Hiram Casey Rush

23 September 1818–11 August 1863 (Age 44)
Monroe, Hart, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Hiram Casey

When Hiram Casey Rush was born on 23 September 1818, in Monroe, Hart, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Rush, was 36 and his mother, Rachel Springer, was 42. He married Esther Combs about 1837, in Monroe, Hart, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 11 August 1863, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Casey Rush
1818–1863
Esther Combs
1818–1851
Marriage: about 1837
Ezekial Rush
1845–1896
Mary Polly Rush
1847–
Daniel Hestand Rush
1849–1932

Spouse and Children

    Male1818–1863Male

    Esther Combs

    Female1818–1851Female

MARRIAGE
about 1837
Monroe, Hart, Kentucky, United States
children

(3)

    Ezekial Rush

    Male1845–1896Male

    Female1847–Female

    Daniel Hestand Rush

    Male1849–1932Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Hiram C Rush, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Rush, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Rush in entry for Isaac Rush, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

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