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Willard Theodore Bascom

Willard Theodore Bascom
b. 4 Jan 1868, Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana to Robert Bruce Bascom and Olive Bovard
d. 30 Mar 1834, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Willard and Susan Bascom gravestone

Willard and Susan Bascom gravestone

m. 28 May 1891, Switzerland County, Indiana
Susan “Susie” Sanders
b. 14 Mar 1870, Indiana to George W. Sanders and Sarah Jane Dunning
d. 16 Jan 1927, Hamilton County, Butler County, Ohio
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Children with Susan Sanders:

  • Dewey Francis Bascom (1898–1975), m. Alice Susan Hillis
  • George Robert Bascom (1902–1990), m. Mary Starkey
  • infant daughter (died before 1900)

After their marriage, Willard and Susan lived in Cass Township, Ohio County, Indiana; Center Township, Dearborn County, Indiana; Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana; and Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, where they died. They were buried in Bovard Cemetery in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons (genwishlist@gmail.com)
Fort Wayne, IN

William Welling Bowerman

b. 15 September 1812, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Silas and Anna (Welling) Bowerman
d. 19 September 1899, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

m. 8 January 1931, Schenectady County, New York
Diadema Lester
b. 1815, Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, to Mordecai and Abigail (Rushmore?) Lester
d. 26 April 1901, Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa

Children with Diadema Lester:

  • Catherine “Kate” (b. ca. 1832) married [—?—] Farmhurst
  • Esther (b. ca. 1834) married Josiah Long
  • Mary (1836-1877) married Isaac Paden Fish
  • Abigail “Abby” (b. ca. 1839) married O.J. Hyde
  • Ann Eliza (1841-1905) married Lemuel D. Spaulding
  • Diadema (b. ca. 1843) married [—?—] Brenning
  • William W. (b. ca. 1845)
  • Lunda L. “Lundy” (1847-1929) married (1) Darthula [–?–], (2) Emily M. “Emma” Bowerman, (3) Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” McGee
  • Earnest W. (1848-1929) married Julia Stanley
  • George “John” (b. ca. 1850)
  • Elva R. (ca. 1852-1913) married (1) Charles Starkey, (2) Arthur B. Owen
  • Selba (died young)
  • Adeline E. (b. ca. 1854) married James Hannah
  • Estella “Estie” (b. ca. 1856) married [—?—] Layton or Loncks

The family settled near Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, by the 1860 census. They had come from Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. They moved briefly to Wisconsin, then to Taylor County, Iowa, where they were for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. William and Diadema next moved to Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, then back to Iowa around 1890.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN