|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1772|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1862|
New York, USA
WILLIAM BASSETT was born on July 11, 1772 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, and died on February 11, 1862 in Rushville, Yates County, New York. He was the first child and eldest son of FORTUNATUS BASSETT (1742-1778) and his wife SARAH BASSETT (1747-1818).
William married ANNA BLAIR in 1796 in Augusta (now town of Potter), Yates County, New York, the daughter of JOHN BLAIR (1743-1814) and ELIZABETH HALBERT (1751-1806). Anna was born on April 5, 1776 in Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts, and died on February 5, 1846 in Rushville, Yates County, New York.
From History and Directory of Yates County by Stafford C. Cleveland (Penn Yan, New York: 1873) Vol. II, pages 793-796:
"William BASSETT was born on the Island of Martha's Vineyard in 1772. He married Ann BLAIR of Chester, Mass., in 1796. She was born in 1776 and died in 1845. William BASSETT died in 1862. He left his paternal home very young, stopping in Connecticut until near manhood, when he came to Westmoreland and thence to Augusta in 1794, where he married and settled on the homestead farm near Rushville, on lot 11, farm range five. There they spent their days and reared their family of twelve children, ten of whom reached adult age, Nathaniel T., Polly, Sally, Emily, Alexander, Samuel, Calista, Betsy, Thomas H. and Anna.
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"William BASSETT was among the early founders of the Presbyterian Church at Rushville, and together with his wife, a life long member. He filled the office of Justice of the Peace many years, and various other positions in the town, always retaining the confidence of his neighbors and associates, and was always regarded as a worthy head and farther in the community where he had spent his adult life."
Children of WILLIAM BASSETT and ANNA BLAIR are:
i. JULIA A. BASSETT, died as infant.
ii. NATHANIEL T. BASSETT, b. Abt. 1799; d. February 6, 1863, Yates County, New York; m. JERUSHA HOYT; d. 1863, Evans, Erie County, New York.
iii. EMILY BASSETT, b. 1800, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. December 14, 1876, Yates County, New York.
iv. POLLY BASSETT, b. 1800, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. April 11, 1851, Gorman, Ontario County, New York; m. NATHANIEL SABIN, 1825, probably New York; b. April 6, 1788, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; d. July 24, 1849, Gorham, Ontario County, New York.
v. SALLY BASSETT, b. 1801, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. November 16, 1870, Yates County, New
York; m. DAVID GORDON; b. 1802, Rushville, Yates County, New York; d. January 19, 1890, Yates County, New York.
vi. ALEXANDER BASSETT, b. 1805, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. April 12, 1877, Potter, Yates County, New York; m. CYNTHIA D. PARKMAN, 1830, Potter, Yates County, New York; b. 1810, Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York; d. April 27, 1891, Yates County, New York.
vii. SAMUEL BASSETT, b. 1807, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. May 28, 1877, Yates County, New York.
viii. CALISTA D. BASSETT, b. 1809, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. January 15, 1846, Potter, Yates County, New York.
ix. BETSY BASSETT, b. 1811, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. May 3, 1889, Yates County, New York; m. WILLIAM P. BASSETT; b. Abt. 1825, New York; d. Aft. 1880.
x. THOMAS H. BASSETT, b. 1813, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. March 12, 1845, Yates County, New York; m. JULIA A. WOODBURY, Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana; b. October 14, 1814; d. October 12, 1844, Yates County, New York.
xi. ANNA BASSETT, b. 1818, Potter, Yates County, New York; d. September 27, 1871; m. BENJAMIN H. SABIN, November 7, 1840; b. January 28, 1813, Gorham, Ontario County, New York; d. December 1, 1890.
Fortunatus Bassett (1742 - 1778)
Sarah Bassett Bassett (1747 - 1818)
Anna Blair Bassett (1776 - 1846)*
Nathaniel T. Bassett (1799 - 1863)*
Polly Bassett Sabin (1800 - 1851)*
Sally Bassett Gordon (1801 - 1870)*
Sarah Bassett Gordon (1802 - 1865)*
Alexander Bassett (1805 - 1877)*
Emily Bassett (1806 - 1876)*
Calista Bassett (1809 - 1840)*
Thomas H. Bassett (1813 - 1845)*
Betsy Bassett Bassett (1814 - 1889)*
Anna Bassett Sabin (1818 - 1871)*
William Bassett (1772 - 1862)
Fortunatus Bassett (1775 - 1819)*
Cornelius Bassett (1778 - 1853)*
FEB. 11, 1862
AGED 89 YEARS
DIED FEB.5, 1846
AGED 70 YEARS
DIED AUG. 25, 1910
AGED 77 YEARS
New York, USA
Created by: John R.
Record added: Dec 26, 2009
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