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Female Mahala Basham Click to view Mahala Basham in the family tree

Mahala was born on November 15th, 1837 in Virginia.1   Mahala's father was Joel Basham and her mother was Sophia Asbury.  Her paternal grandparents were David Basham and Suspected First Wife Unknown. She had eight brothers and five sisters, named Edmund, Isaac V., Solomon M., Joel W., Jr., John, William V., Daniel Tucker, George W., Nancy Ann (Annie), Armatha, Julina, Mary L. and Sarah Elizabeth.  She was the third oldest of the fourteen children.  She died at the age of 53 on April 22nd, 1891.  She was buried in Lexington, Lafayette, Mo., Catholic Cem..1 1 

Mahala's family with Patrick Maher

‌Mahala and Patrick were married in a religious ceremony on August 30th, 1857 in Jackson Co., Missouri.1   They had two sons and five daughters, named John W., Joseph Lee, Mary Jane, Ann Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca and Catherine Sophia.

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