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
Sarah Ann Furman
William A. Brush
Bailey Nathaniel Brush
Thomas J. Brush
Abraham Brush
Ephraim Brush
Nancy Ellen Brush
George N. Brush
Margaret J. Brush
Malinda June Brush

Spouse and Children



    William A. Brush


    Bailey Nathaniel Brush


    Thomas J. Brush


    Abraham Brush


    Ephraim Brush


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

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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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