|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1734|
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1838|
John Lusk began his military career, when he was about twenty years old, at the conquest of Acadia. He was present at the siege of Quebec, saw General Wolfe fall on the plains of Abraham, and served in Benedict Arnold's expedition to Canada. He was engaged in the erection of Fort Edward, and was wounded there; he was at the battle of Saratoga, the surrender of British General John Burgoyne, and also that of British General Cornwallis, and subsequently served under General Anthony Wayne in the campaign against the Indians.
He was a Private, New York Continental Line, during the Revolutionary War. He was on the Warren County, Tennessee, pension list. He received a $96.00 annual allowance and his pension began at the age of 99 years.
Published in the Memphis Enquirer on Saturday July 7, 1838.
Death of an Old Patriot - The Last Soldier of the Old French War in Canada is Gone Died - In Warren County, Tennessee, on the 8th of June, Mr. John Lusk (pronounced Lisk in his native Dutch) at the advanced age of one hundred and four years. He was born on Staten Island, New York, on the 5th of Nov., 1734, and was of Dutch extraction. Mr. Lusk was in regular service for well nigh sixty years.
Note: The original creator of this memorial placed it in a cemetery in Calhoun County, Alabama. There is absolutely no evidence that he is buried in Alabama.
Maintained by: Keitha Jenkins Kirk
Originally Created by: mulder (inactive)
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16283931