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1843 Robert Woodward Cushman and Elizabeth Delahoy were married by Rev. Dr. Sharp on October 31.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Woodward of Boston by his second wife, Eliza Miles (Delahoy) had children, [1]

Roberta, b. 14 Aug. 1844, d. 19 Sept. 1845.
Ella, b. 18 Apl. 1846.
Robert Woodward, b. 10 July, d. 26 Aug. 1848.

1850 In the U.S. Census, Robert W. Cushman (age 50), a teacher, Eliza (age 37), and Ella (age 4) lived in a French Seminary in the 4th Ward of Washington, D.C. with teacher Zenas Richards (age 35), Minerva Richards (age 34), Emilie Arline (age 32) and 19 young women. Eliza's son Frederick Billing Miles is not in the household. [2]

1860 On July 5, Robert W. Cushman (age 60), Baptist clergyman born in Maine, and his wife Eliza (age 48), gentlewomen born in England, lived in South Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts with Clara W. Cushman, public school teacher born in Pennsylvania, Ella (14), Eliza Darwing (38), servant born in Ireland, John Madan (19), farm laborer born in Ireland, and Charlotte Chorsby (70), gentlewomen born in England. Chorsby could be Thorsby as this was Eliza Delahoy Billing Miles Cushman's aunt, Charlotte Omer Thoresby visiting from England. [3]

1860 On October 31, a passport was issued to Rev. Robt W Cushman. [4]

1861 In the England census, Elizabeth Moore (age 76), boarding house keeper, and her daughter Elizabeth Cushman (age 50), Baptist minister's wife, were living at 11 Queen Square in London in the parish or St George the Martyr and the borough of Finsbury. The elder Elizabeth was born in Deptford, Kent, and her daughter in Greenwich, Kent. Also in the household were Elizabeth Moore's son-in-law, Thomas A. Burr (age 34, born in Chatham), her daughter Lydia Burr (age 34, born in Greenwich), wife of Thomas, granddaughter Elizabeth Burr (age 6, born in Islington, Middlesex), grandsons Alfred Burr (age 5) and Thomas (age 1), both born in Holborn, Middlesex, sister Martha Omer (age 51, born in Deptford, Kent), teacher in a Ladies School, servants and a boarder. [5]

1865 On May 1, Robert W. Cushman (age 60, born in Maine) and Eliza Cushman (age 50, born in England) lived in South Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with [their daughter] Ella (age 18, born in Massachusetts), Charlotte Thorsby (age 76), a widow and born in England, Ann Robert (age 30, born in England), and George Randall (age 14, born in Massachusetts). Robert's occupation was a "Clergyman, B." [6]

1868 The Index to the Probate Records of Middlesex County, Massachusetts lists Robert W. Cushman, residence South Reading, Will number 30126.

1880 On June 9, Eliza Cushman (age 68) lived at 195 Main Street in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts with son-in-law Samuel A. Davis (age 42), a physician, and his wife Ella C. (age 33) (Eliza's daughter). Eliza was born in England and the census record states that her parents were born in France. Ella was born in Massachusetts, her father in Maine, and her mother in England. Samuel was born in Maine, his father in Maine, and his mother in New Hampshire. [7]


[1] Henry Wyles Cushman, A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, from the Year 1617 to 1855 (Little Brown, 1855), 579, [Google].

[2] US census, 1850, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[3] US census, 1860, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[4] Ancestry.com, [Ancestry_Image].

[5] England Census, 1861, [Ancestry_Image].

[6] Massachusetts: 1865 State Census, [American_Ancestors].

[7] US census, 1880, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

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