Welcome to the House of Jossey-Josey website! This beautiful site was originally designed and created by Jackie Josey Helfrich, beloved secretary-treasurer of The House of Jossey-Josey for many years. We are proud of this special place and appreciate very much all of the love and hard work Jackie put into developing it. If you are researching your Jossey or Josey ancestry, this is a great place to start!

At this site you will find information on the HOJJ reunions, past and future; Ancestor photographs and photos from past reunions; service records of Josseys & Joseys for various wars; and a wealth of genealogy information gathered and assembled by our Historian/genealogist, J. Edward "Bud" Josey.

Much of the existing information on this site is currently being updated and expanded, so check back often.

The members of the House of Jossey-Josey hope you will join us at our National Reunions.

Our historian, J. Edward "Bud" Josey, has published an 8 volume set of books on the genealogy of the Josseys and Joseys. The original printing of this fabulous set of books sold out years ago. Despite continued demand, no further printing is planned.

A copy of the 8 Volumes set is in the Library of Congress.

Does Bud have your family's information? Birthdates, wedding dates, children's names, grandchildren's names? Send it to Bud. His information is constantly being updated. Be sure your family's data is in his huge database. One day, your descendants might be looking for you and thanking you for this information!

If you have a question about the House of Jossey-Josey or this website, you can contact Bud at . Just be sure to put HOJJ or House of Jossey-Josey in the Subject line so I will know you are not spam.

All of us at the HOJJ thank you for taking the time to view our site. We hope you enjoy your visit here and will come again!


Willie Ray Josey 
President 2011-2015

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A little history about our The House of Jossey-Josey web-site.


            It was originally composed by the hard work and self taught work of Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" Josey Helfrich in 1999 - 2005. When I took over the ( Job ) in 2005 of updating and putting new information on Bud Josey's Corner. Marion & I had discussed putting the large amount of information that we had collected over the many years on the Josey's, on the web-site so that everybody would be able to see the info. Not everybody could afford, or take the time to go out through the country and find the info. We would go to the Court House in various States and take photos of early Wills and deeds and marriages of the Josey's, Because the early Wills would name the children, go home and have the film developed, Have large prints made so we could read what it said. Like everybody that is interested in Genealogy, I have made plenty of mistakes, Just doing the Josey's, (bad mistake) because the girls lose their name, and you don't know who they married. You read some info and think you can remember everything instead of taking a photo (# 1 wrong, always take photos). You think you can remember in what county you saw that info 3 months ago, (at our age wrong, I was born 8 Sep 1933 and Marion 30 May 1931). Marion and I found out the hard way that it is easier to take photos of everything the first time than having to go back and do it all over again. (Thank God for Digital Camera's) To make a long story short, Marion and I have taken over a half million photos ourselves, that we have put on the web-site. We have stopped taking cemetery photos as it just gets too hot and hard to clean the stones before you take a photo. In the past few years we have just taken Court House photos of Marriages, Births & Deaths (air conditioning) and our son John has made a table so that Marion can sit down while she turns the pages, and I can take the photo. We have been blessed to still have pretty good health to be able to do the amount of traveling we do and still take photos. We have taken over 88,000 photos so far this year, March & April, 2013, and have put them on the web-site. It is our goal, to keep on getting more info but, we have to look to the future to make sure that there is new info for everyone to enjoy on the web-site, 

            So from the humble beginnings of this web-site in 1999, to the 671,222 hits we had in the month of April 2013, and 7,191,130 hits over the past year 2023, who knows what the future holds for The House of Jossey-Josey web-site. We are glad that you have decided to be a part of our past, and will continue to be with us in the future.


It has come time to pass the torch to someone new




Enough happiness to keep you sweet;

Enough trials to keep you strong;

Enough sorrow to keep you human;

Enough hope to keep you happy;

Enough failure to keep you humble;

Enough success to keep you eager;

Enough friends to give you comfort;

Enough faith and courage in yourself,

your business, and your country

to banish depression;

Enough wealth to meet your needs;

Enough determination to make each day a

Better day than yesterday;

with Love 

J Edward "Bud" & Marion Josey



9 Jan 2024







A family tree can wither if no one tends its roots
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 Next Josey Reunion

2024, Crestview, FL 

For information contact

Willie Ray Josey, Pres.

Priscilla Knight, Secretary-Treasurer




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