Details about the Church family, program and souvenirs from the Napanee High School Reunion of 1978, and other new additions are highlighted in the June edition of New to the Archives.


Church Family Records

Malachi Church, born 24 Jun 1732 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married Elizabeth Mills on 30 April 1756 at Westfield, Massachusetts. They had two sons, Oliver Church (1756-1817) and Jonathan Mills Church (1760-1846). Malachi died in Quebec before his sons located to the Bay of Quinte.

Malachi was a Captain in Robert Rogers Corp during the Revolutionary War, and his son Lt. Oliver Church served in the 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Regiment of New York. Lt. Oliver Church married Jemima Richards in 1792, a daughter of John Richards, another Lennox & Addington Loyalist family. Lt. Oliver and Jemima Church also had a son Oliver Church Jr.

A recent donation of Church family records highlights a later generation of this pioneering family. Included in the donation is the 1854 will of John Church, brother of Oliver Church Jr., an 1859 will for his son William Church and a discharge of mortgage document for John Church Chamberlain, William’s nephew.  Having trouble keeping the Church family members straight? Come visit us in the Archives to view the documents!


Additions to the Archives

  • A2017.45    Program and souvenirs from Napanee High School reunion May 1978.
  • A2017.55    L&A  4-H Family Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes by Lennox & Addington 4-H.
  • A2017.58    Large collection of Ernestown records including minute book and papers including the Wilton Dairy Company Ltd., daily school register for S.S.13, Odessa, 1954-1955, and sketches and colour prints of Odessa landmarks and businesses including the Old Stage Coach Inn, St. Alban’s Anglican Church, and Main Street by Shirley Gibson Langille and oils of the mills by Marie Scouten.