Oliver Babcock (1683 - 1773)

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Birthplace: Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Death: Died in Hopkinton, Washington Co., RI
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Oliver Babcock

From: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/a/m/Norman-V-James

Col Oliver Babcock b c1683 Westerly, RI & d Oct 1773 Hopkinton, RI. He m1 Susanna Clark Jan 1704, dtr of Joseph Clarke & Bethiah Hubbard. She b Aug 31 1683 Westerly, RI & d bef Dec 1761. He m2 Deborah Knowles Dec 2 1761. She b 1683. Children of Col Olliver Babcock & Susanna Clarke:

i. Thomas Babcock b Mar 7 1709 Westerly, RI

ii. Mary Babcock b Feb 8 1712 Westerly, RI; d bef 1768 Stonington, CT

iii. Simeon Babcock b Sep 27 1717 Westerly, RI

iv. Oliver Babcock b Sep 16 1722 Westerly, RI; d Feb 24 1806 Leydon, MA

v. Joseph Babcock b Oct 18 1726 Westerly, RI; d Jan 24 1796 Leydon, MA

From:

http://www.familyorigins.com/users/p/o/i/Tanya-B-Poirier

Oliver Babcock Capt b c1681-1683 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI. He owned land in 1715 in 130 acres in Westerly, RI. Freeman: May 1 1716. He Owned Land bef 1749, Inherited land from father in Voluntown, sold it in 1749.He d Oct 1773 in Hopkinton, Washington, RI.

Youngest child of John & Mary. He m Susannah Hubbard Clarke (dtr of Joseph Clark & Bethiah Hubbard) Jan 1 or 2 1704/5 in Westerly, RI. Susannah Hubbard Clarke b Aug 31 1683 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, d 1761.

From Natl Society of Dtrs of Am Colonists--Oliver Babcock Capt & Susannah Hubbard Clarke had following children:

i. Susannah Babcock b Sep 20 1705 in Westerly, RI

ii. Thomas Babcock

iii. Thomas Babcock Sr

iv. Mary Babcock

v. Nathan Babcock b Oct 12 1715

vi. Simeon Babcock

vii. John Babcock b May 12 1720

viii. Oliver II Babcock

ix. Oliver Babcock Lt

x. Joseph Babcock Capt

xi. Joseph Babcock b Oct 18 1726

Oliver m Deborah Knowles Dec 2 1761 in Hopkinton, RI. Deborah Knowles b c1683, d WFT Est 1763-1783.

From werelate.org:

Sources

S1. Hopkinton Probate Records

WILL: Date 3 Dec 2d yr of King George (1761?); pvd Nov 11 1773; Wife Deborah; sons: Thomas, Nathan, Oliver, Simeon, John & Joseph; dtrs: Susannah Beebe & Mary Cobb. Witnesses: Wm Champlin, Joshua Clarke, Benjamin Clarke. [Hopkinton TCP Vol 2 1770-91, p 31-2; RIGR Oct 1981, p 139]

Inventory appraised by Robert Burdick & Thomas Coon. [Hopkinton Probate 2:33] Notes N1 LAND:

Feb 24 1729/30 Oliver & Susanna of Westerly to Silas Greenman of Stonington, merchant .. bounded by Elihu Palmer .. Witnesses: John Babcock, William Babcock. [Westerly Land 5:139-141, 147]

Apr 11 1760 to son John Babcock 30 Acres bounded by John Crandall, Oliver Babcock, Simeon Babcock. Witnesses: Patience Babcock, Joshua Clark.

[RIGR Jul 1982, p 10; Hopkinton Land Vol 1, p 239]

Apr 11 1760 to son Simeon Babcock 30 Acres bounded by Samuel Langworthy, John Babcock, Oliver Babcock. Witnesses: Patience Babcock, Joshua Clark.

[RIGR Jul 1982, p 10; Hopkinton Land Vol 1, p 240]

Nov 16 1761 to son Simeon Babcock 2 tracts, 20 Acres & 15 Acres (30 Acres already deeded) homestead farm. Witnesses: Anna Ward, Hannah Ward. [RIGR Jan 1983, p 221; Hopkinton Land Vol 1, p 358]

Nov 16 1761 to son John Babcock 36 3/4 Acres part of homestead farm.

Witnesses: Anna Ward, Hannah Ward. [RIGR Jan 1983, p 221; Hopkinton Land 1:359]

Nov 16 1761 to son Oliver Babcock Jr 91 Acres lot 4 described in draft of homestead dated 3-2 1736/7 & lot 3 to the northward. Witnesses: Anna Ward, Hannah Ward. [RIGR Jan 1983, p 222; Hopkinton Land Vol 1, p 373]

Nov 16 1761 to son Joseph Babcock 86 Acres SE part of homestead farm & lot 2 on homesteaded draft with house & other buildings. Witnesses: Anna Ward, Hannah Ward. [RIGR Jan 1983, p 222; Hopkinton Land Vol 1, p 374]

Was minor when parents d (5/21/1685) & chose bro, Capt James Babcock as guardian.

Deputy from Westerly to Gen'l Assembly 1730, 34, 37, 38, 52.

From: theusgenweb.org/ri/washington/Deeds/Babcock1.html#John

John Babcock To Oliver Babcock

Be it Remembered that on the 3rd Day of Dec one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty one John Babcock of Hopkinton in the County of Kings County & Colony of Rhode island &c yeoman Hath Demised and in Consideration of his father Having given him by Deeds of Gift two Certain Tracts of Land Situate in Said Hopkinton Containing about Seventy three acres and three Quarters more or Less as the same is Described in Said Deed Doth by these Presents Lease and to form? Set into his Said Father Oliver Babcock of Hopkinton afore Said yeoman two Certain Tracts of Land in Said Hopkinton Containing about Seventy three acres and three Quarters Being all the Land given him by his Said father as Above Said To Have and to Hold the Said Demised Premises With the Appurtenances to him the Said Oliver Babcock for and During the term of his Natural Life In Witness Whereof I the Said John Babcock hath Hereunto Sett his Hand and Seal the Date above mentioned

Signed Sealed & Delivered

In the Presence of

John Babcock

Joshua Clarke

Benjamin Clarke

The above is a true Coppy (sic) of the original Lease Entered on Record this May the 13th AD 1770

Witness John Maxson Jur Town Clerk

From Ancestry.com freepages:

Col Oliver Babcock b 1683, Westerly, Kings Co, RI, d Oct 1773, Hopkinton, Kings Co, RI, m Susanna Clarke Jan 1704/1705, Westerly, Kings Co, RI

Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, p 24.

b Westerly RI, 1683, d Oct 1773, m (1) Susanna Clark, m (2) Deborah Knowles 2 Dec 1761. Oliver was minor, 21 Apr 1698, at which time he chose his brother, Capt James, as guardian.

On 25 Nov 1715, Oliver gave mortgage on 130 acres of land for 100 Lbs currency, which he borrowed from Colony of RI, w/out interest. Month earlier bro James had borrowed 300 Lbs under similar conditions, fully described in his biography.

Oliver was admitted freeman 1 May 1716. He was Deputy from Westerly to Genl Assembly 1730, '34, '37, '38, '52. (CR of RI, vol v). For lrg part of his life public records refer to him as "Col Oliver Babcock." At mtg of Gen'l Assembly held at Warwick, RI, 2nd Mon of Aug 1735, Capt Oliver Babcock was appointed to committee for creating new harbor in Westerly by turning Pawcatuck River into largest salt pond along Westerly shore, so pond would become commodious & navigable harbor, & would likewise be very convenient for catching & making codfish.

19 Mar 1757, Hopkinton was set off from Westerly & Col Oliver Babcock's home was in new town. He was prob 90 yrs old at his death in 1773.

Sources: Babcock & Allied Families, de Forest

Colonial Families of the USA, Potter-Richardson Memorial, C Merton Babcock; Ancestral Lines Revised, NEHGR, v88, p 37

De Forest: Oliver Babcock, b abt 1673/83, Westerly; d 1773. Was minor when father d 1685, so he chose bro, Capt James Babcock, as guardian. M1 Susannah Clarke; m2 Deborah Knowles.

C M Babcock: Col Oliver Babcock (1683?-1773), m1 1704 Susanna Clarke; m2 1761 Deborah Knowles.

Families & Memorial: Oliver Babcock.

Ancestral Lines: Oliver Babcock, d Hopkinton, RI, Oct 1773; m1 Jan 1704/5 Susanna Clark, m2 Deborah Knowles.

NEHGR: Col Oliver Babcock of Hopkinton m Deborah Knowles, b abt 1742; d sp m at Hopkinton 2 Dec 1761

Col Oliver Babcock (John, James) b 1683 in Westerly, Kings Co, RI, d Oct 1773 Hopkinton, Kings Co, RI.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Hopkinton, Washington Co, Marriages, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 5

Babcock, Oliver & Deborah Knowles, m by Joshua Clarke, Justice, Dec 2 1761.

Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, p 24

b Westerly RI, 1683, d Oct 1773, m1 Susanna Clark, m2 Deborah Knowles 2 Dec 1761.

Oliver was minor, Apr 21 1698, at which time he chose bro, Capt James, as gardian.

Nov 25 1715, Oliver gave mortgage on 130 acres land for 100 lbs. currency, which he borrowed from Colony of RI, w/out interest. Month earlier bro James had borrowed 300 lbs. under similar conditions, fully described in his biography.

Oliver was admitted freeman May 1 1716. He was Deputy from Westerly to Gen'l Assembly 1730, '34, '37, '38, '52. (CR of RI, vol v) For lrg part of his life public records refer to him as "Col Oliver Babcock." At mtg of Gen'l Assembly held at Warwick, RI, 2nd Mon of Aug 1735, Capt Oliver Babcock was appointed to committee "for creating new harbor in Westerly by turning Pawcatuck Riv into lrgest salt pond along Westerly shore, so pond would become very commodious & navigable harbor, & would likewise be very convenient for catching & making codfish".

