Biography of William F. Rusk
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

WILLIAM F. RUSK, farmer; P. 0. Troy; was born in Warren Co. Ohio, July, 1820, and is a son of James and Sarah (French) Rusk; he was horn in Ireland, coming to this country when about 17 years of age; she was born in Pennsylvania, emigrating to Ohio with her parents when a child. They were the parents of ten children, of whom six are now living, viz., Mary, Eleanor, William F., David, Sarah and Daniel. Mr. R.usk lived with his father till twenty four years of age. Sept. 16, 1843, he was united in marriage with Mary J. Anderson, daughter of James L. and Elizabeth Anderson, who were born in New Jersey, anci came to Ohio at quite an early day, about 1815; by this union they have had nine children, of whom five are now living, viz., William Franklin, Lettie, Walter Scott, Edwin N. and Luella L. Mr. Rusk came to Miami Co. about thirty years ago and located near West Charleston, where they remained about five years; thence to Shelby Co., and lived about six years; removing to Miami Co., in Spring Creek Township, they resided there for five years, finally going to Staunton Township. upon the farm on which he now resides, having now been here about sixteen years. He has a good farm of 87 acres, with fine buildings, constituting a very pleasant home. During the war of the rebeUion. Mr. Rusk furnished two Sons for the country's defense, James A. and John N., and both were sacrificed upon the altar of liberty, never reaching their home and friends again. Mr. Rusk is a member of the Christian Church. his membership dating back for twenty years.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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