(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.1 ISAAC NEWTON CUSHMAN 7624, 1945
Birth17 Dec 18047624
ResidenceBridgewater, Ma7624
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Son of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman.

(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2 JOSEPH CUSHMAN III 558,7624, 1946
Birth13 Mar 1807, prob. Plymouth, Kingston, MA7624
Death29 Feb 1872, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington Territory, age: 649889,9889,9890
Death Memoor 1875
BurialTacoma Cemetery9884,9890
Burial MemoFirst intered in Olympia, thenmoved to acoma about 1917-18
ResidenceOlympia, Washington Territory7624
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Son of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman. In Olympia, Washington Territory at time HWCusman wrote his book.7624 Photo of stone at Find A Grave.9890

The following data is extracted from Bancroft Works, Volume 31, History Of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889, Hubert H. Bancroft, 1890. The History Company, Publishers, San Francisco.9891.

Joseph Cushman was appointed by a democratic legislature first probate judge of Thurston County. 
He was born at Middlebury, Massachusetts, March 13, 1807, and was a lineal descendant of Robert Cushman of the Mayflower company, had a good home education and a Boston business training, hence was a valuable man in any community, besides being an orator of ability, and ready writer. 
He went to South America in 1849, and after a brief stay in Valparaiso, came to California, and engaged in jobbing goods on the Sacramento Paver. Making the acquaintance of Samuel Merritt, owner of the brig G. W. Kendall, he took charge of Merritt's business, established in Olympia in 1852, Merritt running a line of vessels, and having a trading house at that place. In 1857 Cushman was admitted to practice as an attorney, and successfully defended Luther M. Collins, who was charged with murder in connection with the execution of an Indian outlaw. In 1855 he was nominated by the Free Soil Party for delegate to congress, but was beaten by J. PAnderson, democrat. In the Indian war he enlisted as a private in Eaton's company of rangers, and was one of the party besieged on Lemmon's land in the Puyallup Valley, remaining in the service until the close of the war. He was president of the first board of trustees for Olympia in 1869. In 1861 he was appointed by President Lincoln receiver of public moneys in connection with the land office, which appointment he held until 1870. His name is incorporated with the history of the capital of Washington particularly, and with the country in general. He died Feb. 29, 1872. Olympia Echo, March 7, 1872; Olympia Standard, March 2, 1872.

“Joseph, b. 13 Mar 1807, m. Sarah Thomas, dau. Barnabas and Tryphena Hedge of Plymouth. She was b. there 11 Aug 1814. They were m. 4 Aug 1838 and had five childen. He is now in Olympia, Washington Territory, in business there. He has been an active and enterprising merchant at Plymouth; in 1846 was one of the Trustees of of the pilgrim Society and has given much attention to the subject of he Cushman Genealogy. A few years ago he made an attempt to riase funds for the purpose of erecting a suitable monument to the memory of Robert and Elder Thomas Cushman. But, from a variety of causes the project did not succeed. He must, however, have the credit of proposing such a desirable object. We trust that the time is not far disant when justice shall be done to those so worthy. Let the “everlasting granite” commemorate the services and virtues of Robet Cushman, who preached the first sermon in New England that was ever printed, and of Elder Thoms Cushman who was for more than forty years “the Ruling Elder of the Church of Christ at Plymouth”, from whom we have all descended. Fiat justica.”9892

“The little item inside the old desk that belonged to Joseph C. stated “B.F. Kendall”. The Bancroft item staes G.W. Kendall. In an old picture album there is a ship and name writtn under it is Kendall but initials are not clear. Last year wrote to the Mariners museum for clarification. Enclosed is their answer. Did not pursue it futher. maybe you might do so.”9893 More about the desk: “This ship’s desk was made in China of Loar or Camphor wood; put together with wooden pegs and hand wrought nails; inlaid with ebony. It was put abourd the brig “B.F. Kendall”, in China when she was fitted out to run between China and Boston in the tea and silk trade -- in the early forties. Joseph Cushman of Plymouth, Mass., was part owner of this brigantine. In 1852 the boat made a voyage to San Francisco and up the coast to Olympia where the desk was taken off. At Joseph Cushman’s death, the fesk went to his son, William Hedge Cushman, and from him to his son, Freeman Hedge Cushman.” -Copy of messsage on inside of center door in the old desk.9893

Snowden “Rise of an American State” 1909, WSL, Vols 3 or 4.

“And now a steamboat was promised at an early day, by Captain A. B. Gove of the Potomac, and a member of the firm of Kendall & Co., which owned two ships, and maintained a general store in Olympia, of which Joseph Cushman was manager, and where “a full stock of implements of all kinds, as well as dry goods, groceries, crockery, boots and shoes is constantly kept on hand.” (pg 154)

[At the arrival of Isaac Stevens returning to Olympia 26 Nov ? to the Washington Hotel.] “ One flag was displayed from the liberty pole, and another from the roof of Kendall & Co.’s Store”… (Pg 218)

[At an early election] …”and Joseph Cushman, who was at that time manager for the Kendall Company, a trading concern which owned ships and maintained a general store in Olympia, received forty-one votes as the candidate for the Free-Soil Party.”


Joseph was in Olympia, Washington Territory.

The following may pertain to this Joseph:
Last name Cushman, Joseph
party Type Plaintiff
Case Type Civil
Case Year 1859
Case Number THR-201
Cause Collection, Account
From: Frontier Justice, Washington State Digital Archives at
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Search.aspx?sear...E21F4888CC144E537E8E

More info from Roger Easton:
Joseph Cushman:
1.Listed in Forest Cemetery Book as organizer – Minutes – 1857 – 4DD1 Forest Cem. File

2. Signatory Petition for Formation Thurston County – WFC #138

3. Was present at Territorial Governor Steven’s arrival at Washington Hotel in 1853. Gives other prominent people at attendance, and a humorous account of what happened. – 4DD2 Crosby Files

4. “Confederacy of Ambition” – BCE; “So Fair a Dwelling Place” - p35-36 BBW; “How the West was Once” - p49, 4DD2P; “Olympia’s 1st Hundred Years” C 3 – 2DD1; “Nisqually, My People” - BcW; Bancroft, p362 - BCW

5. Figures in Nelson Barnes’ Probate – WFC #69

6. Signatory Joseph H. Connor Estate (Andrew J. Chambers, Admin) Bill re: Clanrick Crosby Store – WFC #72

7. Was a part of the Trial – B F Yantis vs A B Rabbeson

8. Information on his Indian War service in Territorial Volunteers. --MMR –Eaton – WFC #205

9. News article of him being elected as Olympia Town Trustee, and another, Mayor of Olympia – WFCs #103; #279

10. Thurstoneer Information – You may have been instrumental in this?

11. Probate, which may contain will, etc. SWA #270; Estate Papers WFC #137

12. Listed in Road Building Receipts, in 1854 Newspaper – WFC #213

13. Was agent for Kendall Co. in 1852 – WFC #205 (Note reference to his desk, elsewhere in these notes....RCC).
SpouseSARAH THOMAS HEDGE9894,7624 , 1947
Birth11 Aug 1814, Plymouth, MA7624
Death1861, Plymouth, MA, age: 469893
Daughter of Barnabas Hedge and Tryphena (Covington) Hedge of Plymouth7624,144
Family ID1309
Marriage4 Aug 1838, Plymouth, Ma7624,558,9895
Marr Memoor 4 Aug 1835 according to IGI
ChildrenELIZABETH HEDGE , 7093 (1836-1917)
 MARY ALLERTON , 7094 (1841-1915)
 ELLEN BLANCHE , 7095 (1844-1908)
 WILLIAM HEGE , 7096 (1846-1916)
 Anna Lothrop , 7097 (1849-1928)

