James Rushing

Maleabout 1755–September 1816

Brief Life History of James

When James Rushing was born about 1755, his father, William Able Rushing, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Paul, was 33. He married Sarah Renfroe about 1783, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in September 1816, in Washington, Georgia, United States, at the age of 62.

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James Rushing
about 1755–1816
Sarah Renfroe
Marriage: about 1783
Joel Rushing
Eli Rushing
Caroline Rushing
Mahala Rushing
Mary R. Rushing
Michael Rushing
Sarah Rushing
William Rushing
John West Rushing

Sources (3)

  • James Rushing, "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909"
  • James Rushing, "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909"
  • List of Rev War Soldiers, and their Widows, Who Were GA Land Lottery Winners 1832

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1783Georgia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 29

    Historical Boundaries: 1784: Washington, Georgia, United States

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 33

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    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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