David Rush

–1783
United States

The Life of David

David Rush was born as the son of William Carver Rush I and Elizabeth Lewis. He married Mary Alexander about 1756, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1783, in United States.

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Family Time Line

David Rush
–1783
Mary Alexander
1737–1807
Marriage: about 1756
William Rush
1757–
Samuel Rush
1759–
David Rush
1760–1839
Helen Rush
1761–
Mary Ann Rush
1763–
David Rush
1765–
William Rush
1765–
Samuel Rush
1767–
Helen Rush
1768–
David Louis Rush
1770–
Elim Rush
1772–
Mary Alice Rush
1773–
Elizabeth Darcus Rush
1777–1823

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1756
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

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World Events (2)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 (2)

  • David Rusk in entry for William Rusk, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • David Rusk in entry for Helen Rusk, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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