223. Capt Champion ACKLEY received a Property Deed between 15 November 1798 and 19 June 1800 in Leicester, Addison , Vermont376 About 1795 Mr. Gibson moved to Ashburnham, Worcester Co., MA and resided there till between 1798 and 1800 when he removed to Vermont as shown by two deeds from Champion Ackley, the one to "Abraham Gibson of Ashburnham," dated Nov. 15, 1798 and conveying "one hundred acres or thereabouts in Leicester, Addison Co., VT" and the other dated (???) 1800, acknowledged June 19, 1800 and made to "Abraham Gibson of Salisbury, co. of Addison VT," conveying "50 acres, a part of the Sayles or Grigg farm in Salisbury" [the town north of Leicester]. He appeared in the census between 1800 and 1810 in New York, United States. He was born on 4 April 1760 in Hadlyme, New London, Connecticut.5,125 another source puts birth in Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT
LDS also lists birth date as 6 Apr Champion was baptized on 6 April 1760 in Hadlyme, New London, Connecticut.5,62 On 13 February 1778he Enlisted served in Kirkland's Company in Salisbury, Litchfield , Connecticut74 promoted to Corp. 1 Jan 1781 He served in the military between 1781 and 1783 in Connecticut Line Fourth Regiment - Col. Butler.67,74 served as a Corporal Champion appeared in the census in 1790 in Vermont. He was living in 1790 in Hubbardton, Rutland, Vermont, United States.236 He received a military pension on 6 December 1791 in Connecticut173 BLWt 5362
States issued to Steven Thorn Champion was living in 1792 in Addison , Vermont.377 He was living in 1800 in Whitestown, Oneida , New York.231 He was living in 1810 in Avon, Genesee , New York.265 Champion died in August 1813 at the age of 53 in Avon, Genesee , New York.125,173,174,378 Pat R Stiles Taritas states he did not die in Avon He served in the military Enlisted 13 Feb 1778 in Duration of revolutionary War.116 Record of Service of Connecticut Men 1775 to 1783
p. 207 6th Regiment of the Connecticut Line. Formation of 1777-1781.
Wintered '77-'78 at West Point. There they helped in construction of
permanent fortifications- "Meigs" redoubt. Summer of '78 they camped with
the main army under Washington at White Plains. Wintered '78-79 at
Redding. Served an east side of Hudson in Heath's wing. Wintered '79-80
at Morristown huts, New Jersey
Privates: Champion Ackley of Salisbury, Kirtland Company, enlisted 13
Feb. 1778 for the war. Promoted to Corporal 1 jan 1781.
p. 341 4th Regiment Connecticut Line - formation of 1781-83, Col. Zebulon
Butler's Co., Corporal Champion Ackley paid from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 1781.
p. 353 Connecticut Light Infantry - 1781 4th Conn. Regt., Capt. Barker's
Co. under Marquis de Lafayette: At the siege of Yorktown saw action at
the southward- the post of honor at the right of the investing line. They
stormed the enemy redoubts 14 oct 1781 hastening the surrender of the
British. Half of the Conn. Light Infantry, Conn. Line, went to Virginia
in Feb 1781. Under Lafayette, the other half followed in Aug 1781.
Corporal Champion Ackley was there.
Pension Application #W5197 Champion Ackley:
Abstract of Samuel Woodworth's statements (Brother of Abigail)." Champion
was a soldier at the time of his marriage. He married Abigail during a
furlough and returned to war after his wedding. He had a "felon" on his
hand which disabled him longer than he expected. He returned to West
Point later on."
Public Papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, Gov. of NY, 1807-1818, Military-
Vol. I, p. 423.
General Order Headquarters, Albany, NY, Nov. 13 1812
Whereas Nathan Grey and others, inhabitants of the Town of Avon in the
County of Ontario, exempts from militia duty, have associated themselves
together, pursuant to the 35th section of the Act of the Legislature of
the State of New York, organizing the militia therof; Now, therefore, the
Commander in Chief, in pursuance of the authority invested in him by
said act, does hereby organize said association as a company of artillary
and brevets and assigns Champion Ackley as Captain, Samuel H. Helms as
First Lt. and Elijah Gray as 2nd Lt., who are to be obeyed and respected
accordingly. By order of the Commander in Chief
Anthony Lamb, Aid-de-Camp
Capt Champion ACKLEY and Abigail WOODWORTH were married on 1 January 1782 in Salisbury, Litchfield , Connecticut.5,125,173,174 Abigail WOODWORTH, daughter of Cyrenus WOODWORTH and Abigail CHATFIELD, was born on 15 July 1762 in Salisbury, Litchfield , Connecticut.378 She appeared in the census in 1790 in Vermont. She appeared in the census in 1820 in New York, United States. Abigail was living in 1820 in Rush, Ontario , New York.268 She died on 31 January 1840 at the age of 77 in Bristolville, Trumbull, Ohio, United States.173,378 She received a military pension in Connecticut174 pension # CT W5197
Capt Champion ACKLEY-2005 and Abigail WOODWORTH-2006 had the following children: