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Bush Family Ancestors

Updated May 21, 2009

William Glenn Bush
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The earliest known Bush surname Ancestor of this family is William Bush who arrived in Maryland from England in 1671 on the William and Mary which sailed from London. His great grandson Andrew Bush was born in 1762 and moved from Caroline County, Maryland to Warren County, Georgia in the early 1790s and died in Monroe (now Lamar) County, Georgia in 1839. Several of his sons moved to central Georgia in the early 1800s. In the early 1920s descendant Emanuel Clifton Bush and wife Alice Barber Bush moved their family from southwest Georgia to central Florida where their son William Baker Bush and Lois Collins were married in 1933 in Lakeland, Florida.

Another ancestor of William Baker Bush is Henry Tucker who emigrated from Bermuda to the Virginia Colony before 1687.

Ancestors of William Baker Bush who served in the Revolutionary War are: (1) Henry Crawford Tucker who severed in the Virginia Continental line and was at the Valley Forge Encampment under the command of General George Washington, and (2) Drury McCullers who served in the militia in Georgia. Ancestors who served in the Civil War are: (1) William Andrew Bush who served in Company B of the 7th Regiment of Georgia Militia and (2) Matthew J. Bush who served in Company H of the 25th Battalion Georgia Infantry.

Lois Collins Bush descended from Shadrack Collins who lived in North Carolina in the 1700s. His son Jesse married Deborah Calcutt and they moved to Decatur Co., Georgia in 1827. Their son John Henry Collins moved to Gadsden Co.,Florida where he married Elizabeth Fletcher in 1866. Then, before 1880 they moved to Hillsborough Co., Florida where their son James Wells Collins was born in 1887. James Wells Collins and Sarah Elizabeth Parker, parents of Lois Collins Bush, were married in 1910 in Taylor Co., Florida.

Ancestors of Lois Collins Bush who immigrated to the American Colonies are: (1) Tobias Selvey who emigrated from England to the Virginia Colony in 1635, (2) William Fletcher who emigrated from England to the Virginia Colony in 1662, (3) Thomas Brinson and his son John Brinson who emigrated from England to the Virginia Colony before 1676, (4) William Denmark, his wife Mourning, and their son William Bachelor Denmark who emigrated from Ireland to the North Carolina Colony before 1747, and (5) John Wise and his son William Wise who emigrated from Scotland to the South Carolina Colony before March 1764.

Ancestors of Lois Collins Bush who served in the Revolutionary War are: (1) Shadrack Collins who served in the 10th North Carolina Regiment, (2) William Wise who served in the South Carolina Militia, (3) William Bachelor Denmark who served in the North Carolina Militia, (4) William Fletcher who served in the South Carolina Militia, (5) Joseph Sheppard who served in the North Carolina Militia, and (6) and John Hagin who served in the North Carolina Militia. Ancestors who served in the Civil War are: (1) John Henry Collins who served in Company B of the 5th Florida Calvary and was wounded at the Battle of Natural Bridge, (2) John W. Denmark who served in Company G of the 5th Florida Infantry and was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam at Sharpsburg, Maryland, and (3) George W. Odom who served in Company D of the 5th Florida Infantry and fought in the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, was wounded during the Petersburg Campaign, and was at Appomattox when General Robert E. Lee surrendered.

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