|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1833|
|Death: ||May 30, 1898|
Sarah Cole was a direct descendant of the early Hartford, CT Cole settler (John Cole 1605-1685). Her grandfather, Sgt. Jonathan Cole (1745-1820) of Weston, CT was a Revolutionary War soldier.
Sarah was born in Kent, Litchfield County, CT to Hezekiah and Jerusha (Beers) Cole. She spent her early days in Kent and attended the local schools.
Even though she had a minimal country-school education, she was an avid reader and writer of exceptionally detailed letters to all her relatives.
She was the youngest child and helped her mother around the farm homestead after the other children had all moved away.
In 1855 she married Isaac Babbitt, (Born in Bridgewater, CT) in New Haven, CT where he had just completed his apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery. Sarah and Isaac remained in New Haven for a short time but the couple were intent on returning to beautiful Litchfield County to begin their family and have a farm.
They soon moved back to Bridgewater, CT where Isaac purchased a small farm and continued his successful carpentry and joinery business. He considered the farm just a sideline.
Isaac and Sarah had two children, both boys (Eugene and Frank). The boys helped around the farm and assisted Isaac with his carpentry business. Both Eugene and Frank were brilliant students and both went on to get their Ph.D. degrees in ancient languages from Harvard. They both became prominent college professors and ancient language translators.
Sarah and Isaac spent many pleasant years at their Bridgewater farm although their son Eugene had much tragedy in his family.
The widow Sarah Babbitt died in Bridgewater in 1898, about 10 years after her husband. In her later years she suffered from what we now know as Alzheimers Disease.
She was buried in the Babbitt Cemetery Plot in Center Cemetery, Bridgewater, CT.
Isaac Babbitt (1831 - 1888)
Eugene Howard Babbitt (1859 - 1927)*
Frank Cole Babbitt (1867 - 1935)*
Created by: Bill Cole
Record added: May 23, 2005
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