Second Generation
Family of Zebede BASSFORD (1) & Delilah CARR
2. Mary C. BASSFORD (Zebede1). Born abt 1841 in Virginia.8,17 age 9 in 1850 census, age 38 at death. Mary C. died on 25 Sep 1879.17

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She married William Thomas BOOTMAN, son of Capt. Benjamin BOOTMAN & Mary Jane HARPER, ? . Born in Aug 1846 in Maryland.21 William Thomas died in Hancock, Washington Co., MD, on 30 Jan 1921.20 Occupation: Canal Boat Captain, Shoemaker.20 aka: W. Thomas, Thomas.

1880 federal census for Hancock, Washington Co., MD, pp. 136D-137A22
Wm. T. Bootman, male, head, age 32, b. MD, father b. VA,
mother b. MD, lock keeper, widower
Mary B., female, daughter, age 11, b. MD, father b. MD,
mother b. VA, single, at home
Edgar W., male, son, age 8, b. MD, father b. MD,
mother b. VA, single
Jeanette, female, daughter, age 3, b. MD, father b. MD,
mother b. VA, single
Thomas A., male, son, age 1, b. MD, father b. MD,
mother b. VA, single
Margret Lunsford, age 38, female, age 38, b. MD, father b. MD,
mother b. MD, keeping house

1900 federal census for Hancock, Washington Co., MD, p. 2A21
William T. Bootman, male, head, age 53, b. Aug 1846, MD, father b. MD,
mother b. WV, married 17 years, boating (canal)
Saddie, female, wife, age 36, b. Aug 1863, PA, father b. VA,
mother b. PA, married 17 years, 4 children, 2 living
Ella M., female, daughter, age 16, b. Oct 1883, MD, father b. MD,
mother b. PA, single, at school
Bessie B., female, daughter, age 8, b. Nov 1891, MD, father b. MD,
mother b. PA, single, at school
Edgar W, male, son, age 28, b. May 1872, MD, father b. MD,
mother b. MD, single, carpenter
Janet M., female, daughter, age 23, b. Apr 1877, MD, father b. MD,
mother b. MD, single, tailoress

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They had the following children:
9i.
Mary Bassford (1869-1928)
10ii.
Edgar W. (1872-?)
11iii.
Jeannette M. (1877-?)
12iv.
Thomas Arlington (1879-1953)
3. William BASSFORD (Zebede1). Born abt 1842 in Virginia.8 age 8 in 1850 census. William died ? .

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4. George BASFORD (Zebede BASSFORD1). Born abt 1845 in Morgan Co., WV.8,24 age 5 in 1850 census, age 24 at marriage. George died ? . Occupation: Railroad.24 aka: Bassford.8

George and Margaret were of Wheeling, WV at the time of their marriage. The marriage record gives the names of George’s parents as Z. and Delia Basford and the names of Margaret’s parents as Jerry and Margaret Hickey.24

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He married Margaret HICKEY, daughter of Jerry HICKEY & Margaret (HICKEY), on 30 Dec 1869 in Ohio Co., WV.24,26 St. James Cathedral. Born abt 1848-1851 in Ireland.24,27 age 21 at marriage, age 29 in 1880 census. They obtained a marriage licence on 27 Dec 1869 in Ohio Co., WV.24

1880 federal census for District 81, Grafton, Taylor Co., WV, p. 313C27
Henry S. Walker, male, head, age 23, b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA,
married, brakeman for R. R. Co.
Maggie, female, wife, age 29, b. Ireland, father b. Ireland,
mother b. Ireland, keeping house
Lula, female, daughter, age 1, b. WV, father b. VA, mother b. Ireland, single
Mary C. Basford, female, stepdaughter, age 10, b. WV, father b. MD,
mother b. Ireland, single
Jerry, male, stepson, age 5, b. WV, father b. MD,
mother b. Ireland, single

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They had the following children:
13i.
Mary C. (~1870-?)
14ii.
Jerry (1878-1944)
5. Samuel BASSFORD (Zebede1). Born abt 1847 in Virginia.8,28 age 3 in 1850 census, age 23 in 1870 census. Samuel died ? .

In the 1870 census of Averill, Jefferson Co., WV, he was listed as a farm laborer, age 23, b. WV. He was living with the family of J___ A___.28

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6. Malond BASSFORD (Zebede1). Born abt 1850 in Virginia.8 age 3 months in 1850 census. Malond died ? .

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7. Ann J. BASSFORD (Zebede1). Born abt 25 Feb 1852 in Morgan Co., WV.6 age 1 year 6 months 23 days at death. Ann J. died in Morgan Co., WV, on 19 Sep 1853.6

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8. Edward Carr BASSFORD (Zebede1). Born on 23 Sep 1854 in Virginia.16,18 Edward Carr died in Caspar, WY, on 14 May 1946.16,29,18 age 91 years 7 months 21 days. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona Co., WY.18 GR12 B28. Occupation: Blacksmith.16

In the 1870 census for Arden Twp., Berkeley Co., WV, he was living with the family of Henry J. Seibert. His age was given as 16, and his occupation as farm laborer.28

He moved with his family to Iowa when he was 21, where he settled on a farm near Sioux City. Edward was married there, and he and his wife came to Wyoming in 1894.29

