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Re: Searching for Rushing in Alabama area

Posted: 27 Jan 2002 3:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2003 6:52AM GMT
Surnames: Rushing, Amerson
Below is some of what I have. My e-mail: bridgesrd@knology.net

1. Mathew M. (Mack)3 Rushing (William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born Abt. 1831 in Robertson Cross Roads, Montgomery, Co., AL1, and died 22 Dec 1914 in Coffee Co., AL. He married Sarah Jane Amerson 22 Dec 1853 in Montgomery Co., AL2. She was born 23 Sep 1834 in AL3, and died 2 Jul 1918 in Coffee Co., AL.

Notes for Mathew M. (Mack) Rushing:
Mathew M. (Mack) Rushing, the first child born to William Cain and Mary (Rushing) Rushing was born about 1831 at Robertson Cross Roads, Montgomery County, AL. There are some discrepancies as to Mack’s date of birth. The 1850 Pike County Census shows his birth as 1831; his military records show his birth as 1827 and his grave has 1829.
Mack Rushing married Sarah Jane Amerson 22 December 1853. Sarah Jane was born 23 September 1834 in Alabama. Her father was from Georgia and her mother from South Carolina.
Mack Rushing was a Civil War Veteran, having served with the Confederate Soldiers of America. He entered service in 3 Mar 1862 at Elba, AL, as a Private in Company A, 33th Alabama Infantry and was discharged at Chicamauga, TN after being wounded at the Battle of Perryville, KY where he had an arm shot off. The left arm was amputated at the shoulder. Mack received a Pension #1429, Coffee County, AL, Witnesses: B. D. Simmons and W. D. Bryan. The date of his final discharge was 10 May 1865. Records on the internet recorded that he was wounded and captured at Battle of Perryville KY 10/8/62. He was sent to Cairo IL to Vicksburg MS for exchange via steamboat City of Madison 12/5/62. On roll of invalid corp 9/1/1864. (Records seem to suggest he was in the 33rd.)
Mack and Sarah had already settled near Elba in Coffee County before the war and were farmers. After the loss of his arm, it was said that Mack could turn out more work than most men with two arms. He was also a real good shot with a rifle with just one arm. He was very strong and short in stature.
There are numerous deeds recorded in the Probate Office of the Coffee County Courthouse for Mack and Sarah Rushing. There are also Crop Lien Notes that he made in order to plant his crops for the next year. It is interesting to read the wording on the papers. Some of these were hard to read; however, it is amazing that they were saved after the Elba Flood of 1990. The following are two of his Crop Lien Notes, dated 22 November 1878 and 28 January 1893 (100 years ago):

By the first day of October next, I promise to pay Henderson Brothers & Company or bearer Two Hundred Dollars for value received, it being for necessary advances in horses, mules, oxen and necessary provisions, farming tools and implements and money to procure the same obtained by me form them bona fide for the purpose of making a crop the next year on my plantation in Coffee County, and without such advancements it would not be in my power to procure the necessary ?, provisions, money, implements, etc. to make a crop the next year, hereby creating a Lien thereon in accordance with Sections 1858 to 1860 inclusive of the revised lands of Alabama and Sections 3286 to 3288 inclusive of the present lands of Alabama, and it is further agreed that if the said Henderson Brothers & Company shall advance me anything over and above the amount named in the above note that this Lien shall stand as security for the same as fully as if included in the original amount of this instrument and to further secure the payment for the advance herein before named in consideration thereof. I hereby waive all right of exempt Liens secured to me by the exemption and Laws of the State of Alabama, which may be exempt now or may be exempt thereafter to any resident of said State ? sale or execution or other legal process of any Court issued for the collection of any debt. This 22nd day of November 1878.

Witness: L. C. Wright, P. H. Baker
Signed: M. M. Rushing

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
PIKE COUNTY Know all men by these presents that I, M. M. Rushing for and in consideration of being indebted to Henderson Brothers & Co. by Crop Lien Note bearing even date with this instrument and due on the 1st day of October 1879 for the sum of Two Hundred Dollars and to further secure the payment of said sum together with any amounts that may be advanced under said Lien Note, I do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey to the said Henderson Brothers and Co., my entire crop grown the next year by me or under my direction in Coffee County, Alabama; also all the next year, also the following stock and plantation implements now owned by me and in my possession in said county, to-wit: One black horse, mule 3 years old, one sorrel horse mule 5 years old, 2 cow and calves, one wagon and harness and all other stock and plantation implements not mentioned above, now in my possession or in my possession at maturity of this paper, to have and to hold the above described property, real and personal, to the said Henderson Brothers & Co., and their heirs forever. And if said note, with all amounts that may accrue under the same is not paid at maturity, the said Henderson Brothers & Company are hereby authorized to take the above described property into possession and sell the said personal property as they may deem best and the said real estate for the highest bidder for cash after giving thirty days notice of the time and place of sale by advertisement in some newspaper published in Pike County or by posting written notices at three public places in said county and apply the proceeds thereof to the payment of said amount and the expenses of keeping and selling the said property - upon this conditi9on nevertheless, that if said amount is paid at maturity this conveyance is to be void. And I hereby waive all rights to exemptions secured to me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Alabama. And the said M. Rushing hereby declares that the said property is his own, and that there in no Lien or encumbrance on the same.

Given under my had and seal this 22nd day of Nov. 1878.

Witnesses: L. C. Wright, P. H. Baker
Signed: M. M. Rushing

Filed in my office for Record on the 7th day of Jan. 1879.
B. M. Stevens, J. P.

1860 Federal Census of Coffee Co., AL
715 Mathew M RUSHING 28 AL
Sarah J 23
Eliza J 5
Joseph T 7mo
Note: In the 1860 Federal Census of Coffee Co., AL Mathew is living by his brother-in- law Willoughby Sims Pugh , and his sister Elizabeth Pheebe Rushing. They are living household # 716.

Census Of Confederate Soldiers Living In Coffee, County Alabama 1907
123. M.M. Rushing, Elba, Al. Born 5/?/1827. Co. A, 33th Al. Inf.


Mack Rushing died 22 December 1914 and is buried at Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery in Coffee County. Sarah Jane (Amerson) Rushing died 2 July 1918 and is buried next to Mack.

The following is inscribed on Mack Rushing’s grave:

"REST SOLDIER, REST,
THE WARFARE IS OVER

ZOAR CHURCH AND CEMETERY

The land for the Zoar Methodist Church and Cemetery was donated by Mathew B. (Math) Rushing, a son of Mack Rushing. The church was established circa 1850 as well as several other churches in the area. Two families that helped to erect the church were the Johnsons and the Millers. The church was called The Zoar Methodist Church. Many Rushings were buried in the cemetery. In the 1960’s the property was purchased by the Holiness Organization and was renamed The Zoar Community Holiness Church. The church was moved across the road next to the cemetery and there is a pretty brick church there.

