietly enough until we got to where the plank road turns off to the left, where the main plank road inclines to the right. The enemy had
planted a battery right in the form which was entirely concealed from sight by the thick growth with which the whole country is covered. We got in less then one hundred yards of the
battery before we thought of danger. The alarm was given by the pickets who fired into us and then ran for their lives. I was marching with my head down, not thinking of danger
when I heard the first gun fired I was considerably startled, as was everybody else. I looked ahead and saw their pickets in the edge of the woods, firing. They fired but one volley,
but by some means one gun went off before the rest, which gave us the alarm, and there was scarcely a moment between the first gun and the volley, every man was flat on his belly
so that they overshot us and hurt no one. Every man seemed instinctively to understand the trap they were in and to be aware of our great danger, so as soon as the volley of
musketry ceased we jumped out of the road into the woods to get shelter of the timber; when the men all fell in the road I came upon my knees only for I saw the Yankees plainly
enough and intended having shot at them, but I had taken the cap off the night before and put a piece of cork on its place to keep the rain from wetting it, as a light shower was
falling. This prevented my getting a chance at them for before I could cap my gun, the man in front of me had risen from the ground and was in the way. I then followed suit and
made for the woods with the rest of them. And 'twas well that we got there as soon as we did for in a moment the battery opened down the road with grape and canister.

You may guess that we got back from there in quick time. Fortunately we lost but five men in the regiment-six I should have said, for there was one from our company-not wounded,
but mortally scared, Bryant went rapidly to the rear and was heard no more of until all of the fighting was over.

The cause of such a dangerous move was the failure of a courier to inform General Iversen of the position of our pickets, and he crossed the lines unawares.

I suppose the Yanks were as greatly surprised as we, and knew not what to do. If they had fired into at first with grape and canisters while we were in the road the slaughter would
have been terrible for the road was full of men for at least a half mile. After we got behind our picket line we were engaged in skirmishing until nine or ten o'clock, when we moved
back to where the mine road breaks off which we took, leaving our skirmishes in the road to keep up appearances while we moved rapidly up the road some ten or twelve miles until
we came to a road crossing ours at nearly a right angle and running directly to some of the fords on the river. This we took and pushed our column forward until we came almost to
the river, then we halted. You can tell by examining the map that by this move we had flanked him on his right for which he was unprepared, in fact taken completely by surprise.

I will try to explain to you the position of the two armies. I don't know whether or not I can make it intelligible to you or not, but with the aid of the map I will try.

The river above Fredericksburg makes a considerable bend for some fifteen or twenty miles and along in this bend were the fords at which Hooker crossed his troops, this was
about ten miles above the city and just in the rear of Chancellorsville, a point on the Orange road, where Hooker and his headquarters. He chose an admirable place for throwing
his troops across as his batteries on the other side completely protected him in coming over, and would likewise cover his retreat if it should become necessary. After crossing he
formed two fronts, one facing towards Fredericksburg and the other along the side plank road and fortified himself very strongly. His object was to move down the river on Lee's left
flank and force him out of his entrenchments, expecting him to move up and then meet him on the line of the plank. That would then leave the force which had crossed the river
below Fredericksburg no obstacle to an advance which they would have done and attacked Lee in the rear. That crossing was not a feint as some supposed and as Hooker had
wished Lee to believe, but a real move. Lee pretended to take Hooker's bait, but kept his eyes wide open all the while so he moved a portion of his forces up the river to check the
enemy from coming any lower; another part he sent around to fall upon his flank and make the attack, remaining force sufficient at and below the city to prevent an advance in that
quarter. The plan was for Jackson to gain his position on Hooker's right by twelve o'clock Saturday and commence the attack at ten o'clock, but something delayed us and the
attack was not made until sometime between three and four o'clock. Our Brigade was to the extreme left. We met the enemy after advancing a half or three-quarters of a mile and
attacked him vigorously soon after driving him from every position. Then commenced the second edition of the Bull Run races - I tell you, we carried them two miles and half at 2.40
speed, and would believe, have completely routed the whole army if we had made the attack three hours sooner. Darkness was all that saved them.

Next morning the fight renewed, the enemy standing much firmer than the night before, though we continued to drive them. At about nine o'clock they fell back upon a very strong
position, and there I saw I reckon the hardest fight of the war took place. This regiment never saw anything equal to it, the enemy flanked this regiment completely, and cut us up
terribly. I never saw it until they were within thirty yards of me and the only chance to escape was running down to the right between their line. Nearly everybody was gone: only one
of by company was left. I turned to him and told him that we must try to get away from there, which we were fortunate to do - how, I can't see, for it looked like nothing human could
come through such a shower and come out unhurt. The enemy than flanked our line both on the right and left, on the right the whole body of flankers were captured, on the left our
reserves came up just at the right time and cut them all to pieces, in fact, I have never seen such a slaughter in all my life. It looked like a regiment had been formed and the cannon
placed at one end ads fired down the line, killing every man. Twas then upon that hill that our regiment was cut up so badly every man in our company that is hurt got it there except
one. Kenneth McKenzie fell by my side; I was looking at him when he was struck - he never spoke at all.

