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Robert Cushman

 
 
Robert Cushman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
1. Robert Cushman Marker
Inscription.
Fellow-exile with the Pilgrims in Holland,
afterwards their chief agent in England.
Arrived here IX November, MDCXXI,
with Thomas Cushman his son;
Preached IX December,
his memorable sermon on “The danger of self-love
and the sweetness of true friendship.”
Returned to England XIII December,
to vindicate the enterprise of Christian emigration,
and there remained in the service of the colony
till MDCXXV,
when having prepared to make Plymouth
his permanent home.

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Thomas Cushman,
Son of Robert, Died X December, MDCXCI,
aged nearly LXXXIV years,
For more than XLII years he was
Ruling Elder
of the First Church in Plymouth,
by whom a tablet was placed, to mark his grave,
on this spot,
now consecrated anew by a more enduring memorial.

Mary,
Widow of Elder Cushman and daughter of Isaac Allerton,
Died XXVIII November, MDCXCIX, Aged about XC years,
the last survivor of the first comers in the Mayflower.

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He died, lamented by the Forefathers as “Their ancient friend, - who was as their right hand with their friends the adventurers, and for divers years had done and agitated all their business with them to their great
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
2. Right Side of Monument
advantage.”
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“And you, my loving friends, the adventurers to this plantation, as your care has been first to settle religion here before either profit or popularity, so, I pray you, go on. --------------- I rejoice --------------- that you thus honor God with your riches, and I trust you shall be repaid again double and treble in this world, yea, and the memory of this action shall never die.”
Dedication of the sermon.

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Erected
by
the descendants of
Robert Cushman
in memory of their Pilgrim ancestors
XVI September, MDCCCLVIII.

 
Location. 41° 57.318′ N, 70° 39.946′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker can be reached from School Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Burial Hill cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Fort (a few steps from this marker); Tercentenary Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Thomas Clarke (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Scammell (within shouting distance
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By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
3. Back of Monument
of this marker); James Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); John Alden (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Doty (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
4. Left Side of Monument
Robert Cushman Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
5. Robert Cushman Monument
Monument on Burial Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
6. Monument on Burial Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 141 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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