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Asahel H. Hussey

Asahel H. Hussey

Male 1833 - 1918

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  • Name  Asahel H. Hussey 
    Born  23 Nov 1833  Plymouth - Smithfield Mm, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Jun 1918  Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I50  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 Jan 2013 

    Father  Penrose Hussey,   b. 23 Jun 1800, York MM, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1872, Short Creek mm, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susanna Wood,   b. 5 Jan 1805, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1877, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Dec 1830  Plymouth - Smithfield Mm, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F31  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Parker Newby,   b. 9 Apr 1839, Perquimans, Perquimans, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1916, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jan 1862  Dublin, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Walter J. Hussey,   b. 6 Apr 1865, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1959, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Margaret Hussey,   b. 22 May 1867, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1883, Jefferson, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Helen Jane Hussey,   b. 4 Dec 1868, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1956, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Asahel Hussey and Family
    Asahel Hussey and Family
    Asahel Hussey and Family on front porch, Mount Pleasant, Ohio
    Asahel H. Hussey and Family
    Asahel H. Hussey and Family
    Asahel H. Hussey and Family gathering
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1833 - Plymouth - Smithfield Mm, Jefferson, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1862 - Dublin, Wayne, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1918 - Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Asahel H. Hussey
    Asahel H. Hussey
    Asahel H. Hussey

  • Notes 
    • Asahel H. Hussey - Among the citizens of Mt. Pleasant is Asahel H. Hussey, who resides on his farm west of the village. This farm of 109 acres is under good cultivation, mostly enclosed by hedge fence, with a nice row of shade trees of different kinds growing along the road, which passed nearly through the center of the farm, cast and west On the north side of the road near the center of the land, in somewhat of a valley, is his nice brick residence with a beautiful lawn in front, in which a variety of evergreens- and other shade trees are growing, making it one of the most desirable and handsome places in the neighborhood. On the south side of the road is a nice frame tenant house, and further back stands another cottage tenant house, both occupied by Mr. Hussey's tenant hands. Asahel H. Hussey was born in Mt. Pleasant in 1833, being the second son of Penrose Hussey and grandson of Christopher Hussey, a descendant of Captain Christopher Hussey, of England, who came to this country in 1630, to marry Theodate, daughter of Rev. Stephen Batchelder, of Holland, who was removing with family, in connection- with 1,700 others, among whom was John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts. His grandson, Batchelder Hussey, married Abigail Hill, of Boston, in 1705, and was a minister in the Society of Friends. Having a numerous family, his descendants are scattered throughout the United Status. Among them are Asahel Hussey, proprietor of the Utah House, Baltimore, and Obed Hussey, one of the first inventors of a successful reaper and mowing machine; also, Dr. C. G. Hussey, a noted and successful manufacturer of copper and stool, of Pittsburgh, its well as being interested in other extensive mining business..

      But, to return to our subject: A. H. Hussey is a nephew of Dr. C.G. Hussey, of Pittsburgh. His mother was Susanna Wood, daughter of Nathan Wood of Smithfield, who was a descendant of Thomas Wood, Of Cornwall, England and, owner of extensive coal mining there, but who came to this country early in the 18th century. In 1835, Penrose Hussey removed to Smithfield and Settled an a farm, remaining there until 1848, when ho removed with his wife, three sons and two daughters to the farm on which our subject now resides. Two of the sons, Nathan and Milton, soon left the paternal roof to seek homes of their own. They both reside in Iowa. One of the daughters married I. K. Ratcliff, cashier of the First National Bank of Mt. Pleasant; the other married W. G. Hubbard, of Columbus, Ohio, now engaged in the publishing business, and a minister in the Society of Friends. The other son, A. H. Hussey, remained at home with his parents, managed the farm and cared for them while they lived. In 1860, he started a nursery find green house, which was successfully managed for a few years. In 1862, he married Martha P. Newby, of Dublin, Indiana, formerly of North Carolina. In 1864 he engaged in extensive pork packing, at Gosport, Indiana, with his uncle, Dr. C. G. Hussey, In 1866 joined his brother Nathan in a woolen mill at Mt. Pleasant. In 1872 his father died and he purchased the old homestead, which he has beautifully adorned, where be now resides. Mr. Hussey received a common school education, but being quick to learn he made advances in his studies beyond his classmates. Being always of a religious turn of mind, he felt a call to the ministry, and was recorded as such by the Society of Friends in 1813. He was often engaged in religious services at home and abroad, wrote for various papers and published a little book entitled "Holiness, or Christian Perfection," of which he gratuitously circulated about 7,000 copies among his friends.
    • (Research):Official Minutes By
      California Yearly Meeting of Friends Church
      Page 122
      ASAHEL H. HUSSEY was born at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, November 23rd, 1833, and died at his home in Whiittier, California, May 20th, 1918
      His boyhood was spent in rural pursuits where he did all kinds of farm work during summer and attended Friends select school in winter. Later he engaged in nursery work and in a limited way in manufacturing.
      He was married to Martha P. Newby of Dublin, Indiana, November 26th, 1862, entering upon what proved to be a long and happy pilgrimage together, closing with her death, which occurred Dec. 9th, 1916.
      Three children were given to them, a daughter, taken at the age of 16 years; a son, Walter J. Hussey, of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and a daughter, Helen H. Williams, of Whittier, California.
      In December of 1908 they came to Whittier to make this their home during their reclining years.
      The chapters of the life of Asahel Hussey which afforded him the sweetest and most precious memories were those which had to do with his religious activities. No one could know him long nor well without hearing from him of the Lord's wondrous dealings with him and the precious anticipations for the future. He was a recorded minister of the Friends Church for more than fifty years and traveled extensively in Gospel service.
      The following is from his own written review of his life: "In 1870, my wife and I, with David B. Updegraff and family and some others, went to a Holiness Camp meeting at Oakland, Md., where I was sanctified with many others, and filled with the spirit, which pressed me out in work for others. I began in good earnest to preach, and to pray for others with good success in salvation of souls every place I went throughout the United States, from Maine to California, from Canada to Florida and Mexico City then to England, Scotland and Ireland.
      For about three years he published a weekly paper called the Gospel Expositor, with Dr. Dugan Clark as editor, which paper, he says, had good circulation in the United States and England and was a blessing to many.
      With the going of this aged minister of the Gospel, one more of the old standard bearers of the truth has passed from works to reward.
      One more of the old time preachers has gone.
      May the Lord bless the life and service and sweet spirit of this patriarch and seer to those who bear the burden and heat of today's toil and may even these feeble years of child-like longing to be with Jesus, his Lord, beget within many of us a more blessed hope in His appearing.
      Funeral services were held in the Friends church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Rev. H. E. McGrew and Rev. Wallace E. Gill. As the sun was slowly sinking in the West he was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the beautiful Whittier Heights cemetery to await the resurrection morning.

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Plymouth-Smithfield MM, Vol IV, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 478 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S157] Abstracts of the Records of The Society of Friends in Indiana, Vol II, Williard C. Hess, (Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, 1996), Page 118 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S157] Abstracts of the Records of The Society of Friends in Indiana, Vol II, Williard C. Hess, (Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, 1996), Page 125 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S36] Short Creek (Mt. Pleasant) MM, Vol IV, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 227 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S211] Milford Monthly Meeting, Wyane Indiana, Williard C. Heiss, (Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, Indiana 1999), Page 118 Page 125 (Reliability: 3).