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Ancestors of John Bushong(Jannet Summers)
Generation No. 1
1.John Bushong, born December 07, 1760 in Wilmington, Delaware; died October 24, 1825 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.He was the son of 2. Andrew 'Andreas' Bushong, Sr. and 3. Mary 'Catherine' 'Kitt' Beshong.He married (1) Jannet Summers April 06, 1784 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.She was born Abt. 1761, and died Abt. 1821 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.She was the daughter of Patrick Young and Isabella Todd Young Summers.He married (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Breedlove November 14, 1822 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.She was born Abt. 1802.
Notes for John Bushong:
Listed as "Johny Beshong" in marriage index #229.Listed as "John Bishong" in marriage index #2.
He served in the Revolutionary War and fought against the Shawnee Indians who were employed by the British.On November 20, 1781, he qualified as too poor to purchase land at the state price, so he was granted four hundred acres, on the Big Benson Creek, March 18, 1784.In Lincoln Co. John married Jannet Summers.She is believed to have been born in Kentucky in the 1760's.John and Jennet raised tobacco and other crops in Lincoln Co., which later became Franklin Co.
In the 1790's John and his family moved to Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio.,They are noted as one of Ohio's first families.Ohio was still in the Northwest Territory and not a state.John homesteaded a farm near Chillicothe of about two hundred and thirty acres.Its location was described as follows:
Beginning at the sycamores at the mouth of Patrus, now running south 55 poles to a sugar tree, thence south 166 poles to a white oak, thence east 64 poles to a white oak, thence south east 38 poles to a hickory.....thence in a direct line to the Seido River, then with meanders back to the place of beginning.
On their farm they raised one of the oldest and most valuable apple orcahrds in Ross County.The farm was said, after John's death, to be worth $3500.
In 1822, John, who was described as old and infirm met and married the widow, Elizabeth Breedlove, November 14.John died in 1825 *about 65 years old( and probably was buried in Ross County.A law suit filed October 13, 1827 by John and Jennet's heirs alleged that Elizabeth married John only to get his property and to keep it from his children.The case was not proved.
John and Jacob were privates in the Revolutionary War serving with the Lincoln County, Kentruck Militia in 1781 and 1782.Also there is evidence that these two brothers were under the command of Brig. Gen. George Rogers Clark in the Expedition against the Shawnees in 1782.
Individual: Bushong, John
County/State: Ross Co., OH
Page #: 002
Census type code: Tax List
Individual: Bushons, John, Sr.
County/State: Ross Co., OH
Location: Franklin Twp
Page #: 270
Notes for Jannet Summers:
SOURCE: BUSHONG BULLETIN 15:2 (SUMMER 1999) P. 28 - Five children were proven in Ross Co Ohio Chancery case dated 13 Oct 1827, in which heirs of John Bushong are protesting the Breedlove family taking over John's real estate and property.A complete transcript of this document appeared in the Bushong Bulletin, 1:2:3.In it, John Mitchell & Sally his wife, Jacob, Jemima & Delilah Bushong (children of James Bushong deceased) infants, vs Baylies Breedlove etal.
Among statements made in this document are: "...that the wife of said John Bushong and the mother and grandmother of your orator & others herein after mentioned have departed this life and the said John being old & inform was pirated and drawn into intimacy with one Elizabeth Breedlove, widow, and mother of Balies Breedlove; the marriage was solemnized on 11 Nov 1822 in this county, and Elizabeth with her family came to reside upon the land of John; John's children saw with regret that the said Elizabeth and sons were gaining an ude influence over their father, ...that their design was to wrest the farm from the old man, and if possible instead of breeding love to breed hatred malice and ill will between him and his own children.Some time after the conveyance was made, the said John Bushong, Nancy Young (wife of James Young) of age, and your orators Jacob Bushong, Jemima Bushong & Delilah Bushong, infants and children and heirs of James Bushong, son of John the elder and then lately deceased, that your orator John Mitchel & Sally his wife, for consideration since the decease of the ancestor had purchased all the right and title of the heirs John & George Bushong and James Young & Nacy his wife...all right to the estate of their said Father, that the deceased John Bushong the ancestor left personal property of great value..."
John Mitchell etal lost the case, but he later sued Baylies Breedlove for slander and was awarded $1,000 by the court. (Ross Co Ohio Chancery Records).
