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Splinters From The Tree November 2013

(1) Welcome
(2) DNA test results for Bassetts of Cornwall and Staffordshire (SNP testing)
(3) Emma Neal Bassett, Educator
(4) Benjamin Bassett, Druggist of Peekskill, New York
(5) Charles Olmstead Bassett, opera singer
(6) Emmet W. Bassett
(7) Bassett-Widdifield Marriage Certificate (1865)
(8) New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter
(9) DNA project update

Section 1 - Welcome

This month features an article written by Neville Bassett explaining the results of our latest DNA SNP testing.

Entry of my Bassett database is nearly complete with only six lines remaining to be entered.

The following trees were added to the Bassett website database since the last newsletter:

152B William H. Bassett of Henry County, Virginia (42 individuals)
153B. Frances H. Bassett of Ohio (42 individuals)
156B. William Bassett of Wisconsin (26 individuals)
157B. John Charles Bassett of Montana/Idaho (64 individuals)
158B. Bassetts of Camden County, New Jersey (26 individuals)
159B. William Bassett of St. Germans, Cornwall, England (195 individuals)
245B. Bassetts of Bermuda (9 individuals)
260B. Bassetts of Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, England (51 individuals)
261B. Robert Bassett of Meare, Somerset, England (25 individuals)
262B. James Bassett of Lowell, Massachusetts (45 individuals)
263B. George Bassett of Henry County, Virginia (34 individuals)
264B. John Bassett of Yarmouth, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada (40 individuals)
265B. William Bassett of Malone, Franklin County, New York (21 individuals)
267B. George Bassett of South Fork, Pennsylvania (45 individuals)
268B. Bassetts of Tipton & Moxley, Staffordshire, England (98 individuals)
269B. Luke D. Bassett of Owen County, Kentucky (94 individuals)
270B. Mason Bassett of New Jersey (19 individuals)
271B. George Bassett of Waterbury, Connecticut ( 13 individuals)
272B. Arnold Bassett of Dutchess County, New York (61 individuals)
273B. William Bassett of Leicester, England (29 individuals)
274B. Bassetts of Pulaski, Virginia (80 individuals)
275B. David Basset of Boston, Massachusetts (25 individuals)
276B. Burl Bassette of Elizabeth City County, Virginia (66 individuals)
277B. Bassetts of Southwark, Surrey, England (32 individuals)
278B. Gifford Bassett of Massachusetts (39 individuals)
279B. Sir Walter Eric Bassett of Australia (11 individuals)
280B. Ebenezer D. Bassett of Connecticut (13 individuals)
281B. Robert Bassett of Bury, Lancashire, England (34 individuals)
282B. William Bassett of Washington County, Alabama (33 individuals)
283B. William Bassett of Tonbridge, England (37 individuals)
284B. Oliver Bassett of Lubec, Maine (42 individuals)
285B. William Bassett of Okehampton, Devonshire, England
286B. Jacob BaSsett of St. Stephen by Launceston, Cornwall, England (125 individuals)
287B. Reuben Bassett of Adams Country, Illinois (229 individuals)
288B. James H. Bassett of Michigan & Arizona (25 individuals)
289B. Anna Josephine (Bassett) Maguire Baird (18 individuals)
290B. Stephen Bassett of St. Veep, Cornwall, England (62 individuals)
291B. Clara Bassett of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (10 individuals)
315B. WIlliam Philip Bassett of Caswell Plantation, Maine (39 individuals)
323B. Orville Bassett of Ridgefield, Connecticut (74 individuals)
336B. Thomas John Bassett of Grey County, Ontario, Canada (20 individuals)
337B. John Bassett of Fordham, Cambridge, England (28 individuals)
338B. Henry Bassett of Norwich, Norfolk, England (117 individuals)
339B. Bassett of Titsey, Surrey and Greenwich, Kent, England (240 individuals)
340B. Bassetts of Jersey, Channel Island, United Kingdom (53 individuals)
341B. James Bassett of Finchingfield, Essex, England (114 individuals)
342B. Joseph Bassett of St. Clemenets, Sandwich, Kent, England (26 individuals)
343B. William Bassett of Frittenden & High Halden, Kent, England (28 individuals)
344B. William Bassett of Southwark, Surrey, England (16 individuals)
345B. Samuel Bassett of New Hampshire (267 individuals)
346B. Henry Bassett of Cogges, Oxfordshire, England (111 individuals)
347B. Mary Bassett of Rodi Garganico, Italy & Rochester, New York (38 individuals)
348B. John Bassett of Bay City, Michigan (81 indviduals)
349B. John Thomas Bassett of Clerkenwell, London, England (45 individuals)
370B. David Bassett of Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales (12 individuals)
371B. John Bassett of Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England (18 individuals)
372B. William Bassett of Limehouse, Middlesex, England (28 individuals)
373B. Richard Bassett of Holsworthy, Devonshire, England (40 individuals)
374B. William Bassett of Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (23 individuals)
375B. Alfred Bassett of Edmonton, Middlesex, England (87 individuals)
376B. Thomas Lewis Bassett of Western Australia (95 individuals)
377B. Bassetts of Modbury, Devonshire, England (39 individuals)
378B. Bassetts of Wimbish, Essex, England (79 individuals)
379B. Burwell Bassett of New Kent County, Virginia (35 indviduals)
390B. Houston A. P. Bassett of Grimes County, Texas (16 individuals)
391B. Bassetts of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (157 individuals)
392B. Henry Bassett of Nova Scotia, Canada (85 individuals)
393B. James Bassett of Bigbury, Devonshire, England (19 individuals)
394B. George Bassett of Gravesend and Shorne, Kent, England (66 individuals)
395B. William J. Basstt of Lanarkshire, Scotland (23 individuals)
396B. Louise Bessette of West Superior, Wisconsin (16 individuals)
397B. John Bassett of Brenchley, Kent, England (23 individuals)
398B. Samuel Bassett of Devonshire, England (94 individuals)
451B. Christopher Bassett of Brighton, Sussex, England (21 individuals)
452B. William Bassett of Hythe, Kent, England (23 individuals)
453B Mason Bassett of Connecticut (21 individuals)
454B. Ellen Jones Bassett of Wales (18 individuals)
455B. Anson Bassett of Pontiac, New York (37 individuals)
456B. Samuel St. Clair Bassett of England (18 individuals)
457B. Joseph Bassett of Barby, Northamptonshire, England (15 individuals)
458B. Thomas Bassett of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (46 individuals)
459B. Ephraim Bassett of New York (19 individuals)
467B. Samuel Besett of Sussex County, New Jersey (45 individuals)
468B. Nathaniel Bassett of Leicester, Massachusetts (79 individuals)
469B. Charles Bassett of Bryan, Brazos County, Texas (36 individuals)
470B. John Bassett of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (12 individuals)
471B. Frederick George Bassett of Plymouth, Devon, England (9 individuals)
472B. George Bassett of Bristol, Gloucester, England (32 individuals)
473B. Henry Bassett of St. Pancras, Middlesex, England (18 individuals)
474B. John Bassett of Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennslyvania (23 individuals)
475B. John Bassett of Massachusetts & Omaha, Nebraksa (9 individuals)
476B. Joseph M. Basset of France & Manitoba, Canada (83 individuals)
477B. Nicholas Bassett of St. Austell, Cornwall, England (22 individuals)
478B. James Theodore Bassett of Virginia (10 individuals)
479B. Burrel Bassett of New Kent County, Virginia (87 individuals)
480B. John Bessette of Ferrisburg, Vermont (214 individuals)
481B. Lewis Bassett of Sheldon, Vermont (66 individuals)
482B. Mariah (Bassett) Wood of Allen County, Ohio (27 individuals)
483B. Charles William bassett of Grant, Australia (36 individuals)
484B. Henry Bassett of Ireland & England (24 individuals)
485B. Richard Bassett of Bath, Somerset, England (14 individuals)
486B. Benjamin Bassett of South Africa (14 individuals)
487B. Thomas James Bassett of London, England (21 individuals)
488B. Squire Bassett of Grimes County, Texas (29 individuals)
489B. Jonathan Bassett of Australia (14 individuals)
490B. William J. Bassett of Wisconsin (16 indviduals)
491B. Job Albert Bassett of Dorset, England (51 individuals)
492B. Christopher M. Bassett of Massachusetts (20 individuals)
494B. Ned Bassett of Sumter County, Alabama (69 individuals)
495B. Henrietta Bassett Webber of Louisiana (18 individuals)
496B. Robert Bassett of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada (53 individuals)

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Section 2 - Featured Bassett: SNP DNA tests for the Bassetts of Cornwall and Staffordshire

The current y-chromosome markers for the Bassetts of Staffordshire and Cornwall, who share similar results are shown below. In a joint project to find out more about these Bassetts and to see if they do indeed share a common ancestor, we did some further DNA testing on six of the kits.

Latest Developments in DNA Testing by Neville Bassett

Until now we have all been using STR (Short Tandem Repeat) markers to piece together our family histories. In some cases this has proven definitive, but in many cases there are still tantalising links that have not been established, or complete brick walls that seem unscaleable. Very few participants have used SNP tests (Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism, pronounced “snip”). In part this is because in the past many SNP tests have only been able to suggest broad trends in population genetics. For example in June 2007 we reported a SNP test from the #2B Thomas Bassett of Virginia family which indicated this family originated in the Balkans in Eastern Europe. Their SNP (I1b) dated from the Last Glacial Maximum some 20,000 years ago.

However there has been much work done in the last few years tracing the human tree from “Adam” down though all its various branches to the present day. New SNPs are being discovered monthly. For example, back in 2006 there were only 17 SNPs known within the R1b haplogroup. The current ISOGG tree now has 148 SNPs “downstream” from R1b, serving to subdivide the haplogroup into ever more well-defined “clades”. Best of all, the dates of the mutations defining some of these SNPs are moving into the timeframe of most interest to genealogists, the period when surnames began to be adopted.

SNPs also have an advantage compared to STR mutations, in that SNP mutations are basically “for ever”. STR marker values can however increase or decrease with each “transmission event”. Over time this can mean that two participants might end up with very similar STR values whereas their awfully-great-grandparents had less similar values. (Imagine two people standing in the Arrivals Hall at Union Station Los Angeles. STRs can only tell you that they have arrived at the same place, but SNPs are like their train tickets which tell you that one person came from New York, but the other travelled from Seattle).

This month we can report a case which illustrates the effective use of SNPs. The Bassetts of Cornwall (lines 149B, 52B, 44B and 177B) have been known for several years to have similar STR values to the Bassetts of Staffordshire (lines 33B and 263B) and possibly to Thomas Bassett of Connecticut (line 3B). It was suspected that there was a connection several hundred years ago, but with no paper trail. Keith Bassett (#2851) and his brother Neville decided to test this connection using SNPs. Firstly Keith’s “terminal SNP” was determined, by means of a “Deep Clade” test from FTDNA (which gave a result of P312+), followed by two tests of individual SNPs (which showed Keith to be DF19+ and L644+). As there are no SNPs known at this stage to be downstream from L644, this is Keith’s terminal SNP. A current diagram of the R1b-P312 tree can be seen at http://www.familytreedna.com/public/atlantic-r1b1c/default.aspx?section=results .

Having established the terminal SNP, it then became feasible to prove or disprove links to other family lines at relatively low cost ($39 per SNP). These tests showed that the Bassetts of Redruth (#2851), St Enoder (#7007) and Helston (#77522) in Cornwall all had the same positive terminal SNP L644. (The Bassetts of Lanreath (# 3034 would very likely share the L644 SNP). They were however unrelated to the other family lines in Staffordshire and Connecticut.

The L644 SNP is of particular interest for three reasons. It is a fairly rare SNP, with only 13 family names out of about 2,000 in the R1b-P312 Project known or suspected to be positive for it. It is a very recent SNP. Wim Verelst (Co-administrator of that Project) has suggested that the mutation that defines it first appeared between 760AD and 960AD (although the timing may change as more results come through). Further, Wim suggests that the SNP appears to have developed in northern Germany or Denmark, but then travelled to the British Isles. The timing suggests that it could not have been involved in the Anglo-Saxon invasions of England, but is more likely to have come via the Norman Conquest.

Having proven the relatedness of the Cornwall Bassetts by the L644 SNP tests, more value can then be extracted from the earlier STR results. In particular, it is interesting that kits #2851 and #77522 share a common ancestor despite a mismatch of 5 markers out of 37. The STR mutation rate was calculated for the Cornwall Bassett family through three well-documented St Enoder lines. On average, one STR mutation was found to occur (out of 37 markers) for every ten “transmission events” (that is, every 5 generations). For the two Redruth lines, the mutation rate was zero over 7 generations, but this may reflect a mutation followed by a back-mutation. Other families which are L644+ have one STR mutation every 10 to 11 transmission events (5 or so generations). This suggests that the Most Recent Common Ancestor of  kits #2851 and #77522 lived 20 to 25 generations ago and had the name Bassett/Basset. This estimate can be improved if more kits are upgraded to 67 rather than 37 markers.

The earliest Bassett known to have lived in Cornwall was a descendant of Osmund Basset (first noted in 1117, 25 generations ago), who founded the family of the Bassets of Tehidy. Osmund Basset appears to be from a Norman family with an estate at Montreuil-au-Houlme in Normandy, but there is no direct evidence of his parentage. The rarity of the L644 SNP, its young age (and hence its apparent arrival in England with the Norman Conquest), and the age of the common ancestor for the Cornwall Bassetts provide strong evidence that the Cornwall Bassetts are descended from the Bassets of Tehidy.

SNP testing can be seen to have been a cost-effective way of proving and disproving links. Although we do not know the terminal SNP of the Staffordshire Bassetts, we do know it is not L644, and they are therefore unrelated to the Cornwall Bassetts within historical times. Similarly we do know the terminal SNP of the Bassetts of Bodiam (L2+), so they too are not related to the Cornwall Bassetts either (although they may be related to the Staffordshire Bassetts.

Although STR testing can give ambiguous results, it provides the best guide as to which SNPs to test for. The final decision to try L644 as the terminal SNP was based on the fact that an “STR motif” of  DYS385b=15 and DYS481=23 is a strong guide for a positive L644 result (but only for those who are P312+). As DYS481 only appears in the 67-marker STR test, it is very helpful to have STR tests done to 67 markers rather than 37. Having 67 markers also greatly improves the accuracy of calculations of the Time to Most Common Recent Ancestor.

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Section 3 - Featured Bassett: Emma Neal Bassett, Educator

Emma Neal 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
Joseph Bassett (b. 1722) and wife Sarah Hawkins
Samuel Bassett (b. 1766) and wife Sally Atwell
Clark Bassett (b. 1810) and wife Mary Malvina Hanford

Cornell Alumni News, November 18, 1920

The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y., Wednesday, November 3, 1920
Vicinity Deaths
Miss Emma Bassett

PAINTED POST , Nov. 3 – Word comes of the death Tuesday noon of Miss Emma Bassett, B.A., M.A., formerly of this village, who for thirty years was head of the house and teacher of history in Northfield Seminary, Massachusetts. She had been ill for some time at the home of her niece, Mrs. Minnie Bassett Morse, at Morristown, Pa., where she passed away. Her age was 61 years.

Miss Bassett was the daughter of Clark and Mary Hanford Bassett, who came from Delaware County, N.Y., to Coopers Plains in 1856. She was born on the homestead farm, Feb. 6, 1859.

In 1884 she was graduated from Cornell University, and in 1890 she received a master’s degree from her Alma Mater, beginning work the same year at Northfield Seminary, the famous Moody School for Girls.
Twice Miss Bassett went abroad, remaining on one trip about six months in Spain, Italy and Greece and for about a like time on the other trip in England.

She was a woman of marked culture and refinement, and an earnest Christian character. She was a deep student. She retained her membership in the Presbyterian Church at Painted Post.

She leaves one sister, Mrs. Matilda Wallace, of Canandaigua, N.Y., and three brothers, Samuel C. Bassett, of Nebraska, Benjamin C. Bassett, of Painted Post, and George S. Bassett, Coopers Plains.

