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About John Hussey

Biographical Summary #1:

John Hussey was baptized the last day of ye last mo: 1635 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, the son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler. John married Rebecca Perkins 2 September 1659. Rebecca was the daughter of Isaac Perkins and Susannah”. The Husseys were Quakers.

The Husseys moved to Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts (now Rockingham County, New Hampshire). There, the Husseys were fined in 1663 and 1664 for not attending church meetings and in 1668 for working on a fast day (these were Puritan observances, not Quaker). In 1670, John was again fined for not attending meetings and for using reproachful speeches against Mr. Cotton and his doctrine. John was appointed a Representative in 1692 but refused to take the oath of office (taking oaths being against Quaker tenets) and was refused the office.

In 1671, John's father gave his Nantucket lands to John and his brother Stephen but John later sold his interest in the island to Stephen. In 1688, the family moved to Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware, where, according to Savage, John was a preacher to the Quakers. In 1696, he served as a Representative, being being required to make an oath in his new home. John also owned a plantation named Nonesuch, was a yeoman, and was appointed a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1696 (Quakers there were not required to take an oath of office.) John'™s will was dated 8 May 1707.

Sources:

1. Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928.

2. International Genealogical Index, Marriage records and birth records extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

3. Records of Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania.

4. Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969 (originally published Ann Arbor, MI, 1938), p. 561.

5. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.

6. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).

7. Abstracts from New Castle County land records, Books A-N.

8. A Calendar of Delaware Wills New Castle County, 1682-1800, New York, NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1911.

9. Haines, Ruth Carey, Plumstead to Clear Creek: A History of the Family of Samuel Carey, 1969.

10. Sanborn, Victor Channing, The Grantees and Settlement of Hampton, N. H., Essex Institute Historical Collections, 53 - (1917), Pgs. 228-249.

11. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Mass.

SOURCE: The above info was retrieved from a web site authored by Michelle Boyd which contains a compliation of research on the Hussey family:(http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/hussey/johnrebeccahussey.html)

Biographical Summary #2:

John (1, Capt. Christopher Hussey), Hampton, now Seabrook, married 1 September 1659 Rebecca Perkins (Isaac). Friends, they were absent from meeting; he in April 1662, 26 times absent; both in April 1663, 20 days absent, in March 1668 he worked on fast day. Named Representative 1692, he declined to take oath, but afterwards removed to New Castle, Delaware, where he bought 1695, he served as Representative 1696, the oath there unnecessary. In N. J. he administered the estate of his mother-in-law Susanna Perkins, as principal creditor, 1699. Lists 396, 52, 392b. Died New Castle 1707, leaving a will. Children: Theodate, born 12 June 1660, married 9 May 1682 Benjamin Swett. Rebecca, born 10 March 1662, married at Hampton 4 May 1683 Joseph Howland of Duxbury, 2d at Duxbury 16 August 1695 Samuel Collins. Mary, born 8 November 1665, married 12 May 1687 Moses Swett. Susanna, born 7 September 1667, married 1st Richard Otis jr., 2d John Varney. Ann, born May 1669, married James Stanyan. Huldah, born 16 July 1670, married 17 November 1692 Nathaniel Weare, Esq. Bathshuah, born 21 September 1671, married Thos. Babb (2). Christopher, born 17 October 1672. Hope, born 19, died 28 March 1674. John, born 18 January 1676. Hope, born 22 February 1677. Jedediah, born 6 March 1678. Patience, born 4 April 1679. Charity, born 4 August 1681. Dau., born 23 September 1692, died young. John, born 30 May, died 25 June 1684. Content, born 29 October 1685.

SOURCE: Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin; Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine; The Southward Press, 1928.

The above info was retrieved from a web site authored by Michelle Boyd which contains a compliation of research on the Hussey family:(http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/hussey/johnrebeccahussey.html)

Biographical Summary #3:

John, [of] Hampton, son of the preceding (Christopher of Newbury), married 2 September 1659, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac Perkins of the same, had two sons and fourteen daughters, after 1688, removed to Newcastle, Delaware and was a preacher to the Quakers.

SOURCE: Savage, James; A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.

Extraction of Birth Information

Theodate Hussey

  • Birth: 12 JUN 1660
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

Rebecca Hussey

  • Birth: 10 MAR 1662
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

Mary Hussey

  • Birth: 08 NOV 1665
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

Susannah Hussey

  • Birth: 07 SEP 1667
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

Ann Hussey

  • Birth: 14 MAY 1669
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

Huldah Hussey

  • Birth: 16 JUL 1670
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY

Bathsheba Hussey

  • Birth: 21 SEP 1671
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECA

Christopher Hussey

  • Birth: 17 OCT 1672
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECA

Hope Hussey

  • Birth: 19 MAR 1674
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECAH

John Hussey

  • Birth: 18 JAN 1675
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECKAH

Jedaah Hussey

  • Birth: 06 FEB 1677
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECAH

Patience Hussy

  • Birth: 04 APR 1679
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSY

Hussey (Female)

  • Birth: 23 SEP 1682
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSEY

Hussy (Male)

  • Birth: 30 MAY 1684
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSY

Content Hussy

  • Birth: 27 OCT 1685
  • Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • Father: JOHN HUSSY

SOURCE: From a statewide index for New Hampshire. Birth records, extracted from a statewide index by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (FHL Batch #7540047, Source Call #1,001,006, Type: Film).The above birth info was retrieved from a web site authored by Michelle Boyd which contains a compilation of research on the Hussey family:(http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/hussey/johnrebeccahussey.html)

Extracted Marriage Records

Theodate Hussy

  • Spouse: BENJAMIN SWETT
  • Marriage: 09 MAY 1682
  • , , New Hampshire

Rebekah Hussey

  • Spouse: JOSEPH HOWLAND
  • Marriage: 04 MAY 1683
  • Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Rebecca Howland

  • Spouse: SAMUEL COLLINS
  • Marriage: 16 AUG 1695
  • Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

SOURCE: International Genealogical Index, Marriage records, extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (Theodate Hussy: Batch #M731541, Dates: 1900, Source #1001303, Type: Film) and (Rebecca Hussey (Howland): Batch #M506181, Dates: 1850, Source #0481072 IT 3, Type: Film);

Society of Friends Monthly Meeting Notes:

1699 2nd day 1 mo. The Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworths appoints Cornelius Empson, William Branton & John Hussey to goe and speak to Thoas peirson concerning his absenting himself from the Monthly Meeting he being so often requested to make his appearance and return their answer to ye next mo meeting. This meeting orders yt ffriends of New Castle Meeting do keep their week days meeting on ye fifth day of ye wek & so to continue It is concluded yt ffreinds do meet at Valentine Hollingsworths ye first sixsh day of ye next month to view all ye minuets of ye meeing.

1702/3 6th day 1st mo. The Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworths, according to our last meetings order, our collection being gathered amount fforty three shillings. John Hussey and Ann Inskeep laying their intentions of marraige before this meeting. Geo Hogg & Jno Brewster and Sarah Griff___ is appointed to make Enquiry concering their clearness and return their answer to ye next monthly Meeting.

1703 ___day 2nd Mo This Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworths, John Hufey & Ann Inskeep laying their Intention of marriage before this meeting (this being ye second time) the ffreinds whichwere appointed ye last meeting giveth report to this meeting yt they have made enquiry and findeth nothing but yt they are both clear from all person relating to marriage, there were two letters allso produced to this meeting one from John Inskeep her brother ye other from Robert Heath her ship mate, which giveth satisfaction to this meeting. This meeting leaving them to their freedome to accompish their said intention of marriage according to ye good order of truth.

1703 ___ day 3 Mo. The Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworth appoints George Harlan & Jno Hussey Junr to attend ye Quarterly Meeting.

