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Genealogy of Stephen Arnold Douglas

From Stephentown Genealogy

Written by Tina Ordone

Stephen Arnold Douglas was famous for his debates with Abraham Lincoln, but the truth was, he was so much more. He and Lincoln had a friendship that lasted for many years, though it is said that they were rivals for the hand of Mary Todd, who eventually became Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. Douglas was an Illinois state senator and Democrat candidate for President of the United States in 1860, running against Lincoln.

In May of 2007, I visited his tomb and memorial park in Chicago. We found the area very well taken care of, with city workers there when we were, manicuring the grass. The monument is staggering, with a very tall spire on which stands a 10 foot statue of Douglas. Below the following genealogy, you will find several pictures we took of the Stephen Arnold Douglas tomb and some of the signs that are found in the memorial park.

A Genealogical History of Stephen Arnold Douglas "The Little Giant"

Stephen Arnold Douglas was a distinguished lawyer, orator and polictical leader, who represented the people of Illinois from 1836 to about 1861, after having been nominated for the Presidency of the United States in 1860.


Much has been written of his many accomplishments, so I am not going to delve into those. The purpose of my effort is to give the genealogical background of this great man. His ancestors happened to have pioneered my ancestoral hometown, that being Stephentown, in Rensselaer County, in upstate New York. From these humble beginnings, Stephen Arnold Douglas forged a long and distinguished political career.


His family background includes the Arnold and Wheeler families, as well as the Douglas'. These families were pioneers and patriots, as well as being responsible for founding a proud town that still exists today, and which has never forgotten Asa Douglas. You can also read about the town itself. I hope that you enjoy this side of the distinguished gentleman from Illinois.

(Stephen Douglas' direct line indicated in capital letters)

First Generation



Deacon William Douglas was born August 9, 1610 in Ringstead, England. He died on July 26, 1682 in New London, CT. He was married to Annie Mattle, who was born in 1610 in Ringstead and died in 1685 in New London, CT. She was the daughter of Thomas Mattle. Thomas was born in 1575, in Ringstead, England and died in January 1612 in Ringstead. William Douglas and Annie Mattle married in New London, CT.

The children of William and Annie Douglas: (At least five are known) 1) Ann b. in 1637 in Scotland, m. Nathaniel Geary 2) Robert b. in 1639 in Scotland, m. Mary Hempstead 3) Elizabeth b. August 26, 1641 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, m. Deacon John Chandler 4) Sarah b. April 8, 1643, in Ipswich, Massachusetts, m. John Keeney 5) WILLIAM II b. April 1, 1645, in Boston, Massachusetts, m. 1) ABIAH HOUGH; 2) Mrs. Mary Bushnell


Second Generation


Deacon WILLIAM DOUGLAS II was born April 1, 1645 in New London, CT. He died there on March 9, 1724. He came to New London, CT with his parents in 1660. Lands were set off to him in Voluntown, March 29, 1706, which he afterward sold to his son William III, of Plainfield. He also inherited the farm of sixty acres in New London, which the town had granted his father in 1660. This farm he gave to his grandson, William IV, son of Richard, on condition of William IV living with and taking care of him till death.

Third Generation


Deacon WILLIAM DOUGLAS and his wife, Abiah, were received into the church in 1670. After the death of his father in 1682, William was chosen deacon, an office which he held for upward of fifty years, until his death. William married twice, first to Abiah Hough, whom he married on December 18, 1667. She was the daughter of William Hough, of New London and granddaughter of Edward Hough of Westchester, Cheshire, England. She was born on September 15, 1648 and died February 21, 1715. William married second the widow Mary Bushnell, who survived him, in July, 1715.

Children of William and Abiah, all born in New London CT:

1) Elizabeth b. Feb. 25, 1668-9; married August 4, 1686 to Daniel Dart of New London 2) Sarah b. April 2, 1671; married August 1702 to Jared Spencer, of Saybrook 3) WILLIAM III b. February 19, 1672; married SARAH PROCTOR 4) Abiah b. August 18, 1675; d. August 12, 1689 5) Rebecca b. June 14, 1678; d. after March 15, 1725 6) Ann b. May 24, 1680; married September 3, 1702 to Thomas Spencer of Saybrook, who died before 1703 7) Richard b. July 19, 1682; m. Margaret Abell 8) Samuel b. abt. 1684; m. Sarah Olcott

Fourth Generation


Deacon WILLIAM DOUGLAS III was born in New London, CT., on February 19, 1672. He was admitted to the church, July 24, 1698. The next year he removed with his wife and two children to "the new plantation on the Quinnebaug, which was afterwards named Plainfield". Here lands were set off to him "on the east side of the river". He also owned lands in Voluntown, which he purchased of his father, August 18, 1715, for "thirteen pounds of good and current money." He was one of the little company that convenanted together and formed a church in Plainfield, in 1705. Deacon William was chosen as the new church's first deacon. The inscription on his gravestone in Plainfield, reads: "In memory of Mr. William Douglas, Who was ye first Deacon of ye churh of Christ in Plainfield who Departed this life August ye 10th A.D. 1719 in ye 46th year of his Age." In his will he provided for his wife Sarah and eleven children, all of the latter under twenty-one years old. His wife was Sarah Proctor, but no date of his marriage can be found in the New London records. His eldest two children were in New London, all of the others in Plainfield. His widow, Sarah, was living in 1729, but no record of er death has been found.

Children of William III and Sarah:

1) Hannah b. September 7, 1696; married February 9, 1713-14 to Thomas Williams, Plainfield 2) William b. February 19, 1697-98; married Mary Hanover 3) Samuel b. April 13, 1699; d. June, 1703 4) Abiah b. February 26, 1701; married May 3, 1720, Henry Holland, Plainfield 5) John b. July 28, 1703 m. Olive Spaulding 6) Sarah b. December 7, 1704 7) Jerusha b. April 26, 1706 8) Samuel b. December 3, 1707 m. Mary ___ 9) Benajah b. September 17, 1710 10) James b. May 20, 1711; married Rachel March 11) Thomas b. November 26, 1712; married Martha Gallup 12)ASA b. December 11, 1715; married REBECCA WHEELER

Fifth Generation


The Douglas family remained in Connecticut for two generations.

ASA DOUGLAS was born on December 11, 1713 in Plainfield, CT. He married REBECCA WHEELER in about 1737. "Following the last French War, Asa Douglass, great grandson of Wiliam and great grandfather of Stephen A. Douglas, moved north and west in 1766 to the cheaper lands along the Massachusetts-New York boundry. clearing some thirty acres of land, he built a large farmhouse near what later became Stephentown. In 1766 he removed with his family to what was at the time called Jericho Hollow, Massachusetts, but which was subsequently included in Stephentown, New York. His son, Captain William had preceded him the year before. The nearest neighbor was four miles away, and they were obliged to go fourteen miles to the sawmill. Mrs. Douglas, who was very lonely, lived there six months before she saw a white woman.

The garret of the house, which was still standing in 1977 was used during the Revolutionary War as a jail, there being at that early day none in the country. Some of Asa's neighbors were held here, which caused hard feelings long after the war was over. No Tories were tolerated in the town even though they had formerly been friends.

It is not known whether religious considerations provided an additional impetus for the move, but with their removal to the north, the Douglas' seem to have lost their previous orthodox religious associations. Eleven years later, sixty-one year old Asa Douglas struck his blow for freedom when he led a company of thirty men at the Battle of Bennington. Asa participated in the war, and led a company of thirty "Silver Grays" at the Battle of Bennington, on the 16th of August, 1777, when the force of British and Indians sent to seize the stores collected at that place were defeated by the Americans under Col. John Stark. Disguised as an old farmer looking for his lost cows, Douglas acted as a spy at the siege of Ticonderoga. He left his horse outside the lines and proceeded boldly into the enemy lines. When he mounted his horse to go home, someone called, "The old farmer is a spy!" Then, as the shooting began, Asa said to his horse, "Old Ti, Ride for your life and if you get me home safely, you will never be saddled again." It is said that he kept his word and "Old Ti" lived happily in the pasture for the rest of his life.

Asa continued to reside in Stephentown until the time of his death, which occurred November 12, 1792. His widow survived him some fourteen years and died June 12, 1809.

Children of ASA and REBECCA DOUGLAS:

1) Sarah b. in Plainfield, CT, February 26, 1738; m. G. Stewart 2) Asa, Jr., b. in Plainfield, December 24, 1739; m. Sarah Robbins 3) Rebecca, b. in Plainfield, January 3, 1741, unmarried; d. April 28, 1826; George Holcomb wrote of her death: "Sunday, April 30, 1826 - I took the single wagon and carried my wife to the funeral of old Miss Rebecca Douglas, who died on Friday with old age. The old lady was one of the first settlers of this town. She came with her fathe, Asa Douglas, and she never married. Elder Jones preached at his meetinghouse. After the sermon and burial, one Mr. Taggard preached a short sermon." 4) William b. Plainfield, August 22, 1743; m. Hannah Cole. In 1765, he and his first born child moved by oxen to Jericho Hollow, Mass., and built a log cabin. Captain William Douglas rendered important service at Bennington as a spy upon the British works. He died in Stephentown, NY on December 29, 1811; Hannah died in Stephentown on December 24, 1795 at the age of 54 years. 5) Hannah b. Plainfield, January 17, 1744; m. Hon. James Brown 6) Lucy b. in Canaan, CT, January 12, 1746; d. in 1749 7) Olive b. Canaan, September 7, 1748; m. Gen. Samuel Sloane 8) Wheeler b. in Canaan, April 10, 1750; m. Martha Rathbone 9) Jonathan b. Canaan, February 14, 1752; m. Rhoda Hancock 10)Nathaniel b. Canaan August 11, 1754; m. Prudence Brown b. 1757/59 in Pittstown, NY; m. 1772; she d. April 17, 1796 in NY; daughter of Judge James Brown and Hannah Douglas, sister of Nathaniel. 11) Capt. John b. 1758 d. 1808; m. Hannah Brown, sister of Prudence 12) BENAJAH b. December 15, 1760 in Canaan, Litchfield County, CT; d. October 29, 1829 in Brandon, Vermont m. MARTHA D. ARNOLD b. 1762 in Kingston, RI; d. April 1, 1818 in Brandon, Vermont 13) Lucy b. May 10, 1762; m. June 20, 1778 to Major Jonathan Brown; d. May 28, 1848

Sixth Generation


1) Sarah was born February 16, 1738 in Plainfield, CT. She married George Stewart, who was born in 1736 in Plainfield.

2) Asa, Jr. was born December 24, 1739 in Plainfield. He moved to Canaan, CT during the Revoluntionary War. It is said that he made himself so troublesome to the British that a large reward was offered for his apprehension. He married Sarah Robbins, b. 1741 in Plainfield.

3) Rebecca was born January 3, 1741 in Plainfield.

4) William was born August 22, 1743 in Plainfield. He died on December 29, 1811 in Stephentown, NY. He married Hannah Cole, who was born in 1745 and died December 24, 1795 at the age of 54 years.

Children of William Douglas and Hannah Cole:

1) Benjamin b. Dec. 4, 1765 m. Lois McKay 2) William b. Jan. 1, 1768 m. 1) Miriam Pease 2) Margaret Hunter Miriam Pease was the first female child born in Stephentown, NY. William was the first male child born in Stephentown. 3) Eli b. Sept. 1. 1769; m. 1) Lucy Rose 2) Elizabeth Wheelock 4) Hannah b. Feb. 11, 1774; m. Honorable John Knox 5) Deidami b. July 28, 1775; m. 1) Dr. Amariah Willis 2) Honorable Daniel Sayre 6) Amos b. July 21, 1779; m. Miriam Wright 7) Ablah b. Dec. 25, 1780; m. Amasa Adams

5) Hannah was born January 17, 1744 in Windam, CT. She married Judge James Brown, born 1742 in Pittstown, NY.

Children of James Brown and Hannah Douglas:

1) Hannah m. Captain John Douglas, son of Asa and Rebecca 2) Prudence m. Nathaniel Douglas, son of Asa and Rebecca

6) Lucy was born May 10, 1762. (Her birthdate is often stated as Jan. 12, 1746, her sister Lucy's birthdate. That Lucy d. 1749.) She married Major Jonathan Brown (b. December 20, 1753 in Pittstown, NY d. June 11, 1836 in Pittstown, NY) on June 20, 1778 in Stephentown. He entered the army as a private and rose to the rank of Major. At Bennington, Bemis Heights and Saratoga, he gave valuable civil service. He died in Pittstown, NY at the age of 83 years. Though Lucy married at so early an age, she lived to see her descendants in the fifth generation. She died in Pittstown on May 28, 1848.

Children of Jonathan Brown and Lucy Douglas:

1) Olive m.Thomas Rattone 2) Hannah Randall m. John Billings 3) Col. John Douglas B. December 27, 1782 in Pittstown and d. February 15, 1848 in Melrose, NY; m. Caroline Vanwoert on February 17, 1810

7) Olive was born September 7, 1748 in Canaan, CT. She married General Samuel Sloane of Williamstown, Mass. He was born in 1746.

Children of Samuel Sloane and Olive Douglas:

1) Olive m. Dr. Rememberance Sheldon of Williamstown, Mass. 2) Mary m. ___ Starkweather. Their son Henry m. ___ Reid, daughter of James Reid and Rebecca Brown; Henry had a daughter, Ellen who in 1774 married the Honorable John T. Hoffman, Governor of New York State. 3) Maria m. Dr. Cogswell 4) (Major) Douglas Wheeler Sloane b. May 9, 1785, married on October 29, 1810 Maria Cogswell, daughter of Rev. Ebenezer Fitch. Douglas died September 13, 1839

8) Wheeler was born April 10, 1750. In 1771, he married Martha Rathbone, daughter of Rev. John Rathbone and settled in Stephentown NY. In 1780 he removed to Albany, where, in company with a cousin named Wheeler, a nephew of his mother's, he opened a store, and for several years continued in business, the firm name being Douglas & Wheeler. About 1798 his property in Albany was destroyed by fire, and he made a journey to Brantford, California, where he remained about a year with Captain Joseph Brant, the famous chief of the Six Nations of Indians. In 1799, he removed with his family to Canada, and settled on the Grand River, in the midst of the Indians, where the city of Brantford now stands. After a few years he removed about eight miles to the west, where he took up a tract of about 500 acres, receiving his lease from Captain Brant. There he carved out a home in the wilderness, and was able to spend his later years in comparative comfort, leaving the homestead to his son Stephen Van Rensselaer Douglas. Wheeler and his wife were staunch Methodists, and their house was the home of the early intinerant preachers. His son Stephen, at the age of 19, brought into this home in 1809, the daughter of an old and prominent intinerent minister, who was only 16 years old, and for sixty years they dispensed the same generous hospitality that had been found when the older ones had control of the family mansion. For many years preaching was held in their house, and several of their children were named after the preachers and their wives. Wheeler Douglas died at the home of his daughter Harriet in Smithville, in January, 1829; and his wife Martha at the same place on November 28, 1837 at the age of 84.

Children of Wheeler Douglas and Martha Rathbone:

1) Content b. on September 4, 1772 in Stephentown, NY; m. General Samuel Stewart 2) Martha b. Septmember 26, 1774 in Stephentown; m. Jesse Tracy 3) Dr. John Hancock b. April 26, 1776 in Stephentown; m. Elizabeth Williams, a physician in New York City; John died about 1865 4) Alanson b. February 11, 1779, in Stephentown; m. Ann Sutherland 5) Mary b. in Albany, NY; m. Roger Selden 6) George b. in Albany 7) Charlotte b. July 15, 1785, in Albany; Joseph Smith 8) Minerva b. October 17, 1787 in Albany; m. ___ Mathews 9) Stephen Van Rensselaer b. March 24, 1790, in Albany; m. Caroline H. Whitehead 10) Harriet b. June 15, 1793 in Albany; m. Smith Griffin


9) Jonathan was born February 14, 1752 in Canaan, CT. He died in 1783. He married Rhoda Hancock in 1774. She was born July 25, 1753 and died in 1783.


10) Nathaniel was born August 11, 1754 in Canaan, CT. He married Prudence Brown, who was born about 1757 in Pittstown, NY. She was the daughter of Judge James Brown and Hannah Douglas, Nathaniel's sister, and sister of Hannah Brown, who married John Douglas (11). They were farmers, who in 1790 removed to Chazy, NY, where they settled with his brother Captain John on land granted to their father, Major Asa Douglas for services during the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Douglas died on April 17, 1796 at 45 years old. In 1812, Nathaniel removed to Douglasville, Quebec, which his sons, Nathaniel, James and Jonathan settled. After his removal, he married a Miss Travaissa, whose father came from France with LaFayette. By her he had 5 or 6 children. He died in Douglasville on October 5, 1821.

Children of Nathaniel Douglas and Prudence Brown:

All born in Chazy, NY 1) Prudence b. March 12, 1773; m. Seth Gregory 2) Nathaniel b. August 30, 1774; m. Lucy Converse 3) James b. November 8, 1775; m. Keziah Howe 4) Asa b. August 30, 1777; was a mail carrier; removed to the south 5) Mary . May 16, 1779; m. Asa Willett, a tanner; lived in L'Acadia, CA; their chlidren:1) Sophia b. about 1793 in Albany, NY , was 2nd wife of Dr. Beriah Douglas, m. 1822 and was 1st wife of Nathaniel Willett, who lived in Bakersfield, VT, grandson of Thomas Willett, who had extensive wool and cotton manufacturing in Chamblay, Quebec. 6) Rebecca b. November 7, 1780 7) George Washington b. July 15, 1782; m. Martha Manning 8) Hannah b. December 9, 1785 9) John b. April 26, 1787; d. young 10) Lucy b. October 21, 1788; m. Jonathan Douglas 11) Jonathan b. February 17, 1791; m. Mary Nillsey

There seems to be no record of his children by his second wife.

11) Captain John was born on August 2, 1758 in Canaan, CT and died in 1808 in Plattsburg, NY. He married Hannah Brown on May 12, 1779. She was the sister of Nathaniel's wife, Prudence. They settled in Stephentown, but removed to Chazy, NY "on the 15th of March, 1793, he landed at the lake shore of Chazy with his family of wife and 7 children. His was the first English family which settled in this town." He enlisted at Matross at age 18 in Captain Andrew Moodie's company, Colonel John Lamb's artillery. He was a man of great influence as the town becamse settled and his death was mourned as an irreparable loss. He died at Plattsburgh as he was on the way to visit his aged mother and his son in Albany, NY on October 16, 1808, 15 years after his first arrival in Chazy. His widow passed the last years of her eventful and useful life in the family of her granddaughter in Chazy. Her vigor of body and mind were preserved to a remarkable degree to the end of her life. She died October 14, 1853 at age 93 years. (from "A Collection of Family Records with Biographical Sketches bearing name Douglas")

Children of Captain John Douglas and Hannah Brown:

1) Lucy b. Stephentown October 18, 1780; m. 1) John M. Grant and 2) Seth Gregory 2) Abigail b. Stephentown February 15, 1782; m. John L. Fouquet 3) Oliver b. Stephentown May 8, 1783; d. November 20, 1784 4) Jonathan b. Stephentown February 11, 1785; m. Lucy Douglas, daughter of Nathaniel and Prudence 5) Amherst b. Stephentown July 4, 1786; m. Nancy Tennett 6) James b. Stephentown February 26, 1788; m. Cornelia Lott Brower 7) David b. N. Galway January 1, 1790; m. Mrs. Nancy (Tennent) Douglas, wido of brother Amherst 8) Robert b. N. Galway February 15, 1792, m. 1) Olive Griffith; 2) Elizabeth Griffith; 3) Hannah Douglas 12) BENAJAH was born on December 15, 1760 in Plainfield, CT. He married MARTHA D. ARNOLD, known as Patty, daughter of STEPHEN ARNOLD and MARTHA GARDINER. Patty was born in 1762, in Kingston, RI and died on April 1, 1818 in Brandon, VT.

Seventh Generation



Benjamin was born in Stephentown on December 4, 1755 or as recorded in Rensselaer County Cemetery records, 1765. He married Lois McKay b. Septmeber 1, 1769; d. September 4, 1840 at 70y. They are buried in the Stephentown Association Cemetery, Stephentown, NY.


Children of Benjamin Douglas and Lois McKay


1) William Benjamin b. September 8, 1779; d. November 17, 1827 at 38 years old. 2) Benjamin 3) Lois 4) Cynthia b. February 28, 1798 d. June 27, 1825 at 27y. Buried in Stephentown Association Cemetery. She married George Landon. 5) Alanson (Twin of Deidamia) 6) Deidamia 7) Apolonia 8) LeGrand W. 9) John L. 10) Hannah Cole b. December 9, 1808; d. April 25, 1841 at 32y. Buried in Stephentown Associaion Cemetery.


Eli was born September 1, 1769 and d. September 4, 1840 at 70y. He is buried in Stephentown Association Cemetery. He married 1) Lucy Rose and 2) Elizabeth (Betsey) Wheelock. Betsey d. March 15, 1831 at 48y and is buried in Stephentown Association.


Children of Eli Douglas and Betsey Wheelock


1) Angelina 2) Lucy 3) William 4) Earl 5) Elizabeth


BENAJAH was born on December 15, 1760 in Plainfield, CT. In 1780, he married MARTHA D. ARNOLD, daughter of Stephen Arnold and Martha Gardiner. They removed to Stephentown, NY. They lived for a time in Ballston, NY. There he passed the remainder of his life, dying on October 29, 1829. Martha was born in 1762, in Kingston, RI and died April 1, 1818 in Brandon, VT. She is buried in the old village churchyard. In "Stephen A. Douglas" by Robert W. Johannsen, I found the following: "The twelfth of Asa's thirteen children, and his youngest son, was Benajah Douglass. With his brothers, Benajah helped to work the family farm until after his marriage, when he continued the northward movement begun by his father. After a brief residence in Ballston, NY, he purchased nearly 400 acres of farmland near Brandon in July 1795 and there he remianed until his death over thirty-four years later. His eldest son bore the name of his wife's father, Stephen Arnold. Stephen Arnold Douglass foreswore agricultural pursuits for medicine, studying for a time at Middlebury College and with a Brandon physician before beginning his own practice. Early in 1811, he married Sarah Fisk, the youngest daughter of nathaniel Fisk, a prosperous farmer and a resident of the Brandon area since 1784; two years later his first son, and second child, was born in the simple, frame dwelling on the north edge of the village. The son, like the father, bore the name of Stephen Arnold.

Stephen A. Douglas never knew his father, who died in his thirty-second year, when Douglas was just over two months old. 'I have often been told,' Douglas later wrote, 'that he was holding me in his arms when he departed this world.' Upon her husband's sudden death, Mrs. Douglass moved with her two children to a small farm in Arnold Hollow, about three miles northwest of Brandon."


Children of Benajah Arnold and Martha D. Arnold:


1) STEPHEN ARNOLD b. 1782; m. Sarah Fisk 2) Amy b. about 1782; m. David Merriam 3) Martha b. August 4, 1783; m. John A. Buckland 4) Rebecca m.Joshua Bates 5) Beriah b. May 17, 1789; he married first Elizabeth C. Douglas and second Sophia Willett 6) George m. in the south and d. there 7) Honor b. September 3, 1796; m. Jonathan K. Barlow, MD 8) Gardiner

William Benjamin was born September 8, 1779; d. November 17, 1827 at 38y. Buried in Stephentown Association Cemetery.


Children of William Benjamin Douglas


1) Henry T. b. September 28, 1813 and d. October 19, 1888, buried in Stephentown Association Cemetery. He was a farmer and storekeeper in North Stephentown. 2) Aurinda B. 3) Mary 4) Elvira 5) Harriett


Eighth Generation



STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS was born in 1782 in Stephentown, NY, on the Asa Douglas homestead. He married SALLIE FISKE in 1811. Stephen died in Brandon, VT in 1813, while holding his two month old son in his arms.


Children of Stephen Arnold Douglas and Sallie Fiske:


1) STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS 2) Sarah b. October 29, 1811 in Brandon; m. Julius Granger son of Gehazi Granger, who later married Douglas' mother in November 1830. To read more about Sarah, go to: http://www.fostercottage.org/History/sarah_douglas-granger.htm

Ninth Generation


STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS was born April 23, 1813 in Brandon, VT. Stephen married 1) Martha D. Martin, daughter of Colonel Robert Martin of Rockingham County, NC in 1847. Martha died January 18, 1853. In November 1856 he married 2) Adele Cutts,* daughter of James Madison Cutts of Washington, D.C. Following a distinguished political career, during which he ran for the Presidency of the United States, against Abraham Lincoln, he retired to Chicago, IL., where he died on June 3, 1861, at age 48 of pneumonia. He was interred in Douglas Monument Park, Chicago, IL.


Children of Stephen Arnold Douglas and Martha Martin:


1) Robert Martin 2) Stephen Arnold Douglas 3. Infant daughter, b. January, 1853 and died January, 1853

Tenth Generation



1) Robert Martin Douglas was born January 28, 1849 in Rockingham County, NC. He married Jesse Madeline Dick, daughter of the Honorable Robert Paine Dick of North Carolina, on June 23, 1874. Jesse was born in 1855. He was educated at Georgetown College. Robert Martin Douglas was a Supreme Court Judge in North Carolina, as well as U.S. Marshal, West District, NC.


Children of Robert Martin Douglas and Jesse Dick:


1) Madeleine, she married Col. Edward Warren Myers 2) Robert Dick 3) Stephen Arnold Douglas 4) Martin F.


2) Stephen Arnold Douglas, born on November 3, 1850 in Brandon, VT. He was the sixth Stephen Arnold Douglas. He was a Chicago lawyer and political orator.


If you have anything to add to this genealogy, I would appreciate your input.

  • In places on the internet, I have found that Adele's name was Rose Adele Cutts and that she and Stephen Arnold Douglas had a daughter Ellen, b. 1859. Other places, I have read that they did not have any children. Adele was born December 23, 1835 and died in 1899, buried in Arlington National Cemetery. She was only 22 when she married Stephen. Her second husband was Robert Williams.

1880 Gilmer, Guilford Co., NC Census

Robert M. Dougas 30 U.S. Marshall Jessie M. (Dick) 24 b Robert D. 5 Jessie M. 3 Stephen A. 1

1900 Greensboro City, Guilford, NC

Robert M. b. 1/1849 51 m. at 26y Jessie M. b. 12/1856 44 4 living children Robert D. 4/1875 25y Single Stephen A. Douglas 10/1879 21y Single Martin F. 8/1886 13y

1910 Greensboro, Guilford, NC

Robert D. Douglas 34y (d. at 84 in 1960) Virginia B. 28

1920 Greensboro, Guilford, NC

Robert D. Douglas 44 Virginia 38 Virginia 9 Robert D., JR. 7 Stephen 5 Hellen 11/12

1930 Greensboro, Guilford, NC

Robert D. Douglas 54 m. at 34 Virginia 48 m. 27 Virginia 19 Robert 17 Stephen 15 Helen 11


This picture was sent by Keith Dabbs (dabbsk@drmc.drhsi.org). It is the gravesite of Martha Martin Douglas, first wife of Stephen Arnold Douglas. It is located in an overgrown thicket of trees in a cemetery located near Reidsville, NC. Occupants also include relatives of former NC governor, David Settles Reid.

Exerpt from Stephen A. Douglas by Robert W. Johannsen, concerning the death of Martha Martin Douglas:

In January, 1853 "Martha gave birth to their third child and first daughter. His happiness, Douglas remarked, was now complete. Douglas' elation was short-lived. The delivery of his daughter had been followed by complications. Martha grew steadily weaker until, on January 19, with her husband and mother at her bedside, she died. She was followed a month later by their infant daughter. Martha was only twenty-eight years old and had been Douglas' wife for less than six years. Later her body was conveyed to North Carolina, where she was interred in the family plot near the Martin Plantation. David Reid reminded Douglas that "the memory of your departed companion, and above all your dear little children, still hold out inducements to make life and exertion desirable." "Reid, with whom Douglas visited Raleigh following his wife's burial, wrote, 'he appeared more depressed in feeling than I ever saw him before.'"


I found the following at: http://www.onealwebsite.com/news1001p3.html and thought that it would be interesting to include. Please visit the site for more info on Adele Cutts.

Martha Martin Douglas

This is Stephen A. Douglas' first wife. Four years after she died Stephen A. Douglas married our Rose Adele Cutts. (Daughter of Ellen Elizabeth O'Neale Cutts, sister of Rose O'Neale.)

Martha Martin Douglas January 22, 1853 At the residence of her husband in this city on the 19th instant at 4 o'clock p.m. after a few days illness, Martha, wife of the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois and only urviving child of the late Col. Martin of North Carolina. The funeral will take place from her late residence on Saturday next at 12 o'clock p.m. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

The past week has taken away from us one of the best and purest of God's creation. Mrs. Martha Martin Douglas has entered the ponderous and marble jaws" of the tomb. Insatiate Death demanded the sacrifice, and we are left to mourn over the early fate of a loved one, whose example was a shining light to those who survive her. It was my happiness to know this estimable lady, at her home in Chicago, and deeply does her demise fall upon the heart whose tears almost obliterate the lines endeavored to be traced upon the cold, passionless paper. I cannot believe she is no more. I never bury my dead. If those who are dear to me while living must pass away from our outward senses, there is a spirit-strain ever ringing in my mental hearing that they still live. My other sight beholds them away beyond the empyrean, white-robed angels of light. Mrs. Douglas was emphatically what one of her sex, exalted in talent and worth, entitled a characterless woman; that is, she possessed none of those marked features of character which attract the public gaze. She was content with being a loving wife and fond mother. Her happiness was concentered in home and its endearments, and such virtues as are natural and admirable in woman she possessed in a high degree. Of early religious tendencies, she had great faith in the precept, "in all things charity;" for never did the breath of scandal pass her lips, and that was perhaps with her a leading virtue, while she regarded that other charity, hospitality, as one of the abstract duties of life. Crossing the Grand Prairie of Illinois in the night, your communicant was overtaken by a violent storm. The prairie being without a tree, shrub, or bush, the vivid lightning reflected from every side, while the rain and wind made a storm at sea, in comparison a mere summer shower. Baggage, papers, everything was lost, and, on arriving at Chicago, I was somehow moved to call upon Judge Douglas, of whose widely-extended hospitality I had often heard. He was not at home, but his beloved departed second-self was, and ingratitude, "more sharp than serpent's tooth," would be mind if I failed to remember with prayerful thought the incidents of that visit. May that Being to whom she attuned her spirit while on earth receive her into the companionship of the "just made perfect," and, while the disembodied immortal watches its clay below, may it shed its heavenly influence upon the friends left behind it, to direct their sorrowing steps in the path that will lead to a happy re-union. In youth and in loveliness this gentle being has gone to the home of "many mansions," while sin and wretchedness live on. So true are the lines of Wordsworth. "The good die first, And they whose lives are but as summer dust Burn to the socket." D.H. Modified Register for Benjamin Douglas


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First Generation

1. Benjamin Douglas was born on 3 Dec 1760 in Caanan, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He died on 18 Aug 1842. He was buried in Stephentown, New York Stephentown Association Cemetery.

Benjamin married Lois Mc Kay daughter of Alexander Mc Kay and Mary Sackett. Lois was born in 1764 in Amenia, Dutchess, New York. She was christened on 31 Mar 1765 in Amenia, Dutchess, Ny. She died on 13 Sep 1823. She was buried in Stephentown, New York Stephentown Association Cemetery.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. William B. Douglas was born on 9 Sep 1788.

3 M ii. Benjamin Douglas was born on 3 Aug 1793 in , , Ny. He was christened on 1 Mar 1801 in CongregationalCh, Greenfield, Saratoga, Ny.

+ 4 F iii. Lois Douglas was born on 29 Feb 1796.

+ 5 F iv. Cynthia Douglas was born on 9 Feb 1798.

+ 6 F v. Diadamia Douglas was born on 7 May 1800. She died on 18 Nov 1877.

7 F vi. Appolonia Douglas was born on 4 May 1802. Appolonia married Austen Stowell .

8 M vii. Le Grand Douglas was born in May 1804. Le married Ann Smith .

+ 9 M viii. John Douglas was born on 18 Aug 1806.

10 F ix. Hannah C. Douglas was born on 9 Dec 1808.

+ 11 F x. Margaret Douglas was born on 5 Nov 1812.


Second Generation

2. William B. Douglas (Benjamin) was born on 9 Sep 1788. He was christened on 1 Mar 1801 in CongregationalCh, Greenfield, Saratoga, Ny.

William married Myra Dibble before 1813 in , , Ny.

They had the following children:

+ 12 M i. Henry T. Douglas was born on 28 Sep 1813.

13 F ii. Mary Douglas was born on 17 Nov 1817 in , , Ny. Mary married Lynd Dr. .

+ 14 F iii. Elvira Douglas was born on 20 Oct 1819.

15 F iv. Harriet Douglas was born on 10 Aug 1822 in , , Ny.

4. Lois Douglas (Benjamin) was born on 29 Feb 1796 in , , Ny. She was christened on 1 Mar 1801 in CongregationalCh, Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.

Lois married Henry Hill .

They had the following children:

16 F i. Louisa Hill was born on 21 Oct 1816.

17 F ii. Henry Hill was born on 28 Aug 1820.

5. Cynthia Douglas (Benjamin) was born on 9 Feb 1798 in , , Ny. She was christened on 1 Mar 1801 in CongregationalCh, Greenfield, Saratoga, Ny.

Cynthia married George Landon .

They had the following children:

18 F i. Anna Elizabeth Landon .

19 F ii. Cynthia Landon .

6. Diadamia Douglas (Benjamin) was born on 7 May 1800 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York. She was christened on 1 Mar 1801 in CongregationalCh, Greenfield, Saratoga, Ny. She died on 18 Nov 1877 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Diadamia married Jared Starr Babcock son of Robert Hazard Babcock and Mary Hazard on 27 Dec 1817 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York. Jared was born on 14 May 1795 in South Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island. He died on 16 Oct 1838 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.

They had the following children:

20 M i. Benjamin Douglas Babcock was born on 9 Apr 1819 in Stephentown, , Ny. He died on 10 Apr 1819 in Stephentown, , Ny.

21 F ii. Jane Ann Babcock was born on 19 Jun 1821 in , , Ma. She died on 6 Sep in Chicago, Cook, Il.

+ 22 M iii. Robert Fulton Babcock was born on 30 May 1822. He died on 7 Feb 1907.

+ 23 F iv. Lois Douglas Louisa Babcock was born on 4 May 1824. She died on 3 Apr 1911.

24 F v. Jennie Babcock was born on 18 Jun 1826.

25 M vi. Myron Wirt Babcock was born on 11 Sep 1832 in New York, , Ny. He died on 12 Sep 1833 in New York, , Ny.

9. John Douglas (Benjamin) was born on 18 Aug 1806.

John married Elenor Boughton on 28 Nov 1828.

They had the following children:

26 F i. Appolonia L. Douglas was born on 25 Sep 1829.

27 F ii. Margaret O. Douglas was born on 14 Jan 1832.

28 F iii. Hannah A. Douglas was born on 27 Dec 1833.

29 F iv. Minnie M. Douglas was born on 16 Jun 1837.

30 F v. Mary Melissa Douglas was born on 1 Apr 1841.

31 F vi. Alice B. Douglas was born on 4 Oct 1846.

11. Margaret Douglas (Benjamin) was born on 5 Nov 1812.

Margaret married Elijah G. Carr on 12 Feb 1837.

They had the following children:

32 F i. Carolyn Louisa Carr was born on 3 May 1840.

33 M ii. Spencer Elijah Carr was born on 24 Jul 1845.

34 F iii. Elva Louisa Carr was born on 19 Mar 1849.

35 F iv. Carrie Carr was born on 26 Jul 1852.

36 F v. Kate Carr was born on 26 Jul 1852.


Third Generation

12. Henry T. Douglas (William B., Benjamin) was born on 28 Sep 1813 in , , Ny.

Henry married Almira J. Harris daughter of W. B. Harris before 1838.

They had the following children:

37 M i. William H. Douglas was born on 25 Dec 1838.

38 F ii. Carolyn Martha Douglas was born on 6 Jun 1846.

39 M iii. Edward Douglas was born on 27 Jan 1856.

14. Elvira Douglas (William B., Benjamin) was born on 20 Oct 1819 in , , Ny.

Elvira married Henry Harrich son of Robert Harrich on 29 Jan 1839.

They had the following children:

40 M i. Charles Dibble Harrich was born on 18 Nov 1840.

41 M ii. Joseph M. Harrich was born on 29 Sep 1852.

42 M iii. William Douglas Harrich was born on 26 Dec 1844.

43 F iv. Francella Harrich was born on 6 Feb 1848.

44 M v. George C. Harrich was born on 7 Aug 1851.

45 F vi. Myra D. Harrich was born on 7 Jan 1855.

22. Robert Fulton Babcock (Diadamia Douglas, Benjamin) was born on 30 May 1822 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York. He died on 7 Feb 1907 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. He was buried in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana West Maplewood Cemetery. Robert married Mary Sapronia Gilman daughter of Daniel Gilman and Mary Spiller on 15 Jan 1849 in Barry, Pike County, Illinois. Mary was born on 7 Feb 1829 in Newburyport, Essex, Ma. She died on 19 Sep 1903 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. She was buried in WestMaplewoodCem, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.

They had the following children:

46 M i. George Douglas Babcock was born in Dec 1849 in Pittsfield, Pike, Il. He died after 1870 in , Rock Island, Il.

+ 47 F ii. Ella Jane Babcock was born on 17 Oct 1852. She died on 20 Dec 1883.

48 F iii. Edith Lois Babcock was born on 3 Jan 1855. She died in Mar 1855 in , Pike, Il.

49 F iv. Flora Grace Babcock was born on 30 Jan 1857 in Pittsfield, Pike, Il. She died on 4 Mar 1878 in , , Il.

50 F v. Emily Clymenia Babcock was born on 18 May 1859 in Pittsfield, Pike, Il. She died on 6 Dec 1878 in , County, Kansas.

+ 51 M vi. Robert Gilman Babcock was born on 8 Oct 1862.

52 F vii. Mary Diadamia Babcock was born on 4 Oct 1863 in , , Illinois. She died in Dec 1896 in ,, Kansas. Mary married Eugene A. Sawyer .

+ 53 F viii. Clara Frances Babcock was born on 4 Apr 1867. She died on 7 Nov 1932.

54 M ix. Daniel Jared Babcock was born on 14 Nov 1868. He died on 24 Oct 1890.

23. Lois Douglas Louisa Babcock (Diadamia Douglas, Benjamin) was born on 4 May 1824 in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York. She died on 3 Apr 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Lois married Jahiel M. Parkes son of Norman Parkes and Anna on 26 Oct 1848 in Pittsfield, Pike, Il. Jahiel was born on 2 Aug 1826 in Athens, Athens, Ohio. He died on 20 Apr 1856 in Lebanon, St. Claire, Il.

They had the following children:

55 F i. Theresa Parkes was born in Jul 1849 in , , Il.

56 F ii. Mary Parkes .

57 M iii. Robert J. Parkes .

58 F iv. Anna D. Parkes .


Fourth Generation

47. Ella Jane Babcock (Robert Fulton Babcock, Diadamia Douglas, Benjamin) was born on 17 Oct 1852 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois. She died on 20 Dec 1883 in , , Kansas.

Ella married Charles N. Seward son of Seward and Lucinda in Milan, , Il. Charles was born about 1847 in , , New York. He died in 1925 in ,,Nebraska. He was buried in Osceola, Polk County, Nebraska.

Charles and Ella had the following children:

59 F i. Flora Terressa Seward was born on 25 Nov 1876 in Andalusia, Rock Island, Illinois. She died on 1 Feb 1961 in Sergent, ,Nebraska. Flora married Walter Andrew Carnine . Walter was born on 22 Dec 1876.

51. Robert Gilman Babcock (Robert Fulton Babcock, Diadamia Douglas, Benjamin) was born on 8 Oct 1862 in , , Illinois.

Robert married Carrie May Hadley daughter of George Hadley and Sarah Grambling on 3 Jan 1883 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. Carrie was born on 19 Aug 1862 in , , Illinois. She died in 1941 in North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

They had the following children:

60 M i. Daniel Babcock was born about 1895 in , , Indiana. Daniel married Unknown .

53. Clara Frances Babcock (Robert Fulton Babcock, Diadamia Douglas, Benjamin) was born on 4 Apr 1867 in Andalusia, Rock Island County, Illinois. She died on 7 Nov 1932 in North Webster, Kosciusko County,Indiana. She was buried on 9 Nov 1932 in North Webster, Kosciusko County,Indiana.

Clara married Francis Ellsworth Richwine son of Allen Richwine and Emilia "Millie" Mildred Montgomery on 4 Oct 1888 in Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas. Francis was born on 4 Jun 1862 in Perkinsville, Madison County, Indiana. He died on 8 Sep 1947 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana. He was buried in North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

They had the following children:

61 F i. Helen Emilia Richwine was born on 1 Jul 1889 in Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas. She died on 2 Jun 1974 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. She was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Spring Grove Cemetery. Helen married Thomas Edmonson Czn son of Edward Montgomery Edmonson and Nancy "Nannie" Pyle on 24 Nov 1909 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Thomas was born on 24 Jun 1882 in Augusta,Bracken County, Kentucky. He died on 2 Mar 1968 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Spring Grove Cemetery.

62 M ii. Robert Allen Richwine was born on 24 Dec 1896 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. He died on 15 Jun 1967 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Robert married Mary Rebecca Foster . Mary was born about 1900 in , , Indiana.



Appendix A - Notes 1. Benjamin Douglas D.O.B. & Parents: LDS IGI: CT. Batch # 7114712 Caanan, Hartford, CT Batch # 7450323 Caanan, Lichfield, CT.

Notation of marriage and date of death on pg 27 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896

Children of Benjamin DOUGLAS and Lois McKAY: William B. born 9 Sep 1788 Bemjamin born 3 Aug 1793 Lois born 29 Feb 1796 Cynthia born 9 Feb 1795 Diadama born 7 May 1800 Appolonisa [female] " 4 May 1802 Le Grand " May 1804 John " 18 Aug 1805 Hannah " 9 Dec !806 Margaret " 5 Nov 1812

Benjamin was born in Stephentown on December 4, 1755 or as recorded in Rensselaer County Cemetery records, 1765. He married Lois McKay b. Septmeber 1, 1769; d. September 4, 1840 at 70y. They are buried in the Stephentown Association Cemetery, Stephentown, NY.


1S. Lois Mc Kay Benjamin was born in Stephentown on December 4, 1755 or as recorded in Rensselaer County Cemetery records, 1765. He married Lois McKay b. Septmeber 1, 1769; d. September 4, 1840 at 70y. They are buried in the Stephentown Association Cemetery, Stephentown, NY._

Christening date: LDS IGI Batch # C510261 9628751T3 8628761T1; Printout: 1002749

Notation of birth and death dates on pg 4: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896: _THE STORY OF THE WYOMING MASSACRE AS FAR AS IT RELATES TO THE McKAY _FAMILY. The memorable Battle of Wyoming, which took place about the _26th of July, A.D. 1778, and the bloody massacre that then took place _in that beautiful valley, have been embalmed in history and celebrated _in song, but many thrilling incidents of interest to individuals and _to families have never yet appeared in print. Alexander McKay and _his family, consisting of his wife and nine children--three sons and _six daughters, the eldest 19 and the youngest about 2 years of age--_were participants in those exciting scenes. __THE NARRATIVE. In the spring of 1778 apprehensions of an approaching _enemy were sufficiently strong to induce the inhabitants of the Valley _of Wyomng to build fortifications in various places. One fort was _built near the battle ground by a Dutch settler by the name of _Wintermait, another was built on the opposite side of the river from _where the battle was fought and was called Lackawanna fort. __The inhabitants never suspected hostility from the Wyoming side of the _river until the notorious Butler and Brant marched down at the head of _a large party of Tories and Indians and found the doors of the fort, _built by Wintermait, open for their reception. __At this the

