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45. Lt. James7 Babson (33) (James6, Isaac5, James4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 1 Dec 1773 at Beverly, MA;597 married Betsey Burton, daughter of Ensign Rufus Burton and Abigail Snell, 30 Sep 1798 at Pomfret, CT;598 married second Thankful circa 1809;599 died 20 Feb 1847 at Central Falls, Smithfield Township, RI, at age 73; buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI; his estate was probated 29 May 1847 at Smithfield, RI. James died intestate and James Dennis was named administrator of his estate.600

He settled at at Pomfret, CT, before 1798 where he married his first wife, and their five children's births and two deaths are recorded.

James is listed as an Ensign in the 2nd Company of Warwick, Rhode Island in May 1798, and in 1799 he was a Lieutenant in the same company.601

Lt. James Babson (33) lived at Cranston, RI, on 27 Aug 1800 for a time. "I James Babson, cotton weaver, now residing in Cranston" sell for $115 to the owners of a manufactory in Warwick 12 rods of land on the north side of the south branch of the Pawtuxet River."602 He lived on 22 Apr 1807 at Pomfret, CT, when James "of Pomfret" sold to Rufus Burton for $200 "that part of the dwelling house where I now live," which I have erected, in addition to the building as it was when said Burton purchased it of Nathan Grosvenor.603

Lt. James Babson (33) is head of household on the census in 1810 at Warwick, RI.604 He is head of household on the census of 1820 at Coventry, RI.605 He is head of household on the census of 1830 at Coventry, RI.606

On 17 Oct 1833 Lt. James Babson (33) purchased for $100 a lot at Central Falls Village, Smithfield, RI, on the south side of Central Street that was subject to a mortgage deed.607 On 23 Aug 1834 Lt. James Babson (33) purchased a one acre lot located on the north side of the highway leading from Central Falls Village to the Valley Falls turnpike at Smithfield, RI, from George F. Jenks.608 On 26 Aug 1834, [M1,] Lt. James Babson (33) sold the acre lot at Smithfield, RI, back to George F. Jenks.609

Lt. James Babson (33) is head of household on the census of 1840 at Smithfield, RI, next door to Rev. Samuel S. Mallery.610

The inventory of his estate showed little of substance other than what appears to be stock in a general store. The total value came to $254.32. A sampling of the items listed includes:
220 lbs. of Brown Sugar @ 7½¢$16.50
87 lbs. Soushony Tea @1/6¢ 21.75
47 lbs. Y. Hyson Tea @ 30¢ 14.10
40 lbs. Raisons @ 5¢ 2.00
40 gals. "Molases" @ 20¢ 8.00
1 box of pipes 1.25
70 lbs. dried apples 3.50
lamp black 1.41
box of 6x8 glass & 3 floor brushes 2.92
Neat's Foot Oil. 35
4 lbs. ginger, 30 lbs.
tobacco 4.52
indigo; etc. .25

On 29 May 1847 the commissioners presented to the probate court a list of the claims against James's estate. This list of 45 entries, including notes from Ann A. Babson [probably daughter Abigail Ann] and Samuel Babson came to a total of $2358.67.611

Betsey Burton was born circa 1778 probably at Cranston, RI. She died circa 1808 at Warwick, RI.

Children of Lt. James7 Babson (33) and Betsey Burton all born at Pomfret, CT, were as follows:

Thankful was born circa 1788 at CT. She died on 20 Aug 1860 aged "about 72." She was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI. Her surname at birth was probably Warren or Simpson.618

The list of articles that were "sett off" to Thankful after James' estate was divided was pitifully small:
8 small and 8 large silver spoons $10.00
Old crockery in kitchen closet 3.00
old tables and chairs 1.50
Andirons, shovel tongs & bellows 1.50
Bedstead and bedding 9.50
Carpet and bed 8.50
Chest of drawers2.50
One small cherry table 1.50
Total $39.50 on 29 May 1847.619

On 26 Jun 1847 Thankful went back to the Town Council and asked for more items such as bedding, a clock, and a cooking stove. She was allowed to take out of inventory "as necessary for the upholding of life" all that she had requested.620

On 9 May 1848 Thankful Babson, of Smithfield, widow, relinquished her right of dower on the condition that Moses Morse pay her $40 annually, and that she might continue living in her house situated on Central Street in the village of Central Falls in Smithfield and formerly owned by James Babson, deceased, her husband. One of the witnesses to the deed was her son Ornam Babson.621

Thankful is head of household in the an unknown person of Central Falls, Smithfield, RI, as Widow Thankful Babson, age 63. Enumerated with Thankful was Harriet Francis Babson and Eleanor Babson.622

The an unknown person listed Thankful in addition to Harriet Francis Babson, Eleanor Babson, and Mary Simpson Babson in the household of Jonathan Aborn Gardiner in Providence, RI.623

Children of Lt. James7 Babson (33) and Thankful were as follows:

46. John7 Babson (34) (James6, Isaac5, James4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 17 Jul 1776 at Beverly, MA;640 married Isabella Vaughan, daughter of Samuel Vaughan and Sarah (--?--), circa 1798 at Providence or N. Kingston, RI; died 29 May 1824 at Providence, RI, at age 47;641 buried at North Burial Ground, Providence, RI.

On 16 Sep 1797 John Babson (34) divided with his brother Isaac Babson 4 acres of land at Wenham, MA, previously owned by his father, James Babson (18).642 John Babson (34) was living at Danvers on 16 Sep 1797 when he sold for $16 to his brother Isaac of Beverly, brickmaker, one third part of a piece of land at Wenham, MA, containing about four acres, now being a common undivided parcel with his brother, and formerly the property of their father, James Babson, "bounded westerly on land of Jonathan Porter, southerly by the land of the widow Babson's thirds and the other boundaries not now definitely known to me."643

It was shortly after this that John moved to Providence. There is an interesting letter at the Rhode Island Historical Society in their manuscript collections, dated Providence 7 March 1808, from John Babson to John Waterman of Warwick: "Sir, you will please let the bearer Wm. Nichols have the Bull hide that I delivered to you to tan for him. The hide is his and therefore you can not refuse to deliver it to him."

John Babson (34) was tanner. He and Isabella Vaughan and their sons James and George lived at 68 Broad Street, Providence, RI, between 1823 and 1824.644 On 20 Sep 1824 at Providence, RI, Isabella presented the inventory of John's estate for probate. It included a cherry table, 6 straw colored chairs, 3 chairs of "Dark Colours," a Rose blanket, 4 waist coats, 4 pantaloons, 1 thin outside jacket, 1 clothes horse, 1 cloak, 6 handkerchiefs, 1 hat, 1 pair of suspenders, etc. for a total value of $89.81½.645

Isabella Vaughan was born on 22 Oct 1779 at N. Kingston, RI. She married Obadiah Mason, son of Aaron Mason, on 14 Dec 1840 at Providence, RI.646 She died on 17 Feb 1877 at Providence, RI, at age 97. She was buried at North Burial Ground, Providence, RI. Isabella presented the inventory of John's estate for probate. It included a cherry table, 6 straw colored chairs, 3 chairs of "Dark Colours," a Rose blanket, 4 waist coats, 4 pantaloons, 1 thin outside jacket, 1 clothes horse, 1 cloak, 6 handkerchiefs, 1 hat, 1 pair of suspenders, etc. for a total value of $89.81½ on 20 Sep 1824 at Providence, RI.647

Isabella Vaughan lived at 161 N. Main Street, Providence, RI, between 1826 and 1832 From 1826 until 1832 when their son George died, widow Isabella and her son lived at 161 North Main Street. On 6 Feb 1839 widow Isabella sold for $100 to John Pitman all her interest in the estate of her uncle Boon Vaughan, late of Providence, the property being located from Broad Street to Middle Street on the west side of Providence. The other quarter belonged to the heirs of the Rev. John Pitman.648 After his wife died, John Francis Babson lived with his grandmother Isabella Vaughan at 186 Main Street, Providence, RI. He never remarried.

Isabella Vaughan left a will. When Isabella (Vaughan) (Babson) Mason died she left a bequest of $1 to her grandson George Frederick Babson; her niece Eliza R. (Vaughan) Fisher's daughter, Isabella Bapson [sic] Fisher $10; and to her grandson John Francis Bapson [sic], all the rest of my property, both real and personal. He was also appointed administrator.649

Children of John7 Babson (34) and Isabella Vaughan both born at Providence, RI, were as follows:

47. Gideon7 Lane Jr. (Mary6Babson, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 14 Dec 1764 at Gloucester;651 married Hannah Griffin.

Children of Gideon7 Lane Jr. and Hannah Griffin were:

48. Anna "Nancy"7 Babson (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 11 Jan 1778 at Gloucester;652 Marriage intentions with Capt. Gustavus Griffin were published 2 Dec 1797 at Gloucester;653 died after 1835.

