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RUSHING

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March 7, 2005

FIRST GENERATION

1. Mathew[1] Rushing. Died, before 1730, in NC. The following information was supplied by Charles C. Rushing and appears in the "Rushing Past" newsletter, II(1), March 1980. "Let's start with the Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 'Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration' by Knittle (on Page 252) states that on the 2nd sailing from Holland to England then to Virginia, there was listed 23 May 1709 Mathys Riesin (German for Rushing) and Vrow (wife) and three children. Then on page 262 Mattys Russin -- they were of Protestant faith and could not worship as Protestants in Germany. In 'Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Co. Virginia' by John Bennet Boddie, it states that Mattys Russian sold 150 acres to Wm Bridger in 1714. The Russians (Rushings) were living in an area overrun by Louis XIV of France and had escaped to Holland. There they were helped by Queen Anne of England who promised to take them to Virginia to settle there. In 'Lost Virginia Records' by Louis Des Cognets on Page 88, Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres with a partner Edward Goodson. Russin sold his (or a part) to Wm. Bridger as stated above. This deed was dated 10 April 1707 (a little variation in the dates from the 'Palatine Migration' book). Mathys Rushin had to live on it for a period to get title; on 16 June 1714 he got title (page 190 of 'Lost Virginia Records'). Here is synopsis: 1707 Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres; 1714 he received Patent." But this is only one theory about Rushing family origins. I am presenting it because it is a theory which at least presents documentary evidence. However, there are several other legends and theories on the origin of the family, the most widespread being that the family is Welsh. There is evidence for a James Rushing in New Kent County, Virginia, in 1667, and for a Mathew Rushing in Charles City County, Virginia, before 1670. The Rushings who settled in southern illinois, western Kentucky, and Tennessee came from Anson County, North Carolina. The Rushings in Anson County, North Carolina, seem to be very closely related, but working out the relationships between them is extremely difficult, particularly because there are so many William Rushings. I propose the following hypothesis. The Anson County Rushings seem to be descended from two near contemporary William Rushings. (A contemporary John Rushing lived near Thompson's Creek in the Chesterfield District of South Carolina.) To attempt to clarify the relationships I plotted probable locations of Rushing land grants and deeds. When this is done the Rushings fall into two subgoups. One group lived on Browns Creek near the present community of White Store, near Black Jack Creek. This group is associated with the elder and younger Joseph Whites in land grant and deed records. This group includes two Williams, Richard, Phillip, Soloman, and a John. The other group is found 5-10 miles farther south on Thompson's Creek, on the headwaters of Browns Creek, and on Little Browns Creek. This group includes two or more Williams, two or more Johns, a Mathew, Robert, Noah, and Abraham. They are associated in land grant and deed records with Benjamin Jackson and John Jackson. The breakdown is not exactly this simple, however, and some adjustments have to be made. Except for living near the southern Rushing group, Abraham is most closely tied to Richard, Solomon, and others in the northern group.

He married Elizabeth. Died, circa 1745. According to Virgil W. Huntley of Mystic Connecticut, who has studied deed records for the Rushing family in North Carolina, "Mathew Rushing, father of William, had a wife, Elizabeth, as she acknowledges the sale of land to William Bridges or Bridgers on 15 July, 1718. "Widow Elizabeth Rushing is said to have maried either Edwin or Edward Goodson as her 2nd husband. Elizabeth is said to have died about 1743 to 1747 leaving property to Goodson. A most dramatic will said to be filed by Goodson. Where is it?" [Letter to David Donahue, July 19, 1992]

Virgil W. Huntly also estimates that Mathew's son William had to have been born circa 1710 or earlier because he purchased his father's property in 1730. Neither of the William Rushings on Brown's Creek seem to be old enough to be the William, son of Mathew. Either or both might be grandsons. Children:

SECOND GENERATION

2. William[2] Rushing (Mathew, 1). Born, circa 1720. This William Rushing seems to have lived on Brown's Creek near Black Jack Branch, near the present community of White Store in Anson County. This William Rushing may have been the one who received land grant No. 6531 dated 19 April 1763 for 150 acres on both sides of Deep Creek--including his own improvement. He is mentioned in land grant No. 3092 dated 18 April 1771 to Josiah Herndon, Jr., for 200 Acres in Anson County on Black Jack Branch of Brown's Creek, joining William Rushing. Given the frequency of the name William and the absence of the name Mathew among descendants, the most likely name for a father of this William Rushing would be William.

He married an unknown woman. Children:

3. William[2] Rushing (Mathew, 1). One William Rushing, the father of "Flint River Jack" Rushing, is said to have immigrated from the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, to Welsh Neck, Cheraw, South Carolina. This William is the most likely to have been father of Flint River Jack, but it seems unlikely that he lived in the Welsh Neck or even the Welsh Tract. However, this William owned land on Thompson's Creek and may have lived in what is now Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Most of his descendants seem to have lived in Anson County and are associated with the other Rushing group living there. This William Rushing seems to have been the one who received land grant No. 495 dated 13 October 1756, on Thompson's Creek. He is listed as William Ruskin. This William Rushing also received land grant No. 947 dated 26 May 1757 for 400 acres in Anson County of the S.W. side of Pee Dee river, joining the E. side of the N. fork of Thompson's Creek and crossing the creek twice. Most likely name for the father of this William Rushing would be John Rushing.

He married Mary?. Children:

THIRD GENERATION

4. Abraham[3] Rushing (William, 2). Born, circa 1742. Died, 1805, in Anson Co., NC. The birth date for Abraham Rushing is somewhat controversial. Several sources use 1730. I have been unable to determine if there is a factual basis for this or if this date is based on identifying the wrong Phillip (Revolutionary War veteran Phillip) for the son Phillip (probably the Phillip I. in the 1800 census) named in Abraham's will. Based on ages of Abraham's children other than Phillip, Abraham need not have been born before 1750. Land grant records indicate a probably birth date of 1740-1745. Abraham Rushing received land grant No. 6314 dated 15 November 1762 for 300 acres in Anson County on the North Fork of Thompson's Creek joining above John Jackson. Abraham Rushing received Land Grant No. 8814 dated July 25, 1774, and issued by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The grant was for 150 acres in Anson County on the branches of Thompson's Creek, joining Thomas Creel and Rushing's own survey, between the two prongs of Thompson's Creek.

He married, first, Mariah Meador, daughter of Jason Meador. Children:

He married, second, Sarah Watts.

5. Phillip[3] Rushing (William, 2). Born, circa 1745. Died, after 1840, in Perry Co., TN. Birth(2): 1756. Census: 1790, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1820, in Perry Co., TN.

Two major myths about this Phillip Rushing create difficulties for a Rushing family researchers. Myth 1: Burrell (1798-1867) was the son of Phillip. This is based by looking at one datum point -- that there was a veteran or pensioneer named Phillip Rushing in the household of Burrell in 1840 in Perry County, Tennessee -- and ignoring a great deal of other information, including Phillip's age in the same census. (This is discussed in more detail below.) In general, because of the close associations between the families of Burrell and Isaac, Burrell and Isaac must have been brothers, but census data will not support both to be sons of Phillip.

Myth 2: The Revolutionary War veteran Phillip was the son of the Abraham Rushing who died in 1805 in Anson County, North Carolina. Phillip could have been slightly older than the Abraham who died in 1805 as Phillip needed to have been born circa 1745 to be father of the Phillip Rushing Jr. in the 1790 census. Without having to be father of the Revolutionary War veteran Phillip, Abraham needs only to have been born about 1750. The myth of Phillip has pushed the estimated ages of Abraham Rushing and some of Abraham's children back in time unnecessarily. For example, I have seen 1750 given as a possible birth date for Abraham's daughter Elizabeth Morgan. No one seems to know her husband's name. Census data in Anson County, North Carolina and Henderson, Perry, and Decatur Counties, Tennessee otherwise indicate that she was the wife of William Morgan, that she was born circa 1773 or 1774, and that her own children were born from circa 1795 to circa 1813. Elizabeth probably was two or three years older than her husband.

Some descendants of Abraham are needlessly looking for an earlier marriage for Abraham as Abraham's wife Mariah Meador would have too young to be the mother of children born as early as 1750 as the wrong dates suggest. The acceptance of this myth seems odd to me because Phillip's pension claim names Richard as his brother and Richard is not a name of one of Abraham's children. The Philip who appears as Philip I. in 1800, the yonger Phillip in 1810, and as Philep J. in 1820 seems a more likely choice as son of Abraham.

Unfortunately, these myths are contained in an accepted application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, and theDAR itselp seems to be distributing the misinformation.

In his pension claim in 1834, Phillip Rushing states he had been in Tennessee for 18 years.

A military marker has been erected for Phillip Rushing at Rushing Grove Cemetery in Decatur County. The dates on the marker are 1756-1838. This location probably is incorrect. Phillip seems to have still been alive at the time of the census in 1840. He is listed in the household of Burrell Rushing. Burrell at this time is living south of Rushing Creek, near the Bath Springs area surrounded by various Brashers. So it is probable that this was Phillip's property and not Burrell's. (Burrell did not buy land on Turkey Creek near Rushing Grove until the 1840s, though descendants claim this was the land Burrell settled in about 1820. Burrell's property adjoined Richard's property to the east). A more likely place for Phillip to be buried then would be in an old cemetery in the Rushing Creek area (Brigance, Ivey, Minie perhaps) or in the Brasher Cemetery. For the sake of argument, a case could be made that Phillip and Richard are buried at Campground Cemetery. There is no evidence to suggest that Rushing Grove Cemetery is older than the mid 1850s when Henry Harrington may have been buried there.

The birth date used on the military marker at Rushing Grove Cemetery is 1756. This is the based on an age of 78 sworn to by witnesses in Phillip Rushing's pension claim in 1834. However, in the pension claim Phillip himself admits that his memory is failing. And while Phillip mentions that there is proof of his age in a family bible in the posession of his brother Richard, court records never indicate that the bible was produced in court. In the census in Anson County in 1800 Phillip already is listed as 45 and over. He probably was born nearer 1745 as in 1790 Philip Rushing, Jr., is already listed as the head of a family and seems to have two children. The Phillip in the 1840 census with Burrell is age 78 (born circa 1762). Either this is a different Phillip or Burrell has no idea of Phillip's correct age. The death year 1838 on the military marker seems to have been taken from Phillip's the pension papers and may come from a note from the Treasury indicating that Phillip's pension had been paid through that date. There is such a note in the pension papers for Richard Rushing with the same closing date. Richard Rushing is known to have lived until 1841.

Phillip Rushing may have outlived all his children. Perry County Circuit Court Records in 1838 include a petition by grandson Calvin Lacy to be replaced as Phillip's guardian. Calvin Lacy was relatively wealthy and did not have any children, so he would have been a neutral choice among Phillip's competing grandchildren to be Phillip's guardian. If the Phillip with Burrell in 1840 is the Revolutionary War veteran, then Burrell most likely is his guardian.

Census data for Phillip in 1790 in Anson County show 3 males under 16 and 2 free white females, plus Phillip Jr. in a separate household. Data for Phillip in 1800 in Anson County: 22101-00301. I think that the 1790 census is closest to being correct for Phillip's family. I think he had at most four sons and perhaps four or five daughters, with two or more daughters having married before 1790. Decatur county Rushing claimants for descent from Phillip often use 1820 Perry County census data to show children born circa 1799. Yet a comparison 1790 and 1800 data seems to show that a married daughter (or, perhaps, a daughter-in-law) and family moved into Phillip's household in the interval, and the same thing may have happened between 1800 and 1810. The young children in Phillip's household in 1820 are more likely to be grandchildren than children. (Census data -- 1790 Anson County: 1-3-3; 1800 Anson County: 22101-00301; 1810 Anson County: 11001-11101; 1820 Perry County: 010101-01001). Phillip's sons seems more likely to some of the Rushings in Stewart County, Tennessee. It is possible that Phillip was the grandfather of Richard Rushing in McNairy County in 1850, and it is possible that he was father or father-in-law of one of the Mark Rushings in Perry County in 1830.

Phillip Rushing received Land Grant No. 8510 dated July 23, 1774, and issued by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The grant was for 400 acres in Anson County on the southwest side of the Great Pee Dee, on Great Brown's Creek, joining a bottom by the creek near the muddy spring branch.

The following is text of the pension application of Philip Rushing. His pension application number was S21458.

"Perry County, July Term 1834 -- On this 21st day of July 1834 personally appeared before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Perry PHILIP RUSHING a resident of Rushing's Creek in Perry County, State of Tennessee, aged 78 years, who being first sworn acording to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 that he entered service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein after stated.

"This declarent entered the service of the United States under Captain John Jackson he declarent being the Ensign of said company in Anson County in the State of North Carolina, from thence marched to Gilbert Town N. Carolina, from thence to Pleasant Garden at the head of the Catawber, from thence into the Indian Nation on the Hiwassee River, from thence to the Valley Towns where some of our men were out fowling and Indians came upon them and killed three of them, one of whose names was Turner he believes; from thence was marched home by way of Pleasant garden, declared served his tour the term of three months as Ensign, he declarent thinks his tour was performed in the latter end of the year 1776, but owing to old age he cannot recollect precisily his Major's name was Davidson, Col. David Love (or Lane) his Col., and general Rutherford was his General.

"This declarent again volunteered under Captain Stephen Jackson in the year 1777, and was imployed on the frontiers guarding the property of whigs and their lives from Ruthless hands of the Torys and British. He served this year seven months as a volunteer guarding the frontiers--again in the year 1778 he volunteered under the same Captain and was imployed on the same service that is ranging along the frontiers; in these several last tours he dose not recollect particularly owing to old age and the consequent loss of memory the events of this period of his services as he did not charge his memory with minor events but in fact he nearly always was out in the service of his country from the year 1776 up to this time which was 1780.

"The declarent in the year 1781 entered the service under Capt. Bogan, Col. Wade his Colonel; declarent was marched from Anson County N. Carolina to Cape Fear where he was attached to Colo. Smith's Regiment and to capt. Smith's Company; his declarents own Capt. and Col. having left the army. This tour we had an engagement with the Tories on Capefear not far from Wilmington and defeated them after which we marched up and attached the British in a large Brick house some time not long after this we heard that Cornwallis was defeated at Little York & went home. This declarent states that on this Tour he served two months. He has no documentary evidence by which he can prove his service nor does he know of any person except Richard Rushing by whom he can prove the same, he hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state sworn to and subscribed the day and year above written. (Signed) PHILLIP (X) RUSHING.

"Sworn statements of William Woolverton, a clergyman residing in Perry County, and W. F. Doherty, residing in Perry County, stating that Rushing is 78 years of age and he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a revolutionary soldier. Signed 21 July 1834.

"Statement of Richard Rushing: '...Richard Rushing who is a creditable person and made oath in due form of law that he served most of the Tours with Philip Rushing, that he has stated that he served in the Revolution, and that he served as he states, and further that he the said Philip Rushing was an Ensign as he states, sworn to and subscribed in open court this 21st day of July 1834.' Signed RICHARD (X) RUSHING.

". . . Questions by the court:

"1. Where and in what year were you born. Ans.: I was born in Anson County N. Carolina 1756.

"2. Have you any record of your age and if so where is it. Ans.: My brother Richard Rushing has it at his house.

"3. Where were you living when called into service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you live now? Ans.: In Anson County when called up top service where I continued to live till about fifteen years ago I moved from there to the County of Perry in the State of Tennessee where I now live.

"4. How were you called into service, were you drafted, did you volunteer or were you a substitute and if a substitute for whom? Ans.: I was called out in Capt. Jackson as an Ensign, whether we were drafted or whether we the company (cannot be read) and went out without a draft. I do not now recollect all the rest of the Tours I was a volunteer.

"5. State the names of some of the Regular officers who were with the troops where you served, such continental and militia regiments as you recollect, and the general circumstances of your service. Ans.: Gen. Rutherford, Col. Wade, and Col. Smith, whether they were regular officers or state officers I do not know as I am old and forgetful, but I think at least Col. Smith was a regular, for the general circumstances of my service &c see my declaration.

"6. Did you ever receive a discharge from the service & if so, by whom was it given & what has become of it. Ans.: I never received a discharge for in the past when it was we were just dismissed by our officers. I was commissioned Ensign but I cannot tell certainly by whom it was signed but think Gov. Caswell, it has long ago been lost.

"7. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for varasity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution. Ans.: Parson Woolverton I have who is the nearest preacher and W. F. Doherty could--living in all my neighbours. I would also refer to aul W. C. Dunlap. (Note: living in last sentence could be bring.)

The Amended Declaration of Phillip Rushing - I was at the skirmishes with the Tories at Thompson Creek, at Lynches Creek, Hills Creek, Richardson Creek, and at Drowning Creek at Bettys Bridge where we had a battle with the Tories and we parted without any decision and afterwards the Tories defeated the whigs but I was not in that engagement. I was on Cape Fear River near Wilmington when we defeated the Tories who had defeated Col. Wade at Drowning Creek. I was also in an attack on the Brick House in the possession of the British and after several fire we retired being unable to take the House. I was in the company of Stephen Jackson a part of the time, and a part of the time I was in the company of Capt. John Johnson and at sometime transfered to some other company in Col. Smith's Regiment, but I am now unable to recollect the name of the officers except as stated in my original declaration. I am now old and infirm and my memory has failed me so much. I cannot recollect the dates of my service. I can only recollect the places we had a battle or expected to have one and the names of the officers, but what rout we pursued in each campaign I cannot now recollect or the particular time I served in each campaign. I have only a recollection of serving my country

and being generally in service. Signed: PHILLIP (X) RUSHING. 7 Oct. 1834.

"Statement of John L. Houston, J.P.: '...I am personally acquainted with the said Phillip Rushing and know him to be old and infirm and that he is respectable and his statement entitled to credit.' 7 Oct. 1834.

"'I will take a pension for six months on this claim, knowing the old man and from his extreme age he cannot recollect any more than stated in this declaration.' Signed: W. C. Dunlap, 13 Dec. 1834.

"Paid at a rate of twenty dollars from 4 Sept. 1835 to 4 March 1838. (Note from treasury Department, dated 14 Jan. 1839.)"

[The transcription above appeared in Vol. 1 of "The River Counties."]

He married Hannah. Born, before 1755. Died, after 1815. Children:

6. Richard[3] Rushing (William, 2). Born, 1749, in VA. Died, 1841, in Perry Co., TN. Burial in Campground Cem., Decatur Co., TN (unmarked). Richard Rushing received two land grants issued by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The first, No. 3853 dated May 22, 1772, was for 100 acres in Anson County on a branch on the lower side of Brown's Creek, joining the said branch above Wm. Rushing. The second, No. 7487 dated March 4, 1775, was for 150 acres in Anson County on the lower side of Brown's Creek, joining a small branch and Solomon Rushing. Richard Rushing moved to the Beech River area of Perry County (later Decatur County) in Tennessee before 1820 and settled on the south side of the Beech River. He had extensive land holdings in the 7th and 8th sections of the 8th range along Turkey Creek. He probably is the ancestor of most of the Rushings living in Henderson County.

The following is a summary of the pension claim of Richard Rushing. It was written in a letter dated July 31, 1930, by B. W. Morgan, Acting Commissioner of Pensions, to Miss Edna Rushing, Sacramento, California.

"You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, [S. or 8.] 21457, that Richard Rushing was born in 1849 in Virginia 'on [the] Roanoke'. "While residing in Anson County, North Carolina he served with the North Carolina troops, as follows:

"In 1776, three months in Captain John Jackson's Company, was in a skirmish at Drowning Creek where his brother William was wounded and soon after died; in 1777, nine months in Captain Stephen Jackson's Company; in 1778, ten months in the same company; in 1779, eight months in the same company; in 1780, six months in the same company. A part of the time he served in Colonel Wade's Regiment.

"He was in skirmishes on Black river, Bates Bridge, Lynch's Creek, Richardson's Creek and Thompson's Creek. "He was allowed pension on his application executed July 21, 1834, at which time he was living in Rushing Creek, Perry County, Tennessee, having lived there fifteen years.

"He stated that his brother Philip served with him most of the time.

"There is no reference to wife or children."

There is little proof of Richard's family, and the family presented in this database is somewhat of a composit. Richard seems to have had at least nine sons (including probably David in a separate household) and two daughters in the 1800 census of Anson County. There is proof that David, Willis, and Amy Boatwright were children of Richard. Dennis and Willis are always said to have been brothers, and the elder and younger Richard are in the same household in the 1840 census (based on ages children in the 1850 census). This is "Richard's family."

Then there is "Sarah's family." Sarah Rushing appears as age 80 in the household of Burrell Rushing, born ca. 1821, from the 1850 census. Her family includes Elijah, Isaac, and Burrell (born 1789). Phillip's wife is known from a deed to have been named Hannah, so Sarah could not have been his wife. Sarah seems to have been living in William Rushing's household in the 1830 census. Between 1830 and 1840 Elijah Rushing and his wife appear to have died. Sarah (listed as Sally) appears as head of a household in the 1840 census; this probably is Elijah's household, including Burrell (born 1821). This young Burrell has money by the mid 1840s when he buys a large amount of land, buys slaves, and builds a mansion which is still a local landmark. Where did the money come from? The best explaination would that Sarah inherited a larger widow's portion of Richard's estate and financed the acquistions of her grandson Burrell with whom she had been living for several years.

He married, first, Unknown Daughter Rushing (12), circa 1778. Children:

He married, second, Sarah (Sally), before 1791. Born, circa 1770, in Anson Co., NC. Died, circa 1852, in Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1840, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. There is a Sarah Rushing living in the household of Burrell Rushing (b. c1821) in 1850. In 1840 as Sally she is listed as head of what appears to be the same household. She probably is the wife of Richard Rushing even though she is in a separate household in 1840. She would be a second wife of Richard as she is not old enough to have been the mother of David Rushing. The placement of the second marriage in the age gap between Dennis and Richard is arbitrary, although given her association with Burrell, son of Elijah, this age gap seems more appropriate than the later age gap between Willis and D. M. All birth dates for these children are estimated. Should Willis prove older than Elijah, this second marriage probably would fall between. Available information would tend to support Willis to be of the first marriage.

What may have happened is that Elijah (and perhaps his wife) died before 1840, as Elijah is not in the 1840 census but his children are. Sarah might have moved into the household to care for the minor children, while the by now very elderly Richard remained in his own household with the family of his son Richard. Children:

7. William[3] Rushing (William, 2). Born, circa 1755. Died, 1776, in Drowning Creek, Anson Co., NC. The following sketch of William Rushing appears in the "Rushing Past" newsletter dated September 1981. "William Rushing was a young man growing up in Anson County in the 1760's when most of his father's relatives and friends were openly advocating disolving all the ties with mother England due to the harsh, unreasonable and unjust treatment of the people of the Carolina colony. Most of William's friends and neighbors openly supported this open break. Being honorable men, the Rushings and their neighbors put their grievance in writing in a petition they signed and addressed to then Gov. Tryon. No sooner had these brave men delivered their petition than they were labeled rebels and outlaws by the English. Several of these men were hung for pursuing American Independence! English troops and militia were sent into Anson County to "keep the peace" and arrest "rebels" and their sympathisers. Armed Tory militia began military operations in the county. Many civilians were killed in these para-military operations. William and his neighbors took up arms to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors from these armed vigilantes. From 1768 to 1776, William fought in 19 major engagements with Tory and English troops in North and South Carolina. He was wounded on at least one other occasion. Finally, in the company of his brothers Richard and Phillip he fought in the battle of Drowning Creek in Anson County. He was mortally wounded. His brothers carried him to his parents home where he died. Owing to the circumstances of his death, his family could not give William a public funeral since to do so would be to invite the arrest of his family as "rebels" and harsh reprisals from the Tories. As with other patriots who were killed before the United States declared its Independence, William was buried in a secluded spot now lost in time."

This sketch seems to confuse the William who was killed at Drowning Creek other Williams in the same area. The William Rushing who died at Drowning Creek may have been the youngest son of his father and far too young to have been caught up in the Regulator movement. Nor is there any evidence that this William's family was in any way at outs with the colonial government as they received numerous land grants issued by the Royal Governor during the 1770s. This seems to have been the William Rushing who received Land Grant No. 8509 dated July 23, 1774, issued by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The grant was for 150 acres in Anson County, on the southwest side of the Pee Dee River, joining a hill near Rushing Creek and near Talton's Creek, which is a branch of Thompson's Creek.

He married Unknown. Children:

8. Jacob[3] Rushing (William, 2). Born, circa 1760. Census: 1790, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1840, in Madison Co., TN. Jacob Rushing appears in the 1783 petition to move the courthouse for Anson County. He appears in a sequence of signatures which goes Abraham Rushing, Phillip Rushing, Thomas Wright, John Willis, Isaac Jackson, Thomas Meador, Jason Meador, Richard Rushing, Robert Rushing, Jacob Rushing. According to Barbara Crumpton of Duncan Oklahoma, who has researched Jacob to the extent available records allow, in Anson County legal transactions Jacob Rushing is associated with either Abraham Rushing or one of the families allied to Abraham Rushing (e.g., Mobberly, Meador). Records for Madison County do not show if Jacob Rushing died there or moved on and do not indicate what happened to the property Jacob owned there. Census data -- Anson Co., NC, 1790: 11-3; Anson Co., NC, 1800: 0101-4211. Stewart Co., TN, 1820: 10011-201; Madison Co., TN, 1840: 0010000001-00013.

He married Unknown. Children:

9. Solomon[3] Rushing (William, 2). Died, 1811, in Anson Co., NC.

Solomon Rushing received Land Grant No. 4116 issued January 22, 1773 by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The grant was for 200 acres on the southwest side of the Pee Dee River, joining the bank of a small drain on the north side of Richard Rushing branch on Brown's Creek. Solomon's will specifically names daughters Mary Ann and Susanny. It also clearly indicates that he has other children. Paul Rushing and Stephen Rushing, executors of his estate, and John Rushing and Mathew Rushing, the witnesses to the will, probably are Solomon's sons.

He married Elizabeth. Children:

10. Robert[3] Rushing (William, 3). Born, before 1755. Died, circa 1836, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1790, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1820, in Anson Co., NC.

Robert Rushing received Land Grant No. 4197 issued January 22, 1773, by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The grant was for 150 acres in Anson County on the lower side of Little Brown Breek, joining William's line, north of Haw Branch and a point near Johnston's line. In 1778 Robert Rushing received land on Brown's Creek from William Rushing (Anson County Deed Book K, p. 470) "...the said William Rushing for diverse good causes and considerations him thereunto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the natural love and affection he bearith towards the said Rubert Rushing...." Witnesses were William Rushing, Jr., Noah Rushing, and Benjamin Jackson.

The heirs of Robert Rushing are shown in two deeds. The first is recorded in Union County Deed Book 4. "This indenture made this 16th day of Nov in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty six between Joseph Rushing, William Deason & Milly Rushing of Bedford County and Nancy Rushing of Perry County Sarah Rushing William Rushing and Robert Rushing of Benton County and all of the State of Tennessee Heirs and legatees of Robert Rushing Dec'd of the one part and William M. Rushing of Anson County of the State of North Carolina of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred dollars then the said party of the first part in hand paid by him the party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do bargain sell and convey unto the said William M. Rushing his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or piece of land Granted by the State of North Carolina to the said Robert Rushing Dec'd on the 24th of October 1786 and the 12th of Decr. 1816 and containing by estimation two hundred acres and lying and being in Anson County State of North Carolina and bounded as follows...." Signed: Joseph Rushing, Wm. (x) Deason, Milly (x) Rushing, Nancy (x) Rushing, Sarah (x) Rushing, William Rushing, Robert Rushing. Witnesses: William G. Rushing, E. D. Rushing, Jackson Rushing, S. I. Rushing, A. Little Jurit as to W. Deason.

The second appears in Anson County Deed Book 4, p. 533. "This indenture made this 25th day of February A.D. 1839 between Stephen Huntley and his wife Drucilla Huntley of the County of Anson and state of North Carolina on the one part and William M. Rushing of the same County and State of the other part witnesseth that the said Stephen and Drucilla Huntley have for and in Consideration of the sum of Twenty five Dollars Cash in hand the receipt and full payment whereof is hereby fully acknowledged bargained sold and conveyed to the aforesaid William M. Rushing all their right claim title or interest to a certain tract or parcel of land granted to Robert Rushing Dec'd on the 24th of October 1786 and the 12th Decr 1816 and from his heirs descended to the said Stephen and Drucilla Huntley as legatees and heirs at law of said Robert Rushing Dec'd...." Signed: Stephen Huntley, Drucilla (x) Huntley. Witnesses: R. Rogers, B. E. Ashcraft.

The above are based on the research of Virgil W. Huntley of Mystic, Connecticut.

He married Unknown (Jemima Jackson?). Children:

11. Mark[3] Rushing (William, 3). Born, circa 1770, in NC. Died, before 1850, in Hardin Co., TN?. Census: 1840, in Hardin Co., TN.

In general, there seems to be an affinity between the various Marks and the family of the Rev. War veteran Phillip. Mark Rushing's first wife may have been a daughter of Phillip Rushing. There were two Mark Rushings in Perry Co., TN, in 1830. This may have been one of them. Census data for Hardin Co., TN, 1840: 012020001-00012001.

He married Mary. Born, circa 1782, in NC. Census: 1850, in Hardin Co., TN. Children:

12. Unknown Daughter[3] Rushing (William, 3). Died, before 1791.

She married Richard Rushing (6).

13. William[3] Rushing (William, 3). Born, circa 1755. Census: 1790, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1800, in Anson Co., NC.

This is the William Rushing, Jr., of the 1790 census in Anson County, North Carolina, and the elder of the two William Rushing Juniors in the 1800 census in Anson County.

The following is a deed recorded on page 272 of Anson County Deed Book H:

"To all people to whom these presents shall come I William Rushing of the State of North Carolina in the County of Anson, PLANTER, for and in consideration of the love and and good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my son William Rushing of the same state and county have given and grant & by these presents do freely give and grant unto the said William Rushing his heirs executors or administrators all and singular about fifty acres of land taken from my survey of four hundred acres beginning at a black walnut by the fork of the little creek & running near a north course to another line of which (before the signing of these presents) I have delivered him the said William Rushing an inventory signed with my own hand bearing date 1781 to have and to hold all the said land to him the said William Rushing his heirs executors or administrators from henceforth to be his property asolutely without any manner of condition in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal the seventeenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty one signed sealed and delivered in presence of Joseph Friffeth [Griffeth?] Noah Rushing. Wm. Rushing (seal).

"January Cot. 1782 then the within deed was acknowledged by William Rushing Sen." [Transcription made by Virgil W. Huntley, Mystic, CT.]

He married an unknown woman. Children:

FOURTH GENERATION

14. William[4] Rushing (Abraham, 4). Born, 1771. Died, 1856. Birth(2): 1786. This is a composit family which probably should be considered speculative. Two lines of Rushings claim descendant from the William Rushing who married Elizabeth Tilghman and both claim that this William was a son of Abraham Rushing. Identifying that particular William as the son of Abraham is speculative. Descendants of Laben Rushing in Kaufman Co., TX, list William's birth date as 1786. The William who was son of Abraham would be older because he received a deed of gift from his father in 1789.

Susan Knight Gore of Memphis who researches the family of Clement Rushing considers Clement Rushing and Laben Rushing to have been brothers and echos the claim of descent from William Rushing, son of Abraham and husband of Elizabeth Tilghman.

Another brother is Mark, who was guardian of Clement Rushing's minor children. As the Mark in the 1850 census in the part of Stewart County which later became Houston County was born before the 1801 marriage of William Rushing and Elizabeth Tilghman, the Mark used as brother here is the Mark who died in Humphreys Co. circa 1847.

He married Elizabeth Tilghman, daughter of John Tilghman and Sarah Eggarton, 12 Mar 1801. Born, 1781. Children:

15. Abraham[4] Rushing (Abraham, 4). Born, 1772. Died, 1848, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1820, in Rutherford Co., TN.

The following information is from a sketch of Abraham Rushing 1772-1848 by Bill Medling which appears in "Rushing Past," III(2), June 1981.

"We know that Abraham lived in Anson Co., N.C., and that he was born in 1772, came to Tenn. in or before 1810. On 4 Dec., 1810, he and his wife, Celia (Cealy) joined Garrison Fork Baptist Church by letter. . . . Garrison Fork Church is near Beech Grove.

"In 1813, Sister Ceiley Rushing was found 'faulty' and excluded from the church. She and Abraham were later divorced. In 1815, Abraham Rushing was also excluded from the church for marrying a 2nd wife & his first wife was still living. New we learn from Cuz Betty Riley whom I obtained many of these facts, that Abraham bought land in Stewart Co. in 1832, moved to that county in 1834, being accompanied by an Abel Rushing."

Abraham lived in White Oak Creek section of Stewart County which was later transferred back to Humphreys County. His will was probated and his estate was settled in Humphreys County. Abraham is the ancestor of many Rushings in the White Oak Creek section of Hemphreys County, Tennessee. Through his son John, he also is ancestor of the Rushings living around Rutherford and Cannon Counties, Tennessee.

This Abraham seems to have had one son and four daughters born before 1800 and two additional sons and two additional daughters born before 1810. The list of the children Abraham is partially based on the work of Bill Medlin mentioned above.

He married, first, Celia. Divorce, circa 1814. Children:

He married, second, Elizabeth Powell, circa 1815. Children:

16. Jason[4] Rushing (Abraham, 4). Born, circa 1775. Census: 1800, in Anson Co., NC.

He married Alice Gulledge, daughter of William Gulledge and Bathsheba. Children:

17. Peter[4] Rushing (Abraham, 4). Born, circa 1785, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1820, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1840, in Calloway Co., KY.

The family of Peter is based on tentative conclusions and speculations of descendant Lee Rushing of Port Charles, Florida, outlined in letters dated January 26 and May 27, 1993, to David Donahue, and on the research of the late Georgia Maxwell Cox, Ozark, Illinois. Peter seems to have six sons, two daughters, and a wife in the 1820 census. Census data in 1830 in Bedford Co., Tennessee: 21113001-1101201.

He married Hester Frizzell, daughter of Nathan Frizzell and Ruahama Weaver, circa 1803, in Anson Co., NC. Born, 23 Dec 1785, in Anson Co., TN. Died, before 1840. This is going out on a limb. This wife of Peter Rushing is unknown. The Hester Frizzell born in 1785, daughter of Nathan Frizzell and Ruahama, is said to have been the first wife of Nathan Rushing. However, Hester Frizzell would be over 20 years older than Nathan Rushing based on his age in the 1860 census and would seem far too old to be mother of the children of Nathan Rushing's first marriage who were born 1826-1834. Dates, names, and locations would fit better if Hester Frizzell is used as mother rather than wife of Nathan Rushing. Children:

18. Phillip J.[4] Rushing (Abraham, 4). Born, circa 1777, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1820, in Anson Co., NC. Resided: 1830, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

This is the Philip I. Rushing in 1800 in Anson County, the younger Philip Rushing in 1820, and Philep J. Rushing in 1820. In 1817, Peniah and Phillip J. Rushing sign as heirs in the selling of the estate of Thomas Gaddy, Sr., to Wm. Dismukes (Anson County Deed Book S, p. 297). The family proposed for Phillip in this database is hypothetical. It consists of the William Rushing with whom Phillip is living in 1850 in Stewart Co., TN, plus the Darling Rushing in the adajacent household. Then there is the J. J. Rushing in Benton Co. whose descendants think was descended from Phillip J. Rushing. Added to this is the John D. Rushing in Benton Co., TN, in 1850 whose ancestry has not been proven, who fits census data for the family of Phillip J. Rushing, and whose son Francis Marrion Rushing is buried in the same Williamson Co., IL, cemetery as J. J. Rushing's son James Darling Rushing. John D. and Jonathan J. appear on the same page of the Benton Co., TN, census in 1840. Added to this is the Roland Rushing in Benton Co., TN, in 1850, who may have a son named Darling Rushing. In the Dennis Rushing family Roland Rushing is stated to be a son of Phillip J. Rushing, but it is also claimed that Phillip J. Rushing was the Rev. War Veteran Phillip Rushing (Roland is too young). The Abraham Rushing is is here because of name and age fit only, and to place a loose family line somewhere that makes sense. This connection is far shakier than others. Personally, I prefer to think of the Darling Rushing, age 22, in 1850, as a grandson and the Darling Rushing, age 48, sheriff of Union Co., NC, as son of this Phillip Rushing. In the 1840 census Phillip appears on page 334. Census data. Anson Co., NC, 1810: 3101-1001. Anson Co., NC, 1820: 22131-2101. Stewart Co., TN, 1840: 100110001-0002.

