Ezekiel C. Rush

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

The Life Summary 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 30. He married Rebecca Beckham in 1829, in Tennessee, United States. 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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Ezekiel C. Rush
Rebecca Beckham
Marriage: 1829
Leonard L. Rush
Martha Mae Rush
Sarah Rush
Perlina Rush
Irwin Rush
Felicia Rush
Mary Elizabeth Rush
Sarah Elizabeth Rush

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1829Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Fayette, Illinois, United States
    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

    English: from Middle English rishe, rush(e), rosh(e) ‘rush’ (Old English risc), either a topographic name for someone who lived in a rushy place, or a nickname probably denoting someone who wove mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.English: nickname from Middle English rush ‘beehive’ (probably referring to skeps woven from rushes), perhaps denoting a bee-keeper.Irish: shortened 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 due to confusion with the Irish word luachair ‘rushes’ (see Loughrey ).

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Ezekiel Rush, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
    • Ezekiel Rush, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ezekiel C Rush, "Find A Grave Index"

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