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Henry K. Pusey, from History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin.
Posted by: Judy Bailey (ID *****0260) Date: January 08, 2004 at 09:42:56
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Can anyone tell me about the Sarah McCarty that Henry Pusey married? Have found her parents are supposedly Michael McCarty & Elizabeth Payne. I'm searching for info about Michael McCarty to see if he ties to the McCarty's in my line, from Washington & Marion Cos. Ky. during 1793 - late 1800's. We haven't found a link tying him to our line as yet. Thanks for any help. Judy

A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed.,
1888, Jefferson Co. HENRY K. PUSEY, M.D., Superintendent of the Anchorage
Insane Asylum, was born in Meade County, Ky., January 2, 1827, and is a son
of Joel and Ann (Roope) Pusey, natives of Maryland. He was reared on a farm
and educated in the schools of Meade County. He read medicine, and
graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Louisville in
1849. He commenced the practice of medicine at Garrettsville, Meade County,
and successfully practiced there until 1882, when he went to Louisville
remaining there until 1844, when he was appointed by Gov. Knott
superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Anchorage, which position he still
holds. He was married in 1851, to Miss Sarah McCarty, of Marion County. The
Pusey family is of English origin, and can be traced back eight and a half
centures [sic] in Berkshire, England. Running through all these years, the
name has undergone many changes of orthography, having been spelled Pesey,
Pesie, Pesye, Pose, Pusye, Pyssey, Pusey, Pewte, Pewsey and Pecote. In the
celebration Doomesday Book, completed in 1086, and embodying the results of
the survey ordered by William the Conqueror, the name is registered "Pesie"
or "Pesei." Here the family have resided from the time of the Danish King
Canute, fifty years before the Norman Conquest. From this family, Dr.
Pusey, the subject of this sketch, traces directly his lineage.

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