John Henry Basden and his family went from Dade County, GA to Grapevine, Tarrant County, TX in 1872. He and his family lived in Grapevine, Tarrant County, TX the rest of their lives.

The 1860 Dade County, GA census (P.O. Lookout Station, p. 244, dw, # 292, family #245) shows living in the Joel Cross household and shown as a farm laborer, John Basiden, 24 FL. This may indicate that his father, David, was living in Hamilton County, TN in 1860 after he married Nancy Pennington in 1858. [I have researched the Joel Cross family and find no relationship between the Crosses to either Basden or Rouse… jtb.]

1861: Enlisted in Co. B. 6th Georgia Regiment, CSA “Lookout Dragoons” on 27 May


1865: Paroled from CSA on 1 May 1865 at Greensboro, N.C.

1865: 26 Oct 1865 married Martha Ann Wakefield. [Marriage record in my files… jtb.]

1870 Dade County, GA census (Trenton, p. 493, dw # 236, family # 234):

Baisden, John 37 (Liberty County?) FL farm laborer.

Martha A., 26 Dade County, GA

Lula S., 03 Dade County, GA

George H.S. 02 Dade County GA

Mary, 5/12 Dade County GA

1880: Tarrant County, TX census (Grapevine, dw # 49, family # 49.):

Basden, John H., 47 FL farmer

Martha A., 35 GA wife (Martha Ann Wakefield Basden)

Loula, 13 GA (Sophia Lula Soler)

George H., 12 GA (George Henry Sutton)

Mary B., 10 GA (Mary Belle Josephine)

Alice, 08 GA (Harriet Alice Elizabeth)

Charles W., 06 TX (Charles Walter)

Claud F., 04 TX (Claude Franklin)

Lillie O., 4/12 TX (Lillie Olivia)

1889: John Henry Basden died on 29 Mar 1889 at Grapevine, Tarrant County, TX.

1900: Parker County Census (Weatherford):

Denny, Frank, Sep 1867, 32 TX

Mary B., Dec 1869, 30 GA (Mary Belle Josephine Basden)

Bertie G., Sep 1888, 11TX

Alien J., Dec 1891 08 TX

Basden, Martha A., ML Mar 1845 55 GA (This is Martha Ann Wakefield Basden.)

Hodges, Albert Bo, Dec 1872 27 TN

On 26 Oct 1865 when John Henry was 32, he married Martha Ann (Matt) Wakefield, daughter of Silas Burke Wakefield and Sophronia “Sophia” Sutton, in Trenton, Dade Co., GA  (Submitted by Jo Treece Basden, Norman, OK 73069.)

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