Martin Rush, UE (c1732)

The family originally coming from the Palatinate-on-the-Rhine, Martin Rush Sr. was born in Duchess County, New Jersey on 10 Nov 1732. Supporting the British during the Revolutionary War, the New York muster roll of 26 Aug 1781 shows him employed as a carpenter at Horn's Hook, under the orders of Captain Alexander Mercer, Commanding Engineer. As a refugee originally from New Jersey, he received relief payments from 30 Sep 1782 (when he was listed with wife and two children) to Sep 1783, whereupon he was evacuated from New York on 08 September. In Isaiah W. Wilson's "Geography and History of the County of Digby" (p. 72), Martin was reported to have been living in New Brunswick in 1783 and Nova Scotia in 1784. The family arrived in Prince Edward County in 1794.

Following Martin Jr.'s land petition of 1798, Martin Sr. was given 200 acres on Con. 2, Lot 7 of Hamilton Township on 16 Jan 1805, although he never lived there. In the early 1800s, he and his sons, Martin Jr. and John were granted 200 acres just east of Rednersville along the south shore of the Bay of Quinte.

The Dempsey-Cunningham pioneer cemetery, where Martin and a number of his family are buried, is located near an apple orchard about two miles east of Rednersville on concession 1, lot 84, three lots west of his Ameliasburgh land grant.

Martin's daughter, Elizabeth, married Conrad Frederick, another Loyalist.


Direct Descendants of Martin Rush, Sr., UE

Martin Rush, Sr. (1732-c1827)
+???
...2 Elizabeth Rush (c1755-
.... +Conrad Frederick (c1750-1835)
........3 Martin Frederick, Sr. (c1776-1844)
......... +??? (c1775-
.............4 Martin Frederick, Jr. (c1800-1876)
.............. +(1) ??? (c1800-c1830)
..................5 Louis Frederick (c1824-1891)
................... +Jane Taft (c1825-1915)
.......................6 John Wesley Frederick (1856-1943)
........................ +Isabella Victoria Nicholas (1861-1932)
............................7 Olive Florence Frederick (1884-1975)
............................. +Alfred Burney Skitch (1881-1927)
.................................8 Margaret Vera Skitch (1915-1967)
.................................. +Arthur Edward Bolton (1914-1964)
......................................9 Peter John Bolton
....................................... +Barbara Elizabeth Jean Kyle
...2 John Rush (c1756-
...2 Catharine Rush (c1757-
...2 James Rush (c1760-
...2 Martin Rush (1761-1826)


Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario
www.alivingpast.ca