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Margery Rush Farr
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Birth: May 16, 1828
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1906
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA

Jesse and Mary Rush were among the very earliest settlers in marshy and densely forested Elkhart County, IN, arriving from Ohio in May of 1826. Two years later Mary gave birth to twins in the Rush family's log hut. First born was Isaiah followed shortly by the birth of Margery. Isaiah is generally accepted as the first white settler's baby born in the entirety of Elkhart County, followed by Margery as the second.

Margery Rush married Alfred Farr 04 Jun 1846 in Elkhart County. In 1852, they moved to Kankakee County, IL where they farmed their remaining years.

By 1900, Margery had given birth to eleven children of whom five were yet alive in that year. Known children: Belinda, Mary Alice, Ella Jane, Willis, Nettie, Guy, Strickland, and Ida.

(Most data from Elkhart Truth and Elkhart Review newspaper obits and census records.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Rush (1791 - 1838)
  Mary Sumption Rush (1790 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Alfred Farr (1820 - 1897)
 
 Siblings:
  Isaiah Rush (1828 - 1905)*
  Margery Rush Farr (1828 - 1906)
  Madison Rush (1837 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beebe Family Cemetery
Aroma Park
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Smith
Originally Created by: Leona A. Mathis
Record added: Jun 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7535843
Margery <i>Rush</i> Farr
Added by: Shelly
 
 
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A copy of the obituary from the Momence Progress is available on Facebook at Momence Genealogy Corner.
- Momence Genealogy Corner
 Added: Jul. 23, 2016
 
 
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