Wednesday, November 2, 2016


CHARLES W. HUSSEY was born in Princeton, Ind., May 18, 1826. At the age of seventeen he removed to Louisville, Ky., where he completed his education, and learned his trade — blacksmithing. His parents were Richard and Effie (Mills) Hussey; the former was born in 1790, and the latter in 1791. His great-grandfather was English and lived until his one hundred and twenty-seventh year, and his paternal grandmother died at the age of one hundred and five. Our subject is the ninth of a family of thirteen children, whose names are as follows: Elbridge M., died in California; Julia Ann, residing at Winslow, Ind. (wife of James MeConnell); Zachariah (deceased); James (deceased); George Buell (deceased); Alexander Hamilton (a mill owner at Caney, Grayson County); John Hubbard; Clara (wife of Samuel Beasley); Charles W. (our subject); Elizabeth Ann; Richard Perry; Eifie Louisa (wife of James Mannon). Richard Hussey was intelligent and industrious and died April 13, 1851. His mother died in 1842. Charles W. Hussey was married December 31, 1850, to Miss Frances J. Mahoney, daughter of Benjamin and Jane Frances (White) Mahoney. She is the youngest of seven children — three of whom are now living. Mrs. Hussey was born in the county of Knox, Ind., April 4, 1830. Her parents were natives of Kentucky, and only resided in Indiana three years, where her father died in 1832. Her mother died in Kentucky in 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Hussey are the parents of five children: Alpha Lee, born April 22, 1864 and the wife of R. R. Condiff; James Austin, born January 16, 1866; Stonewall Jackson, born March 16, 1868; John C. Breckinridge, born June 14, 1869; and Keziah H., born November 16, 1871. Mr. Hussey has met with marked success in all his life work, both financially and otherwise. Besides a large, beautiful and commodious home in the town of Buford, he is the owner of a fine tract of 280 acres of land in two farms. In addition to this, he has a large amount of other valuable property. He and his family are members of the Baptist Church. He takes a deep interest in temperance and in the education of his children. Is a Democrat in politics and a useful member of society.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Charles Wellington Hussey died 30 Aug 1909 in Ohio County and is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Buford, Ohio County. 

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