David Rusk Jr.1

#23198, (18 August 1806 - 8 November 1875)
Father*David Rusk1 (1769 - 1836)
Mother*Margaret Vance1 (1771 - 1832)

Family 1

Martha Ball b. c 1808, d. b 1848
Children 1.Abigail Rusk9 (1828 - 1911)
 2.Dennis Rusk10 (1830 - 1915)
 3.son2 Rusk11 (c 1834 - )
 4.Squire Rusk12 (1834 - 1917)
 5.Joan Rusk13 (1836 - 1927)
 6.Lucetta Rusk14 (c 1838 - 1911)

Family 2

Mary B Heath b. c 1815
Birth*18 August 1806He was born on 18 August 1806 at Adams Co., OhioG; (Rusk Roundup has 18 Apr 1806, a typographical error; cemetery records show that David Jr. and Jonathan were twins.)2,1 
Marriage*28 December 1827He married Martha Ball, daughter of Dennis Ball, on 28 December 1827 at Montgomery Co., IndianaG.3,4 
1840He and Martha Ball appeared on the census of 1840 at Wayne Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG; (neis. William Rusk, John Biddle, John Munns, George Philips, James Ball.)5 
Marriage*25 January 1848He married Mary B Heath, daughter of William Heath and Rachael Torbert, on 25 January 1848 at Montgomery Co., IndianaG.6,4 
2 November 1850He and Mary B Heath appeared on the census of 2 November 1850 at Wayne Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG.7 
12 June 1860He and Mary B Heath appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 at Waynetown P.O., Wayne Twp., Montgomery Co., IndianaG.8 
Death*8 November 1875He died on 8 November 1875 at Montgomery Co., IndianaG, at age 69.2 


  1. [S516] Rusk Roundup Revisited, John LaMont, compiler, online http://ruskrounduprevisited.wordpress.com/about/, Children of David Rusk and Margaret Vance, clearly well researched, but without citations. An obvious error is the birth dates of David Jr. and Jonathan, only four months apart, and perhaps those of Jonathan and Margaret, eleven months apart.
  2. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, standing memorial marker. David Rusk b. 18 Aug 1806, d. 8 Nov 1875, age 69y 2m 20d; bur. Old Pioneer Cemetery, Waynetown, Montgomery Co. IN. Narrative: b. Adams Co. OH, d. Montgomery Co. IN; marr. first, Martha Ball, and second, Mary B Munns. Memorial 78721948, created by C & L Elmore, photos added by treasurehunter.
  3. [S715] Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850, online web.isl.lib.in.us. Hereinafter cited as Indiana State Library: Marriages through 1850.
  4. [S2042] History of Montgomery County Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana: W. Bowen & Co., 1911), p. 436. "An account of the early settlement given by E. H. Edwards states that the early settlers came in as follows: William Heath, 1823, was born in Maryland in 1794 and died 1874; was the father of Abram Heath and Mary Heath; Mary married David Rusk, son of David Rusk. David Rusk’s first wife was the mother of all of his children, was the daughter of Dennis Ball.... David Rusk came in 1825, or earlier. Dennis Ball came in 1826, and he was from Pennsylvania."
  5. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. David (30-39); F (30-39) [Martha]; 3 m (5-9) [Dennis, son2, Squire); f (10-14) [Abigail], 2 f (<5) [Loan, Lucetta].
  6. [S715] Indiana State Library: Marriages through 1850, online web.isl.lib.in.us, David Rusk and Mary B Munns, marr. Montgomery Co. 25 Jan 1848.
  7. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. David (44), b. OH, farmer; Mary (35), b. OH.
  8. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. David (53), b. OH, farmer, real estate value $7500, personal estate $2000; Mary (47), b. OH.
  9. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Certificate > 1911 > Roll 09, img. 2379/2738. Abigail Grenard, b. Montgomery Co. IN 5 Dec 1828, dau. of David Rusk, b. Butler Co. OH, and Martha Ball, b. OH; wid.; d. Coal Creek Twp., Montgoery Co. IN, 29 Jan 1911, age 82y 1m 24d, acute nephritis; inf. Squire Rusk, res. Waynetown; bur. Waynetown IN 31 jan 1911, online Ancestry.com.
  10. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Certificate > 1910 - 1919 > Roll 06, img. 2092/2139. File No. 189, Reg. No. 10. Dennis Rusk, b. Montgomery Co. IN 7 Sep 1830, son of David Rusk, b. OH, and Martha Ball, b. VA; wid., farmer; d. Cain Twp., Fountain Co. IN, 25 Jan 1915, age 84y 4m 18d, cardiac insufficiency; inf. Delila Rusk, res. Hillsboro IN; bur. Waynetown IN 27 Jan 1915.
  11. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  12. [S2042] History of Montgomery County Indiana, pp. 920-921.
  13. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, Certificate > 1926 - 1927 > Roll 06, img. 2485/5771. Reg. No. 15223. Joan Biddle, wife of Wm H Biddle, b. IN 24 Jul 1836, dau. of David Rusk and Martha Ball, both b. OH [sic]; housekeeper; d. Waynetown, Wayne Twp., Montgomery CO. IN, 18 May 1927, age 90y 9m 24d, mitral insufficiency; inf. Wm H Biddle, res. Waynetown; bur. Waynetown 20 May 1927.
  14. [S362] Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 [database], online Ancestry.com, Lusetta Bunnell, age 72, d. Waynetown 1 Jan 1911; citing City Health Office, Crawfordsville, Book H-35, p. 98.