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Robert C Rushing

Birth
Stewart County, Tennessee, USA
Death 27 Jun 1908 (aged 76)
Houston County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Erin, Houston County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 100125387 · View Source
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R. C. Rushing, trustee of Houston County, was born July 4, 1831, within four miles of Erin. He was the third of a family of seven children of Mark and Margaret (McDonald) Rushing. The father was born in Anson, N.C., and the mother in Moore County, N.C. They came to Tennessee at a very early day and settled within the present limits of Houston County, where they lived and died. The father was a farmer and died in 1859; the mother, who was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, having preceded him to her long home about two years. R. C. was reared on a farm and secured a limited education. At the age of twenty-four years he married and began farming on rented ground. In two years he bought land where he now lives, and ever since has successfully continued agriculture. He has been identified with public interests several times, having been an officer in Stewart County and was the first sheriff of Houston County. In 1878 he was elected to his present trust, having filled the same office one term before. He also owns an interest in a saw-mill. He was married, march 15, 1858, to M.J. Lockhart, a native of Houston County. Both Mr. Rushing and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and he is an elder in the church. He is one of the prominent and self-made citizens of Houston County.
Source: "Goodspeed's History of Tennessee," Houston County,
Originally Published 1886.

After William Boone's death from cholera in 1873, his two youngest children, Mumpford Lee Boone and David Bratton Boone, were taken in and raised by Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Rushing. (Mollie Rushing was William Boone's niece.) Source documents related to this fostership can be found in the appendix of Etheldred Boone and his Descendents. Mollie and R. C. Rushing apparently did not have any children of their own.


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  • Created by: Susan Knight Gore
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100125387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert C Rushing (4 Jul 1831–27 Jun 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100125387, citing Rushing Cemetery, Erin, Houston County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Susan Knight Gore (contributor 46865669) .