Lorenzo Basford


Brief Life History of Lorenzo

When Lorenzo Basford was born in 1827, in Kildare, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, Henry Harris Basford, was 35 and his mother, Sara Jane Dickey, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Elizabeth Scott. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1870 and Constable, Franklin, New York, United States in 1875. He died in 1909, at the age of 82, and was buried in Constable, Franklin, New York, United States.

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Lorenzo Basford
Elizabeth Scott
Charles Bassford

Sources (10)

  • Morenzer Bosford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lorenzo Busford, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Lorenzo Bassford in entry for Chas Bassford and Martha W Smith, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 0

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (mainly North Midlands): variant of Bassford .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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