Fourth Generation
Family of John BASFORD (8) & (?) (BASFORD)
22. Henry BASFORD (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born abt 1771-1772 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [15], [11] age 28 in 1799, age 65 at death. Henry died in Anne Arundel Co., MD, on 10 Aug 1837. [59]

He is mentioned in his father’s will. [28]

In 1799, he was serving in the Annapolis 22 Reg Militia. His age at the time was given as 28. [15]

He was a debtor in Anne Arundel Co. in 1808. [11]

1810 census for Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 475. [22]
Henry Basford
4 males under 10
2 males 10-15
1 male 26-44
1 female 26-44

1820 census for Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 273. [23]
Henry Basford
2 male 10-15
1 male 16-17
1 male 18-25
1 male 45 and over
1 female under 10
1 female 45 and up
1 female slave under 14
2 female slaves 14-25
1 female slave 16-44
1 male free colored under 14
1 male free colored 26-44

He is probably the Henry Basford who was named Tobacco Inspector for Anne Arundel County in 1823. [60]

In 1829, he was living on his father’s land in Anne Arundel Co., MD, adjacent to John S. Sellman. This land was used as security for a loan by his brother Jacob. [15]

1830 federal census for 1st District, Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 70. [61]
Henry Basford
2 males 20-29
1 male 50-59
1 female 15-19
1 female 50-59

Most of the children of Henry and Mary have not been positively identified. Gassaway and Henry, Jr. are probable sons, but this conclusion is drawn purely from circumstantial evidence. Other possibilities would be Jacob Basford (b. abt 1801-1804, MD) who married Margaret Clare Shepherd on 1 Sep 1825, Anne Arundel Co., MD; [62] and Adam Basford ( b. abt 1810-1814, MD) who married Malinda Wharton on 24 Apr 1834, Ohio Co., WV. [63]

[32], [15], [43], [28], [22], [23], [61], [30], [11], [60], [29]
He married Mary WATKINS on 12 Dec 1794 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [32] marriage license. Born in 1770-1780. [61] age 50-60 in 1830 census. Mary died prob. aft 1840. [64] female age 70-79 living with Henry Jr in 1840 census.

[32], [15], [11]
They had the following children:
77i.
Gassaway Watkins (~1795-1840)
78ii.
(son) (~1797-?)
79iii.
(son) (~1804-?)
80iv.
Henry (~1803-<1869)
81v.
(son) (~1806-?)
82vi.
Adam (?) (~1810->1880)
83vii.
(daughter) (~1810-?)
23. John BASFORD (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born abt 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [11] age 73 at death. John died in Prince George’s Co., MD, abt 27 Apr 1845. [11] burial. Buried on 27 Apr 1845 in Holy Trinity Parish, Prince George’s Co., MD. [11]

He is mentioned in his father’s will. [28]

He is listed in the 1810 census for Prince Georges Co., MD, p. 78. [22]
John Basford
1 male under 10
1 male 16-25
1 female 26-45

He purchased land in Prince George’s Co. from Richard Waters of Montgomery Co. on 16 Aug 1818. He sold this land to Richard W. Isaac on 5 Sep 1830. [11]

1820 federal census for Vansville, Prince Georges Co., MD, p. 182. [43]
John Bafford
1 male under 10
1 male 10-15
1 male 45 and up
1 female under 10
2 females 16-25
1 female 45 and up
2 male slaves under 14
1 male slave 14-25
1 male slave 45 and up
1 female slave under 14
1 female slave 14-25

On 16 Mar 1835, John and his wife Sarah of Prince George’s Co. sold his 1/5 interest in his father John Basford’s land in Anne Arundel Co. to Richard Merriot. [11]

1840 federal census for 1st & 2nd Dist., Prince George's Co., MD, p. 12. [64]
John Basford
1 male 20-29 (John Jr.?)
1 male 60-69 (John)
1 female under 5 (Catharine)
1 female 5-9 (Martha)
2 females 10-14 (Julia and Artridge)
1 female 40-49 (Sarah)

Franklin Waters was named administrator of his estate on 12 May 1846. A final accounting was presented on 9 Jun 1846. [11]

[53], [15], [43], [28], [23], [30], [64], [11], [65], [29]
He first married Mary DUVALL, daughter of Marion Howard DUVALL & Sarah WHEELER, on 11 Jun 1808 in Prince George’s Co., MD. [65] Born on 19 May 1773. [11] Mary died ? . aka: Polly. [11]

[11], [65]
They had the following children:
84i.
John S. (~1809-?)
85ii.
Alvertus H. (~1813-1881)
86iii.
Mary E. (~1810-?)
He second married Sarah ISAACS on 2 Jun 1826 in Prince George’s Co., MD. [53] Born abt 1792-1796. [66], [67] age 54 in 1850 census, age 68 in 1860 census. Sarah died aft 1860. [67] listed in 1860 census. aka: Isaac.

