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Nancy Hannah Painter Haines Antrim Babb

Birth
Evesham Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 6 Jul 1837 (aged 93)
Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: probably buried inWhite River Delaware County Indiana
Memorial ID 167249207 View Source
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She was the daughter of John Painter 1710-1771 and Hannah Braddock 1713-1788. Hannah Painter first married Abrahm Haines 1750-1772.
They had one son

Abrahm Haines 1771-1825

Second she married Godfrey Antrim 1753-1802, they had 10 children.

Thomas D Antrim 1776–1853
Grace Antrim 1777–1809
Robert Levi Antrim 1778–1868
Nancy Antrim 1780–1820
John Lee Antrim 1782–
William Antrim 1782–1842
Sarah Ann Antrim 1784–1833
Aden James Antrim 1785–1833
Solomon Antrim 1790–1790
Mary Ann Polly Antrim 1794–1885

Third she married Philip Babb 1731-1813.

After Philip Babbs death she lived with her son Robert Antrim 1778-1868 until her death.
Godfrey ran off one day, was basically gone from then on; was disowned by the family. The Antrim name at this time sometimes seen as Antram. Hannah moved with her children, after Godfrey's departure, from Tennesee to Wayne Twp, Clinton County, Ohio. There are tax records and records of a constableship for Godfrey in Montgomery County, VA years 1787-88.

The 1989 copy of the membership of Godfrey's descendant (through son Robert) Dorothea June Rose Lazar of Verona, PA explains why he was disowned by his Quaker family. Godfrey, at this point reportedly changed the spelling of his surname from Antram to Antrim, as a form of "separation" from his heritage. Referred to as a patriot, Godfrey was disowned by the Burlington Monthly Meeting for being "active in military service." He had helped fight the British in the Revolutionary War. The records indicate he put in three years of military service. Land was later given to veterans of the war. The amount of land each got was determined by their length of service in the army.

Godfrey was appointed Constable, on August 25, 1786, in the Rich Valley of Montgomery County, VA. And in the first census of Virginia Godfrey was on the tax list of 1782, Frederick County, VA. The Colonel's signature on the record is illegible. He was listed in the 1787 census of Montgomery Co. VA. and in the 1790 census of Frederick Co., VA with seven members of his family.

The date and location (Springfield Twp, Burlington Co, NJ) of marrage of Godfrey & Hannah are from the Antrim Family Newsletter, Summer 1995. Have also seen records that say they were married in Culpepper County, VA, and other records that indicate they may have been married in Frederick County, VA.

According to the journal of Mary Antrim Roberts (daugher of Godfrey & Hannah) (and printed, in part, in the Summer 1995 issue of the Antrim Family Tree Newsletter) Godfrey & Hannah must also have had a son named John. Mary's journal reads: "Brother John, the oldest of those who remained at home, had worked out and bought a good horse and equipage. At 21 years old he saddled his horse, bid us farewell and started for the state of Ohio. He had relatives residing in Highland County, three brothers by the name of Branson. He arrived in Ohio and bargained for a piece of land. He then made a trip to Redstone, perhaps in Pennsylvania, for the purpose of assisting to move a brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Draper, who married (my) sister Grace. The day before he arrived at Redstone, he was taken very ill, but continued to travel. He lived only three days after his arrival. He complained of cramp in the bowels and stomach. He was buried in Redstone. Before he died he told sister Grace to keep his horse and requested Brother Aiden to take the land he had bargained for in the state of Ohio and pay for it. Brother Aiden had moved to Ohio."

Some records indicate Godfrey may have died in Montgomery County or Frederick County, Virginia. Read more about Godfrey in the notes under his youngest daughter Mary. This Antrim family was reportedly among the earliest settlers of Wayne Township, Clinton County, in Ohio.

