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Bascom Family


Information on this family from Mrs. D.W. McMeekin of Orwell, Vt., a descendant; History of the Town of Orwell, Vt. (1763-1963) by Dorris S. Bishop; from Mrs. Glenn Bishop, Historian of Orwell; and from (GR) in the Village Cemetery at Orwell, Vt.; and DAR Lineage Books

(1) Elias Bascom

Father:
Mother:
Date of Birth: 1737
Place of Birth: Northfield, MA
First Marriage: 1761, Eunice Allen
Second Marriage: Thankful Graves
Date of Death: Nov 29, 1833
Place of Death:
Place of Burial: Village Cemetery Orwell, VT

Children:

  1. Elias Bascom, born 1762, died 1804, married Rebecca Stevens and had daughter Philonida Bascom (born 1791, died 1845)
  2. Eunice Bascom, born 1764, died 1803, married 1782, Daniel Buel (1760 - 1839)
  3. Elisha Bascom, married Laura Bush
  4. Joseph Bascom, born 1768, died 1852, married 1795 Esther Slack (d. 1813) his 1st wife
  5. Lucy Bascom, married Thomas Cutts
  6. Reuben Bascom, married Lydia
  7. Cynthia Bascom, born 1772, died 1849, married Curtis Murray (1769-1831)
  8. Artemidorus (Doris) Bascom, born 1774, died 1841, married 1800 Chloe Hulburd
  9. Rebecca Bascom, born 1779, died 1862, married 1809, Benjamin Wright (1770 - 1838)

Additional Facts:

Located in Orwell, Vt. 1792

Elias married 2d (time unknown) Thankful Graves. She is bur. in Village Cemetery, Orwell, Vt. by him. Her stone reads, "Thankful, his wife, d. Nov. 4, 1838 aged 77 years" (GR). Elias served in the Rev. War in the Mass. Militia under Capt. Samuel Morrison and was at the surrender of Burgoyne. Many DARs have used this service.

Sources:
Children from DAR Lineage books
Village Cemetery Orwell, Vt Grave Records

(2) Dorus Bascom

Father: Elias Bascom
Mother: Eunice Allen
Date of Birth: 1774
Place of Birth: Probably MA
First Marriage: 1800, Chloe Hulburd
Date of Death: Aug 26, 1841
Place of Death: Orwell, VT
Place of Burial: Village Cemetery, Orwell, VT

Spouse: Chloe Hulburd
Father: Ebenezer Hulburd
Mother: Mary Sheldon
Date of Birth: About 1778
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: Oct 1, 1851
Place of Death:
Place of Burial: Village Cemetery, Orwell, VT

Children:

  1. Thankful Bascom, born 1800, died 1829 married 1820 Horace Cobb (1796-1848)
  2. Oliver Hulburd Bascom, born Feb. 16, 1810
  3. Dorus Bascom, died without issue
  4. William Franklin Bascom, born Jan. 17, 1817, died 1903, married1845 Anne Field Strong (1819-1890). Two known daus.; Edith Maude (1849-1903) and Gertrude b. 1855
  5. Samuel Hopkins Bascom, born Feb. 27, 1819
  6. Clarinda Bascom, married Safford of Kalamazoo, Mich. Compiler of a supplement; "Descendants of Deacon Elias Bascom of Orwell, Vt."
  7. Emily Bascom, born Orwell, VT, married William R. Sanford DAR No. 22444
  8. Eunice Samantha Bascom, born 1811, died 1897, married Rev. Henry Howard Bates

Additional Facts:

Dau. of Ebenezer and 1st wife, Mary (Sheldon) (1747-88) Hulburd, m. 1770
She d., "Chloe H., his wife, d. Oct. 1, 1851 aged 73", grave record
Both buried in Village Cemetery, Orwell, Vt.

