John Babcock, Jr. (1669 - 1746) MP

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Birthplace: Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island
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About John Babcock, Jr.

Siblings: James, Ann, Mary, Job, George, Elihu, Robert, Joseph, and Oliver. -------------------- From http://vredenburgh.org/babcock/pages/bristolbabcock.htm Capt John Babcock (1669-1746), 2nd son of John Babcock & Mary Lawton, m 1st cousin, Mary Champlin. He held many public offices, surveyor, fence viewer, tax assessor, town councilman, town clerk, probate clerk, rate maker, capt of militia, deputy to genl assembly & justice of peace. Capt John Babcock b 1669 Westerly, RI & d Mar 28 1746 Westerly, RI, m Mary Champlin c1700 Westerly, RI, dtr of Capt Champlin & Mary Babcock. She b 1675 Portsmouth, RI & d aft 1746 Westerly, RI. Children of Capt John Babcock & Mary Champlin: i. Ichabod b Nov 21 1703 Westerly, RI; d 1768 Ashaway, RI ii. Stephen b May 2 1706 W Greenwich, RI; d Dec 22 1775 Westerly, RI iii. William b Mar 15 1708 Westerly, RI; d Jan 15 1750 Westerly, RI iv. Mary b Jul 23 1716 Westerly, RI; m Benjamin Randall Oct 22 1735 Westerly, RI; b c1713 v. Ann b Sep 14 1721 Westerly, RI; d Bef 1745 vi. Amy b Feb 8 1712 Westerly, RI vii. John b May 4 1701 From Nat’l Soc Dtrs of Colonial Wars: Capt of RI Militia 1708. 1711, 1715, 1718, 1720-1723. (Source: Mrs Guy Wiles, Nat’l Member #4381 NE) From Nat’l Soc of Colonial Dames: John Babcock 1669-1746. Deputy from Westerly, RI, 1695, 1702, 1713, 1715, 1717, 1718, 1720, 1723-1726. Capt of RI Militia, 1709-1713, 1715, 1718-1723. (Source: Mrs James S Sherman & Mrs Frederick W Yates) Capt John Babcock, son of John & Mary (Lawton) Babcock. b Westerly, RI, 1669; admitted freeman Feb 13 1689; d Westerly, Mar 28 1746; m 1700 cousin, Mary Champlin, 2nd child of William & Mary (Babcock) Champlin. Lived 2 mi east of Pawcatuck Bridge, Providence Plantation, Westerly, RI, on what was in 1903 Post Rd. Occ: Tax Assessor 1697-99; Town Councilman 1699; Town Clerk Apr 26, 1700, also 1706-1732; Probate Clerk Aug 1700, served 1 yr; Justice of Peace for Westerly 1730-1737; Deputy for Westerly in Gen’l Assembly 1695, 1702, 1713, 1715, 1717, 1718, 1720, 1723-1726, Military: Capt of Militia 1709, 1711, 1715, 1718-1723. Will: Dated Feb 10 1745/6 found in WTR bk 2, p 53. Dated Feb 4, 1746; proved Mar 31, 1746. Wife: Mary; Children: Ichabod, Stephen, William, Amie Gavitt, & Mary Randall. John & wife Mary ‘quit claim Jan 18, 1715-16, unto William Champlain all manner of action, suits, bills, bonds, debts, etc, on account of any legacy, sum or sums of money due us out of our deceased father, William Champlin's estate.’ 7th Day Baptist. May 19 1710 Maxson’s Purchase: To Capt William Wanton of Newport, John Babcock, William Champlin, Jr, John Maxson, Jr, David Lewis, Theodoty Roads, Samuel Perry, Robert Babcock, William Crumb, Roger Larkin, John Macoon & John Hill, 2684 acres as platted, &c. West by vacant land, North by undivided land & Brushey's Brook, East by undivided land, South by undivided land & Pawcatuck River. (W 2.40.) Plats in Perceval vs Porter, Supreme Court 1764. 