Christopher CHAMPLIN


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Father: Joseph CHAMPLIN
Mother: Rebecca CHESEBROUGH

                        _Christopher (2) CHAMPLIN _+
 _Joseph CHAMPLIN _____|
|                      |_Elizabeth DENISON ________+
|--Christopher CHAMPLIN 
|                       _Elihu CHESEBROUGH ________+
|_Rebecca CHESEBROUGH _|
                       |_Hannah MINER _____________


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1654 - ____

Father: Jeffrey (Geoffrey) (1) CHAMPLIN
Mother: Ulalia GARDE

 _Jeffrey (Geoffrey) (1) CHAMPLIN _|
|                                  |__
|--William CHAMPLIN 
|                                   __
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David C. (2) COY

[12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]

19 May 1759 - 15 Dec 1854

Father: David (1) COY
Mother: Abigail UNKNOWN

Family 1 : Drucilla POTTER
  1. +Comfort COY
  2. +Samuel(4) B. COY
  3. +James COY
  4.  Cyrus COY
  5.  Drucilla COY
  6.  Phebe COY
  7. +David Potter COY
  8.  Josiah F. COY
  9.  Abigail COY
  10.  Silence (twin) COY
  11.  Sally (twin) COY
  12.  Clarissa COY

                    _Samuel (2) COY _+
 _David (1) COY ___|
|                  |_Elizabeth READ _+
|--David C. (2) COY 
|                   _________________
|_Abigail UNKNOWN _|



David(2), (David C.) is the Revolutionary Soldier we have been seekingfor years. We began our search with the DAR patriot index and expandedour search for other Coy veterans of the AR. There were 12 Coys inthe Service during the American Revolution, (11 listed in DAR indexand one additional soldier named David. Five 5 of the 12 were fromdifferent sections of the U.S. Seven were left who were born inConnecticut. Of the 7, four of them had perished before 1830 so thatleft only 3 soldiers to evaluate. Two Davids, our David (2) plus oneother, and Edee Coy. We obtained Pension applications for all threeof them. We were down to the two Davids since we required someone whowas still alive in 1834. This date is in the time period when aDavid was living with his father Comfort Coy in New York State andUriah as a child of 10-12 years old or in 1834. This documented in afamily letter.

Upon examination of the Pension Records of each of the three soldiers.Edee, did not live long enough to fit our parameters he died in 1830.Edee, also never lived in the right place at the right time. Hisfamily names were dissimilar. His offspring were clearly not in theCoy line we were seeking. The other David, also born in Connecticut,and lived in New London, Connecticut after the war. He also moved toNew York State near the other Coys. That David had a clear family linebut it soon it became obvious that his descendants and names were innone of our family groups. It turned out he was a cousin of sorts.This David made an impossible fit but we included him in our searchbefore we abandoned him.. We were then we left with David(2) and thenconcentrated our search on David(2). This is what we found out.

David C.(2) we very successful right from the outset. We got a perfectmatch on every genealogical measurement we could find. Every facet ofour search, names, places, parents, offspring, towns, States,dates, they ALL fit. We never did locate written statements thatsaid, "David(2) is the father of three sons Comfort, Samuel, andJames," but we found perfect matches everywhere that proved to uswithout a doubt David(2) was ours, and we used all of the existinggenealogical evaluations that were available..

For years we had heard the name David in family references. He evenhave the letter where Grandfather Clarence referred to his GreatGrandfather living with his father Grandfather Comfort and his fatherUriah in 1834. We found ancestors still alive that heard that hadheard that Comfort's father was named David. We also know that he wasinfirm. So we continued our search and ignored the fact that we werelooking for a David. .

In the end we did end up with a DAVID, and it was DAVID(2). Wellbefore our search was very really far along it was very apparent thatDavid (2) was our man.


(1) Coy family had an soldier in the American Revolution who was alivein 1834. He lived in Clarendon with his son Comfort. GrandfatherClarence said his dad referred to him as David.

(2) We looked at ALL of the Coy soldiers, only three werepossibilities. Pension records were examined. Only one Coy soldier inthe AR on fit the pattern and profile that they must possess to be ourancestor. We used age at time of enlistment, date of death, placeof enlistment, areas of heritage, parentage and place of birth,entire name progression charts, areas resided after the service,changes in locations, and Pension Application information, and theultimate retirement location..

(3) To further document our assumptions we needed Census verificationsof family members and locations, extensive analysis of family givennames, related surnames, with charts, and given names of the malemembers their spouses and the name progression patterns, throughoutthe generations. We have document reasons for lack of omissions ofany specific documents, or other family measurements. David(2) COYdid fit into each and every single one of the measurements.

(4) Documentation production was thwarted. It was confirmed to usboth personally and in a letter, that all records and written data inLebanon, NY files had all been burned in a fire in 1911. That waslong after the Loomis gang raids, but the fact remains that there areno records to substantiate what went on during the critical years ofour search in from 1810 to 1850. Additionally we have a letter fromWindsor CT. that tells us that the birth records of David was allthey had. A fire had long ago destroyed their records as *well. Itwas almost as though this was on giant conspiracy.

(5.) We do have we a photo copy of the record of David's birth fromthe Windsor Vital Statistics, Volume 2, Page 250, Town of Windsor,Connecticut that states that David was born on May 19, 1759 to DavidCoy and wife Abigail. We will designate that his father be noted asDavid(1) and that they were formerly residing in the Town of Norwich.

(6) We have letter from Windsor, CT that states all records before1880 were destroyed by fire. This makes if virtually impossible totrace the Vital records.

(7) David enlisted at Windsor, CT in 1777, and also discharged in1777, then went back home to live. Revolutionary War Files Abstractsshow David C. applied for his pension on 11 Mar 1853 from Orleans CtyNY at age 93. He had moved to New York shortly after 1805.
His Pension Application shows David enlisted at E. Windsor, CT. (Thetown of E. Windsor was not founded at the time of his birth) PensionFile #R2413 of David C. includes the following handwritten letterapplication. He had relocated to New York State to Orleans Countynear Kendall..

(8) Two things about this letter could be significant to that furtherunderscore the validity of our case. It appears that David signedthe letter using a middle initial, "C" with the signature being DavidC. Coy. This is important, along with the fact that the court statesthat David was unable to attend his pension hearing due to "bodilyinfirmity." This could be something as simple as old age or from along time affliction. But the application clearly points out that hewas not able-bodied.

(9) The only record we do not have is what did David do from 1777 to1785. This was at a time when he was 18 - 26 years old. A time whenyoung men his age were already taking wives and raising families. Weare also absolutely sure that David did just that. He married anunnamed lady and fathered three or more children in that 8 yearperiod. We've not been able to locate a marriage record of that firstwife, or for that matter his apparent second wife, Drucilla Potter.Those children: Comfort in 1778, Samuel in 1781, and James in 1784.There is even the possibility of an Abigail Coy born in 1780. It isdocumented David did have a second family with Drucilla Potterbeginning in late 1885. If Drucilla was David's only wife, thenDrucilla would have been about 14 years old when Comfort was born,clearly not very probable.

(10) The first Connecticut Census of 1790 on page 136, does show David(2) our David C., residing right there in Tolland County, inSomerstown, nearby to both his birthplace and place of enlistment inthe AR There were 10 people by count in the household. That wouldinclude David(2), his spouse and his family of 6 known children,including, (Comfort, 11 years, Samuel 9 years and James 6 yrs.) Therewere 3 females under the ages of 6. These were the three girls by hismarriage to Drucilla Potter. There were 3 male heads of families. Thiswould clearly indicate that his Father, David (1) and Mother wereliving with David and his spouse. That would account for the 10people. (David(1) his father, also died in Somerstown, we have thatSource document.) After his parents died David and his family moved toNew York. In other words this Census fits our records exactly. Itshows the three boys, Comfort, Samuel and James, along with 3 femaleswho were the three children shown in our source documents. Specificnames were not available at that time as this was the first Censusever taken and we know mistakes were made as well.

