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James Babcock (abt. 1785 - 1864)

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James Babcock
Born about in New Yorkmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before in Ohiomap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Sangamon, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Apr 2018
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James Babcock was born around 1785 based upon his reported age in the 1850 census.[1] The census reports his birthplace as Ohio, but other sources state New York.[2] He passed away in Sangamon County Illinois on November 5, 1864 at the age of 78.[3]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 April 2016), Ohio > Muskingum > Falls > image 9 of 52; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. Wallace, Joseph. Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1904. p. 545
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : 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) .

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