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Tracy Babb (#47602740)
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RE: Babb
I will temper my rant about certain members of Ancestry.com. This is not the place.

There is confusion by those who show this as one person. Part of the problem is that second wife, Mary M Hasel, has a middle name of Magdalena (same as first name of George's first wife). And, in the 1860 census record, only her middle name is given which adds to the confusion. Also, the grave marker for George and Magdalena, which is not original (these graves were moved to the current location in 1919, marker replaced), contains date errors for Magdalena. I will admit that there are several missing facts which causes me to speculate but I believe that my interpretion is mostly correct. I have spent the last three years looking for facts and feel confident about this story.

I do have a copy of the marriage document for George and Mary. If you want a copy, email me at rb5400@comcast.net

Since Hasel was Mary's first husband's name, finding her parents is difficult without a maiden name. Also, she was born and married in Pennsylvania; that's where the records will be found.

Robert
Added by Robert Babb on Sep 12, 2011 9:04 AM
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Adam Babb
Nice to hear from you Tracy. One of the nice things about Find A Grave is that you can find living relatives. Briefly, here's my info on Adam's parents.

I have been tracing all the BABB families who lived in Summit County, Ohio from about 1823. They came to Ohio from Berks County, PA. One of the early settlers was George Babb (the other two were John and David Sr., I believe they were all brothers but have not confirmed this to my satisfaction). His eldest son, David, is my GGG Grandfather. Shortly after George settled in Ohio, his first wife Magdalena died (1825). He remarried Mary M Hasel (Hazel) in 1826. Hasel was her married name. I believe she was a widow but not certain; she had at least two children by Hasel. She and George had four children, one being your Adam (1837). George died in 1862 leaving much of his property to David. Adam married Lydia Ehrhart whose family lived in Cooperstown in Venango County, PA. Adam and Lydia moved to Venango County shortly after George died. This is where their chidren were born. Eventually the family came to Fostoria about 1892, just 4 years before Adam died.

I have collected quite a bit of information on the descendants of Adam through 1930 or so. I am hoping to put it all together over the next year so it does not become lost.
Added by Robert Babb on Sep 08, 2011 6:45 AM
 

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