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Hiram Bush

Submitted by Irma J. Roy

Descendants of Hiram Bush

Generation No. 1

1. Hiram1 Bush was born Abt. 1828 in Georgia, and died June 09, 1864 in
Kentucky, in Civil War. He married Anise Louise Rodgers Bef. 1850 in
Georgia, daughter of Richard Rodgers and Nancy ?. She was born December 1831 in South Carolina.

Notes for Hiram Bush:
1850 Coosa County, Alabama census, Coosa District, #373
ROGERS, Richard 54 SC Farmer
Nancy 54 SC
Martha 16 SC
BUSH Hiram 22 GA
Anne 18 SC

According to Aunt Mattie Mahan and her daughter Edna Mae Sellers, Hiram Bush was killed in the Civil War. His wife never knew for sure what happened to
him. He didn't return from the fighting. She heard he had been killed.

From Confederate Records, Hiram Bush was killed in Kentucky, June 9, 1864 and buried at Cove Hill, Kentucky. He was in Co. H 24th Ala, CSA.

Notes for Anise Louise Rodgers: Anise Louse and her brother William moved by wagon train from South Carolina to Alabama with their family. Her brother said he'd be so glad when they got across he river they were crossing, because he'd have horns when he got to Alabama from being behind the oxen so long.

Anise had a sister named Martha who married a Wilson and her Brother William Rogers became a Baptist Preacher.

Marvin Cowley, of McCalla, Alabama stated in a conversation held in the late 1970's that he helped dig the grave of Anise Louise Bush Jarman. Water was coming into the grave so fast that they had to bury her in the water.

1870 Bibb County, Alabama Census, Kingdom Beat, #53/53, living next to Richard RODGERS at 51 and John MAHAN and Mary Bush at 52.
BUSH, Anna 40 F W Keeping house --/75 AL
Julian 18 M W Farming AL
John 15 M W AL

More About Hiram Bush and Anise Rodgers:
Marriage: Bef. 1850, Georgia

Children of Hiram Bush and Anise Rodgers are:
+ 2 i. John Schoolar2 Bush, born Abt. 1851 in Alabama.
+ 3 ii. Mary Elizabeth Bush, born December 1852 in Alabama; died 1911 in
Jefferson County, Alabama. 

Generation No. 2

2. John Schoolar2 Bush (Hiram1) was born Abt. 1851 in Alabama. He married Matilda ?. She was born Abt. 1848 in Alabama.

Notes for John Schoolar Bush: John entered CSA as a Private, January 15, 1863, Chactawhatchee Rangers,
Geneva, Alabama. He was 17. I don't think this is the same John Scholar Bush. He is not listed on the 1850 Coosa Co. Alabama census with his parents; therefore I believe he was born after 1850.

1880 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Census list John S. Bush in Vol. 22, 153, Sheet 16, Line 15, Tuscaloosa, Beat 12, McMath's: White, Married, age 23,
born Alabama. Also listed Matilda, wife, age 22, born Alabama; William, son, age 4, born Alabama; Thomas, son, age 2, born Alabama; Lima, daughter, age 2/12, born Alabama.

More About John Schoolar Bush:
Fact 1: Pvt, CSA

Children of John Bush and Matilda ? are:
+ 4 i. William Jasper3 Bush, born February 22, 1877; died September 08,
1957 in Jefferson County Home, Rural Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
5 ii. Thomas Bush, born 1878.
6 iii. Lima Bush, born 1880.

3. Mary Elizabeth2 Bush (Hiram1) was born December 1852 in Alabama, and died 1911 in Jefferson County, Alabama. She married John Scott Mahan Abt. 1869, son of Anthony Mahan and Sinie Kimbrell. He was born October 11, 1846 in McMath, Alabama, and died September 21, 1909 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Bush:
Information exerpted from the Military Archives, Montgomery, Alabama

CSA Application of Widow - Mary E. Mahan
Mary E. Mahan of Jefferson Co., Ala., widow of J. S. Mahan, private, Co. C., 22nd Ala. Husband died 2 Sept. 1909. Drawing Pension # 15772.
Sworn to by A. B. Jarman.

Marvin Cowley of McCalla, Alabama described Mary Bush Mahan as a small slender woman.

On May 9, 1975, I interviewed Aunt Mattie Russell at the home of Edna her daughter: Aunt Mattie is the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Bush and John S. Mahan. She said Mary Elizabeth Bush was the daughter of Anice Louise Rodgers and Hiram Bush. Hiram Bush was killed in the Civil War. Anice Louise heard from him, and he said he was sick and that was the last word she ever had of him. There were three children of this marriage: Mary Elizabeth, brother called Scooter Bush, father of Bucksville set and she couldn't remember the name of the other child. Anice Louise RODGERS had a brother named William Rodgers who was a Baptist Preacher. Her sister, Martha married a Wilson, she is buried in Bucksville Cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Bush died in 1911. She remembered the following KIMBRELLs related to the MAHANs: Aunt Mealie Kimbrell who had two sons, Jake and Milo. Jacob Kimbrell married Nancy and had the following children;
Walter, John, Will, Clay, Alice, Martha and Lida. After Nancy's death he married a cousin Betty Russell. They had no children.

More About Mary Elizabeth Bush:
Burial: Buried Bucksville Cemetery, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Notes for John Scott Mahan:
Information exerpted from the Military Archives, Montgomery, Alabama
Application for Pension:
J. S. Mahan, Private in Co. D, 2nd Ga. Bn. entered as a private, Company D, 2nd Ga Bat on 28 Nov. 1862 at Calhoun, GA., discharged on 9 May 1865. Wounded in battle of Jonesboro, Ga.
Age 65: date of application 27 June 1906
Schedule of Property:
17 acres in Jefferson Co., Ala Value $ 150.00
1 Cow 12.00
2 Hogs 2.00
Household items .25

1870 Census, Bibb County, Alabama, Pg 6, Kingdom Beat, # 52-52:
MAHAN, John 23 M W Ala
Mary 17 F Ala

1880 Census, Jefferson County, Alabma, Pg 33, TP 19, R4W, # 290
MAHAN, J OHN W M 35 Ala Tenn Tenn 
Mary W F 26 Wife spinal affliction Ala SC SC
William E.W M 8 Son Ala Ala Ala
Onah O. W F 4 Dau
Marion W M 24 Bro Ala Tenn Tenn

1900 Census, Jefferson County, Alabama, Precinct 1, Page 7B, # 134
MAHAN J.S. Head W M Oct 1842 57 M 31 Ala Tenn Tenn
M. E. Wife W F Dec 1852 47 M 31 8-4 Ala Tenn Tenn
W. E. Son W M Apr 1872 28 S Ala Ala Ala
J. C. Son W M Oct 1880 19 S Ala Ala Ala
Iron Ore Miner
Mattie Dau W F Jan 1883 17 S Ala Ala Ala
JARMAN, Annie Mother
in-law W F Dec 1831 68 WD 52 4-2 SC SC SC 

According to Aunt Mattie Russell and her daughter Edna, John and Mary lived in the house down the road from Papa Mahan's (on the East side of Eastern Valley Road, after the turn to Coleman Lakes and before Tannehill) that is now owned by the Brackners (this was told to me in the late 1970's) 

1907 Census of Confederate Soldier, Jefferson County, Alabama has the following information: John Scott Mahan, #187, McCalla, Ala; b. Oct. 11,
1842 at McMath, Jefferson County, entered as private on Nov. 8, 1862, at Calhoun, GA, in 24"Ala Co"; served until surrender May 1865; transferred to C "D" 2nd Ga, Apr 1863. 

Exerpts from CSA records, Alabama Archives, Montgomery, Alabama
Pvt., Co K, 8 Regt, Ala; in Chimborzo Hospital, #1, Richmond, VA; discharged Rheumatism on Mary 31, 1862 to June 24, 1862. Enlisted Mary 16, 1861 at Radforsville, Perry County, Alabama. On application for pension - Private Co. D, 2nd GA Bn, entered at Calhoun, GA on 28 Nov, 1862, discharged 9 May 1865, wounded in battle of Jonesboro, GA. Age 65 in June
27, 1906. Schedule of property: 17 acres in Jefferson County, Alabama, value $150.00, 1 cow, $ 12.00; 2 hogs, $2.00; Household items, 25 cents; total value $164.25. Widow Mary E. Mahan; on application - husband died 2 Sep, 1909.

John Scott and Mary E. Mahan are buried in Bucksville Cemetery, Bucksville, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. There are not any dates on her tombstone.

More About John Scott Mahan:
Burial: Bucksville Cemetery, Bucksville, Tuscallosa/Jefferson County Line, Alabama
Military service: CSA, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd GA Batallion. Pvt, enlisted 28 Nov. 1862 at Calhoun, GA. Wounded in battles of Jonesboro, GA.

More About John Mahan and Mary Bush:
Marriage: Abt. 1869

Children of Mary Bush and John Mahan are:
+ 7 i. William Elza3 Mahan, born April 25, 1872 in Briarifield, Bibb
County, Alabama; died September 14, 1957 in University Hospital,
Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL..
+ 8 ii. Ottomah Mahan, born August 29, 1876 in Alabama; died March 01, 1963
in Jefferson County, Alabama.
+ 9 iii. Martha Elizabeth Mahan, born January 05, 1884 in Jefferson County,
AL; died March 30, 1977 in Jefferson County, Alabama.
+ 10 iv. James Connie Mahan, born October 08, 1884; died November 15, 1938
in Alabama.





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