Tennessee Lusks

Many of the Tennessee Lusks are descendants of the Augusta Co, Virginia Lusks -
and hence of the Chester Co, Pennsylvania Lusks.

A lot of the un-sourced information came from the Lusk GenForum website.

Arranged by Name

Joseph Lusk 1753-1839
One of the genealogies of him that I have seen has him as the son of William of Chester, but that is almost certainly not the case - he is most likely the grandson of William of Chester via his son William who married Elizabeth Vance.
from the Revolutionary War Pension Abstracts Book:
Lusk, Joseph S4581, NC & VA LIne, sol was b 15 Mar 1753 in Augusta Co, Va  & he lived at the Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River in NC at enl & after the Rev he lived in TN then moved to Buncombe Co NC then moved to McMinn Co TN where he appl 5 Sep 1832 having lived there some 12 to 13 yrs, a son Joseph Lusk, Jr. was living in 1839, sol d 15 Aug 1839, also shown but relationship to this claim was not stated, towit: Joseph Lusk enl at Pikeville in Bledsoe Co TN in the War of 1812 & srv from 10 Jan 1814 to 13 May 1814 & in 1851 he was living in Bradley Co TN where he appl 4 Sep 1871 aged 81, sol had m Rebecca Igo in Nov 1812 in Bledsoe Co TN & she was still living in 1871.
          Lusk Family Cemetery, Bradley, Tn - New Headstone
             Lusk Joseph (I) 15 Mar 1753 15 Aug 1839 Ord Sgt Capt John Sevier Co, Rev War
North Carolina 1800- Roll 29, Bk 1 - Morgan
males under 10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+ - females ditto
           p. 177 Joseph Lusk 1 1 1 - 1 3 2 2 - This is the one who ended up in TN
           1m, 3f under 10; 1m, 2f 10-16; 1m, 2f 16-26; 1m 45+
?1810 North Carolina - Haywood - Roll 40, Bk 1 - All p. 373 (180)
           Lusk, Joseph 2 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
           2m, 3f under 10; 2m, 2f 10-16; 1m, 1f 26-45
1815 Tennessee - Bledsoe County Tax Roll - Joseph Lusk appears

Sons of Joseph:
      William - was in Tennessee until 1830 at least.
      Samuel - b. 10 Feb 1785 Green Co, Tn - moved to Kentucky in 1806 - supposedly lived in NC again before moving to KY (see Kentucky Lusks)
      Joseph jr. - b. 27 May 1790 Ashville (Madison) SC d 3 Feb 1873 Bradley Co TN
           m. 28 Oct 1812 Rebekah Igou b. 4 June 1791 d 1 Nov 1838
           Lusk Family Cemetery, Bradley, Tn
                Lusk Rebekah 01 Nov 1859 w/o Joseph Lusk, 67 years, 9 mo's & 27 days
                Lusk Joseph (II) 27 May 1790 03 Feb 1873
                          Husband of Rebekah Igou, Pvt Infantry War of 1812
                   Children: 1. Patience b. 3 Jul 1816 Bradley Tn d 1 Dec 1875
                                  2. Ruth V 12 Sep 1817 " d ~ 1924 TN
                                       Lusk Family Cemetery, Bradley, Tn
                                       Ruth V. 12 Sep 1817 ? 1827 Child of J. Lusk (II) and R Igou Lusk
                                  3.Letha 19 Dec 1818 Bledsoe Tn d. 7 Jul 1906 Cleveland, Bradley, Tn
                                       m. 5 Oct 1837 Elijah Still
                                  4. Samuel I 16 Dec 1821 OR 1817 Bradley Tn d 1892 Bradley Tn
                                       ??m Sarah {Roberson?}
                                  5. Levander C 7 Sep 1823 Bradley d 1904 Webster MO
                                        m. Sarah?
                                  6. William Hogan 26 Nov 1830 Bradley d 4 May 1867
                                        m. Mary?
                                  7. Garret abt 1833
                                  8. James Patton 3 Sep 1832 Bradley d ~1904-1914
                                  9. Joseph NB 30 Sep 1837 d. 31 Dec 1907 OR 1 Mar 1925
      Joseph Jr, 1790-1873 - census listings
           1830 Tennessee McMinn 180 No Twp L - Joseph 0000001-000101
                        1f 15-20, 1m, 1f 40-50
                         not enough children!
           1840 Tennessee Bradley 052 No Twp L - Joseph 12020001-00000001
                        1m under 5, 2m 5-10, 2m 15-20, 1m, 1f 50-60
                                Joseph 2 / Garret P 7 / James P 8 / William H 10
                                Levander 17 / Samuel 19 girls married? (Letha m. 5 Oct 1837 - Elijah Still)
           1850 T T Br 435-338
                       Lusk, Joseph 60 / Rebecca 59 / Garret P 17 / Joseph B 12
                   T T Br 434-338
                                 Sam 28 / Sarah 27 / Levander 7 / John 5 / Wm 1 // Sarah Roberson 105
                   T SC Br 437-388
                                 Levander 26 / Sarah 21 / Sam S 2 / Anna R 1
                   T T Br 425-337
                                William 19 / Mary P 16

John Lusk -
John Lusk was born July 16, 1776 in Augusta Co., Va, and died February 24, 1861 in Slagle, Polk Co., Mo He married Jean Boyd August 27, 1801 in Carter Co., Tn, daughter of William Boyd and Rebecca Porter. She was born 1783 in Augusta Co., Va, and died 1835 in McMinn Co., Tn.- see his own page.
        This John Lusk was the son of Robert (1743-1801 TN) and Mary Unknown.
              Robert was the son of John Lusk (1705-1751 Augusta Co) and Mira Hays.
                   John was the son of Nathan Lusk (1681?-1748 Augusta Co) and Elizabeth Nevitt.
                       And Nathan was the brother or uncleof William of Chester.
                               (This genealogy comes from Stanley Lusk.)
      Children
           1. Robert Monroe Lusk, b. June 23, 1802, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. September 6, 1857, Locust Grove, Independence Co., AR.
           2. William Boyd Lusk, b. April 4, 1803, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. March 31, 1890, Mount Pleasant, Henry Co., IA.
           3. Rebecca Lusk, b. January 11, 1806, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. October 1, 1862, Polk Co., MO.
           4. Samuel Hugh Lusk, b. 1807, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. June 15, 1833, Greene Co., IL.
           5. Hugh Boyd Lusk, b. 1812, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. Aft. 1860, ?.
           6. Elizabeth Lusk, b. 1813, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. January 1850, Greene Co., IL.
           7. Mary Lusk, b. 1815, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. November 22, 1878, Polk Co., MO.
           8. Martha Lusk, b. 1817, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. November 29, 1863, Polk Co., MO.
           9. James B. Lusk, b. August 18, 1818, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. February 19, 1884, Clear Creek Township, Cooper Co., MO.
           10. Alfred T. Lusk, b. September 23, 1823, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. March 5, 1905, Polk Co., MO.
           11. Wiley M. Lusk, b. 1824, Carter Co., TN;
                 d. Bef. August 7, 1852, en route to California.
           12. Sarahphina J. Lusk, b. January 28, 1826, TN;
                 d. August 31, 1878, Polk Co., MO.

Samuel Lusk
        This Samuel left a will in Maury County (recorded 1824) in which he mentions his wife Margaret and children Elender (married to a Whiteside and living in South Carolina), Margaret (married to McGill with a son John), James, Samuel and Robert.
        His son James left a will in Maury County (dated 31 Oct 1852) in which he mentions his wife Elizabeth and children Samuel, John and Sinthey (married to a Bingham).
        These wills, and others from their family, are available from the US GenWeb Archives (files contributed by Trudy Lusk).
        I have seen a genealogy in which he is made the son of James, grandson of Nathan - but this is almost certainly not the case (he is not mentioned in James's will [filed 1804 Abbeville SC]).
        But he is probably connected somehow with the South Carolina Lusks.

Another Samuel Lusk - passing through TN - but I can't really match him with anyone on the census.
       Rev War Pension Abstract Book
        ?Samuel Lusk, S4583, NC line, sol lived in Rowan Co NC at enl & about 1828 moved from TN to OH, he appl 11 Sep 1832 in Montgomery Co, OH, so was b 27 June 1760.

Arranged by County

Blount
      1860 David 38 Tn Blount 8dist 59a
Bradley
      1840 Tennessee Bradley 052 No Twp L - Joseph 12020001-00000001
               1m under 5, 2m 5-10, 2m 15-20, 1m, 1f 50-60
                   Joseph 2 / Garret P 7 / James P 8 / William H 10 - one too many
                   Levander 17 / Samuel 19 girls married? (Letha m. 5 Oct 1837 - Elijah Still)
      1850 T T Br 435-338
               Lusk, Joseph 60 / Rebecca 59 / Garret P 17 / Joseph B 12
           T T Br 434-338
                     Sam 28 / Sarah 27 / Levander 7 / John 5 / Wm 1 // Sarah Roberson 105
           T SC Br 437-388
                     Levander 26 / Sarah 21 / Sam S 2 / Anna R 1
           T T Br 425-337
                     William 19 / Mary P 16
      1860 Lush Joseph 68 NC Bradley 4th d 185a / Samuel J 38 Tn Bradley 185a
Carroll
      1860 Tennessee Carroll 2 dist - 18a (34) - 13 June
           Bird Lusk 49 farm servant Tn
                 Claibenia?? 34f
                 Amanda 21 / Caloway 19 / William 17 / Martha 16 / Elizabeth 12
                  Joseph 9 / Commodore 8 / Rufus 6
           p. 28b John B Lusk 46 farmer Tn?
                  Mary 48 / Lucy H 18 / Elizabeth C 16 / Edward 14 / Rufus H 12 / Acinath 7
                  John Lusk 21 farm lab
Carter
   Although the children of John & Jean Boyd Lusk were all born in Carter Co, I have not found him on the census there.
Coffee
James Lusk b. 1836/7 d. aft 1900 - m. ~1853 Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Frasier
        Children: John Wilson ~1854 Coffee Co - m Sarah "Sis" McCracken 1 May 1873 Gibson
                      James William ~1854 Coffee - m. Mary E Thacker 18 Dec 1873 Coffee
                                                  - d Betty
                      Louis Benjamin 4 Apr 1856 Coffee - 4 Apr 1839 Gibson
                                              m. Frances Anne Patton 7 Jan 1883 Gibson
                      Hiram Lafayette 8 May 1858 Coffee - m. Sarah "Sallie" Stephens 1877 Coffee
                               13 Children b. Tn Ky Mo
Franklin
1812 Tax List (according to Marilyn Garner, private email) - Josiah, William, William
      also according to Marilyn - by 1830 Josiah (b. in the 1770s) had moved to Marion County, TN, and by 1850 he was in DeKalb County, AL
1820 Isaac Franklin 39 20110-00010 / Thos Franklin 39 000100-00100
         Wm Franklin 39 000100-10100 / Wilson Franklin 39 200010-20100 4
Grundy
William Lusk m Sarah "Sallie" Guest b 1814- d 1894
            son William Harrison 1841 - 1927 Grundy Co
John Lusk d. Nov 1853 - wife Rebecca
            sons: Bird, possibly Harrison, possibly Anderson
1860 Tennessee Grundy Hickory Creek 424a
      3-3 Bird Lusk 28 m farmer Tn / Salina C 19
      5-5 John Lusk 21 farmer Tn / Rosanah 17
      6-6 James Lusk 44 Tn / then it is smeared = Mary 40 / James 16 / Susan 11 /
              Mary? / John? / total smear / total smear GA idiotic
    p. 424b - 11 Sarah Lusk 45 Tn / Wm H 18 / Dorcas A 21 / James 23 all Tn
    p. 426a - 41 Andrew C Lusk 24 farmer Tn / Sarey Ann 20 / Sarah A 2
Hamilton
1860 Tennessee Hamilton Chattanooga 19b
      Nancy Lusk 42 Va domestic
      Martha 26 / Monroe 22m / James 18 / Elisha 17 / America 14 / William 11 / Thomas 7 all TN
Lewis
    1850 Tennessee Lewis District 3 p. 417
        household 379    James Lusk sr 82 farmer SC / Elizabeth 82 SC / John 38 TN
        household 380    Samuel Lusk jr 37 SC / Mary A 36 Tn / Samuel A 10/12 TN
                                      George W Whiteside 18 TN / Peter F Pipps 8 TN
        household 381    James Lusk jr 46? farmer SC / Eleanor R 31 TN / Alexander F 20 Tn /
                                      Mary A 16 / Susan J 14 / Rufus W 12 / Elizabeth C 9 /
                                      Mildred J 7 / Blot Ann? 5 f / Louisie J 3 all children TN
       household 382      Robert Lusk sr 71 SC farmer / Rebecca 66 SC / John A 25 Tn farmer /
                                       Robert J 23 ??? man? TN / Caroline 22 TN /
                                       (next page) Robert R 12 TN / William J 10 TN / Erastus A 2 Miss / Sarah E 5 TN /
                                       Mary A 2 TN / Margaret R 5/12 TN
       household 383      Samuel Lusk sr 77 farmer SC / Elizabeth 65 SC / Samuel S 20 student TN
       household 384      Samuel Whiteside 73 SC farmer / Elizabeth 58 SC / James D 26 farmer TN
Lincoln
1820 John Lincoln 38 200100-10100 / Thos Lincoln 38 010001-20001
McMinn
    1830 180 No Twp L - Joseph 0000001-000101
      5 June 1833 - Joseph Lusk signed a pension application for James Stanfield
Maury
  Samuel Lusk - wife Margaret - will recorded 1824
      Children: Elander m Whiteside (SC)
                    James
                    Samuel
                    Margaret m McGill? - grandson John McGill
                    Robert
   James Lusk (son of Samuel) - wife Elizabeth - will probated 1852
            sons Samuel
                    John
            daughter Sinthey m Bingham
            grandchildren James, John, Elexander, Margaret
    1820 James Maury 011201-00001 / Robt Maury 200010-32010
         Samuel Maury 110001-41110 / Samuel Maury 00010-20100
    1860 MA 45 Tn Maury Hampshire 446a / RA 75f SC Maury 446
Rutherford
    1820 Samuel Rutherford 100100-10100
Warren
    1820 James Warren 7 000100-10100 / Wm Warren 4 100101-32010 2
White
    1820 Wm White 343 320010-12101

Arranged by Date

1790 - no census exists
1800 - no census exists
1810 - no Lusks in online index
1820
   Franklin
      Isaac Franklin 39 20110-00010
      Thos Franklin 39 000100-00100
      Wm Franklin 39 000100-10100
      Wilson Franklin 39 200010-20100 4
   Lincoln
      John Lincoln 38 200100-10100
      Thos Lincoln 38 010001-20001
  Maury
      James Maury 011201-00001
      Robt Maury 200010-32010
      Samuel Maury 110001-41110
      Samuel Maury 00010-20100
   Rutherford
      Samuel Rutherford 100100-10100
   Warren
      James Warren 7 000100-10100
      Wm Warren 4 100101-32010 2
   White
      Wm White 343 320010-12101
1830
Eddy, Elias, Isaac, Jame, James, James jr, John, John L, Joseph, Josiah, Margrette, Morris, Robt, Samuel, Sarah, Thos, Thos R, William (3), Wilson
1840
Bird, Burton, Cyrus, JC, James (2), James G, James jr, John (2), John L, Joseph, Josiah (2), R, Robt (2), Sam (3), Sam sr, Sam jr, Thos, Thos R, William (2), Barton, Fielding, Jno, WH, Geo
1850
Barton, Bird, Dennis, Eliz, Fielding, George, George H, Hugh, Isaac, James jr, James sr, James M, Jane, John (2), John D, John L, Martha, Merryman, Robt, Robt sr, Robt R, Samuel (3), Sam jr, Sarah (4), Sasuel, Wm (3), Wm A, Wm H, Winnie, Levander, Jos P
1860
Ann 3 Tn, Ed 37 Tn, George 23 Tn, George 46 Ky, Isaac 69 SC, James 18 Tn, James 24 Al, Jane 55 Tn, John 22 Tn, Phi 31m Tn, Polly 30 Tn, Richmond 42 Tn, Robert 60 Pa, SS 25 Tn, Sam 59 Tn, Saml 55 black Va, Samuel S 30 Tn, Sarah 45 Tn, Sarah E 15 Tn, WD 32 Tn, WL 41 Tn
    David 38 Tn Blount 8dist 59a
    Lush Joseph 68 NC Bradley 4th d 185a
    Samuel J 38 Tn Bradley 185a
    MA 45 Tn Maury Hampshire 446a
    RA 75f SC Maury 446
1860 Tennessee Grundy Hickory Creek 424a
   3-3 Bird Lusk 28 m farmer Tn / Salina C 19
   5-5 John Lusk 21 farmer Tn / Rosanah 17
   6-6 James Lusk 44 Tn / then it is smeared = Mary 40 / James 16 / Susan 11 /
                Mary? / John? / total smear / total smear GA idiotic
      p. 424b - 11 Sarah Lusk 45 Tn / Wm H 18 / Dorcas A 21 / James 23 all Tn
      p. 426a - 41 Andrew C Lusk 24 farmer Tn / Sarey Ann 20 / Sarah A 2
1860 Tennessee Carroll 2 dist 18a (34) - 13 June
    Bird Lusk 49 farm servant Tn
      Claibenia?? 34f / Amanda 21 / Caloway 19 / William 17 / Martha 16 / Elizabeth 12 / Joseph 9 / Commodore 8 / Rufus 6
    p. 28b John B Lusk 46 farmer Tn?
        Mary 48 / Lucy H 18 / Elizabeth C 16 / Edward 14 / Rufus H 12 / Acinath 7
        John Lusk 21 farm lab
1860 Tennessee Hamilton Chattanooga 19b
    Nancy Lusk 42 Va domestic
    Martha 26 / Monroe 22m / James 18 / Elisha 17 / America 14 / William 11 / Thomas 7 all TN

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