James Babcock was born around 1785 based upon his reported age in the 1850 census. The census reports his birthplace as Ohio, but other sources state New York. He passed away in Sangamon County Illinois on November 5, 1864 at the age of 78.
↑ Wallace, Joseph. Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1904. p. 545
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 April 2018), memorial page for James I. Babcock (unknown–5 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37843823, citing Old Salem Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by James Charles Rogers III (contributor 46852234) .
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: