Obadiah Newcomb Bush (1797 - 1851) MP

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Birthplace: Penfield,Monroe,New York,USA
Death: Died in On Trip,,California,USA
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Obadiah Newcomb Bush (January 28, 1797 – February 9, 1851) was an ancestor of the Bush political family. Born in Penfield, New York to blacksmith Timothy Bush, Jr. (1761–1850) and Lydia Newcomb, he left home during the War of 1812. On November 8, 1821, he married Harriet Smith (1800–1867) in Rochester, New York. They had seven children, among them James Smith Bush. He was the father of attorney, Episcopal priest, and religious writer James Smith Bush, the grandfather of American Industrialist, and entrepreneur Samuel Prescott Bush, the great-grandfather of Wall street executive banker and United States Senator Prescott Bush, the great-great-grandfather of the 41st President of the United States, 43rd Vice President, congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence George Herbert Walker Bush, and the great-great-great-grandfather of the 43rd President of the United States, and the 46th Governor of Texas George Walker Bush. In Rochester, Bush became a schoolmaster and was on a committee that nominated candidates for justice of the peace. He and his brother Henry, a manufacturer of stoves, were known abolitionists. He served as vice president of the American Anti-Slavery Society and supported the Underground Railroad. He petitioned the New York State Legislature to secede from the Union in a protest against slavery, after which The Rochester Daily Advertiser accused him of encouraging anarchy. In 1849, he traveled to California due to the gold rush, leaving wife and children behind. After two years, he was on his way home to reclaim his family and take them west, when he died aboard the ship and was given a sea burial. [edit]References

Mansfield, Stephen (2004). The Faith of George W. Bush. Tarcher. ISBN 1585423785. [hide]v · d · eBush family Prescott Bush ancestors Dorothy Walker Bush ancestors Samuel Prescott Bush (1863–1948) • James Smith Bush (1825–1889) • Obadiah Newcomb Bush (1797–1851) George Herbert Walker (1875–1953) • David Davis Walker (1840–1918) • George E. Walker (1797–1864) • Thomas Walker (1758–1799) Samuel P. Bush & Flora Sheldon Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895–1972) (m.) Dorothy Wear Walker (1901–1992) • Robert Bush • Mary House Bush • Margaret Clement Bush • James Bush Prescott Bush (1895–1972) Prescott Bush Jr. (1922–2010) • George Herbert Walker Bush (m.) Barbara Pierce • Nancy Walker Bush Ellis (m.) Alexander B. Ellis II (1922–1989) • Jonathan James Bush (m.) Josephine Bradley • William Henry Trotter Bush George H. W. Bush (1924–)

Jonathan Bush (1931–) George Walker Bush (m.) Laura Lane Welch • Pauline Robinson Bush (1949–1953) • Jeb Bush (m.) Columba Garnica Gallo • Neil Mallon Bush (m.) Sharon Smith • Marvin Pierce Bush (m.) Margaret Molster • Dorothy Walker Bush (m. 2nd) Robert P. Koch Billy Bush (m.) Sydney Davis • Jonathan S. Bush George W. Bush (1946–) Jeb Bush (1953–) Neil Bush (1955–) Marvin Bush (1956–) Dorothy Koch (1959–) Barbara Pierce Bush • Jenna Welch Bush (m.) Henry Hager George Prescott Bush • Noelle Bush • John Ellis Bush, Jr. Lauren Bush • Ashley Bush • Pierce Bush Marshall Bush • Walker Bush Sam LeBlond • Ellie LeBlond • Robert Koch • Gigi Koch See also David Davis

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Learn about upgrading this memorial... Birth: Jan. 28, 1797 Penfield Monroe County New York, USA Death: 1851

Through his son, Reverend James Smith Bush, he is the great-grandfather of U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, the great-great-grandfather of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and the great-great-great-grandfather of current U.S. President George W. Bush.

Obadiah Newcomb Bush, an American merchant, was the son of blacksmith Timothy Bush, Jr. and Lydia Newcomb. He left home during the War of 1812 and married Harriet Smith, the daughter of Dr. Sanford Smith and Priscilla Whipple Smith, in Rochester on November 8, 1821. They had seven children. In Rochester, Obadiah was employed as a schoolmaster and was also a well known abolitionist. He served as vice president of the Anti-Slavery Society and was on a committee to nominate candidates for justice of the peace. His brother Henry, a manufacturer of stoves, was also well known for his involvement in abolitionist activities. He was a participant in the Underground Railroad, and even petitioned the New York state Legislature to secede from the Union in a protest against slavery. The Rochester Daily Advertiser accused him of encouraging anarchy. Eventually he and Henry and possibly another brother or two went off to find their fortunes in the California Gold Rush of 1849. After two years of toiling in California he began passage home, by ship, to retrieve his family in New York. However, he died aboard ship and was given a sea burial.


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Parents:
 Timothy Bush (1766 - 1850)
 Lydia Newcomb Bush (1763 - 1835)

Children:
 James Smith Bush (1825 - 1889)*
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Burial: Body buried at sea Specifically: Died apon a ship, body thrown overboard


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Obadiah Bush's Timeline

1797
January 28, 1797
Penfield,Monroe,New York,USA
1821
November 8, 1821
Age 24
Rochester, New York, United States
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1822
Age 24
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1823
Age 25
1824
1824
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1825
June 15, 1825
Age 28
Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
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1831
Age 33
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1851
February 9, 1851
Age 54
On Trip,,California,USA