Jonathan Basford

30 January 1774–2 June 1857 (Age 83)
Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Basford was born on 30 January 1774, in Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jacob Basford, was 23 and his mother, Abigail Moulton, was 20. He married Elizabeth Marden about 1792. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 June 1857, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Basford
1774–1857
Elizabeth Marden
1775–1828
Marriage: about 1792
Jesse Basford
1793–1819
Jonathan Marden Basford
1810–1857
Charlotte Basford
1795–1795
Miles Basford
1797–
Charlotte Basford
1799–1885
Jonathan Basford
1801–1801
Sabrina Basford
1802–1880
Diana Basford
1805–1885
Almira Basford
1808–1896

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1792
children

(9)

    Jesse Basford

    Male1793–1819Male

    Charlotte Basford

    Female1795–1795Female

    Miles Basford

    Male1797–Male

    Charlotte Basford

    Female1799–1885Female

    Jonathan Basford

    Male1801–1801Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Male1774–1857Male

    Female1778–1850Female

    Abigail Basford

    Female1780–1782Female

    Josiah Basford

    Male1785–1835Male

    Richard Basford

    Male1789–1820Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 2

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly north Midlands): variant of Bassford .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Basford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Basford, "Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999"
  • Jonathan Basford in entry for Andrew J Basford, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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