Sylvester Ussery and Catherine Killion

Sylvester Ussery was born 1833 in Hartsville, Maury Co., TN to Peter and Dianna Adkisson Ussery. He died May 1890 possibly in OK. On Jan. 20, 1853 in
Green Co., MO he married Catherine Killion. She was born in 1836 in Missouri and died Feb 6, 1903. Their Children:

  • Mary E.D. Ussery b: Abt 1854 in Missouri d: 1902 mar: Gus Alspaugh Nov 27, 1891 in Marshall, MO. One known daughter: Ida Maye Alspaugh
  • James William Ussery
  • Peter David "Bud" Ussery
  • Alice Ussery b: Abt 1862 in MO mar: John H. Burton Nov 26, 1882 in Hickory Co, MO
  • Frank Pete Fremont Ussery
  • Sarah Catherine Ussery b: Abt 1864 in MO d: Jan 10, 1942 mar. Henry Sylvester Canida II m: Nov 24, 1881 in Hickory Co, MO
  • Josephine "Fina" Ussery
  • Virginia Ann "Jeanie" Ussery
  • Aaron Johnson Ussery b: Feb 2, 1873 in MO d: Sep 14, 1941 in Saline Co., MO Blue Lick Union Church Cemetery. Mar. Elizabeth Sidwell b: 1872 in
    MO . Second Wife: Lounettie Viola Sidwell b: Jul 27, 1877 in MO d: Jan 30, 1937 in Saline Co., MO Blue Lick Union Ch. Cemetery m: Apr 1, 1894
  • Charles Henry Ussery
  • Phillip Lafayette "Fate" Ussery
  • John Weaver Ussery b: Jul 6, 1881 in Schuyler Co., MO d: Aug 13, 1934 in Schuyler Co., IL mar. Isabelle


Josephina 'Fina' Ussery and Thomas Benton McDonald
Information on this family provided by Jeff McDonald and Grt-granddaughter Gale Weis

Josephine "Fina" Ussery was born Mar 28, 1867 in Dallas Co., MO to Sylvester Ussery. She died Aug 27, 1953 in Afton, IA. On Oct 2, 1887 in Saline Co.,
MO she married Thomas Benton McDonald who was born Mar 9, 1860 in Little Rock, MO and died Feb 27, 1938 in Union Co., IA. His parents were
Jefferson McDonald and Mary Parmer.

Thomas and Josephine lived in Blackburn, Saline Co. around 1887. They were married in Marshall, Saline Co., on Oct. 2, 1887. They returned to Hickory
Co., MO where Sylvester and Catherine Ussery and possibly Mary Parmer McDonald lived before 1890.

They moved to Illinois sometime after 1901, and were living in Colchester, McDonough Co., ILL in 1910. (per census) They were in Galesburg, Knox Co.,
ILL by 1916 and sometime around 1918 moved to Macksburg, Madison Co., Iowa. They finally settled in Afton, Union Co., IA where they resided until their

They had the following children:.

Johnson Reed McDonald        b: Sep 5, 1890 in Hickory Co., MO        d: Oct 15, 1952 in Afton Iowa
mar. Viva Leona Sarah Leach        b: Feb 25, 1900 in ILL        d: Dec 6, 1971 in Afton Iowa  Their children:
  1.  Francis Howard McDonald        b: Jul 18, 1916 in apr 30 1966        
  2. Leroy Russell McDonald        b: Jun 28, 1918        
  3.  Leona Josephine McDonald        b: Dec 16, 1919        
  4. Lavern Donald McDonald         b: Jan 17, 1922 in Macksburg, IA        d: Jun 7, 1987 in Des Moines, IA  mar. Doris Elizabeth Anderson        b: Apr
    14, 1926 in Chicago, IL        
  5. Eleanor Fern McDonald        b: Jun 6, 1924        
  6. Johnson Reen McDonald        b: Feb 12, 1926        d: Jan 27, 1997
  7. Forrest Wayne McDonald        b: Aug 3, 1931        d: Jan 19, 1992
  8. Marion Dean McDonald        b: Jun 21, 1933        d: Jun 9, 1993
  9. Ruby Maye McDonald        b: May 20, 1935        
  10. Dale Reed McDonald        b: Feb 8, 1938        
  11.  Lavon Celeste McDonald        b: Feb 25, 1940        

Flossie McDonald        b: 1897 in MO        mar. Charlie Sweet   Their Children:             
  1.  Gladys Sweet                
  2. Ethyl Sweet                
  3. Irma Sweet                
  4. Dorothy Sweet                
  5. Robert Warren Sweet                
...                *2nd Husband of Flossie McDonald: Junker                
  1.  Mary Ann Junker                
  2. Franklin Junker               

 Grace McDonald        b: 1901 in MO    mar. Dewey O'Dell  Their Children:

  1. Bertha O'Dell                
  2. Ray O'Dell                
  *2nd Husband of Grace McDonald: Art Baumchen     Their Children:
  1.  Floyd Baumchen                
  2.  Joann Baumchen       
 Robert Freeman McDonald        b: Apr 15, 1904 in ILL        d: Mar 29, 1956 mar Irma Carnes                
          *2nd Wife of Robert Freeman McDonald:         Nola Bonham                
         *3rd Wife of Robert Freeman McDonald:        Ann Bernice Kelsey                


Phillip Lafayette "Fate" Ussery amd Wives:

Ethda Effie May Hawkins and Pearl Ann Knoch
Phillip Lafayette "Fate" Ussery was born Mar 16, 1876 in Hickory Co. MO to Sylvester Ussery. He died Nov 28, 1951 in Malta Bend, Saline Co., MO and
was buried in the Val Halla Cemetery Lafayette Co., MO. His first wife was Ethda Effie May Hawkins, born May 18, 1877 in MO and died Apr 27, 1952 in St.
Louis, MO. They were married Dec 15, 1895 in Hickory Co. MO.

On Nov 20, 1916 in Saline Co., MO, he married a second time to Pearl Ann Knoch , who was born Sep 15, 1898 in Benton Co., MO and died Feb 26, 1980
in Lafayette Co., MO. She is buried in the Waverly Cemetery.

Phillip and Effie May Hawkins had the following children:

  1. Vinnie Myrtle Ussery
  2. Roy Orage Ussery b: Jun 12, 1902 in Saline Co., MO d: Nov 27, 1979 mar. Myrtle Mary Howard m: Dec 24, 1926
  3. Addie May Ussery b: Mar 29, 1904 in Crittendon, Camden, MO d: May 5, 1982 mar. William Bryant Tubbs m: May 19, 1919
  4. Gladys Leatha Ussery b: Dec 26, 1906 in Cross Timbers, Hickory Co., MO d: Feb 3, 1972 mar. Arthur Scott *2nd Husband of Gladys Leatha Ussery:
    Luther Bon Knoch m: Jun 14, 1919 in Lafayette Co., MO *3rd Husband of Gladys Leatha Ussery:Carl A. Stemen m: Dec 24, 1959
  5. Bertie Hazel Ussery b: Nov 2, 1908 in Crittendon, Camden, MO d: Nov 29, 1986 mar. Michael John Tabacchi m: Mar 1925 *2nd Husband of Bertie
    Hazel Ussery: mar. Leslie Owen Wilson m: Sep 4, 1942

Phillip and Pearl Ann Knoch had the following children:

  1. Walter Lawrence Brown Ussery b: Jun 11, 1914 in Stanhope, Saline Co., MO d: Jan 13, 1986 mar. Mary Elizabeth Gentry Hearnes m: Mar 1938
  2. Clara Pearl Ussery b: Dec 24, 1920 in Wellington, MO d: Feb 12, 1982 mar. David T. Smith m: Jan 22, 1935 *2nd Husband of Clara Pearl Ussery:
    mar. Royal H. Heckendorf m: Feb 20, 1945 *3rd Husband of Clara Pearl Ussery: mar. Eugene J. Stahlschmidt m: Feb 4, 1946
  3. Viola Genevieve Ussery b: Dec 14, 1923 in Missouri d: Jun 20, 1986 mar. John Pat Gentry m: Dec 31, 1937

