I would like to express our gratitude to Louis P. Rush, who recently sent me this online copy of this wonderful book by Sylvester R. Rush. The stories, notes and descendant lists are certainly the result of much time and effort. It soon occurred to me that something this fantastic should be online for all to have.
The problem, of course, is with the copywrite. If there is any difficulty in this regard, I'll immediately pull this off line. In the meantime, we all should see that this work was published in 1925 by the Festner Pringing Company.
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HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL ACCOUNT of the RUSH FAMILY
SYLVESTER R. RUSH
FESTNER PRINTING COMPANY
There was organized at Omaha, 1890, the Nebraska Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. I attended the first meeting but on the vague traditions of my ancestors' Revolutionary services, I was unable to establish eligibility to membership. I thereupon, at my leisure, began a lawyer-like inquiry into the origin and history of the New Jersey branch of the Rush Family, resulting in the following brief genealogical account. The Pension Office records, however, furnished the only known personal account of these people in New Jersey and their services in the War for Independence as related by Michael and William Rush and others. The Census Office records and other public records, and genealogical and biographical accounts have also been examined to establish correct dates, lines of descent and family history. A large amount of information has been obtained direct from the several families. In a few instances, however, in the early history of the family, where direct information of the line of descent is not available, the facts are stated on the best evidence obtainable as matters of inference or belief.
S. R. R.
The Rush Family is an ancient one and of English origin. It is said to have originated in Sudborne, Suffolk County, England, prior to the Fifteenth Century. The first person of that name prominently mentioned in history or genealogical records is Sir Thomas Rush of Sudborne, who was knighted June 1, 1533, at the Coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn. This title was conferred on him on account of services rendered to King Henry the VIII. He was buried at St. Stephens Church in Ipswick. One of his sons or grandsons, Anthony, the ward of the Earl of Southampton and later the latter's heir, after graduating at Oxford, came into prominence as Chaplain to the Queen, Canon of Windsor, and was subsequently installed as Dean of Chichester. He was the author of "President for a Prince," and as a public speaker his utterance was said to be ready and apt. He died in 1577 and was buried at Windsor. The descendants of Sir Thomas Rush are found in London and vicinity and particularly in the counties of Suffolk, Essex, Northampton and Surry. Burk, in his "History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland," and also in his "Landed Gentry," gives a partial genealogical account of these people.
Sir Francis Rush of Jurdon Castle, Ireland, was a descendant of Thomas Rush. He was Private Counsellor in Ireland during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth, James the I. and Charles the I. and knighted in 1599. Sir Francis Rush was collaterally connected with the Barrett, Leonard and Baron Dacre families, whose quartered Arms, including No. 69 for Rush, were engraved at their expense and presented as an addition to Edmondsons Work, 1764.
Samuel Rush, Esq., of Clapham, County of Surry, son of William Rush of Colchester, a descendant of Sir Thomas Rush, seems to have been a person of some note and according to an inscription in the old church of Clapham, was born about 1643 and "dyed Jan. 9, A. D. 1710," and his widow, Mary, died twelve years later. Among his many descendants was Sir William Beaumaris Rush of Wimbledon, 1750-1822, knighted in 1800, who inherited an estate at Roydon in Suffolk County, which he sold for £30,000. One of his daughters, Clarissa, married, in 1810, her cousin, George Rush, Esq., of Elsenham Hall, Essex County, and Farthinghoe, Northampton County. George Rush was also a magistrate and deputy lieutenant of Essex County and Sheriff of Northampton County, 1813. Another daughter, Angelica, married in 1816, the Rev. Edward Daniel Clark, L. L. D., the celebrated traveler. John Rush, another descendant, unmarried, died at sea on his passage to America.
Samuel Rush's second son, William, was a vinegar merchant. His factory was located at Southwark, Essex County, England, and was owned and operated by the Rushs' from 1641 to 1790, and was said to have been the largest in England. This business appears to have brought the family in touch with the London brewers and some of them married into the family. The eldest son, Samuel, was himself a distiller. The heir to the estate, John Rush, High Sheriff, was knighted in 1724. This knightly honor possibly con- tributed somewhat to the popularity of the Rush brand of vinegar. These people were so numerous in the counties mentioned and of such ancient ancestry and fortune they were undoubtedly a power to be reckoned with. The current London Court Directory enumerates seven heads of families now occupying country seats in England.
In ancient times it was a custom of the English family to adopt a distinguishing mark, commonly called a "Coat of Arms," and those using it were regarded as lineal descendants from the person who first assumed it. Practically speaking, it was a tribal designation called a system of Heraldry, and indicated in a public way that the persons using it belonged to that family or tribe. This tribal mark or insignia in most instances first appeared in a very rude or primitive form and hence the simplest design is said to be the most ancient.
The coat of arms of the Rush family as given by Burk in his history of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, consists of "Quarterly, gu, and arg. on a fess party per pale, vert and or, between three horses courant counterchanged, as many roundles likewise counterchanged.
Crest -- A wolf's head erased vert, langued gu. guttee d'or, on a collar or, three torteaux.
Motto -- Un Dieu, Un roi, Une Foi. -- One God, One king, one Faith."
The coat of arms as it appeared in Sudborn, Suffolk, Essex and Northampton Counties, also contained the Griffin Head and sometimes the Fox Head, interwoven according to the tastes of the proprietors of the family seats in the several counties; otherwise the form continued to be practically the same.
The name Rush was not commonly known in Ireland until after the invasion of Cromwell, 1649-1652, when the landed estates were parceled out to his Soldiers and followers. The Rushs' of Ireland are of English descent. There is no record so far as known of any member of the Rush family having resided in Scotland or of having migrated from that country to this. In some local histories and biographical sketches there may be found statements, without pretending to give any genealogical account, that certain persons of this name came from the Netherlands, Holland or Germany, which to the popular mind are synonymous. It was the Dutch, however, who made the early settlements in America. The Dutch or German form of the name is "Rausch" and it nowhere appears as to any of these people on coming to this country in colonial times that they bore that name or one similar which was subsequently changed by them or succeeding generations, to Rush. The mere assertion that certain of these people came from countries other than England establishes nothing as to nationality. Thousands of Puritans, Quakers and other religious sects, to escape persecution in England, fled to other countries in Europe and particularly to Holland, and later migrated to the American Colonies. It was at Leyden, Holland, that hundreds of Puritans resided for ten years and then founded in 1620 the first permanent English settlement in Massachusetts. It will be seen later that the Rush emigrants to this country were either Puritans or Quakers, and are found largely in English settlements. Their language, religion, associations, habits and first or Christian names are English. In no instance does it appear that they were members of the Reformed church -- the church of the Dutch or German colonists.
The earliest recorded emigrant to America of this name is Clinion Rush, who came from England on board the ship "Return," in 1621, to James City, Virginia. In Grier's "Early Virginia Emigrants," the following appear: Jon Rush, Henrico County, 1642; George Rush, Henrico County, 1654; Geo. Rush, 1651; William Rush, Northumberland County, 1650; they came direct from England. It may also be worthy of note that Lawrence Washington, a member of the Virginia Colony and Father of General Washington, March 11, 1698, in his will, describes a tract of land as one acquired from William Rush.
Drake's "Founders of New England" includes the name, William Rush (1635). Jasper Rush next arrived in 1644. His name, with a hundred and one other colonists of Dorchester, Massachusetts, is signed to a petition, 1664, addressed to the Governor and House of Deputies at Boston in opposition to some real or imaginary infringement of their civil or religious rights. He evidently was a Puritan or Quaker; his first child he named "Preserved," and another, "Thankful." The census of 1790 reports in that state only four heads of families and possibly nine persons of that name.
The next arrival of which there is a record, is the Quaker, Isaac Rush, who followed the dream of John Locke to enjoy the blessings of his utopian scheme in New Providence or New London. Dr. Locke had evidently obtained for him some colonial office, and July, 1673, at New Providence, he wrote Locke a letter of humble thanks, enclosing a small souvenir of pioneer thrift, saying, "I have sent thee two sugar loaves as an earnest of my gratitute, which I shall by all opportunities take advantage to signify." Possibly he was the ancestor of the large family of Rushs in the Carolinas recorded in the Census of 1790.
Another emigrant of this name was John Rush, with whom we are chiefly concerned, located on Poquessing Creek in Byberry Township, Pennsylvania, thirteen miles northeast of Philadelphia. He with his wife and a large family of children and grandchildren came over with the William Penn Colonists who settled Pennsylvania and West Jersey in 1682-3. He was an elderly Friend from Oxfordshire, England, and enjoyed the distinction of having been a favorite officer in Cromwell's Army. He was rated by his neighbors in 1686, a "rich Englishman." He acquired a good farm and his sons and grand-sons were farmers and mechanics. So far as is known neither he nor they took any part in the affairs of the colony. But for his distinguished descendants, Dr. Benjamine Rush, and brother, Judge Jacob Rush, who were always proud to trace their ancestry to him, his origin and settlement in this country might have remained veiled in as much obscurity as that of the Quaker, Isaac Rush. It was, however, the mother of Dr. Benjamine Rush, who, after the death of the father, placed the family on the map. She sold the farm, moved to Philadelphia and by her own efforts gave her sons a college education and inspired them with the courage and ambition to be in fact Sons of the Revolution; otherwise they possibly would have followed in the beaten path of the fathers and enjoyed the reputation of being industrious farmers or good mechanics.
Six or eight miles from the original Rush settlement at Byberry, and across the Delaware River in Burlington County, New Jersey, a John Rush is referred to as a land owner, 1695-7, in certain deeds and as residing on the Northampton road in Chester Township. John Rush also witnessed the will of John Cornish, Burlington County, 1694. A patient examination of emigrant records and other sources of information fails to disclose the coming to Pennsylvania or New Jersey any persons by the name of Rush, other than John Rush and family of Byberry, until a half a century later. John Rush of Chester Township, Burlington County, is believed to be the son, or a grand-son of John Rush of Byberry and the ancestor of the New Jersey branch of the Rush family.
The New Jersey county and state records as to probating wills and estates, and records of deeds, marriages, etc., record many persons by that name. In Burlington County the index of wills and estates shows the following: William Rush, 1745; William Rush, 1799; Michael Rush, 1809; George Rush, 1834; Samuel Rush, 1873; Mariah Rush, 1875; Agnes Rush, 1874; Abraham Rush, 1884; and Mary Rush, 1892. Warren, another county of West Jersey, settled by the English, bordering on Pennsylvania and northwest of Somerset County, had many residents of this name and the records show the following: Hannah Rush, 1843, Peter Rush, 1841; Jacob Rush, 1850; Peter Rush, 1853; Moses Rush, 1863; Isaac Rush, 1861; Elizabeth Rush, 1862; Peter Rush, 1870; Jacob Rush, 1876; Rachael Rush, 1878; Mary Rush, 1889; William Rush, 1892. The records further show William Rush, Salem Co., 1738; William Rush, Gloucester Co., 1758; Anne Rush, Gloucester Co., 1763; and Uriah Rush, 1750; George Rush, 1796; Stephen Rush, 1869; Eunice Rush, 1877; John O. Rush, 1882, all of Somerset Co.; also Jacob Rush, Hunterdon Co., 1767; Martin Rush, Bergen Co., 1779. These constitute evidently but a small percentage of the actual number of the members of the Rush family resident in these counties. In Morris County none are shown upon the records, yet over twenty-five are known to have migrated from that county to Western Pennsylvania shortly after the Revolutionary War. The Federal Census of 1790 for New Jersey was destroyed when the British captured and burned Washington City in the War of 1812. But for this act of vandalism, more definite information would be available on this subject. However, the published report of that census for Pennsylvania, giving the names of the heads of families and the number of persons in the families, casts an interesting sidelight; it shows about one hundred persons of that name residing in Pennsylvania in 1790.
The first or Christian names of these people in Colonial times, with but few exceptions, are with each succeeding generation repetitions of the family names of John Rush of Byberry. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey they made their homes in English colonies and settlements and were Puritanical in their religion, habits and customs. In the former state they were Quakers and later Baptists and in the latter they were Quakers and Presbyterians. Their religious convictions formed the warp and woof of their daily walk and conversation. Quaker-like they settled their disputes with one another and with their neighbors, out of court, and were the religious, law-abiding and liberty loving people of whom Dr. Benjamine Rush, in writing to John Adams, said: "I have acquired and received nothing from the world which I prize so highly as the religious principles which I inherited from them and I possess nothing that I value so much as the innocence and purity of their characters."
When we turn to the Encyclopedia Britanica, that vast chronicler of heroism and genuis, we find but two persons of this name, of all the thousands that have come and gone, whose life and public services are considered worthy of notice -- Dr. Benjamine Rush, the first great American physician and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his son, Richard Rush, statesman and diplomat-the first to declare the "Monroe Doctrine." As these people worked out their destiny through the centuries there was only an occasional glimmer of fame or flash of genuis to mark their pathway as fellow toilers in the ranks of the great silent and subordinate classes.
In the War for Independence there were numerous representatives of the Rush Family in the American Army from the different colonies. When the war was over they turned, with their comrades, from the army to the frontier, there with the help of wife and children to fight its battles. At the close of the Revolution began a struggle, hardly less heroic than the struggle of the battlefield-the struggle of pioneering, of conquering the wilderness west of the Alleghenies; of civilizing it and making it what it is today-a land of beauty, and plenty, and order, and high ideals. The history of the world has no more interesting account than that which tells of the strife, the perils, the grim endurance, and the mighty victory won by these pioneers. They were the heroes who made our country a fit place in which to live. When in their migrations they passed with their flocks down the western slopes of the Alleghenies to the fertile valleys and plains beyond, they began the greatest work to reclaim a wilderness and transform it into an empire of peace and plenty mankind has ever known. The men who accomplished this were not the speculators and land-grabbers who violate the law for their own enrichment, but were the pioneers who read their Bible and knew no law but the Golden Rule as taught at the family fireside. We of this generation, enjoying the golden fruits of their magnificent sacrifice, little know the price they paid in sweat and blood and agony for their victory. When we read the stirring pages of the world's history, resplendent with human achievements, we are apt to think of the proud capitol, or the brilliant palace, or the imposing hall of a court or a parliament as the scene of man's noblest deeds, his greatest devotions and sacrifices. But when the human account is finally made, up, we shall know that the capitol, the palace, the court, or the parliament hall never sheltered under its roof a more heroic character or a worthier servant of mankind than the man who dwelt beneath the roof of the humble log cabin on the frontier, or the sod house of the plains in the days when this country was making.
Following the Revolution and the passing of the tragedy of the frontier it may be interesting to inquire what has become of these people; have they increased or decreased in number? The census of 1920 gives definite information, but to examine that and in each township or precinct ascertain the number would involve infinite labor. So the next best data available on which to base an intelligent guess is the enumeration found in the latest city directories. From an examination of these it appears that there is scarcely a city of any size in the United States but what contains a number of people under the name Rush. Taking for instance the following representative cities, the latest directories show: Boston, Mass., 35; Hartford, Conn., 10; New York City, 125; Newark, N. J., 20; Philadelphia, Pa., 115; Pittsburgh, Pa., 63; Washington, Pa., 30; Baltimore, Md., 46; Richmond, Va., 8; Lynchburg, Va., 10; Atlanta, Ga., 13; Greenville, S. C., 6; Cleveland, Ohio, 20; Columbus, Ohio, 20; Dayton, Ohio, 17; Cincinnati, Ohio, 20; Indianapolis, Ind., 28; Detroit, Mich., 31; Chicago, M., 100; St. Louis, Mo. 21; Kansas City; Mo., 63; Des Moines, Iowa, 3; Lincoln, Nebr., 12; Wichita, Kans., 12; Dallas, Texas, 10; Denver, Colo., 21; Seattle, Wash., 12; Spokane, Wash., 17; Portland, Ore., 9; San Francisco, Calif., 25; Los Angeles, Calif., 41.
Further taking into account the known preference of these people for the farm we must conclude that the number proportionally is even greater in the country than the city. In the cities above referred to there are in round numbers about one thousand adults to a population of approximately twenty million people, and on this basis over five thousand adults of this name in the United States. It is therefore evident that this volume contains only a partial list of the Rush Family. The work of compiling a complete genealogical account is left to the expert genealogists.
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN RUSH
"1. JOHN RUSH--commanded a troop of horse in Cromwell's Amy. At the close of the War he married Susanna Lucas, at Hortun, in Oxfordshire, June 8, 1648. He embraced the principles of the Quakers in 1660, and came to Pennsylvania in 1683, with seven children and several grandchildren, and settled at Byberry, thirteen miles from Philadelphia. In 1691 he and his whole family became Keithians, and in 1697 most of them became Baptists. He died at Byberry in May, 1699. His sword is in the possession of Jacob Rush and his watch now belongs to General William Darke, of Virginia. He had issue (as appears by a record in his own handwriting now in possession of Dr. Benjamine Rush), viz:
1. Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1649.
2. William, b. July 21, 1652.
3. Thomas, b. November 7, 1654; d. in London, 18th of Fourth month, 1676.
4. Susanna, b. December 26, 1656.
5. John, b. 1st of Third month, 1660.
6. Francis, b. 8th of Second month, 1662.
7. James, b. 21st of Seventh month, 1664; d. and was buried at Bybury.
8. Joseph, b. 26th of Tenth month, 1666.
9. Edward, b. 27th of Ninth month, 1670.
10. Jane, b. 27th of Twelfth month, 1673-74.""
2. "JOHN RUSH, third son of John and Susanna Rush, married and had issue. He is believed to be the ancestor of the New Jersey branch of the Rush Family. 3. John, m.------- 4. Thomas, m.------3. "JOHN RUSH (John--John) m. Sarah-------and had issue:
5. William, b. February 26, 1703.
6. Mary, b. January 10, 1713; m. ------ Norwood; had son, John.
7. John, b. April 11, 17178. Joseph, b. August 19, 1722; m. and had issue.9. Sarah, b. October 14, 1725.10. Benjamine, b. September 5, 1730."4. "THOMAS RUSH (John -John) married and had issue:11. John, who married but left no issue.12. Thomas, d. young.13. Mary, m. ------ Crow; settled in Virginia.14. Rebecca, m. J. English, and had issue.15. Elizabeth, d. unmarried.
16. Esther, d. unmarried."
Dr. Benjamine Rush, in his account of the descendants of John Rush and Susan Rush says of Thomas Rush, "He lived to be eighty-four years of age and died about the year 1770. He passed the first fourteen years of his life with his Grandfather, John Rush, and has often related anecdotes to Benjamine Rush and others of the battles, skirmishes, etc., of the old Captain, which he received from his own lips. He often mentioned his being well known to and esteemed by Oliver Cromwell, who, one day seeing his mare come into camp without him, supposed he had been killed, and lamented him by saying 'he had not left a better officer behind him.' It was from Thomas Rush my brother received the old man's sword."
5. WILLIAM RUSH (John--John--John), the eldest, son of John Rush (3) was born February 26, 1703. If the General Irvine Genealogy of the Rush family, from which the foregoing record is taken, is correct, the New Jersey branch of the Rush family must have descended as herein set forth. It is worthy of note that his account of this particular family ends with the children of the John Rush family (3), 1730, while the account was compiled in the year 1800, and the descendants of the other lines of descent are accounted for to the latter date. The migration of the descendants of this line to the interior counties of New Jersey and later to the frontier counties of Western Pennsylvania may account for the omission.
John W. Jordan, Librarian of the Pennsylvania Historical Association and one of the most eminent genealogists and historians of that state, in his genealogical and personal history of Fayette and Green Counties, Pa. (1912), Vol. 3, pages 697-8, containing a genealogical and. biographical sketch of some of the descendants of William Rush (18) says:
"The Rush Family of Pennsylvania and New Jersey descends from John Rush who commanded a troop of horse in Cromwell's Army. At the close of the war he married Susanna Lucas, at Horton, in Oxfordshire, June 6, 1648. He became a member of the Society of Friends in 1660 and came to Pennsylvania in 1683, with seven children and several grandchildren, settling at Byberry, thirteen miles from Philadelphia. In 1691 he and his entire family became followers of the Keith faction of the church, and in 1697 most of them joined the Baptist church. His sword and watch are preserved in the family. He died at Byberry in May, 1699. One of his descendants of the fifth generation, Benjamine Rush, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. John Rush had ten children, seven of them sons. From these the family spread to New Jersey and Virginia. William is a common name in the family and was first borne by William, son of John Rush, the emigrant. From the New Jersey branch the Rush family of Connellsville descends. The first to settle in Western Pennsylvania came with a party from New Jersey who settled in Turkey Foot Township, Somerset County, forming what was known as the 'Jersey Settlement' and founding a Baptist church there. The name of this pioneer in Somerset County has not been preserved in the family but is believed to have been William."
The following are not accounted for in other lines of descent and are believed to be the issue of William Rush:17. Peter, m. and had issue.18. William, b. 1727; d. 1800; m. and had issue. There were no doubt other children; Michael Rush of Burlington County, N. J.; d. 1808; John Rush of Somerset and Washington Counties, Pa., and Conrad Rush of Somerset County, N. J., are believed to be of his issue.
17. PETER RUSH (William--John--John--John) was born in or near Philadelphia. He is spoken of as a land owner (1753) in Bedminister Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. (Somerset Historical Quarterly Review, Vol. II, p. 187). His name appears on the Bedminister Township Day Book as a resident in 1760. But it is omitted from the "Poll List" of voters in 1797. Since most of his family migrated about that date to western Pennsylvania it may be inferred that Peter Rush's death took place shortly prior. The Review further says (Vol. VI, p. 80), "The oldest Rush in Somerset Co. as to whom we have found any data, was Peter Rush, Sr., of Bedminister Township, who subscribed one pound in 1756 toward building St. Paul's Lutheran church at Pluckemin. This man we believe to have been a brother to William Rush (18) and the father of Michael, etc. Most of this Rush family seem to have left the county soon after the Revolution, and, as there is neither a will nor letter of administration on the estate of Peter, as shown by the records at Trenton, he may also have left the State when an old man. Some members of the Rush Family, however, remained in Bedminister and Bernards Twp. until a very recent period and may be there still. --Editor Quarterly."
The family tradition of this man is very meagre and in some respects erroneous. His name was unknown. Even his home in Somerset Co. was confused with the later residence of his sons, Michael and William, as being in Morris Co., N. J. No record of his marriages or the names of his wives has been handed down. His nationality has been confused undoubtedly with the maternal side of the family. Fortunately the church records of New Jersey have preserved his signature attached to a church subscription, 1756. The following is a facsimile tracing of that signature: It will be noted that he adds to his name "senor." His son, Peter, was four years of age at that time. The Old English s is used, together with other distinctive English characters. This signature alone is pursuasive evidence of the English birth and training of Peter Rush.
Issue by first wife:
19. Michael, b. 1747; d. Feb., 1835.
20. William, b. Fall of 1749; d. Apr., 1844.21. Edward, b. 1750; known as the "American Dwarf."
22. Peter, b. 1752; d. 1819.
Two daughters whose names are unknown.
Issue by second wife:
25. George, b. ------; d. 1782.
26. John, b. 1758; m. Rebecca ------
Names of daughters unknown.19. MICHAEL RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) eldest son of Peter Rush, at the age of twenty-four married a Miss Bisset. His mother, whose name and age are unknown, was possibly of German or Dutch descent, as it is said that when a boy he could speak the German language, but he may have acquired this from their Dutch neighbors. His handwriting is distinctively English. His boyhood days were passed on his father's farm in Bedminister Township. It is said that he was industrious and of temperate habits. After his marriage he migrated to Mendham, Morris Co., N. J., and thence to Roxbury Twp., where he bought a farm. There was iron ore in that locality and a good water-power site on the farm. He built a forge and furnace and engaged in the manufacturing business, but without success. His affidavit, March, 1834, on file in the Pension Office, Washington, D. C., in support of his brother, William Rush's application for a pension as a soldier in the Revolutionary War is as follows:
Washington County, |
Personally appeared before the subscriber, a justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid, Michael Rush, Sr., of Greene County, who being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say, that the facts hereinafter set forth are true, to the best of his knowledge and belief.
I am an elder brother of William Rush who has subscribed and sworn to the annexed declaration in order to obtain a pension, and am now about eighty-nine years old. During the whole of the Revolutionary war, the said William Rush lived or boarded with me. I was at that time married and keeping house in Morris County, New Jersey, and he was an unmarried man. To my personal knowledge he was in the service of the United States during a part of every year from September, 1776, to the termination of said war. The whole military force of New Jersey was divided into two classes --one of which went out one month and then the other one month and so on alternately throughout the whole Revolutionary struggle. My brother, William, belonged to one of these classes and was always prompt to go whenever his country demanded his services. I know that my brother on all occasions when he was out was under the command of Gen. William Wines--Col's. Stark, Luce, Drake and Seeley; also held commands in the militia of Morris County, New Jersey. So also did Capt. Neighbor, Cook, Luce, Horton and Dodd, and Majors Cook and Morris. My brother belonged to a company commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Horton, in which company he was an orderly sergeant for several tours. I also served two months and a half in the same company and under the same officers. I know also that the said William was out as a substitute one and a half months in the Revolution, viz: one-half month for myself and one month for our brother, Jacob Rush. I know also that this applicant has served all seasons of the year--summer--winter and fall, yet although I have a good recollection for a man of my age, I cannot pretend to designate the particular months in which he served in any one year, yet I well know that he was out several months of each of the years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1781, 1782, 1783 and also I know that he served for one if not two months in the autumn of 1776, when the British had possession of New York City. To the best of my knowledge and belief I would have no hesitancy in saying as a volunteer, a drafted militiaman and substitute, all inclusive, William Rush served from three to four months in each and every of the years I have designated, except 1776, when I believe he was out only one or two months. I recollect this claimant once told me immediately after he returned from a winter campaign, that he had been at Elizabethtown and Amboy and that the detachment had had a skirmish in which they had captured a cart and load of clothing and a yoke of oxen and a horse, and that he had been cheated out of his share of the plunder. I now recollect many things he told me in these times which he has forgotten. His memory is almost entirely failed and his mind is also fast failing. I suppose the reason why I cannot now recollect the particular times and months he was in the service, results from this, that he was out so often, in so many different years, and only for a month at once-the matters have become so confused in my head that although I recollect the general circumstances, I cannot now descend to particulars. I believe that William Rush served at least three tours of one month each as orderly sergeant, besides losing much time when he was not out in the service, mustering and drilling the Company. And further this deponeth saith not.
Sworn and subscribed this 22nd day of March, A.
D. 1834. his mark,
Michael Rush, Sen.
Before me, David Hathaway.
I certify that I am well acquainted with Michael Rush, Sr., who has sworn to and subscribed the foregoing affidavit and I further certify that he is an old reputable and credible citizen, and that his statement is entitled to all credit and belief.
Witness my hand this 22nd day of March, A. D. 1834.
David P. Hathaway,
Michael Rush of Morris Co., N. J., on the 14th day of Dec., 1796, took out letters of administration on the estate of his half-brother, George Rush, of Somerset Co., N. J., and the bond in the sum of three hundred pounds recites, among other things: "The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Michael Rush of Morris County, administrator of all and singular of the goods, chattels and credits of George Rush, soldier in the American Army under Col. Lee, deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory," etc. (Original on file in Secretary of States Office, Trenton, N. J.).
In 1897 he migrated with a part of his family, by horse and wagon, over roads difficult and dangerous, to Western Pa.,--Lindley's Mills, now Prosperity, Washington Co. He was a member of the Succasunna Presbyterian church in Black River Valley, Roxbury Twp., N. J., but after coming to Pa., while he did not attend any church, he read the family Bible daily and expressed a partiality for the Baptist church. His first wife, a Miss Bisset, said to have been of Scotch Irish descent, died in 1792. His second wife, a Miss Johnson, sister of Daniel Johnson of Lindley's Mills, died without issue in 1796. He later married a Miss Betsy Dickinson, twenty-five years younger than himself, and removed to Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa., on a farm in the "backwoods," within the Leiper land claim. Through these dense woods, infested by Indians and wild animals, there was scarcely a trail to his lonesome pioneer home. After his death his widow resided with her son-in-law, Silas Rush, and died at the age of seventy. In personal appearance he is said to have been of medium size, about five feet, eight inches in heighth and rather heavy set--eyes blue and features regular. He was an intelligent farmer and carpenter and displayed in a marked degree the ingenuity of the frontiersman by inventing such rude farm implements as the stern necessities of the pioneer demanded. He was probably buried in the Hoffman Graveyard, as at the time of his death there was no other burying ground in that vicinity.
Issue by first wife:
28. David, b. 1772; d. July 26, 1832.
29. Mary, b. 1776; m. Robert Slack and resided in N. J.
30. Margaret, b. 1774; Reported in Census of 1850, Morris Twp., Knox Co., Ohio; age 76 years.
31. Peter, b. 1779; d. Oct. 2, 1861.
32. Nancy, b. 1785.
33. Elizabeth, b. 1785.
34. Michael, b. Apr. 4, 1789; d. Aug. 4, 1868.
Issue by third wife:
35. Sally, b. 1802; d. 1858.
20. WILLIAM RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Peter Rush, was married in N. J. His wife died shortly after their marriage, without issue; he never remarried. He taught in New Jersey schools, embraced the Quaker faith and later the Presbyterian, and subsequently joined the Baptist church. He was a farmer by day and at night a shoemaker. He was five feet eight inches in heighth and of a strong athletic build. It is said that when young he was no mean antagonist at the usual sports of boxing, wrestling and kindred amusements, and had no conscientious scrupples against taking part in a prize fight. One of his youthful and sometimes successful antagonists then residing in N. J., is said to have been a Mr. Lewis, probably Abraham Lewis, whose daughter, Mary, afterward married David Rush. His literary tastes extended to daily reading his Bible and he entered with much zest into the ponderous theological discussions of the times on foreordination, freedom of the will, total depravity, etc. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and drew a pension of $85.00 anually. In support of his application for a pension he states in his affidavit, Sept. 24, 1833. "I was born in Somerset County, Bedminister Township, N. J., in the autumn of 1749. * * On each and every occasion when I entered the service I lived with my brother, Michael Rush, in Morris County, N. J., and a part of the time in Roxbury and a part of the time in Mendal (Mendham) township. * * * I first entered the service near the first of September, 1776, just a few days after the battle of Long Island, and served a part of each year from that time until the dose of the Revolutionary War. * * * I served also within the time I have specified, one-half month as a substitute for my brother, Michael Rush. * * * I served during the war three or four tours of duty as orderly sergeant to my company. And was Clerk for the company and kept the accounts. * * * I also have been called on sometimes to take the place of a commissioned officer and discharge his duties, and I also acted as bugleman to the company, instructing it in the manual exercises, for I was considered an active man and a good scholar. When I was called into service I lived in Morris Co., N. J. I stayed there until 1793, or 1794, when I removed to Washington Co., Pa., in which County I lived for 38 or 39 years, until September last, when I went to live with my niece, just across the line in Greene Co., where I have lived since that time. * * *" (Original affidavit on file in the Pension Office at Washington, D. C.)
The "Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services," June 1, 1840, at page 118, shows William Rush to be a pensioner, "age 91, residing with Michael Rush, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa." Michael Rush is the son of Michael Rush (19) above referred to. He lived with Michael Rush and wife from 1833 until his death. He appears to have enjoyed a most excellent reputation in the community in which he lived, as the officer certifying to his pension papers states, "William Rush is a respectable and creditable citizen and that I verily believe there is not a more honest, pious and conscientious man in the County where he resides." William Rush lived to be 95 years of age and died blind and helpless. He was buried in Hoffman's Graveyard, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa.
21. EDWARD RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the third son of Peter Rush, was a dwarf, well developed, and possessed some talent for music and dancing.
He was induced by an English Sea Captain to engage in the show business and thereafter was exploited as the "American Dwarf." He went to England where his adventure proved profitable, married, but never returned to America.22. PETER RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of Peter Rush, married a Miss Fordyce about 1777. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, a record of which appears by the following certificate:
"STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Office of the Adjutant General
Trenton, October 16, 1916.
It is certified, That the records of this office show that PETER RUSH served as Private, Somerset County, New Jersey Militia; received certificate No. 1564, amounting to one shilling, eleven pence, dated May 10, 1784, for the depreciation of his continental pay in the Somerset, County Militia.* * *
Nelson B. Caskill,
(SEAL) Major, Adjutant General,
Acting The Adjutant General."
He migrated to Western Pennsylvania in 1798, located on the William Parcel farm, Concord, Washington Co., and later moved to the Rush settlement in Morris Twp., Greene Co. His youngest child, Silas, is reported in the U. S. Census as born in Maryland. He or his wife may have had kinsfolk there and he and his family may have sojourned there from 1792 until 1798, at which time he and his brother, Michael Rush, reached Washington Co., Pa.
Issue:Eliza, m. Artemas Day and migrated to Ohio.Sallie, m. Cephas Hull; issue, one son, Ohio; also m. James Russel; issue, one son and three daughters.
Phebe, m. Johnson Hill; moved to Ohio.
Rachel, M. Samuel Stroup; moved to Ohio.
Silas, b. 1792; d. 1878.
William, m. daughter of Benjamin Russell; moved to Ohio.
23. DANIEL RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth son of Peter Rush, migrated from N. J. about 1800 to Bedford Co., Pa., where he engaged in the merchandise business. He married and had issue. He visited his brother, Michael Rush, in Morris Twp., shortly before the latter died, and was then seventy-five years of age.
24. KOON RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the sixth son of Peter Rush is said to have migrated from N. J. about the time of his brothers to a farm near Wheeling, W. Va.25. GEORGE RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the seventh son of Peter Rush, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The certificate of his service in New Jersey is as follows:
"STATE OF NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL Trenton, August 1, 1916.
It is certified, That the records of this office show that GEORGE RUSH enlisted as Private, Third Troop, First Regiment, Dragoons, Continental Army, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lee of Virginia, April 12, 1778; promoted Corporal, April 1, 1779; died in 1782, during the Revolutionary War.
W. F. Sadler, Jr.,
(SEAL) The Adjutant General."
Toward the close of the War he returned to the old home in Somerset Co., N. J., died without issue so far as known and was buried there. Some fourteen years after his death his half-brother, Michael, administered on his estate as a "soldier in the American Army under Col. Lee." There is no record in these proceedings of children or heirs. According to family tradition he returned home at the close of the war in failing health and never recovered from the exposure, sickness and wounds he suffered on the many battlefields of this long and arduous struggle for Independence.
26. JOHN RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the eighth son of Peter Rush was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The Commissioner of Pensions furnishes the following abstract of his application for a pension:
"In reply to your request of June 7, (1916), received June 7, for a statement of the Military history of John Rush, a soldier of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR, you will find below the desired infromation as contained in his application for pension, on file in this Bureau:
Enlisted June, 1776, and served to close of war as Private in Company of Capt. Jacob Piatt and William Piatt, under Col. Matthias Ogden, State of N. J. He sustained bayonet wound at Trenton and was wounded in battle of Monmonth.
Battles engaged in: Flatbush, White Plains; Trenton, Dec. 1776; Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, Red Bank, Monmonth, Hogback Hill and taking of Cornwallis.
Residence of soldier at enlistment: Enlisted at New Brunswick, N. J.
Date of application for pension, April 18, 1818. His claim was allowed.
Residence at date of application, Union, Broome Co., New York.Age at date of application, sixty years.
Remarks: In 1820 he referred to his wife, Rebecca, aged fifty-seven years. No further family data."27. JACOB RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the ninth son of Peter Rush was probably a soldier in the Revolution with his brothers. He is said to have migrated to the eastern part of Greene Co., Pa.28. DAVID RUSH (Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Michael Rush, m. Mary Lewis in Somerset or Morris Co., N. J., who was born in 1770 and d. July 26, 1832. She is believed to have been a daughter of Abraham Lewis. According to family tradition she was a remarkable woman and related to "Aunt Polly Kinnan." Of that family the Editor of the Somerset Historical Quarterly, Vol. V., p. 278, says. "Samuel Lewis, of Wales, came to America about 1732 and settled at Basking Ridge. He had four sons, Edward, Benjamine, Eliphalet and Thomas. Thomas had a son, Zephaniah, one of whose daughters, Mary, was the same known as 'Aunt Polly Kinnan.' Rev. Dr. Theodore Cuyler and Hon. Samuel Southard were descendants of Samuel Lewis, and it is stated Samuel's ancestry, when traced back a few generations, connects with General Washington's ancestry. Samuel's son, Edward, who resided at Basking Ridge, also left numerous descendants." David Rush migrated from New Jersey with his family about 1805 to the Rush settlement in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. He was a farmer, 5 ft. 10 in. in height, of a lively, entertaining turn of mind; played the violin well and enjoyed relating "Jersey traditions" and incidents of pioneer life.Issue:42. Elizabeth, m. Phillip Bisset; issue, four sons and one daughter; migrated to Ohio and later to Mich. Both lived to be quite old.43. Nathan, b. Oct. 25, 1795; d. Sept. 21, 1871; m. Rachel Hill.44. David, b. Feb. 4, 1799; d. Feb. 4, 1881.45. Abraham, b. 1804 d. 1854.46. Letitia, d. 1860; m. Jacob Newlan; issue, eight children, all died young except one son named Simpson.
47. Thire, or Mathiah, m. Abe Burt in 1824; had issue; migrated to Ohio and then to Wisconsin.
48. Mary Ann, b. 1808; d. 1888.
49. Daniel, b. 1811; d. Fall of 1879.
50. Lucinda, b. Oct. 6, 1815; d. Dec. 23, 1885.
51. Phoebe, b. 1818; d. 1898.
Mathias Rush, in his history of the Rush Family, writing from an intimate acquaintance with this family says: "They were all well formed, midling tall, and of strong nervous temperament, and could endure toil and hard labor with more satisfaction than any persons I ever knew."
31. PETER RUSH (Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Michael Rush, a bloomer by trade, migrated with his family from N. J. to Ohio, Bloomfield Twp., now in Morrow Co. At that time Bloomfield was in Knox Co. His first wife's name is unknown. She was buried at Rich Hill, Ohio. According to the records he owned seventy-five acres of land, having received it by "inheritance" (probably a soldier's land grant) and this I infer caused his descendants to believe that his people were wealthy. From the history of Bloomfield Twp. it appears that Morrow Co. was not formed until 1848 and there is no mention of Peter Rush in the formation of the township in Knox Co. which took place in 1820, yet several persons are mentioned and it is stated there were others. He was one of the very first settlers in that Township. The lands in this county were military lands given to the soldiers of the Revolution and the War of 1812, but it was not until 1818 or 1819 that they were opened for distribution. In fact, the first settler came to the Township in 1815. Peter Rush was a soldier in the War of 1812. The commissioner of Pensions states; "Peter Rush served from August 26, 1812, to Oct. 31, 1812, as a private in the Company commanded by Captain Jacob Young and John Greer of the Ohio Militia. In 1855 he was 77 years of age and a resident of Knox Co. He received B. L. Warrants 35620-12055 and 16980-40-50."
In 1826 he lived near what is now Bloomfield Cemetery. This country was a wilderness in 1819 and the main trail of the Wyandot Indians was but a few miles to the east and the trail from Upper Sandusky but a few miles to the west. It was not until about 1830 that the Indians ceased to come there to hunt. The Rush Family is pre-eminently a Pioneer family. Peter Rush was an old school Baptist and went to church at Wayne, which is almost on the line between what is now Knox and Morrow Cos. Wayne Church was one of the very early churches in that part of the country, being established as early as 1810. The Block House located at what is now known as the Rush Mills, was about one and one-half miles from Wayne. Peter Rush was buried near Liberty Chappel, not in the present burying ground, however, but in a neglected pioneer ground nearby.
Issue by first wife:
52. James, m. and had one son and one daughter; Douglas, d. before he reached manhood; Hannah, m. a Mr. Meeker and migrated to Indiana. No further information of them. James died at the home of his sister, Mary, in 1863.
53. William, nothing is known of him.
54. Benjamin, nothing is known of him.
55. John, migrated west.
56. Margret, migrated west.
57. Mary, m. Jessie Nixon; children, Jay, m. Milinda Bartlett; children, Hattie Nixon, m. Walter Chrisman; daughter, Winifred, m. Albert Rush.
Peter Rush married a second time, Mrs. Barbara (Koonsman) Bricker, 1825, a widow, who was born in Washington Co., Pa., in 1789; d. May 25, 1874. She married John Bricker in 1808; Children: Rebecca, George, Aaron, Mary, Solomon and Sarah. She and her husband moved to Knox Co., Ohio, in 1810, where they purchased a farm three miles west of Mt. Vernon, on what is now known as the Old Delaware Road. John Bricker died May 9, 1821. Soon after the marriage of Peter Rush and Barbara (Koonsman) Bricker they moved from his farm in Green Valley to the farm of his wife, where they lived until his death, which occurred Oct. 2, 1861.
Issue by second wife:
58. Jeremiah, b. May 1, 1827; d. Aug. 8, 1884.
59. Anannias, b. Sept. 4, 1829, d. Dec. 11, 1873; m. Martha
60. Andrew Miller, b. June 4, 1843.
58. JEREMIAH RUSH (Peter--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the seventh child of Peter Rush and first son of Peter and Barbara Koonsman, married Lavina Pruner, who d. Fall of 1898.
61. Ellen, b. Nov. 6, 1853; lives in Mt. Vernon, Ohio; never married.
62. Dicy, b. Feb. 1, 1855; m. a McBride; both dead.
63. Arnold, b. July 28, 1856; never married and lives in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
64. Emma, b. July 28, 1856; m. Fred Secord; lived in Gambier; both dead.
66. Hamilton, b. Mar. 31, 1860; unmarried and lives in Pasadena, Calif.
67. Olive, b. Oct. 3, 1861; m. a Mr. Conkling and lives in Chicago.
68. Benton, b. Dec. 1862; m. and has two daughters; lives in Oakland, Calif.
69. John, b. Sept. 20, 1865; never married and lives in Victor Ville, Calif.
70. Barbara, b. Mar. 25, 1867; unmarried and lives in Chicago.
71. Raymond, b. Oct. 7, 1869; unmarried; is a Methodist minister and lives in Lincoln, Nebr.
59. ANANNIAS RUSH (Peter--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Peter Rush and Barbara Koonsman, married Martha Roop, b. Jan. 5, 1861; d. Jan. 8, 1880. He married a second time, Dellia Lewis, by whom he had a son, George Franklin.
Issure by first wife:
72. Rozella, m. Jacob C. White, Nov. 26, 1890, who was b. Feb. 22, 1865, in Noble Co., Ohio, the youngest of a family of eleven children; has followed farming all his life. After their marriage they rented a farm in Morris Twp., Knox Co., for four years and then bought a farm six miles west of Mt. Vernon, between the two Delaware Roads. At the present time they have a farm of 226 acres, on which they have lived for twenty-six years, except the four years they lived in Mt. Vernon.
73. Harold, b. Apr. 23, 1892, Morris Twp. Knox Co.; a farmer.
74. Cecile May, b. Oct. 6, 1893.
75. Irene Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1895.
76. Floyd Jacob Bryan, b. July 30, 1896.
77. George Andrew, b. May 25, 1898; m. Mable Oldaker on Aug. 7, 1921, and resides at Lyons Lake, Morrow Co., Ohio.
78. Rose Anna, b. May 25, 1898 (twin of George Andrew).
79. Mildred Marie, b. Sept. 23, 1900.
74. CECILE MAY, eldest daughter and second child of Rozella Rush and Jacob C. White, in. Frank Koletka Aug. 18, 19 1 a bookkeeper; soon after their marriage they moved to Huntington, W. Va.
Rose Marie, b. Aug. 20, 1914.
Jack Todd, b. May 13, 1917.
75. IRENE ELIZABETH, m. Oct. 15, 1920, Herbert Brentlinger, who is a building contractor of Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio.
80. Anita Marguerite, b. Aug. 2, 1921.
78. ROSE ANNA, m. Nov. 5, 1919, Clarence Rily of Centerburg.
81. Floyd Grant, b. Sept. 25, 1920.
82. GEORGE FRANKLIN RUSH, only son of Anannias Rush and Delia Lewis, m. Elizabeth Turney, March, 1890.
83. Florence, b. June 15, 1901.
84. Lena, b. Sept. 1902.
85. Ralph, b. Fall of 1904.
George Franklin Rush was divorced from Elizabeth Tumey and later married Effie Conner, 1917; they reside at Oskaloosa, Ia.
60. ANDREW MILLER RUSH, m. Margaret Newel.
86. William, b. July, 1868; m. and has issue.
87. Andrew, b. Jan. 7, 1870; d. June 30, 1872.
88. Lucetta, b. Nov. 10, 1872; m. Robert Cowden, Mch. 24, 1904.
89. Alven, b. Aug. 12, 1875; unmarried.
90. Edgar C., b. Jan. 14, 1878.
91. Walter, b. Jan. 12, 1881; d. Sept., 1883.
92. Gaylord, b. Feb. 11, 1884; unmarried; lives with his mother.
93. Ida, b. Mch. 8, 1887.
94. Rose, b. Sept. 14, 1890.
86. WILLIAM RUSH, m. Carrie Porter in 1900.
90. EDGAR C. RUSH, the third son and fourth child of Andrew Miller Rush and Margaret Newell, lives on a farm three miles west of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He lost his right arm while operating a cane mill. However, he educated himself and taught school for several years and by his standing in the Co. was elected to office of County Recorder of Knox Co., which office he held two terms; retiring from that office he now lives on his farm, three miles west of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He married Margaret Turney, Nov. 7, 1903.
98. Edgar, Jr., b. May, 1906.
99. Estella, b. Jan., 1909.
100. Ray, b. Oct. 1911.
93. IDA RUSH, m. David Cline about 1906.
101. Eva, b. 1907.
102. Milford, b. 1909.
94. ROSE RUSH, m. Earl White Aug. 1911.
101. Howard White, b. Mar., 1913.
Margaret, b. May, 1914.
Nellie Lucy, b. Jan., 1919.
32. NANCY RUSH (Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John), the third daughter of Michael Rush, m. 1805, Joseph Bennett, a farmer.
105. James, m. Sarah Day and migrated to Wis.
106. William, m. and migrated to Ohio.
107. Michael, m. and migrated to Newark, Ohio.
108. Daniel, joined the gold-seekers in 1849 and died on his way to California.
109. Elizabeth, m. and migrated to Ohio.
111. Jesse, m. and migrated to Ohio.
33. ELIZABETH RUSH (Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth daughter of Michael Rush, m. John Babbit and migrated to Warren Co., Ohio. She died shortly thereafter.
112. Martin, d. in Union Village, Ohio, at the age of forty years. His father died at the age of eighty years. He belonged to the Shaker Quaker's Community in Ohio.
34. MICHAEL RUSH (Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third son of Michael Rush, migrated from N. J. with his father when eight years of age. He m. Anna Babbit, daughter of Jacob Babbit and Sarah (Craft) Babbit, in 1813. Of this remarkable woman, her son, Mathias Rush, in his history of the family says in substance: "She was tall and possessed of handsome features and great charm of manner and character. She had a very good memory of events, persons and circumstances. She could plan and manage well. She was married when seventeen or eighteen. In those days the women of the country spun, wove and made up their own clothing, and assisted in making garden and hoeing corn, so she had much to do in work and overseeing her growing family. Mother had a hard lot through toil, sickness and anxiety in raising her family, but she enjoyed the filial love and companionship of all her fourteen children."
Michael Rush acquired about one thousand acres of land consisting largely of the lands originally settled by the Rush family in Morris Twp. Part of this land, particularly the old homestead, has descended in the Rush family to the fourth generation. He took part in the organization of Beulah Baptist church in May, 1843, and gave or set aside a few acres for church and burying ground sites. He and all his family became members of this church. He also built and operated a sawmill and later a grist mill in the settlement. He built on his farm a log cabin; also a school house, and with his neighbors maintained by subscription a public school for many years. His eldest son, Mathias, taught the school and here the other members of the family received their education. This school was succeeded by the Rush school, located half a mile west on the road along Rush run. His home was a headquarters where his sons, and neighbors as well, borrowed or purchased needed supplies or obtained work and small loans to tide them over. He kept a memorandum account book of these transactions, which is in the possession of his grandson, Charles Rush. Michael Rush was an industrious and well-to-do farmer. He attended church occasionally and voted the Democratic ticket until shortly before the Civil War, when he joined the Republican party.Issue:113. Matthias, b. Oct. 4, 1814; d. Oct. 26, 1905.114. Jacob, b. Nov. 21, 1815; d. Feb. 7, 1899.115. Jemima, b. May 7, 1817; d. Apr., 1856.116. William, b. July 21, 1818; d. May 6, 1889.117. David, b. Nov. 29, 1819; d. Oct. 5, 1899.118. Calvin, b. Apr. 29, 1821; d. June 21, 1900.
119. Luther, b. Feb. 11, 1823; d. Jan. 17, 1904.
120. Sarah, b. May 30, 1824; d. Feb. 6, 1902.
121. Michael, b. Jan. 18, 1825; d. Aug. 31, 1905.
122. John, b. Apr. 12, 1828; d. June 5, 1851; unmarried.
123. Anna, b. Apr. 18, 1831; d. Jan. 6, 1902.
124. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 23, 1834; d. July 31, 1854.
125. Daniel Funstain, b. Sept. 3, 1837; d. Apr. 7, 1845.
126. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1839; d. May 29, 1872.
35. SALLY RUSH (Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth daughter of Michael Rush, was devoted to her father and cared for him until his death, after which she m. her cousin, Silas Rush.
43. NATHAN RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of David and Mary Rush, m. Rachel Hill, was b. Dec. 31, 1795 and d. Jan. 3, 1876. He was a farmer in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa., and later, 1837, migrated with his family to Meigs Co., Ohio. He and family are enumerated in the census of 1850 for Bedford Twp.; reported a farmer; estate valued at $1,400.00; b. in N. J. and his wife, Rachel, b. in Pa. He was a pioneer of Meigs Co. and later moved to the adjoining County of Athens, Lodi Twp., where he and his wife both died at the home of their son, David.
127. Jacob, b. Nov. 18, 1816; d. Jan. 13, 1868; m. Ruth----
131. Arnold, b. Apr. 20, 1819; d. Jan. 7, 1901; veteran of Civil War; migrated to Monroe Co., Wisconsin, 1856, and in 1893 to Tecumseh, Okla., where he died; m. Mary A. Beaty, 1845.
132. July Ann,
137. Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1821; d. young.
138. Priscilla, b. Oct. 15, 1823; d. young.
139. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 18, 1826; d. --------; m. W. C. Ackley.
140. Daniel, b. March 2, 1848,
141. Cordilia, b. Oct. 1, 1850,
151. Niomey, b. July 14, 1828; d. --------
152. Hannah, b. May 3, 1830; d. --------
153. Zeddock, b. May 5, 1832; d. --------
154. David, b. May 5, 1834; d. 1877; m. Alma Miles.
161. Sally Ann, b. July 8, 1836; d. June 20, 1918; m. A. Story, Apr. 15, 1856, a civil war veteran.
162. David B., b. Aug. 21, 1856; d. Aug. 1897; teacher and printer; m.
167. Selden, b. June 22, 1858; merchant; m.
168. Ella L., b. Nov. 29, 1894; m.
169. Kenneth R., b. May 13, 1918,
170. Dorris, b. Sept. 29, 1919.
171. Leo R., b. Sept. 7, 1898; served as Corporal in World War over seas; m.
172. Elizabeth K., b. May 19, 1921.
173. Lucinda, b. Feb. 4, 1839; d. --------; m. William King.
174. George, b. Mar. 27, 1860,
175. Nathahela, b. Feb. 22, 1863,
176. Arnold, b. May 3, 1865,
177. Jacob, b. May 3, 1869,
Rhoda, b. Dec. 5, 1871,
Mahala, b. June 14, 1875,
Maud, b. Jan. 7, 1878,
Florence, b. Sept. 19, 1880,
John Ray, b. Sept. 15 1883.
179. Peoebe, b. Apr. 19, 1842; d. --------
44. DAVID RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of David Rush, was born in N. J. He m. Miss Anjalina Leonard, daughter of Samuel Leonard, born Nov. 3, 1805, and died Apr. 21, 1864, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. He bought a farm two miles southeast of Beulah church, on Powers Run, and built and operated a saw-mill. After the death of his wife he lived on the farm with his son, Levi, and family. He was a very active man, medium in size, tall, and-possessed of a good memory, lively imagination and strong religious convictions. He worked early and late on his farm during week days and when Sunday came his church pew was so restful to him and the sermon so quieting to his overworked nerves that he usually fell into a deep sleep. When admonished by the brethern for his shortcomings, his only reply was "I have perfect confidence in the minister." He was a Deacon in the Beulah church until his death.
180. Louisa, b. Feb. 16, 1824; d. Sept. 15, 1859.
181. Sylvester, b. Feb. 3, 1826; d. Apr. 23, 1859.
182. Phebe, b. Aug. 29, 1829; d. Jan. 16, 1878.
183. Samuel, b. 1831; d. Apr. 23, 1859; unmarried.
184. Levi, b. Nov. 15, 1833; d. Jan. 25, 1896.
185. Ziza, b. Apr. 12, 1836; d. Apr. 6, 1899.
186. Randolph, b. Jan., 1838; d. May 25, 1862; unmarried.
187. Lucinda, b. Dec. 11, 1839; d. March 16, 1918.
188. John L. S., b. Nov. 19, 1841; d. July 3, 1911.
189. Sarah, b. Jan. 13, 1844; d. May 2, 1895.
190. Melinda, b. Feb. 7, 1846; d. Nov. 10, 1898.
45. ABRAHAM RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third son of David Rush, in 1829, married Lydia Bottomfield, who was born in 1808. He bought two hundred acres of Leiper land, afterwards known as the Isaac Clutter farm, Morris Twp.
Issue, as shown by the Census of 1850 to 1860.
191. Elizabeth, b. 1828.
192. Joseph, b. March 16, 1830; d. June, 1886.
183. Lucinda, b. 1832.
194. Phillip, b. 1834; m. Kate Hoffman and had issue; resides with children near Waynesburg, Pa.
195. Mary Ann, b. 1837; m. William Tripp; Children: Mary Ann, William.
196. Nathan, b. 1840.
197. Lindsey, b. 1843; d. March 11, 1902.
198. David, b. 1847.
199. Abraham G., b. 1852; d. unmarried.
48. MARY ANN RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth daughter of David Rush, about 1831, married Aaron Armstrong and migrated to Carroll Co., Ohio.
Six sons, names unknown. Two were soldiers in the Civil War; one was killed in battle.
Five daughters, names unknown.
49. DANIEL RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of David Rush, at the age of twenty-three married Alice Burt. He was a farmer and by trade a stone-mason. He was a Deacon in the Beulah church. In 1844 he migrated with his family to Lorain Co., Ohio; then to Iowa and then back to Lorain.
Two sons, names unknown, one m.; four daughters, names unknown; one m. in Ohio and the others died in Iowa.
50. LUCINDA RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth daughter of David Rush, at the age of twenty-five or twenty,six, m. Michael Funk, a farmer of Morris Twp., who was born March 25, 1818, and died July 19, 1905. He was a Deacon of Beulah church.
200. Mary Ellen, b. March 24, 1843; d. Nov. 14, 1918; m. James Carroll, Dec. 4, who was born Nov. 17, 1838.
(1) Icy Belle, b. Sept. 8, 1863; d. March 9, 1865.
(2) Michael, b. Dec. 14, 1865; m. Rose Plant of Oil City, Pa.; Children: James Boyce and Michael, Jr.
(3) Robert, b. May 21, 1869; m. Ina Rossell, Time, Pa.; Children: Lucy and Bers.
(4) James Elgie, b. June 6, 1872; d. Aug. 21, 1878.
(5) Oliver, b. Nov. 18, 1879; in. Blanche Lattimer, Hendersonville, Tenn.
Jennie Roup, an adopted daughter; m. Layton R. Rush.
201. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 5, 1852; d. Feb. 10, 1917.
202. Tilton Funk, b. May 1, 1853; m. Nov. 28, 1878, Elizabeth Jordan.
(1) Jessie E., b. Dec. 4, 1879; m. Fred R. Grimes, Sept., 24, 1900; Children: Harry, b. 1902; Morford Trockmorton, b. 1912.
(2) Harry A., b. May 27, 1881; m. Eva Hopkins, Sept. 26, 1903; Children: Paul, b. 1904, Mary, b. 1907.
(3) William M., b. May 4, 1883; m. Madge Carter, Sept. 24, 1905; Children: William, b. 1909; Carter, b. 1912.
51. PHEBE RUSH (David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the sixth daughter of David Rush, at the age of about twenty-two years married Peter Mankey and resided in Morris Township all her life.
203. Mary Angeline, b. 1845; d. 1868; m. David Crawford; migrated to Ohio. They have nine children.
204. Edward, b. May 12, 1850; d. Oct., 1918; m. Elizabeth Carroll, who was born July 6, 1848, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa.
(1) James S., b. July 13, 1873; m. Mary Phillips.
(2) Thomas H. B., b. Sept. 4, 1875; m. Efie Simpson; have five children.
(3) Linzay R., b. April 18, 1881; m. Isa Lessons; they have two children.
205. Lucinda, b. 1858; d. 1876; migrated to Ohio.
206. Henry, b. ------; d. 1915; migrated to Ohio.
113. MATTHIAS RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Michael Rush, was born Oct. 4, 1814, on the old home place where his father and mother had settled the spring prior and where they continued to live for twenty-one years upon payment of a merely nominal rent (6c per acre) to avoid a claim of ownership by adverse possession. He was possessed of a good mind and memory and wrote a sketch of those early times and the people. He began life with his father in the woods and through the long years that followed helped him clear, cultivate and improve the home place and replace the old log cabin with a comfortable, modern house, and other other improvements. He states at page 36 of his history. "They assisted one another much in those days to get a start in the woods, to make a living. They were more social and benevolent and not so anxious to make money as people were a few years afterward. Then there were no stores nearer than Waynesburg and Washington. People raised their own wool and flax, spun, wove and made up their own clothing, and continued this industry until about 1835, when it gradually gave way to the present enormous clothing business. In those days there were no steam flouring mills, and when our creeks were too dry for the water mills, the people had to get their grinding done at horse mills, which was a slow process of making flour."
"In those days the common school stirred up much more interest amongst the citizens than it does now. In sections or districts they would have a term of school nearly every year, and other sections could scarcely get any school. When a good teacher could be had and a good location, the citizens would soon build a log cabin with a fire place, puncheon floors, long benches, and two or three boards for writing tables. A good teacher was very desirable----one who could read, write and cipher to the rule of three. It appears to me that then more children were inclined to get good learning than now; but still the majority of them shirked and dodged and deceived the teacher in every way to get as little learning as possible, as they do now. I went to school part of eight or nine terms and got about fifteen months' schooling under the last part of the old system. I learned much at home, so that I could teach nearly all the branches that are now taught in our schools. I commenced teaching when I was twenty years old and taught nearly every winter till I was thirty-six. Wages for teaching were from $14 to $17 per month."
Matthias Rush and his brothers adopted the custom of working a number of years for their father after they became of age, and of this he says: "I and my brothers worked on the farm for some years after we were of age, but learned that it was more satisfactory for a man of twenty-one to make definite contracts and work with a view of making a good living for future years." In 1847 he acquired a knowledge of the cooper trade and worked at that trade for a number of years but later devoted all of his time to the farm. He was a Deacon in Beulah church from its organization until his death and not a day passed without his thanking God, for the many blessings of life, few of which he enjoyed. He gave freely to the church and to the poor and assisted a number of his relatives in securing a college education. He was a close student and observer of conditions and read the clouds daily and forecasted the morrow with reasonable accuracy. He was well read, an ardent anti-slavery advocate and a supporter of the common school system. He also took quite an interest in the family history and shortly before he died wrote and printed a short history of the Rush family. Jobe himself was not a more patient or pious man and like Jobe, bodily affliction left him at times but scant health and the use only of his left arm from early manhood; yet notwithstanding his misfortune he was so industrious that he did more work than the average person about the farm and with all his trouble he lived to be ninety-one years of age. His health was so often impaired that he formed the habit of frequently recording his own pulsations and heart beats, which possibly was a detriment rather than an aid to good health, as the constant fear of bad health frequently produces it. He resided at home with his father and mother during their lifetime and with his younger brother, Michael, inherited the old homestead, which he retained until failing health obliged him to retire from active farm work or management. In 1898 he leased his farm to his nephew, Layton R. Rush, and moved to Claysville, Washington Co., Pa., where he and his wife resided until his death. At the age of sixty years he married Mrs. Jennie Parcell, whose maiden name was Evans (b. March 5, 1835; d. Aug. 28, 1909), an estimable widow with two children, Rev. Stephen L. Parcell and Mary Parcell. His married life was particularly happy and supplanted the melancholy of bachelorhood with the pleasures, hopes and ambitions of martal life. His wife was a member of the same church and a constant attendant. Her son, who Matthias Rush assisted in obtaining a college education, became a prominent Baptist minister.
In order that succeeding generations may have a definite idea of this man it may serve a good purpose to describe him as we saw and knew him. He was of medium height and weight, head erect, shoulders round. He had a high, broad forehead and his, head was bald from crown forward. He usually wore his hair long with side beard. He had a kind, benevolent face and the needy never appealed to him in vain. He possessed a gracious smile but seldom laughed audibly. He had an impediment in his speech and this made him appear deliberate and grave; he had little use of his right arm and carried it at his side as if in a sling. His walk was awkward and he was little given to athletics, and it is said that he never took part in early life in the usual outdoor sports. While he was a great lover of the simple soul-stir ing hymn as sung by the congregation on a Sunday morn and by its sacred melody often touched to tears, yet he had no talent for music. He lived up to the standard of the Golden Rule and never even thought evil of anyone. He came as near being a saint on earth as any follower of the lowly Nazarene, whom I have ever known. As to the two main purposes of life, goodness and greatness, he attained to goodness and to that in the fullest measure. In his philosophy of life there was no good without religion. To him it was reflective like the light of Heaven transmitting to man the rays of every good. His unfaltering hope of immortality is beautifully expressed in his own words, written during the closing years of his life: "I feel solemn in view of the great importance of our being, of the vicissitudes of life, of our principal concern in this world to be happy in the spiritual world. My physical strength by age and disease is failing quite fast, but I have that good hope through grace, and enjoy great consolation, peace and happiness, in the hope I have in the great promise that Christ left on record."
