An interesting cemetery for the Champion family lies near Shakertown in Mercer County, Kentucky. It's called the Champion Family Graveyard. The oldest Champion buried there is John Hawkins Champion, who was born Sept. 30, 1820 and died Jan. 29, 1905. His wife, Sarah Embry Munday Champion is also buried there along with three of their five children.
This branch of the Champion family is descended from James Champion, the brother of John, Elizabeth Joseph and Thomas Champion of Berkeley County, West Virginia.