Biography of Lewis Bush
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LEWIS BUSH, farmer, P. 0. Palos. was born in Addison County, Vt., in 1811, son of John and Prudence Bush. He came to Cook County in 1836, and located in Palos Township, and was engaged for six years in the construction of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, after which he engaged in farming and general stockraising upon his present farm of 380 acres. He was married in 1843 to Miss Mary Ritchey, daughter of James and Eva Ritchey. They have had eleven children, nine now living - Nelson, John, James, George, Henry, Prudence, Lincoln, Mary and Maggie. Mr. Bash has been Township Trustee for twenty six consecutive years, Supervisor three years, and member of the school board for several years. His oldest son, Nelson, was in the late war of the Rebellion in Company F, sooth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and his father was in the War of 1812, Mrs. Bush's parents came to Illinois in 1832 and located in Will County, where they now reside. During the Black Hawk War they took refuge in Fort Dearborn. Her father is now eighty four and her mother eighty two years of age,


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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