Good point. Example, I always thought George Baseden and Elizabeth Bishop
were my 2d great grandparents. This is due to the fact that my great
grandfather Henry Basden was living with them in Pomona on the 1860 census.
However, further research in England showed that Henry was born to Phillis
Baseden (daughter of George and Elizabeth). Prior to leaving England, her
parents took Henry in and there is no record of any adoption. Since they
were the grandparents they simply took over.
Ironically, Phillis married a Thomas Evans and when the Basedens migrated to
Illinois, Phillis and Thomas also came over and are buried in Murphysboro.
At no time is there any paper connection in Jackson County linking Henry
Basden as the son of Phillis.
Back then there is a strong possibility that an aunt/uncle or grandparents
took over the raising of the child.
From: Roberts Robin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 9:34 AM
Subject: [ILJACKSON] 1910 adoption
Because I have searched for (and hit brick walls) information
concerning my grandmother
who was born in 1910, in Makanda, IL but NOT born to the couple who
raised her, I have to
ask you, are you sure there was a legal adoption? I ask this because I
have learned that
at that time it was not uncommon, regardless of the birth family
situation, for a couple to just
"take in" a child to raise. Names were sometimes changed, children
were raised to believe
they were the child of the couple with whom they resided, and sometimes
never told otherwise.
Just wanted to mention this in case you find there was no legal
adoption. I wish you luck!
From: "georgia" <robinhd(a)shawneelink.net>
Date: March 17, 2006 7:02:40 AM CST
Subject: Re: [ILJACKSON] New Research Guidelines
Is it possible to get information if one goes directly to the
courthouse for an adoption....if it took place in 1910?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Velda Moore"
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 6:34 PM
Subject: [ILJACKSON] New Research Guidelines
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