WBassettgenealogy.htm

William Bassett, Sr. Family

William Bassett, Sr., the son of Michel Baset, was born on April 18, 1755 in Limpsfield, Surry, England. He was recruited by Col. George Baylor to serve in the Revolutionary
War from 1776-1779, as a trooper in the 3rd Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons, Captain Stith's Company.  He was wounded in the back by a bayonet at Tappen, New Jersey, during
the nighttime British attack known as "Baylor's Massacre".  William was placed on the pension roll in 1834 as a "Private of Cav" at $100 annual allocation.  He was one of three
troopers, who were memorialized during ceremonies held in September 2003 at Old Tappen, New Jersey recognizing the 225th anniversary of the massacre.  After his service in the Revolutionary
War, he migrated to Kentucky and settled near Craig's Station.

On November 17, 1786, in Mercer County, Kentucky, he married Margaret "Peggy" McQuiddy, daughter of David McQuiddy and Mary Todd.  Peggy bore ten children at their home in
Franklin County, Kentucky.  In November 1818, William sold 300 acres of land at Craig's Station for a sum of $1250 and moved his family to Brown Township, Cross Plains,
Ripley County, Indiana about 1819.  

William Bassett died on February 6, 1840 at Cross Plains in Ripley County. He and Peggy are buried on the family farm in Brown Township, Cross Plains, Ripley County, Indiana.

William Bassett and Margaret "Peggy" McQuiddy had the following children:

Nancy Roe Bassett was born on August 27, 1782 in Kentucky.  She was adopted and raised by William and Peggy until her
marriage in Franklin County, Kentucky on October 18, 1803, to Cassius Claxon, son of William James Claxon and Elizabeth Hall.  He was
born on April 7, 1782 in Virginia.  Cassius died on June 1, 1872 and Nancy followed on September 11, 1858.  Both are buried in Owen County,
Kentucky.
Thomas A. Bassett, Sr. was born on April 14, 1791 in Woodford County, Kentucky.  He married Mary Jackson, daughter of John C. Jackson,
on July 16, 1813 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  Mary was born in Kentucky in 1791.  Mary died on August 22, 1850 and Thomas followed on
April 14, 1853.  Both are buried at Cross Plains, Ripley County, Indiana.
James Basset was born on November 18, 1793 in Woodford County, Kentucky.  He married Dorcas Clark, daughter of Amos Clarke and Nancy
Anne Duvall, on October 30, 1815 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  Dorcas was born in 1803 in Kentucky and died after August 1850.  James died
of dysentery on July 18, 1850 at Cross Plains, Ripley County, Indiana and is buried in Ripley County.
Sarah Ann "Saly" Basset was born on January 13, 1796 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  She married George William Nicholson, son of ____?
Nicholson and Accah or Achsah, on September 29, 1813 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  George was born on March 24, 1789 in Hampshire
County, Virginia.  He died on June 24, 1865 and Saly on May 7, 1874.  Both are buried in the Nicholson Cemetery, Brown Township, Ripley
County, Indiana.
Elizabeth Basset was born on January 2, 1798 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  She married George W. Swisher, son of James Swisher and
Magdalena Tickel or Copp on May 20, 1819 in Ripley County, Indiana.  George was born in 1799 in Guilford County, North Carolina.  Elizabeth
died about 1831 in Vermilion County, Illinois and was buried at Martin Cemetery, Vermilion County, Illinois.  George died on December 10, 1852
in Vermilion County, Illinois and was buried in Swisher Cemetery, Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois.
Polly Basset was born on August 14, 1801 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  She married Azariah Jacob Dowers, son of Jacob Dowers, Jr. and
Elizabeth, on December 19, 1819 in Ripley County, Indiana.   Azariah was born on April 17, 1793 in Virginia.  Polly died on January 29, 1853 in
Ripley County, Indiana and is buried at Cross Plains Baptist Cemetery in Ripley County.  Azariah died on February 6, 1855 in Ripley County,
Indiana.
Rebecca Basset was born on September 13, 1803 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  She married Alva Wetherbee, son of James Wetherbee and
Susanna Vaughan on April 25, 1824 in Ripley County, Indiana.  Alva was born about 1804 in Kingsbury, Washington County, New York. Rebecca
died in 1853 in Ripley County, Indiana.  Alva died sometime after 1860 in Cass Township, Jones County, Iowa.
Malinda/Melinda  Basset was born on February 8, 1805 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  She married Henry Dowers, son of Jacob Dowers, Jr.
and Elizabeth, on March 29, 1827 in Ripley County, Indiana.  Henry was born in 1798 in Franklin County, Kentucky.
William H. Basset, Jr, was born on October 8, 1808 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  He married Nancy Shreve, daughter of Jonathan Shreve and
Elizabeth Myers on June 18, 1829, in Ripley County, Indiana.  Nancy was born on May 10, 1814 in Ohio.  William died on April 11, 1877 in
Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa and was buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Linn County.  Nancy died in 1905 in Linn County and was buried at
Martelle, Linn County, Iowa.
Harriet Basset was born on July 14, 1811 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  She married Reuben Dooley Wade, son of Dawson Wade, Jr. and
Nancy Rice on December 11, 1827 in Ripley County, Indiana.  Reuben was born on May 7, 1808 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
Reuben died on March 7, 1882 in Aldeo, Mercer County, Illinois and was buried in the Aledo Cemetery in Mercer County.  Harriet lived until
1900, when she died in Illinois.


Sources:

Information submitted by, R. Smokey Bassett
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