A Brief Account of the Ancestors and Descendants of BENJAMIN RUSH, M. D. of the City of Philadelphia

Benjamin Rush M.D.

Benjamin Rush M.D.

A Brief Account of the Ancestors and Descendants of BENJAMIN RUSH, M. D. of the City of Philadelphia Compiled from family records and hit own personal knowledge by his Son-in-Law.
HENRY J. WILLIAMS A. D. 1869

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JOHN RUSH

John Rush, commander of a Troop of Horse in Oliver Cromwell’s Army, was married to Susannah Lucas at Horton in Oxfordshire, England. He came to Pennsylvania in A. D. 1683 and settled at Byberry, about thirteen miles from Philadelphia, where he died A. D. 1699, aged about eighty years.

Their eldest son and second child was

WILLIAM RUSH

born on the twenty-first day of July, A. D. 1652. Married Aurelia , and died at Byberry, A. D. 1688. Their eldest son and third child was

JAMES RUSH

born A. D. 1679. Married Rachel Peart and died at Byberry on the sixteenth of March, A. D. 1727, aged fortyeight years.

Their eldest son and first child was

JOHN RUSH

born A. D. 1712. Married Susanna Harvey, a widow, daughter of Joseph Hall of Tacouy, on the Delaware River. Died July 26th, A. D. 1751, in Philadelphia, and was buried in the ground of Christ Church, southeast corner of Fifth and Arch streets, where his headstone still stands. His widow afterwards married a man named Morris, by whom she had no children. She died on the second of July, A. D. 1795, and was buried in Christ Church burying ground, corner of Fifth and Arch streets, where her tombstone is still in good preservation.

The eldest son, who left issue (third child) of John and Susanna Rush was

BENJAMIN RUSH, M. D.

born at Byberry, then in the county, now in the City of Philadelphia, on the twenty-fourth of December, A. D. 1745, and was married on the eleventh of January, A. D. 1776, by the Rev. John Witherspoon, at “Morven,” the seat of her father near Princeton, New Jersey, to Julia Stockton, eldest daughter of the Honorable Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of Mrs. Annis Stockton (nee Boudinot), his wife.

Dr. Benjamin Rush died in Philadelphia on the nineteenth day of April, A. D. 1813, and was buried in the ground of Christ Church, at the southeast corner of Fifth and Arch streets. He was a Medical Professor in the University of Pennsylvania and greatly distinguished as a teacher and practitioner of medicine and as an author on various subjects. He was an accomplished scholar, an eminent statesman, a warm advocate for universal freedom, Surgeon General in the American Army, a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and above all a humble and devout Christian.

Mrs. Julia Rush, wife of Dr. Benjamin Rush and eldest daughter of the Honorable Richard Stockton of Princeton, New Jersey, was born at “Morven,” the seat of her father, on the second of March, A. D. 1759, and died at her little farm called “Sydenham,” now Fifteenth street and Columbia avenue in the City of Philadelphia, on the seventh of July, A. D. 1848. She was buried in the grave of her husband, in Christ Church burying ground, southeast corner of Fifth and Arch streets.

Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush had issue:

1st. John Rush, born in Cecil County, Maryland, at the house of Elihu Hall, Esquire, on the seventeenth of July, A. D. 1777. Served as an officer in the Navy of the United States of America, and died unmarried, at Philadelphia, on the ninth of August, A. D. 1837. He was buried near his father in Christ Church burying ground.

2d. Anne Emily Rush, born at Philadelphia, on the first of January, A. D. 1779. Married, had issue, and died at Montreal, Lower Canada, on the twentyseventh day of April, A. D. 1850.

3d. Richard Rush, born at Philadelphia on the twentyninth of August, A. D. 1780. Married, had issue, and died at Philadelphia on the twenty-eighth of July, A. D. 1859.

4th. Susanna Rush, born at Philadelphia on the seventh of January, A. D. 1782, and died on the twentyseventh of May, A. D. 1782.

5th. Elizabeth Rush, born at Philadelphia on the fourteenth of February, A. D. 1783, and died on the second of July, A. D. 1783.

6th. Mary Rush, born at Philadelphia on the sixteenth of May, A. D. 1784. Married, had issue, and died in England on the second of November, A. D. 1849.

7th. James Rush, born at Philadelphia on the fifteenth of March, A. D. 1786. Married, and died without issue on the twenty-sixth of May, A. D. 1869.