Several of the Rushing descendants are members of the cemetery committee today and help support the upkeep of the cemetery.(1)


(1) "Rushing" Through the Generations, by Peggy Rushing Sims

33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment

The Thirty-third Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Pensacola, FL, on 23 April 1862, with men recruited from Butler, Coffee, Covington, Dale, and Montgomery counties. It proceeded to Corinth just after the Battle of Shiloh. Placed in the brigade commanded by Col. Hawthorn of Arkansas, the regiment remained at Tupelo untill the Kentucky Campaign began. It was part of the brigade of Gen'l Sterling A. M. Wood of Lauderdale, Gen'l Simon Buckner's Division, and was present at the capture of Munfordsville. At Perryville, the Thirty-third entered that conflict about 500 strong, and came out with but 88 rank and file. It came out of Kentucky with the army, and at Murfeesboro the loss of the regiment was comparatively large, for it was in Gen'l Patrick Cleburne's Division. The remainder of the winter was spent in camps near Tullahoma, and the regiment retired behind the Tennessee River during the summer. In the grand forward movement on the enemy's line at Chickamauga, the Thirty-third lost 149 casualties. Gen'l Mark Perrin Lowrey of Mississippi relieved Gen'l Wood after the latter was wounded and assumed command of the brigade [16th, 33rd Mississippi regiments, and J. H. Gibson's (18th AL) and Newman's (TN) battalions] the Thirty-third was effectively engaged at Missionary Ridge without loss. It was part of the wall of fire that checked the exultant federals at Ringgold Gap, where it lost but one man. The regiment passed the winter at Dalton, and was in the incessant battle from there to Atlanta, fighting during the day and entrenching at night, and losing many by the casualties of battle, particularly at New Hope Church, and around Atlanta. Having followed Gen'l John Bell Hood into Tennessee, it moved to the assault of the enemy's works at Franklin, with 285 men, and lost over two-thirds of them, mostly killed. Transferred to North Carolina, the Thirty-third took part in the operations there, and a remnant was there surrendered.

Field and staff officers: Cols. Samuel Adams (Butler; wounded, Perryville; KIA, Kennesaw Mountain); Robert F. Crittenden (Coffee; captured, Nashville); Lt. Cols. Daniel H. Horn (Coffee; resigned); Robert F. Crittenden (promoted); James H. Dunklin (Butler); Majors Robert F. Crittenden (promoted); James H. Dunklin (wounded, Chickamauga; promoted); and Adjutants John Crosby Stallworth (Conecuh; died, Tupelo); A. M. Moore (Greene; KIA, Chickamauga); Willis J. Milner (Butler)


More About Mathew M. (Mack) Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery in Coffee Co., AL
Fact 1: 1866, Lived in Pike County, Township 9 Range 21; Pop. 580, no schools in 1866.
Fact 2: On his gravestone is written: Rest Soldier, Rest, The Warfare Is Over.

More About Sarah Jane Amerson:
Burial: Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery in Coffee Co., AL
Fact 1: Her father was from Georgia and her mother from South Carolina.

Children of Mathew Rushing and Sarah Amerson are:
2 i. Elizabeth Jane4 Rushing, born Abt. 1855 in AL4; died Unknown in AL. She married J. W. Mathews 23 Nov 1878 in Coffee Co., AL5; born 3 Aug 1856 in ?; died 6 Jan 1919 in AL.

Notes for Elizabeth Jane Rushing:
Ron, Thank you so much for responding. We have a conflict on Macks Elizabeth, perhaps we can figure it out. You have Elizabeth daughter of mack marrying J W Matthews in 1878 in Coffee County. My Grandpa's brother was Benjamin David Nelson born November 8, 1867. Benjamin David Married Elizabeth "Polly" Rushing about 1889. They had 11 children the oldest was Tobe born 1887, the others were Leonard, Minnie, Burrell, Mathew M, Ernest, Edlow, Dellie, Lelia, Lena, Maude. I know that our Mathew Mack Rushing was in the 33rd Alabama with my great grandpa G W Nelson and some of his cousins. I know that Mack lost an arm during the war. I know that Mack's wife was Sarah Amerson. Elizabeth's daughter-in-law just died this month. Her name was Lillian Lassiter Nelson, she was 93 years old. She knew Elizabeth "Polly" well Elizabeth "Polly" died June 28, 1938. Mack was definitely her father. Elizabeth is burried beside her husband Benjamin D Nelson at Antioch Cemetery near Zoar . The grave is well marked. Let me know what you think. Wayne Nelson P.S. If this is the right Elizabeth, and I feel sure that it is I can give you all her descendants. Sent to me by Wayne Nelson on 5 Oct 2000.
"Samson4" <samson4@i-1.net>

I just finished talking to the nephew of Benjamin Nelson who married Elizabeth. His name is Coadie Nelson, his dad was the brother of Benjamin. He knew Elizabeth "Polly" who was the daughter of Mathew Mack Rushing. He said also that his dad who was Elwood Nelson grew up with and knew Perry Rushing. Coadie said that he knew some of the Rushings personally. They were Joseph, Thomas, John, William , Mathew, and David. Coadie is 83 years old. I think I mentioned before about Lilliam Lassiter Nelson who married Benjamin Nelsons son Edlow. She was 93 years old and died only a couple of weeks ago. She talked about Elizabeth just a few days before she died. I am very interested in what you think about all this. Please let me know what you think. If you live near the Antioch Memorial Cemetery at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, our Elizabeth had a gravestone there beside her husband Benjamin Nelson. Ben's has several brothers and his dad are buried in that cemetery. Thanks again for all the information. If you would let me know what you think of all this I would appreciate it. I value your opinion. Wayne Nelson (sent 10 Oct 2000)

Thanks for everything Ron, I have had time to look through all the information that you sent to me. I knew all along that the Rushing family was very interesting, but after reading all that you sent I am even more impressed. I
noticed that you have military experience. I had guessed so even before I ran across your part of the family. I am also a veteran. I served about 40 years in some form or other Air Force, and Army. active, reserve and national guard. I retired about one year ago as an Ordnance Warrant Army. If you decide to go to Antioch you will find Elizabeth there beside Benjamin. Just in case you havent been there before I will give you directions. The directions are north from Elba. North of Elba about 10 miles toward Brantley on Hwy 189, exit right on coffee 330. 330 will dead end into Coffee 306. Turn left onto 306 after about 5 or 6 miles you will come upon a severe curve about 90 degree right, just beyound the curve is Antioch Church and Cemetery. The church was established about 1867. When you park you will notice several Nelson head stones. James Nelson and his wife Francis. Mannie Nelson and his wife. Benjamin and Elizabeth have a headstone that rolls near the top. Their names are difficult to see unless you look near the top of the stone. The stone has been painted and had faded and
chipped. Also there you will find Benjamin's day George Washington Nelson and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Nelson (Carpenter) G W was in the 33rd Alabama with Mack. Sarah had a brother who was in the 33rd and died during the war. She also had two cousins in the 33rd Alabama. One of the cousins was killed. Thanks for everything. Let me know what you decide about Elizabeth. You would have loved to talk with (Lillian) Lassiter Nelson. She was Elizabeth's daughter-in-law. She was 93 years old and as spunks as any lady I have ever met. She died about 3 weeks ago. My last visit with her was about 6 weeks ago. We talked about Elizabeth & Mack. She said that Elizabeth was talking about her mother-in-law Sarah Elizabeth & G W Nelson her father-in-law. She laughed when she told me that Elizabeth had said that her mother-in-law was full of hell, but the old man G W was easy going. That sounds to me like typical mother-in-law daughter-in law even today. We had a good laugh when she told
me that. Acording to Lillian, and others, Elizabeth "Polly" was an excellent cook, and a sweet loving woman. I will send you information about the Nelson Connection. I also think that a cousin of mine is related to the Smart
decendants. My cousin was a McKinney. Giles Bryant Is Benjamin Nelson's sister's son. All kind of conections even the Spiveys. They were my mother's people. I have them back to the 1600's. Thanks again Ron Looking forward to hearing from you again. Wayne.

More About Elizabeth Jane Rushing:
Fact 1: Called Liza. She is buried near Newby, AL.

+ 3 ii. Joseph Thomas Rushing, born 8 Jan 1860 in AL; died 10 May 1927 in Coffee Co., AL.
+ 4 iii. Martha Rushing, born 1861 in AL; died Unknown in Unknown.
+ 5 iv. Thomas Jefferson Rushing, born 1863 in AL; died Unknown in Uknown.
+ 6 v. John MacDonald Rushing, born 13 Oct 1866 in Pike Co., AL; died 13 May 1948 in Coffee Co., AL.
+ 7 vi. William Henry Rushing, born 1867 in AL; died 26 Mar 1956 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL.
+ 8 vii. Mathew B. Rushing, born 1871 in AL; died Mar 1957 in Dothan, AL.
9 viii. Newton Rushing, born Abt. 1873 in AL; died Unknown in Unknown.
+ 10 ix. Theophilus Rushing, born 10 Apr 1874 in AL; died 28 Jul 1959 in FL.
11 x. David Rushing, born 1878 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
+ 12 xi. Perry D. Rushing, born 29 Sep 1879 in AL; died 7 Nov 1897 in Coffee Co., AL.


Generation No. 2

3. Joseph Thomas4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 8 Jan 1860 in AL6, and died 10 May 1927 in Coffee Co., AL. He married Hulda Rebecca Melvina Josephine Floyd 26 Dec 1888 in Coffee Co., AL, daughter of Calvin Floyd and Hulda Adkison. She was born 29 Dec 1871 in Unknown, and died 2 Jun 1954 in AL.

Notes for Joseph Thomas Rushing:
He may have married a E. C. Brown on 26 Jul 1880 in Coffee Co., AL by W. D. Bryan, JP.

More About Joseph Thomas Rushing:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.
Fact 1: He was called Joe. Some family records have his middle name as Thronton.

More About Hulda Rebecca Melvina Josephine Floyd:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.
Nickname: Called Hettie/Hetty

Children of Joseph Rushing and Hulda Floyd are:
13 i. Ida Elizabeth5 Rushing, born 19 Dec 1889 in AL; died 25 Mar 1971 in AL. She married John Chatham; born 15 Apr 1887 in ?; died 9 Nov 1937 in AL.

More About Ida Elizabeth Rushing:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

More About John Chatham:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

14 ii. Annie S. Rushing, born 12 Oct 1890 in Coffee Co., AL; died 3 Jul 1892 in Coffee Co., AL.

More About Annie S. Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL
Fact 1: On her headstone: Daughter of J. T. & Hettie Rushing.

+ 15 iii. Mathew Calvin Rushing, born 6 Jan 1894 in ?; died Mar 1963 in ?.
16 iv. Lula Leola Rushing, born 28 Mar 1895 in ?; died 18 Apr 1983 in FL. She married John Morgan Lassiter Unknown in FL; born 13 Oct 1889 in ?; died 20 Jun 1977 in ?.

More About Lula Leola Rushing:
Burial: Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL

Notes for John Morgan Lassiter:
Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL
LASSITER, Earl L., b. May 29 1928 d. Aug 16 1998, Section D, h/o Marion
LASSITER, Ethel Inez Rushing, b. Oct 25 1913 d. Nov 01 1980, Section C, w/o Willie D.
LASSITER, Helen Aultman, b. Feb 10 1938 d. No Date, Section D, w/o Morgan
LASSITER, Infant, No Dates, Section C, d/o John & Lula
LASSITER, Jessie H., b. Oct 15 1872 d. Jun 05 1934, Section C, h/o Nannie
LASSITER, John M., b. Oct 13 1889 d. Jun 20 1977, Section C, h/o Lula; "Father"
LASSITER, Lee E., b. 1924 d. 1976, Section A, "US Army"
LASSITER, Lula L. Rushing, b. Mar 28 1895 d. Apr 18 1983, Section C, w/o John; "Mother"
LASSITER, Marion C., No Dates, Section D, w/o Earl
LASSITER, Morgan L. "Mutt", b. Feb 26 1933 d. May 14 1995, Section D, h/o Helen
LASSITER, Nannie McDonald, b. Apr 10 1873 d. Nov 13 1958, Section C, w/o Jessie
LASSITER, Willie D., b. Oct 06 1908 d. Nov 14 1998, Section C, h/o Ethel
LASSITTER, Ida Mae, b. May 18 1895 d. Jan 28 1988, Section A
LASSITTER, Infant, b. Aug 26 1929 d. Aug 26 1929, Section A, d/o T.G. & Ida M. Lassitter
LASSITTER, John L., b. Jun 13 1874 d. Jun 13 1874, Section A, s/o M.L. & Mary E. Lassitter
LASSITTER, Mattie M. A., b. Jan ?? 1837 d. No Date, Section A
LASSITTER, Morgan Layfette, b. Jan 26 1848 d. Mar 13 1935, Section A, h/o Mary Ellen; "Pvt Wash. Co. Home Guard CSA"
LASSITTER, Thomas Gainer, b. Jan 16 1882 d. Apr 07 1934, Section A


More About John Morgan Lassiter:
Burial: Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL

+ 17 v. Willie Lee Rushing, born 16 Aug 1898 in Coffee Co., AL; died 5 Jan 1991 in Walton Co., FL.
+ 18 vi. Minnie Rushing, born 22 Oct 1900 in Coffee Co., AL; died 21 Aug 1972 in Coffee Co., AL.
+ 19 vii. Charlie D. Rushing, born 15 Jan 1902 in AL; died 19 Jun 1976 in AL.
20 viii. Nora Rebecca Lena Bell Rushing, born 23 Aug 1905; died Unknown. She married Layman Lawrence 1931; born Unknown; died Unknown.
21 ix. Dan Rushing, born 23 Nov 1907 in Coffee Co., AL; died 29 Sep 1989. He married Clydell Jackson; born 9 Aug 1911 in ?; died 20 Jan 1956 in ?.

More About Dan Rushing:
Fact 1: Buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Winter Garden, FL.

More About Clydell Jackson:
Fact 1: Buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Winter Garden, FL.

+ 22 x. Frank Jefferson Rushing, born 10 Aug 1902 in Coffee Co., AL; died 24 Dec 1988 in AL.
23 xi. Curtis Kirkland Rushing, born 29 Jan 1913 in Unknown; died Unknown. He married Eula Mae Brannon 1931; born Unknown in Unknown; died Unknown in Unknown.

4. Martha4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 1861 in AL, and died Unknown in Unknown. She married Ben Floyd 19 Oct 1881 in Coffee Co., AL. He was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

More About Ben Floyd:
Fact 1: On the marriage license his name is W. J. Floyd

Children of Martha Rushing and Ben Floyd are:
24 i. Jonny5 Floyd, born Unknown.
25 ii. Sophronia Floyd, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Sophronia Floyd:
Fact 1: Married Tom Simmons

26 iii. Sarah Floyd, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Sarah Floyd:
Fact 1: Married Giles Bryant

5. Thomas Jefferson4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 1863 in AL, and died Unknown in Uknown. He married Martha Montgomery McWaters 30 Dec 1882 in Coffee Co., AL. She was born Unknown in Unknown, and died Unknown in Unknown.

Child of Thomas Rushing and Martha McWaters is:
27 i. Analiza5 Rushing, born 15 Oct 1891 in AL; died Unknown in ?. She married Thomas Squire Williamson 13 Oct 1921 in AL; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

6. John MacDonald4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 13 Oct 1866 in Pike Co., AL, and died 13 May 1948 in Coffee Co., AL. He married (1) Eudora A. Simpler 17 Dec 1887 in AL. She was born 2 Dec 1869 in AL, and died 11 Aug 1901 in Coffee Co., AL. He married (2) Missouri Ann Cook 15 Dec 1901 in Coffee Co., AL7, daughter of John Cook and Ann Miller. She was born 12 Mar 1881 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 20 Mar 1955 in Coffee Co., AL.

Notes for John MacDonald Rushing:
When a young boy, John had an eye put out by a splinter from some wood that his father was chopping.

