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GENEALOGY TRAILS: RUSH COUNTY, INDIANA
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The first Rush County 'Courthouse' was in a Log Cabin in 1822 that was owned by Stephen Sims in Circleville.  The second Courthouse opened October 1826.
The third Courthouse opened March, 1848. The forth and current courthouse opened 1898.
(from Christie Alchermes)

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Rush County Courthouse, image property of Brian Sheehan (used with permission)


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UPDATES:

November
2017
Official Vote in Rushville City Election Tuesday, Nov 8, 1921; Emma A Terhune (Educator) bio and obit; Arie Taylor (Educator) bio and obit; Florence Frazier (Educator) bio and obit; 1946-47 Rushville Thesis Club membership;
October
2017
List of Rushville Mayors (through 1951);

Bios for George Campbell, John Longley, John New, John O'Kane, Benjimin Reeve, John Thompson, William Wilson (from Biographical Sketches of Pioneer Preachers of Indiana, 1862)
August
2017
Bio for Raymond Hamilton;

Obits for Esther Gordon Everhart; Helen Jeanette Tonyes Hill;  Elizabeth Kinder; Cassie Macy; Claude Morgan; Clara Hall Pike; Alice Pauline Tonyes; Bertha Ramer Tonyes; Lula Marie Tonyes; Richard Ralph Tonyes; Roy A Tonyes;

Obits for William A Braden; Esther V (Kratzer) Cravath; Charles Draper; Laura A Gartin; Adaline J Hardesty; William Howard; Floyd Kinnett; John Kirk; Frank E Lockeridge; F C McIntire; Anna Mullin; Alonzo M Newhouse; Huldah Paulus; Mary Perkins; Margaret Plummer; Jasper Pollitt; Elizabeth Smith; James Thomas, Jr.;

Obit for Morrison Beaver; William Alfred Caldwell; Clara B Hungerford; Ella Jane Lanning;  Emma Zetta Lawson;  Edward O Lee; Walter Pea; Martha E Powell; Polly R Wagoner;
July
2017
Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried In Rush County, Indiana;
Several Community News articles;
1944 Cubs (Rushville HS) basketball team listed; 1945 Basketball team listed (Rushville HS) (both school sports);
June
2017
Martha McKee Perin bio (educator)
Les Fenimore obit and bio (educator);
RCHS Class of 2017 Seniors;
Rush County: Interim Report Historic Sites and Structures Inventory Farms and Homesteads: Anderson, Orange, Richland, Rushville and Walker townships completed (Directories):
May
2017
Added more info to William Carl Jackson, WW1 Roll of Honor
Added two cemetery names to Cemetery List
Rush County: Interim Report Historic Sites and Structures Inventory Farms and Homesteads: Noble, Jackson and Union townships completed (Directories):
Rush County: Interim Report Historic Sites and Structures Inventory Farms and Homesteads: Center, Posey, Ripley, Washington townships completed (Directories):
2 names added to Vietnam War casualties; Memorial Day Crosses at the Rush County Courthouse (military); National Historical Places in Rush County; Bio for Knowles Shaw (under "more biographies")
March
2017
Marcus Ellis obit and bio (educator);
Township Directories of Land Owners Rush County Indiana 1908, Anderson Township
Webb School, 1944-45 Second Grade Roster of Names
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Union Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Walker Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Washington Township (complete);
Feb
2017
A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services Rush County 1840
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Anderson Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Center Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Jackson Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Noble Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Orange Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Posey Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Richland Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Ripley Township (complete);
Directory: Residents of Rush County 1921 Rushville Township (complete);
Jan
2017
Class of 1936 Rushville High School graduation program transcribed;
Gerald Icenogle obit; William Smith obit; News articles (surnames Brown, Orme); birth announcement for Virginia Clifford; birth announcement for baby boy surname George; birth announcement for Betty Jean Smith; birth announcement for Richard Gail Clark; birth announcement for baby Gatewood; birth announcement for baby boy Jones; birth announcement for Richard Keith Davis; birth announcement for Patricia Ann Carr; birth announcement for Norma Lee Bennett; birth announcement for John Arthur Shauck; birth announcement for baby girl Hatfield;  birth announcement for Richard Marell Morford;  birth announcement for Jo Ellen Byrne; 
Dec
2016
Building Boom in Rushville (1903 news);
Updated the main page, adding a picture of the Rush County Courthouse that Brian Sheehan has so graciously allowed us to use on the page.  Thank you Brian!
Obit for Myrtle M Hutchinson (educator biography);
316 Birth Records for 1909 added (includes infant name, parent names with mother's maiden name)
Nov
2016
426 Birth Records for 1908 added (includes infant name, parents names with mother's maiden name)
 

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