We were never so closely engaged after that fight, though we moved forward from that evening under a very heavy fire of shell and took position along the plank road when we put
up fortifications and remained until Wednesday morning.

I never saw shot and shell rain down so thick in my life as they did all through Saturday and Saturday night, Sunday and part of Monday, for the Yanks shelled us in our breast-

On Sunday evening the plank road was open all the way down to Fredericksburg, the enemy between it and the river, and on Wednesday morning our luck disappeared. Our
batteries shelled the house in which Hooker had his headquarters, and burned it, hurting him, so one of the surgeons told us.

I received a letter from Martha last night. I will answer hers soon. You must write soon. Give my love to all. I remain as ever Your affectionately, John C. Ussery

Robert Lee Ussery and Wives: Charity Effie Sanford and Carrie Lee Adcock
See Richmond Co., N.C.

Robert Lee Ussery was born Jul 25, 1866 in Rockingham Co, or Richmond Co., NC, to John Calvin Ussery He died Aug 23, 1940 in Richmond Co., NC. His first wife was Charity Effie
Sanford who was born Sep 28, 1866 in Rockingham Co., and died in 1901. She is buried at McLucas Cemetery, Marlboro Co., SC. They had the following known children:

Novella Catherine Ussery b. Nov 24, 1888
Bessie Mae Ussery b. Apr 2, 1890
John Ernest Ussery b. Nov 11, 1891
Robert Roy Ussery b: Oct 15, 1893 in Rockingham, NC d: Sep 14, 1973 in Richmond Co, NC Richmond Memorial Park mar. Maggie Estelle McRae b: Aug 7, 1898 in Richmond Co.,
NC d: Nov 21, 1988 in Richmond Co, NC Richmond Memorial Park
Fannie Alice Ussery mar. Thomas Diggs
Calhoun or Cornelius H. Ussery b: Apr 18, 1898 in Rockingham Co, NC mar. Beatrice Cole
Zack Ellerbe Ussery b: Dec 10, 1899 d: Jul 6, 1978 in Richmond Co, NC Marks Creek mar. Mary Virginia McDonald b: Jan 12, 1901 d: Feb 11, 1975 in Richmond Co, NC Marks

Usry Bul 67 pg 1
His second wife was Carrie Lee Adcock, born Aug 19, 1888 and died Dec 12, 1973. They had the following children:
Maggie Ussery
William Thomas Ussery b: Jul 29, 1908 in Rockingham, NC d: Jun 23, 1979 in Richmond Co, NC McDonald Ch. Cemetery mar. Flora Abigail McDonald b: 1916 in Rockingham Co,
Dave Covington Ussery b: 1910 mar. Juanita Cobb
Ben B. Ussery b: Nov 21, 1913 d: Sep 17, 1980 mar. Beth Howell
Alma Ussery b: Oct 19, 1916 mar. F.M. Morris, Jr.
James Adcock Ussery b: 1918 d: Apr 30, 1993 in WW11 Navy-Buried Richmond Co., NC Eastside Cem..Theda Hudson
Charles Mason Ussery b: 1922 d: Jan 26, 1989
Mary Glenn Ussery b: 1925 mar. W.C. Roper

Maggie Ussery and Wm. Bryant Dabbs
Maggie Ussery was born Oct 23, 1905 and died Aug 31, 1987. Her parents were Robert Lee Ussery and Carrie Adcock. She married William Bryant Dabbs, son of Benjamin Riley
Dabbs and Sarah 'Sallie' Coble.  Their children:

Carrie Loyce Dabbs
William Bryant Dabbs Jr
James W. Dabbs
John R. Dabbs
Audrey Dabbs
Sarah Dabbs
Bobbie Dabbs
(descendant Bobbie Williamson-Dabbs Ledbetter and Mitchell Dabbs

John Ernest Ussery and Annice McRae
John Ernest Ussery was born Nov 11, 1891 in NC to Robert Lee Ussery and Carrie Adcock.. He died on Apr 14, 1968. His wife was Annie Lee McRae, born Jan. 16, 1893 and died
June 13, 1970. They had the following children:

John Everett Ussery, Sr.
Robert Marshall Ussery
Earl Walker Ussery
Thomas Hearn Ussery
Jenny Ruth Ussery
Margaret Elizabeth Ussery
William McPhal Ussery

George Washington Ussery and Mary Ellen Lisk
George Washington Ussery was born Aug 13, 1846 in NC . I thought he was the son of John Ernest Ussery, but have been told differently by a John Ussery, a descendant of John
Earnest Ussery. I'll update this as info is provided. He died Dec 9, 1933 On Nov 4, 1875 he married Mary Ellen Lisk who was born about 1855 and died about 1932. They had the
following children:

