Col Joseph Champlin

Col Joseph Champlin

Birth
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 20 Dec 1792 (aged 83)
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
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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.


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Gravesite Details 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.
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Joseph Champlin (4 Aug 1709–20 Dec 1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27066291, citing Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .