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Re: Theophilus Ruscoe-NY area-b. circa 1760?
Posted by: Ginny Gage (ID *****9725) Date: March 20, 2006 at 10:41:32
In Reply to: Re: Theophilus Ruscoe-NY area-b. circa 1760? by Penny Rusco Allen of 273

Hi Penny,
I've been trying to straighten out what I have since I received your e-mail. Most of the information I have is from the Beck Hill Cemetery tombstones that I've transcribed, census records, and the book "Norwalk" by Rev. Charles M. Selleck which was written in 1896. What I have is the following:

My great-great grandparents:

Sylvester Scofield and
Abigail Ann Rusco – b. 7/28/1825

Abigail’s parents:
Hezekiah Ruscoe b. 1782 – d. 1868
Wife: Sally Dean – b. 1799 – d. 1889

Both buried in the Beck Hill Cemetery, Lewisboro, NY.

Hezekiah and Sally had:

Mary Esther Ruscoe b. 1821
Silas B. Ruscoe b. 1823 – d. 1894
Cyrus R. or F. Ruscoe b. 1828 – d. 1915 – m. Olive Knapp 1st in 1848 – 2nd m. Helen Sparks
Jeremiah B. Ruscoe b. circa 1835 – m. Julia Ann Cogswell in 1869
Harrison D. Ruscoe b. 1823 – d. 1832
Nancy N. Ruscoe – b. circa 1840 – d. 1863
Abigail Ann Ruscoe – b. 1825 – d. 1909 – m. 1st Sylvester Scofield 1850 (my line)

Hezekiah Rusco(e)’s parents:

Theophilus Rusco b. after 1712 – d. 1812 – m. Abigail Bouton b. circa 1742 –married 1763


Hezekiah Ruscoe b. 1782 – (my line)
Gamaliel Rusco – b. 1779
Lois Rusco – m. Andrew Bishop
Theophilus Rusco b. 1769 – m. Sarah Dean. B. 1763
Sally/Sarah Rusco – m. Solomon Williams
Dorcas Rusco
Mary Rusco
John Rusco

Theophilus Rusco’s parents:

Theophilus Rusco – m. Mary ?

Theophilus’s parents:

Thomas Rusco b. 1653 in Norwalk, CT - d. 1739 – married Abigail


Thomas Rusco 2nd – b. 1680 m. Elizabeth Campfield
John Rusco
James Rusco
Josiah Rusco
Samuel Rusco
Mry Rusco
Abigail Rusco – m. ? Wendall
Rebecca Rusco – m. Samuel Smith
Theophilus Rusco – m. Mary (my line)

Thomas Rusco 2nd’s parents:

John Rusco b. 1623 – d. circa 1702 – m. Rebecca Beebe in 1650 in Hartford, CT


John Rusco
Mary Rusco
Rebecca Rusco m. James Brown
Sarah Rusco m. Thomas Rockwell
Ruth Rusco m. James Abbott
Mehitable Rusco m. William Lees
Thomas Rusco b. 1653 – d. 1739 – m. Abigail (my line)

John Rusco’s parents:

William b. 1594 in England m. Rebecca


I hope this makes sense. I would love to have some of the blanks filled in on this line.

Also, in the cemetery, there are some names that I cannot figure out who they belong to and wondered if you could help.

Chauncey Rusco who died Oct. 16, 1892 at age 75 yrs.
Eliza Jane - wife - d. Oct. 8, 1881, age 63


Emma L. Ruscoe - wife of John E. Bunting 1850-1885


William W. Rusco - died April 18, 1911 - age 65 - He has a Civil War stone which states that he was with Co. B. 17th CT

Note: My husband and I are Civil War enthusiasts, and I would love to be able to connect this Rusco with mine. I assume he has to be related somehow, but I don't know how.


Ezra Dean
Samuel L. or I. Ruscoe - b. April 13, 1852 - d. May 14, 1914 - wife: Mary Eliz. Bouton - b. June 8, 1856 - died March 12, 1921


Charles H. Rusco - b. 1849 and his wife ? (couldn't read it)
Note: He is on the same stone as Cyrus F. Rusco - 1828-1915 and Olive E. Knapp - 1833-1882, so I assume it's their son.


Charles F. Ruscoe b. 1858- d. 1879 - also on the stone:
Frederick W. Ruscoe


George Ruscoe b. 1860 - d. 1908
Annah E. Brown - wife - b. 1830- d. 1899


Charles H. Ruscoe - b. June 16, 1832 - d. Nov. 12, 1869
Co. C - 2nd CT HA
Note: Another one I would love to find out who he belongs to!

Now, in the 1860 Lewisboo census on pg. 38 is listed Hezekiah and Sally Rusco, my g-g-g-grandparents. Next door to them are:

Cyrus age 26 and Alice age 26. I have to assume that this is Hezekiah and Sally's son, however, not only do the dates not quite match, but Alice certainly doesn't fit in as his wife.

Hopefully I haven't confused you too much. Any help would be appreciated.

Ginny Gage

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