Fourth Generation (Continued)
Fourth Generation (Continued)
Family of Jacob BASFORD (9) & Abigail SILVER
24. Sarah BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born bef Nov 1739 in prob. Chester, NH. [135, Births, p. 31] Sarah was baptized in Haverhill, MA, in Nov 1739. [135, Births, p. 31] Sarah died prob. bef 1760. [113]

She probably died before her father since she is not mentioned in the settlement of her father’s estate. [113]

[135, Births, p. 31]

25. John BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 25 Oct 1741 in Chester, NH. [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [21] John died ? .

He is mentioned in the settlement of his father’s estate. [113]

I am assuming that he is the John Basford that had children Jacob, John, Jonathan, Mary, and Joseph baptized at the Congregational Church in Chester, NH during the years 1772-1787. This is not proven, but I don’t know of any other Johns who would be of the right age. (Unless perhaps John3 (James2, Jacob1) married and had a son named John...)

“John Basford & wife owned the covenant” on _ Jun 1772. [188]

He might be the John Basford who was in Henniker, Merrimack Co., NH in 1776. [189]

Perhaps he was the John Basford in the 1790 Federal Census of Chester, NH. The census entry contains no headcount in any category so it is unclear what the makeup of the family would be. [190]

He might also be the John Basford in the 1800 Federal Census for Chester, NH? But if so, there must be a mistake in the age recording since John would have been about 59 of age. [191]
Name of head of family: John Basford
1 male 10-16
1 male 16-26
1 female 10-16
1 female over 45

May have removed to Maine. [2]

[10, p. 466], [17], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [18, p. 73], [2], [113], [188], [21]

He married (?) (BASFORD) ? .

They had the following children:
39i.
Jacob (1771-1827)
40ii.
John (<1774-?)
41iii.
Jonathan (<1782-1848)
42iv.
Mary (<1784-?)
43v.
Joseph (~1787-1864)
26. Ebenezer BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 9 Nov 1744 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 466], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116] Ebenezer died in Chester, NH, on 21 Sep 1816. [192, p. 177], [193] age 74. Buried in Chester Village Cemetery, Chester, NH. [193]

He is mentioned in the settlement of his father’s estate. [113]

Served in the Canada Expedition of 1760. He went with his father, Jacob, as surveyor and piloted the troops to Ticonderoga. [194], [2]

He also served in the Revolutionary War as a private in John Webster’s regiment under Lt. John Lane. [2]

He joined the Congregational Church in Chester, NH 26 May 1782. [194]

1790 federal census for Chester, Rockingham Co., NH [190]
Ebenezer Basford
2 Free white males 16 and over (Ebenezer and ?)
3 Free white males under 16 (Reuben and ? and ?)
3 Free white females (Mary, Sarah and Abigail?)

1800 federal census for Chester, Rockingham Co., NH [195]
Name of head of family: Ebenezer Basford
1 male 10-16 (?)
2 males 16-26 (perhaps one or more of his sons?)
1 male over 45 (Ebenezer)
2 females under 10 (?)
3 females 10-16 (?)
1 female over 45 (Mary)

1810 federal census for Chester, Rockingham Co., NH, p. 326 [196]
1 male 45 and over (Ebenezer)
1 female 45 and over (Mehitable)

Gravestone at Chester Village Cemetery, Chester, NH [193]
Eben’zr Basford/Died/Sept. 21, 1816/aged 74 yrs.

One set of notes gave birth as 9 Nov 1742, while another gave birth as 9 Nov 1744. [2]

[10, pp. 232, 466], [17], [194], [134], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [18, p. 73], [196], [191], [197], [2], [13], [198], [113], [192, p. 177], [193], [111], [21]

He first married Mary RICHARDSON, daughter of Moses RICHARDSON (1718-?) & Mary GOODHUE (1730-1809), on 14 Feb 1765 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 466], [134], [111] Born in 1747 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 578] Mary died aft 1775. [2] birth of last child.

[10, pp. 466, 578], [194], [134], [2], [111], [21]

They had the following children:
44i.
Sarah (1765-?)
45ii.
Moses (1766-~1818)
46iii.
Abigail (1768-?)
47iv.
Ebenezer (1770-?)
48v.
David (Twin) (1772-1821)
49vi.
John (Twin) (1772-1847)
50vii.
Reuben (<1775-1851)

Married by Rev. Flagg of Chester, NH. [134]

[194] gives marriage as 1763.

