Tamsin Cushing

28 May 1779–28 December 1839 (Age 60)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Tamsin

When Tamsin Cushing was born on 28 May 1779, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Theophilus Cushing, was 38 and her mother, Patience Dunbar, was 39. She married Seth Hersey Sr. on 9 January 1803. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 28 December 1839, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Eastern Cemetery, Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Hersey Sr.
Tamsin Cushing
Marriage: 9 January 1803
Rebecca Hersey
Seth Hersey Jr.
Theophilus Cushing Hersey
Thomas Hersey

Spouse and Children

9 January 1803



    Seth Hersey Jr.


    Theophilus Cushing Hersey


    Thomas Hersey


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 4

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cousin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Tamsen Cushing, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Tamsin in entry for Theophelus Cushing Hersey, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Tamsin in entry for Theophelus Cushing Hersey, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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