(I) Sac tribe (Sack, Sauk) and Fox tribe, and/or Choctaw (depending on which oral tradition is correct!) Native American Ancestor

(II) Melvine Ashley Bush (b. 1842) lived in Allendale all her life, mother of Hines Bush. Apparently Melvine "Viney" Ashley was a slave, since family history has it that she lived/worked at the large Ashley Plantation (now on grounds of the Savannah River Plant) up until her marriage. It is believed that the Native American heritage is through Melvine Ashley. Family tradition is that the Bush connection is of German extraction.

Louise Bing Potter said (1998) it was common knowledge that her grandfather - who actually lived with her family while she was growing up - was the biological son of plantation owner Hines Bush.   By giving Melvine Ashley's child both his first and last name, he was acknowledging Hines's lineage. As a result, Hines grew up, lived near, and played with his white half-brother and -sisters.  They were actually quite close, supported by their up-front, numbered attendance at Piza Bush's funeral, which Louise herself attended.

  1. Hines Bush born 1859 (see below)
  2. Evaline Bush born 1860
  3. John Bush born 1861
  4. George Bush born 1866

(III) Hines Bush (male) (b. 1859) lived in Allendale all his life. The 1870 census shows Hansom's father (Hines Bush, b. 1859)with his mother Melvine "Viney" Bush (c. 1842), along with what appear to be several siblings: Eveline Bush 10, John Bush 9 and George Bush 4. Hines Bush married Margaret Dunbar (b. ?) in the 1880's. Hines's 1936 death certificate shows his father to be "Hatcher," no last name given. No Hatcher Bush, or surname Hatcher ,yet found in any Allendale/Barnwell census.

(IV) Hansom Bush (female) (b.1890)  (#3 above) married George Rhodes in 1917 in Barnwell. left Allendale and both moved to New York in 1930.

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