Various researchers of the Bassford/Bashford family of New York begin with Thankful Bashford.
She appears once in the census, age 26<45 in 1810. She is cited as administratrix of the estate of William Bashford in New York County, 12 Jan 1802. She was buried 31 Oct 1851 in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
The often repeated but not substantiated identification for her is that she was Thankful Duryee before marrying William Bassford/Bashford.
In 1829, she joined with others (including some of her children) to convey a tract of land in Putnam County. The tract appears to have been part of land acquired in the 1780s by Thomas Bashford.
While she could have met and married William in New York City, the connection to Putnam (formed 1812) and Dutchess counties suggests that if she was a Duryee, she may have been from part of that family which located in Dutchess County.
To what extent have Dutchess County records been examined in terms of the Duryee family?
Has any Duryee researcher found a Thankful born ca. 1775, or any reference to Bassford or Bashford?
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