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Hosea Cushing

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Kimball-Whitney Cemetery , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Cushing and Mary C. Cushing
Husband of Helen Janet Cushing
Father of William Ellis Cushing; Hosea Philip Cushing; Samuel Roswell Cushing and Hosea Philip Cushing

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Hosea Cushing

"...Cushing, Hosea – (9th Ten) Born April 2, 1826, in Boston, Mass., to Phillip and Mary Cushing. He apprenticed to a carpenter at age 16 and stayed two years until hearing the missionaries preach. He was baptized February, 1844, in Boston and soon began serving a mission. He traveled to Nauvoo, arriving April 8, 1845, where he worked on the Nauvoo Temple. He joined the exodus on Feb. 15, 1846. In the spring of 1848, he and his bride, Helen Janet Murray, came to the Salt Lake Valley. He built a small cabin a block north of the temple grounds. He was called to take part in the 1853 Walker Indian War. During a skirmish, he and another man, whose name was Ging, were lost in the desert for three days without food or water. When Cushing was found, he was suffering badly, and never fully recovered. He died May 17, 1854, at age 28 in Salt Lake City..." SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

FROM: Find A Grave.com...................

Son of Philip A. Cushing and Mary C. Rundlett

Married Helen Jeanette Murray, 4 Feb 1847, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska

Children - William Ellis Cushing, Hosea Philip Cushing, Samuel Roswell Cushing

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 579

Hosea Cushing kept a journal for a short time after joining the Latter-day Saint Church. From its almost undecipherable pages comes this information concerning his part in the pioneer trek and arrival in the Valley:

"I, Hosea Cushing, son of Phillip and Mary Cushing was born in Boston, Massachusetts, April 2, 1826. I spent my infancy in Boston and then my family moved to Hingham, Massachusetts. In the year 1842, I was sent to Boston to serve as an apprentice in the carpenter trade, which apprenticeship was to last until I was twenty-one years old. I also learned the joiner and ship builder trade. Soon after I arrived in Boston I heard Elder J. Adams of the Church of Jesus Christ preach. I was much impressed and investigated this doctrine and found it to agree with the doctrine taught anciently. I believed it true. I was baptized in February, 1844, by Elder J. Adams ... On the 23rd of July 1844, I was ordained an Elder by Brigham Young and Lyman White at a conference in Boston.

"About a month later I went with Elder Lloyd to preach the Gospel at Hingham, where we were very successful. Having stayed there sometime, I was counseled by Brother Wilford Woodruff to come to the city of Nauvoo. I obeyed and arrived there April 8th, 1845, where I worked on the temple ... I continued to work on the temple until August 1st when I went to work on Brother Heber C. Kimball's home. On the 10th of January I received my endowments in the House of the Lord. Soon after I was adopted by Heber C. Kimball in the City of Joseph, Hancock county, Illinois.

"February 15, 1846, I crossed the Mississippi on the first part of my journey toward the west. I drove Heber C. Kimball's family."

According to the journal of Helen Janet Murray, Hosea became engaged to her before his journey across the plains with the original pioneer company. He returned to Winter Quarters that same season and they were married. In the spring of 1848, he brought his bride to the valley where he erected a small log house for her a block north of the temple grounds. Hosea, being a good carpenter, was kept busy during the early days.

During the time of the Walker War, Hosea and another man named Ging, were lost on the desert three days without food or water. When found he was in a serious condition. Every possible care was given him in the Kimball home but he never fully recovered from the effects of this terrible ordeal. He died in the early spring of 1854 at the age of twenty-nine years.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4, p. 698

Cushing, Hosea, one of the original pioneers of Utah, was born April 2, 1826, in Boston, Mass., a son of Philip and Mary Cushing. He arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley safely with the pioneer company, but died of consumption in Salt Lake City May 17, 1854.

Spouse:

 

Helen Janet Murray Taylor (1826 - 1901)


Children:

 

William Ellis Cushing (1848 - 1933)*


Hosea Philip Cushing (1850 - 1919)*

 

Samuel Roswell Cushing (1853 - 1938)*


Note: Information for this memorial was obtained from the 1900 register of the cemetery and from the families of those buried here.

Maintained by: S. M.Smith

Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 65732

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Birth: Apr. 2, 1826 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Death: May 17, 1854 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Son of Philip A. Cushing and Mary C. Rundlett

Married Helen Jeanette Murray, 4 Feb 1847, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska

Children -

  • William Ellis Cushing,
  • Hosea Philip Cushing,
  • Samuel Roswell Cushing

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 579

Hosea Cushing kept a journal for a short time after joining the Latter-day Saint Church. From its almost undecipherable pages comes this information concerning his part in the pioneer trek and arrival in the Valley:

"I, Hosea Cushing, son of Phillip and Mary Cushing was born in Boston, Massachusetts, April 2, 1826. I spent my infancy in Boston and then my family moved to Hingham, Massachusetts. In the year 1842 I was sent to Boston to serve as an apprentice in the carpenter trade, which apprenticeship was to last until I was twenty-one years old. I also learned the joiner and ship builder trade. Soon after I arrived in Boston I heard Elder J. Adams of the Church of Jesus Christ preach. I was much impressed and investigated this doctrine and found it to agree with the doctrine taught anciently. I believed it true. I was baptized in February 1844 by Elder J. Adams ... On the 23rd of July 1844 I was ordained an Elder by Brigham Young and Lyman White at a conference in Boston.

"About a month later I went with Elder Lloyd to preach the Gospel at Hingham, where we were very successful. Having stayed there sometime I was counseled by Brother Wilford Woodruff to come to the city of Nauvoo. I obeyed and arrived there April 8th, 1845 where I worked on the temple ... I continued to work on the temple until August 1st when I went to work on Brother Heber C. Kimball's home. On the 10th of January I received my endowments in the House of the Lord. Soon after I was adopted by Heber C. Kimball in the City of Joseph, Hancock county, Illinois.

"February 15, 1846 I crossed the Mississippi on the first part of my journey toward the west. I drove Heber C. Kimball's family."

According to the journal of Helen Janet Murray, Hosea became engaged to her before his journey across the plains with the original pioneer company. He returned to Winter Quarters that same season and they were married. In the spring of 1848 he brought his bride to the valley where he erected a small log house for her a block north of the temple grounds. Hosea, being a good carpenter, was kept busy during the early days.

During the time of the Walker War, Hosea and another man named Ging, were lost on the desert three days without food or water. When found he was in a serious condition. Every possible care was given him in the Kimball home but he never fully recovered from the effects of this terrible ordeal. He died in the early spring of 1855 at the age of twenty-nine years.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4, p. 698

Cushing, Hosea, one of the original pioneers of Utah, was born April 2, 1826, in Boston, Mass., a son of Philip and Mary Cushing. He arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley safely with the pioneer company, but died of consumption in Salt Lake City May 17, 1854.


Family links:

Spouse:
  • Helen Janet Murray Taylor (1826 - 1901)
Children:
  • William Ellis Cushing (1848 - 1933)*
  • Hosea Philip Cushing (1850 - 1919)*
  • Samuel Roswell Cushing (1853 - 1938)*

Note: Information for this memorial was obtained from the 1900 register of the cemetery and from the families of those buried here.


Burial: Kimball-Whitney Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

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Hosea Cushing's Timeline

1826
April 2, 1826
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1847
February 4, 1847
Age 20
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
1848
December 5, 1848
Age 22
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Usa
1850
August 26, 1850
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
August 26, 1850
Age 24
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1853
May 15, 1853
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1854
May 17, 1854
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA