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George Hairston Bassett
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1806
Death: Oct. 9, 1895

The father of George Hairston Bassett, was Burwell Bassett b. 5 July 1767, Prince Edward County VA & d. 1 June 1815 in Henry County VA.  His mother was Mary (Polly) Hunter, b. 25 July 1777, Henry County, Virginia; d. 26 July 1866, Madison, Monroe County, Missouri.  They were married 25 Jan 1794.

Mary Hunter Bassett wrote "A band of about 40 settlers, mostly Bassetts and their relatives left Henry County, Virginia by wagon train with the expectation to buy cheap land in Missouri and engage in the raising of tobacco."  The women and children rode in wagons and the men walked to Wheeling, West Virginia.  From there boats carried them down the Ohio River to Cairo, Illlinois then up the Mississippi to Hannibal, Missouri.  From Hannibal the wagons carried them westward to the then thriving town of Middle Grove where they bought land.
Mrs. Bassett appears not to have been satisfied in Missouri.  She advised her son, Alexander, to stay in Virginia and she, herself, wanted to return and made elaborate plans but complications prevented her escape.  Her son, Alexander, remained in Henry county, where his children founded the highly successful Bassett Furniture Company.
Thanks to contributor Anna Jaech for the above information. 
Family links: 
  Burwell Bassett (1768 - 1816)
  Mary Hunter Bassett (1777 - 1866)
  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)*
  Martha Bassett Bassett*
  Alexander Hunter Bassett (1795 - 1880)*
  William Nathaniel Bassett (1804 - 1876)*
  William Nathaniel Bassett (1804 - 1876)**
  George Hairston Bassett (1806 - 1895)
  Burwell Bassett (1815 - 1845)**
  Burwell Bassett (1815 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Middle Grove Cemetery
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
Created by: PShannon
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
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George Hairston Bassett
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George Hairston Bassett
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George Hairston Bassett
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