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John was born on January 22nd, 1833 in Tennessee.1   John's father was John Basham and his mother was Elizabeth Finley.  His maternal grandparents are John Finley and Mary Unknown. He had two brothers and a sister, named James Madison, Edward and Elizabeth.  He was the youngest of the four children.  He died at the age of 69 on November 21st, 1902 in Kingston, Madison Co., Arkansas.1 

John's first family with Elizabeth Roper

‌John and Elizabeth were married in a religious ceremony on November 6th, 1851 in Lawenceburg, Lawrence Co., Tenn.1   They had three sons and three daughters, named John William, Joseph E., Thomas G. W., Malissa Jane, Eliza Ellen Eveline and Josephine Elizabeth.

John's second family with Sarah J. Wagner

‌John and Sarah J. were married in a religious ceremony before 1900.1 

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