May 2012


Orlow and Phenie Cordelia Jones Babcock were my great-great grandparents.

Daniel P. Babcock was born 1 February 1818 in Riga, Monroe County, New York. 1  “… Left two sons—Harlow N., born Oct. 11, 1850 ; married Lydia Fisher, of Waushara Co., Wis., Feb. 22, 1873, and now lives in Stoughton, Dane C., Wis., where he is foreman in a large flouring-mill ; Charles F., born April 29,1857, in Springvale ; is living with his mother on the homestead, which consists of 85 acres of land, valued at about $40 per acre ; P. O. Ladoga.”2

Known is that sons Harlow/Harlo and Charles F. were living with their parents, Daniel and Adelia, in 1860 and 1870.3, 4  Also known is that by 1 June 1880, both of the sons were no longer living with their widowed mother.5  It is also known that Harlow/Harlow was married and had an unnamed son (died 6 September 1875) and son Frankie H. (died 2 February 1879).6  Harlow/Harlo (and wife Lydia and daughter Cara) is in the 1880 U.S. Census in Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin.7

By 1900, Harlow and wife Lydia are in Clearmont, Sheridan County, Wyoming.8  In the household, as of 1-2 June 1900, are Harpa (age 49, born New York), Lydia A. (age48, born Wisconsin), Catharine M. (age 9, born Nebraska), Russell Sweat (age 89, Grand Father, born New York ), and James E. Miller (age 30, boarder, born Iowa).  Harpa is listed as being a bar tender, and James is listed as being a gambler!  And, there was a crossed out Household of “3” next to Russell Sweat and a crossed out Household of “8” next to James E. Miller.

Upon further investigation, I determined the relationship of Russell Sweat to the family.  By the census, one would think that he was the grandfather of Harlow Babcock.  When I first found this, I thought Aha!  A clue!  However, upon further investigation, I found this not to be true.  As seen in the 1880 census, Harlow and Lydia had a daughter Cora.  Cora married Jeptha Sweat in Sheridan County, Wyoming, 10 April 1900.  (Cora and Jeptha are found in Household 3 on same page of 1900 census.)  The father of Jeptha Sweat was Levi.  And, the father of Levi was Russell Sweat.  So, Russell Sweat was the grandfather of Jeptha Sweat!  Apparently, on the day of the census, Russell Sweat was “visiting” Harlow and Lydia when the census taker came around.  Russell “told” the census taker that he was really lived with Jeptha (Household 3).  Russell Sweat was written down as being in Household 8, but was really in Household 3!

The next installment of my research will be more on Harlow and his family.  More to follow!

Maggie

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SOURCES

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.
  3. 1860 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule,  Springvale, p. 83 (penned), p. 951 (penned), dwelling 616, family 622, D P Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 1408.
  4. 1870 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, p. 30 (penned), dwelling 235, family 237, Daniel Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1714.
  5. 1880 U.S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, SD 1, ED 60, page 1A (penned), p. 493 (stamped), dwelling 4, family 4, Adelia Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1426.
  6. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter 43 (April 1997):  173.
  7. 1880 U.S. census, Dane County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Stoughton, SD 2, ED 69, page 14B (penned), dwelling 125, family 146, Harlow Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1421.
  8. 1900 U.S. census, Sheridan County, Wyoming, population schedule, Clearmont, SD Wyoming, ED 50, Sheet 1A, page 97 (penned), dwelling 8, family 8, Harpa Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll T623.

 

About 10 years ago, I was going through papers that had been in stacks on the floor (given to me a very long time ago and never gone through).  I was finally having the time to do it!

I found a poem that was typed – obviously it had not originally been typed as the poem was written in 1883.   However, the poem was a real find nevertheless.  (The original, hand-written, poem was found in the home of a cousin in California!  He continues to have the original.)

The poem was written by my great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia Cole Burroughs Jones.  Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia Cole was born in 1825 to Daniel and Joanna Williams Cole.  Both Daniel and Joanna died about a year after her birth.  There was a couple, Daniel G. Burroughs and wife Tryphenie Jones Burroughs, who had no children of their own.  They adopted Mary Ann Charlotte Cordelia shortly after her parents’ deaths.  “Cordelia” Burroughs married Sylvester Jones in 1845.  Daniel and Tryphenie Burroughs lived with Cordelia and Sylvester.  Sylvester died just 2 short years after their marriage (he died right after Cordelia became pregnant with their second child, a son).  The Burroughs continued to live with Cordelia and her 2 small children.  All of this took place in Castile, New York.

Cordelia’s daughter, Phenie Cordelia, married Orlow Babcock.  After the Civil War, it became evident that Orlow needed to be in warmer climate.  So, Phenie and Orlow set out to move to Sunbright , Tennessee.  As Cordelia had no family except for Phenie, she decided to move with them.  The poem I found is what she wrote directly before they all moved in 1883.

Below is the poem.  As you will read, it is quite sad.

Maggie

Orlow and Phenie Cordelia Jones Babcock were my great-great grandparents.

Daniel P. Babcock was born 1 February 1818 in Riga, Monroe County, New York. 1  “… Left two sons—Harlow N., born Oct. 11, 1850 ; married Lydia Fisher, of Waushara Co., Wis., Feb. 22, 1873, and now lives in Stoughton, Dane C., Wis., where he is foreman in a large flouring-mill ; Charles F., born April 29,1857, in Springvale ; is living with his mother on the homestead, which consists of 85 acres of land, valued at about $40 per acre ; P. O. Ladoga.”2

Known is that sons Harlow/Harlo and Charles F. were living with their parents, Daniel and Adelia, in 1860 and 1870.3, 4  Also known is that by 1 June 1880, both of the sons were no longer living with their widowed mother.5

It is also known that Harlow/Harlow was married and had an unnamed son (died 6 September 1875) and son Frankie H. (died 2 February 1879).6

Harlow/Harlo is in the 1880 U.S. Census in Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin.7  In his household on 4 June 1880 are Harlow (age 29, Miller, born New York, both parents born NY), wife Lydia (age 28, born Wisconsin, both parents born England), and daughter Cara (age 4/12 January, born Wisconsin).

The next installment of my research will be more on Harlow and his family.  More to follow!

Maggie

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SOURCES

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.
  3. 1860 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule,  Springvale, p. 83 (penned), p. 951 (penned), dwelling 616, family 622, D P Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 1408.
  4. 1870 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, p. 30 (penned), dwelling 235, family 237, Daniel Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1714.
  5. 1880 U.S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, SD 1, ED 60, page 1A (penned), p. 493 (stamped), dwelling 4, family 4, Adelia Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1426.
  6. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter 43 (April 1997):  173.
  7. 1880 U.S. census, Dane County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Stoughton, SD 2, ED 69, page 14B (penned), dwelling 125, family 146, Harlow Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1421.

About 10 years ago, my husband and I were visiting with his parents in Genoa, Ohio.  We had all been visiting and talking about old times.  Paul’s mother, Alberna, began talking about her growing-up days.  She was talking about “where” the farm had been, “where” she had been confirmed, etc.  It was all so interesting, and I had been taking notes.

At one point, I asked if she could describe more of where these locations were – I was not familiar with the area, and wanted to have a better idea as to where she had lived, etc.

Alberna began to describe the places, and then my husband, Paul, had a wonderful idea.  We (Vance and Alberna, Paul and I) loaded in the car, and drove to see the places.  And, a few cameras went along as well!

Later, when I was documenting our trip, it was wonderful to have the photos to go along with the stories.  The photos made the stories come alive!

Both Alberna and Vance have now passed away, and we cherish the time when we all rode around to see all of the important places in Alberna’s life.

Maggie

Orlow and Phenie Cordelia Jones Babcock were my great-great grandparents.

