Martin Benjamin Bushman
|Birthplace:||Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death:||Died in Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA|
|Cause of death:||Cerebral Hemorrhage and Advanced Age|
|Place of Burial:||Plot: 24-2-1, Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA|
Son of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Bushman
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Bushman, Martin Benjamin (1841-1927) "...I was ten years old when we came to utah[.] I assisted in taken care of the <baby> and <helped> my mother in getting <our> meals. that journey of one thousand miles was very tiresome[.] we was about four month on the road[.] we stayed one week in salt lake City then we came to Lehi.."
SOURCE: Bushman, Martin Benjamin, Autobiographical sketch, 1925, . Retrieved form http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/source/1,18016,4976-19698,00.html
From Another Source: Sharing our Links to the Past by Wally and Frances Gray
Martin Benjamin Bushman, 1841-1927
This is a copy of the edited diary of John Bushman, which was copied by himself from the original diaries into a large journal during the later years of his life. The book from which this typewritten copy was made is of the ledger type about 8 x 11 inches in size. The writing was entirely in ink. The latter part of the journal which records the death, etc. was in other handwritings. The original from which this copy was made is now in the hands of members of the John Bushman Association, of which Fred Bushman of Salt Lake City, Utah was the Chairman. Now in Church Historian’s Office.
Copied by the Brigham Young University Library 1935
This bound manuscript is kept in the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections. This Life Sketch was found at the end of John Bushman’s journal entries and was retyped here by Ann Laemmlen Lewis, September 2005.
News paper clipping: “Oldest man in Lehi Host on 86th birthday. Lehi, Feb. 8.– Martin B. Bushman, Pioneer and oldest resident of Lehi, was called upon by over 100 friends Saturday, his eighty-sixth birthday. He was born in Bath Township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, Feb. 5, 1841, and came to Utah in 1851, settling in Lehi where he has since resided.
Open reception was held at the Bushman home during the afternoon and evening. Some of the visitors brought musical instruments and entertained their aged host. The old folks’ committee presented Mr. Bushman with flowers and fruit. During the evening, the children and grandchildren of the family were special guests.”
Martin Benjamin Bushman was born February 5, 1841. He was the son of Martin Bushman who was born April 1, 1802, in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. His mother Elizabeth Degen (Bushman) was born the same year in Holstine, Basel, Switzerland. She came to America when she was fourteen years old. She came to Lancaster. It was there that Martin Bushman became acquainted with Martha Worlton. They were married on 20th of March 1827, at his home in Lancaster. They had ten children born to them, six boys and four girls. I was the seventh child. About the time I was born they joined the Mormon church.
The persecution became so great on that account, by their relatives, that they had to move away from their relatives and former friends. They sold out at a great sacrafise and went to Nauvoo Illinoise to join with the saints there. Their Journey there was about one thousand miles. It took many months with horse teem. It was on that journey that I spent part of the first year of my life no dout it was very hard on a baby. But that has been my lot all my life to have the ruff side of life. My parents started to make a home there and they were happy to be with the Saints and see the Prophet Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum. It was there that I had the privlage of seeing them and sitting on their laps. They helped to build that Temple. I also had the privlage of going into that most sacret house and while living there that their beloved Prophet was killed. It almost kill them to look upon their deathly faces of them that they loved so deerly. But they was not satisfied with their death they had to drive the saints from their beautiful city and Temple and it was going through Iowa that my parrents suffered ontold hardships, in the winter of 1846. They burried two of their children on that journey. I well remember of seeing one of them layed in the grave with out a coffen and seeing the dirt throwen on them and we never see that spot again where they were layed.
They went to Council Bluffs in western Iowa they lived there for four years to get an outfit to come to utah. My Father and older brother went to another state to get work to get some thing for us to eat and clothes us. Then I had to get the wood and chop it for to burn also had to feed the cattle. I also had to grind corn on a coffe mill for us to eat I also made traps to ceth quails for help out our meals. It was there that I was paptised also received a Patarcal blessing. At the end of four years we was ready to come to Utah our outfit was one wagon four oxen and four cows and provision for four months on the way we see many buffalows and killed some for meet to eat that helped us in our living. We saw thousands of indians on that journey of one thousand miles but they did not molest us which we were thankful for.
