Age 89 years, 5 months, and 16 days. Son of Samuel Basnett and Elizabeth Jane Harmon Duree. His father, one of the earliest settlers and schoolteachers of Madison Twp., Morgan Co., Ind., died when John was 4 years old. Mother and brother, Henry, moved to Iowa in 1854 and later to Putnam Co., Missouri. Married first wife on June 7, 1867 in Keokuk Co., Iowa. They had 2 children: Albert Caleb and Eliza E. Married second wife on Jan. 16, 1881. They had 5 children: John Dowe, Mary Olivia, Elvin, Joe Gayley, and William Donald. John Daniel died in Castro Co. Texas. Funeral at Presbyterian Church; Masonic rites at cemetery.