Sixth Generation
Family of Gassaway Watkins BASFORD (77) & Elizabeth Ann DAVIS
171. Robert H. BASFORD (Gassaway Watkins5, Henry4, John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born on 15 Apr 1823. [112], [113] Robert H. died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD, on 15 Apr 1888. [112], [113] Buried in Saint Anne’s Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD. [85] Occupation: Tailor. [109], [112]

1860 federal census for Annapolis Dist., Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 777 [67]
Robert Bassford, male, age 37, b. MD, tailor, personal estate 75
Margaret A., female, age 37, b. MD
John T., male, age 10, b. MD

1870 federal census for District 2, Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 733 [79]
Rob't Basford, male, age 47, b. MD, tailor, personal estate 150
Margaret, female, age 46, b. MD, house keeping
John, male, age 20, b. MD, apprentice to carpenter

1880 federal census for Annapolis, Precinct 3, Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 258D [109]
Robert Basford, male, head, age 57, b. MD, father b. MD, mother b. MD, tailor, married
Margaret, wife, female, age 57, b. MD, father b. MD, mother b. MD, keeping house, married
John T., male, son, age 30, b. MD, father b. MD, mother b. MD, railroad clerk, widower

Gravestone, Saint Anne’s Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD [85]
To My Husband/Robert H. Bassford/Born/April 15, 1823/
Died April 15, 1888/Aged 65 years/...

There is a broken gravestone lying against Robert’s stone with inscription:
In Memory of/Mary Ann/Wife of Robert [Bassford]/Died ____
It is not clear if this is the same person as wife Margaret, or if Robert was married more than once.

[67], [79], [11], [109], [85]
He married Margaret (BASFORD) ? . Born in Jun 1823 in Maryland. [157] Margaret died in Anne Arundel Co., MD, on 3 Jul 1901. [125] aka: Mary A. [11]

She is probably the Margaret Bassford (age 76, b. Jun 1823, MD, father b. MD, mother b. MD) living in the "alms house" at the time of the 1900 census for 1st District, 2nd Pct., Anne Arundel Co., MD, p. 41B. [157]

She is probably the Margaret Basford who died 3 Jul 1901, Anne Arundel Co., MD. [125]

[67], [11], [109], [157], [125], [112]
They had one child:
367i.
John T. (~1850-?)
172. Mary Ann BASFORD (Gassaway Watkins5, Henry4, John3, Thomas2, Thomas1). Born abt 1828. [11] age 25 at death. Mary Ann died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD, on 21 Feb 1853. Buried in St. Anns Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD. [11]

[32], [11]
She married George W. KING on 9 Sep 1852 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. [32] Born ? . George W. died ? .

[32], [11]
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