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Col. John Bushrod, Gent.

Birthplace: "Bushfield", Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Death: before December 30, 1760
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. John Bushrod and Anne Bushrod
Husband of Jane Lane 'Jenny' Bushrod and Mildred Bushrod
Father of Hannah Washington and Elizabeth Smith

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About Col. John Bushrod, Gent.

Son of John Bushrod & Anne Bushrod.

  • Will: 14 Feb. 1760 Westmoreland Co. VA, America.
  • Probate: 30 Dec. 1760 Westmoreland Co. VA, America.

Westmoreland County Wills Book XIII.

  • Name: John Bushrod 14 Feb 1760 30 Dec 1760
  • Comment: gent.
  • Wife Mildred ; granddau. Mary Washington ; dau. Hannah Washington ; granddaughter Jenny Washington ; dau. Elizabeth Bushrod ; to Lydia Bushrod Pettit dau. of Mr. John Pettit ; friends Honl. Richard Corbin and Major John Washington exors.
  • Mentioned in his father's and mother's wills; he resided at "Bushfield" in Westmoreland County, VA, and was justice, colonel of the militia, and burgess for that county 1746 to 1756.


  •   1. Hannah BUSHROD,   b. Abt 1738, "Bushfield," Westmoreland County, VA  [Natural] married John Augustine Washington, brother of General George Washington
  •   2. Catherine BUSHROD,   b. Abt 1731, "Bushfield," Westmoreland County, VA  [Natural] married William TAYLOR,   b. Abt 1732, VA ,   d. 1816, Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA  (Age ~ 84 years) 


My information is that John Bushrod married first Jane Lane Corbin. His children, according to his will, were Hannah (married John Augustine Washington) and Elizabeth (married Philip Smith). He married secondly Mildred Washington. Mildred had been married once before, and some sources site her married name as Seaton. There is a source that lists Catherine Bushrod, who married William Taylor, as a child of this John Bushrod. This source does not mention Elizabeth Bushrod Smith.

During the research I've done along with my cousin Richard Bushrod, we've come across quite a few discrepencies.One of those was in regards to Catherine Bushrod.A few source list her as the daughter of John Bushrod.However, in his will he never once mentioned a Catherine as a daughter.He only mentions his current wife Mildred and Hannah and Elizabeth.Also, in Mildred's will nothing is mentioned ofa Catherine (neither Hannah nor Elizabeth).I have not continue to list Catherine as a daughter of John, for my belief is that if she was, he would've mentioned her in his will somewhere.

Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and ...By Horace Edwin Hayden

a. John Bushrod, b. Glouc'r Co., Jan. 30, 1663; d. Feb. 6, 17*9, ittpra: m. Hannah, dau. of Wm. and Elizabeth Keene, North'd Co.; had—4. John, m. Anne, dau. of Thomas Bushrod, and pro. had Col. John, Burgess West'd, 1748-1755; m. Jenny, dau. of Col. Gawin Corbin, and had Hannah, m. John Augustine Washington, and had Hon. Bushrod W. 5. a son 6. Apphia, m, 171a o), Wm. Fauntleroy, &c , &c. (Va His. Mag., I., w)


(1) There is some uncertainty as to who John BUSHROD's wives were. His wives may have included any or all of the following women: Anne BUSHROD, Jenny (or Jane) CORBIN, and Mildred SEATON. The only wife of John BUSHROD mentioned in his will was named Mildred.

(2) Ritchie, Ruth and Wood, Sudie Rucker, Garner-Keene Families of Northern Neck, Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Jarman Printing, 1952, pp. 208-209:

John Bushrod . . . inherited "Bushfield" and married Mildred Corbin of King and Queen County, a first cousin of Colonel Thomas Lee of Stratford. They had a daughter Hannah Bushrod, who married John Augustine Washington, brother of General George Washington. Their son, Bushrod Washington, born June 5, 1762, at "Bushfield," was an Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court and it was to him that George Washington left Mt. Vernon and all his books and papers. He married Julia Anne Blackburn. As they had no children, upon his death in 1829 he left Mt. Vernon to a nephew, John Augustine Washington, son of his brother, Corbin Washington, who married Hannah Lee, a daughter of Hon. Richard Henry Lee. He in turn left it to his son, John Augustine Washington III, who was the last private owner of the estate. Thus all the private owners of Mt. Vernon after George Washington's death were descendants of Thomas and Mary Keene of Northumberland County. George Washington visited numerous times at "Bushfield." The first John Augustine Washington and his wife, Hannah, who was the second mistress of Mt. Vernon, are buried at "Bushfield."


Stella Pickett Hardy.  1911.  Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.  T.A. Wright, New York, NY (republished 1958, Southern Book Co., Baltimore, MD; republished 1965, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; online at 

20—3.  Jane Lane, b. 1710-17; m. Col. John Bushrod, of "Bushfield," Westmoreland Co., Va., who served as a Burgess, 1748-55; son of Hon. John and Anne (Bushrod) Bushrod, gr.-dau. of Hon. John and Hannah (Keene) Bushrod, of Gloucester Co., Va., and of Hon. Thomas Bushrod

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Col. John Bushrod, Gent.'s Timeline

Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Bushfield, Westmoreland, Virginia
Age 39
Westmoreland County, Virginia
December 30, 1760
Age 51
Westmoreland County, Virginia