Champion

Henry Champion was born 1611 in England, and died February 17,1708/09 in Lyme, New London, CT. He married (1) Sarah August 1647 in Saybrook, New London, CT. She was born About 1611. He married Deborah Palmer Jones March 21, 1697/98. She was born 1671.

Children of Henry and Sarah are:

  1. Love Champion, b. Abt. 1644 in Saybrook, New London, CT.
  2. Sarah Champion, b. 1644 in Saybrook, New London, CT.; d. March 31, 1727.She m. Henry Bennett December 9,1673.
  3. Mary Champion, b. 1651 in Saybrook, New London, CT. d. December 10, 1732 in Lyme, New London, CT. She m. Aaron Huntley February 22, 1675/76 in Lyme New London, CT. (see Huntley)
  4. Henry Champion, b. 1654 in Saybrook, New London, CT. d. July 1704.
  5. Thomas Champion, b. April 1656 in Saybrook, New London, CT d. April 5, 1705 in Lyme New London, CT.
  6. Stephen Champion, b. 1658 in Saybrook, New London, CT; d. 1660.
  7. Rachel Champion, b. Abt. 1659 in Saybrook, New London,Ct. She m. John Tanner.

Henry Champion settled in Saybrook, Connecticut as early as 1647, thirteen years before the first town records were kept. He participated in the hardships of pioneer life, which he shared with his wife Sarah, to whom he married in August, 1647, by the Reverend Mr. Sylvester Nash of Saybrook. There have been no records to date in which give a surname to Sarah. Henry owned several partials of land in Saybrook.

About 1670 he removed to Lyme, Connecticut, where he was one of the first and most active founders. He built his house on the hill east of the old meeting house, near the old burring ground. He was made a freeman of Lyme on May 12, 1670. In 1671, he was involved in a land dispute between the town of Lyme and New London.

After the death of his first wife, Sarah, he married Deborah Palmer Jones on March 21 ,1697. When he married Deborah she insisted on a prenuptial agreement, which was of financial gain to her. Henry died on February 17, 1708/09 in Lyme. He was 98 years old. In the September after his death, a disagreement between heirs and Deborah, regarding the distribution of his estate was, entered into the courts and the original copy has been preserved in Lyme.

 

DeWolf

Balthazar DeWolf was born 1620, and died 1696 in Lyme, New London, CT. He married Alice Peck Abt. 1645 in Guilford, CT. She was born 1625 in London, England, and died 1687 in Lyme, New London, CT.

Children of Balthazar and Alice are:

  1. Edward DeWolf, b. 1646 in Guilford, CT; d. March 24, 1709/10 in Lyme, New London, CT. m. Rebecca Tinker 1670 in Lyme New London, CT.

  2. Simon DeWolf, b. 1648 in Lyme, New London, CT; d. September 5, 1695. m. Sarah Lay November 12, 1682 in

 

  1. Stephen DeWolf, b. Abt. 1650 in Hartford, Hartford, CT; d. October 17,1702 in Lyme, New London, CT. m. Hannah Jones Bef. 1690 in Lyme New London, CT.

  2. Mary DeWolf, b. January 10, 1655/56 in Middletown, CT; d. October 27, 1724 in Lyme, New London, CT. m. (1) Thomas Lee. m. (2) Matthew Griswald.

  3. Susanna DeWolf, b. Bef 1658

  4. Joseph DeWolf, b. in Lyme, New London, CT; d. October 4, 1719 in Middletown, CT. m. Elizabeth Hubbard March 11, 1713/14.

  5. Susanna DeWolf, b. December 22, 1664 in East Saybrook, New London, CT; d. Aft. 1735 in Lyme, New London, CT. m. (1) Henry Champion April 1, 1684 in Lyme ,New London, CT. m. (2) John Huntley 1709.

It is uncertain from where Balthazar DeWolf came from. The name is either Dutch or German. He wrote as an Englishman, which in all probability meant that he was well educated. All his children had English names and they married in rather prominent English Families.

Balthazear is first recorded in the Hartford court records in 1656. While in Wethersfield he was arrested for smoking in the street. The court fined him.... and as tradition has it ... he paid his fine, lit his pipe and left.

He owned a large tract of land in Lyme and Saybrook, CT. In 1668 he and his three sons Edward, Simon, and Stephen were members of a training band in Lyme. Around this time an indictment was made to a certain Nicolas Jennings for witchcraft in causing the death of Regnold Marlin's wife and a child of Balthazar DeWolf. He was elected as a Town Committeeman. He apparently owned Calves Island in the Connecticut River of Lyme in the mid 1600's.

generation no. 2

Stephen DeWolf ( Balthazar) was born 1648 in Lyme, New London, Ct, and died October 17,1702 in Lyme, New london, Ct. He married Hannah Jones Bef. 1690 in Lyme, New London, CT, daughter of Lewis Jones and Deborah Palmer. She was born Abt. 1662 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.

Children of Stephen and Hannah are:

  1. Deborah DeWolf, b. July 25, 1690 in Lyme New london, CT; d. Bet. 1733- 1785.m. Aaron Huntley July 25, 1707 in Lyme, New London, Ct.

  2. Hannah DeWolf, b. August 1693 in Lyme New London, Ct.

  3. Stephen DeWolf, b. January 1694/95 in Lyme New London, CT; d. 1723.

  4. Benjamin DeWolf, b. October 1695 in Lyme, New London, CT.

  5. Lewis DeWolf, b. June 5, 1698 in Lyme, New London, CT.

  6. Phebe DeWolf, b. June 5, 1701 in Lyme, New London, CT.

generation no. 3

Deborah DeWolf ( Stephen, Balthazar) was born July 25, 1690 in Lyme, New London, Ct, and died Bet. 1733-1785. She married Aaron Huntley July 27, 1707 in Lyme, New London, CT, son of Aaron Huntley and Mary Champion. He was born December 1, 1680 in Lyme, New London, CT, and died September 26, 1748 in Lyme New London, Ct.

Children of Deborah and Aaron ( see Huntley)

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