First Generation
1. William G. BASFORD. Born abt 1768 in North Carolina.1 age 82 in 1850 census. William G. died aft 1850.1

He is probably the brother of Christopher Basford, who was listed on the same pages for the 1810 and 1830 censuses2,3

1810 federal census for Brunswick Co., NC, p. 2243
W. Basford
1 male under 10
1 male 26-44
3 females under 10
1 female 26-44

1830 federal census for Brunswick Co., NC, p. 3292
William Basford
1 malle 5-9
1 male 10-14
2 males 15-19
1 male 60-69
1 female 5-9
1 female 10-14
1 female 15-19
1 female 40-49

1840 federal census for Brunswick Co., NC, p. 2284
W’m Basford
1 male 20-29
1 female 15-19
1 female 20-29
1 female 30-39
1 female 50-59
(If this is the same William, then his age is listed incorrectly, or he was omitted from the tabulation. It is possible that this could be a son?)

41850 federal census for Shallotte District, Brunswick Co., NC, p. 1791
William Basford, male, age 82, b. NC, real estate 200
Jane, female, age 30, b. NC
Tolacy?, female, age 25, b. NC

5,1,2,3
He married Sarah (BASFORD) ? . Born ? . Sarah died ? .

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They had the following children:
2i.
James G. (1801-1883)
3ii.
Christiana (~1807-?)
4iii.
John (1811-1886)
5iv.
Sarah J. (Died Unmarried) (~1815-?)
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