Biography of Horatio N. Baskett (1809- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 505.

Ex-Judge Horatio N. BASKETT, father of William H. BASKETT, was born in Shelby County, Ky., in 1809 and is the son of Job and Sarah (MITCHELL) BASKETT, both of whom were natives of Virginia.  They were married in Kentucky in 1808, and the father spent the remainder of his days in Shelby County.  He was a farmer and died in 1833. His wife moved to Missouri early in the fifties and died in Clark County in 1878, at the age of ninety years.  The mother's father, Charles MITCHELL, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.  Horatio N. is the eldest of eleven children, and was educated in the subscription schools.  He was married in 1838 to Almeda GRIFFITH, and their union resulted in the birth of eleven children, seven of whom are living.  In 1841 they came to Lincoln County, Mo., and located on a farm near New Hope, where he lived until 1886, and since that time has resided in New Hope.  In 1846 he was elected justice of the peace and served eight years.  In 1854 he was elected associate county judge, serving four years, and was again elected in 1874 for six years.  He has been an earnest worker for the cause of education, and has substantially aided all enterprises for the public weal.  He was formerly a Whig in politics, but is now a Democrat.  He and wife have been members of the Missionary Baptist Church for many years.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 25 Nov. 2000.  Link change or update: 13 January 2001

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