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Male Obediah Basham Click to view Obediah Basham in the family tree

Obediah was born on April 7th, 1760 in Cumberland Co., Virginia.1   Obediah's father was William Basham and his mother was UNKNOWN Elizabeth.  His paternal grandparents were William Basham and Sarah (Agness) Angel. He had a brother and a sister, named Jonathan and Elizabeth.  He was the oldest of the three children. He had three half-brothers and six half-sisters, named Uriah, Cary, Barnett A., Lucy, Celia, Nancy, Rhoady, Peggy and Mary (Polly).  He died at the age of 80 on May 28th, 1840 in Breckinridge Co, KY.  He was buried in Norton Valley Ce.2 3 


Obediah's family with Celia Dowell

‚ÄĆObediah and Celia were married in a religious ceremony on September 5th, 1782 in married by William Johnson.4   They had ten sons and three daughters, named Bartlett, James, Micajah, Henry Dowell, Henry Dowell, Joseph Dowell, Frederick, Allen Dowell, Francis (Frank), Francis Marion, Margaret, Margaret and Margaretha.

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