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John Bushong
Birth: Sep. 17, 1760
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Oct., 1825
Ross County
Ohio, USA

John Bushong, husband to first Jenette Young Summers and second Mrs. Elizabeth Breedlove. Son of Anthony Andrew and Catherine Bushong.

During the American Revolutionary War, John served with his brother, Jacob in the Lincoln County, Kentucky Militia. The Militia, under the command of Brig. Gen. George Rogers Clark participated in the Expedition against the Shawnees in 1782.*

John Bushong, was born September 17, 1760 and baptized December 07, 1760 in Wilmington, Delaware; he died in October 1825 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

John married Jennet Young Summers April 06, 1784 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. She was born about 1761, and died about 1821 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Patrick Young and Isabella Todd Young Summers. His second wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Breedlove and they were married November 14, 1822 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

John and Jennet are thought to have had five children....

George Bushong (1788-1880)
Nancy Bushong Young (1792-1853)
Sally Bushong (1793)
James Bushong (1794)
his wife Nancy Bushong (1793-1869)
John Bushong Jr. (1797-1885)

On November 20, 1781, John qualified as too poor to purchase land at the state price, so he was granted four hundred acres, on the Big Benson Creek, March 18, 1784.

In Lincoln Co. John married Jennet Summers. She is believed to have been born in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia in the 1760's. John and Jennet raised tobacco and other crops in Lincoln Co., which later became Franklin County.

In the 1790's John and his family moved to Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio., They are noted as one of Ohio's First Families. Ohio was still in the Northwest Territory and not a state. John homesteaded a farm near Chillicothe of about two hundred and thirty acres. Its location was described as follows....

Beginning at the sycamores at the mouth of Patrus, now running south 55 poles to a sugar tree, thence south 166 poles to a white oak, thence east 64 poles to a white oak, thence south east 38 poles to a hickory.....thence in a direct line to the Seido River, then with meanders back to the place of beginning.

On their farm they raised one of the oldest and most valuable apple orchards in Ross County. The farm
was said, after John's death, to be worth $3500.

In 1822, John, who was described as old and infirm met and married the widow, Elizabeth Breedlove, November 14. John died in 1825 *about 65 years old( and probably was buried in Ross County. A law suit filed October 13, 1827 by John and Jennet's heirs alleged that Elizabeth married John only to get his property and to keep it from his children. The case was not proved.

John and Jacob were privates in the Revolutionary War* serving with the Lincoln County, Kentucky Militia in 1781 and 1782. These two brothers were under the command of Brig. Gen. George Rogers Clark in the Expedition against the Shawnees in 1782.

Census 1810
Individual: Bushong, John
County/State: Ross Co., OH
Page #: 002

Census 1820
Individual: Bushons, John, Sr.
County/State: Ross Co., OH
Location: Franklin Twp
Page #: 270

*Source: Military Service, George Rogers Clark and His Men, Military Records
By Margery H. Harding,
Frankfort Kentucky, Historical Society of Kentucky, 1981
Pages 88, 89, 186
Family links: 
  Anthony Andrew Boschung Bushong (1717 - ____)
  Catherine Bushong (____ - 1817)
  Jenette Summers Young Bushong (____ - 1821)
  George Bushong (1788 - 1880)*
  James Bushong (1790 - 1826)*
  Nancy Bushong Young (1792 - 1853)*
  John Bushong (1797 - 1885)*
  John Bushong (1760 - 1825)
  Jacob Bushong (1761 - ____)*
  George Washington Bushong (1768 - 1852)*
  Henry Bushong (1771 - 1856)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Rick Bushong
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
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John Bushong
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