Powell Bush

16 March 1801–30 July 1871 (Age 70)
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Powell

When Powell Bush was born on 16 March 1801, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, John Bush, was 51 and his mother, Hezekiah Kisiah Turner, was 45. He married Sarah Allison on 19 March 1827, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Wahkonsa Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 30 July 1871, in Richland Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Appel Cemetery, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Powell Bush
Sarah Allison
Marriage: 19 March 1827
Amanda Jane Bush
Martha Bush
James Emmanuel Bush
Samuel Bush
Albert Estes Bush
Angeline Bush
Melvina Bush
Alfred Bush
Mary Elizabeth Bush
Martha Ann Bush
Marilla Bush

Spouse and Children

19 March 1827
Greenup, Kentucky, United States



    James Emmanuel Bush


    Samuel Bush


    Albert Estes Bush


    Angeline Bush


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 11

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 19

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a bushy area or thicket, from Middle English bush(e) ‘bush’ (probably from Old Norse buskr, or an unrecorded Old English busc); alternatively, it may derive from Old Norse Buski used as a personal name.2 Americanized spelling of German Busch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Powell Bush, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Powell Bush, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Powel Bush in entry for Riela Winn, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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