The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
James Herrod Basham
(August 25, 1848 — January 3, 1903)
Mary Ann (Polly) Phelps
(October 1846 — August 31, 1932)
The year was 1848. John Quincy Adams, the nation’s sixth president died. The stage for the 1849 California Gold Rush was set when gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill. That same year, James Herrod Basham was born on August 25th in Warren County, Kentucky and Wyatt Earp born in Warren County, Illinois. In southern Warren County, Kentucky the town of Woodburn was founded.
future wife, Mary Ann (Polly) Basham had been born two years earlier on October
1846 in adjacent Butler County,
1850 census shows James as a three-year old son in the home of Anderson and
Nancy Basham in Warren County, Kentucky. He
and his entire family were born in Kentucky.
1860 census shows him as a 13-year old male in the home of Banjamin (sic) A.
The full name is Benajah Anderson Basham.
1870 census shows him as a 22-year old farmer living in the household of B.A.
Basham in nearby Bee Springs in Edmonson County, Kentucky.
1880, he had established his own home. The
census shows him as a 33-year old farmer and resident of Renfrow in adjacent Butler County,
1900 census shows a James Basham in Warren County Kentucky, just following a
listing for Bartlett A. Basham. His
wife is once again shown as Mary.
died on January 3, 1903, in Warren County, Kentucky.
According to a conversation Steve Reeves had with Willie Basham, Harrod
Basham was buried at the Greenwood Union Meeting House.
There is a tombstone there for J.H. Basham who died in 1903 or 1904.
1910 census for Warren County, Kentucky shows Polly as being 63 years old.
She is listed as "Pallie."
Her youngest son, Benage, then 19, was the only other person in the
died on August 31, 1932, in Warren County, Kentucky.
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