Desire Cushman

Female 1673 - 1762


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name  Desire Cushman 
    Born  09 Feb 1672/73  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Will  17 Dec 1686 
    • Will of Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland widow:
      ..."being 79 yeares of Age," mentions eldest son John Howland; sons Joseph Howland, Jabez Howland, Isaack Howland; daughter Lidia Browne & son-in-law James Browne; daughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Hannah Bosworth; granddaughter Elizabeth Bursley; grandson Nathaniel Howland son of son Joseph; grandsons James Browne, Jabez Browne; granddaughters Dorothy Browne, Desire CUSHMAN.
      Proved 10 Jan 1687/8.
    Died  08 Feb 1762  Barrington, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  New Meadow Neck Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Mrs. Desire Kent, wdo of Mr. Samuel Kent of Barrington, was the first English womans Grandaughter on New England. Died Febry ye 8th A.D.: 1762 aged about 92 years."
    Person ID  I44238  Bryant
    Last Modified  27 Jun 2004 

    Father  Thomas Cushman,   b. 16 Sep 1637, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1726, Plympton, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth Howland,   b. Abt 1646, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1673 and 1679 
    Married  17 Nov 1664  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    • 1664: Thomas Cushman, son of Thomas, was ordered to pay 5 for carnal copulation with Ruth Howland, the daughter of Mayflower passengers, John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, whom he later married. The court observed in this case the sin had occurred before marriage, but after contract. It would seem an unusually long contract. The child, Robert was born October 4, 1664. Counting back nine months, the "carnal copulation" sin would have occurred in January 1663/64, but the marriage did not take place until November 17, 1664.
    Family ID  F2997  Group Sheet

    Family  Samuel Kent,   b. Abt 1667, New Shoreham, Block Island, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1737, Barrington, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1699  Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He was the son of Joseph Kent, who was ensign in Swansea Militia, 1697, and was a deputy from Swansea to the general court of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1697.
    Children 
     1. Hannah Kent,   b. 03 Oct 1702, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1796, Little Compton, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Josiah Kent,   b. 09 Sep 1705, Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 01 Aug 1748, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2977  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Feb 1672/73 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1699 - Swansea, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Feb 1762 - Barrington, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Meadow Neck Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Sons & Daughters of Pilgrims, Compiled, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1988), 1:1.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 48:444.

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 122:249.

    4. [S386] Pilgrim Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 2004), p. 282.

    5. [S11] New England Families, Cutter, William Richard, (Clearfield Company, Baltimore, MD, 1913), Vol 3: 1915.


Send me eMail
© This Site Copyright Don Bryant 2021
This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding

© written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2021
Other Sites Using TNG
Back to Home Page