Stephen Churchill

Stephen Churchill

Birth
Delaware County, New York, USA
Death 12 Apr 1813 (aged 54)
Stamford, Delaware County, New York, USA
Burial Stamford, Delaware County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 113752496 · View Source
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Stephen's parents were Giles and Jessie Churchill.

Giles Churchill brought his family in the middle of the eighteen century and settled on the Delaware River, at the junction of the East and West Branches Like other hardy pioneers of his time, he began clearing the wilderness, and erected a log house; but in 1765 he was driven out by the Indians, and he and his family went back to Massachusetts, where the parents spent the rest of their days.

Their son, Stephen Churchill, was born on April 15, 1758. In 1780, while the Revolution was in progress, Stephen Churchill was married to Esther Lloyd. After a few years residence in the old Bay State, Mr. Churchill went back to the home of his early childhood in Delaware County, and settled on land now owned by Judge Gilbert, near the village of Stamford. There he put up a log house and rough barn. The nearest grist-mills were at least thirty miles away; and the Churchills had to pound up corn in a hollow stone to prepare food for their nine children- Mary, Phebe, Giles, Esther, Samuel,Stephen, Elijah, Joseph, and Melinda. The father found the hardships of pioneer life too great for his endurance, and died during the War of 1812, at the age of fifty-four.


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  • Maintained by: Mookie
  • Originally Created by: karen cuccinello
  • Added: 13 Jul 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 113752496
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Churchill (15 Apr 1758–12 Apr 1813), Find a Grave Memorial no. 113752496, citing Old Stamford Cemetery, Stamford, Delaware County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mookie (contributor 47515129) .