Isaac Cushman

Male 1648 - 1732


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  • Name  Isaac Cushman 
    Born  08 Feb 1647/48  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Will  25 Oct 1727 
    • Will: We give here a true copy of the last Will of Rev. Isaac Cushman, as near as modern type can do it.
      "Know all men by these presents, that I Isaac Cushman Sen'r of Plympton in the county of Plymouth, in the province of the Massachusets Bay in New England, being att this present time in helth and of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, yet calling to mind the mortallyty of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, do make and ordain this my Last will and Testement, That is to say: principally and first of all: I Recommend my Soul unto the hand of God that Gave it and my body I Recommend the earth: to be buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discresion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same by the mighty power of God: and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life: having Giveen to my son Isaac Cushman Deceassed his full portion in Land to his full sattisfaction: and as consarning my Son Ichabod cushman he has had this portion already to his full satisfaction yet notwithstanding for the Love and fatherly affection which I Bare towards him I Give to him the fift part of my books and twenty shilling to be paid to him out of my movable Estat. Pimprimis I give to my Grandson Nathaniel Cushman my share of Seder Swamp Lying in Colchesster Swamp: and also concaring the Rest of my movable Estate besides what is above expressed I Give in maner following: imprimis I Give to my Daughter Rebecah Michel one Quartter part of my moveable Estate besides what is above expressed: item I Give to the children of my Daughter Mary Waterman deceased one Quartter part of my moveable estate besides what is above expressed. Item I Give to the children of my daughter Sarah Briant deceased one Quartter part of my moveable Estate besides what is above expressed--item I Give to my Daughter Phear Sturtevant one Quarter part of my moveable Estate besides what is above expresed and if it should pleas God to take away by Death ether or both my Daughters which are now surviving, before my self, then what I have give to them shall belong to their children: and my will Is that my son in law Robert Waterman Shal be my executor to this my Last will and Testament: to Recive all Depts due to the Estate and also to pay all depts due from the Estate and funerall charges before any devition be made of the above said perticulars amongst my children and Gran children and I do hereby Request my Loveing friends Capt Benony Lucas and Deak David Bosworth to be overseers of this my Last will and testament and to be assistant unto my aforesaid executor in the performance of the same: In witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fift day of October one Thousand Seven Hundred twenty and Seven.
      Signed: Isaac Cushman [SEAL]
      "Signed, sealed and Declared by the above said Isaac Cushman Seneir, to be his will and Testament, in the presents of us.
      Ignatius Cushing
      Benony Lucas
      David Bozworth.

      The foregoing will was "approved and allowed" by Hon. Isaac Winslow, Judge of Probate for Plymouth County, 30 Oct. 1732, and Robert Waterman (son-in-law of Rev. Isaac C.) was appointed Executor of the same.
      The following is the Inventory of his estate:
      An Inventory of the personal Estate of the Rever'd Mr. Isaac Cushman, Late of Plymton Dec'sd
      taken by us the subscribers Nov'er 2d, 1732.
      sh. d.
      To Boocks, 12 00 00
      To bonds, 220 12 10
      To Province bills of Credit, 03 5 00
      To wareing apparel, 23 2 00
      To beding and furniture, 63 15 6
      To puter, 09 17 9
      To brass, 04 07 0
      To tin, 00 9 0
      To Iron Pots and Kettles, 03 1 0
      To knives and forkes, 00 13 0
      To fire tackleing and Iron hatchel, 05 13 0
      To old Iron, 03 0 0
      To glass ware, 00 10 6
      To Earthen ware, 00 4 6
      To Chairs, 02 11 0
      To Chests and tables, 03 12 0
      To wages and dishes and barrels and other Rough Lumber, 03 14 6
      To yarn and wool and tow, 04 9 7
      To tobaco, 00 7 0
      To Cart and wheels, 01 10 0
      Sadle and bridle, 00 10 0
      To provision, 50 2 5
      To Cattle and horse, 48 15 0
      To hay, 34 14 0
      Debts due to the Estate, 134 16 2
      Debts due from the Estate, 42 16 11
      David Bozworth,
      Benjamin Weston,
      Ignatius Cushing.
      By the above it appears that Rev. Isaac Cushman had quite an estate, considering how money was then estimated.
      Such is the best account we can give of the long life of Rev. Isaac Cushman. The Plympton Church Records, as well as other contemporaneous evidence, show him to have been a pious, devoted and successful minister of the Gospel. What higher eulogium can we pronounce on any man than that?
      In his earlier days, he was probably engaged--as nearly all were at that period--in the business of agriculture; and in connection with it, was frequently employed in the civil offices of the town of Plymouth--such as Selectman, Deputy in the General Court, Deacon in the Church, &c. Those duties, no doubt, had a tendency to discipline his mind and prepare him for the higher service of Pastor and Teacher.
      In the various offices, relations and responsibilities of life, we have every reason to suppose that he acted his part well; that the mission of labor, of trial and of duty entrusted to him by his Creator, was well fulfilled; and to sum up all in a single idea -- that he "lived the life and died the death of the righteous."
      Requiescat in Pace.
    Died  21 Oct 1732  Plympton, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I44318  Bryant
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2006 

    Father  Thomas Cushman,   d. 11 Dec 1691, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Allerton,   d. 28 Nov 1699, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1636  Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID  F2893  Group Sheet

    Family  Rebecca Harlow,   b. 12 Jun 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1727, Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1675  Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3022  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Feb 1647/48 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1675 - Plymouth, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1732 - Plympton, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S356] Descendants of Robert Cushman, Cushman, Henry Wyles, (Little, Brown & Co, Boston, 1855).

    2. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p. 503.

    3. [S329] Gen. & Bio. Directory of New Netherlands, Compiler: Riker, David M., (Author, 442 Woodcrest Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, December 1999), 30.

    4. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 68:181-5.


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