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Winny Champion

F, b. between 1810 and 1820
Winny Champion|b. bt 1810 - 1820|p127.htm#i3781|James Champion Sr.|b. bt 1770 - 1780\nd. 17 Sep 1847|p126.htm#i3776|(?) Margaret|d. 1 Jun 1849|p126.htm#i3777|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|||||||
     Winny Champion was born between 1810 and 1820. She was the daughter of James Champion Sr. and (?) Margaret. Winny Champion married Ozias Ford on 12 December 1831.
     As of 12 December 1831,her married name was Ford.

Harriet Champion

F, b. between 1810 and 1820
Harriet Champion|b. bt 1810 - 1820|p127.htm#i3782|James Champion Sr.|b. bt 1770 - 1780\nd. 17 Sep 1847|p126.htm#i3776|(?) Margaret|d. 1 Jun 1849|p126.htm#i3777|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|||||||
     Harriet Champion was born between 1810 and 1820. She was the daughter of James Champion Sr. and (?) Margaret. Harriet Champion married Noah Ford on 30 July 1829.
     As of 30 July 1829,her married name was Ford.

Noah Ford

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     Noah Ford married Harriet Champion, daughter of James Champion Sr. and (?) Margaret, on 30 July 1829.

Ozias Ford

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     Ozias Ford married Winny Champion, daughter of James Champion Sr. and (?) Margaret, on 12 December 1831.

Benjamin Champion1

M, b. circa 1741, d. 10 October 1804
Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|Henry Hart||p309.htm#i9269||||
     Benjamin Champion was born circa 1741 at Surry County, Virginia. He was the son of John Champion I and Lucy Hart. Benjamin Champion married Elizabeth Holloway, daughter of David D. Holloway Jr., between 1761 and 1785 at Surry County, Virginia; The children listed for Benjamin and Elizabeth were named in Deed Book II, Pages 268 and 272 October 1805, Edgecombe Co., NC. Benjamin Champion died on 10 October 1804 at Edgecomb County, North Carolina.
     Benjamin Champion From: "The Champion Trails In America" by Bonnie Neal Smith

Benjamin was born after John Champion, his father, made his will in 1755. He is mentioned as the "child my wife now goes with" and makes provisions for his sharing in the estate should he be a son. His mother was Lucy Hart, daughter of Henry Hart, Virginia.

In the early 1770's his brother William, Benjamin and his wife Elizabeth Holloway, sold the land William received from his father's estate and purchased land in North Carolina. The purchase by Benjamin of 280 acres from Jiles and Sally Kelly in the county of Edgecombe in North Carolina, on Gum Swamp, is the first record of a large land purchase. The earlier purchases were for slightly more than 100 acres each. From the records found to date he owned 500 or more acres.

In 1794, Willis his son, was also buying land. He purchased 100 acres on Gum Swamp from Thomas Terry. Jesse bought land from his father in 1791.

In Deed Book 11, p. 268, Nov. Court of 1806, Elizabeth and her son Thomas, are shown in sales of land, where they were selling the land from Benjamin's estate. In one deed it mentioned he is deceased by October 10, 1804. Exact records have not been found which verify when and how he died. The last sale found was dated 1811.

Willis, Benjamin's son, was a minister and planter. He migrated to Salem in Livingston Co., Kentucky before 1806. He owned several hundred acres of land near Salem.

Thomas, another son, also migrated to Livingston Co. Kentucky. He was elected sheriff of Livingston County when Caldwell County was formed; later he owned a business in Princeton until his death in 1821. He was a Presbyterian as was his wife, Frances Williams of Virginia. She live to age 77. His son Alfred H. became a physician and practiced in Lyon County, Kentucky at Eddyville. Alfred attended the Caledonia Academy, and taught there for two years after he graduated. He studied medicine at Princeton under Dr. P. B. McGoodwin. He started his medical practice in Eddyville in 1839. His home, built around 1840, is now owned by the Russell Smiths in Eddyville. He is the great-grandfather of Mary Weldon Bale DuLaney of Kentucky. He was a strong temperance advocate; was a member of every affiliated society from the Washingtonians to the Murphys.

