Benjamin Churchill

1747–1804 (Age 57)
Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Churchill was born on 5 February 1747, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Daniel Churchill Sr., was 36 and his mother, Abigail White, was 29. He married Elisabeth Hurlburt in 1777, in Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 April 1804, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Town Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Churchill
1747–1804
Elisabeth Hurlburt
1755–1835
Marriage: 1777
Clarisa Churchill
1779–1804
Charles Chirchill
1780–
Benjamin Churchill
1780–
Elisha Churchill
1782–1843
Betsey Churchill
1784–
Ebenezer Churchill
1786–1822
Sophia Churchill
1791–1885
Augustus Churchill
1797–1890
Sarah Churchill
1799–1885

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1777
Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
children

(9)

  • Clarisa Churchill

    Female1779–1804Female

  • Benjamin Churchill

    Male1780–Male

  • Charles Chirchill

    Male1780–Male

  • Male1782–1843Male

  • Female1784–Female

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

  • Ruth Churchill

    Female1736–1813Female

  • Sarah Churchel

    Female1739–1739Female

  • Abigail Churchel

    Female1740–1743Female

  • Elisha Churchill

    Male1740–Male

  • William Churchill

    Male1745–1749Male

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 29

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 34

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Churchill, for example in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin in entry for Betsey Churchill, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin in entry for Elizabeth Churchill, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benjamin in entry for Sally Churchill, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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