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CUSHNEY, WILLIAM H.
CUSHNEY, WILLIAM H. (1819–1852). William H. Cushney, early newspaperman, was born in Fonda, New York, on September 15, 1819. He went to Augusta, Georgia, in 1835 as foreman in the office of the Constitutionalist before moving to Texas in 1840 and serving for a time in the Texas army. Cushney settled in Austin in 1845. He published the Austin Texas Democrat for a time before founding the Austin State Gazette in August 1849. Cushney married Lydia Jane Brown, sister of Frank Brown, in 1846, and they became the parents of two children. Cushney died, probably of tuberculosis, on November 24, 1852, while visiting a friend's home in Independence, Washington County; he was buried with Masonic honors at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Frank Brown, Annals of Travis County and the City of Austin (MS, Frank Brown Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). Clarksville Northern Standard, February 24, 1849, December 18, 1852. Marshall and the Texas State Gazette, 1860–1861," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 62 (October 1958). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). Texas State Gazette, October 6, 1849, December 4, 1852.
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