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

Ishmael was born on July 24th, 1901 in Leitchfield, Grayson Co., Kentucky.1   Ishmael's father was William 'Francis' Bassham and his mother was Mary Ann Forbes.  His paternal grandparents were John McDonald Basham and Mary Jane Milam. He had a brother and three sisters, named John Duncan, Verda E., Nola and Pauline.  He was the third oldest of the five children.  He died at the age of 76 on January 19th, 1978 in Braidwood, Will Co., Illinois.1 

Ishmael's family with Edna Mudd

‌Ishmael and Edna were married in a religious ceremony on April 30th, 1924 in Streator, La Salle Co., Illinois.1   They had eight sons and a daughter, named Edward Dwane, Frankie Lee, Jerry, Ishmel John, Raymond Arthur, Living, Living, Living and Living.

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