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Searching for First Wife of William Churchill 1856 Susquehanna Pa.
Posted by: cindy browning (ID *****3079) Date: April 02, 2009 at 21:18:56
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ws I am a decendant of John Churchill d.1662 Plymoth Ma.

through William 1656, Benjamin Sr.1695, Benjamin Jr.1727

Joseph 1764, Williams 1795, Abraham(or Abram)1821,

William 1856, to Sarah Alice Churchill Rhea 1890 Born in

Clay Co. Tx.(second child)

William shows up in Clay Co. Tx. on 1880 census as

single. Sometime between 1880 and 1887(birth of first

child per 1900 census) he marries. The 1890 federal was

burned and Clay Co. records burned in a 1920s fire.

Therefore I cannot find my great grandmother's name.

William shows up on 1900 f.census in Brisco Co. Tx. as

a widower with five children, the last three born in

Indian Territory ,last child 1896. I have searched Indian

Territory census and records. They are incomplete and

and hard to navigate.(a Mess) I found Churchills but not

William and wife.(so far)

Sometime after 1900 William married Caroline Peters

Cope, a widow also on the 1900 Brisco Co.census,apparently

living close to William. They migrated to Refugio Co.

Tx. living there until their deaths. On every census

after, Caroline is listed as the mother of William's


I am hoping to contact someone with a bible

record, family letter or anything that shows William's

wife's given and or surname. If anyone has a

suggestion or clue about where to search I would also

welcome that. My thanks to any or all that might help.


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