About the year 1812 he emigrated with his family to the wilds of the Hoosier State, coming to Franklin County and settling on a tract of excellent land in the vicinity of the present little village of Fairfield. Here he developed a good farm, upon which he passed the residue of his days, passing away about the year 1840, at the age of eighty-two. He was a man of strong individuality and upright live, being known as one of the successful and influential farmers of this section, where he was uniformly honored and respected, by reason of his sterling character. In his religious adherence he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he was a most devout and earnest worker.
MARY TRUSLER, b. Aft. 1776.
SON TRUSLER, b. Aft. 1776; d. Deceased.
THOMAS TRUSLER, b. 1780, Augusta, Virginia, USA; d. Deceased.
SARAH TRUSLER, b. August 1782, Augusta, Virginia; d. Deceased; m. JOHN (2) ADAIR, October 02, 1817, Franklin, Indiana, USA; b. 1778, Virginia; d. Deceased.
LUCY TRUSLER, b. 1787, Virginia, USA; d. Deceased; m. JOHN (1) ADAIR, Abt. 1807; b. 1783, Virginia; d. Deceased.
JANE TRUSLER, b. 1788, Virginia, USA; d. Deceased; m. NATHAN LEWIS, September 30, 1813; b. 1784, Virginia, USA; d. Deceased.
JOHN TRUSLER, b. 1793, Virginia, USA; d. Deceased; m. ELIZABETH PRIDDY, December 31, 1820, Franklin, Indiana, USA; b. 1797, Franklin County, Indiana; d. Deceased.
JAMES TRUSLER, b. 1794, Virginia, USA; d. Deceased.
SAMUEL WILSON TRUSLER, b. July 09, 1795, Virginia, USA; d. August 04, 1846, Jackson Twp, Franklin County, Indiana EDMUND B TRUSLER, b. August 18, 1804, Amherst (Nelson) County, Virginia; d. October 27, 1863, Franklin County, Indiana.
According to James' pension affidavits, there was a son born early on in James' and Susanah's marriage who died young.
EDMUND B TRUSLER
EDMUND B TRUSLER son of JAMES was born August 18, 1804 in Amherst (Nelson) County, Virginia, and died October 27, 1863 in Franklin County, Indiana. He married PERMELIA MOORE August 01, 1823 in Franklin County, Indiana. She was born May 20, 1806 in Boone, Kentucky, and died February 13, 1879 in Indiana.
Birthdates for children of Edmond B. Trusler and Permilia Moore taken from 1850 Franklin County, Indiana census. Edmond is listed as a farmer. The 1830 Franklin Co., Indiana Census (Unknown Twp) lists Edmund's family as follows:
~ 1 white male under age 5
~ 1 white male age 5-10
~ 1 white male age 20-30
~ 1 white female under age 5
~ 1 white female age 20-30
Title: 1830 Federal Census, Franklin Co., Indiana
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Notes for PERMELIA MOORE: According to the 1870 Franklin County census, Permelia, widow of Edmund B. was living with John Nelson Trusler, Her profession was listed as "keephouse."
Connersville Examiner 2/20/1879 (Courtesy James Wicker) Mr.s Parmelia Trusler of Blooming Grove d. Tues 11 Feb. 1879 funeral Thursday 13 Feb 1879.
Children of EDMUND TRUSLER and PERMELIA MOORE are:
Generation No. 3
JOHN NELSON (0030)3 TRUSLER, b. October 07, 1824, Metamora, Indiana; d. January 17, 1899, Fairfield County, Indiana.
MARY (0030) TRUSLER, b. May 19, 1827; d. Deceased.
ELIJA TRUSLER, b. 1831.
CATHERINE TRUSLER, b. 1837.
vELIZABETH TRUSLER, b. 1839.
THOMAS TRUSLER, b. 1843.
EDMUND TRUSLER, b. 1845.
EZRA H. (0030) TRUSLER, b. April 06, 1847; d. March 28, 1874, Franklin County, Indiana.
WILLIAM HIBBEN TRUSLER, b. 1849; d. December 1924, Detroit, Michigan. William Hibben is often confused with his nephew, William H. Trusler, son of John Nelson Trusler because of the similarities in name.
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN NELSON TRUSLER
JOHN NELSON TRUSLER b. ca 1820 in Franklin County, In? d. after 1882 Occupation - farmer and settler married Mary S. Stephens in Rushville, IN 9/5/1844 at St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church. They settled in Blooming Grove and had the following children:
Generation No. 4
WILLIAM H. TRUSLER was born in Rushville, IN 17 Feb 1854. Married (DOROTHY) MELISSA HARPER? (9/12/1857 Metamora, IN 9/26/1947 Lancaster, OH, buried Forest Rose Cemetery) William died 3 Mar 1930 in Lancaster OH and was buried 5 Mar 1930 in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester. William was a cattleman and drove chuckwagons with his sons. He opened the Trusler Meat Market at 312 Washington Avenue, Lancaster, OH around the turn of the century. They had the following Children:
JOHN TRUSLER b 1882 Indiana d 1945 Lancaster OH m Della worked as glazier, buried Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester OH.
LILLABELLE TRUSLER d ca 1953 Thurston OH
MYRTLE TRUSLER m John Seimer 27? July 1917. John Seimer taught the Trusler family the glass trade and had handblown ornaments in the Columbus OH museum.
MELVIN WATSON TRUSLER b 28 Nov 1894 Rushville IN m Ruth Lucille Hartman (10 Mar 1902 - 10 June 1971 ) Melvin died 27 Aug 1967 and is buried next to Ruth in the Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster OH. Melvin rode on the chuck wagon during cattle drives with his father, William. He learned French in Canada and saw quite a bit of the country on these drives. He helped his dad in their meat market, learned the glass trade, and was a boxing promoter in the 30's and 40's.
Troy Trusler b. Ohio 25 Aug 1899 d Dec 1968
AMELIA TRUSLER b 1846 Blooming Grove? IN
BARBARA TRUSLER b 1848 IN m Mr. Glazbrook. Descendants:
Mary Glazbrook who had the following children:
ELIZABETH TRUSLER b ca 1850 m John Linville
JAMES TRUSLER b 1855 with twin EMMA. James m. ?Deed Leper and had 4 children
EMMA TRUSLER b 1855 m Richard Linville
KATHERINE TRUSLER b 1858 m Ebb Reddis and had a daughter.
JULIA TRUSLER b 1861 m R. M. Porter and had the following children:
Calvin Porter (1881 -)
Roy R. Porter (1885 -)
Ethel M. Porter (1888 -) m Clarence Root
Nelson T. Porter (1891 -)
Kenneth W. Porter (1900 -)