207. Anna, b. July 30, 1874.
114. JACOB RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Michael and Anna Rush, married, Nov. 18, 1838, Anna Roach, a daughter of John Roach, b. Feb. 8, 1819, and d. Jan. 15, 1900. Shortly after his marriage he began farming for himself on a tract of timber land belonging to his father, located on the headwaters of Rush Run. It is said that with his own hands he soon cleared the timber and cultivated thirty-five acres of this virgin soil and did well. The nearby home farm of his father was a never-failing basis of supplies for himself and his brothers in their early struggles to get a start in the world. But the father was exact, as well as just. He kept accurate account of all transactions and was a good collector. His books show that as to the scores of transactions with his sons, all were settled and paid.Jacob Rush was of a quiet and retiring disposition and discharged every obligation to his family, church and state faithfully and modestly. He continued to farm this tract of land until by inheritance he became the owner. Here he lived happily and raised a large family, whose filial love and devotion made life worth living. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Ninevah, Greene Co., Pa., and some of his brothers, having heard of the ignominious death of Mason, questioned the wisdom of his having secrets separate and apart from his kin. But the lodge-room and Beulah church were his only retreats from home and farm where he might enjoy more fully the companionship of friends and neighbors. Shortly after the death of his father he sold his farm and moved to Washington, Washington Co., Pa., then a town of some three thousand inhabitants, where all of his people in early days had journeyed by horse and wagon to do their trading. From there he removed to East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pa., where his sons resided. In the declining years of his life he assisted his sons somewhat in the stock commission business but lived largely in retirement. On the first day of Nov., 1898, he and his wife, at their home in East Liberty, celebrated the Sixtieth Anniversary of their wedding with their six children and a host of grandchildren. This was a particularly enjoyable event and the only family gathering of the kind in the history of the New Jersey branch of the Rush family. He died the following year, aged eighty-three years.
208. Maria, b. Oct. 11, 1839; d. June 10, 1911.
209. Eliza, b. Oct. 15, 1841; d. April 8, 1914.
201. John R., b. Sept. 11, 1843.
211. Jemima, b. Oct. 8, 1845; unmarried.
212. Samuel R., b. Aug. 29, 1853.
213. Charity, b. July 27, 1858.
115. JEMIMA RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest daughter of Michael and Anna Rush, in the fall of 1853, married Joshua Ackley, a widower forty-nine years of age. She died April, 1856 and was buried in a small graveyard on the farm of Irseal Wood.
Two children; the eldest died in infancy.
116. WILLIAM RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third son of Michael and Anna Rush, was tall and rather stout. He was of an inventive turn of mind and a useful and respected man in the community. He was a farmer, miller and stonemason. He was above the average heighth and possessed of a fine personal appearance; he was honest, temperate and of a jovial disposition. He married Mary Hendershot Jan., 1845, and later, through no fault of his, her affections became alienated. They separated and a divorce was granted in 1866. He next married Mrs. Mary Manelle Blakeway, a daughter of Amsy Squires. She was a widow with two children, Edward and Lizzie. He employed his brother, Calvin Rush, in 1879 to build a large frame house on his farm at Time, Morris Twp. He built and owned the saw-mill at that place. He was at one time owner of the Elymas Breese Farm and also a part owner in what was later known as the James Allum Grist Mill. He sold his farm and moved to Hamilton, Caldwell Co., Mo., in 1880, where some of his wife's relatives resided. He died there and was buried at that place.
Issue by first wife:
214. Warren, b. 1846; d. 1919.
215. Thomas E, b. 1849; d, about 1854.
216. Collins, b. Aug. 22, 1851.
217. Brice E., b. 1854.
Issue by second wife:218. William, b. Feb. 9, 1869; d. May 9, 1887; unmarried.
219. Lou Anna, b. Feb. 9, 1871.
220. John, b. Feb. 17, 1874; d. Oct. 3, 1889.
221. Clara, b. Dec. 24, 1876; unmarried.
222. T. W. Rush, b. Nov. 23, 1881.
117. DAVID RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of Michael and Anna Rush, married Eviline Powers, Feb. 22, 1849, who was born Aug. 20, 1831, and died Aug. 20, 1864. She was the daughter of Norman Powers. David Rush was a thrifty farmer and nurseryman. He owned a well improved farm on the headwaters of Powers Run, adjacent to the farm of Norman Powers and Elmer Ray. There was also set aside to him from his father's estate a farm on Rush Run, adjacent to the farm of Jacob Rush. He was about medium size and suffered the misfortune of an accidental loss of his left eye. He was a good citizen and faithful churchman and all who knew him respected him as worthy of every confidence. He, like his brothers, contributed his tithing to the support of Beulah church. He loaned the writer money from time to time on which he attended college. His second wife was Mrs. Jennie Parkinson, daughter of William Craft, Morris Twp., Washington Co., Pa. Her son, John L. Parkinson, resided with them and worked on the farm. There were no children by this marriage.
Issue by first wife:
223. Mary P., b. March 2, 1852; only daughter and child of David Rush; m. Melancton Post Dec. 25, 1873, of Sparta, Washington Co., Pa., where she and her husband have ever since resided. For many years they operated a grist mill by water power. She resided with her father until she married and was very often at his home after her marriage. She inherited all of her father's estate.
224. David C., b. Nov. 9, 1881; d. 1920; unmarried.
118. CALVIN RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth son of Michael and Anna Rush, married Phebe Rush, daughter of David Rush, who was b. Aug. 29, 1829, and d. Jan. 18, 1878. He readily acquired a knowledge of the ordinary English branches and taught school for several terms. He was always interested in educational matters and read and familiarized himself with the school laws of Pennsylvania. His interest in educational matters resulted in his being elected School Director in Morris Twp. for a number of terms. From boyhood until he was twenty-seven years of age he worked at home on his father's farm, without compensation, other than his living. In addition to farm work he also worked at the carpenter trade, in the building of such barns and houses as were necessary on the farm, and later, under the tuition of Samuel Hoagland, perfected himself in that trade and built or assisted in building Beulah church; also houses and other buildings for his brothers, himself and many of his neighbors. He was a craftsman of the old school and never was happier than when driving his axe into a giant oak. He built the style of house which succeeded the log cabin. The frame consisted of large hewn timbers, joined togethcr with tenons, mortises and drawpins. When framed and ready to be joined together, it was customary in the community to have what was called a "raising," at which the neighbors gratuitously lent a helping hand. The timbers, studding and braces constituting one side of the building were all put together, and this framework of great weight, then by means of hand and pike-poles, was hoisted to a vertical position and so on with the other sides of the frame, until the entire structure stood erect, ready for siding and roof. It was always his ambition and pride that all of the sills, sleepers, posts, girders, beams, studding, braces, etc., should fit into place without any change or delay occasioned by mistake.
This I have often seen done. He was his own architect and since he had but one building on hand at a time, never had to make drawings or plans on paper, but worked out mentally and remembered the entire plan.His mechanical skill, however, was not confined alone to planning and erecting buildings, for of nights he made boots for the boys and harness for the horses. At odd times and rainy days he also made the household furniture and such farming implements as sleds, rakes, harrows, cultivators, etc. He raised, broke and dressed the flax for the family linen, which was woven at the neighboring loom of Phebe (Rush) Mankey. His flocks also produced the wool that went into the woolen garments worn by the family. Good orchards and vineyards were his delight and a few bee-hives and a maple sugar camp were industriously cared for. The long period of service on his father's farm made of him a good farmer and he trained all of his boys along the same line, so that they were able to attend to the farm work while hewas working at his trade. He commenced farming for himself by acquiring the Phillip Archer farm, immediately east of the church and school and later fifty-four acres adjacent thereto were set apart to him from his father's farm. He lived for many years in a log house on the original tract and hillside sloping to the south and about fifteen yards east of a good spring. Here his family was born. This old landmark has long since disappeared. In 1867-8 he built a large frame house, two hundred yards west of the old site. He was blessed with good health and was frugal, industrious, honest and strictly temperate. He was intensely practical and never was a party to any visionary schemes or became involved financially. His time, labor and means were devoted to his family.
He was Captain of a company of the Home Guards, State Militia of Pennsylvania, during the Civil War, and attended muster on Saturdays at the nearby Village of Ninevah. His epaulettes are still in the possession of his daughter, Clara Jennings. He was drafted near the close of the War but a large family of small children and the suggestion from the draft board that money, more than men, was wanted at that time, influenced him to pay the $300.00 demanded and remain at home to care for his wife and seven children, the youngest of whom was one year of age and the oldest fourteen. This often requires more courage than to march off to war, aflame with the soul-stirring strains of fife and drum. The following is a copy of the draft notice:
"PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE.
24 District, State of Penna.
N Brighton, May 27, 1864.
To Calvin Rush,
You are hereby notified that you were, on the 27th day of May, 1864, legally drafted in the service of the United States for a period of 3 years, in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress, 'for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes,' approved March 3, 1863, and as amended Feb. 20, 1864. You will accordingly report, on the 20th of June, 1864, at the place of rendezvous, in Washington Boro., Pa., or be deemed a deserter, and be subject to the penalty prescribed therefor by the Rules and Articles of War.
Capt. and Provost Marshall,
24 Dist. of Pa."
Calvin Rush was a man of large stature, being five feet, eleven inches in heighth and weighing 240 pounds. His eyes were blue and rather small; his hair was somewhat coarse and in after life gray to white; he was also slightly bald, after middle life. His features were fine and regular, his countenance was open and frank; he was possessed of a well balanced temperament and a fair command of language. He was an interesting companion, talkative, agreeable and reminiscent and thoroughly enjoyed home life when the members of his large family were of evenings gathered about the fireside in the old log-cabin. One large room with a huge wood fireplace served as a place to cook, eat and sleep. There were no pictures on the walls and the only objects to vary the monotony consisted of the gun and powder-horn behind the door, and the old fashioned clock which hung on the wall and often defied the owners' mechanical skill to keep it running. As the boys graduated from the trundle-bed they were sent to the loft to sleep, where the mellow light of the moon and the stars peaked through the ancient roof and the rains of summer and the snows of winter sifted through between the creaking weatherboards and ever-shifting shingles. On every hand there were in evidence the stern realities of actual life----no luxuries----just living and working. But with all he was possibly happier and more contented than we of this generation. His library was made up of the Family Bible, "Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress," "Baxter's Saints," and "The Glory of the Immortal Life." In addition to the county paper, he subscribed for and read "Forney's War Press" and following that the weekly "New York Sun," together with the "Examiner and Chronicle," a Baptist paper. He took particular interest and delight during the long winter evenings at home in assisting his boys and girls with their school studies and in this way kept in touch with the improved methods of instruction and acquired a technical knowledge of the modern text books.
His new home was located near the church and schoolhouse and always open to relatives and the minister on Sundays, and the school teacher and others on week days. All variety of talent came, ranging from the learned Doctor Spratt, of Philadelphia, to the itinerant Edmiston, who officiated in the pulpit with his hat on to keep the "evil influence" at bay. His father-in-law, David Rush, also his brothers, Matthias and Michael, were frequent visitors on Sundays and enthusiastically joined in the usual after dinner religious discussions which he so much enjoyed and from which the boys fled to the woods in search of nuts. He was a loyal Baptist; the Civil War did not effect his adherence to the Democratic Party. To him, family, church and Bible were the beginning and the end of life. He retired from the farm and moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1894, where he resided with three of his children until 1900, when he died from the paralysis of old age and was buried beside his wife at Beulah, Pennsylvania.
228. Cyrus Julius, b. Feb. 12, 1850; d. Dec. 15, 1918.
229. Angeline, b. Nov. 22, 1851; d. Nov. 8, 1881.
230. Randolph, b. Dec. 19, 1853; d. Sept. 2, 1892.
231. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 30, 1855.
232. Clara B., b. Apr. 24, 1858.
233. Sylvester R., b. July 24, 1860.
234. David B. McClellan, b. Apr. 22, 1863.
235. James Monroe, b. Sept. 1, 1865; d. Sept. 1, 1867.
236. Jennie S., b. March 3, 1868.
119. LUTHER RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the sixth son of Michael and Anna Rush, was married in 1856 to Sarah K. Rossel, daughter of Rev. Jobe Rossel. She died Feb. 20, 1892. He worked for his father at home until twenty-six years of age. He then acquired an interest in the William Rush farm at Time, Morris Twp., but later sold out and located with his family on his fathers home place at the saw mill and later acquired an additional tract of land from Beden Beabout. He and his sons operated the mill for many years. He was a prosperous farmer and the mill furnished an ever-ready supply of cash. There was fine timber close at hand and his neighbors were constantly in need of all kinds of lumber required in making the necessary improvements on their farms. The better grades of poplar lumber found a ready market at Washington. Also an immense quantity of tan bark was obtained in clearing away the rock-oak forests. The McElroy Tannery paid about $10.00 per cord for this bark for tanning purposes. Like his brothers, he was industrious, honest and strictly temperate. His wife and her father brought to the family a strong regilious atmosphere. He early built a large frame house near the mill. In his boyhood days and also in his declining years he was not strong and somewhat afflicted. After the death of his wife he rented his farm to his son, Luther, and lived with him.
237. Layton Rossell, b. Feb. 25, 1858.
238. Matthias Melboum, b. May 23, 1859.
239. Daniel Webster, b. June 23, 1861; d. Sept. 24, 1861.
240. Charles Calvin, b. June 6, 1863.
241. Anna Louise, b. June 6, 1865; d. Nov. 10, 1866.
242. Luther Milton, b. Oct. 6. 1868; d. Feb. 19, 1915.
243. Lizzie Emetta, b. Dec. 23, 1871; d. May 16, 1876.
120. SARAH RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second daughter of Michael and Anna Rush, married Samuel Ackley April 2, 1852, who was born April 20, 1827 and died Jan. 9, 1908; he was a son of Jehu Ackley and a plasterer by trade and in following the same was of a roving turn of mind. He first migrated with his wife and family to Athens County, Ohio, and lived there for two years; then to Richland County, Wis., for a time, returning to Michael Rush's farm in 1856. He next went to Cameron, W. Va., for a short time and returned again to Morris Twp. The family finally migrated to Kansas in 1868 and then to Keystone, Oklahoma, where he and his wife died and were buried.
244. Michael R., b. July 4, 1853.
245. Francis Marion, b. Sept. 19, 1854.
246. John, b. Oct. 12, 1855; d. Feb. 11, 1856.
247. Henry, b. July 22, 1857; d. Feb. 2, 1891.
248. Sherman, b. July 6, 1860.
249. Abe Lincoln, b. Aug. 22, 1962.
250. Lucy, b. May 24, 1864; d. Feb., 1888.
251. Nora, b. Apr. 9, 1871; d. Sept. 13, 1916.
121. MICHAEL RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the seventh son of Michael and Anna Rush, married, Aug., 1874, Hannah Porter, a young widow with one son, William, who died young. Her maiden name was McAfee. She died Oct. 4, 1874. He was a good student and soon mastered the common school studies. He attended High School and studied surveying and taught school for five terms. He had a wonderful talent for mathematics, which served him well as a surveyor. One Joseph McConnell took a contract to Survey Greene County and roads and plat the same, and Michael Rush assisted him. A wheelbarrow was used in measuring the distances and after months of travel on foot, pushing this cart before them, the contract was completed, but Michael Rush never received any compensation for his services. He also surveyed many farms and aided neighbors in that early day to adjust their line fence differences. He was a Lincoln Republican and bitter against slavery and secession. On one occasion some self-constituted authorities became over-nervous on the entrance of Lee's Army into Pennsylvania and through the county paper published a call addressed to the loyal residents of Greene County to assemble on the commons at the County Seat on a certain day in defense of the town and their country. He, with a number of zealous patriots, took the family rifle and proceeded to the county Seat. This motley crowd upon its arrival in civilian clothes and with all manner of weapons, was mustered in military formation, much to the amusement of the townsfolk and small boys. His martial spirit gave way to disgust and he returned home vowing that of the Rebels should take the town, the citizens need not again call on him for military services. As it turned out, the Rebels never came and the incident was only remembered as a huge joke, but he always resented it as an insult. He was not a very zealous farmer and after parting partnership with his brother sold his farm in 1892 and thereafter resided with his relatives in Morris Twp. He was intensely religious and having no immediate heirs willed his property to the Baptist Missionary Society, to be devoted to foreign missions.
252. Arleigh, b. July, 1875; d. 1879.
122. JOHN RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eighth son of Michael and Anna Rush, worked at home until twenty-one and then went to Lebanon, Ohio, where he was employed as a clerk in the store of his uncle, Luther Babbit. He was taken ill with pneumonia and for better medical treatment went to his uncle, Calvin Babbitt, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father then learned of his serious condition and brought him home, where he died shortly after, June 5, 1851, unmarried.
123. ANNA RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third daughter of Michael and Anna Rush, in 1852 married Dr. I. N. Owen, who was born Jan. 5, 1827, and died Jan. 6, 1902, at Littleton, West Va. She and her husband located at New Freeport, Greene Co., Pa., where he practiced his profession. They were buried at Sandhill, Pa.
253. Lucy, b. May 18, 1853; d. Aug. 25, 1896; m. Dr. W. C. I. Wilson, June 25, 1874; resided at Mannington, W. Va.
(1) Charles J., b. March 28, 1876.
(2) Arla R., b. July 31, 1879; d. Sept. 4. 1896,
(3) Grayce M., b. June 23, 1882.
(4) Anna L., b. Apr. 15, 1884.
254. Milton, b. June 1, 1855; d. Sept. 12, 1857.
255. Spencer, b. Jan. 4, 1857; m. Laura K. Donley Aug. 28, 1879, who was born Aug. 28, 1862; resides at Mt. Morris, Pa.
(1) Mabel D., b. Oct. 20, 1882.
(2) Edward L., b. Jan. 25, 1884.
256. Eliza, b. Sept. 9, 1860; m. Gibson Jennings, March 7, 1888, who was born July 8, 1860; he was a farmer; resides at Bristoria, Pa.
(1) James, b. Feb. 8, 1889.
(2) Mabel, b. June 18, 1891.
(3) Pearl, b. Nov. 13, 1894.
257. Cortez, b. Feb. 12, 1862; m. Grace Tucker, Dec. 31, 1887, who was born Sept. 30, 1869; resides at Littleton, W. Va.
(1) Nellie, b. May 8, 1889.
(2) Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1891.
(3) James, b. Sept. 19, 1893.
258. Ida, b. Oct. 31, 1865; d. June 15, 1912.
259. Arla, b. Apr. 2, 1867; m. Dr. W. C. I. Wilson, Nov. 21, 1898, who was born July 23, 1849, and died Nov. 13, 1915.
124. ELIZABETH RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth daughter of Michael and Anna Rush, married in 1853 Joseph Rush, son of Abraham Rush. She died shortly thereafter leaving an infant son, Dawson L. Rush, who was cared for by his grandmother, Anna Rush.
126. MARY RUSH (Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth daughter of Michael and Anna Rush, married, Oct. 11, 1866, Milton Powers, a son of Norman Powers, who was born Apr. 29, 1837, and died Apr. 18, 1907. His father was a wealthy farmer and bequeathed to his son a farm known as the Abe Rickey place, Richill Twp., Greene Co., Pa.
260. Anna, b. July 25, 1867; m. William Scott Oct. 1, 1891, who was b. April 16, 1867; resides near Graysville, Pa.
(1) Bernice, b. July 17, 1892; m. Mr. Rose.
(2) Harry, b. Nov. 13, 1897.
Jacob, b. Feb. 7, 1869; unmarried.
180. LOUISA RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest daughter of David and Angelina Rush, married George Funk, who was born May 20, 1820, and who died Apr. 15, 1894.
262. Lydia Ann, b. May 31, 1844; unmarried; resides at Gasoaway, West Va.
263. Thomas J., b. Dec. 2, 1845; m. Helen Fisher;
(1) Della K., m.
(2) Mable, m. Claude Potts; resides New Martinsville, W. Va.
(3) Maude; m.; resides at New Martinsville, West Va.
264. Jennie E., b. Feb. 27, 1848; m. W. Dorsey Noble, Apr. 11, 1867, who was born May 31, 1845 and died Sept. 8, 1886;
(1) Harry M., resides at Chicago, Ill.
(2) Platoff T., Kansas City, Mo.
(1) Elwood Randolph, Wheeling, West Va.
(4) Ada L., Wheeling, West Va.
(5) William Dorsey, Wichita, Kans.
(6) Leah, d. May 18, 1915.
265. David A., d. in infancy.
266. Randolph Rush, b. Nov. 17, 1852; d. Apr., 1898; m. Grace Rigby.
One daughter; resides at Youngstown, O.
181. SLYVESTER RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of David and Angeline Rush, married, 1848, Elizabeth Goodwin, who was born Nov. 6, 1826, and died Apr. 28, 1898. He was a farmer and lumberman; he froze to death on a raft which he had constructed and was floating down the Little Kanwha and Ohio Rivers. He was buried at South Tenmile, Greene Co., Pa.Issue:267. John Goodwin, d. in infancy.
268. Mary, b. July 4, 1850; m. Mr. B. Tilton;
Four sons and six daughters.
269. Jane, b. March 15, 1853; m. a Mr. Saunders.
270. William Randolph, b. Apr. 26, 1855; d. Sept. 3, 1917.
271. Angelina, d. in infancy.
272. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1859; m. John T. Burroughs and resides at Washington, Pa.
(1) Glenn E., died when six years of age.
(2) Jessie O., m. a Mr. Sprowls of Claysville, Pa., and has one daughter, Dorothy.
(3) Floyd L., m. Miss Bauer and has one daughter, Betty Irene.
182. PHEBE RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second daughter of David and Angelina Rush, married Calvin Rush, May 12, 1849, and in that connection the family is given. She devoted her life to her family and saw little beyond her home. Her father, David Rush, took dinner with the family nearly every Sunday for many years. Upon the birth of her daughter, Jennie, her health became impaired and some years later she died suddenly from an attack of pneumonia.
183. SAMUEL RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of David and Angelina Rush, worked for his father on the farm until about twenty-one years of age. At page 139 in the Account Book of Michael Rush there is the following entry:
"March 18, 1850, then Samuel Rush began a month's work for me for the sum of nine dollars. Lost time one day to muster, April 17, Wednesday, 1850, this day finished the first month. Samuel Rush has worked 13 days on the second month for $10 per month and left me. All paid in full."
This was probably shortly before he left for the gold fields of California. He went by way of Cape Horn and returned home overland in 1858 with $1,000.00 in gold. He was visiting his brother and about ready to start on his return trip to California when he and his brother were frozen to death on a raft. He died unmarried.184. LEVI RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third son of David and Angelina Rush, married Mary Galloway. He enlisted as a soldier in the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War and served about three years. He lived on the home farm until his father's death. The certificate of his service is as follows:
"Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Adjutant General's Office,
Harrisburg, Pa., October 2nd, 1919.
This is to certify that the Muster Out Roll of a Detachment on file in this office shows that LEVI RUSH, aged 29 years, was enrolled as a Private at Waynesburg, Pa., in Company "A," 18th Regiment of PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER Cavalry on the 23rd day of August, 1862, and was mustered into the service of the United States as such at Pittsburgh, Pa., for the period of three years from the 21st day of November, 1862, and that he was mustered out with Detachment July 10, 1865, at Cumberland, Md., under telegraphic instructions from the War Department.
(SEAL) F. D. Beary,
The Adjutant-General of Pennsylvania."
273. Ella, b. Sept. 7, 1856; m. John L. Ray, Feb. 18, 1883, who died Jan. 11, 1893; she was a school teacher in Morris Twp.
(1) Ward L., b. Dec. 21, 1883; m. Theressa Edna Smith.
(2) Clyde D., b. Nov. 26, 1885; m. Clara Gertrude Clutter.
(3) Madge, b. Feb. 19, 1888; m. Oscar A. Nuss.
(4) John L., b. Mch. 6, 1893.
274. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 18, 1858; m. 1880, George W. McCollum, who died Nov. 26, 1903; no children.
275. Ida, b. Nov. 25, 1860; d. Jan. 23, 1914.
276. David, b. April 17, 1863; m. Eliza Johnson; no children. (Twin.)
277. Lucy, b. Apr. 17, 1863; m. Dec. 1880, Frank Day; resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.
(1) Verda B.; m. Frederick Walker.
(3) Glenn; m. Myrtle Smith.
(4) Earl, d. 1917, aged 17 years.
278. Ethel, b. Feb. l3, 1875; m. Godfrey Tustin.
279. Charles, b. Aug. 21, 1871; m. Pearl Goldboro.
185. ZIZA RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third daughter of David and Angelina Rush, married George McCullough, Dec. 22, 1860. He was buried at Eno, Pa.
280. Randolph, b. Nov. 2, 1861; minister.
281. John E., b. Aug. 19, 1863.
282. Sarah Catherine, b. Mch 16, 1865; m. June 9, 1892, Dr. Thomas E. McConnell, Lieut. Medical Corps, World War; resides at Parnassus, Pa.
(1) William Ethelbert, b. Aug. 30, 1894.
(2) Anna McCullough, b. June 4, 1897.
283. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 10, 1866; professional nurse; unmarried.
284. Angie Belle, b. Sept. 29, 1868; teacher; unmarried.
285. Samuel Evan, b. May 18, 1870; m. Anna Baskins; no issue.
286. George Willis, b. Dec. 18, 1871; d. Nov., 1919; m. Alice Dunn, May 7, 1907; resided Pittsburgh, Pa.
(1) Elizabeth B., b. May 29, 1908.
(2) Willis L., b. July 25, 1909.
287. David Rush, b. July 28, 1873; m. Lilliam Powell.
(1) George H., b. Jan. 15, 1909.
(2) Willis E., b. July 6, 191 1.
288. Iamus Eynon, b. June 17, 1875; d. Nov. 4, 1905; m. Maude Baldwin, Dec. 24, 1900.
(1) George C., b. Nov. 24, 1901.
(2) John B., b. Aug. 17, 1904.
289. Lawson T. L., b. June 16, 1879; d. Aug. 15, 1885.
186. RANDOLPH RUSH (David--David-Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of David and Angelina Rush, worked on his father's farm until of age and then at the stone-mason trade. He went to Washington Co., Pa., to work at his trade and soon enlisted there as a volunteer in the Civil War; according to the alphabetical roll of Capt. Alexander Wishart's Company K, 8th Regiment, Penna. Reserve Volunteer Corps. At No. 74 on this roll appears the name of Randolph Rush, "Private; age 23 years; blue eyes; brown hair; dark complexion; 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches high; born Greene County, Pa.; occupation stone-mason; enlisted June 5, 1861, at Washington, Pa., by Captain Wishart for three years." This alphabetical roll is dated at Falmouth, Va., May 17, 1862, and certified to as being a correct Muster Roll of Company K, 8th Regiment, Penna. Reserve Volunteer Corps, George S. Hays, Col., Comdg., signed by A. Wishart, Capt. Comdg. the Company. The following is a certificate of his services:
"COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
The Adjutant General's Office.
Harrisburg, Pa., July 25, 1919.
This is to Certify that the Records on file in this office show that Randolph Rush, aged 23 years, was enrolled as a Private at Washington, Pa., in Company "K," 37th Regiment Infantry, 8th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps on the 5th day of June, 1861, and was mustered into the service of the United States as such at Meridan Hill for the period of three years from the 29th day of July, 1861, and that he died May 25, 1862, in Carver Hospital, D. C.
(SEAL) F. D. Beary,
The Adjutant-General of Pennsylvania."
He was said by those who knew him to be a man of fine physique and keen intelligence. Had fortune been kinder to him he might have become a great and useful servant of his country and mankind. He, however, made the great sacrifice--died that his country might live. He was buried at Beulah, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa.
187. LUCINDA RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth daughter of David and Angelina Rush, married Sept. 14, 1861, William Gregory, who was born Mch. 7, 1838, and died July 26, 1912. They migrated to Illinois where they engaged in farming. She died Mch. 16, 1918, and was buried at Lowell, Illinois, beside her daughter, Cora. He left home and died somewhere on the Pacific Coast.
290. Linnie, b. May 30, 1862,, m. Charles Hilton and resides at Grand Ridge, Ill.
(1) Gladys, b. Sept. 5, 1892.
(2) Hazel, b. May 24, 1896.
(3) Leila, b. Sept. 3, 1897.
(4) Carl, b. Oct. 15, 1899.
291. Belle, b. Jan. 11, 1864; resides at Ames, la.; unmarried.
292. Mintie, b. Oct. 9, 1866; m. James Morehead and resides at Clear Lake, South Dakota.
Curtis, b. Apr. 20, 1903.
293. Cora, b. Oct. 6, 1868; d. Dec. 8, 1897; unmarried.
294. Francis, b. Aug. 19, 1870; m. Charles Eaton and resides at Sioux Falls, So. Dak. No children.
295. William, b. Mch. 18, 1873; m. Icy Studebaker; resides at Blissville, Ark.; no children.
296. John, b. July 4, 1875; m. May Shute; resides at Clear Lake, So. Dak.
(1) Dorothy, b. May 22, 1901.
(2) Howard, b. June 27, 1902.
(3) Mildred, b. June 28, 1903,
(4) Wanda, b. Mch. 15, 1904.
(5) Eldredge, b. June 8, 1906.
(6) Joseph, b. Sept. 9, 1907.
(7) Evea, b. July 6, 1909.
(8) Margary, b. Apr. 14, 1911.
(9) Randolph, b. Dec. 12, 1913.
(10) Ada, b. Feb. 14, 1914.
(11) John, b. Sept. 7, 1915.
297. Frank, b. July 30, 1877; d. Nov. 15, 1918; m. Sue Goldwen; resided at Blissville, Ark.
Lorn, b. Aug. 21, 1908.
298. Romayne, b. Dec. 30, 1879; m. Katherene Sullivan; resides at Stantard, Canada.
(1) Rex, b. Apr. 17, 1904.
(2) Margaret, b. Nov. 15, 1905.
(3) Helen, b. Sept. 15, 1907.
(4) Milford, b. July 22, 1910.
188. JOHN L. S. RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth son of David and Angelina Rush, married Dorcas Parcel Feb. 11, 1864, an educated young woman of an excellent family, who was born Dec. 1, 1841, Morris Twp., Washington Co., Pa. He migrated to Kellogg, Jasper Co., Ia., in 1866, where his wife died June 21, 1879, resulting from a runaway team she was driving. He returned to Pennsylvania on a visit to his father shortly before the latter's death. He subsequently migrated to the Pacific Coast and in the last days of his life resided on a five acre property overlooking Pasadena, California. Here it is said he lived contented and happy. He married a second time, Miss Cornelia L. Hall, of Kellogg, Ia., by whom there were no children.
Issue by first wife:
299. Judson Randolph, b. Mch. 9, 1865.
300. Mary F., b. Mch. 27, 1868; m. Mr. Baker; resides at Pasadena, Calif.
301. Frank D., b. Apr. 3, 1874.
189. SARAH RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth daughter of David and Angelina Rush, married George Funk, Oct. 11, 1862, who was born Mch. 13, 1839, and died Nov. 1919.Issue:302. Samuel, b. May 7, 1863; d. June 6, 1863.303. David B. McClellan, b. Jan. 10, 1865; m. Jane Baldwin; resides at Bethany, W. Va.Children:(1) Belle, m. William Johnson;
Children--Frederick, William and David.
(2) Etta, m. Sherman Higginbotham;
Children--Kenneth, d. ----; James; one daughter, d.
(3) William, m. Effie Wood;
Childien--Dorothea, Raymond; infant son.
(4) Homer, b. Aug. 23, 1896; d. Mch. 18, 1904;
m. second wife, Mrs. Rosa Campbell.
Children--Temphast and Robert.
m. third wife, Belle Winters.
Children--Ethel, Russel, Hazel and Albert.
304. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mch. 23, 1867; m. Everly Allum and resides at Washington, Pa.
(7) Infant son
305. Frederick Osbin, b. Nov. 12, 1869; m. Ora Dell Daniels, Oct. 1, 1900, who was born May 16, 1881, a daughter of Frank and Amanda Daniels; resides at Los Angeles, Calif.
(1) Dellvera Amanda, b. Sept. 23, 1902.
(2) Sarah Winfred, b. Nov. 3, 1904.
(3) Helen Francis, b. Oct. 12, 1908.
(4) Frederick Osbin, b. Dec. 7, 1913.
(5) Leeora, b. Nov. 6, 1916.