He married Peniah Gaddy. Died, before 1840. Children:

19. Thomas M.[4] Rushing (Abraham, 4). Born, circa 1783, in NC. Died, before 1870, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1820, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

The family given here for Thomas M. Rushing is based on the research of Gertrude Rushing of Denison, TX. The vertical file at the Crittenden County Public Library in Marion, KY, contains family group sheets for Thomas Rushing, Wilson E. Rushing, and several of Wilson E. Rushing's children. To Gertrude Rushing's list of the children of Thomas I added Margaret and Andrew E. based on the 1850 census.

He married Elizabeth. Born, circa 1787. Died, before 1870, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

20. Phillip R.[4] Rushing (Phillip, 5). Born, circa 1765. Died, 1814, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1790, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1800, in Anson Co., NC.

By comparing the three Philip/Phillip Rushings in Anson County from 1790 to 1820, especially be comparing their ages and the ages of their children, it seems most likely that the Philip Rushing Jr. in the census in 1790 must have been the Phillip to purchase land in Stewart County, Tennessee, in 1812. Census data, Anson County, 1800: 5201-101. This shows two sons born before 1790 and five more (including Reuben and Larkin) born before 1800. This Phillip was in Stewart County in 1808 when he lived on Guices Creek and served in Captain Wardens co. of the militia.

In 1814 Isaac Lanier and later John Bailey were administrators of the estate. An inventory for the estate was returned May 2, 1814.

In 1816 the court appointed Elijah Lowry as guardian of the ophan children of Phillip Rushing deceased, naming Reuben, Larkin, Betsy, Anna, and Jemima. Elijah Rushing and Lewis Brewer were securities to the guardianship.

In February 1818 40 acres of Phillip's estate were conveyed to Mark Cooper.

He married Jemima. Children:

21. Hardy[4] Rushing (Phillip, 5). Born, circa 1770. Died, before 1840, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1820, in Stewart Co., TN. The parents of Hardy Rushing are unknown. In this database Hardy Rushing is assigned as a son of the Revolutionary War veteran Phillip Rushing. This is based largely on the estimated date of his birth. Also, the majority of Hardy Rushing's first family left Stewart Co. area, as did most or all of the family of Phillip Rushing Jr. Names for children of Hardy Rushing's second marriage are similar to those found in the among Rushings from the Little Brown's Creek/Thompson Creek area of Anson Co. Could Hardy Rushing's second wife Elizabeth also be a Rushing?

Hardy Rushing appears in the 1820 census in Stewart Co., TN. He was married twice. The 1800 census in Anson County, NC, showshim married with a son and a daughter under 10. In the 1810 census, he appears to have three sons under 10, one son 10-16, and two daughters under 10. 1820 census data are 101401-10100. Assignment of Phillip, Whitmill, and R. D. as children of the first marriage is abritrary. They are Rushings which do not fit other proven and hypothetical groupings in this database. At least one source lists Hardy as a possible alternative name for R. D. Rushing

Hardy Rushing's second family is proven in Stewart County land grants and deeds.

He married, first, Unknown, before 1800. Children:

He married, second, Elizabeth, after 1820. Born, circa 1794, in SC. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

22. Hannah[4] Rushing (Phillip, 5). Born, after 1770. Census: 1830, in Perry Co., TN.

It is known that Hannah, the wife of Henry White, was a Rushing. She is assigned here as a daughter of Phillip primarily because Calvin Lacy, Phillip's guardian in 1838, is associated in 1830 Perry County, Tennessee, census records with the White family. Also, among Anson County records, it is Phillip Rushing whose name is most often associated with the Whites. Phillip Rushing and Joseph White owned adjacent property on Black Jack Creek in Anson County.

She married Henry White, son of Joseph White and Sarah. Born, circa 1765. Census: 1830, in Perry Co., TN. Note: At the time I created the Illinois Rushing database, I only had Reuben and Rebecca connected as children of Henry White and Hannah Rushing. In my original database of Rushings in Decatur and Henderson counties, TN, I now include eight children and over 2,000 descendants. Children:

23. Millie[4] Rushing (Phillip, 5). Born, circa 1785.

She married Jesse Lacy, son of Thomas Lacy and Kesiah Griffith in Anson Co., NC. Born, 20 Mar 1770. Children:

24. David[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1782, in Anson Co., NC. Died, circa 1845, in Pope Co., AR. Burial in Old Cem., near Rushing Cem, Pope Co., AR.

"David Rushing was born in c. 1785 in North Carolina. He immigrated to Dickson Co., Tennessee where he engaged in farming. During the War of 1812, David Rushing . . . joined Capt. Michael Molton's Troop of West Tennessee Cavalry under the command of Col. John Coffee. In c. 1835, David Rushing . . . [and family] left Tennessee and settled on Big Piney Creek, Martin Township, Pope County, Arkansas. Through the years the settlement became known as the 'Rushing Community.' Located northwest of Dover, the 'Rushing Church' still stands having been built in 1899. . . . David Rushing died c. 1845 and is buried in the 'old abandoned cemetery' located northwest of the present day 'Rushing Cemetery.' The cemetery is much grown up with large trees and undergrowth. Graves can be located by native stone markers. However, no grave stones exist that contain names or dates. This was the community cemetery until the time of the Civil War." [History of Pope County (Arkansas)]

He married Mary Goodrich in Dickson Co., TN. Born in Hanover Co., NC. Died, 1843, in Pope Co., AR. Children:

25. Asa[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1785. Died, before 1850. Census: 1830, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1840, in Perry Co., TN.

I have this assigned the family of Sarah Rushing in the 1850 census of Decatur Co., TN, to the family of Richard Rushing based on the name Richard. Asa Rushing on p. 171 of the 1840 census of in Perry Co., TN, would seem to be the best fit based on the females in the household. (The Asa Rushing on p. 180 is the Asa Rushing 1801-1851 buried at New Hope Cemetery in Decatur Co.) The fit on ages for the household on the p. 171 Asa Rushing is not good, but it is better than the fit for other Rushings in the 1840 census. The problem is that the Asa on p. 171 in 1840 might be the Asa on p. 234 in the 1830 census. All Rushings in the 1830 census of Perry Co., TN, on p. 234 may comprise the family of Mark Rushing; none except possibly Asa are in Perry Co. in 1840. The alternatives among Rushings in Perry Co. in 1840 are D. M./Daniel Rushing and Jacob Rushing. After returning to Tennessee, the family of David Thomas Rushing settled in the eastern Henderson Co. area near other descendants of Richard. Census data for Perry County, 1840:

Asa Rushing 02010001-0120001

D. M. Rushing 1120001-00101

Jacob Rushing 112001-110001

He married Sarah. Born, circa 1798, in NC. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

26. Dennis[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1786, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in D. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN (unmarked). Census: 1820, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

Dennis Rushing was a Corporal in captain Gray's Company of the Second Regiment of the Tennessee Militia infantry in the War of 1812. He and his brother Willis were the first settlers in Benton County and settled in what is now the Rushing Creek community. They filed a joint claim for 200 acres deeded to the United States by the Chickasaw Indians.

He married Kesiah Bell, daughter of George Bell. Born, 1786, in NC. Burial in D. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN (unmarked). Children:

27. Richard[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1790, in NC. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Corsicana P.O., Navarro Co., TX. Occupation: Farmer.

Census data for Richard Rushing, 1840, Perry County: 112000100001-1101001.

He married Prudence. Born, circa 1800. Died, 26 Jul 1886. Burial in White Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Corsicana P.O., Navarro Co., TX. Children:

28. Elijah[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1791. Died, before 1840. Census: 1830, in Perry Co., TN.

The family of Elijah Rushing is outlined in a letter dated December 27, 1986, from Sonja Jenkins to Virginia Whitaker, Monroe, Louisiana. Ms. Jenkins writes:

"I know that Elijah was the father to:

1. John P.

2. Milly (married a Stinson)

3. Caroline (married John Hambleton)

4. Burrell

5. E. R. Chambers

6. William R.

This is from a deed I have from Decatur County, Tennessee."

He married Unknown. Children:

"Townsend House, an Ante-Bellum house in Parsons has an interesting history despite the fact it is still a home.

"It is a picturesque colonial house, perched on a hill, overlooking a crest of fertile farm land and green pastures with cattle grazing lands, about one mile east of Parsons on the old Perryville road.

"It was formerly a two-story log house, chinked with mud, which was built during the 1830's.... It was built with an open hall through the center of the house, which was called a 'dog trot' back then....

"The house was sold to Burl [sic.] Rushing in 1844.... Some years later he married Sarah Houston and they lived here. During the civil war days "Aunt Sarah" as she was called, sat on the front porch all day during the battle of Shilo and could hear the roar of the cannons from the battles, a distance of 50 miles. Many years later she entertained her grandchildren with accounts of this incident.

"During the war the guerillas entered the couple's home in search of gold an d strung up her husband in an effort to get him to tell where the gold was hidden. Each time they tightened the rope, he refused. During the episode the Confederate soldiers came by and the guerillas fled. Mrs. Rushing released her husband who was strung up over the spot where the gold was buried.

"Under the living room floor of the house was a hideout, which could be reached by a secret trap door to the floor."

While the story above places the blame on Union raiders, in actuality it probably was a crime of a local band of outlaws. The tactic is the same as used by a local outlaw, Lem Bussell (later a preacher), against the Myracle family. The house later passed to Sarah's second husband, Rennie Raines, and to his son Lennie Rains. It passed out of the family by sale in 1918. The auction at which it was sold was a major event remembered for years by many people in the community.

29. Willis[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1792, in Anson Co., NC. Died, May 1853, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Hudson Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

Willis Rushing was the first permanent settler of Benton Co., Tennessee, selecting land on Rushing Creek several miles north of Camden in 1818-1819. Willis Rushing served from November 13, 1814, to May 13, 1815, in Capt. James Gray's company of the militia from Stewart Co., Col. John Cock's 2nd Regt. Tenn. Infantry. Willis Rushing bought a great acreage of land, owned slaves, and operated a tavern in his brick dwelling on the Paris-Reynoldsburg Road. (The house was torn down in 1871.) He is buried in the family cemetery, now known as the Hudson Cemetery. [Rushing Family Notes, by J. K. T. Smith.]

He married Mary (Polly) Rasberry. Born, circa 1798, in NC. Died, 1862, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Hudson Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

30. D. M. (Daniel??)[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1795. Died, before 1850. Census: 1840, in Perry Co., TN.

It was difficult to decide whether to place Daniel as a son of Richard or Phillip. Daniel has one of the strongest cases for a tie to Phillip. Perry County deeds show that Phillip made Daniel a gift of a slave. The deed mentions Phillip's "affection" for Daniel, a term often used in property transfers to children. My ultimate decision to include Daniel with Richard is that Daniel was sued by Phillip's estate to return the slave. Census data for D. M. Rushing, 1840, Perry County: 1120001-00101.

He married an unknown woman. Children:

31. Burrell[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1798, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 5 May 1867, in Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Grove C., Decatur Co., TN (fieldstone). Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN.

Burrell gave about 10 acres of land to be used as part of the site for the town of Decaturville, Tennessee. This Burrell Rushing is often mistaken for the son of Revolutionary War veteran Phillip Rushing because a pensioner named Phillip Rushing is listed in Burrell's household in the 1840 census of Perry County. However, Burrell cannot be a son of Phillip and probably cannot be a grandson either. In 1790 Phillip Rushing had a son Phillip Rushing Jr. who had his own household and children, so the the most likely range of ages for Phillip's children would be 1765-1790. Burrell may be too young. In 1800 Phillip's wife is identified as 45 and over so is not likely to be mother of Burrell. (This is especially so when one also must consider the younger Isaac Rushing as a brother of Burrell.) Burrell is associated with Richard in most census records. In 1820 Richard, Phillip, and Burrell live adjacent to one another in Perry County. In 1830 Richard and Burrell are only three households apart, but Phillip has moved elsewhere. Phillip had a guardian in his old age, as shown in the 1838 Perry County Circuit Court record where Calvin Lacy is petitioning to be replaced as Phillip's guardian. It seems unlikely that Burrell was more than guardian of his Phillip, who probably was his uncle. Burrell certainly did not know the correct age for Phillip to tell the census taker in 1840. Burrell in 1840 is living in the southern part of Decatur County, which is probably where Phillip lived, but it is away from Richard and from where Burrell lived in 1830. In 1842, probably after Phillip's death, Burrell buys (or registers) land on Turkey Creek adjacent to Richard in the area where the other Rushings lived.

He married Mary Elizabeth Rhodes. Born, circa 1806. Burial in Rushing Grove C., Decatur Co., TN (fieldstone). Census: 1870, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

"I, R. B. Rushing do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all others by me made by me at any time.

"First I direct that my funeral expenses be paid as soon as possible out of any money that I may die posessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor.

"Secondly I direct that my wife Mary J. Rushing have all my land consisting of fifty acres during her life time; after her death I will that J. F. Rushing L. J. Rushing have the said land.

"Thirdly I direct that L. J. and J. F. Rushing have full control and all the benefits of the Rube Elliott

lease.

"Fourth I give and bequerath to my son J. F. Rushing my sorrel mule.

"Fifth I direct that L. J. and Mary J. Rushing have my mare.

"Sixth I give and bequeath to Martha L. Rushing one bed and stead and clothes.

"Seventh I give J. F. Rushing one feather bed and stead and clothes. I also direct L. J. Rushing have one feather bed and stead and clothes. I also give and bequeath to my wife Mary J and J. F. and L. J. Rushing all my hogs sheep and cattle. I give to my son J. F. Rushing my wagon and harness.

"Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint W. F. Rushing my Executor in witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand this the third day of November 1898. R. B. Rushing.

"Signed and published in our presence and we have submitted our names hereto in the presence of the testator. This the third day of Nov. 1898. J. R. Hobbs. J. M. Rushing. W. F. Rushing."

32. Isaac[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born, circa 1799, in NC. Died, Apr 1853, in Natchitoches Par, LA. Census: 1840, in Claiborne Par., LA. Census: 1850, in Bienville Par., LA. Occupation: Farmer.

Isaac is one of the more interesting of the early Rushings. He appears frequently in the early Perry County court records, often in scrapes (assault and battery, assault to commit murder). Did he leave Perry County because things were getting too hot? An oral tradition among descendants of Morning Rushing Tolley is that Isaac abandoned his family. This probably is not correct. Other records show that Isaac's Louisiana family and his Decatur County relatives remained in contact with one another until the time of the Civil War.

The family of Issac Rushing is outlined in the probate records of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. A document recording the division of the proceeds of the sale of Isaac's estate names all of Isaac's children and all the children of Isaac's two wives.

He married, first, Rebecca Saint, daughter of Isham Saint and Mary. Born, circa 1800. Died, circa 1839. Children:

He married, second, Elizabeth, circa 1836. Born, circa 1801, in NC. Died, Apr 1853, in Natchitoches Par, LA. Census: 1850, in Bienville Par., LA. Elizabeth was married three times. Her first husband was James Allen. Her second was Guilford Griffin. Children:

33. Amy[4] Rushing (Richard, 6). Born in NC. Died, before 1839, in Pope Co., AR??.

"Know all men by these presents. That whereas under and by virtue of a power of attorney duly made and executed on the twenty-second day of April 1839 (and duly recorded) by one Thomas Boatwright of Texas, the authorized and legally appointed Agent of Certain Heirs of the Estate of Richard Rushing late of the State of Tennessee, deceased, I, David Rushing of the County of Pope and State of Arkansas, was appointed the proper attorney and agent of sd. Boatwright in the premises to ask for, collect, demand, sue for, receive, and give receipts and full discharges for the same of the amounts of monies respectively coming or due to the late Amy Boatwright, mother of said Thomas Boatwright and also to the others, the children of said Amy, being a portion of the heirs of Richard Rushing, dec'd. upon and under the terms and conditions therein expressed, and whereas sd. David Rushing, being old and unable to travel to carry out the intentions of said power, is desirous and willing and able to appoint some other person to act therein; thereupon be it known to all whom it may concern that I, David Rushing of the County of Pope and the State aforesaid do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint Willis Rushing of the County of Benton in the State of Tennessee, my true and lawful Attorney, for me in my name or in the name of Thomas Boatwright the Legally authorized agent of the said heirs of the Estate, of said Richard Rushing late of Tennessee aforesaid. To ask for, receive, collect, sue for and receive, all sums or sums of money or effects of any kind or description of right belonging and appertaining to the said heirs of the said Estate, of said Richard Rushing dec'd. of and from all persons and parties owing or amenable for the dec'd. and I further authorize under and by virtue of the like power herein I am empowered to do and execute all acts to carry into effects the intentions therein expressed, the said Willis Rushing to give all necessary acquittances and receipts in the law for the same, either in my name as attorney and agent for the said Thomas Boatwright or in the name of said Boatwright as the legally authorized Agent of said heirs of the Estate as he the said Willis may be advised or required, and generally to act in the premise as agent or attorney of said Boatwright or myself under the above recited power, so that the monies due the heirs of the Estate of sd. Richard Rushing dec'd. may be collected and applied to the purposes expressed in the original power from sd. Thomas Boatwright. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 27th day of December 1842. Signed, sealed, and delivered.

David Rushing (seal)

In presence of:

Jno. R. A. Scott

A. M. Metcalf

This day personally appeared before me an Acting Justice of the Peace within and for the co. and State af. sd. the within named David Rushing who duly acknowledged the name David Rushing at the end of the annexed power of Attorney to be his signature and that he executed the same for the reasons therein set forth. Dated this 27th day of december 1842.

A. R. Cheyne, J.P."

[Taproots, A Virginia & Carolina Legacy]

Note: There was a Thomas Boatwright in Henderson County in 1850. If this Thomas is the same Thomas as the son of Amy, then the Boatwrights who lived in Henderson and Decatur Counties probably are descendants of Richard Rushing. There are White and Hill descendants of a W. H. Boatwright in the Concord Community of Decatur County.

She married Unknown Boatwright. Children:

34. Phillip[4] Rushing (Jacob, 8). Born, circa 1795, in NC. Census: 1840, in Madison Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Hickman Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

Census data for Philip Rushing, Madison Co., TN, 1840: 1001001-121201. This may be the Phillip Rushing who is in the 1860 census in Hickman Co., KY.

He married Nancy. Born, circa 1804, in NC. Census: 1860, in Hickman Co., KY. Children:

35. Joseph[4] Rushing (Robert, 10). Born, circa 1774, in Anson Co., NC. Died, after 1845, in Bedford Co., TN. Burial in Enon Cem., Bedford Co., TN. Resided: after 1811, in TN.

Analysis of the birth date of Joseph Rushing based on research of Frances Thomas, Nederland, TX. "Joseph Rushing's birth year is estimated to be 1774. A comparison of census records shows that he was at least 16 in 1790; in 1800 he was 16-26; in 1810 he 26-45; in 1820 he was 45+; and in 1830 he was 50-59."

On 27 Oct 1797 Robert Rushing deeded to Joseph Rushing a tract of land in Anson Co., NC (Deed Book L&M, p. 84). Wording is:

"...I Robert Rushing of the county & state aforesaid for diverse and good causes me hereundo moving do by these presents give grant alien convey & confirm unto my son Joseph Rushing of the county & state aforesaid...."

Joseph Rushing was a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church and is buried in the cemetery there. Joseph and his wife Martha Deason are said to have had 12 children, 4 of then sons; 5 of the children are said to have been living in 1883.

He married Martha Deason, daughter of Enoch Deason and Rebecca (Rushing?). Born, circa 1778, in Anson Co., NC. Died in Bedford Co., TN. Burial in Enon Cem., Bedford Co., TN. Children:

36. David[4] Rushing (Robert, 10). Born, circa 1778, in Anson Co., NC. Died, circa 1828, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1820, in Anson Co., NC.

Census data for David Rushing, Anson County, North Carolina: 1810, 20110-11010; 1820, 21131-11022.

The family of this David Rushing has been researched by Virgil W. Huntley of Mystic, Connecticut, who analyzed it using Anson County deed records. The following are extracted from a letter by Mr. Huntley to a Mrs. Thomas, dated 2 Mar 91. "Proof that William Gilbert Rushing was a son of David lies in Anson Co. Deed Bk Z, page 591 under date 17 OCT 1832. 'Nancy Rushing, Calvin Rushing,

Gilbert Rushing, Rebecca Jackson, Widow & heirs at law of David Rushing, deceased to Robert S. Huntley for $900.00--on waters of Brown Creek being lands of David granted him, a part to William Johnson & Robert Rushing.' Witnessed by: J. White/Stephen Huntley. Signed: Nancy Rushing/Calvin Rushing/William G. Rushing/Rebecca Jackson. David Rushing died prior to 2 JUN 1828. Proved by Deed in Bk W, page 262 that date when Holden Rushing sold to Calvin Rushing 'all right & claim to land bought of David Rushing's estate on Brown Creek adjacent Jonathan Duren, Andrew Paul & Michael Baker.' "Bk Y, page 164--Robert Lowry & wife of Dist. of Chesterfield, S. C. to Calvin Rushing--relinquish right in David Rushing's estate (deceased)--29 MAR 1829 Signed: Robert Lowry/Jemimah M. Lowry.

"David Rushing was a son of Robert Rushing (?Sr.) and there does seem to be a connection to Jackson as you see in the Anson Co. Deeds 13, page 139 dated 3 Dec., 1849. William H. Bennett & wife to Griffin Avitt, Power of Atty--W. H. & wife, Temperance, formerly Temperance Jackson of Co. of Decatur, State of TN to receive for us a sum of money in the hands of Darling Rushing, guardian of said Temperance Jackson $200 more or less her portion in the estate of John Jackson deceased late of Union County, NC. Attest: William G. Rushing/John Garrett"

He married Nancy Deason, daughter of Enoch Deason and Rebecca (Rushing?). Born, 1782, in NC. Died, 3 Oct 1857, in Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Campground Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1830, in Anson Co., NC.

Virgil W. Huntley of Mystic, Connecticut, who has done much of the research on this branch of the Rushing family, believes that David Rushing was married twice, first to a Rebecca who is named on a deed in Anson County Deed Book N&O, p. 152, dated 13 October 1807. Nancy would be David's second wife. My personal belief is that Nancy must have been the mother of Calvin Rushing (b. 1804). It is doubtful that anyone looking the matching markers for Calvin Rushing and Nancy Rushing at Campground Cemetery, with Calvin at Nancy's foot, would doubt that Nancy was Calvin's mother. Calvin named one of his sons Enoch Deason Rushing. Children:

"February 17, 1851: Cornelius White, Arnold A. Powell & John P. Rushing bound. Cornelius White appointed administrator. Appointed as appraisers William Gambrl, Joshua Lewis, Thomas Wimberly, John A. Nuffer and Mordica Meador.

"1855: Cornelius White admn a final statement. Amounts collected included A. H. Barber R. W. Brown Wm Gamll B. D. Meador Thos Meador A. H. Duren Alex Lawson Leonidas Duren S. J. Wimberly R. F. Duren W. R. Sinclair James Logan A. Gatewood Benj Parker A. Jacanell John Jackson Wm Pounds W. Grantham A. Heard D. Meador

Disbursements included A. H. Duren Lewis Hadden Robt Arrington L. J. Duren D. Hamberger E. W. Russell B. G. Cook B. J. H. Gaines Thos W. Sims S. Jackson Robert Taylor M. Holsten A. A. Powell A. A. Coleman Jam Wimberly Wm Deason Addison Heard Wm Fleming Geo W. Harrell

List of heirs of Enoch D. Rushing

1. (enjoined) Holden Rushing a brother of deceased

2. Calvin Rushing

3. William G. Rushing

4. Rebecca Jackson a sister of deceased

5. Richard White

Egbert White

Emeline White

Nancy E. White

James T. White

Haywood White

Sally Ann White

Martha White

Frances White

Matilda White

Minor children of Martha White formerly Martha Rushing a sister of ded. Residents in Decatur County Tennessee

6. Alexander Lowry

Robert H. Lowry

Wm Lowry

Amanda Lowry

Jemima B. Lowry

Maria B. Lowry

Children of Jemima Lowry decd sister of decd who live in Itawamba County Miss. All over the age of twenty one years except Jemima B. & Maria B. who are minors under the age of 21 years.

May 21, 1855: final settlement Assets $1584.05 Payments $927.14 Balance for heirs $657.01

The administrator is ordered to be discharged except for the purpose of defending a chancy suit against Holden Rushing.

$109.50 share of Holden Rushing has been enjoined at the suit of a creditor of said Holden now pending in Chancy Court of said county. Amount retained subject to decree of court.

$109.50 share of Calvin Rushing

$10.95 share to each of 10 Whites. Their guardian George W. Harrell appointed as by records of court in Decatur Co., Tenn

$109.50 share of Wm G. Rushing

$109.50 share of Rebecca Jackson

$18.25 share to each of 6 Lowrys.

37. Sarah[4] Rushing (Robert, 10). Born, 13 Nov 1781, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 1 Feb 1836, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

She married James Elisha Herrin, son of William Elisha Herrin and Mary Agniss Abimlick, 15 Jun 1801, in TN. Born, 13 May 1780. Died, 3 Sep 1855. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

38. Abel[4] Rushing (Robert, 10). Born, 8 Nov 1788, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 26 Aug 1835, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

From Goodspeeds History of Tennessee, in a sketch of Joel Rushing of Madison County, it is stated that Abel Rushing and his wife ". . . came to Tennessee in 1804. They lived in Middle Tennessee until 1819, when they came to the western portion of the State. [Abel] was one of the hardy pioneer woodmen, and for forty years was a farmer. He was in the War of 1812, and Rushing Creek, in Benton County, derived its name from him and Willis, Dennis, and Philip Rushing, they having built the first cabins in West Tennessee, on that stream." He served in the Second Regiment (Cocke's) West Tennessee militia. Though he may have lived in Stewart Co., Tennessee before settling on Rushing Creek in 1819, he was not the Able Rushing who settled on White Oak Creek in the northwest corner of Humphreys County as is stated by some descendants.

He married Sarah Jane Herrin, daughter of William Elisha Herrin and Mary Agniss Abimlick, 22 Jul 1807, in Humphreys Co., TN. Born, 20 Mar 1788, in NC. Died, 29 Nov 1858, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN. Some sources give her name as Sarah Griffin. Children:

39. William R.[4] Rushing (Robert, 10). Born, before 1794, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 1848. Census: 1820, in Anson Co., NC. Resided: 1836 (??) in Benton Co., TN.

This William is specifically listed as "Son of Robt." in the 1820 census. His age is listed as 26-45, but he probably is in the lower end of this age range the census indicated 1 female under 10 and one female 16-26 in his household.

He married Elizabeth Ward. Died, 1854. Children:

40. Robert (Robin)[4] Rushing (Robert, 10). Born, 8 Jan 1799, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 27 Jun 1855, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

The following sketch is taken from "Rushing Family Heritage Places Pleasant Valley," prepared by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, Benton County Historian, for the Rushing Family reunion, June 1982.

"Robert Rushing ... settled adjacent to his brother, Abel Rushing, close to the environs of Dry Creek, a tributary of Rushing Creek. He had an excellent farm; raised tobacco and prospered generally. However, he became mentally depressed and hanged himself in his carriage-house, where he was found June 27, 1855. (Mr. J. D. Melton, local history authority, related this tragedy to the writer, as it was told to him by his own grandmother, Malissa Florence Cuff, who was a neighbor and recalled the incident well.)"

He married Lively Webb, 1817. Born, circa 1797. Died, 18 May 1869. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

41. Richard[4] Rushing (William, 13). Born, 3 Dec 1797, in NC. Died, 3 Dec 1886. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., Ncnairy Co., TN. Census: 1830, in Lauderdale Co., AL. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer. This Richard Rushing was in Lauderdale County, Mississippi in 1830 and in McNairy County, Tennessee in 1850.

He married Anna Huggins, daughter of Phillip Huggins and Jane, 23 Dec 1824, in Lauderdale Co., AL. Born, 26 May 1807, in TN. Died, 11 Jul 1896. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

42. Clement[5] Rushing (William, 14). Born, circa 1805. Died, circa 1840.

Clement Rushing died before March 2, 1840, when Mark Rushing was appointed guardian of the minor children of Clement Rushing.

He married Unknown Martin. Children:

43. John[5] Rushing (Abraham, 15). Born, 3 Feb 1792, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 17 Aug 1857, in Cannon Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Occupation: Minister.

John Rushing traveled with his father to Tennessee, where John and his wife joined the Garrison Fork Baptist Church. He became a minister in 1824. He is generally referred to as the Rev. John in the "Rushing Past" newsletters.

He married Sarah Keele, daughter of Richard Keele and Lydia Richmond, 1809, in Giles Co., TN. Born, circa 1790, in TN. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

44. William Wilson[5] Rushing (Abraham, 15). Born, circa 1816, in TN. Died, before 1870. Burial in Arlington Cem., Houston Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. This seems to be the Wilson Rushing who was security for Elizabeth Rushing as Administratrix of the will of Abraham Rushing.

He married Elizabeth Tomlinson, daughter of William Tomlinson and Catherine (Stratton?). Born, circa 1810, in NC. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

45. R. (Rowland?) B.[5] Rushing (Abraham, 15). Born, circa 1819. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Rowland B. Rushing was security for Elizabeth Rushing as Executrix of the will of Abraham Rushing.

He married Mahala. Born, circa 1819, in TN. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

46. David[5] Rushing (Abraham, 15). Born, circa 1826. Died, before 1870. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. David is assigned here as son of Abraham Rushing based primarily on proximity (two households) to R. B. Rushing, a known son of Abraham, in the 1850 census.

He married Selena, before 1850. Born, circa 1826. Census: 1870, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

FIFTH GENERATION

47. George W.[5] Rushing (Abraham, 15). Born, circa 1833. Census: 1860, in Humphreys Co., TN.

He married Elizabeth. Born, circa 1833. Census: 1860, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

48. Philander G.[5] Rushing (Abraham, 15). Born, circa 1836, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, circa 1898. Census: 1860, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Humphreys Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Houston County records contain an inventory of the sale of the estate of P. Rushing dated 9 Mar 1898. J. F. Rushing was administrator. Mark Rushing purchased a mule and Frank Rushing purchased a watch.

He married Cynthia Jane Brown, daughter of Ben Brown and Rachel Lain, 16 Jan 1857. Born, 20 Mar 1839. Died, 18 Jun 1888. Children:

49. Joel[5] Rushing (Jason, 16). Born, 6 Sep 1806, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 3 Dec 1889, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in New Hope Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer/Preacher.

Joel Rushing was among the last of the Rushings to move from Anson County, North Carolina, to Decatur County, Tennessee. He seems to have arrived in the Decatur County, Tennessee, area between 1845 and 1848. The census of 1850 shows him owning 500 acres in Decatur County, and he was granted an additional 160 acres in 1852. He was a charter member of the Agricultural Wheel (farmer's union) Liberty Wheel.

The following stories about Joel Rushing were passed down among Moore family descendants of Leonadus Rushing, who called Joel "uncle." Joel Rushing was a lay preacher and a farmer in the Garrett community of Decatur County. If Joel Rushing had to preach a sermon on a Sunday he practiced while he plowed his field. He would be preaching hell and damnation to his mule while he practiced. Leonadus would hear him in the field and would yell out "Uncle Joel, what are you preaching on this Sunday?" That mule must have really known the Bible.

Joel Rushing not only was called upon to preach sermons at various churches, but also was called upon to conduct funeral services. One time he was called upon to conduct a funeral in Linden. He started early in the morning for Perryville to take the ferry across the Tennessee River. Leonadus Rushing met Joel along the road and asked Joel where he was going. Leonadus asked Joel if he had the price to pay for the ferry ride. Joel told Leonadus that he had enough money to go one way. Leonadus thought this over a minute and then asked "Uncle Joel, how are you going to get back?" Joel answered that the Lord would take care of the fare home.

The followin is the will of Joel Rushing:

"I Joel Rushing considering the uncertainty of mortal life and being in my perfect mind do make and publish my last will in manner and form as follows, to wit.

"I give unto my beloved wife Lucy Rushing one cow and calf and one sow and pigs and a child's part with the rest of my children: except my land I give that to my children according according to a marriage contract between me and her before we were married as may be seen by reference to that said contract. And I further give and bequeath to my son William T. Rushing the tract of land on which he now lives.... [description of bounds follows] "My will further is that all my property not herein named shall be sold on one year credit and equally divided among all my children except my land and that on one and two years and one third of the land to be paid down the balance in two payments and enough to pay all my just debts if any, and my burying expenses and enough to buy tomb stones to put up at my grave.

"And my will is that my daughter's part to wit Elizer Veal part be paid over to her in her own hands as I consider she is more competent to use it for the good of the family than he is. [reference to Henry Veal]

"My will is that my son Green B. Rushing and L. P. Moore attend to and wind up my estate according to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this January the twenty second day one thousand eight hundred and eighty. Joel Rushing (seal). Test: Hosea Presler/J. E. W. Jenkins/J. L. Lomax."

He married, first, Zelphy, 18 Dec 1830, in Anson Co., NC. Born, 17 Sep 1808, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 6 Jun 1879, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in New Hope Cem., Decatur Co., TN.

Family tradition says that she was Dutch (probably German). Children:

50. William Gulledge[5] Rushing (Jason, 16). Born, 18 Jan 1814, in NC. Died, before 1860. Census: 1840, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1850, in Henderson Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Martha. Born, circa 1812, in NC. Census: 1850, in Henderson Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

51. Nathaniel (Nathan)[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, circa 1806, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 1865, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

Of Nathan Rushing descendant J. Lee Rushing of Port Charlotte, Florida, writes: "According to census data Nathan was born in 1806. The Rutherford-Bedford County area of Tennessee was probably the location. In the 1830 census we find him in Trigg County, Kentucky, as head of a family which included his wife and two children under five years of age. In 1840 the Nathan Rushing Family was in Calloway County, Kentucky. His family now included four sons, two daughters, and a second wife, Mary (Veal), whom he married in 1837. Little is known about Nathan's first wife, except she was born between 1810 and 1815. Nathan's father was probably Peter, who lived in this same area in 1840. In the later 1840's Nathan and his family moved to Johnson County, Illinois. Several siblings made a similar move in the 1840's. Most of them lived in that area the remaining days of their lives. Nathan died in 1865 at age 59, and presumably is buried in the Rushing Cemetery two miles east of Ozark, Illinois."

He married, first, Unknown. Nathan Rushing's wife, name unknown, was born 1800-1810 (1830 census). She died on or after 26 May 1834 (birth date of John M. Rushing) but before 10 July 1837 (date of Nathan's marriage to Mary Veal). Children:

He married, second, Mary Veal, daughter of Charles Veal and Catherine, 10 Jul 1837, in Murray, Calloway Co., KY. Born, circa 1815, in TN. Died, after 1880. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL. Mary (Veal) Rushing was one of the grantors of Hopwell United Baptist Church which once stood where the east fence of the Rushing Cem. now stands near Ozark in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

52. Alfred[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, 25 Dec 1809, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 24 Oct 1886. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Esther H. Canady, 22 Aug 1833, in Calloway Co., KY. Born, 11 May 1813, in NC. Died, 3 Jan 1885. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

53. Frances H. (Fanny)[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, 14 Apr 1812, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 13 Nov 1881, in Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Philander Yandell, 10 Sep 1833, in Calloway Co., KY. Born, 9 Mar 1813, in NC. Died, 18 Aug 1896. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

54. William L. (Lewis?)[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, 15 Feb 1815, in TN. Died, 20 Oct 1886. Burial in Robinson Cem., Johnson Co., IL (unmarked?). Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Eliza G. Canada (Kennedy), 9 Nov 1842, in Calloway Co., KY. Born, 14 Aug 1821, in TN. Died, 26 Oct 1900. Burial in Robinson Cem., Johnson Co., IL (unmarked?). Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Marriage records in Calloway Co., KY, list her as "Eliza Canada." Children:

55. Milton M.[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, 4 Nov 1817, in TN. Died, 17 Aug 1874, in Elvira, Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Elvira, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Eliza Veal, daughter of Charles Veal and Catherine, 31 Dec 1838, in Calloway Co., KY. Born, circa 1819, in KY. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

56. Abraham D.[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, 24 Aug 1818. Died, 29 May 1862. Burial in Old Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Marshall Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Calloway Co., KY. All Rushings buried in the Old Zion Cemetery in Pope County are assumed to be the family of this Abraham. Note four deaths in ten days. I personally think this Abraham is a better fit for the family of Peter Rushing than the Abraham born in 1808.

