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

Previously posted:  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. 

Well, I heard back from the Department of Health Services in Wisconsin.  They were unable to locate a death certificate for Daniel Babcock.

And, they also do not have a will for Daniel.  I have tried to find a newspaper obituary, but have been unsuccessful.

County of Monroe, New York, does not have birth records before 1880.

More in next post!




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