Friday, September 18, 2009


George B RUSMISEL is the son of Christian, son of Adam, son of Georg. He was born 18 Jan 1819 and died 19 Mar 1899, both in Augusta County, Virginia. [Both dates from the family Bible owned by David C Rusmisel]. From the Augusta County Death Register:

1889, Mar 19--Death Register, Augusta Co., VA, 1871-1892; North River Branch, 1889

George Rusmisell, died March 19, Thorny Branch; age 70-3-1; Parents: Christain and ____ Rusmisel; wife Catherine; information by son, John A. Rusmisel

He married Catherine CUPP 29 Nov 1848 (possibly in Rockingham County, VA).

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: George Rusmisel
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 2, Augusta, Virginia
Household Members: Name Age
George Rusmisel 27 VA
Catharine Rusmisel 23 VA
Marshall Slatcher 21 VA [Stitcher? name and date are unclear, possibly meant to be age 1]

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Geo Rusmisel
Age in 1860: 41
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Burkes Mill
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Rusmisel 41 VA
Catherine Rusmisel 34 VA
S S D Rusmisel 7 VA
D V Rusmisel 6 VA
M L V Rusmisel 4 VA
Marshall Stetser 13 VA [name unclear--could be Stitser]
S C Stetser 12 VA [name could be G C Stitser]

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: George Rusmisell
Age in 1870: 57 [looks like 57 but could be 51]
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: District 3, Augusta, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Mount Sidney
Household Members: Name Age
George Rusmisell 57 VA
Catharine Rusmisell 45 VA
David V Rusmisell 16 VA
Mary S V Rusmisell 14 VA
Sarah M R Rusmisell 10 VA
Anna S C B Rusmisell 8 VA
John A Rusmisell 4 VA
Levin A Rusmisell 1 VA [might say Luvena or Verna--her name was Lieuverna-many spellings]

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: George Rumisell
Home in 1880: North River, Augusta, Virginia
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Catharine
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
House Number: 13969638
Household Members: Name Age
George Rumisell 61 VA
Catharine Rumisell 54 VA
David V. Rumisell 36 VA [this date is incorrect on the census--he was b. c. 1854]
Mary L.D. Rumisell 27 VA
Clarissa M. Rumisell 19 VA
Anna L.C.B. Rumisell 16 VA
John E. Rumisell 14 VA
Louverna A. Rumisell 11 VA

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