Benjamin Champion
Born 1680? Isle of Wight Co. VA
Died 1735 Surry Co. VA
Elizabeth Williams

m. Surry Co. VA
b. 1664?

d. by Jun 16, 1736
Surry Co. VA


b. Surry Co. VA


b. Surry Co. VA

d. 1769
Halifax Co. NC

b. 1708
Surry Co. VA
d. 1780
Surry Co. VA

b. Surry Co. VA


b. Surry Co. VA

Isle of Wight County was originally known by an Indian name and became known as Isle of Wight in 1637 (see present day map for location). Surry County, which now borders to the northwest ( Map), was created from James City County in 1652 (see map showing Virginia about 1676).
By 1738, son Benjamin had moved to an area that became Edgecomb Co. NC. Edgecombe was formed in 1741 from Bertie County (See map of NC counties in 1740), then Halifax County was formed from part of Edgecombe. (See map showing Edgecombe and Halifax counties in 1760).
Daughter Anne married Benjamin Bell, who became the guardian of her orphaned sister Mary on Apr 21, 1736.
Corbitt, D. L., The formation of the N.C. counties, 1663-1943, Dept. Arch. & Hist, Raleigh NC, 1950, 323pp.
Holtzsclaw, B.C., "Judkins of Surry," in Boddie, John Bennett, Southside Virginia Families, v.2, pp. 287 ff.
Will of Benjamin Champion Sr., dated Apr 6, 1735, probated Sep 1735, in Davis, Eliza T., Wills and Administrations of Surry Co., VA, 1671-17501671-1750, Baltimore MD, Genealogical Publ. Co., 1980
Will of Samuel Judkins, dated Apr 13, 1740, probated Oct 15, 1740. Witnessed by: Wm. Edwards, Chas. Holt, Nich. Judkins, in Davis, Eliza T., Wills and Administrations of Surry Co., VA, 1671-1750, Baltimore MD, Genealogical Publ. Co., 1980, p.84.
Will of Wilmot Edgerton, dated Jan 4 1811, no probate, at Archives, Raleigh NC, cited in Abstracts of Warren Co., NC Will Books, Book no. 16, p.203.