Thankful Babcock

20 January 1758–
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Babcock was born on 20 January 1758, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Babcock Jr, was 31 and her mother, Joanna Dimmick, was 27.

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Family Time Line

John Babcock Jr
1726–1802
Joanna Dimmick
1730–1787
Timothy Babcock
1749–
Martha Babcock
1751–
Anne Babcock
1753–
Joun Badcock
1753–
Martha Badcock
1754–
Joanna Babcock
1755–1837
Thankful Babcock
1758–
Jonathan Babcock
1760–
Sarah Babcock
1762–
Ebenezer Babcock
1763–
Sylvanus Babcock
1765–1845

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 23

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Babb .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Thankful Badcock, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Birth Record for Thankful Badcock/Babcock 20 January 1758 Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut

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