Ebenezer Bushnell (1745 - 1813)

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Birthplace: Westbrook, CT, USA
Death: Died
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  • 135. Ebenezer, b. Westbrook, Conn. abt. 1745, d. 23 Nov. 1813 (R-33) of lockjaw

m. Killingworth (now Clinton), Conn. 10 Feb. 1774, Sarah Carter (R-10) or Cotter, b. 29 Mar. 1750,

d. 6 Feb. 1826, dau. of John and Sarah Carter.

Ebenezer Bushnell and his wife were members of the 3rd. Cong. Church at Westbrook, Conn. he of date 6 Nov. 1774, and she 17 May 1795. He enlisted on the first call for service in the Rev. War on 9 May 1775, in the 6th Continental Regt. 9th Co. under Col. Samuel Parsons, John Ely, Capt., and was discharged at the end of the enlistment period 18 Dec. 1775 (R-45). On 5 Sept. 1777 an order was addressed to Col. Davenport to draw on the pay roll tables for 18s. in favor of Ebenezer Bushnell "for sundry short journies on public service." On 5 June 1780, he, with Ira Bushnell, signed a recommendation for a permit for Lt. William Havens to return to Long Island, N.Y. with his family (R-50). In 1790 there were in his family, 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, and 3 females. He d. of lockjaw at the age of 67, and the dist. of his est. (R-22) dated 1816, mentions Sally Doane, Azubah Towner, and Zina, Ebenezer and Jabez Bushnell. The dist. of her est. dated 1826 mentions the same children.

Children, 8, (R-33-47):

294. i. Sally, b. abt. 1774, bapt. 6 Nov. 1774, d. 29 Apr. 1819, m. abt. 1795, Edmund Doane, b. Saybrook, Conn. 1769, d. there, 20 July 1862, son of Prince and Deborah (Pratt) Doane. Children, 11...

295. ii. Dolly, b. 1776, bapt. 15 Dec. 1776, d. 25 Aug. 1814, unmarried,

296. iii. Ebenezer, b. 1778, bapt. 31 Jan. 1779, d. 1 Oct. 1784,

297*. iv. Zina, b. 25 Aug. 1781,

298. v. Azubah, b. 4 Apr. 1784, d. 7 Jan. 1844, m. 19 Dec. 1804, Abraham Towner, Jr. b. 2 June 1776, d. 1 Mar. 1842, son of Abraham and Sibyl (219) (Bushnell) Towner. Children, 4, all b. Westbrook, Conn...

299*. vi. Ebenezer, b. 13 July 1786,

300*. vii. Jabez, bapt. 21 Nov. 1790,

301. viii. Sarah, bapt. 16 Sept. 1798.

-- From the Bushnell Family Genealogy compiled by George Eleazer Bushnell, revised and maintained by Irving E. Bushnell Jr. at http://www.bushnellfam.com

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Ebenezer Bushnell's Timeline

1745
1745
Westbrook, CT, USA
1774
1774
Age 29
1774
Age 29
Clinton, CT, USA
1776
1776
Age 31
1778
1778
Age 33
1781
August 25, 1781
Age 36
CT, USA
1784
April 4, 1784
Age 39
1790
1790
Age 45
1798
1798
Age 53
1813
November 23, 1813
Age 68