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Posted by: Lucy Church Date: December 29, 1999 at 12:43:02
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Joel Churchs son Gabriel lived in Letcher Co. I have found some of his descendants there. Joel married a Margaret Adams supposely in Wilkes Co. North Carolina. She is said to be the daughter of Jessie Adams and "unknown Green". Joel and Margarets daughter Celia or "Sela" Church married a Spencer Adams who was suppose to have been her first cousin. They married March, 19, 1844 in Letcher Co. Ky., according to Letcher Co. Marriage Records. According to researchers, Joel Church was the son of John Church Sr. and unknown Stamper woman. I have no documentation of this so far. According to census records in Buchanan Co. Va. Joel was born in Wilkes County North Carolina about 1775. He is documented in the 1810 census index of Wilkes Co. as head of household. Then he is in Floyd Co. Ky. in 1820 with a wife and several children. In 1830 he is in Lee Co. Va. with his family and Gabriel Church is also listed , living beside Joel, and Gabriel has a wife and child. Joel is in Tazewell Co. by 1840 and he has a different wife by the age that is stated. Making me believe that Margaret has died. There is a book which states that Joels first wife died in the middle 1830s and is buried in the Ward Cemetery in Buchanan Co. In 1850 Joel is listed in Buchanan Co. va. with wife Carolina Hobbs and children. She is several years younger than him. Joel shows up in the Buchanan Co. census in 1860 and then again in 1870 where he states his age as 110 years old. He is not listed in the census after 1870. I am serarching for any related Churchs , Stampers or Adams in this line., Lucy Church


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