Jedediah Hussey

Brief Life History of Jedediah

When Jedediah Hussey was born in 1707, in Christiana Creek, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Jedediah Hussey, was 29 and his mother, Esther Cooper, was 20. He died after 1789.

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Jedediah Hussey
1678–1734
Esther Cooper
1687–1750
Rebecca Hussey
1706–1759
Jedediah Hussey
1707–1789
Sylvanus Hussey
1708–
Esther Hussey
1710–1810

Sources (2)

  • Jedediah Hussey, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • James Cooper 1661

World Events (5)

1731 · Willington Founded

In 1731, Willington, Delaware was founded. It was named after Thomas Willing the first land developer in the area. It was later renamed Wilmington.

1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.

1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Name Meaning

English: of Norman origin, a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive pair of boots or gaiters, from Old French hosed, hoset, housé, Middle English hosey, hus(s)y,‘booted, gaitered’ (from Latin hosatus).

English: status name or nickname from Middle English hus(e)wyf ‘mistress of a family; wife of a householder’ (a compound of Old English hūs ‘house’ + wīf ‘woman’). Though originally a woman's name, it is often found as a male surname, presumably in a derogatory sense. The vocabulary word became hussie, with the meaning ‘disreputable woman’, in the 16th century; the surname, however, is not associated with this meaning.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’. This was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh, also Anglicized as Oswell or Oswald .

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

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