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|JANE BRUSH, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 10; P.O. Monticello; owns eighty acres of land; was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1800; came to Jones Co. in 1868. Her husband, Mr. Joseph Brush, died in this county in 1858, while on a visit to one of his sons; they were married in 1820, in Pennsylvania; Mr. Brush was born in Ireland; they have had ten children, eight now living—Daniel, Margaret, Rebecca, Baptiste, George, William, Nancy and Mary Jane; the children are all married and settled in life. Mr. Brush, when alive, was a member of the U.P. Church; Mrs. Brush is now in the same Church; all of the children, except Nancy, are in the U.P. Church (she is a Methodist). Mr. Brush was a Democrat; the boys are Republicans. Mrs. Brush's maiden name was Hoy.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 622.
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