Burrell Rushing's alternate family structure. Anyone using this information should check the documentation and decide for themselves. The structure below is from a descendant and should be based on more direct evidence(eg: oral history).
Malissa Ann CLOUD m. unknown MORGAN & Burrell RUSHING on 11/4/1851 in
Bienville Parish, LA. She was the daughter of WIlliam CLOUD and Rebecca
I have a listing of children for Malissa CLOUD and unknown MORGAN:
Delitha MORGAN, no dates known
Mary C. MORGAN, no dates known
William S. MORGAN, no dates known
Malissa & Burrell had the following:
Rebecca RUSHING, m. David S. WILLIAMS 2/15/1865
Burrel Hicks RUSHING, b. 1848, m. Susan INGRAM 5/7/1874 & Sarah
Elizabeth ALLISON 7/15/1886
Malissa Ann RUSHING, b. 1851, m. Arthur M. WARREN on 1/5/1868
Burrell RUSHING (3/17/1824 - 5/30/1892) also married Sarah E.
ALSTON/ALLISON. Sarah was the daughter of George W. ALLISON of Price Peach
Orchard in Bienville Parish, LA.
Sarah & Burell's children:
Ethel Linda RUSHING
Cornelia Homa RUSHING
There will be some confusion in the generations as Burrell Hicks RUSHING,
b. 1848 married Sarah Elizabeth ALLISON on 7/15/1886.
Burrell Hicks & Sarah Elizabeth's children:
Odessa RUSHING m. Calvin DURBIN
Ethel RUSHING, b. 12/31/1887 m. Everett WEEKS
(note the name repeating)
Burrell Hicks RUSHING also married Susan INGRAM on 5/7/1874.
Burrell Hicks & Susan's children:
Oscar O. RUSHING, b. 5/17/1875 m. Rosa Harper TERRELL
Viola Virginia RUSHING, b. 5/1/1876 d. 6/9/1945 m. Edward Mahlon
Chester Dare RUSHING, b. 9/28/1881, m. Ella G. WILLIAMS
Mary Henrietta RUSHING, b. 1/5/1883, m. Patrick COFFEY, Jr.
Nettie Susan RUSHING, b. 3/1/1884, d. 9/23/1901
Baxter B. RUSHING, b. 10/16/1885, m. Annie A. THOMPSON
My line is thru Malissa Ann RUSHING b. 1851. (my 2ggrandmother)
Baton Rouge, LA
Burrell Hicks Rushing
Cpl Co F 2nd LA Cavalry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier
Old Saline Baptist Church Cemetery
[NI04974] 1850 Decatur Co., TN Census: Morning Rushing is in the household of Burrell and Sarah Rushing, her age is 16 born: Tennessee.
Subject: Re: Rushing
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 07:42:51 -0400
From: Wayne Timbs
To: Dan Rushing
First off let me say the Wallace family I have info on lived in Lafayette
county Arkansas and Riley's birth date was January 24, 1828 I believe in
Tennessee and he died in July 23, 1901, while Sarah was born July 04, 1836
and died in November 22, 1899. They were married on May 09, 1852. There
is in the Fed land records in this county of his land that you may want to
check. You let me know if this fits into what you have for them and we can
add the others from there. As for me I am just starting my tree and have
lots of work ahead so not sure what help I might need to keep it moving...Grin
Wayne's World BBS
The house lived in by Burrell Rushing later came to be known as the Townsend House. The following is from Lillye Younger's "History of Decatur County."
"Townsend House, an Ante-Bellum house in Parsons has an interesting history despite the fact it is still a home.
"It is a picturesque colonial house, perched on a hill, overlooking a crest of fertile farm land and green pastures with cattle grazing lands, about one mile east of Parsons on the old Perryville road.
"It was formerly a two-story log house, chinked with mud, which was built during the 1830's.... It was built with an open hall through the center of the house, which was called a 'dog trot' back then....
"The house was sold to Burl [sic.] Rushing in 1844.... Some years later he married Sarah Houston and they lived here. During the civil war days "Aunt Sarah" as she was called, sat on the front porch all day during the battle of Shilo and could hear the roar of the cannons from the battles, a distance of 50 miles. Many years later she entertained her grandchildren with accounts of this incident.
"During the war the guerillas entered the couple's home in search of gold an d strung up her husband in an effort to get him to tell where the gold was hidden. Each time they tightened the rope, he refused. During the episode the Confederate soldiers came by and the guerillas fled. Mrs. Rushing released her husband who was strung up over the spot where the gold was buried.
"Under the living room floor of the house was a hideout, which could be reached by a secret trap door to the floor."
While the story above places the blame on Union raiders, in actuality it probably was a crime of a local band of outlaws. The tactic is the same as used by a local outlaw, Lem Bussell (later a preacher), against the Myracle family. The house later passed to Sarah's second husband, Rennie Raines, and to his son Lennie Rains. It passed out of the family by sale in 1918. The auction at which it was sold was a major event remembered for years by many people in the community.
(Above from the notes of David Donahue 1994, other sources named in article)
[NI04993] notes for Nancy Deason Rushing: The family of Nancy and David Rushing is proven in the records of the settlement of the estate of Enoch Deason Rushing in Sumter Co., AL.
REBECCA RUSHING JACKSON (Circa 1805-After 1860)
Rebecca was the daughter of David Rushing and Nancy Deason. She was born circa 1805 and died after the 1860 census. She may be buried at Smith Chapel, Henderson Co., TN. In the 1850 census she is a widow living next to her brother William Gilbert Rushing in Decatur County. Her husband was John Jackson who died circa 1849. The name of her husband is proven in Anson Co., NC, Deed Book 13, page 139, dated December 3, 1849. "William H. Bennett & wife to Griffin Avitt, Power of Atty--W. H. & wife, Temperance, formerly Temperance Jackson of Co. of Decatur, State of TN to receive for us a sum of money in the hands of Darling Rushing, guardian of said Temperance Jackson $200 more or less her portion in the estate of John Jackson deceased late of Union County, NC. Attest: William G. Rushing/John Garrett."
* Stephen Jackson (born circa 1820). He was born in SC and in 1850 is in Sumter Co., AL. He was a farmer.
* Temporance A. Jackson (born circa 1828). She married William H. Bennett (born circa 1826). He was a merchant.
* Richard A. Jackson (born circa 1829). He was born in NC and in 1850 is in Sumter Co., AL. He was a farmer.
* Frances Emiline Jackson (December 16, 1833-November 26, 1910). She was born in NC and died in the Garrett Community, Decatur Co., TN. She married Jeremiah Benton (Jerry) Welch (circa 1829-April 22, 1900), son of Nicholas Welch and Nancy White. Both are buried in Campground Cemetery, Decatur Co., TN. He was a farmer.
* James Holden Jackson (May 1, 1837-November 14, 1908). He was born in Anson Co., NC, and died in Henderson Co., TN. He is buried at Smith Chapel, Henderson Co., TN. He married, first, S. Elizabeth (born circa 1841), circa 1859. Divorce, circa 1867. He married, second, Elender (Ellen) J. (Elizabeth) Reed (June 23, 1847-February 23, 1883), daughter of James Reed and Minerva, circa 1868. She is buried at Smith Chapel. James Holden Jackson is ancestor of the Jacksons in the Middleburg area of Henderson County. The family of James Holden Jackson is covered in a 1992 book titled The Descendants of James Holden Jackson by Joel F. Jackson of Jackson, Tennessee. This book contains detailed sketches of James Holden Jackson, his wives, and each of his children.
[notes of David Donahue date unknown]
More on Rebecca Rushing Jackson:
Rebecca Jackson is listed on the Perry County, Tennessee US Census of 1840 with 1 male child age 5-10, one male child age 10-15, one male child 15-20, one female child 5-10 and one female child 10-15. There was no husband listed. Rebecca Jackson, Nancy Rushing and Mary Bennett are listed side by side on the 1840 Perry Co., Tennessee US Census, all heads of households.
[NI05002] There is no evidence for Jane being a daughter of David Rushing and Nancy Deason, this placement seems completely arbitrary.
Nancy's middle name is known from the application of W. H. H. Rushing for a state pension for Confederate Army veterans. However, W. H. H. Rushing's handwriting is not easily read and Nancy's middle name has been read variously as Graves, Graces, and Grace. Following the death of Asa Rushing, Nancy and some of her children moved to Shelby County, Texas. Nancy died there in 1875.
letter from Brad Rushing to Dan Rushing, January, 1999.
Subject: Still More Information for you!
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 03:27:40 EST
The name of Asa RUSHING's wife Nancy Graves HENDRICKS's father was Henry
His son, Elijah J. RUSHING's middle name is James
10.John Bateman RUSHING
John Bateman Rushing's spelled his wife's name "Sally." (You have her listed
as Sarah (Sallie) STACK. I do seem to recall reading that her name was Sarah,
but I can't find that reference at the moment.)
You have John Bateman and Sally's wedding date 5 Dec 1867, while he records it
as December 4, 1867 (He was 85 when he wrote it. Maybe he got it wrong. I
don't know what your source is, though.)
Here are some names to replace the initials you have in his children's names:
1.William H. RUSHING - Henry (My Great Grandfather)
2.Nettie F. RUSHING - Francis
4.Tennessee Sarah RUSHING (He records her name "Sarah Tennessee Rushing")
5.John G. RUSHING - Green
6.A.E. RUSHING - Asa Eligah
7.A.O. RUSHING - Alonzo Ollie
William H. RUSHING was born in Shady Grove, Nacogdoches Co., TX and died in
His wife, Nannie K. BRYAN was born in 1879 and died about 1974. Her middle
initial was for "Kelly" and her parents were Andrew Bacon Bryan (b: 1844) and
Nancy Kelley McClellan. Andrew Bacon Bryan's parents were Allen Bryan and
Sarah Pou (I can't really make out the spelling of her last name. But that is
my best guess.) Both from Salem, Alabama
They had one child:
John Bryan Rushing, MD (?,1903 - ?,1994) - Texas
1st Wife: Vlasta Kopecky Rushing (18? - 198?)
John Bryan Rushing, Jr. ( Living date removed )
Nancy Rushing ( Living date removed )
2nd Wife: Marife: Bonnie
John Bryan Rushing, Jr. ( Living date removed )
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Mack Rushing ( Living date removed )
John Bradley Rushing ( Living date removed ) -This is Brad Rushing DP and web site sponsor.
William Jeffery Rushing ( Living date removed )
Sharon Margaret Rushing ( Living date removed )
I will ask my father for the correct dates on William Henry's and John Bryan's
families and get those to you. I also have extensive family trees for my
mother's and grandmother's families if you would like those.
[NI05011] Green B. D. Rushing was born August 22, 1826, the oldest of 11 children born to Asa and Nancy G. (Hendrick) Rushing, both natives of NC. Asa Rushing was a planter and a strong Whig. In 1824, he visited Perry, now Decatur County, and in January, 1827, moved from Anson County, NC locating on the south side of the Beech River, 3 miles west of where Decaturville now stands. Asa Rushing died in 1851. His wife, Nancy went to Texas with Green and lived there until her death in 1875. Green began teaching school in Decatur County when he was 21 and continued until he left for Shelby County, Texas in 1853. During the Civil War, he enlisted in Company A, 28th Dismounted Cavalry. At the close of the war, he returned to Shelby County, Texas where he was elected to the office of collector and assessor of taxes. January 8, 1852, he married Sarah J. Stevens, who died in September, 1877. She was the mother of 3 children. In 1879, Green returned to Decatur County and soon married Elizabeth Shipman. In 1886, he was elected recorder for Decatur County.
[NI05019] Notes for Temperance: See Also Temperence, Temporence, Tempy, Tempe, Tempie