Looking for parents of Wm. H Bush also known as Wm. H. l. Bush

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WM H. L. Bush  Confederate solider in the civil war born around 1832 served in war in 1862 and lived in Virginia. I believe he was married to Nancy Martin Bush.
in Genealogy Help by Sandra Haskell G2G2 (2.5k points)

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Assuming that Wm H means William Henry, there is a possible candidate on Mundia:


I see no source for his parents there, and Nancy has a different surname there, but the couple has a child named Mack Oliver, where you have Oliver M., and some of his children have similarities with children imported by you too.
by anonymous G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)
Thank you, I do see the similarities in the names. I have sent an email to a person associated with that tree, hopefully they will be able to help me.

I also found this tree which matches with my grandfather's brothers listed.http://www.mundia.com/ca/Tree/Family/57096897/44018430981

Right, and I see different situation around William Henry there, where he has a sister named Nancy, and his wife is Mary! Wonder where they came from, and how they match with what you saw in the census.

Anyway, I posted one link to Mundia, because I use it to find clues, but without the right sources, you still don't really know what to copy, and what not.

From some of the other Trees that I looked at on Mundia, it looks like William Henry might have been married to Mary, but I have also found records listing Nancy as his wife. I wonder if he was married twice. If the tree I found is correct he had 4 children with Mary one was Oliver M Bush my Great Great Great Grandfather .  Of course I do not know how accurate it is, I found several variations.  It also shows that William Bush was killed during the Civil War, I though he had survived. I have also been told that he was sent home with an injury while in the 4th Regiment and never returned and was discharged in 1863, yet some sites show him as serving 1862-1865. It is definately confusing!


1832 - 01 Jul 1862

Died: Battle of Malvern Hill, Henrico County, VA



Name: Oliver M. Bush
Birth Date: 1854
Birthplace: , Roanoke, Va.
Age: 23
Spouse's Name: Sarah A. Pearcy
Spouse's Birth Date: 1860
Spouse's Birthplace: , Franklin, Va.
Spouse's Age: 17
Event Date: 11 Jan 1877
Event Place: Franklin, Virginia
Father's Name: Wm. H. Bush
Mother's Name: Nancy N. Bush
On Wm H's profile page, I see that you used the FamilySearch 1860 census transcript as a source, but I think that the actual image on Fold3 may have more information. I can't look at that image myself, but I wonder whether you had a look there. I saw a miniature that looks like a census page on Mundia, but that was too small to read, and I couldn't enlarge it enough to extract more information from it here.

Fold3 has free trials, so I recommend to have a look at that image, if you haven't done so yet. I found some very interesting documents there myself, but have no subcription at the moment.

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