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Doug Lusher - Headstone Hunter

Updated June 26, 2010

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My Lusher heritage has been traced back to John Irvin Lusher (1795-abt 1830) and Nancy A. Lusher(abt 1795-abt1860). They lived in Cabell Co., (West)Virginia.
His descendants include:
Orlando W. Lusher(1820-1891), m.Sarah C. Gray (1825-1914)
James Thomas Lusher(1853-abt 1920), m. Margarete Josephine Ballinger(1866-1911)
Leo Clude Lusher (1892-1984), m. Gladys Ella Ann Peery (1892-1987
Leo Frank Lusher (Living)
Douglas Lusher (Living)

Other surnames on my father's side include:

Henry Ballinger (1660-1727) and Mary Harding. Henry was the son of French Huguenots, he came to Burlington, West Jersey from England in 1678 aboard the Kent. He was active in the organization of the government of the Colony and in 1697 was a member of the Assembly.
His descendants include:
Capt. Richard Ballinger (1727-1807), m. Elizabeth Franklin (abt 1730- )
Col. John Henry Ballinger(1775-1815), m. Hannah Jennings (1773-1810)
Gabriel Louis Ballinger (1800-1851), m. Josephine B. Jennings (1805-1867)

John Jennings(1633-1670) and Margaret Payne(1635-1685)who maintained a plantation in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia. Part of his land was granted to him by the colony for transporting eight persons from England into the colony.
His descendants include:
William Jennings Sr. (1668-1734), m. Mary Willoughby (1670 - )
Augustine Jennings (1708 - 1778), m. Hannah Williams (1710 - 1809)
Capt. William Jennings (1744-1814), m, Elizabeth Withers (1745-1826)
General William Jennings (1771-1831) m. Nancy Ballinger (1774-1823)

Thomas Peery(1720-1762) E. Thomas Peery was a planter and resided near Staunton. He died in 1762 or 1763 in Augusta Co. A "Thomas Peery" was a member of Captain John Wilsonís Co. of Augusta Militia in 1742.
His descendants include:
James Peery (abt 1741- ), m. Jane Farris
Edward Thompson Peery(1800-1832), m. Mary Sanders Peery (1814-1890)
Francis T. Peery (1847-1923), m. Amanda Minnesota Amsden (1857-1930)

Isaac Amsden(1620-1659) and Mrs. Elizabeth Amsden both born in England and settled in Cambridge, Massachusettes.
His descendants include:
John Amsden (1654-1696), m. Elizabeth Amsden ( - 1689)
John Amsden, II (1686-1742), m. Mary Cowles (1699-1757)
Isaac Amsden (1722-1809), m. Sarah Belden (1730-1770)
Simeon Conway Amsden (1763-1832), m. Abigail Whitney (1764-1853)
Lyman Amsden (1794-1887), m. Cythia Tibbets (1796-1830)
Henry T. Amsden(1818-1892), m. Elizabeth Ann Williams (1825-1885)

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