Anna "Nancy" Babson received a legacy from the estate of Capt. William Babson (21) on 7 Feb 1832.654,655

Capt. Gustavus Griffin was born circa 1772. He died on 10 Feb 1807 at Annisquam, MA. He was the brother of Mary Griffin who married Nancy's brother William.

Children of Anna "Nancy"7 Babson and Capt. Gustavus Griffin all born at Gloucester were as follows:

49. William7 Babson (35) (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 7 Jun 1779 at Gloucester;660 married first Mary "Polly" Griffin, daughter of Oliver Griffin and Mary Wise, 7 Dec 1800 at Gloucester;661 married second Polly Edgar Littlehale, daughter of Richard Littlehale and Sarah Edgar, 17 Mar 1822 at Gloucester;662 married third Sarah Davis 29 Mar 1824 at Gloucester;663 died 29 Jun 1848 at Gloucester at age 69 of a heart complaint.664

He owned Schooner Equality. He was associated with Capt. Nathaniel Babson (37) between 1814 and 1815; Capt. Nathaniel was an owner of the schooner Marion, 46 tons, along with his brothers, William and Charles. He owned Brig Cadet in 1826.665

William Babson (35) received a legacy from the estate of Capt. William Babson (21) on 7 Feb 1832 at MA;

Captain William Babson died intestate and administration of his estate was granted to Daniel W. Rogers on 7 February 1832 with his son, William, one of the sureties. The distribution of the estate gave one share each to his sons William, Nathaniel, James, the estate of his deceased son John, and George Rogers, guardian to the children of his deceased son Charles, Nancy R. Babson and Lydia R. Babson. One share each also went to his daughters, Anna "Nancy" Griffin, Joseph Haraden, widower of his daughter Catherine, and Martha Stacy.

William Babson, Nathaniel Babson and Joseph Haraden, all of Gloucester in the County of Essex, State of Massachusetts, James Babson of West Newbury in said County of Essex, Martha Stacy Widow and Abigail Babson Singlewoman all of Wiscasset County of Lincoln and William R. Babson of Gardiner County of Kennebeck, State of Maine heirs to the estate of William Babson, decd in consideration of one hundred and twenty two dollars and 27/100 paid by Thomas Griffin of Gloucester Mariner*quitclaim*all their rights in the premises situate in Squam Parish in said Gloucester formerly belonging to the estate of William Babson decd viz A certain piece of land together with the dwelling house and out houses standing thereon formerly belonging to Nathaniel Griffin decd*In witness whereof, We the said heirs together with Sarah wife of said William of Gloucester, Elisa G. wife of said Nathaniel, Susan wife of said James, Charlotte wife of Wm R. who hereby relinquish all right of dower have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty two. ["Abigail Babson, called singlewoman, should have been called widow of John Babson of Wiscasset"(Chamberlain, 25-26)].666,667 William Babson, Nathaniel Babson and Joseph Haraden, all of Gloucester in the County of Essex, State of Massachusetts, James Babson of West Newbury in said County of Essex, Martha Stacy Widow and Abigail Babson Singlewoman all of Wiscasset County of Lincoln and William R. Babson of Gardiner County of Kennebeck, State of Maine, heirs to the estate of William Babson, decd in consideration of one hundred and twenty two dollars and 27/100 paid by Thomas Griffin of Gloucester Mariner*quitclaim*all their rights in the premises situate in Squam Parish in said Gloucester formerly belonging to the estate of William Babson decd viz A certain piece of land together with the dwelling house and out houses standing thereon formerly belonging to Nathaniel Griffin decd*

In witness whereof, We the said heirs together with Sarah wife of said William of Gloucester, Elisa G. wife of said Nathaniel, Susan wife of said James, Charlotte wife of Wm R. who hereby relinquish all right of dower have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty two.

["Abigail Babson, called singlewoman, should have been called widow of John Babson of Wiscasset"(Chamberlain, 25-26)].668

William Babson (35) left a will in 1848. William's heirs were his widow Sarah, who received $13,590, and his surviving children, who each received $4,530.669

Mary "Polly" Griffin was born on 31 Mar 1779 at Gloucester.670 She died on 16 Oct 1821 at Gloucester at age 42.671

Children of William7 Babson (35) and Mary "Polly" Griffin were as follows:

Polly Edgar Littlehale was born on 14 Apr 1783 at Gloucester.681 She died on 16 Oct 1823 at Gloucester at age 40.682

Children of William7 Babson (35) and Polly Edgar Littlehale were:

Sarah Davis was baptized on 9 May 1790 at First Parish Church, Gloucester.685 She died on 12 Apr 1871 at Gloucester at age 80.686 Her estate went through probate on 16 May 1871.687

1848 Sarah Davis was a beneficiary of the will of her husband William. William's heirs were his widow Sarah, who received $13,590, and his surviving children, who each received $4,530.688 She signed her will on 20 Feb 1864. She left bequests to Lucy S. and Mary P. Davis, children of her brother George W. Davis; her niece Mary (Davis) Andrews; and "to each of the grandchildren of my late husband William Babson, deceased," which she then named: Sarah B. Chamberlin, Mary Louise Davis, and Solomon H. Davis, Jr., children of Mary, wife of Solomon H. Davis; Nancy and Mary B. Davison, children of Esther G. Davison, deceased, wife of Elias E. Davison; William, Robert E. and John J. Babson, Jr., children of John J. Babson; Hannah Babson, Amanda Davis, Edward Babson, Jr., Francis, Isabel, Fannie G., and George F. Babson, children of Edward Babson; Eleanor, Catherine and Abigail H. Babson, children of William Babson. The value of her estate came to $19,500.

There were no children of William7 Babson (35) and Sarah Davis.

50. John7 Babson (36) (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 2 Mar 1781 at Gloucester;689

John Babson (36) married Abigail Hughes, daughter of Major John Hues and Jemima Elwell, 6 Sep 1804 at Wiscasset, ME;

John Babson (36) died 8 Jun 1825 at Wiscasset, ME, at age 44 according to his gravestone; buried at Ancient Cemetery, Wiscasset, ME; his estate went through probate 1825 John died intestate and Warren Rice, Esq. was appointed administrator.690,691

He was in 1804 editor of the Eastern Repository, printed at Wiscasset. He deposed that he had published in his newspaper in March of 1804 a notification concerning the estate of John Crockitt.692

John Babson (36) and Abigail Hughes sold at Wiscasset, ME, one quarter of a half part of a wharf, commonly calld the long wharf, that had been formerly owned by her father, John Hues. The boundary to the north was a rock 30 feet from shore, allowing sufficient width to bring in a ship of any size along the north side of the wharf.693 He was also a merchant and ship owner. M; The house stood on the principal thoroughfare, Maine Street [now Route One] at the corner of Water Street in Wiscasset.

John Babson (36) served as a private in Capt. H. Whitney's Company, Lt. Col. Cutter's Regiment during the War of 1812. The inventory of his estate, presented 7 July 1825, included his real estate, one half of the schooner Palestine, and all the stock in his store. At the division his widow, Abigail, received $2,506.56; his sons William R., John and George and his daughters Abigail, Harriet, Catherine and Mary each received $716.16 2/21 on 7 Jul 1825.694,695 He sold land at Stage Cove Squam Parish, Gloucester, on 30 Apr 1832 The five youngest children petitioned the Essex County Probate Court for their shares in John Babson's estate including the homestead, fish house, and wharf at the Point and privilege at Stage Cove at Squam Parish in Gloucester. On 5 June 1832 Daniel W. Rogers was licensed to sell said property for their benefit.

Abigail Hughes was born on 27 Nov 1782. She died on 9 May 1863 at Wiscasset, ME, at age 80.696 Catherine and her husband William B. Grant, in her right as an heir of Abigail Babson and as grantee of George and William R. Babson, Edwin A. Norton and his wife Abigail in her right, David Young, Jr. and his wife Harriet in her right, John D. McCrate as a grantee of George Babson and of Mary Babson, a minor, petitioned the court for the division of the real estate that John Babson late of Wiscasset had died seized and that the inventory thereof gave each a 1/7th interest. John, Jr. was appointed administrator of Abigail's estate on 2 June 1863.697 She was buried circa 1863 at Ancient Cemetery, Wiscasset, ME. She was also known as Abigail Hues.

Abigail Hughes witnessed the probate of the estate of John Babson (36) in 1825; John died intestate and Warren Rice, Esq. was appointed administrator.698,699 She received a legacy from the estate of John Babson (36); The inventory of his estate, presented 7 July 1825, included his real estate, one half of the schooner Palestine, and all the stock in his store. At the division his widow, Abigail, received $2,506.56; his sons William R., John and George and his daughters Abigail, Harriet, Catherine and Mary each received $716.16 2/21.700,701 The 1860 census listed Abigail Hughes in addition to John Babson Young in the household of Harriet Babson, in Wiscasset, ME.702

Children of John7 Babson (36) and Abigail Hughes all born at Wiscasset, ME, were as follows:

51. Catharine7 Babson (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 3 Jul 1782 at Gloucester;712 married Joseph Haraden Jr 27 Dec 1802 at Gloucester;713 died 15 Oct 1803 at age 21.

