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Biographical Sketch of William Bush

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William Bush, of Fayette Co., Ky., had Benjamin, Ambrose, Levi, and Matilda. Benjamin married and settled in Illinois, on the bank of the Mississippi river, and was murdered under the following circumstances Parties on the opposite side of the river owed him a considerable amount of money, and he went over on the ferryboat, one day, to collect it. As he was returning that evening he was robbed while on the boat, and then thrown into the river. Levi and Matilda Bush both married and lived and died in Kentucky. Ambrose married Nancy Douglass, and settled first in Illinois, near his brother Benjamin, where he remained one year, and then in 1818, he removed to Missouri and settled at Charrette, in Warren County. In 1818 he settled on Dry Fork of Loutre, in Montgomery County. Mr. Bush was a shrewd business man, and made a fortune by trading in horses and other stock. He had a low, soft voice and gentlemanly manners, and was a general favorite with his neighbors. He died in 1873, at the advanced age of 88 years. His wife died many years previous. Their children were Greenberry, Maria, Edward D., William, and Ella. Greenbury married Sarah Cundiff, and they had-William D., Eliza A., Nancy J., Amanda G., Caroline, Mary, Clay, Edward W., Virginia, and Susan. Mr. Bush served as Sheriff and Assessor of Montgomery County for several years. He was also elected to the Legislature one term. Maria Bush was married first to Aaron Groom, and after his death she married William M. Wright. Edward D. married Virginia Mosley, and died in 1863. His children were Lavinia, John, Greenberry B., William T., Judith A., Lydia, Benjamin F., Emma, and Fannie.


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