NEW info - not verified, prior to William Rush


John Clark Rush

Born 29 March 1814 in Randolph Co, NC

John Clark Rush and Mahala Holmes Rush

John Clark and Mahala Holmes Rush

Parents: Noah Rush Sr 1778 - 1870


Sarah "Sally" Clark 1790 - 1883 (no photo)

Ancestors: John Rush b 1589 England, d VA & Eliza Johnson b 1590 England - William Rush b VA & ? - William Rush & Ann Gray - William Rush & Elizabeth Perry - William Rush III & Mary Hudson - Crawford Rush & Mary Broyles - Benjamin Crawford Rush (Revolutionary War Soldier) & Dorcas Earkes Vickery - Noah Rush & Sally Clark - John Clark Rush

John and Mahala were married 31 Jan 1839.
She was born 6 Nov 1819 in NC or VA.

John and Mahala had 13 children in Indiana: Sarah Fatima "Timey" b 1839, William Harrison b 1840, Norman A b 1843, Rebecca Ann b 1844, Elizabeth E b 1846, Mary Silistine b 1848, Nancy Cordia b 1851, Narcissa Jane b 1853, George W b 1855, Jerous Dean b 1857, Mahala Emma b 1859, Elma b 1860, Artinesa "Artie" b 1862.

1879 greene county in land map
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1879 Greene Co Land Map, showing J C Rush with 221 acres.

John Clark Rush died 23 Jan 1895 in Owensburg, Greene Co, IN

His son, George W Rush was born 11 Feb 1855. He married
Sarah Emerine Cox (1857-1932) on 14 Oct 1883.
Their children: Minnie b 1885, Theodore b 1889, Lula b 1892, Bert b 1898.

In the 1910 census, George and Sarah are renting a house in Center Tnsp, Greene Co, IN. Their daughter Minnie is listed as an operator and Theodore as a barber. George lists his father's birthplace as NC and his mother's as IN, and states he is unemployed.

In the 1930 census, George and Sarah are renting a house in Center Tnsp, Greene Co, IN. They do not own a radio and he states he was age 29 and she was 27 when married for the first time. He does odd jobs. He lists his father's birthplace as NC and his mother's as MD. He and Sarah both can read and write.


Funeral Services To Be Held At Prairie Chapel In Greene County Wednesday
Lawrence county relatives of Mrs. Sarah Rush, 75 years old, wife of George Rush, of Solsberry, Greene county, have been advised of her death at her home at 5:20 p.m. Monday. Her death followed an illness of several months from cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Solsberry Methodist Episcopal Church and burial will be made in the Prairie Chapel cemetery in Greene county southwest of Bloomfield.
Besides the husband Mrs. Rush leaves four children, Bert, Owensburg; Theodore, Oolitic; Mrs. Lula Johnson and Mrs. Minnie Gillihand, Solsberry.

In the 1940 Census, George is widowed, living with his daughter Minnie and her husband, Othnel Gillaland in Beech Creek, on Solsberry Bloomfield Rd, in Greene Co IN. It is noted that he completed 8th grade. Othnel is listed as an Orchardist, owning a fruit farm. They lived next door to Luler and Clyde Johnson. Clyde is a fruit salesman.

George W Rush death certificate:

Birth:  Feb. 17, 1855
Death:  Oct. 27, 1940

THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Thursday, November 28, 1940, Volume LXV, Number 5, Page 4, Columns 1 & 2, "DEATH'S HARVEST-RUSH." 

