Capt. John Cushing Esq, Freeport, Maine
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N 43° 50.930 W 070° 06.776
19T E 410545 N 4855685
Quick Description: John Cushing was a Capatain in the American Revolutionary War.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 6:42:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMFDV4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
John Cushing was born at Boxford, Mass on May 1, 1741 and died Dec 23, 1812 in Freeport, Maine.

He was a Captain in the American Revolutionary War, in the Company of Col. Samuel Johnson's regiment of Militia which marched at the Lexington Alarm on April 19, 1775 (one of the first battles of the war.)

John was the son of Rev John and Elizabeth (Martyn) Cushing, grandson of Rev Caleb Cushing of Salisbury and a 5th generation decendant of the emigrant Matthew Cushington of Hingham, 1638. John, his father Rev John and grandfather Caleb all graduated from Harvard University.

John married Dorothy Bagley, daughter of Col Jonathan Bagley, the family that owned and ran Chandler's Mill (aka Old Stone Mill) on Royal River, and John later became a prominent townsman in Durham/Freeport, being a town treasurer, Justice of the Peace, judge, councilman, and on the board of overseers for Bowdoin College.

Regarding his involvement in the American Revolutionary War, the Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the war, fought on April 19, 1775 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, within the towns of Lexington, Lincoln, Concord, Menotomy (current day Arlington) and Cambridge. These battles represented the outbreak of war between the 13 colonies and the Kingdom of Great Britain.

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Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: 5/1/1741

Date of Death: 12/23/1812

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Honorable John Cushing Esq 12/23/1812


Ranks:
Captain


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