Saturday, November 10, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 4 to 10 November 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 10 November 2018, there were 2,394 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added --- 

Ireland Census, 1901    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1626180); 3,483,120 indexed records with 3,483,120 record images, ADDED 6 Nov 2018

Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2804974); 30,962 indexed records with 30,962 record images, ADDED 9 Nov 2018

--- Collections Updated ---


Peru, Ɓncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114425); 381,845 indexed records with 903,067 record images (was 219,590 records with 903,067 images), Updated 7 Nov 2018

Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2135627); 519,410 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 516,989 records with 337,976 images), Updated 9 Nov 2018

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 9 Nov 2018

*  California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287); 5,384,095 indexed records with 2,915,415 record images (was 5,386,231 records with 2,915,415 images), Updated 6 Nov 2018

New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999177); 2,052,907 indexed records with 3,080,948 record images (was 672,824 records with 3,080,948 images), Updated 7 Nov 2018

Oregon, Baker County Records, 1862-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1384963); Index only (1,990 records), no images (was 0 records with 66,538 images), Updated 8 Nov 2018

*  Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1875142); 359,665 indexed records with 1,003,703 record images (was 359,665 records with 1,003,703 images), Updated 6 Nov 2018

England and Wales Census, 1911  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1921547); 36,354,828 indexed records with 36,354,828 record images (was 36,354,828 records with 36,354,828 images), Updated 8 Nov 2018

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307826); 2,050,112 indexed records with 942,237 record images (was 2,050,112 records with 942,237 images), Updated 5 Nov 2018

Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2170641); 7,349 indexed records with 117,351 record images (was 5,580 records with 117,351 images), Updated 8 Nov 2018

Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-1927  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2120714); 294,100 indexed records with 1,203,960 record images (was 294,100 records with 1,203,960 images), Updated 6 Nov 2018

Maryland, Baltimore, Locks Funeral Home Records, 1936-2007      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2445431); 4,242 indexed records with 5,863 record images (was 4,242 records with 5,863 images), Updated 5 Nov 2018

Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185953); 1,085,957 indexed records with 367,790 record images (was 690,010 records with 367,790 images), Updated 9 Nov 2018

--- Collections with new images --- 


Montana, Lewis and Clark County, Military Records, 1904-1918    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3010075); 49,446 indexed records with 48,441 record images (was 49,446 records with 0 images),  2 Nov 2018


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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Did You Collect As a Youth?

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!


Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!), is to:


1)   Most of us collect dead ancestors and relatives now - what did you collect when you were a child or teenager?

2)  Tell us about your collections in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a comment with a link to your post.

Here's mine:

I had several collections between the ages of 6 and 18, including:

*  Baseball cards:  In the early 1950s, I rode my bike all over North Park and East San Diego trying to find stores with baseball cards (5 to a pack, with a slab of pink gum, for 10 cents (?)).  Then I would trade duplicates with my brother, my friends, etc.  In 1954, I had a complete collection of all the cards published by Topps.  Eventually, I invented a dice game to play my own fantasy baseball games - my team usually won somehow.

*  Bottle caps:  I had a collection, usually gleaned from my family, neighbors, and friends who saved them for me.  I also went to grocery stores and asked for them.

*  Maps:  My father's cousin Dorothy subscribed to National Geographic, and I asked for maps from the magazine when they were finished with them.  I also obtained city maps from gas stations and studied them.  This led to making my own fantasy maps with rivers, streams, hills, railroads, bridges, highways, stop lights, etc.  In color.  I really wanted to be a city planner.

*  Stamps:  My grandfather, Lyle Carringer, gave my brother and me a treasure trove of cancelled stamps when we were 8 or 10 years old.  We received stamp albums and pasted them in, both U.S. and foreign stamps.  Then we started getting uncancelled stamps from my grandfather's weekly trips to the post office, and eventually plate blocks.  He had a worldwide correspondence with stamp collectors.  This became my sick-day or rainy-day activity.  We ended up buying uncancelled stamps to add to our collections at a downtown stamp shop.

*  Coins:  My brother and I collected coins also - each denomination (up to quarters), each year, each mint, etc.  We had coin books for each denomination/year/mint.  My folks and grandparents saved coins for us to catalog.

*  Bus schedules:  We lived right on the #2 bus line in San Diego, and I collected the schedules for as many lines as possible.  I loved the maps.  From my front window, I noted when a scheduled bus was late, noting the bus number to try to figure out the schedule.  Another sick/rainy day activity.

Collecting things was a big deal for me - it stimulated my curiosity and creativity, gave me goals to achieve, and I learned about geography, money, baseball, maps, etc.  

In my late teens and early 20s, I collected radio station music surveys (Top 40 lists) from all over the country.  From age 20 to 45, I listened for distant U.S. and foreign radio stations, kept a log, made tape recordings, and learned about radio wave propagation.  This was usually an evening and early morning (like 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. activity).  I also collected QSL cards and verification letters from the stations.  


Then I started on genealogy in 1988 and have collected thousands of dead ancestors and relatives.  


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Surname Saturday - LNU (Alice who married Thomas Wight, England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2191 who is Alice LNU (1608-1665). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)


34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35.  Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)

68.  Aaron Smith (1768-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

136.  Moses Smith (1732-1806)
137.  Patience Hamant (1735-1780)

272.  Henry Smith (1680-1743)
273.  Ruth Barber (1686-1761)

546.  Zechariah Barber (1656-1705)
547.  Abiel Ellis (1662-1716)

1094.  Thomas Ellis (1629-1690)
1095.  Mary Wight (1638-1693)

2190.  Thomas Wight, born about 1607 in England; died 17 March 1674 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about  1627 in England.
2191.  Alice LNU, born about 1608 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England; died 15 July 1665 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Wight and Alice are:
*  John Wight (1653-????).
*  Thomas wight (1629-1690), married 1661 Mehitable Cheney (1643-1693).
*  Anne Wight (1634-????), married 1655 Isaac Bullard (1630-1676).
Mary Wight (1638-1693), married 1657 Thomas Ellis (1629-1690).
*  Samuel wight (1640-1716), married 1663 Hannah Albee (1640-1723).
*  Ephraim Wight (1646-1723), married 1645 Lydia Morse (1645-1722).
*  Henry Wight (1646-1680), married 1653 Jane Goodman (1630-1684).


Information about the Wight family was obtained from:

*  William Ward Wight, A Record Of Thomas Wight Of Dedham And Medfield And Of His Descendants 1635-1890 (Milwaukee, Wis. : Swain & Tate Printers, 1890).

Some derivative sources say that Alice is Alice Roundy, but I have seen no authoritative research on her ancestry.

I have done no original research on this family line.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 9 November 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


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RootsTech 2019 Announces Keynote Speaker: Saroo Brierley, the Inspiration for the movie “Lion”

*  Free Access on 9th to 12th November for Findmypast Record Collections and Newspapers

*  NEHGS Offers FREE Access to All Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from November 6–13

*  The 1926 Canadian Census of the Prairie Provinces is to Be Released by March 2019

*  Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 9 November 2018

*  FamilySearch Releases New World War I Records for Armistice 100th Anniversary

*  New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of November 5, 2018

*  November Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 66 Titles!

*  Advantage Preservation Adds 700K Historical Newspaper Pages - October, 2018

*  TheGenealogist’s new Release Commemorates the Centenary of the Ending of the First World War

*  720,000 Newly Digitized Historic Photos Show Where New Yorkers Lived in the 1940s

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference Video and Blog Compendium

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 14 November, 11 a.m. PST:  Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners, by Rorey Cathcart

*  Upcoming NEHGS Webinar - Thursday, 15 November, 12 noon PST:  Raising the Dead: Finding Clues to Ancestors from Headstones, Family Plots, and Burial Records, by David Allen Lambert

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor, by Melissa Barker

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Soldier Health on the Western Front 1914-1918, by Helen Smith

Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #017 – “Dit Names”… What The Heck Are Those?

*  Findmypast YouTube:  Discover the Life Stories of Your Family's Military Heroes | Findmypast

*  Who Is Nicka Smith? YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE!: Ep 71 Runaways: Self-Liberated Africans and the Underground Railroad

*  MyHeritage YouTube:  Gilad Japhet's Keynote Address [MyHeritage LIVE, November 2018]

*  MyHeritage YouTube:  MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Highlights

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube: How to Explain How You Solved Your Genealogy Problems on FamilySearch

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube:  Ethical issues & the social application of DNA (Panel Discussion)

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  Immunity & cousin Connections on Relative Race; Adoptees Search for Biological Ties on LLF

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, November 9,  2018


5)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 6 November 2018?

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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday, 9 November 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:


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New Records Available To Search this Findmypast Friday

There are over two million new records and newspaper pages available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;

Royal Air Force Lists 1919-1945

Search the Royal Air Force Lists from 1919-1922 and 1938-1945. The Lists contain over 62,000 names and include the women's branches of the military including the WRENs, WAAF, and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service. The records are presented as digitised copies of the original publications. You can search by your ancestor's name and a keyword.
The lists may tell you your ancestor's rank and branch. Initials next to your ancestor's name will show if they received a military medal; for example, DSO means the officer received the Distinguished Service Order. Most publications will have a table of contents and provide you with a list of symbols, abbreviations and letters denoting honours and awards. The lists also include the names of those who had resigned and reasons such as ill-health.

Queensland, Windsor Town Council Honour Roll 1914-1925

Explore this list of civilians who served in the First World War as recorded in the Windsor Town Council Honour Roll for the period 1914 to 1925. Each record includes a transcript that will reveal your ancestor's rank, honours, Service Number and Queensland State Archives' catalogue details.

Billion Graves Cemetery Indexes

Over 2 million records have been added to our collection of Billion Graves Cemetery Indexes. Covering a variety of countries, the Billion Greaves Indexes allow you to pinpoint your ancestor's final resting place via GPS-tagged headstone records.
This latest update includes:
·        Over 1.5 million new additions to the United States Billion Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 68,000 new additions to the Canada Billion Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 61,000 new additions to the England Billion Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 4,000 new additions to the Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 19,000 new additions to the Scotland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 5,000 new additions to the Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 296,000 new additions to the Australia Graves Cemetery Index
·        Over 28,000 new additions to the New Zealand Billion Graves Cemetery Index

Findmypast's partnership with BillionGraves aims to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information listed may vary, but most records will include a combination of the deceased's name, birth date, death date, and cemetery, city, county and image link.

Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions 1485-2014

Over 1,300 additional records covering burial sites in Cowley have been added to our collection of Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions. This collection of monumental inscriptions, provided by West Middlesex Family History Society, covers the years from 1485 to 2014 and includes transcripts for each entry.
Transcripts will reveal a combination of your ancestor's burial location, birth year, death year, monument type, dedication and inscription. Many will also include a link to a PDF document hosted on an external website that includes histories, images, and burial ground plans for the churches represented in this collection.

British & Irish Newspaper Update

This week we have added 118,516 new pages to The Archive. We have added one new title, the New Ross Standard, published in County Wexford, and we have additions to five of our existing titles, including one of the oldest continuously published periodicals in the world, Lloyd's List, and late twentieth century additions to the Lichfield Mercury.
Updates to existing titles includes:
·        Lloyd's List - 1898
·        Dublin Evening Telegraph - 1923
·        South Wales Daily Post - 1910
·        Lichfield Mercury - 1967, 1969-1970, 1974-1979, 1981-1982, 1993-1999
·        Liverpool Echo - 1886, 1888, 1891, 1899-1905

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 251: #376 William Champlin (1687-1778) of Rhode Island

William Champlin (1687-about 1778) is #376 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #377 Joanna --?-- (about 1692-about 1762)  in about 1720 in Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their son #188 Elijah Champlin (1730-1779), who married #189 Phoebe Card (1730-1787) in 1751.
*  their son #94 Joseph Champlin (1757-1850), who married #95 Nancy Kenyon (1765-1833) in 1785.
*  their daughter #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865), who married #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872) in 1813.
*  their daughter #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864), who married  #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia 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) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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

*  Name:                     William Champlin[1–4]    
*  Sex:                         Male    

*  Father:                    Christopher Champlin (1656-1732)    
*  Mother:                   --?-- --?-- (1658-1718)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                      1687, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]    

*  Deed:                      3 November 1760 (about age 73), bought 245 acres of land in Charlestown from Benjamin Wanton for £4500; Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[2]    
*  Deed:                     10 December 1760 (about age 73), sold 122 acres of land in Charlestown to Elijah Champlin for £2250; Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[3]    
*  Deed:                     2 November 1762 (about age 75), sold 122 acres of land in Charlestown to Rowland Robinson for £2220; Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[4]    

*  Death:                   about 1778 (about age 91), probably Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:              Joanna  --?-- (1692-1762)    
*  Marriage 1:           before 1720 (before about age 33), Rhode Island, United States[1]    

*  Child 1:               William Champlin (1720-1778)    
*  Child 2:               Michael Champlin (1723-1786)    
*  Child 3:               John Champlin (1727-    )    
*  Child 4:               Elijah Champlin (1730-1779)    
*  Child 5:               Dorcas Champlin (1732-    )    
*  Child 6:               Temperance Champlin (1738-    )  
     
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

The most complete Champlin family history with information about this family is by Robert Champlin of Newmarket, Ontario.  He provided a computer file of many of the early Champlin families.  Some of the information below was compiled on July 17, 2000 by Robert Champlin, and supplied by him for the personal use of the readers.

William Champlin, son of Christopher Champlin and his first wife [unnamed], was born at Westerly, Rhode Island in 1687, and was still alive as late as 1778 (despite the claims of some that he died on December 15, 1753)[1].

William married Joanna (some derivative sources say Watson?) before 1720 and they had children[1], but there are no marriage or birth records in town records:

*  William Champlin (born about 1720, perhaps in Charlestown, R.I.)
*  Michael Champlin (born about 1723, perhaps in Charlestown, R.I.)
*  John  Champlin (born about 1727, perhaps in Charlestown, R.I.)
*  Elijah Champlin (born about 1730, probably in Westerly, R.I.)
*  Dorcas Champlin (born about 1732, probably in Westerly, R.I.)
*  Temperance Champlin (born about 1738, probably in South Kingstown, R.I.)

He was made a Freeman of the colony in 1723 and was called a cordwainer in 1726 (a cordwainer was a leather worker - often a shoemaker)[1].

Several Westerly deeds were abstracted and published in the Rhode Island Genealogical Register:

*  On 9 December 1726, Christopher Champlin sold 37.5 acres of land in Westerly to William Champlin, son of Christopher, cordwainer.  The land was bounded by land of Nicholas Saterly, Captain John Babcock, Roger Elderton, and mentions a deed dated 17 December 1722.  The witnesses were George Babcock and Henry Davison [Westerly R.I. Land Evidence Deeds, Vol. 4, 1725-1728, pages 142-143].

*  On 11 December 1726, William Champlin, and Joanna his wife, cordwainer, sion of Christopher Champlin, sold land in Westerly to Christopher Champlin, Jr.  The witnesses were Christopher Champlin 3d and Henry Davison [Westerly R.I. Land Evidence, Vol. 4, 1725-1728, pages 141-142].

*  On 8 February 1732/3, Christopher Stanton and his wife Elizabeth sold land in Westerly to William Champlin.  The witnesses were Theo Rhodes, George Champlin and Hannah Champlin [Westerly R.I. Land Evidence, Vol. 6, pages 57-58].

Between 1733 and 1754, William Champlin family moved from Westerly to South Kingstown, Rhode Island.  The South Kingstown Land Evidence books have these entries:

*  William purchased 12.75 acres from Job Babcock in South Kingstown on August 22, 1754. The property was bounded on the north by land owned by Eleazer Colegrove, on the east by the land of Isaac Sheldon, on the south by Peter Boss' land and on the west by property owned by Francis Tanner. This deed was witnessed by John Babcock and Simeon Perry. On June 15, 1757 William sold a dwelling house and 5.5 acres of land in South Kingstown to the same Captain Job Babcock. Joanna released her rights in dower to this property.

