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John Cushing 3rd (1695 - 1778)

Honorable John Cushing 3rd
Born in Scituate, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Apr 1717 in Scituate, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married 20 Nov 1729 in Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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Biography

Occupation: Judge
Education: Harvard 1711

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

Birth

27 July 1695 Scituate, Plymouth County Massachusetts [1] [2][3]

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 [1]
  • Sarah Cushing b. March 26, 1720, m. Aug. 16, 1750 Ebenezer Pierpoint. [1]
  • John Cushing b. Aug. 16, 1722, [1]
  • Nathaniel b. Aug. 12, 1724, d. Apr. 2 1725 [1]
  • William b. September 23, 1725, d. Feb. 4, 1726 [1]



Marriage to Mary Cotton

1729[4]
Wife: Mary Cotton [1]
Child: Mary Cushing
Child: William Cushing
Child: Charles Cushing
Child: Edward Cushing
Child: Hannah Cushing
Child: Bethia Cushing
Child: Lucy Cushing
Child: Abigail Cushing
Child: Rowland Cushing

Death

19 MAR 1778 Scituate, Massachusetts (Plymouth)[5][6]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 ebook Google Books; [1]; The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury: 1594-1908; Compiled by George Arthur Gray; Boston; Press of David Clapp & Son, 1908; Page 15 and See Also:
  2. #S480
  3. #S650: Page 255
  4. #S650: Page 256
  5. #S480
  6. #S650: Page 256

Also See:

  • Gray, George Arthur. The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury (David Clapp & Son, Boston, 1908) Page 15
  • 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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