William J. Usher

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

The Life 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 6 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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Family Time Line

William J. Usher
1815–1870
Sarah J. Barrow
1814–1877
Marriage: about 1840
Annie Elizabeth Usher
1843–1927
Ellen R Usher
1850–
Frances A Usher
1855–
Sarah Clara Usher
1846–1916
Clara Usher
1846–
Pricillia Elizabeth Usher
1848–1939

Spouse and Children

    Male1815–1870Male

    Sarah J. Barrow

    Female1814–1877Female

MARRIAGE
about 1840
East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
children

(6)

    Annie Elizabeth Usher

    Female1843–1927Female

    Sarah Clara Usher

    Female1846–1916Female

    Clara Usher

    Female1846–Female

    Pricillia Elizabeth Usher

    Female1848–1939Female

    Ellen R Usher

    Female1850–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Usher

    Male1782–1824Male

    Sarah Daniel Watkins

    Female1790–1822Female

siblings

(10)

    Andrew W. USHER

    Male1805–1837Male

    Female1807–1882Female

    Mary D. Usher

    Female1809–1843Female

    Usher Twin

    Male1811–1811Male

    Usher Twin

    Female1811–1811Female

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1817

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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