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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] GENMASSACHUSETTS Digest, Vol 2, Issue 682,CHAMPNEY
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 00:53:21 EDT
Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers
Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond, M.D. Boston,
Isaac Bigelow son of Nathaniel Bigelow of Framingham.
Isaac Bigelow m. (1) Nancy Josselyn and m. (2) the widow Champney of
Thomas Danforth b. 1622 son of Nicholas Danforth who came from Framingham,
England in 1634 & settled in Cambridge, Mass. His wife Elizabeth d. in
England, 1629. He
d. in Cambridge, April 1637.
Thomas Danforth d. Nov 5, 1699 aged 77. He had 11 children but left no
ing his name. He was President of Maine and Lieutenant Governor of Mass.
Hutchinson's History of Mass. & Sullivan's History of Maine; also N.H.
History Coll. II;
p.269 & American Biog. Dictionary.
His dau., Mary Danforth m. (1) Solomon Phipps (?), of Charlestown, who died
July 25, 1671
and afterwrds she m. ____Brown of Cambridge, Oct 6, 1710; she gave by deed,
to her dau's
Sarah & Abiel, "each the wife of Caleb Gardner of Brookline," all her right
in the corn
mills on Charles River, in Watertown, they paying to my dau., Bethia
Champney, 5 pounds and
to dau., Elizabeth Foster, one third of profits of what said estate shall be
October 11, 1710, Elizabeth Foster received 21 pounds, 11 shillings, 8 pence
John Seaborn Hastings born perhaps on the passage to America, son of John
Hastings who first
settled in Braintree then from Braintree was adm. to the church in Cambridge
Feb 1656 & his
wife Anne who by her 1st husband, John Mean, had dau's Sarah & Mary Mean who
sons by John Hastings. The widow Anne Hastings d. Mar 25, 1666, aged abt 60.
John Seaborn Hastings m. (1) Mar 1, 1665/6 Hannah Moore who died June 20,
1667. He m. (2)
May 20, 1668, Lydia Champney dau of the Elder Richard Champney & his wife,
1. John Hastings b. April 17, 1667.
2. Joseph Hastings b. May 6, 1669.
Both living June 20, 1723.
3. Lydia Hastings b. Sept. 30, 1671; m. ___Allin.
4. Hannah Hastings b. Mar 13, 1672/3.
5. Daniel Hastings of Sudbury.
6. Elizabeth Hastings. She unm. made a Will May 14, 1727, mentioning brother
sister Allin, brother Daniel Hastings of Sudbury, cousin Walter, son of her
Charles Ober b. Aug. 18, 1794, son of Samuel Ober & wife, Hannah Williams of
Charles Ober m. Ann Champney and had six children. Resided in Virginia.
Gen. Benjamin Bellows of Walpole, Register of Deeds 30 years, a
and Counseller in the State Legislature, a Judge of the County Court & 4
times State Elector
of Pres. of U.S., he was an officer in the army at the capture of Burgoyne,
and was celebrated for his skill in Indian Warfare. He m. Phebe Strong, a
sister of Gov. Caleb
Strong of Northampton.
His son, Caleb Bellows b. 1769; a colonel m. Mar 6, 1791, Mary Hartwell of
New Ipswich, N.H.
and settled at Walpole. Their 11th & 12th children were twins:
11. Caroline Pinckey Bellows b. May 6, 1813; m. (1) Aug 24, 1837, Joshua
Baron Davis, Esq.
and afterwards m. (2) Judge Woolcot and res. in Maumee, Ohio.
12. Charles Cotesworth Bellows b. May 3, 1813 twin of Caroline (above) m.
Abby P. Champney
Abigail Trowbridge b. Nov. 30, 1740, m. Oct 9, 1764, the Hon. Eben Champney.
She was the
dau of Caleb Trowbridge b. Nov. 7, 1692 the 11th child of James Trowbridge
son of Thomas Trowbridge. James Trowbridge m. Dec 30, 1659, Margaret, dau
of Major General
Humphrey Atherton of Dorchester. James Trowbridge settled first in
Dorchester then moved
to Newton abt 1664 when his wife was dismissed from Dorchester church to a
church formed in
Nonantum (Newton) of which he was afterwards a deacon. His wife died 1672 &
he m. (2)
Margaret ___?. James Trowbridge died May 22, 1717 and his widow d. Sept 16,
Caleb Trowbridge was born Nov 7, 1692, son of his father's 2nd wife,
He grad. Harvard College 1710; ordained at Groton, Mass., Mar 2, 1714/15; m.
