Sixth Generation (Continued)
Family of Joseph BASFORD (43) & Lucy Carey ALDEN
104. Malinda BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born in 1813. [197], [301] gravestone. Malinda died in Dixmont, ME, in 1838. [197] gravestone. Buried in Dixmont Corner Cemetery, Dixmont, ME. [197]

[197], [2], [301]
105. Louise M. BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 25 Jun 1815 in Dixmont, ME. [527], [291] Louise M. died in Bangor, ME, on 13 May 1908. [527], [291]

[299, p. 121], [300, p. 98], [527], [528], [301], [276], [298], [305], [291], [306], [529]
She married Gorham Lincoln BOYNTON, son of Nathaniel BOYNTON (1786-1869) & Betsey CLARK (?-?), on 23 Apr 1835 in Dixmont, ME. [527], [291] Born on 25 Oct 1807 in Bangor, ME. [527], [291] Gorham Lincoln died in Bangor, ME, on 12 Jan 1888. [291] aka: Nathaniel Gorham Lincoln. [527]

[299, p. 121], [300, p. 98], [527], [528], [301], [305], [291], [306], [529]
They had the following children:
335i.
Cassimer Whitman (1836-1908)
336ii.
106. Summer BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born abt Nov 1817 in Dixmont, ME. [304] age 77 years 3 months at death. Summer died in Bangor, ME, on 20 Feb 1895. [530], [304] Buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME. [531]

1850 federal census for Dixmont, Penobscot Co., ME [287]
Summer Basford, male, age 32, b. ME
Hannah C., female, age 27, b. ME
Lucy A., female, age 6, b. ME

1860 federal census for Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME. [297]
Summer Besford, male, age 41, b. ME, merchant, real estate 2800, personal estate 2500
Charlott, female, age 37, b. ME
Lucy A., female, age16, b. ME
Frank, male, age 8, b. ME

In April 1869, he was taken to court by Samuel Guess for trespass, and for taking the plaintiff’s cow. [532]

1870 federal census for Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME, p. 142 [332]
Summer Basford, male, age 50 M, b. ME, farmer, real estate 2000, personal estate 1000
Mary, female, age 40, b. ME, keeping house
Frank, male, age 19, b. ME, house carpenter
Fannie St. Clair, female, age 15, b. ME

1880 federal census for Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME [493]
Sumner Basford, male, age 61, b. ME, father b. NH, mother b. ME, laborer
Mary T., female, wife, age 50, b. ME, father b. MA, mother b. MA, keeping house
Abigal Smith, female, mother-in-law, age 82, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, at home

He is listed in the 1882 city directory for Bangor, ME, as a “trader” having a house on “Union, near Fourteenth”. He is also listed in the 1884 and 1885 city directories. [533]

[287], [297], [332], [493], [275], [2], [24], [534], [301], [276], [533], [298], [535], [530], [531], [532], [536], [537], [538], [304]
He first married Hannah Charlotte MORTON, daughter of Thomas MORTON (~1780-1850) & Hannah WESTCOAT (~1783-1846), on 3 Jun 1843 in Jackson, ME. [535], [536] or Bangor, ME. Born abt Jan 1822 in Jackson, ME. [538] age 43 years 10 months at death. Hannah Charlotte died in Bangor, ME, on 24 Nov 1865. [538], [232] Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME. [232] aka: Charlotte. [301] intentions recorded on 12 May 1843 at Jackson, ME. [536]

[287], [297], [275], [2], [301], [535], [536], [538], [232]
They had the following children:
337i.
Lucy Alden (1844-1911)
338ii.
Franklin S. (1851-1909)
He second married Mary T. SMITH, daughter of (?) SMITH (?-?) & Abigail (SMITH) (~1798->1880), on 3 Nov 1867 in Bangor, ME. [534], [535], [537] Born abt 1830 in Maine. [297], [493] age 30 in 1860 census, age 50 in 1880 census. Mary T. died in Bangor, ME, on 4 Jan 1898. [539], [540]

At the time of her marriage to Summer Basford, her name was given as Mary T. Washburn. [24] However, I assume that her maiden name was Smith, and that Washburn was the name of a first husband, since her mother’s name is given as Abigail Smith in the 1880 census. [493] The Will of Abigail Smith of Bangor, ME, dated 8 mar 1879, also confirms that Mary T. Basford was her daughter. [541]

She would probably be the Mary Smith who married Stillman Washburn on 11 Aug 1850, Penobscot Co., ME. [24]

1860 federal census for 3rd Ward, Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME, p. 780 [297]
John Osborne, Jr., male, age 35, b. ME, watchmaker
Susan O., female, age 39, b. ME
Stella, female, age 11, b. ME
Susan M., female, age 10, b. ME
Cora M., female, age 7, b. ME
Mary Sealy, female, age 17, b. Ireland, domestic
Mary Washburn, female, age 30, b. ME
William, male, age 8, b. ME
Fannie Sandain(?), female, age 4, b. ME

She is listed in the 1897 city directory for Bangor, ME, where she is listed as the widow of Summer Basford, living at 107 Court St. [523]

Her will was dated 5 Aug 1894, and allowed Feb 1898. [542] The will named Geraldine Sleeper as Administrix, but on 6 Jan 1898 she filed papers declining this responsibility, indicating that she did “not know who are the heirs at law and next of kin of deceased.” On 19 May 1898, Wilton S. Clifford was named administrator. He filed an account of the estate on May 1900 which was allowed on 3 Aug 1900 (recorded Vol. 232, p. 470). He filed ammended account in Oct 1900 which was allowed in Jan 1901 (recorded Vol. 232, p. 618). [539]

[297], [332], [493], [2], [24], [534], [541], [542], [539], [523], [535], [540], [537]
107. Henry BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born in 1820 in Dixmont, ME. [197], [301] gravestone. Henry died in Dixmont, ME, in 1822. [197] gravestone. Buried in Dixmont Corner Cemetery, Dixmont, ME. [197]

[197], [2], [301]
108. Philander Randolph BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 23 Jun 1822 in Dixmont, ME. [543] Philander Randolph died in Peabody, MA, on 4 Dec 1873. [339, Vol. 256, p. 285] Death Cause: Suicide. [339] Occupation: Stable Keeper, Huckster. [543], [544] aka: Philander Jones. [301]

In Oct 1857, Philander R. Basford of South Danvers and Andrew Casey of Haverhill, were each fined $50 and sentanced to 3 months in the House of Correction for violation of the liquor law. [545]

1860 federal census for South Danvers, Essex Co., MA, p. 92 [513]
P. R. Basford, male, age 37, b. ME, hotel keeper, real estate, 17000
Martha A., female, age 34, b. MA
Jos. G., male, age 13, b. MA
Frank A., male, age 11, b. MA
Harriet A., female, age 9, b. MA
Geo C., male, age 6, b. MA
F. A., male, age 3 , b. MA
Cath Burke, female, age 25, b. MA, servant
Mary Sullivan, female, age 22, b. MA, servant
Sherman Fifield, male, age 40, b. MA, clerk
G. C. Jaffne?, male, age 22, b. MA, groom

1870 federal census for Peabody, Essex Co., MA, p. 149 [544]
Philander R. Basford, male, age 48, b. ME, huckster, real estate 5500, personal estate 400
Martha A., female, age 44, b. MA, keeping house
Joseph D., male, age 23, b. MA, works in bleachey
Frank A., male, age 20, b. MA, works in bleachey
Harriet E., female, age 18, b. MA, works in shoe factory
George C., male, age 15, b. MA, works in bake house
Charles H., male, age 9, b. MA, attending school

He committed suicide by hanging. He was a former proprietor of the Naumkeag House in Peabody, MA. [546]

[547] gives birthplace as Randolph, ME.

