John resided at Belle House in Scituate. He was Town Clerk from 1719 to 1744; representative from Scituate in 1721 and for several succeeding years; Judge of Probate Plymouth Co. 1739; Justice of the Court of Common Pleas (Plymouth Co.) from 1738 to 1751, when he was transferred to the Superior Court; Judge of the Superior Court from 1747 to 1771, when he resigned (Judge Cushing received his appointment to the Supreme Court from Washington); and a Councillor of the Province from 1746 to 1763. ‘His introduction into the office (of Councillor) was attended with a more unanimous vote than any ever before had--having all the votes save one.’ -- Rev. Josiah Cotton. He was one of the presiding Judges at the trial of the British soldiers for the massacre at Boston 5 Mar 1770.”48
In 1743 John built the Walnut Tree Hill Mansion, a large and imposing building. The mansion burned in 1872.7
27 July 1695 Scituate, Plymouth County Massachusetts 
Marriage to Elizabeth Holmes
John married Elizabeth Holmes in April 1717. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Holmes and Sarah Thaxler. Their children were all born in Scituate.
Deborah Cushing b. Nov. 16, 1718, d. in Hanover 
Sarah Cushing b. March 26, 1720, m. Aug. 16, 1750 Ebenezer Pierpoint. 
S480: Arlene Hanneman, CA & Janice Felix Hyde, WY Title: Arlene Hanneman, California & Janice Felix Hyde, Auburn Wyoming (Ancestral File: Submission: AF96112636 & Submission: AF95108385) * S650: History of Scituate Massachusetts Title: History of Scituate Massachusetts
S661: History of Scituate Massachusetts to 1831 Title: Samuel Deane, History of Scituate Massachusetts from Its First Settlement to 1831 (Clearfield) Subsequent Source Citation Format: Samuel Deane, Clearfield. Page: 2
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