Sarah Oliver who d. Jan 16, 1716/17 and he m. (2) 1718, Hannah dau of Rev.
of Roxbury. He d. Sept 19, 1760 [see Butler - History of Groton - 1848 - pp
171 & 441]
Abigail (Trowbridge) Champney's mother was Hannay (Walter) Trowbridge.
Ephraim Hartwell Farrar b. Dec 8, 1783, 13th child of Rev. Stephen Farrar &
Eunice Brown of Waltham, Mass. Rev. Stephen Farrar born at Lincoln removed
Ipswich, N.H. & began to preach there in the winter of 1758/9; was ordained
Oct. 22, 1760.
[see also Farrar Family, History of New Ipswich pp. 358 etc]
Ephraim Hartwell Farrar was a teacher several years in Boston, a trader,
town clerk and
magistrate of New Ipswich, N.H. occupying his father's homestead; m. 1826,
Champney the widow of Jonas C. Champney and sister of his brother Caleb
Sarah Parker. He died Jan 8, 1851, leaving a daughter Sarah Eunice Farrar
b. 1827. [see
History of New Ipswich, pp. 319-320]
James Hubbard by his wife Sarah had:
1. James Hubbard who m. a dau of Miles Ives and was his executor and
2. Sarah Hubbard m. Samuel Champney
3. Thomas Hubbard b. in Watertown Aug 10, 1638 "joined the church in
John Lawrence m. abt 1657 Susanna, and lived prob. in Charlestown. "He is
named on the list
of those who paid county rate." His widow Susanna m. in Charlestown, Aug
15, 1676, Thomas
Tarball Sr. He died previous to 1680/1 for widow Susanna Tarball was
admitted to Charles-
town Church Mar 6, 1680/1; Hannah & Abigail Lawrence dau's of widow Tarball,
bap. Mar 3,
1681/2. In Court, in 1681, the age of Hannah Lawrence was stated to be 20
yrs. and that of
Abigail Lawrence to be 19 yrs. Perhaps it will yet be discovered if this
John Lawrence was
a son of Henry and Christian Lawrence of Charlestown.
1. Hannah b. Feb 22, 1658/9 m. Sept 21, 1682 James Capen.
2. Abigail bap. April 24, 1681 then aged 19 m. (1) 1684, Edward Wyer; m. (2)
Nicholas Lawrence Jr. a mariner of Charlestown b. 1661. In 1691 he was
Master of the
3. Sarah died in Charlestown 1724.
4. David [when John Lawrence (below) was bap. he was designated as the
youngest son of
widow Tarball implying that an elder brother was living, and he is supposed
been this David.] He married in Charlestown, Feb 3, 1700/1, Sarah dau of
Hannah Whittemore. July 22, 1702, Samuel Whittemore and wife, Hannah
executed a deed
in favor of David Lawrence and his wife Sarah. The Will of Sarah Lawrence
dated (unknown) mentions her son, Uriah; Jonathan, son of her dau Elizabeth
grand daughter Sarah Champney; chil. of son Jonathan Lawrence, d.; drs Sarah
and Catherine Champney; brother Samuel Whittemore, Exr. Wit. Samuel
Whittemore and Margaret Whittemore Jr.
Richard Champney and Catherine Lawrence, pub in Boston, Mar. 1736.
William Lawrence of
Providence, R.I. gave power of attorney to Samuel Whittemore, concerning
right in the
estate of David & Sarah Lawrence. Samuel Whittemore and wife Margaret
executed a deed
to widow Sarah Lawrence in 1735. Wit., Samuel Whittemore, Jr.
5. John, youngest son of widow Susanna Tarball was baptized in Charlestown
Mar 3, 1681/2
when he must have been at least 12 years old. Nov 25, 1700, admin. was
Sarah Lawrence of Charlestown, spinster, and James Capen, upon the estate of
brother, John Lawrence of Charlestown, mariner. He probably died unm.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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