|THE FAMILY PAGES OF
Known Ussery's of Rev. War.
John Usiley Age 19 Born Powhatan, VA Enlisted at Chesterfield, VA Resided at Halifax Co.
Richard Ussery age 23 b. King William, VA Enl. at Chesterfield, VA Res. Lunenburg Co. VA
List of Tories and Quakers in the Upper New River Area, ca. 1780
This list is contained in the Lyman Draper Papers, and is undated. It is presumably a list of men in what became Grayson County in 1792 accused of being
Tories or refusing to take the oath of alliegance to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Quakers were included on this list because they refused to take oaths of
any kind, and were thus suspect in the eyes of Montgomery County Officials.
John Fleming, Junior
Dr. Thomas Carr
WAR OF 1812
Roster of Ussery's in the War of 1812
John Usery of Wilkes Co., N.C.
Thomas Ussery Pension
William Ussery of Tennessee
North Carolina Muster Rolls 1814
Ussery, James --County: Montgomery--Regiment: First Ussery, Samuel --County: Granville--Regiment: Second Ussery, Welcome --County:
Cole County, Missouri: Military Records of the Adjutant General's Office at Jefferson City:
Mexican War: John Ussery, private, age 24, enrolled June 28, 1846, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas. Mustered in June 28, 1846. Capt. W.S. Murphy's Co. B;
Capt. J.S. Wood's Co. B. Discharged Aug. 18, 1847.
William J. Usrey: Certificate No. 9209. Mary J. Usry, widow of William J. Usry, Corporal, Co. C, 4th Illinois Volunteers. Certificate dated July 12, 1894.
Dropped October 30, 1917 (Dead). Pensioner died Aug. 19, 1917 according to W.M. Bering, postmaster.
Newspaper, Decatur Daily Republican, January 20, 1894: Death of W.J. Usrey.
Captain William J. Usrey died this (Saturday) morning at 3 o'clock at the family residence, 707 N. Church St., in the 67th year of his age. He came to
Decatur in 1842 and taught school at Long Creek Township and in Moultrie County. Mr. Usrey married Miss Mary Daly and two children were born: Mrs Flo
Moffitt, wife of D.A. Moffitt; and Miss G. Usrey. A.J. Williams and ____ Williams are half-brothers of the deceased. In 1846 Mr. Usrey became a Private in
Co. C, 4th Illinois Infantry, to go to the Mexican War. Colonel Baker commanded the regiment and J.O. Pugh was Captain of the Company. He also enlisted
in the 35th Illinois Infantry and was appointed adjutant. On Feb. 3, 1855 the Illinois State Chronical was established by Mr. Usry and Mr. Wingate. He
continued to publish the paper until 1861 when he entered the army. In 1871, Mr Usrey retired from active newspaper work.
Survivor's Service Pension No. 12856, Act of Jan. 29, 1887: William J. Usrey, 707 N. Church St., Decature, Macon Co., IL. Corporal of Capt. Isaac C.
Pugh's Company C, 4th Illinois Infantry, Enlisted June 13, 1846; discharged May 5, 1847. Age 58.
Widow's Service Pension, Mexican War, No. 11870: Mary J. Usry, ...widow of William J. Usry, Corpl., Capt. Pugh Co., 4th Illinois Vol. Inf., enlisted June 13,
1846, discharged May 25, 1847, died Jan. 20, 1894,aged 61.
Affidavit of Mary J. Usrey: "I am 85, being born April 23, 1831 at Miflin Co., PA. I was married under my name of Mary J. Daly to my husband by Rev.
William S. Crissey on 1st July 1851, at Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois. My husband's service: Springfield, IL to Alton, thence to Jefferson Barracks, MO., New
Orleans, LA., Brazos Santa Tago, TX, Metamoros and Camargo, Mexico, then to VeraCruz via Metamoros and Tampico, Cerro Gordo and Halapas; and
was honorably discharged at New Orleans, LA., on 25 May 1847. In battle of Siege of Vera Cruz and Battle of Cerro Gordo 17 and 18 April 1847."
Physician's Certificate of Death, Macon Co., IL: William J. Usrey, male, aged 67-7-5; died Jan 20, 1894. Born Natchez, Miss., in 1827. Buried in Greenwood
Cemetery, Jan 22, 1894. S.J. Bumstead, MD
Soldier applied March 2, 1895 for an increase of pension from $8 to $12, but died before adjudication of claim.
Declaration for Service Pension, War of 1846 with Mexico: "Marched from Decatur, Illinois, on 7th of June 1846; mustered by the State officer on or about
June 13; marched to Alton (date forgotten); by boat to Jefferson Barracks; mustered by US Mustering Officer about July 18, 1846; by boat to New Orleans,
LA; by ship to Brasos Santiago; marched to Lower Camp Patterson; thence by boat to Upper Camp Patterson. While at Lower Camp Patterson was slightly
wounded while suppressing a mutiny on board Steamer Corvette, Capt. McMahan of Alabama Troops commanding company of mutineers; thence to
Comargo, by boat back to Metamoros; marched to Tampico; by vessel to Vera Cruz; investment of Vera Cruz; thence to Cerro Grande; participated in
battle; thence to Halappa in pursuit; thence back to New Orleans and discharged."
Miscellaneous Mexican War Pensions
John Ussary of Platte Co., MO.
Ussery Confederate Soldiers of Arkansas
Ussery Confederate Soldiers of Louisiana
Ussery Illinois Civil War Veterans Civil War Roster
Miscellaneous Civil War Pensions...Lots of genealogical information!
