Robert Babcock

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Babcock was born on 6 July 1773, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Babcock, was 28 and his mother, Mary Hinckley, was 22. He married Sally Gallup about 1795. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 April 1862, in Decatur, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in East Worcester Cemetery, East Worcester, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Robert Babcock
Sally Gallup
Marriage: about 1795
Silas Babcock
Sally Babcock
Hannah Babcock
Maria Babcock
Lois Babcock
Elias Babcock
Nathan Babcock

Sources (7)

  • Robert Babcock in household of Nathan Babcock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Babcock, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-31350-12422-89

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Historical Boundaries 1791: Otsego, New York, United States

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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