Moses Babb, Civil War Soldier

Greenwood, Eaton, Clark Co., Wisconsin

1822/24 - 2 Jun 1895

 

 

Moses Babb

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Moses Babb was born February 3, 1824.  He fought in the Civil War as a private with Co. C., 35th Infantry.  He enlisted February 12, 1864 and was mustered out January 17, 1866.  This information was provided by his next of kin was registered as a grandson, Don Warner, from Greenwood, Wisconsin.

 

Moses enlisted in the 20th Wisconsin Infantry on February 25th, 1864, his residence being listed as Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin. He transferred to the 35th Wisconsin Infantry on July 12, 1865 and was discharged with a disability on January 18, 1866.

 

Moses was married in Racine County, Wisconsin on the 24th of September, 1855 to Louisa Prissey. (Wisconsin Marriages Pre-1907) and his second marriage to Mary Ann occurred in Clark County, Wisconsin.

 

Eugene Babb appears on the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin as a son, 4 years old. He also is in Eaton Township at age 18 working in a logging camp near the Thomas Syth family in 1880. There is a Eugene Babb buried in the Poor Farm Cemetery in York Township, Clark County, Wisconsin. He was born in 1858 and died on July 7, 1895 at age 37.

 

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The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

CHAPTER III Surveying and Platting--Settlers

 

Some years after the death of Mr. Hommel, Mrs. Hommel was married to Moses Babb, whose place is known as the Frank Drake place. Mr. Babb's buildings were in the southwest corner of the land.

  

 

The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

CHAPTER IV Picturesque Characters-Eventful Happenings

 

In 1887, when Black River bridge went out with a flood, the water was up to the porch of the Moses Babb home which stood near the road west of the river going north to Aaberg's.

 

 Census Information

 

1860 U. S. Federal Census - Caledonia, Racine County, Wisconsin
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Babb, Moses head m w 34 m Maine     blacksmith
Babb, Louisa wife f w 23 m New Hampshire     keeps house 
Babb, Eugene son m w 4 s Wisconsin      

 

1870 U. S. Federal Census - Eaton, Clark County, Wisconsin
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Babb, Moses head m w 40 m Maine     farmer
Babb, Mary Ann wife f w 38 m Wurtenburg     keeps house 

 

1880 U. S. Federal Census - Warner, Clark County, Wisconsin
Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Babb, Moses head m w 56 m Maine Maine Maine blacksmith
Babb, Mary Ann wife f w 54 m Wurtenburg Wurtenburg Wurtenburg keeps house 

Moses Babb is also featured in the book, "Civil War Soldiers in the heart of Clark Co., Wisconsin"

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