(11) The Barbour Collection document 1791, Vital Records of Windsor,pp. 38-39 give a record of David and his family for this era. Itshows 10 children listed. Three females, born 1785,1787,1788 inWindsor. That is consistent with the 1790 Census figures and it doesshow 2 male children, in the 1790 Census who were NOT in the BarbourRecords. These have to be the boys by a previous marriage. The VitalRecords show that at after 1804 the family they left Windsor and movedto Byron NY where David had 7 additional children with his second wifeDrucilla.

(12) We have records that show Comfort, Samuel and James, were born inConnecticut in Tolland County and Somerstown.

(13) We also are in possession of a letter on a Town of Kendall,Kendall, New York letterhead, from the office of the Town clerk...nodate on it but handwritten, by Shelby Vick, Town Clerk. She statesthat the Town of Kendall records prior to 1880 was destroyed by fireso that we were unable to get further information from the Townrecords. We had attempted to obtain in a death certificate forDavid. But we have his burial information. Kendall is in thevicinity, 5 miles, of Clarendon.

(14) We first became aware of David in 1942, when a letter was writtenfrom Clarence Coy to his daughter, LuLu. Clarence had this to say: "Mygreat Grandfather David was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Atthe time of this incident he was a very old man, inform limbs benumbedfrom frostbite and exposure.. He, (David) lived with my grandfather,(Comfort), and it seemed that he most of his time sitting and dozingbefore the fireplace. In his numbed condition, he would sit so closeto the fire that he would scorch his shins, so they kept his legs fromhis knees down wrapped with clothes for protection."

(15.) We were sent, (by the Town of Munnsville, historian) thecontents of a page in the Ledger of Dr. E.B. Burroughs in Eaton, NY.Eaton is next to Clarendon, NY. It shows that both Comfort and Davidwere patients of Dr. Burroughs. The ledger was from 1834 and the firstbit of proof that David and Comfort were in the area together. Theyear 1834 was also the same year when David was living with his sonComfort in Lebanon and subject of the family letter. Obviously hehad a medical problem and now we even found his Doctor. David hadformerly lived in Byron for many years, about 150 - 200 miles away.He had obviously moved to Clarendon and when Comfort left to Kendallnearby. In those days, distance was more of a problem. It isobvious that the family Doctor visits occurred during the time Davidwas living in the Comfort Coy household.

(16) When Comfort moved from NY State to Michigan went and lived witha son James in Clarendon. The only person named James living inClarendon, New York at the time, was Comforts son, or David'sgrandson. The only other James Coy living in the Lebanon area wasComforts brother James who died in 1859. It is obvious, when Comfortleft the area for Michigan James took over the task of housingDavid.

(17) The 1850 Census then showed that he was from CT, living inKendall, NY at the Jenks farm with 4 members of the Jenks family, allbeing from the State of Rhode Island. The Barbour Collection showsSteven Jenks had married one of his daughters from his second wifeDrucilla. Therefore Steven was his son-in-law. At that time David was91 years old. That same Census had located Comfort in Michigan wherehe had moved to live with his daughter Mary. As it turned out Davidoutlived his son Comfort.

(18) Fact: David served in the Union Army in 1777. We have searchedfor data about his marriage and family for the 7 years just after thisperiod and before 1785. It is non-existent. He was in his early 20sat that time, and to have his first child, Cyrus with Drucilla at theage of 28 years old is very inconsistent with the time andcircumstances. In other words, for that time period of at least eightyears after his Service he probably had another wife and fatheredthree children at that time. The date he married Drucilla is notrecorded either, neither is the birth date of Drucilla Potter. Truehe could have married her in 1777 and she could have been the motherof the entire flock. It also would have meant that she was 14 or 15years old when Comfort was born. Possible but not very likely.There was previous wife.

