(2) Charlotte Bassett, school teacher
(3) Fenwick Hazelton Bassett and the Bassett Pharmacy of Philadelphia
(4) Bassett-Washington marriage
(5) Judson Bassett wedding photograph
(6) Navy Commander Frederick Brewster Bassett
(5) New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
(6) DNA project update
Section 1 - Welcome
Welcome to a new year of Bassett history and research. It is hard to believe that this begins the ninth year of publication of the Bassett family newsletter.
The newsletter is out a week earlier than normal due to a vacation for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
For anyone living in the Chicago area, I will be giving another Bassett DNA presentation at the Schaumburg Public Library on Tuesday evening, January 11, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. For more information on this program, you can read the announcement at the link below.
Several people tried to make donations to the Bassett DNA project in December and the old link was no longer working. A new link has been added this month at the end of the newsletter that should work going forward.
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Section 2 - Featured Bassett: Charlotte Bassett, School Teacher
Charlotte was the daughter of Hon. Ebenezer D. Bassett who was featured in the April 2009 issue of the newsletter. To read the original article on Ebenezer Bassett, U. S. Ambassador to Haiti, click on the link below.
Picture and article from Reminiscences of School, Life, and Hints on Teaching
by Fanny Jackson-Coppin, 1913
Hon. Ebenezer D. Bassett was the principal in charge of the Institute for Colored Youth who immediately preceded Mrs. Fanny Jackson-Coppin.
Mr. Bassett was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, attended the Birmingham Academy, now known as the Derby High School, and was graduated from the Connecticut State Normal School at New Britain in 1853. He also studied at Yale in '54 and '55. It was in the fall of '56 that he accepted the position as principal of the Institute for Colored Youth. He remained here for fourteen years. He was an earnest, forceful teacher, always painstaking, always faithful to his duties, and was especially successful in the teaching of mathematics and the classics, in which he had excelled while a student at Yale.
In 1869 he was appointed first United States Minister to Haiti by President Grant, and served in this capacity until 1879.
Reminiscences of School Life
Miss Bassett was the daughter of the Hon. E.D. Bassett. She was a graduate of the Institute and began her career there as a teacher soon after graduation. Upon the closing of the Institute, in 1902, she was appointed an assistant in the Octavius V. Catto School.
With the passing of the Catto School, she was transferred to the Durham School. Here her efficient work let to her appointment as teacher in the grammar department.
On the ninth of December, 1912, Miss Bassett was suddenly called from her labors. Her death, so sudden and unexpected, was indeed a great shock to the community.
She was a woman of rare intellectual attainments, well versed as a linguist, especially in French, genial and amiable in manner, yet firm in controlling, kind and courteous to all. She was indeed the distinguished daughter of her distinguished father.
Her very presence was a benediction. She was in truth the most beloved of us all.
Requiescat in Pace.
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Section 3 - Featured Bassett: Bassett-Washington marriage
Ella M. Bassett descends from #5B William Bassett of Virginia as follows:
William Bassett and wife Bridget Cary
William Bassett (b. 1671) and wife Joanna Burwell
William Bassett (b. 1709) and wife Elizabeth Churchill
Burwell Bassett (b. 1734) and wife Anna Maria Dandridge
John Bassett (b. 1765) and wife Betty Carter Browne
George Washington Bassett (b. 1800) and wife Betty Burnet Lewis
Ella M. Bassett
5B183685. Ella Moore Bassett - born 7 Sep 1834 in Lansdowne, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, died 17 Jan 1898 in New York City, married Lewis William Washington, a great-nephew of George Washington, on 6 Nov 1860 at Clover Lea, Hanover County, Virginia. They resided in Bel Air, Jefferson County, West Virginia. They had Betty Lewis Washington, died 25 Jul 1862 at Clover Lea, aged eleven months, four days, and William d'Herburn Washington, born 28 Jun 1863 in Clover Lea, Hanover County, Virginia.
Auburn Daily Union, Saturday Evening, November 24, 1866
Col. Lewis W. Washington, of Jefferson county, Virginia, was married on the 6th inst., to Ella M., daughter of George W. Bassett, Esq. of Hanover county, Virginia. In this marriage a singular co-incident occurs, the groom being the great grandson of two brothers of General Washington, and the bride the great grand daughter of the only sister of General Washington, and also great grand daughter of the sister of Mrs. General Washington.