1703 4th day 10 mo The mo. meeting at Valentine Hollingsworths, John Cann of White Clay Creek haveing made complaint (to this meeting) against thomas Ollaston & his wife concerning some differance, this meeting taking ye same tinto consideration doth order four friends Cornelius Empson, George Harlan, John Hussey Junr & Benj Swet to meet & hear ye differance, & make return what is done to ye next mo meeting.

1704 1st day 2nd mo. The Mo meeting at Valentine Hollingsworths, George Hogg, & Hannh Coall laying their intention of marriage before this meeting, the meeting appoints Benja Swet & John Hussey Junr to make enquiry concerning ye mans clearness, Sarah Griffin and Ann Hussey to make enquiry concerning ye clearness of ye woman & return their answer to ye next mo meeting. John Brewster appearing at this meeting and is will to state to ye judgmt of ffriends and farther intends to bring in a paper of concemnation to our next mo meeting. Cornelius Empson and Geroge Harlan is appointed to attend ye quarterly Meeting.

SOURCE: Records of Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Society of Friends Monthly Meeting Notes:

1705, 6, 31. Jedidiah produced a certificate from Newark Monthly Meeting, to marry, dated 1705, 6, 4

1705, 8, 24. Jedidiah, New Castle County, Pennsylvania., married Esther Cooper, daughter of James, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., at Philadelphia Meeting House

1706, 1, 29. Esther requested certificate

SOURCE: Hinshaw, William Wade; Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969 (originally published Ann Arbor, MI, 1938), p. 561.

Property Deeds:

Dividing up the 640 Acre œNonesuch Plantation of John Hussey Sr¦

1 July 1695 RUMSEY/HUSSEY - Charles Rumsey of Christina Creek sells to John Hussey, yeoman late of Hamp Town in New Hampshire near Piscotaway in New England a 340-acre tract of land called Nonesuch bounded on N by Christina Creek, on W by Swart Nutton Island, on S by Bessie spring & on E by the ffyronhook [Fernhook]. Book B:Pages 89-91

6 Aug 1695 RICHARDSON/HUSSEY - John Richardson yeoman of Christina Creek sells to John Hussey yeoman, late of Hamp Town province of New Hamshire in New England 300 acres, the œwithin mentioned piece of land (no metes and bounds given). B:91

22 May 1706 HUSSEY/HUSSEY - John Hussey Sr., farmer of NCC[2] gives to his sons John & Jedediah Hussey for love and good will all of his plantation on which he now lives except 150 acres. Bounds: Beginning at the creek which makes Black Walnut Island and extending southerly until within 80 perches of the head line of my said plantation which joins to the town common; also all the cripple[3] grounds at the end of the said land. Also,œI reserve to my own disposal my beds, bedding and clothes,…All other residue to my sons John & Jedidiah as a certain and sure inheritance; provided my sons allow me whatever I require for my comfortable subsistence during my natural life.” B:341-2

22 Aug 1706 HUSSEY/HUSSEY - John Hussey Sr., farmer of NCC, gives to his son Christopher Hussey for love & good will a tract of land (no acreage given) as his right of inheritance. The land is on westerly side of his father’s plantation. Bounds: beginning at 80 perches of the head line of my plantation next to the Town Common, extending to the cripple ground adjoining the creek which makes Black Walnut Island, with all the cripple ground between the said land and creek. B:401-2.

SOURCE: Abstracts from New Castle County land records, Books A-N.

Wills (Abstracts of Probate Records)

John Hussy. May 8, 1707. Feb 18, 1707. B. 137. Son, Christopher; son, Jededeah; dau. Rebecca, wife of Samuel Collins; dau. Mary, wife of Moses Swett; dau. Ann, wife of James Stanyon; dau. Susannah, widow of Richard Otis; dau. Bathshabo, wife of Thomas Babb; dau. Charity, wife of Garit Garitson; dau. Content, wife of Henry Land; son, John Hussy. Exec. son, John Hussy. (Pages 12-3)

Benjamin Swett. Farmer. New Castle. December 21, 1719. January 7, 1719. C. 169. Daughter Sarah DeHaes; grandson Joseph Hamerton; granddaughter Rebecca Hamerton; grandson Benjamin Swett; Rowland Fitzgerald; grandson John Swett; James Merrieweather; daughter-in-law Ann Fitzgerald. Executors James Cooper, Gerald Garrison, Brother Jedediah Hussey. (Page 22)

John Hussey. Yeoman. Christiana Hundred. 6th m. (called August) 28, 1729. April 12, 1733. Misc I.192. Wife, Anne Hussey; sons, John Hussey, Stephen Hussey, Nathan Hussey and Christopher Hussey; Christopher Hussey, dec™d; daughter, Mary, wife of Henderson Housstown; daughters Anne Hussey; Theodate Hussey; Content Hussey. Executors wife, Ann Hussey; son, John Hussey. Trustees, brother, Garret Garretson and friend, John Richardson. (Page 30)

Jedediah Hussey. New Castle. December 9, 1734. December 29, 1734. Misc. I.193. Wife, Esther; daughter, Rebeccah, wife of Stephen Lewis; son, Sylvanus Hussey; James Cooper; daughter, Esther (children, viz: Rebeccah, Sylvanus, Jedediah and Esther). Executors son-in-law, Stephen Lewis; friend, Cornelius Garretson; son, Sylvanus Hussey. (Page 31)

SOURCE: A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800. New York, NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1911.

Will:

"...The last will and testament of John Hussey, of the County of Newcastle on Delaware, altho wake in body, yet competent and rasonable in memorie and understanding. I do give and bequeath to my respective children hereafter mentioned, viz.: I do give to my son, Christopher L00.s10.d00. I do give to my son Jedidiah, 0L.10s.0d. I do give to my daughter Rebekah, wife of Samuel Collins, 5L.0s.0d. I do give to my daughter, Mary, wife of Moses Swett, 5L.0s. 0d. I do give to my daughter, Susanah, relict of Richard Otis, L5.s0.d0. Daughter, Bathesba, wife of Thomas Babb, 5L.0s.0d. Daughter Charity, wife of Samuel Garetson, 10L.0s.0d. Daughter, Content, wife of Henry Laud, L10.s0.d. To be paid at the town of Newcastle by my executory to this my will in curant money of the aforesaid county to my aforesaid children, being demanded to them or their order within three years after my death (deces). All the residue and remainder of my estate I do give to my son, John Hussey, and him do I make full and sole executor to this my last will and testament. And for the full configrmation of all the above mentioned I do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal, this 8th day of the month called May, in the year 1707..."

Signed, sealed and declared in the presence of:

Henry Swett, William Dowgeres, Sarah Swett.

SOURCE: Haines, Ruth Care; Plumstead to Clear Creek: A History of the Family of Samuel Carey, 1969.

Legal Record Extracts:

For the Court at Salisbury dated Apr 8, 1662:

John Hussey and Eliakim Wardall were fined, each according to law, 6li. 10s. for twenty-six times absence from public ordinance on the Lord™s days.

Vol. 3, pgs. 99-100

For the Court at Hampton, dated 13:8:1663

Eliakim Wardall™s answer for his not coming to the ordinances on the Lords days was that he was an hireling and that it was false worship¦

Eliakim Wardall and Jno. Hussey for their and their wifes absence from the public ordinances for twenty Sabbaths, were fined five pounds.

Vol. 4, p. 24

For the Court at Salisbury dated 14:2:1668

Jno. Hussey œfor working of a fast day in Marche last notwth standing he was minded of it was fined 20s.

Vol 4, p. 238

For the Court at Salisbury dated Apr 12, 1670:

Jno. Hussey, presented by the grand jury for not frequenting the public ordinances of Christ on Lord™s days, and convicted in his examination, using reproachful speeches against Mr. Cotton and his doctrine, was fined.

SOURCE: Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Mass.

Additional Notes:

"...From Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Vol. IV, p. 1918 : John was the second white child to be born in Saugus (later known as Lynn) in MA and the first to be baptized by his grandfather, Rev. Stephen Bachiler in the New World..."

