Second Generation
Family of John BASFORD (1) & Sarah GLOVER
2. Samuel BASFORD. Born in Mar 1824 in England.5 Samuel died bef 1910.6 wife living alone in 1910 census.

The 1900 census indicates that Samuel and Mary immigrated to the U.S. in 1860.5

They came to the U.S. via Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.4

1870 federal census for Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 215A7
Samuel Bassford, male, age 48, b. England, farmer, real estate 4000, personal estate 800
Margaret, female, age 39, b. England, keeping house
Amos, male, age 17, b. Canada, works on farm
John, male, age 15, b. Canada
Thomas, male, age 11, b. Canada
Ralph, male, age 7, b. NY

1880 federal census for Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 35B8
Samuel Basford, male, head, age 60, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England,
farmer, married
Mary A., female, wife, age 49, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England,
keeping house, married
Thomas, male, son, age 21, b. Canada, father b. England, mother b. England, farm, single
Ralph, male, son, age 17, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England, at home, single

1900 federal census for Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY, 22 Jun 1900, p. 259A5
Samuel Basford, male, head, age 75, b. Mar 1824, England, father b. England, mother b. England,
farmer, married 50 years, year of immigration 1860, years in U.S. 40
Mary Ann, female, wife, age 70, b. Nov 1830, England, father b. England, mother b. England,
farmer, married 50 years, 5 children, 5 living, year of immigration 1860, years in U.S. 40

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He married Mary Ann HOLDEN abt 1850.5 married 50 years in 1900 census. Born in Nov 1830 in England.5 Mary Ann died aft 1920.11

1910 federal census for Russell, ED 177, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 28B6
Mary A. Basford, female, head, age 80, b. England, father b. NY, mother b. NY, own income, single

1920 federal census for Russell, ED 183, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 10A11
Mary A. Basford, female, head, age 90, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England, widow
Samuel, male, head, age 34, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, single

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They had the following children:
5i.
Amos H. (1853-?)
6ii.
John (1854-?)
7iii.
Thomas (1859-?)
8iv.
Ralph (1861-?)
3. Joseph BASFORD. Born on bp. 19 Sep 1830 in Norton In Hales, Shropshire, England.1 Joseph was baptized in Norton In Hales, Shropshire, England, on 19 Sep 1830.1 Joseph died ? .

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4. Ralph BASFORD. Born on 2 Aug 1832 in Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.3 Ralph was baptized in Norton In Hales, Shropshire, England, on 18 Sep 1831.1 Ralph died in Lanark, Portage Co., WI, on 20 May 1922.12,3 Buried in Badger Cemetery, Lanark Twp., Portage Co., WI.13,14

He is probably the Ralph Bassford, bp. 18 Sep 1831, Norton In Hales, Shropshire, England, the son of John and Sarah Bassford.1 John and Sarah had also a son Joseph, bp. 19 Sep 1830.1 This is consistent with undocumented information given elsewhere which shows the parents of Ralph being John and Sarah (Glover) Basford. This source shows Ralph being born 2 Aug 1832, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.3 The year would seem to be off by a year, huwever, Wybunbury is only about 10 miles from Norton In Hales, so the difference in location is not necessarily inconsistent. Perhaps John and Sarah lived in Wybunbury, but their church was in Norton In Hales?

Ralph’s death certificate confirms that he was the son of John and Sarah Basford.15

Living in the same town there was a Ralph and Hannah Bassford who had children Mary, bp. 23 Jul 1809; John, bp. 9 Feb 1817; Charles, bp. 31 Oct 1819; and Anne, bp. 3 Feb 1822.1 Probably they would be close relatives of John. (This would probably be the same Ralph Bassford who married Hannah Money on 10 Apr 1809, Stoke Upon Trent, Stafford, England.1

1860 federal census for Dekalb, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 82216
John Morey, male, age 28, b. England, laborer
Sarah Morey, female, age 29, b. Prince Edward island
Mary A. Morey, female, age 8, b. Prince Edward island
James Morey, male, age 6, b. Prince Edward island
John Morey, male, age 5, b. Prince Edward island
William Morey, male, age 4, b. Prince Edward island
Richard Morey, male, age 2, b. NY
Abigail Morey, male, age 1, b. NY
Frank Morey, male, age 3/12, b. NY
Ralph Basford, male, age 28, b. England, laborer
George Basford, male, age 30, b. England, laborer
(It is not clear if Goerge is a brother to Ralph, or possibly some other relative. An undocumented source relating to the Morey family indicated that “Ralph and his brother George worked on the John Morey farm,” so it seems likely that George was Ralph’s brother.)

1870 federal census for Clifton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 121A7
Ralph Bosford, male, age 37, b. England, farmer, real estate 1400, personal estate 250
Ann, female, age 34, b. England keeping house
Jane Ann, female, age 7, b. NY, at school
Lilian, female, age 5, b. NY, at school
Mary L., female, age 3, b. NY
Abigail, female, age 1, b. NY

1880 federal census for Lanark, Portage Co., WI, p. 89A17
Ralph Basford, male, head, age 49, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England,
farms, married
Ann, female, wife, age 44, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England, keeps house, married
Jane L., female, daughter, age 17, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England, laborer, single
Lillian M., female, daughter, age 15, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England, laborer, single
Mary L., female, daughter, age 13, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England, school, single
Abbgil M., female, daughter, age 11, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England, school, single
Ralph W., male, son, age 9, b. NY, father b. England, mother b. England, school, single
Ida M., female, daughter, age 3, b. WI, father b. England, mother b. England, school, single

1900 federal census for Lanark, Portage Co., WI, 20 Jun 1900, p. 131A18
Ralph Basferd Sr., male, head, age 68, b. Aug 1831, England, father b. England, mother b. England,
farmer, married 37 years
Ann, female, wife, age 65, b. Aug 1834, b. England, father b. England, mother b. England,
married 37 years, 7 children, 6 living
Joseph Belar, male, servant, b. Oct 1881, WI, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany,
farm laborer, single
Edgar F. Cain, male, servant, age 9, b. Oct 1890, WI, father b. Canada, mother b. WI, single

Ralph and Ann were living with their daughter Mary at the time of the 1910 census.19 Ralph was a widower, and was still living with Mary at the time of the 1920 census.20

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He married Ann MOREY, daughter of William MOREY & Ann PLATTE, abt 1863.18 married 37 years in 1900 census. Born on 17 Aug 1835 in Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.12,3 Ann died in Portage Co., WI, on 28 Aug 1913.15 Buried in Badger Cemetery, Lanark Twp., Portage Co., WI.13,14 Death Cause: Chronic Gastritis.15

Her cemetery stone lists her year of birth as 1836, but her death certificate lists it as 1835.15

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They had the following children:
9i.
Jane Ann (~1863-1903)
10ii.
Lillian M. (1865-?)
11iii.
Mary Louise (Died Unmarried) (1866-1956)
12iv.
Abigail M. (1868-1956)
13v.
Ralph William (1870-1952)
14vi.
Ida M. (1876-1940)
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