|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||Uriah S. Hussey b.1835 son of Raymoth & Elizabeth (Thornburg) Hussey|
|Post Date:||February 29, 2004 at 14:55:43|
|Forum:||Madison County, OH Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 364, Monon Township, White County, Indiana
"URIAH S. HUSSEY was born in Delaware County, Indiana, December 17, 1835; he is a son of RAYMOTH and ELIZABETH (THORNBURG) HUSSEY. The father of URIAH, when a youth, moved to Michigan City, and assisted in building the third house erected there. When URIAH was a year old, his father moved to Ohio, where URIAH attended school and worked on the farm; afterward he attended a select school and finished his education at Oberlin College. He was then engaged in a store at Newport, Madison County, Ohio. In June 1861, he was married to EMMA A. PECK, daughter of GIDEON and DEBORAH PECK, by whom he had two children - JAMES C. and SARAH A. Being economical, MR. HUSSEY was soon able to purchase a small farm. In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Ohio Regiment (hundred-day men); was sent to West Virginia, and then as a guard of prisoners to Camp Chase, Ohio. After his discharge, he sold his farm and came to this township, where he purchased 40 acres in Section 2; he now owns 160 acres of good land, and has taken many premiums for his hogs at county fairs. MR. HUSSEY succeeded in carrying the first petition for ditching. He is an active Republican, an Odd Fellow, and, as is also his wife, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."