Vinnie Myrtle Ussery and Harvey Mansfield Knoch

Vinnie Myrtle Ussery was born Mar 24, 1900 in Camden Co., MO to Phillip Lafayette "Fate" Ussery and Wives:
Ethda Effie May Hawkins . She died Apr 1, 1972 in Lafayette Co., MO and was buried in the Valhalla Cemetery, Waverly, MO. On May 17, 1915 in Saline
Co., MO she married Harvey Mansfield Knoch [b: Sep 12, 1893 in Benton, MO d: Oct 19, 1980 in Carroll Co., MO Valhalla Cemetery, Waverly, MO]. His
obituary read as follows:

Waverly Times (Missouri), Oct 24, 1980

Harvey M.Knoch, 87, of Carrolton, died Sunday, Oct 17, at Carroll Co. Mem. Hosp. He was a former resident of Grand Pass.

Mr. Knoch was born Sept. 12, 1893, in Hastain, MO the son of Mikel K. and Martha Wilson Knoch. He was married to Myrtle Ussery, May 17, 1915 in
Marshall. His wife preceded him in death in 1972.

Mr. Knoch, who spent his entire life in the Waverly and Grand Pass communities, was an employee of the US Gov. on the Missouri River. He attended the
Waverly Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, James L., New Orleans, La., and Lloyd Ray Knoch of Lawson; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one grt-grt
granchild and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two infant children, a sister and three brothers.

Services were conducted at 1:30 pm Wednesday at the Gibson-Rice Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial was in Waverly Cemetery.

( Grandchildren:James Louis Knoch, Jr., son of James Louis Knoch, Sr.; Robert Louis Knoch, son of Lloyd Ray Knoch by 1st marriage; Larry Ray Knoch,
son of Lloyd Ray Knoch by 2nd marriage; Noda Marie Burnett, daughter of Lloyd Ray Knoch by 2nd marriage. Nine great-grandchildren are: James Louis
Knoch III, and Lynette Knoch, children of James Louis Knoch, Jr.; Steven Bryan Knoch, son of Robert Louis Knoch...other names are missing)

They had the following children:

James Louis Knoch b: Sep 15, 1916 in Waverly, Lafayette Co., MO mar. Marie Rose Almerica *2nd Wife of James Louis Knoch: Verna Mae McDonald
Harvey LeRoy Knoch b: May 11, 1918 in Waverly, Lafayette Co., MO d: May 24, 1918
Lloyd Ray Knoch b: Oct 29, 1919 in Waverly, Lafayette Co., MO d: Jan 2, 1994 mar. Bethine Deloris Murray . *2nd Wife of Lloyd Ray Knoch: Letha Ray
Georgia Evelyn Knoch b: Jan 22, 1923 in Waverly, Lafayette Co., MO d: Feb 5, 1923

Usry Bul 145 pg. 1


Charles Henry Ussery
(Family info provided by Steven Dale Ussery

Charles Henry Ussery was born Oct 16, 1875 in Hickory Co. MO to Sylvester Ussery. He died Feb 10, 1961 in Plymouth, IL On May 27, 1907 he married
Eunice Jane Martin Creasey who was born Apr 3, 1880. They had the following children:

Lloyd Ussery
Otis Paul Ussery b: Mar 31, 1912 mar. Ruth Fern Stonekina
Irma Ussery mar. Charles Pershing
Esther Pauline Ussery mar. Leo DeGarmo


Lloyd Dale Ussery and Mildred Kathryn Bechdolte
(Family info provided by Steven Dale Ussery

Lloyd Dale Ussery was born Mar 21, 1908 in Hancock Co., IL to Charles Henry Ussery and died Aug 10, 1994 in Jersey Co., IL. His wife was Mildred
Kathryn Bechdolte who was born Jul 27, 1908 in Elred, IL . They had the following children:

Lois Ann Ussery b: Oct 17, 1937 Plymouth, IL d: Apr 19, 1973 Waukegan, IL mar. Donald Detwiler
George Elliott Ussery b: Feb 4, 1939 d: Jun 21, 1946
Mary Lee Ussery b: Sep 2, 1940 mar. Alvin Avon Dilks
Dale Halbert Ussery
Gerald Lyn Ussery b: Oct 19, 1942 mar. Doris Bannester


Dale Halbert Ussery and Paula Jean Avery
(Family info provided by Steven Dale Ussery

