Person:Jacob Rush (3)

m. Bef 1739
  1. James Rush1739 -
  2. Rachel Rush1741 - 1798
  3. Rebecca Rush1743 - 1793
  4. Dr. Benjamin Rush1745 - 1813
  5. Hon. Jacob Rush1747 - 1820
  6. Stevenson RushAbt 1748 -
  7. John RushAbt 1750 -
  • HHon. Jacob Rush1747 - 1820
  • WLydia Bell1748 - 1828
m. 1769
  • HHon. Jacob Rush1747 - 1820
  • WMary RenchAbt 1750 -
Facts and Events
Name Hon. Jacob Rush
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 24 Nov 1747 Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 1769 Virginiato Lydia Bell
Death[2] 5 Jan 1820 Morgan, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States
  1. Family Recorded, in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
    39, No 1, 1915.

    Hon. Jacob Rush, of the Pennsylvania Judiciary.
    The name of Rush was long prominent in Pennsylvania in the annals of medicine, law and jurisprudence. Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence, eminent physician and philanthropist, filled a large place in the public affairs of his time. His younger brother, Jacob Rush, of whose life and official services it is proposed to speak, was one of the shining lights of the early Pennsylvania State Judiciary. Both were strong characters, zealous patriots during the stirring period in which they lived, tenacious of their convictions and of the high standard of individual duty which they set for others, and typified in themselves. Jacob Rush was born November 24,1747, in Byberry township, Philadelphia County, the family seat of his ancestors, who came from Oxfordshire, England, to America in 1683. John Rush, the immigrant, commanded a troop of horse in the army of Oliver Cromwell. Having embraced the principles of the Quakers, he was doubtless attracted hither by the inducements held out by Penn to the people of that faith for the founding of his newly acquired colony. He left numerous descendants, among whom, in the third generation, was John Rush, who married Susan Harvey, daughter of Joseph Hall, of Tacony, these being the parents of Dr. Rush and his brother Jacob. Losing their father at a very early age, their bringing up devolved upon the mother, who remarried, and, though of slender means and left with five children, procured for her two sons the benefits of a liberal education. The two youths were first sent to the school taught by Francis Alison.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Family Recorded, in Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades. Colonial families of the United States of America: in which is given the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. (New York, Boston: The Grafton Press, 1907)

    ... Jacob, b. 24th November, 1747; d. 5th January, 1820; Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals of Pennsylvania, 1784-1806 ; President of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, 1806-1820 ; m. Mary RENCH. ...