Dorothy Bussey

Female12 July 1826–9 February 1912

Brief Life History of Dorothy

When Dorothy Bussey was born on 12 July 1826, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jesse Bussey Jr, was 25 and her mother, Sidonia Crane John, was 27. She lived in Cass District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Perry Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. In 1880, at the age of 54, her occupation is listed as weaving cloth . She died on 9 February 1912, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mount Morris, Perry Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Bussey Jr
Sidonia Crane John
George Bussey
Dorothy Bussey
Elizabeth Bussey
Jane Bussey
Sarah Lillian Bussey
Margaret Bussey

Sources (10)

  • Dorothy Bussey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dolly Bussey - birth:
  • Dortha Bussey, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Age 37

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk, of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy, France: Boucé in Orne, from which came Robert de Buci mentioned in Domesday Book, Bouce (Manche), or Bucy-le-Long (Aisne). All are named with a Latin personal name Buccius (presumably a derivative of bucca ‘mouth’) + the locative suffix -acum.

English: variant of Boosey .

Americanized form of German Busse .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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