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Re: Hon. Robert Martin Lusk
Posted by: J. R. Burton (ID *****6835) Date: May 22, 2012 at 15:51:42
In Reply to: Re: Hon. Robert Martin Lusk by Mike Lusk of 2001

Here's the three line quote from the J. H. King Memoirs written January 23rd, 1906 at Cumby, Texas:

"Henry King married Lizzie Johnston, widow of Robert Johnston of Cleveland. Tenn.
She had two children, Polina and James H. Johnston.
Polina was the mother of Judge Robt. M. Lusk, late of Bonham, Texas, but now of California."

The above named Henry King is a brother of Carter King, father of J.H. King.
This makes Henry his uncle and "Lizzie Johnston" his aunt.

Could J.H. King be wrong? Of course it's possible, but not this time.

In the 1850 Bradley Co. Tenn. census, page 169, household #429:

Henry King - 30, Elizabeth - 34, James H. - 14, William - 7 (it incorrectly reads 17) and Hanner - 5, who is Hannah Louvenia Jane King - my ancestor.

On the same census page @ household #425 (only 4 households away) is William Lusk - 19, and wife Mary P. Lusk - 16. This is the "Polena" J.H. King references. This is the mother of Robert Martin Lusk who would carry on the name of his grandfather "Robert Martin" Johnston.

Additional information reveals:

William Herman Brisacher, applicant to The California Society of the National Society -
Sons of the American Revolution (National number 96515, State number 3821) documented:

Robert Martin Lusk; b. 1/28/1851 in Bradley Co. Tenn., d. 2/21/1913 at Los Angeles Calif.,

was the son of -

William Hogan Lusk; b. 11/26/1830 in Meigs Co., Tenn., d. 5/4/1857 in Cohutta, Whitfield Co. Georgia.

and -

Mary Paulina Johnston; b. 6/25/1834 in Tenn., d. 7/13/1852 in Cohutta, Whitfield Co. Georgia.

Following the early deaths of both parents, it is reasonable to find Robert M. Lusk in the household of a relative in the 1860 & 1870 census, prior to his move to Texas, and ultimately L.A.

Incidently - the S.A.R. lists: W.H. Brisacher, son of L. Brisacher, son of Frank Taylor, son of R.M. Lusk, son of W.H. Lusk, son of Joseph Lusk II, son of a gun that fought in the Revolution - Joseph Lusk.

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