Mar 19 1757, Hopkinton was set off from Westerly & Col Oliver Babcock's home was in new town. He was prob 90 yrs old at time of death in 1773.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 212

Oliver b ____.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Oliver Babcock m Susannah Clark 1704. She was dtr of Joseph Clark & wife Bethiah Hubbard, & b Aug 31 1683; was grddtr to Samuel Hubbard of Newport.

Researching this line: Nancyann Norman at nancn@exis.net

Oliver m1 Susanna Clarke, dtr of Joseph Clarke Jr & Bethiah Hubbard, Jan 1704/1705 Westerly, Kings Co, RI. Susanna b 31 Aug 1683 Westerly, Kings Co, RI. She d bef 1761.

Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, p 24

Oliver Babcock m1 Jan 1704/5, Susanna, dtr of Joseph & Bethiah Hubbard Clarke, & sis to Rev Thomas Clarke, who m Elizabeth, dtr of Capt James Babcock. Susanna b Westerly, Aug 31 1683. She joined 7th-Day Baptist Church, Newport, Jul 1707. At time Newport Church had branch at Westerly.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Oliver Babcock m Susannah Clark 1704. She was dtr of Joseph Clarke & wife Bethiah Hubbard, & b Aug 31 1683; was grddtr to Samuel Hubbard of Newport.

Researching this line: Nancyann Norman at nancn@exis.net

They had following children:

F i Susannah b Sep 1705 Westerly, Kings Co, RI.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Westerly, Washington Co, RI, Births & Death, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73

Babcock, Susannah of Oliver & Susannah, b Sep 20, 1705.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Susannah, b Sep 20 1705.

M ii Thomas b Mar 1710 Westerly, Kings Co, RI.

Vital Recods of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73

Babcock, Thomas of Oliver & Susannah, b Mar 7 1710.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Thomas b Mar 3 1710.

F iii Mary b 8 Feb 1712/1713.

M iv Nathan b 12 Oct 1715 Westerly, Kings Co, RI.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73

Babcock, Nathan of Oliver & Susannah, b Oct 12 1715.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Nathan b Oct 12 1715.

M v Simeon b 27 Sep 1717 Westerly, Kings Co, RI.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73

Babcock, Simeon of Oliver & Susannah, b Sep 27 1717.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Simeon b Sep 27 1717.

M vi John b 12 May 1720 Westerly, Kings Co, RI.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73

Babcock, John of Oliver & Susannah, b May 12 1720.

History of Stonington, CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Simeon b Sep 27 1717.

M vii Oliver Sr b 16 Sep 1722, d 24 Feb 1806.

M viii Joseph b 18 Oct 1726 Westerly, Kings Co, RI, d 24 Jan 1798 CT.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Washington Co, Births & Deaths, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 73

Babcock, Joseph of Oliver & Susannah, b Oct 18 1726.

DAR Patriot Index Centennial Ed, Pt I, A-F, Nat'l Soc DAR Centennial Admin, Mrs Eldred Martin Yochim, Pres Gen'l, Washington: 1990, p 106

Babcock, Joseph b 10-18-1726 CT, d 1-24-1796 CT, m Anna Harris, Pvt CT.

History of Stonington CT, Richard A Wheeler, p 214

Joseph b Oct 18 1726, m Anna Harris.

Oliver also m2 Deborah Knowles 2 Dec 1761 Hopkinton, Kings Co, RI. Deborah b c1742.

Vital Records of RI, 1636-1850, Hopkinton, Washington Co, RI, Marriages, Arnold Collection, James N Arnold, Vol 5, p 5

Babcock, Oliver & Deborah Knowles, m by Joshua Clarke, Justice, Dec 2 1761.

New Eng Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 88, p 37

Deborah Knowles b c1742; d ? m Hopkinton 2 Dec 1761 to Col Oliver Babcock of Hopkinton.

Babcock Genealogy, Stephen Babcock, p 24

Oliver Babcock m2 Deborah Knowles 2 Dec 1761. -------------------- Attained the rank of colonel in the military

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Col. Oliver Babcock's Timeline

1683
August 31, 1683
Westerly, Washington Co., RI
1704
January 1, 1704
Age 20
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
1704
Age 20
1705
September 20, 1705
Age 22
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
1710
March 7, 1710
Age 26
Westerly, Kings (now Washington Co.), RI
1712
February 8, 1712
Age 28
Westerly, Kings (now Washington Co.), RI, USA
1715
October 12, 1715
Age 32
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
1717
September 27, 1717
Age 34
Hopkinton, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
1720
May 12, 1720
Age 36
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
1722
September 16, 1722
Age 39
Westerly, Kings (now Washington Co.), RI, USA