Elizabeth Babcock: Death: 1716
Note: The Babcock Genealogy, by Stephen Babcock, page 7. James was a blacksmith and a farmer in that part of Westerly which is now Woodville, Hopkinton, RI where he manufactured iron from bog ore and from black sand gathered upon the seashore. James and his wife Jane were in 1692 members of the S. D. B. Church of Newport and Westerly RI. May 18, 1669, he and his brothers John and Job were made freemen by the Legislature; the same date he received title to a town lot in Westerly, No. 35. The same year he received another town lot, No. 48. (Westerly Records.)
Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at [email protected]
Sources: Potter-Richardson Memorial; C. Merton Babcock; Immigrants to America Before 1750; Ancestral Lines Revised. Ancestral Lines: James Babcock, born about 1641, died 1698 in Westerly; married Jane Brown. Memorial: James Babcock, 1641-1698; married Jane Brown, daughter of Nicholas Brown. [This would be the Rhode Island Nicholas Brown, not the Lynn, MA, Nicholas Browne. C.M. Babcock: Same as above. Immigrants: James Babcock, born 1641, died 1698 in Westerly, RI. He was a blacksmith and farmer; manufactured iron from bog ore and black sand from the seashore. Had one son and five daughters. More info on page 111.
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