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Burrell RUSHING

1798 - 5 MAY 1867

  • OCCUPATION: 1850, Farmer
  • BORN: 1798, Anson Co. NC
  • DIED: 5 MAY 1867
  • BURIED: Rushing Grove Cemetery, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1820, Perry Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1830, Perry Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1840, Perry Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1850, Dwelling 158, District 4, Decatur Co. TN

Father: Richard RUSHING

Mother: Sarah ?

Notes

The 1820 census shows:
2 males to 10
1 male 16 to 26 - Burrell
1 female 16 to 26


The 1830 census shows:
2 males 10 to 15
1 male 30 to 40 - Burrell
1 female under 5
2 females 5 to 10
1 female 20 to 30


In the 1850 census, Francis Wood, age 17 is living in the Burrell Rushing household.


Slave schedule, 1850 census Decatur Co. TN
Burrel Rushing, slave owner
1. 30, M, M


Slave schedule, 1860 census Decatur Co. TN
Burrel Rushing, slave owner
1. 63, F, B


From the research of David Donahue

Burrell Rushing was born circa 1798 in Anson Co., NC, and died May 5, 1867. He is buried in a fieldstone marked grave in Rushing Grove Cemetery, Decatur Co., TN. Some descendants claim that Burrell Rushing is the son of Revolutionary War veteran Phillip Rushing because a pensioner named Phillip Rushing is listed in Burrell's household in the 1840 census of Perry County. However, Burrell's family probably is in Phillip's household because Burrell had replaced Calvin Lacy as Phillip Rushing's court appointed guardian. Burrell is well outside the 1765-1785 age range for Phillip's children. Burrell probably is son of Richard Rushing, with whom he is tied in land records and the 1820 and 1830 census. Richard may have had eight sons under age 20 in the 1800 census.

Burrell Rushing married Mary Elizabeth Rhodes. She was born circa 1806. She is buried in a fieldstone marked grave at Rushing Grove Cemetery. Most Rushings in Mt. Zion Community, Scotts Hill, and Henderson Co. are descendants.

Pedigree

                                                                   _Mathew RUSHING _____
                                                                  | (.... - 1730)       
                                             _William RUSHING ____|_____________________
                                            |                                           
                       _William RUSHING ____|
                      | (1720 - ....)       |
                      |                     |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     |                     
                      |                     |_____________________|_____________________
                      |                                                                 
 _Richard RUSHING ____|
| (1749 - 1841) m 1790|
|                     |                                            _____________________
|                     |                                           |                     
|                     |                      _____________________|_____________________
|                     |                     |                                           
|                     |_____________________|
|                                           |
|                                           |                      _____________________
|                                           |                     |                     
|                                           |_____________________|_____________________
|                                                                                       
|
|--Burrell RUSHING 
|  (1798 - 1867)
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|                                            _____________________|_____________________
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|                      _____________________|
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|                     |                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     |                     
|                     |                     |_____________________|_____________________
|                     |                                                                 
|_Sarah ? ____________|
  (1770 - 1852) m 1790|
                      |                                            _____________________
                      |                                           |                     
                      |                      _____________________|_____________________
                      |                     |                                           
                      |_____________________|
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                                            |                      _____________________
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                                            |_____________________|_____________________
                                                                                        

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