|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1754|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1835|
Grand Isle County
81 yrs, 2 mos., 7 days
Additional information has been supplied by: Chazmanbsr
Church was born November 15, 1754 at Jamestown, Newport County, Province of Rhode Island. He was the 2nd of 8 children (2nd son) born of Joseph Taber and his wife Hannah Church (b. 1728). Church's siblings were: Lemuel (b. 1748), Samuel (b. 1755/6), Philip (bpt. 1757), Martha, Pardon (b. 1762/3), David (b. 1765, and Joseph.
On May 5, 1775, Church enlisted, at Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, as a Private for 8 months service in Captain Levi Rounsevel's Company, Colonel David Brewer's 9th Massachusetts Regiment of State Troops. Captain Rounsevel's Company marched from Freetown through Middlebury, Birdgewater, Braintree, and Milton to Roxbury near Boston. Church remained with his Company at Roxbury until close to the expiration of their enlistment when the Company marched back to Freetown where they were discharged about January 1, 1776. While at Roxbury, the Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill was fought, June 17, 1775 and in September 1775, Church was with the part of his Regiment that took Light House Island in the Boston Channel. In that later engagement, 7 of the enemy were killed, 13 wounded and 40 were taken prisoner. Between 80 and 100 stands of arms were also taken.
On February 1, 1776, Church enlisted, at Freetrown, as a Private for 2 months service in Captain Israel Trow's Company, Colonel Jacob French's Massachusetts Regiment of State Troops. Captain Trow's Company marched to Roxbury and thence to Cambridge near Boston where they joined Colonel French's Regiment and encamped on Winter Hill. Upon joining Colonel French's Regiment, Church was appointed Orderly Sergeant and served as such until being discharged at the end of his two month enlistment. He then returned home.
In July 1776, Church moved to Washington, Cheshire (now Sullivan) County, New Hampshire. He married, September, 1782, Elizabeth (Betsy) Steele (1764-1845) by whom he had 13 children: Sally (b. 1783), Betsey (1785-1785), Jane (b. 1786), Betsey (b. 1788), John (b. 1790), Polly (Mary) (b. 1791), Church (b. 1793), John (b. 1795), Joseph, a child whose name is unknown, a female child whose name is unknown, Hiram, and James Madison (b. 1807).
Church moved to South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont in 1813. He burnt to death in the conflagration of his dwelling house in South Hero, January 27, 1835. His widow barely escaped out of a window in her night clothes.
(1) "Ebenezer Robinson 1774-1835 of South Hero & Georgia, Vermont and his two marriages to Euncie Holgate 1778-1810 and Mary Tabor 1791-1831" by unknown, 1956, page 30
(2) US Federal Military Pension File No. W.26507
(3) "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War." Vol. XV, by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1907, pages 344 & 348
(4) "Descendants of Joseph and Philip, Sons of Philip Taber from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Long Island" by Ann Allen Wright and Albert Hazen Wright, 1952, page titled: Tabor Genealogy
Elizabeth Steele Tabor (1764 - 1846)*
James Madison Tabor (1807 - 1888)*
The Memory of
Jan'y 27th AD. 1835.
Aged 81 years 2
mo's & 7 days.
"Are ye also ready for thou knowest not
what a day may bring forth."
South Hero Cemetery
Grand Isle County
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20813334