Resident of East Nottingham, Pennsylvania.
Helped found the Westtown School. Clerk of the Nottingham Monthly Meeting.
Quaker. Son of John and Margaret (Brown) Churchman of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Married Hannah James (1752); eight children, including the surveyor John Churchman.
First letter in correspondence: January 18, 1787; Elaine Forman Crane, ed., The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker (3 vols., Boston, 1991), iii, 2125.