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Jacob Bush
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Birth: 1756
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1832
Lewis County
West Virginia, USA

DAR Library record:
Bush, Jacob
Ancestor: A017416
Service: Virginia
Rank: Soldier, Spy
Birth: 1756 Hampshire Co Virginia
Death: 28 Nov 1832 Lewis Co Virginia
Service Spource:S*W24685
Service Discription:
1) Indian Spy Capts. Pringle, Jackson
2) Col. Morgan. Gen. George Rogers Clarke

LDs reports parents as:
George (Jurig) Adam Bush Sr
b. 23 Jul 1721 Zuzenhausen, Daisbach, or Neckargemuend, Germany
d. 1820 Freeman Creek, Harrison Co, (W)VA
{His parents are given as Hans Michael Busch b.1697 Krefeld or Daisbach, Germany d.July 29, 1749 Frederick Co VA and Eva b.1697 Germany married 1720 Germany}
b.1724 Germany
d.before Oct 11, 1811 Virginia
(as provided by Contributor #47784643)

From "West Virginians in the American Revolution", compiled by Ross B. Johnston, reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore MD, 1998, p. 40:
Service - Virginia Va. No. 16970 No. W-24685

Enlisted, 1778, in Captain Samuel Pringle's company of Indian spies from Buckhannon Fort. Scouted from the West Fork and Little Kanawha rivers to the Ohio River under Lieutenant Westfall. Also served under the militia regiment of Colonel Morgan. Substituted for his brother, John Bush, with Captain Jackson and Lieutenant William White. Joined army of General Clark and descended the Ohio River to the Falls. Frequently acted as hunter. Killed two deer on the north side of river and took the brains of one to General Clark who treated him to whisky. Alexander West, David M. Sleeth, John Talbott, George Butcher, and Adam Flesher supported his claim. Mentions William Powers. Born 1756, Hampshire County, Virginia. Before the Revolution, lived in Monongalia County, now Lewis County.

Bush married Margaret Snarr, or Swan, in Augusta or Hardy County, 1782-1784, by publication of Reverend Mitchell. Witnesses were Adam Flesher, John Cutright, and Christianna McCune. Their children were: Henry, Peter, Jacob, John, George, Elizabeth (Stump), Margaret (Stump), Barbary (Fisher), Susannah (Simpson), and Michael (dead, leaving a widow Mary, and a son Adam).

Soldier applied for pension, November 7, 1832. Certificate was issued, October 18, 1833, but as soldier had died in the meantime, November 27, 1832 [should be 28 NOV 1832, according to his wife Margaret's application], pension was issued in favor of his widow, Margaret. Soldier is buried in Gilmer County. Widow applied for pension, August 7, 1833, and it was issued. She died, July 28, 1847.

Margaret Bush Baker (1781-1862) has been linked to Jacob and Margaret Swan Bush incorrectly. That Margaret Bush appears to have been the daughter of John Joseph and Keziah Turner Bush.
Family links: 
  Margaret Swan Bush (1756 - 1847)*
  Margaret Bush Stump (1802 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Tranquillas Wings
Originally Created by: manno
Record added: May 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90185867

- c-majka
 Added: May. 22, 2016
My 5th great grandfather. He worked alongside another one of my 5th great grandfathers, David Wallace Sleeth. Rest in peace
- Lisa Goldsmith
 Added: Oct. 31, 2015

- Karen Clark
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
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