John and Eudora purchased land from his parents, Mack and Sarah Rushing, 20 Jan 1898 in Coffee County, Section 31, Township 7, Range 20, recorded in Deed Book 0-2, page 357, Coffee County Courthouse, AL.

John and Eudora had six children and Eudora was carrying the seventh child when she became ill. Missouri Cook, a good friend and neighbor offered to help Eudora during this time. Eudora gave birth to a daughter whom they named Pearlie. Eudora died 11 Aug 1901, exactly one month after Pearlie's birth.

Missouri continued to help with the care of John's children and did such a good job that he asked her to marry him.



More About John MacDonald Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

More About Eudora A. Simpler:
Burial: Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

Notes for Missouri Ann Cook:
There are many deed transactions recorded in the Coffee County Probate Office for John and Missouri Rushing.
Missouri and John later moved into a house with four bedrooms and a large screened-in porch. The house was located in the Zoar Community. People enjoyed stopping by and having a drink of water out of John's & Missouri's well. They said that it was the best water around.
One day sparks from the chimney caught the roof of the house on fire. Friends and neighbors came and formed a line from the well to the roof top. They passed buckets of water to the roof and were able to put out the fire before too much damage was done.
Since the yard was lit with carbide lights on the fence posts, Missouri enjoyed sweeping the yard at night because it was much cooler.
John died 13 May 1948. At that time all of their children were grown and living elsewhere. Missouri lived by herself after John's death; however, she occasionally stayed with her son, Alto and his family, who lived nearby.
Missouri died 20 Mar 1955. John is buried in Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery in Coffee Co., AL with Eudora buried on one side and Missouri on the other. Alto and Edlow Rushing were Executors of the Estate of John M. Rushing. It was decided among the heirs to sell his land at a public auction on 28 Apr 1958.

Children of John Rushing and Eudora Simpler are:
+ 28 i. Ronald Hubbard5 Rushing, born 24 Oct 1888 in AL; died Unknown in ?.
29 ii. Mamie Eudora Rushing, born 4 Feb 1890 in Coffee Co., AL; died Aug 1970 in AL. She married Joseph Jackson Moore 1 Aug 1907 in Coffee Co., AL; born 10 Jul 1886 in AL; died 26 May 1957 in AL.

More About Mamie Eudora Rushing:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, AL
Fact 1: They had eleven children.

More About Joseph Jackson Moore:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, AL

30 iii. Claudie Bell Rushing, born Aug 1892 in Coffee Co., AL; died Unknown in AL. She married Jack Ham Unknown in AL; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in AL.

More About Claudie Bell Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.
Nickname: Pet

More About Jack Ham:
Burial: Zoar Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

+ 31 iv. Grover Cleveland Rushing, born 24 Sep 1893 in Coffee Co., AL; died 18 Apr 1971 in AL.
+ 32 v. Rufus Sanders Rushing, born 14 Jan 1897 in Coffee Co., AL; died 15 Feb 1977 in Crenshaw Co., AL.
33 vi. Cecil Walter Rushing, born 20 Jan 1899 in Coffee Co., AL8; died Nov 1977 in Coffee Co., AL9. He married Vida Waldrop Unknown in AL; born 18 May 1909 in AL10; died 26 May 1998 in AL11.

More About Cecil Walter Rushing:
Residence: Last known: Elba, Coffee Co., AL 3632312

More About Vida Waldrop:
Residence: Last known: Phenix City, Russell Co., AL 3686712

34 vii. Pearlie Rushing, born 11 Jul 1901 in Coffee Co., AL13; died 1 Jul 1994 in FL14. She married Oscar E. Dyess 1918 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL; born 13 Sep 1896 in AL; died 30 Sep 1953 in Lake City, FL.

More About Pearlie Rushing:
Residence: Last known: Apopka, FL 32703

More About Oscar E. Dyess:
Fact 1: Buried in Gainesville, FL.

Children of John Rushing and Missouri Cook are:
35 i. George W.5 Rushing, born 29 Jul 1903 in Coffee Co., AL; died 30 Jul 1943 in Coffee Co., AL. He married Johnie Mae Peacock 1921 in AL; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About George W. Rushing:
Fact 1: Buried in Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

36 ii. Lillie Mae Rushing, born 25 Feb 1906 in Coffee Co., AL; died Unknown in FL. She married Leroy Kelley 21 Mar 1929 in Pike Co., AL; born 19 Jan 1904 in Coffee Co., AL; died 13 Jun 1983 in Pensacola, FL.
37 iii. Edlow Rushing, born 27 Aug 1909 in Coffee Co., AL; died 8 Oct 1982 in Hartford, AL. He married Johnnie Ruth Cope Unknown in AL; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in AL.

More About Edlow Rushing:
Fact 1: He and Johnnie Ruth had no children.

More About Johnnie Ruth Cope:
Fact 1: Buried in Hartford, AL.

38 iv. Alto P. Rushing, born 15 Jul 1913 in Coffee Co., AL15; died 15 Feb 1997 in Coffee Co., AL16. He married Maudie Lucille Kelley; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Alto P. Rushing:
Residence: Last known: Elba, Coffee Co., AL 3632317

+ 39 v. Alvie Roscoe Rushing, born 18 Nov 1915 in Coffee Co., AL; died 16 Jul 1993 in ?.
40 vi. Sarah Ann Rushing, born 17 Sep 1919 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Wlater Lester Thames; born Unknown in ?.
41 vii. Mary Alice Rushing, born 22 Dec 1922 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Willie Coston Bowers; born Unknown in ?.
42 viii. Onvie Marion Rushing, born 19 Jul 1925 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Frederick A. Norris 3 Nov 1941 in AL; born Unknown in ?.

More About Onvie Marion Rushing:
Fact 1: They had no children.

More About Frederick A. Norris:
Fact 1: One record has his first name as Roderick.

7. William Henry4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 1867 in AL, and died 26 Mar 1956 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL.

Notes for William Henry Rushing:
William H. Rushing, the first cousin of Joseph Johnston Rushing, signed Joseph's Funeral Record Book.

The following article appeared in The Alabama Journal Dated 27 March 1956:
"William Henry Rushing 89, died in Elba, one son John Rushing, and brother, Mathew. He was buried in Taylor Cemetery.

Is this him? Wm. Rushing married Johnnie Watsom on 05 Sep 1892 in Coffee Co., AL by B. M. Stevens, Judge Probate.

Child of William Henry Rushing is:
43 i. John5 Rushing, born Unknown in ?.

8. Mathew B.4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 1871 in AL, and died Mar 1957 in Dothan, AL. He married (1) Lannie Mathis. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?. He married (2) Lillie Mae Nelson. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?. He married (3) Donnie Mills. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?. He married (4) Leola Simmons 1 May 1894 in Coffee Co., AL. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for Mathew B. Rushing:
It was told that Math donated the land for the Zoar Methodist Ch. and Cemetery in Coffee County, AL, where so many of the Rushings are buried.

The following appeared in The Alabama Journal on 25 Mar 1957: Math Rushing 83, died at a Dothan Rest Home. Funeral services and burial in Zoar Church and Cemetery in Coffee County. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Donnie Rushing; three sons, Kimmie Rushing of Elba, Bud Rushing of Winter Haven, Florida and Abe Rushing of Tuscaloosa; six daughter, Mrs. Anna Owens, Opp, Mrs. Johnnie Marler, Mrs. Simon Marler, Mrs. Willie Norris and Mrs. Wiley Deal, all of Elba, (AL), and Mrs. Howard Malden, Enterprise (AL); one brother Off Rushing of Ponce DeLeon, Florida."

