- Jonathan Huskey went with his parents to Wilkes County, Georgia and later to
the Ninety Six District, Edgefield County, South Carolina.
On 28 Oct 1797, Jonathan Huskey joined his father, Peter Huskey in buying 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"
Jonathan Huskey and his wife, Jane, are listed in the 1800 Federal Census of
Edgefield District, South Carolina. There was one boy and three girls born in
the ten year period of 1790/1800 to Jonathan and Jane Huskey.
On 4 Feb 1804, Jonathan Huskey sold 150 acres of land to John Bailey of
Edgefield District, South Carolina. It was situated "in District aforesaid on
Rockey Creek a branch of Stephens Creek waters of Savannah River." It joined
the lands of Gideon Palmer, __________ Logan, and Charles Williams.
In 1804 Jonathan Huskey and his family came with the Huskey and Ogle clans from
Edgefield District, South Carolina to settle in the Walden's Creek area of
Sevier County, Tennessee.
In 1805 Jonathan Huskey bought 50 acres of land in the Walden's Creek area of
Sevier County, Tennessee and held it for a short time. In the Tennessee State
Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, there is a land grant for James
Riggins, assignee of Jonathan Huskey. This land grant indicates that Jonathan
Huskey sold 50 acres of land in the Walden's Creek to James Riggins prior to
the issuance of his grant from the state of Tennessee in 1906.
Just before the War of 1812 broke out, Jonathan Huskey and his family went to
Union County, Illinois. They were among the first settlers in the town of
From "Illinois Census Returns" by Margaret Cross Norton, Jonathan Huskey
appeared in the 1818 and 1820 lists. Both lists reveal that there was one
white male - 21 years and upward, and five other whites in his family plus two
servants or slaves.
There are numerous deeds for Jonathan Huskey and his wife, Jane, in Union
County, Illinois. The deeds indicated that he owned large amounts of land in
the town of Jonesboro, Illinois. (The dates of the deeds ranged from 10 Oct
1817 to 14 Aug 1826.)
Just about 1826, Jonathan Huskey and his family migrated to Jefferson County,
Missouri. They are listed in the 1830 Federal Census of Jefferson County,
Missouri. He had two boys still at home - one born 1800/10 and other born
Jonathan Huskey and his wife are believed to be buried in Jefferson County,
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 125-126.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan", Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 423.
"Huskey Family Group Sheets," Beverly G. Martin, 1994, 4HUSp2-3.