MY BUSH (BUSCH) ANCESTORS!
 

I am putting everything I know about my Bush/Busch lineage on this page,  in hopes that other Bush family researchers will see it and will share information. If you find any difference, please let me know. Let's put our collective searches together and see if we can find new information, extend and fill out this lineage!
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George (Jurig) Adam BUSCH/BUSH came from Daisbach, Germany  23 Jul 1721 with his birth record at Neckargemund and was baptised at Zuzanhausen, Germany. He was listed as a 13 year old on the ship "Hope" list in 1733 with his parents, Hans Michael (36) and Evan (36?) BUSCH with his siblings: Johann Ludwig (11); Maria Margaretha (9); and Johannes (7). Three more childre named as George Michael (5); Anna Barbara (3) and Johann Adam b Feb 1733 were evidently left behind until the family became settled. Father, Hans Michael, was recorded as buried "on his own land" 29 Jul 1749. The family was closely connected to the Tulpehocken, PA area families.

George BUSH took Oath for Naturalization for an American citizen on 21 Jun 1763 (Chalkley's Vol.1 pg. 108)

George Adam BUSCH is believed to have married Anna "Dorothea" KATTERMAN 17 Jan 1750 at the Christ "Little Tulpehocken" Lutheran KB Church in Berks Co., PA. Anna "Dorothea" KATERMAN was b. 13 Feb 1729, d/o Weyrich and Elisabetha KATERMAN who came to PA on 6 May 1738.

Known children of George were: Adam BUSH, who m. Margaret HAGLE; John, killed in April 1791 by Indians on Freemans Creek, Lewis Co.,VA; and Elizabeth, who married Paulser BUTCHER.

George had will dated 15 Oct 1811 in part of Harrison Co.,VA that became Upshur Co.,WV. Paulser BUTCHER was named as one of administrators. It is thought that George lived to be 100 years old until 1820. However records show he was involved in unscruplous land deals (Harrison Co,WV Chancery Files) so his reputed age of 100 may not be correct.
[Most of the above information was researched by David Armstrong, Elkins, WV]

Deed Book #9, pg.471 - 116 acres on South Branch of Potomac. (Also see same book): Deed Bk.#11 pg.435 - for sale of 116 acres. This deed named George Bush and wife Susannah selling to Sebastian Hover. (Also see Chalkleys Vol.1 Augusta Co., Order Bk. #8)

The Hackers Creek settlement in Harrison/Lewis Co.,(W)VA of George Adam BUSH was 1½ miles up the Buckhannon River from the Upshur Co., (W)VA courthouse - at the mouth of the Hackers Creek near Bush's Fort.

It is the assumption of family researchers that while Adam Bush and his wife, Margaret (Hagle) lived on Freemans Creek, while he was the closest neighbor of John Bush who was killed by Indians then this is probably the home where George Adam Bush was living when his will was written, and probably where he lived when he died.

Dec 1807 - Petition of inhabitants of remote section askign legislature not repeal additional rewards on wolf scalps, signed by (adjacent signatures): Jacob Bush, Alex. White, Peter Bush, Michel Bush, Lenard Bush, George Fisher, George Conley, Valentin Butcher, Palser Butcher . [Harrison Co., petitions, ibid.]

[Most of the above information was  researched by David Armstrong, Elkins, WV]Thanks so much to David, who has solved many of the Bush and Butcher research problems with his intensive and thorough research. He has been a great help to all of us. If you remember, he, along with Jeff Carr, broke the Butcher lineage back to Niederlinxweiler, Germany, and the Butcher and Bush lineages have been intertwined for many generations. David is very active and helpful to other researchers.
    [David wants to list this disclaimer: "If people are using materials that he wrote in letters or articles years ago they should be aware that while he has always worked out of primary sources, some of the old material and conclusions long ago, may be changed or are changing and are always subject to expansion and update. - Now you know how thorough he is as a researcher.]

All of the above information is tied to Branch #1 that is found in many of the 23 issues of BUSH BRANCHES

From: "Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia"  page 256 - "To the foregoing testimony was added that of Jacob BUSH, November 24, 1832. Bush, whose declaration for pension appears in Chapter X, this volume, knew Lowther (Colonel William) as early as 1779, at which time he was Captain. In 1781 he was promoted to the rank of Major, and was with Col. Crockett in General Clark's campaign. "

"Michael Stump, Justice, testified to the good character of Jacob Bush, which entitled him to full credit on oath."
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Lewis County, WV Court, January Term 1835. The foregoing sale bill of the personal estate of  George Bush, dec'd was presented in open Court and ordered to be recorded.         Teste:   J. Talbott, Clk.

