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Benjamin Milam USRY

Male 1838 - 1902  (64 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Milam USRY 
    Born 13 Jan 1838 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 May 1902 
    Buried Fort Parker Memorial Park, Groesbeck, Limestone County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) Benjamin USERY is listed in a household headed by G. K. McCALLISTER in the 1850 census of Precinct 4, Limestone County, TX. [Benjamin's surname is listed as WOERTZ in the index to the 1850 census.]

      Benjamin is listed in the 1850 census as a person who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, he was born in TX.

      (2) Benj. USERY is listed in a household headed by John V. DAVIS in the 1860 census of Limestone County, TX. [Benj.'s surname is listed as URERY in the index to the 1860 census.]

      Benj. is listed in the 1860 census as a farm laborer who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1860 census, he was born in TX.

      (3) U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007:

      Name: Benjamin Usry
      Side: Confederate
      Regiment State/Origin: Texas
      Regiment: 15th Regiment, Texas Cavalry
      Company: F, B
      Rank In: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Film Number: M227 roll 37

      (4) Benj. M. USRY is listed in a household headed by Jasper N. NICHOLAS in the 1870 census of District 48 West TX, Limestone County, TX. [His surname is listed as USEY in the index to the 1870 census.]

      Benj. M. is listed in the 1870 census as a person who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TX.

      Listed with Benj. M. is his wife, Alimsine, who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TX.

      (5) A household headed by Benj. USRY is listed in the 1880 census of Groesbeck, Limestone County, TX.

      Benj. is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 43 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TX, his father was born in AL, and his mother was born in IL.

      Listed with Benj. is his wife, Nancy, who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1842. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TX, her father was born in KY, and her mother was born in MS.

      Also listed with Benj. is his "son," Lee, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, "he" was born in about 1871. According to the 1880 census, "he" was born in TX, and both of "his" parents were born in TX. [The compiler believes that Lee was really a daughter, not a son, of Benj.]

      Also listed with Benj. is his son, Rufus, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1874. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TX, and both of his parents were born in TX.

      Also listed with Benj. is his son, Meridith, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1877. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TX, and both of his parents were born in TX.

      Also listed with Benj. is his son, Benjamin, who was then 9 months old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1879. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TX, and both of his parents were born in TX.

      Also listed with Benj. are 2 apparently unrelated servants.

      (6) A household headed by Benjamin M. USRY is listed in the 1900 census of Justice Precinct 1, Limestone County, TX.

      Benjamin M. is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in January 1838 and was then 62 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in TX, his father was born in AL, and his mother was born in IL. According to the 1900 census, he was then a widower.

      Listed with Benjamin M. is his daughter, Lee SEAWRIGHT, who was born in February 1871 and was then 29 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TX, and both of her parents were born in TX. According to the 1900 census, she was then a widow who had theretofore given birth to 1 child, who was then living. [Lee's first name is listed as Lea in the index to the 1900 census.]

      Also listed with Benjamin M. is his granddaughter, Mallie M. SEAWRIGHT, who was born in March 1891 and was then 9 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TX, and both of her parents were born in TX.

      Also listed with Benjamin M. are 4 apparently unrelated boarders.

      (7) http://www.cindyhcasey.com/luparker.html:

      Obituary of B.M. Usry - From the Groesbeck Journal IX, No. 6, page 6; Thursday June 5, 1902:

      ANOTHER LANDMARK GONE, B. M. USRY, OLD AND RESPECTED CITIZEN, PASSES AWAY.

      For three consecutive weeks we have been called on to chronicle the death of an old citizen, each of whom was loved and honored among their neighbors, and each of whom has contributed largely to the advancement of this county. First, F. C. Oliver responded to the summons, then L. G. Aspley, and now that prince of a man, who numbered friends by the hundreds, B. M. Usry, has succumbed to the inevitable fate that awaits us all, and gone to join the innumerable caravan that move to the pale realm. Mr. Usry's death came as a surprise to everyone, few being aware of his illness. He was stricken Tuesday with a congestive chill, which was followed by another Thursday night, and then it was realized that his race was about run. He lingered until Saturday morning, when just as the King of day came peeping over the hills, he breathed his last, and thus ended the lifeof one who was a friend to all men.

      Mr. Usry was about 61 years of age and had lived here all of his life. His mother was the widow of Silas M. Parker who was killed in the Fort Parker massacre, and he was therefore a half brother of Cinthia Anne Parker who was captured by the Indians in this raid and was carried into captivity. His nephew, Cinthia Anne's son, Quanah Parker, now a prosperous chief among the Commanches, has often requested his uncle Ben to visit him, but he never did, being too far away from home. Mr. Usry was a man that was well read upon all subject. His mind was of that quick grasping character, that enabled him to solve intricate problems with alacrity, and his sound judgment upon all matters, was looked up to by his acquaintances. He always took an active part in politics and was outspoken in his convictions, being a democrat of the old school, unyielding and unbending. While he was not a professed christian, yet his Bible was his constant companion, and it is doubtful if there is one to be found more familiar with its teachings than he was. He believed with all his soul that a crown awaited those who did their duty. His life has been one of kindness to his fellowmen and tender devotion to his family. In the language of Marc Antony, "he was gentle and kind, and the elements so mixed in him that the world might say, he was a man." Let us hope, as we verily believe, that when his eyes beheld for the last time the dimly receding shore of this vale of tears, that the light of the eternal morning burst upon his gaze, and accompanied by the angelic hosts, that he found safe shelter in the loving arms of his Master.

      Mr. Usry leaves two children, Mrs. Lee Seawright and Rufus Usry, besides other relatives who mourn his loss, and in their bereavement they have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Interment was held at the old Lewisville cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. J. M. Thurmond.

      (8) www.findagrave.com:

      Benjamin Milam Usry
      Birth: Jan. 13, 1838
      Death: May 31, 1902

      Family links: Parents: Lucinda Duty Parker-Usry-Roberts (1811 - 1852); Spouse: Nancy Alphenzie Sharp Usry (1841 - 1886); Children: Lee Usry Seawright (1871 - 1946), Rufus M Usry (1874 - 1955), Benjimin Usry (1879 - 1900); Siblings: Cynthia Ann Parker (1827 - 1870), Orlena Parker O'Quinn (1836 - 1887), Benjamin Milam Usry (1838 - 1902)

      Burial: Fort Parker Memorial Park, Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas, USA
      Plot: Old Section

      Created by: Leona A. Mathis
      Record added: Apr 07, 2002
      Find A Grave Memorial# 6328808
    Person ID I40372  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father --- USRY,   b. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lucinda DUTY,   b. 1811, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart