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Barnabus Allen (B.A.) Hussey

Posted 2017-09-10 by Judy Wight Branson
Weekly Arizona Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Saturday, June 22, 1872, page 2, column 3

Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Monday, February 13, 1922, page 1, column 8

Death Claims B. A. Hussey

Following a brief attack of pneumonia, B. A. Hussey, 88, for almost
50 years a resident of Prescott, died yesterday morning at the
county hospital.

Mr. Hussey, who was born in Maine December 15, 1834, came to this
county in the early days as a government freight, freighting between
Los Angeles and Prescott. He remained in the government service for
many years.

For some time, Mr. Hussey was interested in the breeding of race
horses, bringing in several head of fine stock to this county.

No arrangements for the funeral have been made. Mr. Hussey leaves
no known relatives.

Weekly Journal Miner, Prescott, Arizona
Wednesday, February 22, 1922, page 4, Colum 5

Pioneer Laid To Rest Here

Burial services were held yesterday for J. B. Hussey, who died here
last week at the age of 88 years, after a lifetime crammed with
thrilling experiences as a stage driver and freighter in the
historic early days of Arizona. The services which were held at
Ruffner's chapel, were attended by a great many of Prescott's old-
timers, who, some as pallbearers, others as mourners, followed to
the burial ground the remains of the old and respected pioneer.

Rev. O. M. Andrews, pastor of the Marina Street Methodist church,
delivered a short and simple funeral address, in which he paid
tribute to the sterling character of the deceased.

Interment took place at the Citizens cemetery. The funeral which
otherwise would have been defrayed by the county, was provided for
by Robert Birch.

Mr. Hussey, a Confederate veteran, was born in the southern states.
At the close of the war he made his way to Arizona, coming to this
country, where for many years he drove stagecoaches and carried
freight during the days when the white men were first establishing a
civilization on the outposts of the old frontier.

A blacksmith by trade, he later set up this business in Prescott,
and continued in it for many years. He was well known and liked by
the whole country, and among his friends numbered Daniel Campbell,
father of Governor Thos. E. Campbell.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Tom McMahon, Fred Layne, William
Birch, Carson Miller, Joe Hobbs and Harry Mahar.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Hussey is buried in an unmarked grave at the
Citizens Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona.

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