Polly Meecham Champlin

February 23, 1826–December 31, 1881

Born at Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; daughter of Elmira Bachelder and Elam Mecham. Died at Yorkshire, Harrison County, Iowa. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] Lyman De Platt, Nauvoo: Early Mormon Records Series, vol. 1 (Highland, UT: Lyman De Platt, 1980), 121. Dorris Lawton, “Marriage Index of Hancock County, Ill., 1829–1849,” vol. 1, p. 9, William J Champlin; from Hancock County Historical Society, Carthage, IL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 2016), Mary or Polly Meacham LH85-RF7 . 1870 U.S. census, Union, Harrison Co., Iowa, p. 2, Polly Champlin, NARA. 1880 U.S. census, Washington, Harrison Co., Iowa, ED 87, p. 11C, Poly Champlin, NARA. Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed Oct. 2013), memorial no. 64025067, Polly Maria ‘Mary’ Meacham Champlin; Champlin Cemetery, Yorkshire, IA.