William Rusk

#4437, (9 January 1814 - )
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*David Lewis Rusk (1779 - )
Mother*Elizabeth _____ (bt 1795 - 1800 - )

Family 1

Lucy Harrell b. c 1826, d. 1855
Children 1.Matilda J Rusk+9 (c 1843 - 1905)
 2.Richard L Rusk9 (c 1845 - )
 3.George W Rusk9 (c 1848 - )
 4.William T Rusk10 (1851 - 1918)
 5.John H Rusk+11 (1854 - )
 6.Baltis B Rusk12 (1856 - )

Family 2

Mary E English b. c 1840
Children 1.Rhoda Rusk12 (c 1862 - )
 2.Sanford Rusk12 (c 1864 - )
 3.Francis M Rusk12 (c 1866 - )
 4.Ellsworth Rusk12 (c 1868 - )
 5.Almedia Rusk12 (c 1870 - )
 6.Cora Rusk12 (c 1872 - )
William Rusk had one wife before he married Lucy Harrell, and had a total of sixteen children, twelve of whom are named her.1 
Birth*9 January 1814He was born on 9 January 1814. 
1820He appeared on the census of 1820 in the household of David Lewis Rusk and Elizabeth _____ at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MarylandG, as m., age10; (father of David Lewis or Elizabeth may be in hh.)2
circa 1823He removed with David Lewis Rusk and Elizabeth _____ to Hamilton Co., OhioG, circa 1823.3 
1830He appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of David Lewis Rusk and Elizabeth _____ at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OhioG, as m., age 10-14.4
1840He appeared on the census of 1840 at Madison Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG; (neis. Samuel Rusk, John S Fraley, sh. 264; David Rusk (60-69), sh. 262.)5 
Marriage*3 August 1842He married Lucy Harrell, daughter of Richard D Harrell, on 3 August 1842 at Montgomery Co., IndianaG.6 
10 October 1850He and Lucy Harrell appeared on the census of 10 October 1850 at Brown Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG.7 
Marriage*2 February 1859He married Mary E English on 2 February 1859 at Parke Co., IndianaG.8 

Citations

  1. [S2042] History of Montgomery County Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana: W. Bowen & Co., 1911), p. 1244. Entry for John H Rusk. "John H. Rusk was born on October 24, 1854, in Montgomery county. He is a son of William and Lucy (Harrell) Rusk. The father was born on the day of the battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812; his birth having occurred in Maryland, from which state he removed to Indiana when a boy. He was thrice married, his second wife being the mother of our subject. The death of William Rusk occurred in September, 1882....He was the
    father of sixteen children by his three wives. Eleven of the children are still living."
  2. [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), ____].
  3. [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. 394. Baltis B. Rusk, b. MD 1811, son of David Louis Rusk and Elizabeth Rusk, removed to Hamilton Co. OH in 1823, and to Butler Co.1837.
  4. [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. Edward]; f (15-19) [Frances Elizabeth would be 17], 2 f (10-14) [dau2, dau3], 2 f (5-9) [dau4, dau5], f (<5) [dau6].
  5. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. William (20-29).
  6. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Lucy Harrel and William Rusk, marr. Montgomery Co. 3 Aug 1842.
  7. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William (30), b. MD, farmer; Lucy (24), b. KY.
  8. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Parke > 1857-1864 Volume E, p. 159, img. 106/325. Wm Rusk and Mary E English, marr. Parke Co. 2 Feb 1859 by William Givens, J.P. [See also marr. reg. of Ellsworth Rusk and Margaret Doyal]
  9. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Certificate > 1918 > Roll 02, img. 655/2158, File No. 2533, Reg. No. 15. William T Rusk, b. Montgomery Co. IN 23 Feb 1851, son of William Rusk, b. MD, and Lucy Harrell, b. IN; husb. of Martha Rusk, farmer; d. Howard Twp., Parke Co., 11 Jan 1918, age 60y 10m 19d, apoplexia; inf. R L Rusk, res. Waveland IN; bur. Waveland IN 14 Jan 1918, online Ancestry.com.
  11. [S2042] History of Montgomery County Indiana, pp. 1244–1245. John H Rusk, b. Montgomery Co. 24 Oct 1854, son of William Rusk (b. MD 1814, d. Sep 1882 ) and Lucy Harrell (d. 1855).
  12. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.