306. Thomas Harvey, b. Dec. 16, 1871; m. Jennie Renner and resides at Fairmont, W. Va.
Married second wife, Nina West.
307. Collins Randolph, b. Feb. 28, 1874; d. Apr. 15, 1877.
308. Ziza Luellen, b. Jan. 11, 1877; m. Albert Fonner, July 31, 1897, who was b. July 22, 1872; d. Oct. 24, 1907.
309. Jennie, b. June 4, 1878; m. Chas. B. Hunt of West Alexander, Pa.; no children.
310. Theresa, b. June 1, 1881; m. Nov. 7, 1904, Harold Westfall and resides at West Alexander, Pa.
(1) Hazel, b. July 3 i, 1905,
(2) Paul, b. Jan. 19, 1907.
(3) Harold, b. Jan. 15, 1910.
(4) George, b. Jan. 26, 1912.
(5) Frederick, b. Nov. 12, 1915.
190. MELINDA RUSH (David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the sixth daughter of David and Angelina Rush, in. June 22, 1867, Lewis Powers, son of Norman Powers, who was b. Nov. 10, 1841.
311. Albert, b. June 18, 1868; m, Ida Porter, July 27, 1897; resides at Cannonsburg, Pa.
(1) Gertrude, b. Nov. 18, 1898.
(2) Charles, b. May 20, 1900.
(3) Elsie, b. Apr. 18, 1902.
(4) Stanley, b. Feb. 29, 1904.
(5) Wilbert, b. March 29, 1906.
(6) Herman, b. Dec. 15, 1907.
(7) Irene, b. Feb. 22, 1909.
(8) Elizabeth, b. March 27, 1912.
312. Ida, b. June 23, 1870; m. Clark Monninger, Dec. 31, 1889.
(1) Herman, b. Sept. 22, 1896.
(2) Elsie, b. July 19, 1902.
313. Cora, b. Oct. 18, 1872; d. April 8, 1898; unmarried.
98. JOSEPH RUSH (Abraham--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Abraham Rush, m. 1853, Elizabeth Rush, daughter of Michael and Anna Rush. After the death of his wife he married Sarah Hoffman.
Issue by first wife:
314. J. L. Dawson, b. May 9, 1854.
Issue by second wife:
315. Lydia, b. Dec. 9, 1856; d. in infancy.
316. Elmira, b. Apr. 1, 1858.
317. Joseph, A., b. Nov. 9, 1859.
318. Stephen A. D., b. July 16, 1861.
319. Sarah E., b. Nov. 13, 1862.
320. David B., b. Nov. 16, 1864.
321. Mary S., b. Oct. 13, 1866.
322. Francis L., b. Dec. 24, 1868.
323. Nancy E., b. Oct. 10, 1870.
324. Philip R., b. Sept. 29, 1872.
325. Thomas J., b. Dec. 13, 1875.
207. ANNA RUSH (Matthias--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the only child of Matthias Rush, m. July 28, 1898, W. E. Henry, a Baptist minister and a graduate of Crozer Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa. Anna, like her father, is of a religious turn of mind. She was a good student; attended college at Jefferson and Waynesburg, Pa., and later a missionary training school at Philadelphia. She had a talent for music and led in choir work at the home church. She now resides with her family at Everett, Washington, where her husband officiates as minister at the Baptist church.
326. Weston Rush, b. Feb. 16, 1901.
327. Herbert Harold, b. Apr. 7, 1904.
328. Mary Louise, b. Feb. 2, 1906.
329. Ruth Eleanor, b. July 8, 1909.
208. MARIA RUSH (Jacob--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest daughter of Jacob and Anna Rush, m. Lewis Mankey, who was b. Aug. 10, 1834, and d. Oct. 17, 1882.
330. Margaret Ann, b. Aug. 31, 1857; m. John West, who was b. March 17, 1865; d. Aug. 22, 1916.
331. Mary Eliza, b. Jan. 21, 1865; d. May 12, 1865.
332. Jacob Rush, b. March 2, 1876; d. Feb. 18, 18--.
333. John Clinton, b. Jan. 27, 1878; m. Lillie May Horn, who was b. Apr. 23, 1881.
209. ELIZA RUSH (Jacob--Michael--Michael--Peter--William-- John--John--John) the second daughter of Jacob and Anna Rush, m. DeWitt Clinton Davis, who was b. July 29, 1840 and d. Dec. 11, 1878.
334. Sarah Ann, b.
335. Minnie Florence, d. in infancy.
336. Zona Maude, b. ----; d. Dec. 12, 1920.
337. Cora Blanche, b. ----; m. Joseph Hebrank.Wagner; one daughter, Dorothy Eliza.
338. John Rush, d. in infancy.
339. Vernie Eliza, b. -; m. Carroll Leicester Hemmick; one child, Russell Davis.
210. JOHN R. RUSH (Jacob--Michael--Michael--Peter--William-- John--John--John) the eldest son of Jacob and Anna Rush, m. 1871, Mary Emma Axtel, daughter of Rev. Philip Axtel, D. D., a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was b. Aug. 20, 1846; d. June 7, 1925.
John R. Rush began life on his father's farm, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. His ambition to make a name for himself and do good to others, was early aroused by Dr. Stephen Blatchely, the old family physician. On the occasion of a visit to the family he chanced to remark, "John, what are you going to make of yourself." His father replied, "I would like to send my boy to college but I am too poor." The Doctor, with some annimation, remarked, "John, if you want to get an education you will get it in spite of your father's circumstances, and if you want to be a devil, you will be one, the evening prayers of your good father and mother notwithstanding. I will furnish you a term's scholarship to Waynesburg College." The Doctor, next to the Minister, cast the deciding vote in the community. He therefore often felt called upon to minister to the educational and moral wants of the people as well as caring for their bodily ailments. The young man was quick to accept the Doctor's offer and entered upon a long and strenuous career of attending college during the summer and teaching the country schools during the winter to defray his expenses. He received the munificent sum of $24.00 per month for teaching the Grimes school of seventy-five scholars, eighteen of whom had reached the age of manhood and womanhood. To add variety and spice there were half a dozen colored scholars, who were the butt of many jokes and likewise the source of some race feeling. The era of the old log school house, with its long board seats and writing tables, had not yet passed, nor the familiar but barbarous practice of whipping. He was fortunately able to abolish corporal punishment in his educational work and accomplish many other reforms, including a more adequate compensation to teachers.
Mr. Rush graduated from Waynesburg College when he was twenty-seven years of age and entered upon the study of law in the law office of Andrew Purman of Waynesburg, Pa. Later, on the advice of his physician, he abandoned the law for out-door work. His brother-in-law, D. Clinton Davis, was then engaged in the livestock commission business and the two formed a partnership and continued in that business at Pittsburgh, Pa., until the latter's death. Mr. Davis was an excellent businessman and genial associate and had much to do with the life work of Mr. Rush. The latter, with his brother, Samuel Rush, are still carrying on the business. They have succeeded well and have acquired a considerable fortune.
In 1877, Mr. Rush laid aside business and made a trip to the mountains of Wyoming for rest and recreation. He was very favorably impressed with the vast area of grazing lands and their future possibilities. He interested some of his friends and he with them bought a well equipped ranch with three thousand head of cattle, in the Sweetwater District. During the thirty years he has been actively interested in that property he also acquired a considerable interest in two other large ranch companies of that State. His work in connection with those ranches during the summer season gave him the much needed outdoor life and recreation, resulting in a decided improvement in health.
Added to his numerous successful business ventures, he was also a practical newspaper man. In 1870, about the time he graduated from college, he, with his brother-in-law, J. W. Axtell, began the publication of the "Waynesburg Independent," a weekly paper. Later he disposed of his interest in that publication and he and the Rev. Philip Axtell established the "Religious Pantagraph" at East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pa., which was in a few years taken over by the St. Louis Observer.
During this time his careful study of the livestock commission business, then a growing and important industry in Pittsburgh, impressed upon him the necessity for a publication giving the daily market quotations, hence he, in connection with his brother-in-law, J. W. Axtell, established and published "The Price Current." This paper grew in circulation and importance until in 1883 it was merged into "The National Stockman and Farmer." It proved to be a successful enterprise and developed into an agricultural paper of wide circulation and is still published and is a great aid to the farmers and stockgrowers of Pennsylvania and neighboring states. It is a monument to the foresight and enterprise of its founders; he often speaks of this as one of the most important achievements of his life.
Banking and finance have also received Mr. Rush's attention. He has taken part in the organization of four banks, one of which he was President for two years.
His activities, however, were not confined alone to business. From early manhood he has taken a prominent part in religious and educational affairs and devoted much time and energy to their advancement. When only twenty-two years of age he was elected an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and after becoming identified with church affairs in Pittsburgh he was appointed, 1873, with the Rev. Black, now President of the Missouri Valley College, a representative to attend the Presbyterian Alliance, which convened at Philadelphia. This was the beginning of the movement to combine all branches of the Presbyterian church and admit them to membership in the association. He is still an active and influential member of the Association and on two different occasions presided as moderator over the deliberations of the Cumberland Presbyterian Presbytery. He was also elected a member of the College Educational Board of the Presbyterian churches of the United States. In 1904 he was elected by the general assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian church as a delegate to the world's convention of that church, which was held at Liverpool, England. He attended the convention and also took occasion to visit the principal countries of Europe.
Mr. Rush has also been an active worker in the church and Sunday school as teacher and superintendent. He has helped organize three Presbyterian churches in Pittsburgh and vicinity. One of these is now known as the Shady Avenue Presbyterian church, of which he is a member.
He has not overlooked the benevolent phase of church and college work, and has personally contributed large sums of money to the church and particularly to Waynesburg College. He was on the Board of that college for a quarter of a century and did much to support the college and make of it an educational institution where young men and women of moderate means might acquire a practical college education at a minimum expense. He has personally aided young men in their efforts in that behalf, as well as in the broader field of getting a start in life.
Mr. Rush and family have resided for many years in their comfortable home at 6214 Walnut Street, East Liberty, Pittsburgh, His home life has been ideal and demonstrates how much a good wife and obedient and loving children may do for those they love. He is eighty-two years of age, yet in the enjoyment of good health and actively engaged in business. He often says, "I am an optimist, and am thankful that I have been spared to live the allotted time of man. I regard this life as a preparatory department of that which is to come. I know that my Redeemer liveth, and because He lives, I shall live also." Mem. Soc. of S. A. R.
340. Carrie Axtel, b. March 29, 1875; d. May 24, 1920, unmarried.
341. Frances Bertha, b. July 8, 1877; m. Judge R. L. Crawford, March 2, 1904; she is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Pa.
(1) Elizabeth Lindsay, b. Dec. 24, 1904.
(2) Mary Axtel, b. Nov. 20, 1906.
(3) Katherine, b. Dec. 25, 1907.
(4) David Linsday, b. March 20, 1909.
(5) John Rush, b. July 27, 1911.
342. William Howard, b. Nov. 16, 1879; m. Miss Myra Bullitt, April 13, 1910, of Louisville, Ky. He is a graduate of Lafayette College, Pa.
343. Anna Eliza, b. May 25, 1885; m. T. E. Perry, March 2, 1904.
212. SAMUEL R. RUSH (Jacob---Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Jacob and Anna Rush, m. Olive Samantha Young, who was b. Jan. 9, 1854. Samuel Rush is engaged in the stock commission business at Pittsburgh, Pa., but resides in Washington, Pa.
344. Olive, b. June 17, 1877; m. William F. Horn.
345. Robert Bernard, b. July 11, 1881; m. Inez D. Prall.
346. Florence Virginia, b. Aug. 27, 1888; m. William A. Lindsay.
Edith May, b. May 1, 1879; d. June 23, 1880.
213. CHARITY RUSH (Jacob--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth daughter of Jacob and Anna Rush, m. James Conrad, who was b. Dec. 6, 1854, and died March 18, 1912.
347. Jacob Rush Morgan, b. Aug. 1, 1884.
348. Charles Walter, b. Dec. 16, 1885; d. Apr. 5, 1917; m. Leeta Belle Keagy.
(1) Frances Blanche, b. Aug. 29, 1910.
(2) James Walter, b. March 25, 1912; d. Oct. 19, 1915.
(3) Jean Evelyn, b. Dec. 29, 1913.
(4) Charles Walter, b. Apr. 17, 1916.
349. Samuel Rush, b. March 18, 1887; m. Hazel Jones; d. 1923. One son, Samuel Clinton, b. Aug. 30, 1911.
350. Anna Mima, b. Jan. 31, 1889; m. Raymond Pershing MacIntyre; one son, Raymond Conrad, b. Apr. 18, 1915.
351. Charity Blanche, b. Oct. 3, 1890; m. James Lawrence Hunter.
352. James Kesey, b. Apr. 28, 1893.
353. Mary Eliza, b. Aug. 6, 1896.
214. WARREN RUSH (William--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of William Rush, attended college, engaged in the profession of medicine and the business of a druggist. He resided at Orlando, Fla. He m. and had issue, one daughter, Mary, who m. a Mr. Hansen, commission merchant, and resides in Jersey City, N. J. He also had one son who died young.
215. COLLINS RUSH (William--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third son of William Rush, m. Judia Ann Scott in 1870; she was b. March 17, 1852. He and his wife reside in Washington, Pa.
354. Mary C., b. March 12, 1872; m. Edward Fletcher and resides at Washington, Pa.
(1) Imogene; m. Eben McClay; children, Jeanette, Edgar.
(2) Philena; m. Russell Carter, Claysville, Pa.
Mary C. Fletcher, after the death of her husband married Jesse Craig; no children.
355. Mittie M., b. Dec. 1873; m. Ner O. Brownlee and resides on a farm near Jonesboro, Ark.
(1) Anna S., b. Sept. 7, 1896; m. Walter J. Whipple, July 25, 1918; resides at St. Louis.
(2) Alvin G., b. Sept. 20, 1898.
(3) Margaret O., b. Nov. 6, 1902.
356. Rachel P., b. Oct. 10, 1875; m. July 15, 1914, E. H. Cain, who was born July 23, 1878; resides in Washington, Pa.
(1) Charlie C., b. Jan. 11, 1897; soldier in Company H., 110th Reg., enlisted at Washington, Pa., July 15, 1917.
357. George E., b. Jan. 1878; m. Gladys O. Herring, Jan 15, 1910 and resides at Humble, Texas; merchant hardware and supply company.
(1) George E. Jr., b. May 21, 1911.
(2) Dorothy Maxine, b. Nov. 28, 1913.
(3) Josephine Herring, b. March 14, 1918.
358. William S., b. Apr. 25, 1880; m. Feb. 22, 1904, Elizabeth Higgins, who was b. Sept. 9, 1878; resides at Hanoverton, Ohio; manager of the Natural Gas Company of West Va.; are members of the Broad St. Baptist Church at Washington, Pa.
(1) Clarence, b. June 21, 1905.
(2) Arthur, b. Apr. 2, 1907.
(3) Malcolm, b. Apr. 2, 1909.
(4) Charles, b. June 10, 1911.
(5) Elizabeth, b. Dec. 15, 1916.
(6) Helen, b. Jan. 23, 1919.
359. Orley C. Rush, b. Oct. 28, 1884; m. Apr. 29, 1908, Winifred Osborne, who was b. Oct. 3, 1888; occupation, Oil Well Contractor; resides at Shreveport, La.
(1) Lauretta Jean, b. Oct. 24, 1910.
(2) Dorothy Faye, b. Nov. 14, 1914.
217. BRICE E. RUSH (William--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of William Rush, m. Kate F. Carroll, who was b. in 1855 and d. Aug. 7, 1913; he m. his second wife, Amanda B. Cunningham, June, 1915; he is a carpenter and resides in Orlando, Fla.
Issue by first wife:
360. Ella, b. 1886; m. J. C. Wyckoff, Clerk in Westinghouse Co.
One son, J. E. Wyckoff.
219. LOU ANNA RUSH (William--Michael--Michale--Peter--William--John--John--John) daughter of William Rush, m. Lawrence McKinley, October 19, 1892; he d. June 6, 1898.
222. T. W. RUSH (William--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) son of William and Manella Rush, m. Ethel George of Shelton, Nebraska, Oct. 16, 1901; is engaged in the grain business for the Omaha Elevator Company and resides at Ashton, Idaho.
228. CYRUS JULIUS (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. Jane Carroll at Burnsville, Pa., Dec. 23, 1880; she was b. March 30, 1851; d. March 27, 1922. He worked at the carpenter trade in Morris Twp., and later in Washington, Pittsburgh and in Iowa. He was not only an expert carpenter, but also an architect. He removed with his family to Portland, Ore., and from there to Los Angeles, Calif., where he followed his trade, specializing in stair-building, until his death. He was an active member and Deacon in the Baptist church at that place.
366. Randall, b. Jan. 5, 1882; d. Dec.,6, 1895.
367. Holman, b. Sept. 22, 1883; d. Jan. 10, 1902.
368. Alice L., b. Nov. 30, 1886; d. Dec. 19, 1901.
369. Lizzie, b. Nov. 30, 1886.
229. ANGELINE RUSH (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest daughter of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. W. B. Minor in 1880. Prior to her marriage she attended college at Jefferson and also at Waynesburg and was an excellent student. She was aided in obtaining an education by Matthias Rush and taught school in Morris and Richhill Twps. in Greene Co., Pa. She also taught school in Burns Twp., Henry Co., Illinois. She died shortly after her marriage without issue, and was buried at Beulah, Pa.
230. RANDOLPH RUSH (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. Martha Craft, daughter of Elliott Craft, Feb. 26, 1885; she was b. Nov. 14, 1860. Randolph Rush worked on his father's farm until of age and then engaged in the lumber-mill business. While at work cutting timber a limb was thrown back by a falling tree and struck him, injuring his skull. He later underwent an operation but never regained consciousness. He was buried at Prosperity, Pa. Issue:
370. Earl, b. Aug. 3, 1886; m. Blanche Banner Aug. 2, 1916; no children.
371. Mildred, b. Sept. 1, 1890; m. W. L. Morrison; resides Hyattsville, Md. Children: Earl Rush, John Robert.
231. ELIZABETH RUSH (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John.) the second daughter of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. Rev. William M. Ryan, May 17, 1883; he was b. March 7, 1848; he is a Baptist minister and a graduate of the Crozier Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. Following the death of Phebe Rush, mother of Elizabeth, the cares and duties of the household devolved upon the latter, and she most faithfully and zealously performed that duty. She was also active in church work. When a young girl her father purchased a Mason & Hamlin organ for her on which she learned to play and later was of great service to the church in that behalf. There never was a woman more faithful to her church and family duties than she. She now resides at Swissvale, Pa.
372. Isa Lee, b. June 7, 1884; school teacher.
373. Jessie J., b. Dec. 8, 1886; school teacher.
374. Charles Calvin, b. July 6, 1889; m. Marie Weaver, Nov. 4, 1914; graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; practicing physician, Republic, Fayette Co., Pa.; entered Army as Lieutenant in the Medical Corps and was severely wounded while at the Front in France.
375. Russell Rush, b. Feb. 22, 1891; enlisted at Washington, D. C., Oct. 12, 1917, reporting for duty Oct. 12, 1917, at Navy Rifle Range, Virginia Beach, Va., and served throughout the War.
376. Ruth M., b. Jan. 20, 1893; teacher of music.
232. CLARA B. (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the third daughter of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. John L. Jennings. Prior to her marriage she taught school in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. She later moved with her husband to Cedar Rapids, Ia., and thence to Minneapolis, Minn., where she now resides. Her husband for many years has been engaged as an engineer on the Rock Island Railroad. She is a member of D.A.R.
377. John Calvin, b. Apr. 18, 1886; d. July 20, 1924, at New Orleans, La.; m. Frances French, May, 1917; obtained a divorce and Nov. 18, 1923, m. Virginia Williams. He entered the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, July 1, 1904, and graduated June 5, 1908; served in the Atlantic Fleet, on the following ships: Dubuque, Virginia and Chester, 1908 to 1912; served in the Asiatic Fleet, on the Wilmington, the Saratoga and was in command of the Chauncey, 1912 to 1916. The Chauncey was later destroyed by the Germans during the World War. He was Inspector of Torpedos, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1916 to 1919; was commander of the following destroyers in the Pacific Fleet: Montgomery, Bulmer, Woodbury, Dorsey, 1919 to 1922. From 1922 to 1923 he was on detached duty at Washington D. C., engaged in experimental work in connection with torpedos. From 1923 to 1924 he was in command of the Naval Reserve Station at New Orleans, La. He attained the rank of Commander in 1914 and at that time was only 27 years of age. He stated to me, at the Army and Navy Club, of which he was a member, Washington, D. C., 1923, that during all of his examinations he had never failed to advance. Having reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander at an early age, had he lived he would undoubtedly have succeeded to the rank of Rear Admiral. In conversation with a high ranking officer of the U. S. Navy in 1923, I was advised by him that Lieutenant Jennings' record was most excellent and that he had rendered very important expert service in connection with the Torpedo Department of the U. S. Navy and had already won for himself an enviable reputation for distinguished service in the Navy Department.
378. Anna Ethlyn, b. Dec. 20, 1887; d. Dec. 12, 1918; m. Edwin C. Weyhe, June 10, 1914. One daughter, Ethlyn C., b. Feb. 10, 1917.
379. Charles Lee, b. July 26, 1891; enlisted (volunteered) in the U. S. Army Oct. 3, 1917, 91st Division, and was ordered to France in 1918; Sept. 29 was severely wounded by German shell while the Company was taking the town of Gesnes, France; M. Thelma Godden, Apr. 3, 1920.Issue:John Charles, b. March 24, 1923.Doris, b. Sept. 6, 1925.233. SYLVESTER R. RUSH (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John). (The following biographical sketch of Mr. Rush is copied from "Who's Who in Jurisprudence," by Leonard, 1925):
"Lawyer, b. Morris Twp. Green Co., Pa., July 24, 1860; s. Calvin and Phoebe Rush; grad. Southwestern State Normal School, California, Pa., 1880-84, att. Mt. Union Ohio Coll., 1885-87; grad. Chautauqua Circle; m. Hannibal, Mo., Sept. 6, 1899, Edith M. Pindell; Mem. firm of Slabaugh, Lane and Rush, Omaha, Neb., 1889-1894; admitted to the Omaha (Neb.) Bar 1888; since 1907 engaged as Special Attorney for the Government; admitted to Chicago Bar, Sept. 1921, to Supm. Ct. of U. S., Jan. 1907. Represented Govt. during President Roosevelt's administration, in cases involving fraudulent entry of agriculture, timber, coal and oil lands in Neb., Colo., Wyo. and Wash., and particularly cases entitled Ware v. U. S., 154 Fed. Rep. 580; Richards vs. U. S., 175 Fed. 911; 149 Fed. 451; Huntington vs. U. S. 175 Fed. 951: U. S. vs. Kitell, 211 U. S. 370; Lonabaugh et al vs. U. S., 158 Fed. 314; Munday et al vs. U. S., 222 U. S. 175; 186 Fed. 375; also in a large number of civil cases enjoining the unlawful enclosure of public lands; prosecuted cases involving fraudulent use of mails, including: U. S. vs. Mabray and eighty-five others, fake horse races and prize fights, Council Bluffs, Iowa, including Brown vs. Elliott, 225 U. S. 401; Chambers, et al, vs. U. S. 237 Fed. 513, fraudulent sale of Fla. Everglades land; Elder, et al, vs. U. S., fraudulent sale of Los Angeles Investment Co. stock at Los Angeles, Calif.; Van Tress, et al, fraudulent sale of Indian lands, Cincinnati, Ohio; Pandolfo, et al, vs. U. S., 285 Fed. 8 (Chicago), fraudulent sale of Pan Motor stock; Grossman, et al, vs. U. S., 282 Fed. 790; Chicago mail order fraud; prosecuted Dr. Frederick Cook, the alleged discoverer of the North Pole, for fraudulent sale of stock, 4 Fed. (2'd) 517; Union Food Stores Company case against twenty-seven defendants; Tank et al, 5 Fed. (2'd); took part in bank cases; Dorsey vs. U. S., 101 Fed. 746; Galbreath vs. U. S. 257 Fed. 648, Cincinnati, Ohio; Thompson vs. U. S., 251 U. S. 407, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rimers, et al vs. U. S., at Omaha, Neb.; prosecuted war contract case, conspiracy to defraud the Gov., Wolfe, et al vs. U. S., 283 Fed. 885, and many other important cases civil and criminal. Asst. U. S. Atty., Omaha Dist. of Neb., 1894-1907; Spl. Asst. to U. S. Atty. Gen., 1907-1925; Spl. Atty, for International Harvester Co., 1920-23; Taught school several years; Chmn. Dem. Co. Central Com., Douglas Co., 1892-94. Mem. Am. Bar Assn. Nat.; Soc. of S. A. R.; Masonic Order 32nd degree. Recreation: Golf. Politically independent. Att. Episcopal Church." Issue:380. Angeline, b. Apr. 5, 1902; graduate of Rogers Hall, Lowell, Mass., June, 1920; m. Eugene Joseph Weiner, Sept. 18, 1923.381. William Sylvester, b. June 18, 1904; attended Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Ill., and Kemper Military School, Booneville, Mo.
234. DAVID B. McCLELLAN RUSH (Calvin--Michale--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. Nelle McHatton, Sept. 3, 1904, St. Louis, Mo.; she was b. July 24, 1880, at Wellington, Mo. He is a graduate of Lock Haven Normal School, Penn.; taught school and is now a traveling salesman for Armour & Company and resides at St. Louis, Mo.
382. Virginia McClellan, b. Aug. 17, 1906.
236. JENNIE S. RUSH (Calvin--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the youngest daughter of Calvin and Phebe Rush, m. George Hughes in 1888; he died Aug. 29, 1891; she now resides at Omaha, Nebraska.
383. Blanche Eona, b. June 29, 1889; m. David W. Dickinson, Feb. 15, 1915; resides at Omaha, Nebr., and is engaged as stenographer in the Department of justice.
Roy, b. 1890; d. Sept. 4, 1890.
237. LAYTON ROSSELL RUSH (Luther--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Luther and Sarah Rush, m. Miss Jennie Roup, foster daughter of James and Ellen Carroll, Feb. 24, 1884; he resides on the old homestead, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. He is an active member and Deacon of Beulah Church. He has been elected justice of the peace for two consecutive terms.
384. Elsie Bernice, b. July 6, 1896; m. Elgie C. Ewing, Apr. 23, 1916; one child, Clarance Hency, b. May 11, 1917.
385. Lawrence Layton, b. Oct. 8, 1897.
386. Carroll Rossell, b. March 23, 1900.
387. Raymond Michael, b. Jan. 1, 1903.
388. Dorothy Margaret, b. June 26, 1910.
389. Sarah Allen, b. Apr. 26, 1915; d. Dec. 27, 1917.
238. MATTHIAS MELBOURN RUSH (Luther--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Luther and Sarah Rush, m. Miss Minnie Carroll, daughter of James H. Carroll, Feb. 7, 1886. She died Nov. 21, 1900, aged 35 years. He m. a second time, Olive Griffens, Feb. 1908, daughter of Elias Griffens. He is a stonemason by trade and resides at Washington, Pa.
Issue by first wife:
390. Sophia Jane, b. Apr. 12, 1887; m. William Thomas, Apr., 1909; no children.
240. CHARLES CALVIN RUSH (Luther--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of Luther and Sarah Rush, m. Kate Hoge, Dec. 24, 1884, daughter of David Hoge. He dealt somewhat in oil and coal lands and now resides on the old homestead of Michael Rush, Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa., and is a prosperous and well-to-do farmer.
Luther Wendell, b. Sept. 26, 1895; d. Sept. 26, 1897.
391. Sarah Kitsey, b. Nov. 13, 1899.
392. Zella Irene, b. June 4, 1905.
242. LUTHER MILTON (Luther--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth son of Luther and Sarah Rush, m. Lizzie Huffman, Sept. 10, 1890, daughter of George Huffman. He resided on a farm in Morris Twp. and was actively engaged in farming.
393. Anna Ferne, b. Dec. 15, 1891; m. Benjamine H. Chess, Sept., 1911; d. Sept. 1913.
(1) Margaret Jean, b. July 15, 1912.
(2) Richard Benjamin, b. March 17, 1914.
394. Clarice Odel, b. May 8, 1894; m. Orlean Day, Feb. 1915. One child, Margaret Elizabeth, b. Aug. 15, 1915.
395. George Rush, b. Apr. 28, 1890; d. Feb. 19, 1915; m. Lizzie ------; she died March 9, 1904, aged 33 years; m. again Oct., 1910, Mrs. Charity Gray.
244. MICHAEL R. ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, m. Utetia Blair, b. in Missouri, Feb. 1, 1860; he is employed by the Sante Fe Railroad Company, with headquarters at Topeka, Kansas.
396. Calvin Wayland, b. May 2, 1881; m. Feb. 8, 1903, Mabel Brumbaugh; resides at Oskosh, Wis., is District Manager National Fire Inspection Bureau.
397. Addie Elsie, b. March 19, 1883; d. Nov. 27, 1886.
398. Zona Mable, b. July 21, 1886; unmarried.
399. Birnie Viola, b. Feb. 19, 1889; m. Howard C. Parker, Oct. 15, 1919.
245. FRANCIS MARION ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second son of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, is a physician and resides at Myton, Utah.; m. Mary E. Witham, Apr., 1880, b. Nov., 1852. Divorce decreed at Guthrie, Okla. M. Mary J. Speed, May, 1893, at Perking, Okla., b . Nov., 1871.
Issue by first wife:
400. Prudence, b. March, 1881; d. in infancy.
Leonore, b. Aug., 1882; d. in infancy.
401. Glen W., b. Aug., 1882.
402. Edna Rowena, b. Apr., 1885; m. Edward L. Blincos, 1901; resides at Los Angeles, Calif.
(1) Edward, aged 15 years.
(2) Name unknown, aged five years.
Issue by second wife:
403. Francis Lee, b. March, 1895; m. Francis Adams; Children, two sons aged four and two years.
404. Mildred, b. Sept., 1900; m. Ora Pefley, Aug., 1918; children, (1) Marion.
145. HENRY ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, m. Miss M. McCosland. He d. Feb. 2, 1891, and was buried at Pryor, Okla.
248. SHERMAN ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the fifth son of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, m. M. J. Garroutte, Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1, 1893, and now is a well-to-do farmer and resides at Keystone, Okla.
408. Ida May, b. Sept. 12, 1893; m. P. McCallom, Jan. 1, 1913; two children.
409. Thomas Reed, b. Aug. 12, 1895.
410. William Everet, b. Aug. 17, 1898.
411. Dennie Flyn, b. July 8, 1900.
412. Ethel Lenora, b. March 11, 1904.
249. ABRAHAM LINCOLN ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the sixth son of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, m. Josie Nierly, July 9, 1892., at Tulsa, Okla., and is now engaged in farming at Keystone, Okla.
413. Benjamine, b. June 1, 1893.
414. Hattie, b. Dec. 28, 1895; m. Arthur Lindsy, Aug. 18, 1912; two children.
415. John, b. Aug. 5, 1904.
416. Lawrence Lee, b. Oct. 9, 1911.
250. LUCY ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest daughter of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, m. Richard Childers June 19, 1879, at Talahassa Mission, Okla.
417. Samuel, m. Eva Baker; has three children living and one dead.
418. S. Anna, b. July 2, 1883; d. July 19, 1885.
251. NORA ACKLEY (Sarah--Michael--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the second daughter of Sarah and Samuel Ackley, m. R. L. Wiggs, Vinita, Oklahoma, March, 1892, and now resides at Keystone, Okla.
