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CarolynA
RE: Bushnell Family
Dan, just go to familysearch.org. Type in the search area Potter Bushnell. You'll get his birth record from Pownal. You will actually see the handwritten card made by the town clerk Mary Frances Towslee Lampman, whose mother was a Bushnell. In those days, most everyone wsa related in Pownal.

Potter Barber Bushnell's name intrigues me. He was not descended from the Barbers. However, two of his mother's sisters had married Barbers and died, leaving children that David and Betsy raised. So it was truly a blended family, and I believe she named him Barber for this reason. Betsy's mother was a Potter, and that accounts for his first name. I am very fond of Betsy.
Added by CarolynA on Sep 08, 2013 5:49 PM
CarolynA
RE: Bushnell Family
Hello, I think you are referring to Frances Elvira Bushnell, daughter of Potter. Is her grave on Fincagrave? I think I have heard that Potter died in MO while visiting his daughter. Can you confirm?

I do not descend from the Pownal Masons, but do from Bushnells. It is James Bushnell you want, not Thomas. Thomas was his father, but he died before the Revolution. Look through what I have on Find A Grave, have tried to use dates from vital statistics and not from ancestry.com, to which I do not subscribe.

My grandfather, William B. Morgan from Pownal VT went out to Brookfield to visit his Bushnell and Mason cousins abour 1900. He wanted to stay, but his mother, Amelia Bushnell Morgan kept writing him that he had to come home and tend the farm. He did, married my grandmother, and the rest is our family history.
Added by CarolynA on Sep 06, 2013 6:32 PM
 

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