1746, Mar 28: Capt John Babcock died. Sources: C Merton Babcock; NEHGR, Vol 14, p 23 Potter-Richardson Memorial; Ancestral Lines Revised; Witter Family History Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock MA, 1832-1916, Instructor at NY School for Blind, Eaton & Mains, NY, 1903, pp 4, 13, 18. Torrey's New Eng Marriages Prior to 1700-Clarence Almon Torrey, CD-ROM by NEHGS 2002, p 29 Willoughby & Assoc Families, Nathan Willoughby (swilloughby@carolina.rr.com) History of State of RI &Providence Plantations, Thomas William Bickwell; p 269-270; Am Historical Soc, Inc; NY, NY; 1920 (974.5 B583 LAPL) Early History of Narragansett: w/Appendix of Orig Docs, Elisha R Potter; p 218; Marshall, Brown & Co; Providence, RI; 1935 (HeritageQuest) Babcock & Allied Families, by MM Lewis, Brooklyn, NY, p 22 Westerly Wills DAR roll 7, Seattle Public Library Rep Men & Old Families of RI, p 1551 RI Col Rec Vol iv History of Town of Stonington, Richard Anson Wheeler, Press of Day, New London, CT, 1900, p 212 http://www.babcockancestry.com/books/babcock/093babcockfirst5generations.shtml Capt John Babcock, son of John & Mary Lawton Babcock b Westerly 1669, admitted freeman Feb 13 1689 & d there Mar 28 1746. He m 1st cousin Mary Champlin, dtr of William & Mary Babcock Champlin. They lived abt 2 mi east of Pawcatuck Bridge in Westerly on what was called Post Rd in 1703. Their house was later used as hotel by Sylvester Gavitt. John served community in many ways: surveyor (1691), fence viewer (1695), tax assessor (1797-99), Town Councilman (1699), Town Clerk (1700, 1706 - 1732), Probate Clerk (1700-1701), & Justice of Peace (1730-1737). He was Capt of Militia for yrs: 1709, 1711, 1715, 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721 & 1723. He served as Deputy for town of Westerly in Gen'l Assembly in yrs 1695, 1702, 1713, 1715, 1717, 1718, 1720, 1723, 1724, 1725, & 1726. Babcocks had 7 children, John, Ichabod, Stephen, William, Amy, Mary & Ann. John & Ann d young, but other children were all mentioned in their father's will. John Babcock (John, James) b 1669 Westerly, Kings Co, RI, d 28 Mar 1746 Westerly, Kings Co, RI. Babcock & Allied Families, M M Lewis, Brooklyn, NY, p 22 Was b Westerly RI, 1669, d there Mar 28 1746. He & wife lived abt 2 mi east of Pawcatuck Bridge, Westerly, on what in 1903, was Post Rd, & in house which was later hotel kept by Sylvester Gavitt. He was prominent both in local affairs & in Gen'l Assembly from 1691, when he assisted in survey of town lands, to w/in 9 yrs of his death, serving as tax assessor, 1697-99; town councilman, 1699; town clerk, Apr 26 1700; probate clerk, 1700; rate maker, Mar 22 1703; Capt of Militia for yrs 1709, 11, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23; town clerk 1706-1732, when he was succeeded by son William; deputy for town of Westerly in Gen'l Assembly in yrs 1695, 1702, 13, 15, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26; justice of peace for Westerly 1730-1737. May 19 1710, John & Robert Babcock w/10 others bought from colony tract of land containing 2684 acres known as "Maxson purchase." John & wife Mary, "quit claim Jan 18 1715-16 unto William Champlain all maner of action, suits, bills, bonds, depts, etc, on acct of any legacy, sum or sums of maney due us out of our deceased father, William Chaplain's estate." He m 1700, cousin, Mary Chaplin, 2nd child of William & Mary Babcock Champlin. Ancestry of Babcock Family, Gwendolyn Garland Babcock, San Marino, CA, Nov 1992, p 96-7 Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, p 18 Capt John Babcock, son of John & Mary Lawton Babcock, b Westerly, RI, 1669?; admitted freeman Feb 13 1689; d Westerly Mar 28 1746; m 1700? cousin Mary Champlin, 2nd child of William & Mary Babcock Champlin. They lived abt 2 mi east of Pawcatuck Bridge, Westerly, on what is now Post Rd. Later house was hotel kept by Sylvester Gavitt. Sources: C Merton Babcock; NEHGR, Vol 14, p 23; Potter-Richardson Memorial; Ancestral Lines Revised; Witter Family History. NEHGR: John Babcock, named in father's will, dated 1685. C M Babcock: John Babcock (1669?