419. Harry, b. March 18, 1893.
420. Adda, b. May 13, 1895; d. March 18, 1896.
421. Elsia, b. March 20, 1896.
299. JUDSON RANDOLPH RUSH (John L. S. --David--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Dorcas Parcel and John L. S. Rush, b. in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. He m. Elizabeth Atwood, Los Angeles, Calif., Apr. 6, 1898, from whom a divorce was decreed. He m. Miss Agusta Dorothy Von Latzen, March 18, 1918, Glendora, Calif. He resided at Kellogg, Ia., with his parents until 1881, when he migrated with his father to Santa Ana, Calif., where at the Chino Ranch, on the Mojav Desert, he was employed as a cowboy. Mr. Rush removed with his father in 1886 to Pasadena, Calif., and engaged with the latter in the dairy business. He later worked for a time in the oil fields of El Monte, Calif.; he was elected a Justice of the Peace, 1890-1892. He then studied law and was admitted to the Bar in 1893, shortly after he located in Los Angeles, where he entered upon the practice of law. He was appointed Deputy District Attorney and served with distinction until 1905, when he resigned and became a partner in the law firm of Davis, Rush and Willis. The latter member retired upon being elected Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles. Davis Rush have ever since continued in the practice of law and enjoy a large practice and have been retained in many noted cases in California.
In 1908 Mr. Rush was nominated on the Democratic ticket as a candidate for Congress, but failed to overcome the large Republican majority in the Los Angeles District. He is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, 32 degree Mason, also a Shriner and a member of the Order of Elks and local clubs.314. JOHN DAWSON RUSH (Joseph--Abraham--David--Michael--Peter--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of Joseph Rush, m. Martha Jane Clutter, daughter of Matthias and Lydia Clutter, b. Oct. 11, 1858. He resides on the William Parcel farm, Sparta, Washington Co., Pa.Issue:422. Lydia Frances, b. Aug. 19, 1882; attended Waynesburg College; m. James Blaine Minton, son of Newton and Margaret Minton, June 9, 1909.
Juanita Bell, b. May 10, 19 1 0.
Janet Beatrice, b. Feb. 6, 1913.
423. Joseph Elzie, b. Aug. 13, 1884; farmer, Sparta, Pa.
424. Lee Dalford, b. Oct. 30, 1887; attended business college, Washington, Pa., and Duffs Business College, Pittsburgh, Pa.; accountant; served fifteen months in military service in the Ordnance Corps, having trained four months at Camp Hancock, Ga., and served remainder of time, or about eleven months, in France during 1918-1919; is now an employee of the War Department, Washington, D. C.
425. Lucy Addell Rush, b. May 31, 1889; attended Waynesburg College; resides at home.
426. Olive Beatrice, b. May 13, 1891; teacher; graduate of Southwestern Normal, Calif. Pa.
427. Elizabeth Bell, b. March 1, 1895; teacher; graduate of Prosperity (Pa.) High School and of Southwestern State Normal, Calif. Pa.
Part I. 22. PETER RUSH (Peter--William--John--John--John) the fourth son of Peter Rush, Sr., is heretofore sketched under number 22.1
1. Eliza, m. Artemus Day; migrated to Ohio.
2. Sallie, m. Cephas Hull; migrated to Ohio; had one son; m. a second time, James Russell, and had one son and three daughters.
3. Pheobe, m. Johnson Hill.
4. Rachel, m. Samuel Stroup and migrated to Ohio; had issue; Reese Hill Rush visited the family in Meigs Co., Ohio, in 1878.
5. Silas, b. 1792; d. July 31, 1876.
6. William, b. ------; d. 1869.
3. PHEOBE RUSH m. Johnson Hill, son of a prominent family near Richmond, Va.; he was a brother of Col. John Hill, father of Hannah Hill, who m. Silas Rush (5). He was a soldier in the War of 1812. Soon after marriage they migrated to Licking Co., Ohio, near the town of Utica; later they migrated to Perry Co., Ohio, where she died. In 1879 he moved to the state of Iowa, where he died in 1881 or 2.
1. Washington, resided at Athens and kept hotel.
2. Jackson, engaged in mining.
3. Fred, manager Sells Bros, circus.
4. Joe, veteran in Civil War, killed at the battle of Chancelorsville.
5. SILAS RUSH (Peter--Peter--William--John--John--John) the son of Peter Rush, m. Sally Rush, 1834, the youngest daughter of Michael Rush; he was b. in Maryland. His first wife was Hannah Hill, who, d. 1830. He m. a third wife, Susan Love, b. in 1807. She was a widow, and a sister of Michal Funk. He and his family were members of Beulah Baptist Church. He was an intelligent farmer and was elected Squire two terms. He inherited the farm in Morris Twp. owned by his father, Peter Rush. He administered on his father's estate, Oct., 1819. There were few violators of the law within his jurisdiction and his duties as Squire were confined largely to taking acknowledgments of deeds and other instruments. In the later years of his life he was fond of horseback riding about the farm and I remember seeing him ride by my father's place on Saturdays to the Post Office at Nineveh, Pa.; also to attend public gatherings and elections, in which he took great interest. If my father, Calvin Rush, was within haling distance a long conversation ensued usually on political questions. They were both loyal Northern democrats and in perfect accord on questions of the day. The "Knights of the Golden Circle" held meetings in that vicinity but neither of them ever affiliated with that secret order. He appreciated the compliment of his neighbors electing him to office and it was said the ancient English Squire found in him a prototype.
Issue by first wife:
7. Lavina, b. Jan. 30, 1814; d. Aug. 10, 1893.
8. Rees Hill, b. Feb. 12, 1816; d. Oct. 4, 1894.
9. Lewis, d. young.
10. Wily Clark, b. Jan. 5, 1822; d. March 27, 1902.
11. Susanna, b. March 17, 1824; d. July 26, 1911.
Issue by second wife:
12. Henry, b. 1836; d. 1838.
13. Artemus, b. 1838; m. Jane Scott; moved to Iowa and later to Oak Park, near Chicago. He was a silversmith and musical instrument repairer; m. and had issue.
14. Andrew Jackson, b. Apr. 14, 1840; d. June 19, 1919.
15. Marjery, b. June 6, 1843; d. May 13, 1901.
16. George, b. 1845; d. 1857.
7. LAVINA RUSH, b. Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa.; m. at Tipton, Mo., David Auld, who was of Scotch descent. He was a carpenter and architect and built many public buildings. He was b. Jan. 12, 1812 and d. Jan. 13, 1892, Columbus, Ohio.
17. James Clinton, b. Apr. 2, 1837; d. Sept. 30, 1887; m. Miss Vina Sheasley, 1862; he was an architect and builder.
18. Henry Franklin, b. June 15, 1852; d. Aug. 23, 1864.
19. Florence Lillian, b. 1864; unmarried; lives at 491 East Spring St., Columbus, Ohio, and is a dressmaker.
20. Clarke Edwin, b. 1886; unmarried; is an engraver and resides on East Spring St., Columbus, Ohio.
8. REES HILL RUSH, was killed by a train Oct. 4, 1894; m. Mary Braden, March 20, 1839, who was b. in Greene Co., Pa., March 20, 1822. She was thrown from a horse and killed Oct. 11, 1844. She descended from one Jacob Braden, who is the eldest known member of the Braden family in America. He was a soldier in the Revolution. He lived at Brandywine during a part of his life; that town was the birthplace of his son James, who also was a soldier in the Revolution. James Braden soon after the War came to Greene Co., Pa., and m. Elizabeth Boyd. They were the parents of thirteen children; one of these children was Ezekiel Braden, father of Mary Braden. Ezekiel Braden m. Catherine Huffman Nov. 14, 1819, and by this union there were twelve children, the second child and eldest daughter being Mary Braden. Rees Hill Rush was an officer in the War of 1812, stationed at Erie, Pa.
Issue by first wife:
21. Ezekiel Braden, b. Jan. 31, 1840; d. Apr. 28, 1914.
22. Silas Hill, b. Feb. 24, 1941; d. Feb. 19, 1916.
Rees Hill Rush married a second time, Adaline Woodruff She was the daughter of Abile Woodruff and Elnore Boner. She was b. Dec. 4, 1812; d. Feb. 7, 1877.
Issue by second wife:
23. Isaac Woodruff, b. May 5, 1849.
24. Danial Boner, b. June 23, 1851.
25. Susanna, b. Sept. 2, 1853; d. July 19, 1908.
26. Clark Rees, b. Oct. 31, 1855; d. March 16, 1922.
27. Emma Jane, b. Oct. 15, 1857; d. June 25, 1911.
28. Charlotte Ellen, b. Aug. 18, 1861.
29. Minerva Lavine, b. Sept. 13, 1864; d. Oct. 25, 1864.
30. Lilly Armina, b. July 18, 1867.
He married the third time, Nov. 23, 1878, Helen Doxie, widow of John Harris; she was b. Feb. 5, 1838.
Issue by third wife:
31. Frank Clayton, b. Jan. 10, 1880; d. July 31, 1911.
21. EZEKIEL BRADEN RUSH, eldest son of Rees Hill Rush and Mary Braden, was b. in Greene Co., Pa., and d. at Merrick, Okla. He m. Dec. 10, 1868, Elizabeth Daily, who was b. Apr. 11, 1850, and d. June 28, 1920. She was the daughter of George and Rebecca Weller Daily. He enlisted in the Spring of 1861, and served throughout the war; he was wounded at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek. About the hour that General McPherson was killed, Ezekiel fell, and one of his comrades exclaimed "there goes Rush." Ezekiel jumped to his feet and said "not yet by a long shot," but later he had to go to the hospital. Lewis Speelman of the same company and friend of Ezekiel, and Isaac Rush, caught McPherson's horse after he fell.
32. George Hill, b. June 1, 1870.
33. William Franklin, b. Apr. 9, 1873.
34. Laura Bell, b. July 17, 1881; d. May 4, 1902; m. Frank Nicholson, Jan. 8, 1901.
Hazel, b. Apr. 5, 1902; school teacher, Guthrie, Okla.
35. Paul Leonard, b. Dec. 10, 1891.
32. GEORGE HILL RUSH, migrated west with his parents and m. Susan Olive Bower, Nov. 22, 1891. They reside in Shattuck, Okla.
36. Ezekiel Benjamine, b. Apr. 14, 1898. He was a soldier in the World War.
37. Blanche Irene, b. June 2, 1900.
38. Pearl Olive, b. March 3, 1902.
39. Hattie Fay, b. Nov. 29, 1904.
40. Susie Elizabeth, b. Dec. 29, 1906.
41. George, b. Nov. 14, 1908; d. March 3, 1909.
42. Leslie William, b. Aug. 25, 1910.
43. Delmar Hill, b. Dec. 17, 1913.
44. Ethel May, b. Feb. 14, 1915.
45. Zelma Irene, b. Feb. 17, 1917.
46. Cleo Audria, b. Dec. 30, 1919.
33. WILLIAM FRANKLIN RUSH, second son of Ezekiel Braden Rush and Elizabeth Daily was b. in Morrow Co., Ohio, and migrated west with his parents; m. Ida Boles, Oct. 17, 1895, who was b. Oct. 12, 1875. She is the daughter of Thomas Boles and Barbery Ann Bennett of Sheridan Co. Ia.
47. Agnes Alice, b. Aug. 17, 1897; m. Harry C. Kennedy, June 22, 1917.
61. Aldes Roy, b. Apr. 11, 1918.
62. Oveta Catharine, b. Nov. 10, 1919.
63. Donal Leroy, b. Feb. 23, 1921.
48. Carrie Junita, b. Oct. 3, 1899; m. Arthur Richard Jones, July 12, 1919.
64. Irene Belle, b. Oct. 28, 1920.
49. Warren Braden, b. Jan. 14, 1901.
50. Alice Bell, b. March 9, 1903; m. Walter F. Gunkel, March 19, 1921.
51. Alonzo Franklin, b. June 22, 1904; d. Feb. 12, 1919.
52. David B., b. Nov. 18, 1905.
53. Laura Jane, b. Oct. 8, 1907.
54. William Leanord, b. July 25, 1908.
55. Barbery Ann, b. Oct. 25, 1909; d. Jan. 10, 1910.
56. Hester Lanoor, b. Nov. 24, 1910.
57. Lilly Christmas, b. Dec. 25, 1914.
58. Loyal Godliff, b. Apr. 29, 1916; d. March 16, 1917.
59. J------ C------, b. Aug. 5, 1918.
22. SILAS HILL RUSH was b. in Greene Co., Pa., and d. at Marengo, Ohio; m. Elizabeth Harris, March 12, 1870, who was b. in Chester Twp., Morrow Co., Ohio, Apr. 16, 1847, and d. in Marengo, Ohio, July 2, 1917. The Harris family are of English descent. The grandfather migrated from Vermont at an early day. Silas Hill Rush enlisted June 9, 1861, in Co. F. 8th Reg. Pa. Reserves, was captured on May 6, on the second day of the battle of the Wilderness and was taken to Florence, So. Car., where he escaped and on being recaptured he was taken to Andersonville, where he was released March 3, 1865, after he had lain down to die, and was saved only by the exertions of his comrades. April 1, 1865, he was honorably discharged from the army.
65. Lulu Bell, b. Sept. 23, 1873.
66. Claude Clifton, b. Nov. 25, 1875.
67. Jessie Gertrude, b. Oct. 23, 1878.
68. Albert Roy, b. July 17, 1881; d. Nov. 4, 1918; m. Miss Winfrid Christman.
Jessie Irene, b. Sept. 9, 1913.
65. LULU BELL RUSH m. Stanley Hays Culver, Nov. 28, 1900, who was b. Feb. 19, 1877. He is the son of Jonathan Culver and Harriet Dunham. Jonathan Culver was a Lieut. in the Civil War.
69. Merle Delance, b. Aug. 15, 1901. He is a graduate of the Sparta High School; also that of Mt. Vernon; is with the firm of Tracy & Wells, Wholesale Grocers of Columbus, Ohio.
66. CLAUDE CLIFTON RUSH, m. Sadie Bell James, 1897, who was b. Sept. 1, 1883.
70. Helen Pauline, b. June 1, 1899; d. Feb. 23, 1900.
71. Kenneth James, b. July 24, 1903.
72. Donald Keith, b. Oct. 27, 1909.
67. JESSIE GERTRUDE RUSH, m. Robert Wilson Pitkin, Oct. 12, 1902, who was b. Jan. 8, 1876.
73. Mildred Walton, b. Dec. 2, 1905.
74. Jannet Irene, b. July 25, 1908.
75. Elizabeth Walton, b. Jan. 16, 1911; d. July 10, 1912.
76. Edward Nelson, b. Dec. 22, 1913.
23. ISAAC WOODRUFF RUSH, the eldest son of Rees Hill Rush and Adaline Woodruff, served in the Civil War as Private in Co. G., 20th Ohio Volunteers; m. Dec. 5, 1878, Rosa Cynthia Denman, who was b. Nov. 18, 1852, and d. Jan. 11, 1892. She was the daughter of William Denman and Sarah Harison Davidson.
78. William Ray, b. May 18, 1880.
79. Chester Woodruff, b. June 9, 1884.
80. Vada Elnora, b. Feb. 26, 1887.
8l. John Emerson, b. Sept. 10, 1889.
82. Rosa Bell, b. Nov. 15, 1891; adopted daughter of Mrs. Jacob Haney; resides 1416 Indiana Ave., Chicago; assistant, St. Lukes Hospital.
79. CHESTER WOODRUFF RUSH, b. in Chester Twp., Morrow Co., Ohio, June 9, 1884; m. May 29, 1919, Mary Louemma Black, who was b. in Bucyrus, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1880. She is the daughter of James Murray Black and Harriet Louemma Mower; her family on the paternal and maternal sides descend from soldiers of the Revolution. They reside at Bucyrus, Ohio; lecturer chautauqua circuit.
81. JOHN EMERSON RUSH, was b. in Chester Twp., Morrow Co., Ohio. After the death of his mother he migrated west and lived with his mother's sister, Lecutta (Denman) Ulman. He married Dec. 25, 1912, Lena R. Robison, of Nodaway Co., Mo., daughter of Daniel Robison and Sarah Goforth. He is proprietor and editor of The Barnard Bulletin of Barnard, Mo.
Jacqueline Elsie, b. Oct. 20, 1913.
Max Robison, b. May 28, 1921.
24. DANIEL BONER RUSH, was b. in Greene Co., Morris Twp., Pa.; m. Clara Etta Mumper, who was b. Aug. 7, 1862 and d. Jan. 12, 1890. She was the daughter of Benjamin S. and Sarah Mumper.
84. Clark Edwin, b. July 27, 1883.
85. Mable Ermina, b. Oct. 3, 1886.
86. Clara, b. Jan. 8, 1890; d. in infancy.
84. CLARKE EDWIN, m. Jan. 30, 1908, Wilma Edna Wachob, who was b. July 16, 1886. She is of Scotch descent on the paternal side, her father being John Clayton Wachob; his mother, Elizabeth Bay, is said to be a descendant of a brother of the mother of George Washington, the family name being still retained by a brother of Elizabeth Bay, Joseph Ball Bay.
87. Jean Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1909.
85. MABLE ERMINA RUSH, m. Newton Maxted.
88. Wayne Leroy, b. Apr. 14, 1909.
89. Myrtle Eva, b. Nov. 22, 1911.
90. Louise Mildred, b. June 8, 1914.
91. Geraldine Marie, b. March 13, 1919.
92. James Danial, b. Apr. 28, 1921.
25. SUSANNA RUSH, m. Isaac Fletcher Bennett, who was b. Bennington Twp., Deleware Co., Ohio, Aug. 4, 1836; d. at Plad, Mo., Feb. 22, 1909. They were married at Marengo, Morrow Co., Ohio, Jan. 23, 1878; migrated to Kansas in 1889, later to Plad, Dallas Co., Mo., where they died.
93. Edith, b. Oct. 18, 1879.
94. Leroy Robert, b. Nov. 13, 1880.
95. Lilly Angeline, b. Sept. 2, 1882.
96. Birge Hill, b. July 9, 1886.
97. Frances Cleaveland, b. Jan. 6. 1888.
98. Fleecie Myrtle, b. March 16, 1890.
99. William Fletcher, b. Aug. 1, 1893.
93. EDITH BENNETT, was b. at Marengo, Bennington Twp., Morrow Co., Ohio; migrated west with her parents in 1889; m. Sept. 17, 1900, Charles Otis Duffner, who was b. in New York City, Oct. 20, 1867.
100. Fannie Marie, b. May 29, 1901.
101. George Fletcher, b. Aug. 1, 1903; d. Dec. 2, 1909.
102. Mirl, b. May 28, ------; d. in infancy.
103. Velma Zelda, b. Sept. 28, 1906.
95. LILLY ANGELINE BENNETT, was b. at Marengo, Bennington Twp., Morrow Co., Ohio; m. Sept. 21, 1903, William Van Vleit, who was b. Aug. 7, 1877.
104. Dewitt P., b. July 19, 1906.
105. Melvin W., b. Sept. 2, 1909.
106. Ralph E., b. Apr. 3, 191 1.
107. Fleesie Myrtle, b. July 5, 1912.
108. Wilber G., b. Nov. 14, 1913.
97. FRANCES CLEAVELAND BENNETT, was b. at Marengo, Bennington Twp., Morrow Co., Ohio; m. May 11, 1907, George Payne, who was b. 1882.
109. Arthur Henry, b. Oct. 20, 1908.
110. Leo Leroy, b. Aug. 29, 1911.
111. Alma, b. Apr. 4, 1916.
98. FELCIE MYRTLE BENNETT, was b. in Kansas March 16, 1890; m. Charles Roemane; lives in New York City.
112. Marleane, b. Nov. 24, 1913.
113. David, b. May 6, 1915.
28. CHARLOTTE ELLEN RUSH, was b. in Knox Co., Ohio; m. Sept. 20, 1887, Andrew Jackson Focht, who was b. in Allen Co., Ohio, Nov. 2, 1841; he is, the son of Louis Focht and Martha Bayliff.
114. Ollie, b. Sept. 13, 1888; m. Edward Coleman DeVall, Feb., 1909, who was b. Feb. 10, 1875:
Marguerite June, b. Apr. 22, 1914.
115. Pearl Adaline, b. Feb. 3, 1890; m. Lewis Levern Vanatta, Apr. 29, 1916, who was b. June 18, 1879.
122. Clark Vanatta, Jr., b. Feb. 11, 1919.
116. Gilbert, b. March 20, 1891.
117. Frederick, b. Nov. 12, 1892.
118. Hulda Faye, b. May 2, 1897.
119. Madge, b. Aug. 23, 1898; d. Sept. 22, 1907.
120. Bruce, b. May 18, 1900.
117. FREDERICK FOCHT, was b. in Fremont Co., Ia.; m. Mildred Woodward, of Lincoln, Nebraska.
123. Gene, b. 1919.
124. Edith, b. 1920.
30. LILLY ARMINA RUSH, was b. at Rush Mills, Ohio; m. June 30, 1894, William Milton Furgeson.
125. Malvina Ruth, b. Oct. 26, 1895; d. in infancy.
126. Stanley Rush, b. July 18, 1897; m. Leo Friday.
127. William Milton, b. Aug. 20, 1901; m. Aug. 26, 1919, Violette Besley, who is a descendant of John C. Calhoun. Sedalia, Mo.
31. FRANK CLAYTON RUSH, was b. in Marengo, Morrow Co., Ohio, and d. at Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He m., 1901, Nora Mills, was was b. July 7, 1878, and d. March 11, 1919.
128. Ralph Clayton, b. Apr. 24, 1902.
129. Loree Marie, b. Feb. 23, 1904.
130. Howard James, b. Sept. 3, 1908.
131. Forthey Hellen, b. March 2, 1910.
10. WILY CLARK RUSH, was b. in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa., and d. at Champaign, Ill. He m. May 15, 1845, Catheryne Minerva Garrett, who was b. in Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, June 21, 1823; she died at Champaign, Ill., Oct. 1, 1888. He lived in Burnsville, Washington Co., Pa., until he migrated to Ohio in 1856. The birthplace of his children is given as Burnsville. He migrated to Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio, in the spring of 1856, later moving about three miles west of Mt. Vernon, where he purchased a farm. Later he moved to Gambier, Ohio, where his youngest child was born. He, with his entire family, migrated to Champaign, Ill., in the spring of 1861, where he enlisted in the Union Army, Sept. 8, 1861. He served in Co. I. of the (reg.------) for eighteen months, when he was discharged on account of disability. He then returned to Champaign, Ill., where he died.
131. Analiza, b. March 9, 1847; d. March, 1861 at Sidney, Ill.
133. William Henry, b. March 24, 1849.
134. Genevieve, b. Aug. 16, 1853; d. March 8, 1910; m. Mary Smith, 1873, and resided at Indianapolis, Ind.
Arthur, b. March 18, 1879; d. Feb. 20, 1881.
136. Mary L., b. Dec. 25, 1855; lives at 7116 Elucid Ave., Chicago, Ill.
137. Sarah E., b. Dec. 25, 1857; d. Dec. 18, 1894.
138. Ida F., b. Oct. 20, 1860.
139. Clinton C., b. Sept. 10, 1864; d. May 3, 1899.
133. WILLIAM HENRY RUSH, was b. at Burnsville, West Finly Twp., Washington Co., Pa. He migrated to Ohio with his parents and later to Champaign, Ill.; m. Anna Marie Kerwin of Chicago, Ill., who was b. July 15, 1859, in Ireland. They now reside at 1840 Wallace St., Chicago Heights, Ill. He is now foreman in a Piano factory.
140. Bessie, b. July 3, 1882; m. R. M. Burns, June 15, 1904. They reside at Westwood, Calif.
141. Frank, b. July 16, 1884.
142. Fred, b. March 25, 1886; m. Estelle Votel, Sept. 29, 1920, and resides at Chicago Heights, Ill.
141. FRANK RUSH, was b. at Mt. Carmel, Ill., July 16, 1884; m. Anna O'Donnell, June 11, 1913. Address Kankakee, Ill.
143. Richard Francis, b. Dec. 11, 1915.
134. GENEVIEVE RUSH, was b. in Burnstown, Washington Co., Pa. She m. Dec. 26, 1876, E. S. Tonilinson, who was b. in New London, Conn., Dec. 26, 1838, and d. at Oak Park, Ill., Nov., 1910.
144. Roy Everett, b. Dec. 4, 1877.
145. Ernest Benjamin, b. July 27, 1879.
146. Genevieve M., b. Aug. 18, 1882.
147. Howard M., b. Aug. 24, 1893.
144. ROY EVERETT TOMLINSON, the eldest son of Genevieve Rush and E. S. Tomlinson and the eldest grandson of Clark Rush, was b. in Englewood, Ill. He graduated from Oak Park High School and also from the Wisconsin Law School. Is now President of the National Biscuit Company. He m., Dec., 1905, Eleanor Parsons of Oak Park, Ill., who was b. March 16, 1882. They reside at 129 Union Street, Montclair, N. J.
148. Harriett, b. Aug. 3, 1909.
149. Everett, b. Sept. 18, 1914.
145. ERNEST BENJAMIN, was b. in Englewood, Ill.; m. Jewell Herrick of Oak Park, Ill., June 18, 1913.
150. Willis Herrick, b. March 24, 1914.
151. Helen, b. June 5, 1918.
146. GENEVIEVE M. TOMLINSON, was b. at Englewood, Ill.: attended Chicago University for a time; m. Louis Benezett (of distinguished French Ancestry), June 29, 1907; resides at 806 Riverside Ave., Evansville, Ind.
152. Genevieve, b. July 27, 1908.
153. Rodger, b. Dec., 1910.
154. Louis, b. June 29, 1914.
147. HOWARD TOMLINSON, was b, at Oak Park, Ill. Attended college at Madison, Wis.; m. Frances Ford of Oak Park, Ill., June 12, 1917; resides in Indianapolis, Ind.
155. Margery, b. June 30, 1919.
137. SARAH E. RUSH, was b. in Knox Co., Ohio; m. Horace P. Holmes, M. D., Sept. 6, 1883; d. at Omaha, Nebr.
157. Harold H., b. at Sycamore, Ill., Sept. 25, 1886; m., 1915, in Wyoming; wife d. in 1920.
158. Everett E., b. at Sycamore, Ill.; m. 1913, Sheridan, Wyo. Was Captain Over Seas in World War; resides at Fairmont, Nebr.
159. Sarah Marie, b. Omaha, Nebr.
138. IDA F. RUSH, was b. Gambier, Knox Co., Ohio. She migrated west with her parents and graduated from the High School of Champaign, Ill.; also attended the University of Ill.; m. Sept. 7, 1881, Nelson S. Spencer, b. at Dixon, Ill., Dec., 1857. He graduated from the University of Ill., 1882. They reside at 7117 Euclid Ave., Chicago, Ill.
160. Clifford R., b. Beatrice, Nebr.; graduated from High School at Champaign, Ill., June, 1902; attended University of Ill. one year.
161. Charles Blakley, b. Beatrice, Nebr. Graduated from Champaign, Ill. High School, 1906. Attended University of Ill. three years, finishing work at Cornell College, Ithaca, N. Y. He enlisted in the World War, Nov., 1917, and was appointed Captain, Sept. 13, 1918. He m. Anna L. Gardinier, Apr. 9, 1917. Resides at 1503 East 69th St., Chicago, Ill.
162. Ethel, b. Aug. 24, 1890, at Blue Springs, Nebr.; graduated from Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, Calif.; attended University of Ill. three years; graduated from Ann Arbor, Mich., 1916; m. Ralph M. Parks, Jan. 21, 1916; resides 7116 Euclid Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Ralph Spencer, b. Nov. 24, 1919.
11. SUSANNA RUSH, was b. in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. She m. Columbus Bane of Washington Co., Pa., who was b. March 27, 1815, and d. Dec. 28, 1891; resided near Amity, Washington Co., Pa., until 1868, when the family migrated to Mo., locating about two miles east of Tipton, Monateau Co., where they lived the remainder of their lives.
164. Frank N., b. Aug. 13, 1847; d. July 5, 1909.
165. Minerva Clarinda, b. Sept. 19, 1849.
166. James Cary, b. March 2, 1852; d. Set. 22, 1918.
167. David Rush, b. July 28, 1854.
168. Emma Lavina, b. March 3, 1858; d. Apr. 22, 1893; m. William Milton Furgeson.
169. Susanna G., b. Aug., 1860; d. Sept., 1875.
170. Martha Bell, b. March 31, 1862; d. Aug. 7, 1862.
164. FRANK N. BANE, was b. at Amity, Washington Co., Pa., and d. at Tipton, Mo. He migrated to Mo. with his parents in 1868; m. Augusta Furgeson, who d. 1884.
171. Roy Forrest, b. March 30, 1877.
172. Myrta V., b. June 3, 1879.
173. Frank, b., 1884; d. in infancy.
He m. second wife, Sally Ann Rucker.
Issue by second wife:
174. Harry Rucker, b. June 24, 1890.
175. Marion Frances, b. Sept. 29, 1898, Tipton, Mo.; m. C. E. Wilson, who was b. Dec. 16, 1898.
C. E. Wilson, Jr., b. Feb. 19, 1920.
171. ROY FORREST BANE, m. Lillian Nelson, Nov., 1900. He was cashier of the Bank at Tipton from the time he finished high school until 1912. He is at the present time employed in the general offices of the M. K. & T. Ry., Dallas, Tex.
Louise, b. May 13, 1902.
172. MYRTA V. BANE, was b. at Tipton, Mo., m., Apr. 5, 1899, Albert Harness Hirst.
176. Leland Bane, b. Jan. 13, 1900.
177. Frank Thompson, b. Aug. 27, 1910.
174. HARRY RUCKER BANE, was b. in Tipton, Mo. He m., June 5, 1915, Laura Lovina Zeitz, who was b. Oct. 25, 1893.
178. Laura Frances, b. Aug. 5. 1916.
179. Helen Virginia, b. Oct. 16, 1917.
180. Harry Rucker, Jr., b. July 2, 1919.
181. Sarah Gertrude, b. March 26, 1921.
14. ANDREW JACKSON RUSH, was b. in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa. He lived at home until his father's death, when he came into possession of the Homestead founded by Peter Rush (22). Andrew Jackson Rush was a cradle maker; he also made other farming implements. Later he devoted his time entirely to farming. He was drafted into the Union Army during the Civil War and served in Co. A., 10th Reg. for a time. He m. Jan. 11, 1882, Lavica Morris, who was b. March 4, 1865.
183. Artemus, b. Aug. 23, 1885.
184. Alva Melvin, b. June 28, 1889. He resides at home; is engaged in the oil fields, being a driller. Was in the World War, Mach. Gun Co., 34th Inf., 7th Div.; sailed for France Aug. 17, 1918, and returned to New York June 18, 1919.
185. Floyed Ingram, b. April 11, 1897. Lives at home, farming the place. Has an adopted son, Charles Rush, aged seven.
186. Valda Mable, b. Jan. 28, 1901; m., Feb. 19, 1921, Swort Taylor Johnston, a son of Elsworth Johnston of Greene Co., and Columbia Kane, and who was b. in Calhoun Co., W. Va.
183. ARTEMUS RUSH, m., Feb. 16, 1910, Mary Tustin, b. Sept. 14, 1886. She is the daughter of Isaac Tustin and Parmelia Wells.
Gertrude Luciel, b. Feb. 16, 1917.
15. MARJERY RUSH, was b. at the Old Homestead and died in Claysville, Washington Co. She m. Henry Furgeson Booth, Sept. 7, 1866, who was b. Oct. 5, 1838, in Morris Twp., and d. in Claysville, Washington Co., Pa., Feb. 9, 1913; he was the son of John Booth and Mary Armstrong.
Issue: (Three children died in infancy.)