Elizabeth, his daughter, married James Burgess and they also migrated to the Livingston Co., Kentucky area. Their daughter married the widower, A. J. Fleming who was also born in North Carolina. They had nine children, three of the boys migrated to Texas. Mr. Fleming served as school commissioner for 12 years, and was elected to the Ky Legislature for Livingston and Crittenden Counties from 1875 through 1876.

Children of Benjamin Champion and Elizabeth Holloway

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Elizabeth Holloway1

F, b. 6 April 1741
Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||David Holloway Sr.||p293.htm#i8775||||||||||
     Elizabeth Holloway was born on 6 April 1741 at Charles River Parish, Surry County, Virginia.2 She was the daughter of David D. Holloway Jr.. Elizabeth Holloway married Benjamin Champion, son of John Champion I and Lucy Hart, between 1761 and 1785 at Surry County, Virginia; The children listed for Benjamin and Elizabeth were named in Deed Book II, Pages 268 and 272 October 1805, Edgecombe Co., NC.
     As of between 1761 and 1785,her married name was Champion.

Children of Elizabeth Holloway and Benjamin Champion

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David D. Holloway Jr.1

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David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787|David Holloway Sr.||p293.htm#i8775||||||||||||||||
     David D. Holloway Jr. was the son of David Holloway Sr.. David D. Holloway Jr. married an unknown person.

Children of David D. Holloway Jr.

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David D. Holloway III

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David D. Holloway III||p127.htm#i3788|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||David Holloway Sr.||p293.htm#i8775||||||||||
     David D. Holloway III is the son of David D. Holloway Jr..

Nancy Champion1,2

F, d. circa 1847
Nancy Champion|d. c 1847|p127.htm#i3789|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||
     Nancy Champion was born at Edgecomb, North Carolina.1,3 She was the daughter of Benjamin Champion and Elizabeth Holloway. Nancy Champion married Thomas Terry in 1782 at Edgecomb County, North Carolina.1,3 Nancy Champion died circa 1847.1
     Nancy Champion was Charter Member.1 As of 1782,her married name was Terry.

Children of Nancy Champion and Thomas Terry

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Jesse Champion1,2,3

M, b. circa 1808
Jesse Champion|b. c 1808|p127.htm#i3790|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||
     Jesse Champion was born circa 1808 at Livingston County, Kentucky. He was the son of Benjamin Champion and Elizabeth Holloway. Jesse Champion married (?) Mary.

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Willis Champion Sr.1,2

M, b. 28 August 1765, d. 10 March 1846
Willis Champion Sr.|b. 28 Aug 1765\nd. 10 Mar 1846|p127.htm#i3791|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||
     Willis Champion Sr. was born on 28 August 1765 at Halifax District, North Carolina.1 He was the son of Benjamin Champion and Elizabeth Holloway. Willis Champion Sr. married Sarah Pippin at Edgecomb County, North Carolina. Willis Champion Sr. died on 10 March 1846 at Livingston County, Kentucky, at age 80.1,3
     Willis Champion Sr. Willis may have married Mrs. Sarah Watts on May 17, 1838. Willis came to Livingston Co. in 1806 according to Cynthia Becker's records. Willis was a farmer and had approximately 400 acres for farming and stock raising. A large family was also raised here and the family appears to have been prosperous. Several of his children lived very interesting and useful lives.

William, son of Willis, donated land for the first church and meeting house in Salem. It was a Baptist Church called the Salem Church of Livingston County, and it was built of rough longs near the waters of Sandy Creek in 1808. In 1822 a new church was built on land donated by Drewery (Drury) Champion and was in continuous use until 1905. William was pastor from 1837 to 1875, for 36 years, he served the longest of all Salem pastors.

