John Wesley Churchman
- Sex: M
- Born: 1774 in Virginia
- Died: After 1850 in Yell County, Arkansas
- Notes: According to Joe Carter, "John Churchman was a Virginia pioneer, born in 1773. His wife Frances was born in North Carolina in 1779. Soon after their marriage they followed the 'Pioneer trail' through the mountains into Tennessee. In 1798 John bought 127 acres of land near the mouth of Panther Creek on the Holston River. This is in the region just east of Knoxville, in Jefferson County. Their children grew up there, and several were married when John sold the old home in the 1830s.
With their sons -- James, William, Jacob, Stephen and John -- and other family members, John and Frances Churchman moved into north Arkansas Territory a few miles north of Yellville."
In a book, Register of Deeds, Volume E (Dec 1799 - Jan 1802), on page 95, shows that John Churchman bought 127 acres on the south side of Holston River from Jonathan Douglass for $100. Another deed shows that John Churchman sold the same 127 acres on April 2, 1832 to his son, William H. Churchman for the sum of thirteen hundred dollars. These deeds are on file in the Jefferson County Courthouse in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Father: William C. Churchman, b. March 22, 1751 in Pennsylvania
Mother: Mary Wilson, b. 1755 in Virginia
Family 1: Francis ??, b. 1779 in North Carolina -- d. After 1850 in Yell County, Arkansas
- James L. Churchman, b. 1810 in Tennessee
- William H. Churchman, b. 1811 in Tennessee
- Jacob Churchman, b. 1814 in Tennessee
- John Wesley Churchman, Jr., b. 1819 in Tennessee
- Stephen Churchman, b. 1823 in Tennessee
- Article, "John Churchman of Cherokee Spring, Virginia, Arkansas", by Joe Carter from Wagon Wheels published by The Society of Paris, Ark, 1980-, Fall, 1995, pages 30-34
- Research by Don A. Gibson
- Research by Jim Gray
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