Second Generation
Family of William G. BASFORD (1) & Sarah (BASFORD)
2. James G. BASFORD (William G.1). Born on 20 Dec 1801 in North Carolina.6 James G. died in Putnam Co., FL, on 15 Dec 1883.6 Buried in Peniel Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.7

1840 federal census for Brunswick Co., NC, p. 2304
James G. Basford
2 males 5-9
1 male 30-39
1 female 5-9
1 female 10-14
1 female 15-19
1 female 30-39

1850 federal census for Shallotte District, Brunswick Co., NC, p. 1791
James G. Basford, male, age 48, b. NC, farmer, real estate 600
Mary, female, age 49, b. NC
Catharine, female, age 21, b. NC
William, male, age 18, b. NC, laborer
James, male, age 15, b. NC
Jane, female, age 13, b. NC
Joey G. Evans, male, age 25, b. NC, laborer
(He is probably the son of William Basford who is listed on the same page of the census.)

He is probably the James Bassford listed in the 1860 federal census for 20th Division, Putnam Co., FL, p. 5638
James Bassford, male, age 65, b. NC, real estate 300, personal estate 1000
Polly, female, age 62, b. NC

1870 federal census for Pearsons Mills Precinct, Putnam Co., FL, p. 5279
J. G. Bafford, male, age 68, b. NC, cooper
Sarah, female, age 40, b. NC, keeps house
Jane, female, age 9, b. FL
(It is not clear whether Sarah would be a daughter, or perhaps a daughter-in-law to James.)

Although the ages and birthplaces are a little off, he may be the J. G. Bossford in the 1880 federal census for Palatka, Putnam Co., FL, p. 78C10
J. G. Bossford, male, head, age 60, b. GA, father b. GA, mother b. GA, farmer
Catherine, female, wife, age 55, b. GA, father b. GA, mother b. GA, keeping house
Anna, female, daughter, age 24, b. GA, father b. GA, mother b. GA
Jane, female, daughter, age 22, b. GA, father b. GA, mother b. GA
(It is also possible that this is his son James?)

Gravestone, Peniel Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL7
In/Memory/of/James G./Basford Born/Dec. 20, 1801/Died Dec.The 15th 1883

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He married Mary (BASFORD) ? . Born abt 1801 in North Carolina.1 age 49 in 1850 census. Mary died ? .

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They had the following children:
6i.
Catharine (1829-1900)
7ii.
William Willis (~1831-<1900)
8iii.
James C. L. (1835-1915)
9iv.
Jane (~1837-?)
3. Christiana BASFORD (William G.1). Born abt 1807 in North Carolina.11 age 43 in 1850 census. Christiana died ? .

Probably the Christiana Basford living with John Basford in the 1850 census for Jackson Co., FL was his sister.11

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4. John BASFORD (William G.1). Born on 17 Feb 1811 in Brunswick Co., NC.12,6 John died in Jackson Co., FL, on 15 Dec 1886.12,6 Buried in Cow Pen Pond Cemetery, Jackson Co., FL.12,7

1840 federal census for Brunswick Co., NC, p. 2284
John Basford
2 males under 5
1 male 20-29
1 female 20-29

They removed to Jackson Co., FL from Brunswick Co., NC in 1843.13

1850 federal census for 4th District, Jackson Co., FL, p. 29111
John Basford, male, age 39, b. NC, cooper
Lydia, female, age 33, b. NC
Martin A., male, age 13, b. NC
Lemuel N., male, age 10, b. NC
Lorenzo R., male, age 8, b. NC
Samuel S., male, age 7, b. NC
John W., male, age 5, b. NC
Chesterfield, male, age 4, b. NC
Theresa, female, age 11/12, b. FL
Christiana, female, age 43, b. NC

1860 federal census for Marianna P.O., Jackson Co., FL, p. 8318
John Basford, male, age 50 M, b. NC
Lydia, female, age 42, b. NC
Lorenzo R., male, age 19, b. NC
Samuel S., male, age 17, b. NC
John W., male, age 15, b. NC
Chesterfield, male, age 14, b. NC
Theresa, female, age 12, b. FL
Nancy E., female, age 10, b. FL
George M., male, age 7, b. FL
Sarah R., female, age 3, b. FL
Martha, female, age 1, b. FL

1870 federal census for Marianna P.O., Jackson Co., FL, p. 2749
John Basford, male, age 50, b NC, farmer, real estate 160, personal estate 350
Lydia 51, b NC, at home
Nancy E., female, age 17, b. FL, at home
George M., male, age 14, b. FL, farm laborer
Sarah R., female, age 12, b. FL, at home
Martha J., female, age 10, b. FL, at home
William Mattey, male, age 18, b. FL, farm laborer

1880 federal census for Precinct 10, Jackson Co., FL, p. 573D10
John Basford, male, head, age 70, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. NC,
farmer & cooper, married
Lydia, female, wife, age 63, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. NC, housekeeper, married
Nancey E., female, daughter, age 24, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. NC, ast. housekeeper
M. J., female, daughter, age 18, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. NC, ast. Housekeeper
James J., male, grandson, age 3, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. NC, single
Sarah J., female, sister, age 65, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. NC, visitor

1885 state census for Dist. 10, Jackson Co., FL, p. 1814
John Basford, male, head, age 74, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. SC, farmer, married
Ludy, female, wife, age 65, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. SC
N. E.. female, daughter, age 30, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. SC
Jane, female, sister F 65, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. SC
Catherine, grandaughter, age 14, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. SC
Lou, female, grandaughter, age 10, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. SC
James G., male, grandson, age 8, b. FL, father b. NC, mother b. SC

Gravestone, Cow Pen Pond Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL7
John Basford/Feb. 17, 1811/Dec. 15, 1886/Moved to Jackson Co. in 1848

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He married Lydia SELLERS on 12 Nov 1835 in Brunswick Co., NC.5 Born on 7 May 1817 in North Carolina.12,6 Lydia died in Jackson Co., FL, on 20 Jun 1899.12,6 Buried in Cow Pen Pond Cemetery, Jackson Co., FL.12,7

Gravestone, Cow Pen Pond Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL7
Lydia Sellers Basford/May 7, 1817/June 20, 1899/Brunswick Co. N.C.

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They had the following children:
10i.
Martin A. (1837-1865)
11ii.
Lemuel N. (No Further Record) (~1840-<1860)
12iii.
Lorenzo R. (Died Unmarried) (~1841-1863)
13iv.
Samuel Strange (1843-1911)
14v.
John Wyatt (1845-1935)
15vi.
Chesterfield (1846-1933)
16vii.
Theresa A. (~1849-?)
17viii.
Nancy E. (~1850-?)
18ix.
George Miller (1852-1934)
19x.
Sarah R. (1856-1938)
20xi.
Martha J. (1860-?)
5. Sarah J. BASFORD (William G.1). Born abt 1815 in North Carolina.10 age 65 i n1880 census. Sarah J. died ? . aka: Jane?

She is probably the Jane Basford (age 30, b. NC) living with her father in the 1850 census for Shallotte District, Brunswick Co., NC, p. 1791

She is probably the Jane Basford (age 46, b. NC) living with the family of Jessee and Cynthia Crowill in the 1860 census for Marianna P.O., Jackson Co., FL, p. 7428

She was living with her brother John at the time of the 1880 census.10

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