Mary Ellen Green Hayes at age 12 - 1858

Mary Ellen Green Hayes

Mary Ellen Green (or maybe Ella Mary Hayes, depending when you knew her) was Mary “Mattie” Hayes mother.  It is rare, but there are two pictures of her. This first is from when she is 12 in about 1858. A second picture of her in 1864 when attending the Lima Seminary. b. Abt. 1846 Rush, […]

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Joseph Davis of 5 Points Area (1801-1874)

Joseph Davis

b. 13 Jun 1801 Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, USA d. 29 Mar 1874 Rush, Monroe, New York, USA Married Parthenia Green 8 Dec 1830 The subject of this memoir was born June 13, 1801, in the town of Bristol, Hartford county, Connecticut. He was the son of Clark and Hannah Davis. He came to this town […]

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These are the young ladies of Rush High School in 1922

S. A. G. E. Girls Group

By the 1920’s, life in Rush started to get a little easier. There was extra money and time for entertainment, the roads were better and cars had electric starters. For Rush it meant drama! Many of the town residents participated in the Rush Dramatic Club. They performed plays and skits for audiences in the Kinsey’s […]

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There's a cell tower overhead, but the attraction is the 100 year old Firetruck

If You Value Something

I’m related to several families that were immigrants in the late 19th century who helped scrape together the Town called Rush. My family taught me that If you value something, you’ll keep it.  The things you value the most you should keep the best care of. Over time I have learned that people’s sense of […]

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Rush, NY 14543
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