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Male Francis Marion Basham Click to view Francis Marion Basham in the family tree

Francis Marion was born on March 9th, 1846 in Union Star, Breckenridge Co., Ky.1   Francis Marion's father was Francis (Frank) Basham and his mother was Thursia HARDIN.  His paternal grandparents were Obediah Basham and Celia Dowell; his maternal grandparents were Daniel Hardin and Alice (Alsey) Jolly. He had seven brothers and two sisters, named Daniel Hardin, Henry Washington, Celia Dowell, Joel Hardin, Richard B., Sarah Abigail, Jacob D., Cassandra Hardin and Alice (Alsey) Jolly.  He was the second youngest of the ten children.  He died at the age of 75 on March 21st, 1921 in Breckenridge Co., Kentucky.1 


Francis Marion's family with Martha Jane Stiff

‚ÄĆFrancis Marion and Martha Jane were married in a religious ceremony on September 20th, 1870 in Meade Co., Kentucky.1   They had four daughters named Mattie O., Annie Mack, Kittie M. and Eddie Lena.

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