More About Mathew B. Rushing:
Fact 1: Buried in Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

More About Leola Simmons:
Nickname: Ola

Children of Mathew Rushing and Leola Simmons are:
44 i. Sara Anna5 Rushing, born Unknown in ?. She married Sam Owens; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
+ 45 ii. Mathew Bud Rushing, born 6 Jan 1894 in AL; died Mar 1963 in AL.
46 iii. Lena Rushing, born Unknown in ?. She married Simon Marler 1924 in ?; born Unknown in ?.
47 iv. Mary Leola Rushing, born 17 Oct 1901 in ?18; died 21 Nov 1998 in AL19. She married Johnnie Marler 31 Mar 1919 in AL; born 7 Dec 1894 in ?20; died Mar 1966 in Coffee Co., AL21.

More About Mary Leola Rushing:
Residence: Last known: Glenwood, Crenshaw Co., AL 36034

More About Johnnie Marler:
Residence: Last known: Elba, Coffee Co., AL 36323

+ 48 v. Kimmie Rushing, born 5 Jul 1907 in AL; died 20 Feb 1986 in Coffee Co., AL.
49 vi. Arkie Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?. She married Willie Norris; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
50 vii. Cora Rushing, born Unknown in ?. She married J. D. Dillard; born Unknown in ?.

More About Cora Rushing:
Fact 1: Second marriage: Howard Maulden

51 viii. Bonnie Rushing, born Unknown in AL. She married Coy Lee Crocker 1935 in ?; born Unknown in ?.

More About Bonnie Rushing:
Fact 1: Second marriage: Wiley Deal

52 ix. Abe Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Abe Rushing:
Fact 1: He never married.

10. Theophilus4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 10 Apr 1874 in AL, and died 28 Jul 1959 in FL. He married Polly Ann Floyd 19 Jun 1899 in Coffee Co., AL. She was born 19 May 1881 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 11 Aug 1981 in FL.

Notes for Theophilus Rushing:
Walton County, Florida - 1917-18 Civilian Draft Registration
1ST COLUMN: NAME
2ND COLUMN: BIRTH DATE
3RD COLUMN: ETHNIC GROUP
4TH COLUMN: BIRTH LOCATION OR OTHER INFO (spelling unreliable)
OTHER COLUMNS: LOCATION OF REGISTRATION
Rushing, Off 10 Apr 1873 W lives RFD Ponce de Leon FL Walton FL


More About Theophilus Rushing:
Fact 1: Called Off. His first name has been seen spelled Deoplis, or Deopolis O.
Residence: Euchee Valley, FL

More About Polly Ann Floyd:
Burial: Euchee Valley Cemetery in Walton Co., FL.
Fact 1: Father - Calvin Floyd
Fact 3: One record has her name as Mary Ann, and her nickname as Polly.

Children of Theophilus Rushing and Polly Floyd are:
53 i. Minnie Bell5 Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?. She married Rube Bell; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
54 ii. Oscar Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
55 iii. William Esker Rushing, born 12 Sep 1901 in ?; died 29 Mar 1980 in FL. He married Daisy Drucilla Burch Unknown in ?; born 13 Mar 1904 in ?; died 9 Apr 1996 in FL.

More About William Esker Rushing:
Burial: Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL

Notes for Daisy Drucilla Burch:
Red Bay Cemetery
RUSHING, Daisy, b. Mar 13 1904 d. Apr 09 1996, Section D, w/o Esker


More About Daisy Drucilla Burch:
Burial: Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL

56 iv. Mackie Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
+ 57 v. Mathew Joseph Rushing, born 31 Oct 1906 in ?; died 28 Jul 1966 in ?.
58 vi. Clarence C. Rushing, born Unknown in ?. He married Eva Griggs; born Unknown in ?.
59 vii. Hubert Rushing, born 7 Jan 1910 in AL22; died 2 Nov 1996 in FL23. He married Annie Lee Leger; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Hubert Rushing:
Residence: Last known residence: Panama City, Bay Co., FL

60 viii. Luey Jefferson Rushing, born 3 Jul 1911 in AL; died 22 Oct 1983 in Walton Co., FL. He married Jeanette McLean; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Luey Jefferson Rushing:
Burial: Euchee Valley Cemetery, Walton Co., FL.
Fact 1: They had no children.

61 ix. Casey Rushing, born 16 Feb 1913 in ?24; died 12 Nov 1969 in FL25. He married Mattie L. Bell Unknown in ?; born 15 Jan 1912 in ?26; died 4 Jul 1993 in FL27.

More About Casey Rushing:
Burial: Euchee Valley Cemetery, Walton Co., FL.
Residence: Last known residence: Ponce De Leon, Holmes Co., FL 3245528

More About Mattie L. Bell:
Residence: Last known residence: Ponce De Leon, Holmes Co., FL 32455

62 x. Alfie Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
63 xi. Stella Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?. She married Curry Carter; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Stella Rushing:
Fact 1: Second marriage: Carley Mayo

64 xii. Steve W. Rushing, born 4 Apr 1920 in ?; died 15 May 1977 in FL. He married Gladys Sheffield; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Steve W. Rushing:
Burial: Euchee Valley Cemetery, Walton Co., FL.

65 xiii. Alma Rushing, born 19 Nov 1922 in ?; died Unknown in ?. She married Jom Tom Richardson; born 4 Oct 1914 in ?; died 3 Jun 1983 in FL.

More About Jom Tom Richardson:
Fact 1: Buried in Euchee Valley Cemetery, Walton Co., FL.

66 xiv. Claudie Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
67 xv. Abbie Lou Rushing, born 25 Nov 1925 in ?; died Unknown in ?. She married William Maurice Jones; born 31 Mar 1924 in ?; died 30 Jun 1990 in FL.

More About William Maurice Jones:
Burial: Euchee Valley Cemetery, Walton Co., FL.

12. Perry D.4 Rushing (Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 29 Sep 1879 in AL, and died 7 Nov 1897 in Coffee Co., AL. He married Minnie Lee Carlisle 17 Feb 1897 in Coffee Co., AL. She was born Unknown in ?, and died 17 Jan 1964 in AL.

Notes for Perry D. Rushing:
Perry shot and killed himself at the age of eighteen. At that time Minnie was pregnant with their only child.

More About Perry D. Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

More About Minnie Lee Carlisle:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL.

Child of Perry Rushing and Minnie Carlisle is:
68 i. Jessie Owen5 Rushing, born 18 Mar 1898 in AL; died 27 Oct 1965 in Coffee Co., AL.


Generation No. 3

15. Mathew Calvin5 Rushing (Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 6 Jan 1894 in ?29, and died Mar 1963 in ?29. He married Mary Jane Adikson 1911. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

More About Mathew Calvin Rushing:
Nickname: Bud
Social Security Number: 418-18-7978

Children of Mathew Rushing and Mary Adikson are:
69 i. Martha6 Rushing, born Unknown in ?.
70 ii. Mollie Annie Rushing, born 7 Jul 1912 in Red Bay, FL; died 3 Oct 1991 in FL. She married Thomas Edwin Goss 15 Sep 1929; born 30 Sep 1908 in ?; died 9 Apr 1967 in FL.

More About Mollie Annie Rushing:
Burial: Panama City, FL
Fact 1: Died in automobile accident.

More About Thomas Edwin Goss:
Burial: Panama City, FL

17. Willie Lee5 Rushing (Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 16 Aug 1898 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 5 Jan 1991 in Walton Co., FL. He married Addie Ann McDonald 11 Jan 1925 in FL. She was born 20 Nov 1904 in ?, and died 5 Mar 1991 in Walton Co., FL.

More About Addie Ann McDonald:
Burial: Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL
Fact 1: She was called Mattie.

