.
Joseph Lavalette Basset
and
Mary Ann "Ann" Gwin
and
Louisa Catherine "Kitty" High Blann
.


Page Updated 18 Sep 2010
with data on the family of 26.08--Cara Lee Macon Hilliard

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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, May 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 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 Champe Carter McCulloch who employed genealogists to trace this ancestry."  His notes for Anne Gwin and Joseph Basset were "submitted by his [i.e., Joseph Basset's] granddaughter, Mrs. H. P. Hilliard (Cara Lee Macon) of 902 Gaines St., Ennis, Texas, May 1930 (some dates supplied from other sources)."

My second source is Mr. Jeffrey Neil Bassett, Jnbassett@aol.com, who saw my Genforum post 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.

My third source is Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Nitschke Hicks herself , erootrot@usa.net , my third cousin once removed through this Basset line.

Fourth are the 1850 census of Dallas Co. and the 1870 census of Shelby Co.

Fifth are the sisters, Jo Ann Napper and Rosemary Grubbs, each of whom is my fourth cousin--twice!  :-)



These tables may help explain these multiple relationships:

Relationship through William Sutton Gwin and his aunt, Mary Ann Gwin
Relationship through Ida Eliza Basset and her uncle, Joseph Lavalette Basset
John McDonald Gwin's Line
Relationship
Ann Gwin's Descendants' Line
John Gwin m. Jane Walker Parents
John Gwin m. Jane Walker
William Gwin m. Roseann Carlisle Jones Wilson
Siblings
Mary Ann Gwin m. Joseph Lavalette Basset
William Sutton Gwin m. Ida Eliza Basset
First  Cousins Emily Ann Basset m. G. Thomas Macon
James Basset Gwin m. Adrian Belle Vardaman
Second Cousins Grandchildren of Joseph and Ann
[e.g., Cara Lee Mason m. Hiram P. Hilliard]
Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney
Third Cousins G-grandchildren of Joseph and Ann
[e.g., George Thomas Hilliard m. Vera B. Jones]
John McDonald Gwin m. Sharon Lynn Hamrick
Fourth Cousins G-g-grandchildren of Joseph and Ann
[e.g., Jo Ann Hilliard m. James L. Napper]
Jeremy Gwin m. Kara Douglas,
Charity Gwin m. Beau Pihlaja,
Sarah Gwin m. Jason Johnson
Fifth Cousins Sheila Napper m. Gary Cooper
John McDonald Gwin's Line
Relationship
Ann Gwin's Descendants' Line
Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset m. Mary Miles Parents Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset m. Mary Miles
William Basset m. Harriet Bowley
Siblings Joseph Lavalette Basset m. Mary Ann Gwin
Ida Eliza Basset and William Sutton Gwin
First Cousins Emily Ann Basset m. G. Thomas Macon
James Basset Gwin and Adrian Belle Vardaman
Second Cousins Grandchildren of Joseph and Ann
[e.g., Cara Lee Mason m. Hiram P. Hilliard]
Adrian Sutton Gwin and Dorothy Lee Keeney
Third Cousins G-grandchildren of Joseph and Ann
[e.g., George Thomas Hilliard m. Vera B. Jones]
John McDonald Gwin and Sharon Lynn Hamrick
Fourth Cousins G-g-grandchildren of Joseph and Ann
[e.g., Jo Ann Hilliard m. James L. Napper]
Jeremy Gwin m. Kara Douglas,
Charity Gwin m. Beau Pihlaja,
Sarah Gwin m. Jason Johnson
Fifth Cousins Sheila Napper m. Gary Cooper
J. D. Johnson
Ryan Johnson
Tate Johnson
Zachary Johnson
Asher Pihlaja
Sixth Cousins Sheila's and Gary's children

[John M. Gwin Note: One can now see that although Jo Ann and I are full fourth cousins twice, we really do not seem to be double-fourth cousins (as we would be if two siblings had married two siblings.) Instead, I speculate that we are only one-and-a-half times fourth cousins (or one generation away from the double-sibling generation. Having found no such word in Merriam-Webster's Unabridged for this situation, I believe I am correctly coining the term sesqui-fourth cousins. However, since I am neither a geneticist nor a trained genealogist, I defer this call to those more knowledgeable than I; it may be that Jo Ann and I actually are double-fourth cousins.]


 

Uncle James' notes are evidently incorrect on this generation:
22.00--Georges Basset; m. Madamoselle Lavalette

JB/ENH notes, numbered 53B:
22.00--Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Mary Lavalette on 20 Aug 1767 in Christchurch, Yorkshire, England; 2 sons.

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.

 

"Banns of Marriage ____No. 93
Jean Jaques Basset  of this_Parish Watchmaker and Mary Lavalette of the Parish of Saint Saviour were Married in this Church by Licencethis twentieth Day 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 Lavalette In the Presence of Joseph Leivers Rose Bottlion"
23.01--One of them (no name listed) allegedly emigrated to America; family all died in Philadelphia, according to Uncle James' source
23.02--John James Louis Basset m. Mary Miles, an English girl; settled in Sussex, England; 14 children
JB/ENH notes:
*53B1. Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset - m. Mary Miles 13 Jun 1803 in St. Marylebone, London, Eng.

FAMILY SUMMARY

FAMILY OF JOSEPH LAVALETTE BASSET m1. MARY ANN GWIN,
m2. LOUISA CATHERINE HIGH (Mrs. Sandford) BLANN



24.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset, b. in England 25 Nov 1821 (source: Cara Macon Hilliard to Edith Snow to Uncle James B. Gwin); d. 27 Aug 1865 age 43 in a sawmill accident (killed by an exploding mill rock), Wilsonville, AL (source: Cara Macon Hilliard to Edith Snow to Uncle James B. Gwin); bd. unk. (no stone found at either Cahaba New Cem. or at Wilsonville Cem.); m1. 19 Jan 1843 at age 21 to Ann Gwin (source: Dallas Co., AL, Marriage Book I: 1818-1845) (b. ca. 1827 in AL (source: process of elimination based on the ages of the nine children of John and Jane in the 1830 census); d. 1845, age ca. 18, at Cahaba; prob. bd. at Cahaba--grave not found); Joseph is clearly the "Brother Basset" referred to by Rev. Cotten in his diary entry of 21 Apr 1850 and possibly in all such entries; 1 ch. (source: Cara Macon Hilliard to Edith Snow to Uncle James B. Gwin); m2. 1 Sep 1847 to Louisa Catherine "Kit" High Blann (widow of Sandford Blann; b. ca. 1827 in SC; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 4 more ch. by Louisa, 5 total to Joseph

[listed as Joseph Basset, 28, carpenter, b. England, in the 5 Nov 1850 census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas Co., AL, and lvg. next door to the family of his former bro-in-law, William Gwin]
[listed as Joseph L. Basset, 39, enforcer, b. England, in the 16 Jul 1860 census of Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL]

[listed as Louisa Basset, 23, b. SC, in the 5 Nov 1850 census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as Susan C. Basset, 33, b. SC, in the 16 Jul 1860 census of Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL]
[listed as Louisa Basset, 43, keeping poor house, b. AL (sic), in the 26 Jul 1870 census of Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as L. C. Basset, 52, keeping house, b. SC/SC/SC, in the 2 Jun 1880 census of 3rd Ward, Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

 
The following information on Joseph's and Kit's children is provided by Liz Hicks:
From the Selma Times Journal, Sunday, Nov. 8, 1925:

Echos of Alabama History
Compiled by the Cahaba Memorial Association
Mrs. R. D. Sturdivant, Berlin, [AL], Editor Pro Tem

Answers:

no. 54. Bassett. Safford, Alabama, November 1, 1925.  In reply to no. 54 about Louis Bassett, he was a native of Worthing, England.  Came to this country and settled in Cahaba with two other brothers, Joseph Lavalette Bassett (father of J. M. Bassett of Safford and Henry B. Bassett of Columbus, Georgia) and older brother William Bassett.  Louis Bassett married Miss Emma Gwin* and removed to Texas, where he died and is interred in or near Dallas, Texas.  Can give no dates of birth or death.  Joseph and William Bassett are interred in the cemetery at Cahaba.

signed Mrs. J. M. Bassett, Route 1, Box 58, Safford, Ala.

*[John Gwin Note: Some of the above information from Mrs. J. M. Bassett (this must be the former Nannie Tipton--see below) is not correct, in that Louis Bassett married Miss Sarah Gwin of Cahaba; it was their daughter who was Miss Emma Bassett.]

