William Basset
and
Harriet Bowley



Page Updated 23 Feb 2013


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 NOT been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


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SOURCES:

My first source of info for all this page is my father's late brother, James Bassett Gwin II.  Page 46 of his work 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, Jnbassett@aol.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.

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

A fourth source is the book (a copy of which I own)  Memories of Old Cahaba, c 1905 by Anna M. Gayle Fry, published for the author by the Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, Nashville, Tenn./Dallas, Tex., 1908; reprinted 1972 by The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama.

In Sep 2002, 3rd Cousin Ann Gray sent me information on 25.01--Charlotte Basset Derby's descendants.

In Feb 2005, 2nd Cousin once removed Beth Whitaker sent me information on 25.06--Mary Ann Basset Boykin's descendants.

In Oct 2006, 3rd Cousin Ellen Kohjima sent me updated information on her own family.


22.00--Jean Jaques Basset; m. 20 Aug 1767 in Christchurch, Yorkshire, England by E. Willan (sp?) Vicar, to Marie Lavalette; 2 sons.
JB/ENH notes:
53B. Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Marie Lavalette on 20 Aug 1767 in Christchurch, Yorkshire, England.

Liz Hicks sent me many items regarding this family, including a photocopy of the old 1767 marriage license.  I copy 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 ofthis ParishWatchmaker andMary Lavalette of the Parishof Saint Saviour were Married in this Church by Licencethistwentieth Day ofAugust in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred andSixty Sevenby me E. Willan VicarThis Marriage was solemnized between UsJJBasset Marie Lavalette In the Presence of Joseph Leivers Rose Bottlion"
23.01--One of the two sons (no name listed) emigrated to America, family all died in Philadelphia. 23.02--John James Louis Basset(Jr.?) 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.; some of this family also emigrated to America, but who came at what time/times is unclear.  William (3.5 below) and his family came just after the birth of their daughter Ida Eliza and before the birth of their son John, so it was sometime between late 1845 and early 1847 (see 1850 and 1860 census notes at bottom of page).

24.01--James Basset (m. Susannah Snewin) at least one child
24.02--Mary Basset (m. Mr. Isaacs)--died without issue
24.03--Charlotte Basset (m. Fred Cheesman) at least 6 children
24.04--George Basset (m. unknown) at least one child
24.05--William Basset--see below
24.06--Louis Basset (m. Sarah Gwin. ) 2 children
24.07--
Sarah Basset (m. Robert Jordan) 2 children
24.08--
John Miles Basset never married--died without issue
24.09--
Henry Basset never married--died without issue
24.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset (m1. Ann Gwin; m2. Kitty High Blann) 5 children

24.11--
Emma Maria Basset(m3. Carl Ludwig Nitschke) 6 children
24.12--
Thomas Archibald Basset, or  Thomas Basset (twin)  never married--died without issue
24.13--
Charles Basset, or Archibald Basset (twin) never married--died without issue
24.14--
Robert Basset or Charles Robert Basset never married--died without issue
(24.15)--
Harry Bridger (called Henry)--maybe adopted, maybe only a close friend

24.05--William Basset, (my gg-grandparents!), b. 21 Feb 1812 at Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 5 Mar 1866, age 54 years 14 days, of smallpox in Cahaba, AL; bd. at the historic New Cem., Cahaba, AL  (Liz Hicks sent me photos of his grave--a special THANK you, Liz! And now I've been able to see it myself in person a couple of times.); m. (according to one source) on 11 Nov 1834 in East Sussex, but (according to another source) by banns at Broadwater Church in Sussex by Rev. Peter Wood on 22 Jan 1837 [I tend to accept the later date because of the closer proximity to daughter Charlotte's date of birth] to Harriet Bowley of Rotherfield, Eng. (Harriett b. 28 Jul 1811 at Clymping, baptised 6 Aug 1821 Clymping, Eng.; d/o Edmund and Kitty Bowley; she never re-married, living the remainder of her years with her son James; d. 15 Feb 1897, according to her tombstone, at age 84; she and sons James and John are all bd. in the Grace Episcopal Ch. Cem. on the east side of Rt. 41 about a mile ene of the intersection of the road that goes south to Tilden, AL, in the very southwestern corner of Dallas Co.); 6 children;
[listed as William Basset, 48, b. England, tailor, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]
[age listed as 59 in the 16 Aug 1870 census of Portland Beat,. Dallas Co., AL...]
[...but as 66! in 1880 census of Boykins, Dallas Co., AL]

[listed as Harriet Basset, 48, b. England, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]

[Liz Hicks note: St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal church they belonged to in Old Cahaba was moved to Martins' Station, Dallas Co., AL, and stood there until 2008 when it was carefully dismantled and moved back to Cahaba where it is being restored.]
 
[John Gwin Note: The 1850 Census of Cahaba Beat, Dallas Co., AL, gives a disputed clue as to when this family arrived: daughter Ida Eliza, age 6 in 1850, was born in England, while the next born, John, age 4, was born in Alabama; thus, the family had to have arrived between 1844 and 1846. But here's the rub: Liz Hicks reports that William and Harriet's ship sailed from Liverpool 29 Nov 1847, so it wouldn't have arrived in the US until late December 1847 or early January 1848.  This would've made John's age in the 1850 census 2, not 4.  If the 1850 census data is correct, they had to have traveled a couple of years earlier.  However, if Liz's info is correct, then the 1850 census taker must've made a mistake as to where John was born.]

Above: William Basset's grave in the New Cemetery at Old Cahaba;
below: a closeup of the gravestone's inscription




Family as it appears in 1880 Census of Boykins, Dallas Co., AL
Name--Home, 1880 (City,Co.,St.)--1880 Age-<Est.YOB>-POB--Sex--Rel.2HoH
Harriet BASSETT Boykins, Dallas, AL 66 <1814> ENGLAND  Female  Mother
Jas. BASSETT Boykins, Dallas, AL 40 <1840> ENGLAND  Male  Self


25.01--Charlotte Basset, b. Thursday, 22 Mar 1838, at #3 Eastern Place, Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 26 Aug 1910 at Lawrenceville, VA; bd. Oakwood Cem., Lawrenceville, Brunswick Co.,VA--Plot: Sec 4, Lot 52--Find A Grave Memorial# 24258609;  m1. on 28 Dec 1859 at St. Luke's Church, Cahaba, AL, to  Rev. Charles Alexander Derby, Col., CSA, an Episcopal minister and, evidently, also a colonel in the CSA (b. 12 Sep 1828 in VA; d. on the battlefield of Civil War battle of Antietam, MD--"called Sharpsburg by southerners"-- on Wednesday, 17 Sep 1862, "aged 34 years and 5 days"); bd. Washington Confed. Cem., Washington Co., MD--Find A Grave Memorial# 14687302--FaG Bio: "Colonel Charles Alexander Derby, 44th Ala. Inf. Regt., Killed in action at Sharpsburg (Antietam), Md., Sept. 17, 1862"; 2 ch. (7 total); m2. 9 Nov 1871 to Rev. Henry Landon Derby, younger brother of Charlotte's first husband and also an Episcopal minister (b. 14 May 1843; d. 21 Jul 1909; bd. Oakwood Cem., Lawrenceville, Brunswick Co.,VA--Plot: Sec 4, Lot 52--Find A Grave Memorial# 24258610); 5 ch. (7 total);

[listed as Charlott Derby, 22 (and 6 mos. newlywed) in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]

[listed as C.A. Derby, 32, b. VA, clergyman, P. E. (Protestant Episcopal?) and living with his new bride and in-laws in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL
]

[John M.Gwin Note:  On Wed, 4 Sep 2002 Cousin Ann Gray wrote that she'll be sending me more information, and I'll be incorporating her data into this page as she sends it--THANKS, Ann!  (Anything in this line appearing in this dark green is from her).]