8th. William Rush, born at Philadelphia on the eighth of November, A. D. 1787, and died on the fifteenth of January, A. D. 1788.

9th. Benjamin Rush, born at Philadelphia on the third of July, A. D. 1789, and died on the twenty-first of July, A. D. 1789.

10th. Benjamin Rush, born at Philadelphia on the eighteenth of February, A. D. 1791, died unmarried at New Orleans on the seventeenth of December, A. D. 1824, and was buried in the cemetery of the Protestant Church in that city.

nth. Julia Rush, born at Philadelphia on the twentysecond of November, A. D. 1792. Married and died without issue on the nineteenth of April, A. D. 1860.

12th. Samuel Rush, born at Philadelphia on the first of August, A. D. 1795. Married, had issue, and died on the twenty-fourth of November, A. D. 1859.

13th. William Rush, born at Philadelphia on the eleventh of May, A. D. 1801. Married, had issue, and died on the twentieth of November, A. D. 1864.

I

ANNE EMILY RUSH

Anne Emily Rush, eldest daughter and second child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born at Philadelphia on the first day of January, A. D. 1779. Married on the twelfth day of March, A. D. 1799, by the Revd. William White, to the Honorable Ross Cuthbert of the Seigniory of Lanoraie on the River St. Lawrence, near Bcrthier, Lower Canada, and died on the twenty-seventh day of April, A. D. 1850, at Montreal, Lower Canada, where she had gone on a visit. She was buried in the vault of the Family Chapel at Berthier. The Honorable Ross Cuthbert survived his wife, and died at the Manpr House of Lanoraie on the twenty-eighth day of August, A. D. 1860. He was buried by his wife’s side in the vault of the Family Chapel, but both he and his wife were subsequently removed to the cemetery of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Sorel. They had issue:

1st. James Cuthbert, born at Lanoraie, L. C, on the seventh of January, A. D. 1800, and died there on the thirtieth of March, A. D. 1842.

2d. Julia Cuthbert, born at Lanoraie, L. C, on the second of October, A. D. 1801, and died there on the eleventh of February, A. D. 1802.

3d. Georgina Cuthbert, born on the seventh of July, A. D. 1803.

4th. Mary Cuthbert, born on the twenty-fifth day of February, A. D. 1810.

1. James Cuthbert, eldest child and only son of the Honorable Ross and Mrs. Emily Cuthbert, was born on the seventh day of January, A. D. 1800, at Philadelphia. Married Miss Jane Stephens, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry and Mrs. Stephens, of London, England, on the seventh day of June, A. D. 1821, and died at Lanoraie on the thirtieth day of March, A. D. 1842, leaving his widow, and but one surviving son, Edmund Charles Cuthbert, who was born on the tenth day of March, A. D. 1836, served in the British Army in India, and died unmarried on the thirteenth day of November, A. D. 1864, at Pesth, in Hungary, which he had visited while on a tour through Europe.

James Cuthbert bad five children, all of whom except Edmund Charles died in infancy.

1. George Ross Cuthbert, born July 2d, 1821,
died April 10th, 1824.

2. Henry S. Cuthbert, born January 27th,
1824, died May 3d, A. D. 1828.

3. Benjamin Rush Cuthbert, born January
13th, 1825, died February 1st, A. D. 1826.

4. James Rush Cuthbert, born January 11th,
1834, died July 19th, A. D. 1834.

5. Edmund Charles Cuthbert, born March
10th, A. D. 1836, died November 12th, A. D. 1864.

2. Julia Cuthbert, eldest daughter and second child of the Honorable Ross and Mrs. Emily Cuthbert, was born on the second day of October, A. D. 1801, and died on the nth day of February, A. D. 1802.

3. Georgina Cuthbert, second daughter and third child of the Honorable Ross and Mrs. Emily Cuthbert, was born on the seventh day of July, A. D. 1803, and on the seventeenth day of June, A. D. 1829, married Mr. Augustus David Bostwick of Three Rivers, Lower Canada, who died on the seventeenth day of December, A. D. 1837. They had issue:

1. Anne Emily Bostwick, born on the fifth
of June, A. D. 1830, died on the sixteenth of August, A. D. 1831.
2. John Bostwick, born on the twenty-third
of July, A. D. 1831.
3. Mary Bostwick, born on the third of
March, A. D. 1833.
4. Georgina Bostwick, born on the fourth of
October, A. D. 1834.
5. Charles Ogden Bostwick, who died quite young.

