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Stephen Hussey

Birthplace: Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Friends Cemetery, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Christopher Hussey and Theodate Hussey
Husband of Martha Hussey
Father of Puella Gorham; Abigail Hussey; Silvanus Hussey; Batchelder Hussey; Daniel Hussey and 4 others
Brother of Reverend John Hussey; Mary Dow; Theodate Hodgen; Joseph (Captain) Hussey; Huldah Smith and 2 others

Occupation: Seaman
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About Stephen Hussey

Stephen was the first child baptized by his Grandfather Rev. Stephen Batchiler. This occurred in Lynn, MA in 1632. (conflicting information shows his parents Christopher Hussey and Theodate Batchiler Hussey coming to Boston then Lynn earlier in 1630 or with her father in 1632??) He did go as a child to Hampton, NH. Stephen married Martha Bunker on Oct. 8, 1676. She was the daughter of William Bunker.

Land in Nantucket sold by father, Captain Christopher Hussey, to Stephen. Stephen did live in Barbadoes-related to his trade industry. It is supposed that Stephen kept a ship at Barbados. He aquired a little property (Starbuck, History of Nantucket, p. 779). The Colonialists became involved in slave trade-and brought slaves to Portsmouth, NH for slave market. It is not found if Stephen was involve. ?? Stephen resided in Nantucket. He was the only Hussey who made his home in Nantucket. He was a sea faring man (see above). 1708- original petitioner at organization of the Friend's Society. He built three houses for himself and family, one on Federal Street near Chestnut, another at Monomoy and a third at Shimmoo. He died April 2, 1718, n the 88th year of age. His wife ded 21st, 9mo, 1744. Their chldren were Puella born Oct. 10, 1677 and Married Shubael Gorham of Barnstable; Abigail, Sylvanus, Bachelor, Daniel, Mary, George, and Theodate. (Starbuck, History of Nantucket, p. 779-80). He served as a Representative in the General Court. (Under the jurisdiction of New York, the island of Nantucket did not have representation under the Colonial law making body. When the jurisdiction was assumed by the Massachussets Bay Colony, the Islanders were able to choose a Representative to the Great and Beneral Court-elected by a great majority. 1692- 3: John Gardner. Elections were not regular at this time. 1696,8,1700, 1704 James Coffin. Others served: George Bunker, Abishai Folger, Timothy Folger, Jeremiah Gardner, John Bunker. (these families are all related) 1766-Stephen Hussey elected, and was popular-"in good favor." 1768-1774- exclusive Stephen Hussey. No representative during the Revolution. 1783-three people served: Alexander Coffin, Peleg Coffin Jr, Stephen Hussey (State Senate: 1808 George Gorham Hussey) (Source: History of Nantucket by Alexander Starbuck. pp. 635-636.; p.640 for State Senate)

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Stephen Hussey's Timeline

June 8, 1632
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
June 8, 1632
First child baptised at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 10, 1677
Age 45
Nantucket Island, Province of New York
December 22, 1679
Age 47
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
May 13, 1682
Age 49
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States
February 18, 1684
Age 51
Nantucket Island, Dukes County, Province of New York
October 20, 1687
Age 55
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
March 24, 1689
Age 56
Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts
June 21, 1694
Age 62
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts