1885 Iowa Census
County Town Surname Given Name Sex Age. Maritial Status Birthplace Occupation
Boone Des Moines Basford William M 28 S England minor [sic]
    (boarding with family of John Demming)            
Boone Des Moines Parker Martin M 65 M New York boarding house
      Betsey F 54 M New York  
    Bassford Edward M 11 S Boone Co.  
    (many boarders are listed with the family)            
Cerro Gordo Mason Basford W'm M 24 S U. S. brakeman
    (appears to be living in a boarding house)            
Fayette Clermont Basford William M 34 M Fayette Co. laborer
      Margaret F 24 M Pennsylvania keeping house
      Maud A. F 2 S Fayette Co.  
      Fannie I. F 9 S Fayette Co.  
Jackson Maquoketa Basford John M 23 S Alabama laborer
    (living with family of Harry A. Warren)            
Mitchell Lincoln Basford Samuel M 56 M Maine farming
      Mary F 54 M Maine keeping house
      Lindsey S. M 27 S Maine farming
      Leslie M 24 S Maine farming
      Lexie E. M 21 S Maine farming
      Lindey M 18 S Maine  
      Mary L. F 17 S Maine  
      Lulie M. F 14 S