Third Generation (Continued)
Third Generation (Continued)
Family of Abraham BASSFORD (3) & Abby Catherine KIPP
19. Abraham L. BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt 1832-1835 in New York, NY.29,166,167,40 age 18 in 1850 census, age 23 in 1855 census, age 25 in 1860 census, age 50 at death. Abraham L. died in Chicago, IL, on 1 Apr 1882.168,167 Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL.167,72 aka: Abram, Abe.169,40

1855 state census for Brooklyn, Ward 13, ED 2, Kings Co., NY, household # 19940
Abe Bassford, male, head, age 23, b. New York Co., married, billiards
Mary, female, wife, age 22, b. Kings Co., married
Abe, male, son, age 3, b. Kings Co.
Henry, male, son, age 1, b. Kings Co.
Margaret Cotton, female, servant, age 18, b. Germany
(the family was living at this address for 1 month)

1860 federal census for Plainfield Twp, Union Co., NJ, p. 132166
Abram Bassfort, male, age 25, b. NY, machinist, personal estate 1000
Mary, female, age 25, b. NY
Abram, male, age 8, b. NY
Henry, male, age 6, b. NY
Clorine, female, age 4, b. NY
Mary Curtice, female, age 20, b. Ireland, servant

He is listed in the New York City directories for a number of years:38
1865, billiard table maker, 8 Ann & 149 Fulton, res. E 82nd N 4th Ave
1866, billiard rooms & manufacturing, 8 Ann & 149 Fulton, res 145 E 47th
1867-8, tables, 145 Fulton, res. Hudson c. Desbrosses
1875-5, stationer, 561 Hudson, res. 10 Renwick
1876, stationer, 563 Hudson, res. 10 Renwick
1877, toys, 543 Hudson, res. 10 Renwick
1878, stationer, 543 Hudson, res. 10 Renwick
1880-1, stationer, 579 Hudson, res. 10 Renwick

He was probably divorced or separated by 1870 since he was not listed with Mary in the 1870 census.56

He is probably the “Ab. Bassford,” listed in the 1880 census for Chicago, E. D. 95, Cook Co., IL. p. 306A170
Ab. Bassford, male, age 48, b. NY, father b. VA, mother b. NY, clerk
Maggi, female, wife, age 38, b. PA, father b. Scotland, mother b. Scotland, keeping house
Adelbert, male, son, age 2, b, IL, father b. NY, mother b. PA

1,2,38,29,169,166,171,168,172,173,174,175,72,40

He first married Mary Elizabeth WRIGHT by abt 1850.28 birth of Mary. Born in Oct 1832 in New York.176 Mary Elizabeth died in Spokane, WA, on 24 Jan 1908.177 Buried on 26 Jan 1908 in Greenwood Memorial Park, Spokane, WA.178 They were divorced bef 1876.172 Abraham remarried.

1870 federal censs for New York City, 8th Ward, 9-E Dist, NY, p. 23856
Mary Bassford, female, age 37, b. NY, boarding house
Henry, male, age 15, b. NY
Nettie, female, age 6, b. NY
(Many boarders also listed in household.)

She was living with her daughter Janet at the time of the 1900 census.176

38,56,169,166,176,171,177,178,175,40

They had the following children:
92i.
Mary Abbey (Died as Child) (~1850-1851)
93ii.
Abraham Lockwood (1852-1932)
94iii.
Henry Evesson (1854-1935)
95iv.
Florine E. (Died as Child) (~1856-~1863)
96v.
Janet F. (1862-1937)

He second married Margaret HENRY on 7 Jan 1877 in Chicago, IL.172 Born abt 1842-1845 in Pennsylvania.170,172 age 32 at marriage, age 38 in 1880 census. Margaret died ? .

