Martha Ann Elizabeth Rushing

Female24 April 1841–7 March 1933

Brief Life History of Martha Ann Elizabeth

When Martha Ann Elizabeth Rushing was born on 24 April 1841, in Coosa, Alabama, United States, her father, William Solomon Rushing, was 25 and her mother, Dorothy Ann Rushing, was 19. She married Private Abraham Goodin Estes on 3 January 1864, in Coosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 12 Weoka, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Weoka, Elmore, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 March 1933, in Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Weoka, Elmore, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Private Abraham Goodin Estes
Martha Ann Elizabeth Rushing
Marriage: 3 January 1864
Lenna Elizabeth Estes
Martha Percella "Mattie" Estes
William Solomon "Willie" Estes
Abraham Hezekiah "Hezzie" Estes
Olive Edward "Ollie" Estes
Ada Belle Estes
Ivora Pearle "Ivey" Estes
Rhoda Ann "Rhodie" Estes
Charles Jefferson Estes
Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Estes

Sources (25)

  • Martha Rushing in household of Dolley Rushing, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Ann Elizabeth Rushen - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 22 April 1842; Coosa, Alabama, United States
  • Martha E. Rushing, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1864Coosa, Alabama, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Russin or perhaps of some other similarly spelled German surname; its byform is Rushin .

    Probably also English: variant of Rushin .

    History: Mathys Riesin or Russin, a Palatine German of Protestant faith, arrived in VA in 1709 (from the Netherlands via England). His name was later spelled as both Russian and Rushin. — There also apperas to be some evidence for Mathew Rushing, who arrived in VA before 1670, probably from Suffolk, England, where his father's surname is said to have been spelled Rushing and Rushin. However, his supposed son (or perhaps grandson), who died in 1728 in NC, has been identified by some as the settler of German origin, mentioned above.

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

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