Hannah Champion

23 August 1753–
South Lyme, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Hannah

When Hannah Champion was born on 23 August 1753, in South Lyme, Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ezra Champion, was 23 and her mother, Mary Bumpas, was 18. She married Robert Leach about 1778, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in Columbia, Herkimer, New York, United States.

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Robert Leach
Hannah Champion
Marriage: about 1778
Elisha Leach
Nancy Leach

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1778Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 23
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 23
    New York is the 11th state.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 33
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern, of Norman origin) and French: from Middle English, Old French campion, champiun, champion ‘athlete’ such as a wrestler or boxer; also ‘warrior hired to do battle in single combat on behalf of others’ (from Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain, field of battle’). The first sense is probably the more usual source of the surname.English (southern, of Norman origin): habitational name from Old French Champoigne, Champagne, the name of the French province, or from the derived ethnic name champaignon ‘person from Champagne’. Either of these could develop to Champion in Middle English.French: habitational name from (Le) Champion, the name of several places in various parts of France.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (3)

    • Hannah Champion, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Hannah Leach in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
    • Hannah Champion in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

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