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Splinters From The Tree September 2007

(1) Welcome
(2) Phillippa J. Bassett Antique Sampler of St. Enoder, Cornwall
(3) Book on family of Samuel Bassitt of Allen County, Ohio
(4) Allen Albert Bassett of Monticello, Indiana
(5) New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
(6) DNA project update

Section 1 - Welcome

I am always looking for new material to include in the Bassett family newsletter. If you have an old picture, old document or other item of interest to share, please let me know and we can possibly include it in a future newsletter.

Results for one DNA test came back this month and they are included below. There are still 9 outstanding DNA tests. If you have one of these tests, please consider sending it in soon. Several of these tests are for families not yet represented in the DNA study. A kit went out this month to a Bassett family that immigrated from Switzerland to the United States in the 1800's. I am very interested to see the results of this kit.

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Section 2 - Featured Bassett: Phillippa J. Bassett Antique Sampler, St. Enoder, Cornwall

Phillippa J. Bassett descends from the #173B Thomas Bassett of St. Stephen in Brannel family as follows:
Thomas Bassett and wife Ann Rowe
Thomas Bassett (b. 1751) and wife Susanna Yelland
Thomas Bassett (b. 1785) and wife Mary Truscott
George Bassett (b. 1817) and wife Phillippa Osborne
Phillippa Jane Bassett (B. 1858)

The following item is currently for sale on ebay.com.au for anyone from one of the Cornwall Bassett lines. Just be careful so you don't bid against one of your family members!


The following comes from the e-bay listing.

This is an antique sampler one of four that I am listing on E-bay this week.  They all come from one family who lived in Cornwall all in the St.Enoder area.
This sampler is very similar to another one I have on E-bay – this  measures 11 ½ inches by 17 inches in length.  The canvas it has been embroidered on is a light beige and is quite a course material. 
She has done the work in tiny cross stitch and has embroidered the alphabet slightly different in that she has repeated each letter i.e. AABBCCDDetc. And she has done her numbers up to the number26. 
It was worked by:-
“Hear instruction and be wise”.

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Section 3 - Featured Bassett: Book on family of Samuel Bassitt of Allen County, Ohio

Samuel Bassett/Bassitt of Allen County,  Ohio is descended from William Bassett of Plymouth as follows:

William Bassett of Plymouth and wife Elizabeth
Nathaniel Bassett (b. 1628) and wife Dorcas Joyce
Samuel Bassett (b. 1670) and wife Elizabeth Jones
Samuel Bassett (b. 1700) and wife Alice Weaver
Samuel Bassett (b. 1736) and wife Tabitha Waite
William Bassett (b. 1765) and wife Susanna
Samuel Bassett (b. 1795) and wife Elsie Lewis

In conjuction with the 100th and final Bassitt-Edgecomb-Snyder reunion, a book about the family has been published. 

Book cover 

361.522. Samuel Bassett, son of William Bassett

        Samuel Bassett, son of William Bassett, was born 7 Apr 1795 in Rhode Island. He died 16 Apr 1865 in Bath Township, Allen County, Ohio, aged 70 years, 9 days. He married Elsie Lewis in Solon, Courtland County, New York. Elsie was born 23 Oct 1795 in New York. She died 9 Feb 1876 in Ohio. Samuel is buried in the old Sproat Cemetery located north of Sugar Creek Road in Bath Township, Allen County, Ohio. Elsie was buried in the old Beaverdam Cemetery.

To see a map and information about the tour of the Bassett-Edgecomb-Snyder historical places and cemeteries, click on the link below.


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Section 4 - Featured Bassett: Allen Albert Bassett of Monticello, Indiana

Allen A. Bassett descends from William Bassett of Plymouth as follows:

William Bassett of Plymouth and wife Elizabeth
William Bassett (b. 1624) and wife Mary Rainsford
William Bassett (b. 1656) and wife Rachel Willison
William Bassett (b. 1681) and wife Abigail Bourne
Nathaniel Bassett (b. 1719) and wife Hannah Hall
Elisha Bassett (b. 1761) and wife Keturah West
Elisha Bassett (b. 1796) and wife Elizabeth Foster
Oliver Langdon Bassett (b. 1825) and wife Elizabeth Jane Montgomery
William Henry Bassett (b. 1856) and wife Mary E. Robinette
Allen Albert Bassett (b. 1886) 

1939 Bassett Insurance Calendar
Allen Albert Bassett Insurance Calendar

Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, 1940
The News-Sentinel

        Allen A. Bassett, 54, former resident of this city passed away at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis. For the past score of years Mr. Bassett has resided in Monticello, Ind, where he was engaged in the insurance business.
        During Mr. Bassett's residency in Rochester, he and his brother Bill Bassett operated a motion picture theatre and also two large passenger boats on Lake Manitou. Mrs. Bassett was formerly Miss Mae Morningstart, of this city. The deceased is survived by his wife, his mother, a brother and a sister. There are no children.
        Funeral arrangements had not been announced as this issue of The News-Sentinel went to press..

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Section 5 - New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter

        The following family lines have been combined/eliminated since the last newsletter.

228B.   The family of Alphonse Bessett/Bassett has been combined into the #14 Jean Besset family of Quebec.
284B.   Harry Bassett of Southington, CT has been combined into the #34B Bassetts of County Down, Ireland
        The following family lines have been added since the last newsletter.

 398B.  Thomas Bassett of Kent, England (born 1811 in England)
 399B.  Edward Bassett of Ludlow, Shropshire, England (m. 1737)
 400B.  George Bassett of Ashton, Norhamptonshire, England (born 1788)
 401B  Samuel Bassett of Danbury, Connecticut (m. about 1800)
 402B.  George Frederick Bassett of Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex, England (b.1857)

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Section 6 - DNA project update.

Results from kit #87539 were received back this month. This kit descends from William Bassett of Plymouth through his oldest son William Bassett. 


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.


This is just a reminder that the DNA portion of the Bassett Family Association can be found at:


A current spreadsheet of results can be found at:


If you don't have Excel and can't open the spreadsheet above, you can now see the DNA test results at the following website.


Jeffrey Bassett
520 Salceda Drive
Mundelein, IL 60060 USA
email address link in header above