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Tilla Viola Pope Babcock
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1844
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1914
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Daughter of Cyrus Waterman Pope and Nancy Jane Brown. She married 1/h Fredrick Billings and had daughter Nelle Belle Billings. Tilla V. Pope, Billings married 2nd time to Henry Truman Babcock 4 Mar. 1866 Janesville, Rock Co., WI. by her father-in-law Elial Babcock Justice of Peace. Marriage is under Truman H. Babcock at County Courthouse in Janesville. She always went by name "Tilla"
but a census had her as Matilda.
She had nine known children. Many died at birth. My mother Vivian Viola Foster Teague told me her grandmother had 5 sets of twins and only one set lived to maturity and that was her mother Elfa Rose Babcock and her twin sister Alta Rose Babcock.
In later life Tilla was wheel chair bound living at the Old Soldiers Home with husband Henry T. Babcock. She died of Diabetes Mellitus.
I believe that Frederick Billings and Henry T. Babcock knew each other during the Civil War. Both in 3rd Wisconsin Cav.
Frederick Billings in Co. A and Henry T. Babcock in Co. C.
Also, they probably knew each other in Janesville, WI.

Picture of car

My mother (little girl sitting running board of car) Vivian V. Foster Teague, with her grandfather Henry Truman Babcock, and her mother Elfa Rose Babcock, Foster, Monks. Vivian's Uncle William "Dee" Deforest Babcock driving. Man to left (facing away) was her Uncle Charles Kinska husband of Alta Rose Babcock twin sister of her mother Elfa Rose Babcock, Foster, Monks.

Henry Truman Babcock and Tilla Viola Pope, Billings, Babcock were my great grandparents.

Link to Frederick Billings Civil War Veteran in LaCrosse, WI., as Tilla Viola Pope's first husband evidence leads me to this man. Frederick Billings was in Co. A where Henry Truman Babcock was in Co C. He only served 7 months in service because leaving with regiment from Janesville, WI., on way to Chicago, Il., there was a bad train wreck near Fort Douglas and Frederick Billings name mention as receiving contusions. (More serious than that had hip crushed in train wreck from Civil War papers. Then discharged. Rested a year or two and re-enlists in Co. K., 3rd WI. Cav. dwebb) Source Janesville newspaper in 1862. Later was in mental institution in West Salem, Hamilton Twp., in LaCrosse 1900 died in institution in 1910. 2nd wife Hattie Maxwell Billings his Guardian. 
Family links: 
  Cyrus Waterman Pope (1817 - 1898)
  Nancy Jane Brown Pope (1817 - 1886)
  Frederick Billings (1840 - 1910)
  Henry Truman Babcock (1840 - 1929)*
  Nellie Belle Billings Britton (1863 - 1939)*
  Minnie Loretta Hoffman (1868 - 1944)*
  Cyrus Elial Babcock (1869 - 1944)*
  Myrtle Delphine Babcock (1871 - ____)*
  Addie Marie Babcock Williams (1874 - 1946)*
  Alta Rose Babcock Kinska (1877 - 1934)*
  Elfa Rose Babcock Monks (1877 - 1956)*
  Henry DeForest Babcock (1880 - 1951)*
  William Burton Babcock (1882 - 1966)*
  Olive A Pope Blodgett (1843 - 1893)*
  Tilla Viola Pope Babcock (1844 - 1914)
  Virgil Pardon Pope (1845 - 1933)*
  Freelove Jane Pope (1848 - 1918)*
  Ezra Leonard Pope (1850 - 1914)*
  Clara E Pope Waughtal (1857 - 1945)*
  Mary Ann Pope Millard (1860 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Tombstone next to husband says Tilla Babcock
Grand Rapids Veterans Home Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Plot 6, Row 11, Grave 6
Maintained by: Diane L. Teague Webb
Originally Created by: DUVCW
Record added: Jun 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14653547
Tilla Viola <i>Pope</i> Babcock
Added by: Diane L. Teague Webb
Tilla Viola <i>Pope</i> Babcock
Added by: Bob Walls
Tilla Viola <i>Pope</i> Babcock
Added by: Bob Walls
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