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Section 4 - Featured Bassett: Fenwick Hazelton Bassett Pharmacy of Philadelphia
Fenwick H. Bassett descends from #4B William Bassett of Lynn, Massachusetts as follows:
William Bassett of Lynn and wife Sarah Burt
Elisha Bassett (b. 1649) and wife Elizabeth Collins
Elisha Bassett (b. 1692) and wife Abigail Davis
Elisha Bassett (b. 1722) and wife Elizabeth Davis
Joseph Bassett (b. 1765) and wife Mary Allen
William Bassett (b. 1803) and wife Abigail Hazelton
Fenwick Hazelton Bassett and wife Annie R. Waln Springer
Fenwick's wife was featured in the April 2006 issue of the newsletter.
Fenwick H. Bassett post card purchased on ebay
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Section 5 - Featured Bassett: Judson Bassett wedding photo
Judson Bassett descends from #1A William Bassett of Plymouth as follows:
William Bassett and wife Elizabeth
Nathaniel Bassett (b. 1628) and wife Dorcas Joyce
Nathan Bassett (b. 1677) and wife Mary Crowell
Samuel Bassett (b. 1714) and wife Susannah Lombard
Nehemiah Bassett (b. 1743) and wife Dorcas Cole
Nehemiah Bassett (b. 1786) and wife Mary J. Lawson
Edward Bassett (b. 1819) and wife Jane McQuivey
Judson Bassett (b. 1860) and wife Ida Francis Smith
Judson Bassett and Ida Frances Smith wedding photo
Married 15 April 1882 in Dayton Center, Newaygo County, Michigan
Picture provided by Geraldine (Bassett) Maynard
Section 6 - Featured Bassett: Navy Commander Frederick Brewster Bassett
Frederick Brewster Bassett descends from #1B John Bassett of Connecticut as follows:
John Bassett and wife Margery
Robert Bassett and wife Mary
Robert Bassett (b. 1640) and wife Elizabeth Riggs
Samuel Bassett (b. 1692) and wife Deborah Bennett
Samuel Bassett (b. 1719) and wife Sarah Botsford
Abraham Bassett (b. 1753) and wife Mary Baldwin
Jared Bassett (b. 1791) and wife Sallie B. Johnson
Julius Bassett (b. 1818) and wife Augusta Ann Lake
Frederick Burton Bassett (b. 1842) and wife Fannie A. Thomas
Frederick Brewster Bassett
Commander Frederick Brewster Bassett
1B112.135.112. Frederick Brewster Bassett, son of Frederic Burton Bassett
Frederick Brewster Bassett, son of Frederic Burton and Fannie A. (Thomas) Bassett, was born 4 Jan 1869. He married (1) Elizabeth Isabelle “Lilly Bell” Harney, daughter of John Mullanphy and Mary (Kimball) Harney. John M. Harney is the son of General William Selby Harney and his wife Mary Mullanphy. General Harney was a famous Civil War General and a son of Thomas Harney, Major in the American Revolution. He married (2) Mrs. Eleanor (Stuart) Blue, daughter of John T. and Louise (Foote) Stuart, widow of Rear Admiral Victor Blue who died in 1928, on 5 Jul 1930 in Chatham, New Jersey. Eleanor was born in Morristown, New Jersey. She died 13 Jan 1925 in Jacksonville, Florida. Frederic is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
U.S.Naval Academy Officers' Baseball Team about 1895-96
Frederick B. Bassett is located in the middle of the back row
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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.
115B. Joseph Bassett of Muskegon, Michigan into the #14B Jean Besset of Quebec Family
425B. George Bassett of West Peckham, Kent into the #424B William Bassett of West Peckham, Kent, England family
The following family lines have been added since the last newsletter.
78B. Joseph Bassett of Sapulpa, Oklahoma (b. 1860 in Canada)
98B. James Bailey Bassett of England and Australia (b. 1810)
194B. John Bassett of Mayfield, Sussex, England (b. 1798)
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Section 8 - DNA project update
Two more Bassett DNA kits went out the last week in December, one to a Bassett living in Australia and one to a Bassett living in Florida in the United States.
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.