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All of the following are
America's FIRST SETTLERS
and all are Direct Ancestors
of Sarah Elizabeth Rose


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HENRY CHAMPION SR.

9th Great Grandfather of Sarah Elizabeth Rose

A First Settler of Saybrook and Lyme, CT

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1) This Henry is our Immigrant

Ancestor in the Champion line.

Although there is no proof of where

he came to the US from, one theory

is that he descended from the French

branch of the family which had come

to England at an earlier date and

that he left England by way of

Yarmouth, to New England. This

would have been prior to 1647 which

is when we first find him in the

earrly Saybrook CT records.

(See item # 7 below).

 

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2) Recorded in; "The Champion

Genealogy", History of the Descendants

of Henry Champion of Saybrook and

Lyme, CT by Francis Bacon

Trowbridge, 1891 Also includes

(P-6) a probable pedigree chart

for Henry. Also includes Arms

and Crest.

 

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3) LDS Film # 1597548 The Tobyne

Family by Helen Maxwell Williams.

p 88

 

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4) A Modern History of New

London County, CT, by Marshall,

Benjamin Tinkham. Lewis

Historical Pub. Co. V2, biographical

section, p 12.

 

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5) In Saybrook Records, P 10,

it states that Henry owned the

following land; One parsel lying on

the East side of the Great River

Connecticut, whereon a house now

standeth containing by estimation six

ackers, the ends abutting against the

land of Morgayn Bowers South East,

and the land of Joseph Jarrit North

West" Also one parsell in the planting

field on the East side of the Great River

CT, by estimation four ackers, the end

abutts agains Blacke Halle River N.

East, and against the great Marsh

South West, the side abutts

against the Land of Will Bechous

North West.

 

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6) Prior to 1660, and previously

to the foregoing record being entered,

Henry had sold his lot "lying within the

town plot" in Saybrook to Jonathan Rudd.

This lot contained five roods, and "the

one side abuts against the highway North

and the other side abuts against the lands

of Thomas Mirall and William Waller

South, the one end abuts against the land

of Thomas Rood East and the other end

abuts against the highway West". This lot

thus appears to have been the corner lot

situated on the South side of the

East and West road, and on the East

side of the North and South road.

 

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7) See attached True Copy with seal

from Deep River, CT, Town Clerk;

"Marriage of Henry Champion

and Children: Henry was married

to Sarah in 1647" .

 

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8a) They were married by the Rev. Mr.

Sylvester Nash of Saybrook, and the couple

lived in Saybrook, CT. where Henry

assisted in the developmeent of Saybrook.

About 1670 he moved to East Side of CT

River and settled in the part of Lyme

known as "Meeting House Hill". He was

admitted a freeman there on May 12,

1670 and owned land. The records

of the town were begun in 1674,

and on June 18th of that year

the following entries were made;

 

8b) Henry Champean's lot one the

necke beyond the little stony brook,

bounded East by the highwaie to a little

tree by the marsh fronting North to the

highwaie, West and South by

the marsh, contayning aighteen

ackers (18 acres), more or less;

 

8c) Henry Champean allowing John

Laye Junior two ackers (2 acres) on

the other side of the River adjoyningg

to John Laye's medow.

 

8d) Henry Champean's meadow upon Stony

Brook three ackers (3 acres) more or

less bounded East by his own land, West

and North by the commons, South by the

medow of Renald Marvines. (According to

Lyme Town Records, Book II, P 130; It

appears that Henry Champion and Renald

Marvin had a dispute about this land

which was subsequently settled by

an agreement dated Sep 8, 1696.)

 

8e) Henory Champean Senior's meadow upon

Russ oylande containing three ackers, three

quarders more or less bounded West upon

the medow of Renald Mervines, Southwardly

upon the slow, North by the Coave,

Eastwardly by the meadow of John

Laye Senior.

 

8f) Henory Champean's meadow on his

home lotte contayning tow ackers (2 acres),

and three guarders more or less, bounded

South on the Cricke and the land of

Peter Pratte, North on his own

uplande, South West upon the Cove.