Family as it appears in 1880 Census of Mantua, Lancaster Co., VA
Name--Home, 1880 (City,Co.,St.)--1880 Age-<Est.YOB>-POB--Sex--Rel.2HoH

Henry L. DERBY Mantua, Lancaster, VA 37 <1843> Virginia  Male  Self
Charlotte DERBY Mantua, Lancaster, VA 42 <1838> ENG.  Female  Other
Hattie A. DERBY Mantua, Lancaster, VA 18 <1862> Alabama  Female  Other
Mary C. DERBY Mantua, Lancaster, VA 6 <1874> Virginia  Female  Other
William P. DERBY Mantua, Lancaster, VA 4 <1876> Virginia  Male  Other
Landon B. DERBY Mantua, Lancaster, VA 2 <1878> Virginia  Male  Other

26.01--Martha Ann "Mattie" Derby, b. 25 Oct 1860 at Cahaba, AL; d. 7 Dec 1949; bd. Wicomico United Meth. Ch. Cem., Wicomico Ch., Northumberland Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 94078597; m. 2 Jan 1878 to Julian Franklin Snow (b. 28 Sep 1855; d. 12 Feb 1917;  bd. Wicomico United Meth. Ch. Cem., Wicomico Ch., Northumberland Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 94078536); 8 ch.
Family as it appears in 1880 Census of Mantua, Lancaster Co., VA
Name--Home, 1880 (City,Co.,St.)--1880 Age-<Est.YOB>-POB--Sex--Rel.2HoH
Julian F. SNOW Mantua, Lancaster, VA 24 <1856> Virginia  Male  Self
Mattie A. SNOW Mantua, Lancaster, VA 18 <1862> Virginia  Female  Wife
27.01--Edith Emily Snow, b. 11 Jul 1880 at Lancaster, VA; d. 31 May 1970; bd. Wicomico United Meth. Ch. Cem., Wicomico Ch., Northumberland Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 94078957; never married; no known ch.;

27.02--Charlotte Ann Snow, b. 5 Jun 1882 at Lancaster, VA; d. 7 Dec 1964; bd. Wicomico United Meth. Ch. Cem., Wicomico Ch., Northumberland Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 94079024; never married; no known ch.;

27.03--Julian Owen Snow, b. 16 Feb 1885 at Carter's Creek, VA; 6 Oct 1964; bd. Wicomico United Meth. Ch. Cem., Wicomico Ch., Northumberland Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 94079154; m. 24 Dec 1909 to Margueritte Brittingham (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 2 ch.;

28.01--Evelyn Charlotte Snow, 26 Sep 1910 at Baltimore, MD; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 18 Aug 1934 to Frank E. Peters (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; 1 ch.;

29.01--Thomas Jacob Peters, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Dorothy Virginia Snow, b. 15 May 1914 at Baltimore, MD; d. 7 Mar 2012, Anapolis, MD; bd. U. S. Naval Acad. Cem., Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD--Find A Grave Memorial# 86708797; m. 27 Jun 1936 to Lt. Henry William Buse, Jr., USN; 2 ch.

Mrs. Dorothy Snow Buse
May 15, 1914 - March 7, 2012
Annapolis, Maryland

Dorothy Snow Buse, 97, of Ginger Cove and formerly of Severna Park, died March 7 at the Ginger Cove Health Center.

She was born in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School and the Union Memorial School of Nursing in that city.  Married to Lt. Henry W. Buse, Jr. ("Bill") at the Naval Academy Chapel in 1936, she embarked upon an active life as the wife of a Marine Corps officer. Together the Buses moved frequently and traveled widely with the Marine Corps and later with the US Olympic Committee.  Intermittently throughout the years, Dorothy worked in retail and as a volunteer for the Navy Relief Society and the Red Cross. She was a devoted wife and mother and talented hostess. She maintained many widespread friendships for years through her prolific card and letter writing. She was an avid sports fan and attended myriad athletic events for many years with her husband, particularly at the Naval Academy and on Marine bases.

Preceded in death by her husband, Dorothy is survived by two children, Henry W. Buse III, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Barbara Johnson, of Bowie. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Wendy Eckert of Seattle, Washington and Sandra Dininger, of Orlando, Florida, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 2:00, at Ginger Cove. Interment at the US Naval Academy will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 1001 N. Street, SE, Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20374.

From: John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.

29.01--Barbara Buse, [PRIVATE], m. Mr. Johnson, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Henry William Buse III, [PRIVATE]

27.04--Harriet Derby Snow, b. 24 Oct 1888 (FaG says 1887) at James Wharf, VA; d. 26 Aug 1983; bd. Wicomico United Meth. Ch. Cem., Wicomico Ch., Northumberland Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 94079093; m. unk.; no known ch.;

27.05--Charles Chapman Snow, b. 31 Jan 1890 at James Wharf, VA; d. unk.; bd. unk; m. 22 Jun 1922 to Opal Jane Ramey (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 3 ch.;

28.01--Mildred Jane Snow, b. 10 Jun 1923 at Chicago, IL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

28.02--Mary Ball Snow, b. 20 Jan 1929 at Princeton, IN; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

28.03--Elizabeth Ann Snow, b. 10 Oct 1932 at Princeton, IN; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

27.06--Mary Lucile Snow, b. 17 Jan 1892 at North Cumberland, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 5 Jun 1915 to William M. Upshur; 5 ch.;
28.01--Caroline Crowder Upshur, b. 10 Jun 1917 at Cheriton, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 21 Nov 1940 to Herbert Fletcher Greene, Jr. (b. unk; d. 16 Jul 1943 in a plane crash at Fort Sill, OK; bd. unk); no ch.;

28.02--Jean Snow Upshur, b. 5 Aug 1919 at Cheriton, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 31 Mar 1943 to Ensign Jacob Lee Johnson, USN; 1 ch;

29.01--Jean Upshur Johnson, b. 13 Sep 1946 at Charlottesville, VA; d. unk.; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

28.03--Martha Ann Upshur, b. 15 Aug 1923 at Cheriton, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

28.04--Lucille Derby Upshur, b. 21 Jul 1925 at Baltimore, MD; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.07--Margaret Franklin Snow, b. 23 Jun 1895 at Wicomico Church, VA; bd. unk; m. 2 Jun 1923 to Rev. James Calloway Clark, a Presbyterian minister; 2 ch.;

28.01--Margaret Calloway Clark, b. 15 Sep 1924 at Iron Gate, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 14 Mar 1945 to William G. Bowdler of Argentina, S.A.; ch. unk;

28.02--Ann Bowie Clark, b. 13 Aug 1925 at Frostburg, MD; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 8 Sep 1949 to Randy Quincy Little, Jr. of NC; ch. unk;

27.08--Amy Harding Snow, b. 28 Sep 1898 at Wicomico Church, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 23 Nov 1926 to Harry Charles Hoffman of Baltimore, MD; no known ch.;

26.02--Harriet Alexander "Hattie" Derby, b. 26 Apr 1862; d. 21 Feb 1927; never married; no ch.
Charlotte m2. 9 Nov 1871 to Rev. Henry Landon Derby, younger brother of Charlotte's first husband and also an Episcopal minister; (b. 14 May 1843; d. 21 Jul 1909; bd. unk.); 5 ch. (7 total);
26.03--Henry Owen Derby, b. 28 Aug 1872; d. 28 Dec 1878, aged 6 years, 4 months; bd. unk.;

