Nancy (Kenyon) Champlin (1765-before 1833) is #95 on my Ahnentafel list, my 4th great-grandmother, married in 1785 to #95 Joseph Champlin (1757-1850).
I am descended through:
* their daughter #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865) who married #46 Jonathan Oatley (1792-1872), in 1813.
* their daughter, #23 Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864) who married #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1848.
1) PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Name: Nancy Kenyon
* Alternate Name: Nancy Champlin[2–3]
* Sex: Female
* Father: John Kenyon (1742-1831)
* Mother: Anna --?-- (1742-1831)
2) INDIVIDUAL FACTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Birth: about 1765, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
* Distribution: 6 May 1824 (about age 59), father John Kenyon's will written; Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States
* Death: before 1833 (before about age 68), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
3) SHARED FACTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
* Spouse 1: Joseph Champlin (1757-1850)
* Marriage 1: before 1785 (before about age 20), probably South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
* Child 1: Samuel Champlin (1785-1874)
* Child 2: Phoebe Champlin (1788-1879)
* Child 3: Mary "Polly" Champlin (1790- )
* Child 4: Joseph Champlin (1792-1877)
* Child 5: Nancy Champlin (1794-1821)
* Child 6: Elizabeth "Betsey" Champlin (1796- )
* Child 7: Amy Champlin (1798-1865)
* Child 8: George Hazard Champlin (1799-1865)
* Child 9: Frances Gardiner Champlin (1800-1880)
* Child 10: Abigail Champlin (1802-1861)
* Child 11: John Kenyon Champlin (1804- )
* Child 12: Alice Champlin (1808-1876)
4) NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
Nancy Kenyon was the daughter of John and Anna (--?--) Kenyon, and had at least eight siblings. She was probably the oldest child based on her parents marriage date in 1764 and her own marriage in about 1785. The John Kenyon family resided in Exeter, Rhode Island until about 1778, when they acquired land in Voluntown and Sterling, Connecticut. There are no birth records for any of the children of John and Anna (--?--) Kenyon.
Nancy Kenyon married Joseph Champlin in about 1785, probably in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and they had twelve children between 1785 and 1808, all born in South Kingstown except one:
* Samuel (born 1785)
* Phoebe (born 1788)
* Mary (Polly) (born about 1790)
* Joseph (born 1792)
* Nancy (born about 1794)
* Elizabeth (born 1796)
* Amey (born 1797)
* George Hazard (born 1799)
* Abigail (born about 1802)
* John Kenyon (born 1804)
* Frances Gardiner (born 1800)
* Alice (born 1808)
In the will of John Kenyon, written on 6 May 1824 and proved 8 August 1831 in Plainfield District, Connecticut, Nancy (Kenyon) Champlin and several of her children are mentioned. The text includes:
"Item, I give & bequeath to my daughter Nancy Champlin one dollar to be paid two years after my decease in full of her portion -
"Item I give & bequeath to my grandson Samuel Champlin one dollar to be paid two years after my decease in full of his portion -
"Item I give & bequeath to my grandson Joseph Champlin one dollar to be paid two years after my decease in full of his portion -
"Item I give to my grandson John Champlin one dollar to be paid two years after my decease in full of his portion -
"Item I give to my grandson George Haszard Champlin one dollar to be paid in two years after my decease in full of his portion -"
Nancy was alive in 1824 when her father wrote his will. She is not mentioned in Joseph Champlin's Revolutionary War Pension application dated 1833. Joseph Champlin was an elderly man residing in the Frederic Chappell household in the 1840 U.S. Census, and resided with the Joseph Champlin Jr. family in the 1850 U.S. Census. Nancy probably died between 1824 and 1833.
No death or burial record has been found for Nancy (Kenyon) Champlin.
1. Robert R. Champlin, Champlin Families in America (Newmarket, Ontario : the author, 2011, provided by email to Randy Seaver), #1691: Joseph Champlin Family sketch.
2. Anne Borden Harding (editor), Mayflower families Through Five Generations : Volume 3: George Soule (Plymouth, MA : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1980), page 290, John Kenyon sketch.
3. Connecticut Probate Records (Plainfield District), 1747-1918, Register of Probate Records, Volume 19 (1830-1835), Pages 206-209, John Kenyon will; accessed on FHL Microfilm US/CAN 0,005,449.
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