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Smokey (#46797246)
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Bio Photo R. "Smokey" Bassett is the great-grand nephew of Col. Jabez Banbury, one of the founders of Pasadena, CA.
A retired Air Force MSgt and GS-12, with 18 years in USAF Public Affairs. A seasoned family history researcher that has taught and done research for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His primary research includes the BANBURY Family of Cornwall Eng.,and Pasadena CA, with links to members in Ohio and Canada.
His BASSETT line comes from Wm BASSETT, ARW veteran with Col. Baylor's 3rd Light Dragoons.
As of Jan 2012 the Bassett's live in Rocklin CA.

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added headstone photo
Added by LyndaBentz on Jun 01, 2016 12:39 PM
Rose Klix
RE: Nancy (Shreve) Bassett & Elmeda (Bassett) Wyant
Second try,
Hi, again,
I don't use Catherine as my first name anymore and I added my married name Klix. So, now I go by Rose Klix.
I am grateful for the photographs you sent me a few years ago. I believe they are all the ones you mention. It looks like your information is all the same as what I have. I'll double check when I have a bit more time. I think Joshua is buried in Wall, Pennington county, SD, but his headstone doesn't appear to be up on Find A Grave yet.
Thank you any way.
Added by Rose Klix on Feb 06, 2014 5:07 PM
Rose Klix
RE: Nancy (Shreve) Bassett & Elmeda (Bassett) Wyant
Hi, again,
I don't use
Added by Rose Klix on Feb 06, 2014 5:04 PM
Rose Klix
Nancy (Shreve) Bassett & Elmeda (Bassett) Wyant
Hi, Smokey,
I noticed you listed with a remembrance to William Bassett. Do you know where Nancy (Shreve) Bassett is buried? Also do you know where Elmeda (Bassett) Wyant and her husband Joshua E Wyant are buried?
Thank you.
Added by Rose Klix on Feb 06, 2014 1:35 PM
In your notes on Thomas you quote the following
"Thomas Banbury was born at Launcells, Cornwall, England, emigrated to US in 1841.
1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration, New York:
Thos Banbury Arrival Date: Apr 18, 1843 Age: 48, Port of Arrival: New York, Port of Departure: Liverpool, Place of Origin: England Ship: Sheridan."

If he left England in 1841 and arrived in 1843 he must have been a slow swimmer!

The Thomas Banbury who came on the "Sheridan" was born 1790 and was married to Elizabeth Paynter and they settled in Ontario Canada and had six children.

The two Thomas's were cousins.
Added by worldwidebanbury on Feb 07, 2013 12:54 PM
Curtis Huffman
Allen's in Forest Hill
The Allen family plot in Block 8 of Forest Hill Cemetery is one of the largest I've seen. From what I remember there were probably 30 plots. In reviewing my photos by looking at the order of the photos nd the deign of the stones, the following surnames may be associated with the Allens: Morris, Wiedenmann, Hedding, McClanahan. Cooper.
Added by Curtis Huffman on Jul 05, 2012 8:18 PM
As family historian for the Banbury Family of Pasadena CA can you throw some light on the birth date of Jabez. On this site it is given as 1831 but records lodged with the Wesleyan Methodist Registry in London UK show he was baptised on the 25 Mar 1829 at Holsworthy Methodist Church in Devon UK and was born on 4 Mar 1829.

Added by worldwidebanbury on Jan 15, 2012 3:41 AM
Puffer pics
Thanks Smokey for the pics you posted on the Puffer/Bassett line. Wonderful stuff

Added by NCDave on Jan 03, 2012 7:02 PM
Thomas Banbury 1788-1873
You quote on his page the following:
Thos Banbury Arrival Date: Apr 18, 1843 Age: 48, Port of Arrival: New York, Port of Departure: Liverpool, Place of Origin: England Ship: Sheridan.
Yet you quote his date of birth as Dec. 20, 1788
a difference of 7 years!
Added by worldwidebanbury on Jan 03, 2012 10:48 AM
Thomas M Banbury
You have the following information on his page:

Death Information: 29 Jun 1883, Iowa City, Johnson, IA. Cemetery: Oakland Cemetery, Location: Iowa City, Johnson, IA.

But you have his death shown as June 25th 1883.

Have you information that shows the Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records to be incorrect, if so could you supply the source and we will correct our records.
Added by worldwidebanbury on Jan 03, 2012 10:33 AM
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