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Thomas Bassett
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1696
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1758
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

Son of Thomas Bassett who was born 10 December 1668 in New Kent County, Virginia & died there 20 April 1720. His mother, Elinor Bassett died in New Kent County 3 September 1713.

From "Tidewater Families of the New World & Their Westward Migrations", Anne Bassett Stanley Chatham, Historical Publications.

Thomas Bassett & his son Nathaniel left Cumberland County, Virginia in 1750 and settled near Augusta, Georgia. They took various parcels of land on the Savannah River. Locales mentioned are the Mouth of Lalot's Creek, Mouth of the Little Canaughway, & land 4 miles below the town of Augusta.

Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia: "On the petition of Thomas Bassett, Nathaniel Bassett, Jr, Thomas Tinsley, Cornelius Tinsley, Peter, John & Thomas Elmore, Leave is granted them to take up 50,000 acres of land to begin in the forks of the Mississippi River (now the Savannah River) and to run up and down both the said Forks and down the main River supposed to lie in Augusta County upon paying down the Rights for the same." There is evidence that this land was being given to them due to military service - see "Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774", Murtie June Clark, p. 572, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1986.

One should note that Thomas Bassett (father)died in Georgia & his son Nathaniel returned to Virginia. He died there in 1794 and is buried in Bassett Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.

Other children were:
Frances Bassett b. 7 Mar 1728 & m. Joseph Chatwin 18 Feb 1746

Mary Bassett

Elizabeth Bassett b. 12 Mar 1732; d. May 1819 in Mercer County, Kentucky m. Allen Burton

Thomas Bassett (1737-1781) d. Clarke County, Alabama
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lydia Howle Bassett (1701 - 1754)*
 
 Children:
  Nathaniel Bassett (1721 - 1794)*
  Thomas Bassett (1737 - 1782)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Anna Jaech
Record added: Aug 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116033489
Thomas Bassett
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I have in records that Thomas Bassett 1departed London, England, 6-10-1635 for Va. Ship "True Love" settled in Va. His decendants settled in Ga., Ala. Washington Co. They married into the Sullivan family, located in Washington co. Ala. and Smith county Mi...(Read more)
- Shirley Elizabeth Little Vicich
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
 
 
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