David Lewis Rusk1

#4426, (23 August 1779 - )
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*David Rusk1 (c 1740 - )
Mother*Mary Bailey1 (1740 - )


Elizabeth _____ b. bt 1795 - 1800
Children 1.David L Rusk Jr.+ (1810 - 1876)
 2.Baltis Ballagar Rusk+ (bt 1811 - 1814 - 1893)
 3. Frances Elizabeth Rusk+10 (1813 - 1855)
 4.William Rusk (1814 - )
 5.dau2 Rusk11 (bt 1815 - 1820 - )
 6.dau3 Rusk11 (bt 1815 - 1820 - )
 7.Samuel Rusk+ (1817 - 1883)
 8.dau4 Rusk11 (bt 1820 - 1825 - )
 9.dau5 Rusk11 (bt 1820 - 1825 - )
 10.Elam Rusk+ (1825 - )
 11.dau6 Rusk11 (bt 1825 - 1830 - )
 12.William Edward Rusk (1831 - )
Birth*23 August 1779He was born on 23 August 1779 at Baltimore Co., MarylandB.1,2 
Baptism20 March 1781He was baptized on 20 March 1781 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MarylandB.1 
1790He appeared on the census of 1790 in the household of David Rusk and Mary Bailey at Patapsco Lower Hundred, Baltimore Co., MarylandB.3
Marriage*circa 1809He married Elizabeth _____ circa 1809 at Baltimore Co., MarylandB.2 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 at Patapsco Upper Hundred, Baltimore Co., MarylandB; poss. with wife, mother, sister Elizabeth, son David L.4
1812He began military service in 1812 in the Maryland Militia, 51 Reg't (Amey's) as a Private.5 
1816He was a grocer in 1816 at Baltimore, Maryland.6 
1820He and Elizabeth _____ appeared on the census of 1820 at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MarylandB; (father of David Lewis or Elizabeth may be in hh.)7
circa 1823He and Elizabeth _____ removed to Hamilton Co., OhioB, circa 1823.8 
1830He and Elizabeth _____ appeared on the census of 1830 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OhioB.9
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S153] Maryland Births and Christenings Index 1662-1911, online Ancestry.com, David Lewis Rusk, b. MD 23 Aug 1779, son of David and Mary Rusk Mary; chris. Baltimore MD 20 Mar 1781. FHL Film 13699.
  2. [S516] Rusk Roundup Revisited, John LaMont, compiler, online http://ruskrounduprevisited.wordpress.com/about/, David Rusk and Mary [Bailey] (early 1700s – after Rev. War) (Maryland Branch). A family historian, now deceased, believed that David was one of 4 brothers who sailed from Belfast, Ireland to America around the middle of the 1700s. She gave other brothers’ names as John, Thomas and Jeremiah. David settled in Maryland and saw Revolutionary War service.
  3. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.com. M (16+) [David]; 2 F [wife Mary, Elizabeth]; 3 m (<16) [Elam, David Lewis, Samuel].
  4. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. David L (26-44); 2 F (16-25); M (16-25), m (<10).
  5. [S353] U.S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815, NARA Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812; M602, 234 rolls, Record Group RG 94, online Ancestry.com, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls.
  6. [S517] U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830, online Ancestry.com U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830, David Rusk; Dates: 1801-1825; Location: Town: Baltimore; Occupation: grocer; Address: Pratt Street Opposite Medical College, Western Precincts. Source: The Baltimore Directory and Register, for the year 1816: containing The Names, Residence and Occupations of the Citizens: A Correct List of the Streets, Lanes and Alleys; Heads of Department, and Members of Congress; Navy and Army Register; General Post-Office and Baltimore Mail Establishments; Bank Discount Days: Abstract of the Principal Duties; Calendar for 1816, &c. &c. &c. Also A correct list of the Courts held in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Baltimore: Edward Matchett (1816). Printed & sold at the Wanderer Office, N. E. Corner of Gay and Water streets.
  7. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. M (45+) [____]; M (26-44) [David Lewis]; F (16-25) [wife Elizabeth]; m (10-15) [David L]; 5 m (<10) [Baltis, William, Samuel, Elam, ____, ____]; f (10-15) [____], 2 f (<10) [Frances Elizabeth (would be 7), ____].]
  8. [S996] Western Biographical Publishing Co., A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio (transcription) (Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882), Butler County OHGenWeb Project, transcriber, p. 392, "Baltis B. Rusk was born in 1811, in the State of Maryland, in Baltimore County. His parents were David Louis Rusk and Elizabeth Rusk, and they came to Hamilton County in 1823, and to Butler ounty in 1837. Baltis B. Rusk was married , in 1837, to Elizabeth W. Gibson, born in this county in 1819, and the daughter of Robert and Anna Gibson. They raised six boys and five girls. Three of his sons were in the Union army, serving three years. One went through to Savannah, with Sherman, and was in twenty-two battles; one was down on the coast, and one in the Carolinas. His grandfather Rusk was quartermaster to the French division, in Baltimore, in the Revolution. Two great-uncles were in the Revolution, both being wounded at the battle of Brandywine.". Hereinafter cited as History and Bio. of Butler Co. Ohio.
  9. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. David L[ewis] (40-49); F (30-39) [Elizabeth]; m (15-19) [David L Jr], 2 m (10-14) [Baltis, William], 2 m (5-9) [Samuel, Elam], m (<5) [poss. Wm Edward]; f (15-19) [Frances Elizabeth would be 17], 2 f (10-14) [dau2, dau3], 2 f (5-9) [dau4, dau5], f (<5) [dau6].
  10. [S520] VWH, Frances Elizabeth is the spouse of John Lawrence Tremper in the 1850 census, age 37, born in Maryland. Her first son with John L is named David Rusk Tremper. The David Rusk family of Maryland (Baltimore) came to Hamilton/Clermont county area around 1823. In the 1830 census for the David Rusk household there were three unnamed daughters, including one age less than 10. In the 1840 census for the same family there are six unnamed female children, including one age 15 to 19.
  11. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. 1830 census 6 female children.