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Thomas Babb

Male Abt 1664 - 1748


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  • Name  Thomas Babb 
    Born  Abt 1664  Isles of Shoals, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Aug 1748  Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1244  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  1 Oct 2008 

    Father  Phillip Babb,   b. 6 Apr 1619, St. Dunstan, Stepney, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1672 
    Mother  Mary Baylie,   b. Abt 1640,   d. 1674, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3632  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Bathsheba Hussey,   b. 21 Sep 1671, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1713, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1695  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Babb,   b. Abt 1695, Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1773, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Babb, Jr.,   b. Abt 1697, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1760, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Philip Babb,   b. Abt 1699, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1762, Frederick, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Babb,   b. Abt 1701, Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Rebecca Babb,   b. Abt 1703, Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lydia Babb,   b. Abt 1705, Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hulda Babb,   b. Abt 1707, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  27 Dec 2003 
    Family ID  F464  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Connoway,   b. 9 Jul 1687, New Castle Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  25 Mar 1720  New Castle Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  1 Sep 2002 
    Family ID  F2023  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1664 - Isles of Shoals, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1695 - Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1720 - New Castle Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1748 - Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Babb was born in 1664 on the Isles of Shoals, what was then part of Massachusetts and died 17 Aug 1748, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware about age 84 . Thomas was about 7 years old when his father died. In April 1675 he was indentured until the age of 18 to Henry Green of Hampton, New Hampshire. It was there he probably met the Perkins and Hussey families, but the date of his marriage is unknown.
      His first wife was Bathsheba Hussey, daughter of John and Rebecca (Perkins) Hussey of Hampton, New Hampshire. Bathsheba was born Sept. 21, 1671 and died by Oct 1713 at New Castle Co., Delaware. She was the mother of Thomas' children. Her father and Uncle Stephen became Quakers and found it desirable to leave the New Hampshire area because of persecution of Quakers there. John and his wife relocated to New Castle Co., Delaware.
      Apparently Thomas followed the migratory path of his father-in-law. On Dec. 17, 1695 he was conveyed 100 acres of land and 20 acres of "mash" in Rocklands by Timothy Atkinson. (Records of the Court of New Castle, DE, Vol. II, 1681-1699)
      Thomas has sizeable land holding. In 1735 he obtained a Patent to 600 acres of land in Frederick Co., Virginia. He sent two of his sons, Thomas, Jr., and Philip to occupy the acreage and to carry out the provision of the Patent. The other sons are believed to have relocated to Chester Co., Pennsylvania
      On Aug. 13, 1751 his will (dated Aug 17, 1748) was proved in New Castle Co., Delaware. He bequeathed the home place in Delaware to his oldest son Peter and left the Virginia lands to Thomas, Jr. and Philip. He made other bequests to his daughters Mary, Rebecca and Lydia, as well as to three children of his deceased daughter Hulda--John, Rebecca and Lydia Gregory
      On March 25, 1720, Thomas married a second time to Elizabeth (Conway) Booth. She was born July 9, 1687 to Thomas and Mary (Hollingworth) Conway. She was a widow of Charles Booth.
    • (Research):Born at Isle of Shoals, Appledore, York . Indentured servitudeApr 1675 Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH.
      Resided Salem Massachusetts 1683
      Resided New Castle Co, Delaware 1695
      Deed 12 Nov 1735 Frederick County, Virginia
      Died at Brandywine 100, New Castle, Delaware.
      From Genealogical Background of Wilson Family, from the Catherine Bushman Collection at the State Library of Virginia, Richmond: Both of Thomas' parents died when he was young, and Thomas Babb was raised by a Henry Green of Hampton, NewHampshire. His first wife was Bathsheba Hussey who lived in Hampton, NH. In the course of their marriage, they moved toBrandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. They had seven children, Peter, Thomas, Philip, Mary, Rebecca, Lydia and Hulda.Bathsheba died in 1713 and Thomas remained single until 1720 at which time he married Elizabeth Conway Booth. There were no children. In addition to a considerable amount of land owned in New Castle County, Thomas was given a grant ot 600 acres in Frederick County, Virginia by King George the Second. In his will he left his Delaware holdings to his son, Peter, and divided his Virginia land betwen Thomas and Philip who had moved to Virginia to occupy and manage the land grants. Thomas died in 1748. In a will dated August 17, 1748 at the Archives Building in Dover, Delaware, Thomas Babb left to his son Peter (father of Mary Babb who married Samuel Wilson) "all of my land and plantation in the county (New Castle) and hundred above mentioned with all the appurtenances thereto belonging forever."