Biography of William O. Babcock
Crawford County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM O. BABCOCK, farmer, P. O. Mill Village, Erie County, was born in Chautauqua County, N. Y. June 16, 1831; son of Asa G. and Rosena (Trask) Babcock, who settled in Rockdale Township, this county, in 1851, on the farm now owned by our subject. They were parents of seven children, viz.: Hannah, wife of Jehiel Devereaux; William O.; Phebe, wife of Samuel A. Way; Nancy, wife of Daniel Carroll; Ellen, wife of Hamilton Armour; Huldah, wife of Charles Henry; and Isaiah. Our subject has been twice married; on first occasion to Sarah, daughter of William Scott, of Richmond Township, this county, by whom he had two children: Charles (deceased) and Willie. His second union, May 16, 1866, was with Martha, daughter of Bradish and Eliza Brown, early settlers of this township. By this union there is one child - Ellen. Mr. Babcock is one of the representative farmers of Rockdale Township; everything about his farm, on which he has resided since 1851, shows thrift and enterprise. In politics he is a stanch Republican.

History of Crewford County, Pennsylvania
Warner, Beers & Co.,
Chicago; 1895

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