Babcock, Franklin was born on August 11, 1885 in Stonington, Connecticut, United States. Son of Brig. General John Breckinridge and Blandina (Santon) Babcock.
C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1907. Graduate Coast Artillery School, 1927, Command and General staff schedul, 1928, Army Industrial College, 1937.
J. Frederick Eagle, Junior). Married second, Eleanor Cramer, 1932. Commissioned Second lieutenant, Coast Artillery corpus, United States army, 1910, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1944.
Serving as director investigations service, Office of Inspector General, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia *.
Married Elizabeth Winslow, 1921 (died 1931).; married second, Eleanor Cramer, 1932. Children: Anne Winslow (Mistress James O. Rankin), Elizabeth Stanton (wife of Lieutenant.