|Birth: ||May 17, 1830|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1900|
Enoch Decent RUSHING lived with his parents Joel RUSHING and Susanna (Haile) RUSHING on their farm in Perry County, Illinois by 1850. Enoch married Nancy H. JUSTICE 27 November 1855 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois. They had six children, some with marvelously fanciful Greek Revival names (as was the fashion of the time): Martha Elizabeth, Susanna Serena, Evan Dolpheus, Levinadin Edna, Parthenia Anna, and William M. The family is listed in the 1860 census for Perry County, Illinois.
However, the death of his wife Nancy in 1870 prompted Enoch to move, with his children, in 1872 to Navarro Ridge, Mendocino County, California. Two of Enoch's siblings (Joel, his older brother, and Thomas, his younger brother) also settled there, though their timeline is unclear. Enoch appears in the 1800 census for Big River, Mendocino, California as 'D.D. Rushing.' His occupation is listed as Teamster.
Enoch ultimately settled at the home of his son-in-law, Ernest R. BRAYTON, in Spring Valley, San Diego County, California, where he appears in the 1900 census (where BRAYTON is erroneously spelled BROYTON). Enoch is buried in Sonoma County rather than San Diego County because he died while visiting his family in Mendocino/Northern California. He is buried next to his brother Joel P. RUSHING, in the same Cloverdale Cemetery as his daughter, Susanna Serena (Rushing) LEDFORD and her husband, Charles LEDFORD.
Joel Rushing (1799 - 1878)
Susanna Haile Rushing (1802 - 1843)
Martha Elizabeth Rushing Brayton (1857 - 1925)*
Susanna Serena Rushing Ledford (1858 - 1926)*
John W. Rushing (1824 - 1895)*
Evan B. Rushing (1825 - 1887)*
Martha Ann Rushing (1828 - 1828)*
Enoch Deason Rushing (1830 - 1900)
Joel Pinckney Rushing (1837 - 1908)*
Maintained by: Robin Agarwal
Originally Created by: Eileen
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
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