Nancy Rush

1785–
Chester, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Rush was born in 1785, in Chester, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Michael Rush, was 38 and her mother, Mary Anna Bissett, was 34. She married Joseph Bennett about 1815, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bennett
1790–1843
Nancy Rush
1785–
Marriage: about 1815
James R. Bennett
1806–1883
Daniel Bennett
1812–
Jesse Bennett
1818–
William Bennett
1808–
Michael Bennett
1812–1897
Elizabeth Bennett
1816–1908
Joseph Bennett
1816–1880

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Bennett

    Male1790–1843Male

    Female1785–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1815
Pendleton, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    James R. Bennett

    Male1806–1883Male

    William Bennett

    Male1808–Male

    Michael Bennett

    Male1812–1897Male

    Daniel Bennett

    Male1812–Male

    Female1816–1908Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1799

Age 14

Chester Township was established as a separate political entity on April 1, 1799, including the area of both the Township and the downtown settlement which came to be the Borough.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 34

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: 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Rush in entry for Michael Bennett, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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