(19) H.S. Ritter, a professional genealogist, had reported years ago,"The records of Chenango County were destroyed in NY. and in the sameletter written in 1975 she also said that she was not able to uncoverany marriage or other birth records from Windsor, CT either. A alreadystated, I had also received a letter from Windsor that verified thattheir records had also been destroyed by fire as well. H.S. Rittercontinued, " Three sons were the result of the union, Comfort, andSamuel B. born during the 5 years following his separation fromservice." We have this letter.

(20) Following a hiatus of about 4 years, Drucilla Potter and Davidhad 4 additional males and 3 females; included is a set of twins.Records are clearly set forth in the Barbour Collection. In the set ofBarbour Papers the children were enumerated but, Comfort nor Samuelor James were not included. In other words that era in David's lifewas not uncovered here. Drucilla had to be David's second wife simplybecause of that first birth date on 18 Aug 1785. This all took placeeight years after he left the service and returned home, and six yearsafter Comfort was born, and 5 years Samuel was born. Again the sameconclusion, and it is being repeated here...It is highly unlikely thathe got married at the age of 28 years old and had his first child 8years after he was out of the Service. We have no records or proofor refute this theory because no records at all exist. Anyalternative to this conclusion would be highly suspect.

(21.)Probably the most significant clue to our parentage question isin the naming of Comforts offspring. Comfort named his first childDavid C. after his father. This procedure of naming the first bornchild after a parent or ancestor was almost ritual in during this timeperiod. If that is not proof enough, Comfort's second son was namedJames, after his uncle, and then the next son was Samuel after hisother Uncle. His last son was named Uriah, from Comforts Grandfatherschild. These were the names of Comforts four sons. If should furtherbe noted, that Comforts son Uriah was named Uriah Comfort. We alsopossess a letter that states, "Uriah used the middle C because hehated the name Comfort and never used it." The significance of ournoting that it appears David signed his Pension Application paperswith the name David C. Coy is also interesting.

(22.) We even contacted the County in which David died and learnedthat there was no death certificate available as New York State didnot require a death certificate until 1888, so that is another avenuethat thwarted our effort for further proof.

(23) As other note to this group. When David moved to Byron andGenesee County just after the turn of the Century, Genesee was a bigCounty. Each few years they began losing territory to adjoiningareas. As late as 1821, Orleans County was Genesee County officiallybecame Orleans County in 1824. When it was discovered that this sonComfort moved to Clarendon, Orleans County, he was in reality movingmuch close to his father David(2) and Samuel.

(24) To further add some more details to the story, Kendall is lessthan 5 miles away from Clarendon and the 1840 Census did show thatComfort was then living in Clarendon having moved sometime after the1830 Census. When David(2) was living with his son Comfort in 1834he was probably relocated by then to Clarendon, as the town is Eatonis close by where their Doctor was located.

(25) We know for sure that David was buried at the Walker Cemetery inS. Bryon along with another son and his two infant offspring. Cemeteryrecords show that there were no spouses in the graveyard or 126 plots.The stone is still there and readable with his date of death clearlyenumerated. This, reported by the Town of Byron Historian inDecember 1998.

After all of the looking, reading, searching, and researching, no onehas every come up with the name simply because you will never find awritten record of it. Any records were destroyed. Written proof isconfined to family letters and notes. I am 100% comfortable with myconclusions. Any of us involved are also 100% sure that David is ourancestor.

Lost spouses or children, or marriages were not at all uncommon duringthese years. Mistakes in the 1790 Census almost caused a scandal.There are many examples of it. Add to this the turmoil existingimmediately after the close of the American Revolution, many thingswere lost to history. Even the families of the wealthy or prominence,had their problems. One thing that is evident, the ladies or spouses,was definitely second-class citizens. Sometimes they lived as acommon law wives, or the marriage event never happened. Any or allcan account for our not being able to locate the mother of the threeboys, Comfort, Samuel and James.

