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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Silas Babcock
Phebe Wood
Marriage: 4 May 1749
Sarah Babcock
Elijah Babcock
David William Babcock
Benjamin Babcock
Eunice Babcock
Seviah Babcock
Phineas Babcock
Elishu Babcock
Silas Babcock
Jonathan Babcock
Phoebe Babcock
Hannah Babcock
John Babcock
Esther Babcock
Darias Babcock

Sources (8)

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

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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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