West Virginia Pioneers

Family: John Warrick RUST / (F2747)

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  • Father | Male
    John Warrick RUST

    Born    England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   

    Child 1 | Male
    William RUST

    Born  Abt 1634  prob in Suffolk Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt Nov 1699  Cople Parish, Westmoreland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ann MEDCALFE\MEDCALF | F955 
    Married  Bef 17 May 1662  prob Westmoreland Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Matilda [Earle] | F2766 
    Married  Aft 24 Nov 1697   

  • Notes 
    • The Warren Sentinel, Thursday, January 24, 1946
      The Register Man’s History

      At one time among the most influential families of Warren County, but by reason of death of the older members, and immigration to more prosperous fields of the younger, the family is no longer numerous, The progenitor of the Rust tribe was John Warick Rust, who left England in 1650 due to his Royalistic attachments and opposition to Oliver Cromwell.

      He settled in Westmoreland County. In 1658, a deed for one hundred acres of land “Right on the Mochadeck River” from his father-in-law, Frances Gary, was recorded.

      Benedict Rust, grandson of the emigrant, John W Rust, died 1751. He crossed the Blue Ridge and settled in what is now Clarke County, on the mountain side of the Shenandoah River. His sons, Matthew and George, served in the War of 1812, in a company of Riflemen, 51st Regiment, raised in what is now Clarke County. The former as Ensign.

      At the Thomas Rust sale in 1819, twenty-one negroes were sold at prices running from ninety to four hundred and fifty dollars.

      John, George and Peter Rust all married sisters.

      John owned a brick manor house of fourteen rooms on the Shenandoah river in the lower end of Warren County. He was a Gentleman Justice.

      Cass C.B. Rust was the father of Captain John Rust, Dr Charles Rust, Ashby and Ellen, the latter married Dr Thaddeus Hayne.

      The family originally located on the mountain side of the Shenandoah River in what is now Clark County, and here in 1763, John Rust was appointed to view a road from the river to the county seat in Winchester.

      In 1790, Peter Rust, a Revolutionary soldier, was awarded a pension of ten pounds ($333.33), and in 1794 he was appointed Captain of Militia.

      Benedict Rust was appointed Constable in 1790. In this year there seems to have been litigation in the Rust families, for the Court orders “Benjamin Rust to pay Samuel Rust three hundred and thirty pounds of tobacco, for five days attendance as witness in the suit of Benjamine Rust vs. Peter Rust. The witness collected for thirty five miles traveled, and twice crossing the Shenandoah River by ferry.

      In 1831, John Rust was appointed Gentleman Justice with a seat on the County Court.

      In the War Between the States, William O Rust, Sargeant of the Warren Rifles, had several fingers shot off and was transferred to the quartermaster’s department.

      Bushrod Rust served in Company E of the 7th Va Cavalry and was later transferry to the 11th Cavalry.

      Dr John M Rust was a Surgeon attached to Floyd’s Division.