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The Bush Family-My Ancestors

Bush Family Research

By Clifton W. Bush

 

Bush Descendants

 

Generation 1-3

 

GENERATION 4-6 GENERATION 7-9

Descendants of Abraham Bush

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. ABRAHAM1 BUSH (Source: (1) Will Abraham Bush, Lancaster County 14 February 1686/87, Lancaster County Wills, Will Probated 10 August 1687, p114a 115a., (2) Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia 1607-1624/25 (1st edition)., (3) Cavaliers & Pioneers by Nell Marion Nugent, V1 p458., (4) Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia 1607-1624/25 (3rd edition), 148.) was born Abt. 1622 in London (Source: Lancaster Co. Record Bk 2, 1654-66, p 347, Recorded 1683 as being 61 years of age.), and died August 1687 in Lancaster County Virginia. He married (1) MARTHA. She was born 1625. He married (2) ANN (Source: Lancaster County Wills and Administrations (1652-1800), p. 9. Will pro. 11 Feb. 1690. p. 12. Inv. & appr. rec. 10 June 1691.) Abt. 1669 in Isle Of Wight, Virginia. She was born Abt. 1628 in Lancaster County Virginia, and died 10 March 1690 in Lancaster County Virginia..

 

Notes for ABRAHAM BUSH:

 

Abraham Bush, Peter Elmore, George Spencer and Sara Bannister all transported to Virginia in 1657 By Thomas Powell. (Adventures of Purse and Person p148 V3)

 

Abraham Bush and Peter Elmore granted 300a of land for transporting 6 people in 1664

(Cavaliers and Pioneers V1 p 458/59) which would indicate Peter and Abraham are one and the same that was transported to Virginia together in 1657.

 

Land Grant dated January 1695/96 (Library of Virginia land grants, index # 3 & 11 p221/222/223) conveying land to George, John and Abraham Bush, brothers, and the land they are being granted is the land previously granted to Abraham Bush and Peter Elmor

 

(p222) "Ye do give and grant unto George Bush, John Bush and Abraham Bush of the county of Lancaster East by marked trees and bounding upon the land formerly granted to Abraham Bush and Peter Elmor two hundred and fifty four poles to a stake standing in Abraham Bush's old field near the said Bushes old dwelling house."

 

(p223 John Bush)" West one hundred eighty porches to a corner Spanish oak standing near the head of a branch in a line belonging to John Bush and his two brothers George and Abraham, from the Spanish oak North East by North eighty one poles to a corner Spanish Oak."

 

By 1663 records show Abraham was well settled in Lancaster County. Making several land purchases. His will was recorded 14 February 1686/87.

Abraham's Will

"Will Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1675-1689" by Ruth & Sam Sparaccio.

"In the name of God Amen. This being the last Will and Testament of Abraham Bush now being in perfect sence minde & memory, praise be to God for it, further dispose of my Estate a followith, Vizt.

