Adam Babcock (c.1740 - 1817)

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Birthplace: Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, USA
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Managed by: Judith Owen
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About Adam Babcock

From Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock 1903, p 67: Adam Babcock seems to have settled 1st in New Haven where he was merchant & extensive ship owner, & during Rev War owned & fitted out 1 or more privateers. Wells says that 9 yrs he lived in Calcutta; later in life he settled in Boston, where he d. He & bro Harry were as zealous in cause of colonies as their bro Luke was ardent in cause of king. From official records of CT in Rev War following is gathered: Adam Babcock w/others signed notes amounting to 810 pounds, money used for fitting out expedition against Ticonderoga, but in meantime fort was taken by Col Ethan Allen. Money was afterward refunded by Gen'l Assembly of RI. Dec 14 1775 Gen'l Assembly of CT held at New Haven gave Adam Babcock of New Haven permission to export 5000 pounds of chese to NC to defray expense of voyage there, to recover his debt for sale of brigatine there sold, provided he should procure a quantity of rice for use of army. Apr 29 1776 Coucil of Safety or Committee of War permitted Adam Babcock to purchase 200 lb of gunpowder for his privateer then fitting out, & Col Fitch was authorized, if necessary, to lend Mr Babcock powder from colony's stores. May 1776 Adam Babcock & others were licensed to erect powder mill at New Haven. Oct 22 1776 "Adam Babcock & Co were permitted to export to RI 60 barrels of salt beef for their privateer."

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Adam Babcock's Timeline

September 27, 1740
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, USA
Age 23
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
March 23, 1779
Age 38
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February 21, 1780
Age 39
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April 7, 1781
Age 40
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July, 1782
Age 41
Of, , New Haven, Connecticut
Age 43
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
May 6, 1786
Age 45
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
December 6, 1789
Age 49
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
December 16, 1817
Age 77
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA