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Almon Whiting Babbitt
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1812
Cheshire
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct., 1856

Almon W. Babbitt was a leader in the early Mormon Church. He was the first Secretary and Treasurer of the Territory of Utah. He was killed in a raid by Cheyenne Indians near Prairie Creek, Nebraska in October of 1856. The next year his wife Julia Ann Johnson Babbitt and her brother Joel Hills Johnson went East to find out what happened. They came upon the site where the party were buried. Quote from Joel Hills Johnson's diary. "Sunday 7th (June 1857) This Morning started early and nooned on Prairie Creek, near where A.W. Babbitt's train was broken up last fall by the Indians. We saw the graves where those that were killed were buried, but the wolves had dug them up and devoured them, for we saw their bones, hair, and grave clothes scattered about the ground. We camped for the night at the crossing of the creek." 
 
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 Parents:
  Ira Babbitt (1790 - 1867)
  Nancy Crosier Babbitt (1789 - 1859)
 
 Spouses:
  Julia Ann Johnson Babbitt (1808 - 1857)
  Delcina Diademia Johnson Sherman (1806 - 1854)
 
 Children:
  Don Carlos Babbitt (1843 - 1912)*
  Almon Whiting Babbitt (1847 - 1918)*
  Julia Ann Babbitt Johnson (1849 - 1912)*
  Nancy Babbitt Riggs (1854 - 1949)*
 
 Sibling:
  Almon Whiting Babbitt (1812 - 1856)
  Ira Wesley Babbitt (1833 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Killed by Indians near Prairie Creek, Nebraska
 
Created by: Dale Clawson
Record added: May 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36885766
Almon Whiting Babbitt
Added by: Dale Clawson
 
 
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