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Seymour, b. Oct. i, 1807.

Julius, b. Apr. i, 1809.

Frances, b. June 10, 1810.

Dolly, b. Jan. 21, 1812.

Julia, b. Aug. 16, 1813.

William Sheldon, b. Jan. 26, 1815.

Bethia Hurd, b. Jan. 14, 1817.

Herman, b. June 29, 1818.

Joseph Merrill, b. Jan. 16, 1820.

Samuel Henry, b. Oct. 11, 1821.

Silas Reed, b. May 11, 1823; d. Aug. 27, T826.

Lucy Olivia, b. May 23, 1825.

Marcus Lansing, b. Oct. 20, 1827.

Elizabeth Miller, b. Jan. 10, 1829.

Hon. George Reed Babcock, eldest son and child of William
and Julia (Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, Ontario
County, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1806. He m. in Buffalo, N. Y., May
13, 1835, Mary Bradley Potter, daughter of Gen. Heman B.
and Electa (Miller) Potter. She was b. in Buffalo, N. Y.,
Oct. 7, 1815, and d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1877. It
affords the writer great pleasure to publish the following bio-
graphical sketch verbatim, as prepared by the Hon. George
Reed Babcock's daughter, Mrs. Emily B. Alward, of Buf-
falo, N. Y. :

"George Reed Babcock, the subject of the following sketch,
was not the least worthy of those of his name wdio have a
claim to be remembered in this work. He was born in the
town of Gorham, Ontario County, N. Y., on the 20th day of
Sept., 1806, the eldest of the fifteen children of William and
Julia Reed Babcock. His early education was such as he could
obtain in the neighboring public schools and academies, and, at
the age of seventeen, he taught in the district school scholars
much older than himself. In 1824, he came to Buffalo to visit
in the family of Heman B. Potter, who was his cousin by mar-
riage. It was in the Courthouse, on the occasion of the trial
of the three Thayers, which was conducted on the part of the
people by his future father-in-law. Gen. Potter, then District
Attorney, that he resolved to become a lawyer. He entered
his law^ office, read law the required time, and was admitted to
the Bar in 1829. At the time of his decease, in 1876, he was
the oldest member of the Bar of Erie County. Soon after his
admission, he entered into partnership with Gen. Potter, and.

Isaiah Babcock, Sr., and His Descendants. 63

ill 1835, iiiarrietl his eldest daughter. From that time for-
ward, he became prominently identified with all the public in-
terests of the county and city of Buffalo. He was never in any
sense a politician, or sought public honors. His political pro-
fessions were always with the Whigs and afterward with the
Republican party. He was elected to serve the State in both
Assembly and Senate for repeated terms from 1845 to 1854.
As one of the many instances of his usefulness in the discharge
of these public functions, it may be said that he was the author,
and, with his own hand drafted, the railroad act of 1852, the
basis of all railway development of the State to-day, and the
very essence of the railroad law of the State as it stands in
the present revision. His knowledge of public men and affairs
was very great, and embraced the eventful period in State
politics which presented the formation of the Republican party.
In 1876 he was appointed by Gov. Tilden as member of the
Commission to inspect the State Prisons and suggest reforms
in their management and discipline thought necessary, and,
although advanced in years, he willingly entered upon the
work glad of a further opportunity to serve his fellow-men.
He was engaged in this onerous duty when stricken with death
on the 22d of Sept., 1876. in the State Prison at Danne-
mora, Clinton County, N. Y. This imperfect sketch of the
principal events in his public life would be most incomplete
without some mention of his remarkable character. Although
so well fitted to serve in prominent positions and to compete
with his contemporaries in the possession of public honors for
which he had no ambition, with him it may be truly said that
'the post of honor is a private station.' It was in the home, in
intercourse with his friends, that he best exhibited his well-
balanced character. He was conspicuous among them for his
unusual intellectual powers, his large acquirements, and what
(in the strong language of one who knew him) certainly is
his best legacy, his unsurpassed and utter probity. He was
more remarkable for what the general public did not know of
him than for what was outwardly manifested in him. With-
out being a man of genius, he was a man of very great ability.
His mind was not of a brilliant order, but was broad, sound,
and sedate. He had rare common sense, remarkable powers of
observation, a prodigious memory, great reasoning powers,
and an instinctive idea of the right in all cases. He was a
veritable encyclopedia, with never a suggestion of pedantry in
his intercourse wnth men, in nothing superficial. Self-assertion
was an attribute foreign to his nature. The wealth and hon-

64 Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants.

esty of his mind and the simpHcity and purity of his heart
found harmonious expression in the personal dignity and se-
renity of his manners. His daily hfe spoke to all in his daily
praises, and, during the long years in which he lived, no stain
was seen cast upon the spotless purity of his honored name.
Such a character comes but once in many years to illustrate
the wisdom, sweetness, and majesty of which a human life is

Mrs. George Reed Babcock was a highly educated and cul-
tured lady. Her genealogical writings of the Babcock family
were very extensively known.

Children, b. in Buffalo, N. Y. :

Emily Wight, b. Aug. 21, 1836.
Elizabeth Grant, b. Feb. 5, 1839.
Heman Bradley, b. Oct. 28, 1840.

Emily Wight Babcock, eldest child of the Hon. George
Reed and Mary Bradley (Potter) Babcock, was b. in Buffalo,
N. Y., Aug. 21, 1836. She m. in London, England, Oct. 31,
1865, Dennis R. Alward, son of Nathaniel and Betsey (Free-
man) Alward. He was b. in Scipio, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1830, and
d. in Auburn, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1892.

Children :

Mary, b. London, England, Aug. 28, 1866.
Henry Stuart, b. Buffalo, Mar. 22, 1868.
Charles Francis Adams, b. Auburn, Mar. 8, 1872.

Charles Francis Adams Alward, last born to Dennis R.
Alward and Emily Wight (Babcock) Alward, was b. in Au-
burn, N. Y., Mar. 8, 1872. He m. in Lancaster, N. Y., Oct.
10, 1895, Leetta Eaton, She was b. in Chicago, 111., Jan. 23,

Children :

Elizabeth, b. Lancaster, N. Y., July 28, 1896.
Francis, b. Buffalo, N. Y., June 9, 1899.

Heman Bradley Potter Babcock, last born to Hon. George
Reed and Mary Bradley (Potter) Babcock, was b. in Buffalo,
N. Y., Oct. 28, 1840. He m. Nov. 26, 1863, Sally Harwood,
daughter of Rear Admiral Andrew A. Harwood, U. S. Navy.
She was b. in Bladensburg, Feb. 6, 1.843.

Heman Bradley Potter Babcock was a physician. Passed
Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy, and was Assistant Secretary
of Legation, London, England, when Charles Francis Adams
was the American Minister.

Isaiah Babcock, Sr., and His Descendants. 65

Children :

Allen Harwood, b. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1865.
George Reed, b. Oakland, Cal., July 10, 1871.

Dr. Babcock d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1878, and his
widow m. (2) Henshaw Ward, of Oakland, Cal.

Allen Harwood Babcock, eldest child of Dr. Heman B.
Potter Babcock and Sally (Harwood) Babcock, was b. in Buf-
falo, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1865. He m. Mary Barker Folger, Sept.
I, 1890. She was the daughter of John B. Folger, of Boston,

Child :

Thomas Folger Babcock, b. Oakland, Cal., July 27, 1893.

Seymour Babcock, second child b. to William and Julia
(Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, Ontario County, N. Y.,
Oct. I, 1807. He d. Dec. 7, 1829.

Julius Babcock, third child of William and Julia (Reed)
Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, Ontario County, N. Y., Apr. i,
1809. He m. Apr. 8, 1835, in Phelps, N. Y., Margaret Mor-
row, who d. Aug. 19, 1858.

Children :

Charles Grandison Finney, b. Phelps, N. Y., July 11, 1836.
Mary Jane, b. Ionia, Mich.. Aug. 27, 1838.
Ellen Morrow, b. Phelps, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1843.
Julius Lackey, b. Phelps, N. Y., June 16, 1845.