"...John moved from Hampton, NH to Delaware in 1688. He was appointed to the Pennsylvania assembly to represent New Castle county, referred to as one of the "3 lower counties of PA." As a Quaker, he was allowed to enter office without taking an oath and was enrolled in 1696..."

SOURCE: From Batchelor, Bunker, Canaday, Chamness, Cox, Garrett, Gerking, Hayes, Huntington, Hussey, Macy, Nixon, Rice, Richardson, Sa...by Olney, Margaret Cox. The above info was retrieved from a web site authored by Michelle Boyd which contains a compilation of research on the Hussey family:(http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/hussey/johnrebeccahussey.html)

-------------------- The Father Christopher gave his Nantucket land to sons John and Stephen. John then gave his land to his brother Stephen. Stephen had grandchildren who left Nantucket. _______________________________________________________________________________ In 1705 New Castle Meeting constructed a meetinghouse in the town of New Castle on land donated by John Hussey, Sr. The Meeting was apparently a stable institution until the mid 1730s. At that time some of its more distant members found it convenient to join with the new worship group that was being formed at Hockessin, while others were attracted to the new Meeting in nearby Wilmington. Also, a large contingent of the Hussey and Garretson families was migrating to York County in Pennsylvania, where they helped organize Newberry Meeting as a subordinate Meeting of Warrington Monthly Me e t i ng http://nc-chap.org/church/quaker/standingDH3crop.pdf ________________________________________________________________________________

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This is the beginning of Christopher Hussey, son of John Hussey and grandson of John Hussey Previously this individual was considered to be Christopher Hussey, son of Bachelor Hussey and grandson of Stephen Hussey

"Christopher Hussey, late of Hockessin and Ann Garretson, late of the same place" were married 5th, 9th month, 1736, according to records of Warrington Monthly Meeting in York County, Pennsylvania where they subsequently located. Christopher Hussey was married 4th, 9th month, 1736 to Ann Garretson, daughter of Casparus Garretson and Ann Cox Garretson "of New Castle County, Delaware," according to another source.

Her family was Dutch and had lived in New Amsterdam and Delaware since 1658. Ann Garretson Hussey was born in Hockessin in 1715. Her father, Casparus Garretson, was born in 1676 in New Castle County and was married in 1713 to Ann Cox daughter of John Cox and Rachel Cox. "Casparus Garretson, yeoman, Christiana Creek Hundred," wrote his will 3rd, 12th month, 1726, and it was probated 6th, 2nd month, 1726-27, acccording to New Castle County Miscellaneous File 1. The will mentioned "wife, Ann; eldest son, John; son, Joseph and daughters [unnamed]. Ann Cox Garretson was named executrix, according to "Calendar of Delaware Wills."

Christopher Hussey and Ann Garretson Hussey may have been attracted to Warrington, Pennsylvania by letters from cousins who had preceded them to the Quaker community. Warrington Monthly Meeting had been established in 1730 and many of the early meetings were held in the home of William Garretson, according to "Inventory of Church Archives" published by the Society of Friends.

When the Quaker church was split in 1827 the membership of Warrington Monthly Meeting largely went with the Hicksite faction who retained control of the meetinghouse and the cemetery. Minutes of the men's meetings, minutes of the women's meetings, register of births, deaths, marriages and certificates of removal of Warrington Monthly Meeting have been transferred to the Quaker Archives in the vault of Baltimore Yearly Meetinghouse, Park Avenue Laurens Street, Baltimore, Maryland. These records when researched might give valuable data about the Hussey Quakers.

Christopher Hussey and Ann Garretson Hussey first became affiliated with Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, probably in York County, Pennsylvania in 1738. Minutes of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting reproduced in "The Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania," reveal:

"Third month, 7, 1739. Divers families of Friends have settled of late on the west side of Susqwehanna. Some of them have produced certificates to this Meeting--Sadsbury--from Kenit Meeting [Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania] where they formerly dwelt, there being four mentioned in one certificate bearing date of 2nd month, 10th, 1738, viz: Nathan Hussey and Ann, his wife; John Garretson and Content, his [second] wife; Christopher Hussey and Ann, his wife; John Day and Ann, his wife. All which this meeting receives in Membership with us."

Christopher Hussey was appointed overseer of Warrington Monthly Meeting in the place of William Garretson. Approval of his appointment was dated 16th, 5th month, 1748 in Warrington Monthly Meeting minutes. He was a witness at the wedding of Nathan Hussey and Susannah Heald at Newberry, Pennsylvania 26th, 2nd month, 1749. Christopher Hussey was succeeded as overseer by Robert Comer 20th, 11th month, 1749. Later Christopher Hussey was reappointed overseer. Christopher Hussey and Ann Garretson Hussey were witnesses at the wedding of Record Hussey and Miriam Harrey at Warrington June 9, 1756.

A notation in the Warrington minutes on July 21, 1759 reads: "Christopher Hussey and Joseph Comer about to remove with their families to North Carolina, request our certificates." Ann Garretson Hussey and Elizabeth Hussey Comer made requests for certificates at the same time. Their certificates were granted August 11, 1759, and Christopher Hussey was succeeded by William Nevit as overseer on that date.

They were caught up in the Quaker migration to the Piedmont section of North Carolina. Quakers had begun settling in North Carolina by 1720, according to "I Have Called You Friends" by Francis C. Anscombe. Most of them found themselves in Orange County when it was created in 1752. A record book preserved in the Quaker Archives states that the emigrants came from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia by way of Cape Fear River and founded a meeting for worship in 1727. The beautiful land on which they located embraces the present counties of Orange, Chatham and Guilford, North Carolina. The preserved records of the Quaker community begin October 7, 1751. Laura D. Worth, a Nantucket Quaker emigrant descendant, restored the first minute book of "Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Volume I, 1751-96" to preserve it for the church archives. More than half of the records contained pertain to reception of members, marriages and disownments. Much data on the Hussey family could possibly be located by an inspection of this volume. The William C. Folger genealogical records housed by Nantucket Historical Society has many unpublished records of Hussey families in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Indiana. An inspection of these manuscripts might reveal more about the Hussey family in this period.

Additional Friends in the next few years arrived in North Carolina from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New England, Ireland and England. Names of 200 persons of 48 families are known. The ministers who were active in this period included Thomas I. Dixon and Jeremiah S. Cox. Jeremiah S. Cox later became one of the founders of Richmond, Indiana. Following the establishment of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting October 7, 1751 a wave of migration from Pennsylvania began in 1754 and continued until about 1770.

Nantucket Island contributed a large number of emigrants to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting. At that time over two-thirds of the island's population were Quakers, and seeking to escape the coming war with England and the depredations that would come to the island in its exposed location, many of them removed to the Cane Creek area. No less than 43 Nantucket certificates were received by New Garden Monthly Meeting alone. The list included families named Barnard, Barney, Beard, Bunker, Clasby, Coffin, Coggeshall, Davis, Dixon, Gardner, Gifford, Macy, Ray, Reece, Russell, Stanton, Starbuck, Swain, Sweet, Way, Wickersham and Worth. After the Revolutionary War began it was extremely difficult for the Nantucket Quakers to migrate to North Carolina, so only 13 such certificates were received from Nantucket in North Carolina between 1783 and 1800.

Among the English emigrants to Cane Creek was Simon Dixon, a son of Thomas Dixon of England. He was a millwright who brought a large family. Cane Creek was the bivouac of the troops of Charles Lord Cornwallis after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse March 15, 1781. The English helped themselves to hundreds of head of livestock and other provisions while encamped there. Cane Creek received a second name, "Snow Camp," as the result of a heavy snowstorm that occured while the British were encamped there.

The family of Christopher Hussey was "received on certificate" May 7, 1760, according to the records of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting. He was received back at Warrington Monthly Meeting October 1, 1763 on a certificate from Cane Creek Monthly Meeting apparently to dispose of property there. Peter Cleaver and William Underwood were appointed to "endorse the certificate with a few lines for his return to that meeting," according to the minutes of Warrington Monthly Meeting.

The road court of Orange County, North Carolina in its session of August 1764 ordered that "Christopher Husay, Stephen Husay, Samuel Cox, Thomas Cox, John Cox, Jr. and Solomon Cox meet and layout a road from the south side of Deep River to Rowan County line to cross creek." Christopher Hussey was named overseer on the section "to the county line of Rowan and to Richland Creek."

Christopher Hussey recorded his cattle brand and his "ear mark" in August 1765, according to "Court of Pleas Quarter Sessions, Orange County, North Carolina" by Ruth Herndon Shields.

Christopher Hussey wrote his will April 1, 1773, after his area of Orange County had been set off to create Guilford County. The will read:

"Whereas Christopher Husey of Guilford County in North Carolina, yeoman, being weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory and takeing to confirmation the certainty of death and uncertainty of life, hath thought good to make order and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following, Revokeing and disannuling all maner of will or wills before by me made, this only to be my last will and testament--Imprimis:

"I comit my soul to almighty God who gave it me and my body to be decently buryed by my sons, Stephen Husey, Solomon Cox and Joseph Comer, whome I appoint my executors to see the accomplishment of this, my last will and testament and make full satisfaction for all funerell charges and other worldly debts every where to be paid--and it is my will and desire that my executors shall take out a Deed for a tract of land, where Samuel Hendricks now lives, provided that if the same can be obtained upon entry by me before the land office was Shut, and it is my will that if the said Deed is obtained, that my said Executors Shall make a Deed for a part thereof to Robert Hodgins a minor to his heirs and assigns. I will also that the said Robert Hodgins pay the half of all the costs that have already been and Shall hereafter be in takeing out the said Deed, otherwise my Executors shall be under no obligation to make a Deed to the Said Hodgins, and it is my will that my Said Executors Shall make a division line between the place whereon I live and the place where my son, Stephen formerly lived and that in such a form as may be most profitable to both places in their Judgement and So as to make up in my Son, Stephen's place with an adition of the north end of the new Survay two hundred acres of land, and it is my will that my Executors shall sell the Said place of two hundred acres of land where my Son, Stephen formerly lived at, Either privet or publick Sale at aney time or in what manner they shall think most proper, and it is my will that after Sale is made of the aforesaid tract of land that my Executors shall take their pay out of the price thereof for their trouble at their discretion and the Remainder part of the price of the Said Land to be equally divided in four parts, one part thereof I give to my Son, Stephen Husey, and other three parts I give to Daughters, Viz: Elizabeth Comer, Naomi Cox and Ann Hodgins. I leave and give to Anne Husey, my beloved wife, one fether bed bed furniture, and I leave and give to my Son, Christopher Husey, one fether Bed bed furniture. I leave and give to Anne Husey, my beloved wife, a third part of all the remainder part of my personal estate to be divided by an appraisement in the following maner--Viz: to be appraised by two divout men, one to be appointed by my beloved wife and the other to be appointed by my Executors and then her part to be devided off and all the remainder part of my personal estate I leave and give to my son, Christopher Husey and I leave and give to my Son, Christopher, all the plantation and tract of land whereon I live excluding only what is before mentioned, to him, his Heirs and asigns for ever, provided that he shall allow and shall not debar my wife of the benefits of the third part thereof during her lifetime.

In witness whereof I have herewith set my Hand and Seal this first day of the fourth month, in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy-three.

Witnessed by: Christopher Hussey" William Wireman Samuel Penrose (his mark) Mary Penrose ..(her mark)

"Guilford County, North Carolina Will Abstracts" by Irene B. Webster show "Samuel Hendrix and Mary Hendrix, witnesses."

Probate was recorded by the court in May 1774 with the following:

"North Carolina Guilford County, May Court, 1774

"Then the written will of Christopher Hussey was proved in Open Court by the oath of William Wireman on motion, ordered to be recorded. [two illegible words] Stephen Hussey, Solomon Cox Joseph Comer who was by Said Testator appointed his Executors agreeable to law." Test L. W. Henderson, CC"

Robert Hodgins mentioned in the will is believed to be son of Robert Hodgins and Theodate Hussey Seal Hodgins. Theirs was the first wedding recorded at Newberry Monthly Meeting 29th, 5th month, 1740. Theodate Hussey Seal was the widow of Joseph Seal, and the wedding was performed at the home of John Day, her brother-in-law.

William Wierman and Samuel Penrose are believed to have been brothers-in-law to Christopher Hussey. The Wierman family and the Penrose family were closely associated with the Hussey and Cox families in Pennsylvania.

Some of the intermarriages of these families were presented in "Thomas Wolfe's Quaker Connections" by William Perry Johnson which was published in "North Carolina Quarterly," December 1955. Portions of the article read:

"Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was born October 3, 1900 at Asheville, North Carolina, the son of William Oliver Wolfe and Julia Elizabeth Westall Wolfe. In 1920 he received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina and an A.M. degree from Harvard University in 1922.

Although Wolfe's own religious affiliation was Presbyterian, he had some Quaker ancestry and numerous Quaker connections. His paternal grandmother was Elenor Jane Heikes (d1912, age 97), a daughter of Emanuel Heikes and Sarah Wierman Heikes. Two hundred years ago the Wiermans were a Quaker family in what is now Adams County, Pennsylvania.

The immigrant ancestor, William Wierman, a blue dyer by occupation, was a native of Germany, according to tradition and removed to Holland where he was married to Gertrude Seitman and soon thereafter sailed for America. The fact that this couple possessed a family bible printed in Dutch is strong evidence that at least one of them was a native of Holland. As early as 1717 William and Gertrude Wierman were living at Germantown, Pennsylvania, and were probably members of the Mennonite church. In 1723 the family removed to the Mennonite settlement on Skippack Creek in present Montgomery County, Pennsylvania where William Wierman purchased 57 acres of land and engaged in farming as well as his original occupation of blue dyer. He purchased 187 acres more in 1729, adjoining the oldest of the Mennonite meetinghouses. In 1737 William Wierman and family settled on Bermudian Creek, Huntington Township, Lancaster, (later York, now Adams County) Pennsylvania, and it was apparently about this time that they joined the Quakers. William Wierman died, testate, in 1765. The inventory of his estate suggests that he owned and operated a store; his real estate amounted to over 1,000 acres.

William and Gertrude Wierman had six children: Henry, born 10th, 8th month (October) 1721, married first to Priscilla Pope and second to Elizabeth Ross; Nicholas, married 1745 to Sarah Cox; Hannah, married 1747 to Samuel Cox; William, married 1753 to Naomi "Amy" Cox; Gertrude married first in 1754 to Samuel Wright and second to a man named Ferguson; and John married Mary Morrow. Henry Wierman was a farmer, and Nicholas was a miller. Some of these children and several of the grandchildren settled in North Carolina.

John Wierman, son of Henry Wierman and Priscilla Pope Wierman, remained in Pennsylvania and became a judge. He married Ruth Cox, daughter of William Cox and Naomi Garretson Cox. Sarah Wierman (1785-1858), daughter of Henry Wierman and his second wife, Elizabeth Ross Wierman, was the great-grandmother of Thomas Wolfe.

Mary Wierman, daughter of Henry Wierman and Priscilla Pope Wierman, married Jesse Cook, and their son, Henry Cook, was the maternal great-grandfather of Albert Cook Myers (born 1874), noted historian and genealogist of Moylan, Pennsylvania. Myers is best known for his "The Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750.

Another Wierman descendant who made a name for himself in the literary world was Leroy Scott. He was born May 14, 1875 in Grant County, Indiana, son of Eli J. Scott and Eleanor Reeder Scott; died July 2, 1929 in New York state. His wife, whom he married June 24, 1904, was Miriam Finn, daughter of Moses Finn and Gittel Seletchnick Finn, born August 9, 1882 in Russia.

Leroy Scott's maternal grandmother was Gulielma Cox (married Spencer Reeder), daughter of John William Cox and Lydia Littler Cox, Quakers of Randolph County, North Carolina. John William Cox was the son of Samuel Cox and Hannah Wierman Cox and a grandson of William Wierman and Gertrude Wierman of Pennsylvania.

Thus Judge John Wierman was a grandson of William Wierman and Gertrude Wierman; Henry Cook (great-grandfather of Albert Cook Myers), Harmon Wierman (son of Henry and grandson of Henry and Priscilla), Eleanor Jane Heikes Wolfe (grandmother of Thomas Wolfe) and Gulielma Cox Reeder (grandmother of Leroy Scott and great-great-grandmother of William Perry Johnson) were all great-grandchildren of William and Gertrude Wierman, Pennsylvania Quakers."

Albert Cook Myers in "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750" give additional insight into the Quaker community which met at Huntington Meetinghouse. He wrote that Huntington Meetinghouse was situated on a wooded ridge overlooking Bermudian Creek about nine miles southwest of Warrington, Huntington Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Members of the congregation in 1745, according to Myers, included Joseph Cox, John Wierman, William Wierman, Martha Garretson, Naomi Cox Garretson, Hannah Cox Ann Hussey [probably Anna Hussey, Mary Garretson, Naomi Cox, Hannah Wierman, William and Gertrude Wierman, John Cox, William Cox, Samuel Cox and Ann Cox, Joseph Garretson, Henry Wierman and Benjamin Cox.

The first marriage at Huntington was that of Nicholas Wierman, son of William Wierman of Huntington to Sarah Cox, daughter of John Cox of the same place 24th, 8th month, 1745. The first meetings (unauthorized) were held in the home of John Cox where nearly all of the marriages were known to have occurred.

Rebecca Cox, daughter of Thomas Cox, was married to James Frazier 22nd, 8th month, 1740 at the home of William Garretson at Warrington. Witnesses include Joseph Garretson, Christopher Hussey, John Garretson, William Garretson, Ann Cox, Content Inskeep Garretson, Ann Cox Garretson, Thomas Cocks [Cox] Mary Cocks, Isaac Cox, John Cox and Nathan Hussey. Myers also reported that a meeting was held at the house of William Cox at Hackess (now Hockessin) New Castle County, Delaware in 1730.

Christopher Hussey died in 1774 in Guilford County, North Carolina, which was formed from Orange County in 1771. His will was probated there in that year.

Ann Garretson Hussey was granted a certificate by Cane Creek Monthly Meeting December 6, 1778 to Warrington Monthly Meeting [possibly for a visit]. She presented the certificate to Warrington Monthly Meeting March 13, 1779. She was a member of Huntington Monthly Meeting August 12, 1780 when she requested a certificate from Warrington Monthly Meeting to New Garden Monthly Meeting in North Carolina.

Ann Garretson Hussey appeared in the 1790 census of Chatham County, North Carolina which was formed from Orange County in 1771 in the Hillsborough District as the head of a household composed of "one white male over 16, four white males under 16 and four females," according to "Heads of Households, North Carolina, 1790," page 85. Ann Garretson Hussey died April 9, 1801.

Children born to Christopher Hussey and Ann Garretson Hussey, according to "Brooks Photostats of Warrington Monthly Meeting," include:

Elizabeth G. Hussey born 6th, 9th month 1737 Stephen Hussey born 10th, 7th month 1739 Naomi "Amy" Hussey born 29th, 2nd month, 1742 Ann Hussey born 27th, 7th month, 1744 Thomas Hussey born about 1746 Christopher Hussey born 2nd, 7th month, 1756

Elizabeth G. Hussey, daughter of Christopher Hussey and Ann Garretson Hussey, was born in Warrington, Pennsylvania 6th, 9th month, 1737, according to minutes of Warrington Monthly Meeting. She was listed as the "eldest child" in "Cope's Abstracts" of the meeting's minutes. She declared a marriage intent October 21 and November 18, 1758 with Joseph Comer. They were married December 7, 1758. Joseph Comer was born 3rd, 2nd month, 1736 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, according to the research of Dorothy Clark Hickman, Hurley, New Mexico, a descendant. He was the son of Robert Comer and Rebecca Gregg Houghton Comer.

On July 21, 1759 Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer applied for a certificate to remove to North Carolina. Their certificate was granted August 11, 1759. Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer was mentioned in the will of her father written April 14, 1773.

Children born to them include:

Joseph Comer born August 8, 1759 Rebecca Comer born July 25, 1761 Anna Comer born December 13, 1763 Elizabeth Comer born June 6, 1766 Lydia Comer born February 12, 1768 Robert Comer born April 17, 1771 Stephen Comer born December 12, 1773 Tamer Comer born August 26, 1776

Joseph Comer, son of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born August 8, 1759 in York County, Pennsylvania. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Rebecca Comer, daughter of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born July 25, 1761 in Orange County, North Carolina. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Anna Comer, daughter of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born in Orange County December 13, 1763. She was married about 1780 to Amos Hawkins, according to Kathryn Jeanette Bunton. Children born to them include:

Charity Hawkins born about 1790

Charity Hawkins, daughter of Amos Hawkins and Anna Comer Hawkins, was born about 1790. She was married about 1810 to William Hill. Children born to them include:

Samuel Benjamin Hill born about 1815

Samuel Benjamin Hill, son of William Hill and Charity Hawkins Hill, was born about 1815. He was married about 1840 to Mary Henly. Children born to them include:

Henry Henly Hill born about 1845

Henry Henly Hill, son of Samuel Benjamin Hill and Mary Henly Hill, was born about 1845. He was married about 1875 to Lena Mae Jones. Children born to them include:

Harold Mather Hill born about 1880

Harold Mather Hill, son of Henry Henly Hill and Lena Mae Jones Hill, was born about 1880. He was married about 1905 to Winoma Martha Higgins. Children born to them include:

Anna Lee Hill born about 1910

Anna Lee Hill, daughter of Harold Mather Hill and Winoma Martha Higgins Hill, was born about 1910. She was married about 1936 to Maurice Edward Burns. Children born to them include:

Anna Lee Burns born about 1940

Anna Lee Burns, daughter of Maurice Edward Burns and Anna Lee Hill Burns, was born about 1940. She was married about 1965 to Thomas Beisecker.

Elizabeth Comer, daughter of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born June 6, 1766 in Orange County. She was married about 1785 to Joseph Smith.

Lydia Comer, daughter of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born February 12, 1768 in Orange County. She was married to John Hawkins, Jr., son of John Hawkins and Mary Moore Hawkins November 30, 1799, according to Dorothy Clark Hickman.

Robert Comer, son of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born April 17, 1771 in Orange County. He was married about 1795 to Martha Hawkins, believed to be a sister of John Hawkins.

Stephen Comer, son of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born December 14, 1773 in Guilford County, North Carolina. He was married October 31, 1799 in Union County, South Carolina to Mary Hawkins, believed to be a sister to John Hawkins. They continued in South Carolina until removing to Wayne County, Indiana about 1805. They were "among the early leading members of the Society of Friends at Dover Monthly Meeting, Dover [later Webster], Indiana," according to "History of Wayne County, Indiana." Both were buried in the Dover Quaker cemetery.

Children born to them include:

John Comer born July 1, 1800 Joseph Comer born April 17, 1802 James Comer born February 5, 1804 Rebecca Comer born March 5, 1807 William Comer born January 4, 1811 Tamer Comer born October 7, 1814 Stephen Comer, Jr. born January 10, 1816 Mary Comer, Jr. born October 13, 1819

John Comer, son of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born July 1, 1800 in South Carolina. He was "among the first teachers in Wayne County," according to "History of Wayne County, Indiana."

Joseph Comer, son of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born April 17, 1802 in South Carolina. He was married in Wayne County April 5, 1820 to Sarah Rollerhide.

