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James Bascom
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1833
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1886
Cassia County
Idaho, USA

{Age: 53-years}

Married to: MAY ? BASCOM

James Bascom's Father was Aaron Bascom, born in 1792 in Mass; and his Mother was Sarah Keeler Bascom, born in Tuxton Cortland City; NY.

Mr James Bascom was a migrant to the Cassia County area, but started much history here. In 1860 he was a common Laborer in Putman, IL. In 1870 he was a placer miner in Owyhee County, ID. In 1880 he was a Merchant in the Marsh Basin in Cassia County; IDAHO.

Mr. Bascom was also the founder of Albion, Idaho. He owned the first General Store at the "City of Rock" Stage Stop along the old Oregon Trail before going to Albion.

His gravesite in the Albion City Cemetery is now very run-down and dilapitated, over-grown with weeds, but the existing fencing is still around his grave-plot. He had a wonderful old headstone that is now broken in half at the top, but the rest is still standing.

The inscription on his headstone reads:

"JAMES BASCOM husband of May Bascom. Died in Albion, Feb. 16, 1886. May he rest in peace. Erected as a last token of respect to his memory by his wife May."

{There is also a transcription of evidentially a Memorial Monument Company who perhaps made the headstone that says: C.P. Lambert, Ogden, UT.}

Siblings to James Bascom are:

Harvey K. Bascom: (1816)
Sophrania Bascom Pool: (1818)
John Bascom (1820, buried in Idaho)
Aaron Bascom Jr; (1829-1890 buried in Emmett, Idaho)
Ruth E. Bascom Todd
Sarah Bascom Porter

**Genealogy info provided by Mona Thorpe, Portland, Oregon**

Family links: 
  Aaron Bascom (1792 - 1853)
  Aaron Bascom (____ - 1890)*
  Saphronia Bascom Pool (1818 - 1905)*
  James Bascom (1833 - 1886)
  Sarah Elizabeth Bascom Brunner (1836 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Albion City Cemetery
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
Created by: dkb
Record added: Jan 09, 2007
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James Bascom
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James Bascom
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- Mona Thorpe
 Added: Jan. 29, 2012

 Added: Sep. 3, 2007
May you rest in deep Heavenly peace Mr. Bascom, & thank you for making our area such a great part of "History!"
- dkb
 Added: Jan. 9, 2007

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