Nathaniel Churchill Jr.

1703–1785 (Age 82)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Churchill Jr. was born on 29 October 1703, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Nathaniel Churchill Sr., was 26 and his mother, Mary Hurlburt, was 24. He married Rebekah Griswold in March 1726, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 14 December 1785, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Old Westfield Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Nathaniel Churchill Jr.
Rebekah Griswold
Marriage: March 1726
Abigail Churchill
Lucy Churchill
Nancy Churchill
Nathaniel Churchill Sr
Rebecca Churchill
Janna Churchill Sr
Amos Churchill
Mary Churchill
Josiah Churchill
Hannah Churchill

Spouse & Children

March 1726
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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+3 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 73

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 78

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

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)

  • Nathaniell Churchill in entry for Rebecca Griswold, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniell Churchill, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniell in entry for Hannah Churchel, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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