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Jeremiah Burkhalter Bush
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1819
Warren County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1914
Atascosa County
Texas, USA

he is the son on Mary Mason Burkhalter & Andrew Bush
Again it devolves upon the Herald to Record the death of one of our old and respected citizens. Another of our pioneers; another of the good old men of the generation agone, weary of the trials of this life, goes to his rest in the grave. Jeremiah B. Bush was born in Warren Co. Georgia, October 17, 1819, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. H. Pugh, at 1 a.m., April 28, 1914. Mr Bush was married in Warrn Co., Georgia about the year 1840, to Miss Mary McDonald. They moved from Georgia to Parker Co., Texas about the year 1850, and from Parker to Brown County, and from there to his farm about three miles southeast of Lytle about the year 1868, making him a resident of this immediate vicinity for the past 46 years. He was converted 17 years ago and lived a peaceful Christian life. He was not afraid of death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Wheat, and the interment was made in Benton Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon. His seven surviving children are: Mrs. Mazie Patton of Somerset, Ambrose Bush of Jones Co., Julias Bush of San Saba Co., Sam Bush of Lytle, Mrs. May Williams of Somerset, J. W. Bush and Mrs. D.H. Pugh of Lytle.
Here is his WILL....
File # 445 Estate of J. B. Bush, Deceased Dave Pugh, Executor Filed May 16, 1914 Atascosa County, Texas


The State of Texas,)County of Atascosa,)

I, J. B. Bush, of the county of Atascosa and State of Texas, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being

desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength to do so, do make this my last will and testament, hereby

revoking all others heretofore by me made.

(1) I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, suitable to my circumstances and

condition in life.

(2) I direct that all my just debts shall be paid, without delay, and that the legacies hereinafter given shall, after the

payments of my debts, be paid out of my estate.

(3) I give and bequeath to my son, J. W. Bush, residing in the county of Atascosa, the sum of Five ($5.00) Dollars, to be
paid to the said J. W. Bush by my executor so soon after my death as conveniently may be done.

(4) I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mrs. M. M. Patton, one little table, drawer, and key.

(5) All the rest and residue of my estate of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the
time of my decease, I give and bequeath to my children, except J. W. Bush, to be equally divided among them, share and share alike.

(6) I hereby constitute and appoint Dave Pugh sole executor of this my will, and direct that no security be required of him as executor.

(7) It is my will that no other action shall be had in the county court in the administration of my estate than to prove and record this will and to return an inventory and appraisement of my estate and list of claims.

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand this the 23rd day of March, A. D. 1912.

(s) J. B. Bush

Signed, declared and published by J. B. Bush, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the attesting

witnesses, who have hereto subscribed our names in the presence of said J. B. Bush, at his special instance and request,

this 23rd day of March A. D. 1912

(s) A. J. Gidley(s) W. C. Riley

Attesting Witnesses


The State of Texas,(County of Atascosa,)

In the County Court of Atascosa Co, Tex.June Term A.D. 1914.

Estate of J. B. Bush, deceased.

To the Hon. County Court in and for said County :-

Now comes your petitioner, Dave Pugh, and respectfully shows to the court that he resides in Atascosa Co. Tex. and that J.

B. Bush is dead;- that he died on or about the 29th day of April A.D. 1914, at Lytle, Texas, in Atascosa Co. Tex. --that said deceased at the time of his death was a resident of the county of Atascosa and state of Texas;--that at the time of his death, the said J. B. Bush was seized and possessed of personal property of the probable value of $7000.00 and left a written will, duly executed and herewith filed in which your petitioner was appointed Executor.
That your petitioner is not disqualified by law from accepting letters testamentary.
Wherefore your petitioner prays the court that citation be issued to all parties interested in said estate as required by law, that said will be admitted to probate, that letters testamentary be issued to your petitioner, and that such other and further orders be made as to the court may seem proper.

(s) Frank H. B_____ (Could not read signature)Atty. for Petitioner.
Family links: 
  Mary McDonald Bush (1816 - 1896)
  William Ambrose Bush (1845 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Benton City Cemetery
Atascosa County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Jen Walston Harris Hill
Originally Created by: ESR
Record added: May 26, 2012
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Jeremiah Burkhalter Bush
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