Rufus Jackson Churchman
- Sex: M
- Born: April 13, 1814 in Jefferson County, Tennessee
- Died: November 2, 1880 in Franklin County, Tennessee
- Notes: Rufus Jackson Churchman and his brother, William Montgomery, married sisters, Rachel and Mary Jane Kinder. Rufus and Rachel Churchman named their first daughter after Rachel's sister, Mary Jane. William M. and Mary Jane Churchman named their first daughter after Mary Jane's sister, Rachel.
In the 1850 Tennessee Census, R.J. lived with his wife, Rachel, and their first six children in Jefferson County, TN. In the 1860 Tennessee Census, R.J., his wife, and all eleven children lived in Coffee County, TN. The twins were only 4 months old at the time the census was taken.
Sometime before 1870, R.J. and his family moved back to Grainger County, TN. According to the 1870 Tennessee Census, both R.J. and his son, Jacob, were farmers and his wife keep house. Jacob, Thomas, Stephen, Aaron, and Sarah lived with their parents, R.J. and Rachel. William, Mary Jane, and Joseph had married and were no longer living with their parents.
By the 1880 Tennessee Census, Rachel was living in Franklin County with her twins, her married son, William H. Churchman, and her married daughter Mary Jane Wiley. William H. had his own four children living with him. Mary Jane had her son, Thomas, living with her. There is no mention of R.J. or William's wife or Mary Jane's husband.
Father: Reuben Churchman, b. July 7, 1775 in Culpepper County, VA
Mother: Sarah Carney, d. 1850
Family 1: Rachel Kinder, b. December 5, 1818 in Tennessee -- d. February 12, 1883
September 21, 1837 in Grainger County, Tennessee
- William H. Churchman, b. August 18, 1838 in Jefferson County, TN
- John R. Churchman, b. January 28, 1840 in Jefferson County, TN
- Mary Jane Churchman, b. December 30,1842 in Jefferson County, TN
- Joseph Arthur Churchman, b. November 24, 1844 in Jefferson County, TN
- James M. Churchman, b. October 3, 1846 in Jefferson County, TN
- Jacob R. Churchman, b. February 8, 1849 in Jefferson County, TN
- George A. Churchman, b. August 30, 1951 in Tennessee
- Thomas Calvin Churchman, b. September 15, 1853 in Tennessee
- Stephen Decatur Churchman, b. December 1, 1855 in Mossy Creek, TN
- Aaron Alexander Churchman, b. January 2, 1860 in Coffee County, TN
- Sara Catherine Churchman, b. January 2, 1860 in Coffee County, TN -- d. February, 1899
- Marriages of Grainger County, Tennessee 1796-1837 compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley
- Tennessee 1850 Census, 1860 Census, 1870 Census and 1880 Census
- Interview with Martha Dunn
- Interview with Sandra Pryor
- Family Record from Bible of John Churchman, son of A. A. Churchman (copied and sent to Sandra Pryor from Ruth Sargent 6/24/1976)
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