CHANCELOR “CHAUNCEY” LUSK
Chancelor “Chauncey” Lusk gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. June 2, 1828 in Ontario, Wayne County, NY
D. April 8, 1900 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL
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- Father: William I. Lusk born 1788 in Claverack, Columbia County, NY; married Catherine Palmer Pike on March 3, 1778 in Claverack, Columbia, County, NY; William died January 9, 1869 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
According to the Waukegan Weekly Gazette (Waukegan IL) Saturday, January 16, 1869, page 3:
At the residence of his son, Edward Lusk, in the town of Fremont, on the 9th inst., of old age, WILLIAM I. LUSK, aged 81 years and 3 mos.
Mr. Lusk, though not one of the earliest settlers, has been a resident of the county many years. We have personally known him nearly a quarter of a century, and can bear testimony to his excellent character as a citizen; and, although ripe in years, the old man will be missed from the neighborhood where he resided so long, and was known so well.”
- Mother: Catherine Palmer (Pike) Lusk born May 17, 1784 in Claverack, Columbia County, NY, daughter of William Pike (1757-1832) and Janet (Groat) Pike (1757-1823); Catherine died January 1, 1856 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
- Wife: Adaline Orlana (Bliss) Lusk born October 2, 1825 in Vermont, daughter of Ambrose Bliss (1803-1874) and Esther Anna (Varney) Bliss (1807-1887); married Chancelor “Chauncey” Lusk on February 21, 1845 in Lake County, IL; Adeline died June 6, 1893 (See section pertaining to Adaline Orlana (Bliss) Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Alice E. (Lusk) Thomson born April 4, 1846 in Ivanhoe, Lake County, IL; married William Thomson (1842-1909) on November 9, 1863 in Lake County, IL, son of George Thomson (1807-1884) and Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson (1809-1872); (See section pertaining to George Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)(See section pertaining to Agnes (Langmuir) Thomson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Alice died December 17, 1918 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Alice and William are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL
- Cornelia Lusk born February 24, 1849 in Volo, Lake County, IL; Cornelia died February 28, 1851 at the age of 2 years and 5 days in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Cornelia Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Catharine Lusk born August 7, 1853; Catharine died March 21, 1856 (See section pertaining to Catharine Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Charles Ambrose Lusk born April 22, 1856 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL; married Maude E. Bliss (1869-1947) in 1894, daughter of Thaddeus Madison Bliss (1831-1886) and Ellen August (Watson) Bliss (1829-1901); the child of Charles and Mary was Herbert Chauncey Lusk (1882-1934) buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL; Charles died December 31, 1914 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Charles and Maude are buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, January 8, 1915, page 4:
“FUNERAL OF CHAS. LUSK
WAS HELD AT IVANHOE
The funeral of Mr. Charles Lusk, the well known Libertyville man who died at his home on Mundee avenue Thursday, December 31st, was held from the Ivanhoe church on Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, and the burial was in the Ivanhoe cemetery.
Mr. Lusk had been ailing for nearly a year before the end came. He was 55 years old and was born in Fremont Center, but for the past five years he has lived in Libertyville. He leaves a wife, one daughter Muriel, who is at home, and one son Bert, who lives in Waukegan, besides a number of relatives and friends.”
5. Edward G. Lusk born about March 1861; Edward died November 18, 1862 (See section pertaining to Edward G. Lusk buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Jane Elizabeth “Eliza” (Lusk) Sherman born September 13, 1813; married Joel Burnett Sherman (1817-1871) in 1835, son of Peleg Sherman (1784-1854) and Lucina (Shelden) Sherman (1787-1867); Jane died March 2, 1910 in Berkely, Alameda County, CA; Jane and Joel are buried Pacheco Cemetery and Crematory, Pacheco, Contra Costa County, CA (1813-1910)
According to the Oakland Tribune (Oakeland CA) Sunday, March 6, 1910, page 33:
“DEATH OF WOMAN
OF ARGONAUT DAYS
Mrs. Eliza Sherman Passes
Away at the Home of
MARTINEZ, March 5, – Mrs. Eliza Sherman, wife of the late Joel B. Sherman, died at the residence of her son, Van R. Sherman, in Berkely, Wednesday, March 2, at the ripe age of 96 years, 5 months and 5 days.
With her husband she was one of the early pioneers of this state, crossing the plains and mountains by ox team from Illinois in 1860 with their ten children. They settled in the Ygnacio valley, where they made their home until the death of her husband in 1872, since that time she having resided among her children.
Deceased leaves eighty living descendants, there being five children, twenty-seven grand children, forty-five great grand children. Her children who survive her are Mrs. E. O. Perry, Van R. Sherman, Mrs. O. A. Johnson, Mrs. Nancy Young and Mrs. J. B. Greer, and the late Mrs. I. J. Smith, Mrs. J. E. Durham, Mrs. Ann Stone, Geo. and John Sherman.
The funeral services were held in Berkeley yesterday afternoon and the remains taken to Concord for interment in Pacheco cemetery.”
- Angelina (Lusk) Hazen born 1814 in Wayne County, NY; married Van Ranselaer Hazen; Angelina died December 27, 1882in Ivanhoe, Lake County, IL; buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
- Palmer Lusk born 1820 in Arcadia, Wayne County, NY; married “Marianna “Myra Ann” Gordon on November 15, 1848 in Lake County, IL by Levi Marble, Justice of the Peace; they had a son, Charles Mortimer Lusk born in Fremont, Lake County, IL in June 1849 and died in Oak Grove, Anoka county, MN on October 7, 1934; Civil War veteran (Muster in February 29, 1864) serving with Company F, 39th Illinois Infantry; Captured February 29, 1864 (date also given as May 16, 1864 in Drewry’s Bluff, VA) and became Prisoner of War; Palmer died of scurvy and starvation in the Andersonville Prison on July 15, 1864 in Andersonville, Sumter County, GA; buried in Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, GA
According to the Waukegan Weekly Gazette (Waukegan IL) Saturday, June 4, 1864, page 3:
“The casualties to Lake county men I give below:
Palmer Lusk, missing.”
According to the Pantagraph (Bloomington IL) Saturday, July 23, 1864, page 1:
“FROM LIBBY PRISON.
List of 39th Illinois Prisoners in Rich-
LIBBY PRISON, RICHMOND, Va., May 19th, 1864. – I herewith forward you the following list of names of members belonging to the 39th regiment Illinois Vetern (sic) Volunteers, who were taken prisoners at the battle of Drewry’s Bluffs, Va., on the 16th inst., for publication that our friends at home may know where we are and what has become of us. We are present confined in the old Libby Prison, Richmond, Va:
Capt. H. M. Phillips, wounded slight; Sergt. Mag. Kees Bishop; Sergt. C. W. Vermilla, B ; Sergt. Wm. R. Worth, C ; sergt. Wm. C. McMurray, I ; Corp. Edwin Hartry, B, wounded slightly ; corp. Seth St. John, C; corp. Andrew Allen C ; corp. John W. Weedman, I; Bartin Walters, A ; Harry Tracy, A ; Daniel Ashton, A ; Andrew Seybert, A ; Alford Hartry, B ; Uriah M. Weedman, C ; Albert G. Stephenson, C ; Jesse Ferreu, D ; Patrick Kinney, D ; Carl Cannahan, F ; Wm. Stillhammer, F ; Parmer (sic) Lusk, F ; Albert Miller, I ; Willis T. Wiikhoit, I ; wounded slightly ; corp. Kendall, G; wounded slightly ; John Lewis, Regimental Band.
Rust Bishop, Sergt. Maj. 39th Ill.
McLean and Livingston county papers please copy.”
According to the archives.gov website for the National Archives Catalog, “Approved Pension Application File for Myra A Gordon Lusk, Widow of Palmer Lusk, Company F, 39th Illinois Infantry Regiment (Application No. WC81476):
“CLAIM FOR WIDOW’S PENSION.
Brief in the case of Maria A. Lusk, Widow of Palmer Lusk, Private F 39 Illinois volunteers, resident of Portage County of State of Wisconsin Post Office address Almond
Service: Adjt Gen Lays Ensolle:
Parmer (sic) Lusk Feb 2, 1864 and a Prisoner of war since May 16, 1864. Muter out Roll of said Co. Dated, Dec 6, 1865, reports him Died July – 1864 in Andersonville Ga.. Scury and Starvation. On some rolls his mname appears as Palmer Lusk. Lo. Auditor reports pay allowed to July 15, 1864.
Marriage: Parmer Lusk and Miranna Gordon
Nov 5, 1848. Record evidences.
Name and dates of birth of children.: Charles m. born June 25, 1850.
Loyalty.: Filed in Declaration
Agent and his P.A.address: Wilson Holt. Waupca, Wisconsin
Admitted: Aug 17, 1866, to a Pension of $8.- per month commencing July 16, 1864
J. S. Kidwell, Examing Clerk.”
- Edward G. Lusk born April 19, 1821 in Wayne County, NY; married Rachel Ann Winchell (1832-1901) on July 31, 1849 in Scott County, IL, daughter of Hiram Winchell (1800-1873) and Sarah (Bonum) Winchell (1812-1883); Edward died February 27, 1881 in Ivanhoe, Lake County, IL; Edward and Rachel are buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL
- Rachel A. (Lusk) Kapple born April 22, 1830 in Avon, Livingston County, NY; married Durham Kapple (1813-1888); Rachel died June 6, 1922 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Rachel and Durham are buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Lake County, IL
According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Thursday, June 8, 1922, page 1:
CALLED BY DEATH
Lived in Vicinity of Grayslake
For 76 Years, Moving to
Waukegan 2 Years Ago
Rachel Kapple, 92, died Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock at the home of Mortimer Kapple of County street from complications resulting from advanced age.
Mrs. Kapple had lived in Lake county since her sixteenth year, coming to live near Grayslake, from Avon, Livingston county, N.Y., where she was born on April 22, 1830.
She was married to Durham Kapple who died about 33 years ago.
Surviving her are a sister, Mrs. Marriette Radway, 95, Cleveland, O., and several nieces and nephews, among them being Eugene Hendee of Grayslake.
Mrs. Kapple was probably the oldest woman in Waukegan. Growing up in Lake county, while this section of the country was in the embryo, she grew to know hundreds of the present residents. Up until two years ago she lived in the vicinity of Grayslake and was known by everyone in the region. Since coming to Waukegan she has bolstered her acquaintance through meeting many of the younger residents of the county. She lived for 87 years in the county.
The funeral service will be held at the Grayslake Congregational church at 1 o’clock standard time, Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in Grayslake cemetery.”
According to the Illinois, Public Land Purchase Records, 1813-1909:
“Name: Chancy Lusk; Section: S2NE; Price per Acre: 1.25; Total Price: 100.00; Date: 17 Jul 1844; Volume: 686; Page 098; Type: FD; Sect: 09; Township: 44N; Range: 10E; Meridian: 3; Acres: 80.00; Corr-Tag: 0; ID: 050045; Reside: 000”
According to the Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner (Waukegan IL) Wednesday, March 12, 1845, page 3:
At Fort Hill on the 23d uit., Mr. Chauncey Lusk to Miss Orlana Bliss, both of Fort Hill.”
According to the U.S., General Land Office Records, 1776-2015:
“Name: Chancy Lusk; Issue Date: 1 Sep 1845; Place: Lake, Illinois, USA; Land Office: Chicago; Meridian: 3rd PM; Township: 44-N; Range: 10-E; Section: 9; Accession Number: IL1020__.353; Document Number: 16122”
According to the Illinois, U.S., Public Land Purchase Records, 1813-1909:
“Name: Chauncy Lusk; Section: NESW; Price per Acre: 1.25; Total Price: 50.00; Date: 17 Oct 1846; Volume: 686; Page: 099; Type: FD; Sect: 15; Township: 44N; Range: 10E; Meridian: 3; Acres: 40.00; Corr-Tag: 0; ID: 050046; Reside: 000”
According to the U.S., General Land Office Records, 1776-2015:
“Name: Chancy Lusk; Issue Date: 1 Feb 1848; Place: Lake, Illinois, USA; Land Office: Chicago; Meridian: 3rd PM; Township: 44-4; Range: 10-E; Section: 15; Accession Number: IL1180__.324; Document Number: 24200”
According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont the household members were:
“Chancy Lusk, age 30, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Orlana Lusk, age 25, born in Vermont; Alice Lusk, age 4, born in Illinois; Cornelia Lusk, age 1, born in Illinois”
According to the 1860 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont with a Fremont Center post office the household members were:
“Chancey Lusk, age 36, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Orlana Lusk, age 32, born in Ohio; Alice Lusk, age 12, born in Illinois; Charles Lusk, age 4, born in Illinois”
According to the U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865:
“SCHEDULE II. – CONSOLIDATED LIST of all person of class II, subject to do military duty in the Second Congressional District, consisting of the counties of Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Kane and DeKalb, State of Illinois, enumerated during the month of June & July 1863, under direction of Captain Amos B Coone, Provost Marshal.
Residence: Fremont Lake; Name: Chancey Lusk; Age 1st July, 1863: 43; White or Colored: White; Profession: Farmer, Place of Birth: N.Y. York”
According to the 1879 Holland’s Muskegon City Directory, Muskegon, MI:
“Lusk Chauncy, butcher, Leonard & Miller”
According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Township of Lakeside, Muskegan County, MI the household members were:
“Channesy Lusk, age 60, married, occupation: butcher; born in New York, parents born in New York; Orlena Lusk, age 53, wife, married, born in Vermont, parents born in Vermont; Charles Lusk, age 24, son, married; occupation: grocer, born in Illinois; Mary Lusk, age 21, wife, married, born in Canada, parents born in Canada; George Nelson, age 22, boarder, single, occupation: clerk in store, born in New Hampshire, parents born in New York; Samuel Brace, age 27, boarder, single, occupation: mill dealer, born in Canada, parents born in Canada; John Erwin, age 30, boarder, occupation: talley man, born in New Brunswick, father born in Canada, mother born in N.B.”
According to the “Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America – From About the Year 1550 to 1880″. compiled by John Homer Bliss. Boston, MA. 1881, page 493:
“7417. ADALINE ORLANA, (?) “born in Vermont, Oct. 2d, 1825, m. Chauncey Lusk, of Muskegon, Michigan.”
According to the 1883 Muskegon County Directory, Muskegon, MI:
“Lusk Chancey, lab, Lakeside, Port Sherman”
According to the U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Services, 1863-1959, “Official Register of the United States in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service on the First of July, 1883”, Volume II. Washington. 1884., page 287:
“THE POSTAL SERVICE
Name: Chauncey Lust; Post-office: Bluffton; Compensation: 158.04″
According to The McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, April 7, 1886:
“Mr. and Mrs. C. Lusk Sr., of Muskegon, Michigan, visiting their daughter Mrs. Wm. Thompson. Mr. Lusk has had a sever attack of lung fever, but is now convalescent. He has purchased a farm near Ivanhoe, in this county, and is intending to move here in July. He has leased the farm on shares for the present season’s crop.”
According to the findagrave.com website, Memorial #61034664 created by contributor “MShearer”:
“Waukegan Daily Press
Died – Chauncey Lusk on April 8, 1900 at Grayslake, Illinois at the home of his daughter Mrs. Alice Thompson of a heart attack. In 1832 he left New York and moved to Ohio about twenty-five miles from Cleveland. In 1983 he came to Lake County, Illinois. He married Orlana Bliss on February 21, 1845 in Lake County, Illinois. She died on June 5, 1894. In 1850 he traveled to the gold fields of California. He later lived in Michigan for a short time. He is buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery.”
According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL), Friday, April 13, 1900, page 5:
“On last Sunday morning after a very short illness occurred the death of Mr. Chauncey Lusk, a good man and true, one who was well known and much beloved by all for miles around. Mr. Lusk was born in Wayne County, New York, June 2, 1820 (sic) and at the age of twelve moved to Ohio, twenty five miles from Cleveland. He lived there eleven years then moved to Illinois, this stae being his home most of the time since. He went to California overland in 1850 and later lived in Michigan a short time. In 1840 he married Miss Orlana Bliss, with whom he spent nearly fifty years of wedded happiness, she having died June 5, 1892. Their union was blessed by the birth of five children, only two of whom live to mourn his death. Mr.s W. Thomson with whom he has made his home late years and Chas. Who lives near Rockefeller. Mr. Lusk has enjoyed good health taking into consideration his ripe old age. A few days before his death he was taken ill, but apparently had regained his usual spirits. On Sunday morning he was suddenly taken with a severe attack of heart trouble and soon after passed away with his head resting on the arm of his loving daughter. Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock funeral services were held in the Congregational church, Rev. Stevens officiated. The text was from James 4th Chapter and part of the 14th verse “For What is your life” and was very instructively and impressively expounded. He was laid to rest in the Fort Hill cemetery beside the remains of his loving wife. Mr. Lusk was very fond of attending church but owing to his increasing deafness he did not go in later years being unable to hear any part of the service. Had he lived until June 2nd Mr. Lusk would have rounded out his four score years.”