187. Emma Etta, b. in Morris Twp., Greene Co., Pa.; m. William Henry Ashbrook of Washington, Wash. Co., Pa., who is the son of Susan and Simon Ashbrook; resides No. 46 Fayette, St., Washington, Pa.
188. Marjery Elvina, b. Jan. 15, 1890; m. Oct. 16, 1910, Allen Wherry, b. May 28, 1892.
191. William Clyde, b. May 5, 1911.
192. James Richard, b. Nov. 6, 1916.
189. Henry Franklin, b. June 4, 189.
190. Margret Virginia, b. March 21, 1905.
189. HENRY FRANKLIN ASHBROOK, m. July 11, 1914, Margaret Scott, b. Aug. 4, 1893; she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Scott.
193. James William, b. Oct. 17, 1915.
194. Dorthey Grace, b. Sept. 5, 1917.
6. WILLIAM RUSH (Peter--Peter--William--John--John--John) was the eldest son of Peter Rush, Jr. He m. in Pa. and had three sons; his wife died and he m. a second time. There was no issue by his second marriage. He afterward migrated to Licking Co., Ohio, near Utica, where he lived near his sister, Phoebe Rush, and her husband, Johnson Hill. He then migrated to Jay Co., Ind., where he settled about nine miles south of Portland, the county seat of Jay Co., and about five miles west of a little hamlet named New Accordian.
196. Benjamin Franklin, b. 1811; d. 1886.
197. James, b. in Pa. and migrated to Jay Co., Ind. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and was killed in battle; never married.
195. SILAS RUSH, the eldest son of William Rush and -------- Russell, was b. in Pa. and d. in Jay Co., Ind. He was a plasterer by trade.
198. CHRISTIAN RUSH, m. Lavina Scofield.
200. Riley, d. without issue.
201. Matilda, d. without issue.
202. Sarah, d. without issue.
203. Rebecca, d. without issue.
Christian Rush married a second wife.
204. RUBEN RUSH, m. Hannah Lanning. He is now deceased.
205. ISRAEL RUSH, m. Sarah Francis Williams.
209. Eldest child deceased.
210. Minnie, m. Benjamin Boosier.
211. Zella, m. William Sibery.
199. JOHN RUSH,
196. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RUSH was b. in Greene Co., Pa. He was the second son of William Rush. He m. in Pa.; no issue by the marriage. He m. a second, wife, Mary Conway, daughter of Charles Conway. He migrated from Licking Co., Ohio, to Jay Co., Ind., in 1862. He soon moved back with his family to Knox Co. After returning to Ohio he purchased a small farm and resided in Knox Co. until his death. He is buried with his wife and several of his children in the Burying Ground of Lock.
217. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1848; d. Aug. 21, 1875.
218. William Delvon, d. without issue; buried at Owl Creek, Licking, Co., Ohio.
219. Almira Polina, d. without issue, buried at Owl Creek.
220. Mary Catherine, b. Oct. 2, 1854.
221. Benjamin Franklin, b. Oct. 2, 1854; m. and had issue.
222. Ellen Alvaretta, d. without issue.
223. Charles Newton, d. without issue.
224. John Sherman, d. without issue.
225. James Oren, d. without issue.
226. Ezekiel Braden, d. without issue.
One child d. in infancy.
217. SARAH ELIZABETH RUSH was b. in Knox Co., Ohio, near Lock. She was the eldest child of Benjamin Franklin Rush and Mary Conway. She m. Harrison Hupp, 1867, of Croton, Ohio, who was b. Nov. 28, 1836. She was buried in the Lock Cemetery.
227. Alvin Lorenzo, b. Sept. 11, 1868.
228. Mary Olive, b. March 12, 1870; d. without issue.
229. Timothy Kelsy, b. Jan. 12, 1872; d. without issue.
230. Cora Viola, b. Feb. 20, 1875; m. a Mr. Brooks.
227. ALVIN LORENZO HUPP, the eldest son of Sarah Elizabeth Rush and Harrison Hupp, married.
231. Laurence J., m. and has one son.
220. MARY CATHERINE RUSH, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Rush, Jr., m. Torrence Myers, who was b. Feb. 6, 1849, and d. Aug. 19, 1909. He was of English descent.
233. Bertha May, b. Oct. 6, 1876; d. Dec. 7, 1917.
234. William Henry, b. Aug. 18, 1879.
235. Charles Alonzo, b. Oct. 18,,1881.
236. Ada Allen, b. July 21, 1882.
237. Lester Dale, b. March 4, 1892.
233. BERTHA MAY MYERS, eldest child of Mary Catherine Rush and Torrence Myers, m. William R. Nichols, Oct. 30, 1897.
238. Blanche May, b. March 4, 1898.
239. Iva Myrtle, b. Aug. 30, 1900.
240. Maryanna Maurine, b. July 21, 1906; d. March 7, 1921.
241. Charles Russell, b. Oct. 10, 1909.
234. WILLIAM HENRY MYERS, eldest son and second child of Mary Catherine Rush and Torrence Myers, was b. in Milford Twp., Knox Co., Ohio. He m. Anna Benoy, who was b. in 1882, and d. Jan. 22, 1921.
242. Arthur William, b. Jan. 21, 192 1.
235. CHARLES ALONZO, was b. in Milford Twp., Knox Co., Ohio m. June, 1904, May Pitkin; now resides in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.
243. Theodore, b. 1905.
244. Edith, b. 1907.
245. Elnore, b. 1914.
236. ADA ELLEN MYERS, m. Oct. 5, 1904, Dean L. Hewett, who was b. March 18, 1881.
246. Garland Torrence, b. Oct. 31, 1907; d. Nov. 4, 1907.
247. Dorace Paul, b. Jan. 1, 1910.
248. Dwight Harold, b. June 21, 1917.
237. LESTER DALE MYERS, M. Ester Hatch, who was b. Dec. 17, 1893.
249. Gordon, b. Nov. 9, 1912.
250. Helen Luciel, b. Oct. 27, 1920.
221. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN RUSH, m. July 24, 1883, Susan Ellen Fish of Union Co., Ohio, who was b. May 4, 1864. They are well to do farmers and reside near Richwood, Ohio, surrounded by their children and their families.
251. Oral, b. Jan. 29, 1884; died young.
252. Ada Ethel, b. Feb. 29, 1885; m. Oscar Martin, has three children.
253. Ernest Cecil, b. Aug. 16, 1886; m. Nellie Smith, has two children.
254. Iva Dell, b. Oct. 28, 1888; m. Asa M. McCrary; has two children.
255. Lester Forrest, b. Dec. 28, 1889; m. Ruth R. Petty; three children.
256. Chester Gorman, b. Sept. 10, 1891; M. Margaret Osborn; one child.
257. Ociel Pearl, b. Jan. 4, 1894; m. Guy Hoffman; four children.
258. Elmer Virgil, b. Sept. 11, 1895; m. Ruth Dixon; two children.
259. Bessie Cloe, b. Apr. 20, 1897; m. Delbert Cheny; four children.
260. Laurence Delmer, b. Sept. 19, 1900; m. Ester Nowison
261. Oris Frank, b. Oct. 12, 1903.
262. Thelma Gertrude, b. Oct. 11, 1905; d. in infancy.
263. Charles Clifford, b. Sept. 17, 1907.
264. Zelma Elizabeth, b. Oct. 20, 1909.
18. WILLIAM RUSH1 (William--John--John--John) son of William Rush, was b. in or near Philadelphia in 1727 and died in 1800. His wife, Elizabeth Ream, was b. in 1725 and d. in 1813. They migrated from N. J. in 1773 to Bedford Co., Pa.
1. Sarah, b. 1752; d. 1804.
2. Jacob, b. March 19, 1755; d. Jan. 14, 1850.
3. May, b. 1760; d. 1826.
4. Benjamine, b. 1760; d. 1829.
5. Martha, b., 1761; d. 1823.
(This may have been Matthias and an error made in copying.)
2. JACOB RUSH (William--William--John--John--John) eldest son of William and Elizabeth Rush, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The following letter is a brief summary of his sworn statement in support of his application for a pension:
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C., April 21, 1917.
Revolutionary War Records Section.
V. L. U.
W. F. 11195
Mr. S. R. Rush,
304 Federal Bldg.,
In reply to your request of April 18th, received Apr. 20th, for a statement of the military history of JACOB RUSH, a soldier of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR, you will find below the desired information as contained in his (or his widow's) application for pension on file in this Bureau.
Dates of Enlistment or Appointment: Dec. 1, 1776; May 1, 1778. Length of Service: March 10, 1777; Oct., 1778. Rank: Pvt. Officers Under Whom Service Was Rendered: Captains, Samuel Davis; James Wilson; Colonel George Woods. State: Penn.
Battles engaged in, 1.
Residence of soldier at enlistment, Bedford County, Penn.
Date of aplication for pension, Jan. 16, 1835. His claim was allowed.
Residence at date of application, Somerset County, Penn.
Age, born March 19, 1755, in New Jersey. Died Jan. 14, 1850, in Somerset Co., Penn.
Remarks: Soldier, married Oct. 4, 1827 (1787) in Somerset Co., Penn., Ann McNeal. She was allowed pension on an application executed Dec. 20, 1865, while a resident of Turkeyfoot, Somerset Co., Penn., aged 78 years.
The "Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services," June 1, 1840, shows Jacob Rush at page 123 to be a pensioner, "age 85, residing with Jacob Rush, Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, Pa.," formerly a part of Bedford Co.
He stated to Matthias Rush in 1847, that he was a full cousin to the "American Dwarf,"1 Edward Rush (20).
Jacob Rush married Mary Skinner, March 10, 1778, who died in 1786. He married Ann McNeal, 1787.
Issue by first wife:
7. Reuben, b. Jan. 12, 1779.
8. Highley, b. Oct. 25, 1782.
9. William, b. April 18, 1784; d. March 5, 1870.
10. John, b. July 2, 1785.
Issue by second wife:
11. Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1788.
12. Jacob, b. May 25, 1797.
13. Amos, b. Feb. 15, 1800.
14. Mary, b. June 4, 1802.
9. WILLIAM RUSH (Jacob--William--William--John--John--John) second son of Jacob Rush, grandson of William Rush (18), was b. Apr. 18, 1784. He m. Sarah Kirkpatrick, Apr. 2, 1804.
15. Jacob, b. March 1, 1805; m. Ruth Ogg.
16. Jane, b. Oct. 13, 1806; m. Alex Hanna.
17. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1808; m.
18. John, b. Apr. 10, 1810; m. Sarra Pinkerton.
19. Highley, b. March 11, 1812; m. David Mountain.
20. Nancy, b. March 22, 1814; m. Wm. Scott.
21. Jehu, b. Nov. 1, 1816; m. Mary Hanna.
22. Wm., b. May 1, 1820; m. Jane Nedrow; d. June 3, 1864, of typhoid fever at Vicksburgh, Miss., while a solider in the Civil War.
23. Eaton, b. Aug. 9, 1822; m. Nancy Wirsing.
24. Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 1825; m. John Wirsing.
25. Margaret, b. Oct. 12, 1827; m. Sam Burgher.
26. Pheobe, b. Apr. 30, 1830; m. Anthony Vonhardin.
15. JACOB RUSH (William--Jacob--William--William--John--John--John) the eldest son of William and Sara Kirkpatrick Rush, m. Ruth Ogg Rush, who was b. in Somerset Co., Pa., in 1812.
27. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1830.
28. Jane, b. Mar. 1, 1832.
29. Jehu L., b. Mar. 23, 1834.
30. Rachel, b. Sept. 25, 1835; d. Sept. 21, 1881, in Iowa.
31. Ann, b. Mar. 4, 1837.
32. Catharine, b. Apr. 1, 1839; d. Mar. 2, 1845.
33. Lot, b. July 24, 1840; m. Anna White, Oct. 18, 1861.1
34. Ross, b. Feb. 2, 1842; d. June 18, 1864; in battle of Petersburg.
35. Addison, b. Sept. 3, 1844.
36. Jackson, b. Aug. 30, 1846.
37. Bruce, b. Apr. 28, 1848.
38. Sarah, b. Apr. 25, 1850.
21. JEHU (William--Jacob--William--William--John--John--John) was the third son of William and Mary Hanna Rush.
43. Mary Ann.
27. MARY KELLAR was b. on the Minder farm, which her father owned, in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, but at an early age her father moved his family to Missouri, where the mother died and the family returned to the old home.
In 1853 Mary was married to Simon Kellar and settled in the village of Petersburg, now Addison Borough, where she has resided continuously ever since. To this union there were born three children: Julia, now Mrs. Richardson; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Thomas E. Null, and Ella, now Mrs. William Eckles, all of whom are still living. She has ten grandchildren living and one dead. George Null, who died in France while serving in the World War, was one of her grandsons.
39. JACOB RUSH (Jehu--William--Jacob--William--William--John--John--John) son of Jehu and Mary Hanna Rush, m. Sarah Dull, June 12, 1859.
45. Emma Jane, b. Mar. 22, 1860.
46. Sabina, b. Feb. 22, 1862.
47. Mary, b. Mar. 15, 1864.
48. Frederick Logan, b. June 3, 1866.
49. Grant, b. Nov. 1, 1868.
50. Harvey, b. Jan. 7, 1872.
51. Edward, b. Mar. 10. 1874.
52. Ann, b. June 15, 1875.
53. Margaret Ellen, b. Mar. 6, 1878.
54. Maud, b. May 31, 1881.
55. Lloyd Scott, b. Apr. 7, 1883.
56. Sadie, b. June 11, 1886.
44. JEHU RUSH (Jehu--William--Jacob--William--William--John--John--John) (brother of Harrison) m. Sabina Hyatt Rush, Aug. 7, 1864.
57. Laura, b. Sept. 7, 1865.
58. George, b. Dec. 7, 1866.
59. Norman, b. Feb. 28, 1868.
60. Iva V., b. Sept. 1, 1869.
61. Lettie, b. Nov. 4, 1871.
62. Melissa F., b. April 5, 1873.
63. Ida B., b. Nov. 8, 1874.
64. John, b. March 28, 1879.
65. Andrew, b. Mar. 4, 1881.
66. Jehu, b. Nov. 30, 1885.
67. William, b. June 20, 1889.
JOHN RUSH (William--John--John--John) residing in Amwell Twp., Washington Co., Pa., 1781, is believed to be a brother of Peter Rush (17, Part 1). His son, Nathaniel, b. Sept. 25, 1771, m. Rachel Skinner, daughter of Samuel Skinner. From the name of his wife I infer that he and his father, prior to coming to Washington County, resided in the Rush settlement in Bedford Co., Pa., where persons of his wife's name, resided.
Issue of Nathaniel:
2. Mary, b. 1799; d. unmarried.
3. Phebe, b. 1803; m. Isaac Strate.
4. John, b. 1804; moved to Wapello Co., Ia.
5. Samuel, b. 1806; m. Sarah Ann Powell.
6. Agnes, b. 1808; m. a Cornelius Lanning.
7. Jonathan, b. 1810; m. Lucy Vail.
8. David, b. 1813; m. Nancy Allen; Issue: Rachael, b. Sept. 25, 1843; m. Elisha Johnson, 1863. Issue: Mary, Nancy.
9. Simeon, b. 1817; d. in infancy.
10. Lydda, b. 1818.
10. LYDDA, m. John Rundle.
11. Jenette, b. 1842.
12. Niram C.; m. Mary Bopst.
13. James, m. Nan Smeltzer.
14. Orlando, m. Kate Amick.
15. Lucy, m. M. Walters.
16. Bruce, m. Ida Warner.
17. John, m. Nettie Hall.
18. Rosetta, m. J. Whittam.
11. JEANETTE RUNDLE, m. G. W. Cramer of Tyrone, Pa., at Albia, Iowa.
19. Harry F., b. 1858; m. Margaret A. Shafer.
Vera, m. Frank Wright.
Carrie C., m. Withers Todd.
Vern R., m. Agne Welt.
Alice, m. Marion Sawyer.
Frank S., m. Aldenita Snowball.
20. Leni L., m. Anton Smith.
Fay, m. Hackney.
Issue, one son.
21. Nellie C., b. 1864; m. Charles F. Woolsey, 1886.
Ivy L., d. unmarried.
Vera, m. Albert D. Garrabrant.
Charles Cramer, m. Laura A. Williamson; d. 1915.
Charles C. Woolsey, Jr.
22. Ava V., m. George H. Ewers.
Claud, m. Lois Forsythe.
Ralph, m. Mabel ------.
23. Ralph E.
24. Wade H., m. Ida McLain.
25. Zara B., m. Dr. G. Allen Jenkins.
26. Jean, m. Wallace Hickenlooper.
3. Phebe Rush, m. Isaac Strate.
Cyrene; m. Mr. Hall.
Stephen B., m. ------.
Celestine, m. ------ Riddle.
Luthella, m. August Zelmer.
Myrtle, m. ------ Bivens.
Orra, m. Otto Stultz.
6. Agnes Rush, m. Cornelius Lanning.
Isaiah, m. ------.
Lucy, m. ------ Stout.
Lucetta, m. ------ Stout, brother to husband of Lucy.
(The foregoing record is furnished by Mrs. Nellie Cramer Woolsey, of Los Angeles, Calif.)
CONRAD RUSH, Lemington, Bedminister Twp., Somerset Co., N. J., (believed to be a brother of Peter Rush, 17, Part I).
Jacob Rush, b. Jan. 11, 1757, at Lemington, Bedminister Twp., N. J., migrated to Roxbury Twp., Morris Co., N. J., and thence to Warren Co., Pa.; a soldier in the Revolution; m. May 21, 1780; no children mentioned. States his father's name in application for pension.
William Rush, soldier in Revolution; Jersey line; m. Jean Rush, Bedford Co., Pa., Apr. 11, 1791; d. in Jefferson Twp., Greene Co. Pa.
Adam, b. Feb. 12, 1792.
Conrad, b. Aug. 27, 1793.
Barbara, b. Nov. 28, 1794.
John, b. Feb. 1, 1796.
Mary, b. May 9, 1797.
Peter, b. Jan. 20, 1803.
Charity, b. March 26, 1801.
Elizabeth, b. March 14, 1805.
Nancy, b. March 20, 1807.
Jean, b. Apr. 2, 1809.
Lydia, b. Feb. 28, 181 1.
William, Jr., b. Jan. 24, 1813.
(The above is copied as recorded by William Rush in his application for a pension.)
BENJAMIN RUSH was b. in Morris Co., N. J., Sept. 11, 1770; m. Margaret Logan, daughter of William Logan; b. Nov. 11, 1773; Mendam Twp., Morris Co., N. J. He was said to be related to Michael Rush, probably a cousin. He and his wife migrated to Morris Twp., Washington Co., Pa., and resided for many years in the vicinity of the Rush settlement. Benjamin Rush and family migrated about 1811, to Knox Co., Ohio. This was about the same time that Peter Rush, son of Michael, made his home in Knox Co., where they and some of their children are buried in a neglected burying ground near Liberty Chappel. Clyde Rush, a descendant of Benjamin Rush, has in his possession Benjamin Rush's family bible. The following is a copy of the family record as recorded by him:
"Jobe Rush, b. July 9, 1799, in Washington Co., Pa.
Andrew Miller Rush, b. Sept. 4, 1801, Washington Co., Pa.
Mary Rush, b. Nov. 1, 1803, in Washington Co., Pa.
Johannah Rush, b. May 9, 1806, in Washington Co., Pa.
Margaret Rush, b. March 18, 1810, in Washington Co., Pa.
Euince Rush, b. June 1, 1812, Morris Twp., Knox Co., Ohio.
Sarah Rush, b. Oct. 2, 1815, Morris Twp., Knox Co., Ohio.
Lucinda, b. July 4, 1818, Morris Twp., Knox Co., Ohio."1
Partial Outline of the Descendants of PETER RUSH of Morris Township, Knox Co., Ohio. This man was a very early settler in the county. It is believed that he arrived in Morris Twp. not later than 1810. According to family tradition he was related to Benjamin Rush; also Peter Rush, son of Michael Rush.
1. PETER RUSH, b. 1782, d. 1860; m. Clarissa Upson, b. 1780; d. 1848.
2. Sarah, b. 1804; d. 1880; m. John Loree, b. 1797; d. 1883; Issue: Logan Loree, lives at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
3. Emeline, b. 1806, d. 1897.
4. Nancy Rush, b. 1812, d. 1882; m. and had issue.
5. John L. Rush, b. 1818, d. 1904, m. and had issue.
3. EMELINE RUSH, m. Eli Young; has a son living in Ada, Ohio----Wilson.
4. NANCY RUSH, M. Danial Nixon, b. 1806 and d. 1877.
6. Jessie P., b. 1832; d. 1899; m. and had issue.
7. Oliver, b. 1835, d. 1869.
8. Lavina, b. 1837.
9. Clara, b. 1843, d. 1921; no issue.
10. Mary, b. 1847; no issue.
5. JOHN L. RUSH, the only sort of Peter Rush and Clarissa Upson, m. Anne Loverige, b. 1822; d. 1904.
11. Alfred, m. and now lives in Mt. Dora, Fla., no issue.
7. OLIVER NIXON, the eldest son of Nancy Rush and Danial Nixon, m. Ammanda Cooper, b. 1839; d. 1916.
12. Ida, b. 1858; d. 1860.
13. Della Rush, b. Apr. 17, 1860; m. Ira Clyde Rush, who is a great-grandson of Benjamin Rush of Knox Co., Ohio. They live at Fredricktown, Knox Co.
14. Oscar E., b. May 17, 1860.
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14. OSCAR E. NIXON, m. Louise Craig, b. Apr. 19, 1869.
15. Gordon, b. June 22, 1905.
16. Gwendoline, b. June 5, 1909.
8. LAVINA NIXON, eldest daughter of Danial Nixon and Nancy Rush, m. Robert L. Irvine, b. 1839, d. 1902.
17. Selina Edith, b. Jan. 31, 1863.
18. William D., b. June 16, 1865.
19. George E., b. August 31, 1867.
20. Jessie B., b. November 19, 1869.
18. WILLIAM D. IRVINE, the eldest son of Lavina Nixon, m. Mary E. Phillips of Morris Twp., Knox Co., Ohio, March 9, 1887.
21. Mary Grace, b. Mar. 13, 1888, d. Nov. 30, 1888.
22. Hayzel Florence, b. Aug. 23, 1889.
23. Alice Edith, b. Apr. 1, 1891; m., has no issue.
24. Ethel Clara, b. Oct. 30, 1892; d. Oct. 30, 1912.
25. Robert Phillips, b. Aug. 20, 1897; m. has issue.
26. Edward Earl, b. Oct. 27, 1898; m. Goldie Mildred Todd, June 13, 1916.
22. HAYZEL FLORENCE, the second daughter and second child of William D. Irvine and Mary E. Phillips, m. Glenn E. Judy, May 22, 1905.
27. Beryle Glenna, b. Mar. 22, 1906.
28. Edith Hayzel, b. Oct. 14, 1917.
29. Jean, b. Aug. 9, 1921.
23. ALICE EDITH IRVINE, m. Ray C. Scarbrough, Jan. 10, 1912.
30. Genevieve, b. Apr. 14, 1913; d. July 25, 1914.
31. Mary Olive, b. June 2, 1915.
25. ROBERT PHILLIPS IRVINE, eldest son of William D. Irvine and Mary E. Phillips; m. Verna Caroline Halsey, Sept. 23, 1916.
32. Robert Wendel, b. April 2, 1920.
19. GEORGE E. IRVINE, m. Etta Jackson, Jan. 28, 1894.
33. Robert D.
20. JESSIE B. IRVINE, youngest son of Lavina Nixon and Robert L. Irvine, m. Clara A. Tobes, in 1890.
37. Harry C., b. July 30, 1891.
38. Mary Grace, b. Nov. 9, 1893.
39. Clyde E., b. Dec. 18, 1897.
37. HARRY C. IRVINE, eldest son of Jessie B. Irvine and Clara A. Tobes, m. Ethel Deakins, 1917.
40. John Robert, b. Feb. 23, 1917.
38. MARY GRACE IRVINE, only daughter of Jessie B. Irvine and Clara A. Tobes, m. Harry C. Benson, in 1916.
41. Frances Irvine, b. Dec. 15, 1916.
42. George Edward, b. Dec. 11, 1919.
43. Jack Earnest, b. Oct. 8, 1921.
39. CLYDE ERNEST IRVINE, son of Jessie B. Irvine and Clara A. Tobes, m. Helen Doup, in 1918.
44. Clyde Ernest, Jr., b. Jan. 28, 1922.
Note--The above is in substance the same as received by the writer from Mrs. Clyde Rush and Selina Edith Irvine of Fredricktown, Ohio.
Descendants of Peter Rush who came to Darke Co., Ohio, in 1809; his father's name is unknown.
PETER RUSH was b. in Pa. in 1754 and his wife, Mary Slaughter, was b. 1764. He is believed to be a descendant of John Rush of Byberry.
1. Philip, b. Sept. 20, 1786; d. in infancy.
2. Jesse, b. May 11, 1790; migrated to Elkhart, Ind.
Marjorie, m. a Mr. Farr.
3. Elizabeth, b. June 7, 1793; m. a Mr. Sumption; they raised a family in South Bend, Indiana.
4. Catherine, b. Apr. 17, 1796.
5. Asa, b. Apr. 25, 1799.
6. Margaret, b. Sept. 6, 1801; m. Zach Friar.
7. Phoebe, b. June 6, 1804.
8. Isaiah, b. July 25, 1807; migrated to Elkhart.
Issue: George, Amy; also a son.
5. ASA RUSH, m. Margaret Hill, Oct. 24, 1822.
9. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 11, 1824; m. George D. Miller of Darke Co.
Mrs. Emily Morrow, Greenville, Ohio.
Henry D., Greenville, Ohio.
Volney, Union City, Ind.
Mrs. Jane Rush, deceased.
10. Harvey, b. Jan. 30, 1827; in. Lilly P. Wilson.
Albert, d. in infancy.
Ella Leinbach, b. Nov. 16, 1854; d. Feb. 13, 1881.
Olive, b. Nov. 28, 1856.
Alice, b. Apr. 5, 1859.
A. W., b. May 12, 1860.
Harvey D., b. Jan. 7, 1904.
John A., b. June 30, 1905.
William W., b. Dec. 23, 1906.
Carrie, b. Aug. 3, 1863.
William Harvey, b. Jan. 9, 1866; d. June 2, 1911.
11. Sarah, b. Dec. 5, 1828; d. in infancy.
12. Anderson, b. Sept. 18, 1830; d. in 1853.
13. Nancy, b. Oct. 9, 1832; m. William Smelker. Two of of her daughters live at New Madison, Ohio----Mrs. W. S. Ray and Mrs. Elizabeth Walker. There are several grand-children still living.
14. William, b. July 25, 1834; d. Nov. 12, 1859.
15. Mary Emily, b. Oct. 11, 1836; d. May, 1921; m. N. M. Wilson.
Elmer E. All reside in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. J. P. Martin, Corwallis, Ore.
ENGLISH OF DUTCH OR GERMAN CHRISTIAN NAMES.
The following is a partial list of Dutch-German names, with their equivalents in English, as used in New Jersey during Colonial time. (Somerset County Hist. Quarterly, Vol. VI, No. 1, p. 47.)
Andries--Andrew Joost--Justus, George
Anneken, Annetje--Ann Joris, Jurian, Jurge--George
Beletje, Bella--Isabella Katryne, Kattje, Katryntje--
Catrina, Catryntie--Catherine Klaartje--Clara
Engeltje--Angelicia, Angeline Lotje--Charlotte
Frans--Francis Lysbet, Lysje--Elizabeth
Filips, Flip--Philip Matthys--Matthias
Floortje--Flora Maria, Mariken, Marritje, Mary-
Giel--Michael tje, Maartje, Maaike--Mary
Geertruyd, Geesje, Geertje, Natje, Annaatje--Anna
Janettje, Janne--Jane Zanneke--Susanna
LETTER FROM DR. RUSH TO JOHN ADAMS.
"Philadelhia, July 13th, 1812.
My dear Friend:-Can you bear to read a letter that has nothing in it about politics or war? I will, without waiting for an answer to this question, trespass upon your patience, by writing to you upon another subject.
I was called on Saturday last to visit a patient about nine miles from Philadelphia. Being a holiday I took my youngest son with me, instead of my black servant. After visiting my patient, I recollected I was within three or four miles of the farm on which I was born, and where my ancestors for several generations had lived and died. The day being cool and pleasant, I directed my son to continue our course to it. In approaching, I was agitated in a manner I did not expect. The access was altered, but everything around was nearly the same as in the days of my boyhood, at which time I left it. I introduced myself to the family that lived there, by telling them at once who I was, and my motives for intruding upon them. They received me kindly, and discovered a disposition to satisfy my curiosity and gratify my feelings. I asked permission to conduct my son upstairs, to see the room in which I drew my first breath, and made my first unwelcome noise in the world, and where first began the affection and cares of my beloved and excellent mother. This request was readily complied with, and my little boy seemed to enjoy the spot. I next asked for a large cedar tree that stood before the door, which had been planted by my father's hand. Our kind host told me it had been cut down seventeen years ago; and then pointed to a piazza in front of the house, the pillars of which, he said, were made of it. I next inquired for an orchard planted by my father. He conducted me to an eminence behind the house, and showed me a number of large apple trees, at a little distance, that still bore fruit, to each of which I felt something like the affection of a brother. The building, which is of stone, bears marks of age and decay. On one of the stones near the front door, I discovered with some difficulty the letters J. R. Before the house, flows a small, but deep creek, abounding in pan-fish. The farm consists of ninety acres, all in a highly cultivated state. I knew the owner to be in such easy circumstances, that I did not ask him his price for it; but begged, if he should ever incline to sell it, to make me or one of my surviving sons the first offer, which he promised to do.
While I sat in his common room, I looked at its walls, and thought how often they had been made vocal by my ancestors, to conversations about wolves and bears, and snakes, in the first settlement of the farm; afterwards about cows and calves and colts and lambs; and the comparative exploits of reapers and thrashers; and at all times with prayers and praises, and chapters read audibly from the bible; for all who inhabited it of my family were pious people, and chiefly of the sect of Quakers and Baptists. On my way home I stopped to view a family grave-yard, in which were buried three and part of four successive generations, all of whom were the descendants of Captain John Rush, who, with six sons and three daughters, followed William Penn to Pennsylvania, in the year 1683. He commanded a troop of horse under Oliver Cromwell; and family tradition says he was personally known to him, and much esteemed by him as an active and an enterprising officer. When I first settled in Philadelphia, I was sometimes visited by one of his grandsons, a man of eighty-five years of age, who had lived with him when a boy, and who often detailed anecdotes from him of the battles in which he had fought under Cromwell, and once mentioned an encomium on his character by Cromwell, when he supposed him to be killed. The late General Darke of Virginia and General James Irvine, are a part of his numerous posterity; as the successor to the eldest sons of the family, I have been permitted to possess his sword, his watch, and the leaf of his family bible that contains the record of his marriage, and of the birth and names of his children, by his own hand. In walking over the grave-yard, I met with a head-stone, with the following inscription:
'In memory of James Rush, who departed this life March 16th, 1727, aged forty-eight years.
I've tried the strength of death, at length,
And here lie under ground,
But I shall rise, above the skies,
When the last trump shall sound.'
This James Rush was my grandfather. My son, the physician, was named after him. I have often heard him spoken of as a strong-minded man, and uncommonly ingenious in his business, which was that of gunsmith. The farm still bears marks of his boring machine. My father inherited both his trade and his farm. While standing near his grave, and recollecting how much of his kindred dust surrounded it, my thoughts became confused, and it was some time before I could arrange them. Had any or all of my ancestors appeared before, me, in their homespun or working dresses,( for they were all farmers or mechanics), they would probably have looked at one another, and said, 'What means that gentleman by thus intruding upon us?'
