D. P. RUBUSH, physician, is the son of John and Sarah C. (Paul) Rubush, of Virginia. His father was a minister
in the United Brethren Church until his death, which occurred December 16, 1882. Dr. Rubush was born in. Rockingham
County, Va., November 25, 1847. At the age of seven, he was taken by his parents to Washington County, Tenn., where
he attended school until 1863; he then came to Indiana and attended one term of school at Hartsville University,
Hartford, Ind. He then engaged in farming a short time, and subsequently enlisted in the Twenty fifth Indiana Light
Battery and served until the close of the war. He participated in a battle at Nashville, Tenn., and others less
important. After he was discharged, he attended school in Tennessee at Laurel Hill Academy, graduating from that
institution in 1867; he then entered the ministry in the United Brethren Church and was ordained in 1871. He did
circuit duty one year in Tennessee, two years in Ohio and one year in Indiana. During this time, he studied medicine
in his leisure. He retired from the ministry in 1873, and in the fall of 1874 entered the Indiana Medical College
at Indianapolis, where he studied two terms; he then located at Jackson Station, Tipton Co., Ind., where he practiced
medicine two years; he located at Sharpsville in February, 1879, where he is now engaged in the duties of his profession.
He was married in Marion County, Ind., March 17, 1869, to Miss Rachel Ponder, of Indiana. They have five children
- Jacob C., Allie I., Carl, Ethel M. and Lela. Dr. Rubush is a worthy citizen, and politically is identified with
the Republican party.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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