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

As shown in the previous post about Orlow Babcock, I found 2 records for him about his Civil War service.

I found the following records at ancestry.com:  “New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865” and “New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900,” also for Martin V. 3, 4 and George W. Babcock.5, 6 (Martin V. was in same household as Orlow and his brother, George W. in 18507 and 18608 census records.)  The first record was faint.  However, by looking at both records, I was able to decipher the following information:

Babcock, Martin Van Buren; residence-Centerville Allegany Co.; born Jan. 13, 1838, Rushford, NY; Private; in 130th Inf., 1st Dragoons; Enlisted August 11, 1862; Mustered  Aug. 19, 1862  as a Private;   enlisted for 3 years  at Portage; white, town of Centerville paid bounty of $50, single;  parents William Babcock and Sarah Austin; farmer; injured at the Battle of Antietam; After seeing activity … the battle of Junction…killed at Cold Harbor 31 May 1864; buried on Battle Field.

Babcock, George Washington; residence-Centerville Allegany Co.; born June 21, 1844, Rushford, NY; Private; in 130th Inf., 1st Dragoons; Enlisted August 9, 1862; Mustered Aug. 19, 1862 as a Private;   enlisted for 3 years at Portage; white, town of Centerville paid bounty of $50, single; parents William Babcock and Sarah Austin; farmer; discharged June 15, 1865 after serving nearly three years…in nearly all engagements of the company….

Obviously, George W. thought of William and Sarah as his parents as well.

And, of course, William and Sarah Babcock died before death certificates were issued in Allegany County, New York.  I have also looked for a will on the website http://www.sampubco.com/, and none is available.

There will be one more post on this topic.  However, any ideas and suggestions are always welcome!

Maggie

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SOURCES

  1. The History of Fond du Lac County Wisconsin…  Chicago:  Western Historical Company, 1880.
  2. Ibid.
  3. “New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865,”digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 June 2012); entry for Martin Van Buren Babcock; citing Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1865-1867, New York State Archives, Albany, Roll 1, Box 2.
  4. “New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900,”digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 June 2012); entry for Martin V. Babcock; citing Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts of New York State Volunteers, United States Sharpshooters, and United States Colored Troops, New York State Archives, Albany, Roll 113-114, Box 462.
  5. “New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865,”digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 June 2012); entry for George Washington Babcock; citing Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1865-1867, New York State Archives, Albany, Roll 1, Box 2.
  6. “New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900,”digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 June 2012); entry for George W. Babcock; citing Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts of New York State Volunteers, United States Sharpshooters, and United States Colored Troops, New York State Archives, Albany, Roll 113-114, Box 462.
  7. 1850 U. S. census, Allegany County, New York, population schedule, Centerville, p. 212 (penned), p. 498 (stamped), dwelling 252, family 261, William D. Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 March 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 476.
  8. 1860 U. S. census, Allegany County, New York, population schedule, Centerville, p. 301 (stamped previous page), dwelling 1716, family 27, William Babcock, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 March 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 717.
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