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Male William Jonathan Basham Click to view William Jonathan Basham in the family tree

William Jonathan was born on February 9th, 1859 in Johnson Co., Arkansas.1   William Jonathan's father was James Oliver, Sr. Basham and his mother was Lemira Jane Shelton.  His paternal grandparents were Jonathan Basham and Delilah Payne. He had three brothers and seven sisters, named James Oliver, Sara Jane, John Mahlon, Martha Ann Elizabeth (Mattie), Cora, Minnie B., Delilah 'Dilla' (Twin), Hannah (Twin), Julia Ellen and Josephine.  He was the oldest of the eleven children.  He died at the age of 74 on October 24th, 1933 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas.1 

William Jonathan's family with Lucy Jane Ragon

‌William Jonathan and Lucy Jane were married in a religious ceremony on September 6th, 1883 in Johnson Co., Arkansas.1   They had five sons and a daughter, named James Ragon, Robert Lewis, William Oscar, Albert, Charles Robinson and Agnes Shelton.

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