Mary Babcock

14 September 1737–3 August 1798 (Age 60)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Babcock was born on 14 September 1737, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Badcock, was 34 and her mother, Lydia Jenney, was 34. She married Edward Dexter on 1 December 1765, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 3 August 1798, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Barlow Cemetery, Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Dexter
Mary Babcock
Marriage: 1 December 1765
Mary Dexter
Edward Dexter
Eunice Dexter
James Dexter
Capt. Samuel Dexter
Anna Dexter
Mary Dexter
Noah Dexter

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1 December 1765
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 39

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

Age 39

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 49

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Mary Badcok, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Badcock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Badcock, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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