Biography of George W. Champlin
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Champlin, George W., was born in Sodus in 1817, and is a son of Charles Champlin. They trace their ancestry back to Colonel Champlin, who came from France in an early day and settled in New England. Charles Champlin came from Vermont about 1815 and took up 100 acres of land southeast of Sodus Centre. He died in 1819. He married Eunice Abbey, and had four children: John, who died in Sodus unmarried; Charles, who settled at Williamsonville, Erie county, where he died leaving two sons, Charles and John, both of whom are physicians; George W. and William, who are farmers and settled on the homestead. William married first Caroline Johnson and they had two sons George and Frank; and second Sarah Whiting, by whom he also had two sons John and Willis. George W. Champlin married Mary, daughter of Jonas Whiting, and their children are: William W., Ella A. (Mrs. W. A. Thorne, of Rochester, N. Y.); Jennie E., Edwin A., who settled in Charlotte, N. Y.; and Charles E. Jonas Whiting, the first of the family in Wayne county, was a son of John Whiting whose father came from England. John Whiting settled in Phelps in an early day. Jonas came to Huron about 1825, and purchasing a farm erected a saw mill and cloth dressing establishment, which he carried on for many years. Later in life he settled in Sodus, where he died. He married Sarah A. Guest and their children were: Mary, who married George W. Champlin, of Sodus; Caroline, who married James Hewson, of Huron; William settled at Wallington, and for many years was in the mercantile trade, and with Lewis Bates was, engaged for a time in the produce business. He died in 1873; John and Jonas both died in the army during the Rebellion; Charles settled at Geneva; Sarah married William Champlin, of Sodus; Cordelia married William McDowell, and Elizabeth married G. Washington Dennis.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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