Theophilous had two sons who were successful in carrying on the farming endeavors in the family tradition. Albert, b. 1837, spent his life within the area of Livingston Co. and farmed the family homestead after his parents deaths. He was well educated and early in life was a teacher and taught for several years. He also raised stock and farmed the 200 acres he received from his parents, Theophilus and Agnes Champion. He was a Christian and a Mason.

Willis S. also a son of Theophilous, b. 1847, was also a farmer. He inherited 200 acres from his parents in 1868. He was very successful in his farming ventures, he raised live-stock and shipped heavily to the northern states for several years. He became quite prosperous. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 387 in Carrsville and was a Democrat.

Temperance, daughter of Willis, married J. L. Fleming of Livingston County. Mr. Fleming's great-grandfather came to this country from Turkey and migrated to Kentucky. J. L. Fleming was a trader and stock-raiser. He owned about 500 acres when we was speculating in tobacco and merchandising. He was also a member of Carrsville Lodge No. 145.

Almeda, daughter of Theophilus, married John N. Tolley, grandson of the original explorer of the area and pioneer settler of the area now called Carrsville in Livingston Co., Kentucky. Almeda had six children.

The following is the Will of Willis Champion:

In the name of God Amen. I WILLIS CHAMPION of this County of Livingston and State of Kentucky being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirious to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in this manner following. First I wish all just debts and funeral expenses paid by and out of the moneys received from the sale of my lands and perishable property. As I wish all such sold on such credit as my executors may think fit I wish an equal distribution of all my property amongst my children that is that all have equal in value but in the following manner, That is I wish all of my children that has had Negroes out of my family of Negroes have no more. Also I want my son Drurry not to have a Negro if he is willing to take money or other property, but if he is not willing he must have one.

I further wish the children of Nancy Glen deceased which was my daughter to have an equal share with the rest of my children, that is one childs part in money be paid them when they arrive of age. If they or either of them should die before that time then this part or parts shall return to my children and I further wish these parts to be left in the hands of my executors for the use and benefit of said Nancy Glen children and for the purpose of having the foregoing will put in execution. I do hereby appoint my sons Willis and William F. Champion my executors and I further request that my sons shall not be bound to give security for the above required performances. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 7th day of January 1846.
Signed---Willis Champion
Witnesses:
Ro. S. Boyd
Wiley Spell (Shell)?

I James S. Dallum Clerk of the Court for the County and State aforesaid do hereby Certify that the foregoing last Will and Testament of Willis Champion deceased was on this day produced in open court and proven by the oaths of R. S. Boyd and Wiley Spell. Subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded whereupon I have timely recorded the same and this Certificate in my said office. Given under my hand this 2nd day of March 1846. Signed: Jus. J. Dollum.

Children of Willis Champion Sr. and Sarah Pippin

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Thomas Champion1,2

M, b. circa 1790, d. circa 1821
Thomas Champion|b. c 1790\nd. c 1821|p127.htm#i3792|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||
     Thomas Champion was born circa 1790 at Edgecomb County, North Carolina.2 He was the son of Benjamin Champion and Elizabeth Holloway. Thomas Champion married Frances Williams on 26 January 1812 at Shelby County, Kentucky.2 Thomas Champion died circa 1821 at Caldwell County, Kentucky.2

Children of Thomas Champion and Frances Williams

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Elizabeth Betsy Champion1,2,3

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Elizabeth Betsy Champion||p127.htm#i3793|Benjamin Champion|b. c 1741\nd. 10 Oct 1804|p127.htm#i3785|Elizabeth Holloway|b. 6 Apr 1741|p127.htm#i3786|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|David D. Holloway Jr.||p127.htm#i3787||||
     Elizabeth Betsy Champion was born at Edgecomb County, North Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Champion and Elizabeth Holloway. Elizabeth Betsy Champion married Hugh Blythe on 2 October 1809 at Livingston County, Kentucky.4 Elizabeth Betsy Champion married James Burgess on 10 May 1827.3
     As of 2 October 1809,her married name was Blythe. As of 10 May 1827,her married name was Burgess.

