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 John Basye

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John Basye

  • Birth 18 Feb 1773 Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1856 Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Basye, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 43607028

John is this contributor's 4th great grandfather and also is her 1st cousin 6 times removed, 4th cousin 6 times removed and 7th cousin 6 times removed.

Per Otto Basye, in his work titled "The Basye Family in the United States" (published at Kansas City, Missouri., 1950). This information is for the most part directly quoted and offered here as hints for further research on John and his family. This contributor has not verified this data as of January 2016.

"John Basye was born on a farm in Culpeper County, Virginia. When 16 years of age he left home and taught school in Page County, Virginia. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is mentioned in "The Magazine of American Genealogy", No 26. page 734.

He was married three times. Catherine Basye, his first wife, was his cousin and the daughter of Joseph Basye (D.26). they had twelve children. "Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia, Embracing a Revised and Enlarged Edition of Dr. Philip Slaughter's History of St. Mark's Parish", at page 57 of Marriage Records, shows: "Jno. Basye m. Catherine Basye, 1793." (Note this book can be found on Google Books as of January 2016.)

By his second wife, Mary Newman he had one child that died young. By his third wife, Margaret hess, he had four children.

Mollie Basye Miller (G.259) in her letter written from Orkney Springs Virginia, August 21, 1905, to I. Walter Basye (G.104), referring to the birthday of her grandfather, John Basye (E.49) says: "I send you grandfather's age. I found it in a very old Bible." The old Bible record shows distinctly the following: "John Basye, son of Edmund Basye and Nancy Mauzy, his wife, was born in the year of our Lordy February 18 day, 1773"

"Index to Book 1, of Marriage Records," Culpeper County, Virginia, page 10, shows "Catherine Basye & John Basye. Married. 12-11-1793." "Marriage Register of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1781-1853", at page 3, shows that John Basye and Catherine Basye were married December 11, 1793, by John Pickett.

"Marriage Bond, 1772-1853", in the Clerk's office, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at page 277, shows that John Basye and Mary Newman, daughter of Abner newman, were married December 12, 1822. And "Marriage Bonds, 1772-1853, in the Clerk's office, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at page 305, shows that John Basye and Margaret Hess, daughter of John Hess, were married March 2, 1825.

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  • Created by: Carol
  • Added: 27 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43607028
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Basye (18 Feb 1773–1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43607028, citing Basye Cemetery, Basye, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 47092002) .