Joseph Edwin Babb – Civil War Pension Papers

This item came up on eBay about a year ago. I was too late to the game and don’t have the budget for this highly sought-after trove of documents from Joseph Edwin Babb. The seller lists him as Joseph Babbs, which is incorrect. Joseph is a descendant of Phillip Babb of the Isles of Shoals through his son Philip. Joseph’s correct place in the tree is Joseph, Joseph, Joshua, Joshua, Joshua, Philip, Phillip Babb of the Isles of Shoals.

As such he is a member of the Lions of the Sea Lineage.

Joseph had two daughters from his first marriage and bore no male offspring. So, there are no living members of the Association with the Babb Surname.

The entire eBay listing follows:

A truly unique group of items. Not only is the original Civil War discharge paper included but also the original gun and equipment discharge paper included and a tintype of the soldier in military garb. Also included is research done from the National Archives tracing Joseph Babbs war injury and his fight to get his pension adjusted. The saga of the pension case started in 1883 and as far as I can tell the final disposition wasnt made til 1904. All the pertinent paperwork is included, that is10 sheets of research. The research papers are copies from the National Archives…all other papers are the original documents. Joseph Babb was from Gardiner Maine and was in the Seventh Regiment of the Maine Infantry. All the documents are in fine condition.

While I’m sad that I wasn’t first able to properly include these documents before they were sold, I’m so pleased that I was able to view them through the extensive photos of the Seller. In addition to having a new understanding of Joseph, we now have a picture to remember him by.

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