Note: BABCOCK AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by M.M. Lewis, Brooklyn, New York. page 26. Was born in Westerly, RI, in 1673, and died in South Kingston, RI, May 1, 1756. In December, 1696, his mother deeded to him a tract of land in Westerly. He was living in Kingston on Dec. 31, 1706, on which date he sold land to his brother James in Westerly. George Babcock was baptized in June, 1707, and united with the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Newport and Westerly, RI, and was ever after closely indentifed with it as a member, leaving to it 300 pounds. On June 28, 1709, George Babcock with twenty-six others bought from the Colony of RI a laarge tract of land in Kingston and Westerly known as the "Shannock Purchase." His tract of land thus purchased was located in Westerly on the south side of Shannock Hill and extended west to the Pawcatuck River in what later was known as Hopkinton and Richmond. He served for many years as justice of the peace. The graves of George Babcock and his wife lie side by side in what is now called the "Tucker Burying Ground," formerly the "Babcock Burying Ground". By his will dated Nov. 13, 1750, probated and recorded in South Kingston, RI, May 10, 1756, he gives away a large number of farms and much personal property. His son David is exector. George Babcock married November 28, 1694, Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Henry and Content Hall. She died in South Kingston, May 8, 1762.
Sources: Potter Families and Their Descendants in America, 1888 (929.273, P851g); Some Rhode Island Descendants of Nathaniel Potter, 1989 (929.273, P854c); NEHGR, Vol. 14, p23; C. Merton Babcock; Tripp Children; Ancestral Lines Revised. Ancestral Lines: George Babcock, born 1673, died South Kingston 1 May 1756; married 28 Nov. 1694 Elizabeth Hall. Potter Families: George Babcock of Westerly. RI Potters: George Babcock of Kingston and Westerly. NEHGR: George Babcock, named in father's will, dated 1685. C.M. Babcock: George Babcock (1673-1756), married 1694 Elizabeth Hall. Tripp Children: George Babcock.
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