The Samuel D. Babcock Family

Submitted by Allie Babcock, 2006.

The Samuel D. Babcock family came into Chautauqua County from Cattaraugus County in 1838 to Pomfret.  Later moving to Dunkirk.  This family began to break up after 1865.  Their father Samuel has died and the mother in 1865.  Isaac and Henry have died in the war.

The Babcock Brothers in the Civil War.

Ellen has lost her husband Niles Robbins.  Niles had enlisted in the Pennsylvania Volunteers, Infantry, Co. H., 58th Regiment.  She has his eight month old son.  I believe Niles died as a result of the war.  She later married a Heminger

My great grandfather Minard who had married a Pennsylvania girl, Caroline Elizabeth Cornelius moves his family from Dunkirk in 1869.  They moved to Iowa and later to the Dakota Territory

Partial list of sources: 

1830 New York U.S. Census, Otto, Cattaraugus.  Roll 85 pg. 205
1850 New York U.S Census, Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua.  # M432   485 pg. 200. 

1850 New York U.S.Census, Town of Sheridan, Chautauqua.  # M 432   484 pg.17

1855 New York State Census. Town of Pomfret, Chautauqua.  D.R. Barker Library, Fredonia, NY

1860 New York U.S. Census, Dunkirk, Chautauqua.  # M653   731  pg. 7 

1860 New York U.S. Census, Dunkirk, Chautauqua.  # M653   731  pg.122. 

1865 New York State Census, Town of Dunkirk, Chautauqua.  New York State University Library, Fredonia. 

Military records information obtained from the National Archives, WA., in my possession.