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Ellen C. Eastburn married Jeremiah (Jere) Basil on 29 Mar 1866 in Keokuk Co, Iowa.

Ellen was born in 1848 or 1849, in Indiana. She died 9 Nov 1931, and is buried at the Conner Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, IA.

Jere was born in 1845, in Ohio. He enlisted in Company B, of the Iowa 33rd Infantry, on 9 Mar 1864. In 1880, in the History of Keokuk County, he is listed as Farmer, in Sec. 8. Jere Basil died 23 Oct 1899, and was buried in the Conner Cemetery, Sigourney.

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Children of Ellen and Jere (survivors - three others died prior to 1900):

1. Rosa Basil, b. 1868, IA

2. Emma Basil, b. 1870, IA

3. Adelea (Della A.) Basil, b. 1874, IA

4. Alice Basil, b. 1877, IA

5. Jesse Basil, b. Feb 1884, IA

Census information for this family.

The 1880 census for Sigourney, Keokuk Co, Iowa, has Jeraimah (sic) Basil, 35, Farmer, with wife, Ellen C., 31, with four children: Rosa, 12, Emma, 10, Adelea, 6, Alice, 3, each born in Iowa. Also in the household is a Farm laborer, Alford Jackson, 20, NY3.

Jere had recently died prior to the 1900 census, which, for the town of Delta, Warren Twp, Keokuk Co, Iowa, has Ellen Basil, Jul 1847, 52, widowed, 8 children, 5 living (the four listed in 1880 plus Jesse, here), listed as laundress. Also in the household, her daughter, Della A., Apr 1874, 26, S, IA, laundress, as well, and son, Jesse Basil, Feb 1884, 16, S, IA, at school.

In 1910, still in the town of Delta, is Ellec C. Basil, 62, Wd, (IN, NC, OH-correct!), along with Della C. Basil, 36, S, IA, (both with occupation: none), and "grand-daughter" Ethel R. Davis, 20, S, IA, US, MO(??), laborer, telephone office.

The 1930 census, for the town of Delta, Warren Twp, Keokuk Co, Iowa, has: Ellen C. Basil, 82, married at 19, and her daughter, Della A. Basil, 56, single, Iowa.


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