Children from Mrs. McMeekin, and DAR Lin. Bks

(3) Oliver Hulburd Bascom

Father: Dorus Bascom
Mother: Chloe Hulburd
Date of Birth: Feb 16, 1810
Place of Birth: Orwell, VT
First Marriage: Lucretia Olcott Young
Date of Death: Nov 17, 1884
Place of Death: Orwell, VT
Place of Burial: Orwell, VT

Children:

  1. William Oliver Bascom, born May 13, 1838, Orwell, VT
  2. Henry Bascom, born July 4, 1840, Orwell, VT, died Feb. 3, 1881, children; Mrs. Robert S. Hall; Mrs. Allen C. Plue; Lewis O. Bascom.
  3. Helen Bascom
  4. Truman P. Bascom of Boston, Mass.

Additional Facts:

Sources: Mrs. McMeekin and History of Orwell, VT
Lucretia Olcott Young (1814-1883)

(3) Samuel Hopkins Bascom

Father: Dorus Bascom
Mother: Chloe Hulburd
Date of Birth: Feb 27, 1819
Place of Birth: Orwell, VT
First Marriage: Elizabeth Clark
Date of Death: Dec 5, 1895
Place of Death: Orwell, VT "At the old home"

Children:

  1. Jay Bascom of Kansas
  2. George Bascom of Ticonderoga, N.Y.
  3. Robert O. Bascom, born Nov. 18, 1855 of Ft. Edward, N.Y.
  4. Anne E. Bascom, Mrs. C. N. North of Shoreham, Vt. DAR No.33993 A dau.; Mrs. Elizabeth (North) Sharon DAR No. 36534

Additional Facts:

Sources: Mrs. McMeekin, History of Orwell, VT, DAR Lin. Bks

(4) William Oliver Bascom

Father: Oliver Hulburd Bascom
Mother: Lucretia Young
Date of Birth: May 13, 1838
Place of Birth: Orwell, VT
First Marriage: Oct 6, 1870, Marion Adelaide Ormsbee
Date of Death: July 18, 1899
Place of Death: Orwell, VT

Spouse: Marion Adelaide Ormsbee
Father: Jolls M. Ormsbee
Mother: Harriet E. Lee
Date of Birth: 15 Feb 1842
Place of Birth: Orwell, VT
First Marriage: Oct. 6, 1870, William Oliver Bascom
Date of Death: 25 Jan 1925
Place of Burial: Orwell, VT

Children:

  1. Oliver Ormsbee Bascom, born Oct 19, 1881, Orwell, VT

(5) Oliver Ormsbee Bascom

Father: William Oliver Bascom
Mother: Marion A. Ormsbee
Date of Birth: Oct 19, 1881
Place of Birth: Orwell, VT
First Marriage; March 5, 1903, Margaret Proctor
Date of Death: Nov 5, 1955
Place of Death: Orwell, VT
Place of Burial: Orwell, VT

Spouse: Margaret Proctor
Father:
Mother:
Date of Birth: April 17, 1878
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: May 28, 1939
Place of Death:
Place of Burial: Orwell, VT

Children:

  1. William Oliver Bascom, born Feb. 19, 1904, died June 10, 1959, married Ruth Perry, children: Oliver Kenneth b. Sept. 18, 1926
  2. Blanche Bascom, born Sept. 16, 1905, died May 4, 1927, unmarried
  3. Edith Bascom, born Feb. 22, 1910, living 1967 at Orwell, VT, married Daniel W. McMeekin, DAR No. 268196

Additonal Facts:

Source: "The Fort Edward (N.Y.) Book" by Robert O. Bascom (1903)

(5) Robert O Bascom

Father: Samuel Hopkins Bascom
Mother: Elizabeth Clark
Date of Birth: Nov 18, 1855
Place of Birth: Orwell, VT
First Marriage: Dec 20, 1882, Mary Larabee Platt, Larabee's Point, VT
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Children:

  1. Wyman Samuel Bascom, born Feb. 14, 1885
  2. Robert Platt Bascom, born Dec. 29, 1886
  3. Frederick George Bascom, born June 15, 1895

Additional Facts:

Robert O. Bascom was a prominent citizen of Ft. Edward, Washington Co., N.Y. Lawyer and Judge.


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