Notes for George Washington Waters Basford

!US Census 1850 (25 October) OHIO, Ashland Co., District # 179 Mohican Township, page 59, House No. 40, lines 13-18: George W. Basford (b. Abt 1805 - 45 - in MD - Occ: Farmer) married to Matilda (b. Abt 1813 - 37 - in PA). Children listed (born in OH) are: Wm. H. (male b. Abt 1841 - 9); Mary J. (female b. Abt 1843 - 7); Cordelia (female b. Abt 1845 - 5); and Arminda (female b. 1848 - 2). Property value of $10,000.

*****NOTE: Catherine Brinerhoff is probably Elizabeth's mother - she was living in 1850 with Daniel and Sarah Brinkerhoff in Wayne Twp. (Daniel was 50 in 1850, and likely is Catherine's son). George and Matilda married 25 Dec 1837. George and Elizabeth married 22 May 1851. Elizabeth's will, 23 Feb 1880, names her cousin John Brinkerhoff and wife Mary, and her brother George Brinkerhoff and wife Elizabeth*****
!US Census 1860 Ohio, Ashland Co., Jeromesville, Series M653_930 Part 1, Page 245A, House No. 838, Lines 23-28: George Basford (b. 1804 - 56 - in MD - Occ: Merchant - Property Value $11,000 + $1200) married to Elizabeth (b. 1808 - 52 - in PA). Children listed (born in OH) are: Cordelia (dau b. 1846 - 14), Armanda (dau b. 1848 - 12); and Thomas (son b. 1850 - 10). ALSO LISTED is: Catherine Brinkerhoff (b. 1783 - 77 - in PA)

!US Census 1870 (25 July) Ohio, Ashland Co., Jeromesville, Series M593_1169 Part 1, Sheet 2, Page 707A, House No. 10, Lines 8-10: G. W. Bassford (b. 1799 - 71 - in MD - Occ: Retail Groceries - Property Value $3000 + $2000) married to Elizabeth (b. 1805 - 65 - in PA). Child listed is: Thomas (son b. 1851 - 19 - in OH)

His tombstone in the Jeromesville Methodist Churchyard cemetery gives his age at death as 70 years, 2 months and 11 days. He also married (2) Matilda Jones and (3) Elizabeth. Elizabeth was his wife when the deed for the farm was conveyed by them to their son-in-law, Joseph Heichel (recorded 07 Nov 1855).

According to the "History of Ashland Co." George came from Maryland to Mohican Twp. in October, 1824 and opened a clothing store in Jeromesville, Ashland Co., Ohio.

!Tract Book, Recorder's Office, Ashland Co. Ohio: taken from Ashland Co. Chpt. of Ohio Genea. Soc., publication "Ashland Co., Ohio - Mohican Township-Research Aid #6" Section 14-NW1/4 BUNGARD, HENRY, no wife named to George W. BASFORD, Sr., QUIT CLAIM, 18 Mar 1850, $100, undivided 1/6 of 60 acres off west side SE1/4, also a certain lot of ground off SE1/4 sec. 14 & formerly owned by Jefferson SELBY, 18' X 20', subject to dower of CATHERINE BUNGARD widow of JOHN BUNGARD, 5 Apr 1850. Book 5 p.85.
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