inhabitants were panic stricken and leaving their _dwellings fled to the Fort Lackawanna for protection. The McKay _family took refuge in this fort, and all possible preparation was made _for defense. Our commander was Colonel Butler, a cousin of the _commander of the same name on the other side. They agreed upon an _open field fight, on an open plain, but a dense pine thicket would _have to be passed through to reach the field agreed upon. Alexander _McKay warned them against going, for fear of an ambush, but they paid _no heed to his warning and went, and as soon as they entered the _thicket the whole host of Indians sprang upon them and cut them down _with a great slaughter. The survivors of our men stood their ground _and fought valiantly until each one that was left, seeing no one near _and uspposing all killed but himself, fled for life. In was indeed a _dreadful slaughter. __One Phineas Owen (son of Isabel, a sister of Alexander McKay, who _married Daniel Owen) found himself pursued by an Indian with a raised _tomahawk, and throwing away his gun, and being expert at leaping _fences, gained a little upon his pursuer and jumped into a canebrake _and was out of sight, but up to his arms in quagmire. Hispursuer _looked for him in vain, but seemed positive than he was near by, and _as it was growing dark laid down close by and soon appeared to be _asleep. But Owen believing this to be only a deception kept still _until a marked change in his breathing convinced him that sleep was _not feighed. He then crept out carefully and excaped as fast as his _stiffened limbs would permit, making his way down the river to what _was called Fort Forty, some eight or ten miles distant below, where _his parents were. __(This fort derived its name from being built by forty of the inhabi- _tants for the protection of their families.) __Meanwhile the news of the disaster had reached this fort, and it _occupants made all possible preparations to evacuate early in the _morning and go down the river for safety, and when in the morning they _had all embarked and just about to push off, Mrs. Owen, the mother of _Phineas, declared she must go back to the fort. They all _remonstrated, and asked her why she must go back. She said she did _not know why she must, but her mind was so wrought upon that she must _go; and she went; and as she opened the door to go in on one side of _the fort, her son Phineas opened the door on the opposite side. She _beckoned him to hasten, and they were soon on their way down the _river. __Another incident was the escape of two brothers. The banks of the _river were covered with vines, and one of them trying to escape over _these vines fell through, and being very tired and feeling safe, lay _still. Soon his brother, going the same wey [sic] fell into the same _place, and it being very dark each mistook the other for an Indian, _and they grappled in with each other in a terrible hug until one of _them spoke and his well known voice revealed his identity, and then _came the reaction from fear and they hugged for joy. They soon _crawled out, swam the river and made their escape.__In the evening, after the battle, the Indians rolled up long heaps of _wood and burned our dead and wounded soldiers, keeping up a war dance _and hideous yells that were plainly seen and heard from Lackawanna _fort, although two miles distant.__The next day a detachment of the enemy crossed the river and took _possession of the lackawanna fort which contained the old men, the _women and children, and a company of soldiers commanded by Captain _Blanchard, and when they laid down their arms a Mr. Brown, an old _neighbor of Alexander McKay, took McKay's gun, but too much ashamed to _look McKay in the face. A number of Indians also came into the fort _and put the prisoners' mark upon them, an old Indian placing it upon _the old and matronly looking and a young Indian placing it upon the _younger ones. This mark consisted of a spot of red paint about the _size of a silver dollar painted upon each cheek. One woman refused to _have the paint put upon her cheek. The next day a tall Indian with a _tomahawk came into the fort, and taking this woman by the hair pulled _her head backward until her face was nearly on a level, raised his _tomahawk up at full arms' length and then brought it down till the _edge touched her face, at the same time exclaiming "Now !" This he _repeated three times, and then released her and said, ""Now you go _paint," and she painted. __The Indians would go into the houses about the fort and take whatever _they found, especially such articles of clothing as had red or other _bright colors. They discovered a red skirt on a woman and made her _take it off. __Each family in the fort had their own separate meals, as best they _could, for the Indians would come in and make signs to the women to _give them food. One day the McKay family had some fresh meat and made _a pot pie and set one to watch if any come to take it, and just as it _was done an Indian came twards them, whereupon Mrs. McKay set the pot _containing the dinner out on the floor and threw a feather bed over _it, and sat down on one side of it. The Indian came in and made signs _for victuals. She took a large pewter platter from the cupboard, _which he accepted and went his way. They then ate their dinner from _the pot, keeping a sentinel at the door. __After a few days the

conquering army held a council of war and gave _the prisoners their choice, to accompany them to Canada or be paroled. _Some, who had relatives in the army, chose to go with them, but most _of them chose to be paroled. So they were given liberty to depart, _but before they could get themselves in readiness for so doing the _order was countermanded. The next day the same scene was re-enacted. _So Mr. McKay told his family to be in readiness to start the moment _leave was again given. The next day leave was again given and they _started at once. They had been prisoners fourteen days. The family _consisted of the father and mother, with nine children, to which a _tenth child--Daniel McKay, the father of the writer here- of--was born _in just six weeks. __The family all had the measles at the time except one, and that one _sick with fever. Mrs. McKay's measles turned that morning. (It was _August 9, forty-two days before Daniel was born, which was on _September 20. __About 10 o'clock they had to ford the Susquehanna river. The water _was so deep that Elizabeth (afterwards Mrs. Alanson Edwards), then a _girl of 12 years, having a new pair of shoes and not wishing to get _them wet, had to hold them up quite high, and had the misfortune to _drop one in the river and it was lost, which in those days was quite a _calamity. __One incident connected with the family the writer hereof had related _to him by this same Elizabeth after she was 60 years old and herself _the mother of a large family, as follows: Mr. McKay's measles had not _yet turned and they feared to have him go into the water, so Mrs. _McKay carried him over the river in her arms, and then returned and _carried the children over, one by one, who were not old enough to wade _the river. __In the course of the day they were overtaken by others some of whom _had a cart drawn by oxen which had been kept hidden in the woods, as _were also provisions and other stores, and the sickest of the sick _ones were put into the cart. But the oldest of the McKay girls-- _Polly, afterwards Mrs. Wadsworth--then 15 years old, had to carry her _sick sister, Sarah, 2 years old--afterwards Mrs. Weed. They traveled _100 miles or more before they felt that it was safe to stop. __Towards night the second day it rained very hard, and as it soon began _to be very dark they prepared to camp, as many as possible under the _cart, but others came along with a lantern and told them there was _deserted log house a short distance further on, and they hastened on _to build a fire in advance of the rest. They had not been there long _when others came pouring in until the house was literally overflowing, _and when poor Polly had found a place for all the invalid brothers and _sisters of her charge to sleep, there was no place for her except a _small vacancy behind the door. She had but just lain down when _another company came in bringing a wounded man and the inquiry arose, _where shall we put him? Behind the door seemed the safest place, so _Polly had to vacate her lodging place. They then found some boards _and laid them on a bedstead that had been left in the house and some _lay upon it, while others lay under it, but Polly found no place on _the floor to sit or stand, but on the ground in the vicinity of the _hearth was cobble stone on which she sat till nearly morning, when a _man awoke and changed places with her. She had slept but a little _while when others began to get up, and there was no more sleeping in _the noise and stir that followed. __They traveled from ten to fifteen miles a day, finding deserted houses _from sixe to eight miles apart. They had full liberty to kill cattle _for food or use whatever food they found in the houses for their _sustenance. In the houses they found port, lard and other provisions _and cooking utensils, and in the woods they found cows with their _calves, which furnished them with milk. Thus they arrived at the _Hudson river, where they washed the paint from their faces, for the _Indians gave them red paint and told them their safety depended on _keeping it bright. __The McKay family stayed a short time with an aunt and then went into a _school house. While here their boy Seth, 4 years old, was sent to the _post office, which was kept in a dwelling house. The family at that _time had considerable company, who began to question him about their _captivity. He was quite animated, and balancing back and forth on one _foot and then on the other, giving his body a swinging motion from _side to side (a habit he had through life when animated), he said: "I _had a hen with a great many chickens in the hovel, and they set fire _to the hovel and burned them all up, and I cried about it, and I feel _just so now, boo! boo!!" Where upon their sympathies were wrought _upon and they contributed mony enough to buy another hen and chickens. __The only cooking utensil Mrs. McKay had was a frying pan with a long _handle. With this she heated water for washing; and to boil her _clothers she would heat large stones and put them into the tub with _the clothes. One day she got a large stone very hot, and dropping it _into the tub too suddently burst the bottom out of the tub. __>From the school house they were to live in an ashery, and there she _had the potash kettle to use, and after a while they went to live in a _Dutch settlement of rech farmers, where they found ready employment _and the comforts of life more plentiful. __All the facts in the

foregoing narrative were given to the undersigned _by Mrs. Alanson Edwards--Alexander McKay's daughter Elizabeth--who was _12 years old when the facts transpired, and an eye witness to most of _them, and to all of them that related to the McKay family. The facts _related were also corroborated by Polly, the oldest daughter of _Alexander McKay, who was 16 years old, and also an eye witness to the _events narrated. They can be relied on as authentic and true. Doctor _James Adolphus McKay (Son of Daniel McKay, who was born September 20, _1778, just six weeks after the family were liberated from the fort.)__=====================

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POSTED by nn at Genwb: Top of Form 1 of 1985 Bottom of Form 1 _Me too! Me too! My line goes up like this:_I've listed them as a feminine line because it follows the women's line until one gets to Lois [erroneously listed as Louis in the Stephen Babcock BABCOCK Genealogy]__Helen Amelia RICHWINE [md Tom EDMONSON] dau of_Clara Frances BABCOCK [md Francis Elsworth RICHWINE] dau of_Diadama DOUGLAS [md Jared Starr BABCOCK] dau of_Lois Mc KAY [md Benjamin DOUGLAS] dau of Alexander Mc KAY_and he of course was son of Elkenny Mc KAY___I do know that a lot of the info came from a small privately published biography of Elkenny Mc KAY....which is in the Seattle Public Library collection...and could probably be ordered through inter-Library loan...if you wanted to see it. It was such a find for me...because I had grown up hearing my grandmother talk about her greatgrandmother's mother being captured by Indians in the Wyoming Valley and forced to march up the Susquehannah River. As a child who spent most Saturdays at the local movie theater matinees, with Tom Mix and Hopalong Cassidy, I assumed that all this happened in the wild west. I did not know that there was a Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania...and that all this capturing and marching was done from the "frontier" of Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. At any rate, gtgtgrandmother Lois McKAY was supposed to have lost a brand new shoe while carrying her little sister across a river...and since the shoes were new, had taken them off to wade the river...and dropped one. [Lois was about 10 years old at the time. Imagine finding a book at a library clear across the country from where I grew up [Cincinnati] that had the SAME story in it... although here the river crossing/shoe losing story was attributed to Mary "Polly", Lois' 12 year old sister. I don't have a problem with that. My grandmother had a shoe [button-up high top...and a buttonholer...which may or may not have been the original shoe. Who knows now. I was about 14 when I helped my grandmother clean out her closet; it was full of huge old fancy leather and satin hat boxes, semi-sorted into different family branches with hats poems handkerchiefs etc. The sort of treasure romantic little girls would keep if their grandmothers gave them to them. One box held a pair of silk stockings which my grandmother promised I could wear when I got married [I did!] and a ten pence which I could carry in my shoe for luck Guess it worked; we've been married 45 years. At any rate it was wonderful to go through these boxes and look at photos of my grandmother's parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents. I did not, sadly, persue genealogy from that time on...but renewed my interest in 1986 after a devastating fire destroyed our house and all my memorabilia.__I am now the proud possesor of all the old photos though.__!The BABCOCK GENEOLOGY by Stephen BABCOCK: "#205 Jared STAR, Son of Robert HAZZARD AND Mary (HAZZARD) BABCOCK, b. S. Kingston, R.I. 14 May 1795; d. Pittsfield, ILL 16 Oct 1838; m Stephentown NY 27 Dec, 1817, Diadama, dau of Benjamin and Louis (sic) [MACKAY] DOUGLASS, b. Stephentown 7 May 1800, d. Chicago ILL 18 Nov, 1877. __Notation of marriage on pg 28 of:_Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896_"He was a hatter."_Jared Starr BABCOCK/ Diadama DOUGLAS children listed as: Jennie, born 18 Jun 1826_Robert "Fuller"; born 30 May 1822_Louis Douglas (sic); born 4 May 1824_She [Lois] married Benjamin DOUGLAS [cousin of Stephen A. DOUGLAS]; they had a daughter, Diadama DOUGLAS [my favorite genealogy name] who married Jared Starr BABCOCK [don't they sound like a soap opera couple?]. They had a son Robert Fulton BABCOCK who married Mary Sapronia GILMAN. For some unknown reason, these fairly well to do New Englander/ upper New York citizens [they owned much of the land around Sarasota and Ballston Springs] moved to KANSAS!!!!!??? Why? Mercantile outfitters ot the westward bound pioneers!? Who knows? My grandmother was born in Kansas and when she was about 5 or 6, her family moved to Indiana.


2. William B. Douglas Christening date: (note; oldest four children christened on same day) Father listed: Benjamin; Mother not listed LDS IGI NY: Batch # C510341 962875 Item 2; Printout 1002749


2S. Myra Dibble Notation of marriage to Myra DIBBLE of Middletown (Orange Co.) on pg 27 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


3. Benjamin Douglas Christening date: (note; oldest four children christened on same day) Father listed: Benjamin; Mother not listed LDS IGI NY: Batch # C510341 962875 Item 2; Printout 1002749


4. Lois Douglas Christening date: (note; oldest five children christened on same day) Father listed: Benjamin; Mother not listed LDS IGI NY: Batch # C510341 962875 Item 2; Printout 1002749

Notation of birth on pg 27: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


4S. Henry Hill Notation of marriage on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896 "He was the proprieter of New Lebanon Springs in 1815


5. Cynthia Douglas Christening date: (note; oldest five children christened on same day) Father listed: Benjamin; Mother not listed LDS IGI NY: Batch # C510341 962875 Item 2; Printout 1002749

Notation of birth on pg 27 marriage date on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


6. Diadamia Douglas Christening date: (note; oldest five children christened on same day) Father listed: Benjamin; Mother not listed LDS IGI NY: Batch # C510341 962875 Item 2; Printout 1002749

Notation of birth on pg 27; marriage date "29 dec 1817" on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896

1840 IL; Pike Co. Census pg 24 line 3 lists Diadama BABCOCK Head of Household which includes 1 male 15-20 (probably Robert FULTON BABCOCK) 2 females 15-20 (probably Jane and Lois ) and one female 40-50 (obviously herself)

1850 IL; Pike Co.; Pittsfield Twp Census records; Diadamia BABCOCK at DW102/ FAM110; AGE 50 Occupation: Tailoress P.O.B. N.Y.also living with her are her daughter Jane, daughter Lois and husband, J.M. PARKES, and granddaughter Theresa E. PARKES.


1870 IL, Cook Co. Chicago; 12th Ward; 28 Jun 1870 (Roll 206 pg 593; Dw838/Fam1072 BABCOCK, Diadama 70 f/w Keeping house $3500 NY PARKES, Louisa 46 f/w " " $300 NY MIRRIE, Nathan 25 m/w Painter IA


6S. Jared Starr Babcock The BABCOCK GENEOLOGY by Stephen BABCOCK: "#205 Jared STAR, Son of Robert HAZZARD AND Mary (HAZZARD) BABCOCK, b. S. Kingston, R.I. 14 May 1795; d. Pittsfield, ILL 16 Oct 1838; m Stephentown NY 27 Dec, 1817, Diadama, dau of Benjamin and Louis (sic) [MACKAY] DOUGLASS, b. Stephentown 7 May 1800, d. Chicago ILL 18 Nov, 1877.

Notation of marriage on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896 "He was a hatter." Jared Starr BABCOCK/ Diadama DOUGLAS children listed as: Jennie, born 18 Jun 1826 Robert "Fuller"; born 30 May 1822 Louis Douglas (sic); born 4 May 1824


7. Appolonia Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27; marriage on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896 "No children"


7S. Austen Stowell Notation of marriage on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896 "No children"


8. Le Grand Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27; marriage on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


8S. Ann Smith Notation of marriage on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


9S. Elenor Boughton Notation of marriage on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


11. Margaret Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27; marriage on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


11S. Elijah G. Carr Notation of marriage on pg 29 of:

Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


12. Henry T. Douglas Notation of birth and marriage to Almira J. HARRIS dau of W. B HARRIS of Sand Lake, (?Co.) on pg 27 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896 "Henry T. was a successful farmer of Stephentown, NY and a Douglas Democrat in 1860."


12S. Almira J. Harris Notation of birth and marriage to Almira J. HARRIS dau of W. B HARRIS of Sand Lake, (?Co.) on pg 27 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


13. Mary Douglas Notation of birth and marriage to Dr. LYND of North Chili,(? Co.) NY on pg 27: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


13S. Lynd Dr. Notation of marriage on pg 27: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


14. Elvira Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27: marriage on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


14S. Henry Harrich Notation of birth on pg 27: marriage (son of Robert HARRICH of Corinth NY) on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


15. Harriet Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27: no notation of marriage. Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


16. Louisa Hill Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


17. Henry Hill Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


18. Anna Elizabeth Landon Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


19. Cynthia Landon Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


20. Benjamin Douglas Babcock THE BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK


21. Jane Ann Babcock 1850 IL; Pike Co. Census Records show Jane living in the household of Diadama BABCOCK, presumed to be her mother; her occupation is listed as Mantua-maker

THE BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK.


22. Robert Fulton Babcock BABCOCK Geneology by Stephen BABCOCK pg 221

PAST and PRESENT of PIKE COUNTY: pg 56: Item 1 Mexican War; Company K, First Regiment: This Company was discharged at Alton, (Madison County) ILLINOIS October 17, 1848; Included in the lists of privates is Robert F. BABCOCK. ITEM 2 Civil War; 7th ILLINOIS INFANTRY; Company D; Listed with the sergeants is Robert T. (sic) BABCOCK. (He enrolled at Headley Feb 18, 1865)

Report of the Adjutant's Office (ILLINOIS): Mustered in Feb 18, 1865; Mustered out 25 July, 1865

1850 IL; Pike Co. Census; Town 5 S 3 W; 23 Aug; Line 10 DW 133/Fam 136 Robert F. BABCOCK 28 Farmer $500 NY Mary S. " 21 MASS Clymenia L. GILMAN 29 MASS George D. BABCOCK 6/12 IL Van Buren GILMAN 13 MAINE

1860 IL; PIKE; PITTSFIELD; PG 15/375; 26 JUL ; DW 105/FAM 115; R.F. BABCOCK 38 M CONSTABLE $2000/1000 NY M.S. 31 F MASS George 10 M IL Ella 7 F IL Flora 3 F IL Emily 1 F IL

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP; DW/ FAM 18; PG 2; LINE 18:

BABCOCK, Robert F. w/m 58 farmer NY NY NY Mary S. wife w/f 51 keeping house MA VA MA Robert G. son w/m 18 at home IL NY MA Mary D. dau w/f 16 at home IL NY MA Clara F. dau w/f 13 at home IL NY MA Daniel J. son w/m 11 at home IL NY MA Emilie C. sister w/f 19 IL NY MA (Note: ?Information given to census taker by one of the kids? "Sister")

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Robert F. BABCOCK Self M Male W 58 NY Farmer RI NY Mary S. BABCOCK Wife M Female W 51 MA Keeping House VA MA Robert G. BABCOCK Son S Male W 18 IL At Home NY MA Mary D. BABCOCK Dau S Female W 16 IL At Home NY MA

Clara F. BABCOCK Dau S Female W 13 IL At Home NY MA

Daniel J. BABCOCK Son S Male W 11 IL At Home NY MA Emilie C. BABCOCK Sister S Female W 19 IL NY MA

Source Information: Census Place Summit, Saline, Kansas Family History Library Film 1254396 NA Film Number T9-0396 Page Number 153B


22S. Mary Sapronia Gilman BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK PG 221

1850 IL; PIKE CO. PITTSFIELD 5 S-3 W; 23 AUG 1850 PG LINE 10; DW 133/FAM 136

CENSUS 1860 IL; PIKE; PITTSFIELD; PG 15/375; 26 JUL ; DW 105/FAM 115; R.F. BABCOCK 38 M CONSTABLE $2000/1000 NY M.S. 31 F MASS George 10 M IL Ella 7 F IL Flora 3 F IL Emily 1 F IL

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL (Note: Very clearly said David; other census years can be read as Daniel or David; other David in Pike County leaves door open for speculation that "David"

is named for ?brother? of Mary.)

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP; DW/ FAM 18; PG 2; LINE 18: BABCOCK, Robert F. w/m 58 farmer NY NY NY Mary S. wife w/f 51 keeping house MA VA MA Robert G. son w/m 18 at home IL NY MA Mary D. dau w/f 16 at home IL NY MA Clara F. dau w/f 13 at home IL NY MA Daniel J. dau w/m 11 at home IL NY MA Emilie C. sister w/f 19 IL NY MA ALSO LISTED IS CLYMENIA GILMAN AND VAN BUREN GILMAN, BELIEVED TO BE THE SISTER AND BROTHER OF MARY S. GILMAN BABCOCK. LDS IGI MASSACHUSETTS; MARY GILMAN TO DANIEL GILMAN/MARY F/B 7 FEB 1829 ESSEX, NEWBURYPORT; BATCH #C500331; SERIAL # 5986

BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK PG 221

1850 IL; PIKE CO. CENSUS LISTS ROBERT F. BABCOCK, AGE 28, OCCUPATION FARMER; P.O.B. N.Y. TOWNSHIP 5-S, 3 W; 23 AUGUST 1850; LINE 10 DW 133; FAM 136

1860 IL; PIKE COUNTY, PITTSFIELD TWP LIST R.F. BABCOCK, AGE 38; OCCUPATION: CONSTABLE; VALUE $2000/1000; P.O.B. N. YORK PG 15 (375) LINE 17 DW/FAM 115

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL (Note: Very clearly said David; other census years can be read as Daniel or David; other David in Pike County leaves door open for speculation that "David" is named for ?brother? of Mary.)

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP; DW/ FAM 18; PG 2; LINE 18: BABCOCK, Robert F. w/m 58 farmer NY NY NY Mary S. wife w/f 51 keeping house MA VA MA Robert G. son w/m 18 at home IL NY MA Mary D. dau w/f 16 at home IL NY MA Clara F. dau w/f 13 at home IL NY MA Daniel J. dau w/m 11 at home IL NY MA Emilie C. sister w/f 19 IL NY MA

Grave information, West Maplewood Cemetery (old "Anderson Cemetery"-records are at East Maplewood): Lot #927 NE; no record of burial date.


23. Lois Douglas Louisa Babcock 1850 IL; Pike Co. lists Lois and her husband J.M. PARKES living with her mother, Diadamia DOUGLAS BABCOCK.

THE BABCOCK GENEOLOGY by Stephen BABCOCK "Lois DOUGLAS BABCOCK dau. of Jared STARR & Diadama (DOUGLAS) BABCOCK (Robert, Jonathan, James, John, James), b.

Stephentown, NY 4 May 1824; res. 1901, 122 Ashland Boulevard, Chicago, IL; m. Pittsfield, IL, Oct 1848 Jahiel, son of Norman PARKES, b. Athens, OH, 2 Aug 1826, D. Lebanon, IL 20 April, 1856. Children, d. young: Teressa E., Mary, Robert J., Anna D.

1870 IL, Cook Co. Chicago; 12th Ward; 28 Jun 1870 (Roll 206 pg 593; Dw838/Fam1072 BABCOCK, Diadama 70 f/w Keeping house $3500 NY PARKES, Louisa 46 f/w " " $300 NY MIRRIE, Nathan 25 m/w Painter IA

1880 Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Census Lois D. PARKES Household Female _Other Information: _Birth Year <1824> _Birthplace NY _Age 56 _Occupation Collector For Op Home _Marital Status W _Race W _Head of Household Mary H. TALCOTT _Relation Other _Father's Birthplace RI _Mother's Birthplace NJ _23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)Nnett (talk) 23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT) 23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)_(I'm sure the NJ was a misreading of the original)_23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)Nnett (talk) 23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT) 23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)Nnett (talk) 23:23, 17 June 2018 (EDT)_Mary H. TALCOTT Self W Female W 61 NY NY NY _Lois D. PARKES Other W Female W 56 NY Collector For Op Home RI NJ _Julia KLUDSON Other S Female W 20 WIS Domestic Servant NOR NOR _Theodore VOLT Other S Male W 22 GER Coachman GER GER __Source Information:_Census Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois _Family History Library Film 1254194 _NA Film Number T9- 0194 _Page Number 380C ______

ILLINOIS; Cook County; Chicago Death Index: Lois D. PARKES died 3 April, 1911; age 86 (had not reached her 87th birthday, so she was born sometime after April, 1824); I.D. # 0000015268


23S. Jahiel M. Parkes 1850 Census IL; Pike Co. list him living in the household of his mother-in-law Diadamia DOUGLAS BABCOCK. Occupation Editor and printer; age 24

LDS IGI ILL. BABCOCK, LOIS D. J..M. PARKES 26 OCT 1848 PIKE CO. BATCH

  1. M533996; SERIAL #0158

THE BABCOCK GENEOLOGY by Stephen BABCOCK pg 221 #447 "Lois DOUGLAS BABCOCK, dau of Jared STARR & Diadama (DOUGLAS) BABCOCK (Robert, Jonathan, James, John, James): b. Stephentown, NY 4 May 1824; res. 1901, 122 Ashland Boulevard, Chicago, IL; m. Pittsfield, IL, Oct 1848 Jahiel, son of Norman PARKES, b. Athens, OH, 2 Aug 1826, D. Lebanon, IL 20 April, 1856. Children, d. young: Teressa E., Mary, Robert J., Anna D.


24. Jennie Babcock Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896 Jared Starr BABCOCK/ Diadama DOUGLAS children listed as: Jennie, born 18 Jun 1826 Robert "Fuller"; born 30 May 1822 Louis Douglas (sic); born 4 May 1824


25. Myron Wirt Babcock THE BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK


26. Appolonia L. Douglas Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


27. Margaret O. Douglas Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


28. Hannah A. Douglas Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


29. Minnie M. Douglas Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


30. Mary Melissa Douglas Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


31. Alice B. Douglas Notation of birth on pg 28 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


32. Carolyn Louisa Carr Notation of birth on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


33. Spencer Elijah Carr Notation of birth on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


34. Elva Louisa Carr Notation of birth on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


35. Carrie Carr Notation of birth (twins) on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


36. Kate Carr Notation of birth (twins) on pg 29 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


37. William H. Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27 of:

Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


38. Carolyn Martha Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


39. Edward Douglas Notation of birth on pg 27 of: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


40. Charles Dibble Harrich Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


41. Joseph M. Harrich Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


42. William Douglas Harrich Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


43. Francella Harrich Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


44. George C. Harrich Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


45. Myra D. Harrich Notation of birth on pg 28: Genealogy of the McKay Family, Descendant's of Elkenny McKAY by Dr. James Adolphus McKAY, West Superior, WI.; 1896


46. George Douglas Babcock BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY Stephen BABCOCK; pg 221

1850 IL; PIKE CO. PITTSFIELD 5 S-3 W; 23 AUG 1850 PG LINE 10; DW 133/FAM 136 Robert BABCOCK 28 m/w Farmer NY Mary S. 21 f/w Keeping house MA George 6/12 m/w IL

1860 IL; PIKE; PITTSFIELD; PG 15/375; 26 JUL ; DW 105/FAM 115; R.F. BABCOCK 38 M CONSTABLE $2000/1000 NY M.S. 31 F MASS George 10 M IL Ella 7 F IL Flora 3 F IL

Emily 1 F IL

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL


47. Ella Jane Babcock Charles N. SEWARD Self M Male W 33 NY Farmer NY NY Ella J. SEWARD Wife M Female W 27 IL Keeping House NY MA Flora T. SEWARD Dau S Female W 3 IL NY IL

Source Information: Census Place Summit, Saline, Kansas Family History Library Film 1254396 NA Film Number T9-0396 Page Number 153B


47S. Charles N. Seward BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK PG221

1870 IL; PIKE CO.; PITTSFIELD TWP.; PG 18 DW 124/FAM 120 SEWARD, Lucinda 49 F/W KEEPING HOUSE $1500/150 NY Charles 26 M/W WORKS IN TIN SHOP NY James 20 M/W LABORER SCHOOL W/Y NY William 8 M/W AT HOME SCHOOL W/Y IL

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP.; DW/FAM 20; PG 2; LINE 27 SEWARD, Charles N. w/m 33 farmer NY NY NY Ella J. w/f 27 keeping house IL NY MA Flora T. w/f 3 IL NY IL

Possibly; speculation: CHARLES SEWARD Male


Event(s): Birth: 25 OCT 1847

Christening: 25 NOV 1849 Baptismal Register Of Reverend Henry Chase, New York, New York, New York


Parents: Father: JOHN SEWARD Family Mother: ANN


Source Information:

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C505651 1822 - 1853 0017777 Film 0883695 Film


48. Edith Lois Babcock CENSUS 1860 IL; PIKE; PITTSFIELD; PG 15/375; 26 JUL ; DW 105/FAM 115; R.F. BABCOCK 38 M CONSTABLE $2000/1000 NY M.S. 31 F MASS George 10 M IL Ella 7 F IL Flora 3 F IL Emily 1 F IL


49. Flora Grace Babcock 1860 IL; PIKE CO. CENSUS RECORDS SHOW FLORA AS A 3 YEAR OLD CHILD IN THE R.F. BABCOCK FAMILY. THE BABCOCK GENEOLOGY


50. Emily Clymenia Babcock BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK PG 221

1860 IL; PIKE CO. CENSUS RECORDS SHOW EMILY AS A 1 YEAR OLD CHILD IN THE R.F. BABCOCK FAMILY.

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP; DW/ FAM 18; PG 2; LINE 18: BABCOCK, Robert F. w/m 58 farmer NY NY NY Mary S. wife w/f 51 keeping house MA VA MA Robert G. son w/m 18 at home IL NY MA Mary D. dau w/f 16 at home IL NY MA Clara F. dau w/f 13 at home IL NY MA Daniel J. dau w/m 11 at home IL NY MA Emilie C. sister w/f 19 IL NY MA

(There is a line drawn through the entire line of Emilie C. and the initials "NED" preceding it. (?not enumerated dead? ?)


51. Robert Gilman Babcock BABCOCK Geneology by Stephen BABCOCK "Robert GILMAN BABCOCK b. Oct 8, 1861; Res. 1901 at 1710 Nical Ave. Anderson ILL (should be IN.); m. Yates Center KS to, May Dau of George & Sarah (GRAMBELL) HADLEY, b. ILL Aug 19, 1862;

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL

Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP; DW/ FAM 18; PG 2; LINE 18: BABCOCK, Robert F. w/m 58 farmer NY NY NY Mary S. wife w/f 51 keeping house MA VA MA Robert G. son w/m 18 at home IL NY MA Mary D. dau w/f 16 at home IL NY MA Clara F. dau w/f 13 at home IL NY MA Daniel J. dau w/m 11 at home IL NY MA Emilie C. sister w/f 19 IL NY MA

1920 IN, Madison Co., Anderson Soundex Records (M1560-Roll # 7): D58/ED96/PG17 326 East 14th; Anderson, Madison, IN: BABCOCK Robert 58 IL Mary (sic) wife 57 IN Daniel son 25 IN

Woodson Co. courthouse: marriage license record of Robert G. BABCOCK and Carrie M. HANDLEY; Return by I.L. SPENCER, Minister of the Gospel. Photo copy procured by Nikki NICKELL on cross-country bicycle and RV trip 1995 by Bill and Nikki NICKELL.


51S. Carrie May Hadley BABCOCK Geneology by Stephen BABCOCK "Robert GILMAN BABCOCK b. Oct 8, 1861; Res. 1901 at 1710 Nical Ave. Anderson ILL (should be IN.); m. Yates Center KS to, May Dau of George & Sarah (GRAMBELL) HADLEY, b. ILL Aug 19, 1862;

1920 IN, Madison Co., Anderson Soundex Records (M1560-Roll # 7): D58/ED96/PG17 326 East 14th; Anderson, Madison Co., IN: BABCOCK Robert 58 IL Mary (sic) wife 57 IN Daniel son 25 IN

Woodson County Courthouse: marriage license record of Robert G. BABCOCK and Carrie M. HANDLEY; Return by I.L. SPENCER, Minister of the Gospel. Photo copy procured by Nikki NICKELL on cross-country bicycle and RV trip 1995 by Bill and Nikki NICKELL.


52. Mary Diadamia Babcock BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK PG 221

1870 IL; ROCK ISLAND CO.; ANDALUSIA TWP.; 10 AUG; PG 17; LINE 9;DW 128/FAM 124 BABCOCK, Robert F. m/w 48 Dry Goods Whl. Business $25000/3000 NY Mary S. f/w 41 keeping House Sch/wy MA George m/w 20 Clerk in store Sch/wy IL Ella f/w 17 At home Sch/wy IL Flora f/w 13 " " Sch/wy IL Emily f/w 11 " " Sch/wy IL Robert m/w 8 " " Sch/wy IL Mary f/w 6 " " Sch/wy IL

Clara F. f/w 3 " " IL David m/w 1 " " IL

1880 KS; SALINE CO.; SUMMIT TWP; DW/ FAM 18; PG 2; LINE 18: BABCOCK, Robert F. w/m 58 farmer NY NY NY Mary S. wife w/f 51 keeping house MA VA MA Robert G. son w/m 18 at home IL NY MA Mary D. dau w/f 16 at home IL NY MA Clara F. dau w/f 13 at home IL NY MA Daniel J. dau w/m 11 at home IL NY MA Emilie C. sister w/f 19 IL NY MA


52S. Eugene A. Sawyer BABCOCK GENEOLOGY BY STEPHEN BABCOCK PG 221 STATES THAT MARY DIADAMA MARRIED EUGENE A. SAWYER; HE RESIDED 1901 IN SHOREY, KS.


