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Adam Babcock

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Westerly, Kings County, RI, USA
Death: December 16, 1817 (77)
Boston, Suffolk County, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Joshua Babcock, Maj. Gen. and Hannah Babcock
Husband of Abigail Babcock and Martha Babcock
Father of Rev. William Babcock; Joseph Babcock; Joshua Babcock; Martha Hubbard Higginson; Mary Green Babcock and 4 others
Brother of Col. Henry Babcock; Rev. Luke Babcock; Hannah Bours; Frances Babcock; Paul Babcock and 3 others

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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."

Born at Westerly, Rhode Island, died in Boston. Son of Dr. Joshua and Hannah (Stanton) Babcock, of Westerly. Joshua Babcock, Yale 1724, studied medicine in Boston and in London and settled in Westerly. Later he was a representative in the Colonial Legisla­ture and was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and one of the original incorporators of Brown University. Adam Babcock was a merchant and ship owner in New Haven, where he owned and out­fitted one or more privateers in the Revolution. Adam and Abigail Babcock, on 15 Nov 1773, conveyed to Joshua Babcock, of Westerly, R.I., all of their half of the estate of Platt Smith, and the next day Joshua Babcock reconveyed it to Adam Babcock. Adam Babcock m. (2) 23 Mch 1779, Martha, daughter of Daniel Hubbard, of Boston, and proably later removed to Boston, but appears to have been living in New Haven in 1784.

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Adam Babcock's Timeline

September 27, 1740
Westerly, Kings County, RI, USA
November 15, 1764
Age 24
Age 29
Age 32
February 21, 1780
Age 39
Of, , New Haven, Connecticut
April 7, 1781
Age 40
Probably New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
July 1782
Age 41
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 43
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island