Posted By:Wayne Iverson
Subject:Thomas Benton Lusk
Post Date:January 18, 1998 at 16:08:07
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I note that many Lusk family records show Thomas Benton Lusk as having beern born to Nathan Lusk and Rosannah Capehart Lusk on December 20, 1739 in South Carolina and died on Feb 16,1751.

This appears to be incorrect as my wife, Barbara Ruth Lusk Iverson, daughter of Homer Bedford Lusk, Jr., has photocopies of the June 1, 1870 Guntersville, Alabama Census showing that merchant Thomas B. Lusk, age 30, born in S. Carolina, with a Value of Personal Estate of $5000 was living with his brother and sister-in-law Lorenzo Lusk and wife Mary E. (Mary Emma Lovelace), with a Value of real estate of 25,000 and a Value of Personal Estate of $7500 at the time. A copy of the 1880 Alabama Census L200 Vol. 16, Ed.255, Sheet 24, Line 11 shows Thomas B. Lusk, age 40, born in S. Carolina, and wife Mary, aged 30 and son Homer aged 8 at Best(Beat?) #1, Guntersville, Marshall County.

Our Lusk family records show THOMAS BENTON LUSK to have been born on December 28, 1839 in South carolina to Nathan Lusk and Rosannah Capehart Lusk and that in 1870 he "was living with his brother Lorenzo, a probate judge. Thomas Benton Lusk was the owner of a large general store in Guntersville . . . where he was the Postmaster, justice of the peace, and probably a U. S. Marshall, or some other law man. He was the unofficial banker, as Guntersville was quite small. Sometime in 1870 or 1871 Thomas Benton Lusk married Cotta Bedford, who died during the birth of their only son, Homer Bedford Lusk, on December 31 1871. Thomas Benton later married mary Free (Miss "Mollie"), a school teacher."

I hope that this helps the Lusk family records.

Wayne D. Iverson