Babbitt, Erastus Aires 

Biography

15 Sept. 17921–6 Feb. 1879.2 Carpenter.3 Born at Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.4 Son of Joy Babbit and Esther Cook.5 Private in New York militia, 16 Apr.–30 June 1814; sergeant in New York and Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1 July–30 Oct. 1814.6 Married first wife, ca. 1819.7 Baptized into LDS church, by 1831.8 Appointed to go to Missouri, 31 Aug. 1831; had not gone by 28 Jan. 1832.9 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1832.10 Labored on Kirtland temple.11 Member of Kirtland Safety Society.12 Acting president of a church general assembly that organized teachers, 17 Aug. 1835, at Kirtland.13 Ordained elder, 29 Jan. 1838.14 Moved to Rock Island Co., Illinois, by 1840; eventually settled in Rock Island town.15 Married second Lydia Hadlock, 24 Oct. 1847, in Scott Co., Iowa.16 Married third Sarah Nangrol, 7 Dec. 1859, in Rock Island Co.17 Moved to Edgington, Rock Island Co., by 1860.18 Married fourth Ann Beardsley, 4 July 1860, in Mercer Co., Illinois.19 Baptized into RLDS church, Apr. 1864.20 Ordained an elder in RLDS church.21 Moved to Andalusia, Rock Island Co., by 1870. Moved to Mercer Co., by 1874.22 Died at Perryton, Mercer Co.23