James Cusick was a son of Nicholas Cusick. The emigration party which he led to Kansas in the spring of 1846 consisted of forty Tuscaroras, most of whom were members of the Baptist church. This caused the entire disintegration of Baptist work on the reservation. The Mission gained only slightly as a result of the break-up of the Baptist church. Henry R. Schoolcraft, New York State Indian Census, 1845, New York State Library; Henry R. Schoolcraft, Notes on the Iroquois (New York, 1846), pp. 238, 250; Proceedings of the Twenty-third Anniversary of the Baptist Missionary Convention of the State of New York, 1844 (Utica, 1844), p. 20; Gilbert Rockwood, Report for 1845-1846, ABC.18.6.3, Vol. 2, Box 1, No. 1, Houghton Library, Harvard; Gilbert Rockwood to David Greene, May 8, 1846, ABC.18.6.3, Vol. 3, No. 140, ibid.; Elias Johnson, Legends, Traditions and Laws, of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians (Lockport, N.Y., 1881), p. 120.