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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 759-760 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Catherine Champlin, second wife of John Randerson, was a descendant of Geoffrey Champlin, of Newport, Rhode Island, 1638, and Westerly, 1661. In 1638 he was admitted an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck "having submitted himself to the government that is or shall be established." In 1661 he removed to Westerly, where he was made a freeman, May 18, 1669. In 1671 he took the oath of allegiance to Rhode Island. In 1680 he was elected to the town council and was chosen moderator for five successive years. From 1681 to 1686, inclusive, he was deputy. He died in 1695. His wife's name is not recorded, but the names of two of his sons, Captain Jeffrey and William, are. Captain Jeffrey was assistant to the governor eighteen terms, 1696 to 1715 inclusive, omitting 1697.

(II) William, son of Geoffrey Champlin, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, 1654, died in Westerly, December 1, 1715. When twenty-one years old he enlisted as a soldier in King Philip's war and was one of the garrison at Scarborough (Black Point), Maine, in 1676. In 1690 he is recorded as captain on the records of Westerly and held that title until his death. He represented Westerly as deputy to the general court 1690-91-96-98-99-1700-03-05-06-07-08-10-12. He married Mary, died 1847, daughter of James and Sarah Babcock. Children: William, and Mary, who married Captain John, son of John and Mary (Lawton) Babcock. Mary Babcock (also Badcock), born in Essex county, England, was the emigrant ancestor of the Babcocks of Rhode Island.

(III) William (2), son of William (1) and Mary (Babcock) Champlin, was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, died there 1746. He was deputy 1731-32. He married, January 18, 1700, Mary, born December 27, 1680, died about 1760, daughter of Joseph and Bethiah (Hubbard) Clark. Children: William, born May 31, 1702; Jeffrey, see forward; Joseph, Samuel, Joshua, James, Susanna.

(IV) Jeffrey, second son of William (2) and Mary (Clark) Champlin, was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, March 6, 1704, died in Edgartown, Massachusetts, in 1746. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Third Company, First Massachusetts Regiment. June 3, 1745, and died at Edgartown while on his way to Louisburg with the army under command of General Pepperell in expedition against Cape Breton. He married Mary, daughter of Joseph Maxon, and had issue.

(V) Captain Samuel, eldest son of Jeffrey and Mary (Maxon) Champlin, was appointed captain of the Second Company of Westerly in June, 1767. He married Hannah, daughter of Henry Gardiner, of South Kingston, Rhode Island. Children:

  1. Nathan, born October 8, 1748;
  2. Mary, August 19, 1751;
  3. Jeffrey W., April 5, 1754, see forward;
  4. Hannah, November 5, 1757;
  5. Thomas;
  6. Elsie,
  7. Rhoda,
  8. Huldah,
  9. Paris, born January 21, 1767;
  10. Prudence.

(VI) Jeffrey W., son of Captain Samuel and Hannah (Gardiner) Champlin, was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island, April 5, 1754. He served in the revolutionary war, and was taken prisoner. He married Mary Gardiner, and had issue six sons and three daughters.

(VII) Stephen G., eldest son of Jeffrey W. and Mary (Gardiner) Champlin, was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island, January 31, 1771. He married Prudence Clark, of the same town, born January 23, 1777, and in 1802 removed to Schoharie county, New York. Children:

  1. Jeffrey C., born July 30, 1798;
  2. Nicholas W., August 24, 1800;
  3. Stephen G., 1802;
  4. John W., March 28, 1805;
  5. William B., August 20, 1807;
  6. Job C., July 6, 1810;
  7. Thomas C., August 21, 1814.

(VIII) Job C., son of Stephen G. and Prudence (Clark) Champlin, married and had issue.

(IX) Catherine, daughter of Job C. Champlin, was born about 1830, died October, 1907. She married John Randerson, and was the mother of thirteen children, (see Randerson I).

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