Is your surname Cushing?

Research the Cushing family

Barker Cushing's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Related Projects

Barker Cushing

Birthdate: (19)
Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Death: September 15, 1776 (19)
Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, United States (Died "in the Continental Service for the defense of his country")
Immediate Family:

Son of John Cushing, IV and Deborah Cushing (Barker)
Brother of Deacon Francis Cushing; Col. John Cushing, V; Deborah Cushing; Robert Cushing; Mary Whitridge and 6 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Barker Cushing

This passage from the English Wikipedia page on Fort Ticonderoga provides some hint about his possible cause of death on 15 September 1776:

In May 1776, British troops began to arrive at Quebec City, where they broke the Continental Army's siege.[44] The British chased the American forces back to Ticonderoga in June, and, after several months of shipbuilding, moved down Lake Champlain under Guy Carleton in October. The British destroyed a small fleet of American gunboats in the Battle of Valcour Island in mid-October, but snow was already falling, so the British retreated to winter quarters in Quebec. About 1,700 troops from the Continental Army, under the command of Colonel Anthony Wayne, wintered at Ticonderoga.[43][45] The British offensive resumed the next year in the Saratoga campaign under General John Burgoyne.[46]

Saratoga campaign

During the summer of 1776, the Americans, under the direction of General Schuyler, and later under General Horatio Gates, added substantial defensive works to the area. Mount Independence, which is almost completely surrounded by water, was fortified with trenches near the water, a horseshoe battery part way up the side, a citadel at the summit, and redoubts armed with cannons surrounding the summit area. These defenses were linked to Ticonderoga with a pontoon bridge that was protected by land batteries on both sides. The works on Mount Hope, the heights above the site of Montcalm's victory, were improved to include a star-shaped fort. Mount Defiance remained unfortified.[47]


44. ^ Smith, Justin H (1907). Our Struggle for the Fourteenth Colony: Canada, and the American Revolution, Volume 2. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. OCLC 259236., p. 316

45. ^ Hamilton, Edward (1964). Fort Ticonderoga, Key to a Continent. Boston: Little, Brown. OCLC 965281, p. 165

46. ^ Lonergan, Carroll Vincent (1959). Ticonderoga, Historic Portage. Ticonderoga, New York: Fort Mount Hope Society Press. OCLC 2000876, p. 101

47. ^ Lonergan (1959), pp. 97–99

view all

Barker Cushing's Timeline

March 23, 1757
Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
September 15, 1776
Age 19
Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, United States