Dorothy Bussey

12 July 1826–9 February 1912 (Age 85)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 Perry Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States for about 60 years. 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, Perry Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States.

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

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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

1 English (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.2 Altered spelling of German Busse .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Bussy in household of John F. Gump, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Doratha Busse in household of Jesse Busse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dorothy Bussey in household of Jesse Bussey, "United States Census, 1860"

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