Bushnell, Nehemiah H.
Born: 1814-XX-XX West Saybrook, Connectict
Nehemiah Bushnell graduated from Yale College in 1835. He was admitted to the bar in 1837 and moved to Quincy, Illinois. That same year, he formed a law partnership with Orville Hickman Browning that lasted until Bushnell's death. He worked for a number of years in association with the Quincy and Galesburg Railroad. For a while, Bushnell also oversaw the editorial section of the Quincy Whig, but he was not otherwise active politically. In 1850, he owned $10,000 in real property. By 1860, he had amassed $40,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $15,000.
The History of Adams County, Illinois (Chicago: Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 1879), 414, 608; John M. Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis, 1899), 2:881; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Ward 5, Quincy, Adams County, IL, 225; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 5, Quincy, Adams County, IL, 304. Illustration courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.