Thomas G. Macon's Family Outline

24.00--J. E. J. Macon, b. ca. 1805 in NC [age 55 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. est. 1836 to M. E. (nee unk., b. ca. 1819 in TN [age 41 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; at least 6 ch.

25.01--Melissa Macon, b. ca. 1838 [age 22 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

25.02--Alexander Macon, b. ca. 1841 [age 19 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

25.03--Thomas G. Macon, b. Oct 1845 [age 15 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; (see below)

25.04--Mary Macon, b. ca. 1847 [age 13 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

25.05--Willie Macon, b. ca. 1850 [age 10 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

25.06--Caroline Macon, b. ca. 1852 [age 8 in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. (but rumor has it that her husband was...; unk. ch.
25.01--Emily "Emma" Ann Basset (but the article below says her initials are M. E.--could her name actually be Mary Ann Emily Basset?), b. 3 Nov 1843 in Cahaba, AL; d. 12 Dec 1917 in Ennis TX; m. 13 Jan 1864 to G. Thomas Macon (b. Oct 1845; d. May 1895 in Houston, TX; bd. unk.); 9 ch.; (source: Cara Macon Hilliard to Edith Snow to Uncle James B. Gwin)
[listed as Emily Basset, 6, b. AL, in the 5 Nov 1850 census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as Emily A. Basset, 16, b. AL, in the 16 Jul 1860 census of Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL]
[listed as Emily B. Macon, mother-in-law, 56, widowed, b. Nov 1843 in AL/England/"Unk., prob. TN", in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. w/her dau. and s-i-l: 26.08--Cara and Harry P. Hilliard]
[listed as Emma L. Macon, 66 and widowed, and b. AL/England/N States, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. w/her dau. and s-i-l: 26.08--Cara and Harry P. Hilliard]

[listed as Thomas Macon, age 15, in the 3 Jul 1860 census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

26.01--Emma Macon, b. in AL ca. 1865; d. 1892 in Dallas, TX; bd. unk. m. ca. 1885 in Ennis, TX, to Will Lewis (b. in AL, was about 20 years older than Emma; d. 1909); 2 ch.

27.01--Emily Basset Lewis, b. 1887 in Cococina, TX (but 1900 census says b. Mar 1885; m. in Ennis 1903 to Earl Smith (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 1 ch.; remarried several times;
[listed as Emily B. Lewis, niece (i.e., of Cora and Henry Jumper), 15 and b. Mar 1885, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. with her aunt and uncle, Cora and Henry Jumper, and next door to her aunt's twin sister Cara and their widowed mother, Emily Ann Basset Macon (Basset's grandmother)]

28.01--Duncan Smith, b. ca. 1904 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk. [but possibly in 1929 in Dallas, TX, to Margaret (nee unk., b. ca. 1908 in TX; d. unk.--see 1930 census of Dallas, TX, below]; unk. ch.  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE



left:  E. Basset Lewis probably at or
just before her wedding;
she is the granddaughter of
Thomas G. and Emily Basset Macon

right:  Basset Lewis Smith
with infant son Duncan;
Duncan Smith ca. 1904,
with who must be his
father, Will Smith, wearing
a hat, in the background.





27.02--Mary "Mollie" E. Lewis, b. 1890 in Dallas, TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. ca. 1906 to Lewis/Louis Schott (b. ca. 1869 in Alsace-Lorraine, France; immig. 1875; d. aft. 1920; bd. unk.; he had m1. Nov 1899 to Emma [nee unk., b. MO Jun 1870, d/o father b. in Belgium, mother b. MO ]) 6 ch.;
[listed as Mollie E. Lewis, niece (i.e., of Cora and Henry Jumper), 10 and b. Sep 1889, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. with her aunt and uncle, Cora and Henry Jumper, and next door to her aunt's twin sister Cara and their widowed mother, Emily Ann Basset Macon (and Mollie's' grandmother)]

[
age 29 in 8 Jun 1900 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];

MELS m2. Daniel "Dan" Ballard (b. ca. 1885 in TX [listed as Daniel Ballard, age 45, in the 16 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]; d. unk.; bd. unk.);
[age 20 in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[age 30 in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[listed as Mollie Ballard, age 40, in the 16 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]

[age 32 in 8 Jun 1900 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, listed as carpenter];
[age 41 in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[age 51 in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, listed as house carpenter];
[
age 62 in 10 Apr 1930 Census of Arcadia Park, Dallas Co., TX, lvg. w/his sister, 2 nephews, and his son Lewis Jr.]


28.01--Ruel M. Schott, b. 6 Aug 1906 in TX; d. Sep 1976 in Dallas, TX; ss#462-03-8886; m. unk.; unk. ch.;  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[age 4 in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]; [age 15 in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]

28.02--Lewis M. Schott, b. 29 Oct 1906 in TX; d. 26 Apr 1990--ss#450-10-1497; bd. unk. md. unk.; unk. ch.  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[age 3 in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[age 13 in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[
age 24 in 10 Apr 1930 Census of Arcadia Park, Dallas Co., TX, lvg. w/his aunt, 2 cousins, and his father, Lewis Sr.]

28.03--Harry C. Schott, b. after 1908 in TX, DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[age 2 in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]; [age 12 in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]

29.00?--According to a Texas Dept. of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics report on 1928 Births, page 1580, a Harry Eugene Schott was b. 12 Oct 1928 in TX county #057 to Harry Compton Schott and Ada Lillian Edwards.

28.04--Cara Lee Schott, b. ca. Mar 1911 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Buckalew; div.; unk. ch. DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[does not appear in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[age 9 in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[listed as Carrie L. Buckalew, stepchild (i.e., of Dan Ballard), age 20 and divorced, in the 16 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]

28.05--Roy H. Schott, b. ca. Apr 1918 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[does not appear in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[age 21 mos. in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[listed as Roy Schott, stepchild (i.e., of Dan Ballard) age 12, in the 16 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]

28.06--Mary E. Schott, b. after 1910 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[does not appear in 22 Apr 1910 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[age 6 mos. in 26 Jan 1920 Census of Dallas, Dallas Co., TX];
[
listed as Mary A. Schott, stepchild (i.e., of Dan Ballard) age 10, in the 16 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX]

26.02--(infant) Macon, b. in AL; d. at birth DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.03--Kitty Macon, b. in AL; d. at ca. 10 mo. DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.04--Ben Macon, b. ca. 1871 in AL; d. 1883 in Ennis, TX, age 12 years DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.05--Tom Macon, b. 16 Oct 1873 in AL; d. 1894 in Dallas, TX, ca. age 20; m. Maggie Bankright; no ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.06--Alex Macon, b. 26 Jul 1875 in AL; m. 1894 to Rena Mallersh of TN; no ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.0
7--Cora Lee Macon, (twin) b. 23 Jan 1877 in Selma, AL [listed as Cora Lancaster, age 53 in 11 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, TX]; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE
m1. 27 Feb 1895 to her own 3rd cousin, Roderick Roy McCulloch (b. 4 Dec 1875; d. 27 Jan 1896, age 20); widowed, no ch.;
m2. in Dallas, TX, to Henry Jumper (b. 14 May 1861; d. 6 Apr 1909); widowed, no ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE; m3. 15 Jan 1915 in Ennis, TX, to Ben Morgan; div.; no ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE m4. 3 Jul 1925 in Ennis, TX, to Jesse James Lancaster (b. 1882 ); no ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

[listed as Cora L. Jumper, 23, b. Jan 1877 in AL/AL/AL, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. next door to her twin sister Cara and their widowed mother, Emily Ann Basset Macon]
[listed as Cora Lee Jumper, 43 and widowed, b. TX/AL/AL, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. with her twin sister Cara and her husband, Harry]

[listed as Henry Jumper, 40, b. May 1860 in MS/Denmark/NY, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]

[listed as James J. Lancaster, 46, in 11 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]

26.08--Cara Lee Macon, (twin) b. 23 Jan 1877 (from obit.) in Selma, AL; d. 20 Jun 1969, age 92, in Ennis, TX; m. 11 Sep 1898 in Ennis, TX, to Hiram "Harry" Preston Hilliard (b. 1860 in Selma, AL; d. 20 May 1946 in Ennis, TX; bd. Myrtle Cem., Ennis, Ellis Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 65473753); 3 ch.

