Person:Richard Ussery (1)

  1. Richard Ussery1731 - 1828
  2. John UsseryBef 1742 - 1784
m. 1754
  1. Christian Ussery1754 - 1825
  2. Mary Ussery1756 -
  3. Richard Ussery1757 -
  4. Thomas Ussery1759 - 1834
  • HRichard Ussery1731 - 1828
  • W.  Spouse (add)
m. Bef 1785
  1. Woodford UsseryAbt 1785 -
  2. Samuel Ussery1790 -
m. 1797
  1. Lavinia UsseryAbt 1798 -
  2. Dudley Mask Ussery1801 -
  3. Mumford Ussery1802 -
  4. Delilah Ussery1805 -
  5. Elizabeth Ussery1807 -
Facts and Events
Name Richard Ussery
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1731 Hanover County, Virginia
Marriage 1754 King William County, Virginiato Mary Goodwin
Marriage Bef 1785 to Spouse (add)
Marriage 1797 to Elizabeth Elkins
Death[1] 1828 Lancaster County, Virginia
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
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    Richard Ussery was born about 1731 in Hanover Co., VA to John Ussery and Elizabeth Mask. The Hanover County Court House was burned during the Civil War and all records were destroyed. However, found in the Vestry Book of St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., an early mention of John Ussery and Richard Ussery, Nov. 12, 1771. Richard was married three times and raised three sets of children. He died in 1828 in Lancaster Co., SC and is buried beside his third wife, Elizabeth Elkins in what was the Hanging Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

    About 1752, Richard married his first wife, Mary (Goodwin?), of King William Co., VA. She is believed to have been born about 1735 in King William County, VA, and having died in 1775 in Hanover Co., VA. Two years later, Richard married a second time. To this date, researchers have been unable to recover her name. His third and final marriage was to Elizabeth Elkins in 1797.

    After the death of Richard's father in 1759, he moved his family from King William Co. to Hanover Co. The 1763 Hanover County tax records lists Richard as owning 193 acres of land. In 1777 Richard served in the Hanover County Militia XIV Regiment. He was once reported AWOL with a price of $25 placed on him. (Virginia Gazette, Nov. 28, 1777 by Alexander Perdie, pg. 3, col.2)

    Ten years later, Richard bought land from Elizabeth and William McDonald in Richmond Co, N.C. and is listed in the 1790 cenus of that county. It was while in Richmond County that he married Elizabeth Elkins.(b. aft 1780 - d. 1838) Elizabeth was the daughter of American patriot Richard Elkins who was born in King George Co., VA on Dec. 9, 1761.

    Exerpts from "Our Native Heath" by Myrtle Bridges page 15

    "1800 July 23. Richmond County, NC. Mr. Richard Adams, Please to take notice that on the 19th day of Septembernext I shall attend atthe dwelling house of William McDonald in the District of Lancaster in the State of South Carolina to take the Deposition of Benjamin Carsels, John Wilkerson, William McDonald, RICHARD USSERY, John Carsels [Carswell?], Elizabaeth McDonald, Gillum Ezell, Patty Carsels and James Ingram to be read in evidence in the suit now depending in the County Court of Richmond wherein you are plaintiff and I am defendant, and this you shall receive as notice to attend and cross-examine if you think proper. Also take notice that I shall begin at ten o'clock in the morning and if the business cannot be done that day I shall proceed the next day.

    [signed] John McDonald.

    A true copy of this notice was delivered to Mr. Richard Adams on the 2nd day of August in the year of 1800 by me. Daniel McDonald. [signed] John Ingram, J.P.

    (Cvil Action papers 1795-1700 CR.082.325.6)

    Children of Richard Ussery and Mary (Goodwin?):

    Christian Ussery b: Jan 24, 1754 in King William Co, VA mar. John Lemay b: Jan 9, 1759 in Hanover County, VA
    Mary Ussery b: 1756
    Richard Ussery, Jr. b: 1757 in King William Co. or Hanover Co, VA
    Thomas Ussery b: Jan 25, 1759 in King William Co., VA mar. Sarah

    Children of Richard Ussery and Second Wife (name unknown):

    Woodford Ussery b: Abt 1785 in Virginia
    Samuel Ussery b: 1790 in King William Co., VA? mar. Rachael Louis ?
    Children of Richard Ussery and Elizabeth Elkins:

    Lavinia Ussery b: Abt 1798 in Lancaster Co., SC mar. John Robertson
    Dudley Mask Ussery b: Jul 1801 in Lancaster Co., SC mar. Cynthia McClure b: Sep 1, 1801 in SC
    Mumford Ussery b: May 10, 1802 in Lancaster Co, SC mar. Mary Bailey b: Mar 11, 1813 in SC 2nd Wife: Ella Evans
    Delilah Ussery b: 1805 in Lancaster Co. SC
    Elizabeth Ussery b: Nov 8, 1807 in Lancaster Co SC