-1746). Ancestral Lines: John Babcock, d Westerly, RI, 28 Mar 1746; m Mary Champlin, dtr of Mary Babcock Champlin. Witter Family: Capt John Babcock, b c1669, Westerly, RI, d 28 Mar 1746 Westerly. Capt of militia, 1709-23; deputy to Gen'l Assembly, 1695, 1702, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23-26; justice of peace, 1730-37; 7th-Day Baptist; freeman, 1689; tax assessor, 1697-99; town councilman, 1699; town clerk, 1700; probate clerk, 1700. Vital Records of RI, Westerly, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, by James Arnold, Vol 5, p 73 Babcock, Capt John, d Mar 28 1746. History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 212 John b ____, m Mary Champlin, dte of William Champlin Sr & Mary Babcock, c1700. Mary b 1675 Westerly, Kings Co, RI, d 1746. Babcock & Allied Families, M M Lewis, Brooklyn, NY, p 22 John & wife Mary, "quit claim Jan 18, 1715-16, unto William Champlain all maner of action, suits, bills, bonds, depts, etc, on account of any legacy, sum or sums of maney due us out of our deceased father, William Chaplain's estate." He m 1700, cousin, Mary Chaplin, 2nd child of William & Mary Babcock Champlin. Sources: C Merton Babcock; Potter-Richardson Memorial; Witter Family History. C M Babcock: Mary Champlin, dtr of William & Mary Babcock Champlin. M c1700. Memorial: Mary Champlin, 1675-1746, m 1700, John Babcock. Witter Family: Mary Champlin, b Westerly, RI, d 1746. Had 7 children. They had following children: M i John b 4 May 1701 Westerly, Kings Co, RI, d 10 Jul 1719 Westerly, Kings Co, RI & bur 11 Jul 1719. Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, by James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73 Babcock, John, of John & Mary, b May 4 1701. Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, by James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73 Babcock, John Jr, of John & Mary, d Jul 10, bur 11, 1719. Babcock & Allied Families, M M Lewis, Brooklyn, NY, p 23 M ii Ichabod b 21 Nov 1703. M iii Stephen b 2 May 1706, d 22 Dec 1775. M iv William b 15 Apr 1708, d 15 Jan 1751/1752. F v Amey b 8 Feb 1712/1713. F vi Mary b 23 Jul 1716. F vii Ann b 14 Sep 1721 Westerly, Kings Co, RI. Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, by James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73 Babcock, Ann of John & Mary, b Sep 14 1721. Babcock & Allied Families, M M Lewis, Brooklyn, NY, p 23 Not being mentioned in father's will, she prob d young. -------------------- Listed as a captain in obituary for his father, John.

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Capt. John Babcock's Timeline

1669
1669
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
1699
1699
Age 30
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
1700
1700
Age 31
Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island,
1701
May 4, 1701
Age 32
Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island,
1703
November 21, 1703
Age 34
Westerly, Kings County, Rhode Island
1705
1705
Age 36
Of Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island,
1706
May 2, 1706
Age 37
Westerly, Kings County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1708
April 15, 1708
Age 39
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
1712
February 8, 1712
Age 43
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
1716
July 23, 1716
Age 47
Westerly, RI, USA