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According to Worcester book, "He was an inn holder and yeoman in Bradford and represented by his son Francis, as a man of amiable and retiring disposition and of ardent piety."


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8-92 Mom just sent me her death certificate. It lists date of death as May 23, 1914. Fathers name listed as Jacob Hussung, born Ohio and mother as "Miss Lane" born Virginia.

Death certificate shows fathers name spelling as "Hussund" Leslie Arrowsmith was informant.

Frank Hussung shows Kezziah born 1835 (this comes from 1850 Gallatin County Census which was taken on August 12, 1850 of which I have a copy....which lists Kezziah under her father Jacob as 15 years old. If her birthday was on January 1st, 1835 would be the correct date.

Grandma Kezzia told mom, Virginia Dezell that her great-grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian from Missouri. I thought at one time she said from Oklahoma, but she did verify that Grandma Kezziah said from Missouri.


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According to Worcester book, "He came from England with his father to Salisbury, Mass. As early as 1658 he was engaged in business in Salisbury as "Partner in a saw-mill". In May 1662, he bought of Samuel Sewall of Newbury...for three score and ten pounds...300 acres of upland...4 acres of meadow," etc. "being within the bounds and precincts of Rowley...200 acres of said upland bordering on Merriman river," in other words, a tract of land in that part of Rowley, which in 1675, was incorporated under the name of Bradford, and in 1850 was separated from Bradford and incorporated under the name of Groveland. On this purchase he must have settled in the course of a few months, as the Rowley records make mention of the birth of one of his sons in March 1663.

At the first recorded meeting of the "Merrimac people," February 20, 1668-69, he was chosen an overseer. He was the first Representative from Bradford to the General Court, and took his seat as a member of that body January 1679-80. He left home for Boston on foot to attend an adjourned meeting of the Court to be held on February 22, and on the evening of February 20, reached that part of Lynn which is now called Saugus. Failing to obtain accommodations at the inn, he started for the house of a friend, and in the morning was found dead in the middle of the road in the attitude of kneeling. He was a man of distinguished piety, and shared largely in every effort to advance the interests of his adopted town. The gift of "one acre of meadow land, to be improved in general for the use of the ministry, or bestowed upon some able, faithful minister for his encouragement to settle amongst them," is one of several recorded instances of his liberality.

Also, the commissioners division of the Estate of Samuel Worster, late of Bradford, and of his wife Elizabeth, also deceased, gives "in value", as follows: To William, eldest son, #91, 18s., 8d.; to Susannah, #10, 8s., 5d.; to Timothy, Ebenezer, Dorothy, John and Joseph, each #20, 16s, 10d; to Elizabeth, #10, 8s., 5d., to Francis, #70, 16s. 10d. Total #287, 11s., 6d. The homestead farm was in 1856 owned by Mr. William Balch.

......Norfolk Rec. Essex Reg. Probate and Deeds. Salisbury, Rowley and Bradford Rec., "Life and Labors of Rev. Samuel Worcester, D.D."


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June 1992 In the Arrasmith family bible, my sister has in her possession, it shows the dates of death for her, her husband, James Bradley and two children Alva Bradley and Ethel Bradley as July 21, 1896.

February 1999 -- Notes from my mother, Virginia Dezell -- Mom asked Grandma Fannie why Emily and her husband and two children all died on the same day when she looked in the Arrasmith family bible - Grandma Fannie (Emily's sister) told mom that they all died in the Johnston Flood and that when they found the little girl, she was up in a tree with her mothers apron string in her hand. However, Johnstown Flood (Pennsylvania) was May 31, 1899 seven years before the date listed in the family bible.

February 2011 - found information about the Frankfort, Kentucky flood on July 21, 1896 where nine people died including James Bradley, wife and two children. Below is from as transcribed from The Evening News, Lincoln, Nebraska:

Frankfort, Kentucky Flood
July 21, 1896


Serious Floods and Washouts Reported From Kentucky.


Damage Estimated at $100,000 In Franklin County--Traffic on the Railroads Is
Suspended--Seven Children Among the Dead--Access to Flooded District Cut Off.
Information Hard to Obtain.

Frankfort, Ky., July 22. - Nine lives were lost as the result of last night's flood, so far as heard from. The dead:

The Bryant family lived on a flat at Benson creek, which rose so rapidly that the house was washed away before the occupants knew of their danger.

Traffic on both the Louisville, Cincinati (sic) and Lexington, and Short Line divisions of the Louisville and Nashville is suspended. A half dozen or more country bridges have been washed away. The most valuable was the one recently constructed over Benson creek at a cost of $10,000.

Hundred of acres of crops are totally ruined and it is impossible to even approximate the damage.

Many people living in Benson valley left their houses and waded out through the mad waters, only escaping a few minutes before the buildings were swept away. The destruction to property in many parts of Franklin county is complete. The damage is estimated at $100,000 at the lowest figure and is probably a great deal more. A tramp who was refused lodging by James Hewlett, saved the lives of his family. He stopped in the barn and afterward came to the door and awoke the family just in time for them to get out safely.

The Evening News, Lincoln, NE 22 Jul 1896

Transcribed by Connie. Thank you, Connie