Rushing in America.

A link to America has been established by DNA! My DNA markers show that I am linked to Philip Rushing of Anson County, North Carolina, USA, through my ancestor Thomas Rushing of Great Braxted, Essex. When and how is more difficult to establish.

The earliest Rushings I have found are James Rushing of New Kent County, Virginia in 1667 and Mathew Rushing of Charles City Co., Virginia before 1670.
A Philip R Rushing born 1765 is noted as marrying a Jemima and passing away in 1814, in Stewart Co., TN. A Philip Rushing and Philip Rushing jnr. can be found residing in Fayette District, Anson Co., NC in the 1790 census. Also noted are Abraham Rushing born in 1742, died 1805, Abraham Rushing jnr. born in 1772, died 1848, Noah Rushing and Mark Rushing born circa 1760.

Rushings are also to be found in Beaufort, South Carolina in the 1790's. Noted are Maliki and Mathew whilst in the Cheraw District of South Carolina John Paul Rushing and Frances Rushing are to be found.

News has come from Margaret Anderson in America of the family tree of

John "Flint River Jack" Rushin
of Georgia, born 6th July 1764.

Also from America comes a copy of a deed of sale sent by George Rushing.

It relates to the sale of land by Matthew Rushin & Elizabeth his wife, in the Isle of Wight County on the 28th October 1717.

I have been busy over the winter months of 2014/2015 assembling a Rushing Tree using the original census, birth, death and marriage records to be found on the web. There are many gaps but the latest count is almost five thousand individuals and climbing. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will see if I can help. You will need to provide dates, family relationships and location as in some cases there are well over a hundred with the same first name.