First, I doe give unto my loving Wife,An Bush,this Plantation I now live on and the Neck of Land thereto belonging for her life time and after her decease it to fall unto my youngest Sonne Isack. And I doe alsoe give unto my Sonne, George Bush and my Sonne,Abraham Bush,seventy five acres of land a peice lying all together joyneing the land of Job Hill up towards the Dry Bottom. I doe alsoe give unto my Sonne,John Bush,seventy five acares of land joyneing upon the Branch and the Neck I felt my Wife, and if my Sonne, Isack,should dye without leaveing lawfull issue behind him the land to fall unto my Daughter, Charity Bush, after her Mothers deceased,and after the decease of my Daughter,Charity,to fall to my Daughter, Elizabeth Bush,and after the decease of my Daughter, Elizabeth Bush, the sd. lande to fall unto the next heire: Alsoe I doe give unto my Sonne, Thomas Bush, one Neck of Land comonly called Peumen Neck unto him and his heires for ever. But is in case the ad. Thomas Bush should die without the leaveing of lawfull issue,the land to fall unto ye next heire: Alsoe I doe order it thus that if in all my Sonnes die without leaveing any lawfull issue behind them, then the whole divident of land to be equally divided between William Ellixander and my Daughters. And if my Daughters dye without leaveing any issue then the whole dividend of land to dedound to him forever, and his heires forever. Item. I doe order it then that my Sonne, George,shall stay and work with and for his Mother two yeares and work for her and then he is for himself,alsoe my Sonne Abraham,work for his Mother three yeares then he shall be himselfe: Further, I dispose of my Cattle as followeth, vizt.,First I doe give unto my Wife, one cow called Starr and three steeres & a bull. And Alsoe I doe give my Daughter, Marsi Bush, one Cow and all her female increase forever. Alsoe two pewter dishes and for all the rest of my Pewter unto my Wife. Alsoe all the other household moveables alsoe my Wife is to have all the Bull Calves of my Sons Cattle. The time they stay with her for her use: Alsoe, I doe give my Sonne, Thomas,one cow called Liley and her increase forever. Alsoe to my sone, George, one cow called Cherry with all her female increase for ever. Alsoe to my Sone, John,called by the name of Mad Braines one Cow and all her female increase for ever. Alsoe my old white mare named Bess unto my Wife & increase for ever and her heirs. Alsoe to my Sone, George, one Sorrell Mare called Jone, shee and all her increase for ever, excepting the first fold the sd. Mare bringeth to good bee it horse or mare & that for my Sonne, Thomas Bush. Also my Sonne, John, one black horse called Fanney. Alsoe unto my daughter,Marsy Bush,one bay Mare called Bonney,shee & all her increase for ever. Alsoe unto my Sonne, Abraham, one Roane mare with a bald face called Old Jeane & all her increase for ever. Alsoe I doe order it thus that my Daughter, Marsy, shall stay with her Mother the space of three years except she marryes in the sd. space, if not maryed in the sd. space shee to be cleared at the three yeares end. As Wittness my hand & seale this fourteenth day of February 1686/7. Signed Abraham Bush Wittnesses:Walter Welch, William Rowly,Richard Eaton. Probat Cur Com Lancastr:decimo die Augustii 1687. Oaths of Walter Welch and Richard Eaton and admitted to record. Test. Peter James Dept. Cl Cur."

 

Some conclusions could be drawn from this will.

1) Martha (Abraham's previous wife) is still living at this time abt. 1686/7 since Abraham requires some of his children with her, to live and work for her, for a period of time. (up to 3 years).

2) Thomas must be of age or at least married since he was not required to live and work with his mother

and therefore probably the oldest child, George must have been 2nd oldest since he was only required to stay and work for two years and Abraham 3rd as his requirement was 3 years.

3) Daniel Bush was not mentioned in the will which would confirm His previous death in 1668.

 

 

Notes for MARTHA:

 

 

Virginia Co. Court Orders, Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster Co. Va. 1666-1669 p81.

"It appeareing to this Cort.,by the Oathes of Richard Welsh & Rebecca Patey, sworne in Cort., that John Wingate ,late, did by his Last will nuncupative give unto Martha, the Wife of Abraham Bush, his whole Estate, escept his funerall charges, a probate whereof is granted unto ye said Abraham Bush. Robert Farrington & Tho: Durannt are ordered to apprize ye sde Estate & to bee sworne by the nexte justice. The inventrie to be exhibited to ye next cort."

 

This document also indicates Abraham and Martha still married at this time.

 

Notes for ANN:

Ann having children by both Alexander and Abraham Bush, her will named both sets of children, and reads as following.

