William Powers Babcock

Male 1809 - 1877


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  • Name  William Powers Babcock 
    Born  02 Sep 1809  Exeter, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Birthplace in the 1855 New York state census is Madison Co, New York.
    Gender  Male 
    Census  Jun 1855  Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 26
      Frame houes, value $2500, family #235
      Babcock, Wm P., 46, m, b. Madison co, md., resident 40y, Farmer
      Roxy L., 48, F, wife, b. Jefferson co
      Wm A., 22, m, child, b. Jefferson co, Farmer
      Esther M., 21, F, child, b. Jefferson co
      Lysander W., 19, m, child, b. Jefferson co
      Elizer P., 14, m, child, b. Jefferson co
      Eliza C., 14, F, child, b. Jefferson co
    Will  1875  Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BABCOCK, WILLIAM P. CHAMPION 23-16-636
    Died  12 Apr 1877  Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • William P. Babcock, son of Jeremiah, married Rackey L. Lewis, by whom he had five children, four of whom are living, viz.: W. A., in this town on a part of the old homestead; Esther (Mrs. E. Greenfield), with her mother; Lysander W., in West Carthage; and Elizur, in Watertwown. Mr. Babcock died in 1877. His widow survives and occupies the homestead.

      From an early 20th century newspaper article (at Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, NY). entitled "Champion Had Many Industries:"

      "The Babcock cheese factory, erected by William P. Babcock, was a pioneer in the producing Yankee cheese. It was built in 1862 and at one time accepted milk of between 400 to 500 cows, it is told. In early days a Mrs. E. M. (nee Esther Babcock) Greenfield made the cheese, and did for many years.

      It is related that the Babcock family came out of Rhode Island at an early date and first located in Madison County. Jeremiah was the pioneer, and after some years spent in Madison county, came to Champion and located just north of what is now Champion Huddle. Jeremiah had twelve children, eight of whom grew to have families of their own. One of the sons was William P. Babcock. Mr. Williams told how the wife, Mrs. Rockey Babcock, carried on the farm in a successful manner after the death of her husband, William P. Babcock."
    Person ID  I27091  Bryant
    Last Modified  22 May 2004 

    Family  Rackey L. Lewis,   b. 19 Sep 1807, Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1893, Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Nov 1830  probably, Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William "married, November 25, 1830, to Roxy Lewis, a native of Champion, daughter of Esquire Eseck Lewis, a highly respected citizen, long time a magistrate of that town."
    Family ID  F2329  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Sep 1809 - Exeter, Otsego Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1830 - probably, Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1855 - Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1875 - Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Apr 1877 - Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Cutter, No. NY Families, Cutter, William Richard, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1910), p.284.

    2. [S324] Richard Lewis Family, unknown, (unknown).

    3. [S324] Richard Lewis Family, unknown, (unknown), gives 12 APR 1875.


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