- Peter Huskey lived in the vicinity of Back Creek in Frederick County during the
early 1750's thru mid-1750's. During that time, he was the chain carrier for
four different land surveys there.
Sometime during the mid-1750's, Peter Huskey and his family moved to Rowan
County, North Carolina. They settled in the area where southern Guilford County
and northern Randolph County are now located.
He was found along with his son John Huskey on the "William Millikan's List of
Taxables" for Rowan County, North Carolina in 1768.
Family tradition says his first wife was killed by Indians. No information has
been found to verify this.
Peter Huskey Sr., was found on the 1778 tax list for Captain Cox's District in
Rowan County, North Carolina. His land was valued at 142 pounds. His son
Peter Huskey Jr. was listed on the same tax list, and his land was valued at
On Saturday, 8 August 1778, Peter Huskey was listed as a "nonjuror" in Captain
Cox's District of Rowan County, North Carolina. He refused to take the "Oath
of Affirmation and Allegiance" to the State of North Carolina.
In 1785 Peter Huskey and his family were living in Wilkes County, Georgia near
his brother-in-law, William Ogle and his family according to "1785 Tax List of
Wilkes County, Georgia." Six District, Edgefield County, South Carolina prior
to 1790. Peter Huskey is listed as the head of household in 1790 and 1800
Federal Census of Edgefield County, South Carolina.
On 28 Oct 1797 Peter Huskey and his son Jonathan Huskey of Edgefield District,
South Carolina bought 200 acres of land from William McCarter of Abbeville
District, South Carolina. This land was originally patented to William
McCarter on 6 Nov 1786 from the state of South Carolina. It was situated in
the "District of Ninety Six and County of Edgefield on a creek called Rockey
Creek waters of Stephens Creek." (Deed Book 22, p 265/66)
On 6 July 1801 Peter Huskey bought 24.5 acres of land from the state of South
Carolina. It was situated in "District of Edgefield on a small branch of
Rockey Creek, waters of Stephen Creek and Savannah River." (South Carolina
State Archives, Columbia, S. C. - State Plats Vol. 38 (2nd), p 359)
On 30 Sep 1801 Peter Huskey bought 289 acres of land from William Brafford of
Barnwell District, South Carolina. This land was on "Rockey Creek waters of
Stephens Creek" in Edgefield District, South Carolina." (Deed Book 22,
It is believed that Peter Huskey sold his lands before leaving for Sevier
County, Tennessee in 1804. In 1805 Peter Huskey brought his married children
(Isaac, Jonathan, John, Sarah, and two other daughters) with the Ogle clan from
Edgefield District, South Carolina to settle in the Walden's Creek area of
Sevier County, Tennessee.
In 1805 Peter Huskey entered 57 acres of land in the Emert's Cove area of
Sevier County, Tennessee and held it for a short time. From Tennessee State
Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, there is a land grant (No. 1815) for
Frederick Emert, assignee of Peter Huskey. By this grant, Peter Huskey sold
the 57 acres of land in the Emert's Cove area to Frederick Emert prior to the
issuance of the land grant from the state of Tennessee in 1806.
Prior to the War of 1812, Peter Huskey went with some of his married children
to Union County, Illinois and then to Jefferson County, Missouri.
Family tradition says Peter Huskey came back from the West (Union County,
Illinois or Jefferson County, Missouri) and died in the White Oak Flats
community. He probably died before 1830. He is not listed in the 1830 Federal
Census of Tennessee, Illinois, or Missouri. No data on his burial place has
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 72-73."The Book of Ragan/Reagan", Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 422.
"Huskey Family Group Sheets," Beverly G. Martin, 1994, 3HUSp16, 4HUSp1-2.