In the name of God Ame, I Ann Bush of the County of Lancaster being very weak of body but of perect sence thanks be to the Almighty God for it, doe make this my last Will and Testament. Imprs, I bequeath my Soule to him that give it mee and my body to the Earth from whence it came to bee inter'd with a Christian burriall when God shall see his time;

Secondly, I doe will and bequeath unto my Sone, William Alexander, all the rest of my Children as by names hereafter are expressed to dwell and abide with him untill they shall come of age; which is my Daughter, Mary Alexander, my Daughter Patience Alexander, my Daughter Charity Bush, My Daughter Elizabeth Bush, my Sone Isaac Bush & y Sone Jacob Bush and Katherine Taylor untill she shall come to the yeare of sixteene;

Thirtly, I do give and bequeath unto each of my Daughters when they shall come to age or day of marriage, one cow and calfe;

Fourthly and Lastly, I doe make my Sone, William Alexander, Executor of this my last will revoakeing all other Wills, In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this seventh day of August 1689.

Signed sealed and delievred in the presence of

Henry Pullen, Thomas Carpenter, Maragaret Younge Teste John Stretchley, CLCur

 

Note: Inventory of the Estate of Ann Bush (Lancaster Co. Va. Wills 1690-1709 p13) shows one Orphan Child which we could assume is the Katherine Taylor mentioned in her will.

 

More About ABRAHAM BUSH and ANN:

Marriage: Abt. 1669, Isle Of Wight, Virginia

Children of ABRAHAM BUSH and MARTHA are:

i. THOMAS2 BUSH, b. Abt. 1657.

ii. GEORGE BUSH, b. Abt. 1659; d. Abt. 1758, Strafford County.

iii. ABRAHAM BUSH (Source: Cavaliers & Pioneers by Nell Marion Nugent, V 2 p180/181.), b. Abt. 1661; m. ELIZABETH.

iv. MARCY BUSH, b. Abt. 1662.

v. DANIEL BUSH, b. 1663; d. Bef. 20 June 1668.

 

Notes for DANIEL BUSH:

 

"In 1668 Martha Bush, wife of Abraham Bush gave power of attorney to her friend Mark Greiner to acknowledge her consent to the sale of the 200 acers deeded to her husband with provision for her son's inheritance, indicating that young Daniel had died." This is a quote from Purse and Person 1st edition and gives the source data The Records of the Virginia Company of London, by Swan Myra Kingsbury

1656-1684 p 44.

 

From Lancaster County Deeds & Wills 1661-1702

Memorand: That I, Richd. Merryman for consideration in hand reced of Abrah: Bush by these p:sents give grant sel & confirm unto the sd. Abrah: Bush two hundred acres of land pte: of a devident of land of 1000 acres lying on the head of Morattico Creek the said 200 acres to begin upon the furthemose Indian Feild & to run according to the course menconed in the Patent of the sd land, to have and to hold the sd 200 acres of land with all priviledges, p:fots and comodities thereunto belonging according to the tenor and contents of the Patent of the sd land and by the rents and services therein menconed to be due and payable unto the said Abra: Bush and his assigns during the natural life and after the decease of the said Abra: unto DANIEL, son of the said Abra; his heirs and assigns forever. And to none other uses or p:poses wt.soever and I the said Richd. Merryman do p:mise to make further asurance hereof when thereunto lawfully required always provided that the said 200 acres of any pte: hereof do belong to any p:son by virtue of an elder patent that then I the sd. Merryman am free from this grant. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand this 25th day of July 1663.

Rich. Merryman

Test: Edward Dale, Diana Dale

I Susanna, the wife of the above Rich: do consent to the sale abovesd.

Susanna Merryman

 

DAN:HARRISON: These are to desire and authorize you for me and in my behalfe to acknowledge at the next court held for the county of Lancaster; my free and absolute consent to the sale of 200 acres of land made by my husband, Rich: Merryman unto Abraham Bush in the behalfe of his son, Daniel Bush, according to the tenor of the said conveyance and for your doing so this shal be yr: sufficient warrant in that behalfe. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the 2nd day of May Ano:Dom: 1666

 

 

 

Children of ABRAHAM BUSH and ANN are:

2. vi. JOHN2 BUSH, b. Abt. 1670, Lancaster County Virginia; d. Abt. 1745, St. Thomas Parash, Orange County Virginia.

vii. JACOB BUSH, b. 1672.

viii. CHARITY E. BUSH, b. 1674.

ix. ELIZABETH BUSH, b. Abt. 1676.