He second married Mehitable (YOUNG) bef 1781. [10, p. 466] birth of first child. Born on 16 Apr 1752. [2] Mehitable died in Chester, NH, on 10 Apr 1836. [10, p. 466], [192, p. 177], [193] age 84. Buried in Chester Village Cemetery, Chester, NH. [193]

She was probably living with her son Walter in Chester, NH at the time of the 1820 census. [199]

Gravestone at Chester Village Cemetery, Chester, NH [193]
Mehitable/Wife of Eben’zr Basford/Died/Apr. 10, 1836/aged 81 years

[10, p. 466], [194], [197], [2], [13], [198], [192, p. 177], [193]

They had the following children:
51i.
Betsey (1781-1807)
52ii.
Nathaniel (1782-1859)
53iii.
Walter (1785-1856)
54iv.
Lucretia (Never Married) (1787-1863)
55v.
Mary (1790-?)
56vi.
Amy (Never Married) (1794-1870)

One family group sheet gives another son Ebenezer b. abt. 1796. [17]
27. Abigail BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 2 Jan 1748 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 466], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [21] Abigail was baptized in Chester, NH, on 24 Apr 1748. [17] Congregational Church. Abigail died bef 7 May 1770. [113] deceased when father’s estate was divided.

The probate records for her father’s estate indicate that she was deceased when the estate was divided on 7 May 1770. [113]

[10, p. 466], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [18, p. 73], [2], [113], [21]

28. Jacob BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 22 Apr 1750 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 466], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [21] Jacob was baptized in Chester, NH, on 29 Apr 1750. [188], [200] Congregational Church. Jacob died in Chester, NH, in 1813. [10, p. 467], [2]

He is mentioned in the settlement of his father’s estate. [113]

“Jacob Basford & wife owned the covenant” on 6 Jun 1772. [188]

He may be the Jacob Basford who was on a list of non-resident owners who owed taxes for property in Candia, NH for the year 1787. [201]

1790 Federal Census for Chester, Rockingham Co., NH [190]
Jacob Basford
1 Free white males 16 and over
1 Free white males under 16
3 Free white females

1800 Federal Census for Chester, Rockingham Co., NH [195]
Jacob Basford
2 males 10-16 (Josiah and Richard?)
1 male over 45 (Jacob)
1 female 16-26 (Abigail)
1 female over 45 (Abigail)

He may be the Jacob Basford who was on a list of non-resident owners who owed taxes for property in Chester, NH for the year 1804. [202]

1810 federal census for Chester, Rockingham Co., NH, p. 326 [196]
1 male 16-25 (Josiah?)
1 male 45 and over (Jacob)
1 female 16-25
1 female 45 and over (Abigail)

[10, pp. 466-467], [194], [134], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [18, p. 73], [196], [191], [2], [113], [203, p. 323], [188], [111], [21], [200]

He married Abigail MOULTON, daughter of Jonathan MOULTON (?-1771) & Sarah (MOULTON) (?-1807), on 31 Oct 1771 in Kensington, NH. [134], [111] Born abt 1753. [10, p. 571] age 88 at death. Abigail died in 1841. [10, p. 571]

She “owned the church covenant” on 6 Jun 1773. [194]

[10, pp. 466-467, 571], [194], [134], [2], [203, p. 323], [111]

They had the following children:
57i.
Jonathan M. (1773-1857)
58ii.
Rebecca (1778-1850)
59iii.
Abigail (Died as Child) (<1780-?)
60iv.
Abigail (1782-1816)
61v.
Josiah (1785-1835)
62vi.
Richard (1789->1822)

Married by Jeremiah Flagg(?) of Kensington, NH. [134]

[17] gives marriage as 31 Oct 1777.

[24] shows a son Jacob, b. abt 1891, Chester, NH.
29. James BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 8 Aug 1754 in Chester, NH. [10, p. 467], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [21] James died prob. bef 1760. [113]

He probably died before his father since he is not mentioned in the settlement of his father’s estate. [113]

[10, p. 467], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [2], [21]

30. Mary BASFORD (Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 23 Dec 1758 in Chester, NH. [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [21] Mary was baptized in Chester, NH, on 25 Dec 1758. [17] Congregational Church. Mary died ? .

She is mentioned in the settlement of her father’s estate. [113]

[10, p. 467], [104, Vol. 1, p. 116], [18, p. 73], [2], [113], [21]

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