Cushman, Elisha a Baptist minister, was born at Kingston, Mass., May 2, 1788. He was ordained pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hartford, June 10, 181:3. In 1824 he was made M.A. (honorary) by Yale College. In 1825 he resigned his charge in Hartford, and became pastor of the New Market Street Baptist Church of Philadelphia. In September, 1829, he returned to Connecticut, and, after preaching some time at Stratfield, was, in April, 1831, called to the pastoral charge of the Baptist church in New Haven. In 1835 he removed to Plymouth, Mass., but returned to Hartford in 1838, and resumed the editorship of The Christian Secretary, a religious paper of which he had been the original editor in 1822. He died October 26, 1838. Mr. Cushman's preaching was simple, instructive, and often eloquent. He published a number of occasional sermons and addresses. —Sprague Annals, 6:562.