3. x. ISAAC BUSH, b. Aft. 1676; d. 1726.

 

 

 

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHN2 BUSH (ABRAHAM1) (Source: (1) Will Book 1, 1744-1778 , Orange County Virginia.., (2) Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia 1607-1624/25 (1st edition)., (3) Genealogy.com, LLC, Family Archive #513, Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records Ed. 1, (Release date: October 28, 1999), "CD-ROM.") was born Abt. 1670 in Lancaster County Virginia, and died Abt. 1745 in St. Thomas Parash, Orange County Virginia (Source: The Records of the Virginia Company of London by Susan Myra Kingsbury, Orange Co. pg. 94.). He married (1) MARGARET BRUCE 1693. She was born Abt. 1670 in Lancaster County Virginia, and died Bef. 1730 in Spotsylvania County Virginia. He married (2) BRIDGET BRAXTON (Source: The Records of the Virginia Company of London by Susan Myra Kingsbury, Orange Co, pg. 94.) Aft. 1730 in ORANGE CO. VA..

 

Notes for JOHN BUSH:

Library of Virginia land office patents and grant records show John Bush acquiring 800 Acers of land on the North side of Bare Swamp. Adjoining land of Thomas Chew and extending. 30 June 1726 . Patents no. 12, p. 493

 

John's will Dtd 7 September, 1745 reads as following.

 

(Will Book No. 2, page 94, Court Record of Orange County, Virginia.)

In the name of God, amen. I, John Bush, of St. Thomas Parish, in the county of Orange,planter, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis, I do order that all my just debts be paid and satisfied.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Bridget Bush. one bed and furniture.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son, Philip Bush, five shillings sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Martha Bruce, also five shillings sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Sanders, also five shillings sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Bush also five shillings sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son, John Bush five shillings sterling.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my sons, Thomas Bush and Daniel Bush, all the Remainder of my Estate, to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever; and lastly, I do constitute and appoint Philip Bush and Mary Bush to be my whole and sole Exrs of this my last will and testament. In witness wher of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 7th day of September, 1745.

Teste: Thos. Stanton John Bush

Jos. Eddows

[Genealogy.com, LLC, Family Archive #513, Ed. 1, Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records, Date of Import: 2 Oct 2000, Internal Ref. #1.513.1.3198.1]

 

Individual: John Bush

Date: Apr 3, 1728

Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA

Record Type: Land

Record ID: 43267

Occupation: Planter

Description: Grantor

Book-Page: A

Property: 200 a. of land in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.

 

Remarks: John x Bush and Margaret, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., planter, to Richard Bayley of St. Margarett's Par., King William Co. 12, 200 a. of land in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.-being a pat,. granted to the sd. Bush. Rec. June 4, 1728.

 

 

This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.

 

More About JOHN BUSH:

Fact: 1726, Granted 800 acers in Spotsylvanin County

Religion: Baptist

 

More About JOHN BUSH and MARGARET BRUCE:

Marriage: 1693

 

Notes for BRIDGET BRAXTON:

Left out of her husbands will, for the most part, unless other provisions were made, as the will only stated,

"Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Bridget Bush. one bed and furniture."

 

More About JOHN BUSH and BRIDGET BRAXTON:

Marriage: Aft. 1730, ORANGE CO. VA.

Children of JOHN BUSH and MARGARET BRUCE are:

i. ELIZABETH3 BUSH, b. Abt. 1694; d. 1745; m. (1) ROBERT ANDREWS; m. (2) SANDERS.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH BUSH:

 

Willed by her father, five shillings sterling. Balance of her fathers estate was divided between her half brothers Thomas and Daniel . See will in more about John Bush. Elizabeth was given land after her mothers death, actually deeded to her husband Robert Andrews.