Children of Willie Rushing and Addie McDonald are:
+ 71 i. Murleen6 Rushing, born 31 Oct 1925 in Walton Co. FL; died 12 May 1992 in FL.
72 ii. Waudine Rushing, born 1 May 1927 in Walton Co. FL.
73 iii. Ann Melvina Rushing, born 19 Jun 1932 in ?. She married Elray Padgett; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
+ 74 iv. Donald Thornton Rushing, born 5 Apr 1938 in ?.

18. Minnie5 Rushing (Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 22 Oct 1900 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 21 Aug 1972 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Calvin Johnson 4 Apr 1915 in Coffee Co., AL. He was born 26 Jan 1889 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 17 Oct 1984.

Children of Minnie Rushing and Calvin Johnson are:
75 i. Omer6 Johnson, born 22 Jan 1919 in Coffee Co., AL; died Unknown in ?. He married Lessie Danlye 1935 in ?; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
76 ii. Alkus Johnson, born 22 Jan 1921 in Coffee Co., AL; died Unknown in ?. He married Clara Meritt 29 Jun 1947 in ?; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
77 iii. Clara Johnson, born 7 Sep 1922 in Coffee Co., AL. She married William Ward 22 Dec 1941 in ?; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
78 iv. Lillie Johnson, born 22 Nov 1924 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Carl Branch 4 Apr 1942 in ?; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.
79 v. Paul Johnson, born 9 Sep 1949 in ?; Adopted child.

19. Charlie D.5 Rushing (Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 15 Jan 1902 in AL, and died 19 Jun 1976 in AL. He married Minnie Lois Judah 12 Oct 1924 in AL. She was born 2 Dec 1907 in ?, and died 23 Feb 1975 in AL.

Notes for Charlie D. Rushing:
Charlie worked on the farm with his father, and at the age of fifteen, joined the Army. He served in World War I and sailed from the U. S. 16 Mar 1918 for Germany and France. He was on the police force in Samson, AL and Atmore, AL until his retirement.

More About Charlie D. Rushing:
Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Samson, AL.

More About Minnie Lois Judah:
Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Samson, AL.

Children of Charlie Rushing and Minnie Judah are:
80 i. James Bryan6 Rushing, born 29 Nov 1925 in AL; died 27 Sep 1926 in Geneva Co., AL.

More About James Bryan Rushing:
Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co., AL
Fact 1: Died nine months old.

81 ii. Ella Merle Rushing, born 18 Jun 1927 in Geneva Co., AL. She married Fleming Smith Brooks 13 Sep 1958 in Geneva Co., AL; born 30 Dec 1915 in Samson, Geneva Co., AL.

Notes for Fleming Smith Brooks:
Fleming Smith Brooks is the namesake and great grandson of John Fleming Smith. He is the son of Annie Frances Smith Brooks and Thomas Jefferson Brooks, the grandson of Charles Alexander Smith and Lillie DeBardelaben Smith. He was born December 30, 1915 in Samson, Geneva County, Alabama, and has lived there all of his life. Married Opal Griffin Brooks on December 27, 1935. They are the parents of two children: Fleming Griffin Brooks and Rebecca Louise Brooks. Fleming Smith Brooks’ second wife is Ella Merle Rushing. They were married on September 13, 1958 and reside in Samson, Alabama. Fleming Griffin Brooks, B.S. degree Auburn University, married Sherry Elana Hagler. They have three children: Fleming Griffin Brooks, Jr., Barrett Edward Brooks and Jordan Hagler Brooks. Fleming Griffin Brooks and his father are associated in business. They run Brooks Peanut Company, Brooks Cotton Gins, Brooks Milling Company and Brooks Farms in Samson, Alabama. Fleming Griffin Brooks, Jr. is an orthopedic surgeon in Enterprise, Alabama, B.S. degree Auburn, M.D. degree University of Alabama, Birmingham, Interned Emory University Hospital. Barrett Edward Brooks is a cotton merchant, B.S. degree Auburn. Jordan is a student. Rebecca Louise Brooks, attended Greenbrier College in Virginia and Auburn University, B.S. Auburn, married Milton Mortimer Cooke, Jr. They have three children: Sherri Rebecca Cooke, Rebecca Kristin Cooke and Milton Mortimer Cooke, III.



82 iii. Edward Earl Rushing, born Unknown in Geneva, AL; died Unknown in ?.
83 iv. Betty Sue Rushing, born 14 Mar 1937 in Geneva Co., AL. She married Walter Oglesby; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

22. Frank Jefferson5 Rushing (Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 10 Aug 1902 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 24 Dec 1988 in AL. He married Nannie Mae Goss 16 Feb 1930 in AL. She was born 10 Dec 1902 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 21 Mar 1988 in AL.

Children of Frank Rushing and Nannie Goss are:
84 i. Sybby Elan6 Rushing, born 6 Feb 1930 in AL; died 6 Feb 1930 in ?.
85 ii. Earnestine Rushing, born 25 May 1932 in Tallapoosa Co., AL.
86 iii. Madeline Rushing, born Abt. 1933.
87 iv. Violet Edwina Rushing, born Abt. 1935.
88 v. Jerry Raybon Rushing, born Abt. 1937 in Coffee Co., AL.
89 vi. Benny Joe Rushing, born Abt. 1939 in ?.
90 vii. Lou Emma Rushing, born 21 Jun 1944 in Geneva, AL.

28. Ronald Hubbard5 Rushing (John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 24 Oct 1888 in AL, and died Unknown in ?. He married Violet (?) Unknown in AL. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Child of Ronald Rushing and Violet (?) is:
91 i. Patsy6 Rushing, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

31. Grover Cleveland5 Rushing (John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 24 Sep 1893 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 18 Apr 1971 in AL. He married Daisy Elmore 1917 in AL. She was born 19 Dec 1891 in AL, and died 5 Mar 1979 in AL.

Notes for Grover Cleveland Rushing:
GROVER RUSHING Request Information SSN 253-26-3842 Residence: 36323 Elba, Coffee, AL Born 24 Sep 1893 Last Benefit: Died Aug 1971 Issued: GA (Before 1951)


More About Grover Cleveland Rushing:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, AL
Fact 1: One source has his death date as Aug 1971
Nickname: Cleve
Occupation: He ran a shoe shop & was Chief of Police in Elba, AL.

More About Daisy Elmore:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, AL
Fact 1: A sister to V. J. Elmore, the owner of V. J. Elmore 5 cents and 10 cents Stores.

Children of Grover Rushing and Daisy Elmore are:
92 i. Katherine6 Rushing, born Unknown in AL.
93 ii. Nell Rushing, born Unknown in AL; died Unknown in ?.

More About Nell Rushing:
Fact 1: She died at the age of 22.

32. Rufus Sanders5 Rushing (John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 14 Jan 1897 in Coffee Co., AL30, and died 15 Feb 1977 in Crenshaw Co., AL31. He married Johnie Estelle Bowers 23 Sep 1917 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL. She was born 21 Sep 1901 in AL32, and died 11 Jan 1969 in Crenshaw Co., AL33.

More About Rufus Sanders Rushing:
Burial: Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL 36049
Residence: Last according to SS records: Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL
Social Security Number: 416-36-8176

More About Johnie Estelle Bowers:
Burial: Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL 36049

Children of Rufus Rushing and Johnie Bowers are:
+ 94 i. Virgil Delmar Edward6 Rushing, born 9 Aug 1918 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL; died 21 Jun 1989 in Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.
95 ii. Gertrude Helen Rushing, born 22 Feb 1921 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL. She married Lem Nelson 8 May 1936 in Fairview, Coffee Co., AL; born 18 Aug 1912 in ?; died 1 Dec 1991 in AL.

