Bushnell, Samuel a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Massachusetts, Nov. 28, 1782. He was converted when about sixteen, and in 1810 entered the New. York Conference, wherein he labored to the close of his life, Aug. 24,1824. Mr. Bushnell was sound in mind, calm in temperament, prudent in business, deep in piety, and strong in faith. (See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1825, p. 476; Methodist Magazine, vii, 408.