To begin with, let me thank you for research on the Rast (Rush) family. I am a descendant of a slave named Dinah Rush. Her father and likely owner was Otis Rush. Her mother was named Kathryn “Katie” Johnson and was also owned by Mr. Rush. I am hoping that you can assist me in establishing the names of slaves owned by Mr. Otis Rush.
Mr. Rush married a Laura E. Smith in Lowndes County, Alabama in December of 1851. By 1852 he appears on the tax docket in Polk County, Texas. Katie and Dinah are both with him. I am in search of any records that put Dinah or her mother Katie with Otis Rush.
I look forward to hearing from you and again, thank you for your extensive work on this important subject matter.