Person:Job Cushman (1)

m. Aft 8 Sep 1751
  1. Rev. Job Cushman1753 - 1826
  2. Jerusha Cushman1755 - 1847
  3. Samuel Cushman1756 - 1777
  4. Thomas Cushman1758 - 1816
  5. Elizabeth Cushman1761 - 1777
  6. Zachariah Cushman1761 -
  7. Zebedee Cushman1763 - 1837
  8. Sarah Cushman1765 - 1779
  9. Lydia Cushman1767 - 1840
  10. Chipman Cushman1769 - 1789
  11. Polly Cushman1771 - 1840
  12. Bartholomew Cushman1776 - 1856
  • HRev. Job Cushman1753 - 1826
  • W.  Keziah Thomas (add)
m. Bef 1774
m. 6 Aug 1778
  1. Thomas Cushman1792 - 1875
Facts and Events
Name Rev. Job Cushman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Aug 1753 Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1774 Based on birth of eldest known child
to Keziah Thomas (add)
Marriage 6 Aug 1778 Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Priscilla Ripley
Death[2] 8 Jan 1826 Campobello Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

JOB CUSHMAN had lots 11 and 12 in the 6th range, was twice married and had eleven children. In 1793 he was licensed, by the Baptists, to preach as a missionary at large. He moved to Montville in 1804 and died, very suddenly, in his 73d year, Jan. 8, 1826, while on a mission to Campobello Island, and was buried at Eastport. He was a thrifty farmer and an exemplary christian.

Notes of Henry Wyles Cushman[2]

In 1782 he removed to the Plantation of Shepardsfield, afterwards named Hebron, now Oxford, Me. He was a thrifty farmer, a public spirited citizen, and an exemplary christian. He was licensed 26 Aug 1793 by the Baptist denomination, to preach as a missionary at large. He removed to Montville, Me., 23 Feb. 1804, and died at the Island of Camp Bello, New his 73d year. He had 11 children and 115 grand children. In 1790, he and his wife Priscilla were dismissed from the church at Plympton, and a letter of recommendation to other churches was given them.

The following is an extract from a letter written soon after his decease, by Rev. Isaac Merriam of Eastport, Me.: "Rev. Job Cushman died on the 8th inst. He appeared at the breakfast table in apparently good health, dismissed the table, arose, put on his upper garments and his hat and gloves, remarking that he intended to make some visits. He went out of the house, when a young man who was going towards him, observed him looking upwards and standing still. He appeared as though he was about to fall. He called for help and was aided in getting into the house. On being asked if they should send for a Doctor, he replied, 'No, let me die in peace; my Jesus has prepared a place for me long ago, and I am going there.' He soon sank away and breathed no more. He was 'By strangers honored and by strangers mourned.'

"A young man by the name of Harris preached his funeral sermon, and his remains were conveyed to Eastport, Me., and deposited in a tomb by the side of the lamented Rev. Hosea Wheeler, late pastor of the Baptist church. I delivered a short address at the tomb, the doors were closed, and we departed. May God send forth many more such faithful laborers into his harvest.

"He had continued on the Island (Camp Bello) for some time, preaching and visiting among the people, very much to their edification and comfort."

  1. Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1923)

    CUSHMAN, Job, ch. Thomas and Anna, [born] Aug. 15, 1753.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Cushman, Henry Wyles. A historical and biographical genealogy of the Cushmans: the descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, from the year 1617 to 1855. (Boston, Massachusetts: Little Brown and Co., 1855)
    p. 165.

    Rev. Job Cushman [#235], s/o Thomas Cushman [#58] and Anna Chipman, b Plympton 15 Aug 1753, d. Island of Campo Bello 8 Jan 1826, m. (1) Keziah Thomas, m. (2) 6 Aug 1779 [sic, VRs say 1778] Priscilla Ripley, d/o Dea. Timothy Ripley of Plympton.