| || Notes for Samuel Forbes Brush:|
!1.Records from Adj. General's office: pension application; discharge cert.;claim of minor ch ildren for pension.Samuel was a corporal in Capt. W.W.Warner's Company C of the 11th Infant ry Volunteers of Iowa.He died after being released from Libby Prison on board a transport b etween Aikens Landing and Ft. Monroe on the James River in VA. He was taken prisoner of war i n the battle of Pittsburg Landing 6 APR 1862 and died as a result of imprisonment by Confeder ate forces during the Civil War.
!2. DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS AND RICHARD BRUSH OF HUNTINGTON, L.I., NY, a source
book, comp. by Rev. Stuart Camp Brush, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1982.FHL# 929.273B 8 38bs.
!3. "Thomas and Richard Brush of Huntington, L.I.", C. Mann, New York Gen. and Biog. Soc. Rec ord, Vol. LXVII, LXVII, 1935-1936.
!4. Personal visits, correspondence and research, a personal study, Mrs. Willis M. Ryan, Grin nell, IA, FHL# 103658 item 2.
!5. Christening Record of Samuel Forbes Brush obt. by corr. by Gwen Ryan from parish church i n Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
1860 Census of Bloomfield, Winneshiek, Iowa, pg. 14, entry # 96 shows Samuel F Brush, age 40 , Farmer with $800 real estate and $200 personal estate, born in Canada West, with three chil dren in the household: Theod.P. (Thomas P.) age 17, Julia S. age 16, and Amos (Amza) A., ag e 11, all born in New York.
Living in residence #97 is his younger brother, Ira O. and his family.Residence # 98 conta ins the McMartin family of7 young men between the ages of 20 and 34 and 19 yr old Julia.O ne of them is Julia Sophia's future husband, Daniel A. McMartin.Houses # 99, 100 and 101 ar e the Grahams, the Ableman family and the Polly family, all of whom eventually married into t he Brush family.All are from Canada by way of New York prior to arriving in Iowa and may ha ve traveled as a group.Not too far away in residences # 10, 11 and 14 are the Grandy and Co le families, also from Canada and New York.
Samuel was raised in Ontario until his parents moved to Stockholm, St. Lawrence co., New York .After marrying in Stockholm, he and his wife, Theodocia, went to Johnstown Center, Rock Co ., Wisconsin where in 1850 they are listed as a family of five.In 1851 they continued on t o Iowa.In addition to the children mentioned (Thomas P., Julia Sophia, Amzy A, Samuel and M onola) they had twin daughters who died as infants.
Samuel enrolled in the Civil War at Postville, Allamakee Co., Iowa on 25 Sep 1861 in Compan y C., 11th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteers.He was mustered in as a corporal on 25 Nov 1861 .On 1 Nov 1862 it was reported that Samuel "died on the James River".He was on a vessel b etween Aiken Landing and Fort Monroe on the James River, having been recently liberated fro m the Confederate Prison Camp in Macon, Georgia according to the documents in his file.He w as "buried at sea" in the immediate vicinity of the battle betwen the Monitor and the Merrima ck, which had occured in March of that same year.