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Capt William A Babcock
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1747
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1829
Columbia County
New York, USA

in the 83rd year of his age

Info from: C Bohn
Deacon Daniel Babcock, grandfather of the writer, referring to his brother Capt William Avery Babcock, April 5, 1845, said, "William served in the Revolutionary Army, and was engaged in the capture of Burgoyne." Joshua Babcock, a nephew of Capt William, said that he was Ensign in the Revolutionary War and later Captain on Militia.
In April, 1777, a party of 11 Householders" apparently from Columbia Co, commanded by Capt Martin Beebe, rode to Albany, "to do all in their power for the defense of America in general and New York State in particular, fearing lest timely assistance for the defense of the city and stores should fail." They arrived on the 17th inst. Their bill, which covered only their expenses, was sent to the committee asking for L6 18s. Among the eleven persons were "Sergt. Wm. Babcock" and his wife's father, "Lieut. John Davis." (NY in the Revolution, Supplement, p. 139.)
On p. 203 of the same book is a list of persons who received Land Bounty Rights for services or willingness to serve in defense of the frontiers of the State. The name of William Babcock is found in this list.
Capt William Avery Babcock was a farmer and owned much land. He was the boss carpenter at the building of the Spencertown Presbyterian Church, which is still standing. New Lebanon, NY, records state that he was elected Assessor for the years 1787, '88, '90, '92, and Fence Viewer for the year 1791. Babcock Genealogy p. 108-9 
Family links: 
  Oliver Babcock (1720 - 1771)
  Anna Avery Babcock (1721 - 1803)
  Lucretia Davis Babcock (1757 - 1819)
  William Babcock (1776 - 1812)*
  Oliver Babcock (1740 - 1777)*
  Joshua Babcock (1743 - 1810)*
  William A Babcock (1747 - 1829)
  Gershom Babcock (1752 - 1815)*
  Elizabeth Babcock Foot (1759 - 1832)*
  Daniel Babcock (1762 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Babcock-Allen-Goodrich Plot
Red Rock
Columbia County
New York, USA
Created by: Fred Saar
Record added: Jun 22, 2008
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Capt William A Babcock
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For my 5th great-grandfather
- Elaine White
 Added: Dec. 5, 2014
My 6th Great Grandfather!
- C Bohn
 Added: Aug. 15, 2012

- Elizabeth M, Phillips Hurley
 Added: May. 22, 2010
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