He married Nancy C. Elliott. Born, 8 Feb 1819. Died, 25 Mar 1905. Burial in Old Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Marshall Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Simpson Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Children:

57. Payton Calvin[5] Rushing (Peter, 17). Born, circa 1826, in KY. Died, circa 1855. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL.

Of Payton Rushing, J. Lee Rushing of Port Charlotte, Florida, writes: "Payton may have been Nathan's oldest son. The 1840 Calloway County, Kentucky census shows four sons, three of whom match age brackets for Abraham, William M., and John M.--all known to be Nathan's sons. Payton matches, in age, the unidentified son--age 10-15. He came, a single man, to Illinois, marrying Elizabeth in Johnson County. It is factual that the family ties between Nathan's and Payton's families were very close. Some family members, in later years, assumed Payton to be Nathan's father. Payton was one of the first persons buried in the Rushing Cemetery--hence this somewhat logical conculsion. Payton, research shows, was about twenty (20) years younger than Nathan and died at age 29 or 30, not long after buying almost 400 acres in Johnson County land. This "Payton" (and we have found no other "Payton") could not be the father, does not seem to have been a brother, but could definitely be a son."

He married Elizabeth Stone, circa 1844, in Johnson Co., IL. Born, circa 1826, in KY. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

58. John D.[5] Rushing (Phillip J., 18). Born, 27 Oct 1799, in Anson Co., NC. Died, Jun 1858, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Minister.

John D. Rushing was a magistrate on the first county court in Benton County, TN, a Justice of the Peace, a Methodist minister, and a large land owner.

He married Louisa (Luvica) Ward, 22 Nov 1820. Born, 9 Mar 1803. Died, 3 May 1869, in Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Children:

59. Roland[5] Rushing (Phillip J., 18). Born, 17 Feb 1806, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 23 May 1867. Occupation: Tax Collector.

Roland Rushing is listed as an early settler of Benton County. The county's quarterly court minutes, Book A., p. 304, dated December 1847, relate that he had been serving as tax collector, but had become somewhat "deranged in mind" and his accounts were confused and his securities would have to make good his fiscal deficiencies. There is some confusion about his ancestry. The best fit to me is to place Roland as a son of Phillip J. Rushing, son of Abraham Rushing. The actual family claim is that Roland was the son of Phillip J. Rushing, who served in the Continental Line from Anson County with his brother Richard during the Revolutionary War. There are two problems with this claim -- Phillip J. Rushing (census Anson County 1820) probably was the son Phillip named in Abraham Rushing's will in 1805 and Roland is far too young to be a son of Revolutionary War veteran Phillip whose wife was 45 or older in 1800. Abraham Rushing, Jr., who settled in the Stewart County area, also seems to have had a son named Roland.

He married Zilpha Rushing (83), 28 Nov 1827. Children:

60. Abraham[5] Rushing (Phillip J., 18). Born, circa 1808, in TN. Died, 29 Jun 1891. Burial in Dutch Ridge Cem., Pomona Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. I have included this Abraham arbitrarily with the family of Phillip J. Rushing. Another possible candidate for this Abraham Rushing's father would be one of the other brothers of Phillip J. I have arbitrarily included Nathan J. Rushing and his brother William Rushing as sons of this Abraham. This places all the Rushings in the Pomona-Alto Pass-Cobden area within the same small family group.

He married Jane. Born, circa 1813, in TN. Died, 19 Dec 1894. Burial in Dutch Ridge Cem., Pomona Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

61. William H.[5] Rushing (Phillip J., 18). Born, circa 1813. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Catherine W. Cathey. License, 28 Nov 1839. Born, circa 1813. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

62. Jonathan J.[5] Rushing (Phillip J., 18). Born, circa 1815, in NC. Died, before 1880, in Benton Co., TN?. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Anna. Born, circa 1813, in NC. Burial in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

63. Darling[5] Rushing (Phillip J., 18). Born, circa 1822. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Minerva Cathey, 1 May 1845. Born, circa 1826. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

64. Wilson E.[5] Rushing (Thomas M., 19). Born, 1803, in Anson Co., NC. Died, before 1869, in Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Burial in Old Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Patricia Jane Manley, circa 1825, in Bedford Co., TN. Born, 1801, in TN. Died, 24 Oct 1857, in Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Burial in Old Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

65. Mary (Polly)[5] Rushing (Thomas M., 19). Born, circa 1808, in Bedford Co., TN.

She associated with an unknown man. Children:

She married, first, David C. McBride, 5 Feb 1832, in Calloway Co., KY. Children:

66. Patrick[5] Rushing (Thomas M., 19). Born, circa 1809, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 1 Jan 1857, in Crittenden Co., KY. Patrick Rushing died of pneumonia.

He married Feriba/Phoebe Burke, daughter of George Burke, 2 Sep 1834, in Rutherford Co., TN. Born, circa 1813, in TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

67. Ruahalla[5] Rushing (Thomas M., 19). Born, circa 1815, in Bedford Co., TN. Resided: 1855, in Crittenden Co., KY.

She married Auslam Lynch. Born in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

68. John C.[5] Rushing (Thomas M., 19). Born, circa 1826, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN.

He married Nancy, circa 1847. Born, circa 1828. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

69. Andrew E.[5] Rushing (Thomas M., 19). Born, 28 Sep 1831, in TN. Died, 7 Sep 1912. Burial in Mapleview Cem., Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Hannah M. C. Frizzell. Born, 20 Sep 1831, in TN. Died, 22 Feb 1884. Birth(2): circa 1829. Burial in Weston Cem., Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

70. John P. (Peter?)[5] Rushing (Phillip R., 20). Born, before 1790. Died, circa 1836.

He married Nancy. Born, circa 1791, in NC. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

71. William[5] Rushing (Phillip R., 20). Born, 1793, in NC. Died, 18 Oct 1854, in Trigg Co., KY. Burial in Rushing Cem., Trigg Co., KY (unmarked). Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY.

Assignment of this William as son of Phillip R. Rushing is arbitrary. This family is a hypothetical grouping of all the Rushings in Trigg Co., KY, in the 1850 census except for Albert G. (who is shown in other records to be an heir of John P. Rushing). I am showing this William with two marriages. The children of the first marriage represent two adjacent households (574 and 575) in the 1850 census. William is household 568.

He married, first, Unknown, circa 1817. Children:

He married, second, Frances E. (Lumsford?), before 1828. Born, circa 1806, in GA. Burial in Rushing Cem., Trigg Co., KY (unmarked). Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY. The household of William Rushing in the 1850 census includes a Virginia Lumsford, age 74. Children:

72. Mark[5] Rushing (Phillip R., 20). Born, circa 1794, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Mark Rushing settled within four miles of Erin, Tennessee, in what later became Houston County.

He married Margaret McDaniel. Born, circa 1805, in Moore Co., NC. Died, circa 1857, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

73. Unknown[5] Rushing (Phillip R., 20). Born, before 1797. Died, before 1850. Death(2): before 1840. This unknown Rushing serves as husband of the Ann Rushing in the 1840 census and 1850 census.

He married Ann. Born, circa 1806, in TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

74. Reuben[5] Rushing (Phillip R., 20). Born, circa 1797, in NC. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN.

He married Mary. Born, circa 1798, in TN. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

75. Larkin[5] Rushing (Phillip R., 20). Born, circa 1798, in NC. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married, first, an unknown woman. Children:

He married, second, Nancy. Born, circa 1803, in KY. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

76. Whitmill[5] Rushing (Hardy, 21). Born, circa 1810. Died, before 1860. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Catherine. Born, circa 1810, in NC. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Henry Co., TN. Children:

77. Abel[5] Rushing (Hardy, 21). Born, circa 1823, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, before 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in TN. Census: 1880, in Bainbridge Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Sawyer/Farmer. The entry for Abel's family in the 1880 census is not completely legible. He seems to have a daughter, name unreadable, age 12, born in Illinois, which would place Abel's move to Illinois between 1865 and 1867. Two lines of descendants of Abel's son John Newton Rushing have a family tradition that Abel's move to Illinois was caused in some way by a family disagreement related to the Civil War and that Abel never again had any contact with his Tennessee relatives.

He married Talitha C. Presson, daughter of John Presson, 3 Apr 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Born, Oct 1827, in Anson Co., TN. Died, before 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. She may be the Talitha Rushing, born Oct. 1820 in NC, listed in the 1900 census in the household of George Mock, Herrin Prairie Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Children:

78. Levin[5] Rushing (Hardy, 21). Born, circa 1825, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Malinda Presson, daughter of John Presson, 2 Jul 1843, in Benton Co., TN. Born in Anson Co., TN. Died, before 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

79. R. D.[5] Rushing (Hardy, 21). Died, circa 1837.

He married Ollie/Lolly McGill, daughter of John McGill and Rebecca Cunningham. Born, circa 1816. Children:

80. Reubin[5] White. Born, circa 1791, in NC. Census: 1830, in Perry Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Census data for Reubin White, Perry Co., 1830: 022011-120012. At this time he was living three households away from Henry White.

He married, first, Isabella Welch. Born, 30 May 1794, in NC. Died, 21 Dec 1854. Burial in Minie Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Jemima. Born, circa 1802. Census: 1870, in Decatur Co., TN.

81. James[5] Rushing (David, 24). Born, circa 1806, in Dickson Co., TN. Died in Stewart Station, Houston Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Eliza Jane Turner, 25 Sep 1833. Born, circa 1810, in NC. Died in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

82. Richard B.[5] Rushing (Dennis, 26). Born, 1810. Burial in Cobbs Hill, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Richard B. Rushing "was known as 'Old Greasy Dick' Rushing. He was a farmer in District 5 [of Benton County], and served as constable and deputy sheriff for many years, apprehending runaway salves on the Reynoldsburg Road. He was twice married and left many descendants." [Taproots, A Virginia & Carolina Legacy]

He married, first, Matilda, circa 1840. Divorce, Jan 1848. Children:

He married, second, Elizabeth Warick, 31 Mar 1848. Born, circa 1822, in TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

He married, third, Elizabeth Hicks, 28 Feb 1861. Born, circa 1825. Died, after 1910. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. In the 1900 census she was living in the household of David D. Rushing. Children:

83. Zilpha[5] Rushing (Dennis, 26). Born, 30 Apr 1811. Died, 11 Dec 1886.

She married Roland Rushing (59).

84. Asa D.[5] Rushing (Dennis, 26). Born, circa 1815, in TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

There is no 1870 census listing for this Asa Rushing.

He married Mary. Born, circa 1799, in England. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

85. Milley Ann Parthena[5] Rushing (Dennis, 26). Born, 24 Feb 1822. Died, 19 Oct 1859.

She married Allen T. Corbitt, son of Meredith Corbitt and Elizabeth, 11 May 1839. Born, 13 May 1817. Died, 1880. Children:

86. Joel T./S.[5] Rushing (Dennis, 26). Born, circa 1825, in TN. Died, 1 Jul 1892. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Lucy Ann Stafford, 19 Feb 1846. Born, circa 1831, in NC. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

87. David Lilly[5] Rushing (Dennis, 26). Born, 2 Sep 1825. Died, 8 Mar 1904. Burial in D. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

David Lilly Rushing acquired his father Dennis' dwelling and home farm.

Associated with an unknown woman. Children:

He married Sarah Adeline Moore, 17 Oct 1850. Born, 1827. Died, 20 Feb 1888. Burial in D. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

88. Robert[5] Rushing (Willis, 29). Born, 12 Mar 1810, in TN. Died, Aug 1855.

This Robert Rushing does not appear in the 1850 census. Published material about the Willis Rushing family list a death date of August 1855 and do not list a family. For this database the assumption is made that the family of Susan Rushing in the 1870 census is the family of Robert, even though some of Susan's chidren were born after 1855. Though all members of Susan's family were born in Tennessee, they cannot be identified in the 1850 census or 1860 census. Susan appears in the 1870 census of Benton Co. in District 8. Other Rushings in District 8 in 1870 are W. C. (Willis Crawford) Rushing and J. T. (Joel) Rushing, sons of Willis and Dennis Rushing. Looking at these two family lines, Robert is the best possibility for husband of Susan. One of Susan's sons is named Robert. Note that in "Taproots: A Virginia & Carolina Legacy" author Paul R. White, Sr. assumes that as Robert is not named in the settlement of George Hudson's suit against the Willis Rushing estate, Robert had died without children.

He married Susan. Born, circa 1820. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

89. Richard P.[5] Rushing (Willis, 29). Born, 23 May 1812, in TN. Died, 10 Aug 1882, in TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Richard P. Rushing had a large family that moved to Mississippi County, Misouri.

He married Mahala Ashcroft. Born, 22 Sep 1821, in NC. Died, 3 Sep 1883, in Mississippi Co., MO. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

90. Elizabeth[5] Rushing (Willis, 29). Born, 7 Feb 1817. Died, 18 Apr 1856, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Hudson Cem., Benton Co., TN.

"When Willis Rushing died, his sons R. P. and Alfred assumed control of the estate; [George] Hudson took them to court in the fall of 1853 making a claim that his children had been disregarded in the settlement; finally the Supreme Court at Jackson rulled in favor of the Hudson interest in April 1857." [Taproots: A Virginia & Carolina Legacy] Elizabeth's name was removed from the family bible.

She married George Washington Lee Hudson. Born, 15 Jun 1811. Died, 3 Aug 1894. Burial in Hudson Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

91. Mary A.[5] Rushing (Willis, 29). Born, 29 Jan 1824. Died, circa 1849.

Mary may have died before the 1850 census as her son Marion Jasper Rushing is listed in the household of Willis and Mary Rushing.

She married Calvin Rushing (104).

92. Willis Crawford (Croff)[5] Rushing (Willis, 29). Born, 28 Jan 1826, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 7 Jan 1916, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Willis Crawford Rushing was one of the prominent farmers of Benton County. He bought his father's homeplace and contiguous tracts from other heirs in December 1865. In 1869 he moved to another property on the Paris-Reynoldsburg Road near the Henry County line. A sketch of him appears in the Goodspeed History of Tennessee (1887). "W. C. Rushing was reared at home with his parents until he was twenty-five years of age.... Mr. Rushing has always been a resident of Benton County, and during the many years has proven to be a man of honesty and integrity. By his energy, industry and good management he now owns upward of 1,000 acres of land and has a good home well improved. He is a life-long Democrat, casting his first vote for Lewis Cass in 1848. Mr. Rushing is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Lodge No. 179 of Camden, and he and his wife are influential members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church." Willis Crawford Rushing purchased his father's residence and contiguous tracts from the other heirs in December 1865 and lived there until 1869.

He married Sophia Rushing (107), 19 Jan 1853, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

93. Joseph[5] Rushing (Joseph, 35). Born, circa 1797, in Anson Co., NC. Died, circa 1857, in Rover, Bedford Co., TN.

He married Unknown, circa 1820, in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

94. Joel[5] Rushing (Joseph, 35). Born, 26 Dec 1799, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 10 Jul 1878, in Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Burial in Spring Hill Cem., Grand Cote Pct., Perry Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

Joel Rushing moved to Illinois from Bedford Co., TN, and lived in Washington Co. briefly before he purchased land in Perry Co. He was a county commissioner in 1846, 1847, and 1848 and was one of founding members of the Grand Cote Baptist Church in 1861. The cause of his death is listed as paralysis. His estate file is in Box #363, office of the Circuit Court, Perry Co., IL.

He married, first, Susannah Haile, circa 1820. Died, 7 Aug 1843, in IL. Children:

He married, second, Sabra Tackett, after 1843.

He married, third, Martha Y. Wells, 25 Nov 1850. Born, circa 1811, in TN. Census: 1860, in Perry Co., IL. Martha Y. Wells was the widow of Josiah Wells who died 19 May 1843. She had two children, Adolphus and Sarah. Children:

95. Holden[5] Rushing (David, 36). Born, circa 1802, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1830, in Anson Co., NC. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Union Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Delila Jackson. Born, circa 1812, in NC. Census: 1880, in Jonesboro, Union Co., IL. Children:

96. William Gilbert[5] Rushing (David, 36). Born, 23 Oct 1810, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 15 Apr 1875, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Campground Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

In 1841 William Gilbert Rushing donated the land where Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church now stands for use for a church and cemetery. The cemetery itself may be older. He was called Gil. David Donahue, the compiler of this report/database, is descended from William Gilbert Rushing. Only William Gilbert Rushing's son Millard Fillmore Rushing is included in this database because of a marriage in Illinois. Other children are covered in a separate database of Rushings on the Beech River in Decatur and Henderson counties, Tennessee.

He married Eliza White (185). Children:

97. Abner G.[5] Herrin. Born, 1 Apr 1826. Died, 13 Jul 1899. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

He married Nancy Herrin, daughter of Caleb Abimlick Herrin and Sarah McWhorter, 3 Sep 1849. Born, 22 Dec 1825. Died, 26 Oct 1896. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

98. Joel Travis[5] Rushing (Abel, 38). Born, 1 Jul 1810, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, 29 Jun 1892, in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer/Coroner.

A sketch of Joel Rushing appears under Madison County in Goodspeed's History of Tennessee (1887). "Joel Rushing has spent his entire life on a farm, and has served the people of West Tennessee in different capacities from time to time, and is, at present, coroner. He furnished two sons and a stepson for the late Confederate Army.... Mr. Rushing is a Mason and a Democrat."

The 1850 census caught Joel Rushing's family appears three times during their move to Madison, first in his own old home in Henry Co., TN, then in his mother's household in Henry Co., TN, during the move, then at his new home in Madison Co., TN. Names and ages of Joel's children vary slightly depending on source.

He married, first, Emily Herrin (Griffin?), 1831. Born, 3 Feb 1809, in GA. Died, 9 Sep 1857, in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Sarah Prewett, 1859, in Madison Co., TN. Born, circa 1817, in VA. Died, 14 Nov 1875, in Madison Co., TN.

He married, third, Mary Goodell, 1876, in Madison Co., TN.

99. Robert T.[5] Rushing (Abel, 38). Born, 29 Feb 1812. Died, 21 Feb 1854. Burial in Hernden Cem., Benton Co., TN.

Robert T. Rushing lived in northern Benton County.

He married Sarah Ann Walters, daughter of William Walters and Elizabeth Ball, 17 Oct 1839, in Henry Co., TN. Born, 1 Jan 1824, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 13 Nov 1878, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

100. Noah Tennessee[5] Rushing (Abel, 38). Born, 22 Jan 1822, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, 23 Dec 1907, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN.

Noah Rushing deeded the land for Rushing Creek Baptist Church in 1876. He was a veteran of the War of 1812.

He married, first, Unknown, circa 1843. Children:

He married, second, Sarah A. (Puss) Young, daughter of Thomas Addison Young and Martha Walters, 27 Feb 1853. Born, 22 Jan 1830, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 12 Mar 1863. Burial in Walters Cem., Henry Co., TN. Children:

He married, third, Margaret Francis Danley, 16 Jul 1865, in Henry Co., TN. Born, 12 Jan 1844, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 14 Apr 1926, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Children:

101. Jemima[5] Rushing (Abel, 38). Born, 1826, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, 1874, in Henry Co., TN. Burial in Haymes Cem., Henry Co., TN.

She married Obediah Walters, son of William Walters and Elizabeth Ball, 1 Jan 1845. Born, 1 Sep 1822, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 1883, in Henry Co., TN. Burial in Haymes Cem., Henry Co., TN. Obediah Walters was described in an 1874 court record as almost entirely blind for 20 years. Children:

102. Sarah Ann[5] Rushing (Abel, 38). Born, 17 Jun 1829. Died, 19 Feb 1863. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

She married Elias B. Boyd. License, 18 Sep 1855, in Henry Co., TN. Occupation: Minister. Children:

103. Davis C.[5] Rushing (William R., 39). Born, circa 1826. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Mahala. Born, 14 Aug 1827. Died, 9 Sep 1900. Burial in Cedar Grove Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

104. Calvin[5] Rushing (Robert (Robin), 40). Born, 23 Nov 1820, in NC. Died, 14 Dec 1882. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN.

Calvin Rushing served as Second Lieutenant, Company E, 5th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A.

He married, first, Mary A. Rushing (91), 1847. Children:

He married, second, Nancy B. Warren, 8 Mar 1852, in Henry Co., TN. Born, circa 1831, in TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Children:

105. Jemima M.[5] Rushing (Robert (Robin), 40). Born, 3 Jan 1823. Died, 8 Sep 1903. Burial in Cedar Grove Cem., Benton Co., TN.

She married Albert Jefferson Hudson. Born, 14 Feb 1818. Died, 12 May 1884. Burial in Cedar Grove Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

106. Holden[5] Rushing (Robert (Robin), 40). Born, 6 Mar 1825. Died, 6 Jan 1887, in Point Mason, Benton Co., TN. Birth(2): circa 1820. Burial in H. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Merchant.

This Holden Rushing settled at Point Mason in Benton County, Tennessee. He was a river merchant and a large land owner, at times called the "Merchant Prince" of the county. He was a Confederate sympathizer.

He married Elizabeth Lashley, daughter of Anderson Lashley and Eliza, 23 Apr 1855, in Humphreys Co., TN. Born, 26 Mar 1835, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, 13 Mar 1890, in Faxon, Benton Co., TN. Burial in H. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

107. Sophia[5] Rushing (Robert (Robin), 40). Born, 22 Mar 1828, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 23 Jun 1913, in Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

She married Willis Crawford (Croff) Rushing (92).

108. Lumbus Leonidas (Lee)[5] Rushing (Robert (Robin), 40). Born, 22 Feb 1832, in Pleasant Val., Benton Co., TN. Died, 19 Dec 1908, in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX. Burial in DeAnn Cem., Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. Census: 1870, in Manleyville, Henry Co., TN.

Lumbus Leonidas Rushing dis not like his name so went by the name Lee. His family moved to Arkansas after 1880.

He married Susan Isabella (Belle) McCullough, daughter of Alexander McCullough and Louisa Bomar, 10 Apr 1856, in Henry Co., TN?. Mar License, 5 Apr 1856, in Henry Co., TN. Born, 16 Dec 1836. Died, 18 May 1872, in Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. Death(2): 1890. Burial in DeAnn Cem., Prescott, Nevada Co., AR. Census: 1870, in Henry Co., TN. Children:

109. John M.[5] Rushing (Robert (Robin), 40). Born, 12 Mar 1836, in TN. Died, 22 Jun 1894. Burial in Rushing Cem., Henry Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Occupation: Merchant/Farmer.

John M. Rushing served as a private in Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, C.S.A. He was discharged because of ill health.

He married, first, Nancy E. Diggs, 28 Mar 1861, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 1876. The story goes that Nancy was killed when John M. Rushing was cleaning his gun and it accidentally discharged. Children:

He married, second, Susan M./Margaret Sue Beasley, daughter of Daniel Beasley and Elizabeth Moody, 23 Dec 1877, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 28 Jun 1848, in TN. Died, 19 Dec 1932, in Henry Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Cem., Henry Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Children:

110. William R.[5] Rushing (Richard, 41). Born, 14 Sep 1833, in AL. Died, 18 Nov 1917. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

In 1910 William Rushing was living in the household of his son Thomas J. Rushing.

He married Harriett (Hattie). Born, 27 Dec 1827, in TN. Died, 30 Jan 1908. Burial in LH. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

111. Phillip[5] Rushing (Richard, 41). Born, 10 Sep 1837, in AL. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1880, in McNairy Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Adaline. Born, circa 1841, in TN. Died, before 1880. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

112. Richard W.[5] Rushing (Richard, 41). Born, 5 Oct 1848, in TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Lucy A. Moore, 22 Aug 1867. Born, circa 1850, in TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

SIXTH GENERATION

113. William[6] Rushing (Clement, 42). Born, circa 1825. Census: 1860, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Humphreys Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Julia A. (Taylor?). Born, circa 1833. Census: 1870, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

114. Mary Ann[6] Rushing (Clement, 42). Born, 28 Jul 1828. Died, 30 Mar 1905. Burial in Nichols Cem., Houston Co., TN.

She married William Boggan Nichols, 1 May 1853, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, 3 Nov 1825. Died, 16 Jun 1885, in Houston Co., TN. Burial in Nichols Cem., Houston Co., TN. Children:

115. Asa[6] Rushing (John, 43). Born, 12 Jul 1810, in TN. Died, 24 Oct 1837, in Bedford Co., TN. Burial in Finney Cem., Bedford Co., TN.

On great grandson William R. Medling's list of children of John Rushing. Asa's daughters are living with their grandfather John Rushing in the 1850 census.

He married Sarah J. Children:

116. Abel[6] Rushing (John, 43). Born, 1813, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 1881, in Cannon Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Rutherford Co., TN.

This Abel Rushing lived in Woodbury, now in Cannon Co., TN.

He married, first, Elizabeth Vincent, 13 Dec 1835, in Rutherford Co., TN. Born, 28 Jun 1815. Died, 7 Sep 1838, in Bedford Co., TN. Burial in Finney Cem., Bedford Co., TN.

He married, second, Amanda A. Kimbro, 9 Dec 1839, in Rutherford Co., TN. Born, circa 1822, in TN. Census: 1850, in Rutherford Co., TN. Children:

117. Milton Richmond[6] Rushing (John, 43). Born, circa 1819, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 1888, in MS. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co.,TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Milton Rushing lived in Bell Buckle, Bedford Co., TN, and Woodbury, now in Cannon Co., TN. He served in Co. A, 18th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army.

He married Tabitha Ogilvie, daughter of William Ogilvie and Nancy Phelps. Born, 1820. Died, 1896, in TN. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

118. Bartley (Barkley)[6] Rushing (John, 43). Born, circa 1823, in TN. Census: 1850, in Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

I have arbitrarily assigned Bartley/Barkley Rushing as a son of John Rushing because Bartley is in Rutherford Co., TN in 1850. He would be a first cousin of the Andrew E. Rushing in the adjacent household in the 1860 census of Crittenden Co., KY.

He married Nancy A. Born, circa 1826, in TN. Children:

119. William H.[6] Rushing (William Wilson, 44). Born, Sep 1841. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Houston Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Houston Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Ann. Born, circa 1857. Census: 1880, in Houston Co., TN. Children:

120. Nathan Daniel[6] Rushing (William Wilson, 44). Born, circa 1844. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Hickman Co., TN.

In 1910 Nathan Daniel Rushing is living with his son William in Gibson Co., TN.

He married Rebecca M. Rushton. Born, circa 1845. Census: 1880, in Hickman Co., TN. Children:

121. Thomas Andrew[6] Rushing (David, 46). Born, 1 Aug 1860, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, 22 Aug 1912, in Tyronza, Poinsett Co., AR. Burial in Whitton Cem., Poinsett Co., AR. Census: 1870, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Catharine Francis Williams, 2 Jan 1881, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 13 May 1860, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Died, 25 Jun 1940, in McCrory, Woodruff Co., AR. Burial in Sugar Creek Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

122. J. Franklin[6] Rushing (Philander G., 48). Born, 6 Aug 1873. Died, 11 Jul 1925. Burial in Sunset Cem., Houston Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1910, in Humphreys Co., TN.

He married Demuris? E. Hall, 27 Apr 1902, in Houston Co., TN. Children:

123. Rebecca Catherine[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 18 Mar 1826. Died, 30 Mar 1899. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL.

She married David (Dave) Duncan. Born, 1 Jan 1824. Died, 14 Jan 1875. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

124. Abraham Wilson[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 12 Feb 1829, in KY. Died, 15 Dec 1875, in Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Sarah Campbell in KY. Children:

125. William Marion[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 5 Feb 1831, in TN. Died, 25 Dec 1868. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

In the 1860 census, Thomas Clendenian (19) and Sarah C. Clendenian (10), both born in Tennessee, appear in William Marion Rushing's household. J. Lee Rushing of Port Charlotte, FL, writes: William M.Rushing served on Company K of the 120th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. He was a volunteer, ewven though he had a wife and five children, all under the age of ten. Fanny's parents 'looked after' William's yound family for perhaps as long as four years. He died on Christmas Day before reaching his 38th birthday. His early death was brought on, some say, by the ravages of the Civil War. Fanny married again and with her children 'went west' in 1875 to Arkansas, Texas, and Indian Territory. Only William's daughter, Arista, stayed in Illinois."

He married Frances B. (Fanny) Edmondson, 1 Jan 1854. Born, 27 Feb 1838, in TN. Died, 23 Oct 1915, in Francis, OK. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

126. James H.[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 23 Jul 1832. Died, 8 May 1862. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Williamson Co., IL.

The military marker for his grave notes Co. B 91st Ill Vol." J. Lee Rushing of Port Charlotte writes: "For many years Nathan's descendants have seen this grave marker in Rushing Cemetery, but no one seemed sure of his place on the family tree. No other data seemed to exist--but this grave location is close to those of William M. and John M. Rushing, two of Nathan's known sons, and only slightly farther away from that of Abraham W. Rushing, Nathan's oldest son. The 1840 Census for Calloway County, Kentucky shows he could have been one of Nathan's sons." This James Rushing lived in Sulpher Springs, a now abandoned town south of Creal in Williamson Co., Illinois. James H. Rushing enlisted August 10, 1861 at Stone Fort, mustered in on September 18, 1861, and was discharged due to wounds on May 6, 1862.

He married Martha A. Born, circa 1832. Census: 1860, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

127. John Marion[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 26 May 1834, in Calloway Co., KY. Died, 2 Oct 1875, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Nancy Jane Chester, daughter of John B. Chester and Elizabeth (Betsy) Frizzell, 1858, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Born, 9 Feb 1839, in Calloway Co., KY. Died, 21 Mar 1931. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL. "The Chesters came from Kentucky before the Civil War. Jane was 14 years old when she rode behind their covered wagon on a horse. She said she remembered playing with the little slave children in her grandfather's yard. The Chesters settled on land east of what is now Ozark. They carved a home out of the wilderness.... Henry was not born when John passed away at age 41. Jane was left with two grown sons: Richard and George. They farmed and the Rushings had an apple and peach orchard which they did not have to spray. They dried bushels of apples which they took to Carbondale and swapped for balnkets, shoes, etc." [Johnson County Illinois History & Families] In 1900 she was living in the household of her son-in-law Lewis Cox. In 1920 she was living with the family of her grandson John Henry Rushing. Children:

128. Esther Jane[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, circa 1838. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

She may be buried in the Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL.

She married James Lewis Matthews. Born, 14 Sep 1838. Died, 6 Jan 1906. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

129. Calvin G.[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 22 Jan 1848, in KY. Died, 14 Nov 1926, in Pope Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Pct., Pope Co., IL.

In the 1880 census he is living in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL. He was one of the grantors of Hopewell United Baptist Church.

He married Nancy Jane Ramsey. Born, 7 May 1851, in IL. Died, 13 Nov 1920, in Pope Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL. Nancy (Ramsey) Rushing was one of the grantors of Hopewell United Baptist Church. Children:

130. Joseph Whitnel[6] Rushing (Nathaniel (Nathan), 51). Born, 13 Jul 1859, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 3 Sep 1932. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stone Co., AR. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He is the James W. Rushing in Johnson County in the 1900 census. He was one of the grantors of Hopewell United Baptist Church.

He married Mary Alice Holland, daughter of Bryant Holland and Nancy Hanol, 13 Nov 1874, in Johnson Co., IL. Born, 24 Jan 1857, in Calloway Co., KY. Died, 29 Mar 1938. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stone Co., AR. Resided: 1882, in Johnson Co., IL. She was married once before her marriage to Joseph Rushing and is listed as Marry Gilliam in the Johnson Co. marriage records. Children:

131. Nathan Jackson[6] Rushing (Alfred, 52). Born, circa 1840, in KY. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Pct., Pope Co., IL.

He married Rachel Minerva (Neva) Wallace, 9 Apr 1866, in Pope Co., IL. Born, Feb 1849, in KY. Burial in Wallace Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL. Her parents probably were W. T. and Rachel M. Wallace listed in Pope Co., IL, marriage records as giving their consent to her marriage. Children:

132. Abraham Franklin[6] Rushing (Alfred, 52). Born, 10 Feb 1843, in IL. Died, circa 1890, in Saline Co., IL. Burial in Saline Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Pope Co., IL.

In the 1880 census Abraham Franklin Rushing and his family are living in the household of his father-in-law Johnson Reed in Independence Pct., Saline Co., IL.

He married Isabella Reed, daughter of Johnson Reed and Elizabeth Randolph, 14 May 1871, in Mitchellville, Saline Co., IL. Born, 28 Apr 1852. Died, 9 Oct 1910, in Mitchellville, Saline Co., IL. Burial in New Salem Cem., Carrier Mills, Saline Co., IL. Children:

133. Miles J.[6] Yandell. Born, circa 1841.

Nathan J. Yandell died at age 23 from disease contacted while in the army.

He married Lucinda Vancleve. Children:

134. Rufus[6] Rushing (William L. (Lewis?), 54). Born, circa 1844, in TN. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Ridge Pct., Union Co., IL. Occupation: Laborer.

Rufus Rushing may be buried at Robinson Cem., Johnson Co., IL. His family may be represented by a small cluster of Rushing markers, including: a double marker for Jane Rushing and Sis Rushing, no dates; a marker for Eliza A. Rushing, 8/14/1881-10/26/1900; a marker for Sherman Rushing, no dates; a double marker for Ida Cunningham Rushing, mother, 2/1/1871-9/16/1891 and Baby Otto Earl, 8/16/1891-9/16/1891; and a double marker for Rufus Rushing and Lillian Rushing, no dates.

He married Frances L. Born, circa 1856. Census: 1880, in Ridge Pct., Union Co., IL. She is said to have died when her husband's gun discharged accidentally while he was cleaning it. Children:

135. Lyn Boyd[6] Rushing (William L. (Lewis?), 54). Born, 8 May 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 8 Feb 1922. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

His name appears as Tim B. in the 1860 census and Tim Boyd in the 1870 census.

He married, first, Alice Irena Matthews (259), 5 Nov 1885, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Mary Obedience Cox, daughter of Jesse N. Cox and Nancy Reeves. Born, 9 Jun 1877, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 10 Jan 1936, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

136. John Logan[6] Rushing (William L. (Lewis?), 54). Born, Apr 1862. Died, 1937. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Hess Pct., Union Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reiable Directory" lists John L. Rushing as tenant of 271 acres on the "Shady Nook farm," Route 1 Marion, East Marion Section 7. He had lived in Williamson County since 1906. In 1920 his household included Ralph Curry, orphan, age 12.

He married Martha A. (Rushing?). Born, 1854, in TN. Died, 1941. Birth(2): Dec 1853 (??). Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Co., TN. The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists her maiden name as Martha Rushing. Children:

137. Ephraim Owen[6] Rushing (Milton M., 55). Born, 9 Oct 1839, in KY. Died, 29 Aug 1910, in Rushing, Stone Co., AR. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stone Co., AR. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL.

Ephrain Rushing was a Union soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted at Vienna, IL. He moved to AR after the Civil War and was the first postmaster in Rushing, AR.

He married Basha Elizabeth Holland. Born, 13 Nov 1839, in Calloway Co., KY. Died, 15 Jan 1919, in Rushing, Stone Co., AR. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stone Co., AR. Children:

138. Martha J.[6] Rushing (Milton M., 55). Born, 8 Jan 1844, in KY. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married William Henry Harrison Snider in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

139. John Calvin[6] Rushing (Milton M., 55). Born, 15 Oct 1850, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 17 Aug 1887. Burial in Cedar Creek Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Simpson Twp., Johnson Co., IL.

He married Lucretia Ann Louden, daughter of John T. Louden and Sindarilla Melvina Taylor, 1868. Born, 1849. Died, 1923. Burial in Cedar Creek Cem., Johnson Co., IL (unmarked?). Census: 1900, in Simpson Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Lucretia used the name Ann as shown in the 1870 and 1880 census. She and John farmed and raised their children on a farm willed to the by her maternal grandparents Levi and Ann (Rowlett Smoot) Taylor. In 1920 she was livinmg with her son Ephraim Rushing. Children:

140. Theophilis G.[6] Rushing (Abraham D., 56). Born, Jan 1857, in TN. Census: 1860, in Calloway Co., KY. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

I am assuming that Theophilis is the T. G. Rushing, age 26, living in New Burnside who married in 1882. The age match is closer than for Theophilis' brother Thomas. Theophilis is listed in the 1920 census as living at 1213 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, IL.

