Biography of John K. Cushing
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cushing, John King, retired carpenter and builder, is descended from (1) Thomas Cushing, (2) William Cushing, (3) John Cushing. (4) Thomas Cushing, and (5) Peter Cushing, all of England; (6) Matthew Cushing, who married August 5, 1613, Nazareth Pitcher, came from England in the ship Diligent in 1638, and commenced the settlement of Hingham, Mass.; (7) John Cushing, born in 1627, married January 20, 1658, Sarah Hawke, and died March 31, 1708; (8) Matthew Cushing, born February 23, 1665, married December 27, 1694, Deborah Jacob, and died June 23, 1715; (9) Hezekiah Cushing, born March 14, 1703, married July 28, 1726; Lydia Jones, and died January 7, 1790; (10) Nathaniel Cushing, youngest of eleven children, born March 30, 1753, lived in Scituate, and married Alice, daughter of Joseph Cushing; and (11) Warren Cushing, youngest child, born December 14, 1785, married Abigail Gibbs Kempton, and died November 8, 1827; his wife died in August, 1876. Warren Cushing came to New Bedford about 1812. and engaged in ship building and later in the grocery business. His children were William Thomas, William Warren, John King, Deborah Kempton, Alice Eliza, Ann Sophia, Albert Warren, Thomas Kempton, and Samuel Warren. John King Cushing was born in New Bedford, Mass., November 17, 1816, received a public school education, and when sixteen began learning the carpenter's trade, which he followed successfully until about 1878, when he retired. For many years he was an active contractor, building many fine dwellings, school houses, the wood work of the present Friends Academy, etc. He was a member of the Common Council at one time, and was a charter member of the New Bedford Guards. In 1885 he married Mrs. Ruth (Potter) Caswell of New Bedford.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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