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Re: Edward Churchill
Posted by: Carolyn L (ID *****6155) Date: March 23, 2010 at 16:38:12
In Reply to: Edward Churchill by Karen of 3037

Hi Karen,

I am connected to the same Churchill family. My gggg-grandmother was Laura Churchill born 1808. Laura was a sister of your Levi Morse Churchill.

Edward Churchill and Margery Morse

Children were: (all born to Edward's first wife Margery)

Sarah born Sept. 17, 1799, married 1) Nathan Humphrey 2) Wheeler Drake

Martha, born Dec. 1, 1800, married Benjamin Gregory Jan. 16, 1817 Poughkeepsie

Abigail, born Oct. 20, 1802, married Adam Gensman

Edward Jr., born Feb. 25, 1805 married Naomi Fraqharson

Levi Morse, born July 10, 1807, married 1. about 1828 NY 2. about 1848 IA

Laura, born Dec. 20, 1808, married George Decker (my gggg-grandparents)

Aschsie Marie, born April 29, 1811, married John Anthony April 29, 1829 Canajoharie, NY

John, born Dec. 17, 1813, married Laura Wellington

Stephen, born April 30, 1816, married 1) Orpha Payne 2) Jane Palmerton

Luman B., bon March 3, 1819, married Mary Agard

Margery, born June 5, 1821 died in infancy

Child by second wife Martha (Patty) Morse (sister of Margery)

Olive, born ? married reuben Dye


I have your Levi Morse Churchill as married twice 1. Juliana Bowman 2. Eliza Smith

children: I will give dates that I have for them - I am missing some birth dates

Charles Bowman, born Jan. 26, 1829 Erie, NY, married: Dec. 19, 1854, Sylvester, Green Co. WI to Betsey Ann Stephens This was a double marriage - Margery Decker and Ezra Stephens were married same day, same place. Margery was daughter of Laura Churchill and George Decker and Betsey Ann and Ezra Stephens were sister and brother.

Harvey B. married Elisa Chamberlain April 2, 1855 Green Co. Wi

Edward, married Ellen M. Jobes July 11, 1861 Sylvester, Green Co. Wi

Mary, married John Clymer

Mason M., born Sept. 23, 1839 Erie Co., NY, married Lucy H. Robinson Jan. 25, 1863, Green Co. Wi

Uriah B., born April 19, 1842 Erie Co. NY died May 15, 1864 Resaca GA, buried WI

Arthur Smith, born Feb. 2, 1844 Boston, Erie Co. NY married Feb. 2, 1879 Orlena C. Murphy

Howell L., born May 13, 1849 Green Co. WI married Dec. 21, 1870 Jasper Co. IA

Harriett E., born Dec. 25, 1853 Green Co. WI married Marshall Ogg 1872 Jasper Co. IA

Sally M., born Aug. 19, 1856 probably Allamakee IA died before 1912 Jasper IA married Edgar (Edward) Scarborough


I have quite a bit more which I would be happy to share with you. I see you have Levi as born Dutchess Co. NY

Do you have anything showing this as correct as the papers I have show him born Litchfield CT. Actually all the children are shown born there except for Achsie and Luman who are shown born Stamford, Dutchess NY. Laura has a ?? next to CT

But I also have Edward as being listed in census as
1800 Litchfield, CT - indexed as Edad Churchil - number in family matches - 1 male (Edward) 1 female under 10 - Sarah and 1 female 16-26 - Margery

1810 Stanford, Dutchess NY - again all the numbers match for males and females and ages
2 males under 10- Edward and Levi
1 male 26-44 - Edward
2 females under 10 - Abigail and Laura
2 females 10-15 - Sarah and Martha
1 female 26-44 - Margery

1820 Canajoharie, Montgomery, NY
3 males under 10 - John, Stephen and Luman
2 males 10-16 Edward and Levi
1 male under 45
1 female under 10 Achsie Marie
1 female 10-16 Laura
1 female 16-26 Abigail
1 female 26-45 Margery
Martha was married by then and I think we can assume Sarah was as well.