We stayed one week in Salt Lake City then came thirty miles south to Lehi, then called Dry Creek. I was then ten years old for the next ten years of my life I stayed with parents helped them build houses make corrals and sheds and make fences plow the ground harvest the crops. Also hearded the cows many times bare footed and did many other things in building up a new country. Many times we were short of clothes and food but we made the best of our lot and were not annoyed by our enemies. Then at the age twenty I started out to make some thing for myself. But just as I was making plans what to do I was called on a mission to drive a one team to the Missouri river and return to fetch some of the saints to Utah that had no teams of their own. That journey took five months.
There was sixty wagons in the Company with four yoke to the wagon. That made four hundred and eighty head of oxen. They were driven into a corral made by the wagons. Each teamster had to go into that corral and hunt up his own oxen yoke them up and hitch them up to his wagon. Twice each day he had to do that three hundred times in the journey, there and back which was no small job. Then they had to make their fires and cook their food. There was ten to twelve emigrants to each wagon. The teamsters walked the entire journey on the return journey so the women and children could ride. They did all this without pay.
The next three years of my life I worked very hard and was very saving so if I wanted to get married I would have some thing to live on. The Lord blessed me with means and a good young lady that was willing to share life journey with me. It came around in this way. Isaac Goodwin like my parrents joined the Mormon church. He was willing to leave home and friends and gather with the saints. With that in mind he and his family embarked with a company of saints to go around South America to California. They were six months on the water his wife died on the ocean and was burried on a small island. When they got to San Francisco they moved from there to San Bernardino where some later-day saints lived. in 1857 the Mormons there moved to utah. He stayed one year at Saint George then the family moved to Lehi. It was there that I first got acquainted with his daughter. After keeping company with her for about one year she accepted my offer of marriage.
March 21, 1863, we went to the house of the Lord and received our blessing and was married by President Brigham Young. Her name was Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin. After living with her parents one week we moved to our own home. It was primative one but it was our own. I had got a new stove and some furniture. She furnished the bed and so we got along very nicely together. After living there for one year I got a city lot and built a better home. We had a daughter born to us in our new home. She only lived sixteen days and died wich gave us sorrow but we tried to make the best of it.
One year later we had twins born to us a boy and a girl. They both lived to have families. She had seven more children ten in all, two boys and eight girls. She had two pair of twins. She was a very kind and helpful wife to me in my care for the family and religous duties. Four years after our marriage I married a plural wife. She gave her full consent to it. She was all ways willing to share her husband's time and effection with her and was kind to her children. The two famlies lived in peace together for forty years. she died the ninth of Dec. 1906 aged 63 years. Sister Rebeca Stanging the President of the relief society was one of the speakers at the funeral. She spoke well of her and said she was a faithful wife, a kind mother and good to the poor, and I can say she was dear to me.
Now I wish to say something about my plural wife Martha Worlton. She was born Sep. 14. 1849 in Bath, Somerset, England. Her parents joind the Mormon church for the love they had for the Gospel they taught. They like others left their home and friends and gathered with the saints in Utah. They lived in Salt Lake then in Uinta then moved to Spanish Fork and afterward to Lehi City. It was there that I became acquainted with their daughter Martha. Being in her company one evening I was impressed to ask her if she would marry as a plural wife as that principal was pracitced by the saints then. Her anser was that she would if her parents would give their consent. Afterwards, when I come to think about it, how in the world could I take care of two wives, for I was poor and had only been married four years, so then I thought I had better ask the Lord in prayer about it.
I said to him if it was his will that should go into that principal I should marry her that I should be directed by him to do so. After that I was impressed to go ahead and it would be attended with Blessing and not cursing. I then got the consent of my wife, then of her parents, then got a recommendation from the Bishop of the ward to go in to that order of marriage. Then I had to take that recommendation to President Brigham Young for his signature. Then took her to the house of the Lord and was sealed to her by Wilford Woodruff, March 2,1867.
It is now nearly sixty years since and I can truthfully say that I have been blessed. I have been blessed with means to provide homes for my wives and food and clothing for my famlies and school my children and have always had enough besides to pay tithing and some left to give to preaching Gospel to the nation. Twenty years after I had married my plural wife and she had nine children, United States deputy's came to my home at midnight and served papers on me for having two wives and on my wives as witnesses. Then I had to appear in court so to save them from going into court I plead guilty. Then when we were to be sentenced that day there was eight to be sentenced for that purpose for having more than one wife. The judge gave the sentence. [See Martin Benjamin in Prison below.]