Children of Catharine7 Babson and Joseph Haraden Jr were:

52. Capt. Nathaniel7 Babson (37) (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 17 Jun 1784 at Gloucester;716 married Eliza Gorham Low, daughter of John Low and Lucy Rogers, 16 Nov 1809 at Gloucester;717 died 1 Feb 1836 at Gloucester at age 51;718 Capt. Nathaniel died intestate and his children Eliza, John and Ann requested that their brother Nathaniel administer the estate on 10 May 1836. The inventory of his estate mentioned ten acres of woodland, three shares in the Evangelical Meeting House and one-half share in the Methodist Meeting House.719

He was Capt. Nathaniel was an owner of the schooner Marion, 46 tons, along with his brothers, William and Charles between 1814 and 1815. He was Before his retirement as a sea captain, Nathaniel made voyages to such places as Scotland, Gibraltar, and Russia. Two of his letters written to his wife from these various ports have been printed.720

Nathaniel was one of the founders of the Evangelical Congregational Church, having been elected a Deacon 6 February 1828 and serving until his death.

Capt. Nathaniel Babson (37) received a legacy from the estate of Capt. William Babson (21) on 7 Feb 1832 at MA.721,722

Eliza Gorham Low was born on 4 Feb 1786 at Gloucester.723 She died on 7 Apr 1862 at Gloucester at age 76.724 Eliza's intestate estate was administered by her son John. The named heirs were her children Nathaniel, John, Charles, Gustavus, Ann R. Davis and Eliza G. Ring. The inventory came to $3,699 in real estate and $6,967 in personal property.725 Her estate went through probate On 10 February 1863 Gustavus Babson purchased from his siblings, Nathaniel, John Low, Stephen L. Davis and Ann R. Davis his wife in her right, Charles, Edward P. Ring and his wife Eliza G. Ring in her right, heirs of Eliza Gorham Babson [their mother] five undivided sixth parts of a "dwelling house with about three acres of Land adjoining...situated near the Meeting house Green, so called..." "Also five undivided sixths of the Easterly Division of the Wood's Pasture, so called...containing ten Cow Rights and by measurement fifty seven acres..." "Also five undivided sixths of a certain piece of Marsh and upland lying in Gloucester..." "Also five undivided sixths of an undivided half of a certain piece of Salt Marsh..." "Also five sixths of an undivided half of Bull Island, so called situated on the southerly side of...[Israel] Rust's Island..." "Also five undivided sixths of the orchard, so called, lying northerly of the dwelling house and adjoining the premises first above mentioned..." Thus Gustavus came into full possession of these parcels of land.

There is a line back to John Howland and John Tilley of the Mayflower through Eliza's mother, Lucy Rogers, and her mother, Elizabeth Gorham.

Children of Capt. Nathaniel7 Babson (37) and Eliza Gorham Low all born at Gloucester were as follows:

53. Capt. Charles7 Babson Jr. (38) (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 20 Dec 1788 at Gloucester;726 married Nancy Rogers, daughter of John Rogers and Sarah Smith, 25 Nov 1813 at Gloucester;727 died suddenly 24 Aug 1816 at Guadeloupe, West Indies, at age 27 while skipper of the schooner Equity;728 His widow, Nancy, was appointed administrator of his intestate estate on 19 November 1816.729

Charles was called "Junior" to distinguish him from his third cousin, who was eleven years his senior and also a sea captain. He was associated with Capt. Nathaniel Babson (37) between 1814 and 1815; Capt. Nathaniel was an owner of the schooner Marion, 46 tons, along with his brothers, William and Charles. He was The two-masted schooner Equity, which Charles was commanding at the time of his death, was 60 feet long and had been registered at Salem 31 July 1815.730 The inventory included one-half of a dwelling house and one-fourth of the schooner Equality. George Rogers of Newburyport, schoolmaster, and Nancy's brother, was appointed guardian for their two minor children, Nancy and Lydia on 29 Sep 1818 on 29 Sep 1818.

Nancy Rogers was born on 8 Feb 1790 at Gloucester.731 She died on 10 Apr 1858 at Newburyport at age 68.732 George Rogers was the administrator of her intestate estate on 29 June 1858.733

Nancy Rogers served as administrator of the estate of Capt. Charles Babson Jr. (38) on 19 Nov 1816; His widow, Nancy, was appointed administrator of his intestate estate on 19 November 1816.734

After Charles died, his widow moved to Boston, living first at 129 Front Street in 1839 and then on Harrison Avenue from 1840 to 1843.735 She bought land on the west side of Front Street, with a new brick dwelling house from her brother, George Rogers on 17 Jan 1842.736 She presumably lived at Newburyport after 1845. She sold the property at Harrison Ave., Boston, on 5 Jun 1845 to John Welles.737

Children of Capt. Charles7 Babson Jr. (38) and Nancy Rogers both born at West Newbury, MA, were as follows:

54. James7 Babson (39) (William6, William5, John4, John3, James2, Thomas1); born 27 Oct 1795 at Gloucester;740 married Susan Prindall, daughter of Elizakim Prindall and Betsey Glover, 5 Oct 1823 at Gloucester;741 died 7 Jan 1844 at Amesbury, MA, at age 48;742 Susan was named guardian of their children after James' death. The inventory of James'estate included a quarter part of a grist mill and a saw mill at Goose Cove, Gloucester.743

It is probable that he is the James who served as a private in Capt. Dudley Sargent's Company, Lt. Col. John Appleton's Regiment during the War of 1812. On September 19th 1814 he was in the battle of the barges of the enemy.744

James Babson (39) received a legacy from the estate of Capt. William Babson (21) on 7 Feb 1832 at MA.745,746

Susan Prindall was born on 14 Feb 1799 at Gloucester.747 She died on 24 Apr 1847 at of consumption at age 48.748 She was buried at High Street Cemetery, Gloucester. Susan was named guardian of their children after James' death. The inventory of James'estate included a quarter part of a grist mill and a saw mill at Goose Cove, Gloucester.749

Children of James7 Babson (39) and Susan Prindall all born at West Newbury, MA, were as follows:

55. Theodore7 Babson (40) (Samuel6, John5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 2 Sep 1775 at Gloucester;759 Marriage intentions with Betsey Atkinson, daughter of Mitchel Atkinson and Abigail Wharff, were published 11 Mar 1797 at Gloucester;760 died in the workhouse 27 Aug 1824 at Gloucester at age 48.761

They apparently lived at Lincoln from 1797 to 1805 at which time they returned to Gloucester. Theodore Babson (40) is head of household on the census of 1800 as "Theodore Bapson" in Lincoln.

Betsey Atkinson was born on 9 Sep 1777 at Gloucester.762 She was buried in Feb 1813 at Gloucester.763

Children of Theodore7 Babson (40) and Betsey Atkinson were as follows:

56. Capt. Charles7 Babson (41) (Samuel6, John5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 10 Oct 1777 at Gloucester;778 married Susanna Howell, daughter of Capt. Silas Howell and Hannah Ball, 8 Jun 1800 at W. Gloucester;779 married second Smitha Kinney circa 1816 at NC; died between 1850 and 1860 at Columbus Co., NC.780

Charles and Susanna's fathers were both commanders of privateers for the American cause during the Revolutionary War. Between 1800 and 1816 Capt. Charles Babson (41) was a mariner. When Charles did not return from sea in 1818, he was apparently declared legally dead and the children's uncle by marriage, Elias Low, Jr. of Boston, mariner, was appointed their legal guardian.

It is possible that Captain Babson's ship was wrecked off the North Carolina coast at Cape Fear on one of his many voyages. The family tradition is that, as he journeyed inland, he saw a fair maiden sitting on her porch, spinning, and upon falling in love with her, he gave up his seafaring life.781

Capt. Charles Babson (41) and Smitha Kinney lived south of the Lumber River at Boardman, NC. The earliest that Charles' name appears in any North Carolina record is a court record of November 1829 when he was named a juror to serve during the next term in Nov 1829. The first mention found of Charles in North Carolina deeds was when Joel Stevens, Sr. purchased 100 acres lying on the south side of Lumber River, "adjoining Charles Babson's land" on 15 Oct 1833. On 9 Aug 1839 "Charles Babson of Columbus County" sold 100 acres on Long Bay, NC adjoining Joel Stephens. One of the witnesses was Horatio Babson. This deed was not registered for twenty years until Horatio appeared at court on 14 November 1859 to have it recorded.782 Capt. Charles Babson (41) was head of household on the census of 1840 at Columbus Co., NC.783 Capt. Charles Babson (41) was head of household on the census of 1850 at Columbus Co., NC, as Charles is listed as a joiner, born in Massachusetts, age 72 years.784

A descendant of this second marriage, Mrs. Paul Hanks, did much research on the North Carolina Babsons. She discovered that the graves of these early Babsons had vanished because a large hotel had been built on the site of the cemetery.

Mrs. Hanks also had in her possession in 1977 the Family Bible in which the children's births and deaths are recorded, as well as Smitha's birth. Why Charles' death is not recorded is not known.

Susanna Howell was born circa 1780. She was buried on 27 May 1814 at the Universalist Church, Gloucester.785 She was also known as Sukey Howell.

Children of Capt. Charles7 Babson (41) and Susanna Howell all born at Gloucester were as follows:

Smitha Kinney was born on 27 Dec 1798.790 She died circa 1870 at Columbus Co., NC.791 Reference to Charles' wife, Smitha Babson, is found in the minutes of the Columbus County Court, May 1848 Term: "Ordered by court that Smitha Babson be allowed $3.00 for attendance on Betsey Powell as a Pauper." She appeared as the mother on the census of 1860 in the household of Horatio Babson (79) at Columbus Co; "carpenter."792

Children of Capt. Charles7 Babson (41) and Smitha Kinney were as follows:

57. Lydia7 Babson (Samuel6, John5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 6 May 1783 at Gloucester;794 married Sargeant Everden 8 May 1808 at Gloucester;795 died 15 Oct 1853 at Gloucester at age 70.796

Children of Lydia7 Babson and Sargeant Everden all born at Gloucester were as follows:

58. Mary Ann7 Babson (John6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 21 Dec 1783 at Newburyport;803 married Seth Bearce; died circa 1860 at Hebron, ME.

Children of Mary Ann7 Babson and Seth Bearce were as follows:

59. John7 Babson (42) (John6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 5 Apr 1786 at Gloucester;804 married a southern girl,whose name is [unknown] at Charlestown, SC;805 died circa 1825 perhaps at Charlestown, SC.

He may be the Private John Babson who served in Capt. A. Potter's Company, Lt. Col. E. Cutter's Regiment between 2 Jul 1814 and 13 Jul 1814 at Wiscasset, ME.806

Children of John7 Babson (42) and [unknown] were:

60. Isabella7 Babson (John6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 6 Feb 1788 at Gloucester;808 married William Cutter 19 May 1808 at N. Yarmouth, ME;809 died 3 Jun 1822 at N. Yarmouth, ME, at age 34.810

Children of Isabella7 Babson and William Cutter were:

61. Eben7 Babson (43) (John6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 29 Mar 1792 at Gloucester;812 married Judith Somes, daughter of John Somes and Judith Richardson, 11 Sep 1815 at Mt. Desert Island, ME; their intentions were published there on the 8th of August;813 died 11 Dec 1841 at Somesville, Mt Desert Island, ME, at age 49; The family is buried in the Brookside Cemetery, Somesville, ME, one of the most beautiful villages in the country.

Eben received a pension for service during the War of 1812. He served as a member of Capt. J. O. Hotchkiss' Company in the Massachusetts Militia.814

Judith Somes was born on 16 Sep 1796. She died on 4 Nov 1880 at Somesville, ME, at age 84.

On 14 Sep 1859 Judith sold to her son Eben Elliott Babson a parcel of land lying in Mt. Desert and Eden and at the head of Somes Harbor, bounded on the south by land of Isaac Somes and on the north by land of Isaac Somes and William Kitteredge and west by the creek. The deed goes on to say that this "is where I [Judith] now live" and comprises about 100 acres, less the part she had sold to John S. Babson.815 On 14 Sep 1859 Judith sold her son John Somes for $20 a small parcel of land at Mt. Desert "butted and bounded beginning 28 feet east of John S. Babson's shop at a stake on the county road *."816

After her husband Eben died, she lived with her son Eben Elliott.

Children of Eben7 Babson (43) and Judith Somes all born at Somesville, Mt Desert Island, ME, were as follows:

62. Sally Rogers7 Babson (John6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 6 Jan 1795 at Gloucester;821 married Henry Somesby Swasey, son of Nathaniel Swasey, 22 Aug 1811 at N. Yarmouth, ME.822

Children of Sally Rogers7 Babson and Henry Somesby Swasey were:

Children of Sally Rogers7 Babson and Henry Somesby Swasey both born at N. Yarmouth, ME, were as follows:

63. Eliza Parsons7 Babson (John6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 27 Aug 1799 at N. Yarmouth, ME, not in VRs; married Libbeus Bonney of Auburn, ME.

Children of Eliza Parsons7 Babson and Libbeus Bonney were:

64. Zebulon7 Babson (44) (Zebulon6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 10 Sep 1784 at Gloucester;825 married Mary Parsons 20 May 1819 at Gloucester;826 died 7 Dec 1865 at Scarborough, ME, at age 81 as a "casualty;"827 Zebulon Babson (44) and Mary Parsons were buried 1865 at West Side Cemetery, Portland, ME.828

Mary Parsons died on 11 Aug 1865 at Portland, ME, of consumption.829

Children of Zebulon7 Babson (44) and Mary Parsons were as follows:

65. Dolly7 Babson (Solomon6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); baptized 2 Oct 1768 at Gloucester; married Moses Sawyer 11 Nov 1795 at Gloucester;835 died 1 Feb 1845 at New Gloucester, ME, at age 76.

Was a child born before her marriage, or is this a possible date error?

Moses Sawyer was baptized on 10 Jul 1768 at Gloucester.836 He died on 16 Nov 1839 at New Gloucester, ME, at age 71. He was sailmaker. He served as surety;

Administration of his estate was granted 6 April 1796 to Solomon Parsons, and his son-in-law, Moses Sawyer, was one of the sureties. The inventory of his estate included "two-thirds of a dwelling house and garden" and 80 acres at New Gloucester, Maine.837

Children of Dolly7 Babson and Moses Sawyer all born at New Gloucester, ME, were as follows:

66. Charlotte7 Babson (Solomon6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 1786 at Gloucester; married William Choate Rust 24 Nov 1805 at Gloucester the Rev. Lincoln officiating;846 died 12 Jul 1833 at Gloucester of consumption.847

Children of Charlotte7 Babson and William Choate Rust all born at Gloucester were as follows:

67. Hannah7 Babson (Solomon6, Solomon5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born circa 1789 at Gloucester; married Jonathan Low 4 May 1813 at Gloucester.858

Children of Hannah7 Babson and Jonathan Low were:

68. David Wallis7 Babson (45) (William6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 22 Oct 1772 at Gloucester;859 Marriage intentions with Charlotte Wheeler were published 25 Aug 1800 at Gloucester;860 died 14 Sep 1851 at Rockport at age 78;861 buried at Locust Grove Cemetery a short distance from "The Babson Farm;" his estate was probated 1 Jan 1852. David is called "gentleman" in the administration of his estate.862

David and Charlotte bought what is known now as "The Babson Farm" at Pigeon Cove, Rockport, from James Norwood on 14 Jan 1819. The house was built about 1799 and is known today (1977) as the "Old Farm Inn." It is situated near Halibut Point.

The inventory of his estate which included his mansion house, farm, barn, and blacksmith shop as well as about thirty acres of land and ten shares in Pigeon Cove Harbor, came to $18,065. His son-in-law, John S. Ladd, was administrator. Named in the administration were his wife, Charlotte, his sons David, Gorham, Horatio and Joseph, his daughter Susanna, and the husband of his deceased daughter Adelia (Babson) Ladd, John S. Ladd.863

Charlotte Wheeler was born circa 1784 at Gloucester. She was baptized on 14 Nov 1784 at Sandy Bay Parish. She died in Mar 1864 at age 80. She was buried at Locust Grove Cemetery.

Charlotte Wheeler was mentioned in the will of her father Moses Wheeler on 9 Jan 1824.864 She received a legacy from the estate of David Wallis Babson (45).865

On 25 Apr 1853 Charlotte Wheeler sold her claim, especially her dower rights, to Joseph for $100 This had been the property of their father.866

Children of David Wallis7 Babson (45) and Charlotte Wheeler were as follows:

69. Isaac7 Babson (46) (William6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 7 Feb 1775 at Gloucester;871 Marriage intentions for Isaac and Mary Babson, two first cousins, were published 24 Oct 1799 at Gloucester. See Family #(28);872 buried 27 Mar 1814 at Gloucester age 39.873

Isaac and Mary do not appear in the 1800 census for Massachusetts. And there is no administration for his estate in Essex County.

