Giles Churchill Sr.

Birth
Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1771 (aged 52–53)
Florida, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Family history states he died in Florida, NY, 1751. He is buried in one of the many early unknown and lost graves of Montgomery Co., New York.
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Giles Churchill, about 1751 settled on the Delaware River, in what is now near Cochecton, New York. Here, he built a small log cabin and in a short time brought his wife to the unbroken wilderness. He cleared land and began to get a good harvest. Children were born here. Because of the encroachment of white men, the Indians became hostil and desparate to drive out the invaders. Raids started and in 1765, when it was learned the Indians were gathering, the settlers fled. The Indians burned the Churchill home while they were yet within sight of the smoke of its burning. The family had a horse, which the mother and younger children rode and a cow that carried the sack of meal.
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Per "The Churchill Family in America, Part II", pg. 335

He settled about 1751 on the forks of the Delaware river, upon the grant made by William Penn. He died in Florida, N.Y., 1771. All his children were born at the forks of the Delaware River.
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It is not known what took Giles to the Village of Florida, New York. In 1771, when he died, the Mohawk Indians were raiding and killing settlers in that area. There are many possibilities as to his early death.


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  • Created by: Mookie
  • Added: 24 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 115991952
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Giles Churchill Sr. (18 Jun 1718–1771), Find a Grave Memorial no. 115991952, ; Maintained by Mookie (contributor 47515129) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Family history states he died in Florida, NY, 1751. He is buried in one of the many early unknown and lost graves of Montgomery Co., New York..