Was born in Philadelphia on July fourth, 1756. He entered Washington's army in the earliest part of the conflict for Independence, and was honored with high favor from the commander-in-chief during and after the war. His Profession, on giving up the military, was that of a sculptor in wood; and he attained to high excellence in the same, executing many beautiful works, principal among which is the full length statue of Washington in Independence Hall. The city honored him with a position in her Councils as a member, which he filled with distinction for more than a quarter of a century. Mr. Rush died January twenty seventh, 1833. [P. 21-22.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall; comprising those of many of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of other distinguished persons. 1870. Philadelphia: Published for the Use of Visitors. 1870.