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 George T A <I>Bazore</I> Basore

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George T A Bazore Basore

  • Birth 1786 Virginia, USA
  • Death 24 Apr 1863 Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 41540582

---from Baldwin's History of La Salle County, 1877
Sketch of Settlers -- Bruce page 342

George Basore, a native of Virginia, made a farm in the forests of Alabama, another in the heavy timber of Indiana, and from there moved to the prairie, and settled on S.24, T.31, R.3, in 1831. Mr. Basore had a physical organization and powers of endurance that admirably fitted him for frontier life, and a genius and business capacity that did him good service when living isolated from society on the frontier. He was a successful farmer; his family manufactured all their clothing from cotton and wool, when at the South, and of flax and wool at the North, all of their own raising; he made his sugar and molasses from the maples on his farm, and with honey from his apiary, supplied all his wants in that direction; he tanned the hides of his own raising, and from the leather thus produced, made his harness, boots and shoes; he owned a blacksmith shop and tools, did his own blacksmithing, and much for his neighbors. He was more independent of the rest of the world than civilized man often is. This capacity for all kinds of business was, from necessity, to some extent, acquired by all the pioneers. Mr. Basore married, for his second wife, the widow of John Wood; he died in 1860.

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  • Added: 4 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41540582
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George T A Bazore Basore (1786–24 Apr 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41540582, citing Barnhart Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Joanie (contributor 47173192) .