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PILGRIMS AND PURITANS:
EARLY ANCESTORS TO AMERICA
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PILGRIM AND PURITAN GRANDFATHERS
IN OUR FAMILY TREE

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5)  AARON HUNTLEY JR
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1680-1748 LYME, CT (7GGF)

5a) Aaron was born 01 Dec 1680 Lyme, NL, CT. He married
Deborah DeWolf, daughter of Stephen DeWolf and Hannah
Jones (Ransom), on 27 Jul 1707 in Lyme, NL, CT, and died
at the age of 67 years, on 26 Sep 1748 in Lyme, New London,
CT.
5b) Recorded in the New England Chronicle: The
Huntley's were a notable family; Thirteen HUNTLEY
brothers, sons of one woman, went to the war. They were
 all six footers, and reportedly very brave men.
5c) Aaron Huntley and Thomas Lee were Deputies
to the General Assembly, from Lyme, CT, 13 Oct
1720. (CT Colony Records, by Hoadley).

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6)  HENRY CHAMPION SR


1611-1708 LYME, CT (9GGF)

6a) 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.
6b) See; "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.
6c) LDS Film # 1597548 The Tobyne Family by Helen
Maxwell Williams. p 88
6d) A Modern History of New London County, CT, by
Marshall, Benjamin Tinkham. Lewis Historical Pub. Co.
V2, biographical section, p 12. 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.
 6e) 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.
6f) 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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6g) 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;
6g-2) 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;
 6g-3) Henry Champean allowing John Laye Junior two
ackers (2 acres) on the other side of the River
adjoyningg to John Laye's medow.
6g-4) 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.)
 6g-5) 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.
6g-6) 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.
6g-7) 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.
 6g-8) 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.
6g-9) 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.
6h) 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.
6i) Also recorded in; New England Genealogies, Cutter, 4;
1604-5.
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6j) 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".
6k) 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.
6l) 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.
6m) He built his house near the old burying ground and occupied
himself chiefly with agriculture.
6n) 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.
6o) 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.
6p) According to; New England Historical and Genealogical
Register 34; 373-6, Henry paid taxes under Andros.
6q) note that Henry and Deborah had a
prenuptual agreement, and that
it is witnessed by Joseph PECK, (Sarah's father?)
and by Aaron HUNTLEY.
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6r) See Inventory of the Estate of Henry Champion Senior.
6s) See photo of "Mr. Henry Champion" in Ancient Saybrook
with his oxen.(this photo will be uploaded to my website as soon as
I get a chance to do so.)
6t) 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."
6u) If you happen to have a copy of the photo of "The
Champion House" at East Haddam, please let me
know so I can add it to this data.
6v) His descendants; Colonel Henry, General Henry, and
General Epaphroditus Champion, all won 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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7)  HENRY PALMER


1615-1661 YARMOUTH, MA (10GGF)

7a) This ancestor has qualified his descendants for
membership in "First Families of America".
7b) Recorded in "founders of Early American Families,
Emigrants From Europe 1607-1657" by Meredith B.
Colket Jr. Pub 1975  
 7c) Recorded in; "Palmer Familiesin America, P 12"
by Horace Wilbur Palmer. "Now
in Mead's 'Ye Historied of Ye Town of Greenwich,'
Henry Palmer of Wethersfield has been called
the first American ancestor of the Greenwich
Palmers, a distinction to which he is in no way entitled
and which conclusion is incorrect. This Henry first appears
 in Wethersfield as having a homestead on Broad
Street by 1640-41 next to William Palmer, at about which
time he was married, his wife being named Katherine.
Four children are given on the Wethersfield records for
Henry, their births being from 1643 to 1650. This William
Palmer of Wethersfield is of a different family from Lieut.
William (see the family of william Palmer of Westchester, NY).
Henry appears on the Wethersfield records up to 1665-6.
What became of him is not certain but he evidently did not
go to Greenwich as there is no mention of his name on the
Greenwich records. We believe he went to Newport, RI,
as a Henry Palmer appeared there in 1668. The statement
in Mead's history that he died in Greenwich in 1650
is certainly in error, for he was living in Wethersfield at this
time with wife Katherine. Mead also says Henry married a
second wife, Judith Feake, by whom he had 5 children; John,
James, Judith (Judah), William, and Joseph. Henry never married
Judith, for his wife Katherine wa living with him in Wethersfield
at the very time that Mead gives as the births of these 5 children
by Judith. The error in this conclusion is due to the fact that
Henry of Wethersfield had a son Ephraim and Lieut. William
and wife Judith also had a son named Ephraim. The greenwich
Palmers were clearly the children of Lieut. William Palmer
and Judiith feake... For further account of Henry Palmer of
Wethersfield, see the William Palmer Family of Wethersfield
or Westchester, NY."
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8) THOMAS SR. JONES

b: abt 1612 "of" GUILFORD, CT (10GGF)

8a) There are some records for thomas and Mary JONES
in Guilford, CT. From the Barbour Index (CT Library
Index), in the guilford, CT town hall; Thomas JONES,
son of Thomas and Mary JONES, buried Aug 1650. Book
A, Page 124 Thomas JONES, son of Thomas and Mary
JONES, born 06 Jan 1650, Book A, p 124, Thomas JONES,
Freeman, 1669/70. Book A, P 121 from Guilford, CT, town
hall, index to Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1639-1905,
under "Deaths", William JONES, Vol 1, P10 Mary JONES.
Vol 2, P 3 from guilford, Ct town hall, Deeds, Births,
Marriages and Deaths. Vol 1, P 10; William (JONES?) of
Guilford died the 23rd of May 1700. Couldn't find Mary
JONES in Vol 2 P3,
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9) LEWIS JONES

1634 GUILFORD, CT (9GGF)

9a) See Lewis Jones data on my "The Men's"
Page by clicking on the link at the bottom
of this page.
 
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