Saturday, March 14, 2009

Who Signed Your Deeds?

Philip P. Bush, b. 1700 d. 1772, married Mary Bryan in 1710. She died sometime between 1750-1772. An interesting note on Philip Bush is that in the records of Orange County, Virginia, on March 6, 1745, "William Bryan of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, sold to Philip P. Bush of the same, in consideration of five shillings and the rent of one ear of Indian corn yearly, at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, when lawfully demanded" it goes on to state the amount of land and so forth, but what is interesting is that the deed was witnessed by Zachary Taylor, grandfather of President Zachary Taylor, and the other witness was James Madison who became president in 1808. James Madison was also a witness for Philip P. Bush’s will. [Excerpt from this site]

Deeds where the grantor was John Bush, father of Philip, can be found here in Spotsylvania Co., VA, Deed Books A - C.

According to this website, Presidents Zachary Taylor and James Madison were second cousins.

[Philip & Mary (Bryan) Bush are my niece & nephew's ancestors]

Originally posted in my "Detour Through History" blog

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