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Abraham Bush Homestead

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
1. Abraham Bush Homestead Marker
Inscription.
[ upper plaque ]
1750
Abraham Bush Homestead
Reputed Headquarters Of
General Israel Putnam
Marked By The
Ruth Lyon Bush Chapter
Daughters Of
The American Revolution
1968

[ lower plaque ]
Bush Homestead
Headquarters
General Israel Putnam
1777 – 1778
A Landmark of the
Revolutionary War
Acquired by Port Chester
Park Commission
1924

 
Erected 1968 by Ruth Lyon Bush Chapter,Daughters of The American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 0.765′ N, 73° 40.016′ W. Marker is in Port Chester, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street (New York State Route 120A) and Davenport Avenue, on the right when traveling north on King Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 479 King Street, Port Chester NY 10573, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port Chester Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luigi Del Bianco Memorial (approx.
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
2. Abraham Bush Homestead Marker
half a mile away); Port Chester World War I Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port Chester World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Newell Rising (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port Chester Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crawford Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rye Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Chester.
 
Regarding Abraham Bush Homestead. Justus Bush, a New York City merchant, purchased the land in 1726. His son Abraham, in 1750 married Ruth Lyon, daughter of the first settlers in this part of Westchester County. Ruth and Abraham lived in the homestead on King Street and it was here that Abraham Bush died August 2, 1814. This couple had a son named Abraham, referred to as "Captain Abraham" (Bush) for his rank in the Revolutionary War. Mary Bush, Captain Abrahams widow, told her grandchildren, Andrew, Hobard and Sarah Bush that General Israel Putnam had made his headquarters in the homestead during the winter of 1777-1778, Grandmother Mary Bush related that Ruth Lyon
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
3. Abraham Bush Homestead
The markers are at the left of the door
Bush had given her this information.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
4. Abraham Bush Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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