Children of Elizabeth Betsy Champion and James Burgess

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Marion Francis Shumaker1

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     Marion Francis Shumaker married Sara Swana Akers.

Child of Marion Francis Shumaker and Sara Swana Akers

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John Champion I1,2

M, b. 1705, d. after 25 August 1755
John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|Edward Champion II|b. 1635\nd. c 1717|p128.htm#i3818|Pricilla Moore|b. 1628\nd. a 1696|p128.htm#i3819|Charles Williams||p309.htm#i9267|Elizabeth Goard||p319.htm#i9549|
     John Champion I was born in 1705 at Surry County, Virginia.2 He was the son of Benjamin Champion I and Elizabeth Williams. John Champion I married (?) Susannah before 1730. John Champion I married Lucy Hart, daughter of Henry Hart, between 1745 and 1757. John Champion I died after 25 August 1755 at Surry County, Virginia.3,2
     John Champion I left a will on 25 August 1755; Drawn.3

Children of John Champion I and (?) Susannah

Children of John Champion I and Lucy Hart

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Lucy Hart1,2

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Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|Henry Hart||p309.htm#i9269||||||||||||||||
     Lucy Hart was the daughter of Henry Hart. Lucy Hart married John Champion I, son of Benjamin Champion I and Elizabeth Williams, between 1745 and 1757.
     As of between 1745 and 1757,her married name was Champion.

Children of Lucy Hart and John Champion I

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(?) Susannah

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     (?) Susannah married John Champion I, son of Benjamin Champion I and Elizabeth Williams, before 1730.

Children of (?) Susannah and John Champion I

William Champion1

M, b. 1745, d. 1825
William Champion|b. 1745\nd. 1825|p127.htm#i3798|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|Henry Hart||p309.htm#i9269||||
     William Champion was born in 1745 at Surry County, Virginia.2 He was the son of John Champion I and Lucy Hart. William Champion married Mary Fort, daughter of Elias Fort and (?) Anne, circa 1772.2 William Champion died in 1825 at Worth County, Georgia.2

Children of William Champion and Mary Fort

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Hart Champion1

M, b. circa 1747, d. circa 2 August 1798
Hart Champion|b. c 1747\nd. c 2 Aug 1798|p127.htm#i3799|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|Henry Hart||p309.htm#i9269||||
     Hart Champion was born circa 1747 at Surry County, Virginia. He was the son of John Champion I and Lucy Hart. Hart Champion died circa 2 August 1798 at Hancock, Georgia.2

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John Champion II1

M, b. circa 1749, d. 1787
John Champion II|b. c 1749\nd. 1787|p127.htm#i3800|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|Lucy Hart||p127.htm#i3796|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|Henry Hart||p309.htm#i9269||||
     John Champion II was born circa 1749 at Surry County, Virginia. He was the son of John Champion I and Lucy Hart. John Champion II married Elizabeth Binns, daughter of Charles Binns. John Champion II died in 1787 at Granville County, North Carolina.

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John Champion Jr.1

M, b. 1730, d. 1823
John Champion Jr.|b. 1730\nd. 1823|p127.htm#i3801|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     John Champion Jr. was born in 1730 at North Carolina. He was the son of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. John Champion Jr. died in 1823 at Rutherford, North Carolina.

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Charles Champion1

M, b. 1735, d. 1791
Charles Champion|b. 1735\nd. 1791|p127.htm#i3802|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Charles Champion was born in 1735 at North Carolina. He was the son of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Charles Champion married Ann Carroll, daughter of William Carroll. Charles Champion died in 1791 at Granville County, North Carolina.1
     Charles Champion      1 _MILT
     2 PLAC Granville Militia under Capt. Alston in 1771
     2 SOUR S05023.

