Person:Phiothata Davis (1)

Phiothata Davis
  • F.  James Davis (add)
  • M.  Elizabeth Davis (add)
  1. Phiothata Davis - 1882
  2. James M. Davis - 1876
  • H.  Maxson Babcock (add)
  • WPhiothata Davis - 1882
  1. Bethuel C. Babcock1841 - 1917
Facts and Events
Name Phiothata Davis
Gender Female
Death[1] 20 Dec 1882 Carlton, Tama, Iowa, United States
  1. The Sabbath Recorder . (New York City, New York; later Plainfield, N. J.)
    39:1:5, January 4, 1883.

    In Carlton, Tama Co., Iowa, Dec. 20, 1882, of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. Phiathata Babcock, wife of Eld. Maxson Babcock, aged 70 years and 15 days. Sister Babcock made a profession of religion at the age of sixteen years. She was baptized by Eld Peter Davis, of West Virginia, and united with the Seventh day Baptist Church at Middle Island. At the age of eighteen years she with her father, James Davis, and his family, moved to Pike Township, Clarke Co., Ohio. She united with the Seventh day Baptist Church of that place soon after. She was a constituent member of the church of Jackson Centre, Ohio. She was married to Maxson Babcock, of Clark County, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1835. In 1862, she with her husband and family moved to Carlton, Tama Co., Iowa, and was a constituent member of the Seventh day Baptist Church of this place. She was a faithful, earnest Christian worker, and always ready to do her part in the service of the Master. She was very anxious for the prosperity of the cause of Christ in this place. It has been the pleasure of the writer in other years, when a missionary on this field, to make their house his home, and to enjoy their hospitality and co-operation in the work. She possessed a remarkable devotion to her family and lived to see all of her children connected with the Church of Christ. Her sickness was short, only six days, yet she gave evidence that her work was done and she was ready to die. A large attendance at her funeral gave evidence of the esteem in which the community held her. While the bereaved husband is left to proclaim the message of salvation alone the rest of his earthly pilgrimage, there is a 'light in the window' beckoning him on. Sermon by her pastor from Rev. 14: 13, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.' H. B. L.