Charles Henry Church

15 May 1820–20 April 1885 (Age 64)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Church was born on 15 May 1820, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Church, was 41 and his mother, Ruth Brownell, was 38. He married Sarah Giles Rivers on 2 September 1846, in Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 15 years and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 20 April 1885, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Charles Henry Church
Sarah Giles Rivers
Marriage: 2 September 1846
Florence Herbert Church

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2 September 1846
Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States


    Florence Herbert Church


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824 · Property Value is Estimated

Age 4

In 1824, the value of real estate in Brooklyn was estimated as $2,111,390 and personal property was estimated as $438,690.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Charles Church, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles H Church, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles H Church, "New York State Census, 1865"

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