Title: County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc.
Page: William Thomas "Tommie" Hussey
Title: New Hanover Public Library Wilmington, North Carolina Electronic Resources
Page: 1880 Moore County Sheffields Township
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: Hussey Page 200
Text: Row 14 Grave 30-a
Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Mr. Lacy A. Garner Jr. [email protected] Created on 1 DEC 2007. Imported on 3 Dec 2007.
Note: is grandchildren knew his as "Pappy". While farming was the accepted way of making a livelihood Tommie was widely known as a peddler. In the early part of his days as a peddler he worked out of a covered wagon. He would leave out on Monday on buying trips to upper Moore and Lower Randolph Counties to by eggs-chickens and other fowls form the area farmers returning on Tuesday. On Wednesday the family would kill and dress the chickens and other fowl then put them in barrels between layers of ice. the eggs would be sorted to size and color and re-crated. Thursday he would leave for southern Moore County to Pinehurst-Southern Pines-Pinehurst-Aberdeen etc. selling to Carolina Hotel-restaurants-grocery stores and individuals. He would return on Saturday. Another interesting story Tommie had some sort of generator system that ran off a kerosene engine with a battery pack of several batteries that he used to make power to run light in their home. The motor-generator was in a building attached to the rear of his grainery. They referred to the building as the "light building". So they had a small power plant. Tommie was one of the first in the area to have a grain binder then he purchased a grain combine. He helped usher in the "Machine Age" in his area. He and Sallie set up on 240 more or less acres near and along Grassy Creek that according to Hattie Cagle he made a down payment of a five dollar Gold Piece. An annual event for many years was Tommie's birthday. A long table 50-60 feet long was built from the old walnut tree towards the grainery. Neighbors-friends and family for miles around would bring food and the table would be running over. It was the social event of the year.
Note: Farmer-Peddler-Friend-Neighbor were some of the ways people knew him. H
Note: 1880 census list William WM 9 Son S NC Father-Mother NC.
RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.