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Champlin, George A.

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Champlin, George A.
March 16, 2007 03:19PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, p. 357.

GEORGE A. CHAMPLIN is a native of Chautauqua County, N. Y., and was born
September 9, 1832. When three years old he, with his parents, Cyrus M.
and Amy Champlin, moved to Indiana, where, in Marshall County, he grew
to manhood. In 1851 he entered Center College, of Michigan, where he
pursued his studies four years, graduating in 1856. He immediately came
to Christian County, Ky., and for two years engaged in teaching at
Lafayette. He occupied his leisure hours in the study of law, which he
had previously begun. Later he entered the office of Phelps & McKee, of
Hopkinsville, under whose instructions he completed his preparatory
reading; was admitted to the bar in 1859, since which time he has been
connected with the Hopkinsville bar. In 1865 he formed a partnership
with J. W. McPherson, which continued until 1877. In 1866 he was
elected to the office of County Attorney, which he filled with
acceptance for a term of four years; was then elected to the office of
County Commissioner of Schools, a position he has since held, and for
which he has shown a marked fitness, and we deem it but just to say that
no man has done more for the pubic good that has been done by Mr.
Champlin in his policy of furthering the cause of public and popular
education. He is a Deacon in the Southern Presbyterian Church, and a
member of the Royal Arcanum of Hopkinsville; he was married in the city
of Hopkinsville in February, 1859, to Miss Mary Henry, daughter of
Daniel and Lucy (Green) Henry. She is a native of the county, and
descends from one of the pioneer families. To them have been born three
children, two of whom are deceased; the other, Green Henry Champlin, was
born in Hopkinsville July 20, 1863.

Champlin Phelps McKee McPherson Green Henry
Chautaugua-NY Marshall-IN MI

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