Ezekiel Rush

Male17 September 1806–13 February 1872

Brief Life History of Ezekiel

When Ezekiel 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 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, at the age of 65, and was buried in Browning Cemetery, Shafter Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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

Sources (4)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1829Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (13)

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    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

    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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