Babcock / Robinson New Jersey Brick Wall

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Three years later and this couple still is a complete brick wall for me. I keep adding small sources I have found over the years, but I am no closer to finding the parents for either Charles Barber Robinson or Catherine Ann Babcock, other than the first names of Catherine's parents. If anyone can help point me in the right direction or find something I've overlooked, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Catharine Robinson
asked in Genealogy Help by Jayme Arrington G2G6 Mach 6 (62.7k points)

I find this. Perhaps a brother?

Beesley Babcock

 in the New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965

Name: Beesley Babcock
Gender: Male
Age: 57
Birth Date: abt 1815
Marriage Date: 1 May 1872
Marriage Place: Cumberland, New Jersey, USA
Father: John Babcock
Mother: Amy Babcock
Spouse: Jane Davis
Film Number: 001289243

Here's a link to the Lake Family book just mentioned which is free, public, and searchable!yes

Thank you R. Adams. Free is always better.


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I thought early Babcocks in New Jersey sounded rare. At least not well represented online or in Stephen Babcock's Genealogy.

I can't say for sure if this will lead anywhere, but when I search "The Babcock Genealogy" by Stephen Babcock for the words "New Jersey"  it points to an early Seventh Day Baptist  (SDB) colony in New Jersey at Shrewsbury Church. Some of the next generation of Babcocks moved on to West Virginia and are pretty well documented, but it is possible some stayed in New Jersey and fell off the radar...maybe connecting to your branch.

Next I was looked for GED.MAtch connections on wikitree between Thomas Rouse Babcock Sr. one of the SDB migrants and those with GED.matches on Catherine, but nothing popped up. Still it is not a bad idea to scan  for future Ged.Matches in any Babcock line associated with New Jersey by using the GED compare function.

Reading Thomas Rouse Babcock's profile tells a little of the small SDB migration to New Jersey.

The modern SDB church has some genealogic records and a big data base of their church records.  And here's  little overview of their migration where you will notice the "Babcock" name associated with Shrewsbury.

Wish I had something definite to send. Maybe you have already explored this angle.

Good luck
answered by R Adams G2G5 (5.3k points)
selected by Jayme Arrington

Thank you for all your help! One of the few new leads I've managed to find is the existence of Rachel Babcock, who may likely be a sister to Catherine. Unfortunately, I can find as little about Rachel's birth or parents as I can for Catherine.

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