Fourth Generation (Continued)
Fourth Generation (Continued)
Family of Joseph BASFORD (11) & Elizabeth GOODHUE
31. Jonathan BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 1 Mar 1748 in Chester, NH. [252], [23] Jonathan was baptized in Chester, NH, on 6 Mar 1748. [19] Congregational Church. Jonathan died in Enfield, NH, on 31 Jan 1818. [253] Buried in Enfield, NH. [19]

On 15 Sep 1772, Ebenezer Gile deeded to Jonathan Basford of Henniker, yeoman, 119 acres for the consideration of 12 pounds (Henniker Land Records, Book 3, p. 12). On 16 Sep 1785, Francis Whittier deeded to Jonathan Basford of Henniker, husbandman, 40 acres, for the consideration of 60 pounds (Henniker Land Records, Book 30, p. 285). On 26 Feb 1787, James Kimball deeded to Jonathan Basford of Henniker 100 acres for $1200.00 (Enfield Land Records, Book 11, p. 259) On 26 Feb 1787, James Kimball deeded to Jonathan Basford 50 acres for 30 pounds. (Enfield Land Records, Book 17, p. 151). On 8 Nov 1787, Jonathan Basford of Enfield, Grafton, NH, yeoman, deeded to James Kimball 130 acres for the consideration of 300 pounds (Henniker Land Records, Book 28, p. 518). [254]

1790 Federal Census for Enfield, Grafton Co., NH [231]
Jonathan Basford
1 Free white males 16 years and over
1 Free white males under 16
2 Free white females

He was admitted to the Shakers on 21 May 1794. In 1800 he moved to Canterbury, NH where there was another Shaker community. [2]

“Previous to 1792 he lived in Henniker, N.H. His wife Rachel died at the Sec. Fam. Enfield at which place Jonathan lived for several years. In the order of the world he as considered a man of excellent reputation. He bought a farm in Enfield containing two fifty acre lots, near where the Second Family is located. In 1794 he was a member of the Hill Family and removed to that place in Oct. with all his provisions. In Nov. he returned to the Sec. Fam. to assist on the stone work for their family dwelling. In 1798 he went on a missionary tour to Stratford and Sharon, Vt. in company of Thomas Ward and Jeremiah Williams of Canterbury. They visited the family of Robert Dickey. In 1800 he moved to the Church in Enfield, NH and in May 1801 to Canterbury to assist the organizing the North Family at that place. Moses Jewett and five other persons accompanied him. In 1817 he moved to the West Family and deceased Jan 31, 1818 at the age of 71 yrs. 13 mo. 19 days . Jonathan was, indeed , one of the gospel fathers and was universally believed. About one week before his death, he said, ‘There are beautiful things in the world of spirits, if our eyes were only open to see them.’” [255]

[19] indicates that he was listed in the 1800 census for Enfield, NH, but I can’t find anything in the census indices. [256]

On 23 Jul 1810, Jonathan Basford of Canterbury, Rockingham, NY, being one of the members of the church or family denominated Shakers in Canterbury, deeded to Nathaniel Draper and True M. Heath, as trustees for the Shakers, 100 acres for love and goodwill and cash consideration of $1000 (Enfield Land Records, Book 74, p. 339). [254]

At the Canterbury, NH, Shaker village (which Roberta Allred visited in l971) the graveyard is still in existence and the location of the grave of Jonathan Basford is shown on the plot but there are no markers. His death is given as 3 Jan 1818, age 73. [254]

Letter from Enfield, NH Historical Society gives death as 1 Jan 1818. [2]

[2] gives death place as Canterbury, NH in one place.

[222], [19], [223], [12], [252], [122], [2], [253], [254], [23]

He married Rachel (BASFORD) bef 1768. [23] birth of Daly. Born abt 1749. [257], [258] age 80 at death. Rachel died in Enfield, NH, on 25 Aug 1829. [257], [258] Buried in Shaker Cemetery, Enfield, NH. [19] aka: Rachel Ladd ?

