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John Bushong, Jr
Birth: Oct. 16, 1797
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1885
Cloud County
Kansas, USA

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 [1818] M-Phoebe Haines
2.Henry [1817] M-Ruth Hamilton & Rebecca Sanders
3.Mary [1820]
4.Julian [4/16/1821] M-Samuel Van Voohis on 8/23/1838 Logan Co., Ohio
5.Elizabeth [1823] M-Isaac Haines
6.Lydia [1826-1842]
8.George [1834] M-Elizabeth Phillips
9.Peter [1836] M-Martha White, Elizabeth Elliott, Hannah Hinshaw
10.John D [1838] M-Mary Lawton
11.Joseph [1840-1840]
12.Samuel [1841] M-Phebe Medanhall, Fannie Foster
13.William [1847-1855]
14.Matilda [1850] M-Jesse Stallings
15.John A Bushong [1864]

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

1870 Iowa
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,

(Probably from Ross County)
Served from Sep. 14, until Oct. 14, 1812
War of 1812/

Capt. John Foster
Sergt. David Lyons
Sergt. William Slaughter
Corp. Samuel Corwin
Burke, Paul
Bogart, Cornelius
Hodges, Daniel
Henson, Harrod
Jacks, Gardner
Leads, Absalom
Mount, Eli
Stewart, William
Wells, Peter

Lieut. John Woods
Sergt. Corwin George
Corp. Abraham Stewart
Corp. Thomas Graham

Bevins, Philip
Carter, Henry
Hoover, Jacob
Heath, Richard
Loney, John
Longshore, James
Pancake, John
Switzer, Peter
Wilson, George

Ensign Richard Tomlinson
Sergt. John Heath
Corp. William McCorkle
Corp. Caleb Wilson
***Bishong, John Age 15?
Debruler, Jacob
Hampton, Dudley
Hamson, John
Hulse, William
Lockhart, Elijah
Scott, Peter
Wood, Jonathan 
Family links: 
  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)
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Union Cemetery
Cloud County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Bushong Weiss
Originally Created by: Rick Bushong
Record added: Oct 08, 2010
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John Bushong, Jr
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John Bushong, Jr
Added by: Rick Bushong
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