Dorman Joel Bascomb

Brief Life History of Dorman Joel

When Dorman Joel Bascomb was born on 10 September 1830, in Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Asa Bascomb, was 46 and his mother, Abigail Palmer, was 41. He married Maryette Crowell in 1858, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oronoco, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years and Clark, Clark, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1912, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clark, Clark, South Dakota, United States.

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Dorman Joel Bascomb
Maryette Crowell
Marriage: 1858
Minnie L. Bascomb
Millicent Winifred Bascomb
Burton Dorman Bascomb
Letha Bascom
Jay Crowell Bascom

Sources (12)

  • Dorman Bascomb, "United States Census, 1860"
  • D J Bascom, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Dormon J. Bascomb, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Wabasha, Minnesota Territory, United States 1855: Olmsted, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Olmsted, Minnesota, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bascom .

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

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