Jacob Bushong was born on 9 July 1813 and died on 29 May 1880. He is buried at the Bart Friends Meeting on Valley Road in
Find A Grave also reveals that he was the son of Henry Bushong and Sarah Gilbert. His wife was the former Margaret Hobson. Jacob and Margaret had two children: Henry and Edwin. His biography on the FAG site also states (I can not otherwise confirm or deny this claim at this time) that he was, with several other family members, conductors along the Underground Railroad.
His obituary reads:
Jacob Bushong, an old resident of
this county, suffered a stroke of paralysis last Wednesday, from the effects of
which he died on Saturday, and will be buried tomorrow. He was about seventy
years of age; a Hicksite Friend and ardent spiritualist in religion; an old
time Abolitionist, Whig and Republican in politics; a farmer and veterinary
surgeon by vocation. He was widely known as a good neighbor, a man of marked
intelligence and of positive opinions. Peace to his ashes. Eden Township
Historical Society of
Collection Name: Historic and Town Records Pennsylvania
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