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George Emanuel Bushong
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1836
Vance
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1905

Husband of Elizabeth Ann Jenkins, son of David and Dorcas Bushong.

George Bushong fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, enlisted 1861 as a 2nd Lt. with Brigadier General Benjamin McCullock and his Calvary, in Co. C, of the 1st Mounted Rifleman. He was later promoted to 1st Lt. in Co. E, of Major Joseph Taylor's Texas Cavalry in the 8th Battalion.

A NOBLE MAN PASSED AWAY. Mr. George Emanuel Bushong died last Saturday morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home after an illness of about two weeks. It is with sincere sorrow that we announce the death of this grand old man, and we know that we voice the sentiments of this community in this expression. By the death of Mr. Bushong Grapevine has, without doubt, lost its most useful citizen. He was a benefactor in a true sense of the word. Many a one has received his assistance in time of need. In next week's issue of the Sun we will give a biographical sketch of his life. Our time is too limited to do the subject justice this week.
Grapevine Sun
December 9, 1905:

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. On Sunday morning, Dec. 3rd, at 1:15 o'clock, the soul of George Emanuel Bushong passed from its earthly tabernacle into that "house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." For some months prior to his death, he had been slightly ailing, but not until a few days before he passed away was his condition considered serious. All that medical skill and loving hands could do were employed to prolong this noble man's life, but beyond a mere alleviation of his sufferings they were powerless to go. It was the will of his Maker that he should leave this world and nothing could keep him from going. His funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by the pastor. The house was filled to overflowing with people and a large number had to remain on the outside of the building for lack of room on the inside. The preacher used as a text for his discourse 2 Samuel, 3:38, "Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel." These words were used originally with reference to the great and good Abner, who had suddenly been stricken down by death. But the preacher employed them as being especially applicable to Brother Bushong in his death. After the services at the church, a host of friends and relatives followed the remains to the cemetery, where all that was mortal of Bro. Bushong was consigned to the grave to await the resurrection morn. Bro. Bushong was born near Bristol, Tenn., March 26, 1836. He was of German descent, both his paternal and maternal grandparents having come to this country from Germany during the latter part of the 18th century. He lived on a farm in Tennessee until he was 22 years of age, when he came to Texas and settled near Grapevine, where he made his home until his death. During the civil war he joined a company of Rangers and with them went to espouse the cause which he firmly believed was right. He made a good soldier and, no doubt, was instrumental in bringing about several victories. In 1866 he was [illegible] married to Miss Elizabeth Jenkins, who [illegible] him. God blessed this union with 13 children, 6 of whom are now living, 4 daughters and 2 sons. He joined the Baptist church in the summer of 1872 and was baptized by Rev. A. J. Hallford. Bro. Bushong will be greatly missed from this community; during his life he was indeed a great benefactor to his fellow creatures. In time of need and distress, in sickness and sorrow, he was always ready and willing to lend them a helping hand. Nothing but words of praise has this writer heard come from the lips of those who knew him relative to his noble philanthropic spirit. He was also a great pillar in his church. To be sure he was always meek and humble and modest in whatever he did for his Master, and such a life is always pleasing to God. No one would dare to make an attempt to estimate the good he did in advancing the cause of his blessed Savior. He was a constant attendant upon the prayer-meeting, the Sunday school and all other services of his church. Surely he is now wearing a bright glorious crown in consequence of his Christian labors on earth. It seems so hard to give up such a man as Bro. Bushong. He will be greatly missed as a husband, father, citizen and Christian worker. But let us feel that our blessed Father has had a hand in it all, thought mysterious as it may seem to us. Let us then be submissive to His great will realizing that He always knows best and whatever He does is for the good of His children and for His glory.
Grapevine Sun
December 16, 1905:


 
 
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 Parents:
  David Bushong (1799 - 1883)
  Dorcas Elizabeth Stophel Bushong (1814 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ann Jenkins Bushong (1848 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Lee Bushong*
  David Eli Bushong (1867 - 1868)*
  Robert L. Bushong (1869 - 1869)*
  Eva Bushong (1870 - 1871)*
  Anna Elizabeth Bushong Burgoon (1875 - 1962)*
  Mary E. Bushong (1877 - 1878)*
  John Bushong (1878 - 1879)*
  Bessie Bushong Brock (1880 - 1959)*
  George L. Bushong (1882 - 1968)*
  Kate Bushong Turnage (1886 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Bushong (1832 - ____)*
  George Emanuel Bushong (1836 - 1905)
  David Bushong (1841 - 1886)*
  Joseph Bushong (1841 - 1863)*
  John Bushong (1843 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grapevine Cemetery
Grapevine
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Rick Bushong
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Record added: Jan 12, 2006
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George Emanuel Bushong
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George Emanuel Bushong
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- RoxღEd
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014

- J. Barry Turnage
 Added: Dec. 1, 2011
Thank you for your Confederate service. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
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