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Thomas Bassett[1, 2, 3]

Male 1834 - 1899  (64 years)


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  • Name Thomas Bassett 
    Born 11 Sep 1834  Cross Plains, Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    AFN QC9D-FB 
    Also Known As Glidden 
    Census 1850  Brown, Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID C5F0738902CFDE4CBE686C6AE330B552C22E 
    Died 2 Jul 1899  Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    • SOURCES
      BIRTH: Birth date from 1829 Bible held by Ronald Bassett: "Thomas Bassett was bornd Septmber 11th 1834"
      DEATH:
      1. Western Union Telegraph Company: Received at 2pm, 6-28-1899 [28 June 1899] at Cedar Rapids Iowa. To: Wm Bassett, Bloomfield Iowa. "Thomas is still alive but sinking rapidly. {signed} A.O. Bassett.
      On back: No. 1203 Third ago S. H. Bassett, PO Box 296, Oelivein, Fayette Co. Iowa
      West Cedar Rapids. S.W. Bassett Vinton PO Box 546 Benton Co. Iowa

      2.OBIT: The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Mon., July 3, 1899, p. 5, col. 3.
      Passing Of A Pioneer. Death of Thomas Bassett at 1:50 Sunday Morning. At 1:50 Sunday morning occurred the death of Thomas Bassett, at his home on Third avenue west, after a long illness, at the age of 65 years. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. F. M. Archer officiating, and the remains were laid at rest in Linwood cemetery. The deceased was born September 11, 1834, in Ripley county Indiana. On July 5, 1854, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Margaret Gilliland, who died November 1, 1897. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bassett removed to Iowa, locating near Ely, where they resided until September 1890, when they removed to this city. Mr. Bassett is survived by ten children, Samuel H., Sherman W., Newton C., Robert F., Thomas C., Oscar A., Cora V. Bassett, Mrs. W. F. Yeager, Mr. Alice Hutton and Mrs. Sarah Beam. He is also survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Nancy Bassett of Mt. Vernon, two sisters, Mrs. S. Z. Inglehart of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Mary Sinclair of Bloomfield, and one brother, William Bassett of the last named place. Mr. Bassett was one of the progressive farmers of Linn county and retired upon a competence to enjoy his latter years.
      BURIAL:
      1. Linnwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, Iowa (US GenWeb)
      Tombstone Records of Linn County, Iowa, Page, 16: Cemetery: Linwood - Thomas Bassett, Birth Date: 1834, Death Date: 1899,
      - Elizabeth M. Bassett 1836 1897 , Neil W. Bassett 1903 1933

      2. Find-A-Grave.com:
      Thomas Bassett, Birth: Sep. 11, 1834, Ripley County, Indiana, USA Death: Nov. 1, 1897n[?], Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
      The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Mon., July 3, 1899, p. 5, col. 3.
      Headstone Inscriptions: - Elizabeth M. Bassett Sept. 16, 1838 - Nov. 1, 1897. - Thomas Bassett Sept. 11, 1834 - July 2, 1899. Burial: Linwood Cemetery , Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA Plot: 8th block of the 2nd addition

      1850 US Census
      Thomas Bassett shown in Brown Twp, Ripley Co, IN, Pg 300. At age 15, lists place of birth Ohio

      1856 Iowa State Census
      Basset, Thomas, Brown Co.
      1856 State Census Linn County Index
      Contributed by, Kathleen Weatherwax ©2003 All rights reserved American History and Genealogy Project

      1860 US Census
      Thomas Bassett, Head, 25, 1834, born in Indiana , living in Brown, Linn, Iowa, Male, Farmer, $2400, $420.
      - Elizabeth Bassett, wife, 22, 1837, Indiana, Female
      - Sarah Bassett, 4, 1855, Iowa , Female
      - Samuel Bassett, 2, 1857, Iowa , Male
      - Alice Bassett. 5 mo (abt 20 Jan 1860) Iowa , Female
      Post Office: Springville. Image Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Brown, Linn, Iowa; Roll: M653_332; Page: 111; Image: 112.

      1870 US Census
      Thomas Bassett, M, W, 37(7 Aug 1870), born IN, Farmer
      Elizabeth Bassett, wife, F, W, 33, 1837, Indiana
      Sarah Bassett,15, F, W, IA
      Saul (Samuel) Bassett, 13, M, W, IA
      Alice Bassett. 10, F, W, IA
      James, 7, M, W, IA
      Sherman, 5, M, W, IA
      Newton, 2, M, W, IA
      Thomas, 2 mo, M, W, IA [born July 1870] State: Iowa County: LINN Locale: PUTNAM TWP, Post Office: Cedar Rapids Series: M593 Roll: 405 Part: 1 Page: 388A,, Post Office: Cedar Rapids. Roll: M593_405 Page: 388 Image: 702 Year: 1870.Taken 7 August 1870

      1880 US Census
      Thomas BASSETT, 46 Est year: <1834> place: IN Occupation: Farmer, Marital status: Married Race: White Male, Head of household: Thomas BASSETT Father's birthplace: IN Mother's birthplace: IN
      Elizabeth Bassett, wife, 42, W, F, IN
      Sherman, 15, son, M, W, IA
      Newton, 13, son, M, W, IA
      Robert, 10, son, M, W, IA
      Thomas C, 7, son, M, W, IA
      Eva, 5, dau, F, W, IA
      Oscar, 2, son, M, W, IA
      Cora, 3 mo, dau, F, W, IA [born March 1880]
      Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Putnam, Linn, Iowa; Roll: T9_351; Family History Film: 1254351; Page: 351C; Enumeration District: 274; Image: 0704. Taken 17 June 1880.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. History of Linn County,1878, Iowa, Chicago: Western Historical Company, LaCrosse: Brookhaven Press, 2001: Bassett, Thomas page 780.
      A History of Linn County, Iowa, containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c., a Biographical Directory of its Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Linn County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c.
      Biographical Directory, Putnam Township.
      Thomas Bassett: Farmer, Sec. 31; P. O. Ely; born in Ripley Co., Ind., in September, 1834. Married Elizabeth Gilliland in 1855; she was born in Ripley Co., Ind., in 1838; moved to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1855; they have had ten children, eight living--Sarah, Samuel, Alice, Sherman, Newton, Robert, Thomas and Eva; James deceased. Mr. Bassett owns 275 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. Bassett are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Bassett was one of the early pioneers of Linn Co., Iowa.

      2. Cross Plains Baptist Church (Brown Twp., Ripley Co.) The Cross Plains Baptist Church was founded May 18, 1843 when ten men and eleven women joined and associated with the Laughery Baptist Association. The History of Switzerland Co. (p. 1162) reports that Cross Plains grew out of Brushy Fork Baptist Church, which also produced Cross Plains' first minister, the Rev. Robert Stevenson who was ordained at Brushy Fork and who preached in so many churches in Southeastern Indiana. At this point, Stevenson had not yet been ordained.
      The action is reflected in the Brushy Fork minutes of the third Saturday in April 1843 which report that "the church granted Several members of dismission namely, Augustus Lathrop and wife, Henry Reed and wife and Samuel Reed and wife and Gerua D. Grover. Second the church has agreed to send six of her members to the Cross planes to aid in Constituting of a church namely John Mathis, John Christie, Robert Stevenson, Alfred Miles, Joseph Voyles, Wm Wicuff." (Punctuation added)
      The original church structure was completed in June 1844 and is still in use. George A. .and Mary Roberts sold the trustees one acre for $12 on Dec. 25, 1845 in the N1/2 NW1/4 Section 28 Twp. 6N Range 12E (Ripley Co. Deed Book M p. 499.) The trustees were Augustus Lathrop, William Bassett and Thomas Bassett. The church joined the Long Run Baptist Association on the third Saturday September 1852. Messengers were J.M. Nicholson and John Bassett. The church reported forty members at the time. The church graveyard dates from at least February 1855 when it is first mentioned in church records.
      http://myindianahome.net/gen/jeff/records/church/chscott1.html

      3. Civil War - Military Service There is a Thomas Bassett listed in Ripley Co., IN, Civil War Veterans: rank of Corp, in the 146th Regiment, A Co., mustered out on 14 Feb 1865, from Cross Plains, IN.
      <http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unininf8.htm>
      146th Regiment Infantry - Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in March 9, 1865. Left State for Harper's Ferry, W. Va., March 11. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah. Duty at Charleston, Winchester, Stevenson's Depot, Jordan's Springs and Summit Point until July 27. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., July 27, and assigned to duty in the Military District of Delaware by detachments. Mustered out at Baltimore, Md., August 31, 1865.
      Lost 31 by disease during service.

      FamilySearchâ„¢ Pedigree Resource Files:
      1. Compact Disc #117 Pin #956209
      Submitter: Paul & Stephani PRICE, 5533 S. Walden Glen Dr. Murray, UT 84123
      2. Compact Disc #58 Pin #486308
      Submitter: Lola Rosella NEWTON WETHERBEE PERKINS 217 Ash St Henderson Nevada 89015

      CHRISTENING: Other LDS Ordinances:
      Baptism: 19 JUN 1992 WASHI
      Endowment: 06 NOV 1993 SDIEG/ 3 Dec 1941
      Sealing to Parents: 08 JAN 1994 SDIEG
      WILLIAM BASSETT / NANCY SHREVE
      LDS Relative/Proxy: Anthony Woodward Ivins, Ronald D. Ellingson
    Person ID I28  7B William Bassett of Cross Plains, Indiana
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2011 

    Father William H Bassett, Jr.,   b. 8 Oct 1808, Simpson, Franklin, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1877, Mount Vernon, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Nancy Shreve,   b. 10 May 1814, ,,Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, , Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Marriage License 17 Jun 1829  , Ripley, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Married 18 Jun 1829  , Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • Indiana, Ripley County Marriage Index: Basset, William married Shrieve, Nancy on 17 Jun 1829 in Ripley County, Indiana. (This may be the license date - as family bible shows 18 June: From 1829 Bible held by Ronald Bassett: "William Bassett and his wife Nancy Bassett was maried June the 18th 1829,"

      Indiana Marriages to 1850 shows License Given 14 June 1829.

      Ripley County, Indiana Marriage Records
      William Bassett Nancy Shreve 17 Jun 1829 - lic. issued, no return

      Basset, William Spouse: Nancy Shrieve Marriage Date: Jun 17, 1829, Location: Ripley Co., Indiana Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Microfilm: 1311944

      From 1829 Bible held by Ronald Bassett: "William Bassett and his wife Nancy Bassett was maried June the 18th 1829"


      Additional Sealing to Spouse:
      09 APR 1992, OAKLA, NANCY SHREVE(Performed by Ronald Bassett)
      28 APR 1993, PROVO, Nancy Shreves
      11 FEB 1992, WASHI, NANCY SHREVE

    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Margaret Gilliland,   b. 16 Sep 1838, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1897, of Putnam, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1854  Cross Plains, Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • LDS IGI shows: ELIZABETH GLIDDEN <1834> Marriage: JUL 1855, Cross Plains, Ripley, Indiana
      LDS Ordinances: Sealing to Spouse: 11 FEB 1992 WASHI ELIZABETH GLIDDEN



      Elizabeth Glidden
      Birth: About 1838 Of, , Ripley, Indiana
      LDS Ordinances:
      Baptism: 14 NOV 2003 NZEAL
      Endowment: 03 DEC 2003 NZEAL
      Spouse: Thomas Bassett Marriage: JUL 1855 Cross Plains, Ripley, Indiana

      Sherman Bassett Pedigree
      Male

      Birth: About 1865 , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 30 JAN 2004 NZEAL


      : 12 MAR 2005 NZEAL


      : CLEARED




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      6. Newton Bassett Pedigree
      Male

      Birth: About 1868 , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 30 JAN 2004 NZEAL


      : 16 MAR 2005 NZEAL


      : 03 DEC 2005 NZEAL




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      7. Robert Thomas Bassett Pedigree
      Male

      Birth: 1870 , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 24 JAN 2004 NZEAL


      : 16 MAR 2005 NZEAL


      : 14 DEC 2005 NZEAL




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      8. Thomas C. Bassett Pedigree
      Male

      Birth: About 1873 Putnam, , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 30 JAN 2004 NZEAL


      : 15 MAR 2005 NZEAL


      : 14 DEC 2005 NZEAL




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      9. Eva Bassett Pedigree
      Female

      Birth: About 1875 Putnam, , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 13 NOV 2003 NZEAL


      : 09 DEC 2003 NZEAL


      : 26 APR 2004 NZEAL




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      10. Oscar Bassett Pedigree
      Male

      Birth: About 1878 Putnam, , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 29 JAN 2004 NZEAL


      : 20 SEP 2004 NZEAL


      : 02 APR 2005 NZEAL




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      11. Cora Bassett Pedigree
      Female

      Birth: 1880 Putnam, , Linn, Iowa
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      LDS Ordinances


      : 11 NOV 2003 NZEAL


      : 06 DEC 2003 NZEAL


      : 24 APR 2004 NZEAL
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Margaret Bassett,   b. Abt Jul 1856, , , Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Samuel Henry Bassett,   b. 19 Dec 1857, Des Moines , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1923  (Age 65 years)
    +3. Alice J Bassett,   b. 1860, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James G. M. C. Bassett,   b. 19 Dec 1863, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1875, , ,Linn,Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +5. William Sherman Bassett,   b. 16 Aug 1865, Ely, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1934, Vinton, Benton, Iowa,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +6. Newton Charles Bassett,   b. Apr 1867, Ely, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1938, Des Moines, Polk , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +7. Robert Thomas Bassett,   b. Jul 1870, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Thomas Clark Bassett,   b. 29 Sep 1872, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 64 years)
    +9. Eva V Bassett,   b. 21 Feb 1875, Ely, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1953, Park Ridge,Cook,Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +10. Oscar A Bassett,   b. Mar 1878, , Dubuque, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age ~ 66 years)
     11. Cora V Bassett,   b. 24 Mar 1880, Putnam, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1961, Arkansas Pass, San Patricio ,Texas,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Bassett Family Bible, (Printed in 1829).

    2. [S42] 1880 US Census, US Gov., (Ancestry.com), LDS FHL film 1254351.
      Putnam, Linn, Iowa
      National Archives film T9-0351, page 351C

    3. [S7] Bassett Family Bible, (Printed in 1829).

    4. [S12] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    5. [S39] 1860 US Census.

    6. [S40] WPA Graves Registration.

    7. [S41] Linnwood Cemetery, American History and Genealogy Project, (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/cem/linnwoodcem.htm).

    8. [S783] Find A Grave. com, (http://www.findagrave.com).

    9. [S36] Genealogy and History of the Shreve Family from 1641, The, Allen, L. P., (1901).

    10. [S1055] Ripley Co., IN, Index of Marriages.
      Index shows marriage was on 17 June 1829, this may be the license date.

    11. [S1056] Indiana Marriages to 1850, Ancestry.com.