Cornelia Lusk gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. February 1849 in Volo, Lake County, IL
D. February 28, 1851 in Fremont Center, Lake County, IL
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“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 1843 he came to Lake County, Illinois.  He married Orlana Bliss on February 21, 1845 in Lake County, Illinois.  She died 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.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont, Lake County IL 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.