Vicksburg Confederate Parole Records - Usseryhttp://www.nps.gov/vick/parole/cp_u.htm
URSERY J C PVT 43RD MS INF F FIELD
URSERY JESSIE PVT 14TH MS ART B FIELD
USEREY JAMES M CPL 3RD MS INF D FIELD
USERY F C PVT 2ND TX INF C FIELD
USSERY W R PVT 1ST MO CAV E FIELD
MILITARY PAPERS AND PENSIONS
Revolutionary War Pension Affidavit of Thomas Ussery
State of North Carolina
On this 5th day of March 1833 personally appeared in open court before his honor Tomas Settle of the Superior Court of Law and Equity for the County of
Granville aforesaid Thomas Ussery, a resident of said county, aged seventy four years who after being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath
make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed Jun. 7th 1832.
This declarant has no knowledge of the existence of any record of his age, but from the accounts which he has always received and believed to be
correct, he was born on the 25th day of January 1759 in the County of King William in the State of Virginia. Before his recollection his father moved to the
County of Hanover and carried this declarant with him. At the commencement of the Revolutionary War this declarant lived in the County of Hanover. In the
year 1778 or 1779 he removed to the County of Lunenberg and at the close of the Revolutionary war he removed to the County of Granville, State of N.C.
where he has resided ever since.
By reason of old age and consequent loss of memory the declarant cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service, but according to the
best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned before and in the following grades. For eight months and a half, I served as a
private in the ranks except a short time that I was made a fifer and for which service he claims a pension. About the month of September 1778 while he
served in the company of Capt. William Johnson. He was called into service as a private in the Militia and placed under Capt. Stark who marched to
Williamsburg and remained there about three weeks and then to Yorktown for about the same time and then returned to Williamsburg at which place the
declarant was discharged and went home after having been in service for six weeks.
In the Spring or Summer of 1779 as well as the declarant can recollect, after he had moved to Lunenberg County, he was called into service as a private in
the Militia company commanded by Capt. Anthony Street who marched to Petersburg, Va. and there abouts for about one month when he and the rest of
the company were discharged at or near Petersburg.
In the fall of 1780, he believes, this declarant was again called into service as a private in the Militia company commanded by Capt. Mackey who marched
to Petersburg, Richmond and to Ruffin's Ferry on Pamunkey River where Capt. Mackey being taken sick the company was put under Capt. Ruffin who
marched them to headquarters where he thinks one Lawson commanded. After being in service about two months he was discharged near Ruffin's Ferry
together with the rest of the company.
Early in the net year, 1781, he was called into service as a private in the Militia company commanded by Capt. William Ragsdale and marched to Price
Edward Court House where he joined the troops commanded by General Lawton. From there he marched under the command of Major Overstreet to the
Point of fork on the James River which they crossed at Carter's Ferry and being pursued by the British went to Goochland Courthouse and joined Gen.
Wayne's army at the Wilderness Bridge on the Rappahonnock? River and marched under him to Williamsburg where he was discharged after being in
service about two months. Shortly after he returned home he was called into service as a private in the Militia company commanded by Capt. Fisher and
marched towards Yorktown where Gen. Washington was besieging Cornwallis. This declarant was in camp during the siege but was most generally
employed on forage guard. After being in service about two months he was discharged about the time that Lord Cornwallis surrendered.
The dates stated in the forgoing declaration are such as this declarant believes to be true, but the time has been so long that it is impossible to remember
dates with any precision. He may therefore be mistaken in times but the circumstances which are in the different years enable him to remember the
different tours he served and he believes the length of the different tours as stated about is rather less than he actually served. He knows of no person
now living by whom he could prove his active services. At the end of each tour he received a discharge paper from his commanding officer to go home but
these were document now care of and are long destroyed and he knows of no written document now in existence which would show his service.
He therefore relinquishes all claims to any pension or annuity whatsoever except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the
agency of any state.
Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Thomas (his mark) Usury
We, Thomas I. Cook (a clergyman) residing in the county of Granville, State of North Carolina and Richard Ussery Lemay residing in the same county do
hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Thomas Ussery who has been subscribed and sworn to above declaration. We believe him to be seventy
four years of age, that he has reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the Revolution and that we concur in
that opinion. Signed: Thomas Cook - Richard Ussery Lemay
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogation prescribed by the War Dept, that
the above name applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states. And the Court further certifies that i t appears to them that Thomas Cook
who h as signed the preceeding certificate is a clergyman resident in the county of Granville and that Richard U. Lemay, who has also signed the same is
a resident in the same county and is a creditable person, and that their statement is entitled to credit. Thos. Settle
North Carolina 16.919
Thomas Ussery, Granville County, in the State of North Carolina, who was a Pt. in the Company commanded by Captain Stark of the Regt. commanded by
Col.------ in the Virginia ------- for 8 1/2 mo. Private $25.00. Inscribed in the Roll of North Carolina at the rate of 25 Dollars per annum to commence on the
4th day of March 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 15th day of October and sent to the Pensioner 1833 Ford Creek P. Cert.
Arrears to the 4th of Sept. 1833.......62.50
Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Mar 1834.....17.50
Recorded by John T. Sprague, Clerk, Book E. Vol 6 1/2, page 77.
J.W. Ussery, 1st Sgt., Barnwell Co., SC
WORLD WAR I
John H. USRY, Armiston, AL.
Otis Ussery, Barnwell County, SC
Ralph O. Ussery
Enoch Ursery Jan. 25, 1894 Jan. 11, 1957 Tenn. Pvt Co. F 324 Inf. WWI (Buried Davidson Co., TN)