Born: July 5, 1819, the son of James Bushnell
Died: April 4, 1885 1
Married: Sarah R. Moody, (d. 1854), Jane Lathrop
Children: Louise Bushnell Miller
Alric Mann Bushnell was Captain Pliny Miller's partner in acquiring the land that would become the village of Saranac Lake, though he sold his share to Miller soon after. Bushnell's daughter Louise apparently married into his partner, Miller's, family.
The distinction of creating the nucleus around which the central village grew belongs to Captain Pliny Miller, a veteran of the war of 1812. Just when he came to this part of the country cannot be positively stated, but it was probably about 1822, for he is known to have been a close second to Jacob Moody. Captain Miller and a friend, Alric Mann Bushnell, acquired title to three hundred acres of land from John R. Thurman and others, of Sandy Hill, N. Y. This strip included much of the central portion of the present village. Soon after the title was passed, Captain Miller bought out Bushnell's interest and came and settled on the land. Of the first house he built and lived in no trace remains to-day. It was back of the present Eugene Allen home. Captain Miller also erected a sawmill on the site of the present electric power-house, and built the first dam across the river at that point in 1827.