Hannah Standish

Female15 December 1723–16 October 1756

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Standish was born on 15 December 1723, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Zachariah Standish, was 25 and her mother, Abigail Whitman, was 21. She married Elkanah Cushman on 7 April 1743, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 October 1756, in her hometown, at the age of 32, and was buried in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Elkanah Cushman
Hannah Standish
Marriage: 7 April 1743
Ezra Cushman
Moly Cushman
Susannah Cushman
Elkanah Cushman
Ebenezer Cushman
Zachariah Cushman
Levi Cushman

Sources (24)

  • Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
  • Hanah Standish, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Hannah Standish Cushman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1743Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Standish (Lancashire, now part of Greater Manchester), from Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + edisc ‘enclosure, enclosed park’. Standish (Gloucestershire) does not appear to have contributed towards the surname.

    History: Myles Standish (c. 1584–1656) was a soldier of fortune, from 1620 captain of the Mayflower Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. Little is known of his origins and early life, but in his will he claimed to be descended from a leading Catholic family, the Standishes of Standish, Lancashire, England. He also claimed to have been deprived of his inheritance, a claim not confirmed.

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

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