Basham, William Blane “billy”

William Blane "Billy" Basham
b: 5 APR 1828
d: 20 AUG 1914
Biography
Burial Source: The History of Summers County West Virginia 1984
by the Summers County Historical Society

According to "The History of Summers County West Virginia 1984":

William lived in Mercer, Wyoming and Summers Counties. According to
this history, William and Julina Lilly had twelve children: Albert,
Johnson, Arminta, Margaret, Rosabelle, William, Robert, Isaac, Eanon,
Virginia, Louanna, and Aden.

At the age of 35, William enlisted in the Confederate Army at
Princeton. He was a private in Company I, 6th Regiment, Virginia
Infantry, serving under Captain George, 1863-1865. He is described as
light hair, blue eyes, 5 feet, 9 inches tall. In the latter part of the
war, he heard that a member of his family was very ill, and went AWOL to
check on his family. He was caught and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio
until the war ended.

1850 Census Mercer County Virginia Page 161 1880
Census Wyoming County W Virginia E D 154 Sheet 4 1900
Census Summers County W Virginia E D 129/14 1910
Census Summers County W Virginia E D 335/35
Family Group Sheet From Jim Richardson Biography Basham Document No 39 Confederate Service Records In Jim Richardson Correspondence Blue Eyes - 5 Ft 9 Inches Tall - Light Complexion - Lt Hair See Viola Basham Cathey File Mother Probably Unmarried When He Was Born

William Blane Basham was born April 5, 1828, then in Giles County, Virginia -- now Summers County, West Virginia. He enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861, and served in General McCausland''s Brigade under Captain George. William was a brave soldier, and fought in many battles of the Civil War, 1861-1865. He was married three times. His first wife was Margaret Peters, his second Julina Lilly, and his third, Bettie Cooper. There were no children of the third marriage. Uncle Billy was an excellent farmer, having farmed in Mercer, Summers, and Wyoming Counties of West Virginia. He had a large farm on Ellison Ridge which included the Panther Knob. He was honest, patriotic, and a loyal citizen. He died August 20, 1914, at the age of eighty-six years. "Historical Genealogy of the Basham, Ellison, Hatcher, etc Families" by Charles Silas Hatcher.
Facts
  • 5 APR 1828 - Birth - ; Giles, Virginia, United States
  • 20 AUG 1914 - Death - ; Suck Creek, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Ancestors
   
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James Eber Wiley
4 JUL 1797 - AFT 1844
  
  
  
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William Blane "Billy" Basham
5 APR 1828 - 20 AUG 1914
  
 
  
William Loyd Basham
ABT 1773 - AFT 1860
 
 
Rhoda Basham
ABT 1812 - 24 SEP 1877
  
  
  
Amy (Amma?) Meador
BEF 1775 - BEF 1850
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Eber Wiley
Birth4 JUL 1797Vermont, United States
DeathAFT 1844
Marriageto Rhoda Basham
Marriage2 APR 1825to Sarah Rebecca Maddy
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Rhoda Basham
BirthABT 1812Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Death24 SEP 1877Summers, West Virginia, United States
Marriageto James Eber Wiley
MarriageABT 1830to Robert Pack
FatherWilliam Loyd Basham
MotherAmy (Amma?) Meador
CHILDREN
MWilliam Blane "Billy" Basham
Birth5 APR 1828Giles, Virginia, United States
Death20 AUG 1914Suck Creek, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Marriage5 JUN 1856to Julina Lydia Lilly at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
MarriageABT 1849to Mary Elizabeth Peters at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Marriage7 FEB 1893to Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper at Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Blane "Billy" Basham
Birth5 APR 1828Giles, Virginia, United States
Death20 AUG 1914Suck Creek, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Marriage5 JUN 1856to Julina Lydia Lilly at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
MarriageABT 1849to Mary Elizabeth Peters at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Marriage7 FEB 1893to Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper at Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
FatherJames Eber Wiley
MotherRhoda Basham
PARENT (F) Julina Lydia Lilly
Birth28 JUN 1835Mercer or Giles, VA
Death9 MAY 1891Summers, West Virginia, United States
Marriage5 JUN 1856to William Blane "Billy" Basham at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FArminta Caroline Basham
Birth7 FEB 1860Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Death21 AUG 1924Summers, West Virginia, United States
MJohn Albert Basham
Birth9 MAR 1857Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death3 JUL 1915Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
MRobert Hugh "Bob" Basham
Birth15 AUG 1867Basin, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death24 MAY 1952Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
MSylvanus Enon Basham
Birth23 NOV 1870Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
DeathAFT 1910Michigan, United States
FMargaret Lucinda Basham
Birth11 JUN 1861Basin, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death12 FEB 1914Summers, West Virginia, United States
MHenry Johnson Basham
Birth1 JUL 1858Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death31 DEC 1915Mercer, West Virginia, United States
FRosa Belle Basham
Birth14 APR 1863Basin, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
DeathAFT 1881Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
MWilliam Joseph Basham
Birth5 MAY 1865Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death5 MAY 1865
MIsaac Edmond Basham
Birth23 MAY 1869Basin, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death23 JAN 1912Streeter, Summers, West Virginia, United States
FVirginia Alifare Basham
Birth6 NOV 1872Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
DeathABT 1874
FLouanna Basham
Birth6 JUL 1875Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death25 MAR 1951Idamay, Marion, West Virginia, United States
MAden Lewis Basham
Birth11 DEC 1877Basin, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death5 JAN 1967Suck Creek, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Blane "Billy" Basham
Birth5 APR 1828Giles, Virginia, United States
Death20 AUG 1914Suck Creek, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Marriage5 JUN 1856to Julina Lydia Lilly at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
MarriageABT 1849to Mary Elizabeth Peters at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Marriage7 FEB 1893to Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper at Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
FatherJames Eber Wiley
MotherRhoda Basham
PARENT (F) Mary Elizabeth Peters
BirthABT 1828Virginia, United States
Death17 MAR 1855Mercer, Virginia, United States
MarriageABT 1849to William Blane "Billy" Basham at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FJulia Ann Basham
Birth18 JUL 1850Mercer, West Virginia, United States
DeathAFT 1871
FNancy Jane Basham
Birth8 FEB 1852Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
DeathAFT 1880Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
MJames Preston Basham
Birth22 APR 1853Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Death25 SEP 1923Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States
MarriageABT 1874to Mary Elizabeth (Jennie) Hornsby
FLouisa E "Lizzie" Basham
Birth17 MAR 1855Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
DeathAFT 1874Wyoming, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Blane "Billy" Basham
Birth5 APR 1828Giles, Virginia, United States
Death20 AUG 1914Suck Creek, Summers, West Virginia, United States
Marriage5 JUN 1856to Julina Lydia Lilly at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
MarriageABT 1849to Mary Elizabeth Peters at Mercer, West Virginia, United States
Marriage7 FEB 1893to Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper at Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
FatherJames Eber Wiley
MotherRhoda Basham
PARENT (F) Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper
BirthMAY 1855West Virginia, United States
DeathAFT 1910
Marriage7 FEB 1893to William Blane "Billy" Basham at Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
Descendancy Chart
William Blane "Billy" Basham b: 5 APR 1828 d: 20 AUG 1914
Julina Lydia Lilly b: 28 JUN 1835 d: 9 MAY 1891
Arminta Caroline Basham b: 7 FEB 1860 d: 21 AUG 1924
John Albert Basham b: 9 MAR 1857 d: 3 JUL 1915
Robert Hugh "Bob" Basham b: 15 AUG 1867 d: 24 MAY 1952
Sylvanus Enon Basham b: 23 NOV 1870 d: AFT 1910
Margaret Lucinda Basham b: 11 JUN 1861 d: 12 FEB 1914
Henry Johnson Basham b: 1 JUL 1858 d: 31 DEC 1915
Rosa Belle Basham b: 14 APR 1863 d: AFT 1881
William Joseph Basham b: 5 MAY 1865 d: 5 MAY 1865
Isaac Edmond Basham b: 23 MAY 1869 d: 23 JAN 1912
Virginia Alifare Basham b: 6 NOV 1872 d: ABT 1874
Louanna Basham b: 6 JUL 1875 d: 25 MAR 1951
Aden Lewis Basham b: 11 DEC 1877 d: 5 JAN 1967
Mary Elizabeth Peters b: ABT 1828 d: 17 MAR 1855
Julia Ann Basham b: 18 JUL 1850 d: AFT 1871
Nancy Jane Basham b: 8 FEB 1852 d: AFT 1880
James Preston Basham b: 22 APR 1853 d: 25 SEP 1923
Mary Elizabeth (Jennie) Hornsby b: 3 APR 1856 d: 26 MAR 1892
Ada Bell Basham b: 5 FEB 1888 d: 19 NOV 1960
Edward Smith Charles b: 24 APR 1886 d: 23 DEC 1924
Ellen Elizabeth Charles b: 19 FEB 1911 d: 3 MAY 1999
Raymond Brooks Thompson b: 15 OCT 1909 d: 30 JAN 1998
Sara A Basham b: 21 APR 1764 d: ABT AUG 1953
John W Basham b: 25 MAR 1876
Lillie Basham b: 14 JUN 1878
James Basham b: 3 SEP 1883
Andrew W Basham b: 27 MAR 1885 d: AFT 1900
Nell Eva Basham b: 24 DEC 1891 d: 8 JUN 1985
Louisa E "Lizzie" Basham b: 17 MAR 1855 d: AFT 1874
Elizabeth "Betty" Cooper b: MAY 1855 d: AFT 1910