Children of Charles Champion and Ann Carroll

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Richard Champion Sr.1

M, b. 1739, d. 1796
Richard Champion Sr.|b. 1739\nd. 1796|p127.htm#i3803|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Richard Champion Sr. was born in 1739 at North Carolina. He was the son of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Richard Champion Sr. married (?) Margaret. Richard Champion Sr. died in 1796 at York, Scotland.
     Richard Champion Sr.      1 _MILT
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     2 SOUR S05023.

Children of Richard Champion Sr. and (?) Margaret

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Joseph Champion Sr.1

M, b. circa 1743, d. 1795
Joseph Champion Sr.|b. c 1743\nd. 1795|p127.htm#i3804|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Joseph Champion Sr. was born circa 1743. He was the son of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Joseph Champion Sr. married (?) Mary. Joseph Champion Sr. died in 1795 at Granville County, North Carolina.1
     Joseph Champion Sr.      1 _MILT
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     2 SOUR S05023.

Children of Joseph Champion Sr. and (?) Mary

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Saphirra Champion1

F, b. circa 1747
Saphirra Champion|b. c 1747|p127.htm#i3805|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Saphirra Champion was born circa 1747. She was the daughter of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Saphirra Champion married (?) Vincent.
     Her married name was Vincent.

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Sarah Champion1

F, b. circa 1749
Sarah Champion|b. c 1749|p127.htm#i3806|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Sarah Champion was born circa 1749. She was the daughter of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Sarah Champion married (?) Hefferman.
     Her married name was Hefferman.

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Elizabeth Champion1

F, b. 1755, d. January 1820
Elizabeth Champion|b. 1755\nd. Jan 1820|p127.htm#i3807|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Elizabeth Champion was born in 1755 at North Carolina. She was the daughter of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Elizabeth Champion married (?) Priddy. Elizabeth Champion died in January 1820 at Granville County, North Carolina.
     Her married name was Priddy.

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William Champion1

M, b. 26 August 1756, d. 10 February 1846
William Champion|b. 26 Aug 1756\nd. 10 Feb 1846|p127.htm#i3808|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     William Champion was born on 26 August 1756 at North Carolina. He was the son of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. William Champion died on 10 February 1846 at York, Scotland, at age 89.
     William Champion      1 _MILT
     2 PLAC Granville Militia under Capt. Alston in 1771
     2 SOUR S05023.

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Susannah Champion1

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Susannah Champion||p127.htm#i3809|John Champion I|b. 1705\nd. a 25 Aug 1755|p127.htm#i3795|(?) Susannah||p127.htm#i3797|Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Elizabeth Williams|d. 1736|p128.htm#i3811|||||||
     Susannah Champion was the daughter of John Champion I and (?) Susannah. Susannah Champion married (?) Allen.
     Her married name was Allen.

Child of Susannah Champion and (?) Allen

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Benjamin Champion I1,2

M, b. circa 1660, d. 6 April 1735
Benjamin Champion I|b. c 1660\nd. 6 Apr 1735|p127.htm#i3810|Edward Champion II|b. 1635\nd. c 1717|p128.htm#i3818|Pricilla Moore|b. 1628\nd. a 1696|p128.htm#i3819|Edward Champion I|b. c 1615\nd. b 1668|p128.htm#i3825|(?) Elizabeth||p128.htm#i3826|John Moore||p319.htm#i9541|Abigail Pinney||p319.htm#i9542|
     Benjamin Champion I was born circa 1660 at Isle of Wight County, Virginia.2 He was the son of Edward Champion II and Pricilla Moore. Benjamin Champion I married Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Charles Williams and Elizabeth Goard, before 1721. Benjamin Champion I died on 6 April 1735 at Surry County, Virginia.2
     Benjamin Champion I From: "The Champion Trails In America" by Bonnie Neal Smith

Benjamin was born in Ilse of Wight Virginia, his father was Edward II of Virginia. Benjamin elected to move to Surry County while his brothers, Edward III, Orlando, and Thomas moved to Chowan Precinct in what later became North Carolina.