26.04--Mary Charlotte Derby, b. 21 Feb 1874; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 6 Nov 1895 to Dr. John Hack Ayres (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. Edge Hill Cem., Accomac, Accomack Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 66864940); 4 ch.;

27.01--Blackstone Drummond Ayres, b. 1 Aug 1896 at Accomac, VA; d. 8 Jan 1984 at Nassawadox, Northampton Co., VA; bd. Edge Hill Cem., Accomac, Accomack Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 66867737; was an attorney, according to FaG; m. 23 Sep 1929 to Nellie Marie Bird (b. 1906; d. 2006; bd. Edge Hill Cem., Accomac, Accomack Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 13563662); 3 ch.;


Nelly Bird Ayres of Accomac, VA, wife of the late B. Drummond Ayres, an Accomac attorney, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at her home. She was 100 years old. Born Nelly Marie Bird in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 23, 1906, she was the daughter of Gedney and Ethel Nutting Bird of Boston. She was a member of the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and the Daughters of the American Revolution and worked for a number of years as a legal stenographer and secretary in New York City and Accomac and as a fundraiser for organizations dedicated to finding cures for tuberculosis and other epidemic diseases. She also was a life-long member of St. James Episcopal Church in Accomac, VA, where she served as organist for more than 50 years. Surviving are a daughter, Ann Hartnett of Accomac, and a son, B. Drummond Ayres Jr. of New York City and Lexington, Va.; six grandchildren, Hilary Hartnett-Wilson of Accomac, Deirdre Shaw of Wilmington, N. C., Amory Bunce of Franktown, Alexandra Pool of Charlotte, N. C., B. Drummond Ayres III of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Sabra Ayres of Moscow, Russia; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by an infant son, John Hack Ayres. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday, March 9, at St. James Episcopal Church, followed by interment in the family plot at Edgehill Cemetery in Accomac. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the Hospice of the Eastern Shore. Arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Homes, Onancock and Parksley.

Obituary, Eastern Shore News, March 8, 2006.

28.01--John Hack Ayres II, b. 28 Dec 1930; d. 25 Jan 1931, age 28 days; bd. Edge Hill Cem., Accomac, Accomack Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 66867737;

28.02--Ann Bird Ayres, b. 11 Jul 1932; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Mr. Hartnett; at least one ch. and possibly two more: Deirdre Shaw and/or Amory Bunce

29.00--Hilary Hartnett, [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Wilson, [PRIVATE]

29.00--Alexandra Hartnett, [PRIVATE] m. Scott Pool, [PRIVATE]

28.03--Blackstone Drummond Ayres, Jr., b. 22 Jun 1934; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; at least two ch. and possibly two more: Deirdre Shaw and/or Amory Bunce

29.00--Blackstone Drummond Ayres, III, [PRIVATE]

29.00--Sabra Ayres, [PRIVATE]
27.02--Elizabeth Hack Ayres, b. 8 Feb 1898; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; unk. ch.;

27.03--John Cropper Ayres, b. 30 Dec 1899; d. 25 Jan 1926, age 27; bd. Edge Hill Cem., Accomac, Accomack Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 66867529; m. unk; unk. ch.;

27.04--Mary Derby Ayres, b. 25 Feb 1902 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 30 Jun 1933 to James Randolph Vivian Daniel, Jr.; 1 ch.;

28.01--James Randolph Vivian Daniel, III; b. 1 Sep 1934; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk;  unk. ch.;

26.05--William Perry Derby, b. 24 Dec 1875; d. 9 Jan 1955; bd. Mt. Peace Cem., Saint Cloud, Osceola Co., FL--Plot: Sec B, Blk C, Lot 126--Find A Grave Memorial# 82176267--Inscription: "CPL COK 4 REGT VA INFANTRY, SP AM WAR"; m. 21 Apr 1904 to Beulah Herridon Thompson (b. 5 Aug 1888, Madison, Boone Co., WV; d. 10 Nov 1961, St. Cloud, Osceola Co., FL; bd. Mt. Peace Cem., Saint Cloud, Osceola Co., FL--Plot: Sec B, Blk C, Lot 126--Find A Grave Memorial# 82176171); unk. ch.;

26.06--Landon Basset Derby, b. 15 Sep 1877; d. 11 May 1915, age 37; bd. unk.; m1. 4 Nov 1903 to Harriet Wise Wilkins (b. 8 Feb 1883; m2. 25 Jun 1919 to Charles Upshur Ayres; 1 ch: Charles Upshur Ayres, Jr., b. 5 Feb 1921); 3 ch.;

27.01--Landon Basset Derby, Jr., b. 16 Oct 1904 at Wake Forest, WV (sic); d. 1987; bd. Six Oaks Cem., Sea Pines Plantation, Beaufort Co., SC--Plot: Live Oak Circle--Find A Grave Memorial# 82685554; m. 9 Feb 1940 to D. Katherine Haxell Ballentine (of Argentina, Brazil, S.A., b. 1910; d. 1990; bd. Six Oaks Cem., Sea Pines Plantation, Beaufort Co., SC--Plot: Live Oak Circle--Find A Grave Memorial# 82685553); 1 ch.;
 
28.01--James Landon Derby, [PRIVATE]; m. Sara Jean Gillespie, [PRIVATE]; 1 ch.;

29.01--William Landon "Billy" Derby, CONTRIBUTOR, [PRIVATE]; m. Allison Nicole Deniro, [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.;
30.01--William Landon Derby, Jr., [PRIVATE]

30.02--Sophia Deniro Derby, [PRIVATE]
From: Derby, William L  williamdotderbyatpfizerdotcom
Date: Aug 31, 2009
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Basset genealogy

I would like to update your list of ancestors.
James Landon Derby married Sara Jean Gillespie ... and had one son--me--William Landon Derby. ...

I married Allison Nicole Deniro ... and we have one son, William Landon Derby, Jr., ... and one daughter, Sophia Deniro Derby....

Thank you for your hard work on this. It is a great resource.
Billy Derby 
27.02--Henry Wise Derby, b. 13 Jan 1909 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 8 Jul 1933 to Lillian Mae Doughty (b. 2 Feb 1908); 1 ch.;
28.01--Henry Landon Derby, b. 8 May 1935 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; unk. ch.;
27.03--Marietta Wise Derby, b. 24 Aug 1911 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 8 Apr 1936 to John Delzell Garst of Buenos Aires, Argentina, S.A., [PRIVATE]; 3 ch.;
28.01--John Delzell Garst, Jr., b. 12 Jun 1937; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; unk. ch.;
28.01--Jane Wilkins Garst, b. 29 May 1940; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; unk. ch.;
28.01--David Blackburn Garst, b. 8 Apr 1948; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; unk. ch.;
26.07--Elizabeth Stuart "Lizzie" Derby, b. 26 Jan 1881; d. 6 Jun 1940, age 59; bd. at Old St. Peter's Church (where Geo. and Martha Washington were married), Talleysville, VA; m. 4 Oct 1911 to Rev. Arthur Powell Gray, Jr. (b. Jan 1883; d. 7 Jan 1938; bd. at Old St. Peter's Church [where Geo. and Martha Washington were married], Talleysville, VA----St. Peters Episc. Ch., Putneys Mill, New Kent Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 44122002; also an Episcopal minister); 4 ch. ("In true southern style, none of them was called by the lovely given name...except Arthur, who dropped 'Buddy' when he left for the University of Virginia."--Ann);
27.01--Elizabeth Stuart "Diddie" Gray, b. 25 Sep 1912 at Lawrenceville, VA; d. unk.; bd. at Old St. Peter's Church (where Geo. and Martha Washington were married), Talleysville, VA; m. never; unk. ch.;

27.02--Arthur Powell "Buddy" Gray III, b. 2 Oct 1914 at Lawrenceville, VA; d. 6 Aug 1969; bd. at Old St. Peter's Church (where Geo. and Martha Washington were married), Talleysville, VA--St. Peters Episc. Ch., Putneys Mill, New Kent Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 44121982; m. 15 Nov 1944 to Jane Scott Calvert (b. 14 Sep 1921; d. unk.; bd. at Old St. Peter's Church (where Geo. and Martha Washington were married), Talleysville, VA--St. Peters Episc. Ch., Putneys Mill, New Kent Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 44122030); at least two ch.

28.01--Arthur Powell "Pete" Gray, IV, b. 5 Jul 1946; d. 19 Jul 1970 of injuries sustained in Viet Nam; bd. at Old St. Peter's Church (where Geo. and Martha Washington were married), Talleysville, VA--St. Peters Episc. Ch., Putneys Mill, New Kent Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 44121995; m. never; no ch.;

28.02--William Calvert Gray, [PRIVATE] m. Carolyn Jones, [PRIVATE]; 3 ch.;

29.01--Jennifer Phillips Gray, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Suzanne Calvert Gray, [PRIVATE]

29.03--William Powell Gray, [PRIVATE]
27.03--Ann Norvell "Polly" Gray, b. 3 Aug 1919 at Richmond, VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Theron Hall Rice III (b. 18 Apr 1915; d. 1949; bd. Hollywood Cem., Richmond, Richmond City Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 6393231); at least one ch.;
28.01--Ann Norvell Rice, [PRIVATE]; m. Robert Douglas Gray, [PRIVATE] (no known relation); no ch.;

27.04--Ellen Douglas "Bunny" Gray, b. 13 Jun 1923 at Richmond, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 12 Oct 1944 to Dr. Robert Manton Wilson, Jr. (b. 14 Nov 1914; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 3 ch.;
28.01--Robert Manton Wilson, Jr. III, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Ellen Douglas Wilson, [PRIVATE] m.  Mitsuyoshi Kohjima, [PRIVATE]; 2 sons;

29.01--Taishi Wilson Kohjima, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Joji Wilson Kohjima, [PRIVATE]
From: "Ellen Kohjima" ekohjimaathotmaildotcom
Date: Tue Oct 17, 2006  04:47:02 PM US/Mountain
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: RE: Thank you for signing my Guestbook! :-)

Hi John--I was fascinated to read your geneology. I'm in there...I am listed as Ellen Douglas Wilson, which is correct, but now I am Ellen Wilson Kohjima, ... m...to Mitsuyoshi Kohjima...son Taishi Wilson Kohjima...son Joji Wilson Kohjima...my sister Elizabeth Stuart Wilson... m. Eric Wert (not Wirt)

28.03--Elizabeth Stuart Wilson, [PRIVATE] m.  Eric Wert, [PRIVATE]

29.01--Laura Ellen Wert, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Emma Rose Wert, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Alexandra Raeth Wert, [PRIVATE]


25.02--James A. Basset, b. Saturday, 21 Sep 1839, at #17 East Street, Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng. (age 20 in the 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL); d. 14 Jul 1921 at Tilden, AL, age 81 years, 10 mo.; bd. near his mother, and his brother John in Grace Episcopal Ch. Cem. loc. e. side of Hwy. 41 ca. 1 mi. n. of the intersection to Tilden in the far sw corner of Dallas Co., AL; never married; no known children; he is the James Bassett listed in the book, Memories of Old Cahaba  by Anna M. Gayle Fry in the appendix entitled simply "ROSTER":
Pvt. James Bassett enlisted in the 'Cahaba Rifles' (Co. F, 5th Alabama Regiment) for one year on April 10, 1861, at Cahaba--he was captured in battle at Boonesboro, MD, 14 Sep 1862 and exchanged 8 Oct 1862--he was captured at Gettysburg, PA, 1 July 1863, and sent to Fort Donnelson.

[listed as James Basset, 20, b. England, carpenter, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]
[listed as 30 in 1870 census of Portland Beat, Dallas Co., where he is working in a (grist?) mill and he is living with his widowed mother and 18-year-old sister Mary Basset; ]
[listed as 40 in
1880 US Census of Boykins, Dallas Co., AL, where his mother Harriet is also living;]

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11614
Last Name: Basset 
Date of Birth: 1829/09/21 
Birth Information: England, Sussex County, Worthing.
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: 
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama 
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: 1921 Census of Confederate Soldiers. 
First Name: James    MI: 
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/04/10 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private. 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Address, 1921: Minter, Alabama, R.F.D. 2 Box 40. Served until the end of the war in 1865. 
Remarks con't: 

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11629
[This has to be the same James, telling us that his middle initial is A.]
Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry 
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: Capt. C. C. Pegues - Col. R. R. Rodes 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Photostat of roll in the USAGO from 1861/07/01 to 1861/09/01. 
First Name: J    MI: A
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/04/10 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private. 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Enlisted for one year by C.C. Pegues. Company F (was G) 
Remarks con't: 

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11630
[This has to be the same James, telling us more on the "Authority".]
Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry 
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: Capt. C. C. Pegues - Col. R. R. Rodes 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Photo of roll in the USAGO from 1861/09/01 to 1861/10/31; station Union Mills, Va, date 1861/10/31.
First Name: J    MI: A
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/04/10 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private. 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Enlisted for one year by C.C. Pegues. Company F (was G) 
Remarks con't: 

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11634
[This has to be the same James, telling us more on the "Discharge Date" and his Pension.]
Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date:1865/04/00
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry 
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Alabama Pension No. 11803, Dallas Co.
First Name: James    MI:
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/04/10 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private. 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks:
Remarks con't: Pensioner, James Bassett. Witnesses: J.J. Babcock & G. Waring Smith.

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11636
[This has to be the same James, telling us more on his "Company Unit" and "Authority".]

Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit: G
Co. Unit Name: Capt. C. C. Pegues
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Photostat of roll in USAGO dated from 1861/10/31 to1861/12/31, Station-Davis Ford, Va.

First Name: Jas    MI: A
Marital Status: Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/04/10 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private. 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks:
Remarks con't:



25.03--Peter Lavalette Basset, b. 7 Jun 1842 at Weedman's Cottage in Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng. (age 17 in the 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL); d. 12 Jul 1862 in the Civil War; presumed bd. at Richmond (see quote below); never married; no known children; he is the P. L. Bassett listed in the book, Memories of Old Cahaba  by Anna M. Gayle Fry in the appendix entitled simply "ROSTER";
Pvt. P. L. Bassett enlisted by Lt. Brown,in the 'Cahaba Rifles' (Co. F, 5th Alabama Regiment) for one year on July 27, 1861, at Cahaba and died July 12, 1862, at Banner Hospital, Richmond, VA, of wounds received in the Battle of Richmond June 27.

[listed as Peter Basset, 17, b. England, apprentice jeweler, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]

And here are four more entries for various military records transcribed and sent to me by Cousin Liz Nitschke Hicks:

P. L. Bassett, Pvt. Old Co. G, 5 Reg't Ala
Appears on Company Muster Roll for July & Aug, 1861
Enlisted: July 25, 1861 Cahaba by M. J. Brown
Period 9 mos 18 d.
Present
P. L. Bassett, Pvt. Old Co. G
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Nov & Dec, 1861
Last paid by Capt. J. D. Webb AQM to what time: Nov. 1, 1861
Present
P. L. Bassett, Pvt. Old Co. G
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Sep & Oct, 1861
Last paid: by J. D. Webb AQM to what time: Sept. 1, 1861
Present
 

 

Peter S. Bassett [John M. Gwin Note: I believe this middle initial ess to be a mis-transcribed ell, a very easy error to make with 19th-century handwriting.] Co. F, 5 Ala Reg
Appears on a Register containing a record of the Property of Deceased Confederate Soldiers
Date of death: July 12, 1862, Hospital
Remarks:  Paid Col. W. H. Fowler agent Mch 15, 1865
Confed. Arch., Capt. 1, File No. 28, page Alph.

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11614

Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: Capt. C.C. Pegues-Col. R.E.Rodes. 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Phostat of roll in the USAGO from 1861/07/01 to 1861/09/01. 
First Name: Peter    MI:
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/07/25 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private, 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Enlisted by M.J. Brown for 9 months, 18 days. Company F (was D) 
Remarks con't: 

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11639

Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: Capt. C.C. Pegues-Col. R.E.Rodes. 
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Photostat of roll in the USAGO from 1861/09/01 to 1861/10/31; station Union Mills, Va.
First Name: Peter    MI:
Marital Status: 
Occupation:
Enlistment Date: 1861/07/25 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private, 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Enlisted by M.J. Brown for 9 months, 18 days. Company F (was G) 
Remarks con't: 

 The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11637

Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information: 
Date of Death: 
Death Information: 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit: G
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Photostat of roll in USAGO dated from 10/31 to 12/31/1861 Station Davis Ford, VA.
First Name: Peter    MI:
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/07/25 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private, 
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Enlisted by M.J. Brown 
Remarks con't: 

The following is taken from an ADAH page located at:
http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=11640

Last Name: Bassett 
Date of Birth: 
Birth Information:England
Date of Death: 1862/07/12
Death Information: Virginia, Richmond, Banner Hospital. 
Discharge Date: 
Discharge Information: 
Branch: Infantry
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama Regiment 
Company Unit: F
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec: 
Authority: Final Statement by Capt. E.B. Mosely Capt. Richmond Va .7/4/64 Approved by J.K. Elliott, Ast.Agt.
First Name: Peter    MI:
Marital Status: 
Occupation: 
Enlistment Date: 1861/07/25 
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Cahaba, Private, Re-enlisted 1862/02/10.
Engagements: 
Engage. con't: 
Remarks: Enlisted by Capt. C.C. Pegues for 1 year.. Last paid by Capt.J.D. Webb, Q.M. to include 1861/12/31, and is entitled to pay therefrom to 1862/07/12, at which time he died. He has received the bounty of $50.00.  

Remarks con't: He is entitled to commutatuon for clothing from 1862/04/10 to 1862/07/12. No effects. 
 



25.04--Ida Eliza Bassett, nee Basset; (my g-grandmother!) b. 5 May 1845 in Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng. (age 15 in the 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL); d. 8 Dec 1907; bd. together in City Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL;  m. unk. date to William Sutton Gwin (b. 5 Jun 1848 at Cahaba, AL; d. 11 Sep 1916, the night before my father, Adrian Sutton Gwin (25.03--26.03--27.04 below), was born; thus, he became my father's namesake; bd. in City Cem., Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL); 11 children, six of whom raised fams.; 17 known g-ch; read my transcription of a letter written by Ida to her son James Bassett Gwin, my grandpa, the summer of 1907--just months before she died;

[listed as Ida Basset, 15, b. England, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]

26.01--Ida M. Gwin b. 5 Jul 1869; d. as infant 25 Jul 1870

26.02--William Bassett Gwin --b. 12 Dec 1870; d. as infant 30 Nov 1871.

26.03--James Bassett Gwin I b. 21 Apr 1872 at Frog Level, AL, near Bellevue, in Dallas Co., AL; d. 21 Oct 1921 under the wreck of Southern Railway #17 near Greensboro, AL, as the train's conductor; bd. at City Cem., Selma, AL; m. 22 Feb 1909 in Birmingham, AL, to Adrian ("Ada") Belle Vardaman (b. 3 Feb. 1877 in Coosa County, AL; d. 26 Feb 1954 in New Orleans, LA; bd. at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church Cem. near Goodwater, Coosa Co., AL).

27.01--James Bassett Gwin II
28.01--Betty Gwin, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Juanita Kate Gwin, [PRIVATE]

27.02--John Vardaman Gwin, M.D.

28.01--John Vardaman Gwin, Jr., [PRIVATE]

JVG m3. Catherine "Katy" Larkin

28.02--Sheila Adrian Gwin, [PRIVATE]

28.03--Eileen Larkin Gwin, [PRIVATE]

28.04--Daniel Gwin, [PRIVATE]

27.03--Julia Ida Gwin m. Dr. Loo

28.01--Walter Loo, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Michael Loo, [PRIVATE]

27.04--Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney

28.01--John McDonald Gwin

28.02--Patrick Forsythe Gwin

26.04--Kate Lula Gwin b. 4 Jul 1874; d. 22 Aug 1953; never married

26.05--William Sutton Gwin, Jr. (called "Duck") b. 25 Dec 1875; d. 1956 (?); m. 18 May 1909 to Georgia Craft (b.?; d.?);

[JOHN GWIN NOTE My dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin (26.03--27.04 above) told me 14 Jul 2000 that he never met this uncle but heard of him all his life. He remembered that "Uncle Duck" lived in the Mobile, AL, area.]

27.01--William David (David William?) Gwin (called "the Duck's Bill")

26.06--
John Louis Gwin b. 30 Sep 1877; d. 18 May 1942 in Arizona; m. 19 May 1906 to Ruth Irwin b. unk; d. 1930; no children

26.07--Lucy Jane Gwin b. 13 Jan 1879; d. 18 Nov (1957?) in Prescott, Arizona; m. 18 May 1898 to Lawson Rochester Hebb b. unk d. 13 Feb 1938; one child

27.01--Rochester Gwin Hebb
26.08--George Henry Gwin b. 10 Feb 1882 at Wilsonville, Ala., d. 8 Aug 1953; m. 27 Dec 1908 to Valera L. Riddle of Wilsonville b. _______ d. 26 Dec. 1976.

[JOHN GWIN NOTE:  My dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin (6.3--7.4 above) told me 14 Jul 2000 that his uncle, George Henry Gwin, was a conductor for the Seaboard RR somewhere on the east coast and went on strike. In 1931, Dad and his family lived in Demopolis, AL, and that was the very year that Uncle George's family stopped to visit Dad's family for several days on their way to the west coast to live in Oregon where George continued to work as a railroad conductor and flagman. He believes that Aunt Valera may have died out in Oregon; regardless, Uncle George finally retired there and moved to Florida where he lived his remaining years. For several years Dad and their son, George H. Gwin II, exchanged Christmas cards, most recently in December 1998. Dad gave me cousin George's 1998 address in Miami Springs, FL, and I've written to him, but he's not responded.]
27.01--Henry R. (Riddle?) Gwin

27.02--Earl C. Gwin

27.03--Elmore S. Gwin

27.04--Ida Mae Gwin

27.05--George H. (Henry?) Gwin (II?)

