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Nearby Lake Champlain was an important military and trade route during the colonial period. The lake and the town were named in honor of Samuel de Champlain, who first surveyed the area in 1609. It was part of Canada until 1763, and became part of the United States in 1783.
The town was formed in 1788, the same year the county was established. In 1799, the town was reduced by the formation of the town of Chateaugay (now in Franklin County). The founding of the towns of Chazy and Mooers in 1804 further reduced Champlain.
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The town of Champlain was formed in 1788, the same year the county was established.
1836 - Champlain
CHAMPLAIN, organised 7th March, 1788; since modified; distant from Albany, N. 185, from Plattsburg, 18, miles; surface on the E. level, resting on secondary limestone; on the W. hilly; soil clay loam on granitic rock, generally fertile and well cultivated; drained by Chazy river, furnishing mill power advantageously used at the village of Champlain; a short distance above its mouth it receives the Corbeau river, a much smaller stream. Champlain, Rouse's Point, Perrysville, and Corbeau, are post villages. Champlain, upon the State road, on the left bank of the Chazy, 5 miles from Lake Champlain, contains 1 Presbyterian, 1 Methodist, churches, 1 grist mill with 4 runs of stones; 3 saw mills, 1 cupola furnace, tannery, carding and cloth dressing mill, 1 temperance house, but no licensed tavern, 5 stores, and about 40 dwellings. Rouse's Point, 23 miles N. from Plattsburg, has a good port, 2 docks and store houses, a Methodist church, 1 temperance public house, 3 stores, tannery, and 20... Read MORE...
1854 - Champlain
Champlain, a post-township at the northern extremity of Lake Champlain, in Clinton county, New York. Population, 5067.
Champlain, a post-village in the above township, about 164 miles N. by E. from Albany, on Chazy river, and on the Northern railroad, which connects Rouse's Point with Ogdensburg. One newspaper is published here.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1862 - Champlain
CHAMPLAIN was formed March 7, 1788. Chateaugay (Franklin County) was taken off in 1799, and Mooers and Chazy in 1804. It is the north-east corner town of the County and lies upon Lake Champlain. Its surface is generally level with a slight inclination towards the lake. The Great Chazy or Champlain River flows in a winding course, nearly twice through the town and discharges its . waters into King's Bay. It is navigable to Champlain village for vessels of light draught. Corbeau Creek, its tributary, is the other principal stream. Point an Fer (Fire Point) and Stony Point are two capes projecting into the lake. The soil is a clay or clayey loam. Champlain Village, upon the Chazy river, near the north line of the town, is the seat of the Champlain Academy, two founderies, one of them for the manufactory of car wheels, a linen factory, planing mill, carriage factory, several stores and an excellent hotel. It is an important station on the O. R R. A large amount of lumber carried east by... Read MORE...
1895 - Champlain
Champlain, a post-village of Clinton co., N.Y., is on the Chazy River, in Champlain township, and on the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad, 114 miles E. by N. from Ogdensburg, 4 miles W. of Rouse's Point, and about 20 miles N. of Plattsburg. It contains 4 churches, the Champlain Academy, a national bank, 2 foundries, a carriage-factory, a planing-mill, &c. Two newspapers are published here. Lumber is exported from this place by the Chazy River, which is navigable. Pop. 1850.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Champlain, a post-township (town) of Clinton CO., N.Y., is bounded on the E. by Lake Champlain, and is the extreme northeastern part of the state. It contains the villages of Champlain and Rouse Point. Pop. in 1900 4748.
Champlain, a banking post-village of Clinton co., N.Y., is on the Chazy River, in Champlain township (town), and on the Rutland R., 114 miles E. by N. of Ogdensburg. It has manufactories of iron, boats, agricultural implements, etc. Pop. in 1900, 1311.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Champlain, New York, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Champlain.
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Louis MARNEY (29 July 1724, Poitiers, France - 1810, Champlain, New York, USA)
Basile Pierre NADEAU (1 April 1754, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier) - 11 July 1841, Champlain, New York, USA)
Paul Hippolyte MONET (4 April 1798, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 25 August 1872, Champlain, New York, USA)
Andre FOUCREAU (19 January 1805, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité) - 27 June 1874, Champlain, New York, USA)
François "Frank" LAROCHE "STONE" (12 June 1818, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 2 April 1894, Champlain, New York, USA)
Pierre (Peter) BERTRAND (January 1826, , Canada - 1909, Champlain, New York, USA)
Betsey Elizabeth MATOTT (26 October 1827, Champlain, New York, USA - 6 August 1921, Chazy, New York, USA (Sciota))
Matilda H DUNN (June 1840, Bakersfield, Vermont, USA - 22 December 1917, Champlain, New York, USA)
Celia PECOR (December 1841, , Canada - 1920, Champlain, New York, USA)
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Seymour EGGLESTON (30 May 1782 - 22 August 1862) and Hilda MOORE (18 December 1784 - 8 April 1870) married 18 September 1805
Frank LITTLE (24 August 1833 - ) and Philomene LEROUX dite CARDINAL (2 April 1839 - 17 November 1913) married 29 June 1858
Joseph POISSANT dit GLAUDE (December 1835 - ) and Laura Eleonore ALLARD (June 1844 - ) married 2 August 1873
Felix VASHRO (11 July 1850 - 3 July 1914) and Josephine DUCHARME (20 September 1863 - 4 February 1910) married 1 August 1881
Cyprien Mederic (Frederick) RIVET (27 October 1865 - 22 June 1937) and Elizabeth THOMPSON (1 May 1867 - 25 December 1956) married 22 June 1890
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