Sopha Lula Soler Basden, was born on 5 Sep 1866 in Trenton, Dade Co., GA and died in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. In 1884 when Sopha Lula Soler was 17, she married Samuel Dee Bradley, in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. They had the following children: Margaret Myrtle “Maggie” (1886-); Ernest Justin, md. Ruby Gano; Claude Basden, md. Freda Shultz; Montie Lela.

Mary Belle Josephine Basden, born on 16 Dec 1869 in Trenton, Dade Co., GA; died in Park Co. TX? 1940; she was 70. Around 1886 when Mary Belle Josephine was 16, she married Frank Denny in Grapevine, Tarrant Co. TX. Born in Sept. 1867 in TX., Frank died in Parker Co., TX? 1940; he was 72. They had the following children: Bertie G., born in Sept. 1888 in Parker Co., TX; Alien J., born in Dec. 1891 in Parker Co., TX; Faye, born in 1894 in Parker Co. TX.

Harriet Alice Elizabeth Basden was born on 5 Dec 1871 in Trenton, Dade Co., GA. Harriet Alice died on OK. She married Blucher Hooe. Blucher Hooe (pronounced Hoe) was the uncle who our father, Blucher Jackson Basden, was named after him. He and his wife, Alice, were very close to B. J. Basden’s parents and they honored them by naming their son “Blucher.” My husband, Gene Blucher, got the name, honoring his father. [We didn’t “honor” anyone with it… jtb] They had the following children: Henry; .Floyd, born on 14 Dec 1894; died in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR., in Jan 1968; he was 73. Floyd married Maude Bullick; Evelyn; Porter; Ray, born on 23 Feb 1897, died in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR in Dec 1965; he was 68. Ray married Otha Mae Bailey; Claude.

Charles Walter Basden, was born on 2 Jun 1872 in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. Charles Walter died in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX on 24 Apr 1933; he was 60. Charles was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. His occupation was that of a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of the Church of Christ. [This is my husband’s grandfather… jtb]

On 26 Aug 1894 when Charles Walter was 22, he married Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Ragsdale, daughter of Hiram J. Ragsdale and Louisa Emily Ingram, in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. She was born on 12 Feb 1877 in Williamson Co., TN. Mary Elizabeth “Molly” died in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX on 15 Jul 1965; she was 88. Mary Elizabeth was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

They had the following children: Pearl, born on 15 Jan 1898 in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. Pearl died in Dallas on 15 Jul 1995; she was 97. She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas. Her religion was Church of Christ.

On 11 Nov 1920, when Pearl was 22, she married Grover Herbert Dowd, in Dallas. He was born on 24 Feb 1895 and died in Dallas. He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. His occupation was that of a pharmaceutical salesman. His religion was Church of Christ. They had no children.

Other children were Lydia Opal (1902-1980); Blucher Jackson (1904-1992) [Our father… jtb]; Vivian Walter (1907-1988); Welbourne Ragsdale, born 29 Apr 1913 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX; died in Emory, Rains Co., TX on 12 Oct 1989 at age 76. He was buried in Emory Cemetery, Emory, Rains Co. TX. His religion was Church of Christ.

On 17 Jan 1948 when Welbourne Ragsdale was 34, he married Mozelle Armstrong, in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. She was born on 9 Oct 1906. Mozelle died in Emory, Rains Co. TX and was buried in Emory Cemetery. Her religion was Church of Christ. They had no children.

Mary Relia (1916-1972);

Claude Franklin Basden was born on 9 May 1874 in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. He died in Dallas on 30 Oct 1948 at the age of 72. He was buried in Dallas. On 8 Mar 1896, when Claude Franklin was 20, he married Mary Susan “Molly Alexander, in Dallas. She was born 14 Apr 1988 in AL and died in Dallas on 11 Nov 1949 at the age of 72. She was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas. They had the following children: Myrtle Lyla, born on 28 Mar 1897 in Dallas, m. Oscar Tompkins; Carl Floyd, born on 2 Jan 1899 in Dallas; died in Dallas on 5 Dec 1922 at the age of 23; Lowell Aubrey, born on 20 Oct. 1901 in Dallas; died in Dallas on 27 Jan 1927 at the age of 25; Delbert Epoil, born on 14 Aug 1904 in Dallas; died in Dallas in Feb. 1982 at the age of 77. Delbert Epoil married Clara Koch; John Curte, born on 19 Jan 1912 in Dallas; died in Dallas on 13 May 1992 at the age of 80. He married Katie Marie McCoslin.

Lillie Olivia Basden was born on 2 Feb. 1880 in Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX. Lillie Olivia died in Dallas on 20 Oct. 1964 at the age of 84 and was buried in Dallas. On 2 Oct .1896, when Lillie Olivia was 16, she married Marion White in Grapevine, Tarrant Co. TX. They had the following children: Ursal, born on 27 Sept. 1897 in Grapevine. About 1922, when Ursal was 24, she first married Harold Ward in Grapevine. On 13 Nov 1948, at the age of 51, she second married F. A. Wilson in Tarrant Co; Urva, born 27 Sept. 1909 in Grapevine, died in Grapevine in 1910 at the age of 2. [27 Sep 1898 was the date given to me. I suspect that Ural and Urval were twins… jtb]

(Submitted by Jo Treece Basden, Norman, OK.73069.) (Documentation for article can be found in the family files of the Dade County Library, Trenton, GA.)

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  1. verenicehawkins

    The Dade History is now for sale at both banks at Trenton




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