Salmon M. Babbitt (1823 - 1895) served on the City Council in 1883 and 1884. He was an early merchant in Oakland and partner with Anson Barstow, the 33rd mayor of Oakland. Babbitt was a Republican.
While in Illinois Babbitt served as the treasurer of McHenry County, and also served as deputy sheriff, though it's not clear where.
Babbitt was born in Illinois and lived there again in the middle of his life. He first moved to Oakland in 1850, and came back again in 1874, living at 1954 Webster Street.
Babbitt was married to Lucinda Balch of New York and had four surviving children.1
1. Guinn, JM. History of the State of California and Biographical Record of Oakland and Environs (V2) Los Angeles: Historic Record Co: 1907.