Church, Benjamin

Church, Benjamin,

1639–1718, New England colonial soldier in King Philip's WarKing Philip's War,
1675–76, the most devastating war between the colonists and the Native Americans in New England. The war is named for King Philip, the son of Massasoit and chief of the Wampanoag. His Wampanoag name was Pumetacom, Metacom, or Metacomet.
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, b. Plymouth, Mass. He took a leading part in the Great Swamp Fight (Dec., 1675), W of Kingston, R.I., and finally hunted down and killed Philip in Aug., 1676.

Church, Benjamin

(1639–1718) soldier, Indian fighter; born in Plymouth, Mass. In 1676 he led the fight at Mount Hope, R.I., that resulted in the death of King Philip. Later he led five different raids against the French and Indians in the areas of Maine and Nova Scotia.
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Speaking during the meeting at Kivulini Baptist Church, Benjamin Mwambo Kai, a former chairman of the settlement scheme, said the surveyors did the work without involving locals, which caused many irregularities.