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Burwell Bassett

  • Birth 18 Mar 1764 New Kent County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 26 Feb 1841 New Kent County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 10511851

U.S. Congressman. Born in New Kent County, Virginia, he was educated at the College of William and Mary, was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1787-89) and served in the Virginia State Senate, (1794-1805). In 1805, he was elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1813. He was again elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses, serving (1815-1819) and after his term, served again as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1819-21). He was again elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, serving (1821-29). He died in retirement at age 76 in New Kent County, Virginia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 22 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10511851
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Burwell Bassett (18 Mar 1764–26 Feb 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10511851, citing Eltham Plantation, Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .