Genealogy of the Cushing Family

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  • ID: P10327
  • Birth: 5 Dec 1740 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts 1 2 3
  • Name: Theophilus Cushing Hon. Brigadier General
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 11 Mar 1820 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Note:
    Theophilus Cushing Hon. Brigadier General (1740 - 1820) was a farmer and proprietor of a Grist-mill and saw mill. He was a Selectman in 1778, 1779, 1780 and again in 1796 and 1803. Representative in 1776, 1782, 1783, 1785, 1786, 1787, 1788, also in 1794; and a member of the Senate in 1795 and 1796. Resided on the paternal homestead, Main Street, South Hingham.

    Military: Theophilus served in the Revolutionary War as Clerk in Capt. Pyam Cushing's Co., Col. Solomon Lovel's regt., in 1776; and also as 2nd Lieut. in Capt. Herman Lincoln Co., Col. Lovel's regt. He was later made a Brigadier General.

    Cushing, Theophilus. Clerk, Capt. Pyam Cushing's co., Col.
    Solomon Lovel's regt.; service, 4 days; company assembled at Dorchester March 4, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; service between March 11 and March 29, 1776, 5 days; company assembled to guard the shore; also, same co. and regt.; service, 4 days; company assembled at Hull two different times in June, 1776.

    Cushing, Theophilus. Lieut. Jabez Wilder's co., Col. David Cushing's regt.; service, 6 days, under Col. Lothrop at Hull. Roll dated Feb. 27, 1778.

    Cushing, Theophilus. Sergeant, Capt. Theophilus Wilder's co., Col. David Cushing's regt.; engaged March 4, 1778; discharged April 4, 1778; service, 32 days, under Maj. Thomas Lathrop at Hull.
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  • Title: Theophilus Cushing Hon. Brigadier General (1740 - 1820)



    Father: Theophilus Cushing b: 16 Jun 1703 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    Mother: Hannah Waterman b: 22 May 1704 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Marriage 1 Patience Dunbar b: 1 Jul 1739 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    • Married: 6 Apr 1768 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    Children
    1. Has No Children Emma Cushing b: 27 Jul 1768 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    2. Has No Children Theophilus Cushing b: 3 May 1770 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    3. Has No Children Emma Cushing b: 17 Jan 1772 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    4. Has Children Hannah Cushing b: 17 Jan 1774 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts c: 17 Jan 1774 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    5. Has Children Washington Cushing Colonel b: 3 Jan 1776 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    6. Has Children Nehemiah Cushing b: 1 Jun 1777 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    7. Has Children Tamsen Cushing b: 28 May 1779 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Sources:
    1. Title: GENEALOGY OF THE CUSHING FAMILY
      Author: James Stevenson Cushing
      Publication: The Perrault Printing Co - Montreal, 1905; First Edition, 1877, by Lemuel Cushing (Finished by his family)
      Note:
      An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638
      Page: pg 44, 80-81
    2. Title: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.Vol 4
      Author: Secretary of the Commonwealth
      Publication: Boston, MA, USA: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896
      Note:

      Page: x
    3. Title: FamilySearch: Ancestral File v4.19
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
      Note:

      Page: x
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