William, most of Hugh (1823-1864), Pusser's descendants stayed in that same part of North Carolina in Anson and Union Counties. My dad was the exception, joining the U.S. Navy. The result of his action was that here I am, a "tarheel" out here in California. The reason you may not have been able to find Buford's paternial grandfather is that his name was James Hugh Pusser. I understand that John had built up a considerable estate after the War Between the States and that part of it is still owned and operated by his descendants. Do you know about another of Richard's grandsons, Carl "Smokey" Pusser, a pre-war stock car racer?