Nelson William Cusick

6 September 1835–21 January 1889 (Age 53)
New York, United States

The Life of Nelson William

When Nelson William Cusick was born on 6 September 1835, in New York, United States, his father, David Cusick, was 28 and his mother, Mary H. Clark, was 18. He married Anna Ledoux in 1874. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 21 January 1889, in Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota, United States.

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Nelson William Cusick
Anna Ledoux
Marriage: 1874
Wallace L Cusick
Mary Margarite Cusick
William Cusick
Carrie Cusick
John Cusick

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Parents and Siblings


    Mary H. Clark




    Charles G. Cusick



    Mary M. Cusick


    Sophronia Cusick


    Hiram Cusick


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Michigan is the 26th state.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 19

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Irish Cusack , in the British Isles now found predominantly in Scotland.2 Respelling of Czech Kusik, a nickname for a short person or someone with a physical defect, from kusý ‘fragmentary’, ‘unfinished’, ‘truncated’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nelson Cuseck in household of David Cuseck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David M Shuck, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nelson Cusick, "South Dakota, Grave Registration Records, 1940-1941"

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