NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
(I) Jeffrey Champlin, the emigrant ancestor of the Champlins of Rhode Island, died in 1695, was of Newport and Westerly, R.I. He is mentioned in the records as early as 1638, when he and others were admitted inhabitants of the island of Aquidneck. April 28, 1639 he was in court to collect a debt due him; Sept. 7, 1640 was made a freeman, and the same year granted ten acres of land. In 1661 he moved to Westerly, Rhode Island. May 17, 1671, took the oath of allegiance to Rhode Island, and again in 1679; in 1680, member of town council; 1680 to 1684, moderator of town meetings; 1681 to 1686, deputy to general court.
Three sons: Jeffrey (2), William and Christopher.
(II) William, second son of Jeffrey Champlin, was of Westerly, Rhode Island. He was born in 1654, died Dec. 1, 1715. His name appears in a list of inhabitants of Westerly, 1679. In 1681 he was made a freeman, and that year the town meeting was held at his house; 1684-85, member of the town council; 1687, petitioned Sir Andrew Andros, with others, for a town charter; 1690, captain of train band; 1690-91-98-1700-03-05-06-07 and 1708, deputy to general court; 1695, conservator of the peace; 1699, one of six appointed to settle boundary line between Connecticut and Rhode Island; 1708, justice of the peace.
Married Mary Babcock, who died 1747.
Mary, who married John Babcock.
Ann, who married Samuel Clarke.
(II) Jeffrey (2), eldest son of Jeffrey (1) Champlin, was of Westerly and Kingstown, Rhode Island, born 1652, died 1715; took oath of allegience Sept. 17, 1679; was captain of train band, 1690; from 1696 to 1715 inclusive was governor's assistant.
One son, Jeffrey (3).
(II) Christopher, third son of Jeffrey (1) Champlin, was of Westerly, Rhode Island; born 1656, died April 2, 1732. In 1693 he was a member of the town council; 1698, constable; 1706-07, deputy to genearl court.
Married twice, and by first wife (name not recorded) had children:
Married (second) Elizabeth Daval; no issue.
(III) Joseph, fourth son of Christopher Champlin, was of Westerly, R.I., died 1727. Married Sarah Brown, died 1763, daughter of George and Charity (Crandall) Brown.
(IV) Joseph (2), second son of Joseph (1) and Sarah (Brown) Champlin, married Nancy Kenyon, a descendant of John Kenyon of Westerly and Kingstown, R.I., the American ancestor of the Kenyons. On Aug. 28, 1727, he testified he was "seventy years of age or thereabouts."
(V) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) and Nancy (Kenyon) Champlin, married Mary Sheldon, a descendant of John Sheldeon, of Providence, Rhode Island, born 1630, died 1708. John Sheldon married Joan, daughter of ____ Fridgswith (Carpenter) Vincent, a kinswoman.
(VI) Joseph (4), son of Joseph (3) and Mary (Sheldon) Champlin, married Mary Whitford, a descendant of Pasco Whitford, of Newport, East Greenwich and Kingstown, Rhode Island, the progenitor of the Rhode Island Whitfords.
(VII) Mary Anna, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Whitford) Champlin, married William Benjamin Carpenter (see Carpenter, second entry).
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