"SLUSHER FAMILY ORGANIZATION NEWSLETTER"
Vol. II, No. 1 - October 1971 - Page 1 & 2
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First of all, we need to make a couple of
corrections in the last letter, which some
of our members wre extremely nice enough
to wrte us about - and incidentally, you
don't know how much we appreciate their
taking the time and effort to send in these
corrections.We do try so hard not to make
mistakes, but our records have been copied
and recopied so many times from so many
people and besides that, we're not above
making Typographical errors either, though
we surely try nor to.Here are the cor-
On Page 6, Vol. I, No. 4: Mary Elizabeth
and Jeremiah Harmon are buried in the Slu-
sher Cemetery, Burksfork, Floyd County, Va.
rather than the Henry Slusher Cemetery in
Christiansburg, as reported.
At the bottom of the same page as above:
Nancy Elizabeth, daughter of Mary Ann,
should be Mary Elizabeth instead.
And Archelus and Katherine Weddle Hylton
are buried in the old Topkea Cemetery,
Floyd Co., just west of the Topeka Church.
Before we follow though with Stephen's
children not listed last time, our genea-
logists, Mr. & Mrs. Hatcher King, have
given us the following information, which
seems to pretty well tie Stephen's birth
date to 1800, which is a great addition to
our information, because he is one of the
ones whose birthdate we did not know. Mr.
& Mrs. King visited Mrs. Ella Harmon Har-
ris, granddaughter of Henty Slusher, son
of Stephen.Mrs. Harris had found and old
song book called "Hymn and Tune Book"
which was published by Silas N. Durand and
P. G. Lester in 1886 and which belonged to
Henry Slusher.In this Hymn book they
foud two slips of paper - ne had all of
Stephen Slusher's children's birth dates
and names, which were the same as were
listed in Stephens Bible.(Mr. Norman
Quesenberry, great-grandso of Stephen as
this family bble).The other slip of pap-
er was a letter dated August 1868 and
read as follows:
"Dear Cousin Henry, I ahve tried to get
Uncle Stephen Slusher age - the nearest I
can get to it is, he was born in 1800.
Sometime in that year. I would say in the
directions born in the year 1800.
s/J. R. Slusher"
A Letter which Mr. & Mrs. King have, dat-
ed Sept. 4th, 1870, North Salem, Indiana,
from on S. P. Weddle, address to Samuel
Slusher, son of Stephen Slusher, states:
"The work you requested ne to doe is all
completedold Mr. Turner shoed me your
father's grave. I cleaned al the bushes
off f the grave and put up the stone my
This goes far to prove that Stephen had
been dead some years before 1870.Samuel,
Stephen's son, had written to his brother
Henry Slusher, to get the date of their
father's birth to place on the stone at
his rave. Henry, in turn had asked Jere-
miah Slusher, his cousin, the date and the
furst note is the reply to Henry.
An 1830 census record lists:
Stephen Slusher, Montgomery County, Va.
1 male under age 5, 1 male age 20-30
1 female under age 5, 1 female age 20-30.
Putting this all together, we are pretty
sure that Stephen was born in 1800, and we
wish everyoneone of us could turn up little
pieces of paper lke this every day.
Now for Stephens' children: Last time we
lister Elizabeth, Henry, Susannah and Mary
Ann and their familoes. These are the
5. SAMUEL J. b: Dec. 1, 1836 in Indiana
d: March 19, 1898 in Stillwell, Kansas.
m: Susan Levina Van Hess Aug. 19, 1873
in Jackson County, Kansas. Samuel
moved to Kansas in 1865, bought a
farm near Stillwell and operated a
small blackmith shoe where he made
his own tools, some of which are
still in existance today.Buried in
Stillwell Cem., Jackso Co, Kansas.
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Susan Van Hess Slusher was b: June 18,
1851; d: Oct. 25, 1885.
Lee Roy b: June 14, 1872 d Aug. 7, 1875.
John henry b: Jan. 24, 1876
d: August 14, 1934
m; Nettie Haskins June 21, 1906
Della May b: Oct 7, 1877
d: Sept. 1, 1955
m: Charles Taylor April 26, 1899
Ann Elizabeth b: Jul 10, 1891
d: Jan 31, 1921
m: Henry Lindewood Dec 31, 1907
Ernest Elbridge b: Mar 12, 1883
d: Oct. 11, 1964
m:(1) Bertha Stuteville Sept 12, 1907
(2) Claudia Baumgardner
6. EVA JANE
B: Sept. 2, 1838 in Indiana
d: Nov. 1, 1926
Buried in Quesenberry Cemetery on
Mira Fork Creek, Floyd Co.
m: Lewis Quesenberry on Nov. 15, 1855
b: Apr 8, 1833 d: May 4, 1911
He was a brother to James Quesen-
berry, who married Eva Jane's sis-
ter, Mary Ann.
Hannah Isobell Christine b: 9/1/1856
m: Elijah Stillwell
Charlotte Margaret b: Feb. 14, 1858
m: John Dalton
William l. b: 1864
m: Sarah Phillis in 1885 in Floyd Co.
Elijah Marion b: 1866; m Molly Hill
Henderson Martin b: Oct. 25, 1869
m: Emlyne Moar
James L. b: Mar. 3, 1872 d 5/3/1941
m: Amanda Goad
b: 8/3/1873 d: 6/16/1966
Louvenie b: 1874
m: John Jackson b: 31 Mar. 1860
Sylvetor Leaburn b: Aug. 25, 1877
m: Parthena Turman in 1896.
b: 11/20/1877 d: 9/8/1914
7. KATHERINE (Katie)
b: Mar 8., 1832 in Floyd Co.
Jacob Slusher, son of Christopher and
Eva Slusher was born on Sept. 2, 1797, pro-
bably in Frederick Co., VA.He died
Floyd County n Oct. 3, 1871, age 76 years
1 mo. and 1 day.He married Telithe Hyl-
ton, daughter oof John B. Hylton & Nancy
Howell, on Nov. 5. 1818 (Bond Nov. 3). She
was brn Feb. 8, 1800 and died March 26,
1875, 75 years 1 mo., 18 days.Both are
buried in cemetery on their farm on Dodd
Creek, Floyd County.
(Three of Christopher's children mar-
ied grandchildren of Elijah Hylton;
Burwell m: Mary Ann; Charlotte m:
Stephen and Talithe m: Jacob, one
granddaughter, Roenna m: a great-
grandson of Elijah, Homer Hylton).
1. JEREMIAH H. b: June 2, 1820 d: June 21,
1904 (84 yrs, 19 days). He m: Sarah I.
Weddle on Feb. 17, 1842, daughter of
Andrew Weddle (b: 8/13/1787 d 8/7/
1847) granddaughter of Benjamine Weddle
and Ann Mary Eiler, early settlers of
Sarah was b: Sept. 22, 1821, d: Nov.
24, 1904.Jeremiah H. Slusher was a
minister of the Church of the Brethren
for many years.
Quoting from hs obituary, which I pre-
sume was printed in the Floyd Press; "He
was a public man and Captain of the militia,
but when the Civila War ended he enlisted
under King Jesus, the Captain of salvation.
...... His ministerial work was princi-
pally amoung the hills of Floyd, Carroll,
and Grayson Counties, Va.; Alleghanny, Ash,
Surry and Forsyth counties, N. C.All of
his travel was done on horseback, and now
I must say a few words in behalf of Celem,
the brother's horse, that new the roads
and paths nearly as well as his rider (Yon-
der come Uncle Jerry on old Celom, as was
often remarked.)He often made these trips
alone.When he made and apointment he was
prompt to fulfill.He was a carpenter and
cabinet maker by trade and with his tools
fashioned many a pleasant dwelling and we
see on his diar from 1845 to 1875 that he
made 165 Collfins." (The obituary was sign-
ed/ Harvey Weddle.).
2. FRANCIS MARION
b: March 24, 1829 d: Feb 23, 1900
m: Lucy Turman, dau, Matthew and Sarah
Cox Turman, on Nov. 1, 1849.She
was born June 8, 1925, d: June 7, 1890.
Francis Marion fought in the Civil War
Clarks's Battalion, 30th Va. Inf., and
was wounded in the left hip.
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