Julius Babcock m. (2) Maria Robinson, of Lowell, Mich.
They had one daughter, b. Dec. 31, 1856, in Lowell, Mich.
She m. Frank Fox, of Lowell. They had four children. All
dead but one daughter, living with her parents. Grand Rapids,

Julius Lackey Babcock, fourth child of Julius and Margaret
(Morrow) Babcock, was b. at Phelps, N. Y., June 16, 1846.
He m. in Ionia, Mich., Oct. 17, 1882, Martha A. Taylor,
daughter of Palmer H. and Arabella (Jackson) Taylor. She
was b. in Ionia, Mich., June 8, 1857. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock
now reside in Battle Creek, la.

Children, b. at Battle Creek, la. :

Beulah A., b. Oct. 15, 1883.
Lucy T., b. Mar. 30, 1886.

Frances Babcock, fourth child of William and Julia (Reed)
Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., June 10, 18 10. She m.
in Canandaigua, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1830, Philo Bates. He was

66 Isaiah Babcock, Sr., and His Descendants.

b. near Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1797, and d. in Ionia,
Mich., Dec. 20, 1838. She d. in Hopewell, Ontario County,
N. Y., June 19, 1836.
Children :

George Philo, b. Hopewell, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1832; d. Feb. 4, 1835.
William Stephen, b. Hopewell, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1834.
Frances Bethia, b. Hopewell, N. Y., May 16, 1836; d. Jackson,

William Stephen Bates, second child of Frances (Babcuck)
Bates and Philo Bates, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Oct. 4,
1834. He m. in Grand Blanc, Mich., May 18, 1864, Eliza
Ann, daughter of H. and Eliza (Butter) Goodnow. She was
b. in Le Roy, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1834.

Children :

Frances E., b. Missoula, Mont., May 13, 1867.
Harry Philo, b. Ionia, Mich., Feb. 11, 1870.
Harriet Goodnow, b. Ionia, Mich., Nov. 22, 1875.

Dolly Babcock, fifth child of William and Julia (Reed)
Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1812. It is no-
ticed that after the decease of her sister Frances, June 19,
1836, the following Sept. 17, 1836, she m. her former brother-
in-law, Philo Bates. He d. Dec. 20, 1838. They had one
child :

Philo Thomson, b. Sept. 5, 1837.

Dolly (Babcock) Bates m. (2) Rev. George C. Overhiser.
Feb. 18. 1841. He was b. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Oct. 16,
181 1. The Rev. George C. Overhiser went to Ionia, Mich., in
1839, as a Methodist Evangelist. After marriage, he became
a farmer, then minister again, then changed to Congregational
work, he moved to Bristol, N. Y., then to Binghamton, N. Y.,
and back to Ionia, where he d. One of their children d. in the
Civil War.

Children :

George Eugene, b. Tonia, Mich., Mar. 16, 1842 ; d. Binghamton,

N. Y., Julv 25, 1863.
Elizabeth Miller, b. Ionia, Mich., Feb. 19, 1848.
James Harvey, b. Paupose, Mich., Nov. 19, 1852; d. Ionia, Mich.,

Aug. I, 1892.

Elizabeth Miller Overhiser, second child of George C. and
Dolly (Babcock) Bates Overhiser, was b. in Ionia, Mich.. Feb,
19, 1848. She m. Arthur Henry Tibbitts. He was b. in Ionia,
Mich., July 20, 1842. Mr, Tibbitts was in the War of the

Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants. 67

Rebellion for three years from July, 1862, until the surrender
of Lee. He was in the Fifth Corps, Battery D, Artillery, in
the regular army.

Children, b. in Ionia, Mich. :

Ada M., b. Oct. 23, 1870.
George C, b. Feb. 19, 1879.

Julia Babcock, sixth child of William and Julia (Reed)
Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Aug". 16, 1813. She m.
Reuben W. Stevens. He d. Nov. 18, 1837, at Phelps, N. Y.
She d. in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Child :

Julia Frances, b. Phelps, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1836; m. Charles Rennie,
Binghamton, N. Y.