Daniel P. Babcock was born 1 February 1818 in Riga, Monroe County, New York. 1  “… Mr. Babcock was a miller by trade, but being in poor health when he returned to Castile from Illinois, he went into the boot and shoe business which he followed till October, 1855 ; then came West, and settled in Fond du Lac Co., Wis., living in the town of Alto one and a half years ; then, in Springvale, seven years, and, in March, 1863, bought the farm now occupied by his widow on Sec. 12, in the town of Waupun, where he resided until his death, which occurred Dec. 12, 1877, in the 59th year of his age, having been nearly blind for the last eighteen years of his life…  “2

According to the 1850 Federal Census for Castile, Wyoming County, New York, Daniel (age 33, Shoemaker, value of real estate owned 300, born NY) and Adelia (age 28, born NY) Babcock were living in Castile, NY, as of 12 September 1850.  Also in their household was Clarissa Swain (age 16, born NY).3

According to the 1860 Federal Census for Springvale, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, D. P. Babcock was residing there with his family.  As of 10 July 1860, the household consisted of D P (age 42, Farmer, born New York), Adaline (age 39, born New York), Harlow (age 9, born New York), Chas F (age 3, born Wisconsin), and Solon Halsey (age 20, Laborer, born New York).4

In 1870, Daniel Babcock is residing in Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.5  As of 30 July 1870, in the household were Daniel (age 52, Farmer), Adelia (age 48), Harlo M. (age 19), and Charlie F. (age 13).

By 1880, Daniel Babcock has died.  As of 1 June 1880, in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, is Adelia Babcock (wife of Daniel).  In the household is Adelia Babcock (age 58, Keeping House, born New York, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont).6

Also known is that Daniel and Adelia Babcock are buried in East Ladoga Cemetery in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.7  The following is from an article found in the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter:  East Ladoga Cemetery, Section 31 –

BABCOCK  Adelia – wife of D. P. BABCOCK – Oct 30, 1822 – Jan 14, 1884

Daniel P. – d. Dec 12, 1877 – aged 59 yrs 10 ms

Darwin – our baby – son of H. N. & L. A. BABCOCK – d. Sept 6, 1875 (cemented)

Frankie H. – son of H. N. & L. A. BABCOCK – d. Feb 2, 1879 (cemented)

???????     Noah Sturtevant (between Daniel P. and Adelia BABCOCK).

This ends this installment of my research on Daniel P. Babcock.  More to follow!

Maggie

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SOURCES

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.
  3. 1850 U. S. census, Wyoming County, New York, population schedule, Castile, p. 181 (stamped), p. 361 (penned), dwelling 447, family 447, Daniel Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 616.
  4. 1860 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule,  Springvale, p. 83 (penned), p. 951 (penned), dwelling 616, family 622, D P Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 1408.
  5. 1870 U. S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, p. 30 (penned), dwelling 235, family 237, Daniel Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 1714.
  6. 1880 U.S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, SD 1, ED 60, page 1A (penned), p. 493 (stamped), dwelling 4, family 4, Adelia Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1426.
  7. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter 43 (April 1997):  173.

 

Llewellyn Earl Champion is the great-grandfather of my husband.  He was born in 1874, and died in 1921.  We already knew that Llewellyn had been in the “War with Spain,” mustering into the Ohio Infantry in 1898.

While going through boxes of photos found in my husband’s parents’ house, there was found some papers in amongst the photos.  Some of these papers had to do with Llewellyn.  And, some of these papers were pay slips for Llewellyn from when he was in this Ohio Infantry during the Spanish American War.

It had first been thought that the box was “just another box of photos to go through.”  The discovery made the box much more interesting.  We found many other papers in the same box among the many photos.   It was really worth the time to go through the box!

Maggie

Orlow and Phenie Cordelia Jones Babcock were my great-great grandparents.

