Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Churchills in:
 • Mount Holly Cemetery
 • Little Rock
 • Pulaski County
 • Arkansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Thomas James Churchill
Birth: Mar. 10, 1824
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 14, 1905
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General, Governor of Arkansas. This native of Louisville, Kentucky studied law before enlisting, as a lieutenant, in 1846 to fight in the Mexican War. He was held as a prisoner for much of this war being captured by a Mexican Calvary in 1847 After the war he settled in Little Rock Arkansas where hebecame a successful farmer. In 1857 President James Buchanan named him postmaster of his new hometown. At the start of the Civil War he formed the First Arkansas Mounted Riflemen. After his courageous service at the battles at Wilsonís Creek and Pea Ridge he was promoted to brigadier general. He was captured in 1863 and once again held as a prisoner of war, this time being held for three months at Camp Chase, Ohio. After his release, he was promoted to Major General and led troops into battles at Pleasant Hill and Jenkinís Ferry. After the war he returned to Arkansas. In 1880 he was elected governor. While governor he was credited with implementing many policies that improved medical care for the citizens of Arkansas. However, a scandal involving missing state funds coupled with political factionalism led to him retiring as governor in 1883. He returned to private life and farming and received full military honors at his funeral. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
Family links: 
  Samuel Churchill (1779 - 1863)
  Abigail Pope Oldham Churchill (1789 - 1854)
  Anne Maria Sevier Churchill (1830 - 1917)*
  Abbie Churchill (1854 - 1876)*
  Samuel Johnson Churchill (1856 - 1915)*
  Ambrose Sevier Churchill (1858 - 1860)*
  Juliette Johnson Churchill Hankins (1861 - 1941)*
  Emily St. Aubert Churchill Calef (1865 - 1943)*
  Mathilde Sevier Churchill Langhorne (1868 - 1951)*
  Mary Eliza Churchill Thruston (1804 - 1842)*
  Armistead Ludwell Churchill (1809 - 1872)*
  Samuel Bullitt Churchill (1812 - 1890)*
  William Henry Churchill (1814 - 1891)*
  Abigail Prather Churchill Clark (1817 - 1852)*
  John Rowan Pope Churchill (1819 - 1897)*
  Emily Ann Augusta St-Aubert Churchill Zane (1822 - 1914)*
  Thomas James Churchill (1824 - 1905)
  Charles Worden Thruston Churchill (1826 - 1865)*
  Julia C Churchill Blackburn (1833 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Holly Cemetery
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10402
Thomas James Churchill
Added by: ronald deavy
Thomas James Churchill
Added by: Larry Chenault
Thomas James Churchill
Added by: P. V. Hays
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Deo Vindice, Resurgam
- Eddie Inman
 Added: Jun. 9, 2017

- Lazer
 Added: Dec. 7, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
There are 66 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 34 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service