Port Chester in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Abraham Bush Homestead
[ upper plaque ]
Abraham Bush Homestead
[ lower plaque ]
General Israel Putnam
1777 – 1778
A Landmark of the
Acquired by Port Chester
Erected 1968 by Ruth Lyon Bush Chapter,Daughters of The American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 479 King Street, Port Chester NY 10573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Hero's Walkway (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Chester Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Luigi Del Bianco Memorial (approx. 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Bush had given her this information.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.