Caleb Church

Brief Life History of Caleb

When Caleb Church was born in 1806, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Church, was 70 and his mother, Jane Andrews, was 60.

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Family Time Line

John Church
1736–1811
Jane Andrews
1747–1825
Sarah Susannah Church
1787–
Jane Church
1789–
Gabriel Church
1790–1880
Elizabeth "Betsey" Church
1795–
Amaziah Church
1799–1870
Anna Church
1803–1873
Caleb Church
1806–
Lucinda Church
1810–

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    World Events (3)

    1808

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name mostly found in southern and midland England, for someone who lived near a church, or possibly an occupational name for someone who worked at a church, such as a verger or sexton, from Middle English chirche ‘church’. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’. Compare Kirk .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Kirch .

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

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