m. est 1763
Facts and Events
Gilmer County History says that her parents settled in Harrison Co, VA in 1792.
Mary "Polly" and her husband (Bush) lived on the waters of Freeman's Creek, above the Jackson Mill. They went West starting to Miami Valley, OH. Mary's Mother, Martha Miller Jackson, died while on a visit to Mary in abt 1828; so Mary and George Bush did not leave for Ohio until sometime after 1828.
Mary was located in the 1850 Warren Co, OH Census.
Mary's brother William & sister Lucinda had settled and raised families in Warren County. Eventually there was a whole community of Jackson families in Warren County.
From Matella Prickett Doughman's 1935 work, Supplement, pg 3: "Mrs Elizabeth Higgins Hadley left in her Bible a notation as follows: "These are taken from the tombstones at Wesley Chapel graveyard. Lucinda is my grandmother Jackson Flesher. Lucinda died May 20, 1853 - aged 65y 10m 8d. Mother (Catherine Flesher Higgins) died Jan. 13th 1852, aged 26y 2m 4d. Polly is my Aunt Mary Polly Bush, sister to grandmother, both died same day - Polly died May 21, 1853, aged 63y 9m 21d." Note that tho it is said they died the same day, the dates are one day off - see below.
From Matella Prickett Doughman's 1935 work, Supplement, pg 3: "Iva Conover gives this data concerning "Aunt Polly 'Mary' Bush, who lived near Butterville, Ohio. Her sister Lucinda Jackson Flesher had died (May 20, 1853), and walking home, very fast, as it was getting dark, she became ill, sat down on a log and then fell over dead from a heart attack. (May 21, 1853)."
The 1860 Warren County Census for Salem Township was checked. Mary had died in 1853 and by 1860 George had remarried. The census shows George Bush with another family. His wife Sarah Lawson (a widow) age 43, and her children: Mary Ann, F,26, Courtland, M, 14, Susan, F, 18, and Peter, M, 7. Sarah and all of her children were born in Ohio.