Pliny Henry Babbitt

b. 15 June 1818, d. 17 October 1908
Pliny Henry Babbitt
(1818 - 1908)
     Pliny Henry Babbitt was born on 15 June 1818 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Isaac Babbitt and Sarah Phinney. Pliny Henry Babbitt married Lydia Perry, daughter of Asa Perry, on 19 June 1839.1 Pliny Henry Babbitt died on 17 October 1908 at age 90.1

Pliny's early days were passed on the farm attending the district school. Later he atended Monson & Shelburne Falls' Academies. He finished his limited and hard earned education at Appleton Academy, New Ipswich, NH. It was there that he met Lydia.

Pliny H. and Lydia P. were enumerated in the 1850 Barre, Worcester Co., MA, federal census. He was a farmer, age 31, she was 31. Children in the household were Deborah P. 9, Caleb 7, Mary 3, and George F. 1. Also in the household was Mary Mathews 16.

Pliny H. and Lydia P. were enumerated in the 1860, Barre, Worcester Co., MA, federal census. He was an auctioneer, age 41, she was 42. Children in the household were Deborah 19, Caleb H. 17, Mary Ann 13, George F. 11, Charles A. 9, and Lizzie N. 4.

Pliny H. Babbitt, an auctioneer, enlisted 15 September 1862 at age 44, as a Lieutenant 1st Class in company F. 53rd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts and mustered out on 2 September 1863 in Camp Stevens, Groton, MA.

During his time of service he was detailed to various important duties, among them being assistant commissary on the "Continental" carrying supplies to New orleans. After expiration of service he returned to Barre, but was later called to Washington, where for a year he was recruiting officer. 2

Returning to Barre he resumed his previous lines of business. He was honored by hi stownsmen with various offices. Was Constable or Deputy Sheriff for mearly seventy years. His advice was frequently sought and he always proved a good counsellor. He was much interested in the affairs of the town, especially in the church and schools, and did much to stimulate their growth and prosperity. An active, sueful and patriotic citizen, as well as a kind and indulgent husband and father. His finetieth birthday was celebrated in Barre shortly before his death. All his children and grandchildren being present. 2

Pliny was enumerated in the 1870, Barre, Worcester Co., MA, federal census. He was an auctioneer, age 52. Also in the household was Harriet M. Babbitt, 45, Marianna 23, and Lizzie N. 14; Ellen M. Newton 21, and Sheridan Tolman, 23.

Pliny was enumerated in the 1880 Barre, Worcester Co., MA, federal census. He was a farmer, age 62. Also in the household were daughters Mary A. 33, and Lizzie N. 24.

Pliiny was enumerated in the 1900 Barre, Worcester Co., MA, federal census, in the household of son-in-law, Harding Jenkins. He was a widower, age 81.

The Babbitt genealogy lists 8 children of Pliny and Lydia, including twins that died young.

Child of Pliny Henry Babbitt and Lydia Perry

Citations

  1. [S174] William Bradford Browne, The Babbitt Family History: 1643-1900, page 357.
  2. [S174] William Bradford Browne, The Babbitt Family History: 1643-1900.
  3. [S174] William Bradford Browne, The Babbitt Family History: 1643-1900, page 358.

Harrison Wyman Deacon

d. 30 August 1891
     From the account of the death of Marilla Theresa Converse. Harrison Wyman Deacon died on 30 August 1891 at Hubbardston, MA.

Phelan Brasher

b. 23 March 1900, d. 26 April 1994
     Phelan Brasher was born on 23 March 1900.1 He married Eleanor Buck, daughter of J. E. Buck and Anna Harvey Skinner, on 15 November 1928. Phelan Brasher died on 26 April 1994 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL, at age 94.1

Information from Sarah Gertrude Skinner Ferchaud.

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 490-01-9887.