James Rush 1 2
- Born: 25 Jan 1782, , , PA 2
- Marriage (1): Mary Creviston
- Died: 31 Jul 1841, Clay Township, Cass, Indiana, United States at age 59 2
- Buried: Adamsboro: Miami Baptist Cemetery, Cass, Indiana, United States 2
Noted events in his life were:
1. Book: Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana: Volume 1: Rush Family, 1899. 1
William Rush, a retired citizen of Lafayette and a respected veteran of the civil war, was born near Logansport, Indiana, April 8, 1844, and is a son of Henry and Rachel (Douglas) Rush, both of whom were natives of Ohio and became the parents of nine children, seven of them still being alive, namely. Eliza, the widow of Alexander McLucas, who now lives at Dayton, Indiana; Mary Jane, who became the wife of Narcemus Beeker, of Battle Ground; John W., of Carroll county, Indiana; James A., of Otterbein, Indiana; William, our subject; Harvey, of Dayton; and George W., of Idaville, this state. The father was a farmer and came from Ohio to Cass county, Indiana, in 1829, and located there for a number of years in Clay township, where all but the two eldest children were born. He moved from Cass county, this state, to Jasper county, Missouri, in 1859, and when the war broke out he returned to Tippecanoe county, locating near Battle Ground in Tippecanoe township, where he resided until his death in 1873, in the sixty-eighth year of his age. His wife died May 15, 1865 [research note - her tombstone has May 22]. They were members of the Christian church and lived useful and honored lives. Mr. Rush was appointed paymaster general of the militia in Cass county about 1844-5.
The paternal grandfather was James Rush, a native probably of Pennsylvania and of English descent. He was a farmer by occupation and served as associate judge and also as captain of the militia for a number of years. He reared a large family and was a man highly respected in his community. Mr. Rush came to Cass county, Indiana, where he died when about sixty- eight years old and was buried in Clay township. The maternal grandfather was David Douglas, a native of Ohio and of Scotch descent. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and was present at the siege of Charleston, South Carolina. He was one of the early settlers of Cass county and died there when upward of ninety years of age.
James married Mary Creviston. (Mary Creviston died in 1816 in , Darke, OH 3.)