He married, first, Linnie C. Marshall, daughter of John Marshall and Amanda Thornton, 9 Aug 1882, in Johnson Co., IL. Born, circa 1863, in IL. Resided: 1882, in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL.

He married, second, Laura, before 1910. Born, circa 1870. Children:

141. Thomas L.[6] Rushing (Payton Calvin, 57). Born, 5 Feb 1850, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 18 May 1900. Burial in Cedar Creek Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Mary C. Born, 10 Mar 1855, in IL. Died, 31 Oct 1917. Burial in Cedar Creek Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

142. George W.[6] Rushing (John D., 58). Born, 16 Sep 1821, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 4 Feb 1854, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

He married, first, Mary S. Roach, 12 Aug 1840, in Carroll Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Mary Spires, 16 Nov 1847, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1820. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

He married, third, Martha B. Madden, 1 Jan 1853, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

143. Francis Marion[6] Rushing (John D., 58). Born, 4 Feb 1824, in Anson Co., NC. Died, 4 Apr 1884, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Resided: after 1827, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: after 1863, in Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

Francis Marion Rushing owned several parcels of land in Benton County, TN, which he sold when he moved with his family to Illinois in 1863. In Illinois he was a farmer, a mason, and a charter member of Chapel Hill Masonic Lodge 719 at Wolf Creek.

He married Nancy McGill, daughter of John McGill and Rebecca Cunningham, 13 Mar 1844, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 4 Jul 1827, in TN. Died, 2 May 1915, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

144. Robert Anderson[6] Rushing (John D., 58). Born, 21 Dec 1837, in TN. Died, 16 Oct 1914, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: after 1863, in IL.

He married Anna Eliza Tomlinson, daughter of H. W. Tomlinson. Born, 4 Jul 1843, in TN. Died, 1 Feb 1929, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Anna (Tomlinson) Rushing died of the effects of a stroke suffered two months earlier. Children:

145. William Henry[6] Rushing (John D., 58). Born, 2 Aug 1840. Died, 20 Aug 1918, in Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN.

William Henry Rushing moved to Illinois later than his mother, brothers, and sisters. He served in Co. A of the 7 Tennessee cavalry.

He married, first, Elmira Jane Hubbard, 1858. Born, 22 May 1838. Children:

He married, second, Martitia Catherine Pinson, daughter of Isaac Penson, 13 Dec 1882, in Carroll Co., TN. Born, Feb 1851, in TN. Died, 7 Nov 1916, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL (unmarked?). Census: 1900, in Jackson Co., IL. Children:

146. Nathan Jackson[6] Rushing (Abraham, 60). Born, Nov 1833, in KY. Died, 1 Nov 1910. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Saline Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Cobden Pct., Union Co., IL. This Nathan J. Rushing is listed in the census in Johnson Co., IL, but his daughters' marriage records show them to have been born in Saline Co., IL.

He married, first, Sarah Frances Barnwell, daughter of William Barnwell and Nancy Smith, 14 Sep 1853, in Johnson Co., IL. Born, 31 Aug 1839, in IL. Died, 7 Jul 1876. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Hannah J. Adkison, before 1884. Born, Jun 1850, in IL. Census: 1900, in Cobden Pct., Union Co., IL. Children:

147. Hugh A.[6] Rushing (Abraham, 60). Born, Dec 1839, in KY. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Goreville Twp., Johnson Co., IL.

Hugh Rushing is listed in the 1860 census as born in Tennessee, but listed in the 1870 census and 1900 census as born in Kentucky.

He married Julia A. Koonce, 5 Oct 1865, in Williamson Co., IL. Born, May 1844, in IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

148. William[6] Rushing (Abraham, 60). Born, circa 1840, in KY. Census: 1880, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Nancy. Born, circa 1840, in KY. Census: 1880, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Children:

149. Beedy Caroline[6] Rushing (Jonathan J., 62). Born, circa 1837, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

She married, first, Joseph A. Greer, son of Benjamin Greer and Susan Presson. Born, circa 1837, in Benton Co., TN. Joseph Greer was killed during the Civil War. Children:

She married, second, Isaac Nichols, 26 Feb 1867. Children:

150. James Darling A.[6] Rushing (Jonathan J., 62). Born, 1849, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 1887, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Grassy Twp., Williamson Co., IL.

He married Elizabeth Watson, 24 Feb 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1844. Died, 1916. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. In the 1900 census Elizabeth is living in the household of her son-in-law L. H. Butts. She is listed as Elizabeth Ward in the birth record of her son William David Rushing. Children:

151. Theodorick M.[6] Rushing (Wilson E., 64). Born, circa 1826, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, circa 1864, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. Death(2): 21 May 1862, in Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Nancy Hale, before 1850. Born, circa 1828, in TN. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

152. Reuben Thomas[6] Rushing (Wilson E., 64). Born, 1828, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 5 Sep 1897, in Crittenden Co., KY. Burial in Old Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

An alternate death date for Reuben Thomas Rushing is 21 Apr 1897.

He married, first, Mary Ann Long, daughter of George Long and Nancy, 24 Mar 1853, in Crittenden Co., KY. Born, 8 Oct 1833, in Jackson Co., TN. Died, 10 Mar 1859, in Crittenden Co., KY. Death(2): 2 Apr 1859. Burial in Old Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Mary Ann (Long) Rushing died of consumption. Children:

He married, second, Clarissa Crouch, 2 Apr 1865. Children:

153. Minos Canon[6] Rushing (Wilson E., 64). Born, 29 Oct 1834, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 3 Jun 1903, in Bliss, Grayson Co., TX. Birth(2): 24 Oct 1834. Burial in Bethel Cem., Trenton, Grayson Co., TX. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Resided: after 1859, in MO.

He married Josephine Ann Brasher, daughter of Hudson B. Brasher and Annis Pool, 9 Dec 1856, in Crittenden Co., KY. Born, 1836, in Livingston Co., KY. Died, 19 Jun 1915, in Denison, Grayson Co., TX. Burial in Bethel Cem., Trenton, Grayson Co., TX. Children:

154. John Tyler Thomas[6] Rushing (Wilson E., 64). Born, 1 Mar 1841, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 5 May 1929, in Golconda, Pope Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Golconda, Pope Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL.

In 1900 John T. Rushing lived on Washington Street in Golconda. His marker notes "G.A.R."

He married Margaret Rebecca Manly. License, 2 Oct 1861, in Crittenden Co., KY. Born, Sep 1846, in TN. Died, 1922, in Golconda, Pope Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Golconda, Pope Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL. Children:

155. William A. Harrison[6] Rushing (Wilson E., 64). Born, 1 Mar 1841, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 31 Oct 1873, in Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Burial in Old Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN.

He married, first, Nancy C. Airts (Avits), circa 1860. Born, circa 1840. Died, circa 1862. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

He married, second, Sarah Elizabeth Cole, daughter of Unknown Cole and Matilda, 27 Sep 1862, in Crittenden Co., KY. Born, 15 Oct 1846, in TN. Died, 22 Nov 1865. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY.

He married, third, Matilda Manly, circa 1869. Born, circa 1852.

156. Joseph B.[6] Rushing (Wilson E., 64). Born, circa 1843, in Bedford Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN.

Josaeph Rushing was a private in Company D of the 20th Kentucky Infantry.

He married Arisby Cole, daughter of Unknown Cole and Matilda, 26 Feb 1865, in Crittenden Co., KY. Born, circa 1848, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

157. Asa[6] Rushing. Born, 1829, in AL. Died, circa 1886, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Georges Cr. Pct., Massac Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

Asa Rushing owned 80 acres of land in Section 13, Township 14, range 3, Subdivision of Section W 1/2 SW. This property was later sold to Asa's widow to their son Thomas.

He married Sarah B. Pendall, daughter of Edward Pendall and Sarah. Born, Mar 1827, in IN/KY. Died, 22 Apr 1907, in Massac Co., IL. Birth(2): circa 1831. Burial in MacHenry Cem, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL. The 1900 census lists Sarah as having had 11 children, of whom 4 were still living. She was living with James A. Rushing at the time of the census. An alternative listing of place of burial is Daniels Cem., Samoth, Massac Co., IL. Children:

158. James Willis[6] Rushing (Patrick, 66). Born, 27 Jul 1837, in TN. Died, 1 Oct 1896. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1880, in Crittenden Co., KY.

He married, first, Mary J. Born, 1832. Died, circa 1858. Death(2): 2 Mar 1855. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

He married, second, Margaret Ann Rushing (241), 19 Apr 1861, in Crittendon Co., TN. Children:

159. Sarah Elizabeth[6] Rushing (Patrick, 66). Born, circa 1838, in TN. Died in Crittenden Co., KY?.

She married Anderson Morgan, 29 Mar 1853, in Rutherford Co., TN. Born, 1824, in TN. Died, 29 Jan 1880, in Crittenden Co., KY. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

160. William T. (Thomas?)[6] Rushing (Patrick, 66). Born, 30 Jan 1843, in TN. Died, 4 Jan 1892. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY.

He married M. Ann. Born, 1 Jul 1842. Died, 24 Apr 1877. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Children:

161. Eliza J.[6] Rushing (Patrick, 66). Born, circa 1849, in Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY.

She married Thomas T. White. Born in Hardin Co., IL. Children:

162. William[6] Rushing (John P. (Peter?), 70). Born, circa 1814, in TN. Died, 14 Jul 1857, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

Although 14 July 1857 is a date given for his death, this seems to be the William Rushing in household ST-129-488 in the 1860 census in Stewart Co.

He married Mary. Born, Oct 1820, in NC. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

163. Albert Gallatin[6] Rushing (John P. (Peter?), 70). Born, circa 1817, in TN. Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY. Occupation: Flatboat/Farmer.

Albert G. Rushing seems to be listed as age 65 in the 1850 census but is only age 43 in the 1860 census. As the latter age seems more appropriate considering his wife and children, I have used it.

He married Delila Miles. Born, circa 1813, in TN. Children:

164. James Lawrence[6] Rushing (John P. (Peter?), 70). Born, circa 1819, in TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1970, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Parthenia Downs, 29 May 1842, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, circa 1824, in TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Stewart Co., TN. Children:

165. John P.[6] Rushing (John P. (Peter?), 70). Born, circa 1829, in TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married, first, Unknown. Children:

He married, second, Jane Jarvis, 12 Nov 1849. Born, circa 1829. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

166. Phillip[6] Rushing (William, 71). Born, circa 1815, in TN. Died, before 1860. Census: 1850, in Weakley Co., TN.

He married Rebecca. Born, circa 1820, in TN. Census: 1850, in Weakley Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY. Census: 1880, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

167. Amy[6] Rushing (William, 71). Born, circa 1821, in TN. Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY.

She married James Downs. Born, circa 1816, in TN. Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

168. Theron[6] Rushing (William, 71). Born, 4 Feb 1828, in Trigg Co., KY. Died, 31 Jan 1883, in Trigg Co., KY. Burial in Rushing Cem., Trigg Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

Theron Rushing is listed as Thomas Rushing in the 1850 census and seems to be the G. Rushing with wife C. Rushing living in the household adjacenbt to William J. Rushing in the 1860 census.

He married, first, Caroline Downs, daughter of Thomas Downs and Susan, 3 Nov 1852, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, 17 May 1834, in TN. Died, circa 1866. Caroline may be buried in one of the fieldstone marked graves on either side of Theron Rushing. Children:

He married, second, Harriet E. Shaw, after 1870. Born, circa 1849, in KY. Burial in Edd Downs Cem., Trigg Co., KY. Children:

169. William J.[6] Rushing (William, 71). Born, circa 1830, in KY. Census: 1850, in Trigg Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

He married E. A. Hays. Born, circa 1833, in KY. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY. Children:

170. Jesse[6] Rushing (Mark, 72). Born, circa 1818. Census: 1840, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Assignment of Jesse as son of Mark is arbitaray based on residence in the fifth district of Stewart Co., TN, in 1850. He left a will dated January 1873 in Houston Co., TN. The will mentions wife Catherine; daughter Amanda Triplett, wife of Nimrod Triplett; and daughter Martha Triplett, wife of Chase Triplett.

He married Catherine Beasley, 4 Aug 1839, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, circa 1818. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

171. Evin/Evan[6] Rushing (Mark, 72). Born, circa 1825, in TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

Assignment of Evin/Evan as son of Mark is arbitaray based on residence in the fifth district of Stewart Co., TN, in 1850.

He married Nancy Busby, 29 Feb 1844, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, circa 1823, in TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

172. Burrell[6] Rushing (Unknown, 73). Born, circa 1822, in TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Levinia. Born, circa 1827, in TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

173. Jasper[6] Rushing (Unknown, 73). Born, circa 1831, in KY. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Trigg Co., KY. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Elizabeth A. Born, circa 1833. Census: 1870, in Trigg Co., KY. Children:

174. Dilalpha/Deltha[6] Rushing (Unknown, 73). Born, 29 Feb 1833. Died, 1 Feb 1901. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married Henry Hansel. License, 8 Mar 1852, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

175. Joseph[6] Rushing (Larkin, 75). Born, circa 1818, in TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Occupation: Merchant/Farmer.

Connection of Joseph Rushing to Larkin Rushing is arbitrary.

He married Caroline. Born, circa 1826, in TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

176. Thomas[6] Rushing (Larkin, 75). Born, circa 1824, in TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1880, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Rose Linda. Born, circa 1828, in TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1880, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

177. Mary E.[6] Rushing (Abel, 77). Born, circa 1851, in Benton Co., TN. Died, before 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Thomas Wilkens, 31 Mar 1872, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

178. Elizabeth Jane (Eliza)[6] Rushing (Abel, 77). Born, circa 1853, in Benton Co., TN. Died, before 1893, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in near Carterville, Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1877, in Williamson Co., IL.

She married, first, James T. Willson, 20 Dec 1869, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

She married, second, William Allen Cagle, son of Allen Cagle and Martisha Chamness, 18 Nov 1877, in Williamson Co., IL. Born, circa 1847, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, after 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in near Carterville, Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1877, in Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

179. John Newton[6] Rushing (Abel, 77). Born, 17 Oct 1856, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Died, 20 Jan 1935, in Energy, Williamson Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Bainbridge Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer/Bricklay.

The birth date for John Newton Rushing varies in census records. He is age 4 (b. ca. 1856) in the 1860 census in Benton Co., TN. He seems to be age 21 (b. ca 1859) in the 1880 census in Williamson Co., IL, although the entire entry for his father's family that year is difficult to read and his age may be misread. Great granddaughter Angela (Rushing) Place writes; "John came up to Illinois with his family when he was a boy (in 1865?--due to the war?).... According to the 1900 Illinois census, John and [wife] Melvina lived in the Bainbridge Precinct of Williamson County, and they had five children: Vadie, Nancy, Amos, Levander, and John. Melvina was the mother of six chil;dren, five living. John listed his occupation as a farmer, and Amos's as a farm laborer. Vadie, Nancy, and Levander have attended 3 months' total of school, and Amos has attended 9 months. All the family except Melvina and John could read and write. John owned his own home, it was not mortgaged, and it was a farm."

He married Melvina Cagle, daughter of Allen Cagle and Martisha Chamness, 3 Aug 1882, in Williamson Co., IL. Born, 30 Apr 1864, in Pigeon Creek, Williamson Co., IL. Died, 18 Apr 1935, in Energy, Williamson Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

180. Martha Frances[6] Rushing (Abel, 77). Born, circa 1862, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1879, in Bainbridge Pct., Williamson Co., IL.

She married William Allen Reynolds, son of Greenberry Reynolds and Elvira Nelson, 19 Jan 1879, in Williamson Co., IL. Born, circa 1853, in Bainbridge Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Died, after 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1879, in Bainbridge Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

181. Sarah A.[6] Rushing (Abel, 77). Born, circa 1865, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 1 Jun 1929, in Herrin, Williamson Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL.

She married, first, Unknown Moake. Died, circa 1899, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

She married, second, Webster (Web) Benedict, before 1910, in Williamson Co., IL.

182. Robert Calvin[6] Rushing (Levin, 78). Born, circa 1856, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1883, in Williamson Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

This seems to be the Robert Rushing in the Herrin Precinct, Williamson Co., IL, in the 1900 census.

He married Rachel Matilda Gulley, daughter of Siles Gulley and Nancy Smith, 27 Oct 1883, in Bainbridge Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Born, circa 1867, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

183. John[6] Rushing (R. D., 79). Born, circa 1833, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Died, 28 Apr 1919. Burial in Oak Grove Cem., Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO. Resided: after 1874, in Mississippi Co., MO. Census: 1880, in Long Prairie, Mississippi Co., MO.

The following sketch appears in "Families and History, Benton County, Tennessee," 1992. "John Rushing, Clerk of Benton County, TN from 1868-70, was born in Camden, Benton County, somewhere between the years of 1834 and 1837. His parent were R. D. [Rushing] and Ollie McGill, both of whom died when John and his younger brother, Thomas, were very young. After the death of their parents, John and Thomas lived with their maternal grandparents, John and Rebecca McGill. John McGill passed away around 1848 and Jess McGill became the boy's guardian.

"Family tradition states that John grew to maturity of his Grandmother McGill's farm. In his early adult years, he was a teacher....

"In 1870 John assisted in taking the census for Benton County, and family tradition states that the later was appointed Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue of the Seventh District of Tennessee. After that office and the Collector of Internal Revenue were consolidated, he was appointed deputy collector under Dr. C. W. Hawkins.

"Early in 1874 he and his family moved to Mississippi County, MO. where he bought land near Bertrand, MO. In 1880 he again assisted in taking the census, this time for Long Prairie Township in Mississippi Co., MO."

He married Marinda Harris, daughter of Rice Harris, circa 1860. Born, 18 Aug 1843. Died, 13 Apr 1888. Burial in Oak Grove Cem., Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO. Children:

184. Thomas Edward[6] Rushing (R. D., 79). Born, 1835, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Died, 1927, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Burial in Highland Cem., McCracken Co., KY.

"Thomas Rushing fought for the Confederate States of America in the Civil War, having been mustered in at Dover, TN. He was a member of 'Co. E.', 12th Kentucky Cavalry. Thomas settled in McCracken County prior to 1881, having arrived in Paducah via the river, while helping someone move into the Jackson Purchase area. His wife Delilah Catherine Pittman Rushing drew a Confederate widow's pension from the State of Kentucky from June 1938 until her death in 1946." [McCracken County, Kentucky History]

He married Delilah Catherine Pittman, Oct 1881, in McCracken Co., KY. Born, 1856. Died, 1946. Burial in Highland Cem., McCracken Co., KY. Children:

185. Eliza[6] White (Reubin, 80). Born, 20 Apr 1819, in TN. Died, 14 Mar 1881, in Garrett Com., Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Campground Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN.

Among descendants of Eliza's granddaughter Sophia Rushing Moore there is an oral tradition that Eliza was sister of Noah Williams. However, in the marriage record of her son Millard Fillmore Rushing in Massac Co., Illinois, she is listed as Eliza White. Compare her April 20, 1819 birth date with the April 20, 1809, birth date listed by J. D. White, Sr., in "A Line of Whites" for Reuben White's daughter Eliza.

She married William Gilbert Rushing (96).

186. Andrew Jackson (Jack)[6] Rushing (James, 81). Born, Mar 1832, in TN. Died, after 1910. Census: 1850, in Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

Andrew J. Rushing was living in Houston Co., TN, in 1910.

He married Mary Collier. Born, Aug 1834, in NC. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Houston Co., TN. Children:

187. David D.[6] Rushing (Richard B., 82). Born, Jun 1848. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He seems to be listed as Danie Rushing in the 1920 census. In 1920 his household includes himself, wife Winnie, and granddaughter Jewel Deane.

He married Winnie Hampton, 13 May 1874, in Benton Co., TN. Born, Sep 1847. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

188. James C./W.[6] Rushing (Richard B., 82). Born, circa 1864. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Emily C. Born, Apr 1864. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

189. Stephen Anderson[6] Rushing (Joel T./S., 86). Born, 1845, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 26 Nov 1926, in KY. Birth(2): Jan 1846. Burial in Pinegar Cem., Weakley Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Selina Jane Cook, 18 Feb 1867, in Benton Co., TN. Born, Jun 1846, in KY. Died, 1928. Burial in Pinegar Cem., Weakley Co., TN. Children:

190. James B.[6] Rushing (Joel T./S., 86). Born, 9 Mar 1857. Burial in Ramble Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN.

He married, first, Elizabeth Jane Reynolds, 26 Jul 1877, in Benton Co., TN. Born, May 1852. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Fannie Pafford, 26 Nov 1911, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1886. Burial in Ramble Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

191. Harriett Isabell (Aunt Sis)[6] Rushing (David Lilly, 87). Born, 19 Jan 1853. Died, 25 Aug 1903. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN.

She married George William E. Herrin (217).

192. Burrell Columbus[6] Rushing (David Lilly, 87). Born, 15 May 1854, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 11 Dec 1935, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Burial in City Cem., Camden, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Merchant.

Burrell Collumbus Rushing also appears in records as Burwell and Beryl and he is said to have been nicknamed both Bud and Racket. "W. G. and Parilee Hatlee sold to B. C. Rushing for $2,000, a plat on the east side of Camden Square, 12 October 1894. Also that same day B. C. Rushing and wife, M. J. sold to W. C. Hatley for $2,000, 107 1/2 acres in District 10, and a tract also to the west of the first tract as well as a third tract on Cypress Creek. For many years he ran a store by the railroad track. His granddaughter related that one day officers of the law had in custdy a young deranged girl that they were taking to the mental hospital in Nashville. Racket thought it would be gentlemanly to offer the poor girl a banana whereupon she threw it back in his face and kicked him severely in the stomach. Racket never learned to read or write, but nevertheless he operated a credit business in his store. It is related that once he sold something on credit, he drew a picture of the item and kept handy to later match up by memory with his customers when they returned. One day he reminded a customer that he had not received payment for a hoop of cheese the gentleman had bought on his last visit. The customer protested he had not bought a hoop of cheese to which Racket replied that he sure enough bought something round. The customer remembered a whetstone. "Oh well," replied Racket, "I just forgot to add the hole." [Taproots: A Virginia & Carolina Legacy]

He married Missouri Jane Thompson, daughter of David Thompson and Saletha Yates, 29 Jan 1874, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1856. Died, 1943. Burial in City Cem., Camden, Benton Co., TN. Children:

193. Amos Marion[6] Rushing (David Lilly, 87). Born, 25 Dec 1857. Died, 27 Jun 1942. Burial in D. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Clara B. Pierce, daughter of William R. Pierce and Emily, 8 Feb 1883, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1863. Died, 1895. Burial in D. Rushing Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

194. Georgia Ann[6] Rushing (David Lilly, 87). Born, 14 Jan 1862. Died, 1944. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Lucian Hawkins Smith, 9 Jul 1895. Born, Jul 1875. Died, 1965. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

195. William Spencer[6] Rushing (David Lilly, 87). Born, 6 Jun 1868. Died, 1947. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1938, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

William Spencer Rushing continued to live on the Dennis Rushing homestead.

He married Emma B. Frazier, 11 Feb 1892, in Benton Co., TN. Born, Mar 1874. Died, 1957. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. In the 1920 census the wife of William S. Rushing is listed as Susie, age 50. Children:

196. W. Jefferson[6] Rushing (Robert, 88). Born, 1852. Died, 1922. Birth(2): Oct 1849. Burial in Post Oak Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

William Jefferson Rushing has been placed here as a son of the Susan Rushing of the 1870 census. Like Susan's family, though born in Tennessee, he cannot be idenfified in either the 1850 census of 1860 census. Susan's son R. C. may be the Robert C. Rushing, d. 1940, buried at the Post Oak cemetery where William Jefferson Rushing is buried. He may be the W. J. Rushing, age 14, in the household of J. H. Presson in the 1860 census.

He married Mary E. Wiseman, 15 Jul 1875, in Henry Co., TN. Born, 1857. Died, 1947. Burial in Post Oak Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

197. Seaborn Abel[6] Rushing (Robert, 88). Born, 26 Sep 1853, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Died, 31 Jul 1923. Burial in Imboden, Randolph Co., AR. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Sarah Francis (Fannie) Herrin, daughter of William Allen Herrin and Martha Wiseman, 25 Apr 1874, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 3 Dec 1855, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 23 Sep 1908. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

198. Robert C.[6] Rushing (Robert, 88). Born, circa 1857. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

This seems to be the best choice for the Robert C. Rushing, died 1940, buried at Post Oak Cemetery.

He married Effie Wyly, daughter of J. H. Wyly. License, 23 Dec 1877, in Humphreys Co., TN. Born, circa 1857. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

199. R. Louis[6] Rushing (Robert, 88). Born, circa 1860. Died, 1930. Burial in Manleyville Cem., Henry Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Mary Redmon. Born, 1867. Died, 1895. Burial in Manleyville Cem., Henry Co., TN. Children:

200. Stephen T.[6] Rushing (Richard P., 89). Born, circa 1844. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN.

He married L. E. Born, circa 1850. Children:

201. Marion Jasper[6] Rushing (Calvin, 104). Born, 2 Oct 1848. Died, 13 May 1935. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

He appears to be in the household of Willis and Mary Rushing in the 1850 census.

He married Mary L. Hall. Born, 29 Aug 1849. Died, 14 Aug 1912. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

202. Robert Willis (Bob)[6] Rushing (Willis Crawford (Croff), 92). Born, 7 Oct 1855. Died, 7 May 1939. Burial in Sugar Creek Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

In the 1920 census he is living in Big sandy, Benton Co., TN.

He married, first, Ida Combs, 29 Sep 1885, in Benton Co., TN. Born, circa 1865. Died, 11 Oct 1889. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Joseph A. (Josepha?) (Jodie) Pettyjohn, 7 Oct 1891, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 13 Sep 1833. Died, 16 Apr 1905. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

He married, third, Mellie Davis, 9 Jan 1906, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 21 Dec 1871. Died, 13 Nov 1948. Burial in Sugar Creek Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN.

203. John Crawford[6] Rushing (Willis Crawford (Croff), 92). Born, 26 Mar 1860. Died, 1942. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Betty Cox, 15 Jan 1890. Children:

204. Mary Ida[6] Rushing (Willis Crawford (Croff), 92). Born, 13 Nov 1861. Died, 11 Mar 1899. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Samuel I. Morrow, 27 Jul 1895. Children:

205. Sophia Ann[6] Rushing (Willis Crawford (Croff), 92). Born, 14 Feb 1865. Died, 11 Mar 1946. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Samuel Wylie Lockhart, 29 Sep 1903. Born, 1860. Died, 13 Sep 1936. Occupation: Tobaconist/Farm. Children:

206. Nathaniel B.[6] Rushing (Willis Crawford (Croff), 92). Born, 15 Jan 1871. Died, 1914. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bullock, 27 Dec 1897, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1875. Died, 15 Aug 1932, in Paris, Henry Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. At the time of her death she was living on Crutchfield Lane. Children:

207. John C.[6] Rushing (Joseph, 93). Born, circa 1822, in TN. Census: 1850, in Cherokee Co., TX. Occupation: Teacher/Farmer.

He married Elizabeth Matilda Lane, daughter of Isham Lane, circa 1847, in TN. Born, circa 1830, in TN. Census: 1850, in Cherokee Co., TX. Children:

208. John W.[6] Rushing (Joel, 94). Born, circa 1825, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 15 Dec 1895, in Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Bethel Cem., Swanwick, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Grand Cote Pct., Perry Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Mary C. Murphy, daughter of Robert B. Murphy and Kezia, 18 Jan 1844, in Perry Co., IL. Born, 4 Oct 1827, in IL. Died, 29 Jul 1906, in Perry Co., IL. Burial in Bethel Cem., Swanwick, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Swanwick Pct., Perry Co., IL. At the time of her marriage Mary was the ward of William C. Murphy. Children:

209. Evan B.[6] Rushing (Joel, 94). Born, 17 Jun 1827, in Bedford Co., TN. Died, 1 Dec 1887, in Perry Co., IL. Burial in Odd Fellows Cem., Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Occupation: Teacher/Lawyer.

Evan B. Rushing "was raised on the farm, and received his education in the common schools of Perry County, which was further improved by teaching and self-culture. In 1856 he was elected circuit clerk of Perry county, reelected in 1860, and served two terms. The position of clerk made him acquainted with many of the forms of law and a knowledge of the practice, and by reading the standard textbooks during his leisure time while he was circuit clerk, he fitted himself to enter the profession of law. He passed a creditable and successful examination, and was admitted to the bar in July, 1868. he commenced the practice of law in Pickneyville. He chose the chancery and real estate business, and has given that practice the most of his attention since his admission. In 1868 he was appointed master in the chancery by Hon. M. C. Crawford, Judge of this judicial circuit, and was reappointed at different times by Judges Watts, Snyder and Wall, and has held the office with but slight interregnum ever since. Politically, Mr. Rushing has been a lifelong democrat and a staunch believer in Democratic principles. In the local government of Pickneyville, he has served the people as President of the Board of Trustees for three terms, and has been a member of the board before and since. He was one of the original founders and promoters of the Perry County Agricultural Society in 1856, and has been prominently identified and connected with it since that date. It can truthfully be said of Mr. Rushing, that he is eminently a business man, and conducts his business, whether it be of a public or private nature, upon plain business principles, which, in the end, always assures and brings success. [History of randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois, pp. 353-354]

He married, first, Luticia Kelley, daughter of Reuben Kelley and Elizabeth Jones, 20 Mar 1849, in Perry Co., IL. Born, 6 Feb 1833, in Perry Co., IL. Died, 28 Sep 1864, in Perry Co., IL. Burial in Prim. Bapt. Cem., Perry Co., IL. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., IL. Both of Luticia's parents came to Illinois from Bedford Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Margaret M. Murphy, daughter of William C. Murphy and Caroline Hughes, 3 Sep 1878, in Perry Co., IL. Born, circa 1841, in IL. Census: 1880, in Perry Co., IL. When she married Evan Rushing, Margaret was the widow of James J. Hoge. She had a daughter Kate Hoge who was 9 in the 1880 census.

210. Enoch D.[6] Rushing (Joel, 94). Born, circa 1830, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Perry Co., IL.

He married Nancy H. Justice, 27 Nov 1855, in Perry Co., IL. Born, circa 1835, in KY. Census: 1860, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

211. Robert C.[6] Rushing (Joel, 94). Born, 5 Nov 1857, in Perry Co., IL. Birth(2): circa 1854. Census: 1860, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Grand Cote Pct., Perry Co., IL.

He married Maude E. Wells. Born, circa 1857, in IL. Census: 1880, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

212. Robert H.[6] Rushing (Holden, 95). Born, Dec 1827, in NC. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL.

He married Johana/Anne E. Born, Jul 1841, in TN. Census: 1900, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Children:

213. Elizabeth[6] Rushing (Holden, 95). Born, circa 1836, in TN. Census: 1880, in Jonesboro, Union Co., IL.

She married David M. Ingram. Born, circa 1820, in NC. Census: 1880, in Jonesboro, Union Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

214. Enoch D.[6] Rushing (Holden, 95). Born, circa 1845. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN.

He married Syndona M. (Dona) Flaugh, daughter of Christian G. Flaugh and Nancy A. McIntosh, 16 Aug 1860, in Union Co., IL. Born, circa 1846, in IL. Census: 1870, in Union Co., IL. In the 1870 census Syndona is living in the household of her sister Emily J. (Eliza J. in census) and brother-in-law Moses Lingle in Union Co., IL. She also appears on her own under the name Jane in Jonesboro Pct., Union Co., IL. Children:

215. David B.[6] Rushing (Holden, 95). Born, Oct 1848, in TN. Census: 1850, in Decatur Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Union Co., NC. Census: 1900, in Hess Pct., Union Co., IL.

David Rushing listed as head of household in the Hess Precinct, Union County, in the 1900 census may also be the David Rushing, age 51, listed as an inmate of the Southern Illinois Hospital for the Insane in Anna.

He married Mary L. Lockinbee, 16 Apr 1871, in Union Co., IL. Born, Mar 1855, in IL. Census: 1880, in Anna Pct., Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Hess Pct., Union Co., IL. Children:

216. William P.[6] Rushing (Holden, 95). Born, circa 1853, in TN. Census: 1860, in Union Co., NC. Census: 1860, in Jonesboro Pct., Union Co., IL.

He married Melvina Overbay, 19 Dec 1877, in Union Co., IL. Born, circa 1859, in IL. Census: 1880, in Union Co., IL. Children:

217. George William E.[6] Herrin (Abner G., 97). Born, 14 Sep 1858. Died, 19 Aug 1880. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

He married Harriett Isabell (Aunt Sis) Rushing (191), before 1881. Children:

218. Abel[6] Rushing (Joel Travis, 98). Born, 16 Jan 1837, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, 16 Sep 1915, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Madison Co., TN.

He married Mary Elizabeth Giles, 2 Feb 1866, in Madison Co., TN. Born, Sep 1843, in Madison Co., TN. Died, Jul 1923, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Madison Co., TN. Children:

219. Moses Griffin[6] Rushing (Joel Travis, 98). Born, 18 Sep 1843, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 25 Apr 1891, in Madison Co., TN. Birth(2): circa 1840. Burial in Madison Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Madison Co., TN.

Moses Griffin was a Civil War veteran. Her served in Capt. Jon Umphlett's Co. C of the 38th Regiment of Tennessee volunteers. He died of tuberculosis.

He married Emaline French, before 1871, in McCrory, Woodruff Co., AR. Born, circa 1852. Died, 7 Dec 1894, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Madison Co., TN. Children:

220. Simeon Bolivar[6] Rushing (Joel Travis, 98). Born, 22 Sep 1845, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 26 Feb 1938, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN.

He married, first, Caroline Sipes. Died, before 1880. Children:

He married, second, Nettie Fullerton, after 1880. Born, 1861. Died, 1944. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Children:

221. Abner Samuel[6] Rushing (Joel Travis, 98). Born, 28 Jul 1847. Died, 22 Nov 1884. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN.

He married Unknown. Children:

222. Joel Travis[6] Rushing (Joel Travis, 98). Born, 12 Aug 1848, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 12 Jul 1933, in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Madison Co., TN.

He married Emily N. Smethwick, 11 Nov 1875. Children:

223. Thomas Abel[6] Rushing (Noah Tennessee, 100). Born, 16 Apr 1861, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 8 Jun 1942. Burial in Baker's Chapel, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Mary Jane Lockhart, 4 Nov 1885, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1863. Died, 1945. Burial in Baker's Chapel, Benton Co., TN. Children:

224. Clay[6] Rushing (Noah Tennessee, 100). Born, Nov 1869. Died, 1956. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

In the 1920 census, Clay Rushing lived on Washington Street in Camden.

He married Leeta Ann Stigall, 1 Jan 1891, in Benton Co., TN. Born, Oct 1868. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

225. Alvin C.[6] Rushing (Davis C., 103). Born, 28 Jan 1856. Died, 16 Feb 1901. Burial in Cedar Grove Cem., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Anna E. Born, 6 Jun 1870. Died, 2 Feb 1898. Burial in Cedar Grove Cem., Benton Co., TN. Children:

226. Napoleon Bonapart[6] Rushing (Calvin, 104). Born, 2 Oct 1855, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Died, 1925. Burial in Hopewell Cem., Weakley Co., TN. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Henry Co., TN.

He married Nancy L. (Lizzzie) Smith. Born, 29 Dec 1867, in Gleason, Weakley Co., TN. Died, 1954. Burial in Hopewell Cem., Weakley Co., TN. Children:

227. James D.[6] Rushing (Calvin, 104). Born, circa 1856. Census: 1860, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880 (??) in Benton Co., TN.

The James D. Rushing who married Martha Cordelia Rushing is placed here in the family of Calvin Rushing and Nancy Warren arbitrarily. The James in Calvin Rushing's household in the 1860 census has the best name/age/location fit.

He married Martha Cordelia Rushing (289), 2 Feb 1879. Children:

228. James F.[6] Rushing (Calvin, 104). Born, circa 1874. Census: 1880, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Weakley Co., TN.

He married Hattie. Born, circa 1885. Census: 1920, in Weakley Co., TN. Children:

229. Horace (Doc)[6] Rushing (Holden, 106). Born, 22 Dec 1860, in Point Mason, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Waverly, Humphreys Co., TN. Occupation: Druggist.

