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Bushey was born Feb. 14,
1819, in Cumberland County, PA. He came to
Township, Richland County with his family in 1835/1836. He and
Jacob, (born Oct. 6, 1824) learned the carpentry trade from their
Nov. 24, 1840, Abraham married Barbara Fireoved who was born August 26, 1820.
years later, Abraham's brother Jacob married Barbara's sister
Abraham were to have two daughters, Sarah A. who married Henry
Mary J. who married W. S. Finecle.
helping on the farm and following his trade in Cass township
for many years,
moved to Shelby in ca. 1865, where he became involved in the
In the mid 1870s, Abraham was elected as a Sharon Township Trustee
served in that capacity for several terms. He continued his occupation
carpenter, contractor, and won the contract for building the
building in the summer of 1883.
also became one of the directors of the Underwriter's Mutual
(later the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company), while his son-in-law
Wentz Jr. was the company
died on March 27, 1897, and Abraham died February 16, 1904.
are interred at the Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, Ohio.
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