The following is from “The Descendants of John Antrim 1616-1718” by Julia Antrim Laylon, June 2000. (MAR in the writing refers to Mary Ann Roberts.): “Godfrey was born in Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey on February 22, 1753. He grew up as a Quaker, as those family members before him. Mary Ann Roberts says in her autobiography, that when Godfrey was in his early twenties, he received money from his father to purchase land in Virginia. On March 7, 1774 Godfrey was granted a certificate to Hopewell MM in Virginia, however the Hopewell Friends minutes do not show Godfrey’s arrival.

“Godfrey went to Virginia and there he met Hannah Painter Haines, daughter of John Painter and Hannah Braddock. Hannah was living with her widowed mother. (MAR 1800). She had been born in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey in 1744 (?) (AFN 97HP-MH). She was a widow with one son, Abram. Godfrey and Hannah were married, and MAR says that they went on a wedding trip to New Jersey. Evidently Hannah was not a Quaker, because on Sept. 2, 1776, Godfrey was disowned for “marrying out of unity.” (Hinshaw Encyclopedia of Quakers). While Godfrey and Hannah were away, Hannah’s mother watched her son, Abram from her first marriage. Godfrey and Hannah returned to Virginia, but MAR says that after awhile they decided to go back to New Jersey, where they lived until their second child was born. The family then returned to Virginia and settled on Back Creek in Frederick County, Virginia. (Frederick County later became known as Warren County.)

“Godfrey was again disowned, this time for being active in military service. Information on a DAR application states that he was considered a Patriot who supported the cause for independence. The nature of his military service had not been identified when the DAR application was approved on March 8, 1991.

“Godfrey and Hannah had ten children. The 1778 and 1782 census lists Godfrey living in Frederick County, Virginia. According to the DAR application, Godfrey served as a Constable in Rich Valley, Montgomery County, Virginia where he was living in 1787. (Tax list, 1787.) MAR, in her autobiography states that Godfrey was of a reckless nature and with his wife and children moved to West Tennessee. After an undetermined period of time, they moved back to Virginia, settling in Augusta County, where their youngest daughter, MAR “Polly” was born in 1794.

“Godfrey died in 1798. Various records show place of death as Warren County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Virginia, and Tennessee. Godfrey must have been only forty-five years old when he died. Though Godfrey had ten children, the family moved often along the Shenandoah Trail in Virginia, which is now Route 11 and Interstate 81.

“After Godfrey died, Abram, Hannah’s son from her first marriage came to Virginia to move the Antrim family to Greene County, Tennessee. While Hannah was a widow in Tennessee, she bought a piece of land, and her sons helped her farm it. During her widowhood, Hannah joined the Methodist Church. Mary Antrim Roberts says that Hannah was still ‘in favor of the Quaker Church.’

“To show Hannah’s resourcefulness, MAR tells the following story about Hannah.

"‘When Hannah’s husband had been called away on business leaving the family in a destitute region, bread stuff was almost out of reach, yet a few persons had a small amount of corn. Hannah had 6 yards of flannel carded, spun and wovce by hand, designed for clothing for the family. But thinking better to dispense with the clothing than to starve she took the roll of flannel and started to the only place where she could hear of corn, but had hope of getting an even exchange for her flannel. Being much distressed in her mind, she sat down on a log and wept, and while she was thus engaged, a voice came to her in her anguish telling her she should never suffer for bread. She took courage and went on her journey cheerfully, never doubting that she would obtain what she desired. When she came to the place, the six yards of flannel was taken in exchange for six bushels of corn. The following harvest was a harvest of plenty in that region of the settled portions of country and laborers were in demand. Godfrey’s oldest brother and two oldest sisters went off a distance of several miles to labor in the harvest. Godfrey’s oldest daughters would make hands at reaching with a hand sickle, so they earned their bread by the sweat of their brow.’”


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/167249207/nancy-hannah-haines_antrim_babb : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Hannah Painter Haines Antrim Babb (19 Jun 1744–6 Jul 1837), Find a Grave Memorial ID 167249207, ; Maintained by MGannuch (contributor 47372835) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a probably buried inWhite River Delaware County Indiana.