Anne Emily Bostwick, eldest daughter and child of Mr. Augustus David and Mrs. Georgina Bostwick, was born on the fifth day of June, A. D. 1830, and died on the sixteenth day of August, A. D. 1831.

John Bostwick, second child and eldest son of Mr. Augustus David and Mrs. Georgina Bostwick, was born on the twenty-third day of July, A. D. 1831, and married on the twenty-fourth day of October, A. D. 1860, Miss Elisabeth Lloyd Merrick, youngest daughter of Mr. William and Mrs. Martha Merrick. They had two children:

1. Georgina Martha Bostwick, born the twenty-fourth day of October, A. D. 1861.
2. Mary Cuthbert Bostwick, born the twelfth day of August, A. D. 1863.

Mary Bostwick, second daughter and third child of Mr. Augustus David and Mrs. Georgina Bostwick, was born on the third day of March, A. D. 1833, and married on the first clay of December, A. D. 1853, Mr. Edward Octavian Cuthbert. They have had issue:

1. Emily Louisa Georgina Cuthbert, born on the twenty-eighth day of September, A. D. 1854, died on the fifteenth day of January, A. D. 1855.
2. James Augustus Alfred Octavian Cuthbert, born the twenty-ninth day of May, A. D. 1856.
3. Mary Frances Eliza Cuthbert, born on the second of June, A. D. 1859, died on the fourth day of April, A. D. 1860.
4. Albert Edward Ross Cuthbert, born on the thirty-first day of July, A. D. 1860.
5. Jane Cuthbert, born June the tenth, A. D. 1867.
6. Julia Rush Cuthbert, born on the tenth day of June, A. D. 1867.

4. Georgina Bostwick, third daughter and fourth child of Mr. Augustus David and Mrs. Georgina Bostwick, was born on the fourth day of October, A. D. 1834, and married on the ninth day of July, A. D. 1855, Mr. James William Hanson. They have no children.

Mrs. Georgina Bostwick, widow of Mr. Augustus David Bostwick, married on the tenth day of June, A. D. 1851, Edward Adams Clark, Esq. They have no children.

4. Mary Cuthbert, third daughter and fourth child of the Honorable Ross and Mrs. Emily Cuthbert, was born on the twenty-fifth day of February, A. D. 1810.

II

RICHARD RUSH

Richard Rush, second son and third child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born in Philadelphia on the twenty-ninth day of August, A. D. 1780, and was married on the twenty-ninth day of August, A. D. 1809, by the Rev. Dr. Judd to Catherine E. Murray, daughter of Dr. James and Mrs. Sarah E. Murray then of Piney Grove, but formerly of Annapolis, Maryland. He died at his house in South Eighth street below Locust street, Philadelphia, on the thirtieth day of July, A. D. 1859, and was buried in his family vault in North Laurel Hill Cemetery in the City of Philadelphia.

He had been made Attorney General of the United States by President James Madison, and afterward appointed acting Secretary of State. In A. D. 1817, he was sent as Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James, where he remained nearly eight years, when he was recalled by President John Quincy Adams to fill the office of Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, subsequently he went again to England to collect and receive the Smithsonian Legacy, and after some interval was appointed Minister to France. After his return to this country he spent the latter years of his life either at Sydenham, his country seat, formerly in the county (but now Fifteenth street and Columbia avenue in the City of Philadelphia) of Philadelphia, or at his house in South Eighth street below Locust street.

His wife, Mrs. Catherine E. Rush, died at “Sydenham,” her husband’s country seat, on the twenty-fourth day of March, A. D. 1854, and was buried in his family vault in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Richard and Catherine E. Rush had issue:

A. 1st. Benjamin Rush, born in Philadelphia on the twenty-third of January, A. D. 1811, married and had issue. Died June 30, 1877.

B. 2d. James Murray Rush, born in Washington, D. C, on the tenth of July, A. D. 1813, married, had issue, and died on the seventh of February, A. D. 1862.

He married Eugenia Frances Sheaff, the widow of William Sheaff, and daughter of John and Maria Hiester of Reading, Penna., on the twenty-eighth of January, A. D. 1847. His wife, Eugenia, from her previous marriage had two daughters, both of whom are married. She died at “Sydenham,” the residence of her husband’s father, then in the county (now in the city) of Philadelphia, on the third of December, A. D. 1849, and was buried with her father and mother at Reading, Penna.