The body will arrive in Corning at 8:37 o’clock, Thursday morning, and be taken to the family home at Coopers Plains, where the funeral will be held at two o’clock, Friday afternoon, in the presence of relatives and immediate friends. The Rev. John Knox will officiate.

Interment will be made in the family plot at Coopers Plains.

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Section 4 - Featured Bassett: Benjamin Bassett, Druggist

Benjamin 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
Benjamin Bassett (b. 1740) and wife Molly Hinman
Benjamin Bassett (b. 1782) and wife Juliet Strang
Benjamin Strang Bassett

Benjamin Bassett, The Highland Democrat, 25 Sep 1915

The Highland Democrat, Saturday, September 25, 1915
Benjamin Bassett

Benjamin Bassett, a well known resident of this town, and a druggist for more than thirty-five years, died at his home, 216 Fremont street, on Wednesday evening. He had been ill about three weeks with pneumonia.

Mr. Bassett was born in this village, March 27, 1840, the son of Dr. Benjamin Bassett, a practicing physician in Peekskill for twenty-nine years, and Juliet Strang. His education was obtained at the Peekskill Military Academy under Principal Albert Wells.
Leaving school at the age of nineteen, the deceased became a clerk in the drug store of Seth H. Mead. Six years later he left the drug store and went with the Peekskill Plow Works, where he remained nearly nine years. In the spring of 1874 he formed a partnership with Charles McCutchen, and udder the firm name of McCutchen & Bassett they opened a drug store in the building now occupied by Charles E. Tweedy. later they opened a branch store on the corner of Central avenue and North Division street. In 1883 the partnership was dissolved and Mr. McCutchen went to Tarrytown. Mr. Bassett conducted the business alone, later moving to the store at 43 North Division street, where he continued until April 1, 1909, when failing health caused by steady confinement to store duties made it necessary for him to retire. Since that time he has engaged in no active business.

Mr. Bassett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church many years. In early life he was an active worker in the Sunday school of the Second Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member at that time. He had no fraternal connections.
In politics, Mr. Bassett was known as an independent, and never held political office.

In 1866 Mr. Bassett married Caroline Montross. They had three children, two girls and a boy. Mrs. Bassett died in 1882. On May 29, 1884, Mr. Bassett married Mrs. M. Douglas. She survives him. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Juliet Brinckerhoff, of Stamford, Conn., and Miss Lulu Bassett, of Groton, Conn.

The funeral services will be held from his late residence this (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. B.H. Everitt officiating. The interment will be at Hillside.

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Section 5 - Featured Bassett: Charles Olmstead Bassett, opera singer

Charles Olmstead 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
John Bassett (b. 17210) and wife Naomi Wooster
Edward Bassett (b. 1751) and wife Hannah Lum
Elliott Bassett (b. 1780's) and wife Sarah Pagnmon
Edward P. Bassett (b. 1819) and wife Cornelia
Charles Olmstead Bassett (b. 1856)

Charles O. Bassett, born Toledo Ohio

A Year of Opera at the Castle Square Theatre
From May 6, 1895 to May 6, 1896
By Charles Elwell French
(Includes picture of Charles O. Bassett)

Charles O. Bassett was born in Toledo, O. He made several amateur appearances there, his most ambitious being in a production of “The Chimes of Normandy.” Encouraged by his successes, he sailed abroad, and began studying in Italy. His teacher for three years was Vannuccini, in Florence, and for six months he studied with Lamperti in Milan. His first professional engagement was in Italy, and he filled engagements successively in seven theatres there, including the Dal Verme in Milan, the Tiatro dell Muse in Ancona, the theatres in Viadana and Pisa, and the Tiatro Nvoro in Florence.

His American debut in Italian was at the Academy of Music, New York, where he sang under Mapleson’s management with Mmes. Patti, Sealchi and others. His American debut in English was in “Faust” at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, with the American Opera Company. He has been a member of the following companies: New York Casino, on year; The Bostonians, one season; the American Opera Company, the National Opera Company, Charles E. Locke’s National Opera Company and Gustav Hinrich’s America Opera Company, one year each; the Summer Opera Company for three seasons, in Philadelphia; the Boston Ideal Opera Company, one season, and the Duff Opera Company, three years.

Mr. Bassett has been the original in English in America of the following parts in the operas named: Assad in Goldmark’s “Queen of Sheba,” Turridu in Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rustleana;” Clement in Missager’s “Bascohe” and in Edward’s “King Rene’s Daughter.” Altogether he has done forty-two grand and twenty light operas. He has sung at concerts in London twice to royalty – once to Princess Mary of Teck, and once to her daughter Princess May, now Duchess of York the prospective Queen of England. His voice reaches high C when in its usual condition. His favorite opera is “Lohengrin,” and for a solo he prefers the aria from “Lakme.” His favorite part is Don Jose in “Carmen”. He joined the Castle Square Company for the first time in February of this year, signing Ralph Rackstraw in “Pinafore.”

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Section 6 - Featured Bassett: Emmet W. Bassett

Emmett W. Bassett descends from William H. Bassett of Henry County, Virginia as follows:

William H. Bassett (b. 1846) and wife Lucy Jane Staples
John Henry Bassett (b. 1876) and wife Mary T.
Emmett W. Bassett (b. 1921)

The River Reporter
October 9, 2013
Emmett W. Bassett

Emmett W. Bassett, the first African American to obtain a doctoral degree in dairy technology, died at home on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He was 92.

He was a member of the medical school faculty of Columbia University and then the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, from which he retired as an associate professor in the department of microbiology in 1987. He was one of the last living students trained by George Washington Carver. Like others of his generation, Dr. Bassett combined his professional life with enduring activism in civil rights, from his boyhood defense of the Scottsboro boys, to the March on Washington. His preference was for neighborhood activism, which he pursued in education, health and community affairs in the Washington Heights/Inwood section of New York City and Sullivan County, where he made his home in later years. He served on his local New York City Community Board, the Manhattan Advisory Council of the New York State Commission for Human Rights. He later helped found the Human Rights Commission of Sullivan County. In his book “Barack Obama,” David Maraniss recounted an encounter of Dr. Bassett with a youthful Barack Obama.

He was born in 1921 in Henry County, Virginia near the town of Martinsville. His primary education was in a one-room schoolhouse where classes frequently were suspended either because there was no teacher or because children were needed for farm labor. At 16, he enrolled at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. When he won a National Youth Administration scholarship, he was able to give up his job milking cows each morning. This sponsorship supported a research assistantship and he worked for George Washington Carver, who encouraged him to pursue a higher degree in the sciences.

But the Second World War interrupted any possibility of further education. His service in the U.S. Army quartermaster corps brought him in touch with blacks from the North, often considerably older than he. At one point, his roommate was Robert Ming, a black lawyer already credentialed to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. Such encounters with well-educated blacks showed the inadequacy of his southern segregated education. He resolved to continue his education after the war, thus joining the great migration out of the south. In 1950, he entered the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and in 1955 he was awarded a doctoral degree in dairy technology from Ohio State University.

In his later years, as Alzheimer’s disease overtook him, he focused on gardening at which he remained active into his 90s. He also told more stories about his Virginia childhood. His gardening prowess had been noted since childhood. When he was about eight years old, a neighbor remarked on his ability, noting that if it were still slave times he would have fetched $1,000. Young Emmett replied, “No I wouldn’t because they would have had to kill me before they could sell me!”

He leaves his wife, Priscilla Tietjen Bassett, three children, Mary Bassett, Jonathan Bassett and Lydia Tyner, all of New York City, as well as three grandchildren.

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Section 7 - Featured Bassett: Bassett & Widdifield marriage certificate (1865)

William R. Bassett descends from #243 Elijah Bassett as follows:

Elijah Bassett and wife Margaret
Isaac Bassett (b. 1818) and wife Sarah Widdifield
William R. Bassett and wife Harriet Widdifield

Provided by Randy Bassett, great-great-grandson of William R. Bassett

Section 8 - New family lines combined or added since the last newsletter

No lines have been combined/eliminated or added since the last newsletter.

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Section 9 - DNA project update

An article on our latest SNP tests can be seen in section 2 of this months newsletter.

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