Hosea John Babin
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
John Babin was born on 15 December 1842 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New
York. He served in the United States Navy throughout the Civil War
and remained in the Navy following the war as a Medical Officer.
He rose through the ranks to Medical Director and was advanced to Rear
Admiral on the retired list for his long service.
The Admiral died on 25 October 1907 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.
His son, Provoost
Babin, Commander, United States Navy, is buried in an adjacent site
in Arlington National Cemetery.
NEW YORK, New York, May 10, 1914 – Mrs. Hattie J. Provost Babin, widow of Rear Admiral Hosea Babin, USN, retired, died on Friday at her residence at the Mansion House, Brooklyn.
Mrs. Babin was the daughter of the late Rev. James C. and Sarah C. Provost, and was born in Greenpoint in 1843. She was a direct descendant of Bishop Provost, the first head of the Episcopal Church in New York.
Her husband, at his retirement, was Medical Director of the United States Navy, and was advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral for his services during the Civil War.
Mrs. Babin is survived by a son, Commander
Provost Babin, USN, now on board the United States Cruiser Wilmington at
Hong Kong, China.
Posted:7 January 2008