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John Dawley

M, b. 1688, d. 1752

Family: Lydia Armstrong (b. 1690, d. 1793)

Biography

  • Birth: John Dawley was born in 1688 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: He and Lydia Armstrong were married.
  • Death: John Dawley died in 1752, at age ~64, in Exeter, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

Lydia Armstrong

F, b. 1690, d. 1793

Family: John Dawley (b. 1688, d. 1752)

Biography

  • Birth: Lydia Armstrong was born in 1690 in Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and John Dawley were married.
  • Death: Lydia Armstrong died in 1793, at age ~103, in Exeter, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

James Barber

M, b. August 11, 1726, d. October 10, 1821

Parents

Family: Ann Mumford (b. 1726, d. 1768)

Biography

  • Birth: James Barber was born on August 11, 1726 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: He and Ann Mumford were married on May 19, 1748 in Exeter, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: James Barber died on October 10, 1821, at age 95, in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

Ann Mumford

F, b. 1726, d. 1768

Parents

Family: James Barber (b. August 11, 1726, d. October 10, 1821)

Biography

  • Birth: Ann Mumford was born in 1726 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and James Barber were married on May 19, 1748 in Exeter, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Ann Mumford died in 1768, at age ~42.

William Barber

M, b. January 5, 1679, d. May 17, 1748

Parents

Family: Sarah Mumford (b. March 25, 1682, d. 1747)

Biography

  • Birth: William Barber was born on January 5, 1679 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Mumford were married.
  • Death: William Barber died on May 17, 1748, at age 69, in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

Sarah Mumford

F, b. March 25, 1682, d. 1747

Family: William Barber (b. January 5, 1679, d. May 17, 1748)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Mumford was born on March 25, 1682 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and William Barber were married.
  • Death: Sarah Mumford died in 1747, at age ~65, in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

Moses Barber

M

Family: Ann Babcock (b. 1665, d. 1688)

Biography

Ann Babcock

F, b. 1665, d. 1688

Parents

Family: Moses Barber

Biography

  • Birth: Ann Babcock was born in 1665 in Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and Moses Barber were married.
  • Death: Ann Babcock died in 1688, at age ~23, in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

John Babcock

M, b. 1644, d. December 31, 1684

Parents

Family: Mary Lawton (b. 1646, d. November 8, 1711)

Biography

  • Birth: John Babcock was born in 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Lawton were married.
  • Death: John Babcock died on December 31, 1684, at age ~40, in Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Note: John Babcock was born about 1644 in Newport County, Rhode Island, the son of James Babcock and Sarah Brown. John's father made a deposition in 1670 in which he stated he was 58, his son James was 29 and son John was 26 years old. Tradition and family records say that John Babcock, after failing to get her father's consent to marriage, eloped with Mary Lawton in 1658. She was the daughter of George Lawton and Elizabeth Hazzard of Newport. It is said that the couple went into the wilderness, one night by boat from Newport, and coasting along the shore, landed on the present site of the town of Westerly. They were welcomed by friendly Indians, and he was the first white man who settled in Westerly. Unfortunately, history doesn't seem to support this romantic tale.

    John Babcock and his father actually were members of the Misquamicut Company and went to the site of Westerly with the first permanent settlers in about 1660. At that time John was about eighteen years of age. He received an apportionment of land, the same as other settlers. He settled on the banks of the Pawcatuck River, near what is now Avondale, Rhode Island. Some of the original homesteaded land was still in the possession of descendants in 1903. John was admitted freeman at Westerly on October 28, 1668.

    In 1675, when King Philip's War broke out, most of the settlers in Westerly fled to Rhode Island for safety. John and his family stayed. He joined the Stonington, Connecticut Militia. Tradition says he fought in the Great Swamp Fight on December 19, 1675 and that his son Elihu was born that day. Connecticut then controlled Westerly, but after the war control passed back to Rhode Iaslnd. Westerly was claimed by both Connecticut and Rhode Island, and it wasn't until 1728 that Connecticut gave up its claim.

