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Samuel Staples Bassett
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1833
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1923
Monroe County
Missouri, USA

1860 Census, Jackson Township, Monroe County, MO
S. S. 26 b VA
Frances T. 22 b MO
George B. 3 b MO
T. G. 1 b MO
1880 Census, Paris, Monroe County, MO
Samuel S. 46 b VA Dry Goods Merchant
Fannie F. 43 b MO
George B. 23 b MO Lumber Merchant
Tandy G. 21 b MO Deputy Circuit Clerk
William 16 b MO
Stella 12 b MO
Frank 10 b MO
Mary 4 b MO
Arthur 1 b MO
THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Tue., Jan. 22, 1924, p. 7, cols. 5 & 6:
Samuel Staples Bassett was born in Henry County, Va. Oct. 29, 1839. He died at his home in Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, December 16, 1923, at the age of 90 years.
He was married to Frances Giddings on July 24, 1856. To this union there were born ten children, of whom seven survive.
Mrs. Bassett passed away January 8, 1913.
The surviving children are: George Bassett, Tandy G. Bassett, William H. Bassett, Frank B. Bassett, and Arthur Bassett. The daughters are: Mrs. Stella Grimes and Mrs. Mary Dyson. There are also two surviving brothers and one sister who reside in Moberly, Missouri.
Mr. Bassett was a graduate of the State University of Missouri. He continued his education in Bethany College, West Virginia where he completed, with honors, the classical and theoretical courses. While at Bethany he sat as a student in the class of the great teacher and preacher, Alexander Campbell.
He was at the time of his death, the oldest resident member of the Paris Christian Church. He had served it in the office of elder for over a half century.
All his life he was an unusually active man.
His acquaintances reached around the world.
He was a man of unusual mental and physical alertness and these qualities characterized his life until the end. Besides his immediate family, he leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his departure.
- T. V. Wood, Pastor. - Christian Standard.
Founders Cemetery:
Located at the north edge of downtown at Main St. and Smith St.. This is the first cemetery established in Paris, Missouri, just across the railroad tracks on Highway 24.
There are approximately 200 graves here that are still marked by stones. Many of the old pioneers have been moved to the new cemetery at Walnut Grove just a short distance north on Hwy. 24. 
Family links: 
  George Hairston Bassett (1806 - 1895)
  Columbia Renfro Staples Bassett (1814 - 1900)
  Frances Tandy Giddings Bassett (1837 - 1913)
  George B. Bassett (1857 - 1940)*
  Tandy G. Bassett (1859 - 1945)*
  William H. Bassett (1863 - 1948)*
  Stella Bassett Grimes (1868 - 1939)*
  Frank B. Bassett (1870 - 1940)*
  Mildred Bassett (1872 - 1878)*
  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
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
Plot: V-264
Maintained by: deegraver
Originally Created by: Randy Clark
Record added: May 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69604076
Samuel Staples Bassett
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Samuel Staples Bassett
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Samuel Staples Bassett
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