Descendants of Edward CHAMPION Sr

Beginning of Revision

1. Edward CHAMPION, Sr. (Unknown)was born on Jun. 2, 1602 in Helston Cornwall England and died in 1668 in Isle, Virginia, USA.  He married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in Virginia and died on an unknown date.

Children of Edward CHAMPION, Sr. and Elizabeth

i. 2. Edward CHAMPION, Jr. was born in 1635 in Isle of Wright Va and died on Sep. 13, 1735 in Surrey  Virginia, USA.
ii. 3. Benjamin CHAMPION died on an unknown date.

2nd Generation (Children)

2. Edward CHAMPION, Jr. (Edward2, (Unknown)was born in 1635 in Isle of Wright Va and died on Sep. 13, 1735 in Surrey  Virginia, USA.  He married Priscilla Moore in 1655. Priscilla, daughter of Thomas Moore (John1) and Elizabeth

Children of Edward CHAMPION, Jr. and Priscilla Moore

i. 4. Benjamin CHAMPION, Sr. was born in 1660 in Isle of Wright Virginia and died on Sep. 17, 1735 in Surrey  Virginia, USA.
ii. 5. Orlando CHAMPION was born in 1662 in Isle of Wright Virginia and died in 1745 in Chowan, Chowan, North Carolina, USA.
iii. 6. Alice CHAMPION was born in 1664 and died in 1730.
iv. 7. Priscilla CHAMPION was born in 1666 and died on an unknown date.
v. 8. Thomas CHAMPION was born in 1658 and died on an unknown date.
vi. 9. Edward CHAMPION was born in 1662 and died on an unknown date.

3. Benjamin CHAMPION (Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.

3rd Generation (Grandchildren)

4. Benjamin CHAMPION, Sr. (Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1660 in Isle of Wright Virginia and died on Sep. 17, 1735 in Surrey  Virginia, USA.  He married Elizabeth Williams in 1710. Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Williams and Elizabeth Mary Steward, was born in 1680 in Isle of Wright Va and died in 1736 in Surrey  Virginia, USA.

Children of Benjamin CHAMPION, Sr. and Elizabeth Williams

i. 10. Charles CHAMPION died on an unknown date.
ii. 11. Benjamin CHAMPION, II died on an unknown date.
iii. 12. Elizabeth CHAMPION died on an unknown date.
iv. 13. John CHAMPION was born in 1715 and died in 1774.

5. Orlando CHAMPION (Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1662 in Isle of Wright Virginia and died in 1745 in Chowan, Chowan, North Carolina, USA.

6. Alice CHAMPION (Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1664 and died in 1730.

7. Priscilla CHAMPION (Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1666 and died on an unknown date.

8. Thomas CHAMPION (Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1658 and died on an unknown date.

9. Edward CHAMPION (Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1662 and died on an unknown date.

4th Generation (Great-grandchildren)

10. Charles CHAMPION (Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  He married Ann Judkins, daughter of Samuel Judkins and Ann.

11. Benjamin CHAMPION, II (Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  He married Elizabeth Burton.

Children of Benjamin CHAMPION, II and Elizabeth Burton

i. 14. Ann CHAMPION died on an unknown date.
ii. 15. William CHAMPION was born in 1709 in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, USA and died in 1752 in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, USA.
iii. 16. Sela (Selah/Celia) CHAMPION died on an unknown date.
iv. 17. Mary CHAMPION died on an unknown date.
v. 18. John CHAMPION died on an unknown date.
vi. 19. Benjamin CHAMPION died on an unknown date.

12. Elizabeth CHAMPION (Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  She married Nicholas Judkins. Nicholas was born in Surry County, Virginia, USA and died on an unknown date.

13. John CHAMPION (Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1715 and died in 1774.

5th Generation (Great(2)-grandchildren)

14. Ann CHAMPION (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  She married John Bell.

1. William CHAMPION (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1709 in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, USA and died in 1752 in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, USA.  He married Tabitha Green. Tabitha, daughter of Charles Green, was born in 1716 and died in 1791.

Children of William CHAMPION and Tabitha Green

i. 20. Jacob Shadarach CHAMPION was born in 1750 in Halifax, North Carolina, USA and died on Jun. 12, 1832 in Kershaw, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA.
ii. 21. John CHAMPION died on an unknown date.

16. Sela (Selah/Celia) CHAMPION (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  She married George Bell.

17. Mary CHAMPION (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  She married George Bell, son of Bell.

18. John CHAMPION (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.

19. Benjamin CHAMPION (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.  He married Sarah.

 

6th Generation (Great(3)-grandchildren)

20. Jacob Shadarach CHAMPION (William6, Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) was born in 1750 in Halifax, North Carolina, USA and died on Jun. 12, 1832 in Kershaw, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA.  He married Ann Martin. Ann was born in 1758 in Halifax, Halifax, North Carolina, USA and died on Jun. 12, 1832 in Kershaw, South Carolina, USA.

Children of Jacob Shadarach CHAMPION and Ann Martin

i. 22. Littleberry CHAMPION was born on May 7, 1779 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died on Feb. 2, 1823 in Monroe, Georgia, USA.
ii. 23. William C CHAMPION was born in 1781 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died in Nov. 1859 in Lowndes, Alabama, USA.
iii. 24. John CHAMPION was born on May 29, 1785 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died in 1852 in Clarke County, Alabama, USA.
iv. 25. Rebecca CHAMPION was born on May 15, 1788 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died in Dec. 1859 in Ramer, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
v. 26. George Martin CHAMPION was born on Apr. 29, 1790 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died in 1871 in Marion, Georgia, USA.
vi. 27. Susannah CHAMPION was born in 1778 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died in 1832 in South Carolina, USA.
vii. 28. Henry CHAMPION was born on Nov. 28, 1794 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died on Mar. 23, 1873 in Henry, Alabama, USA.
viii. 29. Claiborne CHAMPION was born in 1797 and died in 1870 in Texas, USA.
ix. 30. Priscilla CHAMPION was born on Mar. 30, 1799 in Camden, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died on Jan. 16, 1888 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA.
x. 31. Theny Jane CHAMPION was born in 1800 and died in 1850 in Georgia, USA.
xi. 32. Mary CHAMPION was born in 1802 and died on an unknown date.
xii. 33. Martha CHAMPION was born in 1778 in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died in 1831 in Pike, Alabama, USA.
xiii. 34. Robert E CHAMPION was born on May 29, 1777 in Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA and died on May 22, 1851 in Rocky Mount, Alabama, USA.

21. John CHAMPION (William6, Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Edward3, Edward2, (Unknown)1) died on an unknown date.

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FIFTH GENERATION

16.  Jacob Shadrach CHAMPION was born about 1750 in Kershaw Co. SC.  He died after Jun 12 1832 in Kershaw Dist, Lancaster Co., South Carolina.

He was married to Anne MARTIN about 1776 in Halifax, North Carolina. Anne MARTIN was born before 1755 in Halifax, North Carolina.  Jacob Shadrach CHAMPION and Anne MARTIN had the following children:

  1. Robert E CHAMPION.
  2. Littleberry CHAMPION.
  3. William CHAMPION.
  4. John CHAMPION.
  5. Rebecca CHAMPION.
  6. George Martin CHAMPION.
  7. Susannah CHAMPION.
  8. Henry CHAMPION was born on Nov 18 1794.  He died on Mar 23 1873 in Clarke County Alabama.
  9. Claiborne CHAMPION was born in 1797.  He died after 1870 in Texas.  Granted land in Lowndes Co., ALA in 1833 & purchased more in adjoining county of Wilcox in 1845
  10. Priscilla CHAMPION.
  11. Theny CHAMPION was born about 1800.  She died about 1850 in Georgia.  Died between 1850 & 1860
  12. Mary CHAMPION.
  13. Martha CHAMPION.
  14. Jacob CHAMPION was born in 1807.

SIXTH GENERATION

17.  Robert E CHAMPION was born on May 29 1777 in Pike Co Alabama.  He died on May 22 1851 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  Arrived in Alabama with brother William 1828-29

He was married to Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN in 1803. Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN was born on Mar 22 1777 in Essex Co., VA.  She died on Jun 30 1857.  Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN had the following children:

  1. Thirza CHAMPION.
  2. Thomas Cauthen CHAMPION.
  3. Jacob CHAMPION.
  4. Susannah CHAMPION.
  5. Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION.
  6. Robert Green CHAMPION.
  7. Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION.

18.  Littleberry CHAMPION was born on May 7 1779.  He died on Feb 2 1823 in Clarke County Alabama.  1811 on Tax Roll Randolph Co. which was changed to Jasper Co. in 1812. 1814 in Jones Co., 2 Feb 1823 shot by Indian in Monroe Co., GA.

MILITARY: Littleberry was a spy during the War of 1812.

MILITARY: He was killed by native Americans near the Flint River in Monroe, Georgia.

He was married to Hannah MONROE in Monroe Co. GA. He and Hannah had 10 children.

19.  William CHAMPION was born in 1781.  He died in Nov 1859 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  Children

1. Delilah Champion, b. ABT 1801, SC

2. Lavina Champion, b. ABT 1806, SC

3. Cynthia Champion, b. ABT 1814, SC

4. William J Champion, b. 5 JUN 1815, SC

5. Henry M Champion, b. 7 AUG 1826, SC

6. Sara Ann Champion, b. ABT 1835, Lowndes Co., ALA

Arrived in Alabama with brother Robert 1828-29. “Apparently they had a bad well and typhoid took a Negro slave, Causandria, William, and Zebedee Champion, a nephew, all about the same time.”-Barbara Varner, 7 Oct 1998.

He was married to Mary.

He was married to Causandria MARSH on Sep 23 1843 in Lowndes County, Alabama.

20.  John CHAMPION was born in 1785 in Lancaster Co. South Carolina.  He died in 1852 in Clarke County Alabama.  Sold 260 acres in Lancaster District, SC 9 Feb 1810 Was in GA by 1827 lottery Purchased 300 acres in Wilcox Co., ALA in Feb 1828

He was married to Elinor MCKEE (daughter of James MCKEE) in 1808 in Kershaw Co. South Carolina.  John CHAMPION and Elinor MCKEE had the following children:

  1. Jane G CHAMPION.
  2. Littleberry CHAMPION.
  3. Lucinda CHAMPION.
  4. Susan CHAMPION.
  5. Parthenia Thery CHAMPION.
  6. John James CHAMPION.
  7. George M CHAMPION.
  8. Mary Jane CHAMPION.
  9. William H CHAMPION.
  10. Martha Elizabeth CHAMPION.
  11. Robert N. CHAMPION.
  12. Nancy A. CHAMPION.

He was married to Mary STEWART on Dec 29 1835. Mary STEWART was born in 1809 in North Carolina, USA.  She died on Jun 26 1899.  John CHAMPION and Mary STEWART had the following children:

  1. Theresa “Trudy” Jane CHAMPION.
  2. Mary Lynn CHAMPION.

21.  Rebecca CHAMPION was born on May 15 1788 in Pike Co Alabama.  She died in Dec 1859 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

1. Rhoda Buckelew, b. ABT 1809, Lancaster Co., SC

2. Robert M Buckelew, b. 13 MAY 1811, SC

3. Jane McCorkle Buckelew, b. 26 JUL 1813, SC

4. Richard C Buckelew, b. ABT 1818

5. George D Buckelew, b. 25 AUG 1820, ALA

6. Mary Ann Buckelew, b. 22 AUG 1821, ALA

7. L C Berry Buckelew, b. 15 FEB 1824, Pike Co., ALA?

8. Mary Caroline Buckelew, b. ABT 1826, ALA

9. Elisian Buckelew, b. ABT 1827, ALA

10. James Madison Buckelew, b. 28 JUN 1828, Pike Co., ALA

11. Martha R Buckelew, b. 1830, Pike Co., ALA

She was married to James BUCKELEW in 1832 in Pike Co Alabama.

22.  George Martin CHAMPION was born in 1787.  He died in Clarke County Alabama.

He was married to Mary.  George Martin CHAMPION and Mary had the following children:

  1. Jacob CHAMPION.
  2. Alpha M CHAMPION.
  3. Mariah Ennis CHAMPION.
  4. Martha CHAMPION.

He was married to Cynthia CROXTON.

23.  Susannah CHAMPION was born in 1792.  She died in Clarke County Alabama.

She was married to GRAHAM.

26.  Priscilla CHAMPION was born on Mar 30 1799.  She died on Jan 25 1888 in Texas.

She was married to Sampson COKER.

28.  Mary CHAMPION was born in 1802.

She was married to James BAILEY.

29.  Martha CHAMPION was born in 1804.  She died before 1845 in Clarke County Alabama.

She was married to Thomas COKER.

SEVENTH GENERATION

31.  Thirza CHAMPION was born on Sep 7 1804.  She died in Saltillo,  The capital city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila.  Thirza Champion Moved to Hopkins Co., Texas before the Civil War. Her married name was Isham.

She was married to Reuben ISHAM.

32.  Thomas Cauthen CHAMPION was born on Jan 2 1806.  He died in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississipp.

He was married to Delitha BENET.

33.  Jacob CHAMPION was born on Sep 10 1807.  He died on Dec 8 1895 in Rocky Mountain, Alabama,.

He was married to Martha Louisa BIRD.

34.  Susannah CHAMPION was born on Feb 6 1810.

She was married to John STRINGER.

35.  Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION was born on Jul 1 1813 in Chester County, S.C.  She died in 1875.

She was married to James Foreman KNIGHT (son of Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN) on Jan 18 1835. James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Jan 9 1807 in Chester County, S.C.  He was born on Jan 9 1807 in , Edgecmb, Nc.  1860 Federal Census Montgomery County, Alabama (File 1 of 5)

CENSUS YR:  1860  STATE:  Alabama  COUNTY:  Montgomery  DIVISION:  Ramah  REEL NO:  M653-19  PAGE NO:  1

REFERENCE:  Enumerated by C. C. Wilkins on 1 June 1860, 2nd District

  1. 53   M    X    Farmer         4,800     7,500    SC

Knight         Elisebeth      45   F                                                       SC

Knight         WM             28   M                                                       AL

Knight         Levi           20   M                                                         AL

Knight         Thomas         13   M                                                     AL

Knight         Lucinda        11   F                                                       AL

Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION and James Foreman KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Susannah KNIGHT was born in 1839.
  2. ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT.
  3. Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  4. JULIA PARKER KNIGHT was born on Apr 1 1845.
  5. Thomas Darlan KNIGHT.
  6. Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT.

36.  Robert Green CHAMPION was born on Mar 16 1815.  He died in 1899 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas.

He was married to Mary Parmelia KNIGHT (daughter of Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN). Mary Parmelia KNIGHT was born on May 7 1817 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  She died on Jun 6 1844.  Robert Green CHAMPION and Mary Parmelia KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth E CHAMPION was born about 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Oct 21 1850.
  2. Arabella Mildred CHAMPION.
  3. Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION.
  4. Nancy M CHAMPION.

He was married to Sarah E. DILLARD (daughter of George Washington DILLARD and Frances “Fanny” JORDAN) after 1844.  Robert Green CHAMPION and Sarah E. DILLARD had the following children:

  1. George CHAMPION.
  2. Fanny CHAMPION.
  3. Oscar CHAMPION.
  4. Ida CHAMPION.
  5. Willie CHAMPION.
  6. Emma CHAMPION.
  7. Thomas Washington CHAMPION.

37.  Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION was born on Oct 25 1817.  She died on May 10 1876.

She was married to Eliza Minter CROXTON SR on Oct 27 1836.  Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION and Eliza Minter CROXTON SR had the following children:

  1. Tersy Jane CROXTON.

38.  Jane G CHAMPION was born in 1809 in South Carolina.

She was married to John MONTGOMERY.

39.  Littleberry CHAMPION was born in 1810 in South Carolina.

He was married to Elizabeth UPCHURCH on Aug 3 1831.

40.  Lucinda CHAMPION was born in 1812 in South Carolina.

She was married to William T. MORGAN on Jun 2 1832.

41.  Susan CHAMPION was born in 1813 in South Carolina.

She was married to John B. MORGAN on Dec 30 1830.

42.  Parthenia Thery CHAMPION was born in 1814 in South Carolina.

She was married to Jackson MORGAN on Aug 28 1838.

43.  John James CHAMPION was born in 1819 in South Carolina.  He died in 1898.

He was married to Elisia.

44.  George M CHAMPION was born in 1820 in Monroe  Alabama.  He died on Jan 7 1867.

He was married to Cynthia HAMILTON on Aug 2 1849.

He was married to Tabitha KELLY.

45.  Mary Jane CHAMPION was born on Oct 10 1822 in Wilcox Co. Alabama.  She died on Apr 26 1905.  She was buried in Tompkins Cemetery Grove Hill, AL.

She was married to Jackson J. TOMPKINS on Dec 11 1838 in Clarke Co. Alabama.

46.  William H CHAMPION was born in 1827 in Wilcox Co.Alabama.

He was married to Margaret E. ALLEN on Mar 10 1853.

47.  Martha Elizabeth CHAMPION was born on Sep 1 1829 in Wilcox Co. Alabama.  She died on Jun 26 1899 in Clarke Co. Alabama.

She was married to James Alexander FINLEY on Nov 15 1847 in Clarke Co. Alabama.

48.  Robert N. CHAMPION was born on Mar 4 1832.  He died on Feb 17 1900.

He was married to Sarah Allen FRENCH on Jan 28 1856. Sarah Allen FRENCH was born on Jan 28 1856.

49.  Nancy A. CHAMPION was born in 1833 in Clarke Co. Alabama.

She was married to Jolen Y. WOODS on Jul 18 1855. Jolen Y. WOODS was born.

50.  Theresa “Trudy” Jane CHAMPION was born in 1845 in Clarke Co. Alabama.

She was married to James F. HUDSON on Aug 22 1862 in Clarke Co. Alabama.

51.  Mary Lynn CHAMPION was born in 1847 in Clarke Co. Alabama.  She died in 1883 in Wilcox Co. Alabama.

She was married to MORGAN on May 6 1864 in Clarke Co. Alabama. MORGAN was born Mark H.

EIGHTH GENERATION

57.  ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT was born on May 16 1840 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jan 4 1906 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama (photo).

Name:     Robert L. Knight

Home in 1880:   Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama

Age:     40

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1840

Birthplace:        Alabama

Relation to Head of Household:             Self (Head)

Spouse’s Name:            Elisabeth A.

Father’s birthplace:        North Carolina

Mother’s birthplace:       South Carolina

Neighbors:        View others on page

Occupation:      Farmer

Marital Status:   Married

Race:    White

Household Members:

Name    Age

  1. Robert L. Knight            40
  2. Elisabeth A. Knight        29
  3. William G. Knight           12
  4. John K. Knight                10
  5. Emma G. Knight               4
  6. Robert L. Knight            5M

1900 Census shows address as 353 Herron St (West End) Montgomery, AL 36104

He was married to Elizabeth D NIBLETT (daughter of Caleb NIBLET and Mary A. COOK) on Oct 18 1866. Elizabeth D NIBLETT was born about 1835.  Elizabeth married Levi in 1866 when her youngest, Frannie was about 5 years old.

George W. Ringstaff and Elizabeth D NIBLETT (first husband, died in Civil War) had the following children:

Mary RINGSTAFF was born in 1853 in Clarke County Alabama.

James John D RINGSTAFF was born in 1855 in Clarke County Alabama.

Elizabeth ‘Emily’ C RINGSTAFF was born in 1859 in Clarke County Alabama.

Frannie G. RINGSTAFF was born in 1861 in Clarke County Alabama.

The 1860 census, dated 20 June 1860, shows the following entry in the 2 District, Montgomery County, AL, Ramah P.O.: Dwelling 163, Family 146,

  1. George W. Ringstaff, 30, M, Farmer, 1000, 2500, AL;
    Elizabeth D., 24, F, AL;
    Mary, 7. F, AL;
    James, 5, M, AL;
    Emily, 1, F, AL.George W. Died when the youngest, Frannie was just under 2 yrs. old.Civil War 1861-1865
    Company E., 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment
    Decease claim 12/24/62 by Thos Durden, Atty.Ringstaff, G. W., Co. E Private
    Enlist date: 3/14/62 Ramer Al ” 32 at enlistment.
    Received rations in Mobile AL 6/1/62
    Decease claim 12/24/62 by Thos Durden, Atty.:

    Thos. Durden who filed the claim for Elizabeth Ringstaff was a local attorney who handled legal matters in the Lowndes/Montgomery area.

ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and Elizabeth D NIBLETT had the following children:

William Green KNIGHT was born in 1868.

John K KNIGHT was born in 1870.

