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1870's Betsey Williams Bush CDV Photo, Springfield, Hampden County MA


On reverse: "Mrs. David Bush, Main St opposite of Howard St. and a large owner of real estate many years ago" is handwritten in old pencil script. Also written by same hand is: "Return to I.A. Darling, 293 Elm St., West Springfield." Photo type: Original vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870's. Photographer: Herman Buchholz, Townsley's Block, Main Street, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
David Austin Bush in the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records 1620-1988
Marriage Date: 8 Apr 1827 in Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse: Betsey Williams Bush (Betsy W. Bush)

From the "Springfield Almanac, Directory & Business Advertiser: Published 1847: "David A. Bush, carriage and plow maker, corner Main and Cross Streets. See David Bush's new building, corner of Main and Cross streets, opposite Howard Street."

Book: Sketches of the old inhabitants and other citizens of old Springfield of the present century and its historic mansions of "ye olden tyme" by Chapin, Charles Wells Chapin, 1893:   "DAVID A. BUSH AND MANSIONS OF SPRINGFIELD. Mr. David Austin Bush was born at Enfield, Connecticut in 1803. When fifteen years old he went to learn the plow making business, of Potter & King, Enfield, Conn., who were manufacturers of plows for the Southern market. About the year 1820, he went as agent of the firm to Virginia, with three thousand plows shipped on board a sloop at Hartford, Conn. He remained in the South several months. On his return north he worked on the first water wheels and flumes at Chicopee Falls, Mass., afterwards going to Providence, Rhode Island, where he was employed by a company for a year or two, when they failed, and he lost about $500 of his wages. Then he returned home and for a short time was in the employ of the late Stephen C. Bemis, agent, who kept a store at Willimansett, but being unwilling to take his pay for work done, in goods out of the store, Mr. Bush came to Springfield in 1830, and bought out the wagon shop of Ebenezer Crane, on Main street, he having the sale of a cast iron wheel hub as a specialty. Mr. Bush carried on the wagon and plow business for forty years, and at the same time built and rented several houses. He was a member of the Hampden Lodge of Masons for forty-six years. In 1827 he married Betsey Williams of Westfield, Mass. She died February 22, 1879, aged 73 years. Mr. Bush died July 7, 1870, aged 67 years. Austin Ballou Bush, their son, is now living in Springfield, and was born in Willimansett, Mass., December 21, 1829."

Austin Ballou Bush in the Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915
Name: Austin B. Bush (Austin Bush, A.B. Bush)
Birth Year: about 1830, Chicopee MA
Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1892, Springfield, Massachusetts
Age at Marriage: 62
Father: David A Bush
Mother: Betsey Williams 
Spouse: Persis Crawford Prosser Bush (Note: She was a milliner, or hat maker, in the millinery trade in Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, and was formerly married to Mr. Charles Prosser, who died in 1878)
Spouse Birthplace: Oakham, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Spouse Age at Marriage: 47
Spouse Father: William Crawford
Spouse Mother: Almira Esther Cheney Crawford (Almira Cheney, Almira Crawford)

This beautiful old signed photo was found in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It is an intimate and close up portrait of Mrs. Betsey Bush, who died in 1879. We found evidence of I.A. Darling, (Irving Darling, Irving A. Darling) also in public records, the owner of this photo and a prominent druggist & pharmacist in West Springfield, Massachusetts. A rare historical Springfield piece in itself.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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