Gideon Church

22 November 1734–
Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Church was born on 22 November 1734, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Church, was 27 and his mother, Eunice Winter, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Church
1707–1799
Eunice Winter
1712–1752
Eunice Church
1729–1800
Rachel Church
1731–1744
Elias Church
1732–1775
Caleb Church
1733–1782
Gideon Church
1734–
Asa Church
1735–1782
Eunice Church
1737–
Samuel Church
1739–
Daniel Church
1740–1800
Thomas Church
1742–1782
Rachael Church
1744–
Christiana Church
1745–1811
Triphena Church
1745–
Deliverance Church
1747–1792
Rebecca Church
1749–
Church
1750–
Abigail Church
1751–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 42

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 47

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Gideon Church, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Gideon Church, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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