1880 federal census for West Fork, Woodbury Co., IA, p. 299A30
Hattie Sampson, female, age 35, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, keeping house, widow
Walter, male, son, age 13, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA,
Charles F., male, son, age 11, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA,
Ida May, female, daughter, age 8, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA,
Nellie M., female, daughter, age 5, b. IA, father b. MA, mother b. MA,
E. C. Bassford, male, other 26, b. WV, farm laborer

On 6 Jul 1897, E. C. Bassford of Buffalo, Johnson Co., WY, obtained a certificate registering a brand for use in identifying his livestock.31

1900 federal census for Scott St., Sheridan City ED 48, Sheridan Co., WY, 5/6 June 190032
Edward C Bassford, male, b. Sep 1854, WV, father b. England, mother b. PA, blacksmith
(This would presumably be western Virginia as there was no West Virginia until 1863.)
Mary L, female, b. Aug 1858, PA, father b. NY, mother b. PA, 8 chldren, 8 living
Delila E., female, b. Oct 1882, IA
Alfred Z, male, b. Aug 1884, NE
Edward M., b. May 1887, IA
Mary E., female, b. June 1889, IA
Lottie I., female, b. Apr 1891, IA
Lulu Mae, female, b. Jan 1893, IA
Violet, female, b. Apr 1897, WY
Myrtle F., female, b. July 1899, WY

He is listed in the 1907 city directory for Sheriden, WY, living at 327 Wyoming Ave.33 He was living at the same address in 1910.34

He is listed twice in the 1910 census with slightly different subsets of children:

1910 federal census of Willey Precinct, Sheriden, WY, 14 May 1910, p. 337B35
Edward C. Bassford, head, male, age 5_, b. WV, father b. England, mother b. PA,
farmer, married 29 years
Mary Lea, wife, female, age 5_, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. PA, married 29 years,
8 children, 7 living
Lottie Irene, daughter, female, age 19, b. IA, father b. WV, mother b. PA, single
Lulu Margaret, daughter, female, age 17, b. IA, father b. WV, mother b. PA, single
Ethel Violet, daughter, female, age 13, b. WY, father b. WV, mother b. PA, single
Myrtle Francis, daughter, female, age 10, b. WY, father b. WV, mother b. PA, single

1910 federal census for Sheriden, 4th Ward, Sheriden Co., WY, 327 Wyoming Ave., p. 228B35
Edward S. Basford, male, head, age 55, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. OH,
horseshoer-blacksmith shop, first marriage, married 20 years
Mary, female, wife, age 53, b. IA, father b. IL, mother b. IA,
first marriage, married 20 years, 9 children, 8 living
Frank L., male, son, age 28, b. NE, father b. IA, mother b. IA,
horseshoer-blacksmith shop, single (would this be the same person as Alfred?)
Edward E., male, son, age 26, b. NE, father b. IA, mother b. IA, carpenter-house, single
Mary Edna, female, daughter, age 22, b. WY, father b. IA, mother b. IA, single
Lottie, female, daughter, age 20, b. WY, father b. IA, mother b. IA,
seamstress-dressmaker, single
Lula A., female, daughter, age 17, b. WY, father b. IA, mother b. IA, single
Ethel E., female, daughter, age 13, b. WY, father b. IA, mother b. IA, single
Myrtle, female, daughter, age 11, b. WY, father b. IA, mother b. IA, single

He is listed in the 1911 and 1912 city directories for Polk, WY. The 1915 directory notes that Edward had recently moved to Buffalo, WY.36

In the 1920 census, he was living with his son-in-law Ira Plummer in Casper, Natrona Co., WY. His age was given as 66 years, and his birthplace was given as Virginia. The birthplaces of his parents were given as England.37

He is listed in the 1922 city directory for Casper, WY.38

1930 federal census for Casper, ED 6, Natrona Co., WY, 307 North Clut__ St., 2 Apr 1930, p. 21A39
Edward C. Bassford, male, lodger, age 75, b. WV, father b. England, mother b. PA,
blacksmith, widower
(living in a boarding house)

1940 federal census for Casper, ED 13-8A, Natrona Co., WY, 353 West A, 12 Apr 1940, p. 2B40
Edward M. Bassford, male, head, age 85, b. WV, widow

He died at Natrona Memorial Hospital where he had spent the last five months of his life. His death record indicates that he had been living in Caspar, WY for 30 years. His address was given as 123 North Ash St.16,29

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He married Mary Leah KNAPP, daughter of T.(?) D. KNAPP & Sarah E. HUSTON (?), on 16 May 1881 in Woodbury, IA.41 Born on 7 Aug 1858 in Pennsylvania.41,44 Mary Leah died in Sheridan Co., WY, on 26 Jan 1911.45,44 age 52 years 5 months 18 days. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, Sheridan Co,, WY.18 aka: Mary E.33

There is an E. C. Bassford, d. 8 Feb 1900, buried in the same plot as Mary.18 Perhaps this would be a child who died young?

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They had the following children:
15i.
16ii.
Alfred Z. (No Further Record) (1884-<1946)
17iii.
Edward Marion (1887-1952)
18iv.
Mary Edna (Died Unmarried) (1889-1910)
19v.
Lottie Irene (1891-1975)
20vi.
Lulu Margaret (1893-?)
21vii.
Ethel Violet (1897-?)
22viii.
Myrtle Frances (No Further Record) (~1899-1938)


One of his daughter married a Mr. C. W. Thomsen, and was living in Vallejo, CA at the time of Edward’s death in 1946.29 This might have been Myrtle. If not, then it would have to be a second marriage for Lulu since she is the onl other daughter not accounted for in Edward’s obituary.
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