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rods upon their steeple, which had just before been much shattered and set on fire by lightning. This meeting-house stood until 1841, when it was taken down. The old rooster, that surmounted the steeple for three-quarters of a century, was the favorite resort of the martins, a bird once very numerous here. The steeple is visible in the picture of Eden Vale in Waltham. The Rev. Jacob Cushing graduated at Harvard College in 1748. His ordination sermon was preached by his father, Rev. Job Cushing. The town appropriated £ 146 13s. 4d. lawful money, as a gift for his settlement, £ 80 for his yearly salary, and £ 13 6s. 8d. to defray the expense of his ordination. His salary from the time of his settlement until 1796 varied from £ 80 to £ 100, lawful money, except during one period when he was paid in the depreciated Continental paper currency, and then he received £ 5,600 for one year's salary; the town the next year voted him £ 116 4s. 10d. in specie, to make up for the depreci
ohasset, and came of stock that is traced back to Puritan origin. He was connected with the heroes of the American Revolution through his great-grandfather, Capt. Job Cushing of Cohasset, who raised a company and marched from Hingham, and was with Washington at Valley Forge during the trying winter of 1777. After serving the usual apprenticeship Mr. Cushing worked in the Navy Yard at Charlestown and in several of the yards on our famous old Ship street, from whence the Medford clipper ships, for Californian trade. were in such great demand. Mr. Cushing was twice married, and by the first union had three sons, two of whom survive him, Hiram C. CushingMr. Cushing was twice married, and by the first union had three sons, two of whom survive him, Hiram C. Cushing of Pasadena, Cal., and Walter F. Cushing, of Medford. If, at times, he was abrupt and outspoken and severely critical, still he was a good citizen and had qualities to offset this peculiarity. In his latter years, and especially during his long illness, he became softened in spirit and entirely reconciled to the teachings of S
mes. Our secretary notes it thus: A vivid account of the street as he knew it in the ‘70s, illustrating his talk with his own drawings of its houses and ships at the shipyard. On the blackboard he drew a vessel in construction, explaining as he proceeded; also pictures of Deacon James' horse and carriage and of the deacon on foot, with high hat and shawl, carrying a cane. A sketch of him in a sleigh, accompanied by the real sleigh-bells seemed like a real sleigh-ride. Messrs. Curtin and Cushing and Mr. and Mrs. Leavens participated in the half-hour of reminiscence which followed. The December meeting on the 18th was also held, for convenience, in the Mystic vestry. Prof. Arthur I. Andrews spoke on The Balkans and United States' Influence There, illustrating with views taken by himself,—a most excellent address but not largely attended. The annual meeting was held on January 15, 1923, in the slave quarters of the Royall house. It proved to be a very cold night and but few w
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing (search)
My Revolutionary ancestors: major Job Cushing, Lieutenant Jerome Lincoln, Walter Foster Cushing Compiled by Elizabeth Cushing Lincoln TH living in Cohasset at this time two young men friends. One was Job Cushing; the other was Jerome Lincoln. They went to college together ameeting house to store the same. My Revolutionary ancestor, Captain Job Cushing, was getting the militia into shape for marching as fast as the British army of ten thousand drilled troops out of Boston. Job Cushing was an active captain throughout the war, in the state forces. s was Jerome Lincoln, whose name appears on the muster roll of Captain Cushing's company for two months service. He was next with Colonel Gren. Jerome applied for a pension at the age of seventy-nine. Major Job Cushing married Abigail Pierce of Scituate. There were four children, Job Cushing, Jr., being the eldest. This son, Job, married Elizabeth, daughter of Jerome Lincoln. She was the twelfth of the fourteen chi