About Isaac Rushmore
Isaac Rushmore, born February 8/1733, died August 16/1779. He
lived in Oyster Bay. He married on April 18/1757, Sarah Titus,
born October 27/1735, died June 19/1775-6, daughter of Edmund and
Sarah (Titus) Titus. Isaac was a blacksmith with William Loines in
New York City. In 1765 he acknowledged at the Quaker Meeting,
enlisting, bearing arms and hiring a substitute. In 1776-7 he
freed his negro slaves Sambo and Micah.
3/1. Phebe Rushmore, born February 18/1758, died July 26/1843. she
married on October 2/1777, Silas Downing, born October 11/1747,
died April 16/1822, son of Benjamin and Phebe (Willis) Downing
of Hempstead, see subject 290, page 2. Silas was a Quaker
3/2. Mary Rushmore, born February 11/1760, died April 28/1837.
She married at Oyster Bay on February 10/l780, as his second
wife, Charles Frost, born February 18/1750, died March 9/1820,
son of William and Jemima Frost. Charles had married, 1st, in
1773, Esther Cock, born April 22/1756, daughter of William and
Dinah Cock, by whom he had one daughter Jemima, born February
24/1774, died July 28/1835, who married three times, 1st, Isaac
Titus, 2nd, Stephen Cock, and 3rd, Edward McDermott.
3/3. Stephen Rushmore, born May 1/1763, died November 10/1852 at
Wheatly, L.I. He married at Westbury, L.I., on February 7/1787,
Phebe Townsend, born November 23/1768, died 1866, aged 98
years, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Loines) Townsend, see
subject 616, page 4.
The Townsend Genealogy by Margaret Townsend has an account of
this remarkable Quaker woman at the age of 96.
3/4. Jane Rushmore, born April 12/1768. She married on January
Lewis Valentine of Oyster Bay, born April 22/1765, died March
2/1846, son of Charles and Mary (Frost) Valentine, see subject
290, page 3. After Jane's death, Lewis married, 2nd, on April
3/1802, Jane (Titus) Post, and had four children by her.