Benjamin Franklin Brush

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Brush was born in December 1844, in Felicity, Franklin Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, his father, Israel Brush, was 50 and his mother, Mary E Meeker, was 46. He married Mary Elizabeth Willis about 1873, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tate Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Sterling Township, Brown, Ohio, United States in 1900.

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Benjamin Franklin Brush
Mary Elizabeth Willis
Marriage: about 1873
Edward Brush
Essie Bertha Brush
Arthur Mitchel Brush
Roscoe Earl Brush
Ivoah Holden Brush

Sources (27)

  • Benjamin F Brush in household of Jerad Brush, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Franklin Brush - Published information: birth: December 1844; Felicity, Clermont, Ohio, United States
  • Franklin Brush, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a brush maker, from Middle English brush ‘brush’ (Old French brosse ‘brushwood’).

Americanized form of German Brusch or Brüsch ‘heather, broom, brushwood’ (see Bruesch ).

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

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