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Elias Bascom
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Birth: May 8, 1737
Hatfield
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1833
Orwell
Addison County
Vermont, USA

The following biography was written by Edward D. Harris in the genealogy "Thomas Bascom and his Descendants", 1870.

"Deacon Elias Bascom, b. May, 1738 resided successively at Hatfield, Hadley, Deerfield, and Northfield, Mass., at which latter place he settled in Dec. 1760. He was a clothier or weaver, and until an advanced age wrought all the woolen cloth, flannel and linen for his household, as well as for some of his neighbors, He served for three months in the French war at Lake George, N. Y. and was present, though not as a soldier, at the battle of Saratoga, in the American Revolution. From Northfield he removed, in 1779, to Newport, N.H., and in 1792, to Orwell, Vt. Here he spent the remainder of his days, dying Nov. 29, 1833, at the advanced age of ninety-six years. He was, till within a few years of his death, remarkably vigorous and sprightly. He was a diligent reader of the Scriptures, intelligent and discriminating in his judgments, forcible and resolute in character, simple and unostentatious in manner. "Orthodox" in faith, he held for many years the position of Deacon in the Congregational Church at Orwell.

Elias Bascom was twice married : first at Deerfield, March 13, 1761, to Eunice Allen, the mother of all his children ; and second, to Thankful Graves, of Greenfield." 
 
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 Parents:
  Rebecca Clary Brooks (1701 - 1776)
 
 Spouse:
  Thankful Graves Bascom (____ - 1838)*
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Bascom Wright (____ - 1862)*
  Reuben Bascom (1763 - 1839)*
  Joseph Bascom (1768 - 1852)*
  Cyntha Bascom Murray (1772 - 1849)*
  Dorus Bascom (1774 - 1841)*
  Elisha Bascom (1776 - 1850)*
  Ira Bascom (1783 - 1820)*
  Lucinda Bascom Sanford (1786 - 1843)*
 
 Siblings:
  Moses Bascom (1736 - 1805)*
  Elias Bascom (1737 - 1833)
  Rebekah Bascom Chapin (1740 - 1825)*
  Ezekiel Bascom (1742 - 1817)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Cemetery
Orwell
Addison County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Brad Bascom
Originally Created by: Fred Gibson
Record added: Sep 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30201600
Elias Bascom
Added by: Janet Muff
 
Elias Bascom
Added by: Brad Bascom
 
 
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 Added: Feb. 11, 2012
 
 
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