We believe she was actually Patrick Young's daughter, born the year of his death and so was probably given the name "Summers" since her mother married John Summers the same year of her husband's death.He would have been the only father she knew and it's likely he adopted her children.Read the comments under Isabella, legal documents mentioning their names, etc.
SOURCE: email@example.com (Patty Woodall)
(Until I have proof that this is not the case, I will leave her with this family.)
Marriage Notes for John Bushong and Jannet Summers:
SOURCE: Marriage Index Lincoln County, KY 1728-1850, listed as Johny Beshong & Jannet Summers.
More About John Bushong and Jannet Summers:
Marriage: April 06, 1784, Lincoln County, Kentucky
Generation No. 2
2.Andrew 'Andreas' Bushong, Sr., born Abt. 1717 in Europe; died Bef. 1791 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.He was the son of 4. Johann 'Nicholas' Bushong and 5. Magdelen Bushung.He married 3. Mary 'Catherine' 'Kitt' Beshong Abt. 1744 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania?.
3.Mary 'Catherine' 'Kitt' Beshong, born Abt. 1722; died Abt. November 18, 1817 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
Notes for Andrew 'Andreas' Bushong, Sr.:
This family started out in Pennsylvania, and subsequently lived Delaware, MD where John was born and then Virginia where he died sometime before 1791.The children in this family were: Andrew, Jr. / John b. Dec 7, 1760 / George Washington b. VA 1768 / Jacob?? / Henry, b. June 19, 1770 perhaps in VA and Valentine??
As a widow, Catherine is believed to have gone to KY where she was listed on the tax rolls as "Widow Bushong" and from there to Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH where she died in 1817.
Notes for Mary 'Catherine' 'Kitt' Beshong:
Catherine Beshong is listed as living in Ross County, Ohio in 1798.Soundex B252 Everton Publishers, Roots Cellar 1.
Catherine is found on the Fayette County, Kentuck (Lexington area) tax rolls, listed as WIDOW BUSHONG, so Andrew died before 1791.
She bought a lot June 30, 1798 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio for $10.00.During the War of 1812, George W. and Henry joined the army in Kentucky and served with the Mounted Militia under Capt. John Glover.1798 Census showed her living in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
She died in 1817 in Chillicothe.Her estate was settled November 18, 1817 and divided among her four surviving heirs, John, Jacob, George W. and Henry.
More About Andrew Bushong and Mary Beshong:
Marriage: Abt. 1744, Lancaster, Pennsylvania?
Children of Andrew Bushong and Mary Beshong are:
i. John 'Henry' Bushong, born February 1745 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died in Kentucky.
Notes for John 'Henry' Bushong:
Moved to Kentucky and remained there.
ii. Maria Juliana Bushong, born October 1746.
iii. Andrew Bushong, Jr., born Abt. 1749 in Monroe County, Kentucky; died Aft. 1820 in Monroe County, Kentucky.
Notes for Andrew Bushong, Jr.:
Individual: Bushong, Andrew
County/State: Monroe Co., KY
Page #: 205
iv. Jacob Bushong, born Abt. 1752; died in Kentucky.
Notes for Jacob Bushong:
John and Jacob were privates in the Revolutionary War serving with the Lincoln County, Kentucky Militia in 1781 and 1782.Also there is evidence that these two brothers were under the command of Brig. Gen. George Rogers Clark in the Expedition against the Shawnees in 1782.
Remained in Kentucky.
Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1810
Individual: Bushoung, Jacob
County/State: Barren Co., KY
Page #: 49
Age ranges in household: 20100-1000100
v. Valentine Bushong, born Abt. 1756 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
Notes for Valentine Bushong:
Resided in Ross County, Ohio in 1800
1 vi. John Bushong, born December 07, 1760 in Wilmington, Delaware; died October 24, 1825 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; married (1) Jannet Summers April 06, 1784 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; married (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Breedlove November 14, 1822 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
vii. George T. Washington Bushong, Sr., born 1768 in Montgomery, Lancaster County,Virginia; died April 05, 1852 in Monroe County, Kentucky; married Martha Davis April 19, 1788 in Montgomery, Lancaster County,Virginia; born 1770 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 1827 in Monroe County, Kentucky.