To further complicate the existing problem, some men did have two ormore wives at one time in those days, also a common occurrence. Someof the poorer families were not financially able to care for theirbrood so the apprenticing out of their children resulted in inaccurateCensus figures in the first half a dozen Census groups that weretaken. Comfort, Samuel, and James were born into a farmer's familyduring this era beginning at the end of the American Revolution.

Given these obstacles, we did very well to put together a very strongfactual, yet circumstantial case that leaves little doubt that David(2) is the father of Comfort and his two brothers. In the pursuit ofour goal, over the years we have scoured records of towns, &graveyards. We have taken trips and talked with anyone we could find,who knew anything at all about the Coys. We have yet to visit David'sburial site in S. Byron, New York. Clifford Coy has collected over500 Coy names in his database as an effort to solve this mystery.

The United States Supreme Court, today, allows circumstantial evidenceto proof a case or make a point. Our case is factual to a point, butcircumstantial because the records are missing. There are many goodirrefutable facts to back up our conclusions. There cannot be aknowledgeable historian or genealogist alive today who would refute orchallenge any of these findings.

He have a photo copy from the National Archives of the following:
This is a translation of the letter that was his AR pensionapplication:

"On this 11th day of March, 1853 David Coy personally appeared beforeCyrus Thompson, Justice of the System, County of Orleans. David Coya resident of the town of Kendall, in the county and state aforesaidwho said that he was born in the year 1759 and will be 94 years oldon the 19th day of May next, who first being duly sworn according tolaw and doth make the following declaration, in order to obtain thebenefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832; that he believesin the year 1777 he being then 18 years of age and residing in theTown of East Windsor in the State of Connecticut, he was drafted withothers from a Regiment of Militia to go and serve as a soldier inRhode Island and that company of drafted men being made out, armed andequipped at home, to serve as he believes for three months, were putunder the command of Capt. Ezra Parsons and marched directly toProvidence arriving there on the first day of April, which herecollects for one of the following
circumstance: A boy came up to the Capt. and said, "gentlemen, youhave lost your kneebuckle, the Captain looking said xxx "I have not.""On the other knee, " said the boy. "No that is not lost," said theCapt., the boy running off, and said "April fool." They marchedthence to Bristol where they were stationed in a Fort near the water.Newport lying to the South of them, the British then having possessionof Rhode Island with an army, and on the Sound nearly opposite of themhad a fort in fair cannon shot, a circumstance occurred which he wellrecollects. The artillery men in the fort called to the men standingwith near, to come in saying the British are about to fire on us, theyall went in, except two men. On of them said, the king never had aball to hit me. The shot was fired from the British fort andstriking the greenhouse, glanced and took off both legs of one of themen close to his body. That he served in the fort at Bristol, as aprivate soldier, a tour, which is very positive was a least two monthswhen he and the company being honorably discharged returned under thecommand of Ezra Parsons, first to Providence and then to their homesin East Windsor and the adjoining towns. Capt. Parsons had abrother, who was a captain in the Continental Service, by the name ofDavid Parsons, who came to Bristol when the time of the Militia hadexpired to enlistment for the Continental Army, that the Generalcommanding at the time of his serving in that station he thinks wasSpencer, who was to Providence and he thinks was not a brave man asthey used to call him granny Spencer.

That he has no documentary evidence the he knows of no person whosetestimony he can procure who can testify to his service. He herebyrelinquishes every claim whatever to a pension, or annuity, except thepresent and declares that his not is not on the Pension roll of theAgency of any state."
Signed David C. Coy
"Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid be me, Cyrus Thompsoncxxxxxxx
I hereby declare my opinion and after putting the interrogations bythe xxx department that the above name applicant was a Revolutionarysoldier, served as he states, and I also further certify that theapplicant above named David Coy cannot from bodily infirmity attendthe Court of this County."
Signed CyrusThompson,
Justice of xxxxxxxx

Additionally this following document was a part of the AR pensionapplication. I have this in my possesssion, the letter from StephenHoward to the Commissioner of Pensions.

