Dorothy Churchill

1726–1815 (Age 88)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Churchill was born on 3 October 1726, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, David Churchill Sr., was 34 and her mother, Dorothy Kilbourn, was 31. She married Richard Fox on 20 March 1745, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died in March 1815, in her hometown, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Dorothy Churchill
Richard Fox
Marriage: 20 March 1745
Dorothy Fox
Elizabeth Fox
Elizabeth Fox
Ebenezer Fox
David Fox
Ann Fox
Lemuel Fox
Mabel Fox
Chloe Fox
Levi Fox
Asa Fox

Spouse & Children

20 March 1745
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 50

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

Age 55

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 74

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.

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)

  • Dorothy in entry for Elizabeth Fox, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Dorothy Fox in entry for Ebenezer Fox, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Dorothy in entry for Asa Fox, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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