Genealogy of the Cushing Family 2010

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An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638
Researching the Cushing families of England and Ireland who emigrated to Canada and the United States
Also including the Descendants of Maurice Cushing of County Kerry, Ireland
And the Descendants of Edward Cushing of County Cork, Ireland
Plus the Descendants of Pierre Courchesne of Paris, France

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  • ID: P10327
  • Burial: Aft 7 May 1765 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine 1
  • Death: 7 May 1765 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
  • Name: Ezekiel Cushing Hon. Colonel
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 Apr 1698 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts 2 3 4 5
  • Note:
    Ezekiel Cushing Hon. Colonel (1698 - 1765), was the son of Rev. Jeremiah Cushing of Scituate, where he was born 28 April 1698. His mother was daughter of Thomas Loring of Hingham. His first wife was Hannah Doane of Plymouth, born in 1703, by whom he had the following children born in Provincetown: Loring, born 10 August 1721, who graduated at Harvard College, 1741, and died in 1778 ; Ezekiel, 3 June 1724 ; Jeremiah, 7 October 1729 ; Hannah, 9 February 1732 ; Lucia, 13 July 1734 ; Lucia, 27 December 1735 ; Phebe, 15 April 1738. He was coroner in 1727 and 1729.
    After 1738 he moved to Cape Elizabeth (then Falmouth), Maine and occupied Cushing's Point which has ever since borne his name, and where a portion of his house remains. He owned Cushing's Island in Portland Harbor, and sold it to Joshua Bangs, 14 September 1760, by whose name it was known until 1859, when it was purchased by Lemuel Cushing, of Montreal, Canada, who gave it its present name. He also owned the greater part of Long Island with Marsh and Overset Islands in Portland Harbor, and he bequeathed them in his will to his children. He was a merchant, and about 1719 went to Provincetown with his brother Jeremiah where they engaged in the fishing and whaling industry, owning many schooners and sloops. His large mercantile establishment was on the point bearing his name, a few rods east of the breakwater and at the western extremity of the sandy cove west of Fort Preble. It is authoritatively stated that during his time, there was more commercial business carried on in Simonton's Cove and on the Cape Elizabeth shore, than on the Falmouth side. He was active and prominent in the affairs of the settlement, and became one of the most respected as well as distinguished men in Portland neighborhood. Ezekiel was Commander of the County Regiment at that time, the highest office in Maine, and in 1757 was able to furnish 50 men from his regiment to defend the inhabitants against the Indians, and one hundred to protect the Commissioners while there were arranging the terms of peace. He was Selectman of the town nine years, and Justice of the Peace 1756, 1760 and 1761; Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 1760 to 1763, and filled other important offices. Gov. Shirley dined at Col. Cushing's 23 July 1754. He took a prominent part in the religious dissensions which broke out in the Church there, and in 1756 was a leader of the opposition to the installation of the Rev. Ephraim Clark over the Church. After the installation he was set off to the first parish where he afterwards attended, though just previous to his death he petitioned the General Court and was restored to his own precinct.
    In 1746 he married the widow Mary Parker of Boston, a daughter of Dominicus Jordan of Cape Elizabeth, by whom he had three children, John, Thomas, and Nathaniel. His second wife lead by her first husband, four children, one of whom, Mary, married Loring Cushing above named. His daughter Lucia, married James Otis of Scituate, and Hannah married Charles Robinson. His descendants are numerous both in the male and female lines. He was one of the most distinguished men in our neighborhood, and lived in high style. Ezekiel's will was made 11 April 1765. He died in 1765, aged sixty-seven.

    Sources:
    1. York County Court Index 1700-1760 (part one of two parts), Courtesy of the The Maine State Archives, Maine UsGenWeb Project
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  • Title: Ezekiel Cushing Hon. Colonel (1698 - 1765)



    Father: Jeremiah Cushing Rev b: 3 Jul 1654 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts c: 9 Jul 1654 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    Mother: Hannah Loring b: 9 Aug 1664 in Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts c: 2 Apr 1665 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Marriage 1 Hannah Doane b: 1 Dec 1703 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Married: Intentions: 5 Nov 1719 Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts 1 Apr 1720 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts 6
    Children
    1. Has Children Loring Cushing b: 10 Aug 1721 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    2. Has Children Ezekiel Cushing b: 3 Jun 1724 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    3. Has Children Jeremiah Cushing b: 7 Oct 1729 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    4. Has No Children Hannah Cushing b: 9 Feb 1732 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    5. Has No Children Lucy Cushing b: 13 Jul 1734 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    6. Has Children Lucy Cushing b: 27 Dec 1735 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    7. Has Children Phoebe Cushing b: 15 Apr 1738 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    8. Has No Children Nicholas Cushing b: 1740 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine

    Marriage 2 Mary Ann Jordan b: Abt 1713 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
    • Married: Intentions 22 Feb 1745 Falmouth, Barnstable, MaineIntentions: 20 Feb 1745 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 1 Apr 1746 in Falmouth, Barnstable, Maine 7 8 9
    Children
    1. Has Children Nathaniel Cushing b: Abt 1749 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
    2. Has No Children John Cushing b: 1751 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
    3. Has No Children Thomas Nichols Cushing b: Abt 1753 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine

    Sources:
    1. Title: Findagrave.com
      Note:

      Page: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland, Maine
    2. 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 27, 39-41
    3. Title: History Of Portland, From 1632 to 1864 with a Notice of Previous Settlements Colonial Grants and Changes of Government in Maine
      Author: William Willis
      Publication: Second Edition - Revised and Enlarged, Portland, Bailey & Noyes 1865
      Note:

      Page: x
    4. Title: History and Genealogy of the Briggs Family 1254-1937
      Author: L. Vernon Briggs
      Publication: 1938, 3 vol
      Note:

      Page: x
    5. Title: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
      Note:

      Page: Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Text: Name: Ezekiell Cushing Gender: Male Birth Date: 27 Apr 1698 Birthplace: SCITUATE,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS Father's Name: Jeremiah Cushing Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50132-1 System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM GS Film number: 0014791, 0496902 IT 1
    6. Title: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
      Publication: FamilySearch.org
      Note:

      Page: Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts
      Text: Name: Ezekiel Cushing Spouse's Name: Hannah Doane Event Date: 05 Nov 1719 Event Place: Truro,Barnstable,Massachusetts Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50227-2 System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM GS Film number: 907353
    7. Title: Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
      Note:

      Page: Falmouth, Barnstable, Maine
      Text: Groom's Name: Col Ezekiel Cushing Bride's Name: Mary Parker Marriage Date: 22 Feb 1745 Marriage Place: Falmouth, Maine Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03050-4 System Origin: Maine-EASy Source Film Number: 9772
    8. Title: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
      Publication: FamilySearch.org
      Note:

      Page: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
      Text: Groom's Name: Ezekiel Cushing Bride's Name: Mary Parker Marriage Date: 01 Apr 1746 Marriage Place: Boston,Suffolk,Massachusetts Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50220-3 System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM Source Film Number: 928191
    9. Title: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
      Publication: FamilySearch.org
      Note:

      Page: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
      Text: Groom's Name: Ezekiel Cushing Bride's Name: Mary Parker Marriage Date: 20 Feb 1745 Marriage Place: Boston,Suffolk,Massachusetts Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50220-3 System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM Source Film Number: 928191

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