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January 18, 1862, Tennessee Baptist
This old citizen and servant of Christ died at his residence in Brenham, Washington county, Texas, December 6th, 1861, in the 61st year of his age.
Bro. Lusk was a native of Buncomb county, North Carolina, but was reared and educated mainly in Tennessee, where at the age of 22, he was joined in marriage with Miss America W. Coffee, with whom he lived to the day of his death.He removed from Tennessee to Alabama, and there remained till 1835, at which time he migrated to Texas.Here by his uprightness and integrity of character, he soon won the confidence and esteem of the people among whom he had settled, as was proven by his having confided to him positions of public honor and trust.He was also a member of the Convention in 1840, which ratified the Act of Annexation to the United States, and framed the present Constitution of the State.It is not too much to say that Major Lusk was highly esteemed as a citizen, and loved as a Christian.He was first a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination, but afterwards joined the Baptists, and was baptized by the Rev. R. C. Burleson into the fellowship of the Brenham Baptist Church in the Spring of 1853, of which he lived a consistent member to the time of his decease.As a Christian brother L. ever seemed distrustful of self, but trusted in Christ for salvation.He was a man of prayer and faith.When brought to look into the "valley of the shadow of death," he did not shrink, but expressed a willingness to die, regarding the change a desirable one.With his last words he gave his friends most comfortable assurances of peace, and joy in believing.A devoted wife and children, and large circle of friends are left to mourn the loss of our friend and brother.May that hope which bore him up through all his sufferings to the end, sustain and comfort the hearts of the dear family in this time of great affliction, and prepare us all to follow after "with joy and not with fear," when our time shall come.M. L.