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Martha Ann Collins

Female Abt 1869 - 1938  (~ 69 years)

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  • Name Martha Ann Collins 
    Born Abt 1869 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Dec 1938 
    • Family information at this time is sketchy about the second wife. Anna was dying from cancer. Martha took care of the children while Anna was dying and Edward was conceived. Martha then left for her home in Brown County to
      have Edward. He married Martha several weeks after his first wife died. Mortimer committed suicide several months after his second marriage and then Martha returned once again to Brown County.

      Probate box 447 #2297
      Shelby County, Courthouse
      Chas. Bassett vs Minerva Perry, et al
      Answer of Gan. As Litem
      Comes now, Daniel L. Wilson, Guardian ad litem for Mary Bassett, Auda Bassett,
      and Calvin Bassett defendants in the above entitled cause for answer to
      plaintiffs complaint denies each and every allegation therein, continued and
      asks that strick proof be made.
      David L. Wilson

      Box 447 #2297 Shelby County Courthouse
      I, Martha A. Bassett, widow of Mortimer Bassett, in consideration that
      I may hold the following property absolutely as my own To wi
      One black horse, one bay horse, one farm wagon, one red and whi
      spotted cow, one bedstead and bed and bedding therefor, part of the dishes
      and all of the chickens, the same having been the property of husband at his
      decease do for the consideration aforesaid and from love and respect for the
      said deceased and his children hereby release unto Minerva Perry, Mary
      Bassett, Auda Merl Bassett, and Claudie C. Bassett all by right to all and any
      other property of said Deceased including his real estate which is located in
      Shelby County, Indiana and describes as follows to wit: the north west quarter
      of the south half of the east half of the northeast quarter of section 12 in
      township (13) thirteen north in range 6 east containing 10 acres more or less.
      I hereby charge said property with the funeral expenses of said decent and by
      the acceptance here of said children or their representative shall come liable
      for said expense.
      I hereby waive all my right in all of said deceased property, real and
      personal except that retained by me as above, and waive and release my claims
      to the same, and all my interest there in as widow of said decedents including
      my statutory allowance of $500 and all other interest I have or may be
      entitled herein above forth.
      In witness whereof I hereby affix my hand and seal this 31 day of May

      The Shelby Democrat
      Thursday, December 29, 1938, page 1, column 2
      Bassett rites to be held Thursday

      Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Bassett, who died Tuesday at Madison,
      will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the home of the son, Edward
      Bassett, 574 West Taylor street. The Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor of the
      Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Miller cemetery,
      southwest of this city.

      Shelbyville Republican
      Wednesday, December 28, 1938, page 1, column 6
      Mrs. Bassett dies at Madison Tuesday
      Funeral of Native of County Not Arranged

      Mrs. Mattie Bassett, age sixty-nine, a native of Shelby county, died
      Tuesday at Madison. She had lived her entire life in this county until several
      months ago. A son, Edward Bassett, of 574 West Taylor street, is the on
      survivor. Mr. Bassett preceded his wife in death. The body will be brought
      here for services and burial. Complete arrangements will be announced later.
    Person ID I10470  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2011 

    Father Ephraim Collins,   d. Deceased 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Permelia Rebilee,   d. Deceased 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F04375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mortimer Bassett,   b. 1848,   d. 5 Jun 1895, Shelby County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1895  Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Edward Bassett,   b. 22 Nov 1893, Trafalgar, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1971, Batesville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F04374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart