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 William Marion “Will” Babb

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William Marion “Will” Babb

  • Birth 2 Apr 1864 Mill Creek, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 19 Nov 1951 Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Mill Creek, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7388767



1st child and first son of Francis Marion Babb and Mary C. Bridges Babb, Will was the father of 20 children by two wives.

He married Susan Caldonia (Callie) Loner on 22 Sept 1882.

Will and Callie had ten children:

1. Margaret Rowena Babb (1883-1976)
2. Mary Delilah Babb (1885-1964)
3. Luther Marion Babb (1886-1961)
4. Thad Gilbert Babb (1888-1965)
5. Vaughn Albert Babb (1890-?)
6. Cora Estelle Babb (1892-1979)
7. Bethel Gertrude Babb (1893-1979)
8. John Jacob Babb (1895-1936)
9. George Harden Babb (1898-1940)
10. Willliam Walter Babb (1899-1977)

Callie died on 16 Dec 1900, and Will married a second time, to Sparta (Spartie) Walker on 8 Oct 1902.

Will and Spartie also had ten children:

1. Lucille Frances Babb(1903-1985)
2. Joel Cooper Babb (1905-1987)
3. Samuel Walker Babb (1907-1977)
4. Hatti Azalee Babb (1909-1980)
5. Caleb Wallace Babb ((1911-1988)
6. Rochelle Geneve Babb ((1914-1994)
7. Calvin Hugh Babb (1916-2003)
8. Thomas Edward Babb (1919-)
9. Julia Elaine Babb (1921-)
10. Clifford Henry Babb (1924-1991)

Will is buried in the Mill Creek Cemetery in Whitfield County, Georgia, with his wives Callie and Spartie buried on either side of him.




I (Saralyn, the oldest granddaughter of Thad G. Babb, the oldest surviving son of Will Babb in 1965) was visiting my grandparents shortly after Thad's stepmother, Spartie, died, in January 1965, as I was on semester break from Sweet Briar College where I was a senior. It was I who suggested to my Granddaddy that I thought it would be a good idea to have a joint marker for Will and his 2 wives, with the marriage dates entered between Will and each wife. I was thrilled that my Granddaddy agreed with my suggestion and had the marker ordered that way. I have entered a photo of the marker, with Will lying between his two wives. Sadly, the marker is now becoming difficult to read. I tried to photograph the writing when I visited in Nov 2008, but the photo did not show the writing clearly.



  • Maintained by: Saralyn McAfee Smith
  • Originally Created by: Michael R. Babb
  • Added: 26 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7388767
  • Saralyn McAfee Smith
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Marion “Will” Babb (2 Apr 1864–19 Nov 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7388767, citing Mill Creek Cemetery, Mill Creek, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Saralyn McAfee Smith (contributor 46538086) .