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
Rebecca Beckham
Marriage: about 1829
Leonard Rush
Martha Mae Rush
Sarah Rush
Perlina Rush
Irwin Rush
Felicia Rush
Mary Elizabeth Rush
Sarah Elizabeth Rush

Spouse and Children


    Rebecca Beckham


about 1829


    Leonard Rush


    Martha Mae Rush


    Sarah Rush


    Perlina Rush


    Irwin Rush


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)


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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