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Splinters From The Tree November 2010

(1) Welcome
(2) New information on the Bassetts of Timsbury, Somerset, England
(3) Josiah Williams Bassett and family of Maine
(4) Jarius Brockett and Amelia Bassett pictures
(5) John A. Bassett, inventor and chemist
(6) David Edson Bassett of Baldwin Place, New York
(7) New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
(8) DNA project update

Section 1 - Welcome

Several new DNA results are back. One is from a line linked to the David Edson Bassett family from Westchester County, New York, who is featured in this month's newsletter. We are still looking for a direct male descendant of David Edson Bassett to take part in our project to prove whether the Bassetts from Somers, Westchester County, and the Bassetts from Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, are related. The DNA results for this family will be featured next month.

We have gone back several more generations on two families this month and they are included below.  I have also had luck combining several other families together this month which are listed in section 7.

The holiday season as fast approaching. If you have a family member attending training at Great Lakes Naval Training Base in North Chicago, Illinois, please let me know. We can invite them to our home for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Section 2 - Featured Bassett : New information on the Bassetts of Timsbury, Somerset, England

Two new generations of the #254B Bassett of Timsbury Family have been provided by Marie Svedahl.

Based on the DNA results of this family, they share a common ancestor with the Bassetts of Ashwater, Devonshire, England.

dna chart


254B. Samuel Basset

        Samuel Basset of High Littleton, married Mary Fowler/Flower 19 Apr 1713 in Farmborough, Somerset, England.

        254B1. Mary Bassett – born 30 May 1716 in Farmborough, Somerset, England, most likely the Mary Bassett who married James Cox 6 Jul 1744 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

        254B2. Hanah Basset – born 11 Sep 1718 in Farmborough, Somerset, England.

    +        254B3. Samuel Basset – born 9 Sep 1721 in Farmborough, Somerset, England, married Joan Chancellor 9 Sep 1744 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

Removals from High Littleton 1702-1861
Person Removed:  Samuel Bassett
Removed to: Farmborough
Date of Order: 15 Mar 1711/12


254B3. Samuel Bassett, son of Samuel Basset

        Samuel Bassett, son of Samuel and Mary (Fowler) Bassett, was born 9 Sep 1721 in Farmborough, Somerset, England. He married Joan Chancellor 9 Sep 1744 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

        254B31. Mary Bassett – born 9 Jan 1745 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

        254B32. John Bassett – born 2 Dec 1746 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

    +        254B33. Samuel Bassett – born 16 Jul 1749 in Timsbury, Somerset, England, Died 6 Jun 1810, married Ruth Wines on 5 Jan 1774.

        254B34. Elizabeth Bassett – born 16 Jan 1752 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

        254B35. Hannah Bassett – born 25 Mar 1759 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

        254B36. Jane Bassett – born 3 Sep 1761 in Timsbury, Somerset, England, Died 26 Dec 1834, aged 74 years.

        254B37. Joyce Bassett – born 18 Mar 1764 in Timsbury, Somerset, England.

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Section 3 - Featured Bassett: Josiah Williams Bassett and family of Maine

Josiah Williams Bassett descends from #1A William Bassett of Plymouth as follows:

William Bassett and wife Elizabeth
Joseph Bassett (b. 1635) and wife Mary Lapham
William Bassett (b. 1677) and wife Sarah Sweetland
Nathan Bassett (b. 1702) and wife Hannah Washburn
Joseph Bassett (b. 1747) and wife Hannah Lathrop
William Bassett (b. 1777) and wife Abiah Williams
Williams Bassett (b. 1806) and wife Sibyl Howard
Josiah Williams Bassett (b. 1843) and wife Ella Cornish

Williams Bassett, father of Josiah Williams Bassett
Williams Bassett, father of Josiah Williams Bassett

634.612.6. Josiah Williams Bassett, son of Williams Bassett

        Josiah Williams Bassett, son of Williams and Sibyl (Howard) Bassett, was born 2 Jun 1843 in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine. He died 4 Jun 1917. He married Ella Cornish in 1868 in Augusta, Maine. Ella was born 15 Mar 1843 in Winslow, Maine. She died 21 Nov 1914.

1880 Federal Census of Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine

Josiah W. Bassett  37 M ME MA ME  Head      Grocer 
Ella S.           37 F ME ME ME  Wife     Keeping House
Norman S.         11 M ME ME ME  Son      At School
J. Colby           6 M ME ME ME  Son
Geor H.            4 M ME ME ME  Son
Alice C.           1 F ME ME ME  Daughter
Lois Peeble       17 F ME ME ME  Other    Laborer
    +        63461261. Norman Leslie Bassett - born 23 Jun 1869 in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine, died 29 Sep 1931 in Augusta, Maine, married Lula Holden in Bennington, Vermont.

    +        63461262. Josiah Colby Bassett - born 25 Nov 1873 in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine, died 7 Mar 1940, married Josephine Sims 1 Jun 1910.

    +        63461263. George Kemble Bassett - born 16 Dec 1875 in Winslow, Maine, died 14 Sep 1937.

        63461264. Alice Bassett - born 16 Nov 1879 in Winslow, Maine, died 25 Dec 1909 in Oakland, Maine, married Deane B. Small.

        63461265. Pauline C. Bassett - born 14 Feb 1881 in Winslow, Maine, died 16 Sep 1883 in Winslow, Maine.

Bassett & Eaton General Store postcard purchased on ebay. This is the store run by Josiah Williams Bassett
Bassett & Eaton General Store postcard purchased on ebay. This is the store run by Josiah Williams Bassett.

Josiah Williams Bassett
Josiah Williams Bassett

Maine, A History, Volume 4, 1919
By Maine Historical Society

        NORMAN LESLIE BASSETT was born in Winslow, Kennebec county, Maine, June 23, 1869, the oldest of three sons and two daughters of Josiah Williams and Ella S. (Cornish) Bassett.
        William Bassett, the immigrant, came over to Plymouth in 1621, in the ship Fortune, and ultimately settled in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, being one of the original proprietors of the town of Bridgewater. The seventh in descent from him was Williams Bassett, who moved from Bridgewater to Winslow about 1830. He was the father of Josiah Williams Bassett, and was named for the family of his mother, Abiah Williams, whose grandmother was Jane Alden, daughter of John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, and her grandfather was Alexander Standish, son of Captain Miles Standish. The mother of Williams Bassett was Sybil Howard, who was seventh in descent from Mary Chilton Winslow. Ella S. (Cornish) Bassett was the daughter of Colby Coombs and Pauline B. (Simpson) Cornish. Mr. Cornish was born in Bowden, and came to Winslow in 1839.
        Norman L. Bassett attended school in District No. 2, in Winslow, until twelve years old, and then went to Waterville Classical Institute (now Coburn Classical Institute). He first entered the department of Mrs. James H. Hanson, and later the college preparatory course of three years under Dr. Hanson. He graduated July 1, 1887, entered Colby University (now Colby College) in the fall, and graduated July 1, 1891. His scholastic record was excellent. In 1879 he received the prize for highest rank during the year in the district school; in 1886 the first declamation prize at the exhibition of the middle class at the institute; the second entrance prize to Colby in 1887; a second and especially awarded prize for scholarship during his freshman year; first prize at the sophomore declamation; junior Latin part; junior class day orator; first prize, junior exhibition of original articles; first prize, senior composition; prize for highest rank during senior year; Alden prize for highest rank during the four years. On his graduation he was elected instructor in Greek and Latin at Colby and entered upon the work in the fall. He resigned at the end of three years to take up the study of law. For one year he studied in the office of his uncle, Leslie C. Cornish, at Augusta, Maine, and in the fall of 1895 entered Harvard Law School, from which he was graduated cum laude, June 29, 1898. His class elected him the class marshal for the graduating exercise, a much prized honor.
        He returned to the office of Mr. Cornish, in Augusta, the following October, and was admitted to the Kennebec bar, October 18, 1898. He became a resident of Augusta in 1900, having up to that time maintained his residence in Winslow. He was associated with Mr. Cornish until October, 1901, when the partnership of Cornish & Bassett was formed, and continued until March 31, 1907, when Mr. Cornish was appointed a justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. Since then Mr. Bassett has practiced alone in the offices in the Vickery building, formerly occupied by the firm.
        Mr. Bassett has a varied and extensive practice. He is counsel for numerous corporations, and trustee of several large estates. In Jun, 1908, he became a trustee of the Augusta Savings Bank, and in January, 1914, a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the State Trust Company of Augusta. In October, 1916, he was elected a director of the Boston and Maine Railroad. April 5, 1905, he was appointed by Governor Cobb the legal member of the Maine Enforcement Commission, and served until April 8, 1907, when he resigned. He is and has always been a Republican; was a member of the Augusta Common Council in 1911, and of the Board of Alderman in 1912-13-14. In April, 1907, Mr. Bassett was elected secretary and treasurer of the Maine State Bar Association, succeeding Judge Cornish, and has served since. In the same year he became a member of the American Bar Association, and since 1910 has been one of its local council for Maine. He has taken a deep interest in civic institutions of all kinds. He has been, since its incorporation in 1901, a trustee of Coburn Classical Institute; January, 1902, he was elected secretary and director of the Augusta General Hospital, serving for fifteen years as secretary and was elected a director; in June, 1916, he became a trustee of Colby College. He was for a number of years chairman of the Executive Committee of the Howard Benevolent Union, of Augusta, which he organized into a corporation in 1918 and became its president. In January, 1906, he was elected clerk of All Souls’ Church (Unitarian), of Augusta, and has served since. He took an active part in establishing the Augusta Y.M.C.A. and is now a trustee and treasurer of its endowment funds. In November, 1917, he was appointed by Governor Milliken a member of the State Central Legal Advisory Committee in the administration of the Selective Service Law.
        June 24, 1903, Mr. Bassett married Lula J. Holden, of Bennington, Vermont, daughter of John S. and Jennie E. Holden. He resides on Green street, in Augusta.

Josiah Colby Bassett Obituary
(New England Historical and Genealogical Register Apr 1940)

        Josiah Colby Bassett, A.B., LL.B., A.M., of Boston, elected a resident (annual) member 6 April 1926, was born at Winslow, Maine, 25 November 1872, the son of Josiah Williams and Ella Susan (Cornish) Bassett, and died in Boston 7 Mar 1940.
        He claimed descent from William Bassett, who arrived at the Plymouth Colony in 1621 on the Fortune, settled in 1638 in Duxbury, where he was deputy, and moved in 1656 to Bridgewater, where he died in May 1667, through Joseph 1629-1713, of Norton, Mass., William of Brdigewater, Nathan, born in 1702, whose first wife was Hannah Hallett, Joseph, 1757-1817, of Bridgewater, who married Hannah Lothrop, William 1777-1843, of Bridgewater, whose wife was Abiah Williams, Williams, 1806-1877, of Bridgewater, and Winslow, whose wife was Sibyl Howard of Winslow, and Josiah Williams, his father, who was born at Winslow 2 January 1843, married in Boston, 7 January 1868, Ella Susan Cornish (born at Winslow 15 March 1843, died there 21 November 1914, daughter of Colby Coombs and Pauline Bailey (Simpson) Cornish), and died at Winslow 4 June 1917.
        Josiah Colby Bassett attended public schools, was prepared for college at Coburn Classical Institute, and entered Colby College, where he was graduated in 1895 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
        After practice in the office of his uncle, Leslie C. Cornish, he entered Harvard Law School, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1900. During the following year he studied at the Harvard Graduate School and in 1901 received the degree of Master of Arts from Harvard and from Colby.
        Entering the law firm of Powers, Hall & Jones in 1901 as junior law officer, he was admitted as a partner in 1908 when the firm was reorganized as Powers & Hall, and at the time of his death was senior partner.
        He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1904 and to practice before the United States Circuit Court in 1904, and the United States Supreme Court in 1921.
        Among the many offices he held were directorships in the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, H. & B. American Machine Company, Talbot Mills, C.C. Riley Company, Palmetto Mills, and the Boston Machine Works Company.
        He was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Society of Sons of the American Revolution, the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, and his clubs included the Country Club, the Exchange Club, the Harvard Club of Boston and New York City, the Union Club, the St. Botolph Club, the Curtis Club, the Duxbury Yacht Club, the Union Boat Club, and the Club of Add Volumes.
        He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Unitarian Church.
        He married 1 June 1910 Josephine Simes, a native of Plymouth, an annual member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, daughter of George and Charlotte Crewe (Read) Simes, who, with three children, Charlotte Bassett of Boston, Mrs. James Lord Coombs (Barbara Bassett) of Cambridge, Mass., and Cornish Bassett of Boston, survives him.

Josiah Colby Bassett bookplate
Josiah Colby Bassett bookplate

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Section 4 - Featured Bassett: Amelia Bassett Brockett

I recently saw these two photos for sale on ebay.

Amelia Bassett descends from #6B William Bassett of Connecticut as follows:

William Bassett and wife Hannah (Dickerman) Ives
Samuel Bassett (b. 1654) and wife Mary Dickerman
Abraham Bassett (b. 1692) and wife Methitable Street
Abraham Bassett (b. 1733) and wife Lydia Smith
Isaac Bassett (b. 1762) and wife Rosanna Pardee
Timothy Bassett (b. 1788) and wife Amelia Jacobs
Amelia Bassett who married Jairus Brockett

Jairus Brockett
Amelia Bassett Brockett
Jairus Brockett
Amelia Bassett Brockett

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Section 5 - Featured Bassett: John A. Bassett of Salem, Massachusetts, Inventor and Chemist

John A. Bassett is a son of #450B John Bassett of Salem, Massachusetts as follows:

John Bassett (b. 1800 in France) and wife Sarah
John A. Bassett (b. 1837 in Salem, Massachusetts)

United States Patent Office
John A. Bassett, of Salem, Massachusetts
Improvement in Apparatus for Carbureting Gas
35,984 dated July 29, 1862

To all whom it may concern;
        Be it known that I, John A. Bassett, of Salem, in the county of Essex and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Apparatus for Carbureting Gas; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description of the same reference being had to the drawings annexed to this specification, which represented in section an apparatus applied to a lamp-post, and an enlarged view of the same.
        The nature of my invention consists in providing the outlet of a gas-burner with a wick-tube or its equivalent, connected with a reservoir of hydrocarbon liquid – as naphtha or benzole – the burner and the tip being made separate, the tip fitting into the top of it and confining the wick-tube at that point. The reservoir of naphtha is placed at some convenient point to connect the gas-burner with it. The wick serves by capillary attraction to absorb and take up the naphtha and convey it to the tip, where, by the heat of the burning gas acting upon the tip and the burner, it is volatilized and mixed with the gas as it issues from the burner, and the supply being constantly kept up, the gas is fully carbureted, whatever may be the surrounding temperature, the particular object of the invention being to overcome the difficulty of carbureting gas at low temperatures; and this is accomplished in the most thorough manner by keeping the hydrocarbon liquid at the point where it is kept warm by the heat of the gas, so that it is carbureted uniformly, whatever is the surrounding temperature; and this is an important desideratum in exposed places, as street-lamps, where this invention works most perfectly.
        To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe the same with reference to the drawings.
        Figure 1 is a view of the apparatus applied to a lamp-post, Fig. 2 being an enlarged view of the same.
        The same letters of reference apply to both drawings.
        I construct the vessel A., for holding the liquid hydrocarbon, of cylindrical or other shape, as is most convenient for the place it is to occupy, of tin or other suitable material, and connect it at the lower end with the inlet gas-pipe B. A continuation of this pipe extends up into the vessel above the level of the hydrocarbon liquid C. To the top of this vessel I attach an outlet-pipe, D, and the top of this is screwed the burner E. The burner E is a chambered one, having a separate tip, F, which is driven into the top of the burner gas tight. From the top of the burner, extending down through the tube D into the reservoir of hydrocarbon liquid A. is placed the wick-tube H; and among other means I make this wick-tube of braided lamp-wicking, with the central strand drawn out, leaving a hollow tube. The top of the tube is stretched over the top of the burner, which leaves an opening into which the tip F is driven gas-tight, confining the tube at the top of the burner, and inclosing the lower part of the tip in a porous tube, through which the gas must pass to get out of the orifices of the burner. The tip F should be made of iron, brass, or some good conductor when a hydrocarbon liquid is used, which is not volatile; but where a very volatile liquid is used, it is better to put in a lava or steatite tip, or one made of clay, which will conduct heat enough to supply the flame. The tip should be partly in and partly out of the shell of the burner.
        I prefer to have a chamber in the burner, in order to allow the gas to expand and become warmed before it enters the tube surrounding the tip. By this means less heat is abstracted from the tip.
        If a very volatile hydrocarbon liquid is used, a cap may be placed over the burner when it is not in use, in order to prevent the evaporation which would take place in warm weather.
        If the burner is placed very close to the hydrocarbon reservoir, I should prefer to use a non-conductor placed between the burner and the pipe connecting the reservoir, in order to prevent the heat from vaporizing the naphtha in the vessel. As a general rule, however, this will not be required, except in the use of a very volatile hydrocarbon liquid. By the use of this arrangement a hydrocarbon may be used to carburet the gas which is not at all volatile. Crude rosin, naphtha, and even some of the lighter kinds of petroleum oils may be used. This is an important object, on account of economy and safety.
        In case of heavy hydrocarbon liquid is used, a tip should be placed in the burner having the greatest conducting power. Either brass of copper should be used.
        A plug, I, is employed to close the opening used to replenish the hydrocarbon liquid.
        The great difficulty in carbureting gas is that under a low temperature the hydrocarbon liquid does not vaporized and the gas does not take it up. Another trouble is that by evaporation the liquid becomes so much cooled that it does not vaporize. This apparatus is not liable to any of these contingencies, but will carburet gas at zero, as well as at a more elevated temperature.
        I wish it distinctly understood that the object of this invention is entirely different from those vapor-burners used in lamps in which a burner, like a gas-burner, has the fluid conveyed to it by a wick and is then vaporized, the arrangement described being for an entirely different purpose, it being entirely impossible to burn the hydrocarbon liquid through the burner used without the aid of the gas.
        It will be seen that the gas is carbureted by passing through the part of the wick which is saturated with hot naphtha or hydrocarbon liquid. In order to get at the orifices of the burner, the gas passes up the to the highest part of it, being warmed to its passage, and then passes through the wick-tube just at the point where it can be best carbureted.
        No claim of novelty is made to placing a reservoir of hydrocarbon liquid near the burner, this device being old and well-known.
        Having thus fully described the nature of my invention, what I claim therein as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is –
        The arrangement, substantially as described, of a gas carbureting burner with the tube H, of porous or textile material, connected with the tip F of the burner, and in communication with a hydrocarbon reservoir, as set forth.

carbureting gas apparatus applied to a lamp post
carbureting gas apparatus applied to a lamp post - closeup
Figure 1
Figure 2

John A. Bassett
Witnesses; Geo. B. Appleton, John R. Nichols.

Edward Newhall Bassett as a young boy, son of John A. Bassett
Edward Newhall Bassett as a young boy, son of John A. Bassett

Fine Art: Portrait of Young boy accompanied by a letter identifying the sitter as Edward Bassett, descendant of Nicholas Brown & also related to 3 ship captains, portrait is pencil signed "painted by F.B. Carpenter"

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Section 6 - Featured Bassett: David Edson Bassett of Baldwin Place, New York

A picture post card of the store of David Edson Bassett of Baldwin Place in New York was featured in the the April, 2005 Bassett family newsletter. To see that original article, click on the link below.


