Babb’s Annex Canada

Please join me in welcoming the Newfoundland Babb’s back into the tree! In the first significant discovery by our DNA testing initiative, we have proven that the Babb’s of Newfoundland, Canada are in fact descendants of Phillip Babb of the Isles of Shoals. Descendants of William Babb of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in Canada have searched for many years for proof of his ancestry. Unable to prove any connection via a paper trail we recently resorted to DNA testing. The tests were conclusive showing a complete 12 marker match to the descendants of Phillip Babb.

Testing for an additional 25 markers has been ordered to narrow down which branch William descends from. Results should be available within the next several weeks and I will send an update as the situation develops.

I am very excited to be hot on the trail of reconnecting this significant branch. This marks the first time our DNA testing has confirmed a relationship that was suspected but not proven. This discovery gives me practice and hope for the day when we will finally match to a Babb in England and trace our common roots to Phillip’s birthplace.

Repost: Originally posted on Mar 4, 11

3 Comments

  1. Carl Hustins

    Hello Daniel, I was wondering if there is an update to the above message about the Babb family of Nfld. re: 25 markers. There may be some confusion with respect to William Babb being the ancestor of the Nfld. Babb family. The given name William is prominent in the Babbs in the Harbour Grace area of Nfld., but my information indicates that a Thomas Babb, who married Esther in 1776, is the ancestor of the Nfld. Babbs. And, my first reference to a William Babb is in 1866 when his son William was born. This William is recorded as a mariner, with no indication of his ancestry. Cheers, Carl.

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