Daniel P. Babcock was born 1 February 1818 in Riga, Monroe County, New York. 1  “…When 19 years of age he went to Illinois and lived three years in De Kalb Co. ; then returned to Castile and was married, by Elder Joseph Weeks, April 23, 1843, to Adelia Sturtevant, who was born Oct. 30, 1822, in Castile, N. Y., daughter of Noah and Cynthia Sturtevant, natives of Vermont, who came to Castile before they were married, and lived there till 1867 ; then went to Livingston Co., where Mrs. Sturtevant died Aug. 3, 1875, in the 76th year of her age ;… “2

Noah Sturtevant is found in Castile, Genesee County, New York, in the 1830 Federal Census.3  In his household were 1 male 5-9, 2 males 20-29, 1 male 30-39, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-9, and 1 female 20-29.

In 1850, Noah Sturdefant is found in Portage, Livingston County, NY.4  As of 11 September 1850, in the household are Noah (age 38, born Massachusetts), Cyntha (age 48, born Vermont), and children Olive and Jane.

In 1860, Noah Sturtevant is found in Portage, Livingston County, NY.5  As of 8 August  1860, in the household are E H Roberts  (age 35, Farmer, born Massachusetts), Jane Roberts (age 23, born New York), the Roberts children Emy J and Arthur, and Noah Sturtevant (age 70, born Massachusetts).  In the next household (dwelling 128), found is Cyntha Sturtevant (age 60, born Vermont) and Emily Wilby (age 8, born New York).6

In 1870, Noah Sturtevant is found in Portage, Livingston County, NY.7  As of July  1870, in the household are Noah Sturtevant  (age 80), Cynthia Sturtevant (age 70), and the Roberts family  – E., Harriet, Alsiva, and Eva.

In 1875, Noah Sturtevant and his wife, Cynthia, are living in Portage, Livingston County, NY.8  As of 1 June 1875, in the household are Noah (age 85) and Cynthia (age 75).

By 1880, Noah Sturtevant had apparently died.  As of 1 June 1880, in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, is Adelia Babcock (daughter of Noah).  In the household is Adelia Babcock (age 58, Keeping House, born New York, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont).9

Further investigation has discovered that Harriet Jane Sturdevant, the daughter of Noah and Cynthia, married Ellery Roberts.

So, now we know that Noah was in Castile, Genesee County, New York by 1830.  He and Cynthia were in Livingston County in 1860, 1870, and 1875.  And, daughter Harriet Jane and family were living with them in 1860 and 1870.

This ends this installment of my research on Daniel P. Babcock.  More to follow!

Maggie

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SOURCES

 

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.
  3. 1830 U. S. census, Genesee  County, New York, population schedule, Castile, p. 139 (penned), Noah Sturtevant, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 90.
  4. 1850 U. S. census, Livingston County, New York, population schedule, Portage, p. 140 (stamped following page), p. 279 (penned following page), dwelling 303, family 303, Noah Sturdefant, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 524.
  5. 1860 U. S. census, Livingston County, New York, population schedule, Portage, p. 16 (stamped), p. 16 (penned), dwelling 127, family 124, E H Roberts, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 778.
  6. 1860 U. S. census, Livingston County, New York, population schedule, Portage,  p. 16 (stamped), p. 16 (penned), dwelling 128, family 125, Catha Sturtevant, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 778.
  7. 1870 U. S. census, Livingston County, New York, population schedule,  Portage, p. 390 (stamped), p. 5 (penned), dwelling 31, family 31, Noah Sturtevant, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 966.
  8. 1875 U.S. census, Livingston County, New York, population schedule, (state-level copy), Portage Township, p. 12 (penned), visited 109, family 109, Noah Sturtevant; digital image, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org : accessed 27 February 2012); citing Census Records; Niagara, Somerset, Image 3; County Courthouse, Niagara County, Lockport, New York, United States.
  9. 1880 U.S. census, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Waupun, SD 1, ED 60, page 1A (penned), p. 493 (stamped), dwelling 4, family 4, Adelia Babcock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 1426.

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