Zerah Babbitt

1784–20 May 1871 (Age 87)
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Zerah

When Zerah Babbitt was born in 1784, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lemuel Babbitt, was 25 and his mother, Lucy Dunning, was 25. He married Rebecca Hedges before 1814. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 20 May 1871, in Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Zerah Babbitt
Rebecca Hedges
Marriage: before 1814
Polly Ann Babbitt
Rebecca M. Babbitt
Jeannette S. Babbitt
Ruby M. Babbitt
Eliza M. Babbit
Angeline M. Babbitt

Spouse and Children

before 1814


    Polly Ann Babbitt



    Eliza M. Babbit



    Rebecca M. Babbitt


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

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.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 4

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English:1 from the personal name Babot, a medieval pet form of Barbara, or Bobet, a pet form of Robert . 2 Alternatively, perhaps, a nickname from Middle English dialect babbit ‘baby’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zerah Babbitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Zerah Babbit, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Zerah Babbitt, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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