When Dorcas Brush was born on 29 November 1760, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zacheus Brush, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Pardee, was 32. She married James Nash on 24 November 1791. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died in March 1850, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89.
English: metonymic occupational name for a brush maker, from Middle English brush ‘brush’ (Old French brosse ‘brushwood’).
Americanized form of German Brusch or Brüsch ‘heather, broom, brushwood’ (see Bruesch ).