William Sheldon Babcock, seventh child of William and
Julia (Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Jan. 26,
181 5. He m. in Ashford, Conn., Oct. 24, 1842, Caroline
Whaley, who was daughter of Alfred and Esther Palmer
Whaley. She was b. in Ashford, Conn., Nov. 27, 18 — . Wil-
liam Sheldon Babcock d. in Cincinnati, O., Sept. 16, 1859.

Children :

Frederic Whaley, b. Logansport, Ind., 1844.
Jean William, b. Toledo, O., Jan. 9, 1848.

Mrs. Caroline (Whaley) Babcock m. (2) J. O. Tesner,
and is now living in Port Orange, Fla.

Frederic Whaley Babcock, eldest child of W^illiam Sheldon
and Caroline (\\^haley) Babcock, was b. in Logansport, Ind.,
in 1844. He m. in Vincennes, Ind., 1871, Celia Taylor. He
d. in 1899.


Jean William, b. Nov. ii, T872.
William Sheldon, b. July 2, 1874.
Frederick Whaley, b. Mar. 14, 1876.
Caroline, b. Feb. 4, 1878.
Sidney Tuttle. b. Nov. 30, 1879; d. 1900.
Cecil Taylor, b. Dec. 17, 1881.
Isaac Tesner, b. Sept. 20, 1883.
Emily Margaret, b. Oct. 2^^, 1885.
Willa M., b. May 11, 1888.

Jean Babcock, last child born to William Sheldon and Caro-
line (Whaley) Babcock, was b. in Toledo, O., Jan. 9, 1848.
She m. in Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1877, Sidney Tuttle, son
of George W. and Ruth (Wey) Tuttle. He was b. in Shanda-

68 Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants.

ken, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1845. Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle reside in
Bloomington, 111. They have no children.

Bethia Hurd Babcock, eighth child of William and Julia
(Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1817;
d. May 27, 1836, in Lockport, N. Y.

Herman Babcock, ninth child of William and Julia (Reed)
Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1818. He m.
Adeline Bromley, May [t,, 1845, in Ionia, Mich. She d. Oct.

28, 1901, in Petoskey, Mich. He is also dead.
Children, b. at Ionia, Mich. :

James, b. ; m. Lucia Young, Jan. 28, 1876.

Hattie A., b. .

Jessie F., b. .

Richard, b. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Gish, Oct. 30, 1880.

Richard Babcock, last born to Herman and Adeline (Brom-
ley) Babcock, was b. in Ionia, Mich. He m. Miss Mary Eliza-
beth Gish, Oct. 30, 1880.

Children, b. at Petoskey, Mich. :

Frances Ellen, b. Jan. 31, 1883.
Marion Ester, b. May 10, 1895.

Joseph Merrill Babcock, tenth child of William and Julia

(Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1820.

He m. Harriet M. Clark, Dec. 18, 1845. She was sister to

Mrs. Lucy O. Clark's husband. He d. June 9, 1885, in
Lowell, Mich.

Children, b. in Ionia, Mich. :

Edward Seymour, b. Aug. 21, 1847; m. Ida Tucker.

Jennie Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1853; d. July 29, 1855.

Harriet Clark, b. Apr. 14, i860; lives Grand Haven, Mich.

Samuel H. Babcock, eleventh child of William and Julia
(Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1821.
He m. in Ionia, Mich., Emily Yeomans, daughter of Erastus
and Phoebe (Arnold) Yeomans. He d. in Ionia, Mich., June

29, 1885.
Child :

Julia Marian, b. Ionia, Mich., Mar. 9, 1857.

Samuel Henry Babcock m. (2) Elon Dolphin. No issue
of record.

Silas Reed, twelfth child of William and Julia (Reed) Bab-
cock, was b, in Hopewell, N. Y., May 11, 1823, and d. there
Aug. 27, 1826.


