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Melinda Bassett[1, 2]

Female 1805 - Aft 1870  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Melinda Bassett 
    Born 8 Feb 1805  Simpson, Franklin, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    AFN Q5L7-CS 
    Also Known As Malinda 
    _UID 8C062FB3C6E1D743916665BC96B1AE71B30B 
    Died AFT. 1870 
    Notes 
    • SOURCES:
      BIRTH: 1829 Family Bible held by Ronald Bassett: " Melinda Bassett was born February the 8th 1805"
    Person ID I731  7B William Bassett of Cross Plains, Indiana
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2011 

    Father William Bassett, Sr.,   b. 18 Apr 1755, Limpsfield, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1840, Cross Plains, Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Margaret McQuiddy,   b. 1768, , Spotsylvania, Virgina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1844, Cross Plains, Brown Twp, Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1786  , Mercer, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • SOURCES
      1. ! LDS microfilm 0191840, Mercer County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Book, 1786-1797; Loose Papers, 1786? 1794. Also printed in the McQuiddy Family History, CH 63, pages 379-406
      Handwritten note on one side of a sheet of paper: "Know all men by these Presents that we William Bassett & John Mcquire are held & firmly bound unto Patrick Henry Esq Govr of Virginia in the sum of fifty pounds Current Money to the payment Where of to be made to the said Governor or his Successors We bind ourselves our Heirs Ex'ors Adm'ors jointly & severally firmly these presents Sealed with our seals & dated this 22nd day of November 1786. The Condition of the above Obligation is such that [whereas a]* marriage shortly intended to be solemnized Between William Bassett & Margret Mcquidy for Which a Licence was issued now if there [be]** no Lawful Cause to obstruct the Marriage then this Obligation to be Void or Else to Remain in full. William Bassett {seal} John Mcquidy {seal}
      Sealed & Delivered in Presence of John Warren."
      * Illegible on original, so wording provided is from similar bonds found in same source.
      ** Word missing on original, word taken from other bonds in same source.
      Handwritten on a separate scrap of paper: "I fully give my Consent for Mr. Wm Bassett to get licence to Marey my Daughter Marget given under my hand this 22 November 1786. Mary Mcquidey." [Note: Peggy was age 17 or 18]

      2. Mercer County Register, vol. 1, page 4 (LDS film 0192267) has: 1786, Nov. 22 - William Bassett + Margaret McQuiddy, by James Smith. But book Early Marriage Records of Mercer County, compiled by the Jane McAfee Chapter NSDAR, of Harrodsburg, Ky., shows: 1786, Nov. 22 - Bassett, Wm. and Margt McGurdy, minister shown as Rice.

      3. (Will McGuire Jan 2007)
      The Reverend David Rice was known as the patriarch of Presbyterianism in Kentucky, he founded several small Presbyterian churches but is best known as the founder of the Presbyterian Church at Crab Orchard in Lincoln County in 1783, David Rice was previously the first minister of the Peaks of Otter Presbyterian Church in Bedford County, VA in 1774, Lawrence McGuire and family were founding members of that early church before the war.

      4. Note from Merritt Mullen (Desc. from Nancy ROE Bassett):
      "It is interesting that the Bond was made by William Basset and John Mcquire, but was signed by William Bassett and John Mcquidy. I suspect the Mcquire was just a mistake. The concent given by Margaret's mother, Mary, indicates that Margaret was underage and that her father was dead, both consistant with the data we have."

      5. Note by Ronald Bassett: The 1829 Bassett family bible clearly states Wm & Peggy were married on 27 Nov. 1786. I will assume that they had to take out the marriage bond/license prior to being married.

      6. Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 <http://www.ancestry.com>
      Spouse 1: Bassett, Wm. Spouse 2: McGurdy, Margt.
      Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1786 Marriage Location: Kentucky Mercer County
      Source Information: Dodd, Jordan. Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Kentucky.

      LDS Sealing performed at the Oakland Temple on 2 April 1992 by Ronald & Jackqualyn Bassett.
      Other sealings:
      Sealing to Spouse: 10 MAR 1993 PROVO Margaret Peggy McGurty
      Sealing to Spouse: 06 JUL 1993 JRIVE MARGARET MC GURDY [3]
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Dowers,   b. 1798, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1827  , Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Notes 
    • Indiana, Ripley County Marriage Index, Ancestry.com Basset, Malinda married Dowers, Henry on 29 Mar 1827 in Ripley County, Indiana

      Basset, Malinda Spouse: Henry Dowers Marriage Date: Mar 29, 1827 Location: Ripley Co., Indiana Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT Microfilm: 1311944

      Indiana Marriages to 1850 shows date as 27 Mar 1829
    Children 
    +1. Simon Peter Dowers,   b. 1828, ,Ripley, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cynthia Ann Dowers,   b. 1830, ,,Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Jacob Dowers,   b. 1831, ,,Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. James Dowers,   b. 1834, ,,Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +5. William Dowers,   b. Nov 1835, ,,Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Elizabeth Mary Dowers,   b. 1838, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Matilda Dowers,   b. 1841, , , Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S15] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch).

    3. [S4] Bassett Family Bible, (Printed in 1829).

    4. [S37] 1850 US Census.

    5. [S4] Bassett Family Bible, (Printed in 1829).
      Owned by Ronald L. Bassett

    6. [S1057] Kentucky Marriages to 1850, (Ancestry.com).

    7. [S1055] Ripley Co., IN, Index of Marriages.

    8. [S17] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997).

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