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Yates County Whig – July 27, 1854 contributed by Cathy Coon
MARRIED: At Italy Hill, July 3, by Rev. Mr. Smith of Pratsburgh, Mr. Hermon H. Clarke, of Corning, to Miss Harriet E. Lare, of Penn Yan.
YATES COUNTY CHRONICLE, Dec. 25, 1879
contributed by M. Kelly [died 2009]
Obituary of Nathan Babcock -
Nathan Babcock died at the residence of his son in Gorham, April 21, 1879. He was born in the Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, April 21, 1793. He married Phoebe Robinson, daughter of the late Jeremiah Robinson, one of the pioneer settlers on the Green tract in the Town of Jerusalem. She survives him at the age of 85 on the first day of the present month. They had seven children: Maria, Horace, Milo, Lyman H., Phebe M., Marshall N. and Erastus S.
Maria, the oldest married Jackson Wright. They have six children: Maria L., Lucy L., Phebe P., Adeline C., William W., and Lyman J. Maria married Chester French, who died in 1868, and she then married Thomas L. White. They had no children. Lucy L. married William Culver. They have two children, Chester and Alice. Phoebe P. is single. Adeline C. married Samuel N. French of Jerusalem. They have four children: Lewis, Lottie, Mary and Neele A. William W. married Elizabeth Mariner, the present week. Lyman J. married Susan Hewitt. They have one child Kerle C. Horace, the second child of Nathan Babcock, married Judith Slayton, daughter of the late Chauncey Slayton of Middlesex. They have two children, Chester and Theodore. Chester married Mary E. Faulkner. They have one child Theodore. Theodore lives with his parents and is recently married.
Milo married Catherine Lyons. They have two children, Henrietta and Horace. Both reside with their parents in Jerusalem.
Lyman H. married Maria Turner. They have five children, Mary L., Phebe Ann, Emma, John M. and Charles; one other died young. They live in Pennsylvania.
Phebe M. married John Turner. They have six children: Hannah Jane, Judith Catherine, Angeline J., Phoebe M. and Lewis H. Hannah Jane married Oscar Northrup, and they have three children: Lea E., Elmer J. and Chester. Judtih and Catherine died of diphtheria in 1868. Angeline J. married Theodore Dusenberry. They have one child, Benjamin. Phebe M. and Lewis H. reside with their parents.
Marshall N. married for his first wife, Phebe Brown. They had three children, Augusta E., Cordlia C. and Frank. August E. and Celia C. married brothers by the name of Merrick. Cordelia has one child, Luman. Frank is a lad living with his grandfather, Alfred Brown of Potter County, Pa. Marshall N. married for his second wife, Ann E. Ludington, and they reside in Brigham, Potter County, Pa.
Erastus E. married Elizabeth Griswold of Jerusalem. They had four children: William, Frankie, Janette and Dora. William and Janette are dead. Frankie and Dora reside with their parents in Italy.
Nathan Babcock was a son of Caleb Babcock, a Revolutionary Soldier who formerly resided in Dryden. He participated in a number of revolutionary battles. Nathan and his father held a tract of land and learned the trade of a mason. He wrought at that trade in Ithaca for a time and about 45 years ago moved into Jerusalem when he bought land of Jackson Wright, and resided on it until he was obliged to relinquish labor at his trade. He and his wife then moved to Gorham to reside with his son, Horace, where they have remained the past 12 or 14 years. Burial was at Italy Valley Cemetery.
Penn Yan Democrat Friday July 7, 1899 contributed by Dianne Thomas
Rev. and Mrs. MILLER of North Cohocton, have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Fred BLOOD .
A valuable running horse belonging to Grant MC LOUD was struck by lightening during the thunderstorm, Wednesday.
Mrs. John LITTEER and children are visiting her husband, who is employed in the Mill here.
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