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Churchill, Joseph W.

Born: 1805-XX-XX Vermont

Flourished: Batavia, Illinois

Churchill moved to Batavia, Illinois, in 1835 where he worked as a lawyer. He won election as Kane County commissioner in 1837. He represented De Kalb, Kane, and La Salle counties as a Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1838 to 1840. In 1850, he was practicing law in Batavia and living with his wife Delia and three children. He owned $10,000 in real estate. Around 1853, he moved to Davenport, Iowa. He was an Episcopalian.

John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 207; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Kane County, IL, 10; The Past and Present of Kane County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1878), 246, 248, 269, 300-301; Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois (Chicago: Beers, Leggett, 1888), 842, 866; R. Waite Joslyn and Frank W. Joslyn, History of Kane County, Ill. (Chicago: Pioneer, 1908), 1:823; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Batavia, Kane County, IL, 145.