|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1812|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1868|
GEORGE BUSHNELL, the son of Stephen and Vincie (Tuttle) Bushnell, was born in Durham, NY, 17 Apr 1812 and was baptized in Sullivan, NY, 4 Aug 1816. On 4 Jul 1837, in Cass County, MI, he married Nancy Clark, daughter of Reuben and Nancy (Chandler) Clark. He was a farmer and resided at Niles, MI, where his first two children were born. In 1839 they removed to Lisbon, IL where their other children were born. Nancy and George Bushnell had nine children: Elizabeth, Jane, Joseph, Joel, Julia, James, Ida, Nancy and Washington.
Elizabeth married B.J. VanValkenburg; Jane died in 1840; Joseph died in 1862; Joel died in 1852; Julia married Hiram Cody; James married Elizabeth Burgess; Ida married Wesley Kellogg and Nancy married Orrin Penfield.
George and Nancy Bushnell were some of the early settlers in Lisbon, Kendall County, IL arriving in 1839. History of Kendall County, p. 225, When Lisbon was a Prairie & Kendall County Pioneers.
On November 25, 1839, George and Nancy purchased 100.25 acres of land in Kendall County for $1.25 per acre in Lot W2SW, section 18, township 35N, range 07E, meridan 3 and 32.86 acres of land in Kendall County for $1.25 per acre on 2 Jul 1840: Illinois Public Domain Land Records, compiled by Elmer Dickson.
During the Civil War, their son Joseph, enlisted in the 36th IL Volunteer Infantry and died in camp near Corinth, MS, 16 Jun 1862.
George passed away in Lisbon, IL, 5 Jul 1868. Bushnell Family Genealogy ~ Ancestry and Posterity of Francis Bushnell (1580-1646) of Horsham, England and Guilford, Connecticut by George Eleazer Bushnell, page. 263
Stephen Bushnell (1779 - 1867)
Vincy Tuttle Bushnell (1786 - 1854)
Nancy Clark Bushnell (1818 - 1893)
Julia Bushnell Cody (1846 - 1929)*
James Bushnell (1847 - 1929)*
Ida Belle Bushnell Kellogg (1854 - 1928)*
Created by: Cathy Moran Truesdale
Record added: Dec 08, 2011
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