Ebenezer Churchill

Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death Oct 1792 (aged 59)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
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Ebenezer Churchill was the son of Barnabas Churchill and Lydia Harlow.
He married Jean Fisher in Plymouth 5 May 1755.

He had Loyalist leanings in Plymouth prior to the Revolutionary War, although his sons served with the American forces.

Vermont Gazette (Bennington, Vt.) 12 October 1792, p. 3: "BENNINGTON, October 12. We hear from Pittsfield, in the state of Massachusetts, that a Mr. Ebenezer Churchill, of that town, in a fit of insanity (occasioned by methodical religious enthusiam) put a period to his mortal existence by cutting his throat - He made five stabs into his breast with the knife to effect his purpose; these failing, he plied the edge to his throat and terminated the horrid deed."

Their children, all born in Plymouth:
1. Ebenezer, b. 5 Oct. 1755, served in the Revolution, died of smallpox aboard a British prison ship.
2. Timothy, b. 21 January 1757, served in the Revolution, d. New York of yellow fever during the Revolutionary War.
3. John, b. 4 February 1759, d. 3 August 1760.
4. Jean, b. 6 January 1761, m. John Snow, d. Pittsfield 8 January 1849.
5. John, b. 23 June 1763, m. Mehitable Hubbard.
6. Martha, b. 10 January 1767, d. 12 November 1849, m. Alcott Chapman.

The Churchill Family in America, Family #26.

He was buried in Pittsfield's Old Burial Ground, and his remains were probably transferred to Pittsfield Cemetery.

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