Silas Babcock

Brief Life History of Silas

When Silas Babcock was born on 31 December 1734, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Samuel Babcock, was 37 and his mother, Ann Pendleton, was 31. He married Phebe Wood on 4 May 1749, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 6 March 1797, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Babcock
1734–1797
Phebe Wood
1732–1794
Marriage: 4 May 1749
Sarah Babcock
1751–1800
Elijah Babcock
1751–1824
David William Babcock
1756–1812
Benjamin Babcock
Eunice Babcock
1754–
Seviah Babcock
1758–
Phineas Babcock
1760–1771
Elishu Babcock
1762–1844
Silas Babcock
1764–1838
Jonathan Babcock
1764–1849
Phoebe Babcock
1766–
Hannah Babcock
1768–
John Babcock
1770–
Esther Babcock
1774–1851
Darias Babcock
1777–

Sources (8)

  • Silas Babcock, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Silas Babcock, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Silas Babcock, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (4)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): although the first element of this name would suggest it is derived from the Middle English personal name Babb (see Babb ), apparently it is a post-medieval form of Badcock, from the Middle English personal name Badecok, a pet form of Bade (see Bade ) + the diminutive suffix -cok. There is no reason why a Middle English Babbecok, a pet form of Babb (itself a pet form of Barbara ), should not have existed, but evidence has yet to be found.

History: James Babcock settled in Portsmouth, RI, in 1642.

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

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