J. Murray and Eugenia Rush had issue, one son:

Richard Rush, born on the twenty-eighth of February, A. D. 1848, and now (A. D. 1906) an officer in the Navy of the United States of America. Retired with the rank of Captain. Married, July 10, 1873, Ella Mary Day, second daughter of Edgar Burr Day, of Catskill-on-Hudson, and Sophia Augusta Camp, of Sacketts Har, bor, New York, and has had issue:

Richard Rush, Junior, born September 28th, 1875, at Philadelphia, and died November 21st, 1875, at Catskill-on-Hudson, New York, of pneumonia.

Ella Day Rush, Junior, born November 1st, 1876, at Philadelphia. Married September 23d, 1905, at Catskill-on-Hudson, New York, William Spencer Murray, of Annapolis, Maryland.

James Murray Rush, afterwards, on the twenty-ninth of November, A. D. 1853, married Elizabeth Upshur Dennis, widow of Lyttleton Dennis (by whom she had no children) and daughter of Lyttleton Upshur Dennis and Sarah Robertson, his wife, of Essex, Somerset County, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She died at the house of her husband, on Washington Square, Philadelphia, on the sixteenth of May, A. D. 1856, and was buried on her family estate in Somerset County, Maryland. She left one only daughter, Elizabeth Murray Rush, who was born on the twenty-sixth of January, A. D. 1856. James Murray Riibh died at his house in South Eighth street below Locust street, in the City of Philadelphia, on the afternoon of Friday the seventh of January, A. D. 1862, and was buried in his brother’s family vault in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Elisabeth Murray Rush married, April 20, 1882, John Biddle Porter, son of Andrew Porter and Margaretta Biddie, and had issue:

1. Margaretta Biddle Porter, born June 13th, 1883.
2. Catherine Rush Porter, born January 27th, 1885.
3. Elizabeth Murray Rush Porter, born September 3d, 1893

C. 3d. Anna Maria Rush, third daughter and sixth child of Richard and Catherine E. Rush, was born in London, at the house of her father, then Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of London, on the twenty-third of April, A. D. 1820, died at Philadelphia 25th of December, 1887.

D. 4th. Madison Rush, fourth son and seventh child of Richard and Catherine E. Rush, was born in London, at the house of his father, then Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of London, on the twenty-eighth of July, A. D. 1821, and served for many years as an officer in the Navy of the United States of America, but resigned his commission upon his marriage. He married on the twentieth of February, A. D. 1855, Maria Blight, daughter of George and Maria lilight of the City of Philadelphia. His wife died in Philadelphia without issue on the third of November, A. D. 1855, and was buried in the ground of the Episcopal Church of St. James the Less, near the Palls of Schuylkill in the City of Philadelphia. Her husband, Madison Rush, was drowned while bathing in the Red Lake River in Minnesota, and was buried by the side of his wife in the ground of St. James the Less on the twenty-first of November, A. 1). 1855, the same year, his body having been recovered and brought home.

E. 5th. Sarah Catherine Rush, fourth daughter and eighth child of Richard and Catherine E. Rush, was born in London at the house of her father, then Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of St. James, on the twenty-ninth of June, A. D. 1823, and died July 17th, 1905.

F. 6th. Richard Henry Rush, fifth son and ninth child of Richard and Catherine E. Rush, was born in London at the house of his father, then Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of St. James, on the fourteenth day of January, A. D. 1825, and was married on the fourth day of February, A. D. 1851, to Sarah Anne Blight, daughter of George and Maria Blight, of the City of Philadelphia. His wife died at Newport, Rhode Island, on the eighth of August, A. D. 1852, and was buried in the vault of her father in St. Stephen’s Church yard, South Tenth street above Chestnut street, in the City of Philadelphia. She left one only son, Murray Rush, who was born on the twentieth day of October, A. D. 1851.

Murray Rush, son of Richard Henry Rush and Sarah Anne Blight, married January 14th, 1876, at Christ Church, Baltimore, Louisa Bowdoin, and has issue:

1. Murray Blight Rush, born in Baltimore February 9, 1877.
2. Arthur Temple Rush, born in Philadelphia January II, 1879, married May 17th, 1904, Ayliffe M. Borie.
3. Louis Harold Rush, born at Rye Beach, N. H., August 23d, 1880,
4. Alice Bowdoin Rush, born at Radnor, Pa., March 30th, 1884.

Arthur Temple Rush, second son of Murray Rush married Ayliffe M. Borie, daughter of John Borie and Susan Halsey, and has issue:

Richard Rush 2d, born February 25th, 1905.

Richard Henry Rush afterwards, on the eleventh of December, A. D. 1856, married Susan Bowdoin Yerby, daughter of Dr. George Y. and Charlotte H. Yerby, of “Selma,” Northampton County, Virginia, and died October 17th, 1893.

Richard H. and Susan B. Rush have had issue:

1. Richard Henry Rush, born the fifteenth of September, A. D. 1857, and died on the third day of July, A. D. 1858.
2. Madison Rush, born on the third of November, A. D. 1858, married and has issue.
3. Charlotte Graham Rush, born on the twelfth of February, A. D. 1860, married and has issue.
4. Susan Rush, born on the twelfth of July, A. D. 1861, married and has issue.
5. Julia Rush, born on the fifteenth of December, A. D. 1863.
6. Benjamin Rush, born November 28th, 1869, married and has issue.

Richard H. Rush was educated at West Point, and served a number of years as an officer in the Army of the United States of America. He resigned his Commission soon after the death of his first wife, but upon the breaking out of the Great Southern Rebellion was appointed Colonel of a Regiment of Lancers and served during that war, in the Union Army. After the overthrow of the Confederacy, he again resigned his Commission and retired to private life.

Madison Rush, second son of Richard Henry Rush and Susan Bowdoin Yerby, married, October 2, 1884, Catharine Parker Costin, born July 12, 1859, died December 13, 1902. He married a second time, July 6, 1904, Caroline Novels, born November 11, 1880.

Madison Rush and Catharine Parker Costin had issue:
Catharine Elisabeth Rush, born October 7th, 1885.
Susan Rush, born August 16th, 1890.
Julia Stockton Rush, born March 3d. 1897.

Charlotte Graham Rush, third child and eldest daughter of Richard Henry Rush and Susan Bowdoin Yerby, married January 27, 1883, Edward Dale Toland, son of Robert Toland, of Philadelphia, has issue:

Edward Dale Toland, born December n, 1886.
Priscilla Toland, born September 19, 1888.
Richard Henry Rush Toland, born September 3, 1891.
Robert Toland, born April 2, 1895.
Owen Jones Toland, born January 19, 1897.

Susan Rush, fourth child and second daughter of Richard Henry Rush and Susan Bowdoin Yerby, married September 17th, 1887, Cecil Campbell Higgins. They have issue:

Campbell Higgins, born July 23, 1888.
Celia Campbell Higgins, born April 16, 1890.

Benjamin Rush, sixth child and third son of Richard Henry Rush and Susan Bowdoin Yerby, married June 5th, 1895, Mary Wheeler Lockwood, and has issue:

Charlotte Rush, born March 26th, 1896.
Benjamin Rush, born October 28th, 1898.
Mary Rush, born January 10th, 1900.
Richard Stockton Rush, born July 14th, 1905.

G. 7th. Julia Stockton Rush, fifth daughter and tenth and youngest child of Richard and Catherine E. Rush, was born in Washington, D. C, on the twentyfirst of July, A. D. 1826, and was married on the first of June, A. D. 1854, to John Calvert of Washington, D. C, son of Edward Calvert, Esquire, of Mount Airy, Prince George’s County, Maryland. She died in Washington, D. C, January 20, 1858, and was buried in the family vault of her father in North Laurel Hill Cemetery in the City of Philadelphia. Her husband, John Calvert, died at his farm in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on the ninth of March, A. D. 1869, and was buried by the side of his wife in a part of the family vault of his father-in-law, which had been allotted to him.

John and Julia S. Calvert left issue, two sons.

1. John Calvert, born the ninth of March, A. D. 1855, married October 26, 1881, Victoria Baltzell Elliott, second daughter of T. Thomas Elliott and Victoria R. Baltzell. They have had issue:

Cecilius Baltimore Calvert, born September 11, 1882.

