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William Basham Will - Basham Document No 23
D A R No 509113 - Basham Document No 49
Family Group Sheet From A J Heck
Birth Location From Daughter Mary's Death Info Breck Ky File
Assigned to Road Work Crew 25, Jun 1750 in Cumberland Co., VA
Bought Land in Bedford County Virginia in 1769
In the name of God amen, I, William Basham of the county of Breckenridge and State of Kentucky being of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all heretofore made by me. I do it more particularly because of having children among whom the laws of my county would accomplish a distribution of my property contrary to my wish, will, and desire. The names of these children are as follows to wit:
My daughter Elizabeth Meadows, Lucy Simons, Celia Richardson, Roady Pain, Peggy Crume, Polly Basham wife of Berry Basham and my son Uriah Basham and my grandchildren Nancy Basham and Polly Basham, children of my deceased son Cary Basham, to the above named children and grandchildren I have nothing except my wish for their prosperity having heretofore given to them and the father of my grandchildren all that I ever intend to give them. I now therefore command bedqueath of my estate in the manner and form following. To wit:
First after my funeral espenses are paid, I give and bequeath to my son Barnet Basham one hundred and twelve acres of land including the farm on which I now live being a part of an hundred and sixty two acres tract which I purchased of Charles Crumes and wife. I also give and bequeath to him all my stock of every description in farming utensils, my household, and kitchen furniture but during his mother's lifetime she is to keep her own out of it all I have given my said son Barnet if she chooses. I give and bequeath all the aforesaid property to my aforesaid son Barnet not only on account of his natural love and affection I have for him as a son, but for the value and service I have rec'd of him by me.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Stephen Nottingham fifty acres of land including that on which he now lives being the balance of the aforesaid one hundred and sixty two acres tract. I do hereby appoint my aforesaid son Barnet and my son-in-law Stephen Nottingham my Executors of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this 17th day of December 1824.
William Basham County Court Monday November 17th 1834 The noted writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William Basham deceased was produced in court by Barnet Basham one of the Executors therein named and was duly proved by the oath of Dan'l Stephens and Rock (??) of the subscribing writings thereto and was sworn to Barnet Basham one of the Executors and on hand to be recorded.
Cumberland County Deed Book 5, page 1: " 28 October 1771 William Bassham of Bedford County sells to Nathan Glen 200 acres lying on the great Guine Creek where his father William Bassam lived and deceased." His brother Jeremiah is mentioned as his land bordered his land.
BEDFORD CO. VA RECORD
Parker & Preston, A list of Taxable Property and of Tithes Taken in Bedford Co., Virginia, 1782
p. 8: Thomas Basham
Land value - 10 pounds
Total tax - 16 shillings 6 pence
Free whites over 21 - 1
Slaves - None
Horses - 2
Cattle - 2
White Tithes over 16 - 1
Negros Abram, Ceaser, Jack, Beck, Jenny, Alee
Land value - 40 pounds
Total tax - 4 pounds 3 shillings 6 pence
Free whites over 21 - 1
Slaves - 6
Horses - 9
Cattle - 30
Free whites over 21 - 1
Blacks over 21 - 5
William Basham is listed by the DAR as having provided "patriotic service" during the Revolutionary War. He provided the soldiers with food and supplies. (From DAR application #509113 by Betty Mae Krull Seip) Public Service Claim, Bedford County,
Virginia 63-2054, December 17, 1780.
FRANKLIN CO., VA RECORDS:
Book and page omitted: 22 May 1837, Uriah Basham and Rhoda his wife, formerly Rhoda Simmons, Job Meadow and Milly his wife, formerly Milly Simmons, Richard P. Clark & Mary his wife, formerly Mary Simmons, Elijah Simmons and Anna Hopkins formerly Anna Simmons, all of Jackson Co., TN and Joel Simmons of Smith Co., Tenn., and Charles Simmons of Sumner Co., Tenn., and Moses Simmons of Franklin Co., VA., heirs of Charles Simmons of Franklin Co., VA convey to Skelton Simmons, for $1000, two tracts on Lynville Creek.
BRECKINRIDGE CO., KY RECORDS:
William Basham (son of William Basham) lived in Franklin County, Virginia before moving to Breckinridge Co., Kentucky with his wife and children around 1810. He was in his late 60's when he arrived in Kentucky, and his will is on record in the Breckinridge Co., Kentucky Courthouse.
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