“John resided in Scituate, Mass. He was a deputy to the General Court in 1692; Chief Justice of the Inferior Court of Plymouth, from 1702 to 1710; representative member for Massachusetts of the Governor’s Council, from 1708 to 1728; and Judge of His Majesty’s Superior Court of Judicature of Massachusetts from 1728 to his death in 1737. The Superior Court of Massachusetts, from its foundation in 1692 until its overthrow by the Revolution, had 33 Justices, the Bench consisting of five members. Among these were John Cushing 1728, his son John Cushing Jr., and his grandson William Cushing. Rev. Josiah Cotton of Plymouth says of him: ‘He was a gentleman well versed in law, the life and soul of our Court while he continued in it, a man in the main of justice and integrity.’ In 1723 he was Lieut. Col. of the Plymouth Regiment, which at that time probably embraced all the local militia of the County.”48
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:
Cushing-3 and Cushing-739 appear to represent the same person because: Cushing-739 has no connections or information or sources except a wife. That wife also is connected to Cushing-3. I think they are an obvious match,