Dale Halbert Ussery was born Oct 23, 1941 in Plymouth, IL to Lloyd Ussery. His first wife was Della Larson who died May 7, 1995. His second wife was
Paula Jean Avery . They had the following children:

Steven Dale Ussery
Rachele Jean Ussery b: May 11, 1967 Jerseyville, IL


Steven Dale Ussery and Debbie Ann Hepker
(Family info provided by Steven Dale Ussery

Steven Dale Ussery was born Dec 21, 1964 in Jerseyville, IL. to Dale Herbert Ussery. On Sept. 7, 1991 he married Debbie Ann Hepker . They had the
following children:

Nicholas Jay Ussery b: Aug 4, 1992
Dale Agustav Ussery b: Aug 17, 1992
Jake Vernon Ussery b: Feb 16, 1996
Melinda Jean Ussery b: May 12, 1997


Virginia Ann "Jeanie" Ussery
Virginia Ann "Jeanie" Ussery was born May 27, 1870 in Preston, MO to Sylvester Ussery. On Aug 15, 1952 she died in Whiteflock, IL and is buried in the
Stookey Cemetery in Colchestor. Her first husband was Ira Billington.. She married a second time to Herman Sanford who was born Feb 8, 1868 in
McDonough Co., Colmar, IL and died Oct 28, 1926 in East Moline, IL. They married Nov 5, 1889 in Hickory Co, MO. and had the following children:

Aaron Floyd Sanford b: Mar 30, 1892 in McDonough Co., ILL d: Jan 7, 1958 in Morgan Co., IL Whitefock-Stookey Cem, Colchester, IL mar. Hulda Florence
Mureen b: Aug 6, 1897 in Peoria Co., IL d: Aug 23, 1981 in Knox Co.,IL Memorial Park Cem, Galesburg, IL m: Nov 3, 1921 in Knox Co.,IL
Lelia Ann Sanford b: Feb 20, 1894 in MO d: Jul 18, 1981 in Industry, IL mar. Raymond Emmett Frakes b: Jan 4, 1894 d: Aug 2, 1966 in Industry, IL m: Aug
25, 1910
Guy Ranceford Sanford b: Mar 5, 1896 in Hickory Co, MO d: Dec 16, 1978 in Camdenton, MO mar. Mabel Scott . *2nd Wife of Guy Ranceford Sanford:
Sadie Westerfield Frost m: Oct 9, 1974
Orie Sanford b: 1899 d: 1901
Lorena Dorelia Sanford b: Jul 19, 1902 in Illinois d: May 13, 1982 in Hills Dale, IL mar. George Earl Waddell b: Dec 17, 1902 d: Mar 5, 1978. 2nd Husband
of Lorena Dorelia Sanford: . Godin Bellamy Nelson b: Aug 21, 1895 in Galesburg, IL d: Apr 10, 1967 in Galesburg, IL m: Dec 25, 1922 in Galesburg, IL


Frank Pete Fremont Ussery and Mary Catherine Haynes
Frank Peter Fremont Ussery, the son of Sylvester Ussery,was born Jul7 1863 in MO and died in 1947. On Nov 5, 1889 in Hickory Co, MO, he married Mary
Catherine Haynes who was born in Illinois. Their children:

Eliza May Ussery b: Feb 21, 1890 mar. Jacob Henry Eby b: Mar 16, 1878 in Ohio m: May 16, 1907 in Oklahoma (Contact Edna Miller for more info on Eliza May)
Jesse James Ussery
Gladys Ussery b: Sep 7, 1895
Levi Ussery
Priscilla Ussery
Goldie Ussery
Frank Ussery
Willis Bud Ussery


James William Ussery and His Four Wives
James William Ussery was born May 14, 1855 in Cross Timbers, Hickory Co., MO to Sylvester Ussery. He died Nov 29, 1940 in Lexington, MO. He had four
wives: Polly Young m: Dec 29, 1873 in Dallas Co., MO by Julius Scott, MG.; Minnie Sanford m: Dec 24, 1879 in McDonough Co.,IL ; Nancy Windsor b: in
Sedalia, MO m: Sep 27, 1891 in Saline Co., MO. and Sarah Derry m: Nov 10, 1906 in McDonough Co., IL

James' obituary was printed in the Usry Bul No. 72 as follows:

James William Ussery, 85 years old, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning after an extended illness at the home of his son, Cue Ussery on Highland Ave.