He married Amanda Elizabeth Luten, 31 Oct 1887, in Humphreys Co., TN. Born, 25 Aug 1859. Died, 29 Jan 1943. Census: 1920, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

230. Randolph Alexander[6] Rushing (Lumbus Leonidas (Lee), 108). Born, 17 Feb 1857. Died, 9 Jun 1925. Burial in Evergreen Cem., Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Henry Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Rutherford Co., TN.

He married Nancy Alice McCullough, daughter of James McCollough and Nancy G., 3 Feb 1878. Born, 9 May 1860. Died, 17 Sep 1943. Burial in Evergreen Cem., Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN. Children:

231. William Stanton[6] Rushing (William R., 110). Born, 1853, in TN. Died, 1929. Birth(2): Jan 1852. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Pricilla Elizabeth (Bettie) Williams. Born, 1857, in MS. Died, 1931. Birth(2): Nov 1856. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in NcNairy Co., TN. Children:

232. Thomas J.[6] Rushing (William R., 110). Born, Nov 1864, in TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

This birth date for Thomas J. Rushing is difficult to determine. He is listed as age 8 in the 1860 census, as born Nov. 1864 in the 1900 census, and as age 50 in the 1910 census.

He married Mary E. Asbel. Born, Feb 1872. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

233. Charles (Charlie)[6] Rushing (William R., 110). Born, 2 May 1866, in TN. Died, 2 Oct 1947. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

In the 1920 census Charles Rushing's household includes grandson Charlie Frank Rushing (age 12), granddaughter Verle Miller (age 8), and grandson William R. Miller (age 6).

He married Ida L. Driver. Born, 14 May 1866, in MS. Died, 26 May 1931. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

234. Samuel Hogan[6] Rushing (Phillip, 111). Born, 26 Nov 1865, in Purdy, McNairy Co., TN. Died, 19 Sep 1926, in Collin Co., TX. Burial in Dulaney Cem., Hunt Co., TX. Census: 1870, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

This Samuel Rushing moved to Collin Co., TX. He and his family were members of the Providence Primitive Baptist Church in what is now the Arnold Community of Collin Co.

He married Caledonia (Callie) Carter, daughter of Solomon Carter and Joicy Woodson Lumbley. Born, 29 Oct 1868, in Gravel Hill, McNairy Co., TN. Died, 6 May 1945, in Farmersville, Collin Co., TX. Burial in Dulaney Cem., Hunt Co., TX. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

235. Caledonia[6] Rushing (Phillip, 111). Born, 21 Oct 1872. Died, 17 Jan 1908. Census: 1880, in McNairy Co., TN.

She married Thomas William Price. Born, 29 Dec 1863. Died, 1 Jun 1956. Children:

SEVENTH GENERATION

236. Octavia R.[7] Rushing (William, 113). Born, circa 1866. Died, before 1899. Census: 1870, in Humphreys Co., TN.

She married Unknown Camp. Children:

237. William Azariah[7] Rushing (Abel, 116). Born, 1841. Died, 1926, in Wilson Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Rutherford Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer/Politics.

Grandson William R. Medling notes that William Arariah Rushing was a farmer, horse trader, state congressman, and active deacon in the Baptist Church. In 1920 he was living in Wilson Co., TN.

He married Nancy Jane Landis. Born, circa 1842, in TN. Census: 1880, in Rutherford Co., TN. Children:

238. John Richmond[7] Rushing (Abel, 116). Born, circa 1844. Died, before 1900. Census: 1850, in Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Cannon Co., TN.

He married Tennie. Born, circa 1842, in TN. Census: 1880, in Cannon Co., TN. Children:

239. Samuel H. Bethel[7] Rushing (Abel, 116). Born, 8 Oct 1849, in Rutherford Co., TN. Died, 17 Feb 1912, in Augusta, Woodruff Co., AR. Census: 1850, in Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Cannon Co., TN.

He married, first, Pruddy Kittrell, 2 Mar 1870, in Cannon Co., TN. Born, 1848. Died, 1878.

Pruddy (Kittrell) Rushing and a daughter died of diptheria. Children:

He married, second, Emma J. Kittrell, before 1880. Born, 2 Oct 1854, in Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN. Died, 1905. Birth(2): 27 Oct 1854. Census: 1900, in Cannon Co., TN.

Based on the way the two sons are listed in the 1900 census, Emma may be a second wife, mother of Sam but not mother of Arthur. Children:

240. Mary T.[7] Rushing (Bartley (Barkley), 118). Born, 1848, in TN. Died, 1936. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY.

She married Clinton Belt. Children:

241. Margaret Ann[7] Rushing (Bartley (Barkley), 118). Born, 20 Mar 1849, in TN. Died, 15 May 1938. Burial in Rushing Cem., Crayne, Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1860, in Crittenden Co., KY. Census: 1880, in Crittenden Co., KY.

She married James Willis Rushing (158).

242. Henry[7] Rushing (William H., 119). Born, 20 May 1879. Died, 12 Jun 1959. Burial in McDonald Cem., Houston Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Houston Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN.

He married Etta Wilkins, 28 Oct 1899. Children:

243. William Walter[7] Rushing (Nathan Daniel, 120). Born, 26 Aug 1868. Died, Feb 1914. Census: 1880, in Hickman Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN.

He married Annie Laurie Totty, daughter of Felix Totty and Narcissi. Born, 14 Jun 1874. Died, 29 Jan 1946. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

244. Samuel Edward[7] Rushing (Nathan Daniel, 120). Born, circa 1873. Birth(2): Sep 1871. Census: 1880, in Hickman Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN.

"My father, Samuel E. Rushing, was born in 1872, second son of Dennis and Rebecca (Rushton) Rushing. He spoke of the family moving down from Beaver Dam when he was a child, so it was perhaps in the early 1880's when they came to Squeeze Bottom in Humphreys County. My father told how they moved in bad weather, and how the children lay trying to sleep in new quarters with snow blowing in the cracks on them.

"Another story my father used to tell was how his dad left the two oldest boys to do the early spring plowing one day while he went to town. The boys had plotted that as soon as 'the old man' was out of sight they would go swinning. Walter hit the water first and came up paralyzed with the cold and waving to Sam to stay away from the water. They were probably glad to keep warm by working the rest of the day.

"The family moved to Rushing Hollow (later known as Willhite Hollow), just north of where Route 13 now crosses Duck River. Here was a large house and two or three smaller hpuses , and a magnificant spring which not only furnished drinking drinking and washing water but served as a cold storage place for such food as milk and butter. The family rented and farmed the Duck River bottom cornfields....

"Sam and Emmie Rushing moved from Rushing Hollow to what is known as the Roberts place, continuing to farm the Duck River bottom land. In the early 1900's they bought 50 acres and built a house on the hill which had been known as the Moran place. They had three children. The two oldest died in youth, and are buried on this hill.

"The winding road from the top of this hill down to what is now Route 13 was built following World War I by Sam Rushing and T. O. perkins, engineer. This unusual road, which replaced an almost perpendicular one which descended adjacent to the hills and bluffs overlooking Duck River and which was too steep even for a Model T unless all passengers were out pushing, could well serve as a memorial to these two men.

"This article submitted by Katherine Peterson, youngest child and only surviving descendant of Sam and Emmie Rushing."

[Sketch of Katherine Rushing Peterson in "Humphreys County Heritage"]

He married Emma G. Totty, daughter of Felix Totty and Narcissi. Born, Feb 1876. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

245. Martha Emma[7] Rushing (Nathan Daniel, 120). Born, Jan 1875. Census: 1880, in Hickman Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN.

She married Thomas (Tom) Elliott. Children:

246. Monroe Harvel (Bud)[7] Rushing (Nathan Daniel, 120). Born, 30 Sep 1876. Died, 30 Oct 1956. Burial in Cane Creek Cem., Obion Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Hickman Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Humphreys Co., TN.

A sketch of the Samuel E. Rushing family by Kathering Rushing Peterson notes that Bud Rushing and his family lived in Texas for a while before moving to West Tennessee.

He married Madellar (Maddie) Eliot. Born, 5 Dec 1883, in AR. Died, 4 Jun 1967. Burial in Cane Creek Cem., Obion Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

247. Watts[7] Rushing (Thomas Andrew, 121). Born, 16 Jul 1902, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 20 Mar 1975, in Paris, Henry Co., TN. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., Henry Co., TN.

Watts Rushing was a successfful farmer and raised livestock. He farmed in Benton County until the TVA bought his farm. He and his family moved to Henry County where he farmed until he retired.

He married Mary Ida Phifer Melton, 21 Feb 1933, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 24 Jul 1901, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 21 Jul 1990, in Paris, Henry Co., TN. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., Henry Co., TN. Children:

248. Mary Ann[7] Duncan. Born, 10 Apr 1851, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 4 Jan 1892. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1878, in Burnside, Johnson Co., IL.

Mary Ann, her husband, and one of their children died of typhiod fever.

She married Minus Jackson (Jack) Winters, 10 Jan 1878, in Johnson Co., IL. Born, 30 Aug 1855, in Weakley Co., TN. Died, 10 Jan 1892. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1878, in Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

249. John Wilson[7] Rushing (Abraham Wilson, 124). Born, 24 Jul 1856, in Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 2 Mar 1935. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Framer/Miller.

He married Martha Elizabeth (Bettie) Reid, daughter of J. W. Reid and Ollie Robinson, 31 May 1877. Born, 6 May 1860, in Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 17 Jun 1946. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

250. Roland Deason[7] Rushing (Abraham Wilson, 124). Born, 23 Apr 1862, in IL. Died, 16 Jan 1909. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Mary Elizabeth Woodside, daughter of J. T. Woodside and Dicy Griffin. Born, Mar 1863, in IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL (unmarked). Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Mary (Woodside) Rushing is buried next to her husband Roland D. Rushing, who shares a double marker with his brother Francis M. Rushing. Children:

251. Mary E.[7] Rushing (William Marion, 125). Born, 14 Oct 1854, in IL. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Tommy Wilkins, 1874. Children:

252. William Joseph[7] Rushing (William Marion, 125). Born, 21 Apr 1859, in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 27 Nov 1909, in Francis, OK. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL.

He is listed as John in the 1860 census.

He married Anna L. Adkins, 4 Jan 1883. Born, 17 Dec 1861, in Polk Co., AR. Died, 1 Sep 1909, in Francis, OK. Children:

253. Thomas Marion[7] Rushing (William Marion, 125). Born, 10 May 1862, in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 9 Feb 1937. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL.

He married Rhinda Ann Moore. Born, 14 Aug 1867. Died, 10 Oct 1956. Children:

254. John Calvin[7] Rushing (William Marion, 125). Born, 11 Mar 1867, in New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 14 Apr 1922, in Francis, OK. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL.

He is listed as John P. Rushing in the 1870 census.

He married Sarah Jane Crooks, 8 Sep 1890, in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. Born, 15 Dec 1874, in Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX. Died, 20 Jun 1946. Children:

255. Richard Wilson[7] Rushing (John Marion, 127). Born, 26 Mar 1859, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 1942. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer/Merchant.

Richard Rushing operated a store in New Burnside, IL, for a while but moved to Oklahoma City when his children were small.

He married Isabelle (Belle) Lawerence. Children:

256. George Washington[7] Rushing (John Marion, 127). Born, 15 Nov 1863, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 26 Sep 1929. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer/Orchard.

In the 1920 census he was living on Wise Ridge Road in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Nancy (Nannie) Jane Dunn. Born, 22 Nov 1867. Died, 18 Jul 1947. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

257. Flara Ann[7] Rushing (John Marion, 127). Born, 13 Apr 1873, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 30 Dec 1940, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Lewis Napoleon Cox, son of Ezekiel Perry Cox and Sarah Elizabeth Harrell, 16 Jan 1895, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Born, 17 Jun 1870, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 24 Aug 1949, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

258. John Henry[7] Rushing (John Marion, 127). Born, 20 Jun 1876. Died, 9 Feb 1954. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer/Orchard.

He married Mary Orlena Smith, 4 Dec 1898. Born, 17 May 1881. Died, 5 Nov 1957. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Township, Pope Co., IL. The 1900 census lists a brother Jessie Smith, born April 1879. Children:

259. Alice Irena[7] Matthews. Born, 9 Jun 1865, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 29 Jun 1906. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Lyn Boyd Rushing (135).

260. Mary[7] Matthews.

She married Matt Edmondson. Children:

261. Albert Wilson[7] Rushing (Calvin G., 129). Born, 4 May 1875, in Pope Co., IL. Died, 11 Nov 1957, in Pope Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Pope Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Nellie Mae Powell, daughter of Newton Powell. Born, 8 Jun 1894. Died, 7 Feb 1947. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Pope Co., IL. Children:

262. Minnie V.[7] Rushing (Calvin G., 129). Born, 30 Oct 1879, in Pope Co., IL. Died, 25 Feb 1958. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL.

She married, first, Orb Trammell. Born, 17 Jan 1877. Died, 9 Jun 1901. Children:

She married, second, Lewis Taylor.

263. Lucy Belle[7] Rushing (Joseph Whitnel, 130). Born, 4 Dec 1885. Died, 11 Sep 1906. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

Lucy Belle (Rushing) Frizzell died from complications of childbirth.

She married L. Herman Frizzell. Children:

264. Julia L.[7] Rushing (Joseph Whitnel, 130). Born, Aug 1887. Died, 22 Apr 1964. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Joseph Edgar Holland, 28 Dec 1912. Born, 27 Jan 1888. Died, 31 Jul 1961. Children:

265. Nathaniel Bryant (Nat)[7] Rushing (Joseph Whitnel, 130). Born, 17 Dec 1889. Died, 2 Nov 1978. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1978, in St. Joseph, Champaign Co., IL.

He married Ethel Moore, daughter of Samuel Moore and Armantha, 29 Jun 1913. Born, 25 Mar 1894. Died, 14 Dec 1981. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1981, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

266. Mark Holland[7] Rushing (Joseph Whitnel, 130). Born, 13 Apr 1893. Died, 24 Aug 1973. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

Mark Rushing served in World War I.

He married Lorah Edith Holland, daughter of Horatio Holland and Louella. Born, 18 Aug 1901. Died, 14 Feb 1989. Children:

267. Winnie Lee[7] Rushing (Joseph Whitnel, 130). Born, 27 Jun 1894. Died, 7 Apr 1972. Birth(2): circa 1898 (??). Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married John Turney. Born, 22 Sep 1892. Died, 1965. Children:

268. Charles Marion (Charlie)[7] Rushing (Joseph Whitnel, 130). Born, 19 Feb 1896, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 28 Mar 1973. Burial in Olney, Richland Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1973, in Olney, Richland Co., IL.

He married, first, Vienna (Annie) Daniels, daughter of Richard Daniels and Rachel. Born, 22 Oct 1900. Died, 17 Dec 1968. Burial in Olney, Richland Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Lula King.

269. William Len[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 131). Born, Oct 1869, in Pope Co., IL. Died, 1916. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL.

He married Martha Jane Ross, daughter of John Cane Ross and Sarah Murray. Born, Aug 1869, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, Jan 1951. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL. Children:

270. James Walter[7] Rushing (Abraham Franklin, 132). Born, 10 Feb 1872, in Mitchellville, Saline Co., IL. Died, 4 Oct 1959, in Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN. Burial in Memorial Gardens, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Independence Pct, Saline Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Hickman Co., TN. Occupation: Timber.

James Walter Rushing was raised in Harrison Mills, Illinois. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Mt. Carmel community of Decatur Co., Tennessee. He died from a heart attack.

He married Mary Angelyn Cooper, daughter of John Gilbert Cooper and Lettie Texas Biggs, 5 Jan 1901, in Pinewood, Hickman Co.,TN. Born, 14 Jan 1886, in Coble, Hickman Co., TN. Died, 24 Nov 1971, in Lexington, Henderson Co., TN. Burial in Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN. Children:

271. Alfred Johnston[7] Rushing (Abraham Franklin, 132). Born, 14 May 1874, in Mitchellville, Saline Co., IL. Died, 25 Dec 1945, in Carrier Mills, Saline Co., IL. Burial in New Salem Cem., Carrier Mills, Saline Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Independence Pct, Saline Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Carrier Mills, Saline Co., IL.

In the 1920 census Afred Rushing is listed as living on Washington Street in Carrier Mills.

He married Celia Ann (Anna) Hill. Born, 30 Aug 1876, in IL. Died, 3 Feb 1960. Burial in New Salem Cem., Carrier Mills, Saline Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Saline Co., IL. Children:

272. Bertha M.[7] Rushing (Lyn Boyd, 135). Born, 11 Sep 1886. Died, 2 Aug 1910. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Charlie A. Houston. Children:

273. M. Lewis[7] Rushing (Lyn Boyd, 135). Born, 1889. Died, 1955. Burial in Glendale Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Eula D. Rushing (391), 24 Feb 1915. Children:

274. Lantha Lee[7] Rushing (Lyn Boyd, 135). Born, 27 Feb 1893, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 17 Aug 1978, in Johnson Co., IL. Burial in Vienna Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

A military marker on his grave notes "AR2 US Navy World War I."

He married Ethel Stricklin, 29 Feb 1932. Born, 9 Apr 1908. Died, 15 Jan 1993. Burial in Vienna Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1993, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Children:

275. Alice Mae[7] Rushing (Lyn Boyd, 135). Born, 12 Jan 1911. Died, 7 Feb 1992. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL.

She married Oran Tripp, 11 Jun 1932. Born, 12 Nov 1900. Died, 23 Jun 1992. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

276. William Henry[7] Rushing (John Logan, 136). Born, Sep 1889. Census: 1920, in Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

He married Ruth Jackson. Children:

277. Clyde[7] Rushing (John Logan, 136). Born, 14 Aug 1896. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

He married Lena Gulledge, 6 Jan 1928. Children:

278. Lantha[7] Rushing (Ephraim Owen, 137).

He married Nioma Winkler. Born, 13 Apr 1871. Died, 11 Jun 1949. Burial in Rushing cem., Stone Co., AR. Children:

279. Bruce[7] Rushing (Ephraim Owen, 137).

He married Maggie Lydia. Children:

280. Madison[7] Rushing (Ephraim Owen, 137). Born, 5 Mar 1876. Died, 3 Dec 1943. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stone Co., AR.

He married Cora Elizabeth. Born, 3 Jul 1875. Died, 1 Oct 1953. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stone Co., AR. Children:

281. Esther Lois (El)[7] Rushing (John Calvin, 139). Born, 16 Nov 1869, in IL. Census: 1870, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Thomas Willis Coleman. Children:

282. Talula Ann (Lul)[7] Rushing (John Calvin, 139). Born, 13 Jan 1871, in IL. Died, 4 May 1908. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Jesse M. Watkins, 1 Jan 1888. Born, 17 Nov 1866. Died, Nov 1938. Children:

283. Jennie E.[7] Rushing (John Calvin, 139). Born, 30 Oct 1873. Died, 27 Feb 1900. Burial in Cedar Creek Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married John W. Vancleve. Children:

284. Mary Jane (Mollie)[7] Rushing (John Calvin, 139). Born, 31 Aug 1879. Died, 1906. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married J. Wesley Reynolds. Born, 1872. Died, 1949. Children:

285. Robert Benton[7] Rushing (John Calvin, 139). Born, 20 Jan 1883. Died, 10 Jan 1963. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Nannie M./Fannie Harper, daughter of James Harper and Bell Pittman. Born, 1886. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Children:

286. Ephraim Ernest[7] Rushing (John Calvin, 139). Born, 2 Mar 1885, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 13 Jan 1922. Burial in Reynoldsburg C., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Simpson Twp., Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

Ephrain Rushing spent his entire life on the family farm northwest of Simpson, IL.

He married Nannie Smith, daughter of Charles Smith and Mary Ellen Dismukes, 1 Nov 1908, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Born, 29 Dec 1890. Died, 10 Nov 1957. Burial in Reynoldsburg C., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. "Ephrain Rushing was a farmer and died at an early age because of pneumonia, leaving his young family to be reared by his wife Nannie. She worked hard and reared her children in a Christian home, teaching them good morals and high standards in life. After World War II, she lived in her own home beside her son, Lester Wayne, near Marion." [Johnson County Illinois History & Families] Children:

287. Sarah C.[7] Rushing (George W., 142). Born, 1841. Census: 1850, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married James Mathews. Born, circa 1839. Occupation: Sawmill. Children:

288. Francis Luther[7] Rushing (George W., 142). Born, 1843, in TN. Died in IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: after 1863, in IL.

He married Sarah Ann Cochran, 29 Sep 1865, in Union Co., IL. Born, 1850. Census: 1880, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. In the 1880 census Sarah and her family are living in the household of Travel, Head John. Children:

289. Martha Cordelia[7] Rushing (George W., 142). Born, 1 Sep 1854, in TN. Died, 23 Jul 1884, in TN.

She married James D. Rushing (227).

290. Levander Troy[7] Rushing (Francis Marion, 143). Born, 23 Jan 1846, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 11 Aug 1924, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Pleasant Hill C., Williamson Co.?, IL. Census: 1850, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Carterville, Williamson Co., IL.

In the 1920 census he is listed as living on Idaho Street, Carterville.

He married, first, Elizabeth Jane Parrish, 16 Nov 1865, in Union Co., IL. Born, 1848, in IL. Died, 1922, in IL. Burial in Pleasant Hill C., Williamson Co.?, IL. Children:

He married, second, Sarah D. Baker, 1923.

291. William Jesse[7] Rushing (Francis Marion, 143). Born, 4 Jul 1868, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 1 Jul 1918, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Eight Mile Twp., Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married, first, Cordelia E. (Belle) Skinner, daughter of John Skinner and Martha Huffine, 27 Mar 1887, in Williamson Co., IL. Born, 1868, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 1897, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Rachel Ogden, daughter of William Adali Ogden and Clarissa Ida Baker, 15 Mar 1899. Born, 30 Aug 1879, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 24 Dec 1956, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Wolf Creek Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists her address as Route 3, Carterville. She owned 82 acres and had lived in Williamson County since 1879. Children:

292. Walter David[7] Rushing (Francis Marion, 143). Born, 12 Dec 1871, in Cottagehome, Williamson Co., IL. Died, 26 Mar 1957, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Gentry Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Grassy Pct., Williamson Co., IL.

He married, first, Elizabeth Frances Collins, 25 Oct 1891, in Cottagehome, Williamson Co., IL. Born, 1874, in IL. Died, 1914, in Williamson Co., IL. Birth(2): Sep 1875. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. This wife of Walter D. Rushing is listed as Donna in the 1900 census in Grassy Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Gertrude Robinson, after 1914. Born, 5 Dec 1874, in Alto Pass, Union Co., IL. Died, 11 Dec 1944, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL.

He married, third, Mary E. Crawshaw, after 1944. Born, 15 Jan 1881. Died, 16 Mar 1971. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL.

293. Robert Anderson[7] Rushing (William Henry, 145). Born, 5 Sep 1868, in TN. Died, 8 Jan 1940. Birth(2): Feb 1870. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920 (??) in Jackson Co., IL.

The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists Robert A. Rushing as Carbondale Route 3, Makanda Section 1. He farmed 170 acres and had lived in Jackson County since 1893.

He married Susan E. Weatherly, 30 Nov 1890, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 7 Jan 1871, in TN. Died, 31 Jul 1947, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Children:

294. Felix Grundy[7] Rushing (William Henry, 145). Born, 17 Aug 1875. Died, 11 Aug 1958. Birth(2): 12 Jan 1878. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1943, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

Thew 1920 census lists his address as 409 W. College, Carbondale.

He married Myrtle M. Whittington, daughter of Scott Whittington and Mary Ramsey. Born, 19 May 1887. Died, 12 Jan 1969, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1969, in Carbndale, Jackson Co., IL. Myrtle (Whittington) Rushing was a member of First Methodist Church of Carbondale and the Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. She was living at 318 W. Pecan Street, carbondale, at the time of her death. At that time one of her daughters was Mrs. John Langan, Carbondale. Children:

295. Isaac Osco[7] Rushing (William Henry, 145). Born, Oct 1886, in TN. Died, 20 Jul 1943, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL.

A death record lists his age at death as "57y, 2m, 21d." The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Relaible Directory" lists his address as Route 3 Carbondale, Makanda Section 11. He owned 40 acres and had lived in Jackson County since 1890.

He married Emma Wiggs. Born, 1884, in IL. Died, 1963. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. She is listed as Amy Wiggs in the 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" but is listed as Emma in both the 1920 census and Issac Rushing's death record. Children:

296. Noah[7] Rushing (William Henry, 145). Born, 20 Oct 1887, in TN. Died, 5 Feb 1920. Burial in Antioch Cem., Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Union Co., IL.

He married Bertha. Born, circa 1889, in IL. Census: 1920, in Union Co., IL. Children:

297. Burrell Franklin[7] Rushing (William Henry, 145). Born, 16 Jun 1890, in Carrol Co., TN. Died, 12 Jun 1947, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Birth(2): 1889. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Jackson Co., IL.

The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists him as Route 3 Carbondale, Makanda section 12. He owned 102 acres and had lived in Jackson County since 1892.

He married Loie Baker, 13 Aug 1909, in Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Born, 30 May 1891, in Vienna, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 21 Feb 1978, in Cape Girardeau, C. Girardeau Co., MO. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Loie Baker was a member of Century United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau and of the Eastern Star in Carbondale. Children:

298. William Valentine[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 28 Dec 1854, in IL. Died, 21 Mar 1925. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Alto Pass Twp., Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Alto Pass Twp., Union Co., IL.

In the 1880 census he is Val Rushing, age 28, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married M. Jane Kelly, 1874. Born, 7 Nov 1853, in IL. Died, 5 May 1920. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Union Co., IL. Children:

299. Joseph Benton (Joel)[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 3 Feb 1856, in IL. Birth(2): circa 1859. Census: 1870, in Saline Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pomona Twp., Jackson Co., IL.

This individual is listed as Joel Rushing 1860 census and in the 1880 census and as Joseph Rushing in the 1870 census and the 1900 census.

He married Pamela/Amelia (Rushing?), before 1880. Born, circa 1860. Died, before 1900. Census: 1880, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Children:

300. Mary Ellen[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 17 Mar 1858, in Saline Co., IL. Died, 24 Nov 1945. Census: 1860, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1885, in Saline Co., IL.

She married, first, Williamson H. Anglin, son of James Anglin and Elizabeth Stricklin, 25 Dec 1885, in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. Born, circa 1861, in Saline Co., IL. Occupation: Farming. Children:

She married, second, Edward Lipe, 1900.

She married, third, James Howe, 1923.

301. Ann Baker (Annie)[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, circa 1862, in Saline Co., IL. Birth(2): 7 Mar 1870. Resided: 1882, in Saline Co., IL.

She married, first, Thomas Jefferson Stricklin, son of Lewis Stricklin and Eliza Staves, 17 Dec 1885, in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. Born, circa 1858, in Saline Co., IL. Resided: 1885, in Saline Co., IL. Children:

She married, second, Robert Gully, 1 Apr 1900.

302. Echoles[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 16 Nov 1862, in IL. Died, 24 Mar 1931. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL. Census: 1870, in Saline Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL.

In 1880 Echoles Rushing is listed as nephew in the household of William Rushing in Makanda Township, Jackson Co., IL.

He married Ettie Hagler. Born, 3 Mar 1879, in IL. Died, 2 Mar 1947. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Alto Pass, Union Co., IL. Children:

303. Thomas Benton[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 5 Feb 1864, in IL. Died, 1 Dec 1953. Census: 1870, in Saline Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Cobden, Union Co., IL.

He married, first, Lucy Hawks, Feb 1885. Died, before 1900. Children:

He married, second, Nora Pullum, 1891. Children:

304. Coleman G.[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 15 Nov 1867. Census: 1870, in Saline Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Wilbarger Co., TX.

He married Unknown. Children:

305. C. Moody[7] Rushing (Nathan Jackson, 146). Born, 25 Dec 1871. Died, 19 Feb 1923.

He married Nancy Jane Barnwell, 1891. Born, 28 Jun 1874. Children:

306. Saran Ann[7] Rushing (James Darling A., 150). Born, 24 Sep 1871, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 8 Mar 1940. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL.

She married Levi H. Butts, 14 Sep 1889, in Williamson Co., IL. Born, circa 1866. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

307. James W./Wesley[7] Rushing (James Darling A., 150). Born, circa 1875, in TN. Census: 1880, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Grassy Pct., Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Crainville, Williamson Co., IL.

The James W. Rushing, age 6 in the 1880 census, seems to be the Wesley Rushing born March 1875 living in Grassy Pct., Williamson Co., in the 1900 census and in Crainville, Williamson Co., in the 1920 census.

He married Leatia/Leota. Born, Jun 1880, in IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

308. John P.[7] Rushing (James Darling A., 150). Born, circa 1887, in IL. Died, Oct 1971, in W. Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL. Burial in Town Hts. Cem., W. Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Franklin Co., IL.

He married Golda. Born, 30 Jun 1889. Died, Feb 1980. Children:

309. Thomas J.[7] Rushing (Asa, 157). Born, Oct 1850, in IL. Died, 10 Feb 1922, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Georges Cr. Pct., Massac Co., IL.

Thomas Rushing was a short, stocky mean little man. According to one family story, Thomas hated tomatos with a passion. One year his wife planted a few tomato plants in with the corn crop. Upon finding them, he destoryed the plants and forbad her to ever plant them again.

He married Samantha Jane Jones, daughter of Dudley Jones and Margaret Chilton, 23 Apr 1871, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 10 Apr 1852, in Henry Co., TN. Died, 28 Sep 1939, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Massac Co., IL. The 1900 census shows that Samantha had had 10 children of whom 7 were still living. Children:

310. Samuel B.[7] Rushing (Asa, 157). Born, 1854, in KY. Resided: 1878, in Massac Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Matilda Emaline Williams, daughter of Thomas Williams, 3 Feb 1878, in Massac Co., IL. Born, circa 1863, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1878, in Massac Co., IL. Children:

311. James Albert[7] Rushing (Asa, 157). Born, 24 Aug 1860, in IL. Died, 9 Nov 1908, in Massac Co., TN. Burial in Russin Cem., Sammoth, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Georges Cr. Pct., Massac Co., IL.

James Albert Rushing died of tuberculosis.

He married Malinda Emiline Teague, daughter of John Teague and Martha Robinson, 3 Sep 1885, in Massac Co., IL. Born, Feb 1859, in Pope Co., IL. Died, 18 Feb 1917. Resided: 1885 (??) in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL. In the 1900 census Malinda is listed as mother of eight children, of whom four were still living. Children:

312. William Hulet[7] Rushing (Asa, 157). Born, Nov 1871, in IL. Died, 5 Nov 1903. Census: 1880, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Mary Ann McGowan, 5 Oct 1890.

He married, second, Clarinda Alice Sexton, 18 Jun 1897. Born, 14 May 1866, in IL. Died, 9 May 1927, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL. Clarinda Sexton had two children from a previous marriage--Ella M. Henderson, born April 1888; and Edward H. Henderson, born August 1890. Children:

313. Martha[7] Rushing (William, 162). Born, circa 1836. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married James J. Cook, son of Thomas Cook and Unknown, 18 Nov 1862, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, circa 1837. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer. Children:

314. Hannah[7] Rushing (William, 162). Born, 8 May 1840. Died, 6 Apr 1910. Burial in Peter Rushing C., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married Robert H. Cook, son of Thomas Cook and Unknown, 18 Nov 1862, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, 15 Nov 1839. Died, 31 Dec 1915. Burial in Peter Rushing C., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Bedford Co., TN. Children:

315. Nancy[7] Rushing (William, 162). Born, 28 Dec 1841. Died, 1866. Burial in Camel Cem. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married Henry J. Smith Crutcher, son of William Crutcher and Milly, 24 Dec 1860, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, 4 Apr 1840, in Stewart Co., TN. Died, 28 Mar 1928. Burial in Ralls Cem., Stewart Co., TN. Children:

"I, W. J. Crutcher, was born December 28, 1861 on Lost Creek in Stewart County near the Tennessee River and lived there until I was about 5 years old. My mother died in 1866. I remember her big burial at the Camel graveyard on Tennessee River. After mother's death we moved to old Petony furnace on Bear Creek.

"My father, sister and grandmother (on my mother's side) lived with an old man, Jimmy Wofford, in 1867. Then father went to the Williams place to work for him. We lived in a little house just outside of the Williams' yard. Granny, sister, father and I worked for Mr. Ike Williams on the place now known as the Pink Fitzhugh place; until he [father] married Miss Betty Dougherty on November 27, 1879 [sic.].

"We next moved to P. R. Nolins and lived there a few months. Along about that time I remember how my grandmothers, (Crutcher and Rushen), would spin, weave, and make clothes for the families.

"In 1871 we moved to the Robert Chilton Place. My grandmother Rushen went to live with her son and my uncle Euin Rushen. Father worked for Chilton until 1847 [sic.]. That was the awful dry year that folks talk about. That winter we moved to live with Mrs. Polly Jimison.

"Next father bought the Henry Sills place on Nevells Creek from Dick Ledbetter. We moved there in 1876. My sister Mary and I went to school at Poplar Springs. Father farmed and ran a blacksmith shop on that place until 1880.

"Our next move was to our uncle Shelt Crutcher's place on Standing Rock Creek near the Tennessee River. We lived there in 1881. That was the locust year and it was dry -- not much crops were made. We lived at the Camel Place on the Tennessee River, opposite the mouth of Sandy, that winter sister Mary and her man R. F. Hicks were married there. We stayed until the river got so high we had to move upstairs. The water got up halfway of the doors. Then we all had to move out. My stepmother and the children went to Mr. Calvin Westermans and stayed until the river went down. Mary and her man went to his father's on Nevell's Creek. The rest of us went to Janior Weldon's at Paris Landing in Henry County. We worked for Mr. Weldon in 1882. We all made our home there that year. It was an awful scarce year. Father and I hunted some and caught a white possum. We caught other game and the largest coon I ever saw.

"Then we moved back across the river to Jack Gray's farm. Father worked there in 1883.

"The winter of 1874 was an awful cold one. In 1875 I went to school at Old Crocketts Creek Church to Wm. MacCawly teacher with Nate and L. G. Acree and the Ross boys and a lot of others I do not remember now. Then from 1876 to 1879 I went to school at Old Poplar Springs School. Now I will go back to the times I first remember 1866. People had no oil lamps them days they used a grease lamp or a splinter torch for light. Some would go to the pine woods and get a lot of pine knots and split up in splinter they made a pretty fire light. Then along about 1870, the people began to get some coal oil lamps and some used candles made of tallow. They made a fine light. In 1867 and 8 I saw my first sewing machine. It was owned by Mrs. Ike Williams and she thought she had something fine. In fall of 1888, I professed religion at old Crocketts Creek Church. Then some time after I joined the Church and was baptised [sic.] by Brother A. J. Byrd and have lived in the Church at Nevels Creek and Model since 1936."

316. Mary[7] Rushing (William, 162). Born, Jun 1842. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married John E. Crutcher, son of William Crutcher and Milly, 3 Jul 1858, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, circa 1835, in Stewart Co., TN. Died, before 1900. Burial in St. Mary's Cem., Stewart Co., TN. Children:

317. James K. Polk[7] Rushing (William, 162). Born, circa 1845. Birth(2): circa 1848. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Elizabeth (Charlotte) Crutcher, daughter of William Crutcher and Milly, 7 Jan 1865, in Stewart Co., TN. Born, circa 1838, in Stewart Co., TN. Died, before 1896. Children:

318. Peter[7] Rushing (William, 162). Born, circa 1845. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Elizabeth. Born, circa 1848. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

319. Mary Jane[7] Rushing (Albert Gallatin, 163). Born, 17 Apr 1842. Died, 3 Nov 1906. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married William B. King, 23 Dec 1857, in Stewart Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Stewart Co., TN. Children:

320. Blanche E.[7] Rushing (James Lawrence, 164). Born, 19 Feb 1842. Died, 3 Jun 1907. Burial in Murray City Cem., Calloway Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN.

The family of Blanche (Rushing) Barrow is said to have migrated to Craighead and Green counties, AR, circa 1900.

