Ancestors and Cousins including Rice, Schueths, Schindler & Conger Families

Notes


William Baskins

Source: THE BASKIN(S) FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - PENNSYLVANIA by Raymond Martin Bell:
WILLIAM BASKINS (son of Francis) of New York. 1772-73 freeman, Rye Twp, 1776-82 in Revolution, 1786 in militia, 1787-1802 taxed in Pa, 1787 sold 197 a(cres), 1790 census 1-1-2, 1799 on Big Island, 1800 census, 1 son, 4 dau, 1801 witness, John Smith will, 1802 to New York state, 1818 Presbyterian elder, 1822 sold interest in Big Island, c1832 died Watkins Glen (NY).

William Baskins was born about 1750. His father died in 1761. His mother returned to Big Island and died about 1786. William was a freeman, single over 21 in 1772 in Rye Twp, Cumberland Co. He was a private in the Revolution. On Feb 14-1776 he and Gilbert McCoy enlisted in Capt Robert Adams company for one year. They marched from the Juniata to Quebec, where Adams was killed and Ensign Thomas McCoy taken prisoner. In 1782 William together with George Clark and John Diven served in Capt William Johnston's company. About 1785 William married Catharine Armstrong, a neighbor. Their oldest son, Armstrong Baskins, was born in 1786. William and Catharine gave a deed Mar 23-1787 for land Catharine had taken up on Armstrong's Creek - a 197-a(cre) tract called Indian bottom. John Diven and James Baskins were witnesses to the deed.

William's name appears on the tax lists 1787-1802. Apparently he always lived on Big Island, for in 1799 he with George Clark and John Diven are listed on the Island. John Diven had married William's sister, Margaret in 1782. In 1802 William Baskins and John Diven pulled up stakes and headed north, leaving their home on the Susquehanna. They stopped at Elmira, NY and Montour Falls, finally ending at what is now Watkins Glen, NY - town of Dix, county of Schuyler - then town of Catharine, county of Tioga, They found several white families in this pioneer settlement, a number of Indians, and panther, wild cats, foxes, wolves, deer, bear.

This account was related by William's son, Clark, and is taken from the 1879 History of Schuyler and other Cos. On Sep 8-1818 the Presbyterian Church at Watkins Glen was organized with William and Catharine Baskins, John and Eleanor Diven, Mrs Jane Baskins, Miss Elizabeth Diven among the founders. William Baskins was an elder. John Diven Sr became an elder in 1821. In 1822 William and Diven sold their interest in Big Island. Margaret Baskins Diven had died in Pa Oct 9-1799. William was living in 1830. His death date is not known.

Also had 7 daughter possibly one was Joannah 1799-1844 m Samuel Richardson
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William J Baskins

Source: THE BASKIN(S) FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - PENNSYLVANIA by Raymond Martin Bell:
Mar abt 1823 with 1 son, 3 dau in Steuben Co, NY 1830


Matthew Gray

Source: THE BASKIN(S) FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - PENNSYLVANIA by Raymond Martin Bell:
Killed by Indians Mar 9 1781


John Holden

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John Diven

Source: THE BASKIN(S) FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - PENNSYLVANIA by Raymond Martin Bell: pg 23
'JOHN DIVEN. 1779-82 in Revolution, 1779-82 freeman in Tyrone Twp, 1782 m Margaret Baskins, 1784 signed petition, 1787 witness to deed, 1790 census 2-3-3, 1793-94 militia captain, 1794 deed, carpenter, 1799 on Big Island, 1800-02 deeds, 1801 witness, Smith will, 1802 to New York state, 1818 founder, Presbyterian church, 1821 elder in church, 1822 sold interest in Big Island, 1823 postmaster, 1842 died, Watkins Glen, N Y

John Diven was born in 1757, probably at Carlisle. His father, Alexander Diven, a native of Co Tyrone, Ireland, had gone from York Co, Pa and taken up 195 a(acres) in Tyrone (now Spring) Twp, Perry Co in 1755 - the year the land office opened. By Oct 1755 Indian attacks had driven the settlers south to Carlisle. They did not return until about 1765.

His son said of John Diven: "He was a private in the company of Pa Volunteers. His captain, name as I remember it, was Kelly, a cabinet-maker with a number of apprentices, among them my father. (Robert Kelly lived in Tyrone Twp as early as 1763, dying in 1790.) Kelly influenced his apprentices to enlist. My father was at the battle of Princeton (Jan 1777) and in camp at Valley Forge, and his term of enlistment expired about the time of the breaking camp at the latter place. I remember his statements of his hardships and the cold at Valley Forge; of guarding the Hessian prisoners at Princeton, and their terror from the idea that they were to be shot; of a pathetic scene at a review by Washington of the troops at Valley Forge."

John Diven is listed as a private in the Cumberland Co militia 1779-82. On Jan 10-1782 John Diven of Centre Church and Margaret Baskins of Susquehanna were married by the Rev John Linn. They settled on Big (or Baskins) Island, where Margaret's father had first settled in 1749. John was a carpenter, according to a 1794 deed. In 1793-94 he was Captain of a company of riflemen in the Dauphin Co militia. Margaret died in 1799 and John Diven m2 Eleanor Meane. In 1802 John Diven and his brother-in-law, William Baskins, moved north to what is now Watkins Glen, N Y. On Jun 14-1802 Diven bought 100 a(cres): in 1816 50 more. He was a founder (1818) and elder (1821) in the Presbyterian church. In 1823 he was postmaster. He died in 1842. His grave in the County Line cemetery, one mile west of Watkins Glen, is marked by a monument, "Capt John Diven, a soldier of the Revolution, died Sep 23-1842, in his 86th year." A son by the second marriage was Alexander S Diven (1809-1896), whose biography is found in the Dictionary of American Biography. He was a lawyer in Elmira, a member of the New York Senate and of the US Congress. He was a general in the Civil War and a magnate in the Erie Railroad.

Alexander Diven, father of John, died between 1757 and 1763. His wife was Margaret Smith. In 1766 she was wife of ?William Nelson and in 1800 wife of ?James McCurdy. The children of Alexander and Mary were:
1. Mary m John Glenn, Mercer Co, Pa.
2. James m Nancy Waddell, Perry Co, Pa, Five daughters and five sons, Alexander, James, John, William, Joseph.
3. William m Mary, Carlisle.
4, Joseph m Elizabeth, Mercer Co. Sons: Alexander, Joseph, James.
5. Jane m1 McCurdy, Daughter Mary m George Long. m2 Alexander McCoy, Ky. Children, William, John, Elizabeth, Mary.
6. John m2 Oct 1800 Eleanor Means, daughter of John and Elizabeth Clark Means.
a. Alexander b Sep 12-1802 d Apr 11-1808.
b. Elizabeth b Feb 13-1805 d Mar 27-1898, single.
c. Eleanor b Apr 11-1807 m Daniel Washburn.
d. Alexander Samuel b Feb 10-1809 d Jan 11-1896.
e. Charlotte b Nov 15-1811 d Dec 12-1894, single.
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Francis Baskins Diven

Source: THE BASKIN(S) FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - PENNSYLVANIA by Raymond Martin Bell:
to Ohio


George Baskins

Source: THE BASKIN(S) FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - PENNSYLVANIA by Raymond Martin Bell: pg 22

GEORGE BASKINS (son of Francis) of Ohio. 1784 signed petition, 1787-89 taxed, 1789 sold interest in Big Island, 1791 sheriff sold land, 1790's to Greene Co, Pa, 1824 to Morrow Co, Ohio, 1852 died south of Galion, Ohio,
George Baskins was born in June 1761, a few weeks before his father died. He lived on Big Island until about 1791, when his interest in the land was sold by the sheriff to satisfy a debt. He moved about this time to Richhill Twp, Greene Co, Pa, where two of his sisters lived. Here he warranted 75 acres May 6-1794 and married Rachel Braddock, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Martin) Braddock, He may have served as an Indian scout under Anthony Wayne, In 1804 he bought 432 a(cres) in Richhill Twp. In 1824 he moved to North Bloomfield Twp, Morrow Co, Ohio. He and James Kerr, son-in-law, traveled in wagons and settled in an unbroken forest.

HISTORY OF MORROW CO, OHIO 1880, p 392. In this township was born Warren G Harding in 1865.

George Baskins died here in 1852. He and his wife (d 1848) are buried in the Ebenezer United Methodist Churchyard, 4 1/2 miles south of Galion, Ohio on Highway 19. They had a number of children, including sons, Francis, Abner, William, George. A Methodist society was organized at Kerr's 1835-36. On Dec 23-1845 George, wife, Rachel, son, Francis, sold land for Ebenezer Church, By 1855 all the sons had gone west, Abner left Ohio May 27-1852, four weeks before his father died, He arrived in Bremer Co, Ia June 22, traveling with teams. His first home was a log cabin covered with clapboards, and a puncheon floor. William Baskins went to Missouri.
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Elizabeth Baskins

never married