(From Shaker manuscripts in the Western Reserve Library in Cleveland, OH, and correspondence with Nellie L. Pierce, Shaker Historian) Rachel entered the Shakers in 1809, age 60." [254]

Page 87 of Covenant Records of Enfield, NH, at the Old Chatham Library in Old Chatham, NY states that Rachel Basford signed the covenant at Enfield 30 Mar 1824. Her death is recorded as 23 Aug 1829, age 80, and she is buried there. The grave location is not known since the property was sold but there is a marker listing the names. [254]

[12] gives name as Sarah or Rachel Ladd, other sources just give name as Rachel _____.

Some notes indicate that she may have died 23 Aug 1829. [2]

[12], [257], [2], [254], [258]

They had one child:
63i.
Sarah (1772-<1838)

Birth records obtained from the State of New Hampshire [123] give additional children for Jonathan and Rachel Basford:
Daty, b. 13 Jun 1768
Azuba, b. 23 Dec 1773, “5th child”
Mary, b. 13 Apr 1776, “6th child”
Eliza, b. 13 Apr 1776, “7th child”

However, An examination of the Henniker town records [259] show that there must have been a mistake in transcribing the original records. There are children with these names and dates listed on the same page as the birth record for their daughter Sarah, but they are clearly the children of Moses and Abigail Huse, rather than Jonathan and Rachel.
32. Joseph BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 24 Aug 1750 in Chester, NH. [252], [23] Joseph was baptized in Chester, NH, on 26 Aug 1750. [244] Congregational Church. Joseph died in Dunham, Canada East, on 11 Jan 1834. [260] Buried in All Saints Church, Dunham, Canada East. [261]

He was one of the signers of the “Association Test” in Apr 1768 for the formation of the town of Salisbury, Merrimack Co., NH. [262]

Joseph Basford of Chester, NH bought land in Alexandria, NH from John Tolford of Chester, NH on 3 Jan 1771. [263]

He is probably the Joseph Basford who is found in the 22 Jul 1771 record of people making improvements to the land in Alexandria, NH. The record indicates that he had been living there about 1 year, and had “improved” 3 acres. [264] He is also on a 1771 list of the early settlers of Alexandria. [265]

He is probably the Joseph Basford of Cardigan, NH who sold land in New Chester, NH to Samuel Atkinson on 23 Nov 1773. [266]

He was a Revolutionary War veteran, Joining Capt. James Osgood’s Co., in Col. Bedal’s NH regiment. [267] He was taken prisoner during the “Invasion of Canada” in 1775, which was the first major military initiative by the newly formed Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and was included in a prisoner exchange. [268] He was on a list of soldiers who received arms in Oxford on 5 Mar 1776. According to Pay Receipts, he was in Montreal in Apr 1776, and Isle Aux Noix in Jun 1776. [267] He fought in the Battle of Bennington on 16 Aug 1777. [269] Joseph Basford of Cardigan, NH is on a list of members of the “Militia of the Regt. under the command of Col. Jon’th Chase,“ dated 30 Jul 1777 at Cornish, NH, who acknowledge the receipt of one months advance pay. [270]

He might be the Joseph Basford of New Salsburg sold 105 acres of land in New Chester, NH to Benjamin Basford of the same town on 6 Mar 1776 for the sum of £5. If he isn’t this Joseph Basford, then it is probably his father. [271]

He is probably the Joseph Basford who was in Salisbury, Merrimack Co., NH in 1776. [230]

After the war, he lived in Cardigan (Orange), NH. [19] He was constable and collector of taxes there in 1778. In 1780 he was on a committee to lay out highways, and was surveyor of highways in 1785. [272] He later removed to E. Lebanon, NH. [19] On 4 Oct 1785, Joseph Basford of Lebanon, NH bought land from Solomon Millington and Silas Gibson Harris also of Lebanon, NH. [273]

He is one of the subscribers to an unsuccessful petition, dated 12 Oct 1785, to form a new town from pieces of Lebanon, Hanover, Enfield, and Canaan, NH, due to the fact that the families living in this area were “so remote from the centre of the Respective Towns to which they belong, and the places of their holding Town and other public Meetings that renders it very inconvenient and almost impossible for them to attend especially on the sabbath or Lords day.” [274]

Joseph Basford of Lebanon, NH sold land to Simeon Cook of Lebanon on 1 Jun 1787. [275]

1790 Federal Census for Lebanon, Grafton Co., NH [231]
Joseph Basford
1 Free white males 16 and over
3 Free white males under 16
4 Free white females

While living in Lebanon, NH, he was employed by Elisha Paine, Esq., in his mill at the outlet of Mascoma Pond. [276]

Joseph and Leah sold their land in Lebanon, NH to Clark Aldrich on 13 May 1794. They acknowledged the sale before a Justice of the Peace in Lebanon on 24 Jan 1795. [277] They probably moved to Canada soon after. Several of his daughters and their husbands removed to Canada and helped found the Canaan Colony (now St. Armand). [2]

He sold nine acres of land in St. Armand to James Blin on 5 Aug 1805 for £10. He had obtained this land from Joseph Stuhney(?) on 2 May 1801. [278]

He sold some land in St. Armand to his daughter Sarah the wife of Walter Farnam on 3 Oct 1820 for the nominal fee of $3 which was “at and for a price which he conceives to be very much under the real value of the aforesaid piece of land but with a view to promote her welfare in this world.” He had obtained this land from Make A. Wells & Joseph Stickney by deeds dated 2 May 1801 and 26 Jan 1802. [279]

There is a Joseph Basford in the 1825 census for St. Armand, Missisquoi Co., Canada East. [19]
5 in “household” (presumably excludes hired help?)
2 males under 14
1 male over 14
1 male 60+
1 female under 14
1 female 14-44
1 female 45+

He is probably the Joseph Basford, farmer, in the 1831 census for Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Canada East with a family of 3. [280]
3 in household, Baptist
1 married male 60+
1 single female 14-44
1 married female 45+

Gravestone at All Saints Episcopal Anglican Cemetery, Dunham, Quebec, Canada [19]
In memory of/Joseph Basford/who died/Jan 11 1834/aged 82 yrs
(May be a “memorial stone” indicating that he may not actually be buried there. [281])

[261] gives death as 1 Jan 1834.

[222], [231], [19], [223], [12], [252], [122], [281], [2], [282], [267], [283], [264], [265], [270], [274], [279], [277], [266], [263], [275], [273], [271], [280], [284], [278], [261], [23], [260], [269], [244]

He married Leah HARRIS, daughter of Silas HARRIS (1730-?) & Mary GORHAM (~1721-?), abt 1771. [19] Born on 2 Sep 1755 in South Kingstown, RI. [285] Leah died in Dunham, Canada East, on 22 Oct 1835. [261], [260] age 79. Buried in All Saints Church, Dunham, Canada East. [261]

Gravestone at All Saints Episcopal Anglican Cemetery, Dunham, Quebec, Canada [19]
In memory of/Leah/wife of/Joseph Basford/who died/Oct 22 1835/aged 79 yrs
(May be a “memorial stone” indicating that he may not actually be buried there. [281])

[260] gives birth as 1756.

[19], [281], [2], [282], [284], [285], [261], [260]

They had the following children:
64i.
Mary (1774-1844)
65ii.
Elizabeth (1776-1848)
66iii.
Jacob (1778-1852)
67iv.
Charlotte (?1780-1867)
68v.
John (1782-1866)
69vi.
Wealthyany (1784-1864)
70vii.
Joseph (1786-?)
71viii.
Olive (1788-1864)
72ix.
Rosamond (1790-1851)
73x.
Henry Harris (1792-1869)
74xi.
Sarah (1794-1879)

Some lists of children show only a subset of the children listed here. However, this list is confirmed by a family Bible record. [282]
33. Jacob BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 5 Aug 1754 in Chester, NH. [12], [2] Jacob was baptized in Chester, NH, on 26 Mar 1754. [19] Congregational Church. Jacob died ? .

[252] and [23] give birth as 5 ___ 1754, Chester, NH.

He is probably the Jacob Basford whose name appears on the 7 Feb 1796 list of petitioners for the settlement of the township of Raxton, Canada East. [286] (If it is not this Jacob, it must be his nephew Jacob, the son of his brother Joseph.)

Marge Spille indicates that he “married the mother-in-law of Rosamond Basford,” and that she believes he was probably married before. [19]

[222], [19], [223], [12], [252], [122], [2], [286], [23]

34. Benjamin BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 25 Apr 1756 in Chester, NH. [287], [288], [23] Benjamin was baptized in Chester, NH, on 9 May 1756. [19] Congregational Church. Benjamin died in Milton, VT, on 13 Nov 1833. [289], [288], [290] Buried in Miltonboro Cemetery, Milton, VT. [291], [288]

He served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in May 1775 for the term of eight months in the Company of Captain Gordon Hutchins and in the Regiment commanded by Colonel John Stark and Brigade commanded by General Sulivan(?). During this time, he fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. At the request of General Sulivan(?) he stayed in the service until the first day of February 1776 when he was discharged. He reenlisted under Capt. James Shepard for six months and marched from New Hampshire to Ticonderoga in the State of New York. [292]

He bought a lot containing 105 acres of land in New Chester, NH from his brother (or father?) Joseph Basford on 6 Mar 1776 for the sum of £5. [271] He bought another 105 acres lot in New Chester from Joshua Tolford on 8 Nov 1781. [293]

He may be the Benjamin Basford who was a Surveyor of Highways in Cardigan (Orange), Grafton Co., NY in 1778. His brother Joseph was constable. [272]

1790 Federal Census for Alexandria, Grafton Co., NH [231]
Benjamin Basford
1 Free white males 16 and over (Benjamin)
2 Free white males under 16 (probably Jonathan and David)
4 Free white females (Lydia, Sally, Dolly? and ??)

In 1791/2 he sold his land in New Hampshire, and removed to VT soon after. [294]

On 8 Aug 1793, Benjamin Basford of Duxbury, Chittendon Co., VT bought 124 acres of land in Waterbury, VT from Jacob Davis, Richard Molden(?) and Ezra Butler for £52 14s. [295] He apparently sold this land almost immediately to John Calkins on 3 Dec(?) 1793 for the same price he paid for it. [296] At the time, he was still a resident of Duxbury, so apparently he never moved to this property. However, Rev. C. C. Parker, in his discourse on the early history of Waterbury, indicates that “Mr. Basford was probably the first to settle on Waterbury River, in the beautiful vale above the mills. He was succeeded by Mr. Calkins.” [297], [298]

He apparently removed to Colchester, Chittenden Co., VT for a time before finally settling in Georgia, Franklin Co., VT. On 26 Feb 1798, Benjamin Basford of Colchester, VT bought 200 acres of land in Georgia, VT from Daniel Hurlbut and Benjamin Boardman for $500. [299]

1800 federal census for Georgia, Franklin Co., VT, p. 444 [300]
Benjamin Basford
1 male under 10 (Benjamin Jr.)
2 male 10-14 (??)
1 males 15-25 (probably Jonathan or David)
1 male 45 and over (Benjamin)
2 females 10-14 (Sally and Dolly?)
1 female 26-45 (Lydia)

From the 1800 census data, it would appear that he had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. His will mentions only sons Jonathan, David and Benjamin, and a daughter Sally Blake. From other sources it can be determined that Jonathan was born abt May 1780, David was born abt 1781, and Benjamin was born abt 1796. Presumably Jonathan or David would be the male age 16-26 in the 1800 census. Perhaps the other had left home, or was counted in the wrong age category? Benjamin would probably be the male under 10. Probably the two males age 10-16 had died before Benjamin died, or else had been disowned, or possibly they were just boarders? Probably Sally was one of the females aged 10-16. The other female might be the Dolly Stephens, wife of Nathan Stephens, who sold all right that they might have to the estate of Benjamin Basford to Jonathan Basford on 5 Jul 1808 for $100. [301] Presumably Dolly was an heir of Benjamin, and most likely a daughter.

