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William Babson

Birthplace: Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Babson and Hannah Babson
Husband of Mary Babson
Father of William Babson and Samuel Babson
Brother of Son Babson; Thomas Babson; John Babson; Solomon Babson; Samuel Babson and 4 others

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About William Babson

William Babson

  • Birth: Oct 18 1721 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Death: probably 1775 of Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
  • Parents: John Babson, Hannah Hodgkins
  • Wife: Mary Williams
  • Children: William Babson, Philip Babson, Mary Babson, Samuel Babson, Betsey Babson, Sarah Babson



27. William5 Babson (16) (John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 18 Oct 1721 at Gloucester;406 married Mary Williams, daughter of John Williams and Jane Robinson, 24 Jul 1744 at Gloucester;407 died circa 1775.

Rev. Samuel Chandler's Journal tells that he and his family "went to sea with William Babson; all sick" on 1 Sep 1752.408

He is likely the William who died in 1775, having been for some time in a weak state of health and whose death was occasioned or hastened by the compulsion under which he was obliged to act as pilot to the Falcon in the attack upon the town in that year, Lindsay having taken him out of a fishing boat for that purpose and threatened him with death if he ran the ship ashore in 1775.409 No probate appears for William in the Essex County records.

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William Babson's Timeline

October 18, 1721
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 25, 1745
Age 24
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 22, 1750
Age 28
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 53
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts