1Mrs. John E. Barclay, Notes on the Dotey and Churchill Families, The American Genealogist Vol. 36, pp. 8-9 (Jan 1960).
"Eleazer Churchill2 Churchill was born at Plymouth 20 Apr. 1652 [M.D. 16:238]; died there 5 Mar. 1716 [M.D. 17:85]; m. about 1676 Mary, whose record of marriage and ancestry have not been found. I would like to suggest the possibility that she may have been Mary2 Bryant, born 29 May 1654 [M.D. 17:182], daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Shaw) Bryant. There is no probate record for Stephen or Abigail, and no proof has been found in the deeds, but the families were closely associated and intermarried. William2 Churchill, brother of Eleazer, married 17 Jan. 1683 Lydia Bryant, sister of Mary, and we find in the next generation other Bryant marriages among the Churchills and intermarriages with Shaws. It is interesting to note that Eleazer and Mary name a son Stephen and a daughter Abigail, probably for Stephen and Abigail Bryant.
Mary, wife of Eleazer Churchill died at Plymouth 11 Dec. 1715 [M.D. 15:85], her age at death not given in this record. No evidence has been found that Eleazer other than this one wife Mary, although the Genealogy names two without explanation for so doing.
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Children of Eleazer2 and Mary (Bryant?) Churchill, revised with approximate years of birth:
i. Hannah3, b. 23 Aug. 1676 (M.D. 21:59).
ii. Joanna, b. 25 Nov. 1678 (ibid.).
iii. Abigail, b. ca. 1680; m. 17 May 1702 Francis Billington (M.D. 13:207).
iv. Eleazer, b. 23 Feb., bapt. 1 Apr., 1682 (Plym. Church, 1:251); d. 21 Sept. 1754 ae. 72 (M.D. 15:213); m. ca. 1710 Hannah Bartlett.
v. Stephen, b. 16 Feb. 1684, bapt. 15 March (Plym. Church, 1:256); d. 6 Oct. 1750 (M.D. 15:213); m. ca. 1708 Experience Ellis, dau. of Matthias.
vi. Jedidah, b. ca. 1686, bapt. 29 Jan. 1687; m. 1 Dec. 1706 Thomas3 Harlow (William2, William1).
vii. Mary, b. ca. 1688-9, bap. 7 Apr. 1689 (Plym. Church, 1:264); m. 23 Dec. 1708 Edward Stephens (M.D. 14:36).
viii. Elkanah, b. ca. 1690-1, bapt. 1 Mar. 1691 (Plym. Church, 1:393); m. 21 Feb. 1720 Susannah Manchester (M.D. 14:39).
ix. Nathaniel, b. ca. 1692-3, bapt. 16 Apr. 1693 (Plym. Church, 1: 280); d. 24 Mar. 1714.".