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Dr Joshua Babcock

Dr Joshua Babcock

Birth
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 1 Apr 1783 (aged 75)
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 31814330 · View Source
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Dr. Babcock was a friend of Benjamin Franklin's, served as Rhode Island's first postmaster, helped found Brown University and built the Babcock-Smith House in Westerly. He served as a General in the American Revolution.

Joshua married Hannah Stanton in 1735. They had children:
Henry
Luke
Adam
Hannah
Frances
Paul
Amelia
Sally
Harriet

Hannah died in 1778.

Joshua married Anna Maxson in 1780. They did not have children. Joshua died in 1783. Anna died in 1812.


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This stone covers the mortal part of the Hon. Joshua Babcock Esq. of Westerly, who died April 1st 1783, aged 75 years. His abilities and integrity as a statesman in the discharge of several important offices of trust & the public records of his country, testify, as do all who knew him. That as a physician he was eminent in his profession. As a Christian, exemplary. As a gentleman, polite and engaging & as a husband & father, and master & friend, a worthy imitation.


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  • Created by: Chip5610
  • Added: 29 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31814330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joshua Babcock (17 May 1707–1 Apr 1783), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31814330, citing James Babcock Ground, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Chip5610 (contributor 46997557) .