Posted By:Saundra Anderson
Subject:Re: Joseph Albert Lusk - Coffee County, TN
Post Date:September 13, 2001 at 18:19:11
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Hi Maggie,

Thank you for the info! You are too kind.

I have the following data on Ann's marriages. It is quite interesting. She was married to Joseph "Allison" for a while. Long enough to have 2 children but got it annulled as he was already married! After having a son out of wedlock by Capt. Jay, she married him 5 years later. Capt. Jay is my ggreat grandfather. They are the parents of my great grandmother, Joe Alma Lusk Anderosn.

Saundra Anderson

Coffee County, TN County Court Loose Papers (Coffee County Historical Society Quarterly Vol. 22 1993) Provided to me by Jimmie Lou Bryan.

1889 Nov. 1- B. F. Bouldin and wife VS John F. Cornelison, minor. Deposition of K. L. Phillips: age 49, has known the land in question for 30 years. The land adjoins land now owned by Cornelison, and he wishes his 1/4 interest added to that, rather than sold, leaving Bouldin his 3/4 interest with water and trees on it. The land was recently divided between Mr. Bowlin and Mrs. Sarah Finch. 21 Nov. 1887: Deposition of W. L. Carden: the land was divided 3/4 to B. F. Boulin and 1/4 to Sarah Finch. 21 Nov.1889: Deposition of Mrs. A. E. LusK (Mrs. Annie E. Cunningham in Oct. 1872.) She had four children, to wit: Victoria B. Cunningham, Dewitt C. Cunningham, Emma M. Cunningham, and Sterling W. Cunningham. (Sterling Cunningham is the son of my present husband J. A. Lusk.) My first husband James M. Cunningham (Cunnyngham) died in 1862 in Danville, VA. Sterling was born in Jan. 1872, ten years after the death of J. M. Cunningham and about five years before she and J. A. Lusk were married on 13 April 1878. In 1862 she married a man by the name of (Joseph) Allison. In 1864 she applied for a divorce from him when she found that he had a living wife from whom he was not divorced. That marriage was ruled void by the Grundy County Court. Allison has been gone from this area for 23 years. 11 Feb 1889: Deed from Dewitt C. Allison to B. F. Bowlin for the land that had been conveyed to him in a deed of gift from his mother. 13 Aug. 1889: Deed from Ann Elizabeth Lusk to B. F. Bowlin for 100a in CD 7, CCT. The answer of John F. Cornelison, a minor (by C. N. Towsend, his gdn.). The shares conveyed to B. F. Bowlin by A. E. Lusk and Jay Lusk is the interest formerly conveyed by deed of A. E. (Annie Elizabeth) Lusk to one of her children who died without issue and intestate. A. E. Lusk now claims this by right of descent. If said child was legitimate then Cornelison is due 1/3 interest in the share.

NOTE: There are a few discrepancies in this article above which is from the Coffee County Loose Court Records # 137. Per Jess Lewis of Coffee County he has the marriage record of Capt. Jay and Ann as J. A. Lusk and Elizabeth A. Cunningham (Cunnyngham) as April 12, 1877, Book E, page 56 and that Sterling Webster Lusk was born January 14, 1871 (states 1872 in above record) and died May 21, 1877 and is buried in Lusk Cove with a stone that has those dates and says S. Webster Lusk, son of J. A. and A. E. Lusk. Thee is also another stone there but unfortunately it is unreadable. There is also a Cunnyngham Cemetery on the property and James Cunnyngham is buried there. It is a question there as how did they get the body from Virginia during the Civil War. Jess Lewis has furnished me with all this info regarding the stones and dates.