She married John Cushing, 5 or 6 April 1773, in Somersworth, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1205) From Master Tate's Record: "Mr. John Cushing of Boston Married to Miss Olive Wallingford Daughter of The Honble. Collo. Thos. Wallingford Esq. of Somersworth Decd. on Tues. Apr. 6 1773". (Berwick vital records, recorded long after the fact, give a date of April 5.)
John was born 23 January 1743, in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.(1206) John was the son of John Cushing and Deborah Barker. John died 19 February 1822, in South Berwick, York County, Maine.(1207) Olive received property from the estate of his/her father in the three divisions of the estate made on 10 September 1772, 10 October 1772 (Maine lands), and 8 December 1779. First she received a house and lot in Portsmouth.(1208) In Maine she was granted 28 acres in the Great Farm, plus 50 acres in Berwick Commons (Lot 12, 4th Range). Also 37 acres purchased of John and William Leighton in Berwick, and one quarter of her father's share in a saw mill at Salmon Falls in Berwick, with privileges. Also 2 1/2 acres by Stagpole's Grant.(1209) In the 1779 division, as Olive Cushing, she received 1/13 part of the 2nd division lot in Meredith and a first division lot in Effingham. Also 108 acres in the 2nd division in Sanbornton, much of which is split amongst other heirs.(1210)
John Cushing was chosen Colonel, 2nd Plymouth Co. regiment, 21 March 1776, and served throughout the Revolutionary War. They resided in Boston and later removed to South Berwick, Maine.(1211)
Their family is likely the one found in the 1790 census of Berwick with 3 adult males, four males under 16, four females, and two other free persons, likely servants.(1212) There were obviously extended family members living with them, because their own family would only account for 2-3-1 rather than 3-4-4. Olive's mother Elizabeth was known to have lived her later years in Berwick, so likely was living with her daughter Olive and family.
In her will dated 21 October 1800 Olive's mother bequeathed to Olive her wearing apparel and her household furniture. To Olive's living descendants went all the rest of her real and personal estate. She left all the decisions regarding the trusteeship and distribution of this estate to her daughter Olive and her husband John. She further stated that if any of their children or grandchildren were to dispute their parents or grandparents decisions, their share would go entirely to Olive. Her son-in-law John Cushing was made the sole executor, and the will was probated 5 June 1811.(1213)
The births of their first seven children aren't recorded in the "Report of the Record Commissioners" of Boston for births from 1700 to 1800.(1214) The Cushing Genealogy says that they were born in Boston, and that their last five children were born in South Berwick, Maine. South Berwick didn't become a town until 1814 so they were probably born in the part of Berwick that later became South Berwick. Charles Cushing Hobbs, a grandson of John and Olive, stated that only the last three children were born at the South Berwick home, and that the rest were born in Boston. Hobbs stated that this home, where he lived in 1902, was purchased by Olive's mother, the widow Elizabeth Wallingford, in a deed dated May 29, 1793. The house was completed and first occupied in the winter of 1795. The Cushings supposedly left Boston to move into this house and take care of the elderly widow. They had been living in Boston all thoughout the war and Hobbs relates the following about his grandmother Olive: "Her personal reminiscences of those stirring times were most interesting. She saw the wounded British officers and men carried by her house in carts during the progress of the battle of Bunker Hill, and particularly noticed one young officer whose uniform was deeply stained with his blood. During the night when the city was evacuated by the English Garrison, she was aroused by the rumble of the artillery and baggage wagons, "and the measured tread of the grenadiers marching down to their boats on the shore." Opening an upper window, she called out "What's the matter?" The reply came up from the street in a laughing voice "The Yankees are after us." During the commencement of the siege, when the city was being bombarded by the American batteries on Dorchester Heights, a cannon ball passes through an out-house of her residence and, its force being spent, lodged in the ground in the back yard. This ball Mrs. Cushing brought to Berwick when she removed here, and it now is in my possession, a perfectly authentic relic of the Revolution. During the visit of General Lafayette to this country in 1824, he passed through this village on his way from Boston to Portland. He was met at the Landing Bridge (the State Line) by the United States Marshall of the District of Maine, together with a reception committee of the leading citizens, and a general parade of the townspeople and school children, and escorted in a carriage drawn by four horses to Paul's Hotel, then kept by Mrs. Sarah Frost (and known as Frost's Tavern). Here he received and replied to an address of welcome, and was then dined and probably wined. Being informed that Mrs. Cushing resided here, whom he claimed to have known in Boston during the war, he expressed a wish to call on her, and accordingly did so accompanied by the Committee.(1215)
Olive Wallingford and John Cushing had the following children:
243 i. John5 Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 5 September 1774.(1216) John died unmarried, in 1798, in Demerara, West Indies.(1217) John was a seafaring man and died unmarried.(1218) There is a Demerara River in the country of Guyana.
