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Martin Benjamin Bushman

Male 1841 - 1927  (86 years)


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  • Name Martin Benjamin Bushman 
    Born 5 Feb 1841  Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
      Volume 1
      Biographies
      Allen, James

      Bushman, Martin B., a prominent Elder in Lehi, Utah county, is the seventh child of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman, and was born Feb. 5, 1841, in Bart township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His parents were members of the Church when he was born. When he was one year old, his parents moved to Nauvoo, Ill., where he became acquainted with Joseph and Hyrum Smith and had the privilege of hearing these men of God preach, and he often sat upon their knees; and although he was but three years old, when he saw them last, so impressive was their personality upon his mind that he distinctly remembers them to-day, after the elapse of nearly sixty years. He went into the Nauvoo Temple in 1846 with his mother, and remembers vividly what he saw. During the great exodus from Nauvoo in 1846, two of his sisters died. He was baptized May 5, 1849, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1850 he received a patriarchal blessing, in which he was promised many glorious things, and he bears testimony that they have all been fulfilled to the very letter. He came to Utah in 1851, and in 1861 he was called on a short mission to go as a teamster to the Missouri river after poor immigrants. At the age of 22 years he married Lucinda L. Goodwin, and later (March 21, 1867), he married Martha Worlton, as a plural wife. He suffered imprisonment for the practice of this principle in 1889, but he says he knows it is a divine principle. He is the father of 20 children, all of whom he is proud of. March 21. 1863, he was ordained an Elder. He was ordained a Seventy Jan. 2, 1868, and on Nov. 10, 1889, he was set apart as a president in the 68th quorum of Seventy. For 24 years he served as a Sabbath school teacher in the Lehi Ward, and has also been otherwise active in Ward affairs. He has done much work for his departed relatives in the Temple, and his greatest desire is to see the Kingdom of [p.508] God spread upon the earth. In civil life he has held several positions in the city government.

      Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical. Volume III.

      A busy and useful life in which keen intelligence has wisely directed labor has brought Martin B. Bushman to a position in the ranks of the capitalists of Lehi, where he is now largely living retired, although still giving supervision to his personal interests. He was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, February 5, 1841, a son of Martin and Elizabeth (Degen) Bushman, who belonged to one of the old families of Pennsylvania. The father and the grandfather of Martin B. Bushman were both natives of the Keystone state and the great-grandfather, Henry Bushman, was born in Germany, whence he came to America prior to the Revolutionary war. The Bushmans were farming people of Pennsylvania and Martin Busbman, Sr., was born in Lancaster county April 1, 1802. His boyhood days were spent upon a farm and at the age of twenty-five years he married Elizabeth Degen, a native of Switzerland. In 1840 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and traveled by wagon to Illinois, a distance of one thousand miles, accompanied by his wife and four children. They prospered at Nauvoo but fell victims to mob violence and fled with the others of their religious faith, leaving their standing crops behind. They proceeded westward by slow stages and in the winter two of their children died from exposure while in Iowa. They lived in western Iowa for a few years and in 1851 came to Utah, having crossed the plains with ox teams. After a week spent in Salt Lake City they continued their journey to Lehi, arriving there almost destitute and famished. The father took up farming and through his life remained true to his religious belief, passing away in that faith in 1870. His wife survived him for eight years.

      Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical. Volume III.

      In 1863 Martin B. Bushman was married to Lucinda Goodwin, a daughter of Isaac Goodwin, one of the earliest of the pioneers to settle at Lehi. Mr. Bushman was the seventh in order of birth in a family of ten children and to his first marriage there were born ten children: Mary Elizabeth, Martin Isaac, Laura Ellen, Nancy Lucinda, Sarah, Lewis Jacob, Edith, Rhoda and Esther, twins, and Emerett. His second wife was Martha Worlton, whom he married in 1867, and they, too, have ten children: James Albert, John Benjamin, Alva Alonzo, Flora Elizabeth, Eugene W., Anna Lois, Martha Emma, Cyrus William, Drucilla Jane and Vera.
      Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical. Volume III.
    Residence Sep 1851  Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Nov 1927  Lehi, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2532  GulbrandsonHladkyBushman
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2008 

    Father Martin Bushman,   b. 1 Apr 1802, Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1870, Lehi, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Degen,   b. 12 Sep 1802, Hollstein, Bassiland, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Mar 1826  Bart, Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Lucinda Goodwin 
    Married 1863 
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2008 
    Family ID F810  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Martha Worlton,   b. 14 Sep 1849, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Mar 1867  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Albert Bushman,   b. 4 Jun 1868
     2. John Benjamin Bushman,   b. 16 Nov 1870
     3. Alvin Alonzo Bushman,   b. 28 Dec 1872
     4. Flora Elizabeth Bushman,   b. 15 Aug 1874
     5. Eugene Bushman,   b. 14 Dec 1876
     6. Annie Lois Bushman,   b. 27 Apr 1880
     7. Martha Emma Bushman,   b. 3 Sep 1882
     8. Cyrus William Bushman,   b. 22 Sep 1884
     9. Drucella Jane Bushman,   b. 24 Nov 1886
     10. Vera B Bushman,   b. 22 Jun 1891
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2008 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet