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Poet Powhatan Bassett
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1847
Randolph County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1936
Callaway County
Missouri, USA

Uncle Poet never married but was dearly loved by many nieces and nephews who said he was an adorable, kind man with a keen intellect and interest in all men. In 1898, when he was 51 he was appointed postmaster of Paris, Missouri.

He had eight brothers and one sister, Mary Virginia, who married Howard Pet Jennings. She was the only sibling to survive him. For most of his life, he was a farmer.

By 1874 Poet & Mr. Ubanks were tobacco dealers, advertising that they wanted 250 tons of tobacco for shipment to St. Louis.

In the 1890s Poet & Ed (perhaps Edwin) Bassett operated two tobacco barns in downtown Middle Grove. They raised tobacco themselves & were dealers as well, selling it in St. Louis when prices were right. During the busy season they employed about ten men to pack & ship the tobacco.

His tombstone has been broken off, but the base is in place.

Family links: 
  George Hairston Bassett (1806 - 1895)
  Columbia Renfro Staples Bassett (1814 - 1900)
  Samuel Staples Bassett (1833 - 1923)*
  Burrell B. Bassett (1835 - 1911)*
  John James Bassett (1837 - 1915)*
  Thomas Edward Bassett (1842 - 1916)*
  Poet Powhatan Bassett (1847 - 1936)
  Tennessee M. Bassett (1848 - 1919)*
  Robert Hairston Bassett (1850 - 1933)*
  Alexander Martin Bassett (1853 - 1928)*
  Mary Virginia Bassett Jennings (1856 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Randolph County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Anna Jaech
Record added: Aug 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115513401
Poet Powhatan Bassett
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Poet Powhatan Bassett
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- Uncle Poet came to be legendary
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014

- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014

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