Name: William Baskins 1
Change Date: 26 APR 2010
Birth: ABT 1722 in Ireland 1
Death: 29 JUL 1756 in Paxton, Perry County, Pennsylvania 1
Death: 29 JUL 1756 in Paxton, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
Additional information on the family of WILLIAM BASKINS.
On July 29, 1756 the Indians attacked the family of William Baskins on Duncan's Island (now Perry Co.), PA. William was killed and his wife, Mary, as well as his daugher Margaret (age 7) and a 3 year old son were captured. The wife was released in 1759 and Margaret in 1765. Apparently the boy was taken by a different tribe of Indians and was carried to the Detroit area where he was ransomed by a British officer or trader. He was raised by Sir William Johnson. Since the boy's name was not known, he was baptised by a missionary and was named Timothy Murphy. He was afterwards discovered by Alexander Stephens (husband of the boy's cousin, Catherine Baskins) , of Juniata Twp., Perry Co., PA by some peculiar mark on his head. He came back and visited with the Baskins famuily several years later, but was raised in Canada.
Note: This information was printed in several sources, i.e., The Pennsylvania Gazette, Rupp's 1846 History, the family Bible of James Smith and the book 'The Baskins Family' by Raymond Martin Bell of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA.
Father: John Baskins b: ABT 1695 in Ireland
Mother: Elizabeth Craig b: ABT 1700 in Ireland
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