Churchill, John a Congregational minister, was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, February 15, 1811. For a short time he attended Amherst College, and then, from 1833 to 1835, studied medicine at Yale College. In 1839 he graduated from Yale Divinity School. From April 22, 1840, he was pastor of the North Congregational Church in Woodbury, Connecticut, resigned in 1867, but was not regularly dismissed until June 1869. From 1869 to 1876 he was acting pastor in Oxford, and then returned to Woodbury, where he resided without charge. He was a Representative from Woodbury, in 1867 and 1868, in the Connecticut legislature. His death occurred December 29, 1880. See Cong. Year-book, 1881, page 19.