    After the war, the settlers began to return to their homes. On June 12, 1678, he was chosen by the Rhode Island Assembly as Conservator of the Peace for Westerly. On September 17, 1679 he took the oath of allegiance. From 1682-84 he was deputy from Westerly to the Rhode Island Colonial Legislature. John died in Westerly on December 31, 1684 without leaving a will, and the town council disposed of his estate. The inventory of his estate, 790 Pounds, made on June 25, 1685, was the largest estate in the town for many years. The most unusual entries appear near the end of the inventory, "one negger boy valued at 20 pounds, and two injin men and Indian garls valued at 30 pounds." John is buried in the James Babcock Ground in Westerly.

    Information for this biography from "The Slade-Babcock Genealogy" by Carl Boyer; "The Babcock Genealogy" by Stephen Babcock; "The Ancestry of the Babcock Family" by Gwen Babcock.

Mary Lawton

F, b. 1646, d. November 8, 1711

Parents

Family: John Babcock (b. 1644, d. December 31, 1684)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Lawton was born in 1646 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and John Babcock were married.
  • Death: Mary Lawton died on November 8, 1711, at age ~65, in Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Note: Mary was the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hazard) Lawton. She was born about 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Tradition and family records say that John Babcock, after failing to get her father's consent to marriage, eloped with Mary in 1658. The couple went into the wilderness, one night by boat from Newport, and coasting along the shore, landed on the present site of the town of Westerly. Thye were welcomed by friendly Indians, and he was the first white man who settled in Westerly. Unfortunately, history doesn't seem to support this romantic tale. John actually was a member of the Misquamicut Company and went to the site of Westerly with the first permanent settlers in about 1660. At that time John was about eighteen years of age. He received an apportionment of land and the same as other settlers. He settled on the banks of the Pawcatuck River, near what is now Avondale, Rhode Island.

    In 1671, when King Philip's War broke out, most of the settlers in Westerly fled to Rhode Island for safety. The Babcock family stayed. Her husband joined the Stonington, Connecticut militia. Tradition says he fought in the Great Swamp Fight on December 19, 1675 and that his son Elihu was born that day. John died in late 1684. Mary still had several young children when he died, and she married Erasmus Babitt. Mary died on Nov. 8, 1711 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island, and is buried in the James Babcock Ground in Westerly.

    Information for this biography from the Slade-Babcock Genealogy by Carl Boyer; the Babcock Genealogy, by Stephen Babcock; Ethan & Caroline Rowley Babcock, Compiled by Mark W. Adair, Jr.,B. Adair, & Harry N. Craner, Jr.

James Badcock

M, b. 1612, d. June 12, 1679

Family: Sarah Brown (b. January 23, 1613, d. September 22, 1665)

Biography

  • Birth: James Badcock was born in 1612 in Essex, England.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Brown were married in 1641 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: James Badcock died on June 12, 1679, at age ~67, in Stonington, New London Co, Connecticut.
  • Note: Family lore has it that James was the oldest son of James Babcock of Wivenhoe, Essex. If that is so, then James the younger was born there about 1612. All that is known of James’ mother is that her name was Mary. When James was about eight years old, the family fled to Leyden, Holland, because of their Puritan religous beliefs. They spent three years there, and in 1623, when James was around eleven, they sailed to Plymouth Colony, possibly on the ship “Ann”. All this prior information is not proved.

    What is known is that by 1638, James had settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he was admitted as an inhabitant on February 25, 1642. His first wife was named Sarah, her family name was probably Brown, who was also born in Essex, about 1616. She was probably also from a Puritan family. James and Sarah had several children, all born in Portsmouth by 1650. James was a blacksmith and gunsmith. At a town meeting in 1643, James was one of two men charged to see that all arms were in good repair. The settlers must have felt threatened, for every man was ordered to have four pound of shot and two pounds of powder readily available. He was made freeman in 1648 and chosen as assessor in 1650. He represented Portsmouth in the Rhode Island legislature in 1656, 1658 & 1659.

    In 1660, James was a member of a company of men who bought some land called Misquamicut from Chief Sosoa. In February 1662 he agreed to go to Misquamicut and stay there until November. That land was to become the site of Westerly, Rhode Island. James sold his land in Portsmouth in 1665 and moved his family to Westerly, on the Connectucut side of the Pawtucket River, midway between Westerly and Watch Hill. In February of 1665, the Pawcatuck Indians complained to the Council at Hartford, saying they were forced off their lands. James and other men from Westerly were forced to defend their title to Misquamicut.