 

Novr. 2, 1730. John x Bush of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to his son-inlaw,

Robert Andras (Andrews) of the same Par. and County. Fatherly affection to

Andrews during his life, then to his first male heir, etc. 120 a. in Glady Fork

Run in Spts. Co., St. Geo. Par. Wm. Bartlett, Henry Berry. Novr. 3, 1730.

 

 

4. ii. MARTHA BUSH, b. Abt. 1696.

5. iii. PHILIP P. BUSH, b. Abt. 1700, Lancaster Virginia.; d. September 1772, Orange County Virginia.

iv Mary Bush b1716 was willed by her father 5 shillings and was co Executor of fathers will with Philip Bush.

It is believed Mary was the mother of James Bush b1739 and was the Mary that was the subject of a suit brought by the church for having a bastard child and fine paid for by her brother Phillip Bush.

 

Children of JOHN BUSH and BRIDGET BRAXTON are:

6. iv. JOHN3 BUSH, b. Abt. 1730; d. 1773.

v. THOMAS BUSH, b. Abt. 1732.

 

Notes for THOMAS BUSH:

 

With the exception of five shillings sterling, for each brother and sister including half brothers and sisters, the balance of their fathers estate was divided between Thomas and Daniel. See will in more about John Bush.

 

7. vi. DANIEL BUSH, b. 1739, Va.; d. 26 February 1801, Franklin County Georgia.

vii. MARY BUSH, b. Aft. 1740.

 

 

3. ISAAC2 BUSH (ABRAHAM1) was born Aft. 1676, and died 1726. He married HANNAH SAMMON. She died 1730.

Child of ISAAC BUSH and HANNAH SAMMON is:

8. i. WILLIAM3 BUSH, SR., b. 1725; d. 1797, Luenburg Co. Va..

 

 

 

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4. MARTHA3 BUSH (JOHN2, ABRAHAM1) was born Abt. 1696. She married DAVID BRUCE.

 

Notes for MARTHA BUSH:

 

Willed by her father, five shillings sterling. Balance of her fathers estate was divided between her half brothers Thomas and Daniel. See will in more about John Bush. Martha was given land by her father after her mother's death. Land actually deeded to her husband David Bruce.

 

Notes for DAVID BRUCE:

 

 

Novr. 2, 1730. John x Bush of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to his son-inlaw,

David Bruce, of same par. and county. Fatherly affection to Bruce during his

natural life, then to his first male heir, etc. 120 a. in Glady Fork Run in St. Geo.

Par., Spts. Co. Wm. Bartlett, Henry Berry. Novr. 3, 1730.

 

June 12, 1766. John Waller, Clk. of Spts. Co., and Ann, his wife, to James

Frazier of afsd. Co. 18 curr. 120 a. in Spts. Co. conveyed by one John Bush

to David Bruce, during his natural life, then to his first male heir, etc., and

afterwards conveyed by Robert Bruce to Ambrose Foster, who conveyed it to

Wm. Waller, Gent., Decd., who by his will devised the sd. land to the sd.

John, party to these presents, etc. Witnesses, Sherod Horn, Richard Blanton,

Wm. x Morris, John Penn, Wm. Wood, James Crane, Robt. Chew. Augt. 4,

1766.

 

 

July 15, 1752. Robert x Bruce of Spts. Co. to Ambrose Foster of the same

county. 20 curr. 120 a. in the Branches of Glady Fork, and is the same land

given by John Bush (grandfather of the sd. Robert) to David Bruce

(father of the sd. Robert) during his natural life, then to his first male heir.

The land conveyed to David Bruce from John Bush, as by Deeds (in Spts. Co.

Court) Nov. 2, 1730. Wm. Waller, Harry Beverley, John Hoskins, Johnathan

Gibson. Augt. 4, 1752.

 

 

Child of MARTHA BUSH and DAVID BRUCE is:

i. ROBERT4 BRUCE, b. 1713.

 

Notes for ROBERT BRUCE:

 

 

July 15, 1752. Robert x Bruce of Spts. Co. to Ambrose Foster of the same

county. 20 curr. 120 a. in the Branches of Glady Fork, and is the same land

given by John Bush (grandfather of the sd. Robert) to David Bruce

(father of the sd. Robert) during his natural life, then to his first male heir.

The land conveyed to David Bruce from John Bush, as by Deeds (in Spts. Co.

Court) Nov. 2, 1730. Wm. Waller, Harry Beverley, John Hoskins, Johnathan

Gibson. Augt. 4, 1752.

 

 

5. PHILIP P.3 BUSH (JOHN2, ABRAHAM1) (Source: (1) Will Philip Bush 1771, Will Book 2 page 453-455, Orange County Virginia., Will pro. 24 Sept. 1772. p 459. Inv. & appr. rec. 22 Apr. 1773., (2) Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia 1607-1624/25 (1st edition).) was born Abt. 1700 in Lancaster Virginia., and died September 1772 in Orange County Virginia. He married MARY BRYAN Abt. 1732, daughter of WILLIAM BRYAN and MARGRET STRODE. She was born Abt. 1710 in Brinbridge County Down Ireland, and died Aft. 1760 in Winchester Virginia.

 

Notes for PHILIP P. BUSH:

Philip given land by his father, after the death of his mother.

Novr. 2, 1730. John x Bush of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Philip Bush of the

same Par. and County. 200 a.--part of pat. granted John Bush, on Glady Fork

Run, St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "For and in consideration of fatherly love and

affection to my son Philip Bush," etc. Wm. Bartlett, Henry Berry. Novr. 3,

1730.

 

Willed by his father, five shillings sterling. Balance of his fathers estate was divided between his half brothers Thomas and Daniel. See will in more about John Bush.

Orange County records show on March 6, 1745, William Bryan of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, sold to Philip P. Bush of the same, in consideration of five Shillings and the rent of one ear of Indian corn yearly, at the Feast Of St. Michael, The Archangel when lawfully demanded, it goes on to state the amount of land and so forth, but what is interesting is that the deed was witnessed by Zachary Taylor, the great grandfather of the President of that time and the other witness was James Madison who became President in 1808. Also , James Madison was a witness for Philip P. Bush's Will.

Will of Philip Bush

Will Book 2, page 453,454 & 455 records of Orange County, Virginia Court. 1771

Based on the information from the Gordon Aronhime Papers, Library of Virginia it states James Bush is a son of Philip Bush, showing will as source of data. The actual will does not show James, therefore more documintation is needed to confirm same.

 

In the name of God, amen! I, Philip Bush, of the county of Orange and Parish of St. Thomas, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First. -I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God in full hope he will receive it through the merits of my blessed Savior, Jesus Christ. And my body I desire may be decently buried at the discretion of my executors, hereafter named.

Item. -I give and devise unto my son, Josiah Bush, and Sarah, his wife, one hundred acres of my land which lies on the South Side of Bluerun, and which I had of George Stead, during their natural lives, or the survivor of them, and after their decease my will is and I devise this land to my grandson, Philip Bush, son to the said Josiah and Sarah, his wife, and heirs forever.

Item. - I give and devise unto my son Philip Bush two hundred acres of land lying on Barerun, in Spotsylvanin County, to him and his heirs forever. And whereas the said land is under contract and sold, my will is that if I make a conveyance for the said land in my lifetime that my said son Philip shall have and enjoy the money for which said land is sold.

Item. - I give and devise unto my son John Bush and Elizabeth his wife during their natural lives, or the survivor of them, one hundred acres of land, it being the tract whereon I now live, and after their decease I devise the said land to be the first male heir lawfully begotten of the body of the said John, and his heirs forever.

Item. - I give and devise unto my son William Bush, one hundred acres of land which I bought of William Bryan, and which lies on the north side of Blue Run, to him and his heirs forever; and here as my said son William has been absent some time past and not heard of, now my will and desire is that if he the sail William should never return, or any heirs lawfully begotten of his body, to claim and possess the said land, that my son Francis Bush, and his heirs forever shall have and enjoy the same, provided that he , the said Francis Bush , pay unto my grandson Lewis Bush the sum Five Pounds, Current Money. And it is also my wish and desire that my said son Francis shall, at my death, have quiet possession and enjoy the said land until my said son William or his heirs as aforesaid shall lawfully claim the same. I also give and bequeath unto my said son Francis one Negro man slave named Tom, and one feather bed furniture, and one smooth gun forever.

Item. - I give and bequeath unto my son Ambrose Bush one Negro woman named Rose, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. - I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Watts one Negro woman named Jude, and to her heirs forever, provided she pays to my executors hereafter named the sum of Twenty Pounds Current Money, to be disposed of as hereafter directed.

Item. - I give unto my granddaughter, Susannah Watts, one oval table.

Item. - I give unto my daughter Mary Richards one Negro boy named James provided she pay to my executors the sum of Twenty Pounds Current Money, to be disposed of as hereafter directed.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Frances alias Frankey Johnson one chest of drawers which I am now in possesion of.

Item. - I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Bush the sum of twenty-five Pounds, current money, to be paid by Executors. Also I give him a rifle gun which he has in his possession.

Item. - I give and bequeath unto my son Joshua Bush the sum of twenty-five Pounds, current money, to be paid by my Executors; also a gun called the Long-shot Gun.

Item. - I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Johnson the sum of twenty-five Pounds, Current money, to be paid by my Executors.

Item. - To enable my executors to discharge the above legacies in money, and for the payment of my just debts and my funeral expenses, I do hereby direct, and it is my will and desire that all my other estate not before bequeathed or devised be sold by my executors; and the residue of the money which shall be in their hands belonging to my estate, and if there be any, to be equally divided amongst all my children.

Lastly. - I do hereby appoint my two sons Philip and Francis Bush and my son-in-law David Watts executors of this my last will and testament, and do constitute them as such. And do hereby revoke and make null and void all former wills heretofore made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of May 1771 Anno Domini.

Sealed, published and declared by the Testator and his last Will and Testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator.

James Madison his

Tho. Barbour Philip P Bush (Sal) (sic, Seal?)

David Thompson. mark

 

 

At a Court held for Orange county on Thursday the 24th day of September 1772, this last will and testament of Philip Bush, dec'd, was presented into court by Philip Bush, one of the Executors therein named, and proved by the oaths of James Madison and Thomas Barbour, two of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Philip, who made oath according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of probate thereof in due form, he giving security. Where upon he, with Josiah Bush and Ambrose Bush, his securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond for the sum of One Thousand Pounds Current Money.

 

Test

Geo Taylor, (...)Cur.

 

 

 

More About PHILIP P. BUSH:

Fact 1: Father Willed him five shillings sterling

Fact 2: Was Extr. of fathers will with Bridget his stepmother

Military service: Served as Ensign of orange County militia

 

Notes for MARY BRYAN:

MARY'S 1SI. COUSIN ONCE REMOVED (REBECCA BRYAN) WAS DANIEL BOON'S WIFE.

 

More About PHILIP BUSH and MARY BRYAN:

Marriage: Abt. 1732

Children of PHILIP BUSH and MARY BRYAN are:

9. i. JOSIAH4 BUSH, b. 05 July 1733, Culpepper, Orange County Virginia; d. Abt. 1781, Fort Holston Virginia.

10. ii. SARAH BUSH, b. 04 February 1734.

11. iii. PHILLIP BUSH, JR., b. 26 February 1737, Orange County Virginia; d. 21 June 1819, Clark County Ky..

iv. MARY BUSH, b. 05 July 1738; d. 11 March 1814; m. ROBIN RICHARDS; d. 24 October 1819.

 

Notes for MARY BUSH:

Willed by her father one Negro boy providing she Paye twenty pounds current money to the estate.

