In reply to e-mail about Edward Bussey's two wives.On 17 Dec 1804 he marr. Nancy Smith, daughter of Rev. Amos Smith.He was listedon Tax rolls of Hubbard Twp, Trumbull Co, OH, in 1801 and 1807.Children were: Amos b. 20 Nov 1806 (M. Hannah Tylee 3 Jul 1828), Edward, Rebecca (M. John Mattocks), Joel, Jesse, & William b. 10 Oct 1818 (M. Lydia Alderman) Nancy died 26 Sep 1820.
On 17 Jan 1822, Edward Marr. Dorcas Parrish, daughter of Edward Parrish.Children:Delila b. 17 Nov 1822 (marr. Martin Stambaugh), Nancy Ann b. 7 Feb 1824 (M. Robert C. McDull), Ephraim Ivens b. 22 May 1825 (M. Sarah Jane Sinclair, then sister, Elizabeth), Clarinda b. 9 Dec 1827 (M. Henry Moore), Sarah Ann b. 1 Jun 1827 (M. John Miller, then Joseph Bowen), Mary Jane b. 16 Mar 1830 (M. Thomas Glenn), Marilla b. 14 Jan 1832 (M. Joseph Bowen), Melissa b. 14 Jan 1832 (twins) (M. Elmor Washburn), Priscilla b. 10 Mar 1834 (M. Lewis Fulkeson then John Mullens), and Cynthia b. 9 Jan 1836 (M. Henry L. Switzer).I have marr. & death dates and cemetery records for most of Dorcas's children and can give you documentation for most of them.Most of the children moved to Iowa around 1860, settling in and around Waverly and Shell Rock (Bremer & Butler Co.)Edward and Dorcas are buried in Sewell Cem. and Washburns and Bowens in Riverside Cem. in Shell Rock.Edward (father) is the son of Edward and Ruth Colegate Bussey of Harford Co. MD.If anyone is interested in more detail on any one Bussey in this family, I would be happy to share what I have researched.Ferrol