She was appointed guardian to her minor children on 13 Apr 1847. [11]

1850 federal census for Vansville Dist., Prince George's Co., MD, p. 44 [66]
Sarah Basford, female, age 56, b. MD, real estate 670
Julia, female, age 22, b. MD
Arteridge?, female, age 19, b. MD
Martha, female, age 17, b. MD
Catharine , female, age15, b. MD
John Hardisty?, male, age 1, b. MD
Richard, male, age 4/12, b. MD

1860 federal census for District 1, Prince George's Co., MD, p. 392 [67]
Sarah Basford, female, age 68, b. MD
Catharine, female, age 18, b. MD

[53], [66], [67], [11]
They had the following children:
87i.
Julia Ann (~1828-?)
88ii.
Artridge (~1831-?)
89iii.
Martha (~1833-?)
90iv.
Catharine W. (~1835-?)
24. Jacob BASFORD (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born ? in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Jacob died aft 26 Apr 1834. [68] land sale.

He may be the Jacob Bassford who served as a private in the 2nd Regiment of Virginia Militia during the War of 1812.

On 7 Mar 1818, Jacob Basford of Prince George’s Co. purchased land from Thomas and Octavia Woodward of Washington Co., MD, the land being where Jacob Basford lives. On 21 Aug 1818, he purchased land (being where he was living, part of "Ample Grange", “Frey's Choice,” and "Levy.") from William and Cassandra McFarlin of Anne Arundel Co. (These lands were apparently bought from Woodward heirs.) [11]

Jacob's father, John, made his will 2 Nov 1810, which was proved 1 Oct 1818. His sons Jacob and Henry were executors. Jacob received outright the land "Champs Adventure" his father bought from Joseph Hall, and also free use of several pieces of land for 2-1/2 years that John Basford had resurveyed into one plot called "Elizabeth's Fancy" in 1815. (Jacob’s brother Henry lived on this land in 1829.) Jacob was of Prince Georges Co., MD on 14 Jan 1819 when he applied to Orphans Court to take out letters of administration. [28]

1820 federal census for Queen Anne, Prince Georges Co., MD, p. 207. [23]
Jacob Basford
1 male under 10
1 male 26-44
1 male slave under 14
1 female slave 14-25
2 female slaves 45 and up
1 male free colored under 14
1 male free colored 26-44
Probably his wife had died before this time since there are no free women listed in the household. (Unless perhaps they were separated or divorced?) It would also appear that one of his sons is missing from the ennumeration. Perhaps he was living with other relatives after the death of Jacob’s wife?

On the 3 Mar 1820, Jacob was of Prince George’s Co. when he and his brothers and sisters signed off their interest in a 14-3/4 acres of land (part of "Elizabeth's Fancy") his father had sold before his death. [11]

He is probably the Jacob Basford who married Sarah Patterson on 21 Mar 1822 in Washington, D.C. [69] When he sells land in 1834, wife Sarah relinquishes her dower. [68] Presumably, Permelia had died before this time. This is consistent with the fact that no wife is listed in the 1820 census.

On 4 May 1822 Jacob Basford of A.A. Co. registered 10 negro's he removed from the District of Columbia to the state of MD. He acquired these slaves on his intermarriage with Sarah Patterson of Alexandria, VA. [70]

On Dec 1824, Jacob Basford bought three slaves from Jacob Wheeler. [71] On 9 Jul 1825 Henry Basford, Sr. sold to Jacob Basford/Stephen Beard 4 slaves, household goods, 2 horses, 2 yolks of oxen. [11]

On 17 Mar 1829, Jacob Basford mortgaged to Reed Cross of Alexandria, VA (husband of his sister Sarah) for $832, using 4 adult slaves as security. The debt was to be paid by 16 Mar 1832. [72]

On 27 Nov. 1829, Jacob Basford of Prince George’s Co. mortgaged land in Anne Arundel Co. formally occupied by John Basford, Sr., now in possession of brother Henry Basford, plus several negroes. The debt was to be paid by 24 May 1831. [73]

On Dec 29 1829, Jacob Basford mortaged his tobacco crop for $300.00 plus interest to John C. Tuesbury of Prince George’s Co. The debt was to be paid by 1 Jun 1830. [74]

On 26 Apr 1834, Jacob Basford and wife of Prince George’s Co. sold to Thomas Watkins of Anne Arundel Co. for $200 his part of "Ample Grange" and "Freys Choice,” located next to the late John Boyd Watkins’ land on the North and William Bouric's land on the west, on the south by land owned by the late Benjamin Boyd and east by the Patuxant River. Sarah Basford relinquished her dower. [68]

[15], [43], [28], [23], [47], [30], [11]
He first married Parmelia WOODWARD on 14 Dec 1814 in Prince George’s Co., MD. [47] Born ? . Parmelia died prob. bef 1 Mar 1822. [11] marriage intentions for husband Jacob. aka: Promelia, Amelia. [11]

She probably died before 1 Mar 1822 when Jacob Basford (probably her husband) announced intentions to marry Sarah Patterson in Washington, D. C. [11] This would be consistent with the fact that no women are listed in the household in the 1820 census. [23] (Unless perhaps they were separated or divorced?)

[47], [11]
They had the following children:
91i.
John H. (~1814-1888)
92ii.
Thomas Woodward (1818-1900)
He second married Sarah PATTERSON on 21 Mar 1822 in Washington, D. C. [69] Born ? . Sarah died aft 26 Apr 1834. [68] relinquished dower on land record.

[11], [69]
25. Rev. Thomas BASFORD (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born on 21 Sep 1784 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [11] age 74 on 21 Sep 1858. Thomas died in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, on 22 Sep 1858. [11] Occupation: Math Teacher, Principal. [11] aka: Bassford. [64], [66]

He served in Capt. Sands Co., 22nd Reg. in the War of 1812. [11]

He was mentioned in his father’s will. He was of Baltimore, MD on 16 Jan 1819 when he signed papers indicating that he had been notified of the intention of his brother Jacob to take out letters of administration for his beloved father. [28]

1820 census for Baltimore, Ann Arundel Co., MD, p. 278 [23]
Thomas Besford
1 male under 10
1 male 26-44
1 female under 10
1 female 10-15
2 females 16-25
1 female free colored under 14

1830 federal census for Baltimore, 7th Ward, MD, p. 276 [61]
Thomas Bassford
2 males under 5
1 male 5-9
1 male 40-49
1 female 10-14
2 females 30-39
1 female 40-49

On 26 Jun 1833, Thomas and his wife Maria of Baltimore, MD sold their interest in his father John’s land in Anne Arundel Co. to Richeard Merriot. [11]

He is probably the “T. Bassford” who owned a owned the Basford & Son dry goods store in Baltimore, together with this son “A. Bassford.” [75] The father and son dissolved their partnership on 12 Feb 1834, with the father continuing to operate the business. [76]

1840 federal census for Baltimore, 7th Ward, MD, p. 26 [64]
Tho’s Bassford
1 male 5-9
2 males 10-14
1 male 20-29
1 male 50-59
2 females under 5
1 female 5-9
1 female 20-29
1 female 30-39
1 female 50-59

1850 federal census for 10th Ward Baltimore, MD, p. 57 [66]
Rev. Tho's Bassford, male, age 65, b. MD, math teacher
Maria, female, age 49, b. MD
Tho's R., male, age 22, b. MD, merchant
John W., male, age 20, b. MD, merchant
Maria E., female, age 18, b. MD
W'm H., male, age 16, b. MD, clerk
Sarah S., female, age 14, b. MD
Susan A., female, age 1, b. MD
Rose Floode, female, age 17, b. Ireland

[15], [43], [28], [61], [30], [64], [66], [11], [76], [75], [77]
He first married Elizabeth LUSBY on 3 Oct 1811 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [32] Born ? . Elizabeth died in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD, on 29 Apr 1826. [78]

[32], [11]
They had the following children:
93i.
Albert B. (~1813-1866)
94ii.
John Thomas (~1825-<1880)
He second married Maria (BASSFORD) ? . Born abt 1801 in Maryland. [66], [79] age 49 in 1850 census, age 69 in 1870 census. Maria died ? . aka: Margaret. [67]

She is probably the Margaret Basford listed in the 1860 census, running a boarding house.
1860 federal census for 10th Ward, Baltimore, MD, p. 948 [67]
Margaret Basford, female, age 55, b. MD, boarding house, personal estate 1000
Thomas R., male, age 30, b. MD, clerk
Elizabeth, female, age 25, b. MD
Sarah, female, age 22, b. MD
Susan, female, age 20, b. MD

1870 federal census for 12th Ward, Baltimore Co., MD, p. 196 [79]
Maria Busford, female, age 69, b. MD, keeping house
Elizabeth, female, age 32, b. MD, at home
Sarah, female, age 28, b. MD, at home
Susan, female, age Colburn, feamale, age 25, b. MD
John, male, age 6, b. MD
Amanda Burns, female, age 34, b. MD, servant

[66], [67], [79]
They had the following children:
95i.
Thomas R. (~1828-1863)
96ii.
John Wesley (~1830-1852)
97iii.
Maria Elizabeth (~1832-?)
98iv.
William Henry (~1834-1911)
99v.
Sarah S. (~1836-?)
100vi.
Susan Ann (~1839-?)
26. Ann BASFORD (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born ? in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Ann died ? .

She was mentioned in her father’s will. [28]

On 16 Oct 1835, Ann Whittington and husband Thomas of Alexandria, VA sold her 1/5 interest in her father John’s land to Richard Merriot. [11]

[32], [15], [28], [30], [11], [52]
She married Thomas WHITTINGTON, son of Thomas WHITTINGTON & Wilhelmina POWELL, on 7 Nov 1794 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [32] Born ? . Thomas died ? .

[32], [15], [28], [11], [52]
27. Sarah BASFORD (John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born ? in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Sarah died ? .

[15], [28], [30], [11]
She married Reed CROSS on 23 Jun 1821 in Alexandria, VA. [11] Born ? . Reed died ? .

[30], [11]
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