Person:Richard Brush (5)

Richard Brush
b.Est 1700
d.Bef 16 Nov 1763 Augusta County, Virginia
Facts and Events
Name Richard Brush
Gender Male
Birth? Est 1700
Death? Bef 16 Nov 1763 Augusta County, Virginia

Richard Brush was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Estate Records

  • Page 303.--16th November, 1763. Blakeley Brush's bond (with Samuel Norwood, Wm. McCanless) as administrator of Richd. Brush.
  • Page 341.--19th June, 1764. Richard Brush's appraisement (by Moses, John and Malcom McCown) recorded.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1763. (331) Blakely Brush qualified admr. of his father, Richard Brush.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 264.--6th February, 1752. James McCewn (McKown) to Francis McCewn (McKown), conveyed to James, 14th July. 1749, 400 acres. On a Timber Ridge on North Branch of James. Teste: Archibald (Richard) Brush, James McCord, Charles Wilson.

Records in Virginia

  • Settlers of Kerr's Creek and Vicinity - Mentioned, November 18, 1760, as debtors to the estate of Jacob Cunningham: Richard Brush (one of many listed). [Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 460].
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    A Richard Brush (perhaps also known as Archibald and born 1695-1715) died in Augusta County Virginia in 1762/3, leaving known children Blakely and Elizabeth and suspected children Ann, Crane, James, and William.Elizabeth married Samuel Norwood and moved to South Carolina by 1790.Blakely moved to Shelby County Kentucky after 1800.Crane and James moved to Kentucky by the 1790s - where they appear on tax lists in Lincoln/Jefferson and Bourbon counties, respectively. (Nothing more is known of Ann and William.)Several male decendants used the given names of Blakely, Crane and/or Richard, this being a clue that these estimated siblings may be related.In 1738 a Richard Brush (perhaps the man who died c1763) baptized two daughters (twins?) Elizabeth and Annie in Neshaminy Church in Bucks County Pennsylania; these baptisms appear in the records of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.Before that I am not certain where this family was; but after searching for several years, I have come to believe that they likely came from Ireland (counties Tyrone, Armagh, or Down) where the surnames Brush, Crane, and Blakely were relatively frequent before 1850 in the area between the towns of Omagh, Armagh, and Belfast.Several other Richard and Crane Brush men certainly lived in this area since the 1600s.(Blakely could well have been Richard's wife's maiden name.) Other possible origins are counties Dublin (esp St Michans Parish) and Longford in Ireland.I would like to hear from anyone with information that could support or refute these origins.