She married William K. Barrow, son of Ervin Barrow and Lydia Ecceles Everett, 28 Mar 1861. Born, 11 Mar 1834, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

321. Nathan H.[7] Rushing (James Lawrence, 164). Born, 1845. Died, 1899. Birth(2): circa 1849. Burial in Barnett Cem., Calloway Co., KY. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married, first, Bedy Ann. Born, circa 1857, in KY. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Mary Ann Cook, daughter of Thomas Cook and Unknown. Born, 22 Apr 1855, in TN. Died, 29 Nov 1937. Burial in Barnett Cem., Calloway Co., KY. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

322. Andrew Johnson[7] Rushing (James Lawrence, 164). Born, circa 1847. Census: 1850, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married, first, Liz, before 1870. Born, circa 1851. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Margaret A., before 1880. Born, circa 1859, in KY. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married, third, Sarah E. Born, Dec 1862. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

323. Jefferson D.[7] Rushing (James Lawrence, 164). Born, 11 Jul 1861. Died, 9 Jan 1941. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Eunie V. Knight. Born, Aug 1865. Died, 1929. Burial in Rushing Cem., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

324. Mary E.[7] Rushing (Phillip, 166). Born, circa 1843, in TN. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY. Census: 1880, in Humphreys Co., TN.

She married Unknown O'Guin. Children:

325. William H.[7] Rushing (Phillip, 166). Born, circa 1858, in KY. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY. Census: 1880, in Humphreys Co., TN.

He married Nancy B. Born, circa 1859, in TN. Census: 1880, in Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

326. Ivel Ann/Lively Ann[7] Rushing (Theron, 168). Born, 9 Oct 1854, in Trigg Co., KY. Died, 20 Jun 1936, in Bertrand, Mississippi Co., MO. Census: 1860, in Trigg Co., KY.

She married James Polk Elliott, 15 May 1873, in Trigg Co., KY. Born, 24 Oct 1844, in Calloway Co., KY. Children:

327. Mary Ellen[7] Rushing (Theron, 168). Born, circa 1879, in Trigg Co., KY. Died, circa 1907. Census: 1880, in Trigg Co., KY.

She married Thomas C. Barrows (also Barrs). Born in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

328. Michael (Mike)[7] Rushing (Evin/Evan, 171). Born, 1862, in Stewart Co., TN. Died, 1902. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married, first, Martha Hargrove.

He married, second, Nancy Powers. Born, circa 1865, in TN. Died in IL. Census: 1920, in Madison Co., IL. Children:

329. Alfred/Scott[7] Hansel.

He married Edna E. Rushing (339). Children:

330. Elizabeth[7] Rushing (Thomas, 176). Born, circa 1850, in TN. Census: 1850, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1880, in McNairy Co., TN.

In the 1880 census Elizabeth and her daughter are living in the household of Thomas and Rose Rushing.

She married Unknown Jones. Children:

331. Joseph Robert[7] Rushing (Thomas, 176). Born, 2 Jan 1864, in TN. Census: 1880, in McNairy Co., TN. Resided: after 1892, in Comanche Co., TX.

Robert Rushing is listed as grandson of Thomas Rushing in the 1880 census.

He married Margaret Fitzpatrick, 1884, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

332. Amos Allen[7] Rushing (John Newton, 179). Born, 15 Mar 1887, in Crenshaw, Williamson Co., IL. Died, 13 Dec 1965, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Herrin, Williamson Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Coal Miner/Farm.

This is a sketch of Amos Allen Rushing by Granddaughter Angela (Rushing) Place of Cambridge, MA. "Amos Allen Rushing was born north of the powder plant in Williamson County, Illinois (area around Crenshaw Crossing). He married Delia Carter, his first wife, in approximately 1909. According to the 1910 Illinois Census, Amos and Delia were living west of Marion, they were aged 23 and 22, and had been married for one year. Amos listed his occupation as coal mining, and said that he was working on his own account. Both Amos and delia culd read and write; they were renting their domicile, and it was a farm. Their farm schedule number was 43.... In 1917-1918, Amos served as president of the school board for District 112, Energy School." Amos Rushing was 5'10", 167 lbs.

He married, first, Delia Carter, daughter of Daniel Carter and Eliza Smith, circa 1909. Born, circa 1888, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, circa 1915, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in McAlpin Cem., Williamson Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Ethel Thompson, daughter of Henry Richard Thompson and Mossie Lea, 18 Mar 1931, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL. Born, 24 Sep 1904, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Died, 25 Apr 1978, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1987, in Herrin, Williamson Co., TN. Granddaughter Angela (Rushing) Place notes that Ethel Thompson was 5'7", 175 lbs., and had been married once prior to her marriage to Amos Rushing. The 1968 Herrin City Directory lists her as living at 201-1/2 S. 19th, Herrin. Children:

333. Lee Vander (Levander)[7] Rushing (John Newton, 179). Born, 27 Jul 1893, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 11 May 1971, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Burial in City Cem., Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL.

This list of children is from a family sketch of Paul Lewis Rushing which appeared in "History of Pope County, Illinois." The sketch lists only one wife for Lee Vander Rushing but another source says that Levander Rushing was married four times.

He married Mabel Bernice Broadway. Children:

334. John Newton[7] Rushing (John Newton, 179). Born, 8 Jul 1897. Died, 1951. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL.

In 1920 he was living at 904 S. 10th, Herrin. He had four children.

He married Ruby Crouch. Born, 20 Dec 1897. Died, Aug 1984. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1968, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1984, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. In the 1968 Herrin City Directory she is listed as living at 209 E. Pine, Herrin. Children:

335. Inez[7] Rushing (John, 183). Born, 17 Oct 1872, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 21 Jan 1903. Burial in Oak Grove Cem., Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO. Census: 1880, in Mississippi Co., MO.

She married Columbus Fox, 25 Feb 1890. Children:

336. James Lewis (Jim)[7] Rushing (Thomas Edward, 184). Born, 15 Dec 1893, in McCracken Co., KY. Died, 7 Sep 1957. Burial in Mt. Kenton Cem., McCracken Co., KY. Occupation: Roads.

"Jim, son of Thomas and Delilah Pittman Rushing, lost his left leg at the knee in a sawmill accident in 1912 on the homeplace near Lone Oak. He worked for the county from the early 20s and became foreman of the McCracken County Road Department. He remained in that position until his death in 1957, seeing gravel roads and wooden bridges replaced by paved roads and concrete girders.

"Jim and Cora were parents of 15 children....

"All 15 children attended Lone Oak Schools and attended Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. (Miss Lucille Futrell (retired McCracken County) taught all 15 as they went through the fourth grade at Lone Oak, in the same classroom over a period of 24 years.)" [McCracken County, Kentucky History]

He married Cora Lee Legate, Sep 1920. Born, 16 Jul 1907. Died, 3 May 1980, in Graves Co., KY. Burial in Mt. Kenton Cem., McCracken Co., KY. Children:

337. Caledonia Alice (Callie)[7] Rushing (Andrew Jackson (Jack), 186). Born, 1856, in Stewart, Stewart Co., TN. Died, 1897, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married William Jefferson Bell, son of Lemuel Allsbrooks Bell and Arilda Jane (Rildy) Rushing, 17 Nov 1875, in Houston Co., TN. Born, 1852, in Stewart, Stewart Co., TN. Died, 1898, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Children:

338. Margaret[7] Rushing (Andrew Jackson (Jack), 186). Born, circa 1858. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married George McAuley. Children:

339. Edna E.[7] Rushing (Andrew Jackson (Jack), 186). Born, 16 Apr 1860. Died, 12 May 1927. Census: 1870, in Stewart Co., TN.

She married Alfred/Scott Hansel (329).

340. Ida[7] Rushing (Andrew Jackson (Jack), 186). Born, Feb 1871. Died, 1944. Birth(2): circa 1869. Burial in City Cem., Erin, Houston Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Houston Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Houston Co., TN.

She married Lawrence Uffelman. Born, 18 Jan 1863, in New Bbrighton, Beaver Co., PA. Died, 5 Jan 1935, in Erin, Houston Co., TN. Burial in City Cem., Erin, Houston Co., TN. Occupation: Merchant. Children:

341. George E.[7] Rushing (Andrew Jackson (Jack), 186). Born, circa 1871. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Carrie Hecher. Born, Dec 1883, in KY. Census: 1900, in Houston Co., TN. Children:

342. Will[7] Rushing (David D., 187). Born, Jan 1875, in TN. Died, 27 Apr 1927. Burial in Maplewood Cem., Henry Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Sasan. Born, Feb 1873. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

343. Earl[7] Rushing (David D., 187). Born, Jun 1893. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Nora. Born, circa 1897, in KY. Census: 1920, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

344. Jessie Barnett[7] Rushing (Stephen Anderson, 189). Born, 14 Feb 1874, in Graves Co., KY. Died, 11 Dec 1957, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Burial in Good Springs C., Weakley Co., TN.

He married Fronia Elizebeth Byars. Born, 18 Mar 1884. Died, 10 Jan 1920, in Weakley Co., TN. Burial in Good Springs C., Weakley Co., TN. Children:

345. James Stephen[7] Rushing (James B., 190). Born, 4 Jun 1888. Died, 10 Jun 1968. Birth(2): Jun 1890. Burial in Ramble Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Eliza J. Brewer, 9 Jan 1912, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 25 Dec 1887. Died, 3 Sep 1983. Burial in Ramble Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Benton Co., TN. Children:

346. Virgil Alonzo[7] Rushing (Burrell Columbus, 192). Born, 20 Dec 1874, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 14 Jul 1952, in Denver, Humphreys Co., TN. Burial in Wyly Cem., Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN. Occupation: Merchant/Banker.

He married Estella (Stella) McCann, daughter of George P. McCann and Susan, 1895. Divorce, circa 1934. Born, 27 Aug 1876, in Humphreys Co., TN. Died, after 1952, in Denver, Humphreys Co., TN. Burial in Wyly Cem., Humphreys Co., TN. Children:

347. Sarah Elizabeth (Sadie)[7] Rushing (Burrell Columbus, 192). Born, 20 Sep 1879, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 9 Oct 1976, in Humphreys Co., TN. Burial in Wyly Cem., Humphreys Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Thomas E. Ayres, son of Thomas E. Ayres and Olivia W. Blackwell, 6 Nov 1895. Born, 22 Jun 1874, in Buckingham Co., VA. Occupation: Grain Dealer. Children:

348. Lois[7] Smith. Born, 24 Sep 1897. Died, 16 Jan 1991. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Roy Sparks, son of William A. (Bill) Sparks and Rebecca Cordelia (Delia) Florence, 11 Jan 1914. Born, 1894. Died, 1962. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

349. Charles C. (Curlie) (Curley)[7] Rushing (William Spencer, 195). Born, 1898. Died, 1964. Burial in City Cem., Camden, Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1938, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Zula M. Sparks, daughter of William A. (Bill) Sparks and Rebecca Cordelia (Delia) Florence. Born, 27 Nov 1900. Died, 18 Apr 1988. Burial in City Cem., Camden, Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1988, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Children:

350. Bertrand T. (Bert)[7] Rushing (William Spencer, 195). Born, 23 May 1901. Died, 17 Dec 1978, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1978, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Lutill Stigall, daughter of John William (Will) Stigall and Mahala Bedwell, 11 Oct 1921, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 31 Jul 1899, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 29 Aug 1989, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1989, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Children:

351. Hazel[7] Rushing (William Spencer, 195). Resided: 1978, in Camden, Benton Co., TN.

She married Graham Bawcum. Children:

352. Logan Green[7] Rushing (Seaborn Abel, 197). Born, 2 Sep 1882, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Died, 29 Apr 1962, in Harriman, Roane Co., TN. Burial in Imboden, Randolph Co., AR.

He married Sarah. Children:

353. Luther (Thump)[7] Rushing (Marion Jasper, 201). Born, 15 Aug 1871. Died, 25 Nov 1963. Birth(2): May 1873. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married, first, Lillie Lockhart, 13 Oct 1896, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 5 Oct 1875. Died, 29 Oct 1906. Burial in Baker's Chapel, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN.

He married, second, Allie M. Brooks, 28 Oct 1917, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 2 May 1888. Died, 4 May 1920. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

He married, third, Mary Eula Adams, circa 1927. Born, 20 Feb 1898. Died, 27 Dec 1972. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

354. Fred[7] Rushing (Robert Willis (Bob), 202). Born, 2 Jan 1896. Died, 17 Apr 1989. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1989, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN.

He married Cecil Lowrey. Born, 6 Jan 1899. Died, Apr 1978. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1978, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Children:

355. Ross C.[7] Rushing (John Crawford, 203). Born, 6 Feb 1894. Died, 6 Jun 1981. Burial in City Cem., Camden, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1981, in Camden, Benton Co., TN.

He married Bertha Hall, 22 Feb 1914, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1894. Died, 1947. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

356. James Crawford (Jim Croff)[7] Rushing (Nathaniel B., 206). Born, 3 Nov 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 2 Aug 1977, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Birth(2): 2 Nov 1901. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1977, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Mary Ruth Hudson, daughter of Carlos N. Hudson and Charlie Evans, 14 Sep 1924, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 29 May 1907, in Benton Co., TN. Died, 2 Aug 1973, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Resided: 1973, in Camden, Benton Co., TN. Children:

357. Enoch R.[7] Rushing (John W., 208). Born, 26 Jul 1852, in IL. Died, 30 Nov 1913, in Perry Co., IL. Burial in Bethel Cem., Swanwick, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Grand Cote Pct., Perry Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Swanwick Pct., Perry Co., IL.

He married Rebecca J. Fulton, 5 Aug 1873, in Perry Co., IL. Born, Apr 1854, in IL. Census: 1880, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

358. Joel Thomas (J. T.)[7] Rushing (John W., 208). Born, 12 Oct 1858, in IL. Died, 4 Nov 1897, in Perry Co., IL. Burial in Bethel Cem., Swanwick, Perry Co., IL.

He married Mollie E. Brooks, 21 Oct 1879, in Perry Co., IL. Born, Dec 1861, in IL. Census: 1900, in Swanwick Pct., Perry Co., IL. Children:

359. Sarah Ann (Annie)[7] Rushing (John W., 208). Born, circa 1865, in IL. Died, before 1895. Census: 1880, in Perry Co., IL.

She married John H. Miller, 7 Feb 1883, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

360. Reuben Joel[7] Rushing (Evan B., 209). Born, 18 Oct 1862, in Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Died, 20 Dec 1926. Birth(2): Oct 1863. Burial in Odd Fellows Cem., Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Benton, Franklin Co., IL.

In 1900 Reuben J. Rushing was living on Walnut Street, Pickneyville, IL. In 1920 he was living on S. First Street, Benton, IL.

He married, first, Lizzie Rohe, 17 May 1881. Born in Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Died, before 1900.

He married, second, Margaret A. (Maggie) Strait, before 1900. Born, 20 Oct 1867. Died, 26 Dec 1956. Census: 1900, in Pickneyville, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Benton, Franklin Co., IL. Assignment of all children of Reuben Rushing to second wife Margaret is arbitrary. Children:

361. Robert W.[7] Rushing (Robert H., 212). Born, Jan 1853, in AR or KY. Census: 1870, in Anna, Union Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Anna Pct., Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Anna, Union Co., IL. Occupation: Teamster/Butcher.

He married Minnie Melissa Palmer, 1 Jun 1875, in Union Co., IL. Born, Feb 1858, in MO. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Children:

362. Francis W./Millard F.[7] Rushing (Robert H., 212). Born, Feb 1862, in IL. Census: 1870, in Anna, Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Anna Pct., Union Co., IL.

He married Sarah E. Born, Feb 1861, in IL. Census: 1900, in Anna Pct., Union Co., IL. Children:

363. Robert Religah[7] Rushing (David B., 215). Born, circa 1874. Census: 1880, in Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Hess Pct., Union Co., IL.

He married Cora Davis. Born, Dec 1875, in IL. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Children:

364. Iva O.[7] Rushing (David B., 215). Born, Dec 1876, in IL. Census: 1880, in Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL.

She married Unknown Crabtree, circa 1888. Children:

365. Herbert S.[7] Rushing (William P., 216). Born, circa 1878, in IL. Census: 1880, in Union Co., IL.

He married Unknown. Children:

366. Eugene Joel[7] Rushing (Abel, 218). Born, Dec 1866. Died, 1941. Burial in Liberty Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Madison Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Madison Co., TN.

He married Dora Culp. Born, 1872. Died, 1929. Burial in Liberty Cem., Madison Co., TN. Children:

367. Robert Alvin[7] Rushing (Abel, 218). Born, 1869. Died, 1939. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1880, in Madison Co., TN.

He married Katie Burnpas, daughter of William Burnpas. Born, 1878. Died, 1940. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Children:

368. Allen Lorramce[7] Rushing (Abel, 218). Born, 1883. Died, 1943. Birth(2): Jul 1882. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Madison Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Boilermaker.

In 1920 he was living on Whitehall Avenue in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. A 1923 city directory lists him as a boilermaker working for the Illinois Central Railroad.

He married Lela Mae. Born, 1888. Died, 1938. Burial in Cotton Grove C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Madison Co., TN. Children:

369. Walter Herrin[7] Rushing (Moses Griffin, 219). Born, 30 May 1884. Died, 12 Jul 1951. Burial in Brown's Meth. C., Madison Co., TN.

The family here for Walter Herrin Rushing is a composit. It is assumed that the Walter H. Rushing (1884-1951) buried at Brown's Methodist Church cemetery is Walter Herrin Rushing. An obituary for Christine R. Rushing (1914-1959) at Brown's Methodist Church lists her as widow of Walter H. Rushing, with son Phillip Rushing, stepsons Lynn H. Rushing and Elmore H. Rushing, and stepdaughters Ruth Rushing and Grace McClendon. A 1923 city directory for Jackson lists a W. H. Rushing living at 551 W. King and a Walter Rushing living at 430 Arlington Av. In a 1929 city directory there is a Mrs. Mary Rushing (widow of W. H.) living at 551 W. King as well as Miss Ruth Rushing and Miss Grace Rushing. In 1939, 1950, 1960, and 1967 city directories there is a Mrs. Amy Rushing or Amy L. Rushing (widow of W. H. in 1960) at 851 W. King. This probably is the Amy Lee Rushing (1885-1977) buried at Hollywood Cem., who will share a double marker with Ruth Rushing (b. 1909, listed in a 1991 city directory but not listed in a 1992 city directory).

He married, first, Amy Lee, before 1909. Born, 1885. Died, 1977. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Christine Rainey, daughter of Louis Rainey and Lillian Duncan, 1933. Born, 6 May 1914, in Eddyville, Lyon Co., KY. Died, 25 Nov 1959, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Brown's Meth. C., Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1932, in Perry Co., TN. Children:

370. Richard Taylor[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Born, 13 Sep 1881. Died, 18 Aug 1951. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Madison Co., TN.

He married Lillie Marcom, daughter of John Marcom and Sarah Hon. Born, 5 Oct 1881, in Haywood Co., TN. Died, 2 May 1947, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Lillie Marcom Rushing lived on Poplar Corner Road in jackson at the time of her death. She was a member of Poplar heights Baptist Church. Children:

371. Lea[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Born, 12 Mar 1883. Died, 25 Dec 1983. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1956, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

She married John Farris Hill, son of Thomas Alexander Hill and Mary Farris. Born, 27 Feb 1878, in Waynesboro, Wayne Co., TN. Died, 8 Jan 1966. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Railroad/Grocery. Children:

372. Mary Pearl[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Born, 25 May 1885. Died, 3 Aug 1985, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Madison Co., TN.

She married James Wade Alexander, 1902. Born, 3 Apr 1881, in Hardin Co., TN. Died, 1 May 1956, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Resided: after 1926, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Occupation: Oil Company. Children:

373. Joel Travis[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Born, Aug 1892. Died, 1929. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1910, in Madison Co., TN.

He married Mary Bell Lacy, daughter of Parker Lacy and Mary E. Jones, 1916. Born, 5 Feb 1899, in Crockett Co., TN. Died, 25 Feb 1948, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Mary (Lacy) Rushing was a clerk in the Madison County register's Office for many years. She was a member of West Jackson Baptist Church. Children:

374. Frank P.[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Born, 17 Aug 1898. Died, 29 Mar 1985. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1910, in Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1956, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

He married Lena Clark, daughter of Luther Clarke and Ada Coleman. Born, 31 Oct 1904, in Carroll Co., TN. Died, 21 Apr 1971, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Resided: after 1927, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Highways. Lana (Clarke) Rushing was a member of Poplar heights Baptist Church. An obituary does not list children. Children:

375. Albert Neal[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Born, 14 Dec 1900. Died, 8 Apr 1977. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1910, in Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1956, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

He married Carrie Walker. Born, 12 Mar 1903. Died, 9 May 1976, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Carrie (Walker) Rushing was a member of Poplar heights Baptist Church. Children:

376. Unknown Daughter[7] Rushing (Simeon Bolivar, 220). Resided: 1956, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

She married Burton Hammons. Children:

377. Homer T.[7] Rushing (Joel Travis, 222). Born, Dec 1876. Died, 1949. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Madison Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Ripley, lauderdale Co., TN.

A 1923 Jackson, Tennessee city directors lists Homer T. Rushing as living at 307 Burkette Av. He owned a machine shop under the name H. T. Rushing & Son at 214 W. Baltimore.

He married Elizabeth Louise. Born, 1888. Died, 1927. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Ripley, Lauderdale Co., TN. Children:

378. Paul X.[7] Rushing (Clay, 224). Born, 1903. Died, 1942. Burial in City Cem., Camden, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Olive Florence, 18 Dec 1925, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 1909. Children:

379. Herchel[7] Rushing (Alvin C., 225). Born, Jan 1891. Census: 1900, in Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

He married Lucille. Born, circa 1898, in MO. Census: 1920, in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. Children:

380. William Lewis[7] Rushing (William Stanton, 231). Born, 1883. Died, 1974. Birth(2): Mar 1884. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married, first, Ora Maggie. Born, 28 Jun 1884. Died, 23 Oct 1914. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Ella M. Born, 1886. Died, 1953. Burial in Gravel Hill Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Children:

381. Thomas B.[7] Rushing (William Stanton, 231). Born, 5 Apr 1890, in TN. Died, 28 Apr 1967, in Michie, McNairy Co., TN. Burial in Michie Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Effie N. Forsythe, 5 Nov 1922, in McNairy Co., TN. Born, 28 May 1898. Died, 23 Oct 1979. Burial in Michie Cem., McNairy Co., TN. Children:

382. Robert[7] Rushing (Charles (Charlie), 233). Born, 14 Apr 1888, in TN. Died, 7 Sep 1931. Birth(2): Apr 1891. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1920, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Alice Lambert. Born, 28 Jul 1878. Died, 31 Aug 1931. Birth(2): circa 1882. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1920, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

383. Sidney[7] Rushing (Charles (Charlie), 233). Born, Dec 1893, in MS. Birth(2): 1895. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1920, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Josie. Born, 14 May 1884. Died, 25 Dec 1973. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1920, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

384. Thomas M. (Tom/Tommie)[7] Rushing (Charles (Charlie), 233). Born, 30 May 1900, in TN. Died, 27 Jul 1965, in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1900, in McNairy Co., TN.

He married Sallie. Born, 1900. Died, 1970. Burial in Liberty Church, McNairy Co., TN. Census: 1920, in McNairy Co., TN. Children:

EIGHTH GENERATION

385. Charlie J.[8] Rushing (William Azariah, 237). Born, circa 1872. Census: 1880, in Rutherford Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Wilson Co., TN.

He married Maggie. Born, circa 1871. Census: 1920, in Wilson Co., TN. Children:

386. Aubrey B.[8] Rushing (John Richmond, 238). Born, Oct 1871. Census: 1880, in Cannon Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Cannon Co., TN.

He married Josephine. Born, Aug 1869, in KY. Census: 1900, in Cannon Co., TN. Children:

387. Arthur[8] Rushing (Samuel H. Bethel, 239). Born, 31 Aug 1871, in Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN. Died, 1964, in Blytheville, Mississippi Co., AR. Census: 1880, in Cannon Co., TN.

He married W. Booker Roddy, 26 Nov 1902, in AR. Born, circa 1862, in Augusta, Randolph Co., AR. Children:

388. Samuel Kittrell[8] Rushing (Samuel H. Bethel, 239). Born, 9 Aug 1885, in Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN. Died, 9 Dec 1953, in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Cannon Co., TN.

He married Mary Virginia Jones, 15 Oct 1913. Born, 1887. Died, 1976. Children:

389. Ethel Rose[8] Rushing (Watts, 247). Born, 20 Mar 1940, in Benton Co., TN.

She married Floyd Max Paschall, 1 Jun 1958, in Henry Co., TN. Born, 7 Mar 1936. Children:

390. Luella[8] Rushing (John Wilson, 249). Born, 16 Sep 1878. Died, 31 Mar 1952. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Fred William Mount, 9 Dec 1900. Born, 10 Dec 1871. Died, 14 Dec 1952. Children:

391. Eula D.[8] Rushing (John Wilson, 249). Born, 15 Nov 1893. Died, Mar 1981. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1981, in Simpson, or Vienna, Johnson Co., IL.

She married M. Lewis Rushing (273).

392. Naomi[8] Rushing (Roland Deason, 250). Born, Aug 1886. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

Naomi (Rushing) Scurlock is said to have had 10 children.

She married Louie Scurlock. Children:

393. Esco E.[8] Rushing (Roland Deason, 250). Born, 12 Aug 1888. Died, 24 Jan 1948. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL.

He married Effie Harwood. Born, 24 Jun 1892. Died, 15 Jul 1974. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1974, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

394. Irma[8] Rushing (Roland Deason, 250). Born, Jul 1891. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Grant Newton. Children:

395. Opal[8] Rushing (Roland Deason, 250). Born, Sep 1897. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Lee Cutrell. Children:

396. Frank O.[8] Rushing (William Joseph, 252). Born, 16 Jul 1887. Died, 20 Apr 1960, in Tulsa, Tulsa Co. OK.

He married Birdie Akers, 10 Dec 1911. Died, 1932. Children:

397. Harve C.[8] Rushing (William Joseph, 252). Born, 11 Oct 1893. Died, 6 Apr 1955.

He married Ellen Self, 21 Dec 1913. Born, 18 May 1895. Children:

398. Eric Vance[8] Rushing (Thomas Marion, 253). Born, 5 Apr 1896. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: circa 1964, in Clovis, NM.

He married Hattie (Mattie?) Carrington, 30 May 1917. Born, 1 Jun 1898, in Van Buren, Crawford Co., AR. Children:

399. John Guy[8] Rushing (John Calvin, 254). Born, 22 Oct 1898, in Tyrola, Chickasaw Nation, OK. Died, 1 Nov 1953.

He married Ethel McCarter, 24 Feb 1918, in Coal Co., OK. Born, 25 Jun 1898. Children:

400. Tom M.[8] Rushing (John Calvin, 254). Born, 10 May 1906.

He married Billie L. Dixon, 18 Feb 1934. Born, 30 Apr 1912. Children:

401. Iluf C.[8] Rushing (John Calvin, 254). Born, 22 Oct 1908.

He married Ruby Templeton, 1 Apr 1932. Born, 9 Nov 1915. Children:

402. Glen Clayton[8] Rushing (John Calvin, 254). Born, 24 Jan 1910, in Francis, OK.

He married, first, Millisa Rogers, 25 Jan 1935. Born, 17 Feb 1913. Children:

He married, second, Belle Woodard, 12 May 1941. Born, 6 Sep 1910. Children:

403. Ada[8] Rushing (Richard Wilson, 255). Born, 14 Oct 1887.

She married, first, Henry Miller. Children:

She married, second, M. M. Hanna. Children:

404. Everett[8] Rushing (Richard Wilson, 255). Born, 17 Jun 1892.

He married Vera Swineford. Children:

405. Ernest[8] Rushing (Richard Wilson, 255). Born, 25 Mar 1897.

He married Unknown. Children:

406. Pearl[8] Rushing (Richard Wilson, 255). Born, 21 Aug 1904. Died, 23 Jan 1924.

She married Floyd Willis. Children:

407. Dolphus C.[8] Rushing (George Washington, 256). Born, 3 Mar 1889. Died, Feb 1984. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1984, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Carpenter.

He married, first, Kate Sutton, 1917. Died, 1925. Children:

He married, second, Eva Sullins, 1926. Born, 5 Apr 1889. Died, Feb 1973. Birth(2): 5 Apr 1893 (??). Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1973, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

408. Clyde[8] Rushing (George Washington, 256). Born, 1 May 1895. Died, 15 Dec 1958. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Prison Guard.

In the 1920 census Clyde Rushing was living on Cecil Springs Road.

He married Wave Stone. Born, 1895. Died, 1976. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

409. Lela F.[8] Cox. Born, 24 Apr 1896. Died, 1979. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Dowe Holmes. Born, 1891. Died, 1978. Occupation: Teacher. Children:

410. Lowell Lewis[8] Cox. Born, 26 Jun 1898. Died, 1974.

He married Verdus Holmes. Born, 1900. Died, 1983. Occupation: Farmer/Guard. Children:

411. Earl Lee[8] Cox. Born, 15 Feb 1901. Died, 19 Sep 1989. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Highways/Factory.

He married Georgia Maxwell, daughter of John A. Maxwell and Mary Ann Chrisman, 22 Dec 1923. Born, 1901. Died, 1991. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Teacher. Children:

412. Hazel Violet[8] Cox. Born, 11 Jan 1909. Died, 1995. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Frank O'Neal. Born, 16 Dec 1904. Died, 19 Oct 1940. Occupation: Telegrapher.

Frank O'Neal worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. Children:

413. John Sidney[8] Rushing (John Henry, 258). Born, 3 Apr 1901, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 3 May 1962. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer/Guard.

He married Nannie Mae Hundley, 14 Sep 1920, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL. Born, 1897. Died, 1964. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL. Children:

414. Charles Henry (Charlie)[8] Rushing (John Henry, 258). Born, 25 May 1905. Died, 21 Mar 1978. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1978, in Port Charlotte, Charlotte Co., FL. Occupation: Orthodontist.

He married Vera Mae Vasey. Born, 30 Sep 1907. Died, 28 Mar 1986. Burial in Rushing Cem., Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1986, in Port Charlotte, Charlotte Co., FL. Children:

415. Jessie Lee[8] Rushing (John Henry, 258). Born, 24 Feb 1912. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Occupation: Teacher.

He married Mary Frances Baker, daughter of Joseph Chester Baker and Phyllis Beatrice Mitchell, 1938. Born, 15 Apr 1915, in Brownsville, Pope Co., IL. Resided: circa 1986, in Port Charlotte, Charlotte Co., FL. Occupation: Teacher. Children:

416. Frank[8] Edmondson.

He married Unknown. Children:

417. Jewel[8] Rushing (Albert Wilson, 261). Born, 6 Feb 1916, in Pope Co., IL. Died, 5 Mar 1991. Burial in Zion Cem., Pope Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Pope Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Betty Lou Wayden (or Hayden). Born, 7 Nov 1933. Children:

418. Gladys Alene[8] Rushing (Albert Wilson, 261). Born, 15 Apr 1918, in Pope Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Pope Co., IL.

She married Howard Wright. Children:

419. Arthur N.[8] Trammell. Born, 1902. Died, 1971. Census: 1920, in Pope Co., IL. Occupation: Teacher.

Arthur Trammell was a school principal for over 25 years. In the 1920 census he is living in the household of his grandfather Calvin Rushing.

He married Mary Jane (Jennie) Hiller, 1927, in Anna, Union Co., IL. Children:

420. Mary Joe[8] Holland. Born, 4 Jan 1917.

She married Dennis E. Hulse. Children:

421. Lena Belle[8] Holland. Born, 11 Oct 1927.

She married S. L. Hipp, son of S. L. Hipp and Winnie. Children:

422. Lucy Mae[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 17 Oct 1914, in Stone Co., AR.

She married Robert Dale (Bob) Smythe. Born, 26 Nov 1914. Died, 6 Nov 1979. Burial in Hooperston, Vermillion Co., IL. Robert Smythe servbed in the army during World War II. Children:

423. Champ[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 24 Apr 1917.

He married Wanda Lee Whiteside, daughter of John Lee Whiteside and Rettie. Born, 25 Mar 1923. Died, 23 Jun 1989, in Morganfield, Union Co., KY. Children:

424. Arra Alice[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 5 Jan 1919. Died, 8 Mar 1981.

Arra Rushing was a U.S. Army nurse during World War II.

She married James Bahls, son of Alfred Bahls. Born, 29 Jul 1922. James Bahls served in the navy from february 1943 to January 1946. Children:

425. Joseph Samuel[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 25 Aug 1921. Died, 21 Mar 1978, in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

He married Zella Whiteside. Born, 17 Dec 1922. Children:

426. John Roy[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 11 Jan 1925.

He married Claudean (Dean) Everett, daughter of James William Everett and Mae Sherman. Born, 20 Jan 1925. Children:

427. Donald[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 8 Jul 1930, in Rushing, Stone Co., AR.

Donald Rushing served in the marines during the korean War.

He married Lois Lee Atwell, daughter of Lee Ernest Atwell and Minnie Lange, 8 Apr 1957. Born, 4 Jan 1939, in Massac Co., IL. Children:

428. Geraldine[8] Rushing (Nathaniel Bryant (Nat), 265). Born, 27 Jan 1935, in Rushing, Stone Co., AR.

She married Glen Wroughton, son of Donald Wroughton and Ada Moore, 16 Mar 1959. Born, 7 Mar 1927. Children:

429. Curtis Joy[8] Rushing (Mark Holland, 266). Born, 5 Jun 1922. Died, 26 Aug 1970.

He married Jewel Kuehnert, daughter of Max Kuehnert and Susan. Born, 8 Jul 1925. Children:

430. Calvin Roy[8] Rushing (Mark Holland, 266). Born, 24 Aug 1924. Died, 1 Aug 1986.

He married Mary Haley, daughter of Robert Haley and Bertie. Born, 17 May 1931. Children:

431. Mary Lou[8] Rushing (Mark Holland, 266). Born, 27 Aug 1931.

She married Max Jenkins, son of Bryce Jenkins and Jewel. Born, 15 Dec 1922. Died, Aug 1988. Children:

432. Wendel Joseph[8] Rushing (Mark Holland, 266). Born, 3 Mar 1934.

He married Doris Hall, daughter of Charley Hall and Sybil. Born, 29 May 1940. Children:

433. Kathryn (Kathy)[8] Rushing (Mark Holland, 266). Born, 21 May 1940.

She married Neal Chambers, son of Travis Chambers and Mildred. Born, 13 May 1936. Children:

434. Julia Irene[8] Rushing (Charles Marion (Charlie), 268). Born, 9 Mar 1922. Resided: circa 1996, in Port Huron, St. Claire Co., MI.

She married James Robert (Bob) Hayes. Born, 30 Mar 1917. Died, 20 Aug 1984. Occupation: Football Coach. Children:

435. Norma Ruth[8] Rushing (Charles Marion (Charlie), 268). Born, 22 Feb 1924, in Rushing, Stone Co., AR.

She married Ernest Barnard Allison. Born, 6 Feb 1920. Children:

436. Oda Cane[8] Rushing (William Len, 269). Born, 26 Mar 1889, in Pope Co., IL. Died, 28 Aug 1964, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Pope Co., IL.

Oda Cane Rushing served in the army from 1908 until July 27, 1911. After his marriage in 1911 he lived in Ozark, IL and Dumas, AR. In 1915 he and his family moved to Metropolis, IL. In 1922 he moved to 802 E. 2nd Street in Metropolis where he and his wife lived until their deaths.

He married Mary Ella Fincher, daughter of William Fincher and Mary Jane Grace, 11 Sep 1911, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Marriage(2): 18 Sep 1911. Born, 18 Sep 1892, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Died, 22 Jan 1958, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

437. Archie (Arch) Clifton[8] Rushing (James Walter, 270). Born, 19 Sep 1909, in Perry Co., TN. Died, 4 Mar 1974, in Linden, Perry Co., TN. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer.

He married Zumma Mae Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of James Samuel Phillips and Nellie Crawley, 28 Dec 1928, in Mt. Carmel, Decatur Co., TN. Born, 19 Mar 1907, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

438. Cloatie (Claudia) B.[8] Rushing (James Walter, 270). Born, 14 May 1914. Died, 1987, in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Burial in Peace Chapel, Henderson Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

She married, first, Clayton Yarbro, son of Jacob F. Yarbro and Lillie Crawley, 30 Jan 1931, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

She married, second, Stan Kaczamowski, before 1974.

439. Hasting S.[8] Rushing (James Walter, 270). Born, 28 Sep 1918, in Humphreys Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Detroit, Wayne Co., TN. Resided: 1996, in Parsons, Deactur Co., TN.

