Biography of Arnold Babcock
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Babcock, Arnold, was born in Reading, Steuben County, in 1831. His father, Oliver Babcock, was born in Massachusetts, and his mother, Chloe Weller, in Washington County, N. Y. They came to Yates County, in 1834. In 1851 Arnold Babcock married S. Cornelia Stebbins, of Rensselaerville, Albany County, by whom he has four children, viz.: Hattie E., wife of J. V. Masten, of Second Milo; Dr. Marcus E., of Branchport; Dewitt T., a farmer of Jerusalem; and Minnie H., who lives at home. During the early par.t of his life Arnold Babcock was engaged in farming and lumbering. In 1867, however, he began the cultivation of grapes on the west shore of the west branch of Lake Keuka, where he now resides.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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