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Harvey Foster Bassett

Male 1820 - Deceased


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  • Name Harvey Foster Bassett 
    Born 14 Jan 1820  Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Deceased 
    Buried UNKNOWN  Sandy Branch Cemetery, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Harvey was born and raised in Jefferson County, Indiana. He married
      there and his first six children were born there. After Mary died, he moved to
      Jackson county where he married again and there one child was bor
      In early 1858, Harvey moved his family to Foster Township, Mari
      County, Illinois. There he bought his first land. It was the SE of the NE
      and the N of the SE both in Section 22, the first being 40 acres and the
      second being 80 acres. And the S of the NW of Section 23, which consisted of
      80 acres. He paid $2,000 in cash on 22 Apr 1858 and paid the remaining $1,000
      on 9 Nov 1860. He bought the land from Richard & Sarah Vickry, who had bought
      it from the government. The Vickry's moved to Tarrant County, Texas. This land
      had very little improvements and was practically a wilderness. All it had was
      a log cabin to live in.
      Harvey joined the Union Army and was mustered into service at Salem,
      Marion County, Illinois on 18 Sep 1862, at the age of 42. He was in Company I
      of the 111th Illinois Infantry. They remained at Camp Marshall, Salem until 31
      Oct 1862 when it numbered 930 officers and enlisted me
      It is not known how long Harvey was in the war for sure. His so
      Algernon S. Bassett, went into the army and took his father's place under his
      father's name and therefore there is no record of when Harvey left or when
      Algernon went in. Algernon Sidney Bassett, better known as Sid, was in the
      army by January of 1865, because his diary comments on the war. Recorded as
      being mustered out 7 Jun 1865, but medical records have him being mustered out
      in July of 1865.
      After the war, Harvey bought more land until he had 320 acres of land
      in sections 15, 22, 23, and 27 of Foster Township. He built a nice two-story
      "Saltbox" style home on his land just south of the log cabin. It had two
      bedrooms upstairs and downstairs it had two bedrooms, a formal parlor and a
      dining-kitchen and a cellar. He also had a large barn and several out-
      buildings.
      Harvey and Sarah worked hard, as all Illinois farmers had to do, but
      they prospered and provided well for their children. Harvey had a live-
      hired hand named John Wheeler, who had been born in Kentucky and whose mother
      was from Ireland and father was from Scotland.
      After Harvey's death, Sarah continued to live in the homestead. Her
      son Elmer lived there with her and he took over the farm. She applied for a
      pension, which she received because she was a widow of a soldier. Sarah lived
      to see two of her children die, two of her grandchildren and one great-
      grandchild die. But also she lived to see 15 of her grandchildren born and six
      great-grandchildren.
      Politically, Harvey was a member of the Republican Party. He he
      several township offices and took a great interest in politics. The Bassetts
      were a highly respected and well-known family, thus carrying on the great name
      of Bassett.

      1860 Federal Census of Marion County, Illinois
      Harvey F. Basset 40 M Indiana Farmer
      Sarah 23 F Indiana
      Eugene S. 15 M Indiana
      Mary C. 11 F Indiana
      Sarah A. 9 F Indiana
      Arthina B. 3 F Indiana
      Erick H. 1 M Illinois

      1870 Federal Census of Marion County, Illinois
      Harvey Bassett 50 M Illinois
      Sarah 35 F Indiana
      Sarah 18 F Indiana
      Belle 12 F Indiana
      1870 Federal Census of Marion County, Illinois
      Ancil Bassett 10 M Illinois
      Lafayette 9 M Illinois
      Charles 1 M Illinois
      Sidney 25 M Illinois
      Ellen 21 F Illinois
    Person ID I05961  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2011 

    Father Elisha Bassett,   b. 28 Apr 1796, Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1860, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Foster,   b. 1794, Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 20 Feb 1816  Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Sullivan,   b. 18 Jul 1820,   d. 1 Apr 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1841  Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Harvey and Mary were married by Jacob M. Cox.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jane Bassett,   b. 18 Sep 1842,   d. 19 Sep 1842, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     2. Francis Ann Bassett,   b. 3 Apr 1844,   d. 4 Apr 1844, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Algernon Sidney Bassett,   b. 29 Mar 1845, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1935, Sarita, Kenedy County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Mary Catherine Bassett,   b. 5 Feb 1849, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1872, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Sarah Armilda Bassett,   b. 8 May 1851, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1883, Gainesville, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Natural]
     6. Permelia Bassett,   b. 2 Mar 1854, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1877, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F02696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Chilton,   b. 12 Oct 1835, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1907, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1856  Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Harvey and Sarah were married by William Gilluspy, Minister.
    Children 
    +1. Arthena Bell Bassett,   b. 16 Oct 1857, Bassett Homestead, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1918, Mossville Area, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Ancil Henry Bassett,   b. 22 Aug 1859, Bassett Homestead, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Kinmundy, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Natural]
    +3. LaFayette Bassett,   b. 4 Mar 1861, Bassett Homestead, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1937, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     4. Angle Bassett,   b. 22 Jan 1867,   d. 24 Jan 1867, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     5. Charles Bassett,   b. 18 Dec 1868,   d. 20 Feb 1877, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)  [Natural]
    +6. Elmer Bassett,   b. 29 Aug 1871, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1950, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F02697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart