Cushman, Richards a Congregational minister, was born in Massachusetts in 1819. He graduated from Brown University in 1844, and studied one year thereafter in Andover Theological Seminary; was ordained in 1847 a missionary for the Foreign Evangelical Society to Hayti, where he remained until his death, June 7, 1849. See Trien. Cat. of Andover Theol. Sem. 1870, page 175.