Sarah Brush

1777–1850 (Age 73)

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Brush was born in 1777, her father, Capt. Timothy Brush, was 26 and her mother, Catherine Lane, was 26. She married Joseph C. Griggs on 24 July 1814, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died before 1850, at the age of 72.

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Joseph C. Griggs
Sarah Brush
Marriage: 24 July 1814
Catherine Brush Griggs

Spouse and Children

    Joseph C. Griggs



24 July 1814
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States


    Catherine Brush Griggs


Parents and Siblings



    Azuba Brush



    Samuel Brush



    John Brush


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)

  • Sarah Brush, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Sarah Brush in entry for Joseph Griggs, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Sarah Brush in entry for Catherine Brush Griggs Carter, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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