Date of Service: 1833-1841, 1843
1785: Born on April 12 in Cecil County, Maryland, to parents William and Pamelia Lusby.
1812-1814: Serves in the War of 1812 in the 49 REGT (Veazey’s), Maryland Militia until he was released on September 10, 1814, as an LT.
1815-1817: Sheriff of Cecil County, MD.
1819: Marries Elizabeth Price on December 21.
1824-1827: Sheriff of Cecil County, MD.
1833-1841: Appointed as the first Principal Keeper at Turkey Point Lighthouse, MD, on August 10, 1833, where he remained until August 18, 1841. His annual salary was $350.
1843: Returns as Principal Keeper at Turkey Point Lighthouse, MD, with an annual salary of $350.
1844: Robert C. Lusby dies on February 21. His wife Elizabeth is named Keeper. He is buried at Harts United Methodist Church Cemetery, Elk Neck., MD.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper database, Paula Krum, Historian TPLHS