Thomas Jefferson Rusk

b. 5 December 1803, d. 29 July 1857

Thomas Jefferson Rusk, 1803-1857
  • Thomas Jefferson Rusk was born on 5 December 1803 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.
  • He married Mary F. Cleveland, daughter of John Cleveland, on 4 January 1827.
  • Thomas Jefferson Rusk and Mary F. Cleveland appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Other members of the household included Benjamin L. Rusk, Cicero Rusk, Thomas D. Rusk and Helen Rusk.
  • He was a lawyer, according to the 1850 census.
  • Thomas Jefferson Rusk became a widower at the 26 April 1856 death of his wife.
  • Thomas Jefferson Rusk died on 29 July 1857 at age 53.
  • He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas.
  • For additional biographical information, see The Texas Handbook Online.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jul 2009

Family: Mary F. Cleveland b. August 1809, d. 26 April 1856