He was married to ELIZABETH ANN MANN (photo) (daughter of Joseph MANN and Emeline Ann SHEPPERD) on May 4 1874. ELIZABETH ANN MANN was born on Dec 29 1850 in Alabama.  She died on Oct 24 1904 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Elisabeth

census 1850   State: Alabama   County: Tuscaloosa

John                 Mann            |     72 M W | Wagoner          V

Elizabeth          Mann            |     70 F W |                           V

Martin               Mann            |     27 M W | Farmer              Ala

New family

Elizabeth          Mann            |      * F W |                             Ala        possible match

Lucinda            Mann            |     26 F W |                           Ala

Elizabeth          Mann            |      4 F W |                             Ala

Washington     Mann            |      2 M W |                            Ala

ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and ELIZABETH ANN MANN had the following children:

  1. Emma Gertrude KNIGHT was born on Jul 25 1875 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jan 15 1931.  unmarried
  2. Eugenia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Feb 3 1877 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Oct 18 1878.  James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Mar 25 1878 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Jan 1879.
  3. Robert Luther KNIGHT.
  4. Rosa Lou KNIGHT.
  5. Katie Lee KNIGHT.
  6. Thomas Dillon KNIGHT was born on Mar 3 1888 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on Nov 4 1934.
  7. Franklin Joseph KNIGHT.
  8. Clifford Dale KNIGHT.

58.  Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1843 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Nov 24 1900 in Luverne, Alabama.

She was married to Josiah HUDGENS. Josiah HUDGENS was born on Nov 14 1830 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

60.  Thomas Darlan KNIGHT was born on Mar 5 1847 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  He died on Jun 16 1898.  Shown on the 1870 census living near brother Robert Levi.

Wife Deborah is shown on 1870 census with Thomas.

He was married to Deborah STROUD. Deborah STROUD was born in 1851.

61.  Nancy Lucindia* KNIGHT was born on Jul 4 1849 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  She died on Apr 4 1883.

She was married to WILLIAM JASON ANDREW JACKSON HILLIARD on Apr 4 1869.

63.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION was born about 1838.  She died before Oct 13 1905.

She was married to James C GAUNTT on Aug 6 1857 in Henderson Co,TX.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION and James C GAUNTT had the following children:

  1. Texana GAUNTT was born in 1861 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  2. Leroy GAUNTT was born in Dec 1864 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  3. William Charles GAUNTT was born on Feb 19 1867 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.  He died on Oct 17 1934 in Athens,Henderson,TX.
  4. Adeline S. GAUNTT was born in Mar 1871 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  5. Mary GAUNTT was born in 1873 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  6. Jeffie GAUNTT was born in Mar 1875 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  7. Daisy GAUNTT was born in 1877 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  8. Sibby E. GAUNTT was born in Feb 1881 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.
  9. James Robert GAUNTT was born on Mar 6 1883 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.  He died on Jun 2 1967 in LaRue,Henderson,TX.

64.  Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION was born on Mar 8 1840.  He died on Jul 30 1870.

He was married to Tersy Jane CROXTON (daughter of Eliza Minter CROXTON SR and Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION) on Jan 27 1867. Tersy Jane CROXTON was born on Mar 12 1843.  She died on Dec 9 1917.

65.  Nancy M CHAMPION was born about 1841 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Jul 28 1860.

She was married to William MASENGALE.

73.  Tersy Jane CROXTON was born on Mar 12 1843.  She died on Dec 9 1917.

She was married to Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION (son of Robert Green CHAMPION and Mary Parmelia KNIGHT) on Jan 27 1867. Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION was born on Mar 8 1840.  He died on Jul 30 1870.

NINTH GENERATION

80.  Robert Luther KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1879 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on May 5 1940.

He was married to Hattie Pearl BOOTHE (daughter of John Kendrick BOOTHE and Lou Aurelia NELSON) on Jan 18 1904.  Robert Luther KNIGHT and Hattie Pearl BOOTHE had the following children:

  1. Mable KNIGHT.
  2. Mary KNIGHT was born on May 17 1919 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on May 17 1919 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.
  3. Ruben Emmanuel KNIGHT was born on Sep 5 1912 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Oct 9 1921 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.
  4. Vernon Terrell KNIGHT was born on Dec 8 1914 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jul 27 1917 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

81.  Rosa Lou KNIGHT was born on Apr 27 1883 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 6 1931.

She was married to William A SHEPHEARD on May 15 1904.

83.  Katie Lee KNIGHT was born on May 10 1886 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Apr 14 1958.  1920 Census show name as Katy.

She was married to William Peeke PARISH on May 15 1904. William Peeke PARISH was born about 1882 in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama.

85.  Franklin Joseph KNIGHT was born on Feb 22 1891 in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama.  He died on Oct 28 1943.  He was buried on Oct 30 1943 in Mesa City Cementary, Mesa, Maricopa, Az. (photo)

He was married to Buelah Mae PILKINTON (photo) (daughter of Orville Calvin PILKINTON (photo) and Minerva Elizabeth Izora (Maggie) DIAL (LIZZIE)) (photo) on Mar 23 1912 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al. Buelah Mae PILKINTON was born on Apr 19 1894 in Giles County, Tennessee.  She died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She was buried on Apr 19 1928 in Oakwood Cementary, Montgomery.  Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON had the following children:

  1. Thora Oraphene KNIGHT.
  2. Oneita KNIGHT.
  3. Juanita KNIGHT.
  4. Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  5. Frances May KNIGHT.
  6. Aubry Calvin (AC) KNIGHT.
  7. Edna Erle KNIGHT was born on Apr 1 1924 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Dec 29 1938.
  8. Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT.
  9. John Franklin KNIGHT was born on Apr 17 1928 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Apr 17 1928 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  Stillborn. Mother died at his birth.

He was married to Josephine Pearl SAYERS on Apr 7 1929 in Alabama.

86.  Clifford Dale KNIGHT was born on Nov 8 1892 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Apr 1955.

He was married to Bell WILLIAMSON on Aug 23 1911.

TENTH GENERATION

96.  Mable KNIGHT.

He was married to Mac MASINGILL.(photo)

100.  Thora Oraphene KNIGHT was born on Jun 16 1912 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.(photo) She died in 1989. (photo)

She was married to Vere CLUFF on Jan 19 1934.  Thora Oraphene KNIGHT and Vere CLUFF had the following children:

  1. Male CLUFF.
  2. Male CLUFF.
  3. Male CLUFF.
  4. Male CLUFF.

95.  Oneita KNIGHT (photo)

101.  Oneita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 17 1947.  She was buried in Mesa Cemetary, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

She was married to Vernon Cornelious FURR on May 18 1933.  Oneita KNIGHT and Vernon Cornelious FURR had the following children (photo):

  1. Shirley FURR.
  2. Richard Melvin FURR.
  3. Vernita FURR.
  4. Pam FURR.

102.  Juanita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Feb 16 1963 (photo).

She was married to Laurence KANE on May 18 1933.  She was divorced from Laurence KANE on Jun 6 1934.

She was married to Jewel William PARKER on Jan 4 1947.

103.  Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on May 5 1916 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama (photo).

She was married to Gerald JOHNSON on Jul 28 1935.  She was divorced from Gerald JOHNSON on Sep 28 1939.

She was married to Rex HOPPER on Oct 2 1939.

  1. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah. (photo) Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona. At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”

Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Francis also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Francis was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

She was divorced from LEON HYRUM PHELPS. LEON HYRUM PHELPS (son of Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN) was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.  Frances May KNIGHT and LEON HYRUM PHELPS had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

She was married to Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr (son of Henry Sr MILLER and Anna Maria FETZER) on May 25 1944. (photo) Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).
  2. Richard Kent MILLER.
  3. Living Male MILLER.

105.  Aubry Calvin (AC) KNIGHT was born on Apr 2 1921 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to Dorothy Louise ACKERS on Dec 13 1942.  He was divorced from Dorothy Louise ACKERS.

He was married to Virginia Lodema SAVAGE on Jul 2 1949.

107.  Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT was born on Jan 23 1926 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to  BRUNDAGE.

116.  Pam FURR.  Pamela FURR

Birth Date:        26 Oct 1952

Death Date:      6 May 2007

State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:     Alabama

She was married to BOLDING.

117.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON (photo) and Signa Vera PEARSON (photo) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa. (photo)

The grand kids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

118.  Richard Kent MILLER was born on Jan 1 1946 in Salt Lake City Utah. (photo) He died on Jan 23 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.

38 Responses to “Descendants of Edward CHAMPION Sr”

  1. Joyce Thornton Says:

    This is a Nice website. Thanks for the help with Jacob Carter. I think I have it altogether. I Wish I could find out more about Patience O’Quin, Daughter of Bryan O’Quin and Moor’s daughter. We don’t know Moor’s Daughter’s name. We do know she had a son named Silas O’Quin he is my G.G. Grandfather. Joyce

    • amoena Says:

      I am glad that you were helped.

      If I find more information I will add it. Check back.

      Blessing,
      Dawna

    • Jeff Carter Says:

      Moore Carter had a daughter named Martha Carter, born in 1720 who married Patrick O’Quinn. Susannah Carter married a Skinner, Catherine (Katherine) Carter married William Knight. I’m not aware of any more daughters of Moore Carter and Jane Kindred. Possibly Patrick O’Quinn was Patrick Bryan O’Quinn?

  2. amoena Says:

    Thank you for writing Jeff! This will be very helpful.

    Blessings,
    Dawna

    • Jeff Carter Says:

      Oops! Mea Culpa.

      I found my abstract of the Estate of Moore Carter, Bertie Co.
      Inventory Nov, 1740 by the widow Jane Carter.
      Distribution of property Apr 30, 1741 as follows:

      ” to Bryan O’Quinn, father of Patience O’Quinn,”

      She was Martha Carter’s daughter.

      Jeff

      • Joyce Thornton Says:

        Thanks, I found the page that lets me know that you gave me the correct information. I have worked for ten’s of years to find out about my four great-Grandmother. I have no more information about her.I have heard rumors and that is it . Thanks again. Joyce Thornton

  3. amoena Says:

    Thank you Jeff. Thank you for taking the time to let us know the correction.

    Blessings,
    Dawna

  4. Joyce Thornton Says:

    Hi, This is Joyce T. again , as I said I don’t know much about Patience. I don’t Know who she married,or if she married. I do know she Had a son named Silas O’Quin. He is my 3 greatgrandfather . I have the information about him down to me. My mother came from Robert O’Quin,Handsford O’Quin ,then Silas O’Quin, we heard Silas O’Quin’s Father was Alexander O’Quin and Patience. I think something happend to Patience that they don’t want us to know. I want to know no matter what. She is my ancester. and I care about her.

    • JeffC Says:

      I’ve wondered about that too.

      On May 1st, 1751, Jane Carter [presumably Moor’s wife Jane, grandmother of Patience] took a bond “to save harmless and indemnify her from all and every part of the estate of Patience O’Quin, grand daughter of Moor Carter, dec’d”.

      Why would she do that?

      • amoena Says:

        Do you know what that language means? I am not sure.
        I think it means that if the person goes into debt or legal problems, lawyers can not go after the Grandma to pay for it.

  5. Joyce Thornton Says:

    I think, I have found the answer.But we were told .Alexander O’Quinn was Silas’s. Father and Patience O’Quin was his mother, but I found a web sight where Silas was linked to a Alexander O’Quin & Patience. It also mentions a Martha being at his house. Alexander’s children beleived their father is Silas O’Quin ‘s Father. that Silas had the same birthday.

  6. Jessie Says:

    Hello all. Does anyone know who Patience O’Quinn’s husband was? I heard he was an Indian.

    Thanks,

    Jessie

  7. amoena Says:

    Hi Jessie,

    The O’Quinn family line is a puzzle sometimes. I have not found a husband for her yet.

    Blessings,
    Dawna

  8. Jeff Carter Says:

    My son attends college in a town where the library has a copy of “O’Quinns, Cousins by the Dozen”. I’m sending him to research some books for me soon. If you don’t have the O’quinn book and would like him to copy pages, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll have him look. He is not into this and won’t know what is relevant but he follows directions well so the more specific the better.

    • amoena Says:

      Thank you Jeff,

      If he could look up who Patience O’Quinn’s husband was, that would be great. Date of births, deaths ect.

      Also who was Silas O’Quinn father. Any brothers and sisters to Silas and Patience also.

      Thank you very much!

      Blessings
      Dawna

  9. martha champion clark Says:

    is there any proof (bible record, or other) that Jacob Champion is the son of William Champion and Tabitha Green? Also is there any proof ( marriage record or other) that Jacob Champion was married to Anne Martin? I’ve never been able to find that proof and would appreciate any help.

    Thanks, Martha

    • amoena Says:

      Hello Martha,

      The short answer is no proof. I have census year 1790-1830. They are not much help. One year Jacob is listed with his neighbor Moore who was I guess a witness to his will. Another year is son Henry was a neighbor.
      I do have the following – others have also looked for proof.

      Jacob Shadrach Champion was the son of William Champion and Tabitha Green. Jacob Shadrach Champion married Anne Martin in 1776.1 Jacob Shadrach Champion died in July 1832.1
      Jacob Shadrach Champion All sums of and under 85, cash over that amount, a credit of one year, purchaser giving notes or bonds, at the option of the Administrator, with approved personal security. Interest from the day of sale.
      GEORGE M. CHAMPION
      Adm’r with the will annexed. He Wm. Moore, Solomon Williams, William J. Moore Recorded July 27, 1832 Ord. D. Schrock (Apt 14, Pkg. 472)

      The Judge of Ordinary appointed George Martin Champion executor of his father’s will and as administrator George Martin petitioned the court on October 30, 1832 to allow him to hold a sale of the possessions of Jacob Champion “not previously disposed of” in order “to effect a division amongst the heirs of the said deceased” and to “prevent the loss of perishable items.” Permission was granted and the first sale was set for November 8, 1832 and advertised on page 3 of the Camden Journal October 6, 1832 in the following manner.

      PUBLIC SALE

      By order of the Court of Ordinary for Kershaw District, will be sold on Thursday, the 8th of November next, at the late residence of Jacob Champion, dec’d part of his personal ESTATE, consisting of stock of horses, one of them
      AN ELEGANT FILLY,
      Hogs, Cattle, Wagons, and Gear, etc. And on Thursday, the 20th day of December next, and the days following until the sale is completed, the balance of the said Estate consisting of
      NEGROES
      Horses, Cattle, Corn, Fodder, Etc. Also all the landed estate of said deceased, not specifically disposed of consisting of a
      TRACT OF LAND,
      whereon the said deceased resided, containing 600 acres more or less. He South Carolina became a state in 1776. Hostilities had ceased with the signing of treaties with the Indians of upper South Carolina and western North Carolina in 1776 and 1777, opening up new lands for those who wished to claim them. As a part of the new flow of land seekers that surged inward and south, or conceivably a few years before, came the youthful JACOB SHADRACH CHAMPION to Lancaster District, South Carolina.

      From all evidence available, both factual and circumstantial, that was gathered during an exhaustive search of public and private papers in Halifax County, North Carolina, and Lancaster County, South Carolina, it could be determined with reasonable satisfaction the fact that Jacob Champion was the son of William Champion and wife Tabitha of Halifax County and the grandson of Benjamin and Elizabeth Champion who came to Halifax County from Surry County, Virginia, in 1738. No proof of this parentage exists in Halifax books and files, but the factors of time and place, and the very important process of elimination gave confindence that Jacob’s tie with Benjamin Champion’s family, of which he was most certainly a member, was through Benjamin’s son William.

      It was further concluded that William’s wife Tabitha was Tabitha Green with family connections such as Robert or Littleberry Green of Halifax County, or a John Green, wife Tabitha, who died in 1791 in nearby Franklin County which was created from bordering counties in 1779. The Greens leaned heavily on the Bible for family names. It was not out of the ordinary to find names like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Kezia, Tabitha, Abner, and Shadrach scattered about in generation after generation of Greens, often as many as four or five in one family with a Zachariah or Ezekial thrown in for good measure. Three separate Shad (rach) Greens are listed as heads of families in the 1790 U. S. Census for North Carolina.

      William and Tabitha Champion, having come into ownership of the 160 acre plantation on Looking Glass Swamp when Benjamin, William’s father, died in 1769, entered into a transaction in which they sold the inherited property to Jesse Dickson on Sept. 2, 1776 and on the same day purchased from Dickson 200 acres on Kehukee Swamp. An additional 350 acres on Kehukee were added in 1794 by purchase from the State of North Carolina. In what may have been a sell-out sale, William and his wife sold 420 acres in 1803 and disappeared from Halifax County records entirely. No will survived William that could be discovered, though it is possible that he and his wife died in Halifax County.

      William and Tabithat were not found among the scant pickings in Lancaster County, South Carolina, but many old Halifax County names of landowners in the early 1800’s were found. A Jesse Wrenn (Wren), very likely the same Jesse Wrenn who witnessed William’s sale of land in Halifax County to Jesse Dickson in 1776 and was named as one of the executors of the will of Benjamin Champion, William’s brother who died in Halifax County in 1785, is included in the 1810 U. S. Census for Lancaster District. Other Halifax names such as Dickson (Dixon), Green, Martin, Posey, Pully, Rogers, as well as a John Bell and a George Bell figured in land deals in Lancaster and Kershaw counties from 1800 on.

      In 1776 or thereabouts, Jacob Champion married a young lady named Anne, believed to be Miss Anne Martin of one of the numberous Martin families in Halifax County or Lancaster District, and from that time he gradually emerges as a man who lived out his seventy some odd years as a stubborn, determined, industrious individualist, a thorougly honest man of ample means in his community.

      All along references to the Champions as “good people” were found and in one instance they were described as having “decided temperaments.” How else could one describe a man like Jacob Shadrach Champion with two Old Testament names who fathered thirteen children and gave not one of them his own name or his wife’s name or a name taken directly from the Bible? He apparently never used his middle name except once when he signed a receipt for payment of services in the Revolutionary Army. He did, nevertheless, give his father’s name to one son and to other sons and daughters he gave names of men and women who were members of his or his wife’s family.

      General Sherman of the Union Army, once referred to by a famous new editor as being rather free with fire during the Civil War, did his work well in Lancaster County as he made his destructive march southward, and most of the earliest public records were burned along with a portion of the courthouse at Lancaster. However, the few that remain have supplied valuable information and enabled the gleaning of helpful facts about the stalwart Jacob Shadrach Champion.

      In some year after 1772, the year in which the land was granted to one James Hawkins, Jacob Champion purchased 100 acres in the Lancaster District, in all probability his first land acquisition. He made later purchases concentrating his acreage along Singleton Creek in Lancaster District, a section of Kershaw District after 1791, and on January 23, 1792, a tract of 42 acres in Camden (Kershaw) District was “admeasured and laid out to Jacob Champion….situate on both sides of Singleton Creek in said District, bounded on the No. Wt. by said Jacob Champion’s land….(Bundle 33, plat 166. South Carolina Archives at Columbia).
      ; The use of the terms “district” and “county” varies at different periods of the State’s history and in some places are used with identical meaning.

      The amount of property that Jacob bought and sold from time to time cannot easily be established but in a statement made by George Martin Champion, a son appointed administrator of his father’s estate following Jacob’s death in July of 1832 he said, “A return of the lands belonging to the estate of Jacob Champion, the deceased, there being some sold off and not measured from original granted deceased, I cannot ascertain the precise number of acres without a survey. But from the information I can get from the old papers or my own knowledge of it, I think there are some more than six hundred acres, perhaps twenty-five or thirty acres.” This statement was signed on December 13, 1832. (Camden Probate Office. Apt. 14, Pkg. 472)

      Jacob had generously given off and sold acreage to his sons from the time they were old enough to put it to use an among the land entries still in the Lancaster courthouse we found that the 100 acres bought by Jacob from James Hawkins after 1772 was sold on August 26, 1804 to his son Robert for one hundred dollars, both father and son were then planters of Lancaster District. Jacob himself was purchasing large tracs as late as 1816.

      Just how far north Jacob Champion’s land extended at one time cannot be said but available data leads to the conclusion that it extended to and possibly included land in or near the community of Rocky Mount, somewhere below the present town of Great Falls, South Carolina, where the old Rocky Mount Cemetery and church were once located.

      From a number of people living in Liberty Hill, South Carolina, where Singleton Creek begins, and the surrounding region, and from some elderly negroes still bearing the name of Champion living in the vicinity is was learned that all signs of the old church and cemetery where these early Champions had worshiped and were buried had disappeared under water or because of overgrowth and neglect were inaccessable. A negro, Mann Champion, of the Liberty Hill section who lived with his wife and her aunt there was not at home but Carrie Brown, the aunt, said that at one time the Beaver Creek Methodist Church, now a “colored” church, was owned by “white Champions” and sold to the negroes. The old church had long ago been torn down and another built in its place, she explained. She also recalled that “white Champions” were buried in an old cemetery “near Mr. Hilton’s barn” but that there were no tombstones on the graves. Several old and run-down cemeteries were visited, even the one near Mr. Hilton’s barn, and were found to be without headstones, snake-infested, and overgrown.

      An honest conclusion is that the Rocky Mount referred to in the journal kept by the Rev. Charles Woodmason, an itinerant minister who preached in South Carolina in the 1760’s (reprinted in Carolina Backcountry, 1953), as “an hill on the west side Wateree River about 20 miles below the Province Line” is the Rocky Mount that Jacob Champion and members of his family were later a part of and where some of them were buried, near or in the yard of the Rocky Mount Church. This bit of history may explain why the name Rocky Mount was given to the cemetery near Highland Home, Alabama, the resting place for the earliest Champion settlers and their descended kin.

