Jane Cushing

3 April 1772–1 December 1816 (Age 44)
Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Cushing was born on 3 April 1772, in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Cushing, was 44 and her mother, Mabel Gardner, was 34. She married Lemuel Dwelley on 5 November 1796, in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 1 December 1816, at the age of 44.

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Lemuel Dwelley
Jane Cushing
Marriage: 5 November 1796
Lemuel Dwelley
Jedediah Dwelley
Jane Russell Dwelley
George Russell Dwelley

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5 November 1796
Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 4

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 14

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cousin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Cushing, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jane in entry for Jane R. Curtis, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Jane in entry for Lemuel Dwelley, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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