244 ii. Samuel Wallingford Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 20 June 1777.(1219) Samuel died 8 September 1778, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at 1 year of age.(1220)
245 iii. Samuel Wallingford Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 7 May 1779.(1221) Samuel died unmarried, 24 April 1800, in Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia.(1222) While serving as a midshipman in the Navy he was killed in a duel with a brother officer. He never married. This notice is found in the May 20, 1800 "New Hampshire Gazette": "----Cushing, midshipman on the U.S.S. Congress, son of John Cushing of Berwick, Me., was killed in a duel Apr 24, 1800 in Norfolk, Va."(1223)
246 iv. Thomas Wallingford Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 7 December 1780.(1224) Thomas died unmarried, of yellow fever, 29 April 1803, in Demerara, West Indies, at 22 years of age.(1225) He was a sailor when he died in the West Indies. There is a Demerara River in Guyana.
247 v. Olive Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 20 February 1783.(1226) Olive died 9 September 1876.(1227) She married Dr. William Cushing Whitridge.(1228) William and Olive were cousins. William was a native of Tiverton, Rhode Island, and for many years was a promiment physician in New Bedford, Mass. Olive died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Isaac Cook.(1229)
248 vi. William Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 5 May 1785.(1230) William died 20 June 1809, in Gothenburg, Sweden.(1231) William was mate of a ship, and was killed in a mutiny of his men. He married Amelia Eloisa Dame, 5 March 1809, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(1232)
Amelia was born 1 December 1771.(1233) Amelia was the daughter of George Dame and Mary Chase. Amelia died 5 May 1817.(1234) Amelia's father was an officer in the British Army residing at that time in Dover, N.H.(1235) They had one child.(1236)
249 vii. Charles Cushing was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 31 December 1786.(1237) Charles died 27 August 1861, in Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island.(1238) He married Ruth Whitridge.(1239) Ruth died in Dorchester, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.(1240) Charles apparently became owner of the homestead of his grandfather Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth after the death of his widow Elizabeth. In a series of deeds dated 1812 to 1814 and all recorded on 11 April 1815 he purchased shares in the homestead from a number of people, mostly other grandchildren of Thomas.(1241) In these deeds he is referred to as a merchant from Berwick, but in one dated 29 August 1814 the land is said to be "now in the occupancy of the said Charles Cushing."(1242)
In 1823 he was taxed for the "Wallingford farm" and Drew land in Somersworth as a non-resident who lived in Portsmouth.(1243)
On 19 April 1836 Charles Cushing, merchant of Portsmouth, and his wife Ruth deeded land on an island in Portsmouth harbor to Thomas Lydston, master carpenter, of Kittery.(1244)
He was at one time a successful merchant extensively engaged in navigation at Portsmouth, N.H., but later removed to Dorchester, Mass. They had no children.(1245)
250 viii. Dr. Frederic Cushing was born in Berwick, York County, Maine 24 March 1792.(1246) Frederic died 6 August 1846, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(1247) He married Elizabeth Lanesford Foster, 1 July 1828, in South Berwick, York County, Maine.(1248) Elizabeth was from Brighton, Mass.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Rev. John Foster. Frederic was a physician who graduated from Dartmouth College in 1813 and from Harvard Medical School in 1817. The British American Journal for 1 September 1847 states: "He first settled at Durham, N.H., where he practised with success for 12 years ; from thence he removed to Burlington, Vt., and in 1833, fixed his residence in Montreal, Que. In 1834, his treatment of cholera was characterized with eminent success and his disinterested and humane conduct towards the poor who had been afflicted with that malady reflected credit on his feelings. Prompted by the same desire to render himself useful to the afflicted, he placed his services at the disposal of the emigration department on the appearance of ship fever in this city and accepted an appointment as one of the physicians in charge of the shed's hospital where he unfortunately contracted the disease and in a few days was numbered among its victims." Elizabeth resided for a number of years in Montreal after his death, and enjoyed considerable reputation as a writer, having been contributor to Graham's Magazine and the Lady's Book, and the authoress of "Esther" and some other works. She also at one time edited "The Snowdrop", a family magazine. They had one child.(1249)
