Margaret Bisset

about 1726–1792 (Age 66)
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Margaret

Margaret Bisset was born about 1726, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. She had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Peter Rush. She died in 1792, at the age of 66.

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Peter Rush
Margaret Bisset
1726–1792
Michael Rush
1747–1835
Miss Rush
1755–
William Rush
1749–1844
Edward Rush
1750–
Peter Rush Jr
1752–1819
Daniel Rush
1755–1836

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1775

Age 49

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 54

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Bissett .2 French: from a diminutive of Old French bisse ‘fine linen’, as a metonymic occupational name for weaver of or dealer in fine linen.

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

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