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Cornelius Bassett
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Birth: 1722
Chilmark
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1778
Chilmark
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA

CORNELIUS BASSETT, son of Samuel and Martha (Pease) Bassett, was born in 1722 and resided in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts. He was styled a gentleman. He m. LYDIA NORTON about 1746. She was born on June 21, 1726, the daughter of John and Hepsibah (Coffin) Norton. Lydia was living a widow in the 1790 U.S. census.

Cornelius Bassett was a distinguished person in civil and military affairs, being Colonel of the militia 1757-1762 and deputy sheriff 1768. He was selectman 1767-73 and was licensed as innholder 1762-73. He died on October 1, 1778 and administration of his estate was granted on December 11, 1778 to his sons Ebenezer and John. Inventory of 2228-3-3 indicated his great wealth. The estate was divided 1782.

Children of Corenlius Bassett and Lydia Norton:

i. Sarah, b. 13 Jan. 1747; m. Fortunatus Bassett on 9 Feb 1769.

ii. Sanuel, b. 18 March 1749.

iii. Ebenezer, b. 1751.

iv. John, b. 1753.

v. Martha, b. Sept. 1756; m. Nathan Bassett, Jr. on 19 June 1776.

vi. Mary,

vii. Lydia

viii. Norton, b. 22 May 1770.

Source: Charles Edward Banks, M.D., The History of Martha's Vineyard, (Boston, Massachusetts 1911; Dukes County Historical Society 1966), Vol. III, pp. 33-34.

Cornelius Bassett's gravestone was apparently intact in 1904 as it is recorded in Vital Records of Chilmark, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, published by the New-England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Mass. 1904) at p. 85, but no cemetery is mentioned:

Chilmark Deaths:

Bassett, Cornelius, Col., Oct. 1, 1778, in 56th y. GR

[GR = gravestone record]
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Bassett (1693 - 1770)
  Martha Pease Bassett (1696 - 1774)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Norton Bassett (1726 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Bassett Bassett (1747 - 1818)*
 
 Sibling:
  Sarah Bassett Norton (1718 - 1804)*
  Cornelius Bassett (1722 - 1778)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: John R.
Record added: Nov 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61223131
 

Brother of 6th Great Grandma Sarah (Bassett) Norton
- God Bless
 Added: Dec. 9, 2014
For my 7G Grandfather.
- Jarilyn
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
Remembering Cornelius
- Pam
 Added: Jan. 14, 2011
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