Maria Flora BECK (Mother)

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Nathaniel Lewis CHAMPLIN

[209] [210]

10 Jun 1767 - 18 Apr 1836

Father: Elihu CHAMPLIN
Mother: Ruhana LEWIS

Family 1 : Thankful HULL
  1. +Uriah CHAMPLIN
  2.  Mary CHAMPLIN
  3.  Ruhama L. CHAMPLIN
  4. +Peleg C. CHAMPLIN
  5.  Alvirah CHAMPLIN
  6.  John E.Hull CHAMPLIN
  7.  Christopher CHAMPLIN
  8.  Johanna H. CHAMPLIN

                   _Joseph CHAMPLIN _____+
 _Elihu CHAMPLIN _|
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|_Ruhana LEWIS ___|
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[209] Nathanial settled on Block Island about 1800. He was a famer. In facthe was the first Champin to settle on Block Island. He was from S.Kingston, RI

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Fanny Peninah COY

[886]

____ - ____

Father: Eugene Davis COY
Mother: Emma COWDEN

Family 1 : Unknown PATTERSON
  1.  Vera PATTERSON
  2.  Virgil PATTERSON

                     _Edmund E. COY ____________+
 _Eugene Davis COY _|
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|_Emma COWDEN ______|
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Unknown COY

1807 - ____

Father: Comfort COY
Mother: Sarah (#1) BURDETTE


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 _Comfort COY _________|
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|_Sarah (#1) BURDETTE _|
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Uriah C.(Comfort) COY

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25 Apr 1826 - 14 Nov 1909

Father: Comfort COY
Mother: Sarah (#1) BURDETTE

Family 1 : Abigail CHAMPLIN
  1.  Champlin Burdette COY
  2. +Harriett E. COY
  3.  Ella Arzela COY
  4. +Clarence Eugene COY
  5. +Steve COY

                        _David C. (2) COY _+
 _Comfort COY _________|
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|_Sarah (#1) BURDETTE _|
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[793] After Uriah and Abigail got married in 1851 they settled down inSmyrna where they were all born and raised. Actually they got marriedon December 3rd and their first born child, Champlin Burdette wasborn on December 10th that same year. True to the family tradition ofnaming the first born using the parents name, Champlin Burdette was acombination of Abigails maiden name and the name of Uriah's motherSarah Burdette.

Champlin lived only 10 months. After Champlin's death, the only otherchild born in NY, was Daughter Harriet was born in June of 1856. Uriahwanted to move West so the family started planning to go westwardacross the prairie and looking for the best place to settle down.This was in the very later part of 1856. and the next daughter Ellawas born in Beloit in 1858.

In a pen and ink letter to Ben Card back in NY he spelled out what hewas doing and what he was farming. This was a place called TiffanyRock County Wisconsin. and it was dated November 6th in 1859. I quotefrom Uriah's letter........"Uncle Ben you have lost a good neighborand that is my Brother he was friend to all that knew him and hasplace never can be filled. He was a friend to all around him." (DavidC. died from Cholera August 26, 1859)

This small paragraph was referring to David Comfort Coy who wasactually 23 years older than Uriah. His letter indicated that Uriahfelt very badly. David C. was probably more of a father than Comforthimself. In those later years Comfort moved around a lot. It is alsosolid proof that David C. did in fact live in Smyrna and in effectshould remove any doubts that their Grandfather was David (II). DavidC. was supposed to have with lived with father Comfort in 1834.

Another little bit of information from a letter, by daughterHattie....Uriah's middle name was "Comfort" but he would neveracknowledge it because he did not like it. Another reason for naminghis sons differently. I should have asked Clarence about it..

The following year the family left for Chicago and settled down therefor a few years as Clarence was born in Chicago in 1862. . Then asearly as 1863 they were headed for Kansas and they arrived in CoffeyCounty in Bancroft, near Iola, and bought himself a sizeable farm. Noone had ever heard of Bancroft. But a book written, The School Houseat Prairie View, about Burlington & Coffey County, Kansas. Uriah ismentioned in it, as follows: "Eventually a murder was done within amile of the school and it made no end of a sensation. It happened atthe residence of our neighbor Mr. Uriah Coy, who was postmaster andkept a sort of overnight hotel for stage passengers. Two of these,Hedges and Cook were partners in business but were on bad terms; itcame out in the trial that Hedges was mortally afraid of Cook, a bigstrong man who had threatened to take his partners life. Hedgesthought to forestall the other man; so he got up in the night, wentout to the COY woodpile and got possession of an axe. He stealthilyreturned and struck his sleeping partner on the head. The blow waseventually fatal. Cook breather noisily for a time, being such astrong man. How that detail impressed us."

"The murder house took on a most shivery atmosphere. We felt it whenwe went after the mail, and the impression was heightened by SteveCoy, who used to take us to the barn and show us the blood-stainedblankets and the murder axe. We used to enact the murder on animprovised stage in the school yard. Steve was Hedges and approachedthe boy who impersonated the postmaster with the very words use by thereal Hedges." "I've killed my partner."

"Steve was the prominent juvenile in public meetings. He was a goodwholesome boy but could not help being "show-offish". His father,Uriah, was the community postmaster and kept his lodging house used bystate passengers. Uriah Coy was something of a public characterhimself, so that Steve came by his show-offishness naturally."

Uriah did have a high profile in his town. A fact learned in 1976from a funeral parlor in Iola was that Uriah also started the townband and that was an important thing back then. Uriah did a number ofthings in his life. We know that in 1870 he was worth $1600 accordingto that census in Kansas. This was a tidy sum of money in those days.The family was also listed in the 1880 Census.

As an overview, it would appear that Uriah located in Kansas as earlyas 1863 and was active there for perhaps 20 years. He then sold hisfarm, and they came back to Smyrna for a visit in 1887, and they mayhave moved back to Smyrna for a period during 1895 or so, probably tolive with another of his children back East. He did return to Kansasin the late 90's, and was there living in Iola at 404 Buckeye whenDad was growing up. Dad took a picture of Uriah in their living roomin 1904 when Dad was 14 years old. Uriah and Abigail were living withthem then.

"North of that school yard and immediately adjoining it was thecommunity cemetery. That in the earlier years was a desolate squareof prairie enclosed by a rude wire fence. It received less care,perhaps, than an ordinary pasture and contained but few moundsscattered about in the wild grass." This was a description of thePrairie View Cemetery where Coys are buried.
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C. Lynn his Grandson had this to say in a June 1964 letter: " UriahCoy, my grandfather, was born in New York, ( I often heard him referto Ithica and Smyrna" He married Abigail Champlin and they had 4children.(Actually 5 children, one died at an early age.) Uriah cameWest working his way. At one time he was a sailor on the Great Lakesfor a time. When he came to Kansas he went into farming and hadfairly large farm and was quite prosperous. In the living room of hishouse it was set up as a post office. It was called Bancroft Kansasand was at the end of a stage coach line that went from Burlington toBancroft Kansas a distance of 40 miles. When it was necessary, Dad(Clarence) even drove the stage coach run himself, (Clarence), and hewas about 12 years old at the time (1874). They would put up stagepassengers at their house which was a hotel. He talked a lot aboutCoffey County , Rebo, Halls Summit and Waverly."

"When dad was practicing dentistry he located in Iola Kansas, and wasthere for 6 or 7 years before going back to Chicago. Uriah andAbigail both lived with us in Iola. I don't know when either of themdied but it must have been between 1905-1912? or so. When Uriah wasfarming he had the threshers there one year and he reached up to thebig machine to pull out a wisp of straw. The machine was running andchopped a thumb and first finger. One of Uriah's corn ball jokes:When he would go to the post office and say, "Any mail for COY?" andthe Clerk would say, "U. COY?", and Uriah would say, Yes, I'm Coy."
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In 1976 Cyndy Coy visited with Mrs. Ida Williams who was then age 91.She reports that she remembers when Uniah & Abigail had moved to Iola,and recalls how they used to drive a buggy up from Iola to see theneighbors. They would visit with them, have supper, and stayovernight. On time Uriah have to visit she was skimming milk. Idaremembers him a "jolly old man."

Ida remarked about Uriah's farm and said, "When the Coy's lived there,"the mail came through the prairie". It was the pony express and theriders would stay overnight at the Coy's. She also mentioned a killingat the house. Ida said before the Coys lived there was a bachelornamed Jones occupying the house. Jones had a lot of sheep and Walter(her husband) herded sheep for him when he was about 9-12 years old.(Walter born 1882) Jones lost his money and lost the farm. (This doesnot check out on dates as Uriah was in the 1870 census. She said thatJohn Johnson built 2 bedrooms on the house. Ida said that time themail went to Halls Summit. (Does this mean Uriah ran a post office avery short time?) One other bit of information, Ida said, "Uriah wasalso the Justice of the Peace and married husband Walter's mother anddad right in his home."
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Cyndy also visited the Prairie View Cemetery and say a bunch of theCoy headstones there that were her ancestors and took pictures. Itwas a very neat cemetery. In 1997 Clifford Lynn and Rose visited thearea and also stopped at the Prairie View Cemetery. It is a smallcemetery but well maintained and the Coy headstones, and theirrelatives, dominate that little cemetery. Again pictures were takenof other Coys buried there for identification.
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Coyville is a small town, close by, but while Coys founded it theywere not in our line. Uriah's farm was near or half-way betweenLieborg, Summit & Waverly...3 nearby towns. You need a map to find itbut it is there. Some of the old buildings are still standing and inapparent use. The main house was torn down in 1996 and in its placeis a very nice modern styled house.
We talked with the Town historian and took pictures.
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When Uriah had his farm, he lived about 40 miles from Clarence andother offspring that were there in Kansas, Hattie, Clarence and Steve.It was Steve Coy who was the problem he was sort of a bum andcompulsive gambler. He was a pipeline superintendent that spent hismoney wildly. Daughter, Hattie was a cripple but became a schoolteacher, and both Steve and Hattie raised large families all movingto Iola in 1902-1908. Some came back to Chicago later on.
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When Clarence and Jennie bought a house then Uriah and Abigail came tolive with them for a few years. During one morning when my Dad, C.Lynn was a boy playing ball in the yard President McKinley wasassassinated...that should give us a date. They also went to the St.Louis Worlds Fair.
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In the 1870 Census, Uriah Coy was enumerated in PottawattamieTownship, Coffey County, Kansas with wife Abigail, daughter Harriet,daughter Ella, son Clarence E. and son Steven.
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In the 1880 Census, Uriah Coy farmer, was again enumerated inPottawattamie Township, Coffey County, Kansas. With him were wifeAbigail daughter, Hattie E. a teacher, son Clarence E. and son Steven.

Uriah died in November 1909, Cause of Death, Apoplexy

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Elizabeth ROBERTS

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ABT 1634 - ____

Family 1 : Matthew(1) COY
  1.  Elizabeth COY
  2. +Matthew II COY
  3.  Richard COY
  4.  John COY
  5.  Samuel(1) COY

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Edward Walstone SPRAGUE

[710]

19 Sep 1865 - ____

Father: Judge Abner SPRAGUE
Mother: Philena CHAMPLIN


                        _Hiram SPRAGUE __________
 _Judge Abner SPRAGUE _|
|                      |_Prudence CALKINS _______
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|--Edward Walstone SPRAGUE 
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|                       _Uriah Ansmore CHAMPLIN _+
|_Philena CHAMPLIN ____|
                       |_Judith (Polly) M. CARD _+

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Hannah SPRAGUE

[970]

____ - ____

Family 1 : David Potter COY
  1.  Chauncey COY
  2.  Randall COY
  3.  David COY
  4. +Charles Potter COY
  5.  Lucy COY

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