William Bassford

Male 1734 - 1801  (67 years)


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  • Name William Bassford  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1734  Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1775  Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1790  Fredericksontown, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Residence 1800  Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Carmel, Dutchess, New York 
    Died 1801  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I5421  My Family
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Abraham Bassford,   b. 1710, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734  (Age > 25 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grace Mott 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mrs. Thankful Duryee,   b. 9 Apr 1767, Putnam, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1851, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1790  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Married 31 Jan 1833  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bassford,   b. 1800, New York Port, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1851  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Bassford,   b. 1792, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1852, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     3. Abram Bassford, Sr,   b. Abt 1795, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1864, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     4. William Byrla Bassford,   b. 1800, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1860, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F1845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1734 - Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1775 - Westchester County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 - Fredericksontown, Dutchess, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1790 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Carmel, Dutchess, New York - 1800 - Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1801 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about William and his family. Some sources indicate that he was married to Thankful Duryee, and that they had several children including Abraham, Byrla, Thomas and Elizabeth. [1] However, another source indicates that William had a son Abraham who was married to Thankful and had these children. [2] Ethan F. Bassford studied the problem, and concluded that Thankful was probably the wife of William. [3]

      A William Bashford fought in the Revolutionary War, serving in the Third Regiment of the Westchester County Militia. A James Bashford and a Thomas Bassford are also listed as serving in the Seventh Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia. [4]

      He allegedly came to New York City from Hempstead, Long Island about 1790, where he is said to have left behind his parents Abraham and (Mott) Bashford/Bassford. [1] However, I find no record of any Bassford or Bashford families living anywhere in New York City or on Long Island in the 1790 census. Additionally, there are no Abraham Bassfords (or Bashfords) listed anywhere in the 1790 census, and the only William Bashford listed in New York was listed in Frederickstown, Dutchess Co. [5] It is not clear whether this would be the same William or not.

      1790 federal census for Frederickstown, Dutchess Co., NY, p. 11 [5]
      William Bashford
      1 male 16 and up
      2 males under 16
      5 females

      Likewise, there is no William Bassford (or Bashford) living in New York City in 1800. Although there is still a William Bashford living in Dutchess Co.

      1800 federal census for Dutchess Co., NY, p. 78 [6]
      William Bashford
      1 male 10-14
      1 male 45 and up
      2 females under 10
      1 female 45 and up

      In 1793 he was a cart man for the Tea Water Pump Company, where he sold water door to door in New York City. [1]

      In 1796, He is supposed to have lived on Chestnut St. in New York City, and then about 1800 moved to 115 Cherry St., where he is said to have run a boarding house. [1]

      He may have had a son Edward D. Bassford from a previous marriage, who later ran a billiard saloon on Pearl St, near Abraham

  • Sources 
    1. [S956] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;).
      Record for Elizabeth "Eliza" Bassford

    2. [S956] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;).
      Record for William Bassford

    3. [S956] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;).
      Record for Thankful Duryea

    4. [S419] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Tree.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=67470320&pid=434

    5. [S1063] 1790 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1790 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000.Original data - <li>Indexed from: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1908.</li><li> Imaged from: National Archives and Records Administration. First Census of the United States, 1790. M637, RG 29, 12 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.</li>. Fredericksontown, Dutchess, New York, roll M637_6, page , image 0152.

    6. [S1064] 1800 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1800 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800.M32, 52 rolls. Carmel, Dutchess, New York, roll 21, page 88, image 89.
      1800 United States Federal Census
      1800 United States Federal Census