When Charlotte Lemenda Hinds Usher was born on 25 July 1817, in Fayette, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Usher, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Daniel Watkins, was 27. She married Samuel M. Dilley on 9 April 1835, in Fayette, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died on 12 May 1890, in Mechanicsburg, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wesley Chapel, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.
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.
Notes collected Diane Fyans Roos. Samuel Dilley was born on May 8, 1802 in Fayette County, Penn. He died Sept. 30, 1874, in Phoenix (later known as RT.2-Phoenix Road, Bentonia), Yazoo Co., Miss. …