2. Madison Rush Calvert, born the twelfth of January, A. D. 1858, married August 4, 1881, Josephine R. Wheeler, of New York. Married a second time, Margaret Agnes Mahoney, of Portsmouth, N. H. They have had issue:

Catherine Rush Calvert, born December 25, 1892, died February 14, 1895.

Ill

MARY RUSH

Mary Rush, fourth daughter and sixth child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born in Philadelphia on the sixteenth of May, A. D. 1784, and was married at Philadelphia on the twenty-ninth of December, A. D. 1809, to Captain Thomas Manners, of the Forty-ninth British Regiment, by the Right Revd. Bishop William White. She followed her husband to Canada and England, where she resided the rest of her life, and died at Fort Clarence, near Rochester, Kent, England, on the second of November, A. D. 1849. She was buried at Gillingham Church about five miles from Rochester. Captain Thomas Manners died at Cheltenham about the sixth day of March, A. D. 1834, and was buried there.

Captain and Mrs. Manners left issue:

1. Julia Manners, born at Maiden, Upper Canada, on the day of April, A. D. 1805, died November 26, 1874, in London, England.
2. Robert Manners, born at Quebec, U. C, on the day of June, A. D. 1806. He entered the British Army, served for many years, and rose to the rank of Captain, he was then appointed Governor of the Military Prison at Fort Clarence, near Rochester, Kent, England, where he continued to reside, when he retired on a pension.

IV

JAMES RUSH, M. D.

James Rush, M. D., third son and seventh child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born in Philadelphia on the fifteenth (sixteenth) day of March, A. D. 1786. He was married on the nineteenth day of October, A. D. 1819, by the Right Reverend Bishop William White, to Phoebe Ann Ridgway, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Ridgway, of the City of Philadelphia. His wife, Anne, was born on the third of December, A. D. 1799, and died at Saratoga, New York, on the twenty-third day of October, A. D. 1857. She was buried in her father’s ground in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Dr. James Rush died without having had issue, at his house No. 1914 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, on the twenty-sixth day of May, A. D. 1869, and was buried in the grave of his wife, in the ground of his father-in-law, Jacob Ridgway, in North Laurel Hill Cemetery. Dr. Rush was a successful practitioner of medicine and an author of several works. “The Philosophy of the Human Voice,” one of his productions, has become a standard work and a text-book with all teachers and students of elocution. He left by his will almost the whole of his immense fortune, derived in a great measure from his father-in-law and his wife, to found and endow “The Ridgway Branch of the Philadelphia Library.”

V

JULIA RUSH

Julia Rush, fifth daughter and eleventh child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born in Philadelphia on the twenty-second day of November, A. D 1792, and was married by the Rt. Reverend William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania, on the seventeenth day of June, A. D.n 1820, to Henry J. Williams, son of General Jonathan and Mrs. Mariamne Williams (nee Alexander). She died without issue in the house of her husband, No. 712 Walnut street, in the City of Philadelphia, on the nineteenth of April, A. D. 1860, and was buried in his family vault in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.

She was a woman of very remarkable personal attractions, and her wit and accomplishments were equal to her beauty. She united to unusual intelligence and information the sweetest and kindliest disposition and the gentlest and most polished manners, she diffused comfort and happiness throughout her whole household, and when she died left it in loneliness and sorrow.

“During her whole life she was an earnest, active and “devoted member of the Episcopal Church, and with all “the graces of a thorough cultivation, and the attractions “of unusual social powers, she combined a clear view of “the way of Mercy thro’ the Saviour and a firm grasp of “the promises of God in Him. And happy in the love of “Him in whom she trusted, happy in the hope of eternal “blessedness thro’ her Lord, Jesus Christ, there was in her “experience almost no shadow of the doubts with which “many are disturbed. She was consequently free to enjoy “the bounties of God’s Providence, the beauties of His “works and the rich comforts of His word and spirit, with “humble, innocent, and hearty cheerfulness. She did so, “and with smiles ever on her lips, with love and joy ever in “her heart was the charm of the Christian society in which “she moved and of the happy domestic circle she adorned.

“Her life was truly hid in Christ with God and when “its termination came, it found her calmly and confidently “reposing, where she had reposed for years, on the “undoubted love of her Redeemer. She passed the valley “of the shadow of death feeling and saying that ‘it was but “‘a shadow’ and rests now in the full brightness of the “other side.”

“It is but a shadow” were her own words one day before her death, with a perfect knowledge of its near approach.

