William J. Usher

3 April 1815–29 July 1870 (Age 55)
Coles Creek, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of William J.

When William J. Usher was born on 3 April 1815, in Coles Creek, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Usher, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Daniel Watkins, was 24. He married Sarah J. Barrow about 1840, in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 29 July 1870, in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

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William J. Usher
Sarah J. Barrow
Marriage: about 1840
Annie Elizabeth Usher
Ellen R Usher
Frances A Usher
Sarah Clara Usher
Pricillia Elizabeth Usher

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World Events (7)

Age 2
Mississippi is the 20th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 4
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 15
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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession .2 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

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

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Sources (9)

  • Wm J Usher, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Wm J Usher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William J Usher in entry for Annie Eliza Coburn, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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