RUSH, William

William RUSH, Esq., a prominent farmer and citizen, of the Tenth District of Chester County, was born in Madison County February 22. 1827, and is the only child born to the union of William and Mary (Tidwell) RUSH. The father was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Madison County about 1823. He died in 1827. The mother was born August 81, 1807, and is still living.

Our subject received a good practical education at Jackson, and December 21, 1850, married Margaret E. NAYLOR, a native of North Carolina, born in 1829, and the daughter of George and Martha NAYLOR. By this union they have six children: John A., Mary E. (Mrs. O. T. Siler), William A., M. B., George T. and Sarah F. In 1849 Mr. RUSH located near where he now resides and has since been engaged in farming, He is also a carpenter by occupation, and ran a sawmill and cotton-gin for many years. In 1850 be was elected magistrate. and held that office until the war. When Chester County was organized he was chairman of the board at commissioners that formed the county, and was first chairman of the county court. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.


Transcribed by David Donahue

Source: History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present ; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Henderson, Chester, McNairy, Decatur, and Hardin Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville, TN: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.