    Sarah died later that year. James married a second wife, Elizabeth March, about 1669. That same year the town of Westerly was incorporated. There were 24 freemen in the town, four of them Babcocks. At that time, Westerly comprised the present towns of Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkintown and Richmond. James made a deposition in 1670 in which he stated that he was 58, his son James was 29 and son John was 26 years old. James and Elizabeth had three children, all born in Westerly. James joined the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Newport & Westerly on March 2, 1678. James died in Westerly on June 12, 1679, and is probably buried in the James Babcock Ground in Westerly. On September 17, his sons John and Job appeared in court, claiming that James made an oral will, leaving Job his smith’s tools, daughter Mary Champlin and her daughter a cow and calf. The rest of the estate was left to wife Elizabeth, to bring up the younger children.

    Information from “A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut”, by R. R. Hinman; “The Babcock Genealogy” by Stephen Babcock; “Babcock and Allied Families” by Louis E. DeForest; “Ancestral Lines” by Carl Boyer.

Sarah Brown

F, b. January 23, 1613, d. September 22, 1665

Family: James Badcock (b. 1612, d. June 12, 1679)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Brown was born on January 23, 1613 in Essex, England.
  • Marriage: She and James Badcock were married in 1641 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Sarah Brown died on September 22, 1665, at age 52, in Westerly, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

George Lawton

M, b. September 1607, d. October 5, 1693

Family: Elizabeth Hazard (b. 1626)

Biography

  • Birth: George Lawton was born in September 1607 in Cranfield, Bedford, England.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Hazard were married.
  • Death: George Lawton died on October 5, 1693, at age 86, in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Note: George Lawton was born in Cranfield, Bedford, England in September 1607, the son of George Lawton & Isabel Smith. He married in England, before 1636, Mary Hopkins, but she died in England before 1638. He arrived in New England with his brother Thomas before 1638. In that year he was admitted as an inhabitant of Aquidneck, Rhode Island. On April 30, 1639, he was one of the incorporators of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. On January 25, 1648 he was given a grant of forty acres of land there. He was later granted 20 acres of land on the east side of east main road in Portsmouth near the present Town Hall and near land of his brother Thomas Lawton. He also owned land on the Wading River where he built a mill, and land on the east side of the road opposite his mill. This area on the west main road in Portsmouth was later called Lawton's Valley.

    Sometime around 1643, he married Elizabeth Hazard, the daughter of Thomas Hazard and Martha Potter. Elizabeth was much younger than George, having been born about 1626. The couple had ten children, all born in Portsmouth. In 1648 he was a member of the Court of Trials in Portsmouth. He was one of the original settlers of Westerly, Rhode Island in March 1661/62. He served as a Deputy to the General Assembly in 1665, 1672, 1675, 1676, 1679 and 1680. In 1676 he was named one of the colonies “Most judicious inhabitants” and was asked to give the Assembly advice during King Philip's War. He was Assistant to the Governor 1680 to 1690.

    George wrote a will in which he mentioned his wife, sons Robert, George and Job, daughters Mary wife of John Babcock, Isabel wife of Samuel Albro, Elizabeth wife of John Sikes, Ruth and Mary (Mercy). In 1684, he rewrote the will, this time leaving out Mary and Isabel, mentioning Elizabeth as the wife of Robert Carr, Ruth as the wife of William Wodell and Mercy as the wife of James Tripp. George died on October 5, 1693 in Portsmouth and was buried in his orchard at Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth Hazard

F, b. 1626

Family: George Lawton (b. September 1607, d. October 5, 1693)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Hazard was born in 1626 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and George Lawton were married.

George Mumford

M, b. July 15, 1689, d. June 22, 1756

Parents

Family: Mary Robinson (b. 1694, d. January 5, 1751)

Biography

  • Birth: George Mumford was born on July 15, 1689 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Robinson were married.
  • Death: George Mumford died on June 22, 1756, at age 66.