53. Clara Frances Babcock

1. Clara Frances Babcock "Frankie" was born on 4 Apr 1867 in Andalusia, Rock Island County, Illinois. She died on 7 Nov 1932 in North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, (at home). She was buried on 9 Nov 1932 in North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, (North Webster Cem). "The Descendants of Jacob Richwine," Mildred Eva Dilts Alatza and Richard W. Edmonson, Published Privately, 1988, Las Vegas, NV. p. 72. Clara Frances "Frankie" BABCOCK, 8th child of Robert Fulton BABCOCK and Mary Sapronia GILMAN. Birth date from family records, certified copies of marriage and death records. Residence: Andalusia, Rock Island, IL (birth, Apr 1867 to Nov 1876, age 9); Milan, Rock Island, IL, (Nov 1876 to Apr 1878, age 11); Brookville, Saline, KS (Apr 1878 to before marriage, Oct 1888, age 21); Greensburg, Kiowa, KS (Oct 1888 to before 1895, age 28, Helen entered school); Anderson, Madison, IN (before 1895 to 1925, age 58); North Webster, Kosciusko, IN (1925 to death, Nov 1932, age 65). Church: North Webster, IN, Methodist Church. Certified copies of Kiowa Co, KS, marriage record and Kosciusko Co, IN, death certificate, photo of grave marker. Greensburg, KS, "KIOWA COUNTY SIGNAL" 2 Nov 1888: "MARRIED - At the M.E. Parsonage, Wednesday, Oct. 24th, F. E. RICHWINE and Miss Frankie BABCOCK. The SIGNAL extends congratulations." "Babcock Genealogy," Stephen Babcock, New York, Eaton & Mains, 1903, p. 221. See father, Robert Fulton BABCOCK, for complete Census, 1870, Illinois, Rock Island County, Andalusia. L- 17 BABCOCK, Clara F., 3 (1867), female, white, at home, born-IL. See father, Robert Fulton BABCOCK, for complete Census, 1880; Kansas, Saline County, Summit Twp. L-22 BABCOCK, Clara F., white, female, 13 (1866), Dau, Single, At Home, born-IL, father b-NY, mother b-MA. Affidavit of father, Robert Fulton Babcock, in his - Robert Fulton Babcock's - Civil War pension file, certificate 337,967 (photocopy of National Archives record). Census, 1900, IN, Madison Co, Anderson Tp, 916 W 5th St (SOUNDEX). RICHWINE, F. E. born Jun 1861, age 39, born IN. RICHWINE, Frankie, born Apr 1867, age 33, born IN, Wife (2 children). See husband, Frank E. RICHWINE, for complete Census, 1930, Indiana, Kosciusko County, Tippecanoe Township, North Webster Village. L-28. RICHWINE, Clara F., wife, female, white, 63 (1867), married 1st@ 21 (1888), born-IL, father b-NY, mother b-MA, occupation-none.. Obituary (Newspaper Clipping), "Warsaw Union, North Webster, Nov 8 [Tues] - Mrs. Clara Frances Richwine, 65, wife of Frank E. Richwine, died of heart disease at her home here after an illness of two weeks. The family moved here from Anderson, Ind., eight years ago. Surviving Mrs. Richwine are her husband, one son, R. A. Richwine of North Webster; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Edmonson, Cincinnati, and a brother, Robert Babcock of Anderson. Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church here

Wednesday [Nov 9] afternoon at 3 o'clock." Apr 2005. Anderson "Daily Bulletin" obituary, Name - Richwine, Mrs. Frank E., Date Appeared - Tue, 08 Nov 1932, p.11: “MRS. F. E. RICHWINE. “Mrs. Frank E. RICHWINE, former resident of Anderson, expired yesterday (Mon, 7 Nov 1932) at 5 a.m. at her home in North Webster, Ind., following a brief illness. She and her husband, who had resided in Anderson for 25 years, moved to North Webster five years ago. Mr. Richwine, who was formerly a bookkeeper at the Read Canaday Company, was proprietor of a drug store at North Webster. “Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Wed, 9 Nov 1932) at 3 p.m. from the first M. E. Church at North Webster, and burial will be there. Members of the Women’s Relief Corps, of which Mrs. Richwine was an active member, will give ritualistic services. “The deceased was a sister of R. G. Babcock, 1122 Central avenue.” Apr 2004. A Christmas card in the effects of Helen (RICHWINE) EDMONSON, who had saved it from the effects of Helen's mother, Clara F. (BABCOCK) RICHWINE. The card was addressed to North Webster, IN, dating it from 1925 when Frank and Clara moved from Anderson to North Webster to bef 1932 when Clara Frances died. The card was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. F. E. RICHWINE but not stamped. This card may well have been delivered personally. [RWE: A card addressed to "Granddad" may have been from Doris RICHWINE who lived in North Webster or from the children of Helen (RICHWINE) EDMONSON.]

Clara married Francis Ellsworth Richwine son of Allen Richwine and Emilia Mildred Montgomery on 24 Oct 1888 in Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, (M.E. Parsonage). Francis was born on 4 Jun 1862 in Perkinsville, Madison County, Indiana. He died on 8 Sep 1947 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, (McDonald Hospital). He was buried on 11 Sep 1947 in North Webster, Kosciusko County, Indiana, (North Webster Cem). Second Generation

2. Robert Fulton Babcock was born on 30 May 1822 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York. He died on 7 Feb 1907 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. He was buried about 10 Feb 1907 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, (West Maplewood Cem). He married Mary Sapronia Gilman on 15 Jan 1849 in Barry, Pike County, Illinois. "Babcock Genealogy," Stephen Babcock, NY, Eaton & Mains, 1903. pp. 131, 221. Robert Fulton, b-30 May 1822, m-Mary GILMAN, parents: Jared Star & Diedama (DOUGLAS). "Genealogy of the McKay Family," Dr. James Adolphus MCKAY, West Superior, WI, 1896. p. 28. Robert Fuller, b-30 May 1822, parents: Jared S. & Diadama (DOUGLASS) May 2004. Census, 1850, Illinois, Pike County, Twp-5-S/3-W, NA Roll: M432_124, p.-32, Image: 186, Ancestry Image 19 of 23, 23 Apr, dwg-133/fam-136. L-10 BABCOCK, Robert F, 28 (1822), male, farmer, real-$500, born-NY. L-11 BABCOCK, Mary S., 21 (1829), female, born-MA. L-12 GILMAN, Clymenia L, 29 (1821), female, born-MA.. [RWE: Probably an older sister of Mary Sophronia.] L-13 BABCOCK, George D., 6/12 (1849), male, born-IL. L-14 GILMAN, Van Buren, 13 (1837), male, born-ME. May 2004. Census, 1860, Illinois, Pike County, Pittsfield, Ancestry Image 131 of 705, p.-16, 26 Jul, dwg-105/fam-105. L-17 BABCOCK, R. F.. 38 (1821), male, constable, real-$2,000/pers-$1,000, born-NY L-18 BABCOCK, M. S., 31 (1828), female, born-MA. L-19 BABCOCK, Georg (sic), 10 (1849), male, born-IL, in school. L-20 BABCOCK, Ella, 7 (1852), female, born-IL, in,school. L-21 BABCOCK, Flora, 3 (1856), female, born-IL. L-22 BABCOCK, Emily, 1 (1858), female, born-IL.

May 2004: Census, 1870, Illinois, Rock Island County, Andalusia, NA film-M593_273, Ancestry Image 17 of 23, 10 Aug, p.-9, Image-18, dwg-128/fam-124. L-9 BABCOCK, Robert F., 48 (1822), male, white, dry goods & groceries, born-NY. L-10 BABCOCK, Mary S., 41 (1829), female, white, keeping house, born-MA. L-11 BABCOCK, George, 20 (1850), male, white, clerk in store, born-IL, in school. L-12 BABCOCK, Ella, 17 (1853), female, white, at home, born-IL, in school. L-13 BABCOCK, Flora, 13 (1857), female, white, at home, born-IL, in school. L-14 BABCOCK, Emilia, 11 (1859), female, white, at home, born-IL, in school. L-15 BABCOCK, Robert, 8 (1862), male, white, at home, born-IL, in school. L-16 BABCOCK, Mary, 6 (1864), female, white, at home, born-IL, in school. L-17 BABCOCK, Clara F., 3 (1867), female, white, at home, born-IL. L-18 BABCOCK, David, 1 (1869), male, white, at home, born-IL.

396, p.-153B, ED-297, Image-0087, 2 Jun. L-18 BABCOCK, Robert F., white, male, 58 (1821), head, married, Farmer, born-NY. father b-RI, mother b- NY. L-19 BABCOCK, Mary S., white, female, 51 (1828), wife, married, Keeping Houseborn-MA, father b-VA, mother b-MA ("?" added to MA by enumerator). L-20 BABCOCK, Robert G., white, male, 18 (1861), Son, Single, At Home, born-IL, father b-NY, mother b-MA. L-21 BABCOCK, Mary D., white, female, 16 (1863), Dau, Single, At Home, born-IL, father b-NY, mother b-MA. L-22 BABCOCK, Clara F., white, female, 13 (1866), Dau, Single, At Home, born-IL, father b-NY, mother b-MA. L-23 BABCOCK, Daniel J., white, male, 11 (1868), Son, Single, At Home, born-IL, father b-NY, mother b-MA. [RWE: the entry on line 24 was lined through by the enumerator.] L-24 BABCOCK, Emilia C., white, female, 19 (1860), Sister, Single, At Home, born-IL, father b-NY, mother b- MA. [RWE: Van Buren GILMAN, brother of Mary Sophronia (GILMAN) BABCOCK, lived next door.] State Census, 1855, IL, Pike Co, p. 38, SLC LDS Microfilm 0976672: Robert Babcock - 1 M under 10 (Douglas b-1849), 1 M 10-20 (?), 1 M 30-40 (R. F. b-1822), 2 F under 10 (Ella b-1852, Edith b-1855), 2 F 20-30 (Mary b-1829, ?). Robert F. Babcock Civil War Pension file, claim 394,647, certificate 337,967 (have copy): Military Service: Mexican War: Pvt, Co K, 1st IL Vol Inf, 18 mo, 1846-1848. Civil War: Sgt, Co D, 7th IL Vol Inf, 18 Feb 1865- 09 Jul 1865. Occupation: Farmer and carpenter (most of his adult life), store clerk and bookkeeper (1867- 1869), teamster (1870). Residences: Bef 1846, from NY to 2 mi west of Pittsfield, Pike Co, IL; Mar 1867 to Andalusia, Rock Island Co, IL; Nov 1876 to Milan, Rock Island Co, IL; Apr 1878 to 9 mi south of Brookville, Saline Co, IL; May 1888 Greensburg, Kiowa Co, KS; Sep 1889 Oakland, Shawnee Co, KS; Jul 1895 Crown Point, Lake Co, IN; Jul 1896 Anderson, Madison Co, IN until death 13 Dec 1897. Affidavit: Married 15 Jan 1849, Barrey, Pike Co, IL, by Rev. Norman Parkes [RWE: Brother-in-law.], recorded at the County Clerk's Office, Pittsfield, IL. Children Mary D. & Daniel J. died bef this date; 2 living children were Robert G., b-8 Oct 1862 and Clara F., wife of Frank E. Richwine, b-4 Apr 1867. Aug 2004. Census, 1900, Indiana, Madison County, Anderson, Ward-2, Ancestry Image-40 of 54, ED-82, sheet-20B, dwg-436/fam-473, 304 North 4th. L-63 BABCOCK, Robt. F., head, white, male, born-May 1822 (78), marr-51 (1849), born-NY, father b-RI, mother b-NY, carpenter-house. L-64 BABCOCK, Mary S., wife, white, female, born-Feb 1829 (71), marr-51 (1849), children-9/living-2, born- MA, father b-VT, mother b-NH, occupation-none. Grave information, West Maplewood Cemetery (old "Anderson Cemetery" - records are at East Maplewood): Lot #927 N.E., no record of burial date. "Robert F. Babcock, May 30, 1822 - Feb 7, 1907, Mary S. Babcock, Feb 7, 1829 - Sept. 19, 1903" [RWE - has photo.] Apr 2005. 3. Mary Sapronia Gilman was born on 7 Feb 1829 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 19 Sep 1903 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. She was buried about 22 Sep 1903 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, (West Maplewood Cem). Certificate of Birth, Newburyport, Essex Co, MA (certified copy).



The bust which sits atop the marble coffin, was designed and carved by Leonard Volk, who also created a bust of Abraham Lincoln.

Leonard Wells Volk arrived in Chicago in 1858 after studying sculpture in Italy, a trip sponsored by his brother-in-law, Stephen Douglas. He created a bust of Senator Douglas and one of President Lincoln. He sculpted Douglas and Lincoln several times over the next few years, and these remain his best-known works.