James Comer, son of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born February 5, 1804 in South Carolina. He was married November 22, 1826 to Bulah Jessup.

Rebecca Comer, daughter of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born March 5, 1807 at Dover, Indiana. She was married September 20, 1827 to Walter Thornburg and was disowned for "marrying out of unity" by Dover Monthly Meeting. Apparently her religion was important enough to her that she persuaded her husband to join the Quakers also. He was born at Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia) October 22, 1807, the son of William Thornburg and Elizabeth Clark Thornburg.

Rebecca Comer Thornburg died October 11, 1855, and Walter Thornburg was remarried to Clarissa Russell, a widow with six children. Four more children were born to them. He died August 14, 1874, according to the old Thornburg bible in the possession of Nell K. Clark. All were buried in the Dover Quaker cemetery.

Children born to Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg include:

John Thornburg born June 29, 1828 Mary Thornburg born November 18, 1829 George C. Thornburg born September 15, 1831 Stephen Thornburg born August 24, 1833 Elizabeth Thornburg born July 25, 1835 Tamar Thornburg born March 16, 1837 Lydia Thornburg born August 15, 1839 William Thornburg born March 3, 1842 Rebecca Ann Thornburg born November 12, 1846

John Thornburg, son of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born June 29, 1828 in Wayne County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Mary Thornburg, daughter of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born November 18, 1829 in Wayne County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

George C. Thornburg, son of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born September 15, 1831 in Wayne County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Stephen Thornburg, son of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born August 24, 1833 in Wayne County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Elizabeth Thornburg, daughter of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born July 25, 1835 in Wayne County. She was married March 10, 1850 to John Kirkman. She died October 10, 1881 in St. Charles County, Missouri.

Tamar Thornburg, daughter of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born March 16, 1837 in Hamilton County, Indiana. She was married November 22, 1857 to Jonathan Kirkman, brother of John Kirkman. She died March 23, 1926 at Kokomo, Indiana.

Children born to Jonathan Kirkman and Tamar Thornburg Kirkman include:

Alza Kirkman born about 1875

Alza Kirkman, daughter of Jonathan Kirkman and Tamar Thornburg Kirkman, was born about 1875. She was married March 31, 1895 in Baca County, Colorado to Harry Clark.

Children born to Harry Clark and Alza Kirkman Clark include:

Robert Harry Clark born in 1897

Robert Harry Clark, son of Harry Clark and Alza Kirkman Clark, was born in 1897. He died in 1973.

Children born to him include:

Dorothy Clark born about 1922

Dorothy Clark, daughter of Robert Harry Clark, was born about 1922. She was married about 1946, husband's name Hickman. Dorothy Clark Hickman, who has done extensive research on the Hussey family, provided the Comer data for this manuscript. In May 1983 she lived in Hurley, New Mexico.

Lydia Thornburg, daughter of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born in Wayne County August 15, 1839. Of this individual nothing more is known.

William Thornburg, son of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born in Wayne County March 5, 1842. He was married about 1866 to Mary Elizabeth Spradlin.

Rebecca Ann Thornburg, daughter of Walter Thornburg and Rebecca Comer Thornburg, was born November 12, 1846 in Wayne County. She was married November 5, 1868 to John K. Jessup. She died January 24, 1922.

William Comer, son of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born January 4, 1811 in Dover, Indiana. He was married about 1836, wife's name Rebecca.

Tamer Comer, daughter of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born October 7, 1814 in Dover. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Stephen Comer, Jr., son of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born January 10, 1816 in Dover. He was married May 11, 1837 to Martha Harvey.

Mary Comer, Jr., daughter of Stephen Comer and Mary Hawkins Comer, was born October 13, 1819 in Dover. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Tamer Comer, daughter of Joseph Comer and Elizabeth G. Hussey Comer, was born August 26, 1776 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Of this individual nothing more is known. To see original page Click Here ___________________________________________________________________________________ John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins

   John Hussey was baptized “the last day of ye last mo: Ao 1635”[1] in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, the son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler. John married Rebecca Perkins 2 September 1659. Rebecca was the daughter of Isaac Perkins and Susannah —. The Husseys were Quakers. 

The Husseys moved to Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts (now Rockingham County, New Hampshire). There, the Husseys were fined in 1663 and 1664 for not attending church meetings and in 1668 for working on a fast day (these were Puritan observances, not Quaker). In 1670, John was again fined for not attending meetings and for œusing reproachful speeches against Mr. Cotton and his doctrine. John was appointed a Representative in 1692 but refused to take the oath of office (taking oaths being against Quaker tenets) and was refused the office.

   In 1671, John'™s father gave his Nantucket lands to John and his brother Stephen but John later sold his interest in the island to Stephen. In 1688, the family moved to Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware, where, according to Savage, John œwas a preacher to the Quacker's.  In 1696, he served as a Representative, being being required to make an oath in his new home. John also owned a plantation named Nonesuch, was a yeoman, and was appointed a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1696 (Quakers there were not required to take an oath of office.) John's will was dated 8 May 1707.

John and Rebecca's children are:

1. Theodate Hussey, born 12 Jun 1660 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Benjamin Swett 9 May 1682, New Hampshire. 2. Rebecca Hussey, born 10 Mar 1662 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married 1) Joseph Howland 4 May 1683 in Duxbury, Plymouth, New Hampshire and 2) Samuel Collins 6 Aug 1695 in Duxbury, Plymouth, New Hampshire. 3. Mary Hussey, born 8 Nov 1665 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Moses Swett 12 May 1687. 4. Susannah Hussey, born 7 Sep 1667 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married 1) Richard Otis, Jr. and 2) John Varney. 5. Ann Hussey, born 14 May 1669 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married James Stanyon. 6. Huldah Hussey, born 16 Jun 1670 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Nathaniel Weare, Esq. 17 Nov 1692. 7. Bathsheba (Bathshuah) Hussey, born 21 Sep 1671 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Thomas Babb. 8. Christopher Hussey, born 17 Oct 1672 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. 9. Hope Hussey, born 19 Mar 1674 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 28 Mar 1674. 10. John Hussey, Jr., yeoman of Christiana Hundred, Wilmington, Delaware, born 18 Jan 1676 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Ann Inskeep (1st intention 6th day 1 mo 1702/3 and 2nd intention 2 mo 1703 at the Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania, will written 18th 6 mo 1729 and proved 12 Apr 1733. 11. Hope Hussey, born 22 Feb 1677. 12. Jedediah Hussey, of Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware, born 6 Feb 1677 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Esther Cooper 24 Aug 1705 at the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will written 9 Dec 1734 and proved 29 Dec 1734. 13. Patience Hussey, born 4 Apr 1679 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. 14. Charity Hussey, born 4 Aug 1681, married Garit or Samuel Garitson. 15. A daughter, born 23 Sep 1682 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died young. 16. (John?) Hussey, born 30 May 1684 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 25 Jun 1684. 17. Content Hussey, born 27 Oct 1685 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Henry Land.

Sources: 1. Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928. 2. International Genealogical Index, Marriage records, extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (Theodate Hussy: Batch #M731541, Dates: 1900, Source #1001303, Type: Film) and (Rebecca Hussey (Howland): Batch #M506181, Dates: 1850, Source #0481072 IT 3, Type: Film); Birth records, extracted from a statewide index by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (Batch #7540047, Source Call #1001006, Type: Film). 3. Records of Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania. 4. Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969 (originally published Ann Arbor, MI, 1938), p. 561. 5. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. 6. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)). 7. Abstracts from New Castle County land records, Books A-N. 8. A Calendar of Delaware Wills New Castle County, 1682-1800, New York, NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1911. 9. Haines, Ruth Carey, Plumstead to Clear Creek: A History of the Family of Samuel Carey, 1969. 10. Sanborn, Victor Channing, The Grantees and Settlement of Hampton, N. H., Essex Institute Historical Collections, 53 - (1917), Pgs. 228-249. 11. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Mass.

John (1, Capt. Christopher Hussey), Hampton, now Seabrook, married 1 September 1659 Rebecca Perkins (Isaac). Friends, they were absent from meeting; he in April 1662, 26 times absent; both in April 1663, 20 days absent, in March 1668 he worked on fast day. Named Representative 1692, he declined to take oath, but afterwards removed to New Castle, Delaware, where he bought 1695, he served as Representative 1696, the oath there unnecessary. In N. J. he administered the estate of his mother-in-law Susanna Perkins, as principal creditor, 1699. Lists 396, 52, 392b. Died New Castle 1707, leaving a will. Children: Theodate, born 12 June 1660, married 9 May 1682 Benjamin Swett. Rebecca, born 10 March 1662, married at Hampton 4 May 1683 Joseph Howland of Duxbury, 2d at Duxbury 16 August 1695 Samuel Collins. Mary, born 8 November 1665, married 12 May 1687 Moses Swett. Susanna, born 7 September 1667, married 1st Richard Otis jr., 2d John Varney. Ann, born May 1669, married James Stanyan. Huldah, born 16 July 1670, married 17 November 1692 Nathaniel Weare, Esq. Bathshuah, born 21 September 1671, married Thos. Babb (2). Christopher, born 17 October 1672. Hope, born 19, died 28 March 1674. John, born 18 January 1676. Hope, born 22 February 1677. Jedediah, born 6 March 1678. Patience, born 4 April 1679. Charity, born 4 August 1681. Dau., born 23 September 1692, died young. John, born 30 May, died 25 June 1684. Content, born 29 October 1685.

Source: Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928.

Extraction of birth information from a statewide index for New Hampshire

THEODATE HUSSEY Birth: 12 JUN 1660 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA REBECCA HUSSEY Birth: 10 MAR 1662 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

MARY HUSSEY Birth: 08 NOV 1665 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

SUSANNAH HUSSEY Birth: 07 SEP 1667 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA

ANN HUSSEY Birth: 14 MAY 1669 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECCA


HULDAH HUSSEY Birth: 16 JUL 1670 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY

BATHSHEBA HUSSEY Birth: 21 SEP 1671 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECA

CHRISTOPHER HUSSEY Birth: 17 OCT 1672 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECA

HOPE HUSSEY Birth: 19 MAR 1674 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECAH

JOHN HUSSEY Birth: 18 JAN 1675 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECKAH

JEDAAH HUSSEY Birth: 06 FEB 1677 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY Mother: REBECAH

PATIENCE HUSSY Birth: 04 APR 1679 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSY

HUSSEY (Female) Birth: 23 SEP 1682 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSEY

HUSSY (Male) Birth: 30 MAY 1684 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSY

CONTENT HUSSY Birth: 27 OCT 1685 Hampton Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire Father: JOHN HUSSY

Extracted Marriage Records THEODATE HUSSY Spouse: BENJAMIN SWETT Marriage: 09 MAY 1682 , , New Hampshire

REBEKAH HUSSEY Spouse: JOSEPH HOWLAND Marriage: 04 MAY 1683 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

REBECCA HOWLAND Spouse: SAMUEL COLLINS Marriage: 16 AUG 1695 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Source: International Genealogical Index, Marriage records, extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (Theodate Hussy: Batch #M731541, Dates: 1900, Source #1001303, Type: Film) and (Rebecca Hussey (Howland): Batch #M506181, Dates: 1850, Source #0481072 IT 3, Type: Film); Birth records, extracted from a statewide index by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (Batch #7540047, Source Call #1001006, Type: Film).

1699 2nd day 1 mo. The Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworths appoints Cornelius Empson, William Branton & John Hussey to goe and speak to Thoas peirson concerning his absenting himself from the Monthly Meeting he being so often requested to make his appearance and return their answer to ye next mo meeting. This meeting orders yt ffriends of New Castle Meeting do keep their week days meeting on ye fifth day of ye wek & so to continue It is concluded yt ffreinds do meet at Valentine Hollingsworths ye first sixsh day of ye next month to view all ye minuets of ye meeing.

1702/3 6th day 1st mo. The Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworths, according to our last meetings order, our collection being gathered amount fforty three shillings. John Hussey and Ann Inskeep laying their intentions of marraige before this meeting. Geo Hogg & Jno Brewster and Sarah Griff___ is appointed to make Enquiry concering their clearness and return their answer to ye next monthly Meeting.

1703 ___day 2nd Mo This Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworths, John Hufey & Ann Inskeep laying their Intention of marriage before this meeting (this being ye second time) the ffreinds whichwere appointed ye last meeting giveth report to this meeting yt they have made enquiry and findeth nothing but yt they are both clear from all person relating to marriage, there were two letters allso produced to this meeting one from John Inskeep her brother ye other from Robert Heath her ship mate, which giveth satisfaction to this meeting. This meeting leaving them to their freedome to accompish their said intention of marriage according to ye good order of truth.

1703 ___ day 3 Mo. The Mo Meeting held at Valentine Hollingsworth appoints George Harlan & Jno Hussey Junr to attend ye Quarterly Meeting.

1703 4th day 10 mo The mo. meeting at Valentine Hollingsworths, John Cann of White Clay Creek haveing made complaint (to this meeting) against thomas Ollaston & his wife concerning some differance, this meeting taking ye same tinto consideration doth order four friends Cornelius Empson, George Harlan, John Hussey Junr & Benj Swet to meet & hear ye differance, & make return what is done to ye next mo meeting.

1704 1st day 2nd mo. The Mo meeting at Valentine Hollingsworths, George Hogg, & Hannh Coall laying their intention of marriage before this meeting, the meeting appoints Benja Swet & John Hussey Junr to make enquiry concerning ye mans clearness, Sarah Griffin and Ann Hussey to make enquiry concerning ye clearness of ye woman & return their answer to ye next mo meeting. John Brewster appearing at this meeting and is will to state to ye judgmt of ffriends and farther intends to bring in a paper of concemnation to our next mo meeting. Cornelius Empson and Geroge Harlan is appointed to attend ye quarterly Meeting.

Source: Records of Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Hussey 1705, 6, 31. Jedidiah produced a certificate from Newark Monthly Meeting, to marry, dated 1705, 6, 4 1705, 8, 24. Jedidiah, New Castle County, Pennsylvania., married Esther Cooper, daughter of James, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., at Philadelphia Meeting House 1706, 1, 29. Esther requested certificate

Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1969 (originally published Ann Arbor, MI, 1938), p. 561.

Hussey John, Hampton, son of the preceding (Christopher of Newbury), married 2 September 1659, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac Perkins of the same, had two sons and fourteen daughters, after 1688, removed to Newcastle, Delaware and was a preacher to the Quakers.

Source: Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.

Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

John Hussey (M)

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John Hussey was the son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Batchelder. John Hussey married Rebecca Perkins, daughter of Issac Perkins. Child of John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins: Mary Hussey Rebecca Perkins (F)

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Rebecca Perkins was the daughter of Issac Perkins. Rebecca Perkins married John Hussey, son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Batchelder. Her married name was Hussey.

Mary Hussey (F)

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Mary Hussey was the daughter of John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins. Mary Hussey married Moses Swett, son of Benjamin Swett and Hester Weare, in 1687. Her married name was Swett. Children of Mary Hussey and Moses Swett: Mary Swett Jun. (1682 - 16 Feb 1751) Esther Swett (1690) Deliverance Swett (c 1693 - 02 Aug 1783) Huldah Swett (c 1700 - 14 Jun 1793) Moses Swett (M) b. 1661, d. 1731, #11936 Moses Swett was born in 1661. He was the son of Benjamin Swett and Hester Weare. Moses Swett married Mary Hussey, daughter of John Hussey and Rebecca Perkins, in 1687. Moses Swett died in 1731.

Source: Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).

