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Rev. Jeremiah Cushing

Male 1654 - 1706  (51 years)


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  • Name Jeremiah Cushing 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 3 July 1654  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 9 July 1654  [2
    Died 22 March 1705/6  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried First Parish Cemetery, Scituate Harbor Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jeremiah preached at Haverhill, then ordained at Scituate 27 May 1691.

      From Deane’s History of Scituate:
      Jeremiah received his degree at Harvard College in 1676. He was educated for the ministry under the direction of Mr. Norton of Hingham. He was not immediately in the ministry. He received an invitation to become the pastor of Haverhill in 1682, which he declined. He began to preach in Scituate in February 1691, and was ordained there on the 27th of May the same year. His salary was £60. Besides this, the Conihassett partners made him a gift of twenty acres of land. It was laid out in 1694, adjoining the lands of John Curtis and Henry Merritt. He purchased John Curtis's house in 1698, and probably resided in it, and rented the parsonage. It stood between Timothy White's and the harbour.
      We have few materials for composing a life of Mr Cushing, and no data by which we may compare the success of his ministry with that of his predecessors or successors, all the Church records during his time being lost. For the want of another Cotton Mather, obscurity must rest upon many ministers of that period. Mather could swell the lives of ordinary men into very respectable dimensions.
      The term of Mr Cushing's ministry was short, he having deceased March 22, 1705, in the fifty-first year of his age and the fourteenth of his ministry. There is a monument ot his memory in the old burying ground near the harbour. He suffered a lingering illness, having been obliged to suspend his labours for several months.

      Jeremiah was also a minister at Provincetown, for several years before 1700, but probably only preached to the transient population in the fishing season.

      Men of Kent Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
      Originally known as the First Parish Cemetery
      Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Jeremiah Cushing, Pastor of A Church of Christ at ye Northerly Part of Scituate who departed this Life March ye 22 1705/6 in ye 52 year of his age. [2, 4, 5]
    Person ID I322  Schirado
    Last Modified 2 June 2013 

    Father Daniel Cushing, Esq,   b. about 1619, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 December 1700, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Lydia Gilman,   b. say 1623, Hingham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 March 1688/9, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 19 January 1645  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F191  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Hannah Loring,   b. 9 August 1664, Hull, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1710, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 5 June 1685  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Cushing,   b. 26 March 1687, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Ignatius Cushing,   b. 22 September 1689, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 February 1767, Halifax, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Jeremiah Cushing,   b. 4 September 1695, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Col. Ezekiel Cushing,   b. 27 April 1698, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1765, Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F245  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] George Lincoln, et al., (published by the Town of Hingham, 1893).

    2. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).

    3. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    4. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).

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


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