Mayflower to Missouri
by Susan Hussey Bush
A pictorial genealogy of the Bush and Barrett Families
Ancestors and Descendants of Howard Lewis and Ruth Esther (Barrett) Bush
And others collected along the way
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- More than a genealogy of the Bush and Barrett families, this book weaves a rich tapestry of interwoven events, places and people. Follow their parallel journeys from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and early New York State into Ohio where, at last, they come together.
The progenitors of the Bush and Barrett families all came to the newly formed colony of Plymouth in the early 1600’s. Since there were few settlements at that time, it is reasonable their paths should cross. It does seem, however that their connection to each other transcends coincidence.
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Mayflower to Missouri
1620 - 2006
Genealogies: Alvord, Avery, Bush, Barrett, Beedle (Bedel), Cleveland, Hopkins
These families all took part in the settling of early Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York State, Michigan and Ohio. They were founders and first settlers. They were physicians and farmers. They served in the French and Indian, Revolutionary, Civil and two World Wars. One was a "witch" and another, "America's First Poetess." They were the backbone of America, braving hostile Indians and wild animals. They were in the forefront as each new frontier opened. And each has a story.
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Oh, the stories! Click here for a glimpse at some of the people.
Susan Bush relates, "This is started out as a family record and wound up a rich tapestry of interwoven events, places, times and people. The major theme recounts the history of the Bush and Barrett families, their ancestors and their travels, who they are and who they collected along the way."
The following excerpts give a glimpse into the people and their stories.
The Bush Family, 1949
Rear: Richard and Channing
Front: Anne, Kathryn, Ruth and Carol
by Ruth Bush
We did not want or see the need of you,
The wages of a middle-aged and almost temperate love,
You were not in our plans for life, you were an afterthought.
Our half-grown ones completely filled our need for pride and joy.
And then you came—we held you warm and soft within our arms.
You looked at us with dark and yet unseeing eyes.
And then we knew, although unwanted, through the miracle of tardy birth
O little one, you were transfigured into our last but almost best beloved.
Laurence Bush, 1898 - 1912
Emily Babcock Bush
Aaron's wife ca 1860
Aaron Celadon Bush in
his Civil War uniform ca 1861
Carrie Holden Bush, ca 1894
This book is filled with photographs and anecdotes that you will enjoy. And, who knows, maybe you'll come across a member of your family! If you do, please be sure to post a message at the Review tab.
Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 383
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding
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