Benjamin owned a large plantation, was a planter of tobacco and owned, at the time of his death, eight slaves. Her married Elizabeth Williams, daughter of Charles Williams of Surry County, Virginia.

Benjamin II, son of Benjamin I migrated to Halifax District in North Carolina and there was born Benjamin III, father of Willis who migrated to Kentucky. There is much interesting information contained in various deeds and wills of these families.

Benjamin I had two sons that named their sons William and John.

John Champion, first son of Benjamin and Elizabeth married Lucy Hart and their son John believed to have married one of Charles Binns daughters---probably Elizabeth. Their son John III, moved to Winchester County, Tennessee then moved to Franklin County, Tennessee. His son William had a son Willis, born 1803, died 1840 with his wife, Abigail Duncan in Benton County, Alabama. Both died from Typhoid Fever. His father William then moved back to Bradley County, Tennessee with their daughter, Frances. Frances married Robert Black Deveny in Benton Co., Alabama. Mr. Deveny was a builder and miller. He built several of the old mills and water wheels as well as bridges in Alabama and Tennessee. He also was the owner of a water run mill in Bradley Co., Tennessee during the Civil War. He was constantly bothered by the Union Soldiers and was taken prisoner and carried into the Tennessee mountains and deserted there. It took him twenty days to make his way back home. The son of Frances and Robert was forced to bear arms for the Confederate Army at the young age of 16 and served under General J. Wheeler the last two years of the war.

Agigail Duncan's family traces back to Lady Mary Campbell, daughter of Sir James Campbell 5th Bart. of Auchinbreck of Cawder, Ireland. Lady Mary married Michael Woods, their plantation is at the southern end of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Originally called Mountain Plains, now called Blair Park. Michael Woods line traces back to the 2nd Duke, Earl of Surry, Sir. Thomas Howard, in Ireland.



Benjamin of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, remained in Virginia on land he purchased in Lawnes Creek Parish in Surry County. It was there that he made his will on April 6, 1735.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Benjamin Champion of Lawnes Creek Parish in the county of Surry being sick and weak in body but sound in mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament and for what temporal estate it hath pleased God to bestow on me I dispose of in form and manner Following, Viz.---

ITEM. I give and bequeath to my son John my plantation whereon I now live after my wife's decease and my syder mill after her decease.

I give to my son Charles all my sypruss.....timber above to horse going out the main swamp. I likewise give to my son Charles my hand saw and frow and drawing knife and all my coopers tools and my troopers saddle and arms and my Camblet coat......

I give to my son Benjamin my razor and hone and the rest of my wearing clothes and all my carpenter's tools......

I give to my daughter Elizabeth my new featherbed and furniture as it stands and six new pewter dishes and six pewter plates and one iron pot.....

I give to my daughter Anne one new featherbed and furniture and six new pewter dishes and six pewter plates and one iron pot.....

I give to my daughter Mary one new featherbed and furniture and six new pewter dishes and six pewter plates and one iron pot.....

I give and bequeath to my son John my shoemaker's tools and currying knife and my gun......

I give my whip saw between my two sons Charles and Benjamin.....

I give and bequeath to my dear and loving wife all the rest of my estate of what nature so ever, and I do nominate and appoint my dear and loving wife to be my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness of all which I've hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of April in 1735.

Benjamin Champion (Seal)

Signed, sealed and published in presence of Charles Binns, Samuel Lancaster, Junior, John Wall

At a court held for Surry county September 17th, 1735
The above mentioned will of Benjamin Champion, deceased, was presented in court by Elizabeth Champion, executrix thereof who made oath thereto and gave bond with security according to law and being proved by the oaths of Charles Binns, Samuel Lancaster, Jun. and John Wall, witnesses thereto the same is ordered to be recorded and is recorded by______. (Will Book, 1730-38, pages 314-315). He left a will on 6 April 1735.1

Children of Benjamin Champion I and Elizabeth Williams

Citations

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