James Babcock (1795 - 1870) Need help connecting New Jersey Babcock’s. Is gravestone Puritan design?

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James Babcock was born in 1795 at Alloway, Salem, New Jersey. He is the son of John Babcock and (unknown) mother. He married Hannah Conklin September 21, 1816 at Sussex, New Jersey. He died March 27, 1870 in Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey. See his FindAGrave. The gravestone appears Puritan style?

We need help connecting him to parental lineage and the main Babcock line

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See Babcock Name Study

I had to create Category: Longwell-Drew Cemetery, Vernon, New Jersey can be updated or improved upon. 

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in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (161k points)
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This article may help characterize the gravestone style. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funerary_art_in_Puritan_New_England

This article about New Jersey gravestone carvers partially answers your question about style:

https://gardenstatelegacy.com/files/Carrying_on_the_Stone_Cutting_Business_Nonestied_Veit_GSL11.pdf

My first impression was his stone is more in the Quaker tradition of simplicity with a clear lack of grandiosity and ornamentation.  But the article's explanation of the Moravian style seen near example 12 really seems to explain a lot of what you see in the Longwell-Drew Cemetery.    The puritan designs, in contrast,  seem to use powerful symbols such as skulls, staring cherubs, and flames to elicit concern for ones's soul. This other style is elegant, but informational.

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Child

Name: James Babcock
Gender: Male
Spouse: Hannah Babcock
Child: Abner Babcock
Film Number: 000584582

Source Information

Ancestry.com. New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1670-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Name: James Babcock
Gender: Male
Spouse: Hannah Babcock
Child: Abram Babcock
Film Number: 000584582

Source Information

Ancestry.com. New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1670-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

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I noticed a few things...

There's a matching-style gravestone for William Babcock b. 1798 in Longwell-Drew Cemetery. Could be John's brother. In Census's James and William appear to have farms quite close to one another later in life. This is the 1870 US Census at Vernon, Sussex, NJ. Image 7 and Image 6. James is listed as "Jas.": 

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6SPH-HW?i=6&cc=1438024

On William's FAG memorial it says his parents were Stella and James Babcock (citing Vernon Death Records) . Of course, I can't seem to find Stella and James Babcock/Badcock to loop back to see if they have a son named James.  Maybe someone else can find them?

Another thing I noticed is James's wife Hannah Conklin has a mother who was born as  Hannah Babcock and a step-mother born as Charity Babcock who was the sister of Hannah's mother. So Hannah Conklin could have been a cousin to her husband James Babcock, but I can't find Hannah and Charity's family either....both married Thomas Conklin.

Some people seem to connect those sisters back unsourced to the Haverstraw NY group of Babcocks that were intermarried with Conklins. And some claim the mother Hannah was born at Fort Monmouth NJ, which happens to be near where the Thomas Babcock group Seventh Day Baptist colony was manufacturing salt....but none of this has evidence. lol!frown

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