James Babcock

James Babcock

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Captain James Babcock
Born about in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Islandmap
Husband of — married in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Islandmap
Died in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USAmap
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Biography

Being the eldest son, received all his father's real estate, half of which he deeded and contracted to his mother, 26 Jun 1685. In April 1686, he was made a freeman at Westerly, and on 28 Mar 1692, he was voted one hundred acres of land. He united with the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Newport and Westerly in 1692, and when the Westerly branch (now the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton) became an independent body in 1708, he was a constituent menber. He continued a member to the time of his death, and bequeathed to it one hundred pounds in money. Prior to 1690 he was commissioned Captain of Militia in Westerly, RI. On 1 Apr 1698, twenty days before his mother married Erasmus Babbit, his brothers Elihu, Robert, Joseph and Oliver, chose him to serve as their guardian. He served for many years as town treasurer, was town councilman, was often moderator at town meetings, and for many years he represented Westerly in the Legislature of the Colony of Rhode Island, held at Newport. Capt James Babcock's last will, written 9 Jan 1736/7, eight days before his death, was entered for probate January 31, 17376/7. By his will he gave to his children and grandchildren eight or ten farms, comprising some two thousand acres of land, each farm carefully bonded. He provided that his infant son, James should receive a college education, and also that in case his wife should marry again the three younger children should be taken from her and brought up by his executor, heir half-brother Joshua. Captain James Babcock married 1st about 1687, one tradition says Elizabeth Saunders, daughter of Tobias, while another says Elizabeth Babbitt, daughter of Erasmus. James Babcock was married 2nd in Westerly by Theodoty Rhodes, Justice, 7 Jul 1731, to Content Maxson, who was born at Westerly, 28 Jan 1709, eldest child of Jonathan and Content (Rogers) Maxson. She married 2nd 22 Dec 1742 William Hiscox (widower), son of Thomas and Bethia (Clark) Hiscox, by whom she had four children. (Lewis, M. M., Babcock and Allied Families, Brooklyn, New York, p. 10)

Burial

Burial:
Place: Babcock Burying Grounds, Massatuxet, Westerly (Kings Co.) Washington County, Rhode Island[1]

Military Service

Military Service: Captain of the Militia of Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island

IN 1698 JAMES BABCOCK & ROBERT COLTER WERE ARRESTED FOR PIRACY AND HAVING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY IN THEIR POSSESSION ON THEIT SHIP THE BROSLEY.ON MARCH 28,1699,THEY WERE TRIED BEFORE THE COURT OF GENERAL TEESAN AT NEWPORT ON THE CHARGE OF PIRACY. NO ONE OFFERED PROOF AGAINST HIM AND THE JURY ACQUITTED HIM.COLTER WAS ACQUITTED THE MONTH AFTER BABCOCK. THEY BOTH WENT ON TO SEIZE CARGO ASHORE IN RHODE ISLAND AND LIVED A COMFORTABLE LIFESTYLE.

Title

Title: Captain

Religion

Religion: Seventh Day Baptist
Date: 1692

Event

Event:
Type: Will Dated
Date: 09 JAN 1737[2]
Event:
Type: Freeman
Date: APR 1686
Place: Westerley (Kings Co.) Washington, Rhode Island

Notes

Note H00040Supposedly the first white child born in Westerly, Washington County,Rhode Island.
The inscription upon his gravestone (which is six feet long and four feet wide and three feet above the surface of the ground) reads: "In memory of Captain James Babcock who died January Ye 17, 1736, in ye year of his age. Having been in his life of extensive charity and beneficence and not wholly silent at his death."
On April 1, 1698, twenty days before his mother married Erasmus Babbit, his brothers Elihu, Robert, Joseph and Oliver, chose him to serve as their guardian.
He served for may years as town treasurer, was town councilman, was often moderator at town meetings, and for many years he represented Westerly in the Legislature of the Colony of Rhode Island, held at Newport
In 1692 the town council voted 100 acres of and to each of twenty-five citizens, among whom were James and Job Babcock.

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: James /Babcock/[3]

Title

Title: Capt.

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Babcock-366 created through the import of Towne-Weeden.ged on May 29, 2011 by J X. See the Changes page for the details of edits by J and others.
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  2. Source: #S00133 Page: 13
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Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: Capt James /Babcock/[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 8 Jan 1663
Place: Westerly, Rhode Island[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

Death

Death: Age at Death: 73
Date: 17 Jan 1736
Place: Westerly, Rhode Island[22][23][24][25][26]

Burial

Burial:
Place: Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA[27]

Marriage

Marriage:
Date: 1685
Place: Westerly, RI[28]

Note

Note: WinthropBabcock
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Note: Capt James Babcock
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Note: Babcock and allied2
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Sources

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  26. Source: #S-2093512530 Page: Birth year: 1663; Birth city: Westerly; Birth state: RI APID: 1,4725::3720307
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  28. Source: #S-2093512530 Page: Birth year: 1663; Birth city: Westerly; Birth state: RI APID: 1,4725::5016685

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Betsy Bruce for creating WikiTree profile Babcock-1175 through the import of BBruce Maternal 2013.ged on Nov 20, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Betsy and others.









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