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Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants. 69

Lucy Olivia, thirtcentli child of William and Julia (Reed)
Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., May 23, 1825. vShe m.
in Ionia, Mich., Jan. 15, 1852, Edward O. Clark, son of
Joshua and Mary (Andrews) Clark. He was b. in Trumans-
burg, N. Y., Dec. 21, 18 16, and d. in Ionia, Ionia County,
Mich., July 10, 1885. Mrs. Lucy Olivia (Babcock) Clark is
still living-, and the writer desires here to thank her for records
neatl}', accurately, and nicely written, sent to him of her

Children, b. in Ionia, Mich.:

George Babcock, b. Mar. 15, 185.^; d. July 22, 1855.
William Joshua, b. Aug. 30, 1854; d. May 24, 1861.
Mary, b. July 15, 1856; m. Louis E. Rowley.
Edward Morris, b. Feb. 12, 1864.
Julia Elizabeth, b. Oct. 17, 1865; d. Jan. 3, 1874.
Lucy Olivia, b. Dec. 31, 1869; d. Jan. 4, 1870.

]\Iarcus Lansing- Babcock, fourteenth child of William and
Julia (Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N. Y., Oct. 20,
1827. He m. in Cassopolis, Mich., Dec. 31, 1855, Sarah

Children, b. in Ionia, ]\Iich. :

Nettie E., b. Dec. 25, 1858; d. Aug. 27, 1859.

George Mead, b. June 15, i860.

William ; d in Dakota.

Homer; d. Ovid, Mich.

Ralph. Was in Minnesota, do not know where.

George Mead Babcock, second child of Marcus Lansing
Babcock and Sarah (Mead) Babcock, was b. in Ionia, Mich.,

June 15, i860. He m. in Dakota, Emma . Now lives in


Children :


Elizabeth Miller Babcock, fifteenth child and last born to
William and Julia (Reed) Babcock, was b. in Hopewell, N.
Y., June 10, 1829. She m. in Ionia, Mich., Oct. 29, 1850,
Harvey Harter, Mr. Harter d. Oct. 20, 1892.

Children, b. in Ionia, Mich. :

William Babcock, b. Sept. 29. 1851.

Frank Harvey, b. Nov. 29, 1852.

Julia Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1854; m. Charles Gillett, Dec. ir, 1878.

Frances Bates, b. Dec. 27, 1855; d. July 28. 1871.

Carrie Brown, b. Jan. 19, 1857; d. Oct. 7, 1874.

Frederick Michael, b. Aug. 6, 1858.

70 Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants.

Lucy Olivia, b. Jan. 31, 1861 ; d. June 15, 1869.
Benjamin Seymour, b. Jan. 20, 1864; d. July 26, 1865.

William Babcock Harter, eldest child of Harvey and Eliza-
beth M. (Babcock) Harter, was b. in Ionia, Mich., Sept. 29,

185 1. He m. in Grand Rapids, Helen Maud Boice, Nov. 14,
1878. He d. in Denver, Colo., Oct. 9, 1893.

Children :

Helen Maude, b. Apr. 3. 1880.

Eugene Boice, b. July 16, 1884; d. Denver, Colo., May 7, 1898.

Frank Harvey Harter, second child of Harvey and Eliza-
beth M. (Babcock) Harter, was b. in Ionia, Mich., Nov. 29,

1852. He m. Alice Hammond, Jan. 25, 1882.

Julia Elizabeth Harter, third child of Harvey and Elizabeth
M. (Babcock) Harter, was b. in Ionia, Mich., Feb. 3, 1854.
She m. Charles Gillett, Dec. 11, 1878.

Children, b. in Ionia, Mich. :

Frances Harter, b. Sept. 25, 1879.
Howard Townsend, b. Jan. 22, 1887.

Frederick Michael Harter, last b. to Harvey and Elizabeth
M. (Babcock) Harter, was b. in Ionia, Mich., Aug., 1858. He
m. Ida Udell, Aug. 7, 1882, in Dakota.

Child, b. in Dakota:

Jessie Gertrude, b. Aug. 7, 1883. Now res. at Roaring Brook, Colo

Olivia Babcock, eleventh child of George and Susanna
(Sheldon) Babcock, was b. in Partridgefield (now Hinsdale
and Peru), Mass., Oct. 13, 1787. She was m. three times:
(i) to Pliny Ashley Field; (2) to Isaac Jennings; (3) to
Dr. John R. Mitchell.

Olivia Babcock m. first at Black Rock, now Buffalo, N. Y.,
Sept. 17, 1810, Pliny Ashley Field. Mr. Field was b. in Ver-
mont, June 2, 1783, and was drowned in Niagara River, May
31, 1817. His widow d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1858.

Children, b. at Black Rock, now Buffalo, N. Y. :

Charlotte Ann. b. Oct. 6. 181 1; d. Bufifalo, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1813.

Capt. George Pliny, b. Nov. 11, 1813; m. Elizabeth Elliott Vose,
Apr. 18, 1842. She was b. July 29, 1813. and d. in Milton, Mass.,
July 20, 1896. He was killed in battle in Mexico, Sept. 21, 1846.

Caroline Augusta, b. Oct. 3, 1815.

Charlotte Olivia, b. Aug. 26, 1817; m. James Dennison Sawyer,
Buffalo, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1841.

I have no record of children of Mrs. Field's other marriages.
Dr. John R. Mitchell, her last husband, d. Feb. 10, 1858.

Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants. yi

Caroline Augusta Field, third child of Pliny Ashley Field
and Olivia (Babcock) Field, was b. at Black Rock, now Buf-
falo, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1815. She m. at Buffalo, N. Y., July 20,
1 83 1, George Hedge. He was b. Apr. 9, 1799, and d. at Buf-
falo, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1859.

Children, b. at Buffalo, N. Y. :

Caroline Elizabeth, b. Apr. 24, 1832.

George Field, b. Mar. 23, 1835; m. (i) Henrietta E. Ilendlen,

i860; m. (2) Mary J. Baird, Buffalo, N. Y., June 25, 1873. He

d. Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1902.
Charles Lyman, b. Feb. 9, 1841 ; res. Syracuse, N. Y.
Charlotte Olivia, b. Jan. 16, 1843 ; d. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1843.

Caroline Elizabeth Hedge, eldest child of George and Caro-
line Augusta (Field) Hedge, m. at Buffalo, N. Y., Jared
Hyde Tilden, Oct, 3, 1855. He was the son of Thomas Brown
Tilden and Abby H. (Hyde) Tilden. He w^as b. at Franklin,
Conn., Apr. 30, 1828. and d. at Buffalo, N. Y., June 14, 1902,

Children, b. in Buffalo, N. Y. :

Caroline Olivia, b. Aug. 17, 1857.
George Thomas Morrow, b. Apr. 24, 1861.
Charlotte Sawyer, b. Feb. 18, 1863.
Hyde Field, b. Apr. 13, 1875.

Caroline Olivia Tilden, m. at Buffalo, N. Y,, Sept. 22, 1880,
Harry J. Colman. He was b. in Watertown, N. Y., May 26,

Children, b. in Buffalo, N. Y. :

Mabel Tilden Colman, b. May 9, 1881.
George Tilden Colman, b. Jan. 3, 1888.

Charles Lyman Hedge, third child of George and Caroline
Augusta (Field) Hedge, was b. in Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 9,
184T. He m. twice: (i) Kate Stella Mills, in Buffalo, N.
Y., June 22, 1864. She d. in Aug., 1866. No issue. Married
(2) Julia Augusta Wheeler, Feb. 9, 1869. She was b. in
Greenfield, O., Sept. 2, 1844.

Child, b. in Buffalo, N. Y. :

Agnes, b. Mar. 20, 1874; m. Rupert Hughes, Dec. 13, 1893.

Charlotte Olivia Field, fourth child of Pliny Ashley Field
and Olivia (Babcock) Field, w^as b. at Black Rock, now Buf-
falo, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1817. She m. James Dennison Saw^yer,
in Buffalo, N. Y,, Mar. 29, 1841. He was b. Sept. 17, 1813.
and d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1881. Mrs. Sawyer d. in
Buffalo, Jan. 12, 1877.

