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Thomas J. Church
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Birth: 1788
Augusta County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1839
Barren County
Kentucky, USA

In Tenn., Rogersville or Knoxville, Thomas enlisted in the 7th U.S. Infantry, War of 1812. Capt. Samuel Vaill was his last Co. He was "officially and honorably" discharged by Capt. Vaill and Major Nicks at New Orleans on April 8,1815. At discharge he was 26 years old, 5 ft.10 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexioned. "Record shows he enlisted Sept. 18, 1808 for five years, served in Capt. Thomas J. Van Dyke's Co. of the 7th Inf Reg't - Feb. 1, 1810 to Oct. 31, 1810; in Capt. J. Dougherty's Co., same Reg't - Jan. 1, 1812 - Dec. 31,1812 and in Capt. Richard Oldham's Co., 7th Inf. Jan 1, 1813 - June 30, 1814. He served his five years and then reenlisted on Ap. 1, 1813 to serve during the war, discharged at New Orleans, Ap. 8, 1815 term expired. He served for a total of seven one-half years.

He married Amassa Pace on Nov 13, 1817 in Glasgow, Barren Co., KY. They had eleven known children. Her nickname was "Massie" & "Mercy".

Barren Co., Ky. Marriage Record:
CHURCH, Thomas to PACE, Mercy, 13 Nov 1817

Thomas J. is more than likely buried in the Church Family Cemetery on Longhunter's Trail in Glasgow, Barren Co., KY., but we have no proof as to this. This is where he was living, and this is where his mother is buried in 1837. This was the Church family burial ground at the time he died in 1839. A memorial bench has been placed in the Church cemetery by his descendants 'In Memoriam' who also think this is where he is buried. Researched by Laura J. Stewart.

*Note* 1st born son named after maternal grandfather, Joseph Pace. 
Family links: 
  John Christian Church (1756 - 1814)
  Eleanor Church (1757 - 1837)
  Mary Church Staples (1818 - 1899)*
  Joseph Church (1819 - 1905)*
  Pleasant Church (1822 - 1891)*
  Martha Church Staples (1824 - 1902)*
  Nancy Jane Church Driskill (1827 - 1911)*
  Frances Ellen Church Vance (1828 - 1889)*
  Mary Susan Church Forrester (1832 - 1894)*
  George Washington Church (1836 - 1896)*
  Thomas Church (1839 - 1931)*
  Henry C. Church (1779 - 1844)**
  Thomas J. Church (1788 - 1839)
  George W. Church (1790 - 1832)*
*Calculated relationship
Church Family Cemetery *
Barren County
Kentucky, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
Created by: Laura J. Stewart
Record added: Jun 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91528795
Thomas J. Church
Added by: Laura J. Stewart
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 Added: Jul. 14, 2015
7th U.S. Infantry, War of 1812
- Laura J. Stewart
 Added: May. 9, 2013

- Roger & Kathleen Hawkins
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
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