About John Babson, Ill
iv. John Babson III (23); baptized 8 Feb 1746/47; married Hannah Pearson 21 Nov 1775 at Gloucester as "John Babson, 3d;"374 died circa 1791, probably at sea. His name disappears from the ship registers at this time.
It was probably this John Babson who served as matross, or gunner's mate, in Capt. William Ellery's 1st Company in Gloucester between 17 Jun 1776 and Dec 1776.376 He was probably the one who went on the disastrous Penobscot Expedition as mariner on the brig Vengeance, 10 guns, 100 men, Captain Thomas Thomas commanding.
John Babson III (23) "of Gloster...marriner" sold for £90 to Benjamin Folansbee of Salisbury Shipwright and James Folansbee of Amesbury gentleman, 35 rods of land with a dwelling house located at Amesbury on 22 October 1791. This land was bounded southerly on the rode [sic], westerly by land of the heirs of Thomas Person [sic], late of Amesbury, northerly on land of Joseph Hoyt and easterly on land of Levi Currier. It is land that had previously been owned by Isaac Currier.