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Thomas Charles Cushman, IV

Birthplace: Lebanon, New London, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
Death: June 13, 1768 (63)
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, British Colonial lAmerica
Place of Burial: Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Cushman, III and Sarah Cushman
Husband of Mary Cushman; Mary Cushman and Susannah Cushman
Father of Oliver Cushman; Sybil Cushman; Rhoda Cushman; Mercy Cushman; Mary Cushman and 3 others
Brother of Eleazer Cushman; William Cushman; Zibiah Cooke; Ruth Hunt and Lydia Cushman

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About Thomas Charles Cushman, IV

Descendant of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland

Also a descendent Mary Allerton Cushman, daughter of Isaac and Mary Norris Allerton, all passengers on the Mayflower in 1620. Mary Allerton later married Reverend Thomas Cushman who arrived in Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621

IMPORTANT: burial in this cemetery is presumed, not proven.
b. ~1705, (probably) Lebanon, New London Co., CT. d. ????, after 1752.
m1.????, Mary Harvey, b.~1707, d.???? m2.17-Jun-1764, Susannah Johnson, b.????. d.????
CHILDREN (of Thomas and Mary): i. OLIVER CUSHMAN, b. 24 Nov 1729, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut ii. SYBIL CUSHMAN, b. 7 Apr 1732, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut iii. RHODA CUSHMAN, b. 4 Feb 1734, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut. iv. MERCY CUSHMAN, b. 23 Oct 1735, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut v. MARY CUSHMAN, b. 16 May 1737, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut vi. THOMAS CUSHMAN, b. 19 Dec 1739, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut. vii. SARAH CUSHMAN, b. 6 Nov 1743, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut; m. DAVID JENNINGS, 27 Dec 1763, New Providence, Union County, New Jersey viii. ISAAC CUSHMAN, b. 16 Jul 1752, New Providence, Union County, New Jersey.

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Sourced information about this Thomas Cushman is summarized in several publications. The earliest is: "A Grandson of Elder Thomas Cushman and Some of His Descendants", NEHGR Vol 72, 1918, p14. (Contact manager for others.)

A compilation of the information from these publications includes:

Thomas Cushman (Thomas, Thomas, Elder Thomas, Robert) was born probably born at Lebanon, Connecticut about 1705, and died after 1768, last known residence New Providence, New Jersey. He married about 1728/29, Mary ___, and secondly at New Providence, New Jersey, 17th June, 1764, Susannah Johnson, married by Rev. Jonathon Elmer of the New Providence Presbyterian Church. He had removed from Lebanon to Elizabeth, New Jersey prior 1752 when his youngest child was born there.

The first seven children by his first wife were born at Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut (Barbour, p. 49), and baptized at Lebanon First Church (Records at Connecticut State Library). The last child, Isaac, was born at New Providence.

  1. Oliver Cushman, born 24 November 1729, baptized 11 February 1730
  2. Sybil Cushman, born 7 April 1732, baptized 23 April 1732
  3. Rhoda Cushman, born 4 February 1733-4, baptized 24 March 1734
  4. Mercy Cushman, born 23 October 1734, baptized 6 January 1736
  5. Mary Cushman, born 16 May, 1737, baptized 19 June 1737
  6. Thomas Cushman, born 19 December, 1739, baptized 9 March 1740
  7. Sarah Cushman, born 6 November 1743 [baptism not yet found in New London records]
  8. Isaac Cushman, born 16 July 1752 in Elizabeth, New Jersey

(There may also have been a child, Solomon Cushman, whose birth was not listed in town records, but presumed by one researcher because he was baptized with Rhoda, 24 March 1734 at Lebanon.)

Thomas Cushman was a constable at Elizabethtown "46/52" (Genealogical Mag of New Jersey 28:48 & 96)

Thomas Cushman was the administrator of his son Oliver's estate. The administrator's bond was 19 June 1759, and inventory of the estate of Oliver Cushman "of the borough of Elizabeth and Co. of Essex and Province of Eastern New Jersey Carpenter," was dated 15 Aug. 1759, (Essex Wills of New Jersey, vol 1757-1759, p 2623-2626)

Elizabeth Town and New Providence are about 16 miles apart. It is therefore likely that Thomas moved to New Providence before his 1764 marriage there.

Thomas Cushman was included in a list of members of the Presbyterian Church at New Providence as of 5 Jan 1768. (Records of Paster Jonathan Elmer, 1763 - 1793, The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol 19, p. 94.)

The Rev. Jonathon Elmer kept detailed records of deaths, and Thomas Cushman is not included in his list, indicating he may have moved away. I have included him as buried in the churchyard at new Providence because that is the last known town where he lived, and he was a member of this church. There is no other known evidence that he is buried here.

No will or probate for Thomas Cushman has been found in Essex [now Union] County, New Jersey.


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Thomas Charles Cushman, IV's Timeline

February 14, 1705
Lebanon, New London, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
November 24, 1729
Lebanon Twp, New London, CT
April 7, 1732
Lebanon Twp, New London, CT
February 4, 1733
Lebanon Twp, New London, CT
October 23, 1735
Lebanon Twp, New London, CT
May 16, 1737
Lebanon Twp, New London, CT
December 19, 1739
Lebanon Twp., New London, New London County, Connecticut, British Colonial America
November 6, 1743
Lebanon, New London, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
July 16, 1752
Lebanon Twp, New London, CT