February 7, 1854, The Southern Recorder
At his residence in Baldwin County, on Sunday morning, 29th of January,
Mr. William Babb, Sr., aged 81 years. Mr. Babb was formerly
from North Carolina, but for the last 30 years was a worthy and
respectable citizen of Baldwin County, Georgia. He has raised up a
large family of children, who mourn their loss.
Oct. 4 1871, The Union-Recorder
Mr. Brinkley Babb, an old respected citizen of this county,
died at his residence on Sunday morning, 24th ultimo aged 64. He was
in the city a few days before his death apparently in the enjoyment
of his usual health. His sudden departure speaks with a warning voice
to his friends saying 'Be ye also ready'.
August 18 1885, The Union-Recorder
Mrs. Missouri Babb, widow of Mr. Brinkley Babb died at her
home in this county, last Friday. She was laid to rest in the family
burial ground last Saturday afternoon.
The Union-Recorder, March 26, 1924
DEATH OF MR. JOHN BABB
Mr. John E. Babb, a well-known and faithful employee of the
Georgia State Sanitarium, died early Friday morning, March 21st, after
an illness of a month's duration. The funeral services were held at
the Milledgeville Baptist church, Saturday afternoon, at three o'clock
Rev. J. F. McCluney officiating.
The remains were buried in the city Cemetery, with the impressive
ceremony of the Junior Order of American Mechanics, of which order he
had been a member for a number of years.
Mr. Babb was a native of Baldwin County, and had been a trusted
employee at the State Sanitarium a long time, having charge of the
recreation of the male patients. He was a man of quiet disposition,
faithfully performing the duties of life, thereby winning the
confidence and esteem of all who came to know him.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adah Babb, and four children,
Mrs. Julian Cox, Miss Lillian Babb, and Jardine and Verline Babb, his
mother Mrs. M. E. Babb of Macon, two brothers, J. F. Babb, of Miami,
Fla., and C. H. Babb of Macon, and three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Edwards,
Miss Pearl Babb and Mrs. J.C. Humphries, all of Macon.
The Union-Recorder, Oct. 1931
MRS. MARY BABB BURIED AT BLACK SPRINGS FRIDAY
Former Resident Died in Macon Thursday Afternoon After Ten Days Illness
The remains of Mrs. Mary Pierce Babb were brought here Friday
afternoon from Macon, and carried to Black Springs Baptist church in
East Baldwin,where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.W.
Williamson, of Macon.
Mrs. Babb died at a hospital in Macon Thursday afternoon, after a
ten days' illness, following a fall in her bed-rooom in which she
substained a fractured hip.
Mrs. Babb, a native of Hancock County, was born February 6th, 1853.
She was the daughter of Everett Hamilton Pierce and Mary Francis
Mullis Pierce. She made her home here a number of years, and went to
Macon twenty years ago.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H.M. Edwards, Mrs. J.C.
Humphries, and Miss Pearl Babb, all of Macon; and two sons C.H. Babb,
Macon, and J.F. Babb, Miami, Fla; several grandchildren,great-
grandchildren, neices and nephews.
Mrs. Babb was a member of the church for over fifty years, and her
life a consistent one.
March 1936, The Union-Recorder, Milledgeville, GA
Mr. L. B. Babb Passes Away Suddenly Tuesday Morning
At His Home in East Baldwin
Mr. L. B. Babb, one of Baldwin County's outstanding farmers and
beloved citizens for more that three score years, passed away suddenly
Tuesday morning at his home in East Baldwin.
Mr. Babb had been enjoying fair health despite his age and
his sudden death was a great shock to a great number of friends
and relatives. Funeral services will be held at the Black Springs
Church Thursday at 11 a.m. and interment will be in the Black Springs
cemetery. Rev. W.C. Budd and Rev. Jessie Gilmore will conduct the
Mr. Babb is survived by his wife, who was Miss Josephine
Franklin; six sons, Jerome and H.H. Babb of Milledgeville, Avery Babb,
of Granite Pass, Oregon, L.L. and Preston Babb of Baldwin County,
Clifton Babb of McIntyre; two daughters, Mrs. John Bell Jackson,
Hillside, PA; Mrs. Ernest Jackson, Milledgeville.
