Linda, HUYSEN/HAUSEN The point I was trying to make is that Ministers of the early colonies were highly respected and it would not be uncommon for families to name their children after leading citizens of the day.I did not mean to infer the Bush line had any link to NJ, however these clergy did travel a circuit and publish lectures that could have been transported to the frontier settlements.
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BUSH appears to be named after a doctor in Sumner county.
LORENZO DOW BUSH The name LORENZO DOW - a methodistwho opposed Roman Catholicism, churches were closed to him. He preached in town halls, farms and fields. to Methodist, Baptist, Quakers, Catholics and Athesits. He was a fierce Abolotionist and his sermons were unpoular in the southern U.S.