Biography of Jacob Bushman of Byron, NY

Jacob Bushman, son of John, a native of Pennsylvania, was born in Cayuga County, April 1, 1795. He married Martha Haistead, and in1823 came to Byron, settling on the Bushman farm, so-called, near South Byron. He first had 50 acres, which was finally increased to 250. He was a good financier, honest, and upright. - They were members of the Christian Church, and gave liberally to its support. He held several town offices. Mr. Bushman's wife died May 17, 1843. They were parents of 13 children, nine of whom are now living, viz.: Mary, in Wisconsin; Henry; Lany, who married Henry S. Philleo, a farmer; Andrew, who married Rachel M. Jones; Harriet, who married John Brainard, and is now a widow; Angeline (Mrs. Humphrey); Winslow J., in Wisconsin;. Byron, a mechanic; and Martha J. (Mrs. C. L Benham), of Le Roy. Henry Bushman, born in Scipio. January 18, 1821, came to Byron with his parents when three years old. He was reared a farmer, was educated at thedistrict schools, and October 1, 1846. married Sarah J. Mills, of Covington, N. Y., and settled in Perry, N. Y., where he resided two years. He returned to Byron to the Bushman homestead in 1854, where be resided until 1872, when he retired to his pleasant home in South Byron, where he now resides. He is an influential and respected citizen, and has served as assessor for nine years. The family are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. and Mr. Bushman is an earnest Republican-. Of their children Mary E. (Mrs. Charles Kellogg) resides with her husband on the homestead, and Nettie A. married J. F. Rose, a mechanic, of South Byron.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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