[listed as Cara L. Hilliard, 29, b. Jan 1877 in AL/AL/AL, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Cara Hilliard, 33, and b. AL/AL/AL, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Cara L. Hilliard, 43, and b. AL/AL/AL, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Cara L. Hilliard, 53, and b. AL/AL/AL, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]


[listed as Harry P. Hilliard, 39, b. Sep 1860 in AL/unk./NC, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Harry Hilliard, 49, stationary engineer, and b. AL/NC/NC, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Harry P. Hilliard, 59, and b. AL/NC/NC, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Hiram P. Hilliard, 69, and b. AL/NC/NC, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]

Mrs Cara Lee Macon Hilliard
Ennis, Texas -
Funeral services for Mrs. H. P. Hilliard, 92, an Ennis resident since 1897, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Keever Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery. Mrs. Hilliard died here Friday.

Survivors include a Dallas daughter, Mrs. Cora Lee Landrum.
George Thomas Hilliard
Ennis, Texas -
Funeral services for George T. Hilliard, 53, lifelong resident of Ennis, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Keever Chapel.

He was the manager of Ray's Electric Shop in Waxahachie and was stricken on a street there as he prepared to go to his home in Ennis.

Survivors are a son, Walter Durwood Hilliard, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Ann Tarno, Dallas, and Mrs. J. R. Grubbs, Norfolk, Va.; his mother, Mrs. H. P. Hilliard, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. Cora Lee Landrum, Dallas; and a grandchild.

He was a member of the First Christian Church here. The Rev. W. J. McCrawley will officiate at funeral rites. Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery.

Dallas News -- 12-12-1953
27.01--George Thomas Hilliard, b. 7 Apr 1900 in Ennis, TX; d. 10 Dec 1953 in Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX; bd. Myrtle Cem., Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, Find A Grave Memorial# 65263973; m. Vera B. Jones (b. 1903); at least two ch.
[listed as George T. Hilliard, 1 mo., b. Apr 1900 in AL/unk./NC, in the 8 Jun 1900 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as George Hilliard, 10, and b. TX/AL/AL, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as George T. Hilliard, 20, power station operator, and b. TX/AL/AL, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as George T. Hilliard, age 30 in 11 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, TX]

[listed as Vera B. Hilliard, age 26, in 11 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, TX, living next door to whom COULD be her family--Clarence E. and Beulah Jones and 8 children, of whom she COULD be the oldest]

[28.00]--Walter Durwood Hilliard, b. ca. Apr 1928; was still living in 1969 (from his grandmother Cara Hilliard's obit.); d. "several years ago" --Jo Ann Napper, Jul 2008

[listed as adopted son, age 24 mo., in 11 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, TX]

28.01--Jo Ann Hilliard, b. 3 Dec 1929 at Ennis, TX [listed as Jo A., age 4 mo., in 11 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, TX]; m1. Leon B. Tarno (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 1 ch.; m2. James Lewis Napper (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); several children

29.01--Sheila Ann Tarno [PRIVATE]; m. Gary Cooper [PRIVATE]

JAHT m2. James Lewis Napper

29.02--Joanna Lynn Napper [PRIVATE]
29.03--Paul Lewis Napper [PRIVATE]

From: NappJoA3ataoldotcom
Date: July 25, 2008

My aunt Cora Lee (daddy's sister) started a family search years ago when she was really up in years, and made a trip to Alabama doing some good research.  This was all before the days of the computer and her resources were limited.  I was very interested in taking up the work then,  but I was working full time.
My mother was quite ill at the time and I spent week ends with her and my step father. Then Aunt Cora Lee became ill and I moved her near me in order to help her.  When my mother passed away, my step dad, who was totally blind, required a lot of help in order for him to stay in his home. 
Our brother lived in Ca. and was not in good health.  Rosemary was helping him and going back and forth to Ca.. Also coming here as often as she could to help, so we were both very busy for several years.
What I am going to do now is compile all the history I have, get it better organized, and study your website thoroughly.  If I find anything in what I have that I think you may not have I will certainly let you have it.
 If you want to search for any of my line of the family, please feel free. I'm sure Rose will agree.
I have a daughter living in Fayetteville, Arkansas  She and her husband have an insurance agency and Gary is also an auctioneer.
Does your daughter and her family live permanently in India?  Sounds very interesting. 
We have a his, mine and ours family.  James and I were both married before. I had a daughter by my first marriage and James had 4 children by his.  Then we had two of our own.  So we raised  6 children.  His daughter lived with her mother. 
From: "Gary D. Cooper" <gcooper1atswbelldotnet>
Date: November 10, 2009
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Hilliard Family Tree
Hello:
My mother, Jo Ann Napper, had been corresponding with you by email regarding her grandfather, Hiram Preston Hilliard.  She is trying to piece together the Family Tree.  Her computer crashed and she has been unable to email you for several months now.  I told her that I would write to you for her.
Right before her computer crashed, she thought you had told her you had been able to locate her grandfather's father.  Her grandfather is Hiram Preston Hilliard.  He was an orphan, but I think my mother knows that his mother's name was Mary Kimbrough.  Hiram may have had a half sister who was from Florida.
If you have been able to locate any information about Hiram Preston Hilliard, I would appreciate it very much if you could let me know.  Thanks very much in advance for your help.
Sheila Cooper
Fayetteville, AR
From: "Gary D. Cooper" gcooper1atswbelldotnet
Date: June 2, 2010
To: "'John Gwin'" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Hilliard Family Tree
Hello!
I have some information here that my mother, Jo Ann Napper, wanted you to have about some missing descendants.  If you have any questions about anything, just let me know and I can ask her if I don't know the answer.  Here it is:
This is information that is missing on page 5 that states that descendants of Cara Lee Macon are missing.  These are the children of sisters, Jo Ann Hilliard Napper and Rosemary Hilliard Grubbs:
1)      Mrs. James Napper is Jo Ann Hilliard, married first to Leon B. Tarno, one child, Sheila Ann Tarno Napper Cooper; married second to James Lewis Napper, two children, Joanna Lynn Napper and Paul Lewis Napper; four stepchildren, James Larry, Jamie Lee, William Robert, and David Alva Napper.
2)       Mrs. J. R. Grubbs is Rosemary Hilliard, born April 2, 1934; married Jimmy Rhea Grubbs; lives in Lakewood, CO., four children, Michael, Steven, Deborah and Mark.
Also, Cara Lee’s son George’s middle initial is J.
My mother, Jo Ann Napper, said she is anxious to know who John Gwin’s father is?  She only has a few Gwin names besides her great grandmother.   Ann Gwin is her great, great grandmother.
Sheila Cooper
28.02--Rosemary Hilliard, b. 3 Dec 1929 (Jo Ann Napper says 2 Apr 1934) at Ennis, TX; m. James "Jimmy" Rhea Grubbs [PRIVATE]

29.01--Michael Grubbs [PRIVATE]
29.02--Steven Grubbs [PRIVATE]
29.03--Deborah Grubbs [PRIVATE]
29.04--Mark Grubbs [PRIVATE]

29.00--11 (eleven) g-grandchildren

30.00--1 (one) gg-grandchild
27.02--Cora Lee Hilliard, b. 23 Mar 1901 in Ennis, TX; d. after 1969 (from her mother's obit.); m. 17 May 1924 to Malcolm Landrum; separated 1930; DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND ANN GWIN POSSIBLE
[listed as Cora L. Hilliard, 9, and b. TX/AL/AL, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Cora Lee Hilliard, 18, b. TX/AL/AL, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX]
[listed as Cora L. Landrum, daughter, 29, and b. TX/AL/AL, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX, and lvg. with her parents]

27.03--Emily Hilliard, b. 22 May 1904 in Ennis, TX; d. 17 Jun 1904, age 3 weeks, 5 days; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.09--John Edward Macon, b. 16 Aug 1879 in AL; m.16 Oct 1914 to Fannie May Gaston; no ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

SEPARATED FOR 52 YEARS--REUNITED HERE

    H. P. Hilliard and his sister, Mrs. H. C. Taylor of Mobile, Ala., reunited here after 52 years separation. In 1869 down in Florida there lived two little orphan children, a boy aged seven and his half-sister of four years.  Conditions were such that they were separated,  the boy being taken into one home and the girl into another in different cities.  For the next 52 years they did not so much as hear from each other.
    About a month ago some relatives made a visit, and in talking over old times and inquiring about those who have passed away, one of their children happened to mention the whereabouts of H. P. Hilliard of Ennis, Texas, and the other knew of Mary Dillon,  now the wife of H. C. Taylor of Mobile, Ala. They were informed of the whereabouts of each other, and in response to an invitation from Mr. Hilliard, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor of Mobile arrived here early Thursday morning for a visit in the Hilliard home.  It was a joyous meeting, and although they were too young when separated to recognize each other now, they have renewed their allegiance to each other and are enjoying a reunion which neither of them ever expected to occur.
[John M. Gwin Note:  If one starts with 1869, one can add
52 years (of separation) to that year to get the approximate date of this reunion: 1921. This means we should be able to find her in the 1920 census of Mobile, AL, and work backward from there.]

