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Dr. G. G. Brush

DR. G. G. BRUSH,  deceased, was born in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, Penn., September 9, 1820, and was a son of James and Margaret (Sheakley) Brush, the former a native of Westmoreland County, and the latter of Adams County, Penn. James Brush came to this county early in the present century, where he married Margaret, daughter of John Sheakley, Sr., a pioneer of Sandy Creek Township. He followed farming, and with his wife died on the homestead near Sheakleyville. Dr. Brush grew to manhood on the home farm, and taught a few terms of school in that vicinity. He read medicine two years in the office of Dr. Cossitt, of Greenville, and subsequently one year with Dr. Ray, formerly of Philadelphia. In March, 1845, he opened an office in Sheakleyville, where he practiced his profession twenty-nine years. In April, 1874, Dr. Brush removed to Greenville, where he continued in active practice till his death, August 8, 1886. He attended lectures in the medical colleges of Philadelphia, Buffalo and New York City, and was a graduate of the Buffalo Medical University. He built up a large practice during his residence in Sheakleyville and Greenville, and was surgeon of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad six years. Dr. Brush was married September 19, 1845, to Miss Asenath Thatcher,  a native of Trumbull County, Ohio, who is the mother of six children, only one of whom survives. The children are: Hattie R.; James A., a deceased physician of Sheakleyville;  Elizabeth, deceased wife of Addison Williams,  of Mercer County, and three died in infancy.  Dr. Brush was a kind father and husband, an honest and upright man, a useful citizen and successful physician.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 780-781

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