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Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 22 Apr 2001 10:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Sep 2004 1:06AM GMT
Surnames: Bascom
You can start playing that funny banjo music now!! Our mother, (Janet Marie Bascom) was a NY socialite Bascom (Father, Henry Melvin Bascom); our father,(Robert W. Cowles Bascom) was from upstate NY-a supreme court justice under Rockefeller; his father was Judge Wyman Bascom from Fort Edward, NY and his father was Atty Robert O. Bascom of Fort Edward. We have tree traced back to King Richard 111, and aside from the fact that we are cousins to our own parents, we are cousins in some way to Princess Diana's family-still trying to find the book with that info in it. Family arrived here in Connecticut in 1630 on the ship,
William Mary - i.e., Thomas Bascom I. I have lots of info, but just found this site tonight while browsing, so if anyone wants any other info, I'll get the papers out and keep them handy. (I'm in Michigan-Linda) and my sister Debbie is in Florida. I don't re-
cognize any of the names I just read on the message board-I know there are 4 Linda Bascom's - one being in Vermont-her engagement notice and mine were in the same paper at the same time-39 years ago-pretty strange. I know there is one in Calif. We are also related to the Bascoms in L.A., Calif. with the Shell Oil Company and the founder of the University of Wisconsin, John Bascom. Well, hope this rings some bells for some of you folks-it would be great fun!

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 26 Aug 2007 3:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bascom, Backenstoe
I've climbed Bascomb Hill many times on the UW campus. It's a landmark and if you haven't seen it, you ought to. I have memories of it in the 70s at the height of the riots w/ the national guard lined up shoulder to shoulder right up that hill with the bayonets on the guns. Well, that's another story.
I have a very short limb in my tree and it's always been a puzzle. My mother's family goes way back to the 1600s in this country too, and Bascoms are part of the family but I cannot seem to trace it. Here's all I have. Eliza Bascom was my gr gr grandmother who married a Benjamin Morris Backenstoe 25 Oct 1832. Probably in Augusta Co., Va. She was born in VA and died in 1897, Loudon, Fayette Co., Illinois. I've seen her stone in a little graveyard in southern Illinois. You have to wade through water to get to the old grave yard which is on land donated by her husband and herself. They also donated the land for the little church there. Her father was born in NY and his name was James Garnis Bascom. His wife was Martha and also was born in NY. I'm sorry that this is all I have. Obviously for awhile at least James Garnis and Martha Basom must have lived in NY and there is a farm owned by Schuyler Bascom near the Backensto place on the platte map in southern Illinois. I've been perplexed by this one for years. It's about the only "short" branch of the family left. Help?

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA (George W. Bascom b. abt 1873 CT)

Posted: 25 Sep 2007 3:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bascom
Hi,
I'm trying to find information on George W. Bascom, DOB abt. 1873 in CT. In the 1900 & 1920 census, he was in Mass. and by 1930, he lived in Rochester, NY.
Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Angela S.

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA (George W. Bascom b. abt 1873 CT)

Posted: 1 Apr 2008 1:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bascom

I have a George W. Bascom, b. 1873 son of Dwight & Ellen.
See the following. There is not much info, but may be a lead.

http://www.sover.net/~bbascom/gedcom/d0000/g0000020.html#I19...

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 11:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Oct 2009 11:39AM GMT
Surnames: Bascom, Backenstoe
If you are still puzzled by the Bascom branches, I may be able to help you. Eliza Bascom Backensto was a sister to my great, great grandfather, Schuyler Stone Bascom. Schuyler and Eliza had 4 other siblings and their father was Gaius Bascom. Gaius was born in MA, then was in VT, moving to IN where he died in 1822. Please contact me and I'll be able to get you headed in the right direction.

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 2:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Are you an angel? I'd entirely given up on going any further!! My email is courchane@gmail.com

Lin Mooney Courchane

Did I say Thank You???!!!

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 25 Dec 2011 10:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bascom Line - KY, OH, NY
I also have a Bascom/Bacon/Bacom surname. Rumors in my family was that this line had Native American lineage because my ggg grandmother was half cherokee and primarily raised as such. Thinking it was more of her mother. As of recently, this is what I have found with my line.

George W Bascom (b 1827 New York) married Admira (Almira) Branham (b 1836 Pennsylvania)on 6 or 16 Feb 1843 Kentucky
*Have marriage records for this data*

Children
1. Julia Ann and Susan (Twins b 1852 - Julia is my grandmother yet have no record except from family lore of Susan and that she disappeared as a young girl)
Julia m Alexander Watson Bowyer 21 apr 1872 Clark Co., Indiana

2. John (b 1858)

3. Will (b. 1863)

4. Dick (b. ?)

5. Mary (b. ?) m. John Lightbody and a John Liston

Have found a few of these in Kentucky but without proper information, I do not want to assume they are my ancestors. Any help would be appreciated as this line is interesting and yet a mystery for our family.

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 5:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Dec 2011 6:05AM GMT
JosetteK,
Have you located her grave on Find a Grave? She and Alexander Watson Bowyer (1840-1916) are buried in Antioch Cemetery, Mineral Springs, Adam County, Ohio. The description states she was born July 18, 1852 and she died May 17, 1897. However her stone says 1862-1897. It is a bit bothersome that they are so different. The stone looks like it might have been erected later as compared to Alexander's, and perhaps by then the birth date was hazy.
Her Memorial number is #58424556 and it will take you right to her grave.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58...
This might help a little if you didn't already have this information.
Do your records specifically spell out George W Bascom? We have a lot of them, but I have none for 1827. I have been trying to sort out all the George Bascoms, particularly the IN and OH ones for a long time! There are a lot of them.

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
JosetteK,
I found this link that has really good information on your ggg grandmother. I am doubting that she is a part of the Thomas descendants, but it is not impossible. More research may come up with something! I'm still wondering about George.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/s/Joseph-F-Mo...

Re: Two Bascom branches: NY and VT, USA

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the research but I do have both of these links and information. Joseph Mosser is my great uncle. I have found more on George Bascom than anyone else has in my family. I have found census and marriage records that have documented the dates and names I do have. If you find anything else you can email me at josette.kirby@gmail.com. Thank you.
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