See? I think this is probably the family of Mary Dillon:
Name: Hiram C Taylor
Home in 1920: Mobile Ward 4, Mobile, Alabama
Occupation:
Owner/manager of naval stores
Age: 62 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Alabama/AL/AL
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary J
Father's Birth Place: Alabama
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama/USA/USA
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 99
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Hiram C Taylor 62
Mary J Taylor 56
Walker D Taylor 24
Shelly L Taylor 21
Marlite Taylor 19


(continued next column)





Name: Hiram C Tayler
[Hiram C Taylor] 
Age, 1910: 52
DOB: abt 1858
POB: Alabama
R2HOH: Head
FPOB: Alabama
MPOB: Alabama
Spouse: Mary
Home,
1910:
Mobile Ward 4, Mobile, AL
Household Members:
Name Age
Hiram C Tayler 52
Mary Tayler 46
Evie L Tayler 23
Annie Tayler 19
Margarett Tayler 16
Waltter Tayler 14
Shelley L Tayler 12
Marlett Tayler 9

Name: Hiram Taylor
Home in 1900: Sibleys Mill, Baldwin, AL
Age: 42
DOB: abt 1858
POB: Alabama
R2HOH: Head
Spouse: Mary J
Household
Members:
Name Age
Hiram Taylor 42
Mary J Taylor 36
Thomas J Taylor 18
Sallie A Taylor 16
Evie L Taylor 13
Grover A Taylor 11
Annie R Taylor 9
Maggie E Taylor 6
William D S H Taylor 4
Shellie L Taylor 2

Name: Hiram Taylor
Home in 1880: Grand Bay, Mobile, Alabama
Age: 22
DOB: abt 1858
POB: Alabama
R2HOH: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
FPOB: Alabama
MPOB: Alabama
Household Members:
Name Age
R. H. Bonifay 47
Caroline Bonifay 47
Richard Bonifay 13
Joseph Bonifay 11
George Bonifay 8
Whelhemina Bonifay 4
S. C. Armour 49
Hiram Taylor 22

Name: Mary J. Dillon
[Mary J. Fox] 
Home,
1880:
Bay Minette, Baldwin, AL
Age: 16
YOB: abt 1864
POB: Florida
R2HoH: Daughter
Father: Jas. M.
FPOB: Florida
Mother: Mennie
MPOB: Florida
Household Members:
Name Age
Jas. M. Fox 47
Mennie Fox 33
David C. Fox 13
James C. Fox 12
Robert T. Fox 4
Hannah R. Fox 1
Sarah B. Byrne 59
Mary J. Dillon 16
William Dow 20






This section is temporarily in use to hold census summaries for Mary Dillon Taylor (above, right).


1910-20 In 1910 and 1920 they're still in Mobile...

1900 ...but in 1900 they were in Sibley's Mill, Baldwin Co., AL, (just east of Mobile and Mobile Co., but still in the Bay area).

Here in 1900 we find out some more clues from their reports: she states she was b. Jan 1864; Hiram was b. Sep 1857. All of her 8 kids are still alive. They have been m. 19 yrs. His dad was b. in SC; her dad was b. in Illinois(!); both their mothers were b. in AL.


And here we run into the problem of the missing/destroyed 1890 census. If only they'd married a year earlier! Nevertheless, since it's so close to their wedding, they're likely in the same town as each other, so we'll look for him first, then try to locate her near him.

1880 OK, here's one Hiram Taylor, single, age 22, a boarder, no occupation listed, and in Mobile!


1880 Oh, and look here! Mary J. Dillon, in the Bay area, age 16 living with a Fox family. She and her parents were b. in Florida--this agrees with the reunion article. And she's adopted!  Looking good! Shall we see if we can find these Foxes in 1870?


1870 Here are James and Mary Fox with sons David, 3, and James, 2--and an Albert, 6 mos., who evidently didn't survive childhood.  Mary Dillon is not there--yet. She'd have been six years old at this time, however.

Here we pause for the weekend's other duties.


JLB m2. 1 Sep 1847 to Louisa Catherine "Kit" High Blann (widow of Sandford Blann) (4 ch. by Louisa, 5 total to Joseph); location update: Joseph and Kitty were still in Cahawba in April of 1850, as their daughter Margaret was baptised there by their pastor, James Cotten, on 21 Apr 1850.  Ten years later, the 1860 census records them living in Harpersville (later and still called Wilsonville), Shelby Co., AL,
25.02--Margaret Revel Basset, b. 29 Sep 1849 at Cahawba AL; (baptised 21 Apr 1850 at Cahawba by Rev. James L. Cotten); d. 18 Dec 1903, age 53; never married; no known ch.; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE
[listed as Margaret Basset, 1, b. AL, in the 5 Nov 1850 census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as Margrett R. Basset, 10, b. AL, in the 16 Jul 1860 census of Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL]
[listed as M. R. Basset, 30, keeping house, b. AL/England/SC, in the 2 Jun 1880 census of 3rd Ward, Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

25.03--Henry Bridger Basset, b. 22 Jul 1856 at Cahaba, Ala.; d. unk.; m. 5 Dec 1888 to Eliza Manning; settled in Columbus, GA; 2 ch.

[listed as Henry B. Basset, 4, b. AL, in the 16 Jul 1860 census of Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL]
[listed as Henry Basset, 14, living in poor house, b. AL, in the 26 Jul 1870 census of Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as H. B. Basset, 23, works in foundry, b. AL/England/SC, in the 2 Jun 1880 census of 3rd Ward, Selma, Dallas Co., AL]

[listed as Henry Bassett, age 63, foundry foreman, b. AL/England/AL, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Militia Dist 773, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA]
[listed as Henry B. Basset, age 73 (age 32 at first marriage), foundry foreman, b. AL/England/SC, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Militia Dist 921, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA]

[listed as Eliza Bassett, age 62, b. AL/AL/AL, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Militia Dist 773, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA]
[listed as Eliza Basset, age 72, b. AL/AL/AL, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Militia Dist 921, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA]

[John Gwin Note: The 1870 Census for Shelby County (see below) records that a Henry Bassett, age 13,  was living with William and Roe Gwin (uncle and aunt of Joseph and Louisa's Henry Bridger Bassett) of Wilsonville, and working at a sawmill there.  If these two Henry Bassetts are the same person, then likely this is the same sawmill where his father Joseph had been killed in an accident five years earlier (1865).  This would make it very likely that Joseph would be buried in the cemetery at Wilsonville. Nevertheless, I've walked that cemetery and have not seen any Bassets. I now believe that he was buried at Cahawba and that his stone was one of many destroyed by vandalization.]

26.01--Katherine Louise "Katie" Basset, b. 23 Nov 1889; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. 10 Mar 1905 to Jacob McMichael Starnes; 3 ch.; m2. unk.;
[age 10 in the 1900 census of Bozemans, Muscogee Co., GA]
[listed as Katie Stearns, age 30, widowed, nurse for private family, b. GA/AL/AL, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Militia Dist 773, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, and lvg. w/her parents]
27.01--Jack Manning Starnes, b. 12 Jan 1906;  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND KITTY BLANN POSSIBLE
[listed as Jack Stearns, age 14, grandson, b. LA/LA/GA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Militia Dist 773, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, and lvg. w/his maternal grandparents]

27.02--Clarence Henry Starnes, b. 16 Jan 1908; m. 25 Dec 1927 to Lucie Lee; 1 ch;

[listed as Clarance Stearns, age 12, grandson, b. LA/LA/GA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Militia Dist 773, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, and lvg. w/his maternal grandparents]
28.01--Katherine Geraldine Starnes, b. 22 Sep 1928  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND KITTY BLANN POSSIBLE
27.03--George Frederick Starnes, b. 3 Dec 1910;  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND KITTY BLANN POSSIBLE
[listed as George Stearns, age 11, grandson, b. LA/LA/GA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Militia Dist 773, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, and lvg. w/his maternal grandparents]
26.02--Henry Manning "Harry" Basset, b. 13 Nov 1893; m1. 12 Jun 1919 to Annie Lou Stallings; (separated); ;  (div.); m2. Carolyn Henderson
[age 6 in the 1900 census of Bozemans, Muscogee Co., GA];
[age 16 in the 1910 census of Amite, Tangipahoa Par., LA]
[listed as Henry M. Basset, age 36 (age 25 at first marriage), foundry clerk, b. GA/AL/AL, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Militia Dist 921, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, and lvg. w/his parents]

27.00--Jack Basset (see below)


From: JackBasset <jackbassetatbassetandbeckerdotcom>

Date: October 14, 2008
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Bassets

I noticed the comment below on your website (now removed, thanks to this good response from son Jack). Harry M. Basset was my father. He did not serve in the military. He actually lived with his first wife, Annie, for a period of weeks - I understood from family remarks that she started a fire in their house and he moved out. He actually never divorced until 1940 to marry my mother, Carolyn Henderson.

Jeff and Liz have told me everything I know about my family history.

3.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset m1. 19 Jan 1843 Mary Ann Gwin) 2 ch.;
5.2--Henry Manning "Harry" Basset, b. 13 Nov 1893; m. 12 Jun 1919 to Annie Lou Stallings; (separated);  [they were married only 7 months after the end of WW1--did he serve there?]

Jack Basset


25.04--John Miles Basset, b. 16 Apr 1859 (but 1900 census reports Apr 1858), assumed at Cahaba, Ala.; d. 7 Sep 1930; m1. 25 Nov 1888 to Mattie E. Day (b. Sep 1867 in AL/AL/AL; d. 13 Oct 1904; bd. unk.); 2 ch.; m2. 17 Jan 1906 to Nancy "Nannie" C. Tipton (b. ca. 1878 in AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 2 more ch.; settled in Safford, AL (according to info taken from the above article sent by Liz Hicks);
[listed as Jno. M. Basset, 1, b. AL, in the 16 Jul 1860 census of Harpersville, Shelby Co., AL]
[listed as John Basset, 11, living in poor house, b. AL, in the 26 Jul 1870 census of Cahaba, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as John M. Basset, son-in-law, 42 and b. Apr 1858, m. 11 yrs., in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Lexington Pct. #9, Dallas Co., AL, and living with his wife's mother]
[listed as John W. Bassett, age 53, m2, 4 yrs., grocery merchant, in the 25 May 1910 census of Martins Pct. 7, Dallas Co., AL]
[listed as John M. Bassett, age 61, farmer, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Martin Pct. 7, Dallas Co., AL]


[listed as Mattie E. Basset, daughter, 32 and b. Sep 1867, m. 11 yrs. w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Lexington Pct. #9, Dallas Co., AL, and living with her mother]

[listed as Nannie C. Bassett, age 32, m1, 4 yrs., 2 ch. (0 living), in the 25 May 1910 census of Martins Pct. 7, Dallas Co., AL]

[listed as Nancy C. Bassett, age 44, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Martin Pct. 7, Dallas Co., AL]
26.01--Joseph Lavalette Basset (II?), b. 29 Jan 1890; d. 1945; bd. unk.; m. unk. [but possibly ca. 1916 to Teresa (nee unk., b. ca. 1894 in MS)]; unk. ch. [but possibly son Robert Basset, b. ca. 1917 in LA--see 1930 census of New Orleans, LA, below];  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND KITTY BLANN POSSIBLE
[NOT listed as living in his parents home in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Lexington Pct. #9, Dallas Co., AL, and if he didn't die until 1945, we wonder where he was...]

26.02--Marion Gaddy Basset, b. 12 Sep 1895; d. 15 Oct 1901, age six; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

[listed as Marion G. Basset, 4 and b. Sep 1895, in the 2 Jun 1900 census of Lexington Pct. #9, Dallas Co., AL, and living with his maternal grandmother]
JMB m2. 17 Jan 1906 to Nannie Tipton;

26.0
3--unk. Basset, b. ca. 1907-08; d. bef. 1910 census (Nannie reported in the 1910 census that she was the mother of two children neither of whom lived); DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE
26.04--John Miles Basset, Jr., b. 23 Dec 1908; d. 4 May 1909, age four months+; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE

26.05--Margaret Miles Basset, b. 10 Aug 1910; m. 12 Sep 1928 to Clyde Parker; 1 ch.

[listed as Margaret Bassett, age 9, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Martin Pct. 7, Dallas Co., AL]

27.01--Catherine Parker, b. unk.  DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH BASSET AND KITTY BLANN POSSIBLE
25.05--James Lavalette Basset, b. 25 Jul 1861 in Cahawba; d. 12 Oct 1866 at Cahawba, age five; DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE



Census Data Regarding Joseph Basset's Family

U.S. Census of Dallas Co., Alabama, Cahawba Beat, 4 Nov 1850 
Residence
Last name
First name
Age
Sex
Race
Occupation
Real
Prop.
POB
JMG Comments
548 Basset Joseph 28 M W Carpenter $1500 England Joseph Lavalette Basset--Widower of Mary Ann "Ann" Gwin

Basset Louisa 23 F W

SC Louisa Catherine High (widow of Sandford Blann) Basset

Basset Emily 6 F W

AL Emily H. Basset--Daughter and only child of Mary Ann Gwin Basset

Basset Margaret 1 F W

AL Margaret Revel Basset, dau. of Louisa and Joseph, b. 29 Sep 1849; (baptised at almost seven months, 21 Apr 1850, at Cahawba by Rev. James L. Cotten); d. 18 Dec 1903, age 53; never married; no known ch.

High Mary 15 F W

AL Probable sister of Louisa; both grew up right down the street from the Blanns and the Gwins (1830 and 1840 US Census).

Bridger Henry 19 M W Carpenter
England Came to AL from England with the Bassets, perhaps an adopted orphan or apprentice, but very loyal to the family--never married.

1860 Shelby Co. Census (Harpersville, AL)
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Sex
Occupation
Assets
(Real/Pers)
POB
JMG Comments
695/695 Joseph L. Basset 39 M Engineer $2000/$300 England

Susan C. Basset 33 F Housekeeper
SC Louisa Catherine High (widow of Sandford Blann) Basset; why she is called Susan here is unk. to me, but could possibly be that the scribe misunderstood.

Emily H. Basset 16 F

AL Daughter and only child of Ann Gwin Basset, the latter of whom died when Emily was two or almost two.

Margaret R. Basset 10 F

AL Margaret Revel Basset, dau. of Louisa and Joseph, b. 29 Sep 1849; (baptised at almost seven months, 21 Apr 1850, at Cahawba by Rev. James L. Cotten); d. 18 Dec 1903, age 53; never married; no known ch.

Henry B. Basset 4 M

AL Middle initial is for Bridger--named for the Henry Bridger who came to AL from England with the Bassets, perhaps an adopted orphan or apprentice, but very loyal to the family and who was living with Joseph's family in 1850--see above.

Jno. M. Basset 1 M

AL JohnMiles Basset

From the 1 Jun 1870 census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est. DOB
fr. age
Sex
Occupation
Est.Value
Real/Pers

POB
John Gwin's Comments
3/3
William Guinn
49
1821
m
manufacturer
$2000/$3000
AL
This is my gg-grandpa, William Gwin, owner of the saw mill in Wilsonville where many these people work. These are the years of Reconstruction following the Civil War, and likely these families have lost a lot in that very long, losing conflict, and have banded together for financial protection

Rosanna Guinn 48
1822
f
keeping house

AL This is my gg-grandma, Rosanne Carlisle Jones "Roe" Wilson Gwin.

John W. Guinn 18
1852
m
sawyer

AL This is the soon-to-be DOCTOR John Wesley Gwin, son of Will and Roe.

Rufus K. Guinn 16
1854 m
works in saw mill

AL

Lucy M. Guinn 14
1856 f
attend school

AL

Iam G Guinn 12
1858 m
attend school
AL This is Isham Griffin Gwin, son of Will and Roe, who will marry Marietta "Molly" Self.

Thomas Guinn
9
1861 m
attend school
AL This is Thomas Gwin, son of Will and Roe; he will die (prob. of pneumonia) in only seven years, the summer of '77.

John Guinn
77
1793 m
Wheel right
------/$300
TN
This my ggg-grandpa, John Gwin, father of William, recent widower of Jane Walker Gwin, and grandfather of John W., R. King,

Annie Turner
19
1851 f
attending school

AL

Texas A. Wilson
14
1856 f
attending school
AL

Henry Bassett
13
1857 m
works in saw mill

AL

Matthew Taylor
36
1834 f
at home

SC
This is a female, evidently the mother of Annie. My gues is that she told the enumerator, "MRS. Matthew Taylor," the first word of which he may not have heard. I'll further guess she is a widow, perhaps of a soldier who died in the Civil War.

