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Charles Cushing

Male 1734 - 1810  (76 years)


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  • Name Charles Cushing 
    Born 13 August 1734  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 August 1734  the Second Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 7 November 1810  [3
    Notes 
    • From the Genealogy of the Cushing Family, page 94:
      Charles was educated as a lawyer, and appointed first Sheriff of Lincoln Co., which office he held both before and during the Revolution, and also for many years after. He resided at Pownalboro and in 1776, when the Maine Militia was reorganized, was appointed to command the Eastern Regiment, with the title of Colonel. In January 1777, he was made Brigadier for Lincoln Co. He made himself especially obnoxious to the loyalists by his vigilance in the discharge of his duties as sheriff and military officer, and towards the close of the war, in 1781, (then a Brigadier General) was seized at night by a loyalist party under John Jones, a violent Tory, taken from his bed, compelled to hurry on his clothes and was carried away to the British army at Castine, where he was retained for some time as a prisoner. His functions as Sheriff and Brigadier General seem to have ceased soon after this time when he removed to Boston and he next appears as Clerk of the Courts in Suffolk and Nantucket Counties in 1783, which office he held to his death, in 1810. The fact of his occupying responsible public stations from the age of 26 to his death continuously both under the royal and republican governments, a period of 50 years, is sufficient proof of his ability, faithfulness and integrity. He was a gentleman worthy of his distinguished ancestors. [3]
    Person ID I1100  Schirado
    Last Modified 1 June 2013 

    Father Hon. John Cushing,   b. 17 July 1695, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 March 1778, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Cotton,   b. 14 August 1710, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 March 1769, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 20 November 1729  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F587  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Sumner,   b. 14 June 1743, Roxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1817, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 August 1768  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F747  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S2] Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass., George C. Turner, et al.

    3. [S16] James S. Cushing, (Perrault, Montreal, 1905).

    4. [S42] .


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