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John "General" Baskerville, Essex Cty NJ 1930

Am trying to tie up some research loose ends and can't find this particular h-o-h or his family of wife and children (there were 13 eventually) in the census of 1930. I currently have this line back into the slave period (thanks to Lloyd and Kim) on the plantation of William Rust Baskerville, descended from slaves Charles and Quintina Baskerville, and am now tracking down the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

They lived in South Orange NJ in 1930. There may be a page missing from the census perhaps - or I'm missing something. Does anyone have a 1930 census that is not ancestry.com? I no longer have Heritage Quest.

They are listed in 1910/1920 on ancestry as follows:

1910 census
Name: Harriet Baskerville (maiden name Davis - d. 27 Feb 1914- buried in S. Orange cem)
Age in 1910: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Virginia (Mecklenburg County)
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Father's Birth Place: Not Stated
Home in 1910: South Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: Black
Gender: Female

Household Members: Name Age
John Baskerville 29 (this is General)
Amand Baskerville 28 (this is Amanda or Mandy)
William Baskerville 11
Millard Baskerville 8 1902
Helen Baskerville 3 1907
Dorothy Baskerville 2 1908
John Baskerville 2/12
Ruth Nunery 3 niece

In 1920 census:

Name: John Baskerville
Home in 1920: South Orange, Essex, New Jersey
Age: 29 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1891(error)
[abt 1881]
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Manda
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black

Household Members: Name Age
John Baskerville 29 (age indexed wrong says 39)
Manda Baskerville 38
William Baskerville 21
Helen Baskerville 12
Dorothy Baskerville 10 1910
John Baskerville 8
Rose Baskerville 7
Bernard Baskerville 5 1915
Alberta Baskerville 4
Amanda Baskerville 3
Olive Baskerville 2
Eleanor Baskerville 8/12

Thought perhaps they might have moved out of Jersey - or Essex county - but my aunt (age 94) says she visited them in South Orange quite frequently during the late 20's and 30's, and that one son headed a large black church in Newark in later years.

She said there were very few black families in South Orange at that time - though there were plenty in other parts of Essex county.

Some of the daughters moved to Arizona and died there, I believe one is still living.

Am hoping one day to connect to one of the young New Jersey Baskervilles - I have a lot of data to pass on.

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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