Biography of A. A. Babcock
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Babcock, A. A., Ogdensburg, was born at Felts Mills, Jefferson county, September 11, 1827. His grandfather, Jeremiah, settled early in the present century in Madison county, having removed therefrom Rhode Island, where A. A. Babcock's father was born. The latter's name also was Jeremiah, and he was engaged until his health and age prevented, in blacksmithing. With him A. A. Babcock learned the trade, at which he worked for a number of years. Mr. Babcock eventually drifted into the hotel business, conducting a house at Black River four or five years. He then removed to Rome, where he conducted a hotel until 1855, when he came to Ogdensburg and engaged in the business of pump making, with which he has since been identified, being thoroughly acquainted with it in every department, having in his youth learned the trade of carpenter and joiner as well as blacksmith. Mr. Babcock married in 1849 Miss Sarah Treadway, and they had one son, His second wife was Miss Crittenton, and they have had seven children, five of whom are living. Mr. Babcock is a Master Mason, and enjoys the esteem of the community.

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