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Male William J. Bassham Click to view William J. Bassham in the family tree

William J. was born on May 4th, 1853 in Lawrence Co., Tennessee.1   William J.'s father was William D. Bassham and his mother was Nancy Ann (Eunice) Hinsely.  His paternal grandparents were Richard Basham and Pheebee Pinnicuff. He had five brothers and four sisters, named Russell Lyourfus, Jasper N. (Inspirit?), Solomon J. (Bud), John S., V. E., Mary E., Cynthia (Frances), Phebe J. and Matilda Amanda.  He was the fourth youngest of the ten children. He had three half-brothers and three half-sisters, named J. Richard, Thomas Avery, L. J., Nancy E. (Or Doris E), Sarah M. and S. E..  He died at the age of 54 on April 18th, 1908 in Texas.1 

William J.'s family with Martha Elizabeth Foust

‌William J. and Martha Elizabeth were married in a religious ceremony on January 20th, 1881 in Lawrence Co., Tennessee.1   They had four sons and a daughter, named George M., Felix Noah, William Ashford, Lorenso R. and Martha Elizabeth.

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