"I do certify that the foregoing is a true account of the sale bill of the personal property of George Bush, dec'd.
                                                                                                        M. G. Bush, Admr. of George Bush, dec'd.
Purchaser's Name                                                Articles Sold                                      Price:

Jacob Bush                                 1 lot knives & forks                                           $1.25
Richard Johnson                        1 Tea Pot                                                                .53
  same      "                                   1 Cream jug                                                           12½
Abraham Smith                           1     "       "                                                               "
Mathew Johnson                       1 Bowl, stem glasses                                                1.27½
Richard Johnson                        5 Bowls                                                                      .12½
Michael G. Bush                         1 Lot tea cups & saucers                                            .50
Richard Johnson                               "                            "                                              .75
Andrew Stalnaker                       1 Decanter                                                                    .31
Richard Johnson                         3 small plates                                                               .30
Abraham Smith                            5 Plates                                                                       .04
Anthony Spour                           1 Large Dish                                                                 .25
Isac Bush                                     1 Bread Tray                                                                .12½
John Clark                                    1 Tea Waiter                                                                .13
John Hagle                                   1 Pewter Dish                                                               .60
   "       "                                         1   "            "                                                               .70 Eligah Flesher                              1 Slate                                                                          .18
Salathiel Stalnaker                       1 Medical Book                                                               .75
John Clark                                     1 Book Border Warfare                                                  .40
Michael Bush                                 1     "     Surveying                                                        .57
William Pennigar                          1     "           "                                                                 2.12½
Abraham Springston                   1     " Singing Book                                                          . 5
Abraham Smith                             1     "    Hym Book                                                           .19
Salathiel Stalnaker                        1     "  Fletchers wks                                                        .71
Daniel R. Helmick                         1     "  Law of ?                                                                 .33
William McNemar                        1     "  Testament                                                            1 2½
Richard Johnson                          1     "  Bible                                                                      .15
Richard W. Riddle                        3    "  Spelling Books                                                     12½
Daniell R. Helmick                         1    "  History of Animals                                             .70
Isac Bush                                      1 Quart bottle & ink                                                       .13
Solomon Fisher                            1 Fallen leaf table                                                           2.00
Isac Bush                                        Brass Clock & Case                                                      35.00
Richard W. Riddle                        1  Desk                                                                            2.00
Nicholas Fisher                            1 Bucket                                                                            .27
John Talbott                                  1 Coffee                                                                          .31½
Anthony Spour                             1 Sausage stuffer & candle stick                                   .30
John Talbott                              2  bridles                                                                           .22
   same   "                                    Sundries                                                                           .51
Thomas Wolf                               1 Conk Shell                                                                     .61
Jacob L. Jackson                          1 hatchet                                                                          .56½
Anthony Spour                          1 Skillet                                                                              .39
Mathew Johnson                         1 Oven                                                                              .51
Philip Linger                               1 Pot                                                                                .26
George Linger                             1 Pair Steelgards                                                           1.37½
Isac Bush                                    2  Augers                                                                        .51
Jocob Bush                                     1 Gun                                                                         10.00
George Summers                      2 Augers                                                                              .80
James M. Camp                          15 Harrow teeth                                                                 3.00
Jacob P. Jackson                       1 Trowell                                                                             .26
Anthony Spour, Jr.                  2 Sickles                                                                                .50
Jacob Bush                                 1 Hand Saw                                                                       1.75
Robert Clark                             1    "       "                                                                      .75
John Smith                                1   "       "                                                                       .75 ichard Johnson                      1 Hatchet                                                                          .70
Isac Bush                                   1 pair Geese                                                                 3.00
Nicholas Fisher                         "   "     "                                                                        2.07
Jacob P. Jackson                        1 harness                                                                       .56
Henry Canfield                       1 Bridle                                                                               .20
William Stalnaker                   1 Wolf trap                                                                        1.75
Isac Bush                                  1 Kittle                                                                             .25
John Talbott                            1 Bed sted & bedding                                                     12.31½    "       "                                                1    "           &                                                       16.12½
Minter Bailey                           1 Double coverlet & blankets                                          2.90
Mathew Johnson                      1 woman's saddle                                                             5.00
widow Bush                              "             "                                                                         5.00
Philip Linger                          1 Large Kittle & Bails                                                           3.01
Isac Bush                                  1 Pot                                                                                same  "                                   1 Grubbing hoe                                                                              1.50
 same  "                                 1 Axe                                                                                      .25
David Wilson                         1 Grindstone                                                                          .50
Jacob P. Jackson                     1 Basket & iron                                                                     .82
William Pennigar                  1 Syckle                                                                                   1.83
Henry Canfield                      1 Double Tree                                                                         .30
Richard Johnson                    1     "        Spreaders                                                               1.00
John Talbott                          1 Sheet                                                                                      .51
Minter Bailey                        1 Rug                                                                                         .31
Abraham Smith                    1 Hogshead                                                                               .25
John Westfall                        1    "                                                                                         .15
Jacob Westfall                       1    "                                                                                         .05
John Harris                     1 Plow                                                                                      1.11
Isac Bush                             1  Cask & dye tub                                                                      .03
Jacob Westfall                       1  Hoe                                                                                     .12½
Abraham Smith                   4  Still tubs                                                                              1.58
James Camp                        2 Sheep  1st    -first choice                                                      2.85
James Turner                      2    "        3rd   "                                                                            2.00
   same    "                            2    "        4th   "                                                                            1.75
David Wilson                          1  Windmill                                                                         14.50
Jacob Westfall                       10  Still tubs                                                                            3.29
Jacob P. Jackson                    1  Basket and bucket                                                               .05
  same   "                               1  Large still and worm                                                        17.00
same   "                                1 Small still cap & worm                                                     16.03
Isac Bush                              1 Cider Still                                                                              7.01
Abraham Smith                   1 Pump                                                                                      1.13
David Wilson                       1 Bull                                                                                         9.25
John P.T. Armstrong          1 Cow and Calf                                                                        10.91
William Clark                      1   "      "      "                                                                            13.00
Jacob Bush                            7 Head  3yr. old steers                                                          87.00
Thomas Wolf                       5 Head   2yr. old Cattle                                                         33.16
John Bonnett                        1  Heifer  3yrs.                                                                       9.12½
David Wilson                       1  Sorrell Mare                                                                       55.52
Anthony Spour                    1 Bay yearling Colt                                                               20.30
Philip Linger                       1 Light bay        "                                                                    19.53
Jacob Bush                          22  Head  Geese                                                                        2.00
  same  "                                1  Wagon & body                                                                   27.00
 same  "                                1  Log Chain                                                                            4.00
Isac Bush                              9  Head  hogs                                                                           2.00
John Bonnett                       10  Head                                                                                     5.82
William Newlon                 10  Head   "                                                                                3.50
same      "                           13  Head   "                                                                                 2.50
John Bonnett                        3   Head                                                                                   2.27
Isac Flesher                        Spreader  and Chain                                                                 1.00
Jesse Smith                        2  Split  bottom  s                                                                       .50
John Teter                         2    "          "              "                                                                    .68
Jesse Smith                        2    "          "            "                                                                    .87½
Henry Canfield               2    Cheers                                                                                      .75
John Teter                        2         "                                                                                       .43
Henry Cafield               1 Reed  (chair)                                                                                 .90
Jacob J. Jackson            1  Pair sheep shears                                                                       .43
Jasper Butcher               1  Reed                                                                                           .37½
Richard W. Riddle         1 Axe                                                                                              1.25
same           "               790 ft.  2 in.  plank                                                                            3.51
Isac Bush                        1 Half  Bushel
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Jacob Jackson                 1  Trunnel Bed                                                                                .25
Isac Bush                         1  Crobar                                                                                        1.32
Jacob J. Jackson              1  Cross Cut Saw                                                                             .50
  same       "                      1  Mill saw                                                                                    1.05
John Hagle                     4  Strips of Iron                                                                              1.22
William W. Jackson        1 Round shave                                                                               .14
Isac Bush                         3  Sills and  3 Posts                                                                        .07
   same "                         20 Pieces  studding                                                                          .38
   same "                         3  Still tubs                                                                                       25
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