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James was born on March 24th, 1788 in Bedford Co., Virginia.1   James' father was Obediah Basham and his mother was Celia Dowell.  His paternal grandparents were William Basham and UNKNOWN Elizabeth; his maternal grandparents were George DOWELL and Margaret \\. He had nine brothers and three sisters, named Bartlett, Micajah, Henry Dowell, Henry Dowell, Joseph Dowell, Frederick, Allen Dowell, Francis (Frank), Francis Marion, Margaret, Margaret and Margaretha.  He was the second oldest of the thirteen children.  He died at the age of 77 on April 23rd, 1865 in Warren Co., Kentucky.  He was buried in Mt Pleasant Ceme.2 1 

James' family with Elizabeth DAVIS

‌James and Elizabeth were married in a religious ceremony about 1815.1   They had five sons and five daughters, named Jason, Samuel Wesley (Rev), Job D., John McElwain, William, Mary D. (Polly), Celia D., Elizabeth, Margaret and Lucinda (Lucy).

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