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Josiah Cushman
Male 1782 - 1834


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  • Birth  20 Sep 1782  Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1833  Cushman's Mill, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mill owner 
    Epidemic  1834  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cholera 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-23617 
    Died  11 Aug 1834  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Typhoid 
    Person ID  I23617  Generations
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2017 

    Family 1  Catharine Whitmore,   b. Abt 1810, Of, Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Feb 1832  Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Williams Cushman,   b. 4 Sep 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F27864  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elsy Jackson,   b. 3 Feb 1790,   d. 25 Oct 1826, Buffalo, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Feb 1810  [1
    Children 
     1. Francis Jackson Cushman,   b. 25 Nov 1811, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1826, Chaplin, Windham, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Amelia Cushman,   b. 2 May 1813, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry Josiah Cushman,   b. 17 Jun 1815, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Jackson Cushman,   b. 25 Aug 1819, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821
     5. Harriet Jackson Cushman,   b. Jan 1824, Williamsville, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Matthew Jackson Cushman,   b. 29 Mar 1826, Clarence, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F47940  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • JOSIAH was born 20 Sep 1782 in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and died 11 Aug 1834 in Wilmot, Ontario, Canada. He married (1) ELSY JACKSON 8 Feb 1810. She was born 3 Feb 1790, and died 25 Oct 1826 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. He married (2) CATHARINE WHITMORE 8 Feb 1832 in Paris, Toronto, Canada. She died 11 Aug 1834 in Wilmot, Ontario, Canada.

      Children of JOSIAH CUSHMAN and ELSY JACKSON are:

      i.FRANCIS JACKSON7 CUSHMAN, b. 25 Nov 1811, Homer, Cortland County, New York540 ; d. 26 Jan 1826, Chaplin, Windham County, Connecticut

      ii.ELIZABETH AMELIA CUSHMAN, b. 2 May 1813, Homer, Cortland County, New York; d. 11 Aug 1834, Wilmot, Ontario, Canada; m. CHARLES COWLANE, Jun 1832, Paris, Toronto, Canada

      iii.HENRY JOSIAH CUSHMAN, b. 27 Jun 1815, Homer, Cortland County, New York.

      iv.JOSEPH JACKSON CUSHMAN, b. 25 Aug 1819, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; d. 1821

      v.HARRIET JACKSON CUSHMAN, b. Jan 1824, Williamsville, Erie County, New York; d. 6 Aug 1834, Wilmot, Ontario, Canada

      vi.MATTHEW JACKSON CUSHMAN, b. 29 Mar 1826, Clarence, Erie County, New York; d. 9 Aug 1834, Wilmot, Ontario, Canada.

      Child of JOSIAH CUSHMAN and CATHARINE WHITMORE is:

      vii.JOSEPH WILLIAMS7 CUSHMAN, b. 4 Sep 1833, Wilmot, Ontario, Canada.1a

      1a
      Henry Wyles Cushman, "Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans" pg.180

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      In the year 1828, Hiram Capron, who was originally from Vermont, sold out his interest in the Long Point Blast Furnace, and came to the Forks of the Grand River. He bought 1, 000 acres of land for $10, 000 from Squire Holmes, who resided within three miles of Brantford, and commenced clearing and cultivating the land. In 1820, a millwright named Josiah Cushman was brought by Mr. Capron from Buffalo, to build a mill, which, when completed, had two run of stones, one for gristing, the other for grinding plaster, of which there was plenty almost on the surface of the ground. Cushman recommended one Elias Conklin as a suitable person to manage the estate; Conklin was written to, but would not come at less than $16 per month and board (!) This was accepted, but at the end of one year, Conklin leased the mill from Capron, and became a very active business man; he dug plaster and ground it, started a brick-yard, burnt lime, built a saw mill, and made considerable lumber. Saw-logs were floated down Smith's creek, but they wouldn't buy any in those days unless over 22 inches diameter, and from that size up to 3 feet 6 inches, the price was 50c. each! Conklin ultimately sold out, and went to a farm in Dumfries..1a

      1aReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young

  • Sources 
    1. [S2128] Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans, pg.180.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Sep 1782 - Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1832 - Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mill owner - 1833 - Cushman's Mill, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEpidemic - Cholera - 1834 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Typhoid - 11 Aug 1834 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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