Thomas Brush

about 1803–26 February 1861 (Age 58)
Harlem, New York County, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Brush was born about 1803, in Harlem, New York County, New York, United States, his father, Peter Brush, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Meyer, was 38. He had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Sarah Ann Furman. He died on 26 February 1861, in Washington Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Lockington, Shelby, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Brush
1803–1861
Sarah Ann Furman
1810–1880
William A. Brush
1825–
Bailey Nathaniel Brush
1827–1900
Thomas J. Brush
1830–
Abraham Brush
1834–1900
Ephraim Brush
1836–1850
Nancy Ellen Brush
1839–
George N. Brush
1843–1925
Margaret J. Brush
1846–1869
Malinda June Brush
1852–1876

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

    William A. Brush

    Male1825–Male

    Bailey Nathaniel Brush

    Male1827–1900Male

    Thomas J. Brush

    Male1830–Male

    Abraham Brush

    Male1834–1900Male

    Ephraim Brush

    Male1836–1850Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1803

Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803

Age 0

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 16

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche, from Old French brosse), or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. It could also be from a related word, brusche ‘cut wood’, ‘branches lopped off trees’ (Old French brousse), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a forester or woodcutter, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’ (Late Latin bruscia).2 Respelling of German Brusch or Brüsch, a topographic name from the field name Brüsch (Middle High German brüsch ‘heather’, ‘broom’ or ‘brush’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thos Brush, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U U in entry for Margaret J. Wicks, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Thomas Brush in entry for Abraham Brush and Christiana Reynolds, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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