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Mrs Mary Barker <I>Smith</I> Cushing

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Mrs Mary Barker Smith Cushing

  • Birth 24 Sep 1807 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 26 Mar 1891 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
  • Plot Y
  • Memorial ID 15743500

Mary was the daughter of Elisha Smith and Mary Butler Bass and descendant of Mayflower pilgrim John Alden. Her grandfather was Congressman Josiah Smith. Second wife of Dr Milton Buckingham Cushing Sr married 12 Jun 1836 in Baptist Church, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; mother of:

Milton Buckingham Cushing b 1837
Lt Howard Bass Cushing b 1838
Lt Col Alonzo Hereford Cushing 1841 - July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg
Commander William Barker Cushing b 1842
Mary Rachel Cushing 1845-1846
Mary Isabel Cushing, Mrs Ed Gale & Mrs Eli Bouton

Mary was a teacher at her own private seminary for young ladies when she met widower Judge Milton Buckingham Cushing. She was a small woman with a full, round face, and is quoted as radiating kindness and compassion with a keen intellect. Mary would often recall one of her childhood memories; attending her grandfather's funeral with her cousin President John Adams' carriage heading the funeral procession.

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  • Created by: Nathan Towne
  • Added: 14 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15743500
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Mary Barker Smith Cushing (24 Sep 1807–26 Mar 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15743500, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Nathan Towne (contributor 46861750) .