He quit claimed 66 acres of land in Georgia, VT to Benjamin Boardman and Daniel Hurlbut for $2.58 on 21 Oct 1801. [302] He sold land in Georgia, VT to his son David for $500 on 6 May 1805. [303] He quitclaimed property in Milton, VT to James Tisdale on 8 Jun 1805 for $200. [304]

1810 federal census for Georgia, Franklin Co., VT, p. 290 [305]
Benjamin Basford
1 male under 10 (possibly a grandson?)
1 male 10-15 (probably Benjamin Jr.)
1 males 26-45
1 male 45 and over (Benjamin)
1 female under 10 (possibly a grandaughter?)
1 females 10-15
1 female 16-25 (possibly Sally or Dolly?)
1 female 45 and over (Lydia)

He sold land in Georgia, VT to his son Jonathan for $150 on 20 Jul 1812. [306]

1820 federal census for Georgia, Franklin Co., VT [307]
Benjamin Bassford
1 male 45 and up (Benjamin)
1 female under 10 (perhaps a grandaughter?)
1 female 45 and up (Lydia)
1 person involved in agriculture

1830 Federal Censuses for Georgia, Franklin Co., VT. [308]
Benjamin Basford
1 male 15-19
1 male 70-79 (Benjamin)
1 female 10-15
1 female 50-60 (Martha)

He made a declaration for the purposes of obtaining a Revolutionary War pension on 29 May 1818, however, it does not appear that he followed through with the application process. Just before he died, he apparently started pursuing the pension again since a number of depositions were filed on his behalf in 1832 and 1833. After his death his widow filed for a widow’s pension. [292]

His will was dated 4 Jul 18[31?], and was proved 30 Dec 1833. He names his wife Martha as executrix, and give bequests to sons Jonathan, David and Benjamin, and daughter Sally Blake. [309]

Gravestone, Miltonboro Cemetery, Milton, Chittenden Co., VT [288]
Benjamin Basford/died/Nov. 13, 1833/age 78 years/
Ly hear dear father under ground ...

[292] gives death as 3 Nov 1833.

Some sources show the name of Benjamin’s wife as Ellen Sands, m. 1783, but no primary source information has been found to corroborate this fact. Was he married three times?

[222], [19], [223], [12], [292], [287], [122], [2], [294], [271], [293], [310], [291], [289], [309], [307], [306], [302], [303], [301], [295], [296], [304], [311], [312], [298], [288], [23], [290], [272]

He first married Lydia (BASFORD) by abt 1780. Born abt 1755. [313] age 70 at death. Lydia died in Georgia, VT, on 17 Aug 1825. [313], [290] Buried in Georgia Plains Cemetery, Georgia, VT. [313]

It is not clear whether she was the mother of all Benjamin’s children. She is buried near David Basford suggesting that he was probably her son, and the death record for Benjamin Jr. lists Lydia as his mother.

Gravestone, Georgia Plains Cemetery, Georgia Plains, Franklin Co., VT [314], [288]
In memory of/Lydia, consort of/Benjamin Basford/
who died 17 August/1825 in the 70 year of her age/
Naked as from the earth we came/And crept to life at first/
We to the earth return again/And mingle with the dust

Some sources gives death as 17 Aug 1823.

[19], [294], [314], [291], [311], [288], [290]

They had the following children:
75i.
Jonathan (~1780-1845)
76ii.
David (~1781-1837)
77iii.
Sally (~1785-1848)
78iv.
Dolly (?) (~1785-?)
79v.
Benjamin Jr. (~1796-1872)

He second married Martha DENNIS Mar 1826 or 1827 in Milton, VT. [289] Born abt 1777 in Vermont. [289] age 76 in 1854. Martha died aft 1855. [289]

Martha was named executrix for the estate of her husband Benjamin Basford. [309]

She was living with the family of Thomas Persons in the 1850 census of Chateaugay, Franklin Co., NY. I presume that Thomas was probably her son from her first marriage? [315]
Thomas Persons, age 38, b. VT
Afina , wife, age 31, b. VT
Betsey, age 12 b. VT.
Eli, age 7, b. VT.
Martha Bassford, age 73, b. VT
Sophrina Maxfield, age 16, b. VT

