Biography of William H. Baskett (1841- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 505.

William H. BASKETT is a native of Shelby County, Ky., where he was born in 1841, being the son of Horatio N. and Almeda (GRIFFITH) BASKETT. He is the second of eleven children, seven living, and was educated in the district schools.  In 1870 he married Elizabeth F., daughter of William and Edna E. SANDERS, natives of Virginia, but early residents of Kentucky and also of Lincoln County, Mo.  Mr. BASKETT is the father of three children: George V., Lemuel T. and Edna Effie.  He rented land until 1877, and then purchased his present farm of ninety acres.  In 1861 he jointed Capt. Paul PENN's company of cavalry, Confederate States Army, and was at the battle of Mount Zion.   Since the war, he has been a Democrat and is a member of the Masonic fraternity, New Hope Lodge No. 199.  Mrs. BASKETT's father died in 1858 and her mother in 1876.

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