More About Lem Nelson:
Burial: Bowers Cemetery, Evergreen, AL.

+ 96 iii. Hullen Eugene Rushing, born 13 Jan 1924 in Coffee Co., AL.
97 iv. MacDonald Rushing, born 7 Nov 1926 in AL.

Notes for MacDonald Rushing:
During World War II, Donald served in the U. S. Air Force as a parachute jumper in the Phillipines. He worked as a welder at Dorsey Trailers in Elba for many years and later moved Mobile, AL, where he worked with a shipbuilding company as a foreman. He is now retired and lives in Pine Level.

More About MacDonald Rushing:
Fact 1: Named after his Grandfather, John MacDonald Rushing.

+ 98 v. Drexel Rushing, born 15 Nov 1929 in Coffee Co., AL; died 8 Jul 1971 in Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.
99 vi. Janette Rushing, born 28 Mar 1934 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Joseph Lanier Wright 6 Jun 1953 in Pasagoula, MS; born 7 Jul 1926 in Rutledge, AL.
100 vii. Erma Jean Rushing, born 26 Jun 1939 in Coffee Co., AL. She married Willard T. Bailey 12 Aug 1957 in Ocean Springs, MS; born 1 May 1934 in Rutledge, AL.

More About Erma Jean Rushing:
Fact 1: Twin to Willo Dean Rushing.

101 viii. Willo Dean Rushing, born 26 Jun 1939 in Coffee Co., AL.

More About Willo Dean Rushing:
Fact 1: Twin to Erma Jean Rushing.

39. Alvie Roscoe5 Rushing (John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 18 Nov 1915 in Coffee Co., AL, and died 16 Jul 1993 in ?. He married Gladys Irene Marshall Unknown in ?. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

More About Alvie Roscoe Rushing:
Fact 1: He is buried in Hayes City, FL.

Child of Alvie Rushing and Gladys Marshall is:
+ 102 i. Carl Franklin6 Rushing, born Unknown in ?.

45. Mathew Bud5 Rushing (Mathew B.4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 6 Jan 1894 in AL, and died Mar 1963 in AL. He married (1) Cara Bowden. She was born Unknown in ?. He married (2) Cora Hattaway. She was born Unknown in ?.

Children of Mathew Rushing and Cara Bowden are:
103 i. Harry6 Rushing, born Unknown.
104 ii. Rosalee Rushing, born Unknown.
105 iii. Mattie Bell Rushing, born Unknown.
106 iv. Johnny B. Rushing, born Unknown.
107 v. Rex Rushing, born Unknown.
108 vi. Eudell Rushing, born Unknown.

48. Kimmie5 Rushing (Mathew B.4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 5 Jul 1907 in AL34, and died 20 Feb 1986 in Coffee Co., AL35. He married Voncile Bryant 7 Nov 1926 in Crenshaw Co., AL36. She was born 31 Jan 1908 in ?37, and died 6 Jan 1987 in Coffee Co., AL38.

More About Kimmie Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL
Residence: Last according to SS records: Elba, Coffee Co., AL 36323
Social Security Number: 420-16-1530

More About Voncile Bryant:
Burial: Zoar Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL
Residence: Last according to SS records: Elba, Coffee Co., AL 36323

Children of Kimmie Rushing and Voncile Bryant are:
109 i. Leroy6 Rushing, born Unknown.
110 ii. Hayes Rushing, born Unknown.
111 iii. Kenneth Rushing, born Unknown.
112 iv. Jane Rushing, born Unknown.
113 v. Mary Lee Rushing, born Unknown.
114 vi. Agnes Rushing, born Unknown.
115 vii. J. Mack Rushing, born 11 Jan 1934 in AL; died 5 Mar 1974 in ?.

More About J. Mack Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL

116 viii. Mollie E. Rushing, born 17 Apr 1938 in AL; died 9 Aug 1968 in ?.

More About Mollie E. Rushing:
Burial: Zoar Church Cemetery, Coffee Co., AL

57. Mathew Joseph5 Rushing (Theophilus4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 31 Oct 1906 in ?, and died 28 Jul 1966 in ?. He married Eunice Irene Sutton. She was born Unknown in ?.

Notes for Mathew Joseph Rushing:
One record shows he married - Legear, Mae.

More About Mathew Joseph Rushing:
Nickname: Joe

Child of Mathew Rushing and Eunice Sutton is:
+ 117 i. Polly Joe6 Rushing, born 20 Oct 1953 in ?; died 26 Feb 1995 in ?.


Generation No. 4

71. Murleen6 Rushing (Willie Lee5, Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 31 Oct 1925 in Walton Co. FL, and died 12 May 1992 in FL. She married A. Ed Gomillion 4 Jun 1945 in ?. He was born 4 Dec 1924 in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

More About Murleen Rushing:
Burial: Red Bay Cemetery, Red Bay, Walton Co., FL

Child of Murleen Rushing and A. Gomillion is:
118 i. Arthur7 Gomillion, born 6 Nov 1949 in ?. He married Janet Waddell 30 Apr 1982; born Unknown in ?.

74. Donald Thornton6 Rushing (Willie Lee5, Joseph Thomas4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 5 Apr 1938 in ?. He married Betty Easley Unknown. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Child of Donald Rushing and Betty Easley is:
119 i. Linda7 Rushing, born Unknown.

94. Virgil Delmar Edward6 Rushing (Rufus Sanders5, John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 9 Aug 1918 in Elba, Coffee Co., AL39, and died 21 Jun 1989 in Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL40. He married Nellie Pauline Franklin 31 Aug 1940 in DeFuniak Springs, FL. She was born 15 Apr 1923 in St.. Clair Co., AL.

Notes for Virgil Delmar Edward Rushing:
During World War II, Virgil enlisted as an Apprentice Seaman in the Navy 18 May 1944 in Birmingham. He served aboard the USS Kangaroo in the South Pacific. He was blown off of a Naval gun turret and fell to the deck of the ship. He was put on board the U. S. Naval Hospital in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged 31 August 1945.

Afte his discharge he worked at the Ford Company in Samson (AL) and trained to do body shop work. January 1946 he moved his family to Luverne and started work at Luverne Motor Company in their body shop. He worked there for 16 years. In 1962 he opened his own shop, "Rushing's Body Shop". He sold his shop and retired August 1978. He died 21 June 1989 and is buried in Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne (AL). (1)

(1) Rushing Through The Generations by Peggy Rushing Sims

More About Virgil Delmar Edward Rushing:
Burial: Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.
Military service: S1 U. S. Navy, World War II: taken from headstone.
Residence: Last according to SS records: Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL
Social Security Number: 418-14-4858

Children of Virgil Rushing and Nellie Franklin are:
+ 120 i. Peggy Ann7 Rushing, born 18 Jun 1941 in Samson, Geneva Co., AL.
121 ii. Patsy Carol Rushing, born 19 Oct 1942 in Samson, Geneva Co., AL. She married Albert Sidney Johnson 7 May 1961 in AL; born 21 Jun 1938 in AL; died 17 Aug 1988 in AL.

More About Albert Sidney Johnson:
Fact 1: Buried in Rutledge Cemetery, Rutledge, AL.

122 iii. Gloria Jean Rushing, born 20 Apr 1944 in Samson, Geneva Co., AL.
123 iv. Foye Elaine Rushing, born 1 Apr 1947 in Luverne, AL.

96. Hullen Eugene6 Rushing (Rufus Sanders5, John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 13 Jan 1924 in Coffee Co., AL. He married Lucille Pate 12 May 1947 in AL. She was born 25 Dec 1929 in ?.