Mary Babson was baptized on 16 Jan 1780 at the Fourth Parish Church, Gloucester.874

Children of Isaac7 Babson (46) and Mary Babson all born at Gloucester were as follows:

70. Capt. Joseph7 Babson (47) (William6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 2 Jun 1777 at Gloucester;876 married Mary "Molly" Babson, daughter of Capt. Samuel Babson (29) and Hannah Tarr, 5 Oct 1799 at Gloucester. See family #(45) for Joseph and #(29) for Molly;877 died 19 Apr 1839 at Gloucester at age 61.878

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) was a merchant and sea-captain. He owned the schooners Equality, Mary, Reliance, and Ontario. He was master of the Reliance in 1821.879

Either Joseph [#30], son of Joseph, or Joseph [#47], the son of William, was an owner and master of the schooner Orlando in February of 1811 and owner of the Swordfish on 30 January 1804; the ship Dromo in January 1805; and the brig Active in June of 1810.880

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) and his brother-in-law Henry Babson (51) bought land from the estate of Henry's father Capt. Samuel Babson (29) on 12 Dec 1805 at Gloucester. Both are described as mariners of Gloucester.881 In 1815 Henry Babson (51) sold his share of his father's land at Gloucester as as well as his interest to his Mother's dower rights to Capt. Joseph Babson (47).882

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) was recipient of a quitclaim from Samuel Babson Jr (50); for "all interest in the First Parish of Gloucester ... which was set off as a dower to the widow of Samuel Babson, deceased."883

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) wrote a will on 22 Feb 1839 and proved three months later on 14 May 1839, leaving to his eldest son, Daniel Tarr Babson his homestead (located on the westerly side of Washington Street,Gloucester), silver watch, quadrant, charts, spy glass and rifle; to his second son, Joseph Henry Babson he left the Davidson house; to his youngest son, Fitz James he left the Allen house and the field near the burying place; he also named his daughters Charlotte B. Foster and Emily Sayward. The children were to equally divide his house 'in the harbour', near Mason's Hotel.884,885

Mary "Molly" Babson was born on 4 Jan 1783 at Gloucester.886 She died on 11 Sep 1864 at Fall River, MA, at age 81.887 Her estate went through probate on 10 Oct 1865.

Mary died intestate and David W. Low was appointed administrator of her estate on 10 October 1865.888 The petition to administer her estate named as heirs her children Daniel Tarr, Joseph Henry, Fitz James, Hannah, wife of Samuel W. Brown, Sarah, wife of George Plummer, Mary Eliza, wife of John Mason of Philadelpha. Also named were Julie Ann (Foster) Hooper, Mary E. Foster of Dubuque, Iowa and Thomas J. Foster, Jr. of San Francisco, the children of her deceased daughter Julia Ann (Babson) Foster.889

Children of Capt. Joseph7 Babson (47) and Mary "Molly" Babson all born at Gloucester were as follows:

71. Hannah7 Babson (Philip6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); baptized 8 Aug 1773 at Gloucester;894 married William Senter/Center 4 Sep 1791 at Gloucester William was from Woburn.895

She lived They settled at Gloucester.

William Senter/Center was born at Woburn, MA. They settled at Gloucester.

Children of Hannah7 Babson and William Senter/Center were:

72. Philip7 Babson (48) (Philip6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 10 Oct 1777 at Gloucester;898 married Betsey Witham, daughter of Benjamin Witham Jr. and Sarah Elwell, 16 Jun 1803 at Gloucester;899 died 29 Sep 1829 at Gloucester at age 51.900

Betsey Witham was born on 15 Jan 1784 at Gloucester.901 She died on 28 Jul 1856 at Boston at age 72.902 She was listed in the 1856 Boston City Directory as a widow living at 20 West Centre St., Boston. It appears that she rented, as no deeds appear in Suffolk County for either Betsey or Philip.

Betsey Witham left a will filed in Suffolk Co. that named John Somes Webber, then State Representative for Gloucester, administrator of her estate. He was a Babson descendant through James and Hannah (Babson) Sawyer.903

Children of Philip7 Babson (48) and Betsey Witham were as follows:

73. Mary7 Babson (Philip6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); baptized 16 Jan 1780 at the Fourth Parish Church, Gloucester;907 Marriage intentions for Mary and Isaac Babson (46), two first cousins, were published 24 Oct 1799 at Gloucester. See Family #(28).908

Isaac and Mary do not appear in the 1800 census for Massachusetts.

Isaac Babson (46) was born on 7 Feb 1775 at Gloucester.909 He was buried on 27 Mar 1814 at Gloucester age 39.910 And there is no administration for his estate in Essex County.

Children of Mary7 Babson and Isaac Babson (46) all born at Gloucester were as follows:

74. James7 Babson (49) (Philip6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 2 Oct 1784 at Gloucester;911 married Jane "Jenney" Wharff, daughter of David Wharff and Jenny (--?--), 13 Oct 1807 at Gloucester;912 died probably 6 Apr 1815 at age 30 from drowning.

On 13 Dec 1814 James Babson (49) and Jane "Jenney" Wharff joined in a mortgage deed to part of the estate of Jane's father, David Wharff. The mortgage was released 12 Jan 1821 at Essex Co.913

Jane "Jenney" Wharff was born on 5 Sep 1788 at Gloucester.914 It's probable that after James death Jenney married again as her surname was Younger when her daughter's marriage was announced 8 Jun 1839.915 On 11 Sep 1822 Jane "Jenney" Wharff and her sisters Betsey, wife of Isaac Tucker, and Nancy G., wife of Henry Stanwood, as the children of Jane Wharff, late of Gloucester deceased, sold to Nathaniel and William Wharff, mariners, "all rights in the estate of our honored mother, Jane Wharff, in the Town Parish, "reserving the part of the garden that was in front of the house."916

Children of James7 Babson (49) and Jane "Jenney" Wharff were as follows:

75. Samuel7 Babson Jr (50) (Samuel6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 9 Jan 1777 at Gloucester;919 Patience Rowel, 21 Aug 1805 at West Parish Church, W. Gloucester;920 died between 1820 and 1830 at OH.

Samuel Babson Jr (50) witnessed the probate of the estate of Capt. Samuel Babson (29) and Hannah Tarr on 2 Nov 1802; Hannah was named administratrix of her husband's estate on 2 November 1802.921 He received a legacy from the estate of Capt. Samuel Babson (29).922 They may have moved at ME soon after the death of their infant at Gloucester on 23 Apr 1806. He appeared on the census of 1810 at Patricktown, ME, when their household consisted of two boys under ten and one girl under ten, probably children of Sally's first marriage; Ruth; Sarah and Samuel.923 He sold land at Gloucester on 17 May 1817 at which time he called himself "of Patricktown, Lincoln Co., MA."924 He filed a quitclaim to his brother-in-law Joseph Babson, husband of his sister Polly for "all interest in the First Parish of Gloucester ... which was set off as a dower to the widow of Samuel Babson, deceased."925 He and his family appeared on the census of 1820 at Aurelius Township, Washington Co., OH. Sally's two sons by her first marriage had moved and appear at Salem Township.

Sarah Hazelton married Oliver Wharff on 20 Oct 1795 at Gloucester.926 She died between 1835 and 1840 at Lower Salem, Washington Co., OH. She was also known as Sally Babson. She appeared on the census of 1830. as head of household.

Children of Samuel7 Babson Jr (50) and Sarah Hazelton were as follows:

76. Henry7 Babson (51) (Samuel6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 19 Jun 1779 at Gloucester;929 married Lucy Bray, daughter of Samuel Bray and Mary Herrick, 12 May 1804 at Gloucester;930 died 1820 at Calcutta, India.931

Henry Babson (51) and his brother-in-law Capt. Joseph Babson (47) bought land from the estate of Henry's father, Capt. Samuel Babson (29) on 12 Dec 1805 at Gloucester. Both are described as mariners of Gloucester.932 In 1815 Henry Babson (51) sold his share of his father's land at Gloucester as as well as his interest to his Mother's dower rights to Capt. Joseph Babson (47).933 Henry was the earliest Babson to be mentioned in a Boston City Directory. He was listed in 1818 as a mariner residing on Gibbs Lane. That lane ran from Washington Place to Fort Hill Wharf. Two years later in 1820 he was living on Sister Street.934

Lucy Bray was born circa 1788. She was baptized on 24 Aug 1800 at West Parish, Gloucester.935 She died on 6 Jan 1864 at Boston Insane Asylum at age 63. The stress of worrying about her missing seaman husband as well as making her own living may have been too much for her.936 In 1822 Lucy was employed as a laundress and living at the rear of 16 Pleasant Street, Boston.937

Children of Henry7 Babson (51) and Lucy Bray were as follows:

77. Mary "Molly"7 Babson (Samuel6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 4 Jan 1783 at Gloucester;939 married Capt. Joseph Babson (47), son of William Babson (27) and Elizabeth "Betty" Wallis, 5 Oct 1799 at Gloucester. See family #(45) for Joseph and #(29) for Molly;940 died 11 Sep 1864 at Fall River, MA, at age 81;941 her estate went through probate 10 Oct 1865.

Mary died intestate and David W. Low was appointed administrator of her estate on 10 October 1865.942 The petition to administer her estate named as heirs her children Daniel Tarr, Joseph Henry, Fitz James, Hannah, wife of Samuel W. Brown, Sarah, wife of George Plummer, Mary Eliza, wife of John Mason of Philadelpha. Also named were Julie Ann (Foster) Hooper, Mary E. Foster of Dubuque, Iowa and Thomas J. Foster, Jr. of San Francisco, the children of her deceased daughter Julia Ann (Babson) Foster.943

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) was born on 2 Jun 1777 at Gloucester.944 He died on 19 Apr 1839 at Gloucester at age 61.945

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) was a merchant and sea-captain. He owned the schooners Equality, Mary, Reliance, and Ontario. He was master of the Reliance in 1821.946

Either Joseph [#30], son of Joseph, or Joseph [#47], the son of William, was an owner and master of the schooner Orlando in February of 1811 and owner of the Swordfish on 30 January 1804; the ship Dromo in January 1805; and the brig Active in June of 1810.947

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) and his brother-in-law Henry Babson (51) bought land from the estate of Henry's father Capt. Samuel Babson (29) on 12 Dec 1805 at Gloucester. Both are described as mariners of Gloucester.948 In 1815 Henry Babson (51) sold his share of his father's land at Gloucester as as well as his interest to his Mother's dower rights to Capt. Joseph Babson (47).949

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) was recipient of a quitclaim from Samuel Babson Jr (50); for "all interest in the First Parish of Gloucester ... which was set off as a dower to the widow of Samuel Babson, deceased."950

Capt. Joseph Babson (47) wrote a will on 22 Feb 1839 and proved three months later on 14 May 1839, leaving to his eldest son, Daniel Tarr Babson his homestead (located on the westerly side of Washington Street,Gloucester), silver watch, quadrant, charts, spy glass and rifle; to his second son, Joseph Henry Babson he left the Davidson house; to his youngest son, Fitz James he left the Allen house and the field near the burying place; he also named his daughters Charlotte B. Foster and Emily Sayward. The children were to equally divide his house 'in the harbour', near Mason's Hotel.951,952

Children of Mary "Molly"7 Babson and Capt. Joseph Babson (47) all born at Gloucester were as follows:

78. Betsey7 Babson (Samuel6, William5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 2 Mar 1785; married Henry Haven 23 Dec 1805 at Gloucester; married Capt. Robert Evans 11 Apr 1813 at W. Gloucester. He was master of the Thrasher.

Did Betsey marry Robert the same day that Eliza was born, or is this an error?

Children of Betsey7 Babson and Henry Haven were:

Capt. Robert Evans was master of the Thrasher.

Children of Betsey7 Babson and Capt. Robert Evans all born at Gloucester were as follows:

79. Joseph7 Babson Jr. (52) (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 30 May 1782 at Cape Ann, MA; baptized 22 Sep 1782 at West Parish Church, W. Gloucester;958 married Anna "Nancy" Sawyer 6 Nov 1802 at Lee, Rockingham Co., NH;959 died 1 Sep 1828 at Newburyport at age 46; his estate went through probate 30 Dec 1828 at Essex Co., MA.960

Joseph had hoped to marry Anna Morse, but when he posted his intention to marry her in Newburyport on 12 March 1802, his father forbade the marriage. The inventory of the estate mentioned land and buildings adjacent to Tyng Street in Newburyport and a pew in Rev. James Multimore's Church at Newbury.961

Anna "Nancy" Sawyer was born in 1780. She died, a widow, on 21 Oct 1847 at Newburyport.962 Her estate went through probate on 15 Feb 1848 at Essex Co., MA, with her son-in-law Robert M. Merrill appointed administrator. He stated that her children were David Babson, Ann S. Merrill and Sarah E. Babson. Why he did not list John Balch Babson is not known, as he was still living.963

Children of Joseph7 Babson Jr. (52) and Anna "Nancy" Sawyer all born at Newburyport were as follows:

80. Lydia7 Babson (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 30 Nov 1786 at Newburyport;968 baptized 12 Aug 1787; married Abraham Somerby 1 Oct 1805 at Newburyport;969 married Abraham Babson Jr. (53) a first cousin, son of Abraham Babson (31) and Ruth Lufkin, 11 Nov 1816 at Newburyport. See family #(30) for Lydia and family #(53) for Abraham;970 died 22 Mar 1871 at Newburyport at age 84;971 buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport.

Abraham and Lydia sold land in Newburyport 26 July 1864.972

Lydia Babson sold land on 14 Jun 1866 at Newburyport Then on 14 June 1866 they sold land and a building in Newburyport to their son, Seth Babson, then of Sacramento, California.973

Children of Lydia7 Babson and Abram Somerby all born at Newbury were as follows:

There were no children of Lydia7 Babson and Abraham Somerby.

Abraham Babson Jr. (53) was born on 4 Feb 1789 at Gloucester. He died on 8 Sep 1881 at Newburyport at age 92.977

Abraham moved from Maine with his wife and children to Newburyport probably in 1836 when he sold his land in Maine to his brother, John Millet Babson (See Family #57).978

Abraham Babson Jr. (53) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.979

Interred in the John M. Babson Lot in the Brooklin Cemetery along with John, are his wife Emma (Herrick) Babson, all their children except for Julia (Babson) Jackson, and two grandchildren, Alice S. and Rose E. Judge.

Children of Lydia7 Babson and Abraham Babson Jr. (53) were as follows:

81. Ruth7 Babson (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 15 Jan 1789 at Newburyport;981 baptized 20 Sep 1789; married Jacob Griffin 9 Jul 1809.

She was living as Jacob's widow in 1838.

Children of Ruth7 Babson and Jacob Griffin all born at Newburyport were as follows:

82. Catharine7 Babson (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 13 May 1795 at Newburyport;988 married William Atwater 20 May 1821; died after 1838 when she was still living at Newburyport.989

Children of Catharine7 Babson and William Atwater all born at Newburyport were as follows:

83. Abraham7 Babson Jr. (53) (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 4 Feb 1789 at Gloucester; married Lydia Babson a first cousin, daughter of Capt. Joseph Babson (30) and Ruth Herrick, 11 Nov 1816 at Newburyport. See family #(30) for Lydia and family #(53) for Abraham;993 died 8 Sep 1881 at Newburyport at age 92;994 buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport.

Abraham moved from Maine with his wife and children to Newburyport probably in 1836 when he sold his land in Maine to his brother, John Millet Babson (See Family #57).995

Abraham Babson Jr. (53) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.996

Abraham and Lydia sold land in Newburyport 26 July 1864.997 Then on 14 June 1866 they sold land and a building in Newburyport to their son, Seth Babson, then of Sacramento, California.998

Interred in the John M. Babson Lot in the Brooklin Cemetery along with John, are his wife Emma (Herrick) Babson, all their children except for Julia (Babson) Jackson, and two grandchildren, Alice S. and Rose E. Judge.

Lydia Babson was born on 30 Nov 1786 at Newburyport.999 She was baptized on 12 Aug 1787. She married Abraham Somerby on 1 Oct 1805 at Newburyport.1000 She died on 22 Mar 1871 at Newburyport at age 84.1001

Children of Abraham7 Babson Jr. (53) and Lydia Babson were as follows:

84. Sally7 Babson (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 23 Oct 1790 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, ME;1002 married Richard K. Porter before 1838; married second Samuel Lufkin, son of Benjamin Lufkin, circa 1838.

Children of Sally7 Babson and Richard K. Porter were:

Samuel Lufkin was born on 10 Jan 1795 at Sedgwick, ME.1003 He died on 31 Jul 1881 at age 86.

Samuel Lufkin was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1004 Samuel Lufkin is head of household on the census of 1860 at Brooklin, ME.

Children of Sally7 Babson and Samuel Lufkin were:

85. Martha "Patty"7 Babson (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 30 Sep 1792 at Sedgwick;1005 married Benjamin Dodge, son of Abner Dodge and Lydia Pride.

Martha "Patty" Babson was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1006

Benjamin Dodge was born in 1784.