D.E. Bassett Residence, Baldwin Place, New York
D.E. Bassett Residence, Baldwin Place, New York

The Putnam County Courier, Carmel, N.Y.
Friday Afternoon, October 10, 1924
D.E. Bassett Dies at Baldwin Place
Funeral Was Held Thursday
Prominent Business Man Succumbed
Tuesday of Acute Ulcers of the Stomach

        David Edson Bassett, who for nearly thirty years, was engaged in extensive business enterprises at Baldwin Place including the grocery, merchandise, meat, hardware, coal and feed business, passed away at his home there on Monday afternoon, Oct. 6, 1924, in his 58th year. His death was caused by ulcers of the stomach.
        Mr. Bassett had suffered slightly from heart trouble for some years but notwithstanding this, his unusual ambition had overcome the effects of the disease and he had continued the duties of an active business life and had been in daily attendance at his store until Thursday of last week when he became suddenly ill and was forced to take to his bed.
        His condition did not improve under medical care and on Sunday he suffered an internal hemorrhage and his illness was diagnosed as acute ulcers of the stomach. Mr. Bassett failed very rapidly following the first hemorrhage Sunday, although remaining conscious until a few minutes previous to his passing away.
        Member of his family were constantly at his bedside and everything possible was done to alleviate his suffering while they realized that the end was drawing near.
        The deceased was one of a family of seven children born to John Lee and Emma Hawks Bassett. One brother died several years ago and Mr. Bassett’s death on Tuesday marked the first break in the family of the surviving six children in many years. He was born Nov. 8, 1866, at Juengstville, a hamlet just east of Yorktown Heights. While was reared on a farm and took advantage of the district school facilities of that day, he began his life work in a general store at the age of 15 years, as a clerk in the Barmore store at Bedford Hills. Later he secured a position with Simpson, Crawford & Simpson, a merchandise firm in New York city where he remained a few years and later returned to Yorktown as a clerk in the store of Robert Knapp. After leaving Mr. Knapp’s employ, Mr. Bassett became connected with the general store of Geo. Tompkins at Amawalk during the time that the Amawalk reservoir was being built.
        Endowed with ambition and business ability, Mr. Bassett proved himself to be a faithful and conscientious employe and by practicing thrift during his years as a clerk, acquired sufficient means to embark in the general store business for himself and in April, 1895, established his store at Baldwin Place which he has since successfully conducted. A man of sterling character, honest in all his dealings with his fellow man, generous and kind-hearted, he soon won the admiration and confidence of the public and his business which prospered from the start continued to grow. He enlarged it by adding new lines as his funds would permit until a few years ago he was proprietor of not only a general merchandise and grocery store but carried hardware, meat, coal and feed.
        Ten years ago Mr. Bassett sold the grocery, dry goods and meat business to Chas. R. Winfield and last summer disposed of the hardware line to J.W. Clark Jr. of Mahopac and has since devoted his time to the feed and coal business.
        Mr. Bassett was a republican in politics but never sought an office although he was several times urged to accept the nomination for supervisor of the town of Somers. During his business life at Baldwin Place he served as postmaster for 18 years.
        On Oct. 9, 1895, Mr. Bassett was united in marriage with Miss Mamie Flewellin, of Yorktown Heights, who survives, with one son, Clayton Bassett, who resides at home. Hi also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Frank Fairchild, Mrs. Ira Purdy, and Mrs. Nathaniel Montrose, all of Yorktown Heights; and two brothers, J.A. Bassett, of Mahopac Falls, and Charles H. Bassett, of Katonah.
        Mr. Bassett was a member of Croton Lodge NO. 368 F.& A.M., having been raised in that order June 17, 1914.
        Funeral services were held at his late home Thursday afternoon at two o’clock and were in charge of Rev. E. L. Chichester, pastor of the Mahopac Falls Presbyterian church. The services were attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances and the many beautiful floral pieces were silent tribute to the esteem in which he was held by the community. Interment was made in the family plot in Ivandale cemetery at Somers. Members of Croton Lodge attending the funeral in a body and conducted the Masonic burial service at the cemetery, the oration being delivered by Past Master Samuel S. McBride. The bearers were Fred Clark, John Clark Jr., Wm. H. Agor, H.S. Hoag, C.M. Bloomer, and William Hynard, all neighbors of the deceased.
        The sympathy of the community is extended to the widow, son, sisters and brother in their bereavement.

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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.

  30B.   George W. Bassett of Macon, Georgia into the #48B Francis Bassett of Barnwell, South Carolina family
  49B.   John Bassett of Macon, Georgia into the #48B Francis Bassett of Barnwell, South Carolina family
  70B.   Henrietta Bassett of Baltimore combined into the #55B William Bassett of Dorchester County, Maryland family
  78B.   Bassetts of Clawton & Holsworthy, Devonshire into the #22B Bassetts of Ashwater, Devonshire, England family
420B.   George Henry Bassett of Australia into the #339B Bassett of Titsey, Surrey, England family
        The following family lines have been added since the last newsletter.

   30B.  John Eaton Bassett of Denbigh, Dengibhshire, Wales
   70B.  Ellen Bassett Hiscock
 420B.  Elisha H. Bassett (b. 1791) of Alford, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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Section 8 -  DNA project update

We have added a generation on to the #162B Bassetts of St. Ives, Cornwall. Unlike most of the other Cornwall Bassett lines, this line begins with Robert Basset and wife Catherine Jenkin of Welsh St. Donats, Glamorgan, Wales.

DNA results for this line also prove out the relationship to the Bassetts of Beaupre Castle.
The 25 marker results for this family are shown below.

dna chart


162B. The Family of Robert Bassett of Welsh St. Donats, Wales

        Robert Basset married Catherine Jenkin in 1747 in Welsh St. Donats, Glamorgan, Wales.
    +        162B1. Thomas Bassett - born 1761, died 1811, married Elizabeth  Glanville 8 Jun 1783 in St. Ives, Cornwall.


162B1. Thomas Bassett, son of Thomas Bassett

        Thomas Bassett, son of Robert and Catherine (Jenkin) Bassett, was born in 1761. He died in 1811 in St. Ives, Cornwall, England. He married Elizabeth Glanville, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Jackson) Glanville, on 8 Jun 1783 in St. Ives, Cornwall. She was born 30 Jun 1765 in St. Ives, Cornwall.
        His wedding record lists him as “of Cardiff”.

    +        162B11. Catherine Bassett - christened 23 Oct 1785 in St. Ives, Cornwall, married John Davis 23 Nov 1802 in St. Ives, Cornwall.

    +        162B12. Robert Bassett - christened 24 Sep 1797 in St. Ives, Cornwall, married Susan Landers.

    +        162B13. Edward Bassett - christened 30 Apr 1800 in St. Ives, Cornwall, married Margaret Toman on 21 Oct 1819 in St. Ives, Cornwall.

        162B14. George Bassett - christened 6 Jun 1802 in St. Ives, Cornwall.

    +        162B15. Susan Sukey Bassett - christened 22 Mar 1805 in St. Ives, Cornwall, died 1897 in Penzance, married (1) Charles Paynter on 3 Mar 1824 (2) Thomas Trevithick on 27 Jan 1830.

    +        162B16. Nancy Thomas Bassett- christened 15 Apr 1808 in St. Ives, Cornwall, married George Bryant on 23 Dec 1829 in St. Ives, Cornwall.

    +        162B17. Thomas Bassett - christened 21 Oct 1810 in St. Ives, Cornwall, died 1886, married Ann Quilliam in 1830.


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A current spreadsheet of results can be found at:


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Jeffrey Bassett
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Mundelein, IL 60060 USA
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