 

8g) Henory Champean's home lot

that he bought of Beltishaser (Belthazar)

De Wolf, contayning ten ackers of upland

more or less, bounded East on the highwaie,

Northerly on John Laye Senior, and

Westerly on the Cove, Southerly

upon the medow of his own

and the mouth of the Cricke.

 

8h) Henory Champean's Calf Pasture Land

containing twenty ackers more or less

bounded North upon the highwaie, East

upon thee commons, Southwardly upon

the land of Richard Smith, Westerly

on the Commons, with one dwelling

house beulte (built) upon it.

 

8i) Henory Champean hath laid out to

him at Big Medow tow ackers and a half

more or less, bounded South on the medow

of Widow Waller at a pine tree, Easterly by

a cricke, (creek) Northerly by the River and a

little oylande. The foregoing records are dated

June 18th 1674, and are recorded in the First

Book of the Town Records of Lyme on pages

23 aqnd 24, under attestation of Mathew

Griswould and Renald Mervines, who

were the town surveyors. See attached

record documenting Henry to be

the first Proprietor (New Englander),

to own these lands.

 

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9) Henry is listed in the "New

England Historical and Genealogical

Register 4:22. He was one of the first

and most active founders of Lyme.

 

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10) Also recorded in; New England Genealogies,

Cutter, 4; 1604-5.

 

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11) According to; Genealogy of the

Puritans, Hinman 520, In 1671, Henry

was involved in a land dispute between

the towns of Lyme and New London.

Hinman also states; P 520, "Few families

in the connecticut colony have been more

prosperous than that of Henry champion,

sen. When I speak of his family I include

his numerous descendants. The branch

descending from Thomas has been

particulaarly fortunate in

amassing wealth".

 

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12) According to; Mack Genealogy,

Martin, Vol 2 P 1408: Colonel Henry,

General Henry, and General Epaphroditus

Champion all won distinction in the

Revolutionary War (ibid 523), the latter of

whom was Commissary General of provisions

for the United States Army in 1778, and

in 1793 was a member of the General

Assembly.

 

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13) Champion Genealogy, P 37,

states; There have been numerous other

members of the legislature among the

descendants of this pioneer. Major Henry

champion of the War of 1812, and the

Reverend

George Champion, celebrated missionary

to Zululand (listed in the

Connecticut Genealogy vol 1, P 137,

are also numbered here.

 

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14) He built his house near the old

burying ground and occupied himself chiefly

with agriculture.

 

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15) He married twice, had six children,

and died at about the age of 97 years.

The September following his death, an

agreement was entered into between the

heirs and the Widow Deborah regarding

the distribution of the estate, and the

original of this agreement has been

preserved.

 

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16) Recorded in Saybrook Colony

Vital Records; Land Records Vol 1 p 24.,

p 61 Says Henry was married in 1647,

and lists the births of his children.

 

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17) According to; New England Historical

and Genealogical Register 34; 373-6, Henry

paid taxes under Andros.

 

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18) Of interest; See attached pre nuptual

agreement, and note it is witnessed by

Joseph PECK. (Sarah's father?)

Another interesting witness is

Aaron HUNTLEY.

 

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19) See attached Inventory of the

Estate of Henry Champion Senior.

 

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20) See attached photo of "Mr. Henry

Champion" in Ancient Saybrook

with his oxen.

 

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21) This is from "Champion Genealogy,

P 23" This is but a meager sketch of one

whose life, however obscure, has an interest

for his posterity. He was not of base

degree, but of independent, if not gentle,

condition, and had left the green homes of

Old England and her pleasant firesides, to

war with wild beasts and the still fiercer

Pequots, exacting a hard and scanty

subsistence from the soil which he had

found a howling wilderness."

 

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22) See attached photo of "The Champion

House" at East Haddam

 

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23) His descendants; Colonel Henry,

General Henry, and General Epaphroditus

Champion, all wond distinction in the

Revolutionnary War (ibid 523) , the

latter of whom was Commissary General

of provisions for the US Army in 1778,

and in 1793, was a member of the General

Assembly. (Mack Genealogy, martin 2: 1408).

There have been numerous other members

of the Legislature among the descendants

of this pioneer, Major Henry Champion

of the War of 1812 (Champion

Genealogy, 37)

 

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