George Andrew Bushnell

1835–Male
Waynesville, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Andrew

When George Andrew Bushnell was born in August 1835, in Waynesville, DeWitt, Illinois, United States, his father, Elisha Bushnell, was 50 and his mother, Nancy Ann Knapp, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Bushnell
1785–1845
Nancy Ann Knapp
1795–1854
Edwin Bushnell
1816–1844
Laura Bushnell
1822–
Ruby Marion Bushnell
1825–
Moses Loman Bushnell
1820–1880
Albert H Bushnell
1824–1851
Rubie Marion Bushnell
1826–1895
Ruth Emelia Bushnell
1828–1912
Angeline Bushnell
1830–1919
Mary Ann Bushnell
1833–
George Andrew Bushnell
1835–
Jane Ruth Bushnell
1837–1926

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

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