Nathan John Basye (1838-1919)
Nathan was my great-grandfather. He was the commanding officer of Company K,
7th Virginia Cavalry in the Confederate army. He and his wife are buried on what
was his farm on Branch Mountain, Hardy County, West Virginia.
Ann Elizabeth Grady Basye
Ann, or Eliza, as she was known, was the wife of Nathan Basye and my
great-grandmother. Nathan met her during the Civil War when he went
on leave with Harrison Grady, Eliza's brother. They were married after the end
of the war and spent their lives on a farm on Branch Mountain.
(photos of Nathan and Eliza courtesy of Terry Sherman of Hardy County, West
Virginia. Terry is also a great-grandson of Nathan and Eliza)
Terry and Frank Basye at the Nathan and Eliza Cemetery on Branch Mountain, WV
Jonas Benard Basye (1875-1963)
Jonas is my grandfather, son of Nathan and Eliza.
His wife Dora is shown in the third photo below. She died in
childbirth in 1916 when my father, Floran Basye, was
ten years old. Jonas never remarried.
Ruebin Nazelrod and Eliza Ellen Sager, wedding day.
Eliza was the mother of Dora Belle (Alice) Sager, my father's mother.
Eliza Ellen Sager (shown above) at age eight.
Matilda (Aunt Tillie) Basye and Dora Belle Sager Basye. Dora was the daughter of Ellen Eliza Sager, shown above. Dora was the wife of Jonas Benard Basye, and half-sister to Stella Nazelrod, daughter of the couple in a photo above.
Nellie and Floran Basye
These are my parents. This photo was taken on their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1977. Dad passed away in 1984 and Mom in 1996.
Terry and Lillian Basye
This is me and my wife Lillian. I met her in Los Angeles in 1964.
We were married in 1965, and have lived in all four corners and the
middle of the country over the past 48 years.