|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1797|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1885|
Bushong, John -
Died at the residence of Peter Bushong, Cloud Co., Kansas, April 20th, 1885, after an illness of several weeks.
John Bushong, aged 87 years 6 months and 4 days. The deceased was born in KY Oct. 16, 1797. Was taken by his parents to Ross County, Ohio, when an infant.
Married when about 18 years of age to Miss Eleanor Rush, by whom there were seven children born to him.
While he was sick he told me that in the same year he was walking alone in deep distress of mind and threw himself in the hands of the Lord; and then and there there was a light shone about him above the brightness of the noonday sun, but he said he had not lived all these years as he should.
In the year 1833 he married again to Rachel Van Voorhis, of Logan Co., Ohio, they having seven boys and one girl born to them.
He was of strong constitution, a great reader of history and the Bible and the last 28 or 30 years of his life a devoted christian; joined the Christian church at Lynnville, Iowa, about 18 years ago. He lived in peace with all men, suffering wrong rather than to have trouble, and as long as the writer can recollect was called by his neighbors and all that knew him "Uncle John". He was what most people would call a radical prohibitionist, but with all this he has gone from us never to return and we miss him more so probably from the fact that he was blind the last 6 years of his life, we having to see after him the more, yet we do not mourn as those that have no hope but if faithful will meet his angelic form in that sweet bye and bye.
Source: The Miltonvale News, May 7, 1885
(Submitted by V. Guzman)
To establish John as interred in Union cemetery... his son Peter, laid his wife Elizabeth to rest "in the Union Cemetery in Oakland Township about a mile from her home."
John is found in Riley Twp, Putnam County, Ohio 1850 Census Aug 5 1850
Married Eleanor Ruth Rush [1789-1829] on 5/12/1816 Ross Co., Ohio.
Married Rachel Van Hoorhis [1809-1885] on 8/6/1833 Logan Co., Ohio.
1.Lewis  M-Phoebe Haines
2.Henry  M-Ruth Hamilton & Rebecca Sanders
4.Julian [4/16/1821] M-Samuel Van Voohis on 8/23/1838 Logan Co., Ohio
5.Elizabeth  M-Isaac Haines
8.George  M-Elizabeth Phillips
9.Peter  M-Martha White, Elizabeth Elliott, Hannah Hinshaw
10.John D  M-Mary Lawton
12.Samuel  M-Phebe Medanhall, Fannie Foster
14.Matilda  M-Jesse Stallings
15.John A Bushong 
1850 Riley, Putnam Co Ohio
John Bushoug M 52 Kentucky
Rachel Bushong F 41 Ohio
George Bushong M 14 Ohio
Peter Bushong M 14 Ohio
John Bushong M 12 Ohio
Samuel Bushong M 8 Ohio
William Bushong M 2 Ohio
1860 Lynn Grove Jasper Co Iowa
John Bushong 62 Kenrucky
Rachel Bushong 51 ohio
Samuel Bushong 18 ill
Mahilda Bushong 8 ohio
?.? Vanhorris 9 ohio
John D Bushogn 32 ohio
John Bushong M 72 Kentucky
Rachel Bushong F 61 Ohio
John A G Bushong M 6 Iowa
1880 Meredith Cloud, Kansas
lf Jesse C. Stallings M 33 Indiana,
Wife Matilda Stallings F 29 Ohio,
Daughter Cara Stallings F 7 Iowa,
Father John Bushong M 82 Kentucky,
Mother Rachael Bushong F 71 Ohio,
Nephew Frank Bushong M 19 Iowa,
Nephew Grant Bushong M 16 Iowa,
John Bushong (1760 - 1825)
Jenette Summers Young Bushong (1761 - 1821)
Eleanor Ruth Rush Bushong (1789 - 1829)*
Rachel Van Voorhis Bushong (1809 - 1885)*
Henry Andrew Bushong (1817 - 1889)*
Lewis Augustus Edy Bushong (1818 - 1863)*
George W Bushong (1834 - 1909)*
Peter B. Bushong (1836 - 1924)*
John D Bushong (1838 - 1912)*
Samuel Bushong (1841 - 1925)*
Matilda Ann Bushong Stallings (1850 - 1930)*
George Bushong (1788 - 1880)*
John Bushong (1797 - 1885)
Oakland Union Cemetery
Maintained by: Bushong Weiss
Originally Created by: Rick Bushong
Record added: Oct 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59767481
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