Mary Robinson

F, b. 1694, d. January 5, 1751

Family: George Mumford (b. July 15, 1689, d. June 22, 1756)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Robinson was born in 1694 in Exeter, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and George Mumford were married.
  • Death: Mary Robinson died on January 5, 1751, at age ~57, in New London, New London Co, Connecticut.

Thomas Mumford

M, b. November 26, 1657, d. April 11, 1726

Family: Abigail Kenyon (b. 1670, d. May 20, 1707)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Mumford was born on November 26, 1657 in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: He and Abigail Kenyon were married.
  • Death: Thomas Mumford died on April 11, 1726, at age 68, in Kingston, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

Abigail Kenyon

F, b. 1670, d. May 20, 1707

Family: Thomas Mumford (b. November 26, 1657, d. April 11, 1726)

Biography

  • Birth: Abigail Kenyon was born in 1670 in Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Mumford were married.
  • Death: Abigail Kenyon died on May 20, 1707, at age ~37, in Rhode Island.

Hezekiah Baldwin

M, b. March 25, 1762, d. May 7, 1831

Parents

Family: Abiel Curtiss (b. November 9, 1762, d. September 4, 1843)

Biography

  • Birth: Hezekiah Baldwin was born on March 25, 1762 in New Milford, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: He and Abiel Curtiss were married on September 22, 1784 in Columbia County, New York.
  • Death: Hezekiah Baldwin died on May 7, 1831, at age 69, in Chestertown, Warren Co, New York.

Abiel Curtiss

F, b. November 9, 1762, d. September 4, 1843

Parents

Family: Hezekiah Baldwin (b. March 25, 1762, d. May 7, 1831)

Biography

  • Birth: Abiel Curtiss was born on November 9, 1762 in Sharon, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: She and Hezekiah Baldwin were married on September 22, 1784 in Columbia County, New York.
  • Death: Abiel Curtiss died on September 4, 1843, at age 80, in Marion, Wayne Co, New York.

Hezekiah Baldwin

M, b. September 26, 1732, d. May 11, 1803

Parents

Family: Abigail Peet (b. February 1, 1736, d. March 13, 1803)

Biography

  • Birth: Hezekiah Baldwin was born on September 26, 1732 in New Milford, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: He and Abigail Peet were married on April 5, 1759 in New Milford, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Death: Hezekiah Baldwin died on May 11, 1803, at age 70, in Chestertown, Warren Co, New York.

Abigail Peet

F, b. February 1, 1736, d. March 13, 1803

Parents

  • Father: James Peet (b. March 27, 1691, d. September 24, 1743)
  • Mother: Sarah Osborn (b. May 19, 1689, d. 1750)

Family: Hezekiah Baldwin (b. September 26, 1732, d. May 11, 1803)

Biography

  • Birth: Abigail Peet was born on February 1, 1736 in Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: She and Hezekiah Baldwin were married on April 5, 1759 in New Milford, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Death: Abigail Peet died on March 13, 1803, at age 67, in Chestertown, Warren Co, New York.

Theophilus Baldwin

M, b. 1694, d. May 1, 1745

Family: Jerusha Beecher (b. September 1, 1705, d. August 22, 1790)

Biography

  • Birth: Theophilus Baldwin was born in 1694 in Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: He and Jerusha Beecher were married.
  • Death: Theophilus Baldwin died on May 1, 1745, at age ~51, in New Milford, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.

Jerusha Beecher

F, b. September 1, 1705, d. August 22, 1790

Family: Theophilus Baldwin (b. 1694, d. May 1, 1745)

Biography

  • Birth: Jerusha Beecher was born on September 1, 1705 in Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: She and Theophilus Baldwin were married.
  • Death: Jerusha Beecher died on August 22, 1790, at age 84, in New Milford, Litchfield Co, Connecticut.

James Peet

M, b. March 27, 1691, d. September 24, 1743

Family: Sarah Osborn (b. May 19, 1689, d. 1750)

Biography

  • Birth: James Peet was born on March 27, 1691 in Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Osborn were married.
  • Death: James Peet died on September 24, 1743, at age 52, in Stratford, Fairfield Co, Connecticut.