(11) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.1 ELIZABETH HEDGE CUSHMAN 7206, 7093
Birth24 Apr 1836, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts7206,558
Death1917, age: 809893
FlagsGen #9
(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman III and Sarah Thomas (Hedge). Unmarried in 1872 and using surname Cushman.9889 Have been told thee was alove affair betweenher and azard Stvens, son of General Isaac Ingalls Stevens.9893

(11) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.2 MARY ALLERTON CUSHMAN 7206,9896, 7094
Birth17 Jan 1841, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts93,558
Death1915, age: 739893
Birth18419896
FlagsGen #9
(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman III and Sarah Thomas (Hedge). Recorded as Mary A Walter of New Haven, CT according to her father’s probate (1872).9889
SpouseALFRED EASTMAN WALKER144,9897,9896 , 3790
He of New Haven, CT. 144
Family ID2801

(11) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.3 ELLEN BLANCHE CUSHMAN 7206, 7095
Birth27 Dec 1844, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts7206,558
Death1908, age: 639893
FlagsGen #9
(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman III and Sarah Thomas (Hedge). Mentioned in probate of father. as Ellen B. Adams, of Boston, MA (1872). 9889
SpouseTHEODORE PARKER ADAMS9896 , 3950
Birth1845144
Son of George Adams and Hannah Shaw Harlow 9896 Article about him on file.9884
Family ID4903

(11) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.4 WILLIAM HEGE CUSHMAN 7206,558,9898, 7096
Birth8 Oct 1846, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts7206,558
Death29 May 1916, Tacoma, WA, age: 699899,9884
BurialTacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce Co. WA9884,6426
FlagsGen #9
(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Son of Joseph Cushman III and Sarah Thomas (Hedge). Acted as Administrator at probate of father’s will in 1872 and recorded there as his only son. “I have pictures of all the above. In fact, you have a gaguerreotpe in fancy case wih mother-of-pearl decoration of Wm. with one of his sisters.....9889 “Have been told that when Sarah died, the son, then 15 years old, was sent out to Olympia to join his father. He sailed to Panama, crossed the isthmus overland, and up pacific coast on the ship, Orizaba. The four sisters remained in Plymouth. Photo of stone at Find A Grave.6426
SpouseLUCRETIA JOHNSON9899,9900 , 9679
Birth27 Dec 1860, near McMinnville, Oregon9899
Death9 Mar 1931, Sacramento, CA, age: 709899,9884
BurialTacoma Cemetery, WA9884
Family ID4904
Marriage6 Jul 1878, Portland Oregon
ChildrenFREEMAN HEDGE , 7731 (1879-1967)

(12) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.4.1 FREEMAN HEDGE CUSHMAN 98,9884,9898, 7731
Birth12 Jul 1879, Tacoma, WA98,9899,9884
Death1967, age: 879899
BurialTacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce co. WA9890
FlagsGen#10
(William, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Son of William Hege Cushman and Unknown Cushman. Photo of stone at Find A Grave.9890
SpouseGRACE DRUM9899,9884 , 9678
Birth27 Jun 1881, Micigan9884,9890
Death1968, age: 869890
BurialTacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce co. WA9890
Photo of stone at Find A Grave.9890
Family ID5376
Marriage3 Dec 1908, Tacoma, WA9899,9884,9901
ChildrenELINOR NANETTE , 9681 (1913-2002)

(13) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.4.1.1a ELINOR NANETTE CUSHMAN* 9893, 9681
Birth14 Nov 1913, Tacoma WA9884
Death27 Aug 2002, Redlands, age: 889902
Death MemoFrom complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
ResidenceLos Gatos, CA
FlagsGen#11
(Frederick H., William, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Freeman Hedge Cushman and Grace (Drum) Cushman. Her son was Roger Cushman Edwards, correspondent, b. 30 Nov 1940 Station Hospital, Fort Lewis, Pierce Co., WA., son of Albert Benton Edwards, age 27, b. California, soldier, and Elenor Nonette Cushman, b. Washington.9903,9893

Elinor C. Allen
Former Los Gatos resident Elinor Cushman Allen died Aug. 27 in Redlands of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 88.
Allen was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Tacoma, Wash., to Freeman and Grace Cushman. In 1923, she moved to Sacramento, where she was active in Job's Daughters and the Tuesday Club Girls' Auxiliary. She attended Sacramento Junior College, then transferred to Mills College, from which she graduated in 1937.
In 1939, Allen enrolled in Oregon State College, where she was affiliated with the Sigma Kappa sorority. While working at Meier & Frank Department Store in Portland, she met and was courted by A.B. "Bill" Edwards, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps stationed at Fort Lewis. The couple married in Monterey in February 1940.
After Edwards' death in 1942, Allen returned to her parents' home in Sacramento, where she lived until 1947. She then spent two more years in Spokane, Wash., before purchasing a cottage at 12 Simons Way in Los Gatos. Locally, she was a charter member of the Los Gatos Unitarian Fellowship on Blossom Hill Road. She also belonged to the Sierra Club and the Society of Mayflower Descendants and enjoyed hiking and square dancing.
In 1951, she married her college sweetheart, Frank W. Allen. For a time, the couple lived in Antioch, but returned to Los Gatos in 1959. They purchased a new home on Azalea Way in the Blossom Hill Manor area, where they lived until October 2000.
Survivors include husband Frank W. Allen of Redlands and son Roger Edwards and family of Tacoma, Wash.
A memorial service will take place Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Los Gatos Unitarian Fellowship, 15980 Blossom Hill Road. Memorial services have been held.
9904
SpouseFRANK WISDOM ALLEN9884 , 9682
Birth1 Aug 1912, Ames, Iowa9884
Deathaft 2002, age: 899905
ResidenceLos Gatos, CA9906
Family ID6737
Marriage20 Aug 1951, Los Gatos, CA9884

Other spouses: ALBERT BENTON EDWARDS

(13) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.4.1.1b ELINOR NANETTE CUSHMAN* (See above)
SpouseALBERT BENTON EDWARDS9884 , 9683
Birth17 Feb 19139884
Death17 Apr 1942, Victorville, CA, age: 299884
While working at Meier & Frank Department Store in Portland, she met and was courted by A.B. "Bill" Edwards, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps stationed at Fort Lewis. The couple married in Monterey in February 1940.9907
Family ID6738
MarriageFeb 1940, Monterey, CA9907

Other spouses: FRANK WISDOM ALLEN

(11) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.2.5 Anna Lothrop CUSHMAN 9908,558,1315, 7097
Birth9 Aug 1849, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts7206,558
Death1928, age: 78
ResidenceMA1315
FlagsGen #9
(Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman III and Sarah Thomas (Hedge). Probably never married. Recorded as Ann L Cushman in father’s probate dated 1872.9889
Marriage records says her father is named Joseph Cushman and mother is named Sarah.1315
SpouseJohn Ware PAGE9884,9893,1315 , 9680
Son of George and Rachael S.9909
Family ID4905
Marriage15 Sep 1881, New Bedford, Brisol Co. MA427

(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.3 MARY CUSHMAN 9910, 3939
Birth22 Apr 180993,9911
Birth Memoor Apr 22 1810
Death24 Dec 1882, age: 739911
BurialWard Cemetery, Lakeville, Plymouth Co. MA9911
ResidenceTaunton93
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman. Unmarried. Resides in Taunton. 7624 Grave located in the Ward family plot.9911 This from Mass death record for Mary Cushman. Record indicates she was married.5208

(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.4 DEBORAH CUSHMAN 9910, 3940
Birth5 Aug 18117624
Death1834, Somersworth, NH, age: 227624,7624
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman. Unmarried. Removed to Somersworth, NH. Had one child, Archibald, who died 1834 7624
SpouseJOHN SHARKLAND7624 , 5871
BirthScotland7624
A native of Scotland.9893
Family ID2795

(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.5 SARAH THOMAS CUSHMAN 9910,9912, 3941
Birth11 Dec 18139912
Death10 Jul 1874, Bridgewater, MA, age: 6098,5208
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman. Unmarried.
SpousePHILANDER LEACH9912 , 5872
Birth181398
Death1897, age: 8498
ResidenceBridgewater9912
He of Bridgewater 93 See notes for his wife, Sarah
Family ID2796
Marriage4 Jan 18419912

(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.6 NATHANIEL CUSHMAN 9910, 3943
Birth20 Aug 18169912
ResidencePawtucket9912
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Son of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman. Unmarried. Twin. Unmarried. Resides in Pawtucket. Aunt Sarah's youngest sister, our Cousin Anne Cushman, was a teacher and a beautiful character. She was a peacemaker and beloved of all. Her sister Hannah, and brother Nathaniel, were twins, named for their grandparents, Nathaniel and Hannah Thompson. Hannah only weighed one pound at birth and was never strong. Nathaniel, the neighborhood surveyor in Scotland, taught school in Kingston in early life and there met with a disappointment in love which embittered him. He never married and I have a vivid memory of his frequent passing by our home with set, sad face,

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looking neither to the right or left, his faithful dog, Tiger, his best friend, following close at his heel. His brother, Isaac, also lived unmarried in Scotland, a genial man whose handsome portrait hangs in the Braley home. The Cushmans were a handsome family, inheriting, I should say, the good looks of their ancestor, Pilgrim John Alden. Another brother, Leonidas, married and lived in Randolph and Bridgewater. He was an omnivorous reader, who read Shakespeare every day till the end of his life. Another brother, Joseph Cushman, Jr., married a Sarah. They lived at first in Plymouth, then moved west where they died. They had one son, William, also deceased, whose son, Freeman Cushman, and granddaughter, Elinor, live in California. Joseph and Sarah had four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary Allerton, Ellen, and Annie, of whom the youngest, Mrs. Annie L. Page, of Plymouth, is the only survivor, but Mary Allerton, who married a Mr. Adams, left one daughter, Alfreda Adams, who also lives in Plymouth.9913

(10) 1.1.4a.1.4b.5a.2a.1.4.7 HANNAH CUSHMAN 9910, 3944
Birth20 Aug 18169912
FlagsGen #8
(Joseph, Joseph, William, Ichabod, Isaac, Thomas, Robert). Daughter of Joseph Cushman and Sally (Thompson) Cushman. Unmarried. Twin. Unmarried.9912 Aunt Sarah's youngest sister, our Cousin Anne Cushman, was a teacher and a beautiful character. She was a peacemaker and beloved of all. Her sister Hannah, and brother Nathaniel, were twins, named for their grandparents, Nathaniel and Hannah Thompson. Hannah only weighed one pound at birth and was never strong. Nathaniel, the neighborhood surveyor in Scotland, taught school in Kingston in early life and there met with a disappointment in love which embittered him. He never married and I have a vivid memory of his frequent passing by our home with set, sad face,

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looking neither to the right or left, his faithful dog, Tiger, his best friend, following close at his heel. His brother, Isaac, also lived unmarried in Scotland, a genial man whose handsome portrait hangs in the Braley home. The Cushmans were a handsome family, inheriting, I should say, the good looks of their ancestor, Pilgrim John Alden. Another brother, Leonidas, married and lived in Randolph and Bridgewater. He was an omnivorous reader, who read Shakespeare every day till the end of his life. Another brother, Joseph Cushman, Jr., married a Sarah. They lived at first in Plymouth, then moved west where they died. They had one son, William, also deceased, whose son, Freeman Cushman, and granddaughter, Elinor, live in California. Joseph and Sarah had four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary Allerton, Ellen, and Annie, of whom the youngest, Mrs. Annie L. Page, of Plymouth, is the only survivor, but Mary Allerton, who married a Mr. Adams, left one daughter, Alfreda Adams, who also lives in Plymouth.9914

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