John Church Jr

Brief Life History of John

When John Church Jr was born on 31 July 1794, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Church Sr, was 29 and his mother, Mary Owings, was 28. He married Philadelphia Borden on 18 November 1819, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 15 March 1853, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 58.

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John Church Jr
Philadelphia Borden
Marriage: 18 November 1819
John Church III
Bassett Barnett Church
Susan Martha Church
Mary Mason Church
Charles Church
Thomas Earle Church
George Jones Church
Caroline Elizabeth Church
Sarah Elizabeth Church
Evelyn Borden Church

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  • John Church, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Church, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • John, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


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

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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