Babcock, James a Methodist Episcopal minister; was born Washington County, N. Y., in March, 1800. He experienced religion in his sixteenth year, but lost it again by yielding to worldly fascinations; was reconverted in 1823; received license to preach in 1825, and was admitted into the Pittsburgh Conference. In 1828 his health so failed that he was obliged to become superannuate, and he died Feb. 8, 1829. Mr. Babcock was diligent, pious, and useful. See Minutes of Annual-Conferences, 1831, p. 114.