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To all the wonderful people who helped me then and whose tireless efforts at preserving the history of Chautauqua County contributed so much to making this work possibleand, I hope, to making Alonzo Cushing himself live in these pagesI give my deepest thanks. I especially thank Christopher C. Hanks, Mary N. Vere, Roderick and Priscilla Nixon, and Dallas K. Beal for their help, encouragement, and hospitality. Fredonia, New York, Alonzo Cushing's hometown, has a very fine public library and regional museum, made so not only by its marvelous collections but by the helpful, generous, and patient people who work there.
The area was well watered; springs, creeks, rivers, and lakes abounded. Forests of white and red oak, maple, basswood, ash, elm, cherry, and black walnut covered the land. 28 Other members of the Cushing and Smith families joined Milton and Mary in Wisconsin. Milton's brother Walter migrated there from Fredonia. 29 A third son, named Walter, was born to the Cushings in December 1839 but died of tuberculosis only days later. 30 By the time of Alonzo's birth in 1841, the population of Wisconsin had grown to nearly 31,000.
29 A third son, named Walter, was born to the Cushings in December 1839 but died of tuberculosis only days later. 30 By the time of Alonzo's birth in 1841, the population of Wisconsin had grown to nearly 31,000. Besides native-born Americans from New England, New York, the old Northwest, and Kentucky, the Territory received a large influx of German, Norwegian, Canadian, English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish settlers, many of them recent immigrants to America. 31 Delafield was growing, too. Nelson P.