(2) Daniel Bassett/Susannah Harkness Family Bible
(3) George W. Bassett of Florida obituary
(4) George S. Bassett General Store of Sandown, New Hampshire
(5) Thomas Jefferson Bassett of Texas obituary (1885)
(6) Seth Howard Bassett and family
(7) New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
(8) DNA project update
Section 1 - Welcome
I will be speaking on Genetic Genealogy and the Bassett y-chromosome project at the Illinois State Genealogical Conference being held in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday, October 23, 2010. If you will be attending this event, please let me know and we can meet at lunch.
As the weather turns colder, I will have more time to devote to genealogy and hope to get caught up typing in all of the material that I have received since spring. I have a backlog of nearly 1,000 pages of material. If you are waiting to receive an update on your family from me, please remind me mid-October if you haven't heard from me by then.
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Section 2 - Featured Bassett: Daniel Bassett/Susannah Harkness Family Bible
The bible for the family of Daniel Bassett and his wife Susannah Harkness and some of their descendants was recently for sale on ebay.
Through the Bassett DNA project, we know that this line is related to the #4 William Bassett of Lynn, Massachusetts family.
Daniel Bassett descends from #26B Joseph Bassett as follows:
Joseph Bassett (b. 1717) and wife Alice Sprague
William Bassett (b. 1747) and wife Margery White
Daniel Bassett (b.1784) and wife Susanna Harkness
Daniel Bassett Family Bible
26B34. Daniel Bassett, son of William Bassett
Daniel Bassett, son of William and Margery (White) Bassett, was born 19 Dec 1784 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He died 18 Sep 1861 in Berlin, Massachusetts, aged 77 years at the home of his son Elisha. He married Susanna Harkness, daughter of Nathan Harkness, in 1810. She died 8 Feb 1862, aged 75 years. He moved to Gideon Man farm, at the Four Corners, in 1817, and built a tannery there in company with Elisha Harkness. He returned to the old homestead in 1837 and removed with his son Elisha, to Berlin, Massachusetts, in 1856.
Susannah Harkness Bassett
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Section 3 - Featured Bassett: George W. Bassett of Florida obituary
George W. Bassett descends from #30B John Bassett of South Carolina/ Georgia as follows:
George Washington Bassett (b. 1825)
George Washington Bassett Jr. (b. 1848) and wife Georgia Ann Sullivan
The Gadsden County Times Newspaper, Quincy
Week of March 21, 1929
George W. Bassett Died at Age of 85
News of the death at 8 o’clock last night of George W. Bassett, 85, at the home of his son, Geo. W. Bassett Jr., was received with regret by the many friends of the aged Confederate veteran this morning.
Services will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Gretna Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Bassett was a member, services being conducted by Rev. W. P. Chalmers. Burial will be made in Sunnydell cemetery at Gretna.
Surviving members of the family of the deceased are three sons, Geo. W., W.N., and Robert Bassett; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Johnson, Mrs. Betty Moseley and Miss Mortimer Bassett, all of Gadsden county.
Mr. Bassett was born at Macon, Ga., but spent practically his entire life here. He served with distinction in the Civil War and was active in the United Confederate Veterans organization in the state.
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Section 4 - Featured Bassett: George S. Bassett General Store of Sandown, New Hampshire
George S. Bassett of Sandown, NH, descends from #345B Samuel Bassett as follows:
Samuel Bassett (b. 1805) and wife Hanna Peasley
George W. Bassett (b. 1827) and wife Sarah Josephine (Beede) Blaisdal
George S. Bassett of Sandown, NH
Biographical Review of Rockingham County, New Hampshire (1896)
George W. Bassett
George W. Bassett, a skillful farmer of Fremont, who has met with a fair share of success in his independent calling, is a native of this county, born Feb. 22, 1827, in the town of Epping. His father, Samuel Bassett, who was born in Vermont, in his early manhood settled in Epping, where he married Miss Hannah Peasley. Some time after he removed to Pittsfield, Merrimack County, and was there engaged in teaming and farming for the remainder of his active life. He passed his last days with his son, George W., in Fremont where his death occurred June 19, 1872. His first wife, who bore him 4 children, died while in Pittsfield. He subsequently married Sarah Cram, a native of Pittsfield. The children of his first union were: Joseph, who died while serving the Union in the late war; John who is living in N.Y.; Mary Ann, now a resident of Calif; and George W., the subject of this sketch.
George W. Bassett began the battle of life when but 8 years of age. Going then to South Haven, this county, he worked on a farm until he was 18. He was afterward engaged in a different place as a farm laborer, and for some time sold charcoal, when he acquired the sobriquet of "Charcoal Bassett". At length by good management he had saved enough money to warrant him in buying his present farm. The property contains 150 acres. Since entering into possession he has made most of the improvements now to be seen on it, besides bringing the soil to a high state of productiveness. He carries on general agriculture, and continues to deal in charcoal. In politics he is a loyal and faithful Republican, never swerving from party allegiance.
He was married May 8, 1866 to Mrs. Sarah J. (Beede) Blaisdel. She was the widow of Albert Blaisdel and had one son, Albert B. Her father, a well known farmer of this locality, was also a lumber dealer. Mr. & Mrs. Bassett have 2 children; Joseph and George S. Joseph who married Eva Kimball, of Danville, has one child, George Albert; and he and his family live on the home farm. George S. is in business in Haverhill, Mass.
Picture Postcard of the General Store owned by George S. Bassett of Sandown, New Hampshire
JOSEPHINE BEEDE BASSETT (1917)
The subject of this sketch died on the morning of January 5. As we sit down to write a few lines in behalf of this noble woman we are at a loss to express in words her true worth. Mrs. Bassett was born at Beede Hill, this town, October 18, 1840, the daughter of Horatio and Hannah (Fellows) Beede. She was twice married. Her first husband was Albert Blaisdell, of Raymond, and to them was born one son, Albert B., now a well known clothier of Haverhill. Her first husband died at an early age. In 1866 she was married to George W. Bassett, of this town, where they have since resided. To them were born two sons, Joseph P., now representing this town in the legislature, and George S., a popular merchant of Sandown. These upright and manly sons were proud to call her mother, and to us she was next to our mother as she was to many another.
Mrs. Bassett was one of those even tempered women with the kindest of dispositions, a smile and cheering word for all, content to live the simple life of a humble farmer's wife, ever brightening the home with her cheerfulness. Many years ago she united with the Methodist Church and has ever been faithful to her vows.
She will be greatly misses in the household of her son, Joseph P., whose wife, Eva, has cared for and watched over her during her long illness and the ever faithful grandchildren she loved so well and had just reason to be proud of. Much sympathy goes out to the aged husband.
The funeral was held at the home Sunday and was largely attended. Rev. Mr. Sutton officiating. Burial was at the village cemetery.
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Section 5 - Featured Bassett: Thomas Jefferson Bassett of Texas obituary (1885)
Thomas Jefferson Bassett, born 1833, is the son of #59B William Henry Bassett, born 1796 and his wife Eleanor O'Neill.
Obituaries of Graduates of Yale University
Law Department 1853
Thomas Jefferson Bassett, son of William H. Bassett and Elenore O’Neil, was born in St. Mary’s parish, Louisiana, on the 6th of February, 1833. He died suddenly at his home in Brenham, Washington County, Texas, after six month’s suffering from insomnia, on the 25th of May, 1885, at the age of 52.
He received his academic education at St. Charles College, Louisiana. On receiving his degree from Yale Law School, he removed to Brenham in October, 1853, and in the spring of 1854 began the practice of law in connection with his older brother, Major B.H. Bassett. The firm was in 1857 merged in that of Sayles & Bassett.
In 1865, he organized the banking house of Bassett & Bassett, to which thenceforth he devoted his entire time and thought, and the credit of its honorable career is due to his integrity and capacity. He had no taste for public office, but filled the full measure of duty as a private citizen.
He was twice married, first to Lucy Breckinridge, daughter of Gary Breckinridge, of Fincastle, Virginia, who died within a few months after their marriage. His second wife was Martha J. Roberson, daughter of A. J. Roberson, of Washington County, Texas. She and four daughters of the marriage survive him.
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Section 6 - Featured Bassett: Seth Howard Bassett and family
All pictures in the this article were kindly shared by Charlene Patton, great granddaughter of George Franklin Bassett.
Seth Howard Bassett descends from William Bassett of Plymouth as follows:
William Bassett and wife Elizabeth
Joseph Bassett (b. 1635) and wife Mary Lapham
William Bassett (b. 1667) and wife Mary Bumpus
Seth Bassett (b. 1715) and wife Mary Hayward
Hayward Bassett (b. 1744) and wife Lois Damon
Zachariah Bassett (b. 1794) and wife Olive Rand
Seth Howard Basett (b. 1822) and wife Eliza R. Hudson
Hayward Bassett was a Revolutionary War Soldier.
D.A.R. Marker at the grave of Hayward Bassett
Kellogg Cemetery, Windsor County, Vermont
639.133. Seth Howard Bassett, son of Zachariah Bassett
Seth Howard Bassett, son of Zachariah and Olive (Rand) Bassett, was born in Vermont in 1822. He died 6 Jul 1905, aged 82 years, 10 months and 14 days, in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. He married Eliza Hudson on 4 Sep 1843 in Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont (IGI). She was born in Vermont in 1824. She died 30 Apr 1902 in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. They lived in Waterbury, Vermont. He moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in 1849.
Seth Howard Bassett and wife Eliza R. Hudson (both sitting)
639.133.1. George Franklin Bassett, son of Seth Howard Bassett
George Franklin Bassett, son of Seth Howard and Eliza (Hudson) Bassett was born 24 Aug 1845 in Waterbury, Vermont. He died after 1923. He married Kate Berthold. She was born 18 Oct 1845 in Pennsylvania or Germany. She died 11 Dec 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. George and Kate are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois in the Bassett Family Plot, North Lawn, Lot E 1/2 66 Pt. 5 Gr. 6.
George F. was a Chicago police officer with badge #195. He served in Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, enlisting 24 Feb 1864, mustered out 12 Jul 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Couple in center: Alverdo Amos Bassett and wife Susan Inez Tibbetts Bassett
Couple on right:: George Franklin Bassett and wife Catherine Berthold Bassett
Picture taken soon after the Civil War ended about 1865
George Franklin Bassett proudly wearing his Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) uniform about 1915
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Section 7 - New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
The following family lines have been combined/eliminated since the last newsletter.
143B. Morrison Bassett family has been combined into the 88B. Richard Bassett of Barnwell, SC family
The following family lines have been added since the last newsletter.
143B. James Bassett (b. 1910) of Northwich, Cheshire, England
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Section 8 - DNA project update
A DNA kit has been sent to a member of the #151B John Bassett of Bedford, NY family. I hope to report on the results in the November newsletter.
I am still looking for a volunteer from any Bassett family with roots in France to take part in the Bassett DNA project.
Donations of any amount can be made to the Bassett DNA project by clicking
on the link below. Any funds donated will be used to fund select Bassett DNA
tests that will further our project as a whole and benefit all Bassetts worldwide.