Found in "History of Perry County" by Clement L Martzolff published 102 page 173.Jeremiah M Rusk, Secretary of Agriculture, at Porterville said his place of his childhood's dreams where his parents, brothers and sisters lie buried.Daniel Rusk was a pioner of Perry county.In 1813 he came to Clayton twp and settled on Buckeye Creek.His wife was Jane Falkner.Her mother was the first person to be buried in Unity Presbyterian cemetry, in Clayton twp. They lived in Buckeye till 1826 when they moved to Bearfield twp and purchased the large farm on which Porterville now stands, it was originally known as Ruskville.On that farm Jeremiah McLain Rusk was born 7-17-1830.At age 16 Jeremiah's father died. Jeremiah was the youngest of ten children.From the farm he went to Zanesvilleto become a driver of a stage-coach.When the railroad was built he assisted on the tunnel east of New Lexington.In partnership with William Pettet, he purchased what is known as a "grubber" or "caver".This machine was the first step in the evolution of the threshing machine.In 1849 Jeremiah married a Mary Martin. They moved Wisconsin, served in Congress, elected Governor, served in Pres. Harrison's Cabinet.