Pete, Would you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org about this family.I am working on Basford family from Camden Co., Osage Twp., MO (namely Thomas Jefferson Basford).According to census work he was divorced with a number of children.I was able to track one of the children - John Asa Basford to Los Angeles, CA and he names his mother as ODEN (CA death record).She is NOT listed on 1900 Camden Co., MO census, just him and children, however shows him as married.Children listed: John A (May 1887); George N. (Aug 1889); Thomas J. (Jr.) (July 1892; William F. (Oct 1894); Helen K. (Aug 1897).
In 1920 Thomas Jefferson Basford is still in Camden Co., MO, Osage with son, William.Shows Thomas divorced.
Would you know who he was married too?
Regards, Mary Webster email@example.com (that is a little L).