Book Announcements: Volumes 2-6 Now Available in Print

What’s that? You can’t get enough of Phillip Babb? I had originally intended that Volume 2 could be for Phillip’s Descendants. But as I came to realize that it would be over 1100 pages, I decided to break it down into 4 volumes, one for each of Phillip’s children who bore heirs. They had plenty of heirs! There are almost 7000 people listed in these 4 volumes.

Additionally, I’ve released Volume 6, on Benjamin Babb of Middletown, CT. Many will note that I was working on this volume first in order to get my rhythm down, before tackling the larger Babb Brother volumes. The books are available now via the links below and within a few days will also be available via Just search on my full name and you will find the entire series.

So, without further delay, let me introduce you to the family:


Volume 2: The Tale of Thomas (1-2)

Get to know Thomas Babb, The 2nd Son of Phillip babb of the Isles of Shoals, in this painstakingly detailed view of his life and descendants. His famous descendants include: Seth Babb, who built the 1787 Homestead in Greeneville, TN that is featured on the front cover. This is one of the oldest Babb Artifacts in the US and one of the oldest structures in TN. Theodore Adolphus “Dot” Babb, who was abducted by Comanche Indians in Texas and later became their spokesman. William M. “Cherokee Bill” Babb, who was indicted for Murder. The infamous David E. W. Babb, who abandoned all he knew in search of love. Cover Photo: Bob Babb of Pennsylvania

Paperback: 474 pages  ISBN-10: 1514177021  ISBN-13: 978-1514177020

untitledVolume 3: Finding Philip (1-3)

Get to know this 3rd Son of Phillip of the Isles of Shoals in painstaking detail as we move down through the 350 years of his descendant tree. Starting with his humble begining on the Isles of Shoals, His conviction for Fornication with the woman who would later become his wife and his untimely death in his mid-30s. His father could not Read or Write and for some reason, either intentionally or not, their names are spelt differently. So he is often referred to as Philip with one “L”.

Paperback: 96 pages  ISBN-10: 1514207311  ISBN-13: 978-1514207314

untitledVolume 4: Seeking Sampson (1-4)

Get to know this 4th Son of Phillip of the Isles of Shoals in painstaking detail as we move down through the 350 years of his descendant tree. Starting with his humble beginning on the Isles of Shoals, through his seven decades of life, three wives and 10 children. Over 1200 descendants are covered in this volume. Living his entire life in the Portsmouth & New Castle, NH area he left very deep roots, many of which remain to this day.

Paperback: 200 pages  ISBN-10: 1514210789  ISBN-13: 978-1514210789


41v6LUzuykL__SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Volume 5: The Provenance of Peter (1-5)

Get to know this 5th Son of Phillip of the Isles of Shoals in painstaking detail as we move down through the 350 years of his descendant tree. Starting with his humble begining on the Isles of Shoals, This work includes almost 1600 descendants of Peter and takes special timeout to include the expansive Diaries of James Babb of Epsom, NH. The Series is called “Unabridged” for a reason. Also read about Cyrus Cates Babb the founder of Babb, Montana. The town we have all wondered about.

Paperback: 404 pages  ISBN-10: 1514215098  ISBN-13: 978-1514215098

untitledVolume 6: Breaking Down Benjamin Babb of Middletown, CT (2)

We don’t know exactly where Benjamin Babb came from, but he appeared in Middletown, CT sometime prior to his marriage to Sarah Blake in 1746. There are a number of theories about where he came from. In this book we will discuss those options and cover his descendants in detail. There likely isn’t a paper trail that will prove Benjamin’s ancestry, so we seek to solve the puzzle through Y-DNA testing.

To keep the prices low, the interior is Black and White only on these volumes and they are printed with a minimal amount of graphics, unlike Volume 1.

Note that for the first time, you will see the former slaves still living in the households of their former masters. There are a total of 70 Black Babb’s listed in the 1870 Census. Some appear to be family units, while others do not. I struggled with how to present their information in a respectful way that still didn’t disconnect them from their past.  It is quite possible that In the end I opted to show them as an additional family that maintains the linkage. Only DNA tests would yield a yes or no answer as to whether these people were descendants of their former masters or not and I didn’t want to destroy the information that would allow someone to make this connection.

There is still more to come! Much more!

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