      In the course of events Jacob Champion saw service as a Revolutionary soldier. Papers on file in the South Carolina archives (AA1173 and AA1174) attest to the fact that he received payment for services as a drover in the Southern Army and in the militia in 1781 and 1782, and that he was under the command of Col. Frederick Kimball as well as the command of Col. John Marshall in 1782. One item in the file is signed “Shadrach Champion” and on the reverse side is the sentence “The within name is Jacob Shadrach Champion.”

      His name was frequently published during the 1817’s along with the names of others in the Camden Gazette’s list of persons having letters awaiting them in the post office at Camden, the county seat of Kershaw County. An approximate distance of close to fifteen miles had to be traveled from the Champion home on Singleton Creek to Camden, a good day’s journey, and the fetching of the mail was perhaps combined with the buying of supplies and the selling of produce.

      When Jacob died in 1832, his will dated June 3, 1826 with a codicil dated May 12, 1832, was placed on the books in the Camden courthouse in Will Book O, page 309, July 27, 1832. As one of the most important documents in our history, it is entered here in full.

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Jacob Champion of the State of South Carolina and Kershaw being in a reasonable state of health, body, and of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding, Praised be to God for the same, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in the following manner and form Vizt:

      First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Anne Champion my house wench Rose and her little son Dick and her saddle and horse and bridle worth sixty dollars and all that may be of the little property she may have of what property she had when I married her, to her and her heirs; also I give to my eldest son Robert Champion three negro boys, vizt. Aaron, Charles, and James. These boys and one hundred acres of land and four hundred dollars in cash given off to him before is all that I allow him which he shall have without any drawback—also I give and bequeath to the children of my deceased son Littleberry Champion one twelfth part of my clear estate not disposed in this my last will and testament after deducting one hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided among them—also I give and bequeath to my son William Champion one twelfth part of my clear estate after reduction one hundred and sixty four dollars which I give him off—also I give and bequeath to my son John Champion one twelfth part of my clear estate after a reduction of six hundred dollars—also I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Buckalew one twelfth part of my clear estate after a reduction of four hundred and forty dollars, the price of a boy named Tim—also I give and bequeath to my son George Martin Champion one twelfth part of my clear estate after a reduction of five hundred dollars for land given him—also I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Graham six dollars–also I give and bequeath to the heirs of her body one twelfth part of my clear estate of THO, they are to take Hester my wench at two hundred and fifty dollars in the first place to be equally divided among them–also I give and bequeath to my son Henry Champion ten dollars, I also give and bequeath to the heirs of his body one twelfth part of my clear estate after a reduction of the said ten dollars–also I give and bequeath to my son Claiborne Champion one twelfth part of my clear estate after a reduction of five hundred dollars the price of a tract of land I gave him–also I give and bequeath to my daughter Priscilla Coker one dollar, also I give and bequeath to the heirs of her body my negro girl Alley at five hundred dollars and after the reduction of five hundred and one dollars I give and bequeath to the heir of her body one twelfth part of my clear estate–also I give and bequeath to my daughter Theny Bailey one dollar also I give and bequeath to the heirs of her body my negro boy Hudson and after the reduction of six hundred dollars the price of said boy I give and bequeath to the said heirs of her body one twelfth part of my clear estate–also I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Bailey one dollar–I also give and bequeath to the heirs of her body my negro girl Pol at four hundred dollars and after the reduction of the four hundred dollars I give and bequeath to the said heirs of her body one twelfth part of my clear estate divided equally among them–also I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Coker one dollar and to the heirs of her body I give and bequeath my negro boy Armstead at three hundred dollars I give and bequeath to the said heirs of her body one twelfth part of my clear estate. All my estate not bequeathed in this my last will and testament both real and personal I allow to be sold at auction and disposed of as above after paying of my just debts and the necessary charges I allow the Judge of Ordinary to appoint my executor of this my last will and testament. I do hereby revoke and make void all other former wills and testaments at any time heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have near the top of the second side of this sheet of this my last will and testament (the whole is contained on the one side and to the conclusion on the other) I subscribe my name my hand and seal the third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six and the fiftieth year of the independence of the United States of America.
      Jacob Champion (Seal)
      Signed sealed and published…..in the presence of us who subscribe our names as witnesses: Wm. Moore, Mary E. Moore, daughter of James, Henry Parks, junior.

      Whereas I, Jacob Champion, of the State of South Carolina and Kershaw District, planter, have made and duly executed my last will and testament in writing on the other side and above on this sheet bearing the date the 3rd day of June, A.D. 1826, and thereby given and bequeathed three boys, viz Aaron, Charles, and James to my eldest son Robert Champion of the State of Alabama and now I do revoke an make void the said legacy of two of the said boys so given and bequeathed by my said will to my said son Robert Champion, viz: Aaron and James and Igive and bequeath to my son William Champion the aforesaid boy Aaron by paying his brother Henry Champion for the use of the heirs of his body one hundred dollars and I give and bequeath to my son George M. Champion my said boy James by his pay to his brother Claiborne Champion one hundred dollars–and I do hereby allow my son Robert Champion an equal share of my clear or personal estate and I do declare this present writing to be a codicil to my said will and that the same shall be annexed thereto and taken as part thereof, and I do confirm my said will in every particular thereof that is not hereby altered or revoked in witness whereof I have to this codicil set my hand and seal this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two of the LVI year of the Independence of the United States of America.

      Jacob Champion (Seal).

  10. martha champion clark Says:

    thanks for answering. I’ve worked on my Champion line for about 40 years and have most of the info that you posted. it was fun reading it again. Jacob Shadrack is my 4th gr. grandfather. I come thru his son Robert. I visited the archives in Montgomery, Ala. several years ago and got to see and photograph Robert’s Bible. Also visited the Rocky Mt. cemetery where a lot of his descendants are buried. My fondest wish is to find proof of his parentage and marriage. Maybe someday. Love your website. thanks.

    Martha Champion Clark

    • amoena Says:

      Hello Again,

      Is there anyway you could send me a copy of the photo of Robert’s Bible?
      Would you mind if I posted here to share with others?

      Blessings,
      Dawna

  11. martha champion clark Says:

    i’d be happy to. tell me how to send it to you.

    Martha

  12. Joyce Thornton Says:

    Hi , I don’t have a bible of this Robert, My grandfather is Robert O’Quinn. But I don’t have his either.I do have my mother’s Bible. I believe my Grandmother gave it to her as a wedding gift. It is so old.I thank everyone who left messages. I have been gone for a month.I have made up my mind that Jeff is right. My Great Grandfather said Alexander was Silas’s Father and Patience was his mother. He gave names of his uncles.I believe his father name is Bryan Alexander O’Quin. John K. O’Quin is my 2nd Cousin. I miss him dearly. My mother loved his grand parents ,and parents. P.S. I have a copy of Cousin’s
    Hi, I don’t have a Bible of this Robert. My Grandfather is Robert O’Quinn ,I don’t have my grandfathers Bible either. I have my mother’s Bible. I think she had it when she got married.It is very old.Thanks for the information everyone sent about Silas, I agree with Jeff , I believe
    his fathers name is Bryan Alexander and his mother’s name is Patience.I noticed what Jeff noticed, there was a Martha in the house . I’m happy with this.My great grandfather said this was the way it was,Hansford Duncan was a very smart man.

