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Churchill, Charles Henry


Age: 20, credited to Chittenden, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, VRC
Service: enl 11/30/63, m/i PVT, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, 12/26/63, tr to VRC 8/18/64 tr back to Co 12/18/64, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 02/10/1843, Chittenden, VT
Death: 11/20/1928

Burial: Wetmore Cemetery, Chittenden, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 69581595


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Emma J., 12/7/1928, 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


Great Grandfather of David Churchill, Rutland, VT

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

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Wetmore Cemetery, Chittenden, 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.



Charles Henry Churchill, aged 85 years, died at his home on Seminary Hill on Tuesday morning of this week after along illness. He was the son of Caleb and Miriam Parmalee Churchill and was born in Chittenden, His early life was spent in that town. He was one of five brothers who enlisted in the Civil War, serving in H company of the first Vermont cavalry until the close of the war. He returned home ill with typhoid fever and after his recovery served the town in many offices. Sixteen years ago he came to Brandon to live and for many years served as poormaster.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles of Pittsford and Bela of Brandon; also by sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Flora Willey of Albion, N.Y.

He was a member of C. J. Ormsbee post, G. A. R., Neshobe Grange and the Masonic lodge of Pittsford. Funeral services will be held in the Congregational church this (Friday) afternoon a t 2 o'clock, preceded by prayers for the family at the house. Rev. Walter Thorpe of the Congregational church will officiate assisted by Rev. Roy E. Durkee of the Baptist church. Burial will be in North Chittenden.

With the passing of Charles Churchill, Brandon loses a loyal and highly respected citizen. As a town officer serving for many years in the capacity of poormaster he showed a sympathy and understanding which endeared him to those whom he helped. As a member of the Union army of the Civil War he showed the patriotism which was one of the most outstanding traits of his character, and as a citizen of Brandon this patriotism was continually shown, in his work for the good of the community. A member of various organizations he was active in their work as long as he was able to be about, particularly in the G. A. R., and was always willing to work for the good of the town.

One Brandon citizen was heard to remark, in speaking of Mr. Churchill, "No one has a word of anything but the highest praise for Charlie Churchill." Those who were privileged to know Charles Churchill feel that in his death Brandon faces a real loss.

Source: Brandon Union, November 23, 1928.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.