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Thomas Babb, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hog Island, Isle of Shoals, NH
Death: Died in will dated 17 Aug 1748, proved 13 Aug 1751; Brandywine Hundred, New Castle CO, Delaware
Immediate Family:

Son of Phillip Babb, II and Mary Babb
Husband of Bathsheba Babb and Elizabeth Conway Babb
Father of Phillip Babb; Thomas Babb, Jr.; Peter Babb; Mary Huldah Babb; Rebecca Babb and 3 others
Brother of Phillip Babb, III; William Babb; Sampson Babb and Peter Babb

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About Thomas Babb, Sr.

THOMAS2 BABB (PHILLIP1) was born Abt. 1664, and died August 17, 1748. He married (1) BATHSHEBA HUSSEY, daughter of JOHN HUSSEY. He married (2) ELIZABETH CONWAY March 25, 1720, daughter of THOMAS CONWAY and MARY HOLLINGSWORTH.

Notes for THOMAS BABB:

Thomas was living in Delaware at the time he received a 600 acre patent on Apple Pie Ridge in Frederick Co. VA, near Winchester. He sent sons, Thomas and Philip, to occupy it and carry out the provisions of the Patent. 3 acres of every 50 had to be cleared and cultivated with certain yearly payments made to an agent of the King.

Thomas was raised by Henry Green of Hampton, New Hampshire after his Mother died when he was 6 and his Father having died 1 year prior to his Mother.

More About THOMAS BABB:

Fact 1: November 1735, Received Patent to 600 acres in Va.

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In April 1675, Thomas Babb (Sr.) was indentured to Henry Green of Hampton, NH, until he was 18 years old. His account with Mr. English runs until July 1685. While living in Hampton, [he] met and married Bathsheba Hussey, daughter of John adn Rebecca Hussey of Hampton and of Delaware. In 1695, Thomas Babb also moved to Delaware [along with the Husseys], where he obtained land on Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, DE. (Kerns, 91; Noyes, 71)

Geneal. source: WFT 2 #216. Also see chapter on Babb Family of Frederick County in Wilmer Kerns, "Frederick Co, VA: Settlement and Some First Families..." (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1995). Sybil Noyes et al., "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire" (Balt: GPC, 1972).

The following notes are from Mike Faris <faris@iga.net>, excerpted from the Jean Sargent's "Babb Families of America" :

Thomas Babb was born ca 1664, on the Isles of Shoals, which now are part of Maine and New Hampshire but at that time were under the government of Massachusetts. They lie approximately ten miles offshore.

Thomas would have been about seven years old when he was orphaned and in

April 1675 he was indentured to Henry Green of Hampton, NH until the age of eighteen as "a child who was living with him".

Thomas first married Bathsheba Hussey, daughter of John and Rebecca Perkins Hussey of Hampton, NH. Bathsheba was born on September 23, 1671, and although a marriage date has not been determined it is believed to be in the early 1690's. Since the Green family with whom Thomas was living and the Husseys both lived in Hampton, Thomas most likely met Bathsheba there. Thomas and his brother William were on the tax rolls of Salem, MA in 1683 and William Babb & Co. has an account with Philip English, a merchant of that town in 1684.

John Hussey and brother, William, joined the Quakers and because of persecution in NH moved to Nantucket Island and then John and his family

continued on down the coast to New Castle County, DE where there was greater religious tolerance. John Hussey was conveyed land at Christina on July 1, 1695, and another 300 acres on August 6, 1695. Both of these tracts were on the same plantation but were conveyed by two different people.

Thomas most have gone with the Hussey family or came soon afterwards as

he was conveyed 120 acres in Rocklands on December 17, 1695, and eventually other sizable land holdings. In 1735, he obtained 600 acres in Frederick, County, VA and he sent his sons, Philip and Thomas, Jr. to occupy and meet the terms of the land Patent.

Bathsheba had apparently died by October, 1713, as the records of the Newark Monthly Meeting states: "Thomas Babb appearing at this meeting and gives ye meeting to understand yt ye death of his wife and for want of some persons to whom he might leave ye care of his young children hath hitherto been ye lett of his not coming more frequent to ye meetings business". Apparently, he had some problems in raising his children by himself as a couple were written up in the Quaker records for not following the rules.

On March 25, 1720, Thomas married Elizabeth Conway Booth, widow of Charles Booth, and daughter of Thomas and Mary Hollingsworth Booth.

In an election in Frederick County election in 1758, Thomas Babb, Thomas Babb, Jr., Philip Babb, Thomas Babb (son of Philip), Peter Babb and Joseph Babb all voted for George Washington for a seat in the House of Burgesses, according to the 1899 Virginia Historical Magazine.

Thomas died sometime prior to August 13, 1751, as that was the date his will was proved. The will dated August 17, 1748, left the homestead in DE to the eldest son, Peter, and the Virginia holdings to Thomas, Jr. and Philip. Other bequests were made to his daughters and the children of his daughter Hulda Gregory, who was deceased.

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Thomas Babb was born ca 1664, on the Isles of Shoals, which now are part of Maine and New Hampshire but at that time were under the government of Massachusetts. They lie approximately ten miles offshore.

Thomas would have been about seven years old when he was orphaned and in April 1675 he was indentured to Henry Green of Hampton, NH until the age of eighteen as "a child who was living with him".

Thomas first married Bathsheba Hussey, daughter of John and Rebecca Perkins Hussey of Hampton, NH. Bathsheba was born on September 23, 1671, and although a marriage date has not been determined it is believed to be in the early 1690's. Since the Green family with whom Thomas was living and the Husseys both lived in Hampton, Thomas most likely met Bathsheba there. Thomas and his brother William were on the tax rolls of Salem, MA in 1683 and William Babb & Co. has an account with Philip English, a merchant of that town in 1684.

John Hussey and brother, William, joined the Quakers and because of persecution in NH moved to Nantucket Island and then John and his family continued on down the coast to New Castle County, DE where there was greater religious tolerance. John Hussey was conveyed land at Christina on July 1, 1695, and another 300 acres on August 6, 1695. Both of these tracts were on the same plantation but were conveyed by two different people.

Thomas most have gone with the Hussey family or came soon afterwards as he was conveyed 120 acres in Rocklands on December 17, 1695, and eventually other sizable land holdings. In 1735, he obtained 600 acres in Frederick, County, VA and he sent his sons, Philip and Thomas, Jr. to occupy and meet the terms of the land Patent.

Bathsheba had apparently died by October, 1713, as the records of the Newark Monthly Meeting states: "Thomas Babb appearing at this meeting and gives ye meeting to understand yt ye death of his wife and for want of some persons to whom he might leave ye care of his young children hath hitherto been ye lett of his not coming more frequent to ye meetings business". Apparently, he had some problems in raising his children by himself as a couple were written up in the Quaker records for not following the rules.

On March 25, 1720, Thomas married Elizabeth Conway Booth, widow of Charles Booth, and daughter of Thomas and Mary Hollingsworth Booth.

In an election in Frederick County election in 1758, Thomas Babb, Thomas Babb, Jr., Philip Babb, Thomas Babb (son of Philip), Peter Babb and Joseph Babb all voted for George Washington for a seat in the House of Burgesses, according to the 1899 Virginia Historical Magazine.

Thomas died sometime prior to August 13, 1751, as that was the date his will was proved. The will dated August 17, 1748, left the homestead in DE to the eldest son, Peter, and the Virginia holdings to Thomas, Jr. and Philip. Other bequests were made to his daughters and the children of his daughter Hulda Gregory, who was deceased.

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Thomas Babb, Sr.'s Timeline

1664
1664
Hog Island, Isle of Shoals, NH
1695
September 29, 1695
Age 31
New Castle, Delaware, United States
1697
1697
Age 33
Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co, Delaware; migrated from Chester, Pennsylvania, to Virginia in 1736
1699
1699
Age 35
Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, USA
1701
1701
Age 37
New Castle, DE
1703
1703
Age 39
New Castle, DE
1705
1705
Age 41
New Castle, DE
1708
1708
Age 44
Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, DE
1720
March 25, 1720
Age 56
1751
August 13, 1751
Age 87
will dated 17 Aug 1748, proved 13 Aug 1751; Brandywine Hundred, New Castle CO, Delaware