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VISIT TO OLD BASYE CEMETERY, BASYE, VIRGINIA

MEMORIAL DAY, 2009

FRANK, JANET, LILLIAN, AND I FINALLY VISITED THE BASYE CEMETERY OVER THE HOLIDAY. WE TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALL THE STONES IN THE PLACE, AS WELL AS AN EXTERNAL PHOTO.

I DID SOME RESEARCH ON MY FAMILY DATABASE ON ONEGREATFAMILY.COM , AND MADE A LIST OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE PERSONS WHOSE NAMES ARE ON THE STONES, AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO EACH OTHER AS WELL AS I COULD.

BASYE, VIRGINIA WAS ORIGINALLY PART OF ORKNEY SPRINGS, OR WAS A TOWN NEAR TO IT. THE PART THAT BECAME "BASYE" WAS NAMED BY MARTHA BASYE, DAUGHTER OF JONAS BURNES BASYE, BROTHER OF NATHAN JOHN BASYE.

MARTHA MARRIED WILLIAM BRYCE, AND BRYCE MOUNTAIN RESORT IS NAMED FOR HIM. HOWEVER, MARTHA ORIGINALLY OWNED THE LARGE TRACT OF LAND IN THAT AREA. BRYCE CAME FROM ELSEWHERE.

THE OLDEST PERSON BURIED THERE AS FAR AS I CAN ASCERTAIN IS JOHN BASYE, MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER. HE CAME FROM LURAY, VIRGINIA TO THE PLACE THAT IS NOW BASYE, VIRGINIA. MARTHA WAS HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, DAUGHTER OF JONAS BURNES BASYE.

JOHN MADE THE LISTING OF PERSONS MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE HE WAS MARRIED THREE TIMES.

HIS FIRST MARRIAGE WAS TO HIS COUSIN, CATHERINE BASYE. THEY WERE MARRIED ON DECEMBER 12, 1793. THEY HAD TWELVE CHILDREN.

HIS SECOND MARRIAGE WAS TO MARY NEWMAN ON DECEMBER 12, 1822. THEY HAD ONE CHILD THAT DIED IN YOUTH.

HIS THIRD MARRIAGE WAS TO MARGARET ELIZABETH HESS ON MARCH 2, 1825. IT WAS FROM THIS MARRIAGE THAT OUR ANCESTRY WAS SPRUNG.

JOHNíS CHILDREN, WITH NUMBERS FROM BASYE BOOK:

F83: NIMROD BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F84 LEVINA BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F85 JOSEPH BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F86 MARY BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F87 EDMOND WASHINGTON B. BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F88 CATHERINE BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F89 MATILDA BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F90 MARGARET BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F91 NANCY BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F92 JOHN BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F93 ABNER BASYE (FROM CATHERINE)

F94 ABRAM HESS BASYE (FROM MARGARET HESS)

F95 ELIZABETH BASYE SPREAKER (FROM MARGARET HESS)

F96 JONAS BURNES BASYE (FROM MARGARET HESS)

F97 NATHAN JOHN BASYE (FROM MARGARET HESS)

THIS COVERS FIFTEEN OF HIS CHILDREN. THE SIXTEENTH WAS ONE THAT DIED IN YOUTH BY HIS SECOND WIFE.

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I WILL NOW INCLUDE PHOTOS OF THE CEMETERY, GRAVESTONES, AND BRIEF BIO OF THE PERSONS BURIED THERE:

 

VIEW OF THE CEMETERY.

 

 

CENTRAL HEADSTONE IN CENTER OF THE CEMETERY.

 

 

 

SIDE VIEW OF THE CEMETERY.

 

 

 

JANET AND FRANK BASYE

 

 

LILLIAN AND TERRY BASYE

 

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE OF JOHN BASYE.

 

 

THIRD WIFE OF JOHN BASYE (NAME MISSPELLED ON STONE)

 

 

EDMOND WASHINGTON B. BASYE, SON OF JOHN AND CATHERINE BASYE

 

 

CHILD OF EDMOND WASHINGTON B. BASYE AND WIFE ANNIE

 

 

DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND CATHERINE BASYE

 

 

DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND CATHERINE BASYE

 

 

ABRAHAM (ABRAM) BASYE WAS A SON OF JOHN BASYE AND MARGARET HESS BASYE, AND BROTHER OF NATHAN BASYE.

 

 

ELIZABETH BASYE SPREAKER WAS THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN BASYE AND MARGARET HESS BASYE, AND SISTER OF NATHAN BASYE.

 

 

NINA RUTH MESSICK, DAUGHTER OF NATHANIEL MESSICK AND MARGARET BASYE MESSICK. MARGARET WAS THE DAUGHTER OF JONAS BURNES BASYE, AND SISTER TO MARTHA BASYE.

 

 

JONAS BURNES BASYE WAS A SON OF JOHN BASYE AND NATHAN BASYEíS BROTHER. HE SPENT HIS LIFE IN BASYE, VIRGINIA, AS DID MANY FROM HIS FAMILY. MY GRANDFATHER, JONAS BENARD BASYE, NATHANíS SON, WAS NAMED FOR JONAS BURNES BASYE.

 

 

MARTHA BASYE WAS THE PERSON WHO NAMED THE TOWN OF BASYE, VIRGINIA. SHE WAS A DAUGHTER OF JONAS BURNES BASYE, AND NIECE OF NATHAN BASYE. THAT WOULD HAVE MADE HER MY GRANDFATHERíS FIRST COUSIN.

 

 

ANNIE H. BASYE WAS A DAUGHER OF JONAS BURNES BASYE.

SHE WAS BORN IN 1874. SHE MARRIED HOMER FUNKHOUSER ON MARCH 17, 1895.

 

 

HATTIE BASYE LUTTRELL WAS A DAUGHTER OF JONAS BURNES BASYE. SHE MARRIED JOHN LUTTRELL.

 

 

LESSER KNOWN PERSONS IN CEMETERY

 

ADELINE MILLER IS OF UNKNOWN LINEAGE, DIED AT BIRTH OR SOON AFTERWARD.

 

 

ASSUMED TO BE FROM THE CIVIL WAR.

 

REBECCA BASYE IS OF UNKNOWN LINEAGE. SHE DIED AT BIRTH, OR SOON AFTERWARD.

 

 

EDITH BASYE LIVED TO BE 56 YEARS OLD. I CAN FIND NO HISTORY OF HER ANYWHERE.