Sarah Ann Chadbourn Champion family letters
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Sarah Ann Chadbourn Champion family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Champion family.
Creator: Champion, Sarah Ann Chadbourn, -1873.
Title: Sarah Ann Chadbourn Champion family letters
Dates: circa 1830-1838
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0128

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah Ann Chadbourn (d. 1873) of Savannah was the daughter of Captain Jacob Chadbourn. She married John Newton Champion (1797-1845) on December 28, 1831. Champion was born in Massachusetts and moved to Savannah, Georgia to work in the mercantile business with his elder brother. Sarah Ann and John Champion moved from Savannah to Columbus, Ohio in 1835, where he opened a dry goods store under the name Champion and Lathrop. Mary Jane Champion was John's sister. Sarah's brother was Aaron Champion.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photocopies of four letters from members of the Champion family. Individuals represented in the letters include Mary Jane Champion, Jacob Chadbourn, Andrew Chadbourn, Aaron Champion, and Elizabeth Champion. The letters discuss news of family and friends.

Index Terms

Champion family.
Champion, Sarah Ann Chadbourn, -1873.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from descendant of creators.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Sarah Ann Chadbourn Champion family letters, MS 128, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of A.B.C. Rowe, 1959.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Aaron Champion letter to his niece Elizabeth, circa 1830 November 30 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Savannah. News of family and friends.
Andrew Chadbourn letter to his sister, Sarah Ann Champion, 1833 September 5 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from New York. News of his family.
Mary Jane Champion letter to her sister-in-law, Sarah Ann Chadbourn Champion, 1836 July 6
Sent from Savannah. News of family and friends.
Jacob Chadbourn letter to his daughter Sarah Ann Chadbourn Champion, 1836 October 16 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Savannah. news of himself and other members of the family. Postscript to niece, Abby Ann.