Clarendeon, Orleans Co. N.Y. March 26, 1853

To the Commissioner of Pensions

Sir Enclosed I send you the appliation of David Coy for a pension forRevolutionary services. He having been removed from Genessee countyN.Y. to Orleans county in the State of aforesaid where he has residedfor about two years just, and being little known.There was no ministerwho could testify for him. I would mention that he has, as he states,been a cripple the greater part of his life. that in a few days afterhis return home from serviing in the Bristol Rhode Island he cut hisright knew with an ax which terminated in a stiff joint and ashortened leg and he has been a cripple ever since.
I am Respectfully your obedient Servant,Stephen Howard

(This one affidavit did prove beyond any question what we already knewfrom the family archives, David was infirm, but we never knew why.)

Additional notes requested by Clifford Coy, from the National Archivesin Search by 6/16/98 did not turn up any significant parentalinformation. Records do not indicate that, no family is mentioned andno other names are given.

Lost spouses or children, or marriages were not at all uncommonduring these years. Mistakes in the 1790 Census almost caused ascandal. There are many examples of it. Add to this the turmoilexisting immediately after the close of the American Revolution, manythings were lost to history. Even the families of the wealthy orprominence, had their problems. One thing that is evident, the ladiesor spouses, was definitely second-class citizens. Sometimes theylived as a common law wives, or the marriage event never happened.Any or all can account for our not being able to locate the mother ofthe three boys, Comfort, Samuel and James.

To further complicate the existing problem, some men did have two ormore wives at one time in those days, also a common occurrence. Someof the poorer families were not financially able to care for theirbrood so the apprenticing out of their children resulted in inaccurateCensus figures in the first half a dozen Census groups that weretaken. Comfort, Samuel, and James were born into a farmer's familyduring this era beginning at the end of the American Revolution.

Given these obstacles, we did very well to put together a very strongfactual, yet undocumented case leaving NO doubt that David (2) is thefather of Comfort and his two brothers. In the pursuit of our goal,over the years we have scoured records of towns, & graveyards. We havetaken trips and talked with anyone we could find, who knew anything atall about the Coys. We have visited David's burial site in S. Byron,New York. Clifford Coy has collected over 500 Coy names in hisdatabase in solving this problem.

[18] Fact from National Archives Veterans Records (NAVR) File # R2413

[13] [S9] Abstracts of Revolutionary War Files

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Marc Andrew ENEVOLD


7 Jun 1976 - ____

Father: Neil Andrew ENEVOLD
Mother: Sharanne WILKE

                        _Norman Bernard ENEVOLD _+
 _Neil Andrew ENEVOLD _|
|                      |_Hazel Marie GETCHELL ___+
|--Marc Andrew ENEVOLD 
|                       _________________________
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Michael Frater GINSBURY


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Father: Harvey Michael GINSBURY
Mother: Jean Frater STEWART

Family 1 : Mary BURGESS

                            _Solomon Nathaniel GINSBURY _
 _Harvey Michael GINSBURY _|
|                          |_Rachel Hannah FISHER _______
|--Michael Frater GINSBURY 
|                           _Alexander STEWART __________
|_Jean Frater STEWART _____|
                           |_May HADDEN _________________+


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BET 1560 AND 1565 - 26 Jun 1636

Family 1 : Philippi SOWTER
  1. +Lucetria OLDHAM

|  |__
|--William OULDHAM 
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Abigail PEASE


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Family 1 : Abraham COY

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|--Abigail PEASE 
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James Owen PRESTON

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Father: Glen Herbert PRESTON
Mother: Isabelle KIKSTADT

                         _Herbert PRESTON _____+
 _Glen Herbert PRESTON _|
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|--James Owen PRESTON 
|                        ______________________
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