On reading some of the responses to your message, I had to write to you because I'm not sure where some of this information is coming from. I am a descendant of Mary Matilda Lusk who married William A. Cogdill.Although years of search has not gotten me very far, what information is here is pretty accurate;
Father: Johnathan Riley LuskMother: Delpha Ann McClain Born: 7 Apr 1856Born:24 Nov 1859 IL Died: 19 Mar 1895Died:4 Jan1931
Married: 4 Aug 1877 in Marion County, Illinois
Children: Mary Matilda Luskmarried William A. Cogdill Eva Jane LuskmarriedJames F. Smith Matie Luskmarried?Hogarth Sara Louise Luskmarried Arthur Main Louella Luskborn 18 April 1890 Maudie Lusk Cora Bell Lusk born 19 Feb 1883 in Harrison Switch, Arkansas married Norman Thomas McCarver 24 Feb 1905 in Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas. Cora died 11 Sept 1974 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Sandsprings, Oklahoma.
The last child listed is my ggrandmother. Hope this has helped you, would be interested to know where some of the other got their information. Please let me know your thoughts on all this. Karie