Where there was no young babies he gave lite sentance but where there was any young babies he made the penalty much more. He seams to object to babies being born. When he came to my case he asked the prosecuting attorney whether there were any. He said no, then only three months for me. On the March 23, 1889 I, with ten other co-habitators and two murderers, and a horse thief was marched down Provo streets by two marshals to the Denver depot and put into a smoking car. While going to Salt Lake City the marshal told all sorts of smuty yarns about the Mormon men to aggravate us and the rough men in the car laughed. When we got to the city we were put into a wagon without seats and taken to the Penitentiary. When we got there we were taken into a room and our pedigree was taken, the color of our eyes and hair, our height and how long we had to stay there. Then we were taken though the pearly gates to stay for months or years.
There was a sensation that was sad when we passed through that the strongest heart felt. After you get within those walls that were twenty feet high you never see a green thing that is growing. You have no say in what you eat or where. You have no say in the food you eat, all have the same. You have some good light bread, a potato a peace of good meat with gravy on it, a dish of mush without sugar or milk, a tin cup ful of strong coffee minus milk or sugar. Your dish is a tin plate and spoon. You are not allowed a nife or fork. You have to use your teeth to pull your meat to peases. You have no say in regard to your clothes. All have to put on is the striped suit of gray and white stripes. You must be shaved clean and your hair cut short. You have to go to your cell at the tapping of the bell.
The cell is a room five by seven by six feet high made of steel plates with latice work of iron bars. There are one hundred and twenty of these cells in a large brick building. There was about one hundred of the brethren there when I was there. They where hunted up by deputy marshals from all parts of the state from Saint George in south to Cache Valley in north. Many of them had grown gray in the service of the Lord. There was some of the twelve apostles, also president stake and of seventies and Bishops. I might name one, Bishop Maughan of from Cache Valley, as good a soul as ever lived. He got the warden to let him take some of the brethren outside to work in the garden for a change and to give them exercise. He also got the privilege of holding a Sunday school Sunday forenoon in the dining room. It was very interesting to the prisoner. They used the Bible for a text book. Apostle Lyman was very kind to us. We would worry some times about our famlies thinking that they might be suffering for want of the necessities of life, but he would tell us not worry that they would be provided for.
There was in the prison at that time about one hundred criminals of every sort from murderers down to every kind you could think of. We had to be with them every day but we spoke to them kindly and treated them with respect. Our example had a good effect on them so they was ashamed to use obscene and vulgar lanwage in our presents. My age at that time was 48 years my experience there was a benefit to me.
It will be to your interest to relate to you my visit to my birth place in 1902. Me and my two brothers went to Lancaster City Pennsylvania. Our relatives there on my father's side and on my mother's side treated us kindly. We moved away from there more than fifty years before. We visited Chicago and Philadelphia, also New York and numbers of other large cities and places of interest. I greatly enjoyed the journey as I had never traveled much.
Now as to how I made a living for my self and famlies it has been mostly what I raised on the farm. In my early life I got some land so what I did raise would be my own. I also was interested in the thrashing machine for many years wich made quite an increase. I was very handy with tools so I could put my hand to doing most anything and by using my means to the best advantage and wives being good managers, we always had some thing to live on and could school our children. Another great help has been to keep out of debt. Now as to my religion I believe there is a God and that he can hear and answer prayers, so I have sought his help in daily labor and with wisdom to direct me in having good health to care for my family.
I have tried to attend all meetings where I could gain knowage. It has been a great help to me to listen to President Young's council and the other Presidents. I have tried to carry them out for in doing so there is safety. As to the priesthood I have set at the door, also I swept and kept fire in the house of worship, and acted as teacher for many years. I have also acted as a priest in visiting the home, teaching them the Gospel of life and salvation. I was a member of the 68 quorum of seventies for 30 years, one of the Presidents a part of that time. I served as a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. I never fill a foreign mission but I have given hundreds of dollars to those that have gone. I am now 86 years old.
