I think we're searching the same family tree. All I have on William John Basim/Margaret J. Basim is the 1880 Census from Decatur, Washington County, Ohio. His children are listed as Franklin H.-Issaac H--Linnie Jane- John W.--Laura V- & Lydia M.
William is listed as age 43 and Margaret as age 44. Both give Ohio as their place of birth and all their children Ohio born. Williams parents place of birth is given as Father, Pennsylvania, Mother, Ohio.
Our family is descended from:
Joseph Basim -Born. 1807 Coshocton Co OH Wife- Sara RussellB 1811 Coshocton Co. OH
Russell Basim - B 1833 Coshocton Co, OH Wife-Sarah Nolan B 1834 Washington Co, OH
John Basim - B 1863 Athens Co, OH Wife-Lily (lillie) Akin (Akins) B 1873 OH
What little verbal history I have as to origins of the family is that the Basim family came to early PA originally as immigrants from Ireland but at this time have not been able to document this.
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