1. Richard Bush (1655-1700 lived in Rappahannock VA was born in Stock County, Essex England) This Richard was born in Buttsbury, Essex, ENGLAND and entered in the parish register at All Saints Church, Stock Harvard, Essex on 1 July 1655. Children of Richard BUSH and Mary PRESCOTT include John BUSH.
2. John BUSH (Richard1) was born 1686 in Essex Co., VA, and died 1767. He married Sara SMITH, daughter of John SMITH and Sarah HARWAR. Children of John BUSH and Sara SMITH includes Richard Bush:
3 Richard3 BUSH I, born Abt. 1725 in Essex Co., VA; died February 18, 1803 in Edgefield District, SC. Children of Richard BUSH and Mary PRESCOTT include Bibby Bush
4.Bibby Bush (1713-1748 from Essex Co., VA) Bibby once had land near Joshua Herring in North Carolina. Married Susannah.
Children of Bibby Bush and Susannah (Spencer, born Walker) includes Thomas Bush.
5. Thomas Bush of Essex/Halifax Co., VA (Born 1743) is the father of William, Malkijah, Mary (Polly) BUSH Cauthorn, Rachil BUSH Brown, Susannah BUSH Milner and Francis BUSH. Many of these settled in Spartanburg SC
** Since Thomas was only 5 when Bibby passed, Thomas Brocke was named guardian of Thomas Bush. The Broocke (Brocke) family has several ties to the Bushes in Essex / Halifax Co.
Children of Thomas Bush and Mary Bush Holey (orMary Brizendine) include: William Bush
Bush Families from Virginia and Ohio that are African American all descend from a common ancestors in Essex Co. Va 1700's and earlier. Dandridge Bush, Sandy A. Bush, and Jane Bush all listed as "free colored" in 1840 Ohio census of Ross Co. Ohio. They were all originally from Essex Co. Va. They all descend from a Thomas Bush, son of Bibby.
6. William Bush migrated to NC and then to Spartanburg SC