Catherine Draden Deatherage was b. abt. 1832 in Roane County, TN, the dau of Abner Deatherage and Rebecca Davis. Catherine married Milum Lafayette Rush abt. 1853. He was the son of Lorenzo Dow Rush & Frances Irene Harwood, and died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah Territory. Catherine Draden (Deatherage) Rush died between March and April of 1857, and may have died in childbirth when her daughter Martha Draden Rush was born 4 March 1857 in Carroll County, Arkansas. (Catherine & Milum Rush also had a son, Alfred G. Rush, b. abt 1854.)Milum Lafayette Rush was a widower when he departed for California in April of 1857, and he left his two young children at home in Arkansas with his parents.
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