This web site contains the current state of research into the history of a branch of the Hussey family. The history begins with Henry Hussey, the earliest known ancestor, and attempts to document his descendants. Henry's origins are not known.

The story begins in Hyde County, North Carolina and winds it way through Pitt County as three generations harvested pine gum for Naval Stores and plied their trade as cordwainers.

The migration continued into Edgecombe County but the trend changed when Henry's grandson, Thomas C. Hussey put down roots and prospered in the town of Tarboro.

Of Thomas Hussey's eleven children, all but one stayed in Tarboro. In Tarboro they made lives, fought in the Civil War, started new enterprises and many of his descendants still live there. Thomas's oldest son, John B. Hussey, moved south to rural Bulloch County, Georgia. He became a prominent citizen, fought in the Civil War, raised a large family that over time left the farm for opportunities in nearby Savannah where a significant number of descendants live to this day.

There is a great deal of information on this site concerning many Hussey generations. If you are having trouble understanding the organization of the site or need a little help finding something, try the Getting Started Guide