251 ix. Augustus Cushing was born in Berwick, York County, Maine 22 May 1794.(1250) Augustus died of yellow fever, in December 1819, in St. Thomas, West Indies.(1251) He married Sarah Freeman, at the Baptist Temple in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.(1252) Sarah was born in London, England.(1253) Sarah was the daughter of Tristram Bamphylde Freeman. Sarah died in October 1836.(1254) He was a merchant in Philadelphia and was in St. Thomas on business when he died. They had three children.(1255)
253 xi. John Samuel Thomas Cushing was born in Berwick, York County, Maine 5 January 1801.(1258) John died 17 October 1873, in Hyde Park, Mass..(1259) He married Eliza Clarkson Parker Hale, 27 February 1826, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(1260) The Cushing Genealogy says Eliza was from Rochester, N.H. but their marriage intention filed in Berwick on 1 February 1826 says she was from South Berwick.
Eliza was born about 1803, in Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1261) Eliza was the daughter of John Parker Hale and Lydia Clarkson O'Brien. They had seven children,(1262) six of whom are listed in the Berwick town records.(1263) Eliza's brother John Parker Hale was a United States Senator for many years, a third-party Presidential candidate on an anti-slavery platorm in 1852, and Ambassador to Spain. His wife Lucy Lambert was a great-great granddaughter of Col. Thomas Wallingford of Dover and Somersworth and his first wife.
254 xii. Mary Hamilton Cushing was born in Berwick, York County, Maine 1 March 1803.(1264) Mary died 25 May 1875, in South Berwick, York County, Maine.(1265) She married Hiram Hayes Hobbs, 19 October 1826.(1266) Their family record, with birth dates and places for each of them, as well as their marriage date and births of their two children, appear in the South Berwick town records, recorded in 1839. No place is given for their marriage, however, and as records of marriages were being kept in 1826 it seems probable that they married elsewhere.
Hiram was born 12 January 1802, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(1267) Hiram was the son of Col. Nathaniel Hobbs and Patience Nowell. Hiram died 9 March 1884, in South Berwick, York County, Maine.(1268) The Cushing Genealogy says his middle name was "Hay", but his own son said it was "Hayes". His mother's name comes from a variety of sites on Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project (viewed 5 Jan 2004) and hasn't been verified in other sources. Hiram was a graduate of Bowdoin College in 1823. They had two children.(1269) Their son Charles Cushing Hobbs wrote of his father: "He attended school at Berwick Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy, and graduated at Bowdoin College in the class of 1823. He studied law in the office of William Burleigh, the father of the late John H. Burleigh. John A. Burleigh, a younger brother of William, and Tappan Wentworth were fellow students in the office at the same time with my father. After his admission to the Bar, my father formed a law partnership with John A. Burleigh which continued a year or two until the removal of Mr. Burleigh to Somersworth, N.H., where he subsequently became agent of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company. Mr. Wentworth practised law in Somersworth, N.H., and later in Lowell, Mass., where he attained wealth and fame as a leader of the Bar. My father's business life was passed wholly in South Berwick, with the exception of two years, when he filled the office of Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court at Alfred, Maine."(1270) He is often found mentioned in York deeds and probates as he was a Justice of the Peace in York County.
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