Second Generation
Family of Thomas BASFORD (1) & Rachel (BASFORD)
2. Thomas BASFORD (Thomas1). Born ? . Thomas died in Anne Arundel Co., MD, bet 5 Mar 1781 and 17 Jul 1782. [9] will dated and proved.

He is mentioned in his father’s will. [2]

He is probably the Thomas Bafford listed in the 1776 census of All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD, with 2 white males, 1 white female, 4 white children and 2 taxables. [10]

He is probably the Thomas Basford who signed the oath of fidelity in Anne Arundel Co., MD in 1777. [10]

A Thomas Basford took the oath of fidelity before the Honorable Richard Harwood, Jr. on 1 Mar 1778. [11] It is not clear whether this would be him or his son.

Will dated 5 Mar 1781, proved 17 Jul 1782. His son John was executor. Witnesses were Leonard Sellman, Richard Davis. All of his estate was to go to his wife (unnamed) unless she remarry, then it was to be divided between all of his children equally. His wife was to clothe son Richard “when she thinks him in most need.” Inventory of his estate was taken 20 Aug 1782. Signing as “nearest kindred” to the inventory were Frederick Basford and Thomas Fowler Basford. His wife died before 6 Mar 1789 when final distribution of his estate was made to John Basford, Thomas Basford, Richard Basford, Frederick Basford, Zachariah Basford, Benjamin Basford, Jemima Basford and Rachel Basford who married Isaac Nicols. [9] (Presumably this son Thomas Basford was the same person as the Thomas Fowler Basford who was a witness to the inventory will?)

[7], [2], [8], [12], [10], [9], [13], [11], [14]
He married Susanna FOWLER, daughter of William FOWLER & Susannah DUVALL, ? . Born on 24 Jan 1726 in Prince George’s Co., MD. [11] Susanna died bef 6 Mar 1789. [9] son John made final distribtion of husband’s estate.

She was taxed in the 1783 assessment of Road River Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., MD, along with Frederick, Benjamin (pauper) and John Basford [15], [16]

A number of sources show her surname as Fowler and her parents as William and Susannah (Duvall) Fowler, [17], [13] although I have not seen any primary source information to verify this.

[7], [15], [9], [17], [13], [11], [18], [16]
They had the following children:
8i.
John (~1749-1818)
9ii.
Thomas (~1762-1801)
10iii.
Richard (Never Married) (?-?)
11iv.
Fredrick (Never Married) (?-~1790)
12v.
Zachariah (?-<1800)
13vi.
Benjamin (1756-~1810)
14vii.
Jemima (?-?)
15viii.
Rachel (?-?)


[17] shows another daughter Christine, who married Charles Ferrell. However, she is not mentioned in the distribution of Thomas’ estate. [9]
3. Elizabeth BASFORD (Thomas1). Born ? . Elizabeth died ? .

She is mentioned in her father’s will, together with her daughter Rebecca. [2]

[7], [2], [12]
She married George IIAMS, son of William IIAMS & Elizabeth CHENEY, ? . Born ? . George died ? . aka: Ijams. [12]

[7], [12]
They had one child:
16i.
Rebecca (?-?)
4. Mary BASFORD (Thomas1). Born ? . Mary died ? .

She is mentioned in her father’s will. [2]

[7], [2], [12]
She married (?) MORGAN ? . Born ? . (?) died ? .

[7]
5. Stephen BASFORD (Thomas1). Born abt 1755. [12] Stephen died in Allegany Co., MD, bet 16 Feb 1827 and 6 Aug 1828. [11], [19] alive at time of daughter Nancy’s death and equity case. aka: Steven.

He is mentioned in his father’s will. [2]

He served in the Revolutionary War as a second lieutenant in Captain Vachel Gaither’s Company. A Thomas Fowler Basford served in the same company. [10] (He may be the son of his brother Thomas.)

He is probably the Thomas Bafford listed in the 1776 census of All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD, with 1 white male, 2 white females, 2 black females, 10 black children and 3 taxables. [10]

He is probably the Stephen Basford who signed the oath of fidelity in Anne Arundel Co., MD in 1777. [10]

1790 census of Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 366 [20]
Stephen Basford
4 males age 16 and up
5 females
4 slaves

According to land records, he removed from Anne Arundel Co., MD to Frederick Co., MD in 1793. [10]

1800 federal census for Buckeye Dist. 1, Frederick Co., MD, p. 140 [21]
Steven Baffard
1 male 26-44 (Stephen)
2 females under 10 (prob. Martha and Henrietta)
1 female 10-15 (prob. Nancy)
2 females 16-25 (prob. Rachel and Mary)
1 female 26-45 (Susannah)
7 slaves

1810 federal census for Frederick Co., MD, p. 351 [22]
S. Basford
1 male 45 and up
2 females 16-25
1 female 45 and up
5 slaves

1820 federal census for Frederick Co., MD, p. 72. [23]
Stephen Basford
1 male 45 and up
2 females under 10
2 females 10-15
1 female 26-44
1 female 45 and up
2 male slaves under 14
2 male slaves 14-25
1 male slave 26-44
2 female slaves under 14
1 female slave 26-44

Estate papers filed 6 Aug 1828 (Equity Case #912) indicate that Stephen Basford, late of Allegany Co., deceased, died intestate leaving considerable real estate in Frederick Co., and that Rachel Kinley, Martha Clarke, Mary Clarke, Henrietta Wilson and Nancy Crum were the only children and heirs of Stephen. Nancy Cram had also died intestate leaving children William, Catharine, John, Steven and Susanna Cram, all residing in Frederick Co. [19]

The account of his estate, dated 9 Mar 1830, lists heirs Rachel Kinley; Mary wife of John Clark; Martha wife of Richard Clark; Henrietta, wife of Otho Wilson; and William, John, Stephen, Catherine and Susanna Crum. [24]

[12] gives death as 1827.

[7], [20], [21], [2], [8], [12], [25], [24], [10], [26], [22], [11], [19]
He married Susannah STEWEART, daughter of Edward STEWEART & Mary ANDERSON, on 7 Dec 1775 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [25] All Hallows Parish. Born on 18 May 1760 in Maryland. [12] Susannah died in Anne Arundel Co., MD, on 18 Jun 1823. [12] aka: Susan.

[7], [8], [12], [25]
They had the following children:
17i.
Rachel (~1778-?)
18ii.
Mary (1788-1856)
19iii.
Nancy (?-1827)
20iv.
Martha (1793-1850)
21v.
Henrietta (~1796-~1865)


Ann Basford, who married Levy Clarke on 30 Nov 1814, Frederick Co., MD, may be another daughter. Also, they may have had a son John W. Basord. [10] However, these children are not mentioned in Stephen’s estate settlement. [24]
6. Margaret BASFORD (Thomas1). Born ? . Margaret died ? .

She is mentioned in her father’s will. [2]

[7], [2], [12]
She married (?) FOWLER ? . Born ? . (?) died ? .

[7], [2]
7. Milcah BASFORD (Thomas1). Born ? . Milcah died ? .

She is mentioned in her father’s will. [2]

[7], [2], [8], [12]
She married Burton LINTHICUM ? . Born ? . Burton died aft 1782. [8] will dated. aka: Linthincum. [12]

[7], [8], [12]
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