Dear Emerett I have writen these few incidents of my life according to your request. They may not be in good style, but you must excuse it for I never had any school education but there is some thing written that is worth keeping for future generation. If any of your brothers or sisters that would like a copy of it they can get it from you for I have none
A place to sleep Good food to eat No cause to weep. It hard to beat My state of joy. A few good chums. A loving wife Each new day comes To bring my life A load of Joy Good books to read. A glowing hearth But though I need, Things of this earth I still have joy. A thankful heart. A word of praise I’ll play my part. Though all my days To scatter joy. When cold I lie. Wrapped in a shroud Let some one cry. With force aloud He taught us Joy.
Written by Martin Benjamin Bushman
2. Andrew Jensen (Martin in Prison) (Church Chronology, March 23, 1889)
In the First District Court, at Provo, the following named brethren were sentenced by Judge Judd for breaking the Edmunds law: Joseph Clark, of Provo, to three years and six months' imprisonment; Michal Vaughan, of Lehi, to nine months; Niels Aagaard, of Levan, to 50 days; Martin Bushman, of Lehi, to 90 days; William Gurney, of Lehi, to 85 days; Mons Andersen, of Lehi, to 12 months; Isaac W. Fox, of Lehi, to 35 days; William Ball of Lehi, to 85 days; John Jacobs to 10 months; Stephen Mott, of American Fork, to 75 days; John W. Gardner to 125 days, and John Hart, of Lehi, to 18 months.
Andrew Jenson, Church Chronology, June 5, 1889 (Wednesday), Stephen Mott, of American Fork, and Martin Bushman were discharged from the Penitentiary.
3. Obituary: (This was found in the Book of Remembrance belonging to Wayne Bushman.)
Funeral Services for Martin Bushman held Thursday afternoon in the high school auditorium with councilor Joseph Anderson of the Fifth Ward in charge. A quartet composed of Mrs. Beach, Alta Bateman, Abraham Anderson, and Clinton Harris sang the opening sone entitled “When first the glorious light of truth burst forth,” invocation was then offered by Bishop S. I. Goodwin, followed by a quartet. The prayer was then offered by Bishop S. I. Goodwin, followed by a quartet, “The Prayer Perfect,” rendered by Mrs. Lula Anderson, Mrs. Rula Dorton, Mrs. Leota Peterson and Mrs. Melba Felt. A vocal solo “Come, Come, Ye Saints” was rendered by Mrs. Margaret Kirkham. Mr. Isaac Fox sang “Providence is over All.” A Sketch of Mr. Bushman’s life from his own writings was read by Junice Banks. The speakers were: A. B. Anderson, Mrs. James H. Gardner, President A. J. Evans. Benediction was pronounced by Joseph Kirkham. The grave in the City Cemetery was dedicated by his son, Patriarch Eugene Bushman of Canada (son of Martin Benjamin and Martha Worlton).
4. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia Vol. 1, p.507)
Bushman, Martin B., a prominent Elder in Lehi, Utah county, is the seventh child of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman, and was born Feb. 5, 1841, in Bart township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His parents were members of the Church when he was born. When he was one year old, his parents moved to Nauvoo, Ill., where he became acquainted with Joseph and Hyrum Smith and had the privilege of hearing these men of God preach, and he often sat upon their knees; and although he was but three years old, when he saw them last, so impressive was their personality upon his mind that he distinctly remembers them today, after the elapse of nearly sixty years.
He went into the Nauvoo Temple in 1846 with his mother, and remembers vividly what he saw. During the great exodus from Nauvoo in 1846, two of his sisters died. He was baptized May 5, 1849, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1850 he received a patriarchal blessing, in which he was promised many glorious things, and he bears testimony that they have all been fulfilled to the very letter. He came to Utah in 1851, and in 1861 he was called on a short mission to go as a teamster to the Missouri river after poor immigrants.
At the age of 22 years he married Lucinda L. Goodwin, and later (March 21, 1867), he married Martha Worlton, as a plural wife. He suffered imprisonment for the practice of this principle in 1889, but he says he knows it is a divine principle. He is the father of 20 children, all of whom he is proud of. March 21. 1863, he was ordained an Elder. He was ordained a Seventy Jan. 2, 1868, and on Nov. 10, 1889, he was set apart as a president in the 68th quorum of Seventy. For 24 years he served as a Sabbath school teacher in the Lehi Ward, and has also been otherwise active in Ward affairs. He has done much work for his departed relatives in the Temple, and his greatest desire is to see the Kingdom of God spread upon the earth. In civil life he has held several positions in the city government.
