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Reuben Church, Lieutenant

Reuben Church, Lieutenant

Male 1757 - 1834  (77 years)

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  • Name Reuben Church 
    Suffix Lieutenant 
    Born 21 Mar 1757  Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Sep 1834  Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I667  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2014 

    Father Timothy Church, Lieutenant-Colonel,   b. 1736, South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Abagail or Abigail 
    Married 1757 
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Whipple,   b. 1 Jan 1753, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1829  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 May 1780 
    Children 
    +1. Reuben Church,   b. 6 Dec 1782, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1821, poss, , Madison, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Elizabeth Church,   b. 20 Mar 1784,   d. 21 Feb 1835  (Age 50 years)
    +3. Jonathan Wells Church,   b. 2 Apr 1786,   d. 10 Jun 1833  (Age 47 years)
     4. Abigail Church,   b. 6 Jul 1788,   d. 2 Sep 1837  (Age 49 years)
     5. Mary Church,   b. 6 Feb 1791,   d. 25 Jan 1823  (Age 31 years)
    +6. Alonzo Church,   b. 9 Apr 1793, West Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1862, Athens, Clarke, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Elvira Church,   b. 15 Jul 1795,   d. 19 Feb 1835, Blenheim, Schoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     8. Rebecca Church,   b. 21 Nov 1797, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1841  (Age 43 years)
    Family ID F502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1757 - Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1834 - Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Cindi Russell (email hidden) to the Whipple Website, 7 Feb 2000, citing The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 110, page 80, Mrs. Anne Louise Lee Sanders (DAR ID Number: 109257) born in Columbus, Miss., the wife of William Davis Sanders and descendant of Lieut.-Col. Timothy Church. Gives birth 1759. Also cites The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 90, page 58, Miss Inez C. Akley (DAR ID Number: 89184), born in Brattleboro, Vt. Gives Reuben's birth in 1757.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2004. Cites the following entry in The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume II
      CHURCH, Alonzo {46291}, educator, was born in West Brattleboro, Vt., April 9, 1793; son of Lieut. Reuben {667} and Elizabeth (Whipple) {658} Church. He was graduated at Middlebury college in 1816 and took charge of a classical school at Eatonton, Ga., and where in 1818 he married Sarah Trippe {46292}. He was professor of mathematics in Franklin college, Athens, Ga., 1819-29; ordained a minister of the Presbyterian church, April 28, 1824, and preached without pay for thirty-five years; president of Franklin college, (afterward the University of Georgia) in 1829 when he retired to a farm near Athens. Under his administration New College was erected in 1831, Ivy Building and a chapel in 1832, and Phi Kappa Hall in 1834, Middlebury college conferred upon him the degree of D.D. in 1830. He died at Athens, Ga., May 18, 1862.


      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Reuben Church," email from Rita Guzzo (email hidden), 5 Feb 2014. Gives birth 21 Mar 1757 in Hardwick, Mass., death 18 Sep 1834 in Brattleboro, Vermont, marriage 26 May 1780.


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