[513], [548], [544], [301], [543], [276], [298], [339], [546], [545], [549]
He married Martha Ann SYMONDS, daughter of Samuel SYMONDS (?-?) & Irene (SYMONDS) (?-?), on 31 Mar 1843 in Salem, MA. [543] Born abt 7 Nov 1825 in Peabody, MA. [339, Vol. 364, p. 287] age 59 years 11 months 23 days at death. Martha Ann died in Peabody, MA, on 30 Oct 1885. [339, Vol. 364, p. 287] Death Cause: Brights Disease. [339, Vol. 364, p. 287]

1880 federal census for Peabody, Essex Co., MA, p. 318C [550]
Martha Basford, female, age 54, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
Frank A., male, son, age 30, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
Hatty E., female, daughter, age 28, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA
Charles H., male, son, age 19, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA

[513], [550], [548], [301], [543], [339, Vol. 364, p. 287], [549]
They had the following children:
339i.
Samuel Symonds (Died as Child) (1844-1845)
340ii.
Joseph Gorham (1847-1911)
341iii.
Frank Appleton (Never Married) (1849-1882)
342iv.
Harriet E. (~1851-1906)
343v.
George Cummings (1854-1902)
344vi.
Philander Alden (1856-1914)
345vii.
Charles Henry (1860-~1910)


[548] gives marriage as 31 Mar 1844.
109. Almira BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born in 1824 in Dixmont, ME. [197] gravestone. Almira died in Dixmont, ME, in 1826. [197] gravestone. Buried in Dixmont Corner Cemetery, Dixmont, ME. [197]

[197], [2]
110. Henry T. BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born in 1826 in Dixmont, ME. [301] Henry T. died in Kings Co., NY, on 22 Oct 1897. [551] age 72. Buried in Commack Cemetery, Commack, NY. [232] aka: Henry F., Henry L., Bassford.

He might be the Henry Basford who was baptized as an adult on 11 Dec 1832 at the Congregational Church in Chester, NH? [2]

He was living at 6 Ashland Plance in New York City at the time of his marriage in 1864. [552]

Is is probably the Henry T. Bassford who was convicted for his role in the “Lewis Will Conspiracy.” This case inolved A woman and her accomplices who forged a will in an attempt to embezzle money from the estate of a rich man who had died without heirs and left his property to the U.S. government. Henry was sentanced to one year of hard labor and a $1000 fine. [553]

He would probably be the H. T. Basford listed in the 1880 federal census for Jersey City (Precinct 4, District 5), Hudson Co., NJ, p. 503C [554]
H. T. Basford, male, age 54, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME, solicitor
Lena, female, wife, age 38, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ, keeping house
Maud E., female, daughter, age 7, b. NY, father b. ME, father b. NY
Alfred Richardson, male, other, age 55, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. MA, stock broker

This would probably be the same Henry G. Bussford, age 53, b. ME, who was a prisoner at the New Jersey State Prison at the time of the 1880 census (Trenton, 3rd Ward, Mercer, NJ, p. 75). [554]

Henry T. Bassford, age 78, of Brooklyn, NY, was arrested for counterfeiting on 21 Oct 1896. He and his wife Eleanor kept a boardig house at 521 Second St. He had been in the watch/clock business from 1881, until a few months before his arrest. He was convicted of counterfeiting quarters and half dollars, and selling the coins to trolley car conductors in Brooklyn and Jersey City. He was sentenced to 2 years in the Kings County Penitentiary. Accomplices Edward Tompkins and Thomas S. Fagin were also convicted. [555], [556], [557], [558], [559], [560]

Newspaper accounts of his trial mention a married daughter. [557] Presumably this would be his daughter Maud.

He died in the Kings County Penitentary. [551]

[197], [2], [301], [276], [298], [555], [556], [557], [558], [559], [561], [551], [553], [560], [562], [552], [232]
He married Eleanor LEVENBERG on 30 May 1864 in New York City, NY. [552] Born abt 1842 in New York. [554] age 38 in 1880 census. Eleanor died ? . aka: Lena, Lewenberg. [554], [562]

While her husband was in prison for counterfeiting, she was arrested and charged with perjury on 7 Jun 1897 in connection to a note said to have been made by her in Aug 1889, for $2000. “This note was held by [Charles] Meyer of Jersey City, and when it fell due at the Second National Bank of Jersey City it was protested and Meyer sued for the amount of the note, together with other sums that Meyer claimed Mrs Basford owed him. In her answer to the suit, Mrs. Basford said that she made a note about three years ago and left the date and amount blank, because it was drawn up on Sunday, the understanding that Meyer, who took it, being he wuold fill in the date and amount next day. She claims that the amount was to be $200. She alleged, however, that Meyer antedated the note to August 10, 1889, and made the amount $2,000, and she therefore refused to pay it. It was upon this statement that Meyer charges perjury.” The newspaper article said that she was about 45 years of age at the time of her arrest, but this would be inconsistent with the age given in the 1880 census. (Unless Lena is a different wife than Eleanor.) [561]

[2], [554], [561], [562], [552]
They had one child:
346i.
Maud E. (~1873-?)
111. Dr. Charles Franklin BASFORD (Joseph5, John4, Jacob3, James2, Jacob1). Born on 24 Jun 1832 in Dixmont, ME. [232], [307] Charles Franklin died in Cincinnati, OH, on 8 Jan 1889. [232], [307] Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH. [232], [307] Occupation: Physician. [563]

He is mentioned in the probate records for his father’s estate. It is not clear whether he would be a son from Joseph’s first or second marriage. [276]

He is probably the C. J. Basford listed in the1870 census for Cincinnati, 18th Ward, Hamilton Co., OH, p. 303 [564]
C. J. Basford, male, age 38, b. ME, physician, personal estate 20,000
Brothesy?, female, age 32, b. OH, keeping house
Ella B., female, age 8, b. OH, attending school
Charles, male, age 5, b. OH
Anne, female, age 3, b. OH

He is probably the Charles F. Basford listed in the 1880 federal census for Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, p. 135C [563]
Charles F. Bassford, male, head, age 47, b. ME, father b. NH, mother b. ME, physician
Prothesia, female, wife age 49, b. OH, father b. England, mother b. England, keeping house
Ella, female, daughter, age 18, b. OH, father b. ME, mother b. England, in school
Charles, male, son, age 15 , b. OH, father b. ME, mother b. England, in school
Annie, female, daughter, age 14, b. OH, father b. ME, mother b. England
Georgie, female, daughter?, age 6, b. OH, father b. ME, mother b. England
Annie Wabach, female, age 17, Germany, father b. Germany, mother b. Germany, servant

[276], [298], [563], [564], [565], [232], [307]
He married Prothesia Savony OLDRIEVE, daughter of Robert E. OLDRIEVE (?-?) & Louise M. GILBERT (?-?), ? . Born on 4 Aug 1831 in Indiana. [566], [307] Prothesia Savony died in Cincinnati, OH, on 4 May 1915. [566] Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH. [307]

She was listed with her Ella at the time of the 1900 census. [567] She was also listed with her daughter Ada (Georgie?). [568] She was living with her daughter Ella in the 1910 census. [569] She was also listed with her daughter Ada in the 1910 census. [570]

[307] gives death as 5 May 1915.

[568], [567], [564], [569], [566], [565], [307]
They had the following children:
347i.
Ella Prothesia (1861-1940)
348ii.
Emma Prothesia (Died as Child) (1863-1864)
349iii.
Charles F. (1864-1918)
350iv.
Anna L. (Never Married) (1867-1947)
351v.
Georgie (1873-?)
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