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Children with Elizabeth Mary Babcock 1686–1747 Joseph Babcock 1686– James Babcock Jr. 1688–1731 Elizabeth Babcock 1690–1729 Samuel Babcock 1697–1772 Daniel Babcock 1699–1740 Anna Babcock 1701–1731 Sarah Babcock 1704–1705 Major General Joshua Babcock 1707–1783 Jonathan Babcock
Children with Content Anna Babcock 1732–1768 James Babcock 1734–1781 Jonathan Babcock 1736–1767
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)
- Title: Captain
- Religion: Seventh Day Baptist
- Date: 1692
- Type: Will Dated
- Date: 09 JAN 1737
- Type: Freeman
- Date: APR 1686
- Place: Westerly (Kings Co.) Washington, Rhode Island
- 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 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
- In 1692 the town council voted 100 acres of and to each of twenty-five citizens, among whom were James and Job Babcock.
- BABCOCK, Stephen The Babock Genealogy Eaton & Mains, New York, 1903.
- Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT.
- James Babcock
- Birth 1663 Rhode Island,
- Volume: 06 Page Number: 287
- Representative to State Legislature.
- Reference: Babcock Genealogy. by Stephen. New York, 1903, p.14-17
- BROWN, Cyrus Henry. [https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalreco1909brow#page/n16/mode/1up Genealogical record of Nathaniel Babcock, Simeon Main, Issac Miner, Ezekiel Main, The Everett Press, Boston, 1909.
- SAUNDERS-PECKHAM Genealogy of Ri Families, Vol 2 New England Genealogical & Historical Register,Baltimore, 1989
- U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc APID: 1,7836::0
- Babcock, James 1/wf Elizabeth Saunders/Babbit (166-1771) b. 1687 Westerly, RI
- Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Vol. 05: Washington ::County: Births, Marriages, Deaths, p. 45, 2-87.
- James Babcock and Content Maxson
- Marriage Date: 7 Jul 1731
- Marriage Place: Westerly, Rhode Island, USA
- Find a Grave Memorial # 43815922 for Captain James Babock w/ photo
- Find a Grave Memorial # 43815950 for Elizabeth Saunders Babcock w.photo
- Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission ::James, Capt Babcock
- Death Date 17 Jan 1737
- War COLONIAL
- Burial Place James Babcock Ground, Rhode Island
- Cemetery Number WY007 Map 00007
- Condition poor
- Stone Material sandstone, Shape: box tomb
- Stone Height 24 Stone Width 80
- Number of Graves on Stone 1
- Legibility Poor
- 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."
- Notes: [first white person born in Westerly, probably ca 1663]
- District of Columbia Society - SAR Application
- James Babcock
- Birth 1663, Westerly, Rhode Island
- Death 17 Jan 1736 Westerly, Rhode Island
- SAR Membership 83370
- Application Date 14 Jan 1959
- Spouse Elizabeth Babcock
- Descendents as listed
- James Babcock, Jr. & Sarah Vose
- Nathaniel Babcock & Sarah Billings
- Nathaniel Babcock, Jr, & Mart Larrison
- Stephen Babcock & Mercy Davis
- John Davis Babcock & Harriet Bentley
- John Russell Babcock & Martha Eliza Chipman
- Emily Chipman Babcock & Clifford Emerson Holmes
- Russell Babcock Holmes
- 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.
- Death: Age at Death: 73
- Date: 17 Jan 1736
- Place: Westerly, Rhode Island
17 JAN 1736. Found multiple copies of death date. Using 17 JAN 1737
Capt James BABCOCK.  Found multiple versions of name. Using Capt. James Babcock Jr.
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