 

12. v. JAMES BUSH, b. Abt. 1739, Orange County Virginia; d. 18 November 1808, Russell CTY. VA..

13. vi. ELIZABETH BUSH, b. 14 January 1740.

14. vii. JOSEPH BUSH, b. 05 April 1741, Orange County Virginia; d. 1809, Caswell North Carolina.

15. viii. JOSHUA BUSH, b. 05 April 1741, Orange County Virginia; d. 1814.

16. ix. JOHN BUSH, b. 02 February 1742, Orange County Virginia; d. 09 November 1790, Clark County Ky. Death date taken from Lib. Va. Aronhime papers cd. #87.

17. x. WILLIAM BUSH, b. 26 June 1746, St. Thomas Parash, Orange County Virginia; d. 25 July 1815, Clark County Ky..

18. xi. AMBROS BUSH, SR., b. 08 April 1748, Orange County Virginia; d. 10 February 1815, Clark County Ky..

19. xii. FRANCIS BUSH, b. 20 February 1749, Orange County Virginia; d. 23 February 1818, Clark County Ky..

 

 

6. JOHN3 BUSH (JOHN2, ABRAHAM1) was born Abt. 1730, and died 1773. He married MARTHA.

 

Notes for JOHN BUSH:

 

Willed by his father, five shillings sterling. Balance of his fathers estate was divided between his brothers Thomas and Daniel. See will in more about John Bush.

Children of JOHN BUSH and MARTHA are:

i. MARY4 BUSH.

ii. FRANCIS BUSH.

iii. ELIZABETH BUSH.

iv. MILLEY BUSH.

v. PHILIP BUSH.

vi. DARKISH BUSH.

vii. ANN BUSH.

viii. SUSANNAH BUSH.

ix. MARGARET BUSH, b. 1753; m. CONGRAVE JACKSON.

 

 

7. DANIEL3 BUSH (JOHN2, ABRAHAM1) was born 1739 in Va., and died 26 February 1801 in Franklin County Georgia. He married ELIZABETH WELDON FREEMAN 1772. She was born 16 December 1755, and died 1829.

 

Notes for DANIEL BUSH:

 

With the exception of five shillings sterling, for each brother and sister including half brothers and sisters, the balance of their fathers estate was divided between Thomas and Daniel. See will in more about John Bush.

 

More About DANIEL BUSH and ELIZABETH FREEMAN:

Marriage: 1772

Children of DANIEL BUSH and ELIZABETH FREEMAN are:

i. JUDITH4 BUSH, m. JOHN HOLLAND.

ii. SUSSANAH BUSH, m. ROBERT NORRIS, 13 October 1810, Dickson County Tn..

 

More About ROBERT NORRIS and SUSSANAH BUSH:

Marriage: 13 October 1810, Dickson County Tn.

 

iii. SARAH BUSH, b. 1774, S.C.; d. 1843, Hickman County Tn.; m. JOHN EASLEY, 1791, Franklin Co. Ga..

 

More About JOHN EASLEY and SARAH BUSH:

Marriage: 1791, Franklin Co. Ga.

 

iv. LYDIA BUSH, b. 1780; m. SAMUEL HEADEN.

v. JOHN BUSH, b. 1782.

vi. WILLIAM BUSH, b. 1786; d. 1835, Franklin Co. Georgia; m. JOICY KING, 1809.

 

More About WILLIAM BUSH and JOICY KING:

Marriage: 1809

 

20. vii. THOMAS BUSH, b. 1793; d. Abt. 25 September 1804, Warren County Ga..

 

 

8. WILLIAM3 BUSH, SR. (ISAAC2, ABRAHAM1) was born 1725, and died 1797 in Luenburg Co. Va.. He married FRANCES.

Children of WILLIAM BUSH and FRANCES are:

i. ISAAC4 BUSH.

ii. WILLIAM BUSH.JR..

21. iii. GEORGE BUSH.

 

 

 

 

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