GEORGE BASKINS (son of Francis) of OH. 1783 signed petition; 1787-89 taxed; 1789 sold interest in Big Island; 1791 sheriff sold land; 1790's to Greene Co, PA; 1824 to Morrow Co, OH; 1852 died south of Galion, OH. George Baskins was born in Jun 1761, a few weeks before his father died. He lived on Big Island until about 1791 when his interest in the land was sold by the sheriff to satisfy a debt. He moved about this time to Richhill Twp, Greene Co, PA,where two of his sisters lived. Here he warranted 75 acres May 6, 1794 and married Rachel Braddock, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Martin Braddock. He may have served as an Indian scout under Anthony Wayne. In 1804 he bought 432 acres in Richhill Twp. In 1824 he moved to North Bloomfield Twp, Morrow Co, OH. He and James Kerr, son-in-law, traveled in wagons and settled in an unbroken forest. History of Morrow Co, Ohio 1880, p 392. George died here in 1852. He and his wife(d 1848) are buried in the Ebenezer United Methodist Churchyard, 4 1/2 miles south of Galion, OH on Hwy 19. They had a number of children, including sons Francis,Abner, William, and George. A Methodist society was organized at Kerr's 1835-36. On Dec 23, 1845, George, his wife Rachel, and son Francis sold land for Ebenezer Church. By 1855 all the sons had gone west. Abner left OH May 27, 1852, four weeks before his father died. He arrived in Bremer Co, IA Jun 22, traveling with teams. His first home was a log cabin covered with clapboards, with a puncheon floor. Son William went to Missouri.
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G W Baskins June 24 1852 81 yr 12 d; his stone is to the left of Rachel's stone, facing east -
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The last name was also written as "Bascom" on some documents."From the coming of the Hardings up to 1827 the came to the neighborhood from Pennsylvania: James Stearns, Hiram Stephens, James Wells, a Mr Bascom, James Kerr, Isaac Barnes, John Crawford, Amos...(Read more) -
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