Lawrence B. Babb was born in Baldwin County June 18, 1852. Sixty
five years ago last June he was married to Miss Josephine Franklin,
of Aiken, S.C. He began farming when a young man and has followed this
profession throughout his life. He was a man trusted and beloved by
a wide circle of friends and was known for his benevolent nature and
devotion to the principal of honest toil. Mr. Babb was a successful
farmer and was active until his death. He visited Milledgeville
frequently and established himself in the confidence of the people of
our community. For more than fifty years he was a member of Montpelier
Methodist Church and adhered to its teaching in his relationships with
his fellowman. He was loyal in the support of the church and in recent
years when the church was reorganized, he had an active part in this
work, serving as an officer in the church. Mr. Babb spent a long and
useful life in this community and his death brings sorrow to his many
friends and relatives.
July 31, 1941, The Union-Recorder,Milledgeville, GA
Mrs. L.B. Babb Passed away Thursday Night
Mrs. Josephine Franklin Babb, widow of the late Mr. L.B. Babb,
Passed away Thursday afternoon July 24, at her home in East Baldwin
after several months of ill health.
The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Black
Springs Baptist Church, with Rev. J. M. Gilmore officiating in the
presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends of the
deceased. The interment was in the Black Springs Cemetery, the
following acting as pallbearers: Messrs. Ed Jackson, Grady Possey,
A.C. Simpson, George Gilmore, Ralph Simmerson, Howard Underwood
Mrs. Babb was 87 years of age, and her long life had been a useful
one, as she was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the
Montpelier Methodist Church for over 60 years and served on the Board
of Stewards for a number of years, and was faithful and loyal in the
performance of her Christian duties.
Mrs. Babb is survived by her six sons, Messers. Jerome, Preston
and Lonnie Babb of Milledgeville; Clifford Babb of McIntyre; Avery
Babb of Lake Port, Calif.; Homer Babb of Charlotte, N.C.; and two
daughters, Mrs. J.B. Jackson of Hillside, Pa.; and Mrs. E.W. Jackson
January, 1926, The Union-Recorder, Milledgeville, Ga.
IN MEMORY OF A DEAR FATHER
SAMUEL R. COLLINS
Born in Hancock County October 16, 1842, died at his home in northeast
Baldwin on the night of December 19, 1925. How sad now when I go
home, no dear papa to meet,neither can I go to the fire side and
greet him sitting in his accustomed place. He is not there. He has
gone to dwell in realms above where we shall one by one gather with
him in the beautiful city where is no sin or sorrow.
How we miss him; his going away has brought grief and sorrow to us,
but we bow in 'humble submission', remembering 'Thy will not mine be
done.' 'For dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.'
He was such a good father, his heart was kind, warm and tender and
sympathetic at all times ready to lend a help in hand to those in
need. The ones who knew him best loved him best. He leaves a place
which cannot be filled, but it is a comfort to think our loss has
been his gain. He is not dead, he is just passed away in that land of eternal day.
He was a Confederate veteran, and was wounded in the latter days of the war.
He was a faithful member of the Black Springs Baptist Church and a
deacon at the time of his death.
On Feb. 8, 1866, he married Miss Elmira Antoinette Babb, who survives
him, and a better mother never lived than she. Almost 60 years they
had walked side by side. He was engaged in farming all these many
years. That a blessing and joy we received through his long life now
he is gone to reap the reward prepared for the faithful.
If I could just describe his excellent character as a man, a husband,
a father, how beautiful it would be but no worlds are adequate to do it.
But he was good, so good,
He was loyal, so loyal,
Always doing what he could.
We miss our father,
Now brother and sister, let's remember,
For he was always near
To listen to the things,
Gave us sorrow or cheer,
The seed papa has sown,
He's gone to reap the harvest,
In a glorious home.
A home so bright and beautiful,
No cloud or night is there.