Mary Brush

November 1835–19 February 1836
New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brush was born in November 1835, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Amos Brush Jr., was 45 and her mother, Aurilla Barnum, was 39. She lived in Union Vale, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 19 February 1836, in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 0.

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Amos Brush Jr.
Aurilla Barnum
Sarah Eliza Brush
Hannah Irena Brush
Emily Brush
George Seelye Brush
Austin A. Brush
William Brush
Almon Brush
Augustus A. Brush
Mary Brush
Harriet Aurilla Brush

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche, from Old French brosse), or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. It could also be from a related word, brusche ‘cut wood’, ‘branches lopped off trees’ (Old French brousse), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a forester or woodcutter, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’ (Late Latin bruscia).2 Respelling of German Brusch or Brüsch, a topographic name from the field name Brüsch (Middle High German brüsch ‘heather’, ‘broom’ or ‘brush’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Whitehead in household of Daniel Duncan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Whitehead in household of Daniel Duncan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Brush, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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