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Nancy Ann Lusk, Ashland, KY, 1850
Posted by: Don Graber Date: July 20, 2001 at 10:06:19
  of 1997

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Nancy Ann Lusk [Mutters] was born in Kentucky. She married Dr. John Dixon Mutters on February 4, 1865. She is not buried in the Ashland Cemetery.

Oral family history says that Nancy’s ancestor, Sir Samuel Lusk, received a land grant from the King of England through William Penn and lived somewhere near Pittsburgh. He was later captured by the Indians and held for a long period of time. Assuming he was dead, the authorities dispersed his possessions. He subsequently escaped from the Indians to find he had lost everything. No evidence for this story has been found yet. This writer has researched the original land grant of William Penn in the Pennsylvania State Historical Society Library in Harrisburg, Pa. and found no Lusk. Other, later land grants may have occurred, or the land may have been deeded by William Penn in subsequent arrangements.

The Nunley half brothers may have been adopted from the neighbors. In the 1850 census (9), the Mutters and Nunley families were next door neighbors. Also, according to Jackson (9), John Nunley, born in 1844, (not John D. Mutters) married Nancy Lusk in Boyd County on Feb. 4, 1865. See also Lewis Mutters in the previous generation.


Children include:

1. Hattie L. Mutters       b. 07/25/1879       ***
2. John Mutters, Jr.
3. Lewis Nunley (half brother) (15).
4. Charles Nunley (half brother) (15). He may have died of typhoid (17).

Don Graber
drgraber@aol.com


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