He married, first, Dovie Rachel Essary, daughter of Albert Essary and Ida, circa 1940. Born in Henderson, Chester Co., TN. Children:

He married, second, Velma Lorene Wilson, daughter of Robert T. Wilson and Mary Norman, circa 1988, in Decatur Co., TN. Born, 9 May 1918. Died, 23 Dec 1989, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cem., Decatur Co., TN.

He married, third, Eula Kindle, daughter of Hugh L. Kindle and Jo Ann Bryuant, circa 1991. Born, 1923, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Scotts Hill, TN. Resided: 1993, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN.

440. J. T. (Joseph Thomas)[8] Rushing (James Walter, 270). Born, 17 Jan 1922. Died, before 1993. Resided: 1974, in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

J. T. Rushing's name was always J. T. Rushing, initials only. When he went into the army he was forced to have a name rather than just initials. He chose the name Joe Thomas.

He married, first, Thelma Moore, daughter of Henry M. Moore and Annie Belle Rosson, 21 Dec 1940, in Decatur Co., TN. Divorce, circa 1942. Born, circa 1922.

He married, second, Mildred Farris, circa 1950. Born, 1930, in Vivian, WV. Children:

441. Unknown Daughter[8] Rushing (Alfred Johnston, 271). Born, circa 1897.

She married Unknown Dunn, circa 1913. Children:

442. Helen I.[8] Rushing (M. Lewis, 273). Born, 2 Feb 1915. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Norris H. Phelps, 12 Dec 1936. Born, 12 Jun 1914. Died, 30 Mar 1958. Children:

443. Mildred[8] Rushing (M. Lewis, 273). Born, 16 Jun 1917. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married, first, Joyce Boaz. Born, 12 Jun 1914. Died, 25 Jun 1943. Children:

She married, second, John Palmer, 23 Oct 1944. Born, 18 Sep 1923. Children:

444. John[8] Rushing (M. Lewis, 273). Born, 20 May 1918. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Mary Harrison. Born, 26 Oct 1921. Children:

445. Mary Gaynel[8] Rushing (M. Lewis, 273). Born, 12 Dec 1920.

She married Lester Scarborough, 25 Apr 1945. Born, 5 Apr 1903. Children:

446. Carrie[8] Rushing (M. Lewis, 273). Born, 18 Jan 1922.

She married Buell Wise, 22 Jan 1940. Born, 4 Dec 1921. Children:

447. Eula Faye[8] Rushing (M. Lewis, 273). Born, 8 Nov 1931.

She married James Faulkner, 17 Jul 1950. Children:

448. Lantha Eugene[8] Rushing (Lantha Lee, 274). Born, 3 Aug 1934.

He married Jeraldine Cotter, 10 Jun 1956. Born, 24 Oct 1934. Children:

449. Richard Lee[8] Rushing (Lantha Lee, 274). Born, 4 Oct 1935.

He married Margaret Ann Mc?inney, 24 Jun 1956. Born, 2 Dec 1933. Children:

450. Noah Carl[8] Rushing (Robert Benton, 285). Born, circa 1914. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Pauline Davenport. Children:

451. Kenneth Forrest[8] Rushing (Robert Benton, 285). Born, 17 Dec 1919. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Edna Louise Spencer. Born, 8 Oct 1919. Children:

452. Hadley Victor[8] Rushing (Ephraim Ernest, 286). Born, 29 Jul 1911, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: after 1958, in Clearwater, Pinellas Co. FL.

"Since Hadley retired from working for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1958, they reside in Clearwater, FL. Hadley served in the U.S. Army, 706 Railroad Division, in World War II, 1943-1945." [Johnson County Illinois History & Families] Hadley was a switchman.

He married Ruth Ayleen Wells, daughter of John W. Wells and Myrtle Currier. Born in Jacksonville, Duvall Co., FL. Occupation: Nurse. The 1968 Carbondale City Directory lists Ruth as a Registered Nurse working for Southern Illinois University. Children:

453. William Troy[8] Rushing (Francis Luther, 288). Born, 18 May 1867, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 2 Sep 1941, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Grassy Pct., Williamson Co., IL.

The 1920 "Prairie farmer's Reliable directory" lists him as Route 1 Makanda, Grassy Section 19. He owned 108 acres and had lived in Williamson County since 1867. In various family obituaries, his daughters are named as Mrs. Morte L. Stafford (this is not Grace) of Carbondale, Mrs. Clarence Thompson of Marion, and Mrs. Herbert O. Gibbs, 815 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale.

He married Henrietta (Ettie) Phemister, 18 Aug 1888. Born, 27 Sep 1864, in Jackson Co., IL. Died, 7 May 1955, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Henrietta was a member of Zion Methodist Church. Children:

454. George Washington[8] Rushing (Francis Luther, 288). Born, 13 Jan 1872, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 15 Dec 1940, in Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1880, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL.

The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists his address as Route 2 Makanda, Makanda Section 24. He was tenant of an 80 acre farm and had lived in Jackson County since 1908. Dates of his marker are 1879-1941.

He married Katherine (Katie) Reed, daughter of George Reed. Born, 1 Jun 1873, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 17 Dec 1951, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Her name sometimes appears as Liza Jane, including in her obituary. She was living at 803 N. Wall St., Carbondale, at the time of her death. Dates on her marker are 1871-1952. Children:

455. Francis Luther[8] Rushing (Francis Luther, 288). Born, 7 May 1879, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 24 Dec 1947. Census: 1880, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

He is listed as Luther Rushing in the 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" which lists him as Route 2 Carterville, Carterville Section 28. He owned 100 acres and had lived in Williamson County since 1880. In the 1900 census he is in the household of his mother-in-law Elizabeth Creek.

He married Fannie Ella Creek. Born, Nov 1880. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

456. John Luther[8] Rushing (Levander Troy, 290). Born, 8 Nov 1867, in IL. Died, 29 Sep 1947, in IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists him as Route 2 Carterville, Grassy Section 3. He owned 110 acres and had lived in Williamson County since 1867.

He married Ella Hale. Born, 1867, in IL. Died, 1949, in IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

457. Oda S.[8] Rushing (Levander Troy, 290). Born, 1872. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

In the 1920 census she is living in her father's household.

She married George Ogden. Born, 15 Jan 1866. Children:

458. William Rollie[8] Rushing (Levander Troy, 290). Born, 19 Jun 1879. Died, 20 Feb 1919. Census: 1900, in Grassy Pct., Williamson Co., IL.

He married Enola C. (Nola) Thaxton. Born, Feb 1879, in IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. The 1920 "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory" lists her as Route 2 Carterville, Grassy Section 10. She owned 180 acres and had lived in Williamson County since 1880. Children:

459. Loston W.[8] Rushing (William Jesse, 291). Born, 3 Mar 1893, in Massac Co., IL. Died, 3 Apr 1961, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

He married Lillie Cox, 14 Jul 1914. Born, circa 1898. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

460. Agnes[8] Rushing (William Jesse, 291). Born, 16 Jul 1904. Died, 24 Dec 1981. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

She married Clarence Spiller, 1 Nov 1919. Born, 20 Dec 1897. Died, 3 Oct 1970. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

461. Floyd Walter[8] Rushing (Walter David, 292). Born, 4 Jul 1903, in Grassy Twp., Williamson Co., IL. Died, 12 Jun 1983, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Resided: 1994, in Carterville, Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1983, in Carterville, Williamson Co., IL.

He married Ruby Glodean Royster, 6 Nov 1927. Born, 19 Apr 1903, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 22 May 1972, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1992 (??) in Carterville, Williamson Co., IL. Children:

462. Floyd[8] Rushing (Robert Anderson, 293). Born, 19 Sep 1901, in IL. Died, May 1985. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1947, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1985, in Goreville, Johnson Co., IL.

He married Beulah Lipe. Born, 6 Oct 1905. Children:

463. Edward[8] Rushing (William Valentine, 298). Born, 7 Jul 1878, in IL. Died, Nov 1932. Birth(2): circa 1878. Census: 1880, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Amy Martin. Children:

464. Norman[8] Rushing (William Valentine, 298). Born, 23 Jan 1886, in Goreville, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 6 Jul 1960, in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Tower Grove Cem., Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Occupation: Farmer/Dairy.

Norman Rushing was at one time owner of the Springdale Dairy Farm. In 1920 he was farming a 70 acre tract of land owned by Thomas Simbert and had been living in Jackson County since 1909. At the time of his death he was living at 533 N. 16th Street, Murphysboro. He was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Murphysboro and of Hod Carriers Union 160 of Murphysboro.

He married Minnie Johnson, daughter of James Johnson and Adrena, 23 Jan 1908, in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL. Marriage(2): 19 Sep 1908. Born, 14 Jul 1886, in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL. Died, 19 Jan 1977, in Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Tower Grove Cem., Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1962, in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL. In 1962 she was a widow living at 533 N. 16th, Murphysboro. Children:

465. Frank[8] Rushing (William Valentine, 298). Born, 19 Feb 1888. Died, 6 Mar 1943. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Alto Pass, Union Co., IL.

He married Verna Lee Rendleman, 22 Jul 1911. Born, 31 Jan 1892. Died, 23 Nov 1949. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Union Co., IL. Children:

466. William Herbert[8] Rushing (William Valentine, 298). Born, 13 Nov 1891. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL. Resided: 1960, in Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA.

He married, first, Bessie Sadler. Born, 1894. Children:

He married, second, Adaline. Children:

467. Arthur A.[8] Rushing (Echoles, 302). Born, 19 Jun 1903. Died, 27 Sep 1963. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Union Co., IL. Census: 1920 in Alto Pass, Union Co., IL.

He married Margaret E. Holcomb, 21 Sep 1935. Born, 16 Feb 1915. Died, 3 Jul 1975. Burial in Alto Pass Cem., Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1975, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Children:

468. John[8] Rushing (Echoles, 302). Born, 13 Jun 1907. Died, Apr 1985, in Sandwich, Dekalb Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Alto Pass, Johnson Co., IL.

He married Hazel Cripps, 16 Jun 1933. Born, 17 Dec 1915. Children:

469. Lee Roy[8] Rushing (Thomas Benton, 303). Born, 14 Dec 1885, in Saline Co., IL. Died, Oct 1969. Census: 1900, in Cobden, Union Co., IL. Resided: 1969, in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., IL.

In the 1920 census Lee Roy Rushing is living on Third Street in Grand Tower, IL.

He married Ethel May Martin, 4 Jan 1914. Born, 23 Nov 1894. Census: 1920, in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., IL. Children:

470. Robert[8] Rushing (Thomas Benton, 303). Born, 10 Jul 1889. Census: 1900, in Cobden, Union Co., IL.

He married Clara G. Poe. Born, 2 Jun 1891. Children:

471. Ardell L.[8] Rushing (Thomas Benton, 303). Born, 10 Aug 1893. Census: 1900, in Cobden, Union Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., IL.

He married Stella May Veach, 24 Dec 1912. Born, 19 Nov 1894. Died, Mar 1987. Census: 1895, in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1987, in Granite City, St. Clair Co., IL. Children:

472. William Thomas[8] Rushing (Thomas J., 309). Born, 4 Jul 1874, in Massac Co., IL. Died, 19 Jan 1968. Census: 1880, in Massac Co., IL.

He married Leoma Frances Mayberry. Born, 1878, in Hamilton Co., IL. Children:

473. James Albert[8] Rushing (Thomas J., 309). Born, 31 Oct 1879, in Samoth, Massac Co., IL. Died, 26 Dec 1942, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Burial in Vienna Cem., Johnson Co., IL.

He married Martha Elizabeth Staton, daughter of Luke L. Staton and Margaret Elizabeth Emmerson, 6 Oct 1902. Born, 19 Feb 1875, in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. Died, 12 Feb 1964, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Burial in Masonic Cem., New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Martha (Staton) Rushing had the nickname "Cricket" because of her small stature. Children:

474. Jerry Haven[8] Rushing (Thomas J., 309). Born, 24 Mar 1886, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 1 Jun 1945, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Burial in Masonic Cem., Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Tennessee Eliza (Tennie) Harmon, daughter of Fritz Harmon and Mary Ann Marbury, 10 Apr 1909, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 12 Jun 1884, in Massac Co., IL. Died, 11 Jun 1962, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Burial in Massonic Cem., Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. The 1920 census shows that she had a brother named Harry Harmon, born circa 1897. Children:

475. Earnest Edward[8] Rushing (Thomas J., 309). Born, Aug 1889, in IL. Died, 1 Jul 1939, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Ophia Comer, 9 Apr 1915, in Johnson Co., IL. Divorce, 1928. Born, 24 Feb 1898, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 18 Jan 1967. Census: 1920, in Massac Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Marie Giles. Born in Bolivar, Polk Co., AR. Children:

476. Daisy A.[8] Rushing (James Albert, 311). Born, 4 Jun 1887. Died, 4 May 1913. Burial in Masonic Cem., New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL.

Daisy (Rushing) Staton died of tuberculosis.

She married William Henry Staton, son of Luke L. Staton and Margaret Elizabeth Emmerson, 23 Jan 1904. Born, 10 Oct 1882, in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. Died, 31 Oct 1961, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

477. William Harrison[8] Rushing (James Albert, 311). Born, 3 Mar 1890, in Dry Ridge, Massac Co., IL. Died, 31 Oct 1921, in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL.

William Harrison Rushing died of tuberculosis.

He married Thrulie Pain Ringstaff. Born, 21 May 1897, in Lyon Co., KY. Died, 11 Jul 1967. Burial in Maple River Cem., Owosso,Shiawassee Co., MI. Of Thrulie Ringstaff, Patricia (Rushing) Hayes writes: "After William harrison's death, thrulie married W. Staton, Daisy Rushing's widower. Apparently Willie Staton was mean to Thrulie and her children, so she divorced him. The state was about to take Thrulie's children away from her because she didn't have any means of taking care of them and she got involved in a lonely hearts pen pal arrangement with someone in Michigan. She ended up moving to Michigan and marrying the pen pal." Children:

478. Thomas Elbert[8] Rushing (James Albert, 311). Born, 24 Sep 1891, in Johnson Co., IL. Died, 15 Mar 1956, in Williamson Co., IL. Burial in Masonic Cem., New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Frankfort height, Franklin Co., IL.

Thomas Elbert Rushing died of lung cancer. He was livinmg in Johnston City, IL, when he became ill, and had been living in a nursing home in Herrin, IL, before his death.

He married Mary Alice East, daughter of James Richard East and Lauretta Lucredia Brantley, 13 May 1915, in Round Knob, Massac Co., IL. Born, 10 Dec 1894, in Massac Co., IL. Died, 4 Mar 1985, in Massac Co., IL. Burial in Reevesville Cem., Reevesville, IL. Mary Alice (East) Rushing lived the last few years of her live in a nursing home in Vienna, IL. Children:

479. Vergie Viola[8] Rushing (William Hulet, 312). Born, 3 Feb 1900, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Died, 6 May 1990, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Massac Co., IL.

She married Ben Burnham, 10 Apr 1920. Born, 6 May 1895, in Marshall Co., KY. Died, 25 Dec 1980, in IL. Children:

480. William[8] Rushing (James K. Polk, 317). Born, Jan 1869. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Emily E. Born, 1878. Died, 1958. Birth(2): Aug 1877. Burial in Wofford Cem., Stewart Co., TN. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

481. James Henry[8] Rushing (James K. Polk, 317). Born, circa 1879. Census: 1880, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Lena M. Census: 1910, in Stewart Co., TN. Children:

482. Henry Evins[8] Rushing (Michael (Mike), 328). Born, 1886, in Houston Co., TN. Died, 1933, in IL. Census: 1900, in Stewart Co., TN.

He married Minnie Lee Bryant. Born, circa 1895, in TN. Census: 1920, in Madison Co., IL. Children:

483. Lula[8] Hansel (Alfred/Scott, 329). Born, 16 Jan 1897.

She married Unknown Herring. Children:

484. Norman Allen[8] Rushing (Amos Allen, 332). Born, 2 Oct 1911, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 20 Nov 1991, in De Soto, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1991, in DeSoto, Jackson Co., IL. Occupation: Dairyman.

The 1962 Carbondale City Directory lists Normn A. Rushing as assistant manager of Prairie Farms of Southern Illinois, DeSoto, IL. He served in World War II.

He married Lillie. Children:

485. Lois Mae[8] Rushing (Amos Allen, 332). Born, 28 Apr 1935, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL.

Lois Mae Rushing had three sons.

She married George Peck. Occupation: Postal Service. Children:

486. Howard Ray[8] Rushing (Amos Allen, 332). Born, 31 Oct 1941, in Crenshaw, Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Businessman.

The 1968 Herrin City Directory lists Howard as a manager at Tri-State Electric. He was living at 508 N. 13th Street, Herrin.

He married Cheryl Lee Ranchino, daughter of Angelo (Comp) Ranchino and Esther Easter (Dusty) Verna, 7 Feb 1965, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Divorce, 1979. Born, 16 Dec 1943, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Advertising. Children:

487. Paul Lewis[8] Rushing (Lee Vander (Levander), 333). Resided: after 1972, in Pope Co., IL. Resided: 1984, in Pope Co., IL. Occupation: Construction.

Paul Lewis Rushing was the first child of Lee Vander and Mabel Bernice Broadway of Williamson Co., IL. Paul and his family left Pope County in mid 1957 and moved to Stone Bluff, Indiana. He worked in a steel mill in Attica, Indiana for six months. They moved back to Pope County in the winter of 1957 and stayed with his wife's parents. In 1958 they moved to Elgin Illinois where they lived for 14 years. Paul worked for Elgin State Hospital, Jerry Biggercheu Garage, and the school district. They moved back to Pope County in 1972 and Purchased a home in Glendale. Paul belonged to Labor Local 803 of Calconda, Illinois. He worked as a laborer on the Smithland Lock and Dam Project.

He married Ethel Mae Clardy, 28 May 1957, in Golconda, Pope Co., IL. Born, circa 1938. Occupation: Factory. Children:

488. Nathan John[8] Rushing (John Newton, 334). Born, circa 1918. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

He married Louise Pool, daughter of Tandy Pool and Rose. Children:

489. Walter T. (Buddy)[8] Rushing (James Lewis (Jim), 336). Born, circa 1940. Occupation: Teacher.

In 1987, Walter T. Rushing was vocational education teacher and vice principal at Lone Oak High School in McCracken Co., KY. He attended Paducah Junion College, Murray State University, and the University of Kentucky and began teaching in 1971.

He married Nancy Ann Dobson, 11 Aug 1968, in Cuba Bapt. Ch., Graves Co., KY. Born in Graves Co., KY. Occupation: Education. In 1987 Nancy (Dobson) Rushing was Director of School Service for McCrackem Co., KY. She had previously been a sixth grade teacher at Lone Oak Elementary School and Lone Oak Middle School and a 4-H specialist for the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Serviceserving McCracken Co., KY. Children:

490. Wylie Ellsworth[8] Bell. Born, 1876, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 28 Sep 1904, in Wilton, Little River Co., AR.

He married Ethel Mae Hunter, 10 Oct 1901, in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR. Children:

491. Nancy Jane[8] Bell. Born, 1881, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died in E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL.

She married John Elwick, 1897, in Erin, Houston Co., TN. Born in Hurricane Creek, Stewart Co., TN. Died in E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL. Children:

492. Hester Elenor[8] Bell. Born, 1 Apr 1883, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 18 Jan 1977, in Collinsville, Madison Co., IL. Birth(2): 4 Jan 1883.

She married Henry Wyatt, 27 Aug 1904. Born in Hurricane Creek, Stewart Co., TN. Died, 1918, in Collinsville, Madison Co., IL. Children:

493. Georgia[8] Bell. Born, 1884, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 1966, in Cumberland City, Stewart Co. TN.

She married George Sykes. Born, 16 Jul 1878, in Cumberland City, Stewart Co., TN. Died, 21 Nov 1975, in Cumberland City, Stewart Co., TN. Children:

494. Doxie[8] Bell. Born, 1886, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died in Collinsville, Madison Co., IL.

She married, first, James R. Hoppas. Born in Houston Co., TN. Died in Houston Co., TN. Children:

She married, second, Unknown Dixon in Collinsville, Madison Co., IL.

495. Diliard[8] Bell. Born, 1890, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 1941, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Burial in Cumberland City, Stewart Co., TN.

He married Ophelia. Born, 1895. Died, 1937, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Children:

496. Clara Christman[8] Bell. Born, 15 Mar 1890, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 2 Aug 1974, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN.

She married Robert Henry Barnes, son of Barney Barnes and Mollie Holly, 4 Jan 1905. Children:

497. Kenneth Ira[8] Bell. Born, 21 Feb 1892, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 13 Oct 1956, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Burial in Sunset Cem., Houston Co., TN.

He married Eura Lee Martin, Jun 1920, in Erin, Houston Co., TN. Born, 8 Apr 1903, in Stribling, Stewart Co., TN. Children:

498. Ruth[8] Bell. Born, 1893, in Stewart, Houston Co., TN. Died, 1974, in Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO.

She married Unknown Waymouth. Children:

499. Carman[8] McAuley.

He married Effie O'Guin. Children:

500. Unknown Daughter[8] Uffelman. Resided: 1935, in Calhoun, McLean Co., KY.

She married Carl Ross. Children:

501. Unknown Daughter[8] Uffelman. Resided: 1935, in Lake Providence, E. Carroll Par., LA.

She married Herman Schwartz. Children:

502. L. R.[8] Uffelman. Resided: 1935, in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN.

He married Unknown. Children:

503. Athal Reed[8] Rushing (Jessie Barnett, 344). Born, 27 Feb 1906, in Graves Co., KY. Died, 22 Dec 1969, in Memphis, St. Clair Co., MI.

He married Lillian May Malray. Born, 8 Apr 1910, in S. Fulton, Weakley Co., TN. Children:

504. O. B.[8] Rushing (James Stephen, 345). Born, 7 Jun 1912, in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Madelyn Barnes, daughter of Ernest E. Barnes and Mattie O. Floyd, 15 Dec 1935, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 30 Aug 1913. Children:

505. Herman[8] Rushing (Virgil Alonzo, 346). Born, Jun 1898. Census: 1900, in Humphreys Co., TN.

He married Mildred Sullivan, daughter of John Elmer Sullivan and Latitia Ada Foster, 27 Jan 1921. Children:

506. Reba L.[8] Rushing (Bertrand T. (Bert), 350). Born, 1926. Resided: 1989, in Camden, Benton Co., TN.

She married William Owen Berry, son of James Alexander Berry and Rachel Spence, 4 Sep 1943. Born, 1921. Died, 1986. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN. Children:

507. Bertran[8] Rushing (Bertrand T. (Bert), 350). Born, 1929. Died, 1966. Burial in Rushing Creek C., Benton Co., TN.

He married Christine McDaniel. Born, 1930. Children:

508. Henry Lynn[8] Rushing (Logan Green, 352). Born, 7 May 1912, in Imboden, Randolph Co., AR.

He married Jesse Irene Nettleton. Born, 5 Jul 1915, in Doniphan, Ripley Co., MO. Children:

509. James W.[8] Rushing (Enoch R., 357). Born, Sep 1874. Census: 1880, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL.

In the 1920 census he is living at 545 N. Division, DuQuoin, IL.

He married Nancy. Born, circa 1876. Census: 1820, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Children:

i. Velma D.[9] Rushing. Born, circa 1904. Census: 1920, in DuQuion, Perry Co., IL.

ii. Edward Rushing. Born, circa 1917. Census: 1920, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Edward Rushing is listed as nephew of James Rushing in the 1920 census. He is coded here as a son to get his name in the database.

510. Dwight[8] Rushing (Enoch R., 357). Born, 20 Sep 1889. Died, Jun 1966. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL. Resided: 1966, in Floral City, Citrus Co., FL.

He married Iva. Born, circa 1886. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

i. Ocaile[9] Rushing. Born, circa 1911. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

ii. Kenneth Rushing. Born, circa 1915. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iii. Clifford Rushing. Born, circa 1917. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iv. Muldred Rushing. Born, circa 1919. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

511. Thomas S.[8] Rushing (Joel Thomas (J. T.), 358). Born, Mar 1881. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

He married Alice Craig, 4 Jul 1902, in Perry Co., IL. Born, circa 1886. Census: 1922, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

i. Thomas A.[9] Rushing. Born, circa 1903. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

ii. John A. Rushing. Born, circa 1905. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iii. Edward L. Rushing. Born, circa 1909. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iv. Nellie E. Rushing. Born, circa 1913. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

v. Bessie A. Rushing. Born, circa 1915. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

vi. Reuben P. Rushing. Born, circa 1919. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

512. Joseph Albert[8] Rushing (Joel Thomas (J. T.), 358). Born, 23 Jan 1884, in Perry Co., IL. Died, 30 Sep 1968, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Burial in Sunset Mem. Cem., DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL. Resided: 1968, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL.

He married Lillie M. Hood, 29 Jan 1907, in Perry Co., IL. Born, circa 1890. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

i. Hazel M.[9] Rushing. Born, circa 1908. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

ii. Joseph W. Rushing. Born, circa 1909. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iii. Velma E. C. Rushing. Born, circa 1911. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iv. Ella A. Rushing. Born, circa 1918. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

513. Enoch R.[8] Rushing (Joel Thomas (J. T.), 358). Born, Jul 1889. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

He married Parlie J. Born, circa 1895. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL. Children:

i. Opal[9] Rushing. Born, circa 1914. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

ii. Wilma E. Rushing. Born, circa 1915. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iii. Elmer R. Rushing. Born, circa 1918. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

iv. Maranda E. Rushing. Born, circa 1920. Census: 1920, in Perry Co., IL.

514. Luenna May[8] Rushing (Joel Thomas (J. T.), 358). Born, Jul 1895. Census: 1900, in Perry Co., IL.

She married Charles Augusta Foster, 24 Nov 1914, in Perry Co., IL. Born, 13 Sep 1889, in Perry Co., IL. Died, 13 Mar 1965, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Burial in Sunset Mem. cem., DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Occupation: Miner. Charles A. Foster's obituary lists his parents as August Foster and Mary. When he married he gave the names of his parents as George Foster and Christian Dees. Children:

i. Sidney[9] Foster. He married Geneva Keene.

ii. Pauline Foster. She married Clifford Stone, 1 Feb 1936, in Murphysboro, Jackson Co., IL.

iii. Lueena Foster. She married Clarence Stahlheber.

515. Harry Robert[8] Rushing (Robert W., 361). Born, 1883, in Anna, Union Co., IL. Died, 1967. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL.

In the 1920 census he is living at 703 W. Pecan, Carbondale.

He married Bertha Mae Rice, daughter of Moses Rice. Born, 1882, in E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL. Died, 1947. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Children:

i. Margarett Gertrude[9] Rushing. Born, 13 Apr 1908, in E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL. Died, 25 Feb 1929, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Oakland Cem., Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL.

516. Jess Amuel[8] Rushing (Robert Religah, 363). Born, Apr 1898. Died, 1943. Census: 1900, in Union Co., IL.

He married Ruth L. Spurlock. Born, 1900. Died, 1986. Children:

517. Joel Brooks[8] Rushing (Eugene Joel, 366). Born, 30 Jul 1909, in Beech Bluff, Madison Co., TN. Died, 29 Aug 1962, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Beech Bluff Cem., Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Truck Driver.

Brooks Rushing served in the Phillipeans during World War II. He lived in the Easr Union community of Madison County, TN, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

He married Lula Pasley, 23 Jul 1936. Children:

518. Edith[8] Rushing (Robert Alvin, 367). Born, 4 Mar 1910, in Madison Co., TN. Died, 30 Apr 1991, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Burial in Brown's Meth. C., Madison Co., TN. Census: 1920, in Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Sales/Insurance.

Edith Rushing Burkhead was a member of First Methodist Church of Sardis.

She married Joseph S. (Joe) Burkhead. Children:

519. Mary[8] Hill. Born, 14 Oct 1903.

She married Unknown Blaine. Children:

520. Joel Stanley[8] Rushing (Joel Travis, 373). Born, 11 Aug 1917, in Madison Co., TN. Died, 14 Apr 1995. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1948, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Sheet Metal.

Stanley Rushing was a member of Malesus Baptist Church. He served in bioth World war II and Korea. A military marker used as a footstone on his grave notes "Momm1 US Navy World War II."

He married Unknown. Children:

521. Charlotte[8] Rushing (Joel Travis, 373). Born, 29 Aug 1919, in Crockett Co., TN. Resided: 1948, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1995, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Dairy.

She married Dempsey P. Thornton, 1941. Born, 4 Jul 1919. Children:

522. Travis Lee[8] Rushing (Joel Travis, 373). Born, 11 Jul 1921, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Died, 2 Dec 1968, in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Madison Co., TN. Resided: after 1946, in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ.

He married Frances Terry. Children:

523. Nancy[8] Rushing (Albert Neal, 375). Born, 1 Dec 1931. Resided: 1976, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

She married Cooper Neill Bell. Born, 25 Jan 1928. Died, 1 Apr 1971. Burial in Rushing Cem., Madison Co., TN. Occupation: Construction. Cooper Bell died of a heart attack. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. Children:

NINTH GENERATION

524. Samuel Kittrell[9] Rushing (Samuel Kittrell, 388). Born, 23 Feb 1917, in Belfonte, AR. Died, 13 Sep 1969, in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

He married Anna M. Merrill. Divorce, circa 1955. Born, 1925. Children:

525. Julia Rose[9] Paschall. Born, 16 Dec 1964, in Henry Co., TN.

She married David Miller Arnold, 16 Feb 1985, in Union Church, Oak Hill, Henry Co., TN. Children:

526. Wilma[9] Rushing (Esco E., 393). Born, 26 May 1912. Died, 2 Jul 1995. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Prentice Fletcher. Children:

527. Harvey Clinton[9] Rushing (Harve C., 397). Born, 27 Jan 1915.

He married, first, Gladys Grinder, 20 Aug 1933. Died, 1944. Children:

He married, second, Leta M. Phipps, 7 Feb 1946. Children:

528. Eric Marion[9] Rushing (Eric Vance, 398). Born, 16 May 1918, in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK.

He married Ruth Sachs. Children:

529. Roberta[9] Rushing (Eric Vance, 398). Born, 2 Sep 1920, in Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK. Died, 1969.

She married John Wayne Holland, 1 Aug 1942. Born, 1 Jun 1911. Children:

530. Donna Lee[9] Rushing (Eric Vance, 398). Born, 15 Sep 1922, in Francis, OK.

She married Lewis Price Holland. Born, 1 Jun 1911. Children:

531. John T.[9] Rushing (Iluf C., 401). Born, 12 Mar 1934.

He married Jan Clive. Children:

532. Paul I.[9] Rushing (Iluf C., 401). Born, 26 Feb 1937.

He married Janice M. Crow. Born, 9 Apr 1938. Children:

533. Glen R.[9] Rushing (Glen Clayton, 402). Born, 19 Jan 1943.

He married Melda R. May, 4 Dec 1962. Born, 1 Mar 1944. Children:

534. Jessie[9] Miller.

She married Paul Kroeger. Children:

535. Mary Elizabeth[9] Rushing (Dolphus C., 407). Born, 24 Nov 1918. Census: 1920, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1982, in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

She married Almond Robertson. Born, 15 Jul 1914. Children:

536. Anna Mae[9] Rushing (Dolphus C., 407). Born, 25 Sep 1924. Resided: 1982 (??) in Lansing, Leavenworth Co., TX.

She married Kenneth Gjendahl. Children:

537. Robert[9] Rushing (Dolphus C., 407). Born, 5 Oct 1927. Resided: 1982, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL.

He married Betty Reynolds. Children:

538. Opal[9] Rushing (Clyde, 408). Born, circa 1917. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

She married Dietrich Helmers. Children:

539. Norma Jo[9] Rushing (Clyde, 408). Born, after 1920.

She married William Joe Koeneman. Children:

540. Melba Lee[9] Holmes. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Don Benjamin. Children:

541. Rose Marie[9] Holmes. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Paul Paschel. Children:

542. Lila Elaine[9] Holmes. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Glendell King. Children:

543. Ray Lowell[9] Cox (Lowell Lewis, 410). Occupation: Teacher.

He married Violet Mae Burris. Children:

544. Mary Louise[9] Cox (Earl Lee, 411). Born, 20 Sep 1924. Resided: circa 1964, in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL. Occupation: Teacher.

She married, first, George William (Bill) Glascock. Died, 1952. Children:

She married, second, Donald Doerge, 1954. Occupation: Photographer. Children:

545. Donald F.[9] O'Neal.

He married Gwendolyn Neill. Children:

546. George Jewel[9] O'Neal.

He married Lois Yandell. Children:

547. Glenna Sue[9] O'Neal.

She married Jerry Holden. Children:

548. Alice Lee[9] Rushing (John Sidney, 413). Born, 24 Sep 1922.

She married John Cairns. Children:

549. Helen Louise[9] Rushing (John Sidney, 413). Born, 4 Dec 1924.

She married Milford Price. Children:

550. John Winfield[9] Rushing (John Sidney, 413). Born, 3 Sep 1928. Died, 18 Jul 1990. Burial in Robinson Cem., New Burnside, Johnson Co., IL.

He married Margaret Powell, 27 Jul 1948. Born, 3 Nov 1930. Children:

551. Nona Jane[9] Rushing (Charles Henry (Charlie), 414). Born, 25 Nov 1938.

She married Charles Raymond Smith. Children:

552. David Lee[9] Rushing (Jessie Lee, 415). Born, 19 Mar 1939. Resided: circa 1986, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Occupation: Computers.

He married Laura Katherine Allerton. Born, 25 Nov 1940. Children:

553. Phyllis Ann[9] Rushing (Jessie Lee, 415). Born, 27 Nov 1941. Resided: circa 1986, in Fort Collins, Larimer Co., CO. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Stephen Kent Cox, 23 Dec 1961. Born, 2 Sep 1940. Occupation: Instructor. Children:

554. Mary Ellen[9] Rushing (Jessie Lee, 415). Born, 25 Jan 1943. Resided: circa 1986, in Elgin, Kane Co., IL.

She married Michel Barbezat. Born, 4 Jul 1930. Occupation: Instructor. Children:

555. Laura Faye[9] Rushing (Jessie Lee, 415). Born, 19 May 1945. Resided: circa 1986, in Waseca, Waseca Co., MN. Occupation: Teacher.

She married Robert Krumwiede. Born, 11 Jan 1944. Occupation: Instructor. Children:

556. Shirley I.[9] Trammell (Arthur N., 419). Born, 30 Jan 1937.

She married Ed Underferth. Children:

557. Sharon Leon[9] Trammell (Arthur N., 419). Born, 20 Aug 1940.

She married Unknown. Children:

558. Thomas Lee[9] Smythe. Born, 7 Apr 1948.

He married Linda Kahn, daughter of Fred Kahn and Nina, 28 Apr 1972. Born, 27 Nov 1944. Children:

559. Sheila Mae[9] Smythe. Born, 20 Jan 1952.

She married Michael Burton, son of Wayne Burton and Shirley, 1 Mar 1974. Born, 15 Jan 1951. Michael Burton served in the military for two years during the Vietnam war. Children:

560. Donna Jo[9] Rushing (Champ, 423). Born, 8 Sep 1947.

She married John Mason, son of Reburn Mason and Minnie. Born, 12 Dec 1943. Children:

561. John Bryant[9] Rushing (Champ, 423). Born, 17 Jan 1949.

He married Karen Doris Clinard, daughter of Robert Clinard and Dorothy. Born, 21 Apr 1950. Children:

562. Bonnie Sue[9] Rushing (Champ, 423). Born, 29 Jun 1951.

She married Michael Morrow, son of Van Morrow and Regina. Born, 23 Nov 1950. Children:

563. Roger Lee[9] Rushing (Champ, 423). Born, 29 Jul 1956.

He married Lei A. Crunk, daughter of Frank Crunk and Patricia. Born, 23 May 1957. Children:

564. William E.[9] Bahls. Born, 2 Jul 1949.

He married, first, Gayle Cone, daughter of Delbert Cone and Laurene. Born, 30 Apr 1949. Children:

He married, second, Bonnie Shepherd, daughter of William Shepherd. Born, 5 Aug 1958.

