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Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887, Henry Co.

J. S. BASKETT, a successful farmer and stock raiser of Henry County, was born in Shelby County, February 17, 1832. He is the sixth of seven children born to James and Mildred (Shepherd) Baskett, natives of Virginia. His father immigrated to Kentucky in 1830, settled in Shelby County, near Bagdad, owned about 700 acres of land, and died March 28, 1863. He was a son of William Baskett, a Baptist preacher, who was born in Fluvanna County, Va. William was a grandson of Thomas Baskett, of England, who had control of the printing of the Bible for sixty years. The mother of our subject died May 14, 1874. His aunt, Susan Baskett, was the first person baptized in Kentucky. She married Mr. Cash, a soldier of the Revolution. Our subject was educated at Lima, N. Y. From 1869 to 1877 he was engaged extensively in the wholesale whisky [sic] business. In 1870, while a resident of Shelby County, he became director of the Deposit Bank at Eminence, and in 1875 was made president, which position he still retains. In 1876 he removed to Henry County, and located two miles west of Eminence, has a farm of 221 acres, and is now making a specialty of raising Hereford cattle. On January 25, 1855, he married Phebe Neal, of Shelby County, Ky., daughter of Lewis and Louisa (Lowry) Neal. Six children were born to their union: Nannie B. Rees, Maggie D. Rowland, Mary L. Hornsby, Minnie S., Florence L. Snyder and Loran B. Mr. Baskett is a gentlemen of culture and ability, a Democrat and a recognized power in party politics.

Baskett Shepherd Cash Neal Lowry Rees Rowland Hornsby Snyder

 Shelby-KY Fluvanna-VA England

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