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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
he name is somewhat uncertain. The present form is used by all the descendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to America in 1638. Before the sixteenth century, however, it was variously written. In deeds, wills and charters still extant in Norfolk amous family of Admiral Pitcher of England. For the first fifty years of his life he lived in Hardingham and Hingham. In 1638, however, he, with his wife and five children, sailed on the ship Diligent for America. There were one hundred and thirt From Samuel's third son, Mordicai, came Abraham Lincoln. To go back to the colonists at Hingham: At a town meeting in 1638, a house lot of five acres on Pear Tree hill, Bachelor street, now Main street, was given to Matthew Cushing and it continarest place to grind corn; it was a long, weary trail. Horses, cattle, sheep and goats had been brought from England. In 1638 the first selectman was appointed and at first it was hard to get the people to the town meetings until a fine of one peck