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Joseph Bushnell

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Death: August 25, 1790 (56)
Essex, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Ebenezer Bushnell and Dorothy Bushnell
Brother of Dorothy Bushnell; Hepsibah Bushnell; Esther Bushnell; Reuben Bushnell and Ebenezer Bushnell

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About Joseph Bushnell

  • 131. Joseph, b. Saybrook, Conn. 7 Sept. 1733, (R-3), bapt. Westbrook Conn. 3 Nov. 1734 (R-33), d. Essex, Conn. 25 Aug. 1790 (R-21)

m. abt. 1764, Sarah Pratt, b. 6 May 1734, d. Essex, Conn. 8 Feb. 1823 (R-44), dau. of Isaac Pratt.

Joseph Bushnell by the 1790 census had a family of 2 males over 16 and 3 females, both were interred in River View Cemetery Essex, Conn. and their headstones are still standing. The dist. of the est. of his wid. Sarah, mentions their children as Joseph, Titus, Esther, Hepzibah Bushnell, and Abigail Brainard, dau. and heir of Abijah Brainard (R-44).

Children, 5:

281*. i. Titus, b. 19 June 1763,

282*. ii. Joseph, b. 24 Feb. 1764,

283. iii. Esther, b. 4 July 1766, d. 2 Dec. 1848, prob. unm. In a letter to her brother Titus, the writer mentions that she was suffering from consumption and that she had been very bad about 1795 but the writer was perhaps mistaken in his diagnosis as she was mentioned in the dist. of her mother's est. in 1823.

284. iv. Abigail, b. Feb. 1768, d. bef. 1823, m. Abijah Brainard, Jr. (R-45). Children, 1: 284. i. Abigail Brainard, perhaps others,

285. v. Hepzibah, b. 9 May 1776, d. 5 Apr. 1867, unm. (R-44).

-- From the Bushnell Family Genealogy compiled by George Eleazer Bushnell, revised and maintained by Irving E. Bushnell Jr. at

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Joseph Bushnell's Timeline

September 7, 1733
Old Saybrook, CT, USA
November 3, 1734
Age 1
Westbrook, CT, USA
August 25, 1790
Age 56
Essex, CT, USA