Hi Penny, I've been trying to straighten out what I have since I received your e-mail.Most of the information I have is from the Beck Hill Cemetery tombstones that I've transcribed, census records, and the book "Norwalk" by Rev. Charles M. Selleck which was written in 1896.What I have is the following:
My great-great grandparents:
Sylvester Scofield and Abigail Ann Rusco – b. 7/28/1825
Abigail’s parents: Hezekiah Ruscoe b. 1782 – d. 1868 Wife:Sally Dean – b. 1799 – d. 1889
Both buried in the Beck Hill Cemetery, Lewisboro, NY.
Hezekiah and Sally had:
Mary Esther Ruscoe b. 1821 Silas B. Ruscoe b. 1823 – d. 1894 Cyrus R. or F. Ruscoe b. 1828 – d. 1915 – m. Olive Knapp 1st in 1848 – 2nd m. Helen Sparks Jeremiah B. Ruscoe b. circa 1835 – m. Julia Ann Cogswell in 1869 Harrison D. Ruscoe b. 1823 – d. 1832 Nancy N. Ruscoe – b. circa 1840 – d. 1863 Abigail AnnRuscoe – b. 1825 – d. 1909 – m. 1st Sylvester Scofield 1850 (my line)
Hezekiah Rusco(e)’s parents:
Theophilus Rusco b. after 1712 – d. 1812 – m. Abigail Bouton b. circa 1742 –married 1763
Hezekiah Ruscoe b. 1782 – (my line) Gamaliel Rusco – b. 1779 Lois Rusco – m. Andrew Bishop Theophilus Rusco b. 1769 – m. Sarah Dean. B. 1763 Sally/Sarah Rusco – m. Solomon Williams Dorcas Rusco Mary Rusco John Rusco
Theophilus Rusco’s parents:
Theophilus Rusco – m. Mary ?
Thomas Rusco b. 1653 in Norwalk, CT- d. 1739 – married Abigail
Thomas Rusco 2nd – b. 1680 m. Elizabeth Campfield John Rusco James Rusco Josiah Rusco Samuel Rusco Mry Rusco Abigail Rusco – m. ? Wendall Rebecca Rusco – m. Samuel Smith Theophilus Rusco – m. Mary (my line)
Thomas Rusco 2nd’s parents:
John Rusco b. 1623 – d. circa 1702 – m. Rebecca Beebe in 1650 in Hartford, CT
John Rusco Mary Rusco Rebecca Rusco m. James Brown Sarah Rusco m. Thomas Rockwell Ruth Rusco m. James Abbott Mehitable Rusco m. William Lees Thomas Rusco b. 1653 – d. 1739 – m. Abigail (my line)
John Rusco’s parents:
William b. 1594 in England m. Rebecca
I hope this makes sense.I would love to have some of the blanks filled in on this line.
Also, in the cemetery, there are some names that I cannot figure out who they belong to and wondered if you could help.
Chauncey Rusco who died Oct. 16, 1892 at age 75 yrs. Eliza Jane - wife - d. Oct. 8, 1881, age 63
Emma L. Ruscoe - wife of John E. Bunting 1850-1885
William W. Rusco - died April 18, 1911 - age 65 - He has a Civil War stone which states that he was with Co. B. 17th CT
Note:My husband and I are Civil War enthusiasts, and I would love to be able to connect this Rusco with mine.I assume he has to be related somehow, but I don't know how.
Ezra Dean Samuel L. or I. Ruscoe - b. April 13, 1852 - d. May 14, 1914 - wife:Mary Eliz. Bouton - b. June 8, 1856 - died March 12, 1921
Charles H. Rusco - b. 1849 and his wife ? (couldn't read it) Note:He is on the same stone as Cyrus F. Rusco - 1828-1915 and Olive E. Knapp - 1833-1882, so I assume it's their son.
Charles F. Ruscoe b. 1858- d. 1879 - also on the stone: Frederick W. Ruscoe
George Ruscoe b. 1860 - d. 1908 Annah E. Brown - wife - b. 1830- d. 1899
Charles H. Ruscoe - b. June 16, 1832 - d. Nov. 12, 1869 Co. C - 2nd CT HA Note:Another one I would love to find out who he belongs to!
Now, in the 1860 Lewisboo census on pg. 38 is listed Hezekiah and Sally Rusco, my g-g-g-grandparents.Next door to them are:
Cyrus age 26 and Alice age 26.I have to assume that this is Hezekiah and Sally's son, however, not only do the dates not quite match, but Alice certainly doesn't fit in as his wife.
Hopefully I haven't confused you too much.Any help would be appreciated.