Samuel Rush served in the Revolutionary War (p. 180), but it does not give any dates or any further information concerning his military service. The work also indicates that this Samuel Rush and his family were among the early settlers of Manchester, Ontario County, New York. The Ontario County History gives the following information:
Samuel Rush was the father of eleven children.(of which I only know of 9; David b 1780, Samuel Jr b 1781, Daniel b 1783, Elizabeth b 1785, Mary Ann b 1785, Marquis & Addison (twins) b 1788, Rhoda b 1790 & Russell M b 1793.
The ninth in the order of birth was Russell M. Rush, born1793, and living with his daughter, Mrs. McLouth.
Two sons of Samuel had preceded him, and settled in Farmington, New York .
Samuel Rush, with four children, Mary, Rhoda, Marquis, and Russell, reached the house of the Pratts on October 16, 1800. It was decided to remain there till a house could be built.
There were then two dwellings in the village of Manchester--the Pratts' and that of Sylvester Davis, directly opposite. The Rush farm was on lot 73, of the first survey, and now constitutes the Anson Lapham farm. In 1806, he sold out and went to Farmington. In the fall of 1805.
Russell worked for Bezaliel Gleason two months for a barrel of salt and a pair of shoes. Salt was high, and the ordinary rate of exchange was eleven bushels of wheat for one of salt, and then there were times of scarcity. Mr. Rush says: In 1814, Moses Buck erected the first building used as a tavern where stands the hotel kept by Nathan Aldrich (p. 178). Town of Manchester Families, History of Ontario Co.
Published 1878. pg.176-179
Two of the sister married Wood brothers.
William Wood married Elizabeth Rush of Manchester, Ontario Co., New York she was born in 1785 in Massachusetts. I have nothing else on this family, either.
Rhoda Rush (born abt 1790, Mass) while visiting her sister & husband William, she meet, David Wood (brother of Wm).
They married and moved to Mendon, Monroe (was Ontario)Co., New York. David was drafted in the War of 1812.
Had three children that I know of:
1) Welcome Wood (b ?) (not listed in Jackson's obit most likely died before 1903, where not known)
2)Jackson M Wood, b Nov 20 1820 Mendon, New York
married Maire Louisa Whitehorn
Jerome James b 7 Jan 1846, Pittsford, Mich (he married Martha A Colwell, 2nd wife Fanchette Yost)
Darwin B b Feb 1850 Husdon, Mich (he married Mary J ?, last known to be in CT.)
Alfred V b 28 Mar 1853 Hudson, Mich (he married Sarah Miller, he remained in Michigan)
Ida (Ada) b 1855 Hudson, Mich (she married ? Holmes)
Charles S b Aug 1857 Hudson, Mich (he married a Melvey J ?, last known in Seattle, Washington)
Kittie L b Jan 1861 Hudson, Mich (she married George B Goodrich, she died in Ann Arbor, Mich)
3) Celia P (b?) (she was listed as sister of Jackson M Wood in his obit of 1903 as Celia P Foster of Binghamton, N.Y.)
If anyone out there has any information, I would be greatly indebited to you