William Calhoun Baskin

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William Calhoun Baskin

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Abbeville, Abbeville District, South Carolina, United States
Death: November 2, 1865 (83)
Johnson, Washington County, Arkansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Baskin and Elizabeth Baskin
Husband of First wife of William Baskin and Rebecca Baskin
Father of Sarah Perryman; Thomas M Baskin; Unknown BASKIN; Unknown BASKIN; Unknown BASKIN and 9 others
Brother of Elizabeth Stuart Baskin
Half brother of Esther Wilson Baskin; Susanna McKinley Aston and Robert McKinley Baskin

Managed by: Anita Gilbreth (Buck)
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About William Calhoun Baskin

William Baskin and his wife Rebecca came from South Carolina to Tennessee and on to Arkansas in 1839. During the Civil War (1861-1865) , bushwackers made it unsafe for older people to travel. A party of 20 or more including William and Rebecca made their way to the Mississippi River and started North by boat. (going where??? and why?? and when??) (Wonder if it was the 'go west young man go west' mentality?? Maybe after the Civil War from Horace Greeley's editorial in the New Your Tribune encouraging Civil War veterans to take advantage of the Homestead Act and colonize the public lands. Just my 'wondering' why they would travel ) They died within 4 hours of each other and were buried at Cairo, Illinois.

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William Calhoun Baskin's Timeline

Abbeville, Abbeville District, South Carolina, United States
Age 23
September 29, 1807
Age 25
Tennessee, USA
May 16, 1818
Age 36
Wilson, TN, USA
Age 38
Age 40
December 6, 1824
Age 42
Age 44