Saturday, October 10, 2009

Benjamin Church (1639-1718)


Benjamin was a famous Indian Warrior and historian of the Indian Wars. He was wounded in the Narragansett Swamp fight 19 Dec 1675. He was an organizer of the attack on King Phillip which resulted in the death of the great Cheiften near Mount Hope 12 Aug 1676. He was one of the proprietors of the Mount Hope purchase, called Bristol. He was a representative to the general court of Plymouth County.

Benjamin was born in Plymouth to Richard and Elizabeth Warren Church and died in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married Alice Southworth in 1677 and they had 5 children.

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