Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Giffe Babcock Follett, Mother of Oran Follett
The graphic above is a daguerreotype of an image (possibly a painting) of Mrs. Giffe Babcock Follett, the mother of well known Sanduskians Oran and Foster M. Follett. Oran Follett was in the publishing business, and published the Lincoln-Douglas Debates with his partner Frank Foster. Foster M. Follett was the Erie County Auditor from 1850 to 1852, and 1856-1860. He also was an early Mayor of Sandusky, and worked tirelessly during the cholera epidemic. Mrs. Giffe Babcock Follett’s daguerreotype was a gift to the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center from descendants of Oran and Eliza Follett.