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  • ID: I00023
  • Name: Hezekiah BUSSEY , Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BET 1749 AND 1750 in Calvert Co., MD
  • Death: 1796 in Lincoln Co, GA
  • Fact 1: 1784 granted land in Wilkes Co, Ga
  • Fact 2: 1777 witness to a slave transfer in GA
  • Note:
    -The Bussey Fam. Gen. by L. Bussey, p. 107-108.

    Hezekiah was a Revolutionary War soldier. He and his wife lived in Maryland, then Edgefield Co., South Carolina, then moved to Lincoln Co., Georgia about 1765. His will is listed in

    -(from Rev. War Soldiers Graves:Lincoln Co., Ga.)

    Hezekiah served as a private in the Georgia Troops under Gen. Elijah Clarke and received bounty land along Richland Creek in Washington Co., Ga. for his services

    -Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996, p. 80

    "states that Hezekiah received 250 acres in Ga. on Feb. 24, 1784 for his service."

    -(Lincoln Co. Genealogy and History, comp. by Davis and Dorsey, Magnolia Press, 1987, p. 115)

    Hezekiah's will is dated March 2, 1796 and his wife Amy, son David, and John Edwards are listed as executors.

    - (letter from Lou Bussey Brannon, Columbus, Ga., March 10, 1977
    - quoted in The Bussey Family Genealogy, by Lynne Guittard Bussey, 1979, p. 106).

    When Hezekiah and Amy lived in SC, they lived near Modoc. Double Branches Baptist Church is about 3/4 of a mile from the Savannah River on the Lincoln Co., Ga. side. Before the Clark Hill dam was built, the name was Bussey. It is not known where Hezekiah is buried, but there is an old Bussey place just above Double Branches Baptist Church. The house was still standing in 1977. There was an old cemetery near the Savannah River and they moved the bodies to Double Branches Baptist Church Cemetery when the Clark Hill Dam was built. There are a number of Busseys buried there, but no marked grave for Hezekiah.

    1779 - Listed by Willinghamm in J.H. Standard's "The Battle of Kettle Creek" as fighting with the Wilkes Dragoons against the British on Feb 14, 1779 at that battle.

    Also listed in Georgia Roster of the Revolution by Knight, p. 378 as "Georgia Soldiers of the line, private"

    -Several records to Hezekiah Bussey in "Early Records of Georgia; Wilkes Co.," by Davidson dating from 1785 to 1794.

    1785 -Remnant Tax Digest, Hezekiah Bussey, 2 polls, 2 slaves, 487 1/2 acres, Wilkes Co, GA

    -Seven certificates for land grants signed by Gen Elijah Clark in 1784 are registered in the office of the Secretary of State, Atlanta, GA

    1785-Wilkes Co., GA Remnant of Oldest Deed book 1784-1785
    -extracted from The Early Records of Georgia, Volume II, Wilkes County
    --------abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson, published in 1933 at Macon, GA

    "Page 40--BUSSEY, HEZEKIAH and wife Amey to Hugh Rees, all planters, 100 acres east part of orig. grant of 200 acres 1784 on Jacob Barnes headright. Mar. 2, 1785. Thos. Bussey, Judith Bussey, Test."

    1787-Wilkes Co., GA Deed Book CC
    -extracted from The Early Records of Georgia, Volume II, Wilkes County
    --------abstracted and compiled by Grace Gillam Davidson, published in 1933 at Macon, GA

    "Page 42--BUSSEY, HEZEKIAH to Robt. Moses, Sr., planters 400 acres at the head of Bryan creek adj. Solomon Newsom, "being the identical land on which said Robt. Moses now lives". Feb. 9, 1787. Stephen Renfroe, John Moses, Drewry Mims, Test."

    1787-January 25, Hezekiah Bussey was granted 200 acres of land in Wilkes Co., by the Governor in Council

    1788-January 1, Hezekiah Bussey was granted 200 acres of land

    1788-Jnaury 30, Hezekiah Bussey and wife, Amey, sold to Jonathan Rogan, Revolutionary Soldier of Wilkes Co., GA 287 1/2 acres of land (which had been grated to Hezekiah for his services as Revolutionary Soldier, land on Otonee River, Washingotn Co., GA.)

    NOTE: (from Houston Foster)

    "As a Rev. War Sol, Hezekiah Bussey received 250. acres for his service. Later Hezekiah and Amy sold 287 1/2 acres.
    Wondered why the two were different if it was the same person. Then I figured out the difference. The original law was that privates would receive 250 acres tax free for 10 years, the law was changed taking away the tax free feature and giving an additional 15% of land instead. Thus he really was awarded 287 1/2 acres."

