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Churchill, Wilson B.


Age: 25, credited to Chittenden, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 01/05/1838, Chittenden, VT
Death: 10/04/1918

Burial: Forestdale Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/10/1891, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Granduncle of Preston Le Roy Schleinkofer, Spotsylvania, VA

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Forestdale Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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The Churchill Family of Chittenden

John Churchill, the emigrant ancestor of the Plymouth Branch of the Churchill Family in America, was born in England and first appeared in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1643, dying there in 1662/3. Five generations descended from John, Caleb Churchill (1757-1865), a Revolutionary War veteran, settled in Pittsford, Vermont. His son, also Caleb, had several sons and a son-in-law who served in the Civil War, to wit:

Edwin Ruthven Churchill, was born 6/13/1836, in Chittenden. He enlisted 11/30/1863, and mustered in 12/26/1863, in Co. H, 1st Vermont Cavalry. He was transferred to Co. B, 6/21/1865 and mustered out 8/9/1865. After the war he moved to Missouri and later Nebraska. He died in North Platte, Nebraska, 11/5/1912.

Wilson Barlow Churchill, was born 1/5/1838, in Chittenden. He enlisted 9/10/1862, and mustered in 10/21/1862, in Co. H, 14th Vermont Infantry. He mustered out with the regiment on 7/30/1865.

Angeline J. Churchill, was born 9/5/1838, in Chittenden. She married William R. Johnson. He enlisted 8/8/1862 and mustered in 9/1/1862 with Co. C, 11th Vermont Infantry. He was promoted Corporal 11/24/1864, and mustered out 6/24/1865.

Charles Henry Churchill, was born 2/10/1843, in Chittenden. He enlisted 11/30/1863, and mustered in 12/26/1863, in Co. H, 1st Vermont Cavalry with his brother Edwin (above). He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps 8/18/1864, transferred back to his company 12/18/1864, and was discharged 8/9/1865.

Columbus Caleb Churchill, was born 3/12/1844, in Chittenden. He enlisted 11/30/1863, and mustered in 12/26/1863 with Co. C, 10th Vermont Infantry. He was wounded 6/1/1864 and 10/19/1864. He was promoted to Corporal 7/1/1864. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps 4/27/1865 and mustered out 7/17/1865.

Oliver Erastus Churchill (pictured right), was born 12/4/1846, in Chittenden. He enlisted 8/1/1862 and mustered in 9/1/1862 with Co. C, 10th Vermont Infantry. He mustered out 6/22/1865. After the war, he moved to Missouri, where he remained several years, but later settled in Illinois. He died 5/19/1926, age 80, at Aurora, Illinois.

Contributed by David Baumgartner, Chicago, Ill., 2nd-great-grandson of Oliver Erastus Churchill.


Wilson B. Churchill

Wilson B Churchill died at the home of his nephew, Leon Johnson, in Holden mat 11:30 o’clock Friday evening after a long illness. He was born in Chittenden January 5, 1838, and was a veteran of the Civil war, having been a member of company H, 14th Vermont volunteers. He is survived by a son, Delmont O. Churchill of Comstock, N.Y., and by one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Jones of Brandon. Prayers will be said at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Johnson in Holden at 12 o’clock Tuesday noon and the funeral will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist church in Forestdale at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will take place in Forestdale.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, October 7, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.