Julia Rush

22 November 1790–19 April 1860 (Age 69)
Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Julia

When Julia Rush was born on 22 November 1790, in Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Dr. Benjamin Rush, was 44 and her mother, Julia Stockton, was 31. She married Henry Jonothan William about 1812, in Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 19 April 1860, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Jonothan William
Julia Rush
Marriage: about 1812

Spouse and Children

    Henry Jonothan William



about 1812
Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (7)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 1

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Age 22

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived among rushes, from Middle English rush (a collective singular, Old English rysc), or perhaps an occupational name for someone who wove mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis ‘descendant of Ros’, a personal name perhaps derived from ros ‘wood’. In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra ( see Loughrey ).3 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, ‘descendant of Fuada’ a personal name meaning ‘hasty’, ‘rushing’ ( see Foody ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julia Rush, "Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976"
  • Julia Rush, "Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976"
  • Julia Rush Williams, "Find A Grave Index"

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