Caleb Churchman

Male4 November 1783–23 March 1864

Brief Life History of Caleb

When Caleb Churchman was born on 4 November 1783, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, his father, Edward Churchman, was 26 and his mother, Rebecca Peirce, was 17. He married Martha Shelley on 1 September 1808, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Chester Monthly Meeting, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 23 March 1864, at the age of 80, and was buried in Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Churchman
Martha Shelley
Marriage: 1 September 1808
John Churchman
George W Churchman
Frances S Churchman
Anna Churchman
Rebecca P. Churchman
Henry Lawrence Churchman
Sallie B Churchman
Martha S Churchman

Sources (12)

  • Caleb Churchman in household of Geo Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caleb Churchman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Caleb Churchman, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1808Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 3

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries 1789: Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 25

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English chirch(e)man ‘clergyman; churchwarden; lay official responsible for church finances’. The earliest examples would have denoted a custodian or keeper of a church (Old English cyriceman), not a clergyman, though the earlier sense had probably been superseded by the time the surname arose.

    Possibly an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Kirchmann (see Kirchman ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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