I am descended from a Hustuss/Hustiess/Hustress Humphrey, who lived in Carroll County, Tennessee, and was born in North Carolina (family tradition says Onslow County) in about 1790. He was still living in 1864 according to a notification letter of his son Norrice's death during the Civil War. I haven't found an official date of death.
His family in the 1850 census for Carroll County, TN, includes wife Pheby and children Martha, Juda, Philicy, Lewis, Fanny, Penina, and Norrice (William Norrice, my great-great grandfather). Hustress had other children (Nancy, James H., William, Seeley, and Mary A.) who were older or who had married and were no longer living with him. Hustress appears in the 1840 Census for Carroll County and lived in Carroll County as early as 1832, when he was listed as a juror.
Other Carroll County, Tennessee, Humphreys in 1850 and 1860 include a widow, Elizabeth Humphrey, who had several children (husband's name unknown but probably related to Hustress) and a Holly Humphrey, also a widow (husband's name unknown).
The name Hustress is unusual enough that it is likely that this Hustress (my g-g-g grandfather) is the son of the Hustress whose will you refer to. I have also found mention of a bastardy bond in N. C. signed for Hustress by a Lawrence Jarman, which fits the names of the sons-in-law in the will.
I would be happy to share information.
Mary Anne Hamiltonmhamilton456@sbcglobal.net