Mr. Ussery was born on May 14, 1855 in Missouri, and has been a resident of Lexington since moving here 48 years ago.

Besides Cue Ussery, he is survived by four other sons: William Ussery of Tennessee, IL; James Ussery of Newton, KS., Oliver Ussery of Lexington and Lue
Ussery of Corder; a step-daughter Mrs. Ada Johnson of Kansas City, KS; four brothers, Fate Ussery of Maltz Bend; Bud Ussery (Peter David) of Cross
Timbers, MO.; Johnson Ussery of Los Angeles; and Charles Ussery of Macomb, ILL; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Billings of Galesburg, ILL; and Mrs. Josephine
McDonald of Afton, ILL., and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The funeral services will be conducted by the Re. John M. Lindsay at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Winkler chapel.

James and Polly Young had the following children:

  1. Freddie Ussery b: 1871 d: Abt 1894 in MO mar. Manda Jennings who died in Joplin, MO
  2. Cue Ussery
  3. William Ussery
  4. James Ussery
  5. Oliver Ussery
  6. Lue Ussery

James and his second wife,Minnie Sanford, had the following children:

  1. Oliver Chancelor Ussery b: Feb 22, 1880 in Cross Timbers, Hickory Co., MO d: Jun 2, 1967 in Lexington, MO
  2. William Calvin Ussery b: Sep 25, 1883 in Brashear Co., MO d: Jan 18, 1972 in McComb, IL Forest Lawn Cemetery mar. Katherine Geneva Matthews
    b: Oct 13, 1885 in McDonough Co., IL d: Jan 15, 1948 in Tennessee, IL Forest Lawn Cemetery m: Sep 2, 1908 in Marshall, MO

James and his third wife Nancy had the following children:

  1. Meredith Sylvester Ussery b: Feb 10, 1893 in LaFayette Co., MO d: Jan 5, 1954 in Lexington, MO
  2. Charles Thomas Ulisses Ussery b: Jun 2, 1895 in Waverly, MO d: Dec 9, 1967 mar. Nellie Lloyd b: Jul 15, 1901 in Corder, MO
  3. Golday Catherine Ussery b: Dec 12, 1899 d: Nov 11, 1901

James and his fourth wife, Sarah Derry, had the following children:
  1. Ivan Ussery b: 1905 d: 1919
  2. James Ussery b: 1907


Peter David "Bud" Ussery
Peter David "Bud" Ussery was born Feb 28, 1856 in Dallas Co., MO Cross Timbers, Hickory MO to Sylvester Ussery and Catherine Killion. He died Nov 30,
1942 in Cross Timbers , Hickory Co., MO. On October 27, 1878 in Hickory County he married Jeanette E. "Julia E" Benson who was born July 24, 1864
and died May 7, 1887 in Hickory Co, MO. She is buried in the Fairview Cemetery

On August 6, 1888 Peter David married a second time to Catherine Hoehn. She was born Feb 14, 1873 in Honey Township, Henry Co., MO and died Aug
4, 1966 in Hickory Co, MO. She is buried in the Cross Timbers Cemetery

The following is Catherine's obituary which was printed in the Springfield Leader and Press:

Catherine Hoehn Ussery was born Feb. 14, 1873 to William Joseph and Lena Hoehn and departed this life at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Icie Hart, at
Preston, MO, Aug 4, 1966

She was converted at a "brush arbor" meeting near her farm home east of Preston, MO. in the summer of 1919. She later placed her membership with the
Baptist Church to which she remained faithful and devoted until she departed this life at the age of 93 years 6 months and 21 days.

She was united in marriage to Peter David Ussery in Aug 1888. They spent their entire married life of 54 years in the Preston and Cross Timbers
communitees. To this union nine children were born: six sons and three daughters.

She was preceded in death by Obie,who died at the age of three years, and by her husband, David, whose passing was Nov. 30, 1942.She is survived by
five sons, Willie and George of Cross Timbers, MO; Streeter and Sylvester of Marshall, Mo.; and Homer Ussery of Glendale, CAlif.; three daughters, Mrs.
Icie Hart, Preston, MO,; Mrs. Leona Nolte of Blackburn, MO and Mrs. Lena Morrison of Longview, WA; and one step-daughter Mrs. Edna Pendleton of
Orrick, MO; 32 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren and several grt-grt grandchildren; two brothers, Asa and John Hoehn of Dodge City, KS and a host
of relatives and friends.

Peter David and Jeanette E. "Julia E" Benson had one known daughter:

Edna Arminda Ussery b: Mar 2, 1878 in Cross Timbers, MO d: May 17, 1974 in Ray Co., Orrick, MO South Point Cemetery mar. Calvin Ruby Pendleton b:
Nov 15, 1872 in Hickory Co., MO d: Dec 25, 1969 in Ray Co., MO South Point Cemetery m: Oct 4, 1902 in Independence, MO

Children of of Peter David "Bud" Ussery and Catherine Hoehn:

Joseph William "Willie" Ussery
John J. Streeter Ussery b: Sep 15, 1890 in Benton Co, MO d: Oct 5, 1976 in Marshall, MO Sunset Memorial Gardens mar. Maude May Roark b: May 3,
1889 in Andrew Co., MO d: Jun 26, 1964 in Marysville, MO Laurel Oaks Cem Henry Co., MO m: Oct 11, 1908 in Hickory Co, MO *2nd Wife of John J.
Streeter Ussery: Lula Gibson Powers b: Jul 28, 1899 m: 1939 in Marshall, MO
Icie Bell Ussery b: Aug 30, 1892 in Hickory Co., MO d: Nov 11, 1987 in Hickory Co, MO Fisher Cemetery North of Preston mar. Marion "Nedom" Garner b:
Jul 4, 1913 in Hickory Co, MO d: Jul 4, 1913 in Hickory Co., MO m: Oct 19, 1906 in Hickory Co, MO 2nd Husband of Icie Bell Ussery: Jesse Albert Jackson
b: Jan 26, 1876 in Preston, MO d: May 10, 1935 in Preston, MO Hickory Co, MO Fisher Cemetery m: Oct 18, 1914 in Hickory Co., MO 3rd Husband of Icie
Bell Ussery: Charlie Hart d: Dec 15, 1982 in Preston, MO m: Aug 10, 1940 in Hickory Co., MO
Obie Ussery b: 1894 in Hickory Co., MO d: Jun 17, 1897 in Cross Timbers, Hickory Co., MO
Leona "Lona" Ussery b: Jun 17, 1897 in Preston, MO mar. Nolte
George Washington Ussery b: Feb 3, 1901 in Preston, MO d: Oct 9, 1968 mar. Hattie Philbert 2nd Wife of George Washington Ussery: mar. Grace
Admore b: 1903 in Cross Timbers, MO m: Aug 1960
Lena Catherine Ussery b: Feb 20, 1903 in Preston, MO mar. Jack Morrison 2nd Husband of Lena Catherine Ussery: Richard Hickman
Sylvester Ussery b: Oct 4, 1904 in Cross Timbers, Hickory Co., MO mar. Lucy Frances Teague b: Oct 15, 1907 m: Nov 30, 1923 in Hickory Co, MO [Note:
Usry Bul. 86, pg 8 states that parents of Sylvester were P.D. Ussery and Rachel Bresears]
Homer Ussery b: Apr 17, 1914 in Preston, MO d: 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Joseph William "Willie" Ussery and Myrtle Ellen Teague
Joseph W. Ussery was the son of Peter David "Bud" Ussery . He was born Jul 12, 1889 in Cross Timbers, Hickory, MO and died Dec 22, 1969 in Preston,
MO. He married Myrtle Ellen Teague who was born Jan 31, 1890 and died May 13, 1966 in Preston, MO. They married on Oct 25, 1908 in Hickory Co., MO

. They had the following children:

Emma Ussery
Alta Ussery
Pearl Ussery
Lena Ussery
Olene Ussery* b: 12 Feb 1921
Claude Ussery
Earnest Ussery
*Anyone related to this family please contact Laynee Kincaid