Charlotte Basset
and
Fred Cheeseman

Updated 25 Feb 2013
FB added 15 Jul 2010
Updated 17 Oct 2008




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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, Mar 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


SOURCES:

My first source of info for all this page is my father's late brother, James Bassett Gwin II. Page 46 of his collection is entitled BASSET FAMILY HISTORY and starts out:

"Compiled by James Basset Gwin II of 2918 45 St New Orleans 20, LA in the year 1949 from records submitted from the collections of Kate L. Gwin Tuscaloosa Al, and Edith Snow, Washington, DC.   Information obtained from Major Champ Carter McCullough who employed genealogists to trace this ancestry. "

My second source is Mr. Jeffrey Neil Bassett, bassettgenealogy@hotmail.com, who saw my page and sent me information he said came from Elizabeth Nitschke Hicks. I cut his info apart and added each piece where it was applicable. Thus each note preceded by JB/ENH came from him. Thanks, Jeffrey.

And now my third source is Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Nitschke Hicks herself , erootrot@usa.net , my third cousin once removed. Special thanks to you, Liz, for all your insight, help, and information! :-)

Today, 4 Apr 2007, another cousin checked in and supplied some more good data. He's Michael Stewart, my 4th cousin once removed, and I'm adding his input below in this green.  And in July 2007, 4th cousin Cecile Crawford followed up on what Michael sent, adding quite a bit more, which I'm continuing in this same green. Now here's more on this line from 4th cousin once removed Stephen David Stewart: in Oct 2008 he updated his family's section, which I'm also continuing in this same green.


DISCLAIMER and REQUEST 

There are still many gaps. Though some of it is proven, there is much possibility for error. I have no idea how correct some of the other information is. There may be some of you who will be sad or even angry when you read parts of this, because you know that a particular segment is wrong. But I present it here in good faith, so if you have information that proves, substantiates, corroborates, conflicts with, expands, disproves, corrects, or complements any of this information, please share it with me, and I will gladly include your family line, add your comment, correct the error, and/or present your claim! E.mail me at jmcdgwin@zianet.com.

John McDonald Gwin 


Basset, pronounced /bah-SAY/ is French. When Jean Jacques Luis Basset married Madamoselle Mary Lavalette and had two children, that's how they would have pronounced it. But when their son moved to England, the locals there called it Bassett, pronounced /BASS-ut/ (rhymes with "Pass it!"), and added the extra tee, which some of James' and Mary's children evidently kept. For example, Uncle James' middle name is Bassett, and he always pronounced it with the English pronunciation, never the French. He said his dad (same name) always pronounced it that way, too, and he assumed his grandmother, Ida Eliza Bassett, did also.


G e n e r a t i o n    O n e

21.00--Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Madamoselle Mary Lavalette; 2 sons; (siblings and parents of JJLB and ML are unk. to me).

My uncle James Gwin's notes said his name was Georges Basset m. Madamoselle Lavalette. He got that information and all the following information in 1949 from the collections of Kate L. Gwin, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Edith Snow, Washington, DC, who had gotten it earlier from Maj. Champe Carter McCulloch, mayor of Waco, TX, who "employed genealogists to trace this ancestry." Uncle James' introductory paragraph to his Basset pages reads,

"The name BASSET is French and originally pronounced "BASS-A", with a long A. The first mention of this name revealed in research is found in 'The Geneva Armorial' in 1399 as a Burgess named Robert son of Permet member of the council of state in 1404 (sic). The closest relative found was a Georges Basset in Geneva, Switzerland, who was a member of a Hugenot family in the eighteenth century before the French Revolution. Georges Basset was apprenticed to a silversmith and fell in love with a Madamoselle Lavalette who was the daughter of a French nobleman. Her parents objected to their courtship and sent her away to Wales to school to separate them. Georges followed her and married her. They had two sons. One of them emigrated to America, and his whole family were wiped out in a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. The other son, named John James Louis Basset married Mary Miles, an English girl, and they settled in Sussex, England and raised 14 children."
Some of what this unknown, employed, genealogist found is obviously correct, but it is also clear that some confusion exists. If Georges Basset is indeed in this line, he may have been the FATHER of the Jean Jacques Luis Basset I (John James Louis Basset I), the latter of whom went to England and married Mary Lavalette as is proven below.

Our cousin Liz Hicks sent me a photocopy of the old 1767 marriage license. I transcribe it here with typeset words in boldface type and handwritten words in italic type. The five signatures are also underlined. The fact that he is listed here as a watchmaker perhaps lends credence to the story of someone being apprenticed to a silversmith, above. The fact that the last names of the two witnesses are neither Basset nor Lavalette perhaps lends credence to the story of their eloping without either parents' permission (or at least presence). And the fact that the fourth child of JJL Basset II is George perhaps lends credence to the existence of a Georges in their upline somewhere.  

Transcription of the1767 Marriage Certificate of Jean Basset and Mary Lavalette
"Banns of Marriage____No. 93Jean Jaques Basset  of this  Parish Watchmaker andMary Lavalette  of the Parish of Saint Saviour
were Married in this Church  by Licencethis twentiethDay of August  in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by me E. Willan Vicar. This Marriage was solemnized between Us JJBasset    Marie LavaletteIn the Presence of Joseph Leivers Rose Bottlion"


G e n e r a t i o n    T w o


 

22.01--One of the children (no name listed) allegedly emigrated to America; the family all allegedly perished in Philadelphia in a yellow fever epidemic.

22.02--John James Louis Basset (Jr.?) m. Mary Miles, an English girl; settled in Sussex, Eng.; 14 ch.; [JB/ENH notes: *53B1. Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset; m. 13 Jun 1803 in St. Marylebone, London, Eng. to Mary Miles]


G e n e r a t i o n   T h r e e

Some of these fourteen children emigrated to America, almost all of whom came to Cahaba, AL. Those known (or reported/believed) to have made this trip (or these trips, as I so far know only how and when one family--William and Harriet--came, not the others) across the Atlantic include (1) James, (3) Charlotte (and her husband Fred Cheeseman), (4) George, (5) William (and his wife Harriet), (6) Louis (he married Sarah Gwin in Cahaba), (8) John (mentioned in Fry's Memories of Old Cahaba), (10) Joseph (he married Mary Gwin in Cahaba), and (11) Emma (all three of her marriages occurred in North America). Suffice it for now to say that little is known of and some confusion exists concerning the three youngest as to whether or not they came, exactly what their names were, and how and when they died.

Immediately next is the list I have of the fourteen. Following it is an expanded version of that list with known downlines.

23.01--James Basset
23.02--Mary Basset
23.03--Charlotte Basset (m. Fred Cheesman)
23.04--George Basset
23.05--William Basset (m. Harriet Bowley)--(my great-grandparents)
23.06--Louis Basset (m. Sarah Gwin)
23.07--Sarah Basset (m. Robert Jordan)
23.08--John Miles Basset
23.09--Henry Basset
23.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset (m. Mary Ann Gwin)
23.11--Emma Maria Basset (m. Carl Ludwig Nitschke)
23.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, or Thomas Basset (twin)
23.13--Charles Basset, or Archibald Basset (twin)
23.14--Robert Basset or Charles Robert Basset
(23.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry)--maybe adopted, maybe only a close friend raised by the family, but not blood related


23.03--Charlotte Basset, b. 3 Aug 1806 or 21 Jul 1806, England; d. 4 Oct 1876 Matagorda Co.,TX (near Bay City and the Gulf Coast); bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717969--Inscription: "In Memory Of; Born In England; Gone to Rest"; m. 19 Sep 1830 at Preston, England [near Brighton--from their marriage certificate: "both of this parish, witnesses: James Basset(t) & Mary Cheeseman"], to Frederick Cheesman (b. 1807; d. 3 Nov 1866; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717970--Inscription: "In Memory Of; Born In Horsham, Sussex County, England, Died in Matagorda County, Texas; Died in the 59th Year Of His Age; In Heaven We Hope To Meet Thee"; at least 4 ch.


24.01--Charles Frederick Cheesman, b. in Worthing, Sussex, England, (David R. Cheesman, Sr., says Kent, England) on 12 Aug 1832; d. 14 Mar 1918; bd. Magnolia Cem., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 7721220; m. (in AL? TX?) ca. 1859 to Batistine "Batie" "Betty" Roe/Rose b. 1841; d. 24 Oct 1867; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717968--Inscription: "In Memory Of; Wife of C F Cheesman; Aged 26y"; at least 3 ch.;
[listed as Charles F. Cheeseman (sic), stockraiser, 38, in the 2 Jul 1870 census of Live Oaks, Peyton's Creek (Caney P. O.), Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Chas. Cheesman, age 67, D (div--sic),
b. Oct 1832 in England/England/England, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX, and lvg. w/the fam. of his dau., Rena Ives]

Name: Charles F Cheeseman
Age: 38
YOB: abt 1832
POB: England
Home in 1870: Live Oak and Peytons Creek, Matagorda, Texas
P.O.: Caney
House-
hold:
Name Age
Charlotte Cheeseman [i.e., mother of Charles]
42 (sic!)
Charles F Cheeseman 38
Irene Cheeseman 9
Martin Cheeseman 8
Frederick Cheeseman 4

[FindaGrave Note:
Name Batistine "Batie" Roe, b. 1841, married Charles Frederick Cheesman about 1859. Charles was son of Frederick & Charlotte Cheesman, also in this cemetery.  Charles enlisted in Confederate States Army as Bugler, in Company F, Texas Cavalry, Morgan's Regiment.  The last record I can find on him is Jan 28, 1910, on an application for Confederate pension, when he was residing in Jefferson Co, TX.  Submitted by: EleanorB (#47071635
]

[John M. Gwin NOTE:
In the same 1870 census of Matagorda Co., TX, a Charlotte Cheeseman, age 42 and born in England, is listed as a housekeeper and living with Charles F. and the three children, Irene (9), Martin (8), and Frederick (4). We know that Charles' father, Fred, had died in 1866, and since Charles' wife, Batistine, does not appear in this census, we may assume that she also had died in the four years since baby Frederick was born; therefore, I believe that this Charlotte, listed as age 42 and being born in England, is indeed our Charlotte, the mother of Charles, and that either someone made a mistake in transcribing notes or she intentionally lied about her age, which in truth would've been 64, not 42!]
25.01--Irene "Rena" Q. Cheesman, b. in TX/England/AL in Aug 1860; d. 19 Nov 1910, "Age 50 Years"; bd. Magnolia Cem., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 38350592; m. in 1878 to Walter A. Ives (b. Oct 1852 in TX/England/VA; d. 30 Jun 1904, aged 52 years; bd. Magnolia Cem., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 38350590); reports 4 of 6 ch. lvg. in 1900 census;
[listed as Irene Cheeseman (sic), 9, in the 2 Jul 1870 census of Live Oaks, Peyton's Creek (Caney P. O.), Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Rena Ives, age 19, b. in TX/England/AL, in the 24 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Rena Ives, age 39, md. 22 yrs. w/4 of 6 ch. lvg., b. Aug 1860 in TX/England/AL, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX, and hosting her father, Charles Cheesman]

[listed as Walter Ives, constable, age 27, b. in TX/England/VA, in the 24 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as W. A. Ives, oil agent, age 47, md. 22 yrs., b. Oct 1852 in TX/England/VA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX, and hosting his f-i-l, Charles Cheesman]

Who are these people, and how are they related?
Name: R G Cheeseman
Age: 23
YOB: abt 1837
POB: England
Home in
1860:
Matagorda, Texas
Gender: Male
P.O.: Matagorda
House-
hold:
Name Age
F Cheeseman 53
C Cheeseman 55
R G Cheeseman 23
A B Cheeseman 16
Minnie Cheeseman 14


Name: W A Ives
Age: 47
DOB: Oct 1852
POB: Texas
Home in
 1900:
Beaumont, Jefferson, TX
Spouse: Rena Ives
YOM: 1878
Years md: 22
FPOB: England
MPOB: England
House-
hold:
Name Age
W A Ives 47
Rena Ives 39
Minnie Ives 15
Lottie Ives 13
Battestine Ives 11
Chas Cheesman 67
Walter Gray 18
Charley M Ives 24

Name: Rena Q Ives
Age: 50
YOB: 1860
POB: Texas
Home on
16 Apr
1910:
Beaumont Ward 1, Jefferson, TX
R2HoH: Boarder
Mar.Stat.: Widowed
FPOB: England
MPOB: Alabama
House-
hold:
Name Age
Joseph L Hooks 50
Carrie V Hooks 33
Verna Hooks 16
Olga Hooks 14
Rufis Hooks 12
Joe Hooks 10
Sam Hooks 2
Rena Q Ives 50
Minnie W Ives 24
Battistine Ives 21

26.01--George Allen Ives, b. 17 Nov 1879 in TX/TX/TX; d. 3 Apr 1900; bd. Magnolia Cem., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 38350591--Inscription: "Just in the morning of his day, In youth and love, he died."; m. never; no known ch.;
[listed as George Allen Ives, age 7 mos., b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 24 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

26.02--(daughter) Ives, b. unk. but prob. betw. 1880 and 1883; d. bef.1900; bd. unk; m. prob. never; prob. no ch.

26.03--(child) Ives, b. unk. but prob. betw. 1880 and 1883; d. bef.1900; bd. unk; m. prob. never; prob. no ch.

26.04--Minnie, Lottie, or Battestine Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. J. E. McMahon; 2 ch.;

27.01--Rena McMahon, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.02--Lottie McMahon, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

26.05--Minnie, Lottie, or Battestine Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

26.06--Minnie, Lottie, or Battestine Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.02--William Martin Cheesman, b. in TX ca. 1862; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as Martin Cheeseman (sic), 8, in the 2 Jul 1870 census of Live Oaks, Peyton's Creek (Caney P. O.), Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Mar Cheesman, nephew, clerk, 18, b. TX/England/AL, in the 23 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX, and lvg. w/the fam. of his Uncle George and Aunt Mary]

25.03--Frederick Cheesman, b. in TX ca. 1866; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[listed as Frederick Cheeseman (sic), 4, in the 2 Jul 1870 census of Live Oaks, Peyton's Creek (Caney P. O.), Matagorda Co., TX]


24.02--Robert George Cheesman, b. 18 Jul 1837 in Worthing, Sussex, England; d. 31 Jan 1893; m. 30 Jul 1862 in Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL, to Mary Ellen Lister (b. 18 Jul 1842; d. 1934; bd. Hollywood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Plot: Oakwood Terr.--Find A Grave Memorial# 35446483); 8 ch.;

[Robert was listed as age 23, working as a mail contractor, and living with his parents in the 1860 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as George Cheesman, druggist, 42, b. England/England/England, in the 23 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

[listed as Mary Cheesman, 38, b. AL/AL/MS, in the 23 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

[Mary Ellen is listed as age 76 in the 1920 census of Houston, TX, and living with her brother, Charles Lister, and her daughter, Maggie Gibbs];
[Mary Ellen is age 86 in the 1930 ce
nsus of Houston, TX]

CHEESMAN--Mrs. Mary Ellen Cheesman, resident of Houston for the last 30 years and widow of the late Robert George Cheesman, civil war veteran, died at the home of her grandson, George Gibbs, 2408 Elysian Street, at 7 pm Sunday.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A. F. Gibbs of Houston; two granddaughters, Mrs. George Murphy of Brownsville and Mrs. George Brown of Houston; three grandsons, George, Henry and Archie Gibbs, all of Houston, and several [great-] grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Monday in the drawing room of Settegast-Kopf Company, Rev. T. J. Windham officiating.  Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery under direction of Settegast-Koph Company.
Pallbearers are Archie Gibbs, Henry Gibbs, George Gibbs, George Brown, Cleve Brown.
Obituary clipping from an unnamed newpaper
copied from her FindaGrave.com memorial.

[GWIN NOTE: According to Anna Fry in Memories of Old Cahaba, Jerry "Jere" Lister lived "over the point" (i.e., across the Cahaba River by ferry from downtown Cahaba) in the same neighborhood as did John and William Basset, two of Robert George Cheeseman's uncles. Fry says that each of the three were proprietors of fashionable tailor shops, and it may be that they were partners of a single shop. It is likely, then, that Mary Ellen Lister is the daughter of this same Jerry Lister.  In the 1860 census, Robert was age 23, working as a mail contractor, and living with his parents in Matagorda Co., TX.  Since he married Mary Ellen two years later in 1862 in Cahaba, he must've gone back there to marry her!  As stated above, she and her brother, Charles Lister, are still alive in 1920 and living with her daughter, Maggie Cheeseman Gibbs.]

25.01--Charles Frederick Cheeseman, b. unk; d. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.02--Mina Ida Cheeseman, b. unk; d. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.03--Maggie McKay Cheeseman,
b. 13 Oct 1867 in Matagorda Co., TX; d. 1935; bd. Hollywood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Plot: Grassy Lawn--Find A Grave Memorial# 28442866; m1. 24 Dec 1890 to M. E. Coor Pender; 2 ch.; m2. 25 Jul 1899 to Archie Floyd Gibbs, Sr.; 1 ch.;
[listed as Maggie Cheesman, 12, b. TX/England/AL, in the 23 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[Maggie:  age 51 in the 1920 census of Houston, TX];
[age 62 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]
From: othagrayatsbcglobaldotnet
Date: March 23, 2008
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: j gibbs Gray

I am interested in the Archie Floyd Gibbs, [Sr.], who married Maggie McKay Cheesman.  My brother and I are looking for an Archie Floyd Gibbs who was the father of our grandfather George Travis Gibbs, Sr. of Summergrove, La.  Our Archie Floyd Gibbs was married to Georgia Annie Colquitt and they had only one son.  They either divorced or he died.  We know they left Summergrove, La., but we do not know if they were together or what.  I did find their marriage certificate at the court house in Shreveport, La.  My grandfather was born June 20, 1893 and was raised by his uncle, Will Colquitt.  I know he never mentioned his father and he never lived with his mother.  She lived in El Paso in later years.    Just wondering.         Jeanne Beth Gibbs G

Dear John,   My grandfather was George Travis Gibbs, Sr.  His father was Archie Floyd Gibbs and his mother was Georgia Colquitt.  His parents (I assumed) divorced when he was very young.  My grandfather was raised by Will and Virgie Colquitt of Summergrove, La.  He never mentioned his parents or any of the Gibbs'.  We have found nothing about her, but I know she was living around El Paso, Texas in the 1920's.       Thanks for writing.            Jeanne Gibbs Gray

26.01--Lewis George Coor Pender/Coorpender [LGCP later took the name of his stepfather Gibbs]; b. 12 Dec 1891; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Sydney Wolfe (b. ca. 1902); 2 ch.;
[age 18 in the 1910 census of Humble, Harris Co., TX];
[age 28 in the 1920 census of Houston, TX]

[age 18 in the 1920 census of Houston, TX]

27.01--Lewis George Gibbs, Jr., b. 16 Nov 1919; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
[age 14 mos. in the 1920 census of Houston, TX]

27.02--Gloria Gibbs, b. 17 Mar 1925; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

26.02--Henry Joseph Coor Pender, b. 24 Apr 1894; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Margaret Joller; 1 ch.;
[age 16 in the 1910 census of Humble, Harris Co., TX];

27.01--Henry Joseph Coor Pender, Jr., b. 22 Apr 1931

26.03--Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr., b. 30 Dec 1901; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Emily (nee unk.; b. ca. 1906 in Alsace Lorraine; d. unk.; bd. unk.) unk. ch.
[age 8 in the 1910 census of Humble, Harris Co., TX];
[age 18 in the 1920 census of Houston, TX];
[age 26 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]

[age 24 in the 1930 census of Houston, TX]

25.04--Mary Rutherford Cheesman, b. 15 Mar 1870; d. 5 Sep 1913, age 43; bd. Hollywood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Plot: Oakwood Terr.--Find A Grave Memorial# 35446485; m. 12 Nov 1890 to Henry H. Franks (b. 1868; d. 1929; bd. Hollywood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Plot: Oakwood Terr.--Find A Grave Memorial# 35446485); 2 ch.;
[listed as Mary R. Cheesman, 10, b. TX/England/AL, in the 23 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

26.01--Emma Lee Franks, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 22 Feb 1911 to George P. Brown; 4 ch.;
27.01--George P. Brown, III, b. 30 Sep 1912; d. 14 Apr 2004; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 8641288; m. Jane Fatjo (b. 1915; d. 1979; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 79281403); at least two ch.;

28.01--infant son Brown, b. and d. 7 Nov 1937; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 79282202

28.02--infant son Brown, b. and d. 12 Apr 1939; bd. Glenwood Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 79281148

27.02--Bettie Brown, b. 25 Nov 1913; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.03--Emma Lee Brown, b. 19 Aug 1916; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.04--Ruth Brown, b. 7 Apr 1919; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.02--Mabel Carl Franks, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
25.05--Charlotte Eliza Cheesman, b. 5 Oct 1872; d. 17 May 1873, age 7 mo., 12 days; bd. unk;

25.06--Rosa Lister Cheesman, b. 15 Jan 1875; d. 23 Oct 1875, age 9 mo., 8 days; bd. unk;

25.07--Addie Fisher Cheesman, b. 12 May 1880; d. 12 Jun 1881, age 13 mo.; bd. unk;
[If the above dates for her birth and death are correct, why is she not listed as living with her parents, George and Mary Cheesman, in the 23 Jun 1880 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX?]

25.08--Robert George Cheesman, Jr., b. 12 Feb 1877; d. 23 Feb 1877, age 11 days; bd. unk

24.03--Arthur Basset "A. B." Cheesman, b. in 1843 in Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL; d. 13 Apr 1863, Sangamon Co., IL, in a federal prison during the Civil War; bd. Camp Butler Nat'l. Cem., Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL--Plot: 319--Find A Grave Memorial# 5037161; m. never; no known ch.

