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Rev Daniel C. Babcock

Rev Daniel C. Babcock

Birth
Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 26 Oct 1868 (aged 81)
Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Milton Junction, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 84237956 · View Source
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"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 25, No 42, p 166, Oct. 14, 1869.

Eld. Daniel Babcock, who finished his work on earth in October last, at Milton, Wis., was a native of Westerly, R. I., and one of the descendants of an Elder Babcock who for many years was an efficient minister of the gospel in that country.

Having grown up to manhood, and the spirit of emigration prevailing among the young in the vicinity where he resided, he left the Unadilla country, where he had married, and with others removed to what was then known as the Canisteo country, now Alfred, N. Y. He took up his abode in a log house, and engaged in clearing his land of the heavy timber, and providing scantily for the wants of his young and growing family.

Meetings were established there by the few settlers, and he soon became an active and efficient worker in the cause of God. In a few years a church was organized, and our brother was called to fill the office of deacon, and authorized to administer the ordinance of baptism, and to preach the gospel among his people.

In a few years, the increase of the church demanded additional laborers, and he and Richard Hull were called to ordination. A council, consisting of W. B. Maxson, E. S. Bailey, and John Green, met, and by them they were ordained to the work of the ministry in 1823, or near that time.

He was an active business man. He labored hard when at home, and often traveled night and day over the hills, in the storm and sunshine, exposing himself to untold hardships, to visit the sick and the dying, bury the dead, and preach the gospel to the destitute. He was a faithful sower, and he scattered the seed broadcast, and the laborers on that field now have entered into his labors, and are gathering the ripening sheaves, and ere long they will rejoice together.

About 1840, he with his family emigrated to Wisconsin, then new and undeveloped, and again began in a new country. Through his industry and prudence, he had been successful in accumulating some property, that placed him not only above want, but in circumstances to aid his children and others, and likewise the cause that he loved.

After his settlement in Wisconsin, he preached only occasionally, as duty seemed to demand, having no particular charge. He was an old man, full of years, when he was gathered to his people, in October, 1868.


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  • Created by: Jon Saunders
  • Added: 30 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84237956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Daniel C. Babcock (17 Nov 1786–26 Oct 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84237956, citing Milton Junction Cemetery, Milton Junction, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jon Saunders (contributor 47674050) .