Annie Taylor
9
1861 f


AL

Robt Lockridge
36
1834 m
Farm laborer

MO


Mary A. Lockridge
26
1844
f
at home

AL Mary Ann Gwin Lochridge is the daughter and oldest child of William and Roe Gwin, the wife of Robert Lochridge, and the mother of Johnny Lochridge.

John Lockridge
1
1869
m


AL

Eliza Laurence
25
1845
f
teaching school

AL



26 Jul 1870 Census of Cahaba Town, Dallas Co., AL, Res. #88 - 89:
Residence/Family
Numbers
Name
Age
Sex
Occupation
POB
John Gwin's Comments
88/85 Louisa Basset 43 F Keeping the Poor House AL This is the widow and second wife of Joseph Basset, whose first wife was Ann Gwin
  Henry Basset 14 M at home AL It is interesting to me that in July of 1870 Henry is here in Cahawba with his mother, yet earlier that same year he was living in Wilsonville with his aunt and uncle (Will and Roe Gwin) and working at the sawmill (see above).

John Basset 11 M at home AL
89/86 Mary Wilson 35 F Inmate of the Poor House AL This is the widow of Joseph Jones Abernathy Wilson and sister-in-law of the Rosanne Carlisle Jones Wilson with the latter of whom the above Henry Basset was living only weeks earlier in Wilsonville.

Reuben Wilson 12 M Inmate of the Poor House AL

George Wilson 9 M Inmate of the Poor House AL

.
From the 25 Jun 1880 Census of T15, R5 West, Jefferson Co., AL

Res/fam
Name
Race
Sex
Age
EstYOB
Relat
Marr.
Stat.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
10/14
Thos. Macon
w
m
35 [1845]
head
m
carpenter
AL/[BLANK]/[BLANK]

Emily A. Macon w
f
35 [1845] wife
m
heeping house
AL/[BLANK]/[BLANK] This is clearly our family in 1880. This census report provides us with lots more info. This is Emily A., only child of Ann Gwin Basset (first wife of Joseph L. Basset). She is found in the 1900 and 1910 censuses as well--see below.

Emma Macon w
f
14 [1866] dau
s
keeping house
AL/AL/AL
This is Emily's eldest daughter Emma, who will marry a man some twenty years her senior (Will Lewis), have two daughters (Basset and Mollie), and die before she is twenty-seven.

Benjamin Macon w
m
9 [1871] son
s

AL/AL/AL

Thos. Macon w
m
7 [1873] son
s

AL/AL/AL

Alexander Macon w
m
5 [1875] son
s

AL/AL/AL

Corria Macon w
f
3 [1877] dau
s

AL/AL/AL These are the twins, Cora and Cara.  Cora will marry Henry Jumper before June 1900--she appears in the 900 census below.

Cara Macon w
f
3 [1877] dau
s

AL/AL/AL These are the twins, Cora and Cara.  Cara will marry Harry Hilliard. She is living next door to her twin sister in 1900--see below.

Jno E. Macon w
m
6mo. [Dec 1879] son
s

AL/AL/AL

From the 30 Jun 1900 census of Bozemans, Muscogee Co., GA
Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
DOB
Marr./
YOM
#Ch./
#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
751/894
Henry B. Bassett
head
wm
43/Jul 1856
m/17

maulder (iron)
AL/ENG/SC
This is Joseph Basset's third child, Henry Bridger Basset. Henry's mother is Kitty High Blann Basset, not Ann Gwin.

Lila Bassett wife
wf
45/May 1855
m/17
4/2

AL/AL/AL


Katie L. Bassett daughter
wf
10/Nov 1889
s


GA/AL/AL


Harry M. Bassett son
wm
06/Nov 1893
s


GA/AL/AL



From the 8 Jun 1900 Census of Pct. 3, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
DOB
Marr./
YOM
#Ch./
#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
---/226/228
Henry Jumper
head
wm
40/May 1860
m/2

brakeman
MS/Denmark/NY


Cora L. Jumper
wife
wf
23/Jan 1877
m/2
0/0

AL/AL/AL
We understand from the above inherited files that Cora was married earlier to Rod McCulloch and that Henry is her second husband. There will be two more...

Emily B. Lewis
niece
wf
15/Mar 1885
s


TX/unk/AL
This is the missing Basset Lewis, and now we know her first name! And she's now living with her sister next door to her namesake, her maternal grandmother (recently of Houston, where Basset's father, Will Lewis, is living).

Mollie E. Lewis
niece
wf
10/Sep 1889
s


TX/unk/AL Emily Bassett Lewis' little sister, Mollie will marry Mr. Schott.

Lenna Crainer
boarder
wm
28/Jan 1872
s

locomotive fireman
MO/NY/MO

---/227/229
Harry P. Hilliard
head
wm
39/Sep 1860
m/1

station engineer, water works
AL/unk/NC This is Hiram "Harry" Preston Hilliard.

Cara L. Hilliard
wife
wf
23/Jan 1877
m/1
1/1

AL/AL/AL

George O. Hilliard
son
wm
1mo./Apr 1900
s


TX/AL/AL


Emily B. Macon
mother-in-law
wf
56/Nov 1843
wid


AL/England/Unk -- prob. TN
This is Emily (nee Basset) Macon, widow of Thomas Macon and daughter of Joseph Lavalette Basset of Worthing, England, and Ann Gwin of Dallas Co., AL, (daughter of John Gwin and Jane Walker, both of whom were b. in TN)
From the 14 Jun 1900 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Houston, Harris Co., TX
Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/DOB
Marr./
#Yrs.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments

William C. Lewis
lodger
wm
53/Jul 1846
m/10
house carpenter
MS/SC/TN
This has to be our Will C. Lewis, widower of Emma. Everything matches, from his age to his occupation his and his parents' POB. The only discrepancy is that he declares he is still married, when in fact, his wife had died some eight years earlier!  Did he "go off the deep end" when she died, leaving his daughters Basset and Mollie with someone else to raise? He is here in Houston, hundreds of miles from Ennis, in 1900, but in 1910, he'll be living with Mollie and her family. So where are Basset and Mollie?

From the 22 Apr 1910 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Marr./
#Yrs.
#Ch./
#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
139 Holmes St./
134/175
Louis M. Schott
head
wm
41/[1869]
m2/6

house carpenter
France/France/France

Mollie Schott wife
wf
20/[1890] m1/6
3/3

TX/MS/AL
This is Mary "Mollie" Lewis, Basset's younger sister.

Ruel M. Schott son
wm
4/[1906] s


TX/France/TX

Lewis M. Schott son
wm
3/[1907] s


TX/France/TX He will still be living in the home of his parents in 1920 (see below).

Harry C. Schott son
wm
2/[1908] s


TX/France/TX


Willie C. Lewis
father-in-law
wm
63/[1847] wid


MS/SC/TN
This is the widower of Emma Macon Lewis; they are Basset Lewis Smith's parents.

From the 22 Apr 1910 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Marr./
#Yrs.
#Ch./
#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
902/239/244
Harry Hilliard
head
wm
49/ [1861]
m1/11

stationary engineer
AL/NC/NC
This is Hiram "Harry" Preston Hilliard.

Cara Hilliard
wife
wf
33/ [1877] m1/11
3/2
none
AL/AL/AL


George Hilliard
son
wm
10/ [1900] s

none TX/AL/AL

Cora L.
daughter
wf
9/ [1901] s

none TX/AL/AL

Emma L Macon
mother-in-law
wf
66/ [1844] wid
3/2
none AL/England/U. States


Cora Jumper
sister-in-law
wf
33/ [1877] wid
0/0
none AL/AL/AL This is Cora Lee, Cara Lee's twin sister.

From the 21 Apr  1910 Census of Ward 3, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age
Marr./
YOM
#Ch./
#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
751/894
Henry B. Bassett
head
wm
53
m1/20

foundry foreman
AL/ENG/SC
This is Joseph Basset's third child, Henry Bridger Basset. Henry's mother is Kitty High Blann Basset, not Ann Gwin. The town of Amite is north of New Orleans.

Eliza S. Bassett wife
wf
51
m1/20
2/2

AL/AL/AL


Henry M. Bassett son
wm
16
s


GA/AL/AL

From the 26 Jan 1920 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Marr./
#Yrs.
#Ch./
#Lvg.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
4659 Travis St./
349/367
Louis M. Schott
head
wm
51/[1869]
m2/6

house carpenter
Alsace-Lorain/
Alsace-Lorain/
Alsace-Lorain
States that he immigrated to the US in 1875.

Mollie E. Schott wife
wf
30/[1890] m16


TX/AL/AL
This is Mary "Mollie" Lewis, Basset's younger sister. By 1930 she is married to Mr. Ballard.

Ruel M. Schott son
wm
15/[1905] s

oil co. office boy
TX/Alsace-Lorain/TX

Lewis M. Schott son
wm
13/[1907] s


TX/Alsace-Lorain/TX

Harry C. Schott son
wm
12/[1908] s


TX/Alsace-Lorain/TX

Cara Lee Schott dau
wf
9/[1911] s


TX/Alsace-Lorain/TX In 1930, Carrie will have married and divorced Mr. Buckalew and be living again with her mother and new stepfather.

Roy H. Schott son
wm
21mo/[ca. Apr 1918] s


TX/Alsace-Lorain/TX Roy would be 90 in Nov 2007--if he's still living. He and his siters Cara and Mary turn up with him at the home of their mother and new stepfather.

Mary E. Schott dau
wf
6mo./[ca. Jul 1919] s


TX/Alsace-Lorain/TX

From the 19 Jan 1920 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Address
Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Marr.
Stat.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
4655 Cole Ave./
356/295
John T. Porter
head
wm
45/1875
m
carpenter TN/TN/TN


Bassett Porter
wife
wf
32/1888
m

TX/AL/TX
Emily Basset Lewis Smith Porter, wife of John Porter.

Duncan G. Smith
step-son
wm
16/1904
s
oil company file clerk
TX/TX/TX
This is clearly our Duncan in 1920, with middle initial here stated to be "G.

From the 14 Apr 1930 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Md.?/
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
2314 Greer/
818/869
Duncan Smith
head
wm
26/1904
m/25
service station mechanic
TX/USA/USA I strongly feel this is our Duncan G. Smith, son of Basset, here married to his bride Margaret; however, while everything here fits, I don't think there's enough evidence yet to make the call.

Margaret Smith
wife
wf
22/1908
m/21
department store saleslady
TX/USA/USA

From the 11 Apr 1930 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Castroville, Medina Co., TX
(Castroville is just west of San Antonio, 15 mi. sw of Sea World)
Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Md.?/
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
-- /39/40
Louis Schott
head
wm
55/ [1865]
m/24
meat market butcher
TX/France/France


Mollie E. Schott wife
wf
47/ [1883] m/16

TX/TX/TX This is Mary "Mollie" Lewis, Basset's younger sister, and evidently the former Mrs. Hans.

Edgar Hans
stepson
wm
21/[ 1909] s
meat market delivery boy
TX/TX/TX

From the 16 Apr 1930 Census of Justice Pct. 1, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Md.?/
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
2609 Grand Ave/
480/543
Daniel Ballard
head
wm
45
m/22/15
Cafe Cook
TX/TX/TX


Mollie Ballard
wife
wf
40
m
Inspector, Pathe Film Co.
TX/AL/AL
This is the former Mollie Lewis, younger sister of Emily Basset Lewis

Carrie L. Buckalew
step-child
wf
20
d
Inspector, Pathe Film Co. TX/France/TX

Mary A. Schott
step-child wf
10
s

TX/France/TX

Roy Schott
step-child wm
12
s

TX/France/TX


From the 11 Apr 1930 Census of Ennis, Ellis Co., TX

Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Md.?/
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
909 Yanes  St./
203/257
George T. Hilliard
head
wm
30
m/25

TX/NC/AL


Vera B. Hilliard
wife
wf
26
m/21

TX/TX/TX


Walter D. Hilliard adopted son
wm
24mo.
s

TX/USA/USA
This is our first clue that Walter is adopted.

Jo A. Hilliard daughter
wf
4mo.
s

TX/TX/TX
909 Yanes  St./
203/256
James J. Lancaster
head
wm
46
m/21

TX/MS/TX


Cora Lancaster
wife
wf
55
m/20

AL/AL/AL
This is George's aunt, Cora Lee Macon McCulloch Jumper Morgan Lancaster

From the 18 Apr 1930 Census of New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA
Address
Res/fam
Name
Relat
Race/
Sex
Age/
EstYOB
Md.?/
Age1stMd.
Occ.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
4313 Baudin
519/538
Joseph Basset
head
wm
40/1890
m/26
carpenter AL/AL/AL
EVERYTHING looks good for this to be our Joseph Lavalette Basset II (4.4--5.1), including the fact that he is a veteran; however, there's not yet enough proof for me.

Teresa Basset wife
wf
36/1894
m/22
none
MS/MS/MS


Robert Basset son
wm
13/1917
s
none
LA/AL/MS


Charles Ross
boarder
wm
5/1925
s
none
MS/USA/USA


[World War I Draft] REGISTRATION CARD #26 for Joe Lavalette Basset, age 27, of Central, Miss., b. Jany. 29, 1890, US citizen, natural born in Lexington*, Ala, US, white, medium height, medium build, brown eyes, auburn hair, registration date: 6-5-17, Dallas Co., Ala, Precinct 25. Card is signed by the registrant: "Joe Lavalette Basset" [*John M. Gwin Note: Lexington was a town in Dallas County near the present-day town of Safford. An elderly local farmer and homeowner told me in 2006 that present-day Dallas Co. Rd. 109 was once the Cahaba-to-Lexington Road.]


NOTES ON JOSEPH L. BASSET AND MARY ANN GWIN

JB/ENH notes:

Excerpt from Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas (1892):

 G. T. Macon, a contractor and builder of Dallas, came here in March, 1889, and has already erected many residences here, as well as the Oak Cliff Hotel and the Christian Church. Besides, he has also put up several business houses, as the Henderson Building on Commerce Street, etc., in 1890 when he employed 250 men.  He was born in Alabama, in 1845, the fifth in order of birth of the ten children of E. J. and Mary Ann (Syler) Macon.

His father, E. J. Macon, was born in North Carolina and early in life settled in Alabama.  He was at first a saddler and afterward became a planter and accumulated considerable wealth, but the ravages of war swept it mostly away.  He died in 1863 and his wife, Mary Ann (Syler) Macon, a native of Alabama, died in 1861--both died in Shelby County, Alabama.

In 1864, in Shelby County, Alabama, Mr. G. T. Macon was married to M.E. Bassett (see 4.1 above), a native of that State and brought up in Cahaba. Her parents were Joseph L. and M. A. (Gwin) Bassett. Her father was born in England and her mother in  Alabama.  Mary Ann Gwin Bassett died in 1845, and the father was killed in a sawmill in Talladega County, that State, in 1865.

JB/ENH notes:




Some Good Communication


Thanks for signing my guestbook!

Thursday 07/10/2008 7:42:52pm
Name: Jo Ann Hilliard Napper
E-Mail: nappjoa3ataoldotcom
Homepage Title: 
Homepage URL: 
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: 
Comments: Just ran across this website. I am a descendant of Emily Bassett Macon of Dallas,Texas. I am her great Grandaughter. Her daughter (a twin), Cara Lee Macon, was my grandmother. I am now working on my Hilliard line and happy to run across this. I came from Ennis, Texas.

Jo Ann,


I've drawn out a couple of little charts, below, to show that you and I are 3rd cousins once removed through Emily Ann Basset Macon's daddy, Joe Basset, and 4th cousins through her mom, Ann Gwin! So what shall we officially call our relationship? (I haven't figured out that answer yet...    :-)

Here is the  3rd-cousin-once-removed chart:

William Basset----------parent--------William Basset
Ida Eliza Basset m. Wm. Sutton Gwin---------siblings------Joseph Basset (my g-granduncle) m. Ann Gwin (my gg-grandaunt)
James Basset Gwin-----1stCous------Emily Ann (Basset) Macon
Adrian S. Gwin----------2ndCous-----Cara Lee (Macon) m. Hiram Preston Hilliard
John M. Gwin-----------3rdCous------George Thomas Hilliard
John's children----------4th cous------Jo Ann (Hilliard) Napper

And here is the 4th-cousin chart:

John Gwin--------------------parent--------John Gwin
William Gwin---------------siblings------Ann Gwin (my gg-grandaunt) m. Joseph Basset (my g-granduncle)
Wm. Sutton Gwin m. Ida Eliza Basset-----1stCous------Emily Ann (Basset) Macon
James Basset Gwin--------2ndCous-----Cara Lee (Macon) m. Hiram Preston Hilliard
Adrian S. Gwin-------------3rdCous------George Thomas Hilliard
John M. Gwin--------------4thCous------Jo Ann (Hilliard) Napper

Best to you and yours,
In Jesus,
John


My father was George Thomas Hilliard. I was born at Ennis, Texas. 

My grandfather, Hiram Preston Hilliard told me when I was a child that he was distantly related either to the Macons or the Bassets. I never knew which. He said he was at their house the day my grandmother was born. He was around 18 at the time.  He used to visit them from time to time and play with my grandmother as she grew up. He told her he was going to wait for her to grow up and he was going to marry her. Indeed he did just that. 

He was  orphaned during the civil war () and either adopted or raised by a family named Mrs. Mary Dillon.  He had a step-sister named Mary Dillon.  So far I have not been able to find the connection between him and my grandmother's people. 

Joseph Lavalette Basset and Ann Gwin are my gggrandparents I believe.  I haven't tried to go back farther, since I am trying to find my grandfathers' people. Don't know the name of his parents, so it is hard to find anything on them other than the fact they were born in North Carolina. My grandfather was born in Alabama, and the Bassets or Macons came from Alabama, too. Do you know of any relationship between the Bassets, Macons and Hilliards as my grandfather said he was distantly related?  

Your cousin, Jo Ann

P.S.  I have one brother and one sister.  My brother, Walter, was adopted.  He passed away several years ago.  My sister, Rosemary Grubbs lives north of here.

From: NappJoA3
To: jmcdwin@zianet.com
Sent: 7/20/2008
Subj: more family history
 
I have discovered more history that my Aunt Cora Lee had compiled (Daddy's sister).
I have been looking for the newspaper story of my grandfather, Hiram Preston Hilliard and his step-sister,  Mary Dillon finding each other after being separated from each other for 52 years.  I haven't found it yet but ran across a notebook where I had copied it,  so here goes as I copied it supposedly word for word:

SEPARATED FOR 52 YEARS--REUNITED HERE
    H. P. HIlliard and his sister, Mrs. H. C. Taylor of Mobile, Ala., reunited here after 52 years separation. In 1869 down
in Florida there lived two little orphan children, a boy aged seven and his half-sister of four years.  Conditions were
such that they were separated,  the boy being taken into one home and the girl into another in different cities.  For the
next 52 years they did not so much as hear from each other.
    About a month ago some relatives made a visit, and in talking over old times and inquiring about those who have
passed away, one of their children happened to mention the whereabouts of H. P. Hilliard of Ennis, Texas, and the
other knew of Mary Dillon,  now the wife of H. C. Taylor of Mobile, Ala. They were informed of the whereabouts of
each other,  and in response to an invitation from Mr. Hilliard, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor of Mobile arrived here early
Thursday morning for a visit in the Hilliard home.  It was a joyous meeting, and although they were too young when
separated to recognize each other now,  they have renewed their allegiance to each other and are enjoying a reunion
which neither of them ever expected to occur.

Also in going over my aunt's history, I think I discovered the connection between the Hilliards and Macons which makes my grandmother and grandfather cousins.  If my aunt's information is correct, John Kimbrough, who she states is my grandfathers's uncle, married a Carrie Macon who was my grandmother's (Cara Lee Macon's) aunt.

I will keep looking for the newspaper clipping, as it has a picture of Mary Dillon.
Cousin Jo



From: NappJoA3acom
Date: July 22, 2008

The "52-year reunion" article I sent has something in it that puzzles me. 
It says my grandfather and his stepsister were orphans in Florida.  But h
e never mentioned a stepsister to me or ever being in Florida. 
My grandfather told me his earliest memory was being an orphan and standing at someone's front gate begging for food. 
I also have information that Hiram's father was killed in the civil war.
I am led to believe by a note my aunt made while researching for Hiram's parents, that Hiram's mother must have been Mary Kimbrough, sister to John Kimbrough. 

So Hiram's mother must have married second a Dillon and had Mary Dillon, and according to this article, (if it is correct), they were orphaned then in Florida.
Mary Kimbrough m. Mr. Hilliard and had at least Hiram, who was b. in AL. Then Mr. Hilliard...




From: "Gary D. Cooper" gcooper1atswbelldotnet
Date: June 2, 2010
To: "'John Gwin'" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Hilliard Family Tree

Hello!
 
I have some information here that my mother, Jo Ann Napper, wanted you to have about some missing descendants.  If you have any questions about anything, just let me know and I can ask her if I don't know the answer.  Here it is:
 
This is information that is missing on page 5 that states that descendants of Cara Lee Macon are missing.  These are the children of sisters, Jo Ann Hilliard Napper and Rosemary Hilliard Grubbs:
 
1)      Mrs. James Napper is Jo Ann Hilliard, married first to Leon B. Tarno, one child, Sheila Ann Tarno Napper Cooper; married second to James Lewis Napper, two children, Joanna Lynn Napper and Paul Lewis Napper; four stepchildren, James Larry, Jamie Lee, William Robert, and David Alva Napper.
 
2)       Mrs. J. R. Grubbs is Rosemary Hilliard, born April 2, 1934; married Jimmy Rhea Grubbs; lives in Lakewood, CO., four children, Michael, Steven, Deborah and Mark.
 
Also, Cara Lee’s son George’s middle initial is J.
 
My mother, Jo Ann Napper, said she is anxious to know who John Gwin’s father is?  She only has a few Gwin names besides her great grandmother.   Ann Gwin is her great, great grandmother.
 
I hope all is well with you and your family.  It is already summer here in Arkansas!  You are probably getting out of school for the summer, so I hope you enjoy the time off!  Take care, and let me know if you have any questions.
 
Sheila Cooper



next research Duncan Smith in 1910, 1920, 1930

The only Kimbrough Family in 1860 in Selma, Dallas Co., AL; taken 19 Jul 1960
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Sex
Occupation
Assets
(Real/Pers)
POB
JMG Comments
479/477
Hiram Kimbrough  45
1815
m
miller
1000/[BLANK] NC
As the title states, there are no other Kimbroughs (of any spelling of which I could think) to be found either in the Ancestry.com transcription database of the 1860 federal census of Selma, Dallas Co., AL, records or in my persusal of their photocopies of the original documents. I could see no Kimbroughs at all in Ancestry.com's 1870 census data thereof.

The family's migration pattern is of interest: from NC north to VA, then southwest to TN, then southeast to GA, and finally west to AL.

IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THIS IS OUR HIRAM'S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER--see Kate's notes below.


Nancy Kimbrough 45
1815
f


NC
It was recorded that Nancy could neither read nor write.

Katy Kimbrough 15
1845
f


NC
It was recorded that she had attended school within the year.

Cousin Jo Ann Napper writes, "I am led to believe by a note my aunt made while researching for Hiram's parents, that Hiram's mother must have been Mary Kimbrough, sister to John Kimbrough. " 
But the oldest child listed here is Katy, so if her name is Mary Katherine, and if she marries Mr. Hilliard in the next couple of months and if they have a baby right away, she could be the mother of our Hiram.  Possible, perhaps, but not very plausible.
It is very possible and even plausible, however, that Katy has an older sister Mary who is already married to Mr. Hilliard and may already have conceived our Hiram.

John Kimbrough 13
1847
m


VA
It was recorded that he had attended school within the year.

Columbus Kimbrough 11
1849
m


TN
It was recorded that he had attended school within the year.

Melissa Kimbrough 6
1854
f


GA


Jos. Harpe
[BLANK]

m
carpenter

|
I wonder why this respondent gives neither age nor place of birth. (In the POB column, there is only this vertical line, which I have not seen used before this.)




From: JackBasset <jackbassetatbassetandbeckerdotcom>
Date: October 14, 2008
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Bassets

I noticed the comment below on your website. Harry M. Basset was my father. He did not serve in the military. He actually lived with his first wife, Annie, for a period of weeks - I understood from family remarks that she started a fire in their house and he moved out. He actually never divorced until 1940 to marry my mother, Carolyn Henderson.

Jeff and Liz have told me everything I know about my family history.

3.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset m1. 19 Jan 1843 Mary Ann Gwin) 2 ch.;

5.2--Henry Manning "Harry" Basset, b. 13 Nov 1893; m. 12 Jun 1919 to Annie Lou Stallings; (separated);

[they were married only 7 months after the end of WW1--did he serve there?]

--  Jack Basset





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