"Arthur Basset 'A. B.' Cheesman, son of Frederick Cheesman (1806-1876) and Charlotte Basset, was raised in Matagorda County, Texas and enlisted in the Matagorda Guards, 11 July 1861.  He was mustered into Co. D, Confederate States 6th Infantry at Victoria, Texas, on 4 Oct 1861. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Arkansas Post, 9-11 Jan 1863, and was imprisoned as a P.O.W. at Camp Butler, Illinois, near present day Springfield, where he died and was buried."

[John M. Gwin Note: Most contributions to this 24.03--Arthur Basset "A. B." Cheesman item are taken from A. B.'s FindaGrave memorial built by researcher and author David R. Cheesman, Sen. (#13482137).]







24.04--Minna "Minnie" Jane Cheesman, b. in Worthing Sussex, England, in 1839, according to Uncle James' records, but 12 Feb 1846 in (Dallas Co.?) AL, according to Findagrave and the 1860 census (she was age 14 then and living with her parents in Matagorda Co., TX); d. 3 Dec 1886; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717267--Inscription: "My Beloved Wife, Sacred To The Memory Of, Wife of Walter S Stewart, Aged 40y, 3m 21 d"; m. Walter Scott Stewart of TX (b. 28 Nov 1843; d. 3 Aug 1894; bd.
Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717266--Inscription: "In Loving Memory Of, Aged 50y, 8m, 6d"); 5 ch.;



25.01--Irene Stewart, b. 23 Dec 1869; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Charles W. Burkhart (b. ca. 1872; d. unk; bd. unk); 3 ch.
[Irene: age 40 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Milidred (sic) Burkheart, 23 (sic!), in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]

[Charles: age 38 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as C. W. Burkheart, 47, stockman, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
26.01--Charles Stewart Burkhart, b. ca. 1896 in TX; d. unk.; m. Lunelle Jones (fr. Livingston, TX; b. unk. d. unk.; d/o unk.); no ch.
[listed as Stewart, age 14, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as C. S. Burkheart, 24, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]

26.02--Irene Burkhart, b. 14 Jul 1898 in TX; d. 3 Jun 1953; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717500; m. Robert Ellsworth Johnson (b. 12 Jun 1900; d. 26 Oct 1966; bd. bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717499); 2 ch.,
[listed as Irene Burkhart, age 11, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as Irene Burkheart, 21, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]
27.01--unk. Johnson, b. unk.

27.02--unk. Johnson, b. unk.
27.03--Charles Lawrence "Larry" "Pops" Burkhart, b. 1900 in TX; d. 21 Aug 1963 in TX; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717370; m. Alma Sophia Doubeck (fr. Bay City, TX; b. 24 Oct 1910 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX; d. 18 Jul 2008 in Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX, at age 97; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 28654719); 1 ch.
[Charles: age 9 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]
[listed as C. L. Burkheart, 19, in the 12 Jan 1920 census of Matagorda Co., TX]

28.01--Charles Kent Burkhart, b. 22 Jul 1934; d. unk.; m. ca. 1955 to Patricia "Pat" (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. unk.); 3 ch., birth order unk.

29.01--Brad Burkhart [PRIVATE] m. Karen [PRIVATE]

30.01--Austin Burkhart [PRIVATE]

29.02--Traci Burkhart, dau. [PRIVATE] m., Mr. Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.01--Courtney Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.02--Amanda Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.03--Taylor Douglas [PRIVATE]

30.04--Danielle Douglas [PRIVATE]

29.03-- Kellye Burkhart, dau, [PRIVATE] m. Robert Hill [PRIVATE]

30.01--Alexa Hill [PRIVATE]

30.02--Micheil Hill [PRIVATE]

30.03--Stephen-Brock Hill [PRIVATE]

30.04--Evan Hill [PRIVATE]
25.02--Greenbury "Green" Stewart, b. ca. 1873; d. unk.; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717243; m. Maud Lawson (fr. Matagorda; b. ca 1877 in LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 2 ch.
[Green, age 37 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

[Maud, age 33 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

26.01--Georgia Stewart, dau, b. ca. 1895 in TX; d. in El Paso, TX; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[Georgia age 15 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

26.02--Robbie Stewart, dau, b. ca. 1899 in TX; d. in El Paso, TX; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[Robbie age 11 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

26.30--Grace Stewart, dau, b. ca. 1903 or 1906 in TX; d. in El Paso, TX; m. unk.; unk. ch;
[Grace age 4 or 7 in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX]

25.03--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart, Sr., b. 1873; d. unk; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718297; m. Dec 1894 to Lillian Cookenboo (b. 1873; d. 1955; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718298); 1 ch.;

26.01--Walter Scott Stewart, I, b. 5 Oct 1877; d. 5 Aug 1936; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718295; m. 28 Dec 1898 to Addie Cookenboo (b. 8 May 1879; d. 5 May 1919; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718296); 2 ch.

27.01--George Sargent Stewart, b. 7 Oct 1901, Matagorda Co., TX; d. 1970's in Tucson, AZ (but according to Findagrave, in Creve Coeur, St. Louis Co.,
MO, on 30 Nov 1979); bd. Grace Saint Pauls Mem. Garden, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ--Find A Grave Memorial# 51559083; m1. to Bernice Baird (b. 5 Jun 1900; d. 28 Aug 1932; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31718294); 2 ch.; m2. Irby Aileen Sharp (Ms. A. V.  Montgomery (b. 16 Oct 1904; d. 9 Aug 1979 in Tucson, AZ; bd. Grace Saint Pauls Mem. Garden, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ--Find A Grave Memorial# 51557865); 1 son, Arthur Vernon Montgomery, Jr. [by previous marriage?]

27.02--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart, Jr., b. 9 Mar 1905; d. 17 Mar 1953; bd. Cedarvale Cem., Bay City, TX; m. 15 Jul 1929 in San Antonio, TX, to Mary Cecile Kaine (b. 29 Oct 1907; d. 23 Aug 1969; bd. Cedarvale Cem., Bay City, TX); 3 ch.

28.01--Mary Cecile "Cecile" Stewart, CONTRIBUTOR FB: Cecile Crawford, Houston, TX, [PRIVATE]  m. David F. Crawford, Jr. [PRIVATE]

29.01--David Fort Crawford, III FB, [PRIVATE]; m1.  Kathy Lynn Robinson; m2. Jane Remer FB [PRIVATE]; 3 ch.

30.01--Travis Lee Crawford FB, [PRIVATE]; m. Jessica Jarzombek [PRIVATE]

30.02--Stewart Wesley Crawford, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Patrick Robinson Crawford, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Mary Lynn Crawford FB, [PRIVATE] m. Douglas Scott Fitch [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.
30.01--Katherine "Katie" Lynn Fitch FB, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Sarah Elizabeth Fitch FB, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Walter Scott Stewart, II, b. 18 Aug 1935; d. 29 Nov 2005; m. 31 May 1957 in Bay City, TX, to Eileen Moselle Lankard FB [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.;

29.01--Lisa Eileen Stewart, [PRIVATE] m. Walter Davidson [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.;

30.01--Connie Elizabeth Davidson, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Marie Sean Davidson, [PRIVATE]
29.02--Michael Scott Stewart, CONTRIBUTOR FB, b. 28 Nov 1962 in Bay City, TX; m. Nov 1985 to Beverly FB (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

30.01--Mallory Sean Stewart, [PRIVATE]

28.03--George David Stewart, [PRIVATE] m. Marilyn Joyce Hahn [PRIVATE]

29.01--Stephen David Stewart, CONTRIBUTOR FB, [PRIVATE]  m. Teresa Lynn Smith FB [PRIVATE]; at least 2 ch.

