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Anderson Churchwell
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Birth: May 1, 1820
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1899
Lewis County
Tennessee, USA


1850 Federal Census taken 9/9/1850, for Lewis Co., TN: Anderson Churchwell, age 30; Margaret Churchwell, age 29; Jonathan B. Churchwell, age 5; Nancy E. Churchwell, age 2; Eliza J. Churchwell, age 7/12.

1870 Federal Census taken 6/30/1870, for Lewis Co., TN, Newbury P.O.: A. Churchwell, age 50; Margaret E. Churchwell, age 49; Eliza J. Churchwell, age 20; Sophine Churchwell, age 19; Andrew J. Churchwell, age 17; Mary J. Churchwell, age 15; Lucille Churchwell, age 13.

1880 Federal Census taken 6/11/1880, for Lewis Co., TN: Andrew Churchwell, age 60; Margaret E. Churchwell, age 50; Caroline Churchwell, age 30; Lucille Churchwell, age 35; Robert Galloway, age 21, farm laborer.

Anderson V.B. Churchwell: Riverside Community Farmer:
Anderson Churchwell, a landholder and farmer in the Riverside / Allen's Creek Community, was 41 years old when he went to Newburg on November 29th 1861 to enlist in the Confederate Army. He served as a private in the 48th Tennesse Infantry Regiment under both Colonel William Voorhies and George H. Nixon. During his absence, his wife is noted to have operated a "safe house" on the Churchwell family farm, affording safe haven and supplies to such noted Confederates as Nathan Bedford Forrest. His son, Jonathon would also join the fight at age 19. Later after the Confederate defeat in the Battle of Nashville, Churchwell's farm was used as a stop for an entire Union Army Corps (approximately 23,000 troops with artillery and wagon trains)during which time the Yankee soldiers burned the fence rails to keep warm. This prompted his wife to verbally assault the Union General in charge, earning her a place in history by being noted in the "Official record of the War of the Rebellion". Anderson Churchwell survived the war and, lived the remainder of his 78 years in Lewis County. He is buried at Dabbs cemtetary at Buffalo Valley. (contributed by descendant, Gary J. Wise)

A copy of this will is in the possession of Gladys Fehling and was transcribed by Gladys Fehling. It has been transcribed exactly as written.
Anderson Churchwell's Will:
State of Tennessee}
Lewis County }
I, Anderson Churchwell do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and m??ing all other wills by me at any time made.
First) I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed off or may first come into the hands of my executors or Administrators.
Second) I direct that my wife Margaret E. Churchwell shall have all the lands belonging to the home place where we now live including the house known as the Add Brown House during her life time or widowhood. The Shaw lands she is not to have.
Third) I have already given my son J. B. Churchwell as much of my estate as I allow him to have.
Fourth) I direct that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my five daughters to wit: Nancy Elizabeth , wife of J. W. Haley, Eliza Jane, wife of John N. Voorhies, Sophia Caroline, wife of R.W. Galloway, Mary Isabella, wife of W. J. Turnbow & Lucille Melvina, wife of F M. Rawdon on condition they and their husbands settle up all claims I may have against them whether out of date or not and if any of heirs fail or refuse to do as above stated they are debared from having any of my estate and their part to be divided beteen the other daughters.
I nominate and apoint J. B. Churchwell and George A. Churchwell my executers this 18th day of February 1898
Anderson Churchwell
(attest)
S. L. Churchwell (Sidney Lee Churchwell)
J. M. Churchwell (James Marion Churchwell)
(Codicil to the above)
This April 5, 1899
Since the above will has been written me and my wife has both become almost helpless and W .R . Galloway and family sold out and moved back here from Texas to take care of us in our old days and think it my duty to help them pay their expenses and trouble for coming out here I therefore have placed a certain black mare in said Galloways hands to make a part of the expense. Also to have two beds and bed clothing, all in good order, Pillow slips also.
A. Churchwell
(attest)
S. L. Churchwell
J. M. Churchwell
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Eleanor Gullick Churchwell (1820 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Brown Churchwell (1845 - 1938)*
  S. Caroline Churchwell Galloway (1851 - 1934)*
  Andrew J. Churchwell (1852 - 1875)*
  John W. Churchwell (1859 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dabbs Cemetery
Buffalo Valley
Lewis County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Joe Pearce
Originally Created by: Shirley Dabbs DuPont
Record added: Jul 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14893536
Anderson Churchwell
Added by: Betty Aronson
 
 
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Ucle Anderson's name was not Anderson V Brown. The AVB was AAron V Brown, a younger brother. Avb married Caroline Reeves and they had one son, A Luther Churchwell. Uncle Luther married a Voorhies and My aunt Rebecca E Raasbury second. I have photos of...(Read more)
- Imogene Parsley
 Added: Dec. 31, 2011

- Betty Aronson
 Added: Aug. 21, 2011
Anderson V.B. Churchwell: Riverside Community Farmer:Anderson Churchwell, a landholder and farmer in the Riverside / Allen's Creek Community, was 41 years old when he went to Newburg on November 29th 1861 to enlist in the Confederate Army. He served as a ...(Read more)
- Erika Sauve
 Added: Mar. 20, 2008
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