565. Nancy Ann[9] Rushing (Joseph Samuel, 425). Born, 21 May 1953.

She married Benjamin Otumba Uzoaru. Born, 4 Jul 1940, in Nigeria. Children:

566. Randy[9] Rushing (John Roy, 426). Born, 7 May 1956.

He married Cathy Oliver, daughter of Jerry Oliver and Nancy Walters. Born, 5 Aug 1957. Children:

567. Jacquline Sue[9] Rushing (Donald, 427). Born, 9 Feb 1959.

She married Charles Barham. Born, 19 Oct 1953. Children:

568. Joseph Michael (Mike)[9] Rushing (Donald, 427). Born, 20 Nov 1961.

Mike Rushing joined the army in 1984 and reenlisted in 1988.

He married Laura Mae Cooper. Divorce, before 1996. Born, 18 Sep 1962. Children:

569. Linda Diana[9] Hayes. Born, 14 Jan 1947.

She married Randy Gene Friedland. Born, 2 Jul 1947. Children:

570. Sandra Jo[9] Hayes. Born, 30 Apr 1949.

She married Unknown Tanton. Divorce, before 1996. Children:

571. Colleen Pansy[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 23 Aug 1912, in Ozark, Johnson Co., IL. Died, 16 Apr 1956.

She married Lewis Emery, 24 Jun 1933. Children:

572. Reba Estel[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 10 Feb 1914, in Dumas, Desha Co., AR. Resided: circa 1986, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

She married, first, Unknown, circa 1934. Children:

She married, second, Edward Moorman, before 1986.

573. Odie Cane[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 11 Feb 1916, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Died, 9 Feb 1974.

He married, first, Unknown. Children:

He married, second, Mildred King. Children:

574. Willian Len[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 26 Oct 1918, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Died, 29 Feb 1984, in Denver, Denver Co., CO.

He married Lucille Taylor. Children:

575. Melvin Rose[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 22 Jul 1922, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Resided: circa 1986, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married Odessa Harris. Children:

576. Alfred Wallace[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 14 Feb 1924. Died, 13 Sep 1976. Resided: 1976, in Waldorf, Charles Co., MD.

He married Billie McGhee. Children:

577. Richard Arlen[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 13 Apr 1928, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Resided: after 1963, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL.

He married Mildred Moorman, daughter of William Bernard Moorman and Louise Foss, 5 Jul 1952. Born, 30 Dec 1924, in Massac Co., IL. Children:

578. Betty Lee[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 6 Jun 1930, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Resided: circa 1986, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

She married Maurice Florentini. Children:

579. Martha Lou[9] Rushing (Oda Cane, 436). Born, 30 Sep 1933, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Resided: circa 1986, in Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL.

She married Jack Staulcup Jr. Children:

580. Imogene[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 9 Dec 1929, in Mt. Carmel Com., Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Resided: 1993, in Decaturville, Decatur Co., TN.

She married, first, Lewis Wilson Johnson, son of Albert Sidney Johnson and Rosa Lee Vaughn, 3 Mar 1945, in Hernando, DeSota Co., MS. Divorce in ????. Born, 28 Mar 1921, in Conners, Haywood Co., TN. Children:

She married, second, Joseph Weems. Divorce, circa 1992, in Decatur Co., TN.

581. Harry Edward[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 1 Dec 1931, in Decatur Co., TN. Died, 26 Oct 1970, in Laurel, Jones Co., MS. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Occupation: Trucker.

He married Christine Dean, 6 Apr 1951. Resided: 1992, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN. Children:

582. Jim Loyd[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 19 Aug 1933, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Union City, Obion Co., TN. Resided: 1992, in Union City, Obion Co., TN.

He married Wilmenia Palmer, 18 Sep 1954. Children:

583. Jerry Paul[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 4 Aug 1935, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Resided: 1992, in Decaturville, Decatur Co., TN.

He married, first, Francis June Massey, circa 1960. Children:

He married, second, Maydell Currin, circa 1968.

He married, third, Teresa (Teri) Graziana, circa 1971. Children:

He married, fourth, Linda Beasley, after 1980.

584. Loyal Benson[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 11 Sep 1937, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Middleburg, Henderson Co., TN. Resided: 1992, in Scotts Hill, TN.

He married, first, Alba Rodriguez, 1957, in Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS. Children:

He married, second, Paulette White. Children:

585. Nelson Eugene[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 27 Apr 1940, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Decaturville, Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1992, in Decaturville, Decatur Co., TN.

He married Mae Ellen Bunch, 18 Sep 1957, in Decatur Co., TN. Children:

586. Flora Edna[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 8 Jun 1942, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Resided: 1992, in VA.

She married Atlas Leon Rainey, 20 Jul 1957, in Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS. Divorce in ????. Children:

587. Charlotte Mae[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 12 May 1944, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI. Resided: 1992, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN.

She married John Mathis, 19 Mar 1963, in Mt. Carmel, Decatur Co., TN. Children:

588. Elco Truman[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 31 Mar 1946, in Decatur Co., TN. Died, 7 Jul 1983, in Linden, Perry Co., TN. Burial in Crossroads Cem., Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN.

He married Linda Marie Lyles, 1968, in Decatur Co., TN. Born, 1 Jul 1950. Children:

589. Mary Nell[9] Rushing (Archie (Arch) Clifton, 437). Born, 15 Dec 1950, in Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1974, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN. Resided: 1992, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN.

She married Jerry Ray Tubbs, 7 Aug 1970, in Mt. Carmel, Decatur Co., TN. Children:

590. Larry Gene[9] Rushing (Hasting S., 439). Born, 12 Jul 1944, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. Resided: circa 1992, in Taylor, Wayne Co., MI.

He married Anita Louise Triplett, 18 Feb 1966, in El Paso, El Paso Co., TX. Born, 5 Mar 1942, in Montrose, Montrose Co., CO. Children:

591. Herbert Randall[9] Rushing (J. T. (Joseph Thomas), 440). Born, 11 Sep 1951, in Vivian, WV.

He married Dorian Lee Balogh, 5 Sep 1986, in Grosse Ile, Wayne Co., MI. Born, 9 Jan 1959, in Southgate, Wayne Co., MI. Children:

592. Judith Ann[9] Rushing (Hadley Victor, 452). Born, 21 Aug 1943. Died, 30 Dec 1986.

She married Daniel J. Gallington. Children:

593. William Lee/Lee W.[9] Rushing (William Troy, 453). Born, 27 Sep 1895, in Grassy Twp., Williamson Co., IL. Died, 26 Mar 1955. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1900, in Williamson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL.

He married Mary/Mae Brandon. Born, 18 Mar 1895, in Makanda Twp., Jackson Co., IL. Died, 31 Jan 1980. Burial in Zion Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Williamson Co., IL. Children:

594. Clovis D.[9] Rushing (George Washington, 454). Born, 4 Mar 1896, in Williamson Co., IL. Died, 23 Feb 1963, in Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Burial in Baptist Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL.

Clovis Rushing was a veteran of World War I and a member of Zion Methodist Church, Makanda. He died of a heart attack.

He married Clarissa Wright, 4 Sep 1918. Born, 6 May 1901, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Died, 27 Feb 1965. Burial in Baptist Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Children:

595. Lawrence H.[9] Rushing (George Washington, 454). Born, 24 Feb 1902. Died, 4 Aug 1983. Burial in Baptist Cem., Makanda, Jackson Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Jackson Co., IL. Resided: 1983, in DeSoto, Jackson Co., IL. Occupation: Machine Operator.

The 1968 Carbondale City directory lists Lawrence as a machine operator for the Carbondale Sanitation Department. He was living at 803 North Wall, Carbondale.

He married Madge. Born, 8 Aug 1915. Children:

596. Ruth[9] Spiller. Born, after 1920.

She married Rex Donaldson. Children:

597. Robert Harold[9] Rushing (Lee Roy, 469). Born, 12 Jun 1919. Census: 1920, in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., IL.

He married Virginia Carey, 1944. Born, Apr 1921. Children:

598. Raymond Leslie[9] Rushing (Lee Roy, 469). Born, 18 Jul 1929.

He married Jeraline Vanover, Feb 1952. Children:

599. Ralph B.[9] Rushing (Ardell L., 471). Born, 13 Oct 1919. Census: 1920, in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., IL.

He married Mildred Skeen, 10 Aug 1940. Born, 17 Feb 1920. Children:

600. Raymond L.[9] Rushing (Ardell L., 471). Born, 13 Jan 1927.

He married Dorothy Rimarchik, May 1950. Children:

601. Charles William[9] Rushing (James Albert, 473). Born, 7 Oct 1903, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Died, 9 Oct 1989, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Burial in Masonic Cem., New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Occupation: Carpenter.

In 1932 charles Rushing purchased 40 acres of land on Staton Ridge in Bellnap, IL. He purchases the property from a Judge McNichols for $800, According to his daughter Nellie Rushing it took them about 30 years to pay off the loan.

He married Nellie Elizabeth Crenshaw, daughter of Hardin Crenshaw and Delia Free, 5 May 1923, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 22 Mar 1903, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Children:

602. Earnest Alvah[9] Rushing (Jerry Haven, 474). Born, 24 Nov 1910, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Died, 24 May 1936, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Burial in Masonic Cem., Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL.

He married Della Isabel Brigman, 13 Jun 1931. Born, 28 May 1912, in Mansfield, AR. Died, 6 Nov 1994, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Burial in Masonic Cem., Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Resided: 1994, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

603. Paul Louis[9] Rushing (Jerry Haven, 474). Born, 15 Jul 1919. Died, 12 May 1981. Census: 1920, in Johnson Co., IL. Resided: 1981, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married Edna Lee Hurt, 24 Dec 1940, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, Jan 1922, in KY. Children:

604. Thomas Leon[9] Rushing (Earnest Edward, 475). Born, 15 Jan 1917, in Gantown, IL. Census: 1920, in Massac Co., IL.

He married Selma Lois Woods, 17 Dec 1938, in Mayfield, Graves Co., KY. Born, 20 Aug 1915, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Children:

605. Virgil Wayne[9] Rushing (Earnest Edward, 475). Born, 20 Aug 1925, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married Betty Jane Gilbert, daughter of Earl Gilbert and Thora Mattson, 5 Jul 1949, in Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS. Born, 14 Dec 1924, in Killdeer, Dunn Co., ND. Died, 17 Jan 1990, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

606. Blanch[9] Rushing (William Harrison, 477). Born, 15 Jun 1919, in W. Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL. Died, 1996, in MI.

She married Unknown Thomas. Children:

607. Ray[9] Rushing (William Harrison, 477). Born, 4 Nov 1920, in W. Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL. Died, 13 Jul 1995. Burial in Flushing Cem., Flushing, Genesee Co., MI.

Ray Rushing served in the army in World War II where he was wounded in the knee. He was captured by the Germans near the Rhine River in January 1945 but wa freed by the advancing American army. He worked for the City of Flushing for 32 years. In 1958 he lived at 720 East Main Street in Flushing.

He married Geraldine Wesoloski, 3 Jan 1946, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI. Children:

608. Dorothy May[9] Rushing (William Harrison, 477). Born, 19 Apr 1922, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Resided: 1996, in Leesburg, FL.

She married, first, Donald Arthur Straub, 6 Jan 1942. Born, 4 May 1921. Died, 7 Nov 1947, in Durand, Shiawassee Co., MI. Burial in Flushing Cem., Flushing, Genesee Co., MI. Children:

She married, second, Earl D. Hemenway, 12 Dec 1949.

609. James Corbitt[9] Rushing (Thomas Elbert, 478). Born, 21 Sep 1915, in Massac Co., IL. Died, 13 Feb 1994, in St. Louis Co., MO. Burial in Jeff. Barr. Cem., St. Louis Co., MO. Census: 1920, in Franklin Co., IL. Occupation: Streetcar/Bus.

James Corbitt Rushing served two enlistments in the U.S. army. He first served in the 6th Infantry. During World War II he served in the 101st Airborne Division. He worked 32 years for the Public Service Commission, later Bi-State Transportation Authority, before retiring on disability because of arthritis.

He married, first, Lucille. Died, Nov 1993. Children:

He married, second, Margaret Mary O'Halloran, daughter of Michael Thomas O'Halloran and Sarah Catherine McGrath, 16 Feb 1952, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Born, 17 Sep 1930, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Children:

610. Lena Elizabeth[9] Rushing (Thomas Elbert, 478). Born, 18 Jul 1917. Census: 1920, in Franklin Co., IL.

She married Hubert L. Troutt. Born, 1904. Died, 1964. Burial in Reevesville Cem., Reevesville, Massac Co., IL. Occupation: Railroad. Children:

611. Bertha Mathilda[9] Rushing (Thomas Elbert, 478). Born, 25 Sep 1919. Died, 18 Jul 1977, in Aurora, Kane Co., IL. Burial in Lake Cem., Aurora, Kane Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Franklin Co., IL.

She married, first, Joe Nelson. Born, 3 Jul 1919. Died, 11 Sep 1983, in Aurora, Kane Co., IL. Burial in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

She married, second, Marion (Bunny) Choate. Children:

612. Harlis[9] Rushing (Thomas Elbert, 478). Born, 6 Feb 1922. Died, 14 May 1979, in O'Fallon, St. Clair Co., IL. Burial in Reevesville Cem., Reevesville, IL.

Harlis Rushing died from a heart attack. A military marker on his grave notes he was TEC 5 in the 683 Engineering Co. during World War II. It is thought that he was named after Harlis McKinney, husband of Martha East.

He married, first, Isabelle. Children:

He married, second, Ovella Troutt. Born, 1936. Children:

613. Carl Edward[9] Rushing (Thomas Elbert, 478). Born, 7 Jan 1935. Resided: circa 1994, in FL.

He married Marilyn. Children:

614. Kerby Allen[9] Rushing (Norman Allen, 484). Born, 1942, in Williamson Co., IL. Resided: 1996, in GA.

He married Norma. Children:

615. Paul Lee[9] Rushing (Paul Lewis, 487). Born, 2 Mar 1958, in Pope Co., IL. Occupation: Nurse.

He married, first, Unknown, circa 1980. Divorce, 12 Nov 1985. Children:

He married, second, Earlene Benedict Faulkner, daughter of Robert Benedict and Kathryn G. Randolph (Benedict) (Smith), 13 Nov 1985.

616. Rozann[9] Rushing (Nathan John, 488). Born, 15 Dec 1941, in Herrin, Williamson Co., IL. Occupation: Secretary.

"Upon graduating from Du Quoin High School in 1959, she moved to Belleville, Il., where she was employed by the federal government as a draft board clerk....

"Rozann is secretary for the United Mine Workers of America District 12 in Du Quoin. Her interests include sewing, needlework, carfts, and camping." [History of Perry County, Illinois]

She married David George Boggis, son of George W. Boggis and Elizabeth Walsh, 7 May 1961, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., IL. Born, 12 Apr 1940, in St. Lambert, Quebe, Canada. Occupation: Machinist. The Boggis "family orginated in Greenfield Park, canada and moved to DuQuoin, Il. in 1949. They later moved to Pickneyville, Il. in 1854 where they owned and operated Ideal Machine Works.... After graduating from Pickneyville High School in 1958, Dave entered the U.S. Navy....

"David is employed [1988] as a machinist at Consolidated Coal Central Repair Shop. He is also a sign painter and enjoys fishing and camping.... Dave served on the 204 Community Consolidated School Board for 6 years, President of UMWA Local Union 1826 for the past 6 years and has also served as President of the A-WA-We-Go Camping Club.... The family attends the Christian

Fellowship Church in Du Quoin." [History of Perry County, Illinois] Children:

617. Ira Lee[9] Bell (Kenneth Ira, 497). Born, 17 May 1926, in Danville, Houston Co., TN. Resided: 1996, in Franklin, Williamson Co., TN.

He married Imogene Parchman, daughter of William Homer Parchman and Bessie Louise Butts, 5 Nov 1946, in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY. Born, 15 Apr 1928, in Cumberland City, Stewart Co., TN. Children:

618. Donald Reed[9] Rushing (Athal Reed, 503). Born, 2 Aug 1932, in Highland Park, Wayne Co., MI. Died, 12 Jan 1992, in N. Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR.

He married Gertrude Melcher, 12 Aug 1955, in Giessen, Germany. Born, 14 Aug 1929, in Bremen, Germany. Children:

619. Floyd Lynn[9] Rushing (O. B., 504). Born, 7 Jul 1941, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Elizabeth McGarrity Jones, 11 Jul 1964, in AR. Children:

620. Ernest Dale[9] Rushing (O. B., 504). Born, 19 Dec 1943, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Patricia Jane Phifer, 2 Dec 1967, in Benton Co., TN. Born, 26 Feb 1948. Children:

621. Benny Wayne[9] Rushing (O. B., 504). Born, 7 Oct 1947, in Benton Co., TN.

He married Mary Katherine Hilborn, 12 Dec 1973, in Huntsville, Madison Co., AL. Children:

622. Norman Eugene[9] Rushing (Henry Lynn, 508). Born, 17 Apr 1937, in Houston, Harris Co., TX.

He married, first, Virginia Ann Stolz. Born, 11 Aug 1937, in Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI. Children:

He married, second, Unknown. Children:

623. Glen Joel[9] Rushing (Joel Brooks, 517). Resided: 1962, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

He married Shirley Ann. Children:

624. Willie Fay[9] Rushing (Joel Brooks, 517). Resided: 1962, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

She married, first, Unknown Sanders. Children:

She married, second, Howard Perry.

625. Joe Lane[9] Burkhead. Resided: 1992, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

He married, first, Unknown. Children:

He married, second, Patrician Ann (Patty) Hayes, 10 Jul 1992, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN. Born, 30 Mar 1944, in Madison Co., TN. Resided: 1993, in Parsons, Decatur Co., TN.

626. Tim[9] Rushing (Joel Stanley, 520). Resided: 1995, in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.

He married Unknown. Children:

627. Larry[9] Bell.

He married Unknown. Children:

TENTH GENERATION

628. Samuel Kittrell (Kit)[10] Rushing (Samuel Kittrell, 524). Occupation: Professor. Samuel Kittrell Rushing is (1996) a Professor at The University of Tennessee.

He married, first, Unknown. Children:

He married, second, Frances Kelso Bender. Born, 18 Jun 1945, in Memphism, Shelby Co., TN. Children:

629. Richard John[10] Cairns. Born, 4 Dec 1949.

He married Gladyce Nell. Children:

630. Brian[10] Cairns. Born, 1954.

He married, first, Carol Foster. Children:

He married, second, Debbie Vaughn.

631. Linda Lou[10] Price. Born, 26 Feb 1946.

She married Gary Bunce. Children:

632. Sandra Sue[10] Price. Born, 10 Jun 1948.

She married Paul Ryback. Children:

633. Joyce Mae[10] Price. Born, 21 Feb 1958.

She married, first, Steve Scheidt. Children:

She married, second, Larry Bunce.

634. Janet Helen[10] Price. Born, 30 Sep 1959.

She married Gary Sherwin. Children:

635. Marilyn[10] Price. Born, 27 Sep 1967.

She married, first, Bobbie Mead. Children:

She married, second, Ryan Johnson. Children:

636. Stephen John[10] Rushing (John Winfield, 550).

He married Wanda. Children:

637. Rebecca Lynn[10] Rushing (David Lee, 552). Born, 20 May 1963.

She married Arthur Frechette. Born, 28 Dec 1958. Children:

638. Elizabeth Katherine[10] Rushing (David Lee, 552). Born, 9 Nov 1965.

She married Kenneth James Geer. Born, 23 Jun 1957. Children:

639. Alison Elaine[10] Rushing (David Lee, 552). Born, 18 Dec 1967.

She married Edward Boyd Miller. Born, 17 Sep 1966. Children:

640. Joseph Lee[10] Cox. Born, 29 Nov 1967.

He married Crystal Trosper. Born, 17 Feb 1969. Children:

641. Elizabeth (Beth)[10] Morrow. Born, 4 Dec 1968.

She married Michael M. Garrett. Children:

642. Richard Alan[10] Rushing (Richard Arlen, 577). Born, 2 Apr 1953, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Resided: circa 1986, in Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN.

He married Laura Ann Bruce, 4 Aug 1979. Born, 5 Jun 1956, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL. Children:

643. Debra Kay[10] Rushing (Richard Arlen, 577). Born, 28 Oct 1955, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Resided: circa 1986, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL.

She married Stephan Wayne Meneese, 3 Nov 1973. Born, 19 Mar 1952, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL. Children:

644. John David[10] Rushing (Richard Arlen, 577). Born, 1 Nov 1956, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Resided: circa 1986, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL.

He married Shelly Boner Emery, 21 Jan 1984. Born, 28 Nov 1960, in Marion, Williamson Co., IL. Children:

645. Marty Benson[10] Rushing (Loyal Benson, 584). Born, 6 Feb 1963. Resided: 1992, in Scotts Hill, TN.

He married Susan Annette Woods, daughter of Orbie Lee Woods and Mary Ethel Jowers, 17 Jun 1982, in Henderson Co., TN. Born, 27 Jun 1965. Children:

646. Harley R.[10] Rushing (Lawrence H., 595). Born, 9 Aug 1934. Occupation: Truck Driver.

He married Patricia A. Cannon, daughter of Harry Cannon and Irene. Born, 28 Dec 1935. Occupation: Storeclerk. Children:

647. J. Rex[10] Donaldson. Resided: circa 1985, in Holladay, Benton Co., TN.

He married Gale. Children:

648. Charles Lavear[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 10 Mar 1924, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Valeria Marie Jones, daughter of James Wilson Jones and Emma Marie Baynes, 20 Feb 1943, in Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO. Divorce, 14 Apr 1952. Born, 11 Jun 1927, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Christine Riles, 8 May 1952. Divorce, 1965. Born, 13 Oct 1924, in AR. Children:

He married, third, Elsie Sexton, 16 Apr 1966. Divorce, 1977. Born, 2 Sep 1935, in KY.

He married, fourth, Diana June Knotts, 8 Jan 1979. Divorce, 1988. Born, 12 Feb 1954. Children:

He married, fifth, Joyce Ann Smoot, 7 Oct 1992. Born, 9 Feb 1939.

649. Nellie Mae[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 11 Apr 1925, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Nellie Mae's second husband Dwight Beasley did not like her name and made her change it to Louise.

She married, first, James Scott, 27 Apr 1946. Children:

She married, second, Dwight Beasley, circa 1957. Born, 7 Sep 1931. Children:

She married, third, Thomas Manees, 18 Sep 1972. Born, 28 Sep 1917.

650. Earnest Edward[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 25 Dec 1927, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married Evetta May McBride, daughter of Fred McBride and Martha Fay Davis, 20 Sep 1948. Born, 25 May 1930, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL. Children:

651. James Lannes[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 11 Dec 1929, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Pauline McBride, 1 Feb 1947. Divorce, 1950. Born, 1 Feb 1930, in Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Mary Alice Slankard, 28 Oct 1950. Born in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

He married, third, Gloria Jean Slankard, 22 Jan 1955. Born in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, fourth, Shirley McMasters, 30 Jun 1956. Born in IL. Children:

He married, fifth, Vernita Riles, daughter of Artie Riles and Edna, 5 Apr 1960. Born, 2 Aug 1927, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, sixth, Lois Elaine Frey, 4 Jun 1964. Born, 28 Jul 1936, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

He married, seventh, Dalia Guerra Pena, 26 Oct 1985. Born, 21 Dec 1950, in Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX. Children:

652. William Elmer[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 15 Dec 1933, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL.

He married Carol Ann Thompson, 16 Jun 1953. Born, 18 Jun 1936, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Children:

653. Robert Lavelle[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 4 Dec 1937, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Shirley Mae Fought, 12 Oct 1957. Divorce, Jan 1984. Born, 31 Mar 1936, in Racine, Racine Co., WI. Children:

He married, second, Terry Rae Krempasky, 15 Aug 1987. Born, 25 Jul 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., PA. Children:

654. Rosalie Ann[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 24 Apr 1940, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL.

She married, first, Gene Nelson, 6 Sep 1957. Children:

She married, second, Bobby Joe Burnham, 11 Oct 1963. Born, 13 Jun 1938. Children:

655. Albert Allen[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 26 Apr 1943, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Norma Sue Kennedy, 29 Apr 1962. Divorce, 19 Apr 1974. Born, 5 May 1945, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Children:

He married, second, Loretta Jean Richardson, 28 Oct 1974. Born, 15 May 1955, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Died, 2 Dec 1993, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Burial in New Hope Cem., Massac Co., IL. Loretta (Richardson) Rushing died at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY, after a two-year battle with cancer. Children:

He married, third, Reba Jane Wallace, 14 Jan 1995, in Unionville, Massac Co., KY. Born, 7 Feb 1947, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY.

656. Patricia Ann[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 3 Dec 1945, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL.

She married, first, James Guinn, 4 Oct 1966. Children:

She married, second, Robert Waites, 13 Sep 1968. Born, 19 Aug 1945.

She married, third, Westley Waymon Denty, 7 May 1975. Children:

She married, fourth, James Clifton Barnett, 19 Oct 1990. Born, 17 Jun 1936, in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR.

657. Roy Donald[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 5 Jun 1947, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Lou Ann Wiseman (689), 24 Apr 1971. Divorce, Oct 1973. Children:

He married, second, Allyson Joy Mehmarnesh, 20 Oct 1977. Divorce, Mar 1980. Born, 29 May 1947, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

He married, third, Linda Kay Clements, 4 Apr 1981. Divorce, Oct 1987. Born, 29 Oct 1957, in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA. Children:

He married, fourth, Geraldine Dutierrez, circa 1986. Born, 1 Oct 1971, in Magua, Nicargua. Children:

658. Jerry Dale[10] Rushing (Charles William, 601). Born, 2 Jul 1950, in New Columbia, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Jacqueline Dell Peavey, 16 Oct 1967. Divorce, 5 Mar 1975. Born, 3 Sep 1950, in Danville, Boyle Co., KY. Children:

He married, second, Barbara Lynn Foweler, 20 Apr 1975. Divorce, 15 Dec 1976.

He married, third, Barbara Jean Robinson, 8 Jan 1977. Born, 11 Apr 1946, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

659. Danny Lee[10] Rushing (Thomas Leon, 604). Born, 22 Feb 1946, in Denver, Denver Co., CO.

He married Mary Juliet Brown, 31 Jul 1971, in Denver, Denver Co., CO. Born, 24 Jan 1949, in Denver, Denver Co., CO. Children:

660. Jack Wayne (Jackie)[10] Rushing (Virgil Wayne, 605). Born, 25 Jan 1950, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Brenda Kay Smithson, daughter of Rulele Smithson and Mary Sue Meeks, 24 Jan 1969, in Vienna, Johnson Co., IL. Born, 22 Jun 1950, in Miami, Dade Co., FL.

He married, second, Lawanda Sue Roberts, daughter of Lawrence Roberts and Virgie Story, 5 May 1971, in Brookport, Massac Co., IL. Born, 12 Jun 1952, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

661. Jerry Dean[10] Rushing (Virgil Wayne, 605). Born, 9 Mar 1952, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Occupation: Factory.

He married Sherry Lynn Ferguson, daughter of Preston Eugene Ferguson and Verna Irene Childers, 15 Dec 1972, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 22 Oct 1955, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Children:

662. Joey Dwayne[10] Rushing (Virgil Wayne, 605). Born, 5 Mar 1956, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY.

He married, first, Connie Lee Cole, 27 Jun 1975, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 3 Dec 1958, in KY. Children:

He married, second, Dee Winifred Tolen, daughter of Loyal Truman Tolen and Mamie Helen Kimberlin, 3 Apr 1992, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 23 Jul 1958, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Children:

663. Tammy Jane[10] Rushing (Virgil Wayne, 605). Born, 1 Oct 1961, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

She married Gary Wayne Carrell, 5 Dec 1986, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Born, 13 Dec 1954, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL. Children:

664. James Wendell[10] Thomas. Born, 18 Jan 1954. Resided: circa 1996, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI.

He married Betty. Born, 11 Sep 1957. Children:

665. Ray Douglas[10] Rushing (Ray, 607). Born, 12 Jan 1949. Resided: circa 1995, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI.

He married Sue. Children:

666. Dennnis Russell[10] Rushing (Ray, 607). Born, 15 Dec 1950.

He married Charmaine Sue. Born, 6 Mar 1951. Children:

667. Gary Lee[10] Straub. Born, 28 Apr 1948.

He married Unknown. Children:

668. James Clarence[10] Rushing (James Corbitt, 609). Born, Jan 1939. Resided: 1996, in St. Charles, St. Charles Co., MO.

He married Elaine. Children:

669. Virginia Ann[10] Rushing (James Corbitt, 609). Born, Apr 1941. Resided: 1996, in Red Bud, Randolph Co., IL.

She married, first, Harold Greenley. Children:

Associated with an unknown man. Children:

670. Patricia Ann[10] Rushing (James Corbitt, 609). Born, 10 Sep 1957, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Baptism in St. Wensaslaus, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Frst Commun in St. George, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Resided: 1996, in Collinsville, Madison Co., IL.

She married, first, David Mark Knott, son of David Llewelyn Knott and Gloria Rae Brauss, 30 Sep 1978, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Born, 17 Sep 1955, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Resided: 1996, in Fenton, St. Louis Co., MO. Children:

She married, second, William Charles Hayes, son of William Charles Hayes and Mary Venice Barbee, 14 Sep 1991. Born, 6 Mar 1938, in E. St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL. Occupation: Maintenance. William Charles Hayes served 10 years in the navy, including a tour on the nuclear submarine Abraham Lincoln.

671. Lowell Lee[10] Troutt.

He married Linda Anderson. Children:

672. Ronald Reed[10] Rushing (Donald Reed, 618). Born, 12 Aug 1954, in Metz, France.

He married, first, Polly Ann Chandler, 19 Aug 1972. Children:

He married, second, Betty Lou Denison, 19 Jan 1975. Born in Hebron, McHenry Co., IL. Children:

He married, third, Debbie Ann Luce, 10 Jan 1981, in Bartlett, DuPage Co., IL. Born, 13 Jul 1955, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Children:

673. David Athal[10] Rushing (Donald Reed, 618). Born, 20 Dec 1955, in Verdun, France.

He married Sally Mae Wohl, 1 Feb 1975, in Riley Center, St. Clair Co., MI. Born, 2 Feb 1957, in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Children:

674. Norman Eugene[10] Rushing (Norman Eugene, 622). Born, 11 Oct 1955, in St. Joseph, Berrien Co., MI.

He married Rebecca Lynn Yarlott, 16 Dec 1978, in Byron Center, Kent Co., MI. Children:

675. Ronald Dean[10] Rushing (Norman Eugene, 622). Born, 24 Oct 1958, in Watervliet, Berrien Co., MI.

He married Linda Irene Healy, 31 Jan 1976, in Paw Paw, Berrien Co., MI. Children:

ELEVENTH GENERATION

676. Connie[11] Bunce.

She married Tod Parish. Children:

677. Deanne[11] Bunce. Born, 10 Apr 1967.

She married Douglas Powell. Children:

678. Lori[11] Ryback.

She married Eric Nelson. Children:

679. Terrence Charles[11] Rushing (Charles Lavear, 648). Born, 21 Oct 1944, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Terrence Rushing has researched the family of Asa Rushing. He wrote the following about himself. "Born, 21 Oct 1944, in Paducah, Kentucky, Terry started out life on the negative side as a result of his mothers actions during birth. Because his mother was young and scared, she did not follow the doctors instructions and actually strangled him to death durning birth. Quick action by the attending doctor revived him and he survived. At the age of four, Terry was stricken with polio and spent several months in the hospital in Centrilla, Illinois. This condition left him with a slightly smaller left arm and right leg. Later the muscles in his left hand drew up and they had to be surgically cut to open his hand. This left him with only about 30% use of that hand. After the divorce of his parents, his mother married a construction worker named Roy Sanders. In 1955 Roy got a job as a welder at Great Lakes Steel Company in Ecorse, Michigan. The family moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1956 and a few years later settled in Wyandotte, Michigan. Terry graduated from Theodore Roosevelt high school in June of 1963. When he took the physical for active service, he was rejected because of his physical disability. After working at numerous,go nowhere, jobs he was hired by a engineering firm in Detroit as a drafting trainee and from there learned what was to become his vocation. In 1968 he was hired by Great Lakes Steel Company as a designer/draftsman and spent 18 years there. After being let go because of economic bad times he spent five years in various drafting shops until landing a job with Ford Motor Company. In 1990 Terry was hired as an equipment/automation designer in the fuel tank department at Dearborn Engine Plant.

He married, first, Ethel Naomi Vary, 25 Jun 1966, in Flatrock, Wayne Co., MI. Divorce, 7 Jul 1977. Born, 25 Apr 1946, in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. Children:

He married, second, Catherine Theresa Dayton, 10 Feb 1978, in Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI. Born, 28 Jan 1950, in Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI. Children:

680. Thomas Glenn[11] Rushing (Charles Lavear, 648). Born, 28 May 1947, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY.

He married Charlene Wright, 23 Mar 1968, in Southgate, Wayne Co., MI. Born, 5 Jun 1947, in Fleming, KY. Children:

681. Marilyn Sue[11] Rushing (Charles Lavear, 648). Born, 21 May 1950, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

She married, first, Albert Ray Rockwell, 12 Jul 1969, in Lincoln Park, Wayne Co., MI. Divorce, 23 Jun 1973. Born, 24 Mar 1949, in PA. Children:

She married, second, Arthur Eugene Stamper, 24 Sep 1977. Born, 9 Sep 1949, in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. Children:

682. James Alvin[11] Scott. Born, 23 Apr 1947, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

He married Wanda Jo, 26 Apr 1968, in Richland, Pulaski Co., MO. Born, 12 Apr 1947, in Crocker, Pulaski CO., MO. Children:

683. Donald Eugene[11] Rushing (Earnest Edward, 650). Born, 29 Jun 1952, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married Ellen Kathleen Enk, 1 Sep 1973, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Born, 14 Jan 1953, in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. Children:

684. Kathryn Sue[11] Rushing (Earnest Edward, 650). Born, 19 Jan 1956, in Cairo, Alexander Co., IL.

She married, first, James Williams, 5 Oct 1975. Children:

She married, second, Mark Zimmerli, 30 Sep 1994, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

685. Keith Lynn[11] Rushing (James Lannes, 651). Born, 8 Feb 1954, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

He married Unknown. Children:

686. Randy Eugene[11] Rushing (James Lannes, 651). Born, 30 Mar 1965, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married, first, Cynthia Payne. Divorce, 1991. Born in LA. Children:

He married, second, Lori Elizabeth Reffino, daughter of Bernard Reffino and Barbara Ellen Titus, 1 Aug 1991, in Hammond, Lake Co., IN. Born, 1 Sep 1960, in Hammond, Lake Co., IN. Children:

687. Cheryl Ann[11] Rushing (William Elmer, 652). Born, 30 Jul 1961, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

She married Dennis Michael Capps, 8 Aug 1981. Children:

688. Timothy William[11] Rushing (William Elmer, 652). Born, 19 Nov 1964, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

He married Deniece Marie Goodale, 9 Feb 1985. Children:

689. Lou Ann[11] Wiseman (Robert Lavelle, 653). Born, 15 Feb 1955, in Racine, Racine Co., WI.

She married Roy Donald Rushing (657).

690. Roberta Lynn[11] Rushing (Robert Lavelle, 653). Born, 8 Jul 1959, in Evanston, Cook Co., IL.

Associated with Unknown (Yates?). Children:

She married Virgil Burnham, 19 Mar 1978. Children:

She married James Bynum, after 1983. Children:

691. Craig Allen[11] Rushing (Robert Lavelle, 653). Born, 3 Oct 1960, in Blue Island, Cook Co., IL.

He married Brenda Sue Staton, daughter of Edward Allen Staton and Cleta June Oliver, 6 Dec 1980, in Grantsburg, IL. Born, 11 Jun 1957, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Children:

692. Michael Allen[11] Rushing (Albert Allen, 655). Born, 17 May 1963, in Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

He married Mellissa Dawn Schierbaum, 23 Jun 1981, in Joppa, Massac Co., IL. Born, 14 Sep 1965, in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. Children:

693. Anthony[11] Rushing. Resided: circa 1990, in KS.

He married an unknown woman. Children:

694. Lee[11] Troutt (Lowell Lee, 671).

He married Chris, Oct 1988, in Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA. Children:

TWELFTH GENERATION

695. Terrence Charles[12] Rushing (Terrence Charles, 679). Born, 16 Jan 1969, in Trenton, Wayne Co., MI.

He married Birgit Griessman, 20 Nov 1993, in Taylor, Wayne Co., MI. Born, 12 Dec 1960, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Children:

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