Bushnell, William a Congregational minister, was born at Saybrook (now brookcow rook), Conn., April 14, 1801. After obtaining preliminary education at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N. H., he graduated from Yale College in 1828, and from the Theological Seminary in 1832. From Aug. 8, 1832, until April 8, 1835, he served the Church in North Killingly, now East Putnam, Conn. From October, 1835, until June, 1836, he was pastor in Whippany, N. J. From January 1838, to May, 1843, he preached in Beverly, Mass.; and from May, 1843, until December, 1846, he labored in Newton. During the succeeding eight years he was secretary of the American Seamen's Friend Society. In 1858 he received the degree of M.D. from Pennsylvania University, and practiced medicine until death, which occurred in East Boston, April 28, 1879. See Cong. Year-book, 1880, p. 14; Obituary Record of Yale College, 1879.