    1795- -Lincoln Co, GA created from Wilkes Co, GA and Hezekiah's land fell in Lincoln Co., GA

    1808? -Hezekiah & Amy joined Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Putnam Co, GA - according to church minutes (am not sure if this date is correct?-might should be 1798) They lived at Bussey Point, now Double Branches, in Putnam Co., and are said to be buried there in unmarked graves. These cemeteries were moved to higher ground when Clarke Hill Dam was built in 1953.
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    -Will of Hezekiah Bussey (l796-Lincoln Co, GA-Will Book A, page 1-2)
    -(note-Mary Bussey Dodwell was left out of will as Hezekiah didn't approve of marriage)

    In the name of God Amen I Hezekiah Bupey of the State of Georgia and Co., of Wilkes being sick and weak in body but in sound mind and memory. I do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

    First Item: I will all that my Just debts be paid.

    2nd Item: I have given and delivered into possession to my son David Bupey all his part of my Estate except one Shilling Sterling which is to be raised out of my estate to him and his heairs and asigns.

    3rd item: I have given and delivered to my daughter Elizabeth Edwards all her part of my estate except one shilling sterling which is to be raised out of my estate to her heirs and asigns forever.

    4th item: I do give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Bupey one feather bed and two cows and calves which is to be raised out of my estate to him and his heirs forever.

    5th item: I do lend to my loving wife during her life the tract of land I now live on containing two hundred acres with three negroes viz. Hall, Jack, and Hannah with all of my stock of horses and cattle and hogs together with all the house hold furniture and plantation tools for the benefit of raising and educating of my small children: viz: Hezekiah Bupey, Nathan Bupey, Rebecca Bupey, Nancy Bupey, Amy Bupey, Lucresey Bupey, which estate is to be kept together during my wife's widowhood and if she marry a true inventory of all to be taken.

    6th item: I do will that my executors give nothing into hands of any other person without good security save my wife's part.

    7th item: I will that the land I now live on be equally divided between my son Hezekiah and Nathan Bupey to them and their heirs forever after the death of my wife. I do will after the death of my wife Amy al lthe estte lent her be equally divided amongst my six last children which is viz: Hezekiah, Nathan, Rebecca, Nancy, Amy, Lucreasey to them and their heirs forever.

    Hereby I do ordain my loving wife Amy Executrix and my son David Bupey and John Edwards executors of this my last will and testament.

    In witness whereof I set my hand and affix my seal this Second day of March 1796.

    signed: Hezeh. Bupey
    Lot Warren Interlined before signed

    Rebecca Warren (her mark)

    Georgia Personally appeared Lott Warren before me John Middleton
    register of probate of said Co., and being duly qualified
    saith that he saw Hezekiah Bupey late of this Co., sign, seal and acknoqledge the within to be his last will and testament and likewise saw Rebecca Warren sign her name there unto.

    Sworn to me before this Lott Warren
    20th day of October 1796
    John Middleton R.P.L.C.

    The above will was recorded the 10th day of November 1796.
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    1) Mrs. Jodie (Booth) Huffaker (early 1970's)
    A) Research of Maud McClure Kelly
    2) Brenda Griffin Warren, 3-99
    A) Lou Bussey Brannon,
    B) The Bussey Family Genealogy, by Lynne Bussey Guittard, 1979)
    C) Barnabus Pace letter of 1845
    D) (South Carolina Baptists, 1670-1805, by Leah Townsend,
    E) Research of Maud McClure Kelly
    3) Will of Hezekiah Bussey Will Book A, page 1-2)
    4) Leon W. Cunningham (April 1999) from research of his aunt Lylla Bussey who has recently died.
    5) Tina Peddle (her direct line) (1998-1999) tpeddie@charter.net
    6) Burch, Harrell and Allied Families, Volume III, by Marilu Burch Smallwood (1992)

    Father: Charles BUSSEY b: ABT 1710 in Calvert Co., MD
    Mother: Mary HAYS b: ABT 1715 in Northumberland, VA

    Marriage 1 Amey HARRY?SULLIVAN
    • Married: ABT 1769 in Maryland
    1. Has Children Mary BUSSEY b: ABT 1770 in South Carolinia
    2. Has Children David BUSSEY b: BET 1771 AND 1772 in South Carolinia or Wilkes Co., GA
    3. Has Children Benjamin West BUSSEY b: 15 NOV 1774 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
    4. Has Children Elizabeth BUSSEY b: ABT 1776 in Wilkes Co., GA
    5. Has Children Hezekiah BUSSEY , Jr. b: 8 APR 1780 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
    6. Has Children Rebecca BUSSEY b: 17 NOV 1782 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
    7. Has Children Nathan BUSSEY b: 24 APR 1784 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
    8. Has Children Nancy BUSSEY b: ABT 1786 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
    9. Has Children Amy BUSSEY b: 11 FEB 1790 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
    10. Has No Children Lucretia 'Lucreasy' BUSSEY b: ABT 1792 in Wilkes Co., Georgia
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