Hello Jim, Thank you for your post. The only additional info I have is Jonathan died in Sussex, Delaware about 1776. I sent for a letter of administration granted to his wife Rachel, dated March 4, 1776. It only states Jonathan was a yeoman.The family says he may have had as much as 10 children between the two wives, Elizabeth and Rachel. I can not find any further records for Jonathan Rust. I have always thought Jonathan was the son of Israel Rust of Hingham, Massachusetts. Or maybe Jonathan's son by his first wife Elizabeth Mudge Allen. No information can be found for Jonathan,Jr., except he died feeble of body and mind at the age of 50. This Jonathan, Jr, could be the father of John, but there is no proof. Our John Rust may have been born else where, but he was baptized in Delaware and resided in Indian River hundred, Sussex county. He married around 1768/69 as his first son Absalom was born in May 1770. Next was Thomas born April 1772 (my line) and Mary born June 1776. But my elderly side of the family insists Jonathan came from Virginia.