Samuel Bascom Babbitt

Born April 29, 1844.

Served in the U.S. Signal Corps in the war. Was a clerk in a country store with his father-in-law until 1879, his wife having died a year before. He then went to Kansas, purchased a farm and with his brother Charles cultivated it. In 1889 was married to Parthenia Margarum whose family lived in Stockholm, New Jersey; going on [to] the farm located in Clyde, Cloud Co., Kansas (Charles having moved to another farm in Miltonvale, same county). In 1889, sold the farm and located in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio. In Dec. 1904 was appointed Postmaster in Worthington serving four years; because of failing health resigned, turning the office over to his successor in Dec., 1909; is now living in Worthington without business. As a boy he attended the country district school during the winter terms, and in 1861 taught a three months’ term in one of these districts; also in 1862 and 1863. Was also one of the Ohio squirrel hunters who went to Cincinnati in 1863 after John Morgan’s raiders.

Married (1st) Elizabeth Ann Johnston, June 7, 1868. Died June 7, 1878.
Married (2nd) March 7, 1889 Parthenia Margarum. No children.

Source: Browne, William Bradford. 1912. The Babbitt Family History: 1643-1900. Taunton, MA: C.A. Hack & Son.

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