Alpheus Gilbert Babcock

9 December 1824–22 March 1891 (Age 66)
Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Alpheus Gilbert

When Alpheus Gilbert Babcock was born on 9 December 1824, in Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Ezra Babcock, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Brown, was 26. He married Deborah S Durfee. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison, Madison, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 22 March 1891, in Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Madison Village Cemetery, Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States.

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Alpheus Gilbert Babcock
Deborah S Durfee
William G. Babcock
Adelia Durfee Babcock
Albert E. Babcock
Franklin Orlando Babcock
Charles Lynn Babcock

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    Hannah Brown




    Laura T. Babcock


    Roxie B. Babcock


    Mary Ann Babcock


    Henry Webb Babcock



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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Alpheus Babcock, "United States Census, 1880"
  • A S Babcock, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • A G Babcock, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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