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Lillian Mae/May Dixon Babb
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1896
Portsmouth Village
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1969
Morehead City
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA

Parents: George Dixon and Martha Dixon. George m. Martha Williams 22 June 1887 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth Island, Carteret Co., NC. He was 28 yrs and she was 26 yrs.


Lillian and Jessie were both born and raised in Portsmouth which is on Portsmouth Island, Carteret Co., NC. Portsmouth was a fishing and shipping village located on the north end of the Core Banks on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The site lies on Portsmouth Island in Carteret County, across Ocracoke Inlet from the village of Ocracoke. The town was established in 1753, and abandoned in 1971. Its remains are now part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.


1900, Jesse and his family were living in the Vanderemere, Bayboro area in Pamlico Co


1900 U.S. Census for Portsmouth Twp, Merrimon, Carteret Co., NC:
George Dixon M 43 yrs, b. 1857 NC; fishing
Wife Martha Dixon F 40 yrs, b. Mar. 1860 NC
Son Arthur E Dixon M 12 yrs, b. Jan. 1888 NC
Son Harry N Dixon M 11 yrs, b. Sept. 1889 NC
Dau Norah E Dixon F 8 yrs, b. Mar. 1892 NC
Dau Lilian May Dixon F 5 yrs, b. July 1895 NC
Sister Elizabeth Williams F 52 yrs, b. July 1848 NC

They had 4 children, all living.


1910 U.S. Census for Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC:
Elijah Dixon M 64 North Carolina
Wife Lydia Dixon F 59 North Carolina
Son Abner Dixon M 32 North Carolina
Head William H Babb M 36 North Carolina
Wife Mary E Babb F 35 North Carolina
Son Joseph W Babb M 16 North Carolina
Son Jesse Babb M 13 North Carolina
Son Henry Babb M 9 North Carolina
Dau Mary E Babb F 2 North Carolina

As the census record isn't viewable, can't tell if these two families were actually in one household or two. The Babbs are Jesse's family.


1910 U.S. Census for Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC:
George Dixon M 53 North Carolina
Wife Martha Dixon F 48 North Carolina
Son Edward Dixon M 21 North Carolina
Son Harrie Dixon M 20 North Carolina
Dau Nora Dixon F 18 North Carolina
Dau Lillian Dixon F 15 North Carolina
Dau Elma Dixon F 7 North Carolina
Sister-in-law Bettie Williams F 60 North Carolina


Lillian May Dixon m. Jesse Jarvis Babb 23 December 1914 in Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC.

Edna Earl Babb was b. 16 Feb 1917 in Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC.


On Sept. 12, 1918, Jesse registered for the World War I draft. At the time, he was a machinist helper with the O.D. Marine Right-of-Way in Norfolk, VA. His wife and family were living in Portsmouth. He is described as being tall, slender with grey eyes and brown hair.


1920 U.S. Census for Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC:
Jessie Babb M 22 North Carolina
Wife Lillan M Babb F 23 North Carolina
Dau Edna E Babb F 3 North Carolina


Daughter Marian Gray was b. 16 Feb. 1922 in Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC.

Daughter Jessie Lee Babb was b. 2 Aug. 1927 in Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC.


1930 U.S. Census for Portsmouth, Carteret Co., NC:
Jessie Babb M 32 North Carolina
Wife Lillian Babb F 33 North Carolina
Dau Edna E Babb F 13 North Carolina
Dau Marian Gray Babb F 8 North Carolina
Dau Jessie Lee Babb F 3 North Carolina
Sister-in-law Elma Dixon F 26 North Carolina; single


1940 U.S. Census for Ocracoke Township, Hyde Co., NC:
Jesse was stationed at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Ocracoke Twp, Hyde Co., NC. He was a MM1st Class. He resided in the same area in 1935. It states that he is married.


Note: Jesse J. Babb m. Etta Mae Jones King 8 June 1951 in Craven Co., NC. Jesse was 53, Etta 36. Jesse's father was deceased, but his mother was living in Norfolk, VA. Jesse was living in New Bern and Etta lived in Morehead City, Carteret Co., NC. Etta's parents lived in New Bern.

Note: Although Lillian died in Morehead City, she was a resident in Portsmouth, Portsmouth Island, Carteret Co., NC.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George B Dixon (1857 - 1919)
  Martha B Williams Dixon (1859 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Jesse Jarvis Babb (1897 - 1981)
 
Burial:
Babb Cemetery
Portsmouth
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Jan 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64175299
 


- Saralyn
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013
Rest in Peace
- J.D. Larimore
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013
 
 
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