After the death of Benjamin Basford, she apparently applied for a pension based on Benjamin’s service, [292] and also based on the service of her first husband, John Bean. On 28 Mar 1854, she was awarded a pension of $96/year for John Bean’s service. At that time, she was still a resident of Chateaugay, NY. She also applied for a Bounty Land Grant on 23 May 1855. [289]

[19], [292], [316], [289], [309]


[294] gives marriage as aft 1812.
35. Elizabeth BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 1 Oct 1760 in Chester, NH. [252], [23] Elizabeth was baptized in Chester, NH, on 12 Oct 1760. [19] Congregational Church. Elizabeth died in Miltonboro, VT, on 5 Sep 1829. [317], [312] Buried in Miltonboro Cemetery, Milton, VT. [318], [312] aka: Betsey.

She was of Henniker, NH at the time of her marriage in 1780. [3]

Gravestone inscription, Miltonboro Cemtery, Miltonboro, VT [294]
John Blake/Jan 16, 1842/age 83 yrs/
Betsey/wife of/John Blake/died/Sep 5, 1829

[2] indicates that she may have married Gideon Currier.

[222], [19], [223], [12], [294], [252], [122], [2], [318], [319], [3], [317], [312], [23]

She married John BLAKE, son of John BLAKE (?-?), on 12 Feb 1780 in Hopkinton, NH. [12], [37] Born abt 1759 in Hampton, NH. [312] age 83 at death per gravestone. John died in Georgia, VT, on 16 Jan 1842. [317], [312] gravestone. Buried in Miltonboro Cemetery, Milton, VT. [312]

Came from Salisbury, MA with his father. [318]

Gravestone inscription, Miltonboro Cemtery, Miltonboro, VT [294]
John Blake/Jan 16, 1842/age 83 yrs/
Betsey/wife of/John Blake/died/Sep 5, 1829

[19], [12], [294], [319], [317], [312]

They had the following children:
80i.
Jonathan (1780-1854)
81ii.
Jesse (1782-1850)
82iii.
Eliza (1784-1861)
83iv.
John (1786-?)
84v.
Aaron (1787-?)
85vi.
Abigail (1789-~1877)
86vii.
Dorothy (~1793-?)
87viii.
Miriam Basford (1800-1883)
88ix.
Winthrop Page (1803-1881)
36. James BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 27 Sep 1762 in Chester, NH. [252], [23] James was baptized in Chester, NH, on 12 Sep 1762. [19] Congregational Church. James died on 18 Sep 1845. [320]

He served in the Revolutionary War. He enlisted at Newburgh(?), NY in the year 1778 (or 1777 according to one deposition), in the company commanded by Captain John Craig, Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment of Dragoons and continued to serve until the close of the war when he was discharged from service in Lancaster, PA. He was in the battle at the taking of Cornwallis, and in the Battle of Charlestown, SC, as well as several other skirmishes with the Indians, and British in the state of Georgia. According to a deposition in his Revolutionary War pension records, he was discharged 30 Jun 1785. [321]

In a deposition that he made for the pension application of his brother Benjamin, he indicated that he was at Ticonderoga with Benjamin. [292]

On 12 Nov 1796 “James Basford direct from Pennsylvania (brother to Jonathan Basford of Enfield)” placed an advertisement to sell two horses. Inquiries were directed to “Landlord Smith’s” in Lebanon, NH. [322]

He might be the James Bashford listed in the 1800 census of Fayette Co., PA? [256]
1 male 10-16
1 male 26-45
1 female 10-16
1 female 45 and up

He might be the James Basford listed in the 1810 census for Greenwood Twp., Northumberland Co., PA. [323]
1 male 45 and up
2 females under 10
1 female 10-16
1 female 26-45

He made a deposition regarding his application for a Revolutionary War pension on 21 Apr 1818, at which time he was living in Neversink, Sullivan Co., NY.. He made another deposition regarding his application for a Revolutionary War pension in July 1820. At that time he was living in Wawarsing, Ulster Co., NY. He indicated that he was crippled in one hand and one foot, and was a common day labourer. An inventory of his sparse estate was valued at $28. He mentions a wife Tamar, age 40, and a son James, age 5(?). He was awarded a pension of $8/month [321]

1820 federak census of Wawarsing, Ulster Co, NY. [324]
James Basford
1 male under 10
2 males 45 and over
1 female 16-26
1 female 26-45

In Apr 1826 he made a deposed that he had moved to Franklin Co., VT and requested that his pension be payable there. He only stayed there a short time, then removed to Poughkeepsie, NY where he made a request on 11 Mar 1829 to have his pension made payable there. Apparently, he moved there to live with one of his children. [321]

He was living in Olive, Ulster Co., NY in 1 Jul 1833 when he made a deposition for his brother Benjamin’s application for a Revoltionary War pension. At that time a handwritten note to his brother on the deposition indicates that he was sick, and poor. [292]

James and Tamar Basford of Olive, NY sold land to Abraham Atkins on 24 Nov 1838. [325]

He apparently borrowed some money using his pension certificate as collateral, and had some trouble getting it back, for on 11 Mar 1839 he deposed that it was being “illegally withheld by Smith Random of New Paltz Ulster County, that said Pension Certificate was placed in the hands of Joseph Random late of New Paltz, now deceased, for the security of a debt due the said Joseph Random, which his son the above named Smith Random now claims, and an amount more than he honestly and justly owes to the late Joseph Random, and more than this Deponent is willing to pay. Consequently the said Smith Ransom refuses to give up this Deponents Pension Certificate though often requested so to do, that he may be able to draw his pension now due.” [321]

On 16 Mar 1840, he made a deposition that he had moved to Chenango Co., NY and requested that his pension be made payable there. He may have moved there to live with his son James Jr., for about two years later, he moved to Little Meadows, Susquehanna Co., PA, and on 30 Jun 1842 he requested that his pension be transferred once more, and deposed that “a son of his with whom he has resided & with whom he still resides has removed into Susquehanna County here purchased land & expects to remain.” I assume that this son was James Jr. since he also made a deposition regarding his father’s identity at the same time. [321]

He is listed in the 1840 census for Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY. [326]
James Basford
1 male 20-30
1 male 30-40
1 male 80-90
1 female 50-60

He is listed in the 1840 census of Revolutionary War pensioners for Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY, where his age is given as 80. [327]

[19] gives baptism as 12 Sep 1762, but [252] gives birth as 27 Sep 1762, so one must be incorrect.

[222], [19], [223], [12], [292], [252], [122], [2], [321], [326], [325], [324], [320], [322], [23]

He married Tamer (BASFORD) abt 1812. [321] letter from James Mow dated 29 Apr 1848. Born abt 1780. [321] age 40 in 1820. Tamer died aft 29 Apr 1848. [321] letter from James Mow dated 29 Apr 1848.

After the death of her husband, her son-in-law James Mow(?) wrote a letter on 29 Apr 1848 inquiring as to whether she would qualify for a pension. [321]

[321]

They had the following children:
89i.
James Jr. (~1814-1887)
90ii.
Sarah (>1820-~1870)
37. Aaron BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 17 Jul 1764 in Chester, NH. [252], [23] Aaron was baptized in Chester, NH, on 29 Jul 1764. [19] Congregational Church. Aaron died ? .

Aaron was mustered into the First New Hampshire Regiment on 10 May 1782 at Weare, NH. [328], [329]

Not in 1790 New Hampshire census. [2] There is an Aaron Bassord in Saddle River, Bergen Co., NJ in 1795. This Aaron Bassford, with his wife Mary, had a son John McLane Bassford baptized 26 Aug 1799 at St. John Episcopal Church, Elizabeth, NJ. [19], [37]

One set gives baptism as 24 Jul 1764, while another gives 29 Jul 1764. [2]

[222], [223], [12], [252], [122], [2], [330], [329], [23]

38. (?) BASFORD (Joseph3, James2, Jacob1).

It is not clear where the Jacob Basford who married Nancy Poor on 8 Sep 1818 fits in, but he is probably a grandson of Joseph and Elizabeth (Goodhue) Basford. He might be the son of Joseph and Leah (Harris) Basford, but it appears that another Jacob fits better there. He could also be the son of Jacob Basford.
Child:
91i.
Jacob (?-?)
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