27.06--James Bassett Gwin III

27.07--Walter Cliff Gwin
26.09--Maggie Bassett Gwin b. 14 May 1882; d. 1 Aug 1882--- died as infant

26.10--Nellie Densler Gwin b. 2 Apr 1887; d. 24 Oct 1948; m. George Marshal Marable.

[JOHN GWIN NOTE:  My dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin (6.3--7.4 above) told me 14 Jul 2000 that he remembered "Aunt Nell" and her son Billy; it was in 1932, 33, or 34 that the two of them visited Dad's family's home in Anniston for several days. The Marables lived in Tuscaloosa at the time, as did Aunt Kate. He doesn't remember Mr. Marable being there on that visit, nor does he know whether he had died or they were separated or divorced, or was simply away on business.]

27.01--William "Billy" Marshall Marable
26.11--Peter King Gwin, Sr. b. 17 Oct 1888; d. 30 Jun 1956; m. 3 May 1911 to Betty Kate Cartwright of Tennessee (b. unk; d. 31 Aug 1929); P. K. G. Sr. m. Feb. 1940 to a widow, Mrs. Alma Rayner
27.01--Peter King Gwin, Jr.

27.02--Mary Elizabeth Gwin

27.03--Charles C. (Cartwright?) Gwin

[JOHN GWIN NOTE: But my dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin, told me 14 Jul 2000 that Mary Elizabeth was the oldest of the three (b. about 1909-1912); PKG Jr. (Little Pete) was second (b. about 1912-1914); and Charles was youngest (b. about 1909-1912). He also told me that Aunt Betty died before MEG was married (1929). They all lived in Meridian, MS, where Uncle Pete was the Chief Dispatcher for the GMNO (Gulf, Mobile, and Northern RR). Dad didn't know what happened to Little Pete or Charles, but MEG married and moved to Pennsylvania.]
There are many more fascinating details on Ida's and Sutt's family at his page.




25.05--John Archibald "Jack" Basset, b. at Cahaba, AL, 5 Jun 1847, according to his tombstone; d. 30 Dec 1870, according to his tombstone; John, his mother, and his brother James are all bd. in the Grace Episcopal Ch. Cem. on the east side of Rt. 41 about a mile ene of the intersection of the road that goes south to Tilden, AL, in the very southwestern corner of Dallas Co.; never married; unk. childre

[listed as John Basset, 13, b. AL, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]



25.06--Mary Ann Basset, b. 21 Jan 1850 at Cahaba, AL (b. 1849? age 11 in the 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL); d. 20 Sep 1883, age 33, of "milk leg" [MWTNID: "postpartem thrombophlebitis of a femoral vein"]; bd. 22 Sep 1883 at St. Paul's Episcopal Ch. Cem., Carlowville, Dallas Co., AL, according to the church records copied below;  m. 15 Nov 1881 in Dallas Co., AL, to Robert Darrington Boykin (b. unk.; d. 1883--MURDERED by a carpetbagger who wanted RDB's plantation and hired and gave a gun to a 12-year-old black servant who shot RDB in the back as he sat at his desk in his own home, killing him; bd. unk); 1 child;

[listed as M. A. Basset, 11, b. AL, in the 2 Aug 1860 US Census of Cahaba, AL]

26.01--Charlotte Mary "Lottie" Boykin, b. 27 Aug 1882 (her mother died 11 months later); d. unk; bd. unk; m1. 2 Jul 1899 to her cousin, Francis Boykin Jones (b. 2 Jul 1872; d. 20 Sep 1902, age 30); no known ch.; m2. 2 Mar 1903 to her first husband's double first cousin Reginald Dawson Jones (b. 10 Feb 1871, s/o Gen. Richard Chenning Jones, CSA [injured at (Manassas?) sent home, served as president of Univ. of Alabama]; d. 5 Sep 1928, age 57); 10 ch.

Baptisms by the Rev. Francis Beekman Lee, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Carlowville, Dallas County, Alabama ~ 1837-1894 ~ [Transcribed by William Beekman Henderson from the Register of St. Paul's Parish, Carlowville, AL, covering the period from June 1837 through June 1894, while his 2ndGGF, the Rev. Francis Beekman Lee, was Rector]

Nov 12, 1882, Boykin, Charlotte, dau of Robert and Mary Bassett Boykin; sponsors: Kate Boykin, Lottie Parker, James Bassett (Lottie's uncle, 4.2 above, who would later help raise her with his own mother's help.)

27.01--Estella Maria Jones, b. 28 Oct 1904 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. 7 Nov 1904, age 10 days; bd. at Camden; [DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE] [Estella and Maria were 2 different people, Beth thinks!]

27.02--Richard Chenning Jones, (II?), b. 1 Jan 1908 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]

27.03--James Basset Jones, b. 3 Sep 1911 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]

27.04--Robert Darrington Jones, b. 12 Sep 1912 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. 2 Oct 1912, age 20 days; bd. unk; [DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE]

27.05--Frances "Fannie" Tipton Jones, b. 16 Sep 1915 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. John Finn; ch.;

28.00--John McMasters Finn, b. unk., lives in NM; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]

27.06--Katie Boykin Jones, b. 12 Sep 1916 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]

27.07--Reginald "Reggie" Dawson Jones, Jr., b. 1 Aug 1918 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. age 86 of inoperable brain tumor on 26 Nov 2004 in Honolulu, HI; bd. HI; m. unk; ch.; [DESCENDANTS DEFINITE]

28.00--Jones, b.; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]

27.08--Mary Ann Jones, b. 16 Apr 1922 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. 10 Jul 1922, age ca. 7 wks; bd. unk; [DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE]

27.09--Beth "Bessie" Hall Jones, b. 16 Jul 1923 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; m. Joe Cecil Whitaker, Jr. (b. Jun 1923; d. 1997, age 75; Served in US Army Air Corps in WW2, piloted B-17s, flew 36 missions over Germany, flew on D-Day);

28.00--Joe Cecil Whitaker, III, [PRIVATE]; m. Alicia, [PRIVATE] (nee unk.); [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]

28.00--Lynn Whitaker, [PRIVATE], m1. Mr. Baker, div. m2. Mr. Mabry, [PRIVATE];

29.01--Catherine McKenna Baker, [PRIVATE]; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]
27.10--Lillian Boykin Jones, b. 2 Mar 1926 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.; [DESCENDANTS POSSIBLE]





Excerpts from the book Memories of Old Cahaba ):   From page 27:  "...several millinery establishments, shoe stores, the fashionable tailor shops of John and William Bassett (likely brothers 3.5 and 3.8 above) and Jerry Lister, and Brenner's tin shop."



Liz Hicks also sent me some photographs, two of which are of the sign at the New Cemetery at Cahaba and the headstone of this William Basset, which read, respectively:
"NEW CEMETERY -- Burials in this cemetery, which served Cahaba from 1848 to 1900, tell a story of the town in which many deaths resulted from diseases of infancy, childhood, and early adult life, yellow fever being a large factor.  Because of proximity to Gulf of Mexico ports, Cahaba had many plagues brought in by a constantly changing population.  The famous Bell Monument is in this cemetery. --Cahaba Historical Commission."
and
"WILLIAM BASSET, BORN AT WORTHING, SUSSEX CO., ENGLAND, FEB. 21, 1812, DIED MARCH 5, 1866


From the 1850 Federal Census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas County, Alabama (4 Nov 1850):
Household No. 526:
William Basset 38 M England Tailor 500
Harriett 38 F England
Charlotte 13 F England
James 11 M England
Peter 9 M England
Eliza 6 F England
John 4 M Alabama
M.A. 6/12 F Alabama
 
From the 1860 Federal Census of Cahaba Town, Dallas County, Alabama (2 Aug 1860)
William Basset 48 M England Tailor 1250 900
Harriet Basset 48 F England
James Basset 20 M England Carpenter
Peter Basset 17 M England Apprentice Jeweler
Ida Basset 15 F England
John Basset 13 M Alabama
M.A. Basset 11 F Alabama
C.A. Derby 32 M Virginia Clergyman P.E. 200
Charlotte Derby 22 F England



Ship Highflyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A list of all the passengers aboard the Highflyer, from Liverpool to New York, 30th July 1854, Gurdon B. Waterman.
Manifest
Number
First Name
Last Name
Age
Sex
Occupation
Country from
Which They
Belong
The country in which
they intend to become
inhabitants
John Gwin Comments
John Gwin--
--More Comments
46
Samuel
BASSETT
38
Male
Farmer
England
Great Brittain
3.5--William Basset, (my gg-grandparents!), b. 21 Feb 1812 at Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; 
he'd have been 42 years old in 1854, not 38
47
Mary
BASSETT
36
 
Wife
England
Great Brittain
Wm. m. Harriet Bowley of Rotherfield, Eng. (Harriett b. 28 Jul 1811 at Clymping, baptised 6 Aug 1821 Clymping, Eng.; 
she'd have been 43 years old in 1854, not 36
48
James
BASSETT
8
   
England
Great Brittain
4.2--James Basset, b. Saturday, 21 Sep 1839, at #17 East Street, Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; 
he'd have been 15 years old in 1854, not 8
49
Peter
BASSETT
6
   
England
Great Brittain
4.3--Peter Lavalette Basset, b. 7 Jun 1842 at Weedman's Cottage in Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.
he'd have been 12 years old in 1854, not 6
50
Henry
BASSETT
4
   
England
Great Brittain
(3.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry) was a Cockney orphan boy who was apprenticed to William and Louis Basset in England and came to America with the family , fought in the Civil War, and was faithful to the family, remaining in Alabama, and dying unmarried at an old age. A census of Cahaba, Ala., in 1850 showed Henry Bridger to be 19 years old. He helped them all and was well beloved by them all. He made a trip in 1892 to England to visit his mother.
he'd have been 23 years old in 1854, not 4
51
Mary Ann
BASSETT
3
   
England
Great Brittain
4.6--Mary Ann Basset, b. 21 Jan 1850 at Cahaba, AL
she'd have been 14 years old in 1854, not 8
52
Thomas
BASSETT
2
   
England
Great Brittain
3.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, born 23 Jul 1826, was lost at sea, unmarried 
he'd have been 28 years old in 1854, not 2
53
Charlotte
BASSETT
6 m Inft
   
England
Great Brittain
4.1--Charlotte Basset, b. Thursday, 22 Mar 1838, at #3 Eastern Place, Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; 
She'd have been 16 years old in 1854, not 6 months.
[John Gwin Note: The 1850 Census of Cahaba Beat, Dallas Co., AL, gives a disputed clue as to when this family arrived: daughter Ida Eliza, age 6 in 1850, was born in England, while the nextborn, John, age 4, was born in Alabama; thus, the family had to have arrived between 1844 and 1846. But here's the rub: Liz Hicks reports that William and Harriet's ship sailed from Liverpool 29 Nov 1847, so it wouldn't have arrived in the US until late December 1847 or early January 1848.  This would've made John's age in the 1850 census 2, not 4.  If the 1850 census data is correct, they had to have traveled a couple of years earlier.  However, if Liz's info is correct, then the 1850 census taker must've made a mistake as to where John was born.]




 
 

Burials [funerals?] at
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Carlowville, Dallas County, Alabama
~ 1841-1893 ~

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John Gwin Comment
Aug 18,1841 Anna Maria Lee
Isaac McPherson Lee dau of Paul Smiser Hutson Lee
Aug 15, 1847 Martha Bissell

dau of Henry & Charlotte Bissell This "Bissell" name could be a mistranscription of "Bassett". See my note on entry for 22 Sep 1883 below. If so, however, then who are these people?
Jan 11, 1848 Elizabeth Adams



Feb 9, 1848 Lawrence E. Dawson



Jul 26, 1848 (daughter) Hall

dau of Francis Hall of Pleasant Hill I speculate that this child was stillborn (or at least as yet unnamed) and either illegitimate or the daughter of a new widow
Oct 2, 1848 Julia Reynolds Lee

Theodore Beekman Lee
May 18 1850 Wm States

Reynolds
Jan 1, 1851 Dorothea Lee Lee
Isaac McPherson Lee dau of Francis Joseph Lee
and Ann Lee Beekman

Apr 26, 1851 (Mr.) Lewis 1 1. At Collirene, AL


Jan 2, 1852 Francis Joseph Lee 2 2. Note: Francis Joseph Lee died December 30, 1852 Ann Lee Beekman Lee son of Major Stephen Lee and Dorothea Alison (Smiser)
Apr 21, 1852 Paul S. H. Lee 3 3. Note: Major Paul Smiser Hutson Lee died April 20, 1852 Lynch Helen Van Rhyn son of Major Stephen Lee and Dorothea Alison (Smiser)
 May 20, 1852 (infant son) Kenniworth

son of Mrs. Eugenia Kenniworth
Jun 3, 1852 Melanie Smiley

Dr. Smiley A "Smyly", no given name, died 16 Sep 1840, aged 6 1/2 months, according to a tombstone at the Protestant Methodist cemetery across the road from St. Luke's Episcopal Ch. at Martin's Station, Dallas Co.
Sep 9, 1852 Mrs. Duncan Lang
Duncan Lang

Sep 11, 1852 Mrs. Thomas Riggs 4 4. At Pleasant Hill, AL Thomas Riggs

Dec 10, 1854  Mary Boykin 5 5. At Tilden, AL


 Sep 30, 1855 Mrs. Watkins 6 6. At Camden


Mar 2, 1857 Mrs. J. D. Boykin


This could be the wife of James Boykin and sister-in-law of Robert Darrington Boykin.
Oct 27 1859 Dr. Wm Henry Lee



Jan 31, 1861 Francis Alison Lee



Apr 22, 1861 (son) Lang

son of Duncan Lang Duncan's wife died 9 Sep 1852, so either this is his son by a second marriage or an unnamed older son who is perhaps an early war casualty (but see postwar entry of 21 Oct 1866 below)
Jun 24, 1862 Henry Oliver 7 7. At his residence


Dec 30, 1863 W. L. McCord



Jun 29, 1864 (Infant child) Reynolds 8 8. At Church Hill
child of Julius & Eliza. Reynolds
Jul 31, 1864 Maj. Jos. McCord 9 9. At Church Hill


Nov 6, 1864 Mr. Loder 10 10. In Cahaba

I suggest that he is related to or is himself Mr. John Loder, a Mason, who was the featured speaker at a Masonic Lodge meeting on (date misplaced) and who, on (date misplaced), purchased my g-granduncle Isom Gwin's land in Athens, Dallas Co., shortly after Isom died in 1853.
Aug 16, 1865 Julien Lee



Dec 3, 1865 Boykin (sic--wrong column) Robert James (sic--wrong column)

son of Mrs. Sam Boykin Could Sam be one of the four Boykin brothers about whom Mrs. Joe Whitaker told me on 19 Feb 2005, another of whom, Robert Darrington Boykin, married my g-grandaunt Mary Ann Basset, from whom Mrs. Whitaker descends? She told me that the four were Samuel, Robert, James, and Burrell. This Robert James, then, could easily have been named for two of them.
Sep 24, 1866  Bissell (sic--wrong column) H. C. (sic--wrong column)


I am almost convinced that this "Bissell" name is a mistranscription of "Bassett".  See my note on entry for 22 Sep 1883 below. If I'm right, however, then who is this H. C. Bassett?
Oct 21, 1866 (Infant son) Lang

son of Duncan Lang see entry of 22 Apr 1861 above
Nov 11, 1866 William Lang



Apr 14, 1867 Mrs. Rives



Oct 29, 1867 Reuben House



Jan 1868 Jonathan Bennett



Jun 13, 1869 (infant child) McIver

child of Alston and Rebecca
Feb 12, 1870 Martin Hasselvander



Apr 30, 1870 Samuel B. Lee 11 11. SBL died Apr 29, 1870
bro of Rev. F. B. Lee
Apr 21, 1872 (infant son) Stoutenboro

son of J.C. and Kezziah
Sep 6, 1872 (infant dau) Peake

child of Dr. G. S. Peake
Sep 15, 1872 Mrs. Robert D. Boykin


Second cousin once removed Beth Whitaker (6.9 above) told me that Robert Darrington Boykin was married twice. This entry lends great credence to her claim.
Oct 8, 1872 (infant child) Boykin

child of Mr. Sam Frank Boykin
Apr 12, 1873 W. W. Lang



Jun 17, 1873 (infant child) Bennett

child of Kate Bennett of Mobile
Sep 20, 1873 (daughter) Evans 12 12. At Cahaba Cem.
dau of Judge Evans
Mar 24, 1874 Mrs. Andrew Calhoun
Andrew Pickens Calhoun

May 14, 1874 Dr. Jacob M. Lee
Rebecca Ballard Fishburne

Jul 15, 1874 Mrs. Samuel Boykin
Samuel Boykin

Sep 10, 1874 (infant dau) Powe

d/o Lawrence & Harriet Lee
Jul 15, 1877 (Infant child) Yates

child of Mr. Yates
Jul 27, 1877  Robert, Jr. Boykin 13 13. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL


Aug 5, 1877 (Infant child) Harper

child of Col. Harper
Sep 26, 1877 (Infant child) Fox 14 14. At Center Ridge Cemetery
child of Mr. Fox
Mar 30, 1878 Mr. Schmidt 15 15. At Birch Church Graveyard


Jul 19, 1878 Florence Lee Calhoun



Aug 27, 1878 Anna Foote 16 16. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL


Sep 8, 1878 Harriet Alison Reynolds
wife of Benjamin Reynolds, Jr.

Sep 15, 1878 Mrs.  Bissell


I am convinced that this "Bissell" name is a mistranscription of "Bassett". See my note on entry for 22 Sep 1883 below. So who is this Mrs. Bassett who died this date?
Mar 23, 1879 Mrs. Wade



Sep 22, 1879 Mary Amanda Kyser 17 17. At Center Ridge Cemetery
d/o Dr. George W. Kyser
Jan 16, 1880 Samuel B. Alison

s/o Dr. Hugh Lee Alison
Jul 14, 1880 (infant dau) Wade

d/o Ned Wade & Ella Lee
Jul 29, 1880 (Infant child) Boykin 18 18. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL
child of Sam Frank Boykin
Aug 6, 1880 Mrs. Campbell 19 19. Of Warrenton


Sep 13, 1880 Augustin Holcomb



Nov 1, 1880 Mrs. Harriet Wish



Nov 4, 1880 Andrew P. Calhoun



Nov/Dec 1880 William Reynolds



Jan 1, 1881 Capt. R. English 20 20. By Roman Catholic Priest

This must certainly be a relative of the George English Clothier whose photos appear in our album. (See also the 22 Feb 1883 entry below.)
Jun 22, 1881 (infant son) Dennis

son of Mrs. Dennis
Jan 4, 1882 Mrs. Robert Lide



Aug 12, 1882 Pauline Jane Stoughtenborough

dau of J.C. Stoughtenborough
Sept 1882 Hattie Calhoun



Nov 20, 1882 Willie Pierce Lang 21 21. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL


Dec 17, 1882 Hunter Meyer



Dec 22, 1882 Dr. Hugh Lee Alison



Feb 22, 1883 Eugene  English

son of Mrs. Hattie English This must certainly be a relative of the George English Clothier whose photos appear in our album. (See also the 01 Jan 1881 entry above.)
Apr 20, 1883 Mrs. Crocheron



Jun 11, 1883 Clara Boykin



Jul 31, 1883 Miss Mary Lang



Sep 22, 1883 Mary Bissell Boykin
Robert Boykin
This has to be a mistranscription of "Bassett". #4.6--Mary Ann Basset, second wife of Robert Darrington Boykin, died 20 Sep 1883. Of course, this means that all the other Bissells here could be also mistranscriptions of Bassett--or does it?.
Sep 25, 1884 (infant) Bibb

child of Wm.and Eliza Lee Bibb
Sep 29, 1884 Mrs. James



Sep 29, 1884 Mrs. Thomas Reeves 22 22. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL


Dec 19, 1884 Theus Howard Lee

The Rev. Francis B. Lee
 Feb 5, 1886 Ann Beekman Lee 23 23. Mother of Rev F. B. Lee


May 11, 1886 Miss Sallie Lang



May 28, 1886 Annie Reynolds



Oct 16, 1886 Bessie Rives 24 24. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL
dau of Thomas & Betty Rives
Dec 3, 1886 Mr. William Wade



Apr 7, 1887 Miss. Jones 25 25. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL


Aug 16, 1887 Mrs. Cox



Apr 24, 1888 Clark  Tibbetts 26 26. At Carlowville Baptist Ch.


Apr. 26, 1888 J. D. Boykin 27 27. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL [w/o service - suicide]


Jun 24, 1888 Mr. Lide 28 28. At Carlowville Baptist Ch.


Jul 20, 1888 (infant son) Niolan 29 29. At home of J.M. Niolan


Sep 10, 1888 Perine Shepherd

son of Annie Shepherd
Oct 6, 1888 Talula Saffold Alison
wife of Jacob Alison

Jan 12, 1889 Theodore Reynolds



Jan 19, 1889 Peter Edmund Youngblood



Jan 19, 1889 Capt. Benj. Reynolds, Sr.



Aug 9, 1889 Catherine Youngblood 

dau of Peter Edmund & Catherine
May 5, 1890 Mr. Hasselvander 30
30. At Carlowville Baptist Ch.



May 9, 1890 Mrs. Watson



Jun 28, 1890 Catherine Theus Youngblood

dau of Isaac & Isabelle Lee
Jan 7, 1891 Willie Jones 31 31. At Grace Church, Tilden, AL


Feb 1, 1891 Samuel Boykin 32 32. At Family Burial Ground


Jun 24, 1891 Theodore B. Lee

son of P.S.H. and Jane Martin
Jun 27, 1891 Mrs. Jones 33 33. At Carlowville Baptist Ch.

Second cousin once removed Beth Whitaker (6.9 above) told me that her Jones family were Baptists, so these are likely her kin.
Oct, 1891 Mrs. Jonathan Rives 34 34. At Carlowville Baptist Ch.


Oct, 1891 (infant) Lee

child of Francis Joseph Lee
May 17, 1892 Mrs. Miller



Feb 19, 1893 Margaret  Youngblood



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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);   [John Gwin Note: They were married only 7 months after the end of WW1--did he serve there?]

--  Jack Basset