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Stephen Bushnell, Sr
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Birth: May, 1779
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1867
Grundy County
Illinois, USA

Stephen Bushnell was born in May of 1779 in Westbrook, CT. He was the son of Reuben Bushnell (Rev. War Veteran, "Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution." page 578)and Martha Jones. In 1811 he and his brother Reuben brought their young families to settle on the shores of Oneida Lake in New York. (Bushnell Cemetery, Sullivan, Madison County, NY) He and Reuben were founders of the Oneida Lake Congregational Church.:

Stephen Bushnell was one of the early settlers in Lisbon, IL, coming in the year 1839. He purchased a farm in Lisbon township, where he remained until three years before his death, when he removed to Morris, where he died on 5 Sep 1867. "Stephen removed to New York when a young man, located in Greene County, where he married Vincie Tuttle, and settled in that county near Durham. Afterward he moved to Madison County, N. Y. " Genealogical and Biographical Record of KENDALL County, Illinois, 1900,
pages 981and 982.

Stephen Bushnell removed from Westbrook, CT to what is now known as the Blair Farm in Durham, NY. before 1806. He married Vincie Tuttle 20 Oct 1803, they had 12 children: George, Nancy, Harlow, Julius, Stephen, David, Cyrus, Lyman, Washington, Alexander, Paul and Simon. Their first six children were born in Durham, NY. About 1814 he moved to Sullivan, Madison County, NY where his other children were born and where he and his wife were members of the First Congregational Church.

After 1837 they moved to Lakeport, NY where he was a shoemaker and in 1839 they removed to Lisbon, IL where he followed farming the rest of his life. Stephen passed away 5 Sep 1867 in Morris, IL and is buried in the Lisbon Cemetery. Westbrook, Middlesex, CT to Durham, Greene, NY to Sullivan, Madison County, Oneida Lake, NY to Lisbon, Kendall, IL to Morris, IL.: Bushnell Family Genealogy ~ Ancestry and Posterity of Francis Bushnell (1580-1646) of Horsham, England and Guilford, Connecticut, #290.

In the 1850 Census, Stephen, farmer, age 72 and Vincy, age 66 were living in Lisbon, Kendall County IL. Living with them were: son Lyman and his wife Lucy and their two children Jane and Jennett, son Washington age 25, son Paul 21 and George age 11 who was possibly a nephew.
Family links: 
  Reuben Bushnell (1741 - 1802)
  Martha Jones Bushnell (1745 - 1802)
  Vincy Tuttle Bushnell (1786 - 1854)*
  George Bushnell (1812 - 1868)*
  Clarissa Bushnell Chapman (1771 - 1854)*
  Reuben Bushnell (1773 - 1858)*
  Stephen Bushnell (1779 - 1867)
  Calvin Bushnell (1781 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: AE 88 yrs and 7 months
Lisbon Cemetery
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Cathy Truesdale
Originally Created by: Suze
Record added: Feb 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47516582
Stephen Bushnell, Sr
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Stephen Bushnell, Sr
Added by: Caron Stillmunkes
Stephen Bushnell, Sr
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