Biographical Sketch of A. J. Cushman

Cushman, A. J. (doctor), Lincoln, was born in the town of Georgia, Franklin county, Vt.,. on May 21., 1843. His father, Francis Cushman, was a school teacher in Franklin county and also at the University of Vermont. In later life he engaged in the mercantile business. His wife was Amelia Brown, by whom he had a family of seven children, of whom A. J. is the third youngest. Dr. Cushman came to Lincoln, Vt., in 1859. He is a blacksmith by trade. He enlisted in Company A, Sixth Vermont Volunteers, infantry company, and served three years. The last two years he served in the hospital as steward. He was in the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac, and took part in over fifty engagements. He was wounded in the hip at the battle of Savage Station, and is now a pensioner. He studied medicine at spare times for several years, and more especially since 1875. He entered the medical department of the University of Vermont in 1881 and attended lectures. He now receives a large patronage. He has been married twice. His first wife was Amelia Hood, a daughter of E. P. Hood, of Bristol, Vt., and by her had one son, Arthur, now a student at Middlebury College. Amelia died in 1872. He then married for his second wife Ella Stone, a daughter of Benjamin Stone, and by her has had a family of three children — Winnifred, Vevion, and Dora.


Surnames:
Cushman,

Topics:
Biography,

Locations:
Addison County VT,

Collection:
Smith, H. P. History of Addison County Vermont: With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men And Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & co., 1886.

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