Posted By:Dan Dunham
Subject:Children of Basil Augustus Waring
Post Date:May 07, 2000 at 14:47:28
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I am looking for any leads or sources relative to the children of Basil Augustus WARING and Sarah L. THOMPSON. (Note that the name is often found spelled Warring in source documents). The pertinent info on this family follows:

Basil Augustus WARING, b., April 7, 1775, in Maryland, son of James Haddock WARING and Anne BOONE, married Sarah L. THOMPSON March 26, 1818, in Lewis County, Kentucky. Basil removed with his family to North East Township, Adams County Illinois sometime in the late 1820s. Basil WARING died March 4, 1869, in North East Township, Adams County, Illinois - Sarah died August 31, 1890, in Birmingham, Schuyler County, Illinois.

Their one known and documented daughter is:
Eliza WARING, b., January 27, 1822, in Lewis County, Kentucky. She married William BAGBY, November 29, 1838, in North East Township, Adams County, Illinois (source - Illinois State Marriage Records, Marriage License issued November 26, 1838, County Commissioners Court, Quincy, Illinois, Nicholas Wren, Clerk.) Eliza Waring BAGBY d., January 1, 1909, in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois (source -- Gravemarker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Illinois); William BAGBY d., June 15, 1908, in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois (source -- Gravemarker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta, Illinois).

A second known daughter is:
Fannie WARING who married Will FLOWERS. Little is known about either individual. The sole documentation is a photograph taken at the 60th Wedding Anniversary of William and Eliza Waring BAGBY in 1898. The note on the back of the original picture states:
       "Mr. & Mrs. William Bagby taken on 60th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. & Mrs. Flowers in the back. Married 29, Nov. 1838.
       'Mrs. Eliza Waring Bagby (Mrs. William Bagby) and Mrs. Fannie Waring Flowers (Mrs. Will Flowers) are sisters."

A third daughter is believed to be Mary Ann WARING. This belief is based on the following. The 1850 Federal Census for North East Township, Adams County, Illinois enumerates the household of Basil WARING. Living at the home at this time were his wife, Sarah Thompson WARING, John J. GRAHAM, David GRAHAM, Basil A. GRAHAM, John GRAHAM and Sarah HUMBLE, a domestic and her daughter, Spaina. John J. GRAHAM is the father of David, Basil A. and John. A transcription of the 1850 Census listing is show below.

1850 Census, District -- Town of North East, Adams County, Illinois
Enumerated November 16, 1850, by W. C. Lockwood, Page 181A
HN FN       Name                            Age       Sex       Occup.              Value       Born       School
74 75       Basil Warring              57              M              Farmer              2000       MD
              Sarah                            51              F                                                        KY
              John J. Graham       35              M              Carpenter                            VA
              David                            12              M                                                        Ills                     1
              Basil A.                     09              M                                                        Ills                     1
              John                            06              M                                                        Ills                     1
              Sarah M. Humble       22              F              Domestic                            KY
              Spaina V              10/12              F                                                        Ills

The Illinois State Marriage Records (from the State of Illinois Archives and the Illinois Historical Society) show a marriage between a James J. GRAHAM and Mary Ann WARING in North East Township, Adams County, Illinois on November 23, 1837. This marriage (the variation in the first name is noted) combined with the fact that one of the Graham children bears the same name as Basil A(ugustus) and is living in the Waring household, leads to the belief that Mary Ann WARING is one of the daughters. It is presumed that Mary Ann died before the 1850 Census. No other information is known about these family.

A fourth possible daughter is:
Cynthia (Cinthia) WARING, who married John BILDERBACK in Schuyler County, Illinois, March 28, 1844, (source - Schuyler County Marriage Book, Vol. 1, page 121, License #1042). Based upon the age shown in the 1850 and 1870 Census for Schuyler County, Cynthia WARING was born about 1823 in Kentucky. John BILDERBACK was born about 1819 (based on 1850 and 1870 Census for Schuyler County) and was born in Lewis County, Kentucky. Cynthia was the second wife of John BILDERBACK - he first married Lydia WALKER on April 19, 1838, in Schuyler County, Illinois.

This John BILDERBACK is the half-brother of William H. BILDERBACK who married Frances BAGBY on October 12, 1829, in Lewis County, Kentucky (source - Lewis County Marriage Book A, page 95). Francis BAGBY is the older sister to William BAGBY who married Eliza WARING, as noted above. William BAGBY met Eliza WARING during a visit to the home of his sister Frances. Given the geographic proximities and other family marriages, it is possible that Cynthia WARING is a daughter of Basil and Sarah WARING - however, no documentation is known.

Any help, leads or source information is greatly appreciated.