William J. Usher

Male3 April 1815–29 July 1870

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

Sources (9)

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

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  • Marriage
    about 1840East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    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

    English: occupational name from Middle English usher ‘usher, doorkeeper’, Old French (le) ussier, huissier, Anglo-Norman French usser, 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 source of the surname. This name has been in Ireland since 1302, when John le Ussher was constable of Dublin Castle, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hesson .

    Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

    History: Hezekiah Usher (died 1676) is buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, MA.

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

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