She is widowed and living with her son Adelbert at the time of the 1910 census.179

170,180,172,179

They had the following children:
97i.
Adelbert M. (~1878-1939)
98ii.
Abbey C. (Died as Child) (~1881-1881)
20. Mary Abby BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt 1832 in New York.29 age 18 in 1850 census. Mary Abby died in New York City, NY, abt 11 Dec 1851.11 burial. Buried on 11 Dec 1851 in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.11

She is probably the Mary Abby Bassford who was buried 11 Dec 1851.12,11

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21. Thomas Franklin BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt 1834-1836 in New York.29,181,40 age 16 (or 14?) in 1850 census, age 21 in 1855 census, age 22 in 1856. Thomas Franklin died in Atlantic Ocean, on 2 Nov 1856.52 Death Cause: Shipwreck.52 aka: Franklin, Frank.30,29,40

He became a well-known pianist and composer while still a young man, but suffered an untimely death before when the French ship Le Lyonnais that he and his young wife were traveling on was lost at sea. He had been accepted at the Paris Conservatory of Music thanks to the recommendation of the piano virtuoso Louis Morceau Gottschalk.30,52

He wrote an opera called “The Phantom Ship,” based on the story of The Flying Dutchman. The manuscript for the opera was lost182

1,2,30,17,38,29,182,52,183,184,185,93,181,186,40

He married Margaret Albertia CLAYTON, daughter of Edwin Bailey CLAYTON & Margaret T. TAYLOR, on 23 Jun 1855 in New York City, NY.184,93 Born abt 1835 in New York.29,40 age 15 in 1850 census, age 20 in 1855 census. Margaret Albertia died in Atlantic Ocean, on 2 Nov 1856.52 Death Cause: Shipwreck.52

1855 state census for New York, Ward 9, ED 4, New York Co., household #33840
Margaret P. Clayton, female, head, age 60, b. England
Margaret A. Basford, female, daughter, age 20, b. New York Co.
Cathen Shaffer, female, age 16, b. Germany, servant

29,52,183,184,185,93,186,187,40

They had one child:
99i.
Franklin Louis (~1856-1897)

185 gives marriage as 21 Jun 1855.
22. Florine Augusta BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt Apr 1836 in New York.44 age 75 years 9 months at death. Florine Augusta died in New York City, NY, on 21 Jan 1912.44 aka: Florence.

I assume that she would be the Augusta, age 14, listed in the 1850 census,29 although other sources simply give her name as Florine A. Bassford.

1 indicates that she was age 9 in 1851.

1880 federal census for New York City, New York, NY, p. 9755
Florence A. Evesson, head, female, age 34, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, keeps house,
widowed/divorced
Estelle, daughter, female, age 20, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, at home, single
Harry, son, male, age 18, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, clerk in store, single
Isabelle, daughter, female, age 15, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, at home, single
Chas. W., son, male, age 6, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, at home, single

1,2,30,38,55,185,188,16,189,190,44,191,40

She married Henry EVESSON Jr. on 14 May 1857 in New York City, NY.185,191 Born abt 1834.34 age 41 at death. Henry died in New York City, NY, abt 1 Sep 1875.34 burial. Buried on 1 Sep 1875 in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.34 Death Cause: Consumption.34

2,38,185,16,189,190,191

They had the following children:
100i.
101ii.
Henry (~1861-~1883)
102iii.
Isabelle (~1863-?)
103iv.
Charles W. (~1874-~1893)
23. Victoria C. BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt 1838-1840 in New York.29,49,34,40 age 12 in 1850 census, age 17 in 1855 census, age 30 in 1870 census, age 44 at death. Victoria C. died in New York City, NY, abt 23 Jan 1883.34 burial. Buried on 23 Jan 1883 in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.34 Death Cause: Paralysis.34

She and her husband were living with her mother at the time of the 1870 census.49

1,2,50,38,29,49,185,34,40

She married Monmouth H. CHAMBERS on 20 Mar 1862 in New York City, NY.185 Born abt 1832 in New York.49 age 38 in 1870 census. Monmouth H. died ? .

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They had the following children:
104i.
Victoria E. (Died as Child) (~1862-~1863)
105ii.
Lillian (~1864-?)
106iii.
Isabelle (~1867-?)
107iv.
(child) (Died as Child) (?-~1871)
108v.
(child) (Died as Child) (~1873-~1873)
109vi.
(child) (Died as Child) (~1874-~1874)
24. William Kipp BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born in Apr 1839 in New York.192 William Kipp died in New York City, NY, abt 24 Dec 1902.34 burial. Buried on 24 Dec 1902 in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.34 Death Cause: Heart Disease.34 aka: Willey.40

He was a well-known musician, touring Amaerica and Europe giving concerts as a young man. He later became a composer, teacher and organist in New York.30

1870 federal census for Morrisania, Westchester Co., NY, p. 14149
W'm Bassford, male, age 35, b. NY, piano teacher
Maria, female, age 30, b. NY, keeps house
William, male, age 6, b. NY, at home
Milton, male, age 4, b. NY, at home
Annie Finch, female, age 14, b. NY, domestic l___

He is probably the William Bassford listed in the 1880 census for New York, NY, although the name of his wife doesn’t match that given by other sources. Was he married more than once?
1880 federal census for New York, New York Co., NY, p. 405D
William Bassford , male, age 40, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, professor of music
Maria D., female, wife, age 36, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England, keeping house
William, male, son, age 15, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. MA, s at school
Maggie Eagan, female, other, age 19, b. NY, father b. Ireland, mother b. Ireland, servant

1900 federal census for Belleville, Essex Co., NJ, 11 Jun 1900, p. 107B192
William K. Bassford, male, head, age 61, b. Apr 1839, b. NY, father b. NY?, mother b. NY,
musician, married 35 years
Emma, female, wfie, age 56, b. Aug 1843?, MA, father b. MA, mother b. England,
married 35 years, 3 children, 1 living

2 gives wife’s name as Laura.

38 gives wife’s name as Ann.

1,2,30,17,50,38,29,55,192,49,16,93,34,40

He married Maria L. BOULARD on 22 Oct 1863 in New York City, NY.93 Born in Aug 1843 in Massachusetts.192 Maria L. died ? . aka: Emma.192

I assume that the Maria listed as William’s wife in the 1880 census, and the Emma listed as his wife in the 1900 census must be the same person since the 1900 census indicates that they had been married for 35 years.

She is probably the Maria L. Bassford (age 76, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. England, widow) living with her “cousins” Addie Bouland, Elizabeth Hanna and George Thornton (who were all listed as siblings and widows) in the 1920 census for Belleville, Essex Co., NJ, ED 7, p. 10B193

55,192,49,93

They had the following children:
110i.
William Kipp Jr. (1865-~1923)
111ii.
Milton (Died as Child) (~1866-1875)
25. Adelaide BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt Jul 1841 in New York City, NY.28 age 1 year 9 months at death. Adelaide died in New York City, NY, on 16 Apr 1843.28

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26. Abby Jane BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt 7 Sep 1845 in New York City, NY.28 age 4 years 4 months 15 days at death. Abby Jane died in New York City, NY, on 22 Jan 1850.28

She may be the Abby Bassford buried 22 Mar 1852, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.12

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27. Warren S. BASSFORD (Abraham2, William1). Born abt 1849-1850 in New York.29,49,34,40 age 1 in 1850 census, age 5 in 1855 census, age 21 in 1870 census. Warren S. died in New York City, NY, abt 5 Sep 1883.34 burial. Buried on 5 Sep 1883 in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.34 aka: Warren E., Warren L.49,93

He is probably the Warren L. Bassford who served in the Civil War in the 102nd Regiment, New York Infantry National Guard.194

1870 federal census for Morrisania, Westchester Co., NY, p. 19449
Warren E. Bassford, male, age 21, b. NY, no business
Kate G., female, age 18, b. NY
(living with the family of Higbie Carpenter)

He is probably the Warren Bassford buried 5 Sep 1883 in the same lot as his father in the Evergreens Cemetery. Although, the cemetery records give the age at death as 49 years, which is inconsistent with his age given in the census records.34

1,2,38,29,49,93,194,34,40

He married Kate C. BLINN on 21 May 1869 in New York City, NY.93 Born abt 1852 in New York.49 age 18 un 1870 census. Kate C. died ? . aka: Katie.93

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