Dear and venerable friends! be not offended at me. I inherit your blood, and I bear the name of most of you. I come here to claim affinity with you, and to do homage to your Christian and moral virtues. It is true, my dress indicates that I move in a different sphere from that in which you have passed through life; but I have acquired and received nothing from the world which I prize so highly as the religious principles which I inherited from you, and I possess nothing that I value so much as the innocence and purity of your characters.
Upon my return to my family in the evening, I gave them a history of the events of the day, to which they listened with great pleasure; and partook, at the same time, of some cherries, from the limb of a large tree (supposed to have been planted by my father), which my little son brought home with him.
Mr. Pope says there are seldom more than two or three persons in the world who are sincerely afflicted at out death beyond the limits of our own family. It is, I believe, equally true, and there are seldom more than two or three persons in the world who are interested in anything a man says of himself beyond the circle of his own table or fireside. I have flattered myself that you are one of those two or three persons to whom the simple narrative and reflections contained in this letter will not be unacceptable from, my dear and excellent friend, yours affectionately,
To John Adams, Esq."
DOCTOR BENJAMIN RUSH AND SON, RICHARD RUSH
(North American Review, Vol. 189, pp. 491-495; 1860.)
"Not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles' of American liberty, in all that constitutes true patriotism, was the venerated Dr. Benjamine Rush, of Philadelphia. Inheriting from his stern ancestor, Captain John Rush--a favorite officer of Oliver Cromwell, and a commander of a troop of horse under his eye--an intelligent devotion to the cause of constitutional freedom, he added to his republican faith the learning of the schools, the virtues of the cloister, and the manners of the court. His services to the cause of American education had a signal commencement, while he was yet a student at Edinburgh, in his negotiations with Dr. Witherspoon, who was induced by his agency to accept the presidency of Princeton College; and for the space of forty-nine years (from the nineteenth to the sixty-eighth year of his age), he ceased not to instruct his fellow-citizens through the press. His four volumes of 'Medical Inquiries and Observations,' his volume of 'Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical,' his collection of "Lectures,' chiefly introductory to his course on the 'Institutes and Practice of Medicine,' his 'Inquiry into the Effects of Public Punishments,' his 'Essays on Capital Punishments,' his 'Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits,' his 'Observations upon the Study of the Greek and Latin Languages,' his 'Defence of the Bible as a School-Book,' and many other publications, evinced his lively interest in the physical, mental, moral and spiritual welfare of his fellow-men. Equally at home among the rich and the poor--now administering consolation at the bedside of the departing, and anon one of the most resolute in the imposing convocation which decreed the Magna Charta of American liberty--his life was full of honor, and his death was peace. When at last his career of usefulness was suddenly arrested, it was felt that his country, and especially the city long honored by his well-earned fame, had sustained no common loss. All ranks and conditions lamented his death; but no tribute would have been so grateful to the departed spirit, had it been allowed to linger awhile amidst familiar scenes, as the tears of the poor and the wretched, who, rendered bold by the agony of a great grief, filled the house of mourning with their griefs--imploring permission once more to gaze upon the face, or at least to touch the coffin, of the benefactor whom they should see no. more on earth.
We have briefly adverted to the excellence of his private character. 'Piety to God,' one of his biographers marks, 'was an eminent trait in the character of Dr. Rush. In all his printed works, and in all his private transactions, he expressed the most profound respect and veneration for the great Eternal.'
'His writings,' says Dr. Hosack, 'in numerous places bear testimony to his Christian virtues; and in a manuscript letter, written a short time previous to his fatal illness, he candidly declared that he had 'acquired and received nothing from the world which he so highly prized as the religious principles he received from his parents.' It is peculiarly gratifying to observe a man so distinguished in a profession in which, by the illiberal, religious scepticism is supposed to abound, directing his talents to the maintenance of genuine piety and the enforcing of Christian virtue. To inculcate those principles which flow from the source, of all truth and purity, and to impart them as a legacy to his children, was an object dear to his heart, and which he never failed to promote by constant exhortation and the powerful influence of his own example.'
The second son of this zealous patriot, active philanthropist, and learned physician was Richard Rush, the author of the "Occasional Productions' which have elicited this article. To be the son of such a father was no slight honor, but--fortunate on both sides of the house--he could claim as his maternal grandfather another signer of the Declaration of Independence--Richard Stockton, of New Jersey.
At the age of fourteen he became a student at Princeton College, and was there graduated in 1797, in his eighteenth year-the youngest of a class of thirty-three. Having determined to apply himself to the mysteries of Come and Blackstone, he commenced his legal studies in the office of William Lewis, of whom a graphic portrait was presented by Mr. Horace Binney, in his reminiscences of 'The Leaders of the Old Bar of Philadelphia,' a work reviewed in our pages for January of this year. At the age of twenty-seven he attracted the notice of the leaders of the Democratic or Republican party, by a speech at a meeting in the State-House yard, in Philadelphia, convened shortly after the attack on the United States frigate Chesapeake. In 1808 he extended his reputation by his defence of Colonel Duane (editor of the Aurora, the great Democratic paper), who was charged with a libel upon Governor McKean. In January, 1811, he became Attorney-General of Pennsylvania; and in November of the same year was appointed by Mr. Madison, First Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States.
During the war of 1812-14, Mr. Rush was a vigorous champanion, in the public prints, of the measures of the Administration; and to few writers was Mr. Madison so deeply indebted, at a time when many educated men, equally ready with the pen and the voice, considered resistance to Government one of the first duties of patriotism.
Early in 1814 Mr. Rush was requested by the President to take his choice between the Attorney-Generalship and the Secretaryship of the Treasury. He selected the former, and occupied the position for three years. After acting as Secretary of State for about six months, in 1816, he was in October, 1817, created Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Great Britain, and he discharged the duties of this post with great reputation for no less than eight years. For the responsibilities of a diplomatist at the court of a great and polished nation Mr. Rush was peculiarly fitted. His honorable descent, his intellectual culture, his intimate acquaintance with English literature, and his courteous manners, were well calculated to command that respect and consideration which further so effectually the official agency of a resident minister.
Amidst the evidences of political decadence which late years have exhibited in the United States, it is pleasant to feel that the mission to England has been, we think we can say without exception, committed to men of culture and refinement. Political partisanship may send boors and drunkards to some European courts; but a sense of decency still regulates the appointments to others. The, personal influence, and the recollections of the personal characteristics, of Adams, Everett, Ingersoll, Lawrence, and Dallas neutralize in the English mind the baleful effects of much Congressional vulgarity and of many a freebooting foray.
In 1833 Mr. Rush favored the world with his interesting "Memoranda of a Residence at the Court of London,' of which a new edition was published in 1845. "His journal, 'remarks the Edinburgh Review, 'is the evident fruit of a sensible and virtuous mind--a mind loving truth, and (what it is strange should be a compliment), desirous of being pleased.'
In 1825 Mr. Rush became Secretary of the Treasury, and occupied that post during the administration of John Quincy Adams; and in 1828 he was nominated, on the same ticket with Mr. Adams, for the Vice-Presidency of the United States. In 1836 he was appointed by General Jackson to proceed to England and receive the Smithsonian bequest, and he successfully discharged the duties of this mission. In 1847 he was appointed American Minister at Paris, and was the first foreign ambassador who recognized the new government of 1848. After his return to Philadelphia he withdrew altogether from the cares of public life, dividing his time between the studies of his library and the hospitalities of his parlor, until his decease, on the 30th of July, 1859. An admirable summary of the principal events of his life, accompanied with reflections upon his character, was prepared by his friend, Hon. Henry D. Gilpin, late Attorney-General of
the United States (who survived him only about six months), and read at a meeting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, August 8th, 1859. His death was also properly noticed, and a brief sketch of his public service presented, by Senator Pearce, of Maryland, at a meeting of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonion Institution, held January 28, 1860."
THE BABBIT FAMILY1
Edward Bobet is said to be the founder of the Babbit Family in America. The first mention of Edward Bobet on record is at Plymouth, 1643, in a list of those able to bear arms. He bought land November 19, 1652. According to the records of Plymouth Colony, Edward Bobett m. Sarah Tarne, 1654, and began life as a farmer on a farm purchased from Jonas Austin, 1652, near Joshuas Creek, on an old highway from Taughton to Freetown, Mass. He d. June 25, 1675. There, is no doubt that the family comes of English origin.
2. Edward, b. July 15, 1655.
3. Sarah, March 20, 1658.
4. Hannah, March 9, 1660.
5. Damaris, Sept. 15, 1663.
6. Elkanah, Dec. 15, 1665.
Dorcas, Jan. 20, 1667; d. April 9, 1674.
7. Esther, April 15, 1669.
8. Ruth, Aug. 7, 1671.
9. Deliverance, Dec. 15, 1673.
6. ELKANAH BOBET (Edward), b. December 15, 1665. He resided in Berkley. His lands were partly in Dighton as the town boundaries were then located. D. about 1735. He m. June 25, 1689, Elizabeth Briggs, born 1672.
Children:----(Born in Berkley, Mass.)
21. Elkanah, April 22, 1690.
22. Damaris, June 18, 1691.
Dorcas, Aug. 12, 1693. M. Ebenezer Harvey. Has no children.
23. Hopestill, Sept. 11, 1695.
24. Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1698.
21. ELKANAH BABBIT (Elkanah--Edward). B. April 22, 1690. Styled "Captain." He resided in Berkley on a farm set off to him by his father from his own lands. M. (1st) Mary Hathaway, born 1691-2; she d. Aug. 15, 1729. M. (2nd) April 2, 1730, Mehitable Crane.
Children by first wife:
61. Isaac, b. Aug. 15, 1717.
62. Hopestill, b. Jan. 7, 1720.
Phoebe, b. June 6, 1722; m. July 11, 1745, Caleb Eddy of Halifax, Mass. They moved to New Jersey.
Marcy, b. July 14, 1726. Died young.
Deborah (perhaps) 1728. Married Robert Bostwick of Brooklyn, Conn., as his second wife. She died May 5, 1794.
Children by second wife:
Marcy, Dec. 31, 1730.
Stephen, Dec. 1732.
63. Zephaniah, b. Jan. 5, 1735.
64. Samuel, b. Sept. 30, 1737.
65. Amariah, b. May 16, 1743.
66. John, b. 1750.
61. ISAAC BABBIT (Elkanah--Elkanah--Edward), b. Aug. 15, 1717, at Berkley, Mass. He d. before May 8, 1777, on which date his son, Seth, was appointed administrator. He settled at Mendham, N. J., about 1743. While the American troops were quartered in Morristown, Isaac Babbit and his family sent them daily great quantities of bread baked in the home oven. He m. Feb. 12, 1738-9, at Berkley, Mass., Elizabeth Babbit, No. 32, daughter of Seth and Sarah (Cooper) Babbit. She was b. Feb, 29, 1714.
149. Seth, b. Nov. 16, 1741.
Isaac, b. Feb. 10 (or 19), 1742-3. Served in Revolution. Died Nov. 9, 1792. He was styled "Sargeant." His will at Trenton, N. J., disclosed the relationship of the New Jersey Babbitts. He was married. Name of wife unknown. No children.
150. Daniel, b. Jan. 7, 1752.
Mary, married Benham.
153. Martha, married John Lyon about 1780 and removed to Ogdensburg, N. Y.
Sarah, married Dunlap.
151. JOB BABBIT (Isaac--Elkanah--Elkanah--Edward), b. Mendham, N. J. In 1771 he was still a resident of Mendham.
In the census of 1790 he was in Greene County, Pa. He seems to have been associated for a while with his brother Elkanah in Pequanock, N. J. and later they both removed into Greene Co., Pa. Elkanah returned to New Jersey but Job went further west, settling near Union Village, Ohio. He married Sarah Parkhurst.
David, d. in early manhood.
Aaron, probably in Pa., 1790.
342. Luther, b. Oct. 25, 1776.
343. Calvin, Oct. 25, 1776.
345. Daniel, b. July 20, 1782
346. Job, b. 1783.
340. JACOB BABBIT (Job--Isaac--Elkanah--Elkanah--Edward), in June, 1817, moved to Union Village, near Lebanon, Ohio, and d. there. Married Alice Craft1. She was b. about 1765. She was a daughter of John Craft, d. 1804, age 74, was an early settler of Morris Twp., Washington Co., Pa., and removed there from Maryland prior to the Revolutionary War.
Elsie, d. aged four years.
Anna, b. July 31, 1796; d. Jan. 20, 1870; m. Michael Rush (33) at the age of eighteen years.
Aaron, d. aged 77 years; Shaker and astronomer.
Jemima, m. 1817 to Mr. Barnhardt; d. 1818.
John, d. aged 50; Doctor; embraced the Shaker faith.
Amos, lived to old age.
Elizabeth, b. 1805; d. 1835; noted for her intelligence and influence in the Shaker Village.
Amsy, d. aged 24 years.
726. Luther, m. Miss Deckworth; he was a Shaker and later a Methodist; a farmer near Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio.
Issue: Two sons, b. 1842 and 1844.
727. Calvin, b. Aug. 4, 1809; d. March 5, 1879.
(P. 469, Babbit Genealogy)
727. CALVIN BABBIT (Jacob--Job--Isaac--Elkanah--Edward), the tenth and youngest child of Jacob Babbit, was b. August 4, 1809, in Morris Twp., Washington Co. His grandfather in 1885 bought and lived for fourteen years on what was afterwards known as the Parkinson farm, near Concord, Pa. Calvin Babbitt's father, Jacob Babbitt, acquired the farm, since known as the Silas Day farm, prior to 1796, and resided there for many years. It was here that Calvin Babbitt and his sister Anna Rush, were b. He worked on his father's farm and later at the trade of brick-layer.
When eight years of age he migrated with his father and family to Union Village, Ohio. The family joined the Shakers in that locality and Calvin seems to have taken advantage of the educational opportunities afforded and studied Latin and French and acquired a good education. He later procured a position as a clerk in a retail store at Dayton, Ohio. He m. Mary Darrow, May 10, 1840, a Shaker of Union Village. She died two or three years later, without children. He then procured employment as a clerk in a wholesale grocery establishment in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the Babbitt of Babbitt, Good & Co., and head of Babbitt, Harkness & Co. His son, William Pitt, had a fourth interest in the latter business, which was closed out on the death of his father in 1879. Calvin Babbitt was a lovable character. He was greatly attached to his older sister, Anna Rush, and her family. On three or four different occasions he returned to Morris Twp., accompanied by his wife, to visit his sister. Among the old Rush family pictures is found the foregoing picture of Calvin Babbitt, autographed "To my Sister."
His second wife, Anna Andress, b. Jan. 4, 1816, Brighton, England, embraced the Swedenberg Faith and Calvin Babbitt also became an adherent of that sect.
His son, Charles E., bears witness that his father was the best man he ever knew, and his sister, Anna Rush and family, never lost an opportunity to extol his virtues. He took an active part in Civil War work and cared for wounded soldiers in his own household. He died the oldest wholesale grocerer in Cincinnati, Ohio, universally known and respected.
Anna Elizabeth, b. March 20, 1841; m. William N. Hobart, 1862, and resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James C., b. 1866; Lowell Fletcher, b. 1867; Anna, b. 1868; Everett Winslow, b. 1873; d. 1899; Elizabeth, b. 1875.
William Pitt, b. April 1, 1843. Resides in Denver, Colo.; m. Sept. 22, 1891, Mrs. Anna E. Steel; no children.
Calvin, b. 1845; d. 1847.
Carrie Andress, b. Dec. 15, 1853; m. 1879, Julius B. Hargrave; d. 1902.
Newell Hobart, b. 1880; Jas. Calvin, b. 1883; Julius B., b. 1884; d. 1886; Helen Holmes, b. 1887; Ruth, b. 1888; Donald Perry, b. 1894.
Mary Ellen, b. July 22, 1847.
Charles Edwin, b. Nov. 12, 1849; Lawyer in Cincinnati; m. 1883, Ida Seymour.
Children: Eliza, b. 1884.
CHARTER MEMBERS OF BEULAH CHURCH.
Lewis Ketchum Alice Johnston
Phoebe Ketchum John Parcell
Stephen Parcell, Sen. Hannah Parcell
Dorcas Parcell, Sen. Isaac Wingett
Michael Rush, Sen. Mary Wingett
Anna Rush Jacob Rush
David Rush, Sen. Anna Rush
Angeline Rush Luther Wolfe
William Wolf John Mitchell
Ruth Wolf Ellis Hughs
Daniel Rush Stephen Parcell
Alice Rush Hannah Pipes
Frederick Funk, Sen. Susanna Rush
Mary Funk Mary Dilley
Michael Funk Sallie Ackley
Lucinda Funk Doreas Andrew
George Funk Lizia Wingett
I.ouisa Funk Ruth Wingett
Daniel M. Johnston
Members from 1863-1870.
Phoebe Ketchum Anna Rush
Michael Rush, Sen. David Rush
Angeline Rush E. Hoge
Frederick Funk Mathias Clutter
Mary Funk Sara S. Auld
Michael Funk Mary Powers
Lucinda Funk Sarah R. Funk
Jacob Rush Dorcas Rush
Anna Rush Malinda Powers
Sarah Minton Joseph Tilton
Mary A. Axtell Mary K. Tilton
Rhodas Dewberry Margery Booth
Margaret Huffman Phoebe Wise
Rilda Sutton Mary E. Carroll
Mary Sutton Sallie Rutan
Lewis Doty Maria Marshall
Nancy Doty Caroline Grant
Zenas Axtell Sara Jane Scott
Asenath Axtell H. H. Craig
Melissa P. McCollum Angeline Rush
Susan Craig Elizabeth Beabout
Margaret Baldwin Maria Tilton
Sarah Ackley Eliza Davis
Elizabeth Clutter Sara J. Masters
Silas Rush Cintha J. Pettit
Susanna Rush Jesse Hathaway
Silas Day Sophronia Beabout
Phoebe Day George Funk
Mathias Rush Martha Axtell
Eliza Masters Jermima Rush
Levi Masters Collins Rush
Luther Rush Corinda Funk
Sarah R. Rush Charles Wingett
Margaret Mankey Analise Clutter
David Rush George Barker
Evaline P. Rush Nancy Clutter
Sarah Clutter Rebecca Jane Martin
Elizabeth C. Ewing John Rush
William Rush Eliza Craig
Calvin Rush I. W. Clutter
Phoebe Rush Sarah Clutter
Michael Rush Clark Clutter
Mary Clutter Wm. Auld
Linzay Rush Beden Beabout
John Hedge John Beabout
Isabel S. Day Jackson Rush
Samuel Auld Mathias Sanders
W. M. Huffman Margaret Mankey
Joseph Craig George Doman
Polly Barker Malinda Doman
Margaret Carter Henry Beabout
Samantha Sanders Mary Jane Beabout
Maria Funk Catharine Clutter
Barbara Funk Pheobe Rutan
Mary Davis Lavina Stergis
McClelland King Parrina Rush
Eliza Beabout Jane Vankirk
Martha An Clutter Caroline Hathaway
James Briner Juliet D. Right
Ziza McCullough Ruth Ellen Day
Elizabeth Hendershot Levi Curry
Wm. Parcel Warren Rush
Mary Sanders Isaac Clutter
Maria S. Beabout Sarah Clutter
Sara Ann H. Rush Julia Clutter
Lucinda R. McGlumphy Jane Huffman
Mary Ann Tripp Brice Rush
Elizabeth Sutton Warren Clutter
Lucinda R. Gregory Randolph Rush
Maria R. Mankey Lizzie Rush
Mary Rush Clara Rush
Mary McGlumphy Mankey Nancy J. Doman
Catharine Jane Bonum Martha Brown
Harry Sanders Nancy Tilton
Jane Diller Delila Hendershot
THE LEONARD FAMILY.
Solomon Leonard, according to the genealogical history of Manning Leonard, was born in 1610 in Monmouthshire, in the southwestern part of England, and with his father, of the same name, emigrated first to Leyden, Holland, and in 1629 came to America, settling at Plymouth or Duxbury, Mass. The Leonard family is said, to descend through the Dacre family from Edward the III.1 Solomon Leonard's son, Isaac, b. about 1650, married Deliverance and had issue. The latters son, Benjamine, and wife, Mary, sold their homestead at Berkley, March 16, 1737, to John Paul for £620, and on Nov. 2, 1738, sold a tract of meadow land to Elkanah Babbit. About this time it is said Benjamine Leonard was charged with having repeated or circulated a scandal on the Minister of the neighboring church and that he was unable to vindicate himself and was required to publicly apologize. Benjamine Leonard had issue as follows: Jemima, b. May 8, 1717; Lydia, b. Sept. 17, 1718; Hannah, b. Sept. 26, 1720. Benjamine, b. Sept. 26, 1722; William, b. Dec. 17, 1724; Caleb, b. Sept. 23, 1726. As stated in Manning Leonard's Genealogical History, no further account could be found of Benjamine Leonard or family in that vicinity. But, as related in the Axtell Genealogy (Henry Axtell m. Jemima Leonard of Taunton or Berkley, Mass., in 1737 and migrated with his father-in-law and family to Mendham, N. J., in 1740, to which place the Babbits also migrated about the same time. Benjamine Leonard is spoken of in the Johnson Journal (Somerset Co. Hist. Quart., p. 52), as a land owner in Bedminister Twp., Somerset Co., 1755. His name also appears upon the assessment role in the same
Twp. in 1760 (S. H. Q., Vol. 7, p. 24). His land was located in this township near the farm of Peter Rush, seven or eight miles from Mendham in the adjoining Co. of Morris. But one generation was born here and the descendants of the family seem to have thereafter migrated with the Babbits, Rushs, Axtels and others from that locality to the rich valleys and farm lands of western Pennsylvania, Washington Co., and to that part, out of which in 1796, was formed Greene Co.
The name Lot Leonard appears upon the tax lists of Cumberland Twp., as early as 1781, as owner of a farm of 100 acres and personal property.1 According to the Biographical History of Washington Co., Pa. (1893), Lot Leonard was a Minister, born in N. J., and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He married Miss Hoge. Issue: William, John, Lot, Isaac, George, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Leah.2 His son, Lot Leonard, born in Greene Co., in 1796, married Elizabeth Moshere. Issue: Merrit, Jonathan, Milinda, William, Levi, Lot, Aaron. He died at the age of ninety-two years. There also appeared on the tax lists of 1781 in Somerset Twp., Washington Co., Isaac Leonard, farm of 150 acres; Silas Leonard, 140 acres; William Leonard, 130 acres; Caleb Leonard was also possessed of a farm. The Militia Records of that locality show that Silas Leonard was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.3 It is stated in the history of Washington County by Boyd Crumrine (1882), that Caleb Leonard married Sarah Burt and had issue as follows: Daniel, Joseph, Zenas, Phebe, Rhoda, Mary and Sarah. The sons, Joseph and Zenas, died in Ohio and Daniel died in that County. The daughters all married and died leaving families. Edmond Leonard, of Fayette Co., and Isaac Leonard
of Washington Co., Pa., were descendants of these early settlers from N. J.
It further appears from the tax rolls, 1781, of Morgan Twp., adjacent to Morris Twp., that one Jesse Leonard owned a farm of 200 acres; William Leonard, 300 acres; Zila, 50 acres; Amos, single, 50 acres and David, single, did not appear to be possessed of any farm but as disclosed by the Militia Records of that locality, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.2
Samuel Leonard, b. June 15, 1781, and according to the Census of 1820 resided with his family in Richhill Twp., was said to be related to Lot Leonard. It is recorded in the Census of 1860 for Burns Twp., Henry Co., Ill., that he was born in Pa., and was eighty years of age. The following is a copy of his family record, as he kept it, except the parts added in parenthesis:
Samuel Leonard, b. June 15, 178l.
Phebe Leonard (Logan), b. Aug. 20, 1788.
Anjaline, b. Nov. 3, 1805. (m. David Rush, 1823.)
Sussannah, b. Sept. 8, 1807.
Margret, b. May 11, 1810.
Levi, b. June 5, 1812.
John, b. March 23, 1814. (d. about 1894.)
Rachel, b. May 26, 1816.
Phebe, b. May 13, 1818.
Sarah, b. Jan. 6, 1820.
William, b. Feb. 6, 1823.
Elizabeth, b. April 18, 1825.
Experience, b. Oct. 10, 1827.
The records show that two generations of the Leonards were born in western Pennsylvania and therafter a large number of the descendants migrated to Ohio, Illinois and other western states.
WILLIAM LOGAN, the father of Phebe Logan, was b. in Scotland, Jan. 2, 1735; d. Jan. 16, 1803. He emigrated with his wife, Margaret Lewis Logan, who was b. 1745 and d. 1803, to America and landed in New York City in November, 1769, and not long after settled near Trenton, N. J. Later they moved to Mendham Twp., Morris Co., N. J., where his daughter, Margaret, married Benjamin Rush (p. 123) The family migrated with the Rushs and Leonards to Morris Twp., Washington Co., Pa., and later to Richland Co., near Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio, where they continued to maintain intimate relations with the Rushs.
William Logan was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, as shown by the following record:
"Pennsylvania State Library
Harrisburg, September 1, 1919.
To whom it may concern:
I hereby testify that William Logan was private June 25, 1877, in Captain Ezekiel Letts' First Company of First Class Philadelphia Foot, in the service of the United States commanded by Col. Bradford, Esq.
He was appointed Sergeant September 15, 1777, in Captain Jonathan Wainwrights Company Fifth Class of Philadelphia Militia, in the service of the United States commanded by Joseph Cooperwait, Esq.
H. H. SHENK, Custodian of Records,
Penn. State Library."
See pages 23, 502, Vol. I, Pennsylvania Archives.
Issue, as recorded in the Bible of Levi Logan:
John Logan, b. March 25, 1768 (twins).
Mary Logan, b. March 25, 1768.
Thomas Logan, b. Oct. 8, 1769.
Levi Logan, b. Dec. 5, 1771.
Margaret Logan, b. Nov. 17, 1773.
Anna Logan, b. Apr. 17, 1776.Jane Logan, b. March 27, 1778.Sarah Logan, b. Feb. 4, 1782.Rachel Logan, b. Feb. 10, 1784.Phebe Logan, b. Aug. 20, 1788.Eunice Logan (no date given).
THE GRAFTON GUARDIAN.A FAMILY NEWSPAPER-INDEPENDENT ON ALL SUBJECTSGrafton, Taylor County, Va.Vol. I, No. 4 Saturday, May 28, 1859.
"Horrible Suffering on a Raft--Two Men Chilled to Death--
Statement of the Survivor.
Friday night, the 22nd of April, was one of intense coldness, for this latitude, and was accompanied with a severe storm of wind. rain and snow, and caused a loss of life and destruction of considerable property. The following thrilling tale of suffering and death, we received from the survivor in the melancholy and unfortunate occurrence. It seems that a raft was carried out of the Little Kanwha River, with three men upon it, two of them were chilled to death and the third one was insensible when found and taken off the raft on Saturday morning.
STATEMENT OF A. G. DILWORTH:
"On Friday morning, I left the mouth of Indian Creek, a tributary of the Little Kanawha River, Ritchie county, on a raft, in company with two brothers, named Sylvester and Samuel Rush. The raft belonged to Sylvester Rush, and I was employed as a had to help run it to Parkersburg. We had no skiff or line with the raft, and when it came on so cold we tried to land, but could not. In attempting to effect a landing, I was thrown from the raft into the river, but succeeded in swimming to it, and getting on again. We reached Claysville after dark, and had called for help from the shore to come out and take us off, as the weather was intensely cold, but could get it. When we came over the dam at Claysville, I saw a skiff on the lower side of the river at Ferry landing, with a light in it, and I hailed a man to come out, for mercy's sake, and bring us a line, if he had it, and if not to come out with his skiff and take us off. He answered that he had no line and did not think he could bring us all off in his boat, but that the Ferryman would help us. I then told him we were nearly perished. He called for the Ferryman, but the river was running out so that they did not hear him, and we were soon swept out of view and hearing.
After this, the two men came to the end of the raft where I was at work, and said they had given out, and could do no more. I was at work at one of the oars, and told them to take hold of it and work, or to walk about and keep themselves warm. They replied they could not do anything more and set down. It soon commenced raining and snowing, and became so dark that I could not distinguish them on the raft. I finally groped my way to where I found Samuel lying between a couple of logs, and I lifted him up, and he gave a sort of groan. I do not think either one of them ever struggled after they lay down.
I kept at work at the oars, but do not know when we passed out of the Kanawha into the Ohio. It was so dark and stormy I could not see objects on the shore. I recollect passing an island, which at the time I knew I had never seen in the Kanawha river, and I now suppose it must have been Blennerhassett. After this the only thing I remember was hearing the chickens crow for morning. I think I could have kept up until we were found, if I had kept at work. But as I could not see or hear anything of the other men I thought perhaps they had fallen off the raft, and I groped along until I came up to Sylvester, and bent down to look at him, and as he made no reply I listened to hear him breathe, and put my hand on his face, which was then cold, and I knew that he was dead. I fell beside him, and remembered nothing more until I was restored to consciousness through the exertions and kindness of those who took us off the raft. We were taken off I am told about daylight, and I recovered between nine and ten o'clock. This is the hardest time I ever passed through in my life, and is one I shall never forget."
Such is the statement of their sufferings and death related to us by Mr. Dilworth on Sunday morning.
The bodies were seen and taken from the raft, at the mouth of Pond Creek, in this county, on Saturday morning by Messrs. John and James Lockwood, who took off the bodies, and made every effort to restore them to life, but succeeded in restoring Dilworth only, the others being already dead. The affair coming to the knowledge of Squire Pennybaker, he investigated it, and did not deem it necessary to hold a coroner's inquest.
Mr. Dilworth brought the bodies up on the steamer Pomeroy on Sunday morning, and took them out on the cars for home the same evening. We learn from him that the brothers Rush, were formerly from Greene or Washington County, Pa., where their friends reside.
Sylvester was a married man, and resided at the mouth of Indian Creek, where he owned a small mill. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn the sudden and melancholy death of the husand and father. He has been a resident of this State about five years, and was esteemed among his neighbors and acquaintances as a kind and good man.
Samuel was younger, and was on a visit to his brother, and intended to come down on the raft as far as Parkersburg, when he was to take the cars for home, but met with the above related sad death.
We have also heard of other cases of suffering on the river the same night, but none that can be compared to the above.--Parkersburg News."
STATEMENT BY CHARLES L. JENNINGS OF HIS ACTIVITIES IN THE WORLD WAR.
"I reported as a volunteer to the local board at Roundup, Montana, Oct. 3rd, 1917, and arrived at Camp Lewis, Washington, Oct. 16tb, 1917. Camp Lewis is about fifteen miles from Tacoma, and is a very fine Camp, which I did not realize until after I had left it. It is well located and one had a splendid view of Mt. Ranier. I was first put in the 166th Depot Brigade, but about the 1st of November I was transferred to Co. H., 362nd Infantry of the 91st Division. At Camp Lewis we were given extensive training in trench and open warfare, and were also trained in digging trenches and dugouts. I was promoted to the rank of Corporal in May, 1918.
On Monday, June 24th, 1918, we started for France, leaving Camp Lewis about 3 P. M. We arrived at Camp Merrit, N. J., about 6 P. M. Saturday, June 29th. On Friday, July 5th, we boarded the ships that were to take us across, and sailed from New York Harbor on Saturday morning, July 6th. The Company I was in sailed on the British ship "Victorian," rather a small boat, accommodating only two Companies. She was the Flag Ship of the Convoy, and was armed with 6 6-inch guns and 2 3-pound guns, but we did not sight a submarine on the trip, so we had little need of them. There were about fifteen ships in the Convoy, one, a cruiser, staying with us until we were within three days of England, then turned and came back to the United States. The next day several destroyers came out from England and remained with us until we reached the harbor.
