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.
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