  13. Thomas Gordon Champion, Jr Says:

    My Father was Thomas Gordon Champion born in or near Montgomery, AL. His Grand Father or Father (name George Champion) brought him to Cleveland, OH in or about 1015. Dad had difficulty obtain a passport because of a fire in the Montgomery AL. court house. Eventually it was granted. I have little to no documentation about him and not haved any luck exploring the past. I’m a rank amatuer in this type of search. Very interesting and maybe helpful information you have put together – Thank you.

  14. Reba Sharon O'Quinn Says:

    Patience O’Quinn had an Indian spouse. Perhaps that is why they did not want you to know about her

  15. Barbara Stanley Says:

    Jacob Champion is my 4th GreatGrandfather, my line runs through all of my grandmothers under him,:Pricilla Champion, Martha Coker, Ann Watkins, Vida Williams, Martha Amarante, to me; Barbara Stanley. I am thrilled to find this information here. Would love to hear from my relatives.

  16. Barbara Stanley Says:

    clarification on above reply:
    Ann Watkins married John Watkins, son of Martha Coker

  17. Barbara Stanley Says:

    I was very happy when I found this site. Now, I have looked into it, and , unfortunately there was no Priscilla Moore born in Windsor CT to either a Thomas, John or anyone else, and who married a Champion in this line. I spoke with the historians at the Windsor Historical Society in Oct of this year, and they also said it was highly doubtful that anyone (Priscilla, in this case) would have left WIndsor to live in Virginia..where the Champion line continues. Cpuld you please tell me how you arrived at this conclusion, then? Thanks for any proof you can supply.- Barbara

  18. Christy Wright Says:

    I have just started researching and this has been so helpful and interesting! I am confused about the Benjamins though. Was there a Benjamin born in 1660 d. 1735 and married to Elizabeth Williams. Then had a son Benjamin d. 1769 married to Elizabeth Burton who had a son William (married to Tabitha Green)? This was Jacob S. parents? Also, is there any more information on Jacob’s children, specifically through the William C. line to Thomas Frank Champion? I have found cousins that have become great friends and we are trying to find Thomas Franks siblings and their children’s names. Gets very confusing! Thanks!
    Christy Boyd Wright (daughter of Peggy Champion Boyd, granddaughter of Yarborough Lafayette Champion)

    • Dawna Says:

      Hi Christy,

      “Was there a Benjamin born in 1660 d. 1735 and married to Elizabeth Williams” Yes

      Then had a son Benjamin d. 1769 married to Elizabeth Burton who had a son William (married to Tabitha Green)? Yes. I have not found a birth date for Benjamin d. 1769. Tabitha and William also had a son John, but I have not found info on him.

      I have a note that says William C, and brother Robert E. and family arrived in Alabama during the winter of 1828-29.

      I also have the following in my notes –
      http://www.genealogy.com/users/c/a/r/Thomas-Cardwell-LA/FILE/0004page.html

      1. Jacob Shadrack1 Champion was born 1750 in Halifax Co., Virginia, and died June 12, 1832 in Kershaw Co., South Carolina. He married Anne Martin.

      Notes for Jacob Shadrack Champion:

      Drover, American Revolution, served 149 days(1781-1782) Listed in DAR Patriot Index, Vol. I, page 123.

      Will of Jacob S. Champion, dated June 3, 1826, recorded July 27, 1832, Vol. 2, Book 0, page 309, Kershaw Co., South Carolina-Codicil was added on May 12, 1834.

      In the will are listed all 13 of his children, stating that Robert being the eldest and that Littleberry was already deceased.

      Will of Jacob Shadrach Champion

      Dated June 3, 1826

      Recorded July 27, 1832

      Vol. 2, Book 0, Page 309, Kershaw Co., South Carolina

      Are you on Ancestry.com? I do not have a membership, but if you do, you can view what I have on Thomas Frank Champion, son of Andrew Lafayette Champion. He married a Tucker. Anyway, here is the link
      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/24517716/person/12349617659

      I can also make you a guest on my tree. Hope this helps.
      Dawna :- }

      • Christy Wright Says:

        I have had lots of fun today looking into all of this! I may do the 2 week free trial on ancestry.com. I would like to know who Thomas Frank’s brothers and sisters children are! (Does that make sense!) If anyone else has any info on Jacobs son William and this part of family, I would love to know. I only have info from Thomas’s children which is my grandfather and his siblings. Thanks again!
        Christy

  19. lindylibrarian@yahoo.com Says:

    I trace my O’Gwynn family back to the family that you list here as O’Quinn. I know that the name can be spelled differently. See Oxford’s Dictionary of Surnames. I trace my O’Gwynn line back to Bryant and Alexander O’Gwynn in Virginia whose names I see spelled both O’Qluinn and O’Guin/o’Gwy. I am also part of the Champion line of Jacob Champion. My great great grandmother was Julia M. Champion of Alabama married John Hamilton West and their grand daughter, Lizzie West daughter of Henry West, married Haywood H. O’Gwynn.

    • Dawna Says:

      Hi and Thank you for writing!
      The name information is very interesting. The O’Quinn name has several researchers and it has not been easy for them. The change of spelling could be the key. I hope others come back and read your post.

      Blessings,
      Dawna

  20. Barbara Stanley Says:

    please help me to understand, how, Priscilla Moore who married Edward Champion Jr, was born in 1628 in Windsor Hartford CT when, it was not even settled by the English until 1635? I really want to get this straight and you have thus far ignored my comments or did not direct me to your sources. Barbara

    • Dawna Says:

      I am so sorry Barbra,
      Yes, you have written and I did not reply.
      Please forgive me.

      I will take down what seems to be mis information until I can get source documents. I will not be able to work on this until July.
      Blessings, Dawna

  21. Barbara Stanley Says:

    Thank you, Dawna and blessings to you, too -Barbara

  22. Barbara Says:

    Thank you for removing the birthdate 1628 on Priscilla Moore , I am an amateur at this, but saw some sources that list her birthdate as 1635 in Windsor CT which would make more sense

  23. Joel Mize Says:

    Hello group, I’m looking for those descendants of Rev War Patriot Jacob Shadrach Champion who would like to see a monument for him designed & set in Kershaw Co SC. If we can get group interest in such, I can volunteer to help make it an SAR Ceremony with SAR Color Guard salute ceremony to dedicate the monument. Any other descendants interested in honoring of this ancestral Patriot ?

    Joel Mize; President Shoals Area SAR Chapter, NW Alabama

    • Dawna Says:

      Hi Joel,
      What a wonderful Idea!
      I am in California and not able to travel this year.
      Is there anything I can do to get the word out?

  24. Roger Ryan Says:

    I am researching the family of Alpha M. Champion. He married in 1844 in Stewart Co. GA Emiline Gilmore (parents unknown). I have their children from the 1850 and 1860 census. Alpha and Emily are last found in the 1880 census in Sharkey Co. MS. Where and when did they die. Did sons John Jacob and Walter B. marry ??

    Roger Ryan


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