John Churchill

John Churchill

Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Sep 1817 (aged 59)
Cortland County, New York, USA
Burial Spafford, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 37922767 · View Source
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John Churchill served in the Rev. War from Vermont as Private, was taken prisoner at the Battle of Hubbardton…

1. Cousin Irving L. Churchill of Cedar Rapids, Iowa wrote in 1961: "John Churchill came to Tully, New York, in 1805. On Dec. 23, 1807, he purchased from Nicholas Low and Alice his wife, of New York City, for two hundred dollars, fifty-one acres comprising the south half of the old Van Bergen homestead, extending from Assembly Road to Tully Lake. One-half of the old cemetery is on this southeast corner. The orchard was set out by John Churchill probably, or by Wendell Van Hoesen. This land joined the form of Eli Farr on the South." 1a 1810 Census State of NY Onondaga county township Tully shows John Churchill listed.

2. "April 21, 1812, John Churchill bought of Moses and Abby Nash for $309.00, fifty acres and eighty-six perches of land just north of the fifty-one acres above mentioned, and extending from Assembly Road to the lake. The 101.4 acres comprise the old Van Bergen homestead, Lot 48 in Tully."

3. "April 5, 1813, John Churchill bought of Egbert Benson, John McDougall Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence, and Robert Troup, for $388.27, 119 Acres, 1 rood, and 35 peraches of land, division 1, lot 54, in Cold Brook, town of Scott, Cortland co., NY." 3a - Both the first and last mentioned purchases were military tracts.

4. "According to family tradition, reported by Herman Churchill, John Churchill and his family moved from Tully to Cold Brook because of repeated serious illness, presumably malaria, attributed to the marshy character of the Tully neighborhood. In later years, as a consequence of flearing the forests and draining the land, the farm where John Churchill first settle, in the area now known as Tully Flats, became some of the finest farming land in the county.

5. New England Historic Genelogical Society - Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY 1787-1835 Cortland county NY wills Administrations page 179-181 Wills & Adms 1 adm (page 179) On will of John Churchill late of town of Scott Co Cortland died. Granted to Martha Churchill of town of Scott Co. Cortland as Admix. Dated 27 Oct 1817. Will (page 180) John Churchill of town of Scott Co. Cortland, NY - My property res to my wife Martha Churchill to be partley applied to the maintenance of parthing family yet underage. S & S at Scott this 27 Sept 1817. Sg. John Churchill SS by Robert D. Taggart, Lausen Norton - Prudence Norton page 181) 27 Oct 1817. Sd John Churchill died on or about 27 Sept 1817


Age 59y 6m 15d
Rev. soldier



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