5. History of Lehi:
History of Lehi, Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee, Written by Hamilton Gardner. The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913, pp. 232-233:
Martin Benjamin Bushman, the son of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman, was born Feb. 5, 1841, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The first noted event of his life was the journey of over one thousand miles by team from Pennsylvania to Illinois, taken by his parents when he was fifteen months old.
Ofttimes the ground was his bed while his mother cooked their scanty meals. His next journey was through Iowa in the winter of 1843, when two of his sisters died for want of food and shelter. They stayed at Council Bluffs for three years to get an outfit to come to Utah. Here at the age of eight, he took care of the team and chopped wood for the family, so his father and elder brother could go off to work to get something for them to eat and wear. Then came their journey to Utah is 1851 which took four months of arduous toil.
Following this was their struggle in Lehi to make a home, fence land, make water ditches, plow the land, build houses, stand guard against the Indians, and many other labors and hardships they had to endure. At the age of twenty he returned to Florence, driving an ox team. The journey took five months, covered two thousand miles, and was to bring the poor Saints, who had no teams, to Utah.
He has now lived in Lehi sixty-two years and helped in all its growth and development from a barren waste to a thriving city; he has taken part in making roads, building bridges, making canals, building school houses, and houses for worship. He has held offices in state and church and has traveled in the United States and Canada.
He has taken great interest in the threshing of grain; his first experience in Utah was pounding it out with a fail, cleaning it in the wind. Then he was interested in the threshing machines. He has owned in part and helped to run every thing from the most primitive machine of early days to the latest improved steam thresher.
His main occupation has been farming and he has taken pride in tilling the soil. The present season, at the age of seventy-two, he has done most all the work on ten acres of land and raised two hundred and forty bushels of wheat, four hundred bushels of potatoes, eighty tons of sugar beets, and some hay.
He is the father of twenty children and has schooled and provided for them and their mothers. He has been exposed much, in camping out, with cold and has likewise been short of food and clothing in early days, yet for all this he is healthy in his old age and can read and write without glasses. He helped compile this little book, the History of Lehi.
6. Newbern L. Butt pp.100-101
The Bushman Family History
Martin Benjamin Bushman was born 5 February 1841, Bart, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 31 October, 1927 (age 86) at Lehi, Utah. He was an infant when his parents made the thousand mile trip from Lancaster Co. to Nauvoo in 1841, and was only six years old when they were driven from Nauvoo and traveled across Iowa to Council Bluffs. He vividly remembered sitting on the lap of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and of seeing the baptismal font, etc. in the Nauvoo Temple just before they left that city. By the time the family started for Utah in 1851, Martin was old enough to help with the oxen as well as with the family chores, and after they reached Lehi he helped to harvest the first crops which were raised in that vicinity, and helped on his father’s farm and was one of the cattle herders until he reached maturity.
In 1861 he was called on a mission to the Missouri River to bring back emigrants from Europe. This was a five month round trip with a four yoke oxen team and wagon, and on the way back the teamsters walked so that the women and children could ride.
In his farm work, Martin B. tended to be a perfectionist, and always tried to produce the best crops and livestock in the valley and he received public commendations for this several times, the last one for his excellent beet crop raised during his 84th year. He was also a good carpenter and made most of his own buildings and some of his household furniture. He willingly contributed free labor to help build pioneer roads to the canyons and canals to bring water to the farms, and brought stock to aid cooperative enterprises such as the ZCMI stores, the Provo Woolen Mills, the Utah Telegraph Lines, etc. He helped to purchase threshing machines, and was the major mechanic and grain measurer during most of his productive life. In civic affairs he was a Lehi City Councilman, Marshall, and Road Supervisor.
There were no deductions for labor or any other expenses when Martin paid his tithing, but it was simply a tenth of his gross income, and in all of his dealings with others he showed the same spirit of honesty. He was very strict in Sabbath observance and his families never missed their night and morning prayers. He was very regular in attending church and took part wherever his abilities were needed. One of the first callings was as Sunday School teacher, in which capacity he served for 30 years, and six of his children served also as teachers. Likewise he took an active part in the M. I. A. For thirty years he belonged to the Seventies Quorum and was one of the presidents part of the time. In his last 20 years he was mainly active in the High Priest’s Quorum, in Ward teaching, and in temple work. While he never went on a mission, he quietly gave financial aid to many who were on missions.