Deeds Dividing up the 640 Acre Nonesuch Plantation of John Hussey Sr¦

1 July 1695 RUMSEY/HUSSEY - Charles Rumsey of Christina Creek sells to John Hussey, yeoman late of Hamp Town in New Hampshire near Piscotaway in New England a 340-acre tract of land called Nonesuch bounded on N by Christina Creek, on W by Swart Nutton Island, on S by Bessie spring & on E by the ffyronhook [Fernhook]. Book B:Pages 89-91 6 Aug 1695 RICHARDSON/HUSSEY - John Richardson yeoman of Christina Creek sells to John Hussey yeoman, late of Hamp Town province of New Hamshire in New England 300 acres, the Âœwithin mentioned piece of land (no metes and bounds given). B:91

22 May 1706 HUSSEY/HUSSEY - John Hussey Sr., farmer of NCC[2] gives to his sons John & Jedediah Hussey for love and good will all of his plantation on which he now lives except 150 acres. Bounds: Beginning at the creek which makes Black Walnut Island and extending southerly until within 80 perches of the head line of my said plantation which joins to the town common; also all the cripple[3] grounds at the end of the said land. Also, œI reserve to my own disposal my beds, bedding and clothes¦All other residue to my sons John & Jedidiah as a certain and sure inheritance; provided my sons allow me whatever I require for my comfortable subsistence during my natural life B:341-2

22 Aug 1706 HUSSEY/HUSSEY - John Hussey Sr., farmer of NCC, gives to his son Christopher Hussey for love & good will a tract of land (no acreage given) as his right of inheritance. The land is on westerly side of his fathers plantation. Bounds: beginning at 80 perches of the head line of my plantation next to the Town Common, extending to the cripple ground adjoining the creek which makes Black Walnut Island, with all the cripple ground between the said land and creek. B:401-2.

Source: Abstracts from New Castle County land records, Books A-N.

Pages 12-3 John Hussy. May 8, 1707. Feb 18, 1707. B. 137. Son, Christopher; son, Jededeah; dau. Rebecca, wife of Samuel Collins; dau. Mary, wife of Moses Swett; dau. Ann, wife of James Stanyon; dau. Susannah, widow of Richard Otis; dau. Bathshabo, wife of Thomas Babb; dau. Charity, wife of Garit Garitson; dau. Content, wife of Henry Land; son, John Hussy. Exec. son, John Hussy.

Page 22 Benjamin Swett. Farmer. New Castle. December 21, 1719. January 7, 1719. C. 169. Daughter Sarah DeHaes; grandson Joseph Hamerton; granddaughter Rebecca Hamerton; grandson Benjamin Swett; Rowland Fitzgerald; grandson John Swett; James Merrieweather; daughter-in-law Ann Fitzgerald. Executors James Cooper, Gerald Garrison, Brother Jedediah Hussey.

Page 30 John Hussey. Yeoman. Christiana Hundred. 6th m. (called August) 28, 1729. April 12, 1733. Misc I.192. Wife, Anne Hussey; sons, John Hussey, Stephen Hussey, Nathan Hussey and Christopher Hussey; Christopher Hussey; daughter, Mary, wife of Henderson Houstown; daughters Anne Hussey; Theodate Hussey; Content Hussey. Executors wife, Ann Hussey; son, John Hussey. Trustees, brother, Garret Garretson and friend, John Richardson.

Page 31 Jedediah Hussey. New Castle. December 9, 1734. December 29, 1734. Misc. I.193. Wife, Esther; daughter, Rebeccah, wife of Stephen Lewis; son, Sylvanus Hussey; James Cooper; daughter, Esther (children, viz: Rebeccah, Sylvanus, Jedediah and Esther). Executors son-in-law, Stephen Lewis; friend, Cornelius Garretson; son, Sylvanus Hussey.

Source: A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800. New York, NY: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1911.

The last will and testament of John Hussey, of the County of Newcastle on Delaware, altho wake in body, yet competent and rasonable in memorie and understanding. I do give and bequeath to my respective children hereafter mentioned, viz.: I do give to my son, Christopher L00.s10.d00. I do give to my son Jedidiah, 0L.10s.0d. I do give to my daughter Rebekah, wife of Samuel Collins, 5L.0s.0d. I do give to my daughter, Mary, wife of Moses Swett, 5L.0s. 0d. I do give to my daughter, Susanah, relict of Richard Otis, L5.s0.d0. Daughter, Bathesba, wife of Thomas Babb, 5L.0s.0d. Daughter Charity, wife of Samuel Garetson, 10L.0s.0d. Daughter, Content, wife of Henry Laud, L10.s0.d. To be paid at the town of Newcastle by my executory to this my will in curant money of the aforesaid county to my aforesaid children, being demanded to them or their order within three years after my death (deces). All the residue and remainder of my estate I do give to my son, John Hussey, and him do I make full and sole executor to this my last will and testament. And for the full configrmation of all the above mentioned I do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal, this 8th day of the month called May, in the year 1707. Signed, sealed and declared in the presence of: Henry Swett, William Dowgeres, Sarah Swett.

Source: Haines, Ruth Carey, Plumstead to Clear Creek: A History of the Family of Samuel Carey, 1969.

  ¦The first page of baptisms in the Hampton town records was evidently written by Bachiler himself. A copy from the Town Record, vol. I, fo. 72, follows: 

John the sonne of Christopher Hussey & Theodate his wife was baptized at Lin on the last day of y¦

Source: Sanborn, Victor Channing, The Grantees and Settlement of Hampton, N. H., Essex Institute Historical Collections, 53 - (1917), Pgs. 228-249.

  Vol. 2, p. 382 

For the Court at Salisbury Apr 8, 1662: John Hussey and Eliakim Wardall were fined, each according to law, 6li. 10s. for twenty-six times absence from public ordinance on the Lords days.

Vol. 3, pgs. 99-100 For the Court at Hampton 13:8:1663 Eliakim Wardall™s answer for his not coming to the ordinances on the Lord™s days was that he was an hireling and that it was false worship¦ Eliakim Wardall and Jno. Hussey for their and their wifes absence from the public ordinances for twenty Sabbaths, were fined five pounds.

Vol. 4, p. 24 For the Court at Salisbury 14:2:1668 Jno. Hussey Âœfor working of a fast day in Marche last notwth standing he was minded of it was fined 20s.

Vol 4, p. 238 For the Court at Salisbury Apr 12, 1670: Jno. Hussey, presented by the grand jury for not frequenting the public ordinances of Christ on Lords days, and convicted in his examination, using reproachful speeches against Mr. Cotton and his doctrine, was fined.

Sources: Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Mass.

Footnotes [1] This is most likely to be 28 Feb 1635. This would be because of the fact that before the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, the year started in March, not January, as it does now. [2] New Castle County. [3] A densely overgrown and swampy tract. @ 2004 by Michelle Boyd, All rights reserved.


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To contact me: michelle@boydhouse.com Last updated 1 Jul 2 http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/hussey/johnrebeccahussey.html ____________________________________________________________________________________ -------------------- The will of John Hussey, yeoman, dated 28 August 1729 and proved 12 April 1733 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, names wife Anne Hussey; sons John Hussey, Stephen Hussey, Nathan Hussey and Christopher Hussey; Christopher Hussey deceased [probably a note that he died after the will was written and before it was proved]; daughter Mary wife of Henderson Housstown [Houston]; daughters Anne Hussey, Theodate Hussey and Content Hussey. Executors: wife Ann Hussey and son John Hussey. Trustees: brother [brother-in-law] Garret G

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Rev. John Hussey, II's Timeline

1635
December 31, 1635
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
December 31, 1635
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
1635
Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware
1636
February 29, 1636
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1659
September 21, 1659
Age 23
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1660
June 12, 1660
Age 24
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1660
Age 23
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
1662
March 10, 1662
Age 26
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
1665
November 8, 1665
Age 29
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
1667
July 7, 1667
Age 31
Hampton Township, Rockingham, NH