George RUSH, one of fourteen children who came to bless the home of John C. and Mahala (HOLMES) RUSH, was born February 17, 1855, on the RUSH homestead in eastern Greene County, and departed this life October 27, 1940, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie GILLILAND, and husband, at Solsberry, aged 85 years, eight months and 12 days. His parents were sturdy, hardworking pioneers who came to Indiana from North Carolina and Maryland. George, with the other brothers and sisters, shared in the hard work and simple joys of the pioneer home and in the winter months attended the district school. He was a lad when the Civil War broke out, and the departure of his older brother, Norman, for the front left a profound impression on his mind and helped to inspire a lasting admiration for the immortal LINCOLN, an interesting biography of whom he always enjoyed reciting. In his early teens he was converted in the M. E. church at Old Union. Later he became identified with the M. E. church at Hobbieville in which he held membership the rest of his life. He loved the services of the church-all of them-but especially did he enjoy its music and was for some time chorister in the Old Union Church. In 1883 he was married to Sarah COX, of Hobbieville. To this union five children were born: Minnie GILLILAND, Oletis, who died in her second year; Theodore, Lula JOHNSON and Bert, all living near here, and who were all with him at the time of death. His faithful companion died February 29, 1932. Since then he has made his home with his daughters and their husbands, Mrs. GILLILAND and Mrs. JOHNSON, who, with the husbands and brothers, have done everything they could for his comfort and well-being. There has been no sacrifice to great for these children and children-in-laws to make for Dad, and Mother, too. Their devotion has been remarkable and untiring. For the last five years, he had suffered from heart trouble, but not until last Thursday was his condition alarming. On the Sunday before, he, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON and Theodore had visited with a childhood friend, Mrs. Abbie HOLMES, and family and all had a wonderful day, not realizing how near the call to come home was. He had often expressed the wish that he might die singing. The wish was almost granted, for when he was nearly too weak to be heard, they caught the words of one stanza and the chorus of a favorite song, "I'm Going Home," and on Sunday morning about the hour people were wending their way to God's house of worship, Death came so gently it was like a peaceful sleep. Survivors besides the children mentioned above are three sisters, Nancy PRICE, of Good Night, Oklahoma; Emma GASTINEAU, of Ellington, Missouri, and Artie RUSH, on the old home place, and six grandchildren, Mrs. Beatrice GARDNER, Harry JOHNSON and George, Theo, Donald and Gene RUSH. He was a man of firm convictions, honest in all his dealing, a lover of God's word, good music, his family and friends.
The family desires to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to their father's happiness all these years and who has assisted them in this sad bereavement.
Mrs. Minnie GILLILAND,
Mrs. Lula JOHNSON,
Theodore RUSH,
Bert RUSH.
DEATH RECORDS OF GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, Health Department, E. Spring Street, Bloomfield, Indiana, Book D-5, Page 66, Number 177: George Washington RUSH born February 17, 1855 in Indiana, died 27 Oct 1940 at age 85 Years 9 months 9 Days, Buried at Prairie Chapel Cemetery, {Washington Township, Greene County, Indiana} on October 29, 1940. Father was John Clark {RUSH}; Mother was Mahala HOLMES.
Family links: 
  John Clark Rush (1814 - 1895)
  Mahala Holmes Rush (1819 - 1896)
  Sarah E Cox Rush (1857 - 1932)
  Minnie R Rush Gilliland (1884 - 1972)*
  Theodore Rush (1889 - 1969)*
  Sarah Fatima Rush Riddle (1839 - 1910)*
  Elizabeth E Rush Darbro (1846 - 1910)*
  George Washington Rush (1855 - 1940)
  Jarus Dean Rush (1856 - 1929)*
  Mahala Elma Rush Gastineau (1859 - 1943)*
  Artimesa Rush (1863 - 1949)*

Theodore Rush

Theodore, son of George W and Sarah Rush, was born 20 Jan 1889 and died 19 July 1969. He married Mary Glydas Henry and she died in 1920.


Theodore and Mary had a son, George T.  Rush

 George T Rush  George T Rush

and sons Robert, Russell and Theodore L.
Theodore L married Edna Kersey. They had children Jacce, Francis, Jonne, Beverly (Jamie) and Wayne.

Rush Cemetery

The Rush cemetery is in Greene County, next to the Lawrence County line, on State Rd 54.  The  property  has a really wide creek running through it and also had the family cemetery on it. To view the cemetery, you must cross the creek, or you could wade across during the drier time of summer. The cemetery is up a steep hill and around a ways; not easy to find. The land is still in the Rush family, titled as Theo L and Edna K Rush Living Trust. They have passed, and their son, Wayne cares for the property. He lives in Indianapolis. He came down to our Rush reunion in Bloomfield and took Grandpa Rush and me to this cemetery in his four wheel drive truck. Grandpa Rush remembered where the Rush house was and that there was a spring not far from the house. He remembered going to the funeral of Artimecy "Timey", daughter of John C. A horse-drawn wagon had to take the casket across the creek. He said the family moved to be closer to town. There is a back road to Popcorn that borders this property.

The old Rush homestead was by the Rush Cemetery. The map and directions from Popcorn, IN, where Grandpa Rush grew up, are below.

Driving directions to Rush Cemetery, Springville, IN 47462
3.2 mi � about 7 minutes
rush property
Popcorn, IN
1. Head southwest on Byers Cemetery Rd/Popcorn Church Rd toward Popcorn Rd  
89 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto Popcorn Rd  
0.2 mi
3. Take the 1st right onto Popcorn Creek Rd/Popcorn River Rd  
2.0 mi
4. Turn right at IN-54 W  
1.0 mi
Rush Cemetery
Springville, IN 47462
Rush Cemetery and a marker there, I think it says:
John C, son of L. O. & E. D. Price, b ? d 1855
Lowder Cemetery in Lawrence County:
John C Rush
June 28,1861 - March 05, 1934
Son of Noah & Aster Rush
Married December 31, 1881 Laura Emma (Wilson) Rush
July 15, 1863 - March 17, 1927
Daughter of Giles & Louisa Wilson
Book G Pg 175, gravestones not located

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