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Personal Information

Record Created: 7 November 2009; Last Edited: 29 March 2014 
NameStephen Champion
GenderMale
Born 15 March 1755 in South Lyme, Connecticut1
Married 28 January 1776 in South Lyme, Connecticut to Phoebe Moshier1, 2
Died 1 February 18101

Biography

Stephen Champion was a miller by trade, and in company with his brother Reuben owned a mill at Four Mile River in Lyme. He entered the Continental service as a seaman on board the frigate “Confederacy,” 36 guns, Capt. Seth Harding. The vessel was built on the Thames below Norwich and was launched in 1778. On October 20, 1779, she sailed from Philadelphia for France. Being dismasted in a storm on November 7th, she was obliged to put into Martinique, W. I., which she reached on December 18th. After refitting she again put to sea, but on June 22, 1781, was captured off the Capes of Virginia by a British seventy-four and with her crew taken into Charleston, S.C., then in the enemy’s possession.1

Family

Spouse 1FamilyPhoebe Moshier (daughter of Noah Moshier and Lydia _____)
Born ca. 1759
Married 28 January 1776 in South Lyme, Connecticut to Stephen Champion
Died 26 May 1826
  
Children of Stephen Champion and Phoebe Moshier:
  
1.FamilySally Champion
Born 11 November 1777 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Joseph Lee
Married to Moses Mather
  
2.FamilyHannah Champion
Born 1 January 1779 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Moses Mather
  
3.FamilyCharlotte Champion
Born 10 January 1782 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Erastus Denison
  
4.FamilySeabury Champion
Born 23 August 1785 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Lucy Tinker
  
5.FamilyFanny Champion
Born 9 May 1789 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Died 9 March 1791
  
6.FamilyFanny Champion
Born 3 April 1791 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Elisha Rogers
  
7.FamilyPhebe Champion
Born 5 April 1794 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Jared Watrous
Died 13 October 1827
  
+8.FamilyMary Champion
Born 5 April 1794 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married 20 March 1816 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York to Jacob Gazlay
Died 13 February 1879 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
  
9.FamilyLydia Champion
Born 6 March 1797 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Died 8 May 1869
  
10.FamilyMiranda Champion
Born 30 July 1799 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Ezra Wood
  
11.FamilyChauncey Champion
Born 4 April 1802 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married to Mary Ann Lay
  

Sources

  1. Genealogy, The Champion Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Henry Champion, by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, New Haven, 1891. Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
  2. Lyme Vital Records, Lyme, Connecticut; Page 171: Moshier, Phebe, married Stephen Champion, January 28, 1776; Vol. 2, Page 76.