Biography of D. P. Rubush
Tipton County, IN Biographies





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.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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