Friday, September 30, 2016

52 Ancestors - Week 144: #189 Phoebe (Card) Champlin (1730-after 1779)

Here is my 52 Ancestors biography for week #144:

Phoebe (Card) Champlin (1730-1779)  is #189 on my Ahnentafel list, my 5th great-grandmother, who married #188 Elijah Champlin (1730-1779) in 1751.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #94 Joseph Champlin (1758-1850), 
who married #95 Nancy Kenyon (1765-1833) in 1785.
*  their daughter #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865) who married #46 Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872)  in 1823. 
*  their daughter #23 Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864) who married #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julie E. White (1848-1913), who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868. 
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962), who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                  Phoebe Card[1,3-4]   
*  Alternate Name:  Phebe Champlin[2]
*  Sex:                     Female   

*  Father:                 Job Card (1690-1760)   
*  Mother:               Judith Greenman (1694-1786)   
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                   about 1730, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]   
*  Distribution:        11 March 1779 (about age 49), Elijah's will proved; South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[2]   
*  Death:                 after 1779 (after about age 49), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States    
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Spouse 1:             Elijah Champlin (1730-1779)   
*  Marriage:             27 November 1751 (about age 21) , South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1,3–4]   

*  Child 1:               Phoebe Champlin (1752-    )   
*  Child 2:               Elijah Champlin (1756-1825)   
*  Child 3:               Joseph Champlin (1757-1850)   
*  Child 4:               William Champlin (1758-1844)   
*  Child 5:               Mary Champlin (1760-1801)   
*  Child 6:               Jeffrey Champlin (1761-1837)   
*  Child 7:               Hannah Champlin (1762-1831)   
*  Child 8:               Amy Champlin (1764-    )   
*  Child 9:               Anna Champlin (1766-    )   
*  Child 10:             Elizabeth Champlin (1768-    )   
*  Child 11:             Alice Champlin (1770-    )   
4) NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

According to the "Descendants of Richard Card" article, Phoebe Card was the 7th child and 3rd daughter of Job and Judith (Greenman) Card, born in Westerly, Rhode Island[1].  

On November 27, 1751, Elijah married Phoebe Card of South Kingstown in a wedding ceremony performed by Justice Samuel Tefft. Elijah was the son of William Champlin and Joanna --?--, born about 1730 and died before 11 March 1779[1,4].

Elijah and Phoebe had eleven children, all probably born in Charlestown, Rhode Island[1,4]:

1695. Phoebe (born about 1752)
1690. Elijah (born 1756)
1691. Joseph (born  about 1758)
1692. William (born about 1759)
1693. Mary (born about 1760)
1689. Jeffrey (born 1761)
1694. Hannah (born about 1762)
1696. Amey (born about 1764)
1697. Anna (born about 1766)
1698. Elizabeth (born about 1768)
1699. Alice (born about 1770)

The will of Elijah Champlin, written on 14 January 1779 and proved 11 March 1779, bequeathed the remainder of his personal estate to his wife, Phebe Champlin for her support and support of their four youngest daughters[2]:

"And as to the rest of my Personal Estate be it of what kind or nature soever I give and bequeath the same to my well beloved Wife Phebe Champlin as well for the payment of all my Just Debts & Funeral Charges as also for the payment of the Legacies herein bequeathed and for her support & the support and maintenance of my four youngest daughters to wit Hannah, Anna, Elizabeth, & Alice, till they shall respectively be able to support themselves, and after that Time what I have herein given to my wife to remain to her own use forever."

Phebe (Card) Champlin was named an executrix of the estate of Elijah Champlin along with their eldest son, Elijah Champlin[2].  

There is no death date or death place noted in the "Descendants of Richard Card" article.  She probably died after 1779.

1. Maxine Phelps Lines, "Descendants of Richard Card of Newport," Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Volume 3, Number 3 (January 1981) to Volume 4, Number 4 (April 1982), Volume 3, Number 4, Page 307, Phoebe Card sketch.

2. South Kingston (R.I.) Town Clerk, "Town Council Records, 1704-1943,"  (South Kingston, R.I.), on 8 microfilm reels, Volume 6, Pages 110-112, Elijah Champlin will, 1779, accessed on FHL Microfilm US/CAN 0,931,835.

3. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, Volume 5, Washington County: Births, Marriages, Deaths, South Kingstown Marriages, Page 11 (image 131 of 523), Elijah Champlain and Phebe Card entry.

4. Robert R. Champlin, Champlin Families in America (Newmarket, Ontario : the author 274 Plymouth Trail, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 6G7, 2011, provided by email to Randy Seaver), Elijah Champlin sketch.

NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2016 to 156 Ancestors in 156 Weeks.


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Bridgeletto said...

Hi my name is Jo Champlin Davidson, Jeffrey Champlin & Eulalia Garde- Christopher -wife unknown -William and Joanna Watson - Phoebe Card and Elijah Champlin- Jeffrey and Ann Card- William and Martha Church- Christopher Gardiner Champlin and Amanda Parker- Oliver Perry Champlin and Julia Ansoletta "Lettie" Judd Holmes- Albert Elmer Champlin and Lura Emily Sargent- John Champlin and Mary Jane Miller- and me Jo Ann Champlin and Jay Louis Davidson

We are related... do you know much about the Card family and were they ever Garde. Early immigrants Jeffrey and brothers William and John married Garde's, and Jeffrey's son married a Garde. my email is

Bridgeletto said...

I believe Jeffrey would be my 5x great fraternal grand father, and Phoebe is your 4x great maternal grand mother. So what relationship would we be together if any? My email is