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A Different Joane!

While researching the Joana of Luton mentioned in my recent post Matterwell or Bust, I came across another Joane Babb who married a man by the surname Wichalse. I mentioned in that post that her name would come up again. Joane was left an inheritance from her mother Nichoal who outlived Joane’s father. It turned…

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A Gift Born out of Frustration

Being frustrated with my lack of progress on the lineage of Thomas Babb of the Hopewell in London, I turned to something else in a recent post about a family unit in Sussex County, to the Southwest of London. The first family was in a tiny (and I do mean tiny) enclave of South Harting,…

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Our first Shropshire Tree (1656)

Ducking out of London for a long weekend I decided to follow the Sussex Babb line in the town of Rye. While hunting for a will that was allegedly proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, I came across three Wills. None of them were the one I was looking for, but I decided I…

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Our first Sussex Tree (1611)

This is a new one on me. While looking through old Will Index records, I noticed a hit in Sussex, England (97km/60mi Southwest of London along the southern coast. Seeing only a single record I decided to go ahead and follow up on it to knock it off the list. While there are a good…

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Seth’s Little Wagon – Restored!

It took longer than expected but the Little Wagon that has thus far been relegated to the 2nd floor of Seth’s Homestead in Greeneville, TN has been restored. Our craftsman, Canjoe John, had a dickens of a time getting it back together. He made special note to say that it isn’t ready for a small…

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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.

Subscribing members of the BFA may apply to gain full access to the images and documents in their tree. For more information see the following section.

United States
United Kingdom
Central & South America
(No currently proven Y-DNA Lineages)
DNA-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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Babb Family Archives

In the Babb Family Archives, you will find 40+ pages of content which is updated as new books and discoveries are made. It’s a once in a lifetime purchase and a must have for the serious researcher. Some of best items include:

2nd Edition: 30 Volumes & 12,000 pages
1st Edition: 15 Volumes &
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2nd Edition: 624 Pages
1st Edition: 434 Pages

Jean A. Sargent’s Papers
17K+ Pages

Ian Henry Babb’s Papers: 6K+ Pages

Thomas Babb Journal: 1.2K Pages

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