John Valentine Ussery b: Dec 28, 1876 d: Aug 27, 1964 in Richmond Co, NC Steel-Ledbetter mar. Johnsie Ledbetter b: Apr 12, 1882 d: Mar 27, 1939 in Richmond Co, NC Steel-
George Israel Ussery
James David Ussery b: Feb 27, 1880 d: May 11, 1966 in Richmond Co, NC Ellerbe Cemetery mar. Pat Thompson b: Apr 25, 1888 d: Oct 29, 1969 in Richmond Co, NC Ellerbe
William Thomas Ussery b: Oct 4, 1881 d: Oct 15, 1950

George Israel Ussery and Wives: Annie Byrd Thomas, Lillie Ann Thompson and Cornelia "Lillie" T. Williams
Contact descendant: Mike Slaughter

The following information is as accurate as I have been able to find. I'm not sure if the wives are in the proper order. I do not have any knowledge of children born to Annie Byrd
Thomas or Lillie Ann Thompson. George Israel Ussery was born Feb 18, 1879 to George Washington Ussery . He died Aug 6, 1949 in Richmond Co, NC and was buried in the
EastSide Cemetery. He and Cornelia "Lillie" T. Williams had the following children:

Arthur Ray Ussery b: Oct 20, 1901 mar. Lillian Davis
Colonel Fentross Ussery b: Apr 14, 1904
Iva G. Ussery b: Sep 7, 1906 d: Mar 1907 in NC
Alice Lee Ussery b: Aug 10, 1908 mar. A.E. Patrick
Theodore Ernest Ussery b: Aug 20, 1910 mar. Edna Sartin
Walter Little "Watt" Ussery b: Jul 8, 1912 d: Sep 22, 1992 in Richmond Co, NC Ellerbe Cemetery mar. Maie Hall b: Sep 10, 1912 d: in Richmond Co, NC Ellerbe Cemetery
Beulah Mae Ussery b: Mar 18, 1914 mar.. 2nd Husband of Beulah Mae Ussery: Vernon McGowan 3rd Husband: Alton Dominy
Thaddeus Wilson Ussery b: Sep 6, 1916 in Rockingham Co, NC d: Apr 18, 1990 in Richmond Co, NC EastSide Cemetery mar. Stella Thompson b: Feb 22, 1910 in Mt. Gilead, NC d:
Apr 26, 1994 in Richmond Co, NC Eastside Cemetery
Ada Georgie Ussery b: Jun 14, 1920 d: Nov 5, 1923
Ina Florence Ussery b: Oct 5, 1922 mar. John F. Bolton
Henry Washington Ussery b: Feb 4, 1925 in Ellerby, NC d: Jan 21, 1994 in Richmond Co, NC McDonald Ch. Cemetery mar. Elizabeth Maxine Martin b: Jan 5, 1928 in Madison, NC
Ruth Ann Ussery b: May 2, 1928 mar. James A. Bolton

Malachi Ussery
Malachi Ussery was born 1814 in Richmond Co, NC to Robert Ussery and Mary Chairs. In 1839, possibly in Randolph Co., VA he married Angeline who was born about 1824 in GA.
Their children:

Joseph Ussery b: 1840 in Randolph Co., AL
Malachi Ussery b: 1845 in AL
Mastin Ussery b: 1849 in AL
Mary Ussery b: 1847 in Randolph Co., AL  

Annice Ussery and Angus Allelandee McDonald
Annice Ussery was born about 1805 in either Anson Co or Richmond Co., NC to Robert Ussery and Mary Chairs. She died in 1884 in Notasulga, AL and was buried in the
Behtlehem Cem. . Around 1820 she married , Angus Alelandee McDonald who was born around 1808 in Richmond Co. NC to John Alexander McDonald and Catherine McKinnon
McDonald. (Side note on the McDonald family: John Alexander McDonald's parents were James McDonald and "Widow" McQueen; James McDonald's father James, settled in Anson
County, NC in an area known as Deep Creek. He died in Richmond Co., NC after the Revolutionary War.)

Shortly after the 1850 census, tragedy struck the Angus A. McDonald family. Angus had fought a forest fire for many hours, and had fallen asleep from apparent exhaustion when a
burning tree fell on him. he died in Randolph Co. AL, and was buried in the Bacon Hill Baptist Cem. in Roanoke, AL.

Annice McDonald lived on the homeplace until her youngest son, Benjamin, decided to move to Texas in 1877. She then moved in with her daughter, Jane Duke, who resided at
Notasulga, Alabama.

Children of Annice Ussery and Angus McDonald:

Sara Jane McDonald b: Dec 25 1834 d: Jul 23 1914 in Notasulga, AL?
Katherine Alexandra McDonald b: Abt 1838 in NC
John Alexander McDonald b: Abt 1839 d: in Battle of Chicamauga-Civil War
Mary Thomas McDonald b: Abt 1840
Amanda McDonald b: Abt 1841
Susan McDonald b: Abt 1842
Francis McDonald b: Abt 1843
Benjamin Franklin McDonald b: Mar 28, 1846 in Randolph County, AL d: Dec 26, 1928 in Temple, TX
Martine McDonald b: Abt 1849
Judie McDonald b: Abt 1830 d: 1869
William Samuel McDonald b: 1834 d: 1860