Benjamin Dodge was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1007

Children of Martha "Patty"7 Babson and Benjamin Dodge were:

86. Joseph7 Babson (54) (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 23 Oct 1794 at Deer Isle, ME;1008 married Emma "Emmy" Brown Freethy, daughter of Jotham Freethy and Mary Brown, 3 Jul 1823 at Blue Hill, ME, by Rev. Amos Allen;1009 died 28 Apr 1881 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, Hancock Co., ME, at age 86.1010

Joseph received a pension for his service during the War of 1812 (WC-34357). He served as a member of Phineas Emerson's Company, Col. Andrew Grant's Battalion of Massachusetts Militia at the Battle of Hampden in September 1814.1011

Joseph Babson (54) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1012 [R.Owner]owned at Enrollment 119 at Boston, Boston, MA, on 8 Nov 1870.1013 He and Emma "Emmy" Brown Freethy appeared on the census of 1880 at Brooklin, ME.1014

Emma "Emmy" Brown Freethy was born on 30 Jul 1801 at Sedgwick, ME.1015 She died on 13 Dec 1892 at Brooklin, ME, at age 91. The pension papers give her death date as 14 December 1892.1016

Children of Joseph7 Babson (54) and Emma "Emmy" Brown Freethy all born at Sedgwick, ME, were as follows:

87. Daniel7 Babson (55) (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 1801 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, ME;1020 married Mary Smith, daughter of Lemuel Smith and Judith Cousins, at Sedgwick, ME;1021 died 28 Apr 1881 at Sedgwick, ME.

Daniel Babson (55) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1022

[M; In the 1850 U.S. census for Brooklin, Daniel is called a sailor.1023 By 1860 Daniel has retired from the sea and is listed in the census as a farmer and his son Rodney Rodolph is now a sailor.1024 They experienced tragedy, for not only did their eldest son, Charles die as a sailor, aged 21, but all three of their daughters died young and unmarried -- two of them on Christmas Day.

Daniel is still at Brooklin in the 1880 Federal census, at the age of 80 and living with him are his son Rodolph and his wife, Elva and Daniel's granddaughter, Rae.1025

Mary Smith was born on 27 Jan 1807 at Sedgwick, ME. She died on 29 Mar 1879 at Brooklin, ME, at age 72.1026

Children of Daniel7 Babson (55) and Mary Smith all born at Brooklin, ME, were as follows:

88. William7 Babson (56) (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 29 Aug 1806 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1035 married Clarissa Freethy. She is referred to as Clarissa Wells, daughter of William and Mary (Herrick) Wells, born 11 March 1807 in one record, but is called Clarissa Freethy in all other records. The Sedgwick Town Records show Teressa Freethy as daughter of Jotham Freethy and wife of William Babson;1036 died 19 Jul 1890 at Brooklin, ME, at age 83;1037 buried at Baptist Cemetery, Brooklin, ME.

William Babson (56) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1038

William was a farmer at Brooklin and appeared as such in the U.S. Censuses from 1850 through 1870. He is called a laborer, age 73, in the 1880 census.1039,1040,1041,1042

William Babson (56) bought land from William Babson (56) on 16 Jan 1864 at Brooklin; John sold land at Brooklin to his brother William on 16 January 1864.1043

Clarissa Freethy was born on 16 Apr 1806 at Sedgwick, ME.1044 She died on 5 Jun 1887 at Brooklin, ME, at age 81.

Children of William7 Babson (56) and Clarissa Freethy all born at Brooklin, ME, were as follows:

89. Nancy7 Babson (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 1 Dec 1808 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, ME;1046 married John Walker Babson (58), son of Capt. John Babson (32) and Emma Brown, circa 1835 at Sedgwick, ME, they were cousins (Nancy Babson, [see family #31] and John Walker Babson(58) [see family #32]); died after 15 Nov 1884.1047

Nancy Babson was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1048

On 3 Jul 1883 Nancy and John sold land in Brooklin, ME, to their son-in-law, Samuel W. Tainter.1049 She and Sarah Joanna Babson sold land, signing the deed on 15 Nov 1884.1050

John Walker Babson (58) was born on 26 Apr 1808 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME.1051 He died on 2 Apr 1884 at Brooklin, ME, at age 75. John purchased an island containing two acres in Eggemoggin Reach, ME, for $24 from Increase Bacheler of Sedgwick, mariner on 6 April 1841.1052

John Walker Babson (58) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1053

A descendant of theirs, Mrs. Raymond Eaton, Town Clerk of Brooklin, stated that John and Nancy had several children who died in infancy, and that Sarah Joanna was the only child to reach maturity and marry.

In 1850 John's father, age 83, and Nancy's niece, Louisa Wells the daughter of her deceased sister Ruth, were living with them.1054 They are living alone, both giving the age of 71 at the time of the 1880 census.1055

John Walker Babson (58) was a Deacon of the Baptist Church, Brooklin, from 1855 until his death in 1884. They resided in the homestead which had belonged to his parents.

John and his father and brothers were remembered in Nancy (Tapley) Babson's 1883 poem Lines written in memory of the Babsons.

Children of Nancy7 Babson and John Walker Babson (58) all born at Brooklin, ME, were as follows:

90. John Millet7 Babson (57) (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 14 Aug 1810 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, ME;1056 married Emma Brown Herrick, daughter of Samuel Herrick and Rebecca Cole, 1 May 1834 at Sedgwick, ME, by Samuel Herrick, Justice of the Peace;1057 died 11 Dec 1879 at Brooklin, ME, at age 69;1058

Interred in the John M. Babson Lot in the Brooklin Cemetery along with John, are his wife Emma (Herrick) Babson, all their children except for Julia (Babson) Jackson, and two grandchildren, Alice S. and Rose E. Judge.

Abraham moved from Maine with his wife and children to Newburyport probably in 1836 when he sold his land in Maine to his brother, John Millet Babson (See Family #57).1059

John Millet Babson (57) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1060

John sold land at Brooklin to his brother William on 16 January 1864.1061 John also sold land to his daughter, Julia R. Jackson on 8 December 1873.1062

In his will, dated 4 December 1879 and proved 4 February 1880, John left among some other things, his "beloved wife Emma H." all his household goods, farming tools, one boat, lobster traps, $400 in government bonds, and the homestead farm. This farm was located at Brooklin and was bounded "beginning at the shore of Eggemoggin Reach at the land of J. P. B. Batcheler, then northeasterly by Batchelers land to the road leading from Naskeag Point, then westerly by sd road to land of David Roberts [his son-in-law] and then south to Eggemoggin Reach..." (It is part of original lot #41 in the first division of lots in the township.) John M. also names his three daughters, Mrs. Susan Judge, Mrs. Ellen Roberts and Mrs. Julia Jackson. He appointed his son-in-law Daniel Jackson executor. The inventory of his estate included ½ pew in the Baptist Meeting House, 25 acres of land and 50 lobster traps.

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Emma Brown Herrick was born on 31 Jul 1815 at Sedgwick. She died on 26 Nov 1889 at Brooklin at age 74.

In his will, dated 4 December 1879 and proved 4 February 1880, John left among some other things, his "beloved wife Emma H." all his household goods, farming tools, one boat, lobster traps, $400 in government bonds, and the homestead farm. This farm was located at Brooklin and was bounded "beginning at the shore of Eggemoggin Reach at the land of J. P. B. Batcheler, then northeasterly by Batchelers land to the road leading from Naskeag Point, then westerly by sd road to land of David Roberts [his son-in-law] and then south to Eggemoggin Reach..." (It is part of original lot #41 in the first division of lots in the township.) John M. also names his three daughters, Mrs. Susan Judge, Mrs. Ellen Roberts and Mrs. Julia Jackson. He appointed his son-in-law Daniel Jackson executor. The inventory of his estate included ½ pew in the Baptist Meeting House, 25 acres of land and 50 lobster traps.

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In 1880 Emma had her granddaughter Jennie Judge, age 16, living with her.1067

Children of John Millet7 Babson (57) and Emma Brown Herrick all born at Brooklin, ME, were as follows:

91. Eliza7 Babson (Abraham6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 1813 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, ME;1076 married John Dougherty, son of Robert Dougherty; died before Feb 1842.

Children of Eliza7 Babson and John Dougherty were as follows:

92. Eliza7 Babson (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 20 Jun 1798 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1078 married Joseph Perkins of Penobscot, ME 20 Sep 1824; died before 1874.

Children of Eliza7 Babson and Joseph Perkins were as follows:

93. Susanna7 Babson (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 19 Nov 1800 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1088 marriage intentions with Joseph Walker, son of John Walker and Emma Roundy, published 24 Jul 1821; died 19 Sep 1873 at age 72.

The Walkers operated the first woolen mill in the area.

Joseph Walker was born on 23 Dec 1799 at Sedgwick, ME.1089 He died on 28 Feb 1851 at age 51.

Susanna's younger brother Samuel Brown Babson (60) came to live with them in Brooksville when he was eleven years old in 1823.

Joseph Walker sold a sixteenth interest in the "land and mill privilege & Mill & machinery Implements and furniture" of the Brooksville Manufacturing Company to Sivilian Babson (59) on 14 Oct 1850.1090

Children of Susanna7 Babson and Joseph Walker were as follows:

94. Sophia7 Babson (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 19 Sep 1803 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1091 married Daniel Abbott; died before 1874.

Daniel Abbott was born in MA. He was a merchant. He bought land from Capt. John Babson (32) on 7 Mar 1823 at ME.1092

Children of Sophia7 Babson and Daniel Abbott all born at Sedgwick, ME, were as follows:

95. Louisa7 Babson (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 20 Apr 1806 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1096 married Deacon Simeon Allen 19 Nov 1829 at Brooksville, ME;1097 died 10 Jan 1867 at Brooksville, ME, at age 60;1098 buried at Mt. Rest Cemetery, N. Brooksville, ME.

Deacon Simeon Allen served as a State Representative.

Children of Louisa7 Babson and Deacon Simeon Allen all born at Brooksville, ME, were as follows:

96. John Walker7 Babson (58) (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 26 Apr 1808 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1112 married Nancy Babson, daughter of Abraham Babson (31) and Ruth Lufkin, circa 1835 at Sedgwick, ME, they were cousins (Nancy Babson, [see family #31] and John Walker Babson(58) [see family #32]); died 2 Apr 1884 at Brooklin, ME, at age 75.

John purchased an island containing two acres in Eggemoggin Reach, ME, for $24 from Increase Bacheler of Sedgwick, mariner on 6 April 1841.1113

John Walker Babson (58) was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1114

On 3 Jul 1883 John and Nancy sold land in Brooklin, ME, to their son-in-law, Samuel W. Tainter.1115

A descendant of theirs, Mrs. Raymond Eaton, Town Clerk of Brooklin, stated that John and Nancy had several children who died in infancy, and that Sarah Joanna was the only child to reach maturity and marry.

In 1850 John's father, age 83, and Nancy's niece, Louisa Wells the daughter of her deceased sister Ruth, were living with them.1116 They are living alone, both giving the age of 71 at the time of the 1880 census.1117

John Walker Babson (58) was a Deacon of the Baptist Church, Brooklin, from 1855 until his death in 1884. They resided in the homestead which had belonged to his parents.

John and his father and brothers were remembered in Nancy (Tapley) Babson's 1883 poem Lines written in memory of the Babsons.

Nancy Babson was born on 1 Dec 1808 at Babson's Ridge, Sedgwick, ME.1118 She died after 15 Nov 1884.1119

Nancy Babson was an heir of Joanna Babson as described in a deed in Feb 1842.1120 She and Sarah Joanna Babson sold land, signing the deed on 15 Nov 1884.1121

Children of John Walker7 Babson (58) and Nancy Babson all born at Brooklin, ME, were as follows:

97. Sivilian7 Babson (59) (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 26 Jul 1810 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME;1122 married Abbie P. Perkins, daughter of Thomas Perkins and Clarissa Nash, 30 Jun 1847 at Penobscot, ME;1123 died 7 Dec 1888 at Brooksville, ME, at age 78; buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Brooksville.

The 1850 census for Brooksville shows us that beside Sivilian and Abbie, and their first daughter, Emma, their household consisted of a boarder, Julia Allen, age 30, who subsequently married Sivilian's brother James Madison Babson. Also in the household were John Babson Perkins, 24, clothier, and Almira J. Perkins, 17, children of Eliza (Babson) Perkins, Sivilian's eldest sister.1124

Sivilian was shown as a mariner on the 1850 and 1860 censuses, but by the 1870 census he is called a retail merchant. It also says he had real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $5,000. That year they also have a teacher, Flavilla Billings, age 27, in their household.

Sivilian purchased considerable real estate between 1833 and 1878 and he sold land between 1838 and 1870 to various people or family members. Some samples are when Sivilian Babson of Brooksville, Master Mariner, leased to Judson C. Standley of Brooklin, mariner, 2.5 acres more or less in Brooklin for twelve years from the fourth day of May 1832.1125

On 14 Oct 1850 Sivilian purchased a sixteenth interest in the "land and mill privilege & Mill & machinery Implements and furniture" of the Brooksville Manufacturing Company from Joseph Walker.1126

Another deed tells us that on 12 January 1858 with his wife, Abby P. Babson relinquishing her dower rights:

Sivilian Babson of Brooksville, Master Mariner, sells for $65 to Groves F. Allen of Brooklin, mariner land in Brooklin on the north side of lot #7 of the 3rd division being the northern part of a parcel of land formerly conveyed by William Herrick to Amos Herrick and containing ten acres.1127

Sivilian and Abbie, along with their daughter Emma, are buried in the Lakeview Cemetery, Brooksville, on a high hill overlooking Walker Pond, only a few hundred feet from their lovely old house at Lakeview Cemetery, Brooksville.

Sivilian and his brothers were remembered in Nancy (Tapley) Babson's 1883 poem Lines written in memory of the Babsons.

Abbie P. Perkins was born on 2 Mar 1823 at Harrington, ME.1128 She died on 25 Jul 1904 at Penobscot, ME, at age 81 of senility.1129 She was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Brooksville. Abbie was a member of an early Maine family. Her father, Thomas Perkins, was born at York, Maine on 4 March 1793 and he died 20 September 1862. Thomas married about 1807 Clarissa Nash of Addison, who was born 28 April 1792 and died 4 January 1873.

Abbie's elder brother, Daniel Merrill Perkins, a member of the Maine State Legislature, had a daughter, Eliza Ann, who married John Babson Allen, a nephew of Sivilian, and a son, Horace, whose daughter Lillian married George J. Babson.1130

Children of Sivilian7 Babson (59) and Abbie P. Perkins all born at Brooksville, ME, were as follows:

98. Samuel Brown7 Babson (60) (John6, Joseph5, John4, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 1 Oct 1812 at Sedgwick/Brooklin, ME, (not recorded in TRs); married Nancy Tapley, daughter of Peletiah Tapley and Sally Stover, 27 Jan 1835 at Brooksville, ME, the Rev. Manning Ellis officiating, their marriage intentions were published at Brooksville in December 1834;1134 died 28 Jun 1889 at Brooksville, ME, at age 76.

He went to live with his sister, Susannah, and her husband, Joseph Walker, at Brooksville, when he was eleven years old in 1823. At the age of 21 he purchased 100 acres, married and settled there.

He served as Sgt. Maj. of the 4th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division of the Maine Militia, receiving his appointment, signed by Col. David Walker, on 5 September 1831.1135

Samuel and his father and brothers were remembered in his wife Nancy (Tapley) Babson's 1883 poem Lines written in memory of the Babsons.

Nancy Tapley was born on 29 Mar 1811 at Brooksville, ME.1136 She died on 30 May 1891 at Brooksville at age 80.

Mrs. Junkin (granddaughter of Samuel and Nancy) sent this poem, written by Samuel Brown Babson's wife, Nancy, in 1883 at the age of 72:

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Children of Samuel Brown7 Babson (60) and Nancy Tapley all born at Brooksville, ME, were as follows:

99. Ruth7 Lufkin (Sarah Babson6Emmons, Sarah5Millett, Sarah4Babson, Richard3, James2, Thomas1); born 3 Sep 1769 at Gloucester;1139 Marriage intentions with Abraham Babson (31) were published 24 Nov 1787 at Gloucester;1140 died between 1817 and 1819.1141

Ruth's mother was the granddaughter on her maternal side of Nathan Millett and Sarah Babson[see family # 7 for Sarah's family].

Abraham, of Sedgwick, Hancock County, Province of Massachusetts, yeoman, and his wife Ruth, sold a 50 acre parcel of land in Sedgwick which bordered on Eggemoggin Reach, to John Babson on 30 Mar 1799.1142

Abraham Babson (31) was born on 20 Aug 1761 at Gloucester.1143 He died on 2 Sep 1839 at Brooklin, ME, at age 78. Abraham moved with his parents to Sedgwick, ME, when he was only twelve years old. He was one of the earliest members at the Church of Christ, Sedgwick, ME, in 1779 along with Hannah Babson and Martha Somes and Elizabeth "Betsey" Babson.

He served during the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Nathaniel Fales' Company, enlisting 3 August 1779. He marched on the expedition to Bagaduce by order of Gen. Lovel.1144

He returned to Gloucester about the time of his marriage to Ruth and apparently stayed for a few years, as he appears there in the 1790 U.S. Census, and their two oldest children were born there. Abraham Babson (31) is head of household on the census of 1790 at Gloucester.

Abraham Babson (31) was a mariner in 1791.

Abraham Babson (31) was to provide maintenance for his parents in exchange for a land grant from his father Capt. Joseph Babson (17) on 11 Aug 1791.1145

Children of Ruth7 Lufkin and Abraham Babson (31) were as follows:




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