Zenas Bush was born in 1776 and died in 1830 in Christian Co., KY. He was the son of Joseph Bush of Caswell Co.
In 1797 Zenas married Liddy Rice in Caswell Co. Then on 11/27/1805 he married Martha (Patsy) Brooks there.
Between 1806 and 1809 Joseph Bush died and left a Will in Caswell Co. The 1810 census for that county still lists his son Zenas in Caswell but within 10 years he had located to Montgomery Co., TN. While still owning the land in TN, Zenas moved to Christian Co., KY where he died and was buried in 1830. His wife Patsy lived there until her death in 1838.
Known children of Zenas and Patsy included: William Tandy Bush, George Brooks Bush and Howard B. Bush.
My recent research in Caswell County records show that Martha (Patsy) Brooks Bush was the daughter Charles Brooks and Sally Williams, she the daughter of Henry Williams .
In 1804 the Caswell County records show that Patsy's father Charles Brooks of Caswell relinquished all his title and rights to land (1500 acres)owned by Henry Williams in Caswell, which interest was in consequence of his wife Sally being heir to Henry Williams.
Then in 1816 Charles Brooks wife (widow) Sally Williams Brooks made this deed of gift to her "beloved children" : Patsy Bush, Blacknell, George, Ursley, Polly, Henry, Susannah, Jane, Sally, Frances, Rebecca, Dolly, Henrietta, and Melinda Brooks for love and affection all her property after her decease orintermarriage. Sally named Executors as her brother Nathan Williams and her son, George Brooks.
Here's an interesting little sidelight possibly connecting the line of Joseph/Zenas Bush to that of Dr. John H. Bush who also died ca 1832 in Christian/Caldwell Co., KY.
In 1799 Caswell County records is a sale of 3 negro girls by Micajah Bennett and Stephen McGraw - both listed as from Newberry Co., SC - to Nathan Williams, the uncle of Patsy Brooks Bush (wife of Zenas Bush). Micajah Bennett was the uncle of Mary Rowland Bush - the wife of Dr. John H. Bush who was found in Newberry Co in 1790 before going to Christian/caldwell Co., KY.
Remember that it was Micajah Bennett's father Richard who named in his 1785 Granville Co, NC Will, a daughter as Francis Bush. I have suspected that Joseph Bush had at one time been married to this Francis Bennett because in 1773Albemarle Co he and wife Francis sold land to Thomas F. Bennett- the brother of Micajah Bennett.Bennett's other sister Anna was married to a Britain Duke and the other, Sarah was married to Richard Estis who died in 1802 in Caswell Co.
It's possible that the slaves Micajah Bennett sold in Caswell Co. in 1799 had belonged to Micajah's brother in law, Richard Estis.
Just another instance where data might indicate that Dr. John H.Bush was related to Joseph Bush of Caswell and that all these families were incredibly intermarried!