David Rusk Tremper1

#70, (1840 - 1876)
RelationshipGrandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Lawrence Tremper2 (1803 - 1862)
Mother*Frances Elizabeth Rusk2 (1813 - 1855)
Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.
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Rachel E. Williams b. 1852, d. 1885
Children 1.Susannah Tremper+12 (1869 - 1928)
 2.William David Tremper+13 (1871 - 1928)
 3.Priscilla Addie Tremper+14 (1873 - 1918)
 4.John J Tremper+15 (1875 - 1962)
Birth*1840He was born in 1840 in OhioG.3 
Baptism1840He was baptized in 1840 at Presbyterian Church, New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG.1 
30 October 1850He appeared on the census of 30 October 1850 in the household of John Lawrence Tremper and Frances Elizabeth Rusk at Dist. 22, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG, age 10, b. OH; (neis. James and Susan, fam. 2730; Samuel Collard and Mary, fam. 2727; William and Mary, fam. 2735; James and Ellen, fam. 2736.)4
19 August 1861He began military service on 19 August 1861 at D Company, Indiana 25th Infantry, Evansvile, Indiana, in Capt. Chas. S. Finch's Co.5
5 October 1862He participated in the Battle of Hatchie's Bridge on 5 October 1862 at Hardeman and McNairy Cos., TennesseeG; the Battle of Hatchie's Bridge. Visit http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/davis-bridge.html.6 
5 October 1862Was wounded in the battle of Hatchie's River on 5 October 1862.7 
29 February 1864He reenlisted (reinlistment) on 29 February 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee.8
17 July 1865He ended military service on 17 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.9
Marriage*13 September 1868He married Rachel E. Williams, daughter of Henry M Williams and Priscilla "Cela" Kimmel, on 13 September 1868 at Luce Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.10 
Death*1876He died in 1876.11 
Burial*1876He was buried in 1876 at Bethabara Baptist Church, Lincoln Trail Road, Folsomville, Warrick Co., IndianaG. There is also a memorial plaque at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Boonville, Warrick Co. IN. Rachel is buried in Bethabara.11 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S2402] New Richmond, Ohio Presbyterian Church Minute and Records 1821-1844 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Presbyterian Historical Society), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, img. 302/334, p. 35, Baptisms grouped by family. John Hays Tremper, 1837; Helen Tremper, 1838; David Rusk Tremper, 1840; James Walker Tremper, 1842. Online Ancestry.com.
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S120] Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery, Folsomville, Warrick County, Indiana, online findagrave.com and marshaswarrickweb.com, Tremper, David Rusk (1840-1876), son of John Tremper and Elizabeth Rusk, husband of Rachel E. Williams, Co D 25th Infantry. Residence Rockport IN. Enlisted on 19 Aug 1861 as a Private. On 19 Aug 1861 he mustered into "D" Co. IN 25th Infantry; he re-enlisted on 29 Feb 1864. He was mustered out on 17 Jul 1865 at Indianapolis, IN. Bur. Bethabara Cemetery, Folsomville, Warrick Co., IN. Source: findagrave.com.
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John L (42), sawyer, b. NY; Elizabeth (37), b. MD.
  5. [S1124] "Military Service Record of David. R. Tremper", Form 86; National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, District of Columbia, David R. Tremper, age 21, farmer, joined for duty and enrolled 19 Aug 1861 at Evansville IN, mustered as a private into Capt. Finch's Co., 25th Reg't Ind Inf.
  6. [S366] American Battlefield Protection Program (National Parks Service), onlinewww.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp, CWSAC Battle Summaries: "Hatchie’s Bridge; Other Names: Davis Bridge, Matamora; Location: Hardeman County and McNairy County; Campaign: Iuka and Corinth Operations (1862); Date(s): October 5, 1862; Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord and Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut [US]; Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn [CS]; Forces Engaged: Detachment [US]; Army of the West [CS]; Estimated Casualties: 900 total (US 500; CS 400).
    Description: Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s Confederate Army of West Tennessee retreated from Corinth on October 4, 1862. Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans did not send forces in pursuit until the morning of the 5th. Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, commanding a detachment of the Army of West Tennessee, was, pursuant to orders, advancing on Corinth to assist Rosecrans. On the night of October 4-5, he camped near Pocahontas. Between 7:30 and 8:00 am the next morning, his force encountered Union Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut’s 4th Brigade, Army of West Tennessee, in the Confederates’s front. Ord took command of the now-combined Union forces and pushed Van Dorn’s advance, Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s Army of the West, back about five miles to the Hatchie River and across Davis’ Bridge. After accomplishing this, Ord was wounded and Hurlbut assumed command. While Price’s men were hotly engaged with Ord’s force, Van Dorn’s scouts looked for and found another crossing of the Hatchie River. Van Dorn then led his army back to Holly Springs. Ord had forced Price to retreat, but the Confederates escaped capture or destruction. Although they should have done so, Rosecrans’s army had failed to capture or destroy Van Dorn’s force.
    Result: Union victory.
    CWSAC Reference #: TN007. Preservation Priority: III.3 (Class C).      
  7. [S367] "Compiled Military Service Records"; National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, District of Columbia, Company muster role for Sept. and Oct., 1862: "David R. Tremper, Pvt., Co. D, 25 Reg't Indiana Infantry...Absent on account of wounds rec'd in battle of Hatchie river Oct 5/62 [Bolivar TN]."
  8. [S1124] "Military Service Record of David. R. Tremper", Memphis, TN, 29 Feb 1864. Volunteer enlistment and Declaration of Recruit. David R. Tremper, age 28, b. Clermont Co. OH, occupation farmer, black eyes, brown hair, five feet four [other records have nine] inches high. Second enlistment. Certified and witnessed by Capt. Alex. Darling. R.O., 25th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. Mustered into Co. D, 25th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Volunteers, 11 Mar 1864, Memphis, TN.
  9. [S1124] "Military Service Record of David. R. Tremper", David R. Tremper, age 23, mustered out as private, 25th Reg't Ind Inf Co. D, 17 Jul 1865, Louisville KY.
  10. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, Warrick Co., 1867-1873, vol. 4, p. 108, img. 417/661. David Tremper and Rachel E Williams, lic. 9 Sep 1868, marr. 9 Sep 1868 by Elder Byrum L Condact.
  11. [S120] Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery, online findagrave.com and marshaswarrickweb.com, Simple headstone. David Rusk Tremper, Co D 25th Infantry, 1840-1876, Narrative: son of John Tremper and Elizabeth Rusk, husband of Rachel E. Williams, res. Rockport IN. Enlisted on 19 Aug 1861 as a Private. On 19 Aug 1861 he mustered into "D" Co. IN 25th Infantry; he re-enlisted on 29 Feb 1864, was mustered out on 17 Jul 1865 at Indianapolis, IN. Bur. Bethabara Cemetery, Folsomville, Warrick Co., IN. Memorial 15303676, created by Zoeangel, photo added by Debbie Howes.
  12. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, 1928, roll 4, Ref. No. 10317. Susanna Shelton, b. IN 16 Sep 1869, dau. of David R Tremper and Rachel Williams, both b. IN; wife of John M Shelton, housewife; d. RR ! Tennyson, Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., 13 Mar 1928, chronic myocarditis; inf. John M Shelton, same res.; bur. Betharaba Cemetery 15 Mar 1928, online Ancestry.com.
  13. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online Ancestry.com, Amanda Byers, marr. 24 Dec 1892, Warrick Co., age 19; father James, mother Skelton; Warrick County Indiana; Wm D Tremper, marr. 24 Dec 1892, Warrick Co., age 22; father David R, mother Williams. Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Office, book H-25, p. 13.
  14. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online FamilySearch.org, Warrick Co., 1891-1895, sh. 29, imgs. 96-98/137. Sherman Bridges, farmer, age 29, b. and res. Spencer Co. IN, son of Silas Bridges and ____ Hesson; and Addie Trumper, age 22, b. and res. Warrick Co., dau. of David Trumper and ___ Williams; both 1st marr., 19 Sep 1894, Warrick Co., by Jno. W. Hunt, JP.
  15. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online FamilySearch.org, Warrick Co., 1919-1922, Vol. 18, p. 229, img. 146/237. John J Tremper, wid. 28 Nov 1919, b. Warrick Co. IN, 6 Apr 1875, son of David R. Tremper, b. OH, engineer, dec., and Rachel Williams, b. Warrick Co. IN, housekeeper, dec.; and Ida B. Ball, div. Feb 1921, b. Spencer Co. IN 12 May 1880, dau. of Samuel C Frank, b. Spencer Co. IN, farmer, res. Boonville IN, and Isaphene Harder[?], b. Spencer Co. IN, housekeeper, res. Boonville IN; lic. Warrick Co., 4 Mar 1921, marr. Warrick Co., 6 Mar 1921, by Rev. James M. Hedges.