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Reuben Bushnell

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Colony
Death: July 24, 1802 (61)
Westbrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Westbrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ebenezer Bushnell and Dorothy Bushnell
Husband of Martha Bushnell
Brother of Dorothy Bushnell; Joseph Bushnell; Hepsibah Bushnell; Esther Bushnell and Ebenezer Bushnell

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About Reuben Bushnell

Defender of Fort Griswold

Reuben Bushnell was a soldier in the Rev. War, 1781-1783, and received a bounty of £30 from the town of Saybrook for his service (R-48). He was captured by the British during Arnold's attack on New London, 6 Sept. 1781, and carried off as a prisoner. On 17 Nov. 1771, they owned the covenant in the 3rd Cong. Church at Westbrook, Conn. (R-33). In the dist. of his est. in 1803, there is mentioned, sons Reuben , Stephen, Calvin and Elirda, and daus. Clara, Marta, and Maria. His family in 1790 as shown by the census was 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 4 females.

Find A Grave record

134. Reuben, b. abt. 1743, d. Westbrook, Conn. 24 July 1802, (R-47) m. abt. 1770, Martha Jones, b. abt. 1744, d. Westbrook, Conn. 11 Sept. 1802, dau. of Daniel Jones.

Children, 8:

286. i. Clarissa, bapt. 17 Nov. 1771, m. 9 Jan. 1800, John Chapman, b. abt. 1766, son of Phineas and Mary (Hillier) Chapman. They removed to Sullivan, N.Y. abt. 1832, and resided near her brother Reuben on a farm known as the Lot Wood place. She joined the lst Cong. ch. there on 6 July 1832, and after the death of her husband, removed to Lakeport, N.Y. Children, 8...

287*. ii. Reuben, b. 2 May 1773,

288. iii. infant, bapt. and d. 22 Oct. 1775,

289. iv. Martha, bapt. 20 July 1777,

290*. v. Stephen, b. abt. 1779,

291*. vi. Calvin, b. 29 Apr. 1781,

292. vii. Martia, bapt. 18 Mar. 1783,

293*. viii. Elirda, b. 26 May 1787.

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

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Reuben Bushnell's Timeline

February 2, 1741
Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut Colony
July 24, 1802
Age 61
Westbrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Westbrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States