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B. O. Babcock
Born 1 May 1835
B. O. BABCOCK, Sheriff of Jones Co., Anamosa; is a native of Chenango Co., N.Y., and was born May 1, 1835; he grew up to manhood in that State, and learned the trade of blacksmith in Cortland Co.; in 1856, he came to Iowa and located in Bradford, Chickasaw Co., and, in 1856, he came to Jones Co. and located at Castle Grove; in 1859, he removed to Monticello and engaged in blacksmithing. He was elected Sheriff of Jones Co. in the fall of 1876, and was re-elected in 1878; he held the office of Town Collector when the railroad tax was collected, and he furnished a bond for $60,000. While living in Chickasaw Co. he was united in marriage, January 11, 1858, to Miss Lydia A. Farnham, a native of Cayuga Co., N.Y.; she came to Iowa in 1857; they have three daughters—Minnie E., Jennie A. and Floy; they have lost two little boys.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 649.


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