Notes for George T. Washington Bushong, Sr.:
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Name listed in the 1830 Monroe County, Kentucky Census.Never left Kentucky.
More About George Bushong and Martha Davis:
Marriage: April 19, 1788, Montgomery, Lancaster County,Virginia
viii. Henry Bushong, Sr., born June 19, 1770 in Rockingham County, Virginia; died August 01, 1856 in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky; married Isabelle Summers July 04, 1791 in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky; born January 27, 1770 in Page County / Botetourt County,Virginia; died September 11, 1850 in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky.
Notes for Henry Bushong, Sr.:
SOURCE: Henry & Isabella (Summers) Bushong Family Bible, in possession of Mrs. John Owens, Monroe Co., KY (copy Mercer Co., KY Historical Society)
Family Archive #314, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1820.
Individual: Bushong, Henry
County/State: Monroe Co., KY
Page #: 193
Individual: Bushong, Henry
County/State: Barren Co., KY
Census type code: Tax List
Notes for Isabelle Summers:
The daughter of Mrs. Isabelle Young's second marriage to John Summers.
More About Henry Bushong and Isabelle Summers:
Marriage: July 04, 1791, Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky
Generation No. 3
4.Johann 'Nicholas' Bushong, born 1700 in Europe; died in Logan County, Ohio.He was the son of 8. Bushong*/Beauchamp.He married 5. Magdelen Bushung Abt. 1725.
5.Magdelen Bushung, born Abt. 1694 in Europe; died in Logan County, Ohio.
Notes for Johann 'Nicholas' Bushong:
Arrived in America October 17, 1732 on a boat called "The Pink John and William". According to the boat records, there were 110 'Palatines' composed of 69 men and 109 women and children.Interesting data found in the Pennsylvania Gazette states:
"17 weeks from Rotterdam with 220 Palatines.44 died in the passage.About 3 weeks ago, the passengers, dissatisfied with the length of the voyage were so imprudent as to make a Mutiny and being the strong Party have ever since had the Government of the vessel, giving orders from among themselves to the Captain and Sailors, who were threatened with death in case of disobedience.Thus having sight of land, they carried the vessel twice backwards and forwards between our Capes and Virginia, looking for a place to go ashore...they knew not where.At length, they compelled the sailors to cast anchor near Cape May and 8 of them took the boat by force and went ashorefrom when they have been five days coming up by land to this place where they found the ship arrived.Those concered to taking the boat are committed to prison."
Those Palatines who came as passengers from Rotterdam in the ship John and William have not yet paid their passages, nor given security, are hereby required to make speedy payment, or to give good security to Mr. George McCall, merchant in Philadelphiaæ otherwise they most expect to be presented as the law directs.Their names are as follows:.....NICHOLAS PASHON....
The word Palatine is a term that was given to German speaking immigrants from the region of the Alsace-Lorrain borders of France, Germany and Sitzerland now merge.
On the boat manifest there is another listing.Here we find Johann Nichlaus Boshung.This is probably the same man but with a different spelling.Differences in spelling were very common since the new arrivals did not speak English and often wrote very poorly, or not at all.It was difficult to transcribe their signatures.
Migrated from Lancaster County, PA to Ohio.
Notes for Magdelen Bushung:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #310, Ed. 1, Census Index: Colonial America, 1607-1789, Date of Import: Apr 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.310.1.258.10]
Individual: Bushung, Magdelen
County/State: Philadelphia Co., PA
More About Johann Bushong and Magdelen Bushung:
Marriage: Abt. 1725
Children of Johann Bushong and Magdelen Bushung are:
2 i. Andrew 'Andreas' Bushong, Sr., born Abt. 1717 in Europe; died Bef. 1791 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky; married Mary 'Catherine' 'Kitt' Beshong Abt. 1744 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania?.
ii. Eve Bushong, born Abt. 1726.
iii. Maria Bushong, born Abt. 1728.
iv. Henrich Bushong, born Abt. 1732.
Generation No. 4
Children of Bushong*/Beauchamp are:
i. John* Bushong / Hans* Bushong / Jean Beauchamp, born 1692 in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, France; died July 18, 1749 in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married (1) Barbera Abt. 1714 in France; born 1694 in France; died 1737 in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; married (2) Mary Aft. 1737; died 1764.
Notes for John* Bushong / Hans* Bushong / Jean Beauchamp:
In a book titled: THE HERITAGE OF LANCASTER,(PA) copyright 1978 by John Ward Wilson Loose, part of page 3 reads: "French Huguenots (Protestants) began arriving here in 1712, and they settled generally in the area near present day Paradise and Strasburg. Their names, occasionally anglicized, betray their Gallic origins...Early records mention the family names of" (several others listed) "BUSHONG (anglicized from BEAUCHAMPS)." - Michelle Hardy (Candmhardy@cs.com).
Jean "Hans"; "John" - came to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 21 Sept 1719, probably from Alsace, later moving to the Shenandoah Valley.(Resource:- Altaffer Book by; Eleanor Altaffer Franklin)
A letter written by F. W. Bushong 2/26/1937 Port Arthur, TX to Miss Myrtle Bushong of Richmond, VA
"...I was born near Lancaster, PA 73 years ago, near the place of my ancestry, who although a French Hugeuenot, signed his name on arrival in Philadelphia, Sept 21, 1731, in German script, which to my mind means that he might have been born in France, original Jean Beauchamp, but came from the Palatinate on the Rhine along with Johannes Bartholomay Rieger, a German Reformed preacher who also settled in Lancaster, and was buried there, but he (my ancester) spelled his name Hans Boschung, evidently (Beau, French, and Champ) being nearly the same pronunciation.He settled immediately near Heller's Church among Penna. Dutch, but colonial officials were English.
This is where the spelling troubles begin...this happened many times with many people. For example: Mathias Schliermacher, changed his name to Slaymaker after coming to America.His daughter Barbara married Hieroniums Eckman (changed to Hickman)His daughter Eve Eckman married John Bushong, grandson of our Jean Beauchamp, alias Hans, John Bushong.
Gilbert Cope's Genealogical & Personal Memoirs of Chester & Delaware Counties Pennsylvania (1904, p540-542) sketch on Henry Bushong, stating:
"Jean Beauchamp, the progenitor of the Amerian branch of the Bushong family, who changed the name from Beauchamp to Bushong, which in pronunciation has a somewhat similar sound to the original French name, was a member of a Huguenot family who probably fled from France to Holland to escape the religious persecution of that country.In any event, it was from Holland that Jean Beauchamp sailed to this country, landing in the year 1731.His marriage resulted in the birth of a son, Philip Beauchamp, married Ann Eve, and their son John Beauchamp, born 12 mo., 2, 1750, died 12 mo., 21, 1831, married Eva Eckman Slaymaker, born April 3, 1755, died August 19, 1819.
Jean (Hans - German derivative, John -English) was born in France in 1692.A French Huguenot, he sailed from Rotterdam, Holland on the British ship 'Britannia'.The ship's master was MichaelFranklyn.He arrived in Philadelphia around 1731.Strasbourg, France in the Alsace-Lorraine area is rich in iron and coal deposits and historically has been the subject of border disputes between France and Germany.It lies at the convergence of the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland and has alternately been governed by France and Germany.Following WWI it became a part of France again.
At the time of his birth in 1692, the area was under the control of the French, but the culture was German.Lancaster County, PA had a large German speaking community, called Pennsylvania Dutch.The family was known as Swiss.
September 21, 1731 at the age of 39 he and his wife Barbarasettled theirfamily in East Lampeta Township, Lancaster County, PA, near the Heller Church. Rev. Johanus Bartholomew Rieger was a fellow passenger aboard the ship.
Rev. Stapleton wrote about him in his 'Memorials of the Huguenots' saying,
"The head of the Bushong family, now so numerous in America," It was published in Carlisle, PA 1901.
I. Daniel Rupp's 'History of Lancaster County' states: "John Bushong, a French Huguenot, sailed in the same vessel with the Rev. Johannes Bartholomew Rieger.They left Rotterdam by way of Cowes, in the ship Britannia of London, Michael Franklyn, Master, and arrived at Philadelphia in Sept. 1731.Some of Bushong's descendants reside in East Lampeta near Heller Church".Page 271, Colonial Records, Archives of Pennsylvannia, 1717-1733. (Col Rec. III.431)
From Memorials of the Huguenots in America, by Rev. A. Stapleton, member of the Pennsylvania German Society:"Beauchamp. - in 1731 arrived Jean Beauchamp (1) and wife Barbara, the head of the "Bushong" family, now so numerous in America.He located in East Lampeter, near the Heller Church.He was born in France in 1692.His son Jacob located in Berks county was the head of the Bushong family of Berks county, while another son, Peter, emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and founded the Southern branch.There was also a Jacob Bouchon in York county prior to 1755."
