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Col Joseph Champlin
Birth: Aug. 4, 1709
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1792
New London County
Connecticut, USA

Col. Joseph Champlin commanded the militia to prevent the British ship Rose from landing at Stonington Point, Conn.He melted his silver plate to aid the cause and his house at Westerly, RI was a refuge for Patriots. He was a member of the General Assembly for the Colony of R.I. Feb. 1727-1728. Charles Champlin, son of Joseph Champlin, also served under different commands to the close of the war.He received a pension. Col. Joseph Champlin was a Lt. Col. in 1755 (Civil and Military List of R.I. v. l p. 174).In his son's wife's pension no. 12473 it states his first enlistment 1775, he served under his father to prevent the British landing at Stony point. Col. Joseph Champlin's first wife was Rebecca Chesebrough, his second wife was Mary Noyes--Rebecca's family are all buried in Wequetequock Burial Ground. Col. Joseph Champlin was the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Denison Champlin of Westerly, Rhode Island. Joseph Champlin was a descendant of John Howland, John Tilley, Elizabeth Tilley Howland, and Joan Hurst Tilley thru his mother--all passengers on the Mayflower, 1620.

Family links: 
  Christopher Champlin (1684 - 1734)
  Elizabeth Denison Champlin (1689 - 1749)
  Rebecca Chesebrough Champlin (1711 - 1751)
  Mary Noyes Champlin (1725 - 1808)
  Charles Champlin (1754 - 1838)*
  William Champlin (1757 - 1848)*
  Christopher Champlin (1707 - 1766)*
  Joseph Champlin (1709 - 1792)
  Ann Champlin Gardner (1714 - 1798)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Descendants of John Howland thru his daughter Desire Howland Gorham, by Betty White, is an excellent book detailing Champlin Descendants of John Howland. It also gives backgrounds on Joseph Champlin's two wives.
Wequetequock Burial Ground
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Originally Created by: John Beckstein
Record added: May 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27066291
Col Joseph Champlin
Added by: John Beckstein
Col Joseph Champlin
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Col Joseph Champlin
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2016
Thank you for your heroism, sacrifice, leadership and serve to our country. I am honored and proud to have you as my 5th great-grandfather.
- Trudy
 Added: Aug. 4, 2015

- J M Schumann
 Added: Jul. 4, 2015
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