VI

SAMUEL RUSH

Samuel Rush, seventh son and twelfth child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born in Philadelphia on the first of August, A. D. 1795, and died at the house of his son-in-law, Col. Alexander Biddle, No. 1626 Walnut street, in the City of Philadelphia, November 24, 1859. He was buried in the ground of “Christ Church” at the corner of Fifth and Arch streets, but was afterwards removed to the vault of his brother-in-law, Henry J. Williams, in North Laurel Hill Cemetery. He was married at Philadelphia by the Reverend Simon Wilmer to Anne Wilmer, daughter of James and Anne Wilmer (nee Emerson), on the twelfth of August, A. D. 1828.

They had issue:

1. James Rush, born on the eighth of May, A. D. 1829, and died on the thirtieth of December, A. D. 1831.
2. Julia Williams Rush, born on the twenty-eighth of November, A. D. 1832, died August 8th, 1898, at Lanoraie, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
3. William Rush, born on the seventh of February, A. D. 1837, and died on the twentieth of April, A. D. 1860.

1st. James Rush, son of Samuel and Anne Rush, was born on the eighth, of May, A. D. 1829, and died on the thirtieth of December, A. D. 1831. He was buried in the ground of Christ Church at the southeast corner of Fifth and Arch streets, but afterwards removed with his father’s remains to the vault of Henry J. Williams, in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.

2d. Julia Williams Rush, eldest daughter and second child of Samuel and Anne Rush, was born at Philadelphia on the twenty-eighth of November, A. D. 1832, and married on the eleventh of October, A. D. 1855, to Alexander Biddle (son of Thomas and Christine Biddle, nee Williams). They had issue:

1. Alexander Williams Biddle, born on the Fourth of July, A. D. 1856, married Anne McKcnnan July 19, 1879. Has issue.
2. Henry Rush Biddle, born on the fifteenth of March, A. D. 1858, died January 2, 1877, at
Lanoraie, Chestnut Hill.
3. Julia Rush Biddle, born on the twenty-fifth of July, A. D. 1859, died February 24, 1885.
4. James Wilmer Biddle, born on the twenty-second of November, A. D. 1861, married Cora Rowland. Has issue.
5. Louis Alexander Biddle, born on the twelfth of March, A. D. 1863.
6. Marianne Biddle, born on the eighth of November, A. D. 1865.
7. Lynford Biddle, born August 26th, 1871.

Alexander Williams Biddle, eldest son of Alexander Biddle and Julia Williams Rush, married Anne McKcnnan, daughter of Judge William McKennan, of Washington, Penna., and has issue.

Pauline Biddle, born August 7, 1880, married John Penn Brock, son of Horace Brock of Philadelphia, April 24th, 1905.
Christine Alexander Biddle, born October 20, 1882.
Julia Rush Biddle, born August 16, 1886
Isabel Biddle, born January 16, 1888.
Alexander Biddle, born April 4, 1893.

James Wilmer Biddle, fourth child and third son of Alexander Biddle and Julia Williams Rush, married February 4, 1891, Cora Rowland, daughter of Howard Rowland, of Philadelphia. Has issue:

Mariamne Wilmer Biddle, born June 15, 1893.
Harriet Biddle, born February 4, 1896.

3d. William Rush, second son and third child of Samuel and Anne Rush, was born at Philadelphia on the seventh day of February, A. D. 1837, and died unmarried on the twentieth of April, A. D. 1860. He was buried in the vault of his uncle, Henry J. Williams, in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.

VII

WILLIAM RUSH, M. D.

William Rush, M. D., eighth son, thirteenth and youngest child of Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush, was born at Philadelphia on the eleventh of May, A. D. 1801, and was married by the Reverend Dr. Delancy on the eighteenth day of July, A. D. 1827, to Elizabeth Fox Roberts, daughter of Hugh and Sarah Roberts (nee Smith), of Piney Grove, in the City and County of Philadelphia. He died in Philadelphia on the twentieth of November, A. D. 1864, and was buried in the ground of ‘Christ Church” at the corner of Fifth and Arch streets, in the City of Philadelphia.

They had issue, one only daughter:

Julia Roberts Rush, who was born in Philadelphia on the seventh of May, A. D. 1828, died on the sixth of July, A. D. 1834, and was buried in the ground of “Christ Church,” near her grandfather, Dr. Benjamin Rush.

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