Tuesday, June 21, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Harold William Miller, son of Edward Emerson Miller, son of Anna Hull (Miller), daughter of William Hull, son of Anna Hyde (Hull), daughter of Uriah Hyde, son of Ezra Hyde, son of Anne Bushnell (Hyde), daughter of Richard Bushnell, son of Richard Bushnell.]

Richard Bushnell biography
I have a book on the HOFFMAN-MANNING-SIMMONS FAMILIES OF NEW YORK, and in it was some information on the BUSHNELL surname. I will post the information from the book in hopes that it will help someone researching this surname.
BUSHNELL, Richard, was living in Saybrook, Connecticut and married 11 October 1648 Mary MARVIN who was born in England in 1629. She was daughter of Mathew Marvin, one of the first settlers of Hartford, Connecticut, who came to this country from England in 1635. The Marvin's settled in and died in Norwalk, Connecticut. Mrs. Mary Marvin BUSHNELL married (2 )Deacon Thomas ADGATE and had 2 daughters, Elizabeth and Hannah. Hannah married Samuel Lathrop.
Children of Richard and Mary:
1. Joseph, born May 1651; married Mary LEFFINGWELL
2. Richard, born September 1652; married Elizabeth ADGATE
3. Mary, born January 1655; married Thomas LEFFINGWELL
4. Maria, born March 1657; died March 1748

BUSHNELL, Richard, was one of the early magistrates of Norwich, Connecticut. He was born at Saybrook, Connecticut in September 1652, and married on 7 December 1672 his step-sister, Elizabeth ADGATE. She was born at Saybrook on 10 October 1651, and was daughter of Deacon Thomas ADGATE.
Children of Mary (Marvin) BUSHNELL and (2) Deacon Thomas ADGATE:
1. Elizabeth, born 10 October 1652; married Richard BUSHNELL
2. Hannah, married Samuel LATHROP
3. Thomas, born March 1670; married Ruth BREWSTER
4. Abigail, born August 1661; married Daniel TRACY
5. Sarah, born January 1664; married Christopher HUNTINGTON
6. Rebecca, born June 1666; married Joseph HUNTINGTON
found on ancestry.com

Bushnell to America1635
Note on first Bushnell to United States
(Richard): Richard, if our surmise is correct, came to New England with his brothers in 1635 when he was about 12 or 13 years old. It is probable that he resided with his brother Francis in Salem, Massachusetts until their removal to Connecticut, by way of Long Island, but not liking the place, they came over to Guilford.
It is possible that Richard was with John Winthrop's garrison at Saybrook Fort under Lyon Gardiner, during the Pequot War.
aw139pilot added this on 11 April 2007
found on ancestry.com

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