Timothy Bush

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Timothy Bush, Sr. (c. 1728 - c. 1815) - soldier.

Bush was a soldier in the French and Indian Wars and a Captain in the American Revolution and is the great-great-great-great-great grandfather of president George W. Bush.

He is assumed to be the son of Richard Bush and Mary Fairbanks both of Dedham, Massachusetts. Mary's uncle George Fairbanks was an ancestor of American President William H. Taft.

Bush served in the French and Indian Wars as a soldier between 1755 and 1757. He married Deborah House the daughter of John House on April 12, 1759 in Hebron, Connecticut. They had five children after which they relocated to Norwich, Vermont where Bush was a Captain of a militia company.

By training he was a blacksmith but when the American Revolution broke out militia Captain Bush led a company of soldiers for the Continental Army. The family moved around 1810 to Springport, in Cayuga County in the Rochester, New York area. He died in Springport, New York in 1815.

Through his son Timothy Bush, Jr., who was also a blacksmith, descended two American Presidents -George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.