11 Jul 1823 - Joshua Brown of Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, died at the age of 64. He was the son of Joshua Brown and Hannah Gatchell. In his will, he named as his beneficiaries, Sarah Brown, and "the children of Isaac Rush." Researchers of the Brown family have cited no children for Joshua Brown. Some researchers also state he was unmarried, but church records prove he married Sarah Balderston Ely, the widow of Hugh Ely.
What was the connection between Isaac and Joshua?
Joshua's nephew and witness to his will was Slater Brown. Isaac named his first son Joshua and his last son Slater. In Grace Schafer's notes, she recorded a story from one of the grandchildren of Isaac II (son of Isaac I) which mentioned that Isaac II received money from Pennsylvania and that when he was no longer receiving it, he contacted a lawyer in Philadelphia to look into the matter. A similiar story about an inheritance was found in notes of the family of Lorenzo Dow Rush, another son of Isaac II.
September term 1824, Monroe County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas - page 58
Jemima Rush, aged 18yr 7m, Rachel Rush aged 16y 1m, Elizabeth Rush aged 14y 5m, severally chose Isaac Rush their guardian on his giving bond in the sum of $300. Upon application the court do appoint Isaac PUGH guardian of Joshua Rush, aged 12y 5m, Isaac Rush aged 10y 2m and Richard Rush aged 4y 5m, and Slater Rush aged 20m, on his giving bond in the sum of $500.00, with John SMITH and Henry BALDING his securities.
May term 1825- page 61
Upon application the court do appoint Peter RUSH, Abram TREMBLY, and John CLITHERO as the securities of Isaac Rush, guardian of the minor children of the said Isaac Rush, agreeably to an order of this court as the last term instead of John Smith and Henry Balding.
February term 1827 - page 112
Came into court, Elizabeth Rush, aged 15 years and 7 days, and chose John LINN guardian over the estate of the said Elizabeth. Whereupon the court do approve of said choice and do appoint the said John LINN guardian over the persons and estates of Joshua RUSH, aged 14 years and 9 months, Isaac RUSH aged 12 years and 7 months, Richard RUSH, aged 8 years and 4 months, and States RUSH, aged 5 years and 2 months, minor heirs of Isaac Rush. Upon the said John LINN entering bond with sufficient security in the sum of One Thousand Dollars and thereupon Woodman OKEY and John GRAY being offered were accepted as securities.
May term 1826 page 108
John CLITHERO vs. Isaac RUSH, guardian - This day came the said John Clithero by Thomas H. GENIN, attny, and presented the petition of the said John CLITHERO, representing the court that the said Isaac Rush, who was at the September term A. D. 1824, appointed guardian of the minor heirs of the said Rush and that the said Rush is incapable of managing the concerns of his wards with ordinary discretion, and it also appearing to the court that a notice of this application had been duly served on the said Rush at least ten days previous to this term, and it also appearing to the court that the facts are true as in said petition stated, do order that the prayer thereof be granted and that order issue from this court ordering the said Rush to proceed no further in transacting the concern of his wards and also requiring the said Rush to come forward at the next term of this court and settle up his accounts as guardian as aforesaid.
From online tree of John Bladerston -- John married Hannah Cooper. Daughter Sarah Balderston, widow of Hugh Ely, married Joshua Brown. Her brother Mordecai died in Harrison Co. OH. His wife was Deborah Michener. Their daughter Deborah (1789-1834) married John Bush/Rush in 1811 in Belmont County, Ohio. This probably means nothing, but until this gets figured out, I'll keep track of all the tidbits I can find that might have a clue. :)