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Kenneth Alvin Babb: Extreme Gallantry – Vietnam War Casualty

Having now told the story of one of the two Babb’s who died in Service to their country during the Vietnam War, I found it fitting to do some additional research and tell the second story. This brings us to Kenneth Alvin Babb. Kenneth hails from the Lineage we refer to as the Green Men…

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War Correspondent & Press Secretary

I’m in the market for a War Correspondent. Someone who likes to dig through old Military Records on looking for stories & treasures and bringing them back to light. To be clear, I’m not talking about the war in Ukraine. But if there is a Babb there then that is news too. The good…

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Richard Clark Babb Jr “The Galant” – Vietnam War Casualty

The story can finally be told of the life and death of Richard Clark Babb Jr, who is one of two Babbs who were casualties of the Vietnam War. their names are encapsulated on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. I first came across this story in 2014 at the dawn of this blog…

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James Franklin Babb (1851-1931) – Coal and Wood Merchant of Portland, Maine

Today’s post regards James Franklin Babb (1-5-3-2-7-2-7), who at the turn of the 20th century ran a Coal and Wood business. This receipt, which I purchased on eBay gives a small glimpse into his life. A few items of note stick out to me as I examine it. The most obvious is something that we…

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John W. & Ethel Babb and daughter Geraldine B. Babb – Photo

Today I have two photos to share. The first is of John W. Babb (b. Oct 1885) and his wife Ethel A. (Maiden name unknown). The writing on the back of this post card says “Mr. & Mrs. John Babb from Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Galiher. Mrs. Elmer Ross Galiher was also known as Ruinna…

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Babb’s Bridge, Portland, ME

A member asked today if there was anything to do near Portland, Maine. It immediately took me back to our 2011 reunion which was based in Portsmouth, NH. As I looked for my blog post about the reunion, I realized that this occurred before I began keeping it. So, I’m going to recount it as…

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Trees Stored on Ancestry:

Please select the country that the predominant part of your line is located in. Note that there is currently no crossover between the 3 core US lines of Babbs in the US with their UK Counterparts. There are, however, lines from England that came to the US after the American Revolution that will be found along with the UK Tree. The divisions in the trees are necessary to maintain database integrity and an ease of maintenance.

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(No currently proven Y-DNA Lineages)
Associated with DNA-01 in United StatesDNA-01: Lions of the Sea

DNA-02: Green Men of MD

DNA-03: White Stags VA/NC
DNA-04: Dragons of Somerset

DNA-05: Falcons of Fremington, Devon

DNA-06: Good Shepherds of Hatherleigh, Devon

DNA-07: Gryphons of Halberton, Devon

DNA-08: White Swans of Buckinghamshire

DNA-09: Potters of Staffordshire

DNA-10: Celts of South Petherwin, Cornwall
DNA-11 Blue Panthers of Bavaria

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