Facts and Events
William Lusk was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
William Lusk's land (Borden Tract SE/SM, 200 acres, 1765) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Will of William Lusk
Processioning List of 1760
Records of William Lusk in Augusta County, VA
Information on William Lusk
From Lusk Family Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~luskfamily/
Records of Lancaster County, PA mentioned William Lusk. and William Lusk Jr. as living there in 1730. The will of the first mentioned William Lusk, made in Westchester, PA and probated 2-24-1746, William signed his name as "Will" Lusk. no Sr. was stated. After "Will's" death. 1746 to 1750 the following Lusk's moved from PA to Augusta County VA; Hugh, William, John, James, Samuel, and Robert. "Will's" will did not list Robert as a son, therefore he must be a brother . However we did find a Samuel Lusk with a son named Robert. I had rather think that this Samuel was a nephew to "Will". We found another Samuel that I had rather think is his son. because he named his children after his father and mother and sisters and brothers. This was a custom in those days.
Recently Earl Thirston Lusk of Morrison, TN went to Stanton, VA There he found in the Library records of John Lusk born about 1671 or 1672 from Scotland, and his sons: William, Nathan. Robert, and John Lusk. This tied in with what we had found in our research. Now we have a Grandfather one generation farther back than what we had.
This John Lusk is the father of "Will" Lusk, who is the father of William Lusk Sr.. He refers to himself as William Lusk of Lancaster, PA He settled at Akers Falls of Mill Creek, Augusta County VA. A plat shows Armstrong and Wm. Lusk owned 200 acres in 1765. James Lusk owned 170 Ac. in 1749. Robert Lusk owned 241 Ac. in 1768. John Lusk owned 259 Ac. in 1768.
Among the families, neighbors and church associates of William Lusk Sr. is the Vance family. It is believed he married Elizabeth Vance. We have his Will of May 2nd 1771, Augusta County, VA. One of his children was Joseph. From his line some of the descendants are located around Manchester, TN. Another son was William Lusk Jr. who moved to North Carolina in 1768 with his brother in law, David Vance. Just after the beginning of the Revolutionary War, William Lusk Jr. & family moved to Washington County, VA where his father-in-law, Samuel Vance and several related families had moved.
William Lusk Jr. was a member of the regiment organized from Washington County by Col. Campbell to repel the British and was killed at the battle of Kings Mountain (see Summers History of SW VA). At the first term of Court of Washington County after the battle of Kings Mt. on Nov. 4, 1780, guardians were appointed for the orphans or Wm. Lusk Jr. the deceased. Sarah Lusk, the oldest chose Capt. Colville for her guardian. The other children, Samuel, John, Elizabeth, Jean, Catherine, and William were made wards of the Joseph Black.
William Lusk Jr.'s wife was Margaret Vance. She remarried after Wm.'s death. Margaret's parents, Samuel and Sarah Vance, took the children and moved to Augusta County, VA. One of Margaret's brother-in-laws had a will made (he was killed also) that gave money for the education of Wm. Lusk Jr's children. The children later migrated to TN.
William L. Lusk, son of Wm. Lusk Jr. married Sarah Davidson; from this line of Lusk, some are located around McMinnville, TN. John Lusk, son of Wm. Lusk Jr., married a woman from Georgia, according to a census record of his son Wm. Lusk. We found a John Lusk married to Jean Boyd 8 27-1801 Carter County, TN but we don't have any positive proof that this is the correct John Lusk. At that time the census gave only the name of the head of the house, the others were numbers of children. between (5 yr. span) years of age, adults too. This family had 5 boys, and 2 girls. The children. were horn in Franklin County TN. My husband is William Ray Lusk (Bill). His Grandfather was William Oliver Lusk, born in 1822 in Franklin County, TN. His mother was supposed to have been born in Georgia, his father born in NC with this information, we searched and searched. By the process of elimination, we decided this was his family John was born in NC and was in Franklin County TN in 1820. They changed the counties; without moving he was in Warren County in 1830, and they changed again, he was in Coffee County TN in 1840. Another reason we chose John, was that William named his first son John and his 2nd son William Thomas. The custom in those days was to name the first son after either the father of themselves, the 2nd son after the other.
AUGUST, 1749 (A).
William Armstrong vs. William Lusk.--Debt. Bond dated 24th November, 1744. "I, William Lusk, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Paxton Township."