Ezekiel C. Rush

17 September 1806–13 February 1872 (Age 65)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ezekiel C.

When Ezekiel C. Rush was born on 17 September 1806, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Rush, was 24 and his mother, Rachel Springer, was 20. He married Rebecca Beckham about 1829. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sharon Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1865. He died on 13 February 1872, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Browning Cemetery, Shafter Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel C. Rush
1806–1872
Rebecca Beckham
1806–1878
Marriage: about 1829
Leonard Rush
1830–1910
Martha Mae Rush
1832–1882
Sarah Rush
1833–1886
Perlina Rush
1835–1854
Irwin Rush
1837–1901
Felicia Rush
1841–
Mary Elizabeth Rush
1849–
Sarah Elizabeth Rush
1855–1939

Spouse and Children

    Male1806–1872Male

    Rebecca Beckham

    Female1806–1878Female

MARRIAGE
about 1829
children

(8)

    Leonard Rush

    Male1830–1910Male

    Martha Mae Rush

    Female1832–1882Female

    Sarah Rush

    Female1833–1886Female

    Perlina Rush

    Female1835–1854Female

    Irwin Rush

    Male1837–1901Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 6

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived among rushes, from Middle English rush (a collective singular, Old English rysc), or perhaps an occupational name for someone who wove mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis ‘descendant of Ros’, a personal name perhaps derived from ros ‘wood’. In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra ( see Loughrey ).3 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, ‘descendant of Fuada’ a personal name meaning ‘hasty’, ‘rushing’ ( see Foody ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ezekiel Rush, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • Ezekiel Rush, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezekiel Rush, "United States Census, 1870"

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