Person:Thomas Ussery (2)

m. abt. 1725
  1. William Ussery1725 - 1787
  2. John UsseryAbt 1729 - 1814
  3. Welcome Ussery1733 -
  4. Thomas Ussery, Esq.1740 - 1811
  • HThomas Ussery, Esq.1740 - 1811
  • WSarah Ussery1752 - 1818
  1. Thomas Ussery, Jr.1773 - 1841
  2. James Blackwell UsseryAbt 1774 - 1841
  3. Martha Ussery1778 - 1838
  4. Mary UsseryAbt 1781 - 1859
  5. Squire Welcome Ussery1782 - 1835
  6. Robert Jackson Ussery1783 - 1856
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Ussery, Esq.
Alt Name Thomas Usry
Gender Male
Birth? 1740 Hanover, Virginia, United States
Death? 10 Jun 1811 Montgomery, North Carolina, United States

Will Transcript

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

Notes

Thomas Ussery was born around 1740 probably in Virginia. He married Sarah Ussery, who many believe to be his cousin.
In the 1790 census of Montgomery County, he is listed with a wife and eleven children,but his will only mentioned five sons and four daughters. Most of the children went west,to Tennessee,Mississippi and Randolph Co.,Alabama.
1782-Montgomery Co.,NC, listed as tax payer with 840 acres and 3 slaves:Charles,Reachel and Timp.
1788, 1794 and 1795 - Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
1788 - Delegate to the State Convention to Ratify the United States Constitution.
1790 - Montgomery Co-census lists five sons and 6 daughters
1800 - Montgomery Co-Census lists two sons and four daughters.
1810 - Does not appear on Tax list.
1811 - List of slaves owned at time of death: Charles, York, Major, Richard, Charity, Judah, Rossie, and Fanny.
References
  1.   Jackson, Ronald Vern. 1890 North Carolina census index. (North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1985).

    North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
    Name: Thomas Ussery
    State: NC
    County: Montgomery County
    Township: No Township Listed
    Year: 1779
    Database: NC Early Census Index
    [Ancestry.com]

  2.   Jackson, Ronald Vern. 1890 North Carolina census index. (North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1985).

    North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
    Name: Thomas Ussery
    State: NC
    County: Montgomery County
    Township: Undesignated District
    Year: 1787
    Record Type: State or colonial census
    Page: 001
    Database: NC Early Census Index
    [Ancestry.com]

  3.   Montgomery, North Carolina, United States. 1790 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    1790 United States Federal Census
    Name: Thomas Usseroy
    [Thomas Ussery]
    [Thomas Ufseroy]
    Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Montgomery, North Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 5
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females: 7
    Number of Slaves : 4
    Number of Household Members: 17
    [Ancestry.com]

  4.   Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: [database online] (not considered a reliable primary source). (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Name: Thomas Ussery
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: VA
    Birth Year: 1740
    Spouse Name: Sarah
    Number Pages: 1
    [Ancestry.com]

  5.   National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
    Name: Thomas Ussery Esquire
    SAR Membership: 66935
    Birth Date: 1740
    Birth Place: England, North Carolina
    Death Date: 10 Jun 1811
    Death Place: Montgomery, North Carolina
    Spouse: Sarah Ussery
    Children: Robert Ussery
    [Ancestry.com]

  6.   .

    Children of Thomas Ussery and Sarah Ussery:

    Their children:

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

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