Phillip Roush Jr

1 June 1774–9 September 1858 (Age 84)
Forestville, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of Phillip

When Phillip Roush Jr was born on 1 June 1774, in Forestville, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, his father, Philip Sehler Roush Sr., was 33 and his mother, Anna Catharine Kelchner, was 25. He married Mary Pence on 3 February 1796, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New Market Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1840 and Hamer Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 9 September 1858, in Highland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in New Market, Highland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Roush Jr
Mary Pence
Marriage: 3 February 1796
Allen Roush
Philip Rousch
Mary Ann Roush
Nathaniel Roush
George Roush
William Roush
Lydia Roush
John Roush
Rachael Catherine Roush

Spouse and Children

3 February 1796
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rausch or possibly of French Rouch.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Phillip Roush, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Philip Roush, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Philip Roush, "United States Census, 1840"

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