On the hundredth year after their father’s birth, Martin B. And his two younger brothers, John and Albert went on a genealogical mission to Pennsylvania, where they were well received by the relatives and gained much valuable information about the family. On this trip they also visited many of the historic LDS sites. Some of them were where they had lived when they were young.
Martin was one of the Committee of three who were chosen to erect the Lehi Pioneer Monument, and he helped to compile the first History of Lehi. He never sought fame, but always lived a quiet life and tried to be honest and true to all. His favorite moto was “a wife, children, and friends are the greatest source of happiness.”
He was married by President Brigham Young, 21 March 1863 in the Salt Lake Endowment House, to Lucinda Ladellia Goodwin, daughter of Isaac Goodwin and Laura Hotchkiss. She was born 4 April, 1843 in Bethany, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 9 December 1906 at Lehi. Lucinda was one of the passengers of the ship Brooklyn who sailed around the Cape and settled at San Francisco in 1846. Her mother died on the trip and Lucinda was “farmed out” as a domestic worker part of the time while they were in the “Bay” region, but her family was brought together again while they lived in the San Bernardino colony, where Isaac married again. She learned to speak Spanish fluently while in California, and loved to tell of her experiences among the Mexicans. Her family moved to Lehi in 1858 after spending the winter in Southern Utah.
Children of Martin Benjamin and Lucinda Goodwin:
Mary Elizabeth, b. 29 Sept. 1864; d. 16 Oct 1864
Martin Isaac, b. 9 Oct 1865; d. 24 Sept. 1933, Provo, Utah; m. Ruie Angelina Holden
Laura Ellen, b. 9 Oct 1865 (twin), d. 3 May 1899, Lehi; m. Wm. F. Butt
Nancy Lucinda, b. 3 Oct 1868; d. 22 March 1872
Sarah, b. 17 June 1870; d. 30 Sept. 1871
Lewis Jacob, b. 16 July 1872; d. 31 Oct 1897, Jamestown, KY; m. Martha Spencer
Edith, b. 3 March 1875; d. 30 Oct 1875
Rhoda, b. 5 Sept 1877; d. 31 Aug. 1922, Lehi; m. William Oborn
Emmerette Ruth, b. 26 June 1884; d. 27 Nov., 1939, Salt Lake City; m. Charles Archibald
By second marriage, March 2, 1867, Salt Lake Endowment House, to Martha Worlton, daughter of James T. Worlton and Elizabeth Bourne. She was born 14 Sept. 1849, Bath, Sommersett, England, and died 20 January, 1938 in Lehi. She was a Relief Society teacher at Lehi.
Children of Martin Benjamin and Martha Worlton:
James Albert, b. 4 June 1868; d. 12 Oct. 1917, Lehi; m. Emma Gurney
John Benjamin, b. 16 Nov 1870; d. 10 Aug 1872
Alvin Alonzo, b. 28. Dec 1872; d. 28 Sept., 1873
Flora Elizabeth, b. 15 Aug 1874; m. Suel Zimmermann
Eugene Worlton, b. 14 Dec 1876; d. 28 Feb., 1931, Frankburgh, Canada; m. Leah C. Christofferson.
Annie Lois, b. 27 April 1880; d. 22 Jan 1850; m. Alma Miller
Martha Emma, b. 3 Sept 1882; d. 13 Sept 1926, Lehi; m. Wm. J. Gurney
Cyrus William, b. 23 Sept 1884; d. 22 April 1909, Lehi
Drucella Jane, b. 24 Nov 1886; d. 15 Dec 1887
Vera, b. 22 June 1893; m. James K. Trunkey
Martin Benjamin Bushman's Timeline
February 5, 1841
Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
September 29, 1864
Lehi, Utah, Utah
October 9, 1865
Lehi, Utah, Utah
October 9, 1865
Lehi, Utah County, Utah, United States
June 4, 1868
Lehi, Utah, Utah Territory, USA
October 3, 1868
Lehi, Utah, Utah
June 17, 1870
Lehi, Utah, Utah
November 16, 1870
Lehi, Utah, UT
July 10, 1872
Lehi, Utah, Utah