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Descendants of William Henry Usry




Generation No. 1


1. WILLIAM HENRY2 USRY (WILLIAM1 USSERY) was born Abt. 1780 in VA or NC, and died Abt. 1809 in Union, Burke CO, NC. He married JANE GLASS Abt. 1801 in Burke CO, NC, daughter of ALEXANDER GLASS and ISBEL UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1780 in TN, and died 1814 in Spartanburg, SC.

Notes for W
ILLIAM HENRY USRY:
JOHN M. USRY, JR in his genealogy book, "USRY/HAIR" on page 5 states:

"Great-great-grandfather Usry and His family:
" William (Henry?) Usry is believed to have been born about 1780. My informants differed as to whether his name was William Usry or Henry Usry. He was probably born in NC or Virginia. He is believed to have moved with his parents before 1800 to near Burke Co., NC His father might have been William Usry Sr., who was listed in the 1800 census for Burke Co., NC:

1 male age 16-26; 2 males aged 45 up; 1 female aged 16-26.

Married about 1801, William (Henry?) Usry and Miss Jane Glass. She had a brother named David Glass. They apparently lived in Burke Co., NC William and Jane are said to have migrated to Franklin Co., Tenn. Two children:

1. William? Usry, born about 1803
2. James Usry, born FEB. 18, 1805

About 1809, William Henry Usry is said to have developed ill health and to have moved his family back to "Union". This is perhaps a community in or near Burke Co., NC Supposedly, Wm Henry died about this date. There is no clue as to the location of his grave.

List of Taxables, Burke County, NC, 1802: Henry Glass, 300 acres; James Glass, 50 acres; Joseph Alexander, 376 acres.

James Usry was born in Franklin Co., Tenn., the second child of William Henry Usry and his wife Jane Glass Usry. This is according to handed-down family information.

After William Henry Usry died, his widow, Jane Glass Usry, soon decided to remarry. She feared that her new husband might not treat her young sons very well, and decided to "bind" them out. This was possibly in Burke Co., NC

The man to whom William, aged about 6, was bound was planning to depart for Missouri on a trading venture. The man who took James, aged 4, apparently stayed in the area.

Dec. 13, 1809, marriage bond, Burke County, NC, for Joseph Alexander and Jane Ussery. Witnesses, Robert Patton Jr.; bond, Robert Patton Sr. This is believed to have been the remarriage of Jane Glass Usry."

Page 9, "Usry/Hair" by J. M. Usry

" After James Usry was a man with a family, living in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, he learned by accident through a tourist, that his brother William was living in Missouri. He at once wrote to him and for the first time he heard from his brother since they were small boys. His brother at that time also had a large family. They continued to correspond for a number of years. His brother had been spelling his name as "H. Usory," but when James told him that their mother's Bible showed it to be "Usry," he changed his spelling."

More About W
ILLIAM USRY and JANE GLASS:
Marriage: Abt. 1801, Burke CO, NC
     
Children of W
ILLIAM USRY and JANE GLASS are:
  i.   WILLIAM3 USRY, b. 1803, Franklin CO, TN; d. MO.
2. ii.   JAMES ADOLPHUS USRY, b. 18 Feb 1805, Franklin CO, TN; d. 28 Apr 1887, Wellington, Calhoun CO, AL.


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