2 males 10-15 - Stephen and Luman
1 male 15-20 - John
1 male 50-60 - Edward
1 female 5-10- Olive
1 female 40-50 - Martha

also right next to his name is Sarah Humphrey and bottom of page is Adam Gensman. There is another Edward listed in Montgomery Co, who is likely son Edward.
Martha was married, Sarah likely married, Abigail married, Edward likely married, Levi was married, Laura was married, Achsie was married so that accounts for all.

Edward Churchill
1 male 5-10
1 male 20-30
1 male 60-70 - Edward
1 female 15-20 - Olive
1 female 50-60 - Martha

** I'm not sure who the two younger males would be unless they are a son and grandson??

On same page are his son Edward and son Levis M. , John Anthony, Nathan Humphrey so lots of family close together. I wonder where Nathan was in 1830 when wife Sarah was listed as head of house.

Edward, age 75 , farmer, born CT

Martha, age 65 born CT

Edward, age 87, farmer, born CT

Martha, age 75, born Ct

Here is the cemetery entry for Edward and wife Martha - buried in Cobble Hill Cemetery, Boston, Erie NY

B56       CHURCHILL, EDWARD        DIED FEB 24, 187_ AE 97 YRS 4 MS & 20 DAYS (husband of Martha)
B55       CHRUCHILL, MARTHA       AE 79 YRS 5 MS & 26 DAYS Wife of Edward Churchill

J39       DRAKE, SARAH B.       [SUSAN]       DIED DEC 11 1875 AE 76 Years & 24 ds. WIFE OF WHEELER DRAKE       
J40       DRAKE, WHEELER              DIED SEPT. 1_ 1869 ae 69 Years (husband of Sarah)

You can see these at:

I'm not sure but think 187_ might mean 1870 which would make his birth 1773 as you thought.

In papers I have, Margery Morse Churchill is shown as born May 19, 1778 Litchfield (Wallingford?) CT and dying there before Oct. 1821

There is an interesting story I would like to tell you about the family but it is too long to type out here so if you email me I will be happy to send you the story that way.
My email is

I don't know how much you have on Edward (the father of Levi) so will gvive you what I have on his parents and siblings. Also can you tell me where you got his birth date of 1772 from. I have it as 1765-67

I have Edward's parents as Edward Churchill born Sept. 4, 1848 Greenwich CT
and Mary Montross - no more info on her

their children:
Edward Jr. born 1765-67 Hartford or Westhaven CT
married 1) Margery Morse 1797 Litchfield, CY
2. Martha Morse 1826 Boston, NY
I have death year for Edward as 1867 Boston, Erie, NY

Abigail, born Feb. 5, 1774
married Elijah Lake about 1796 Westhaven CT or Millerton, Dutchess NY

Edward born 1848 is said to have died while his children were very young which I suppose explains why there were only two children.

Edward born 1765-67 or 1773 as you have was apparently a Capt. I have a notation that says when his parents both died when he was a young child he was bong out to a Mr. Buckingham. It also says he and his family moved to NY about 1830.

Following the line back:
Edward Churchill born about 1718 Fairfield CT
married about 1841 to Esther Hull
James born Dec. 25, 1742 Greenwich CT died in infancy

John, born June 3, 1744 Greenwich, CT married 1) Mercy? Allen 2) Sarah

Esther, born May 11, 1746 Greenwich CT

Edward, born Sept. 4, 1748 Greenwich died in early manhood

Sarah, born 1750 Greenwich, CT married Gabriel Allen Nov. 10, 1774 Milford, Newhaven CT

Edward Churchill born about 1679-1690
married March 1, 1714 Red Church Flushing, Queens NY
to Weyntie/Wyntje/Wanch Rider/Ryder
Edward died April 16, 1757 Wappinger, Fishkill, NY

Weyntie was christened March 29, 1691 RFD Church, New York City
died after Edward
Father - John Ryder mother Theunis Siboutszen

Abel, born 1716 Jamaica NY

John, born 1718


Anne, married July 28, 1739 Fishkill, NY to Isaac Coffin

Levina, born about 1722 married John Totten

Edward, born about 1718, married Esther Hull


I have a transcript of the will of Edward Churchill, husband of Weyntie. Looks like he wrote the will 3 days before he died. I guess he knew he was dying.

So, email me and I will share what else I have with you.

Carolyn L

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