We arrived in Liverpool, England, on the evening of July 16th and disembarked the morning of the 17th. We had a very pleasant trip crossing the ocean and I did not get sea-sick either going or coming. We spent about three days in a Camp just outside of Liverpool, and on Saturday, July 20th, we took the train for South Hampton, where we spent one day, leaving Sunday evening for Harve, France. It took us all night to cross the channel and I spent the entire night on deck as it was so crowded down below.
We arrived in Harve about 7 A. M. and marched out to a rest camp about three miles out of the city. We stayed there until Thursday evening, July 25th, when we were loaded into little boxcars about twenty feet long, with about thirty men to a car, together with our packs, rifles and rations, so we did not have much room to stretch in. At night if you got up to stretch yourself, you could not find room enough to sit down again, unless you woke up every one in the car and made them move over. We spent two days and two nights in this way and got off at a little station called Andilly. It was about 6 P. M. and we still had about a five mile hike to make to the little town of Bonnecourt, where we were billetted and trained for about six weeks.
On Sept. 6th we again boarded the train and traveled from 4 P. M. until about 2 A. M., arriving at Gondrecourt where the Salvation Army had hot coffee ready for us. We then hiked to Heudlancourt, where we remained until Monday, Sept. 9th, when our real work began. We left Heudlancourt about dark and with our packs and rifles marched about 20 miles through a heavy rain, pitching our little pup tents at daybreak in a wood. We were now getting up where we could hear the big noise, being in the neighborhood of Commercy, and not far from St. Mihiel.
Sept. 10th, we moved up a little nearer to the front, and remained in some woods until after the St. Mihiel drive. We were in reserve but were not needed to do any actual fighting. After the St. Mihiel drive, we were driven in French motor trucks, to the town of Rembercourt. We spent one night in these trucks, 16 men and equipment in a car that would have accommodated about 10 comfortably.
We arrived in Rembercourt shortly after daybreak and again went into the woods nearby, where we remained until the 20th. On the night of the 20th, we made a hike of about 22 miles. It was a very hard march and a great number fell out, but caught up with us during the day. We spent the 21st in a little French town and moved on a few miles that night to another old French town where we were billeted for the rest of the night in dirty old buildings. During the next day we had a real good meal however, so we felt a little better; we really had beef steak, which was quite a treat, especially for our Company, as our cooks were heavy on the 'slum,' or in other words, stew.
The night of Sept. 22nd, we moved up a couple of miles into some woods about two miles behind the trenches, and remained there sleeping in our pup tents and trying to keep dry. We stayed here until Wednesday night, September 25th, when we moved up and took over the front line trenches which the French had been holding up to this time. We were now on the Verdun front, near the Argonne Forest. Shortly after midnight the artillery on the front of about 35 miles broke loose and believe me, there was just a little noise. At daybreak we started out after the Hun, and thanks to the barrage the artillery put over during the night, we made about seven miles with scarcely any resistance, and which brought us near to the town of Montfaucon. In the evening, however, a couple of German shells fell inside our lines and our Company then saw its first casualties, four or five being killed and several wounded.
The second day our battalion was in the lead and the first thing we ran into was a little village in a wood, and they made it so hot for us that we had to withdraw until afternoon, when with some aid from the artillery we took the place, but lost eight or ten men, and several were wounded. We made only a couple of miles the second day, and about the same the third day. On Sunday, Sept. 29th, we again ran into very heavy machine gun and artillery fire, and did not make much progress until late in the afternoon, when we received orders to take the town of Gesnes, regardless of loss.
About 4 P. M. we started, and about twenty minutes later, just as we were going over the top of a hill which overlooked the valley where Gesnes lay, I was hit with a piece of high explosive shell which had exploded over to my right. It also hit some of the men near me, and the Company had to reorganize again before going ahead. Machine gun bullets and shells were flying thick and fast at this time, and continued for some time. Our division took the town alright, but had to fall back and retake it the next day as they had gotten ahead of the divisions and were in danger of German fire from three sides.
I was picked up sometime during the night, about midnight I think, and was carried back to the first aid station, but no first aid was being given as I think the Medical men had all been wounded up to this time. The next noon however, I saw some of the men from my Company and they put me on an old barn door and carried me to where the ambulances were coming, about a mile away. I was then taken to the field hospital for about three days, where I received first aid, the first medical attention I had received since wounded, about 30 hours previous.
Later, I was taken in a French ambulance to an Evacuation Hospital, at Souilly. I was in this hospital for about three days, then went by way of a French hospital train to Base 31, at Contrexeville, taking about 24 hours for the trip, riding on a stretcher hung up in a frame in an old baggage car.
Base 31 was a very nice place, being in an old hotel with beautiful grounds around it, but I was not to stay there, as after being there a week I was transferred to Base 38, near Nantes, a large city on the coast. The trip to Nantes was more pleasant, as I rode on an honest-to-goodness American Red Cross train, and while I was perched up near the roof of the car and could not see any of the country, I had a real good bed, which was worth a great deal. I arrived at Nantes Oct. 13th and was still carrying the small pieces of shrapnel in my back. A few days after arriving at Base 38 I took bronchial pneumonia, which left me too weak to be operated on so it was not until Nov. 11th, the same time the armistice was signed, that I was operated on. One piece of shrapnel about one-half inch square, and a a quarter of an inch thick, and one smaller piece, were taken out of my back. They had entered my right side near the lower end of the shoulder blade, and were removed about an inch from the spine, so guess I was very lucky.
I left Nantes on Dec. 12th, arriving at Brest on the morning of the 13th and remained there until the 15th, when I boarded the ship for home. It was the ship "George Washington,' which had also arrived in Brest on the 13th of December, taking the President over, and after two days in port, it sailed for the good old United States with about 900 casuals and about 4,500 soldiers on board. The return trip was made from Brest to New York in eight days. One day at sea was pretty rough but the rest of the time it was very calm.
We came into New York harbor, Dec. 23rd and disembarked the morning of the 24th. I was sent to Greenhuts Hospital, a large department store at 6th Ave. and 18th Street, which had been converted into a hospital. It was a very fine place but I was only kept there for three days, then sent to Camp Merritt, where I remained for three weeks. I was then transfrred to Fort Logan, Colo., where Montana men were being sent to be discharged.
I was there for one week, receiving my discharge January 31st, 1919, and left for home as soon as possible, arriving in Minneapolis, February 3rd. After being in the Army for about sixteen months it was a grand and glorious feeling when I stepped off the train in Minneapolis and was back home again; but with all the hardships that I went through I am glad to have been across, and to have seen a little action at least."
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Any man shall be eligible to membership in the Society who, being of the age of twenty-one years or over and a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in his loyalty to, and rendered active service in, the cause of American Independence, either as an officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiamen or minute man, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress or of any one of the several Colonies or States, or as a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, or as a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence, or as a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature, or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain.
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Index to Persons Whose Surname is Rush.
Abraham 11, 33, 44
Agnes 11, 98, 119
Albert 35, 99
Alice 82, 98
Alonzo 5, 98
Anannias 35, 36
Andrew 35, 37, 95, 108, 119
Andrew Miller 37, 123
Angeline 58, 83, 87
Ann 11, 117, 118
Anna 41, 61, 73, 79, 89
Anna Louise 59
Ann Hannah 21
Arnold 36, 42
Artemus 95, 109
Barbery 98, 122
Benjamin 17, 35, 111, 113, 114, 123
Benjamin, Dr. 10, 12, 13, 16, 17,
18, 32, 130, 132
Bessie 43, 104, 114
Brice E. 52, 81
Calvin 41, 54, 64
Calvin Charles 58, 88
Carrie 78, 98
Charity 52, 79, 123
Charles 40, 42, 59, 67, 81, 85, 88,
Charlotte 96, 102
Chester 93, 100, 114
Clarence 81, 82
Clark 96, 100, 101
Clara 53, 58, 84, 89, 100
Collins 52, 80
Cyrus J. 58, 82
Daniel 30, 33, 39, 41, 45, 96, 100,
Daniel Webster 59
David 26, 32, 33, 41, 42, 43, 44,
53, 66, 73, 98, 116, 119
David B. McClellan 58, 87
Dawson 62, 63, 73, 83, 92
Dorothy 81, 88
Edward 16, 21, 28,116, 118
Ellen 36, 111
Elizabeth 11, 16, 17, 21, 27, 30,
33, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 58, 62,
66, 73, 81, 83, 93, 123, 127
Elsie B. 88
Eliza 29, 51, 74, 93
Emma 36, 96, 118
Ernest B. 105, 113
Ethel 66, 97
Eunice 11, 123
Eva 38, 43
Ezekiel 97, 112
Floyd 109, 118
Frances 79, 92, 118
Francis 16, 73
Frank 42, 70, 103, 104, 111
Fred 94, 104
George 6, 9, 11, 21, 25, 30, 89, 95
George Franklin 36, 37
George E. 81
George Hill 97
Genevieve 104, 105
Hanna 11, 35, 42
Harvey 118, 127
Helen 81, 99, 105
Henry 95, 111
Highley 116, 117
Howard 82, 103
Ida 38, 66, 106, 119
Isaac 9, 11, 96, 99
Israel 110, 111
Iva 113, 119
Jackson 94, 117
Jacob 11, 12, 21, 23, 32, 41, 50,
114, 116, 117, 118, 122
Jacob H. 100
Jane 16, 117
James 16, 35, 39, 111, 114
Jehu 117, 118, 119
Jemima 41, 51, 52
Jennie 58, 87
Jessie 39, 43, 99, 127
J. L. Dawson 62, 73, 92
John 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19,
21, 31, 32, 35, 36, 41, 42, 53,
61, 110, 111, 116, 117, 119, 123
John O. 11
John L. S. 44, 70
John R. 51, 74
John E. 100
Jonathan 110, 119
Joseph 16, 17, 39, 44, 62, 73, 94
Judson R. 70, 91
July Ann 42
Kenneth 43, 99
Koon 21, 30
Laura 97, 98, 119
Lawrence 88, 114
Lavina 43, 95
Layton R. 59, 88
Leo R. 43
Letitia 3, 31
Levi 44, 65
Lizzie 59, 82
Lilly 96, 98, 103
Lou Anna 44, 53, 82
Lucinda 33, 43, 44, 45, 69, 123
Lucy 66, 93
Luther 41, 58, 89
Luther M. 59, 89
Lydia 73, 119, 120, 123
Mable 100, 101
Maud 42, 118
Margaret 26, 35, 117, 118, 123
Maria 51, 74
Marjery 95, 109
Mary 11, 17, 26, 35, 41, 42, 62,
70, 73, 80, 104, 111, 116, 117,
118, 119, 123, 128
Mary P. 53
Mary Ann 33, 44, 45, 118
Matthias 23, 33, 39, 40, 41, 46, 116
Matthias M. 59, 88
Martin 12, 110
Max R. 100
Melinda 44, 72
Michael 11, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28,
29, 39, 40, 41, 60
Monroe, James 58
Nancy 27, 39, 73, 117, 123, 124,
Nathan 33, 40, 41, 44
Olive 36, 79, 93
Paul Leonard 97
Peter 11, 19, 20, 21, 27, 29, 33,
34, 35, 93, 124, 126
Phebe 30, 44, 46, 54, 64, 94, 119,
Phoebe 33, 93, 117
Phillip 44, 73, 126
Rachel 11, 30, 81, 93, 117
Randolph 44, 58, 67, 83
Raymond 36, 88
Rebecca 17, 110
Rees 93, 95, 96
Reuben 110, 116
Robert B. 42, 79
Robison L. R. 100
Rosa Bell 100
Sabina 118, 119
Samuel 11, 44, 52, 65, 79, 119, 150
Sally 27, 41, 42, 93, 94
Sallie 30, 41
Sarah 17, 44, 59, 73, 88, 89, 104,
106, 110, 111, 112, 114, 116,
117, 118, 123, 124, 128
Selden 43, 71
Silas 30, 41, 93, 94, 110
Stephen 11, 73
Susanna 16, 95, 96, 101, 107
Sylvester 44, 58, 64, 85, 150
Thomas 5, 16, 17, 52, 73
T. W. 53, 82
Valda M. 109
Vade E. 100
Virginia M. 8
Warren 52, 98
William Beaumoris 6
William H. 79, 104
William 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30,
35, 37, 38, 39, 41, 52, 53, 93,
103, 110, 111, 114, 116, 117,
119, 122, 123, 128
William S. 81, 87
William Franklin 97
William Leonard 98
William R. 100
William Sylvester 77
Wily Clark 95, 103
Willis H. 105
Winifred 11, 99
Zella 89, 111
Ziza 44, 67
Zelma 97, 114
Index to Persons Having Surnames Other Than Rush
Ackley, Abe Lincoln 60, 91
Calvin 42, 89
Francis Marion 60, 89, 90
Henry 60, 90
John 42, 60, 91
Lucy 60, 91
Michael 60, 89
Nora 60, 91
Sherman 60, 90
W. J. 42
Adams, John 130
Armstrong, Aaron 45
Ashbrook, Henry 109
Atwood, Elizabeth 91
Auld, David 95
James Clinton 95
Henry Franklin 95
Axtell, Mary E. 74
Beaty, Mary 42
Bartlett, Malinda 35
Babbit Family 40, 137
Babbit, Anna 39, 140
Baldwin, Maud 67
Bane, Columbus 107
Bennett, Birge 101
Frances 101, 102
Fleecie 101, 102
J. F. 101
Lilly 101, 102
Isaac H. 101
Bay, Elizabeth 101
Joseph Boll 101
Beony, Ann 113
Bissett, David 21, 26
Phillip 26, 33
Bissett, Miss 26
Beulah Church Members 142
Booth, Emma 109
Boles, Ida 97
Boleyn, Anne 5
Bottomfield, Lydia 44
Bower, Susan 97
Boyd. Elizabeth 96
Black, M. L. 100
Blair, Utetia 89
Blakeway, Mary M. 52
Braden, Ezekiel 96
Bricker, Barbara 35
Brown, R. B. 16
Brownlee, Ner O. 80
Bullitt, Myra 79
Burt, Alice 45
Burroughs, John 64
Cain, E. H. 81
Charlie C. 81
Calhoun, John 103
Carroll, Elizabeth 46
Chess, Benjamin 89
Chrisman, Walter 35
Childers, Richard 91
S. Anna 91
Clark, Rev. Edward Daniel 6
Cline, David 38
Clutter, Isaac 44
Conrad, Anna M. 80
James 79, 80
Mary Eliza 80
Conner, Effie 37
Conway, Mary 111
Cornish, Charles 79
Cramer, G. W. 120
Nellie C. 120
Ava V. 121
Crawford, David L. 46
John R. 79
Mary A. 79
R. L. 79
Craft, William 53
Cowden, Robert 38
Cromwell, Thomas 5
Oliver 17, 18
Craig, Jesse 80
Culver, Stanley 99
Cuyler, Rev. Theodore 32
Cunningham, Amanda B. 81
Dark, William 16
Davis, Cora 74
DeWitt Clinton 74
John R. 74
Minnie F. 74
Varnie E. 74
Zona M. 74
Daily, Elizabeth 97
Day, Artemus 29, 93
Denman, Rose 99
Dickinson, Miss Betsy 26
Drake, William 9
Doxy, Hellen 96
Duffner, C. O. 101
Dull, Sarah 118
Dunn, Alice 69
Emmons, Abraham 21
Ewers, Ava V. 121
Fish, Susan 113
Fisher, Hellen 63
Fletcher, Edward 80
Focht, A. J. 102
Funk, Belle 71
David 63, 71
Frederick 71, 72
George 63, 71
Jennie 63, 72
Mary 46, 71
Randolph Rush 64
Thomas 63, 72
Mary Ellen 45
Furgeson, Malvina 103
W. M. 103
Galloway, Mary 65
Garrett, C. M. 103
George, Ethel 82
Goodwin, Angeline 64
Godden, Thelma 85
Gregory, Ada 70
John 69, 70
Griffens, Olive 88
Hageman, John 21
Harris. Elizabeth 98
Hart. John 40
Hendershot, Mary 52
Hathaway, David P. 25
Hall, Cornelia 70
Henry the VIII 5
Henry. Herbert 74
Mary L. 74
W. E. 73
Herring, Gladys O. 81
Hill, Hannah 94
Johnson 30, 93, 94
Rachael 33, 41
Higgins, Elizabeth 81
Hoagland, Samuel 54
Hirst, Albert H. 108
Hoffman, Kate 44
Hewit, Dean L. 113
Hoge, Kate 88
Holmes. Everett 106
H. P. 106
Horn, Olive 79
Hart, Rev. John 40
Horton, Capt. Nathaniel 23
Huffman, Lizzie 89
Hull, Cephas 30, 93
Hunt, Charles 72
Hughes, Blanche 87
Hupp, Alvin 112
Hyatt, Sebina 119
Irvine, James 5, 18
William H. 125
Mary Grace 125
Hazel F. 125
Alice E. 125
Ethel C. 125
Robert P. 125
Edward E. 125
Jennings, Anne E. 85
Charles 85, 150
John Caloin 84
Johnson, Andrew 19
Jones, Arthur R. 98
Jordan, John W. 18
Kennedy, Aldes 98
Oveta C. 98
Kerwin, Anna M. 104
Kinnon, Aunt Polly 32
Keller, Mary 118
King, William 43
Kirkpatrick, Sarah 116
Koon, P. 30
Koonsman, Barbara 35, 36
Lanning, Hannah 110
Lee, Col. 25
Lewis, Abraham 27, 32
Eliphalet 32, 33
Leonard Family 145
Leonard, Samuel 43
Locke, Dr. John 9
Logan, M. 123
William 123, 148
Love, Susan 94
Lucas, Susan 16, 18
Luce, Col. 23
Mankey, Edward 46
Jacob R. 74
John C. 74
Mary Angeline 46
Mary Eliza 74
Margaret Ann 74
Maxted, Newton 101
James Danial 101
Louise Mildred 101
Myrtle E. 101
Geraldine M. 101
McConnell, Anna 67
Thomas E. 67
William E. 67
McCollum, George 66
McCullough, Angie B. 67
David R. 67
George W. 67
Lawson T. L. 67
Mary Jane 67
Samuel E. 67
Sarah Catherine 67
McCosland, M. 90
McHatton, Nellie 87
McNeal, Anna 115, 116
McPherson, Gen. 97
McKinley, Colleen 82
Miles, Alma 42
Minor, W. B. 83
Myers, Torence 112
Bertha M. 112
Ada Ellen 113
Lester Allen 113
Minton, Blaine 92
Mumper, C. F. 100
Newlan, Jacob 33
Newell, Margaret 37
Noble, W. Dorsey 63
Harry M. 63
Platoff T. 63
Elwood Randolph 63
Ada L. 63
William D. 63
Nichols, Wm. R. 112
Nicholson, Frank 97
Nierly, Jose 97
Nixon, Jesse 35
Null, George 118
Wm. F. 118
Osborne, Winifred 81
Owen, Arla 62
I. N., Dr. 61
O'Donnell, Anna 104
Ogg, Ruth 117
Parkinson, John L. 53
Powers, Anna 63
Norman 53, 72
Payne, Arthur 102
Parcell, Rev. Stephen L. 49
Perry, T. E. 79
Penn, William 10
Porter, Hannah 60
Potts, Mrs. Claude 119
Post, Melanston 53
Daniel C. 53
Powell, Lillian 67
Pitkin, Robert 99
Pindell, Edith 85
Wm. H. 85
Porter, Carrie 38
Ray, Clyde D. 66
John L. 66
Ward L. 66
Ream, Elizabeth 114
Robinson, L. B. 100
Roach, Anna 50
Rossell, Sarah 58
Ronk, Martha 36
Roup, Jennie 88
Roemane, Charles 102
Rundle. Bruce 120
James 30, 93
Rucker, Sally A. 107
Ryan, Charles C. 84
Isa Lee 84
Russell R. 84
William M. 83
Slaughter, Mary 126
Secord, Fred 36
Stark, Col. 23
Stroup, Sam 30, 93
Seeley, Col. 23
Story, A. 42
Squires, Amsy 52
Spratt, Dr. 58
Scott, Jane 95
India Ann 80
Spencer, Nelson S. 106
Spencer, Charles 106
Sheed, Mary 90
Scofield, Lavina 110
Skinner, ------- 119
Southard, Samuel 32, 33
Tomlinson, Roy E. 105
Howard 105, 106
Tustin, Mary 109
Tripp, William 44
Turney, Margaret 38
Upson, Clarissa 124
Van Vleit, Dewitt 102
Flessie M. 102
Von Latzen, Agusta 91
Wachob, Wilma Edna 101
John C. 101
Weyhe, Edwin 85
Washington, Gen. 33
Weaver, Marie 84
Weiner, Eugene J. 87
White, Jacob 36
Cecile May 37
Irene Elizabeth 37
Floyd J. B. 37
Geo. Andrew 37
Rose Ann 37
Wilson, W. C. I. 62
Wines, William 23
Wiggs, Adda 91
R. L. 91
Woodruff, Adaline 96, 99
Woolsey, Chas. F. 120
Witham, Mary E. 90
Wyckoff, J. C. 82
Young, Olive 79
Morants History of Antiquities, Essex, Vol. II, p. 300. Knights of England, by Shaed, Vol. 11, p. 49. "Parliment met at Bridewell on the 3rd of November (1529). Among its members were Thomas Cromwell, member for Tauton; Thomas Rush, who had been often employed with him about Cardinal Wolsey's New College at Ipswich, and now sat as a member for that town."
Reign of Henry VIII, Gairdner Vol. 11, p. 391.
Dic. Nat. Biog., Vol. XVII, P. 417. See also Harlian Society Pub. Visitations of Essex, Part I, p. 481, Part II, p. 703-704. See Edmondson's Baronagium Genealogioum, Vol. IV, p. 356, 358 (Newberry Library, Chicago). Manning & Bray's Hist. Co. Surry, Vol. III. p. 366. Potts Geanology (1895) p. 43. "Captain John Rush, the head of the family in Pennsylvania, was undoubtedly of the same family as the foregoing, as he not only came from the same part of England where the Rushs were settled, but his descendants claimed descent from the English house bearing the arms already described. (Potts Family Ancestors, p. 45.)
In a note at the bottom of the page it is said: "Among the letters and papers of Dr. Benjamine Rush on file in the Ridgeway Librarv of Philadelphia may be found the evidence that he had made some effort to trace the family in England. The book-plate of Dr. Rush bore a copy of these arms."
Irish Pedigrees (O'Hart) Vol. II, p. 22, Vol. I. p. 845.
See New International Encyclopedia, Vol. 20, p. 231. See Appendix, p. 129. N. E. Hist. &, Gen. Reg. Vol. 45, p. 206. New England Hist. & Gen. Reg. Vol. 5, p. 402, 465. Life of Locke (Harper) Vol. I, p. 292-3. See History of Byberry (Martindale), p. 25. New Jersey Arch. lst Ser. Vol. 23, p. 72. New Jersey Arch. 1st Ser. Vol. 2 1, p. 46 2,504. See Appendix, p. 130. Richardson's Disciples of Aesculaptis," Lond., 1900, Vol. I, 62-7 5." (The foregoing genealogy (three generations) is taken from a chart presented to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in 1880, by Robert Bethell Browne, of Jeansville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, it being a copy of a record compiled by General James Irvine in the year 1800 and placed by him in the family Bible of his cousin, Frances Bethell, mother of R. B. Browne. A few additional notes are now added."--Ed. Penn. Magazine of History & Biography, Vol. XVII, p. 125 to 335).
New Jersey Arch. lst Ser. Vol. 21, p. 462, 504.
At page 571, Vol. 19, lst Series New Jersey Archives, it is stated that a John Rush, wife, son and daughter, were killed December, 1755, in the Indian Massacre of Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Members of that family, however, have preserved this record, which appears later. The father of Andrew Johnson acquired by the "Pepack Patent" 11,000 acres of land in Somerset Co. and vicinity, 3,000 acres of which lay in Bedminister Twp. Andrew Johnson in his transactions with the settlers kept a daily journal from 1743 to 1761 and frequently referred to Peter Rush (S. H. Q. R. Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4). These virgin lands no doubt induced many people from Philadelphia and vicinity to migrate up the Delaware and small streams within its watershed, some fifty or sixty miles in search of homes.
S. H. Q. R. Vol. VII, p. 53. S. H. Q. R. Vol. VI, p. 271. In the Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, by Francis Bailey Lee (N. Y. 1910), it is said "The Rush Family has a long and distinguished history behind it in the old country. It is distinctly an English family."
As heretofore stated, the German form of the name is "Rausch" but this form nowhere appears in the civil or military records of New Jersey in connection with Peter Rush or his descendants. The first or Christian family names are largely a continuous repetition of the names of the original John Rush family. The nominal character of this subscription indicates only a community interest.
In the Lamington Presbyterian burying ground, a short distance from the home of Peter Rush, the following inscription is found: Ann Hannah Rush, wife of John Hageman, d. Dec. 2, 1832, aged 69 years, I month, 20 days."
Also at Chester, Morris County, N. J., a few miles distant, in the Congregational church burying grounds this inscription is found: "Elizabeth Rush, b. 1766, d. Jan. 6, 1841, wife of Abraham Emmons."
"It was not until the Fall and Winter of 1776 that New Jersey was called upon to know by actual experience the bitterness of war; but henceforth her soil was the scene of warlike activity, and her territory, much of the time, was fighting ground or a place for plunder to the enemy. New Jersey suffered more during the Revolution than' any other State, with, possibly, the exception of South Carolina. No county in New
Jersey suffered more and lost more than Somerset County. Lying in the centre of the State between New, York and Philadelphia, it became the great highway for the armies."
"During this winter of 1777, Somerset County was entirely at the mercy of the Hessian and British soldiers who were encamped at New Brunswick. The atrocities committeed by them were terrible. Property of friend and foe was taken alike. No home was safe from plunder or destruction. No age or sex was protected from insult or injury." (Somerset County Historical Quarterly, Vol. V., No. 3, pp. 161, 163.)
Matthias Rush, without any knowledge of the existence of this affidavit in the pension record of William Rush, in writing of his Grandfather, Michael Rush, in his History of the Rush Family in 1890, states: "He served three months in the Militia of New Jersey while the British overran the State." Later, in 1903, at the request of the writer for a more detailed statement, he made oath as follows: "My Grandfather Michael Rush was born about 1747 in Morris Co., N. J., and died Feb. 1835; That I was born October 4, 1814, and knew and talked with my Grandfather prior to his death, and that he often told me that he served three months in the militia of New Jersey during the Revolutionary War at the time the British overran the state, and further stated many little incidents that took place in the army; there is one thing I remember much of which I will state according to the best of my memory; he saw the Hessian prisoners, they were much cast down, our officers sent men in among them, they were anxious to be sent home. They were told their Prince had sold them; they had no country; stay here, marry our daughters and make this your country."
Signature to the bond:
In the Johnson journal above referred to, one David Bisset and family are mentioned in connection with Peter Rush as living on adjoining farms in Bedminister Twp. David Bisset was probably her father; Michael Rush's eldest son was named David. John Bisset, her brother, migrated to Morris Twp., Greene Co. Pa., and his son, Philip, later married David Rush's daughter; another brother, Ezekiel, migrated to Ohio. "The Leiper Land Claim consisted of forty tracts of 400 acres each. It lay in the western part of Morris, the northeastern part of Rich Hill and northern part of Center Twps. The settlers improved the land and paid the taxes, which were considered equal to the rent. It was later sold to the settlers for a nominal sum per acre."-(History of Matthias Rush.) The proprietor of these lands resided in Philadelphia. They were largely settled in Morris Twp. by people from N. J.
The name Edward occurs in the family of John Rush of Byberry, but this is the only subsequent Rush family known wherein this name is perpetuated, until 1874.
The completed record of this family is given under Part II. This may have been his Mother's maiden name; there were people of that name residing in Somerset Co., N. J. In the Annals of the Swedish church, Phila., it is recorded, "1757 Elizabeth Rush married Phineserie Koon." See Senate Document No. 219 as follows: "Soldiers of the American Revolution and Pioneers of Broome County, N. Y. * * * John Rush; settled at Willow Point 1798, enlisted in N. Y. Troops as sergeant, was body-guard for Major Andre and one of a number appointed to escort Lord Cornwallis after his surrender, to American Camp; in Sullivan's expedition to central part of state; brother of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia; served until close of war; buried in Vistal."
This John Rush could not have been a brother of Dr. Benjamin Rush, as his brother by that name died young (Penn. M. of Hist. & Biog., Vol. 17, p. 332). He is the only John Rush in Boone County, who served in the American Army, according to the above report and from service dates and places of enlistment, there can be little doubt that he is the brother of George Rush, son of Peter Rush. But one John Rush is shown to reside in New York State by the Federal Census, 1790. No other soldier of this name appears on the N. J. rolls and John Rush, son of Peter Rush, is known to have served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and under the above named officers.
See Michael Rush (19). See S. H. Q. R., Vol. VI, p. 318. His son, David, often spoke of Eliphalet Lewis. See William Rush (20); also Genealogy of Lewis family, S. Co. H. Q. R. Vol. VI.
As to Genealogy of the Babbit Family, see Appendix, p. 137. Michael Rush's father and brothers, while in N. J., were adherents of the Presbyterian church. Just why, when their descendants were free to organize and build their own church, they preferred the Baptist church is not easily understood. Possibly the fact that John Rush of Byberry, his family, and his son-in-law, Rev. John Hart, in 1697, joined the Baptists and thereafter preached that faith, created an inherited bias in favor of that church. See Appendix, p. 142 for list of members.
Signature, See Appendix. See Appendix, p. 150. See Appendix, p. 150. See Appendix, p. 152. See Appendix, p. 156. See Press Reference Library, 1913, for picture and biographical sketch.1 After the foregoing genealogical record was compiled, Mr. Chester Woodruff Rush, a great great grandson of Peter Rush, submitted a genealogical outline of this branch of the family and the same is printed substantially as compiled by him, except the account of Silas Rush.
1 This genealogy is given substantially as furnished by a member of the family.
According to the family tradition his ancestors came from England.
1 Matthias Rush, in his history of the Rush Family, at page 11, says: "About forty-seven years ago (1847), I attended the Monongahela Baptist Association, held with the Turkeyfoot Church, Somerset Co., Pa. I took dinner with a Grandfather Rush who was ninety-six years old, had two or three sons members of that church. He owned a farm, appeared intelligent, made inquiry concerning my relations, and said he was a full cousin to the 'American Dwarf.' He was a large, fleshy man. That was the first I ever heard of grandfather's cousins in N. J."
1 See Gen. & Per. Hist., Fayette & Greene Counties (Jordan), Vol. III, 697.
1 See Appendix, p. 148.
1 Abstracted from the Babbit Genealogy, Taunton, Mass., 1912 (Congressional Library, Washington D. C.).
1 Matthias Rush in his history of the Rush Family, gives the name as Sarah Craft, which is no doubt correct as he knew very well the names of all of his mother's people and gave a detailed account of them.
1 Genealogical History of Manning Leonard; Edmonds Work, (1764), Vol. 4, p. 356-8 (Newberry Library, Chicago.)
1 Penn. Arch., Vol. 22, 6th Ser. p. 723.
2 There must have been other children; census of 1790 records, seven in family.
3 Penn. Arch., Vol. 2, 6th Ser. p. 238.
2 Penn. Arch., Vol. 2, 6th Ser. p. 241, 249.