John Champion Cemetery

Champion Cemetery marker

In 1850 at the age of 33, John Champion moved from South Carolina and lived in the home of James and Caroline Standefer on Brushy Creek. That year he married their daughter, Naomi Jane, and had seven children. The first marked burial in this cemetery is that of Naomi. He later married Mary Eliza Hotchkiss and fathered 12 more children. In 1909 at the age of 92, John was buried here, as were many family members, several unmarked graves. Children Calvin Whitfield and Corelia Josephene Champion reside in marked graves. In unmarked graves lie Pauline Brown Champion, Baby Champion, and Mr. and Mrs. Handley, who were employees of John Champion. Located one mile east of Parmer Lane on Brushy Creek Road, at the hike-and-bike trail.

John Champion Cemetery – Champion Cemetery located in ETJ East of Parmer Lane on Brushy Creek Rd. Contains John (Jack) Champion, his first wife Naomi, and two children plus other family members and two family employees. 1862.