Anna Brush

8 October 1766–3 May 1835 (Age 68)
Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Brush was born on 8 October 1766, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Edward Bush, was 33 and her mother, Deborah Ingersoll, was 29. She married Jonathan Platt II in 1782, in Tioga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 3 May 1835, in Tioga, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Nichols, Nichols, Tioga, New York, United States.

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Jonathan Platt II
Anna Brush
Marriage: 1782
Hon. Jonathan Platt III
Mary Platt
Edward Platt
William Platt
Brush Platt
Nehemiah F Platt
Charlotte Platt
Deborah Platt
Charles Platt
Sarah Platt

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Tioga, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 15

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Anna Brush Platt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The Platt lineage; a genealogical research and record : Platt, George Lewis, 1819-1900. [from old catalog] :
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anna Brush - Published information: death:

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