David Brush a farmer of Orange County, was born in Fulton County, Illinois, October 12, 1848, a son of John and Martha (Faucet) Brush, both natives of Pennsylvania. His father was one of the pioneers of San Bernardino County in 1855, where he lived for over twenty years. He crossed the plains to California in 1854, with an ox team, being on the road six months. He stopped at Salt Lake eight months, to recruit stock and obtain supplies. David, our subject, came to what is now Orange County, fifteen years ago, and bought forty acres of land at Newport, where he followed farming for about seven years; he then bought a fine ranch, where lie now lives, eight miles west of Santa Ana, and there he is a successful and prosperous stock-raiser. He has seen same of the rough and practical side of human life, but his good sense has carried him safely thus far, being a citizen whom everybody respects. Politically he is an intelligent supporter of the Republican party.
In 1882 he married Susan Beals, who was born in Michigan, the daughter of Zephaniah Warren Beals.