(2) William Bassett wine bottle
(3) Samuel Bassett, Funeral Director and Furniture Dealer of Kentucky
(4) Milton Eaford Bassett, World War II Sailor
(5) Herbert Phillip Bassett, photographer of Weybridge, Surrey, England
(6) Edward Osborne Bassett of Illinois
(7) Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette Jr., Tuskegee Airman of World War II
(8) New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
(9) DNA project update
Section 1 - Welcome
The following trees were added to the Bassett website database since the last newsletter:
55B. John Bassett of Maryland (343 individuals)
84B. Charles Bassett of Pennsylvania (23 individuals)
85B. Thomas Bassett of Redding, Connecticut (32 individuals)
203B. Sylvanie Bossett of Louisiana (44 individuals)
204B. Ralph Bassett of New Brunswick, Canada (24 individuals)
205B. John Bassett of Walsall, Staffordshire, England (56 individuals)
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Section 2 - Featured Bassett: William Bassett wine bottle
The following wine bottle is owned by Robert Anderson. It has the seal of William Bassett.
It was excavated in Columbia, Pennsylvania and dates from about 1695/1700.
William Bassett wine bottle. We believe this to be the seal of William Bassett III of Massachusetts, grandson of the immigrant William Bassett who arrived on the "Fortune" in 1621.
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Section 3 - Featured Bassett: Samuel Bassett, Funeral Director & Furniture Dealer
Samuel Bassett descends from #8B John Bassett of New Jersey as follows
John Bassett of New Jersey
Amos Bassett (b. 1760) and wife Susan Stout
Captain John Stout Bassett (b. 1791) and wife Jane Rogerson
Amos Bassett (b. 1815) and wife Lucy Waller Nesbit
Samuel Bassett (b. 1857)
Biographical Sketches of Hopkins County, Kentucky
Amos Bassett was born September 15, 1815, in Bracken County, Ky. He is a son of John and Jane (Rogison) Bassett. The father was born three miles from Pittsburgh, and when a boy moved to Mason County, Ky., and later to Bracken County. There he lived many years engaged in agricultural pursuits, and was sheriff of that county twenty-eight years. He died in Webster County in February, 1865, aged seventy-two. His wife died in June, 1842. Our subject was reared on his father's farm, and served as deputy sheriff from 1834 to 1841, at which time he came to Hopkins County, and first bought eighty-five acres of land, and engaged in farming. He has bought and sold several tracts of land since, and now owns 112 acres, which join Madisonville on the east. Mr. Bassett was married, in 1842, to Lucy W. Nisbet, of Hopkins County. This union has been blessed with eleven children, ten of whom are living - six sons and four daughters. Mrs. Bassett is a member of the Christian Church. Their farm is one of the oldest in the county, and once owned by Mr. McGarey, in whose house the first county election was held.
The Bee, Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky, Thursday, March 1, 1894
Hopkinsville Kentuckian, March 14, 1902
Mr. Bassett Dead
Samuel Bassett, a prominent Madisonville merchant, is dead, aged about 40 years. Death was due to erysfpelas. He leaves a widow and one child.
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Section 4 - Featured Bassett: Milton Eaford Bassett, Sailor
While on vacation last year in South Carolina, my wife and I visited the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier open for tours in Charleston, South Carolina.
While touring the ship, I came across the following Bassett who died in service on the U.S.S. Saratoga during World War II.
I have now been able to identify him as Milton Eaford Bassett.
He descends from #48B Francis Bassett of South Carolina as follows:
Francis Bassett of South Carolina
Eli Bassett and wife Rhoda Kersh
William Bassett (b. 1794) and wife Aurora Towler
Richard Joseph Bassett (b. 1849) and wife Virginia Lindsey
Wesley Walton Bassett (b. 1879) and 2nd wife Laura Mae Lamb
Milton "Mick" Eaford Bassett (b. 1924)
Pictures from ancestry.com
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Section 5 - Featured Bassett: Herbert Phillip Bassett, photographer of Weybridge, Surrey
Herbert Phillip Bassett descends from #171B Thomas Bassett of Cranfield, Bedford, England as follows:
Thomas Bassett married Alice Purrier
John Bassett (b. 1634) and wife Agnes Hickes
Robert Bassett (b. 1670)
John Bassett (b. 1694) and wife Ann Odel
Thomas Bassett (b. 1723) and wife Mary Lebat
Elisha Bassett (b. 1750) and wife Dinah Barker
James Bassett (b. 1780) and wife Sarah Higham
William Bassett (b. 1806) and wife Mary
William Bassett (b. 1846) and wife Martha Pickett
Herbert Phillip Bassett of Weybridge, Surrey, England
I found several photographs for sale on ebay that were taken by H.P. Bassett.
To read the original article about his father, also a photographer, you can click on the link below.
Section 6 - Featured Bassett: Edward Osborne Bassett
Edward Osborn Bassett descends from #20B James Bassett of Vermont as follows:
James Bassett (b. 1775)
Henry Bassett (b. 1805) and wife Mary Cammel
Daniel Harvey Bassett (b. 1835) and wife Mary Coonradt
Clarence William Bassett (b. 1861) and wife Cora Wadsworth
Elmer Ensign Bassett (b. 1885) and wife Ethel West
Edward Osborn Bassett (b. 1909)
I purchased the following book on ebay.
Essays By Edward Osborne Bassett, booklet purchased on e-bay
Edward Osborne Bassett, Davenport High School Class of 1925
Article from an unknown newspaper, mounted inside front cover of book
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Section 7 - Featured Bassett: Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette Jr.
Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette Jr. descends from #276 Burl Bassett of Virginia as follows:
Burl Bassett and wife Fannie
Andrew William Ernest Bassette (b. 1859) and wife Ida Elizabeth Diggs
Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette (b.1878) and wife Pearl
Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette Jr.
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 by Everett Cork to his WCIN Radio blog
Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette, Jr. MD., Tuskegee Airmen Ground School Instructor and the WCIN Connection.
Dr. Caesar Stevens Bassette, Jr. MD was born to the late Dr. C.S. Bassette, Sr. MD and Pearl B. Bassette on November 7, 1917 in Hampton, Virginia. He was one of four children. He departed this life on August 7. 2008. He married Theresa A. Gavin on August 31, 1942 in Tuskegee Al. The couple was blessed with two children, Cherie and Steven (Fredd E. Redd). Dr. Bassette began a life of service at an early age, serving as his high school president and president of his graduating class at Hampton Institute in 1937. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force as a Tuskegee Airmen Ground School Instructor where he taught morse code to the pilots. Dr. Bassette earned his medical degree from Howard University in 1950 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in 1956. He moved to Cincinnati in 1956 to begin a medical practice that spanned 43 years. Following his retirement in 1989, he continued to provide medical care to patients at Lincoln Heights Medical Center for 10 years. Dr. Bassette was the first African-American physician to receive Obstetrics and Gynecology admitting and staffing privileges at all major hospitals in Cincinnati. He was also the first African-American physician to be honored by the Cincinnati Obstetrics and Gynecology Society in 1998 with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The Cincinnati Medical Society named a scholarship in his honor for African-American medical students in 2007. He had been an amateur radio operator since the age of 17. He used his knowledge of morse code to communicate with contacts throughout the world, including the Arch Duke of Austria. Dr. Bassette was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, and a life-time member of the NAACP. He was a member of the Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky Electronic Commission, Incorporated. His many awards include the 48th Annual Governor's Award (from Gov. George Voinovich); the first Annual Civil and Human Service Award; honoree at 21st Black Business and Professional Day at Allen Temple A.M.E Church; The Ohio House of Representative; Zion Baptist Church's Tuskegee Airmen Appreciation Certification Award and the Key to the City by former Mayor Roxanne Qualls.
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Section 8 - New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
The following family lines have been combined/eliminated since the last newsletter.
264B. James Bassett of Quebec, Canada into the 60B. David Bassett of Quebec family.
The following family lines have been added since the last newsletter.
495B. Henrietta Bassett Webber of Louisiana
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Section 9 - DNA project update
We had matches to male Bassetts from two others with different surnames this month and are currently searching for answers as to how the Bassett DNA got introduced into these two families.
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