- Sex: M
- Born: March 5, 1797 in Thornbury, Chester County, PA
- Died: October 23, 1873 in Philadelphia, PA
- Buried: Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA
- Notes: Robert resided for many years at Naaman's Creek, Pennsylvania (now Claymont, Delaware). He had a large farm and was a cattle dealer. On his farm was a mill called "Churchman's Mill", formerly known as "Bella's Mill". He had a large tract of land and dealt in logging. Robert had extensive dealings in lumber and stone. He contracted to furnish the stone for the Break Water at Lewes, Delaware which laid the foundation of a considerable fortune. He moved to Philadelphia in 1849. He entered largely into the manufacture and sale of lumber. He also bought and sold oak for ship timber. Robert retired in 1865 with an ample fortune. All of Robert's family were buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia.
St Mark's Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, contains a Memorial Window placed there by Mrs. Julia C. Churchman as a tribute in remembrance of her husband and son.
Father: Edward Churchman, b. February 6, 1757
Mother: Rebecca Pierce, b. November 20, 1765 -- d. March 21, 1848
Family 1: Martha J. Reed, b. May 1, 1815 -- d. October 13, 1838 -- daughter of A. W. and Mary Reed
October 22, 1834
- Mary Reed Churchman, b. November 17, 1835 -- d. September 25, 1856
- Edward Churchman, b. April 15, 1838 -- d. February 21, 1853
Family 2: Julia Cauffman, d. April 9, 1887 in Philadelphia, PA. -- daughter of Lawrence Cauffman, Esq., of Philadelphia
April 26, 1843
- Albert Churchman, b. April 4, 1844 -- d. November 28, 1869
- "Autumn leaves from family trees" by Theophilus F. Rodenbough (1838-1912).
- "Descendants of Sarah Lloyd and Gainor Lloyd" by John J. Parker, The Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA.
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