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Mrs Mehitable Treby Church
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Birth: 1759
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 24, 1804
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

She and her husband had 12 children. Her husband Benjamin Church was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He was a private, a life guard of General Washington for part of his service and was in several battles. He was also a prisoner of war in Kingston Jamaica after being captured at sea while on a merchant ship after discharge. He was then shipped on board a flag of truce, escaped at Port a Prince Haiti and then boarded and served on board the Maria, a ship with a letter of Marque
They had 12 children. She, sadly, died from grief after a twenty year son, also Benjamin Church, drowned from on board ship Angeronia (Capt. Isaac Burdick) The newspaper Newport Mercury, issued Saturday, May 26, 1804: Died in this town, very suddenly, on Thursday evening, and evidently occasioned by the untimely end of her son, Mrs. Mehitable Church in the forty-fifth year of her age. It is due to the merits of this lady to say she possessed many eminent virtues.
As a wife she was kind, faithful and endearing ; as a mother tender, affectionate, and discreet; as a friend beloved, esteemed, and respected. By her acquaintance, long will she be
"All, all is right by God ordained or done;
And who but God resumed the friend he gave?"

Family links: 
  William Church (1779 - 1812)*
  Charles Church (1781 - 1789)*
  Benjamin Church (1785 - 1804)*
  Susanna Church (1795 - 1803)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: A son, Benjamin Church Jr is on the same double stone as his mother.
Common Burying Ground
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Shirley Knapp
Record added: Dec 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102419196
Mrs Mehitable <i>Treby</i> Church
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- Shirley Knapp
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013

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