Robert Bushnell

Maleabout 1810–

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Bushnell was born about 1810, in Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, James Bushnell, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Vallance, was 32.

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James Bushnell
1779–1861
Rachel Vallance
1779–1814
Milo J Mann Bushnell
1802–1887
Robert Bushnell
about 1810–
Fanny Mann Bushnell
1806–1871
Lois E Bushnell
1806–1854
Sarah M Bushnell
1813–1880

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 2

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

    Age 24

    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Bushnells Green in Bucklebury (Berkshire), early recorded as Bushenell or Busshendhill.

    History: Francis Bushnell came to New Haven, CT, in 1639, and was a founder of Guilford, CT.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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