Colville Babb was born January 2, 18151, in Laurens County, South Carolina to Kellett and Rebecca (Abercrombie) Babb2. He died August 16, 1888, and is buried in the Abercrombie-Babb-Conkle-Wallace Family Cemetery in Henry County, Georgia.

Colville married Aleavia Bradberry in Henry County, Georgia, January 22, 18372. She was born September 16, 18223, in Georgia4, to Robert and Sarah Bradberry. She died January 12, 1901.

Known children of Colville and Aleavia were:

  1. Kellett4 born 10/14/18375 mar. Nancy Ann Cooper 1/13/18676,7 died 9/7/1906
  2. James Babb4 born 1841. James did not return home from the War2
  3. Thomas Babb4 born 18422 mar. Nancy Ross, 11/11/18608 died 1/1/18642,9,10
  4. Parthenia M.J. Babb4 born 10/184311 mar. Thomas J. Massey 7/27/186312 died 2/29/192013.
  5. John C. Babb4 born 1845 died 9/20/1862 at Richmond, VA2
  6. Sareptha Babb4 born 5/21/184714 mar. Andrew Vernon McVicker 11/24/186715 died 4/19/1899
  7. Joseph Babb4 born 2/16/1850 died 12/11/18702,16
  8. Annie L. Babb4 born 5/22/1852 died 11/12/18702,16
  9. Martha R. Babb4 born 12/16/185413; mar. William Pinkney Avery 5/1/1881; died 4/24/1925
  10. Perry Laurence4 Babb
  11. Robert Berry Babb4 born 2/185916 mar. Martha J. Louisa Fields 9/15/188317; died 1912

Kellet was said to have been a medic with India Company, 2nd Georgia Infantry.

Thomas and Nancy (Ross) Babb had two daughters6: Mary Jane and Martha Thomas. Nancy married a man named Childers after the War, and subsequently died during childbirth9. The girls returned to live with Colville and Levy until their marriages.

Martha married Samuel I. Belcher5, a brother of my great-grandmother. Mary Jane married a James Wallace5 of Clayton County.18

Mary Jane Mary Jane
Photos are property of Bill Barnette

  1. Colville's Headstone, Abercrombie-Babb-Conkle-Wallace Cemetery
  2. Research of Robert E. Babb
  3. Aleavia's Headstone, Abercrombie-Babb-Conkle-Wallace Cemetery
  4. 1860 United States Federal Census, Georgia, Henry County, Pg. 59
  5. Kellet's Headstone, Abercrombie-Babb-Conkle-Wallace Cemetery
  6. Research of Pennie Kilgore
  7. Bartow County, Georgia, Marriage Record, Bride Index, A-I
  8. Henry County, Georgia, Marriage Record, Book 1851-68, Pg. 194
  9. Research of Larry Lee Childers
  10. Roster, Co. F, 53rd Rgt., Georgia Infantry, CSA
  11. 1900 United States Federal Census, Georgia, Henry County, Hampton, E.D. 55, Sheet 21B
  12. Henry County, Georgia, Marriage Record, Book 1851-68, Pg. 229
  13. Georgia Deaths Index, 1914-1927
  14. Joe Turner, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery Index
  15. Henry County, Georgia, Marriage Record, Book 1851-68, Pg. 303
  16. Linda S. Sanders, Abercrombie-Babb-Conkle-Wallace Cemetery Index
  17. Henry County, Georgia, Marriage Record, Book 1870-1885, Pg. 726
  18. Narrative of Bill Barnette, Grandson