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Rachel Ann Curtis Brush
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1830
Danville
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1879
Sonoma County
California, USA

Rachael A Curtis married David C Brush on September 10, 1850 in Hendricks County, Indiana

Rachel took a trip to visit friends in the east and returned to Cloverdale via a steamer from New York by way of Panama. On the voyage, Rachel became acquainted with Elizabeth Unferfate Kleiser, whom she later introduced to James Kleiser. Elizabeth and James married as a result of that introduction.

It was either on that trip, or possibly another, that Rachel traveled with her daughter, Sarah Ann "Annie," on a trip to Panama in 1869. On that trip, Rachel and Annie brought back oranges. The seeds of those oranges were planted and led to the first citrus grove in Cloverdale. As of 1982, the original tree was still bearing fruit.

Rachel and David had three children:

James K Brush (1854 - March 15, 1863)

Charles Wagstaff Brush (1857; possibly February according to 1900 census - February 20, 1921). Married to Annie M in 1880 census; divorced by 1900 census.

Sarah Ann "Annie" Brush Wilson (September 6, 1865; presumed to be the first girl born of the new settlers in Cloverdale - March 16, 1962). After her parents death in 1879, as she was just 14 years of age, she went to live with her half-brother, William, and his family, also living in Cloverdale.

In the same US Federal Census Mortality Schedule for David C Brush, it notes that Rachel died of heart disease, sadly just 2 days prior to David's death.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Curtis (1808 - 1889)
  Sarah Kirkendall Curtis (1811 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  David Caven Brush (1815 - 1879)
 
 Children:
  James K Brush (1854 - 1863)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rachel Ann Curtis Brush (1830 - 1879)
  Almedia A Curtis King (1830 - 1912)*
  Jeremiah D Curtis (1847 - 1894)*
  William C Curtis (1849 - 1896)*
  Mary Curtis Relander (1851 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
His Wife
 
Burial:
Cloverdale Cemetery
Cloverdale
Sonoma County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Kathleen Clemence
Originally Created by: Dorri Safford
Record added: Oct 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16122261
Rachel Ann <i>Curtis</i> Brush
Added by: Dorri Safford
 
Rachel Ann <i>Curtis</i> Brush
Added by: Dorri Safford
 
 
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