(1) (Jean Beauchamp's family consisted of John, Philip, Peter, Henry, Jacob, David, Mary, Barbara and Elisabeth.)Summer 1997 13:2 pg 21-29 Carol W. Bell says this has been proven to be untrue, by official records (Lancaster Co PA Orphan's Court, 5 Mar 1750/51) and that "Peter, Henry, David & Elizabeth are names of four of Philip's nine children."
The Bushongs were aristocrats from the Warwicks and were called 'The King Makers.'W.A.T. Bushong, while visiting England in the 1930's, was touring the House of Lords and went into the cloakroom.There he saw three pegs to hang one's coat. One said, 'THE KING' ;another said, 'THE PRINCE OF WALES'; the third one said, 'BUSHONG'!
The descendants of this couple eventually moved to Ohio.This branch became the ancestors of Robert Bushong of Findlay, Ohio, who has made considerable studies of the Bushongs.
A year later, 1732, Nicholas, (possibly a brother) the immigrant grandfather to Burnis H. Bushong of Florida (who gave me much of this information) arrived in America.The historical setting was the year of the birth of George Washington.
Last Will and Testament / From the Lancaster Co PA Register of Wills, in Will Book Y, Volume 2, p20-21:
"I, John Bushong, making by my life time and good memory my last will and testament as follows:First, it is my will that all my plantation where I now dwell on together with all the cattles and every thing of moveables and all the winter grains upon my Little Plantation, shall have my wife in her power as long as she remains a widow, but in case she my wife marry again, then it shall by acknowledge of a magestreed allowed to her all nesesarries that she is want in for her life time and after her death and after the debts is paid, all my children shall have equally shears one as much as the others, but my eldest son, Philip, shall have my little plantation for the sum of three hundred and ninety pounds, and they shall none of his brothers or sisters ask any thing of him in time of six years, but after the six years is past, he shall pay yearly the sum of fifteen pounds till the said sum of three hundered and ninety pounds is paid.Item, it is my will that my wife shall find the bread for my son Philip for one year, together as much grains as he is wanting to sow his plantation, and in case of he marrys and should die in a year's time after then his wife without any heirs of his body, then his wife shall have the estate the sum of seventy pounds, and is my will that my son-in-law Philip Grim shall have allowence to live in my haus and eat of my bread the time of two years.In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand by these present dated June 5, 1749.SS John Bushong, his mark.
Notes for Barbera:
SOURCE: The following info was from Tom Foreman << firstname.lastname@example.org >> In the office of the State Park they had a copy of "The Ancestors & Descendants of Edward Mark Bushong 1839-1922" compiled by Edward M. Bushong of Stafford, VA in 1984.It was interesting to see that he had copied the same pages from Strassburger & Hinke that I had recently sent to you.I have requested copies of his introductory section as it was most interesting.Once I receive them, I will make copies and send them to you.
Another interesting item was found in some of the loose papers included in this book which listed Barbara's maiden name as "Barbara FOLTZ de Haguenau" with her birthplace as near Haguenau, France.This town is only a short distance north of Strasburg, France as you can easily see on a map
generated at the following website by entering Haguenau, France.This is the first time I had seen her maiden name listed.
Another interesting find was the following quote in some other loose papers. "A letter from Strasburg, France says 'Hans BUCHAIN and wife Barbe FOLTZ de Haguenau, and their children lived there 7 years prior to immigrating in 1731'".Here is another spelling variation for BUSHONG, and some documentation for the birthpalce of their children.
There was also mention of a an old German Bible that had belonged to John the s/o Hans the Immigrant. However there were no copies or pictures of the information on the pages of that Bible.
More About John* Beauchamp and Barbera:
Marriage: Abt. 1714, France
4 ii. Johann 'Nicholas' Bushong, born 1700 in Europe; died in Logan County, Ohio; married Magdelen Bushung Abt. 1725.