History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
Names and Page # Index


JACOB M. RUSH

JACOB M. RUSH. The RUSH family has been represented in Bucks county since an early period in its development. Jacob RUSH, grandfather of Jacob M. RUSH, was a son of Peter RUSH, who lived and died in Bucks county. By trade he was a tailor and followed that pursuit for a number of years, but subsequently turned his attention to farming. He was a member of the Tohickon Reformed church. He married Miss Catherine HOFFORD, and they became the parents of six children: Charles, Hillary, Peter, William, Remandus, and Lucy Ann, the wife of Eleazer McCARTY.

William Rush, father of Jacob M. RUSH, was born in Bedminster township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where he has followed farming all his life. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Old Mennonite church. He married Miss Annie Myers, and they became the parents of nine children: Jacob M.; Lizzie, wife of Joseph SCHULER; Catherine, the wife of Philip MUSSELMAN; Annie, wife of Newton SNYDER; Isaac M.; Allen M.; William M.; Amanda, who died at the age of four years; and Mahlon M.

Rev. Jacob M. RUSH was born in Bedminister township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, April 4, 1862, and his education was acquired in the common schools near his home. In the periods of vacation he assisted in the work of the home farm, gaining practical knowledge of the best methods of conducting agricultural interests, so that he was well qualified to successfully carry on business for himself in the same line. He remained on the homestead farm until twenty years of age, and then entered the employ of the Plumsteadville Dairymenís Association in the capacity of foreman. He remained in that service for about four or five years, and in 1887 purchased the farm whereon he now resides. His attention has been chiefly given to agricultural pursuits and his property is now well improved, his fields being under a high state of cultivation. He was ordained on the 24th of October, 1895, a minister of the Old Deep Run Mennonite church by Bishop Andrew MACK, of Bucks county, since which time he has officiated as paster of the Deep Run church, and was also a supply for the Plumstead church. His life consecrated to his holy calling has been a potent element in the moral development of his community, and by example as well as precept he teaches the living truths of the gospel. Rev. Mr. RUSH was married on the fourth of August, 1883 to Miss Mary G. MOYER, a daughter of Joseph H. and Elizabeth (GEORGE) MOYER. Their union has been blessed with ten children; Nora Lizzie, born February 20, 1885; Anna M. April 16, 1889; Aquilla M., June 30, 1891; William Norman M., November 4, 1892; Joseph M., April 22, 1894; Mary M., August 7, 1896; Jacob Paul, December 15, 1897; Raymond M., June 30, 1900; Isaac M., August 17, 1902; Theodore M., March 28, 1905.

Test taken from page 293 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed November 2001 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published December 2001 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/


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