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

I have contacted the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to obtain the death certificate for Daniel Babcock, if available.  I have also checked out the Wisconsin Historical Society Genealogy Index, and have determined that the only record they have for Daniel is the biographical sketch which I have been referencing (The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…).  Hopefully, there will be a death certificate for Daniel.

Until I know whether or not a death certificate is available, I hesitate to send for any other documents.




  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.