- Born: 1712, Somerset Co., MD
- Marriage (1): Rebekah Lankford about 1732
- Died: Bef 23 Feb 1774, Worcester Co., MD
John Pusey was witness to will of Edward Hearn written Feb 26 1744/45, probated Jun 11 1747. (SoW-1667/1748:271). He purchased land in tract called "Bacon Hill" (146a) from John/Rachel Tilghman on Dec 10 1753 (proven Jan 4 1754) for 45 pounds. Land in Jenkins Neck and easternmost side of Dividing Creek. (WoLR-C:89)
In the modern day (2017), the land tract "Bacon Hill" is located as follows: "Jenkins Neck" in the old records is the land in fork branches of Dividing Creek where the main leg of the creek head NW and another leg branches E/NE just south of Fleming Mill Road in the Pocomoke forest. "Bacon Hill" was originally surveyed in 1683 as 200a for Francis Jenkins and lies right in the beginning of the aforementioned fork of Dividing Creek. The old patent loosely describes it as on the north side of Pocomoke R. in a fork of Dividing Creek's main branches above Perryhawkin (Parahocon) branches with first bounder, a white oak at the fork on NW side of an Indian path and point of high land where an arm of Dividing Creek issueth northerly and and another easterly. This bordered a tract called "Addition to Grubby Hill" (which is to the east) that Stephen Wainwright had surveyed for him on Aug 8 1760.
John Pusey's will was written on Oct 15 1766 and probated on Feb 23 1774 in Worcester Co., MD. It leaves:
- To wife Rebecca Pusey, all my dwelling plantation during her widowhood, then after her death to son Isaac Pusey
- To son Isaac, the tract where I live and 25a in back of Stephen Wainwright's plantation. If Isaac dies w/o heirs of his body, his share to go to son George, if George dies w/o heirs then to son Lankford Pusey
- To son William, all the land tract on which he now lives and if he dies w/o issue, this to go to son Benjamin. William also to get one plough & harrow, one yoke of steers, one cow/calf and all my hogs on that plantation, one feather bed/furniture and six pewter plates
- To son George Pusey, 50a lying on the west side of the branch to him
- To daughter Mary Pusey, one feather bed/furniture and one young cow, six pewter plates and two small dishes
- Rest of estate to be divided among my six youngest children viz: Mary, David, Lankford, Benjamin, George and Isaac
- Appoint my wife and son Isaac as executors.
Witnesses: Cornelius Ward (states he is "now dead" by the time of the date of the will being proved in 1774), James Atkinson and Teague Riggen (WoW-JW4:259) (MdW-039:573)
John married Rebekah Lankford, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, about 1732. (Rebekah Lankford was born in 1715 in MD and died after 1774 in MD.)