Title: County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc.
Page: Jocy and Emma Hussey
Title: 2003 Northwest Section: Bensalem-Ritter-Sheffield Townships Compiled by: Doris Myers Brewer and Jocelyn Brabham Barrett Cemetery Records of Moore County North Carolina Northwest Section (4279 NC 109 Troy North Carolina 27371: A.P.T., 2003)
Page: Ritter Township Page 197
Text: Row 14 Grave 30-a
Note: me in the fall. Neighbors got together to help each other get the corn stored for winter. After the work was done there was music and fun for the young people. Jocy and his older brother Ollie hunted game with slingshots to help provide food for their Mother Sarah and Sister Ida. Their Father Tommy Hussey died from Typhoid Fever in 1906 when they were very young. In the late twenties Jocy and Ollie batched in barns around Jackson Hamlet near Aberdeen NC and set out pine trees. They pruned peach trees for the next season. After he married Emma would make biscuits-bake sweet potatoes and fry ham for him to carry as he might be gone for weeks. Emma was a homemaker who worked in the garden and fields-kept chickens-gathered eggs-milked the cow-made butter-washed the clothes and cooked. She raised and sold peanuts-made beautiful quilts and sold many of them. Hog killing was an all day event. Neighbors came to help. The ladies cooked tenderloin-liver-pintos-biscuits-cornbread-sauerkraut-potatoes-persimmon pudding and sliced sweat potato pies. Emma gathered the spices for sausage which was canned. hams and shoulders were put in the smoke house and fat was stewed to make lard. Jocy cut a path through the woods for the Edward and Agnus to walk to Acron Ridge School which took nearly an hour. The classroom had a wood heater which the younger children sat near. Two children at a time were allowed to the woods to use the facilities. Ms. Flossie Lineberry was the teacher for four years. In 1940 they went to Westmoore School and a nurse came to school to give shots and check eyes. Sundays after Church at Smyrna United Methodist Church were visitation to Emma parents Stephen and Mary Williams. The wagon was pulled by two horses Pat and Charlie and the children wrapped in quilts to keep warm in winter. The seven miles took about an hour and the games played were Red Rover-Mother May I and other outside games. The Christian values this Family taught would carry through life.
Note: Jocy Hussey and Emma Williams started courting during corn shucking ti
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