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*Salmon Solmon Lusk, Sr.

Male 1788 - 1869  (81 years)


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  • Name *Salmon Solmon Lusk 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 17 Apr 1788  Carleton, Poltney Rutland County, Vermont--See Notes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1869  Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Aug 1869  Bethany Cemetery, Marshall, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14668  My Genealogy

    Father *Samuel Lusk,   b. 29 Jan 1751/52, Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Naomi Bryant,   b. 1749, Carleton, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1777  Possibly Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Polly Beard,   b. 1798, Maryland; Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1883, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1819  Vigo County, Indiana; Per In. State Library Database Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. *William Lusk,   b. 7 Dec 1824, Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1903, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. *Mary Lusk,   b. 11 Mar 1826, Lusk Springs, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1861, 34 Y, 10 M, 17 D; Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Lydia Lidia Lusk,   b. 10 Aug 1831, Lusk Springs, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susan A. Lusk,   b. 1834, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1901, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. John Lusk,   b. 1837, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1915, Parke Place, A Brick Home, The Narrows On Sugar Creek, Now Historical Home At Turkey Run State Parke, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Caroline Lusk,   b. 10 Feb 1840, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1842, 2 Y, 9 M, 2 D; Parke Place, Parke County, Indiana-Now Turkey Run State Parke Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. *Elizabeth Lusk,   b. 1842, Lusk Springs, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1875, Sugar Creek Township, Park County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     8. Salmon Lusk, Jr.,   b. 1843, Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1863, Civil War-Battle Of Thompson Station, Springhill, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: Notes of Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins of Parke County,c.1975-2003, from the Clore Family Volumes (now owned by her daughterSandra Lee Elkins Juhl, Compiler); Page 128.
      HISTORY OF PARKE COUNTY INDIANA SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP (Beckwirth)
      In 1826, at the Narrows of Sugar Creek, was built the first mill inthis part of the country, by Salamon Lusk. He cut the mill-racethrough the rocks and erected a large and complete flouringestablishment, and shortly there after built a packing house; engagedextensively in shipping grain, pork, and flour to New Orleans, andforward as high as twenty flat boats annually. In 1822, Solmon cameto Parke County and settled on land that is now, "Turkey Run StatePark". In 1841, he built his home out of brick and entirely out ofmaterial found in Parke County. Through the years it (the park) hasbeen host to many legends. The house has been recently restored andis open to the public (c.1983). In the basement is the Lusk and CloreHistory. [The house is open at certain times of the year, and theState has historical tours that can be enjoyed by the public.]
      He was a private-captain, 1st Co., Veteran, 1861 - 1865 Vermont, Warof 1812.
      He was a native of Vermont who enlisted as a soldier and located atFort Harriason in 1816, shortly afterwards he bought a farm inVermillion County, got married and moved into it. His wife being thedaughter of Old John Beard, who built the first mill on Sugar Creek.He remained there on the farm and running what is known as Durgee'sFerry, until April 3, 1826. When he moved to Sugar Creek Township,settling at the Narrows, and there erected a mill, which had threeruns of burrs and a saw, doing a very large business in grinding,sawing, and packing pork. The mill and all the surrounding buildingswere swept away by what is known as the New Year Freshet, on New Yearsmorning, at 8:00, 1847." [Transcribed 25 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler,sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      30 December 1916 - Waveland Paper. "Lusk Bodies Removed"
      "The bodies of the late John Lusk and father (Salmon) and mother (MaryBeard) were removed from the Lusk burying ground near their homesteadand buried in Bethany Cemetery last Thursday. A monument will beerected later. The work was done by Danville, Illinois MonumentFirm." [Transcribed 25 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler,sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      "Early Parke County Indiana Deaths;http://ingenweb.org/inparke/Deaths/EarlyParkeCountyIndianaDeaths.htm
      Surname Given Name Date Of Death Age Source
      Lusk Salmon 29 August 1869 90 Rockville Republican, September 01,1869"
      [Transcribed 25 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler, sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      SOURCE: http://members.tripod.com/~Karoann/Bethany-H-L.html; BethanyCemetery
      LUSK Mary 1798 1880
      LUSK Salmon Sr. 1788 1869 VET
      LUSK John 1837 1915(1905)
      LUSK Salmon Jr. 1843 1863 VET
      LUSK Herald E. 1901 1963 VET
      LUSK Della A. 1888 1889
      LUSK Flora A. 1863 1942
      LUSK Chancy W. 1862 1937'
      [Transcribed 25 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler, sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      SOURCE: Notes of Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins of Parke County,c.1975-2003, from the Clore Family Volumes (now owned by her daughterSandra Lee Elkins Juhl, Compiler); Page 128.
      ARTICLE:
      THE DAILY CLINTONIAN NEWSPAPER OF CLINTON, VERMILLION COUNTY, INDIANA
      DATED: MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1995; HEADLINE: "BETWEEN THE LINES" byG.L.C.; Pages 1, 4
      "This is another of the columns written exclusively for The DailyClintonian by Russell Hamm, of Rosedale. Mr. Hamm has a hobby ofresearching interesting old towns and sites in Parke and VermillionCounties--GLC.
      JOHN LUSK: ENIGMA by Russell L. Hamm
      Excerpt: "Salmon Lusk, John's father, who died August 28, 1869, inhis will provided that two beds and bedding and two cows should begiven his wife; $200 to his son William; $200 to his son John.
      After the payment of these bequests, he expressed the desire that hisreal and personal estate be converted into money and divided betweenhis children Susan Lusk, Elizabeth Brewer, Lydia Brown, and thechildren of his deceased daughter, Mary Clore. (A son, Salmon Lusk,Jr., was killed in the Battle of Thompson Station, Springhill,Tennessee, and a little daughter Caroline, who died at 2 years, 9months, and 2 days on November 12, 1842 is buried just to the south ofthe Lusk home.)
      Mary Beard Lusk, John's mother, to whom he was devoted lived until1880; and after that, few people saw the interior of the house, whereJohn continued to live alone. It has been written that he boarded upthe windows of his mother's room lest some unfriendly eye gaze on herpossessions." Etc..."Most amazing was a letter from Salmon Lusk,Sr.'s mother to her son, dated June 4, 1816, from Carleton, Vermont."
      NOTE: John Lusk was the son of Salmon Lusk, Sr. See notes of JohnLusk.
      [Transcribed 25 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler, sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      Will dated: 2 September 1868, Lilian Hargrove Weller, Parke County,Indiana Will Abstract of Book 2 1853-1873 (1982), p. 93.[Transcribed 18 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler-sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907; www.Ancestry.com
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 29
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 27
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 6-W 18
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 22
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 25
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 23
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 23
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Nov 1840 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 23
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Aug 1841 2nd PM Parke 17-N 7-W 30
      Salmon Lusk Indiana 10 Aug 1841 2nd PM Parke 17-N 6-W 18"
      [Transcribed 18 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler-sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      #1 EXAMPLE: U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
      Name: Salmon Lusk
      Issue Date: 10 Nov 1840
      State of Record: Indiana
      Acres: 40
      Accession Number: IN3280__.173
      Metes and Bounds: No
      Land Office: Crawfordsville
      Canceled: No
      US Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Number: 32994
      Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
      29 17-N 7-W 2nd PM Parke"
      Ancestry.com. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. "[Transcribed 18 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler-sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      # 2 EXAMPLE: "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
      Name: Salmon Lusk
      Issue Date: 10 Nov 1840
      State of Record: Indiana
      Acres: 83.5
      Accession Number: IN3290__.179
      Metes and Bounds: No
      Land Office: Crawfordsville
      Canceled: No
      US Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Number: 33509
      Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
      18 17-N 6-W 2nd PM Parke
      Ancestry.com. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008."[Transcribed 18 May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler-sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      "24 October 1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Salmon Lusk
      Age: 60
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1790
      Birth Place: Vermont
      Gender: Male
      Home in 1850(City,County,State): Sugar Creek, Parke, Indiana
      District No. 137, Sugar Creek Township
      Household Members: Name Age
      Salmon Lusk 60 male, farmer, Val. 20,000/Vermont
      Mary Lusk 47 wife, Maryland
      Susan Lusk 17 female, Indiana
      Elizabeth Lusk 14 female, Indiana
      John Lusk 13 male, Indiana
      NOTE: The family is listed with another family under the samedwelling listing, however, Salmon has a great deal more valuableproperty, and this compiler believes that they were skipped over whennumbering their dwelling in the census record.
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Sugar Creek, Parke,Indiana; Roll: M432_164; Page: 235; Image: 471; Line 26.Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line].Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005." [Transcribed 18May 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler-sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      "07 July 1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Salman Lusk
      Age in 1860: 73
      Birth Year: abt 1787
      Birthplace: Vermont
      Home in 1860: Sugar Creek, Parke, Indiana
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Annapolis
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Household Members: Name Age
      Salman Lusk 73 male, farmer, val. 14,000/7720, Vermont
      Mary Lusk 60 female, Maryland
      William Lusk 27 male, farmer, val. 2500/0, Indiana
      Susan Lusk 22 female, Indiana
      Elizabeth Lusk 18 female, Indiana
      John Lusk 21 male, Indiana
      Salman Lusk Jr. 16 male, Indiana
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Sugar Creek, Parke,Indiana; Roll: M653_287; Page: 688; Image: 690; Dwelling 759/749; Line18; Page 100. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2004." [Transcribed 18 May 2008, SLJuhl,Compiler-sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IN THE RECORDS OF JOYCE LORRAINE CLORE ELKINS:
      THE DAILY CLINTONIAN NEWSPAPER, CLINTON, VERMILLION COUNTY, INDIANA;"LUSK HOUSE RECALLS STATE'S PAST"; TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1983; byConstance Kay Swaim
      EXCERPTS PERTAINING TO GENEALOGY: "Turkey Run State Park...SalmonLusk was born in 1788 in Rutland County, Vermont, just a year beforeGeorge Washington became president. As a young man he traveled westand enlisted in the army at Terre Haute. Lusk fought for two yearsunder the command of William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812....after the war Lusk bought land in the Brouilletts Creek area ofVermillion County and became interested in the milling business andthe miller's daughter. In 1819 he married Mary (Polly) Beard, thedaughter of a local mill operator. Later he decided to start his ownmilling operation, and in 1822 he entered his first claim in ParkeCounty at the Narrows area of Sugar Creek. Lusk built a mill in 1826just up stream from where the Narrows Bridge now stands. A thrivingcommunity developed around the mill, which included a store, tavern,and warehouse. Salmon and Mary Lusk had five daughters and threesons, one daughter, Caroline, died at age 2 and is buried near thehouse. A son Salmon, "Solly" Jr., died in 1863 at the battle ofThompson station in Tennessee....after his son's death, Salmon boughtmany war bonds to show his patriotism. When Lusk first moved to thearea he built a log cabin, but as his family grew, Lusk made plans tobuild a new home. He chose a hill overlooking the mill, and the househe built there in 1841 is still standing (You can tour this hometoday.) Salmon Lusk built his home from local material. He usedlumber from Tulip, oak, and black walnut trees. The foundation wallswere made of mortared sandstone, quarried near the home. Bricks whichwere kilned on the site, cover the outside of the house. Salmon diedin 1869, at that time his son, John, returned home to take care of hismother. There are many stories about the eccentricities of John Lusk. He was a semi-recluse who discouraged visitors, especially women.But due largely to his efforts Turkey Run (State Park) remains what itis today. "John was the last member of the (immediate) family to livehere (some descendants did however to care for the place). It wasbecause of his love for the timber that Turkey Run was saved,"...Johnrefused many offers from timber companies eager to buy the untouchedtimber land. He did let people wander over his land, and in 1881 heleased some of it to the Indianapolis, Decatur and SpringfieldRailroad for use as a summer resort known as Bloomingdale Glen. AfterJohn's death in 1915 a drive was started,...to make the area a statepark. After John died, ..., no one lived in the house until the1960's when caretakers moved in to prevent vandalism. (NOTE: This isinaccurate to say the least. It is a known fact amongst familymembers that descendants did stay in the house from time to time,including an aunt & uncle of this compiler--Roy Paul & Vera EllenElkins Paddock--which I'm sure could be verified with postal recordsthat others did occupy the house and property over the years. Theproblem was that not enough family members took an interest in keepingthe property up. it was drafty and cold in the winter months.)....Beginning last year, the park began giving tours to thehome....Upstairs on the first floor visitors can look through thefamily Bible where Mary Lusk's death is recorded....The family parloralso on the ground floor is where John spent many of his later years.This room contains a pie safe and ledger belonging to the Luskfamily...." [Transcribed & added remarks by this descendant andcompiler in parentheses, 31 July 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler & Familygenealogist; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]

      "Early Parke County Indiana Deaths;http://ingenweb.org/inparke/Deaths/EarlyParkeCountyIndianaDeaths.htm
      Surname Given Name Date Of Death Age Source
      Lusk Salmon 29 August 1869 90 Rockville Republican, September 01,1869"
      [Transcribed 31 July 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]