Facts and Events
From:Butch Bohl (Source: (1) Gordon Aronhime Papers--Southwest Virginia index card #85 & #86, "A son of Philip Bush (d 1772) WB 2 p 153 Orange County Va.", (2) Will James Bush 1808 Will Book 2 page 166., Russell County Virginia.) was born Abt. 1739 in Orange County Virginia, and died 18 November 1808 in Russell CTY. VA.. He married Mary ______ Abt. 1757.
"Records show James purchased land 130 acres in Amherst County Virginia, in Aug. 1771 (patent no. 40 p367) . Moved to Washington County Va. some time prior to 1776 . In 1776 James help build Hamblin's Fort , which is in Castles Woods, this is also the place James and his wife Mary moved (North East of Abingdon Virginia). Records show in April 1782 he purchased 100 acres in Washington County on south side of Clinch River known as Russians Place ( land grant not registered until 23 Aug 1788 grant no 18 p165, however copy of actual grant shows 5 April 1782.) James was instrumental in getting Russell County formed from a part of Washington County in 1785. (See Petition to Form Russell County in book of documentations . In June of 1796 James purchased an additional 80 acres in Castles Woods on both sides of Mill Creek, adjoining Charle Beckleys land ( grant no. 36 p17 ). The land was purchased from Henry Hamblin for 80 Pounds Virginia money, here he built his home and a Grist Mill. James fought in Dunmore's War (Dunmore's War Record, pp. 229-238 & 269) which was fought before the Revolutionary War 1774. "
Book II James & Mary Bush to William Elam 1794. Pg. 1 26 May 1794 James Bush & wife, Mary, to William Elam for 30#, 45A surveyed 13 Dec. 1782, granted James Bush by Commonwealth patent beginning at corner of Joh Heals land. Filed: 26 May 1795. Signed: James & Mary Bush.
From: Marylyn Eschelman
Need ... information on James BUSH, father of "tomahawked" Ann BUSH. He was born between 1739 and 1756 (I've seen several dates), and died in Russell Co., VA in 1808. His daughter Ann (who was reputedly tomahawked and scalped) was born between 1765 and 1782 (depending on source), but her daughter Virginia NEACE had to be born by 1785 at the very latest.
Julie Adams' BUSH website says that this James was the son of Josiah BUSH(1733-1781) and Sarah Lewis.
Ken Bush's BUSH website says that Josiah's son James was born 1759 and died in 1849, and married a Lydia.
Another descendant has suggested that James (father of Ann) was son of Philip P (1709-1772) and Mary Bryan, but he was not mentioned in Philip's will ___________________________________________________________ See Map of land holdings in eastern (Upper) Castle's Woods]
Children per oger L. Crum & Julie G. Adams 1.Ann (1782-?) m. Henry Neece (Ann was captured & scalped by Indians as a child) 2. Mary b. 1784 d. ?? m. ________ Turner (Mary was captured & scalped by Indians as a child and also as an adult) 3. Drury b. 1780 d. ?? 4. Austin b. 1778 d. 1855 m. Nancy ________ (said to have been Cherokee)