72 Isaiah Bahcock, Sr., and His Descendants.

Children :

James Field, b. Oct. 8, 1842; d. Aug. 22, 1845.

Elizabeth Vose Field, b. June 5, 1847; m. George W. Parkhurst,

Buffalo, N. Y., July 16, 1889.
George Pliny, b. Jan. 26, 1851; m. Ida M. Wilcox, of New

Haven, Conn., May 6, 1874.
Ida Olivia, b. July 8, 1853; d. May 14, 1888.
William Babcock, b. Apr. 27, 1856; d. Nov. 7, 1880.

John Babcock, fifth child of Isaiah, Sr., and Elizabeth
(Plumb) Babcock, was b. in Stonington, Conn., Nov. 13,
1752. He removed with his parents to Partridgefield (now
Hinsdale and Peru), Berkshire County, Mass., in the year

1772. He m. in Partridgefield, Eunice . Her surname

is supposed to be Rockwell, daughter of Major Elisha and
Eunice Rockwell. Her supposed parents are buried in Peru
Hill Cemetery, Peru, Mass. They have inscribed gravestones.
With much difficulty the gravestone of her mother was copied,
as follows: "Mrs. Eunice wife of Elisha Rockwell died Nov.
8th." The balance of the stone was so deep in the soil that
the remainder of the inscription is not decipherable. The
gravestone of Major Elisha Rockwell was so deeply buried
in the soil that its inscription could not be copied. The chil-
dren of John and Eunice (Rockwell) Babcock, b. in Par-
tridgefield, Mass., and recorded upon the church records ot
the First Congregational Church of Hinsdale, Mass., were as
follows :

Phebe Rockwell; baptized July, 1798.
Roswell; -baptized July, 1798.
Triphesa; baptized July, 1798.
Reuben ; baptized July, 1798.
Polly; baptized July, 1798.
Betsey; baptized July, 1798.

The above children were baptized by the Rev. Mr. Leland.
The town records of Partridgefield record John Babcock as
follows :

"1773. Elected at Town Meeting Surveyor of Highways."
"Mar. 14th, 1775. Town Meeting. Elected Hog Reave."
"Mar. 5th, 1 78 1. Town Meeting. Elected Suveyor of

''July 13th, 1 78 1. Town Meeting. Voted to accept road

running to John Babcock's giving

up the old road to Samuel and John


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"Mar. 5th, 1781. Town Meeting. Elected Surveyor of

"Mar. 4th, 1782. Town Meeting. Elected Surveyor of

"1799. Town Meeting. Elected Surveyor of


It is noticed by the above that John Babcock and his family
were in Partridgefield, Mass., probably as late as 1800, which
was at least five years after his father and brothers' families
had removed from there.

In the office of the Register of Deeds, Pittsfield, Mass., are
recorded the following deeds :

Vol. 21. Page 395 of Deeds.

"May 2nd, 1777. Isaiah Babcock, of Partridgefield, to
John Babcock, of same place, for £25 52 acres of land in

Witnesses. Isaiah Babcock."

George Babcock.

Ana X Nichols.

"July 29th, 1785. John and his brother Elisha conveyed to
Nathaniel Tracy for £150, 47/^ acres of land in Partridge-

Witnesses. Elisha Babcock.

Isaiah Babcock. John Babcock."

Cornelius Thayer.

"Jan. 25th, 1787. His father. Isaiah Babcock. conveyed to
him as follows : One certain Tract or parcel of land Situate
in the Township of Partridgefield aforesaid, Being part of
Lot No. 2 Butted and Bounded as follows : viz : Beginning
at the northwest corner of said lot running south 20° west
within 96 rods of the south line, thence east 20° south 74
rods and 17 links, thence north 20° east to Jonas Babcock's
northwest Corner, thence East 20°, south 611 rods to a Stake
and Stones, thence North 20° East to the northwest corner of
said lot, thence to the first mentioned Bounds, also three acres
in the southwest corner of lot No. 3 the land on the south

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