Caleb Churchman

4 November 1783–23 March 1864 (Age 80)
Prince George's, Maryland, United States

The Life 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 MM, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 23 March 1864, at the age of 80.

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

Spouse and Children

1 September 1808
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


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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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a church, from Middle English chirche ( see Church ) + man.2 Possibly a translation of German Kirchmann ( see Kirchman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb Churchman in household of Geo Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caleb Churchman in entry for Henry L. Churchman, "Delaware Death Records, 1855-1961"
  • Caleb Churchman, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

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