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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


R. B. CHURCH, farmer, Holbrook, Penn., was born in Center Township, Greene County, Penn., June 17, 1842.  His parents are Elijah and Anna Church (nee Moore), who are native of Greene County, where they now reside.  The subject of this sketch was united in marriage July 13, 1867, with Sarah Thomas, who was born in Center Township April 18, 1851.  She is a daughter of John and Mary Thomas (nee Wood), the former deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Church are the parents of four children, two of whom are living—George W. and Hamilton.  The deceased are Fannie and Asa C.  Mr. Church has followed the occupation of farming through life, and owns 166 acres of land where he and family live.  During the late Rebellion he entered the service of his country in Company F, Eighty-fifth Volunteers, serving four years and four months.  He was in a number of serious engagements, in one of which, in 1863, he was severely wounded.  Mr. and Mrs. Church are consistent members of the Christian church, and are among the leading families of Center Township.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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