*  On December 22, 1757 William sold the land that he had purchased from Job Babcock to John Shelton, a South Kingstown shopkeeper. Again, Joanna released her rights in dower to this property.

Between 1757 and 1760, the William Champlin family moved from South Kingstown to Charlestown, Rhode Island.

According to "Rhode Island Freeman Admitted 1760-1762," William and his eldest son were made "free" at the April 1760 Town Meeting held at Charlestown, Rhode Island. At that time, William was said to be a cordwainer who possessed 244 acres of land and a dwelling house.  The Charlestown record books have these deeds:

*  On 2 November 1760, William Champlin, yeoman of Charlestown, bought 244 acres of land in Charlestown from Benjamin Wanton, mariner of Newport, for £4500.  The land included houses, barns, stables, buildings, woods, ways and waterways.  Witnesses were Brenton Wanton and George Champlin.  The deed was recorded 10 November 1760[2].

*  On 10 December 1760, William, yeoman of Charlestown, sold 122 acres in Charlestown to  Elijah Champlin, yeoman of Charlestown for £2250. The deed, which specifically referred to Elijah as "my son" was co-signed by wife Joanna, thus releasing her dower rights to the land. The property was located along the banks of the Pawcatuck River just south of a bridge by Samuel Brown's Mill. Witnesses to the deed were Christopher Champlin and Joseph Crandall.  The deed was recorded on 8 January 1761[3].

*  On November 2, 1762, William Champlin, yeoman of Charlestown,  sold  122 acres  in Charlestown to Rowland Robinson, yeoman of South Kingstown for £2220. This tract of land was surrounded by the following properties: to the west by William Hall's land, to the north by the new highway and Elijah Champlin's land, to the east by Gideon Hoxsie's land, to the south by both Thomas Hall's and Thomas Ninigret's land and to the southeast by Daniel Edward's land. The deed was witnessed by Thankfull and John Champlin, and was not co-signed by Joanna Champlin.  The deed was recorded on 1 November 1763[4].

Joanna may have died in about 1762 since she is not mentioned in the available deed in late 1762. After his wife died, and he had sold his Charlestown land, William may have resided with his son Elijah Champlin on his Charlestown land and later in South Kingstown.

There are no death records for William Champlin.   He may have died as late as 1778[1].

There are no known probate records for William or Joanna Champlin, and there are no burial records for them.

5.  SOURCES

1. Robert R. Champlin, Champlin Families in America (Newmarket, Ontario : the author, 2011), typescript provided by email to Randy Seaver, William Champlin sketch.

2. Charlestown [R.I.] Town Clerk, "Land Evidence Books, 1738-1931," Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ( Family History Library, Salt Lake City, on 6 FHL US/CAN Microfilm and https://familysearch.org), Vol. 2-3, 1760-1790, Volume 2, Page 37 (image 55 of 567), Benjamin Wanton Deed to William Champlin, executed 3 November 1760, recorded 10 November 1760 (accessed on FHL US/CAN microfilm 931549).

3. Charlestown [R.I.] Town Clerk, "Land Evidence Books, 1738-1931," Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ( Family History Library, Salt Lake City, on 6 FHL US/CAN Microfilm and https://familysearch.org), Vol. 2-3, 1760-1790, Volume 2, Page 39 (image 56 of 567), William Champlin Deed to Elijah Champlin, executed 10 December 1760, recorded 8 January 1761 (accessed on FHL US/CAN microfilm 931549).

4. Charlestown [R.I.] Town Clerk, "Land Evidence Books, 1738-1931," Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ( Family History Library, Salt Lake City, on 6 FHL US/CAN Microfilm and https://familysearch.org), Vol. 2-3, 1760-1790, Volume 2, Page 147-148 (images 113-114 of 567), William Champlin Deed to Rowland Robinson, executed 2 November 1762, recorded 1 November 1763 (accessed on FHL US/CAN microfilm 931549).

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NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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