30.01--Austin Warner Stewart, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Brandon Cade Stewart, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Patrick Albert Stewart, b. 13 Dec 1968 in Houston, TX; m. Georgia "Gina" FB (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. unk.); at least 1 ch.

[30.00]--Jenining Grado, daughter of Gina and her first husband, [PRIVATE]
30.01--Christopher Stewart, [PRIVATE] 

29.03--Christopher Warner Stewart, [PRIVATE]; n-m. to Sarah Elizabeth Dray [PRIVATE]

[30.01]--Jocelyn Stewart FB, daughter of Sarah and her first husband, adopted by George and Marilyn Stewart

CWS n-m. to Kiska Victoria Barela [PRIVATE]

30.02--Kiska Daegan Barela, [PRIVATE]

30.03--Tristan Doyle Barela, [PRIVATE]

29.04--Mary Cecile Stewart FB  [PRIVATE]; m.  Richard Oliver [PRIVATE]
 
26.02--Stewart,

26.03--David Stewart,

26.00--Warner Watson Stewart, b. ca. 1896

27.00--William Hart Stewart, Ret. Coast Guard Adm. [PRIVATE]

28.01--Carla Stewart, [PRIVATE]

25.04--Walter Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.05--Minna Jane Stewart, b. 5 Nov 1880; d. 22 Nov 1915; bd. Matagorda Cem., Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 31717265; m. never; no ch.

 Other Pertinent Census Data


From the 23-24 Jun 1880 census of the village of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race/
Sex
Marr.
Stat.
Age
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
5/5
George Cheeseman
head
wm
m
42
Eng/Eng/Eng
druggist
This is Robert George Cheeseman, second known child of Fred and Charlotte Basset Cheeseman. We learn here that he is a pharmacist

Mary Cheeseman wife
wf
m
38
AL/AL/MS
keeps house
This is the former Mary Ellen Lister, daughter (or granddaughter?) of Jere Lister who was a business partner in Cahaba, AL, of George's grandfather, William Basset.

Maggie Cheeseman daughter
wf
s
12
TX/Eng/AL
at home
Maggie was age two and the youngest child in the 1870 census.

Mary R Cheeseman daughter
wf
s
10
TX/Eng/AL at home
This is our first introduction to Mary R., who had not yet been born in the 1870 census.

Hayes Milley
servant
bf
s
13
TX/VA/LA
servant


Ma(c? r?) Cheeseman nephew
wm
s
18
TX/Eng/AL clerk
This person is the right age of and, by process of elimination, almost has to be William Martin Cheeseman, son of Fred and Charlotte's oldest, Charles F. Cheeseman and his wife and Batistine.
35/34
Walter Ives
head
wm
m
27
TX/Eng/VA
constable
We notice here that both their fathers were born in England, so having this in common with each other may have been what drew them together. Perhaps the fathers even knew each other in Cahaba or in England.

Rena Ives
wife
wf
m
19
TX/Eng/AL keeps house
This is the former Rena Cheeseman, older sister of the William Martin Cheeseman who appears two lines above.

George Allen Ives
son
wm
s
7mos.
TX/TX/TX




From the 2 Jun 1900 census of the village of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
#Ch./#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
23/23
Greenberry Stewart
wm
28
Nov 1871
head
m/___
stock raiser
TX/TX/AL
This is Greenberry "Green" Stewart, secondborn of Minna "Minnie" Jane Cheeseman and Walter Scott Stewart, Cecile's g-grandparents.

Maud A. Stewart wf
14
Oct 1875
wife
m/___2/2

TX/AL/SC


Georgia T. Stewart wf
5
May 1895
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX

Robbie L. Stewart wf
1
Apr 1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX
32/32
Arthur C. Stewart wm
26
Aug 1873
head
m/5
dry goods merchant
TX/TX/AL This is our 5.3--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart and family.

Lillian Stewart wf
26
Dec 1873
wife
m/5/1/1

TX/TX/TX This is the former Lillian Cookenboo

Warner W. Stewart wm
4
Nov 1895
son
s

TX/TX/TX
47/47
Walter S. Stewart
wm
22
Oct 1877
head
m/1
stock raiser
TX/TX/AL
This appears to be our 6.1--Walter Scott Stewart I,  b. 5 Oct 1877,  s/o Arthur  Cheeseman Stewart, Sr., and Lillian Cookenboo.

Addie Stewart
wf
21
May 1879
wife
m/1

TX/Ger/Ger
This is the former Addie Cookenboo, whose parents and siblings live next door at 48/48.

Martha Ellis
bf
65
Feb 1835
head
m/45

SC/SC/SC

































From the 14 Jun 1900 Census of Ward 7, Caddo Parish, LA
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Age/
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments

W. R. Colquitt
wm
24 Oct 1875
head
m/3
farmer
LA/GA/GA
This must be William Colquitt, brother of Georgia Ann Colquitt, formerly wife of Archie Floyd Gibbs, Sr., who married second my cousin Maggie Cheeseman (5.3 above).

Virgie Colquitt
wf
26
Feb 1874
wife
m/3

LA/LA/LA


Travis Gibbs
wm
6
Jun 1893
nephew
s

LA/LA/LA This must be George Travis Gibbs. Ancestry.com had mistranscribed his given name as Fravis, making his search very difficult.

From the 26 Apr 1910 census of the village of Matagorda, Matagorda Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
#Ch./#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
129/129
Green Stewart
wm
37
1873
head
m1/[BLANK] stockman
TX/TX/AL


Maud Stewart wf
33
1877
wife
m1/[BLANK]
LA/AL/SC


Georgia Stewart wf
15
1895
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA


Robbie Stewart wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA

Grace Stewart wf
4 or 7?
1806 or 1803
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA I can't tell whether this is a four or a seven on her age. We'll have wait until we see the 1920 census and decide.
140/140
Charles W. Burkhart
wm
38
1872
head
m1/15
farmer
TX/PA/AL

Mrs. Irena
wf
40
1870
wife
m1/15/3/3

TX/TX/AL

Stewart
wm
14
1896
son
s

TX/TX/TX

Irene
wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX

Lawrence
wm
9
1901
son
s

TX/TX/TX
210/210
Arthur C. Stewart
wm
36
1874
head
m1/15
dry goods merchant
TX/TX/AL


Lillian Stewart
wf
36
1874
wife
m1/15/1/1
housekeeper
TX/Ger/Ger


Warner Stewart
wm
14
1896
son


TX/TX/TX



From the 26 Apr 1910 Census of Humble, Harris Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
Ch.Bn./Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments

Archie F. Gibbs
wm
42

m2/11

LA/LA/TX
Archie says right here that this is his second marriage, meaning to me that he most likely was indeed married to Georgia Colquitt and is the father of George Travis Gibbs.

Maggie M. Gibbs
wf
42

m2/11/3/3

TX/AL/England


George L. Coorpender
wm
18

s

TX/TX/TX


Henry F. Coorpender
wm
16

s

TX/TX/TX

Archie F. Gibbs
wm
8

s

TX/TX/TX This will be 6.3--Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr.

From the 8 Jan 1920 Census of Houston, Harris Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.
Stat.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
2704 Helena/
145/174
Maggie Gibbs
wf
51
head
wd
owner, rooming house
TX/England/AL
This is 5.3 above, the widow of Archie Floyd Gibbs, Sr.

George Gibbs
wm
28
son
m
oil co. agent
TX/TX/TX
This is Maggie's son (6.1 above)...

Sydney Gibbs
wf
18
dau-in-law
m
none
TX/IN/TX
...and his new bride.

Archie Gibbs
wm
18
son
s
oil co. laborer
TX/TX/TX This is Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr., 6.3 above.

George Gibbs, Jr.
wm
14 mo.
grandson
s
none
TX/TX/TX This is George and Sydney's son, Lewis George Gibbs, Jr. (7.1 above).

Mary Cheeseman
wf
76
mother
wd
none
AL/USA/AL
This is Mary Ellen Lister, widow of 4.2--Robert George Cheeseman.

Charles Lister
wm
72
uncle
wd
none
AL/USA/AL This is Mary Ellen's younger brother, Charles

Henry Franks
wm
52
lodger
wd
bookkeeper, packing co.
TX/USA/USA

From the 19 Apr 1930 Census of Houston, Harris Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
5806 (illeg.)
686/767
Archie Gibbs
wm
26
head
m/22
Eng Dept, City
TX/LA/LA


Emily Gibbs
wf
24
wife
m/21
Seamstress, bag fact.
AlsaceLor/AlsaceLor/AlsaceLor

Mary E. Cheeseman
wf
86
g.mother
wd
none
AL/AL/AL


Maggie Gibbs
wf
52
(sic)
mother
wd
none
TX/England/England
Age is an error; the enumerator probably heard it wrong. Her age should be 62

Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est.
DOB
Relat.
2HoH
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md./
#Ch./#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
129/129
Green Stewart
wm
37
1873
head
m1/[BLANK] stockman
TX/TX/AL


Maud Stewart wf
33
1877
wife
m1/[BLANK]
LA/AL/SC


Georgia Stewart wf
15
1895
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA


Robbie Stewart wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA

Grace Stewart wf
4? 7?
1906 or 1903
daughter
s

TX/TX/LA I can't tell whether this is a four or a seven on her age. We'll have wait until we see the 1920 census and decide.
140/140
Charles W. Burkhart
wm
38
1872
head
m1/15
farmer
TX/PA/AL

Mrs. Irena Burkhart wf
40
1870
wife
m1/15/3/3

TX/TX/AL This is the sister of the above Green Stewart.

Stewart Burkhart wm
14
1896
son
s

TX/TX/TX

Irene Burkhart wf
11
1899
daughter
s

TX/TX/TX

Lawrence Burkhart wm
9
1901
son
s

TX/TX/TX





More info on Charlotte Basset and Fred Cheeseman:
From 1860 Census of Historic Matagorda County published by the Matagorda County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 264, Bay City, Texas 77414 (photocopy sent by Liz Hicks):
"105-95...
F. CHEESEMAN 53 M Farmer England 2,000--None
C. 55 F England
R. G. 23 M Mail Contractor England
A.B. 16 M Alabama
Minnie 14 F Alabama (p.) 17"


And from the 1870 Census Matatgorda County, Texas, p. 69 (photocopy sent by Liz Hicks):

15-15 CHEESEMAN Charlotte 42 F W Housekeeper ENG f m 600-942
Charles F. 38 M W Stockraiser ENG f m None-400
Irene 9 F W Attends School TX f
Martin 8 M W TX f
Frederick 4 M W TX f

Timeline for
Charlotte Basset and Fred Cheeseman

Date Event Source
3 Aug 1806 or 21 Jul 1806
Charlotte is born in Sussex England to John James Louis Basset (Jr.?) & Mary Miles
unk. record
ca 1807 Fred is born in Horsham, England to unknown parents unk. record
19 Sep 1830 Charlotte, age 24,  is married at Preston, England (near Brighton) to Frederick Cheeseman unk. record
ca. 1832 Son Charles F. is born in England (age 18 in Nov 1850 census, age 38 in 1870 census)
18 Jul 1837 Son Robert George is born in Worthing, Sussex, England (but listed as age 14 in Nov 1850 census) unk. record
ca. 1836-1843 Cheeseman family sails from England, settles in Cahaba with two children (Charles, George) unk. record
ca. 1843 Son Arthur B. is born in AL (age 7 in Nov 1850 census) 1850 Census
ca. 1845 Daughter Minna is born in AL (age 5 in Nov 1850 census) 1850 Census
Nov 1850 Cheeseman family is living in Cahawba, Dallas Co., AL, with four children (C, G, A, M); Fred is listed as a carpenter owning real estate valued at $900 Nov 1850 Census
ca. 1850-1860 Cheeseman family moves (sails?) fr. Cahaba to Bay City, TX w/2 ch., (Chas., Geo.) unk. record
bef. 1860 census Charles F. marries Batistine Roe in TX unk. record
1860 Cheeseman family is living near Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX, with 3 ch. (G, A, M) 1860 Census
1860 son R.G. is working as a mail contractor in Matagorda Co., TX, age 23 1860 Census
1860 son A. B. is age 16 in Matagorda Co., TX 1860 Census
1860 daughter Minnie is age 14 in Matagorda Co., TX
1860 Census
30 Jul 1862

Robert George, after returning to Cahaba, (Dallas Co.) AL, marries Mary Ellen Lister

unk. record

ca. 1861-1865

son Arthur enlists in CSA, is captured, and dies in unk. Federal prison; never marries
Fred dies and is buried in Matagorda Co., TX, age 59;

unk. record
8 Nov 1866 Charlotte is widow at age 60 photo, grave
4 Oct 1876 Charlotte dies at age 70 in Matagorda Co., near Bay City, TX unk. records
31 Jan 1893 Son Robert George dies unk. records




A Wonderful E.Mail from a New 4th Cousin,
Cecile
"Cile"
Stewart Crawford

From: CileDavidataoldotcom

Date: July 2, 2007 2:20:00 AM MDT
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Cc: CileDavidataoldotcom, erootrotatusadotnet
Subject: Re: Charlotte and Frederick Cheeseman

Hi John...........finally I am getting back to you with some information.  This has been a complicated spring and early summer....just lots of things going on that kept me from concentrating on any genealogy.  BUT.....There are a good many things that need to be corrected about the Cheeseman family that moved to Texas. 

To start with, for some reason others have indicated that the Frederick Cheeseman family lived in Bay City (or close to Bay City) in Matagorda Co., Texas.......well, when they came to Texas, I do not believe Bay City really existed.  They came to Matagorda, Texas, a lovely, thriving community, one of the main Texas ports during and before the Republic of Texas days, and also very important in the time of the Civil War.  They came to Matagorda to live and, I believe, to be planters.  The family may have settled on Matagorda Peninsula or in the Caney Creek area, but all of that was really considered Matagorda.  I need to check my research a bit about the children other than Minna Jane Cheeseman, but I do know much about her married life and descendents.  Minna Jane was my great-grandmother.

Frederick and Charlotte Basset moved their family to Matagorda, Texas, sometime in the late 1850's or early 1860's (I think).  Since the town of Cahaba was pretty much closed down by the Civil War, I don't think they would have left there until the outcome of the war was pretty certain.  I have been told though, the Cheeseman family was very musical and provided music for the grand balls held at the Colorado House, a fine hotel in Matagorda, and these dances stopped sometime during the Civil War. (One of the sons taught the latest dances--learned in New Orleans--I somewhere have a copy of his advertisement.) This may have been C. F., or R. G., or A. B., and I do not know their full names.  Charlotte and Frederick Cheeseman are buried in the historic cemetery in Matagorda.  Battie Cheeseman is buried by them, and her tombstone indicates she was the wife of C. F. Cheeseman and died Oct. 21, 1867.  Age 26 years. (I assume this is the person you list as Batistine Roe who married Charles F. in Texas.)  Frederick Cheeseman's tombstone states he was born in Horsham, Sussex County, England (no date given); he died at age 59, Nov. 3,1866.

Minna Jane Cheeseman was born in Alabama on Feb. 12, 1846.  She married Walter Scott Stewart in Matagorda, Texas, on March 11, 1869.  (I have a copy of their marriage license.)  He was born in Matagorda on Nov. 28, 1843 to Warner Watson Stewart and Lucy Tribble Stewart.  He was a soldier of the Confederacy and was gone from home and actively in the war from April 1862 until the war was over, returning home some time in 1865.  His brothers John A. Stewart and Greenbury Stewart were also Confederate soldiers.  John never came home--he died at Petersberg, VA, and we assume was buried there.  Minna Jane and Walter Scott Stewart are buried in Matagorda Cemetery along with all of his siblings except John and all but one of their children .

Minna Jane and Walter Scott Stewart had 5 children all born in Matagorda:
1)    Irene Stewart--born December 23, 1869 (m. Charles W. Burkhart , had 3 children)
a)  Charles Stewart Burkhart m. Lunelle Jones, from Livingston, TX--no children
             b)  Charles Lawrence Burkhart  m. Sophia Doubeck from Bay city 1 son:
1) Charles Kent Burkhart, b. July 22, 1934   m.Patricia _ about 1955
 (has 1 son Brad, 2 daughters , Tracy and ____- not sure of birthdates
c)  Irene Burkhart   - b.July 14, 1898   d.June 3, 1953   m. _ Johnson  2 children
   2)   Greenbury Stewart  -  ( born about 1871  died ?  m.  Maud Lawson from Matagorda,
                            2 daughters  - moved to El Paso , TX, died there year not  known         
   3)   Arthur  Cheeseman -  born in 1873 died in 1 married Lillian Cookenboo in Dec.1894,
             a)   Warner Watson Stewart   b.about 1896 
                      1) William Hart Stewart  (  Retired  Coast Guard Admiral)  b. Dec. 1926-                         Lives in Mobile,   Alabama
                              a) Carla Stewart       
 
   4)  Walter Scott Stewart - born Oct.5, 1877   Died Aug. 3, 1936  married Addie Cookenboo
                              Dec. 28, 1898.  Had 2 children both born in Matagorda :
                a) George Sargent Stewart......born Oct. 7, 1901   died in Tuscon, Ariz. 1970's
                     m1 Bernice Baird  d 1932  m2 Irby Montgomery ( she had 1 son, Vernon )
                b) Arthur Cheeseman Stewart  Born March 9, 1905  - died March 17, 1953
                    Married Mary Cecile Kaine July 15, 1929 (San Antonio, Texas) b. Oct.29, 1907-
                    died Aug. 23, 1969  -( both buried Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas.)
                    Three children :
                       1) Mary Cecile Stewart - b.July 22, 1931,  m.  David F Crawford Jr. 2-21952
                           ( David was  b.12-17-1926  Amarillo, TX                                                  
                         a) David Fort Crawford, III  b.Jan. 13, 1956 - m.1st Kathy Lynn Robinson
                                8-19- 1978, Houston, Texas   m.2nd Jane Remer 6-15-93
                                3 children all born in Houston, TX
                              1) Travis Lee Crawford b.Jan 28, 1983  - m.Jessica Jarzombek 8-5- 2006
                              2) Stewart  Wesley Crawford  b. 8-5-1985
                              3) Patrick Robinson Crawford  b. 8-24-1986
                           b) Mary Lynn Crawford    b. 8-25-1958   m Douglas Scott Fitch 6-13-1981
                             2 children:born in Houston, TX
                               1) Katherine Lynn Fitch   b.Feb. 9, 1985
                               2) Sarah Elizabeth Fitch  b.Nov. 10, 1987
 
                       2) Walter Scott Stewart -  b.Aug 18, 1935   d. Nov. 29 2005
                              Married  Eileen Moselle Lankard  May 31, 1957 in Bay City, TX
                                2 children :both born in Bay City, TX
                          a)  Lisa Eileen Stewart   b.Nov.9, 1959  m.Walter Davidson 8-20-1990
                                2 children: both born in Houston, TX
                             1) Connie Elizabeth
                             2) Marie Sean
                          b) Michael Scott Stewart  b.Nov. 28 1962    m. Beverly _  Nov. 1985
                             1) Mallory Sean Stewart  b.March 28, 2000
                      3) George David Stewart  b.11-22-38   m.Marilyn Hahn  Sept. 1963
                           a) Stephen David Stewart  b. 8-5-1964   m.Teresa _
                                 1) Austin Stewart
                                 2) Brandon Stewart
                           b) Patrick Stewart  b. Dec. 1966    m. Gina
                                 1) Christopher   b.about 1995or 96
                           c) Christopher Stewart  b.  May 1970
                                 1) Jocelyn Stewart  b. 2-7-1992
                                 2) Daegan Stewart  b  about 2000
                                 3) Tristan Stewart   b. about 2003
                           d) Mary Cecile Stewart  b.11-20-1971    m. Richard Oliver 2002
  5)  Minna Jane Stewart     b.Nov.5, 1880    d.Nov.22,1915   never married
 
Sooooooooo...........

I have just added about 35 or 40 blood relatives that you didn't know about......and quite a few spouses too......i am a bit vague about some of my great nieces and nephews birthdays, but the dates are close..

As you can see, Minna Jane Cheeseman married into a family that repeated names over and over,  lots of times.....so it gets pretty confusing sometimes.  When Mike Stewart contacted you and gave you some family names, he actually skipped a generation........his father was Walter Scott Stewart, son of Arthur Cheeseman Stewart, son of Walter Scott Stewart, son of Warner Watson Stewart......but the first Walter Scott had a brother named
Arthur Cheeseman Stewart who named his son for his father, Warner Watson Stewart...........(Who's on first...)  The Burkharts were all named Charles something....and Addie and Lillian Cookenboo both married Stewart brothers....( and all of their Cookenboo brothers were named Henry- something- after their father , Henry ) 

I am not at all sure what relation I am to you, but probably 4th  or 5th cousin somehow.

In any case, it is fascinating to know how many people we are related to!!!!!!

I will send yousome pictures in the next few days.....I don't really have any Cheeseman pictures except one of Minna Jane......

The home that Minna Jane and Walter Scott built and lived in is still standing, but in very bad shape.  There is quite a lot of interest in real estate in Matagorda again at this time, and that house is supposed to be up for sale again.  It has not belonged to our family since 1944, but I spent quite a lot of time there when I was a child.  After Minna and Walter Scott died, their son Arthur and his wife Lillian lived in this house.  My father brought his bride from San Antonio to Matagorda to live in his family's home, and this was just one block from the home once lived in by Minna Jane and Scott. 

Irene Burkhart, Walter Scott's sister, only lived 3 blocks away.  The Burkhart home was started in 1832 by Rhodes Fisher who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 (the Burkharts did not buy the home until the late 1800's).  The home Scott and Minna Jane built was probably begun in about 1869--but added onto later.  The home I grew up in was built in 1898 for Walter and Addie Stewart (and also added onto later).  It is a one story home....and has just been purchased and is being somewhat restored , probably if on the market now would be at a price approaching $300,000--really bizarre to consider that my family probably sold it for $10,000 in 1947 when my father decided to move his family to Bay City!  The house Minna Jane lived in will probably go on the market now for about $100,000, or more, but it would take another $100,000 or more to properly restore it, so as much as I would love to own it, it is not something I can afford.

There is quite lot of history in the Matagorda area...it was a deeply southern, cultural city by the bay when it was founded there by Stephen F. Austin's colony in about 1826, but many things happened over the years, and it has been just a tiny community for quite some time.  There is now a lot of interest in the waterfront there, and a magnificent new bridge will replace the old "swing" bridge over the Intercoastal Canal on the road that follows the Colorado River and leads to the Gulf of Mexico.  Property is suddenly very expensive (it will be interesting to see if anything sells!)

I love to go there when I can, but I have very few  relatives in that area anymore.  Sophia Burkhart is still alive (age 97), but even though she maintains the old Burkhart home in Matagorda, she actually lives in Bay City, and her son, Kent, lives in Florida.

Wow...I started writing this about 11:00 Sunday evening, and it is now almost 3:00 a.m. Monday...I best go and get some sleep, but I will send pictures soon and look for other Cheeseman information.

I am going to copy this to Liz Hicks (and to myself so I can remember what I wrote to you!!!), and I will forward it to Mike Stewart, too, but I don't know his e-mail right now.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Texas love,
Cile





From: "Rosemary Simons" <rhdotsimonsattescodotnet>
Date: March 4, 2008
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Charles Frederick Cheesman or Cheeseman

Hello John,
 
I have just seen your web page concerning Charles Frederick Cheesman, headed Charlotte Basset and Fred. Ch., and I am wondering if there is any tie up with him and a possible second marriage to my gr-grandmother's sister, May Georgina Nazer in 1888. At least the name is the same, but the spelling of the surname seems slightly variable.
 
The only thing that I know about the husband of May Georgina Nazer is that he was a "rich old man". This was from my aunt, Betty, who, sadly, is no longer with us to furnish more details. I have found a marr. record in the IGI 24 Sep 1888, Manhatten, which corroborates her information, but I have been unable to find out any more about him. Later, she went off to Germany and married somebody else, which is also uncorroboratable, it would appear.
 
May Georgina Nazer was born in Northern Ireland, the daughter of Henry Kelly Nazer, and Eliza or Bessie G Sexton. Other kids of the family went to the States, too, producing a stock broker and an opera singer.
 
The image of the marr. cert. is not available, so I have got stuck.
 
I hope that, even if "my" CFC is not the same as yours, you may find him of interest !
 
P.S.: I have just realized that, in the IGI record, his parents are given as Fred C and Charlotte Bassett, and so I reckon we are talking about the same person.
 
Best wishes,
 
Rosemary Simons





From: Steve Stewart <steve.stewartatzayixdotcom>
Date: October 16, 2008
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Genealogy

John,
I stumbled across your page and I see that my aunt Cecile Crawford and my cousin Mike Stewart have already been in contact with you. I just wanted to provide you with some updates on my side of the family. I am Stephen David Stewart, b 4 Aug 1965 in Abilene, TX; m Theresa Lynn Smith on May 25, 1991 in El Paso, TX, born Aug 22, 1966 in El Paso, TX. My children are Austin Warner Stewart, b Feb 1, 1995 in Davenport, IA; and Brandon Cade Stewart, b Nov. 20, 1997 in Davenport, IA. We currently live in Houston, TX.
My father's information is correct--
....8322366202. My mother is Marilyn Joyce Hahn, b Jan. 24, 1940 in Corpus Christi, TX. My brother Patrick Albert Stewart was born Dec. 13, 1968 in Houston, TX; his wife is Georgina (gina); Patrick and Gina have one son, Christopher, b Feb. 10, 1996, and Gina has a daughter, Jenining Grado, b Feb. 1, 1990. My brother Christopher was born May 22, 1970. Sadly, I don't remember the full names of the mothers of his children. Jocelyn's mother is Sarah, and Daegan and Tristan are the children of Kiska.
My sister Mary's information is correct. I do not remember the date of her wedding
. I'll try to collect the additional information you are missing and send it to you ASAP.
Sincerely,
Steve Stewart


John,
Here's some additional information on my brother Christopher Warner Stewart: Jocelyn Stewart is the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Dray, b 3-18-1975. Jocelyn was adopted by George and Marilyn Stewart. Christopher and Sarah were never married. Kiska Daegan Barela, b. 9-29-1998, and Tristan Doyle Barela, b 3-20-2002 are the children of Christopher and Kiska Victoria Barela, b 8-26-1974. Christopher and Kiska were never married.
I hope this helps.
Steve Stewart




Here's How These Sources and I Are Related
John M. Gwin's Line Relationship
John M. Gwin's Line
Relationship Cecile's, Mike's, and Steve's Line
21.00--Richard Gwin




22.00--Isham Gwin




23.04--John Gwin




24.02--William Gwin m.
Roseanne C. J. Wilson

(my great-great-grandparents)
<---paternal/
maternal
in-laws
--->
24.05--William Basset m.
Harriet Bowley

(my great-great-grandparents)

<---siblings--->
24.03--Charlotte Basset m. Fred Cheeseman
(my great-great-granduncle and grandaunt)

25.02--Sutton Gwin m. Ida Basset <---same---> 25.04--Ida Basset m. Sutton Gwin
(my great-grandparents)
<---1stCous---> 25.04--Minna Jane Cheeseman m. Walter Scott Stewart
26.02--James Basset Gwin
<---same---> 26.02--James Gwin <---2ndCous---> 26.03--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart I
27.04--Adrian Gwin
<---same---> 27.04--Adrian Gwin <---3rdCous---> 27.02--Arthur Cheeseman Stewart II
28.01--John Gwin <---same---> 28.01--John Gwin <---4thCous---> 28.01--Mary Cecile Stewart m. David Crawford
28.02--Walter Scott Stewart, II m. Eileen Lankard
28.03--George David Stewart
29.01--Jeremy Gwin
29.02--Charity Gwin
29.03--Sarah Gwin
<---same---> 29.01--Jeremy Gwin
29.02--Charity Gwin m. Beau Pihlaja
29.03--Sarah Gwin m. Jason Johnson
<---5thCous---> 29.02 (via 28.02)--Michael Scott Stewart
29.01 (via 28.03)--Stephen David Stewart
30.01 (via 9.02)--Asher Pihlaja
30.02 (via 9.02)--Cressida Pihlaja
30.01 (via 9.03)--J. D. Johnson
30.02 (via 9.03)--Ryan Johnson
30.03 (via 9.03)--Tate Johnson
30.04 (via 9.03)--Zach Johnson
<---same---> 30.01 (via 9.02)--Asher Pihlaja
30.02 (via 9.02)--Cressida Pihlaja
30.01 (via 9.03)--J. D. Johnson
30.02 (via 9.03)--Ryan Johnson
30.03 (via 9.03)--Tate Johnson
30.04 (via 9.03)--Zach Johnson
<---6thCous---> 30.01 [via 29.02 (via 28.02)]--Mallory Sean Stewart
30.01 [via 29.01 (via 28.03)]--Austin Warner Stewart
30.02 [via 29.01 (via 28.03)]--Brandon Cade Stewart