Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) was born 4 Jan. 1746 in Byberry, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. He was the son of John Rush and Savanna Hall. He married Julia Stockton on 11 Jan. 1776. He died 19 Apr. 1813 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.


Dr. Benjamin Rush (LVMM-S2V), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 14 Sep. 2022). Benjamin Rush, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 14 Sep. 2022). American Philosophical Society, The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1948); digital images, Harvard Square Library (, accessed 14 Sep. 2022).

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  • Page 272

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    August 21, 1877 ~ Tuesday Aug 21, 1877 I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [William Floyd] I was Baptized for the following names [FIGURES] [FIGURE] William Hooper Benjamin Franklin Joseph Hewes John Morton John Penn George Cliymer Button ...
    August 21, 1877