Job W. Angus obit reveals Mayflower connection

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Elizabeth Daily Journal clipping from my family’s archives

Some of you may recall my Job Angus “Letters from Texas” posts. There were four of them altogether. Well, my grandmother saved Job’s Elizabeth Daily Journal obituary, offering me a bit of biography—and a photo to boot. The obit was published on 3 April 1936. This Job Angus was my grandmother’s uncle. He was the cousin of Nettie Angus Moulden from my last post, and was named after Nettie’s dad, Job Angus—the one with the connection to Lincoln’s White House and Washington, DC, building projects.

I suppose the biggest surprise in the obit was the reference to the Mayflower. I’d NEVER heard that before. Needless to say I was excited but skeptical. However, it seems like the connection may well be valid as I found some handwritten notes left behind by other relatives who were also interested in establishing the exact links. So, I just need (in my spare time, ha ha) to find them. [If anyone out there has made this connection already, by all means please let me—and this blog’s readers—know.]

The connection is purported to be with Mary Allerton, one of the 106 Mayflower passengers. She was four at the time and traveling with her parents Isaac and Mary Allerton. Little Mary grew up to marry Thomas Cushman whose father Robert Cushman was one of the organizers of the Mayflower expedition.

I need to connect Mary and Thomas Cushman with the known Cushman in my family tree: Wealthy Cushman of Hartford, Connecticut, who married Isaac Jaques. Apparently Wealthy’s father’s name was Eleazer Cushman and her mother’s name was Mary. After Eleazer died (circa 1795), Mary remarried and had two more children.

I’m afraid that is all I know at this point, but thought I would pass it along.

Links:
Job Winans Angus on Find a Grave
Jeanette “Nettie” Tillou Angus on Find a Grave
Son – Samuel Kendall Angus

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Categories: Angus, Cushman, Death, Elizabeth, Union Co., Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ, Mayflower 1620, Obituaries | Tags: , | 8 Comments

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8 thoughts on “Job W. Angus obit reveals Mayflower connection

  1. Debra Brodhead

    Gail, this would be great if you could connect to the Mayflower Society.

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  2. This is so cool! And “Wealthy” figures in again. Good luck on this treasure hunt.

  3. What an interesting potential connection! I’m crossing my fingers that you will be able to get additional information that will firm it up.

  4. Are you saying the Woodruffs and the Winans have a family connection? I am related to Timothy Woodruff. It sounds interesting!!!

    Roselane Magee Polnick

    • Hello again, Roselane; As you probably know, the Woodruffs and Winans are very old families and were extremely prolific!!!!, so I would not be surprised if there were some marriages between them, but I don’t know of any direct connections myself. If I learn of any, I will let you know!

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