Biography of Daniel Babb
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





DANIEL BABB, farmer; P.O. Tippecanoe City; was born in Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River. near Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1799. In 1820, he removed to Virginia. where he remained ten years, and then emigrated to Ohio. He stopped near Greenville, intending to go on to Indiana, to some of his relatives; but, becoming discouraged with the appearance of the country, having met some parties from Miami Co., who had been in Indiana, and who advised him to turn back and locate in Miami Co., he did so, stopping a short time in Troy; he then went to Piqua, where he found a man who took him and his family in till he could find a place to live; he finally rented a place north of Piqua, and stayed about one year; then came to Bethel Township and rented the mill on Honey Creek, known as Staley's mill; this, and the farm of 143 acres on which it stood, he bought four years later; he run the mill for about twenty five years, and did a flourishing trade for those times. Owing to ill health in his family he quit the milling business, and his mill has not been in operation for several years. He now owns about 310 acres of land, upon which he has made considerable improvement, and which he still oversees, but, being past 80 years, is not able to do much work himself. In 1823, Nov. 16, he married Leah Littler, a native of Virginia, born March 29. 1804. They have eight children - Almira. Eliza C. and Caroline M. the three eldest. deceased; Mary Ann, now the Widow Reed, living in Troy; Joshua L., living in New Jersey; Minerva, living with her father (is the only child yet unmarried), and Emma A., now Mrs. William Dimmit. Mrs. Babb departed this life Aug. 1, 1872.

From:
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880


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