John C. Pusey
- Born: 11 Feb 1767, MD 1 2 3
- Marriage (1): Mary Maddux on 15 Apr 1788 in MD
- Died: 02 May 1851, Worcester Co., MD
- Buried: Abt 05 May 1851, Pusey-Maddox Cemetery, Worcester Co., MD
In the 1798 Federal Direct Tax of Somerset Co., MD John Pusey (as Pewsey), is listed as owner and occupant of 351a, 120p of land that includes "Additio To Winsor Castle" "and other adjacent tracts near Densons Damms 8 miles from Princess Anne Town adjoining Stoughton Smith's lands." The improvements cited area dwelling house 20x28 1 story with 2 windows, litchen of wood 20x20, barn 24x20, barn 18x16, and cornstack of wood 18x8. (TA1798)
In the 1810 Census, John Pewsey Jr. is listed in household in Dividing Creek, Somerset Co., MD 22001-01010-00 suggesting he is age 45+. In the 1820 Census, John Puzey is listed in household in Election District 2 (Pocomoke), Somerset Co., MD 012301-00101 suggesting he is age 45+. He has 4 slaves.
John Pusey (Puzey) patented land (583a) called "Puzeys Discovery" on Apr 7 1815, near the boundary between Worcester and Somerset counties on the road from Princess Anne to Snow Hill and near Dividing Creek. This was a resurvey of several old land tracts including portions of "Windsor Castle", "Addition to Windsor Castle" and "Chance".
On Nov 30 1822, John Pusey had land surveyed for him called "Three Points", it bordering to the west "Puseys Discovery" and contained 190.75a, parts of old tracts called "Addition to Windsor Castle", "Friendship", "Second Choice" and "Little Worth". The patent was granted posthumously to his sons Purnell, John and Whitta Pusey on Nov 13 1851.
John Pusey wrote his will on Mar 21 1846 and it was proven in Worcester Co., MD on May 6 1851 with the following provisions:
- To son Purnell Pusey, one half of all lands in Worcester, parts of "Puseys Discovery", "Addition", "Three Points", "Friendship", "Second Choice", "Little Worth" lying on the county road that runs from Salisbury to Stevensons Ferry (modern Pocomoke) then to his son Emory Pusey
- To son Whitta Pusey, the other half of above lands and after to grandson Whitta Thomas, the lands to be divided with an east-west line thru the middle of the various tracts.
- To son John Pusey, tract called "Hog Quarter" and parts of "Three Points", "Little Worth", "Addition", a total of 20a, then to my grandson Azariah Pusey (it states this part of the land lies in Somerset Co.)
- the residue of my real estate to be divided equally between my three sons and four grandchildren; Purnell, John and Whitta, Mary Fooks, John S. Bounds, John P. Pusey, Priscilla Elizabeth Ann Bounds, parts of tracts in Somerset Co., "Puseys Discovery", "Windsor Castle", "Addition", "Patricks Folly", "Friendship", "Second Choice"
- To daughter Nelly Bounds, one desk one walnet table and half dozen stool chairs
- To granddaughter Mary Ann Pusey, one bed/furniture,
- residue of my personal estate to be divided between my surviving children
- Appoint Jones Bounds to be sole executor
Witnesses: J.W. Bayly, Stephen Bounds, Joseph M. Pusey (WoW-TT8:9)
John married Mary Maddux, daughter of Lazarus Maddux and Sophia Greer, on 15 Apr 1788 in MD. (Mary Maddux was born on 11 Dec 1770 in MD, died on 08 Mar 1845 in Worcester Co., MD and was buried about 11 Mar 1845 in Pusey-Maddox Cemetery, Worcester Co., MD.)