Biography of Dr. Wymans Bush
Yates County, NY Biographies





Bush, Dr. Wynans, was born in Florida, N. Y., in 1799, a son of William T., and grandson of Adjutant William Bush, who served in the Revolutionary army. Dr. Bush graduated in the medical college in Barclay street, New York City. In 1824 he married Julia Ann Loomis, of Coventry, Conn. In 1825 they removed to Vienna now (Phelps), where Dr. Bush began practice as a physician. In 1832 they removed to Branchport, where he remained until his death, March 14, 1889, in his 90th year. Their children were Ellibtt N., who was killed at Guntown, Miss., while in command of his regiment: Henry M., who died at Montgomery, Ala., in February, 1889; Irene, wife of Prof. S. W. Clark, the noted teacher and author of grammars, living now at Spencerport, N. Y.; Caroline, was married at Branchport to Rev. H. H. Jessup, D. D., went to Beirut, Syria, and dying on the home voyage in 1863, was buried at Alexandria, Egypt; Ellen, wife of R. W. Hopkins, of Prattsburgh, N.Y.; Harlan Page; Frances, wife of Rev. E. H. Stratton, of Branchport, N. Y.; Robert P., and Julia G., the latter being Mrs. S. C. Bradley, of Kings Ferry, N. Y. All the sons of Dr. Bush were soldiers in the Union army. Harlan P. Bush was born in 1837, and received his education at the district schools and Cortland Academy. In politics he has always been a Republican. Mr. Bush has been a teacher for a number of years, was school commissioner from 1881 to 1884, and is also a successful farmer. He was a soldier in the 15th New York Engineers, and was present at the surrender of Lee. He married Samantha L. Ingram, in 1863, and their children are Fred W., Warner C., Ralph E , Irene, Charlotte L., and Mabel. Robert P. Bush is a physician of Horseheads, and is now serving his seventh term as member of Assembly from Chemung. He is Speaker of the House.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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