Children of Hullen Rushing and Lucille Pate are:
124 i. Ellis Keith7 Rushing, born 2 Feb 1948 in Greenville, AL.
125 ii. Judy Kaye Rushing, born 12 Jul 1950 in Greenville, AL.

98. Drexel6 Rushing (Rufus Sanders5, John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 15 Nov 1929 in Coffee Co., AL41, and died 8 Jul 1971 in Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL42. He married Pauline Rhodes 3 Jun 1950 in AL. She was born 18 Jun 1933 in Pike Co., AL.

Notes for Drexel Rushing:
Drexel worked at The Luverne Motor Company until 1964 in the body shop with his brother Virgil. In 1964 he started to work with the Luverne Police Department. In 1971 as Assistant Police Chief of Luverne, he was shot by an escapee while trying to apprehend the fugitive. He is buried in Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, AL.


Obit of Drexel Rushing - Crenshaw Co., AL

FINAL RITES HELD SAT. FOR SLAIN POLICEMAN

They came from all around - uniformed policemen and other law enforcement officials - to pay their final respects to a fallen comrade last Saturday morning. State Troopers, motorcycle, policemen, chiefs of police, sheriffs and deputies from Montgomery, Greenville, Opp, Andalusia, Troy, Elba, Brantley and other towns and cities formed and honor escort to Emmaus Cemetery in Luverne where Luverne Assistant Police Chief Drexel Rushing was laid to rest.
Rushing was felled by a bullet from the gun of and escapee at an hour Thursday morning as he was assisting fellow police officers in apprehending the fugitive. He died shortly after.
Eulogies were give by the Rev. Charles Sims, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Luverne and the Rev. J. L. Jones, pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church of Luverne. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pauline, Rushing; father Rufus Rushing, two daughters, Mrs. Glenda Ray, Mrs. Martha Hall; one son, Joe Rhodes Rushing, all of Luverne; four sisters, Mrs. Willodean Edwards, Mrs. Jeanette Wright, Panama City, Fla., Mrs. Erma Jean Bailey, England, Mrs. Helen Nelson, Evergreen; three brothers, Virgil Rushing, Luverne, Hullen and Donald Rushing, Mobile.
Honorary pallbearers were Luverne City officials and representatives form each of the police forces in attendance. Active pallbearers were members of the Luverne Police Force.
Services were held at Turner’s Funeral Home Chapel, with Turner’s Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

Note: Drexel Rushing, son of Rufus Sanders and Johnie Estelle (Bowers) Rushing was born 15 November 1929 in Coffee Co., AL. He married Pauline Rhodes 3 Jun 1950, the daughter of Aletha (Byrd) and Fox Rhodes. She was born 18 Jun 1933 in Pike Co., AL. Drexel worked at The Luverne Motor Company until 1964 in the body shop with his brother, Virgil. In 1964 he started to work with the Luverne Police Department. In 1971 as Assistant Police Chief of Luverne, he was shot by an escapee while trying to apprehend the fugitive. He died 8 July 1971 and is buried in Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL." (1) " ‘Rushing’ Through the Generations" by Peggy Rushing Sims.

Ronald,
I saw your Obit on the Roots Web page of Crenshaw County and I must
say it brought back alot of memmories. I remember the incident very
well because I lived in Brantley as a teen during that period. I can't
remember the guys name that was responsible, but I do remember most of
the details. Infact, the car that belonged to him, a black 59 Ford was
once my fathers and the first car I ever owned. Just thought you'd like
to know that little tid-bit.

Thanx,
Kenny Shackleford
Cindy Shackleford <shackcl@bellsouth.net>

More About Drexel Rushing:
Burial: Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL 36049
Social Security Number: 419-38-4230

Children of Drexel Rushing and Pauline Rhodes are:
126 i. Glenda Faye7 Rushing, born 18 Mar 1951 in Luverne, AL.
127 ii. Martha Nell Rushing, born 17 Oct 1953 in Luverne, AL.
128 iii. Joe Rhodes Rushing, born 8 Jan 1961 in Luverne, AL.

102. Carl Franklin6 Rushing (Alvie Roscoe5, John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born Unknown in ?. He married Joyce Annette Skinner. She was born Unknown in ?.

Child of Carl Rushing and Joyce Skinner is:
129 i. Lisa Ann7 Rushing, born Unknown.

117. Polly Joe6 Rushing (Mathew Joseph5, Theophilus4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 20 Oct 1953 in ?, and died 26 Feb 1995 in ?. She married William Fredrick McGarigle, Jr.. He was born Unknown in ?.

Child of Polly Rushing and William McGarigle is:
130 i. Sherri7 McGarigle, born Unknown in ?.


Generation No. 5

120. Peggy Ann7 Rushing (Virgil Delmar Edward6, Rufus Sanders5, John MacDonald4, Mathew M. (Mack)3, William Cain2, Mathew Malachi1) was born 18 Jun 1941 in Samson, Geneva Co., AL. She married (1) Raymond Oliver Davis 7 Oct 1959 in Glenwood, AL. He was born 10 Jun 1941 in AL, and died 17 Sep 1973 in AL. She married (2) Iley Paul Sims 28 Feb 1975 in Luverne, AL. He was born 22 Mar 1936 in ?.

Notes for Peggy Ann Rushing:
Peggy Rushing Sims wrote a book, RUSHING THROUGH THE GENERATIONS in 1994, which has been instrumental in my research on the Rushing family. Thanks Peggy for your great, as well as wonderful, efforts and work on the genealogy of this Rushing family. Ron Bridges.

More About Raymond Oliver Davis:
Burial: Providence Cemetery, Glenwood, AL.

Children of Peggy Rushing and Raymond Davis are:
131 i. Timothy Edward8 Davis, born 3 Oct 1960 in Luverne, AL.
132 ii. Sharon Denise Davis, born 12 May 1963 in Montomery, AL.

Child of Peggy Rushing and Iley Sims is:
133 i. Paul Anthony8 Sims, born 28 Jan 1957; Stepchild.


Endnotes

1. 1860 Federal Census of Coffee Co., AL lists him as 28 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ron Bridges on 4 Apr 2001.
2. Montgomery Co., AL Marriage Book 2 A, p. 163. Research by Ron Bridges on 1 May 1999.
3. 1860 Federal Census of Coffee Co., AL lists her as 23 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ron Bridges on 4 Apr 2001.
4. 1860 Federal Census of Coffee Co., AL lists her as 5 years old and born in AL. Researched by Ron Bridges on 4 Apr 2001.
5. Coffee Co., AL Marriage Book Volume 1 (1877 & 1878) . Researched by Ron Bridges on 3 May 1999.
6. 1860 Federal Census of Coffee Co., AL lists him as 7 months old and born in AL. Researched by Ron Bridges on 4 Apr 2001.
7. Coffee County Courthouse, AL.
8. Birth date from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 14 Jan 2000,
9. Death date from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 14 Jan 2000,
10. Birth date from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 14 Jan 2000,
11. Death date from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 14 Jan 2000,
12. Social Security Death Index.
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15. Birth date from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 12 Aug 2000.
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17. Social Security Death Index.
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25. Death date of month & year from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 5 Mar 2000.
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27. Death date from Social Security Death Index. Researched by Ron Bridges on 5 Mar 2000.
28. Social Security Death Index.
29. Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
30. Birth year date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 9 Apr 2000. Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
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34. Birth date from Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
35. Death date from Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
36. Book L, page 195. Located in Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL Courthouse.
37. Birth date from Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
38. Death month & year date from Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
39. Birth date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 9 Apr 2000. Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
40. Death date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 9 Apr 2000. Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
41. Birth date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 9 Apr 2000. Social Security Records: Researched by Ron Bridges on 24 Oct 1999.
42. Death date taken from headstone by Ron Bridges on 9 Apr 2000
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