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Loren Elias Bassett

Male 1809 - Aft 1880  (> 71 years)


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  • Name Loren Elias Bassett 
    Born 5 Mar 1809  Granby, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 5D3284CC8AC5654BA60D8483E8FD00D24F71 
    Died Aft Jun 1880  Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 3B32543 Loren Elias Bassett, son of Elias and Lucy (Gillett) Bassett, was born 5 Mar 1809 in Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut. He died after June of 1880 in Providence, Cache County, Utah. He married (1) Rachel English, daughter of Captain Andrew and Rachel (Moore) English), around 1830, probably in Cortland or Onondaga County, New York. Rachel was born 9 Mar 1813. She died before 18 Jun 1839. He married (2) Hulda Dimrus Vaughn, daughter of George Cathles and Elizabeth (Morgan) Vaughn, in 1844. She was born 11 Feb 1808 in Elizabethtown, Lower Canada. She died 12 Oct 1886 in Clarkston, Cache County, Utah. They are both buried in Providence, Cache County, Utah.
      He is found in the 1850 census of Hancock County, Illinois, the 1856 state census of Union, Floyd County, Iowa, the 1860 census of Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa, the 1870 and 1880 census of Providence, Cache County, Utah.

      BIRTH: The birthdate, 5 March 1809, place of birth, Granby, Hartford, CT and parentage, Elisha Bassett and Lucy Gillette, comes from the Family Group Records - Main Record Section (Archive Record, LDS Family History Library), family group records of (1) Loren Elias Bassett (1809) and Rachel English, and (2) Elisha Bassett (1775) and Lucy Gillette.

      The Patriarchal Blessing Index (BYU film #392635) lists his birthdate as 3 Mar 1809 in Conn. and his parents as Elias and Lucy Bassett.

      The 3 March and 5 March different recordings of Loren Elias' birthdate may be the result of a clerical error when interpreting or recording the date.

      GIVEN NAME: Loren Elias' given name is listed as Lorin in the 1850, 1860, and 1880 censuses; and as Loren in the 1856 and 1870 censuses. His name is listed as Loren Elias on the family group records of Loren Elias Bassett (1809) and Rachel nee English and Elisha Bassett (1775) and Lucy nee Gillett filed in the Family Group Records - Main Record Section (Archive Record) Family Group Records and the Temple Record Index Bureau (TIB). In the patriarchal blessing index and the Endowment House sealing records it is spelled Loren. It is spelled both Loren and Lorin in the Cache County, Utah land records.

      FATHER'S GIVEN NAME: The given name of Loren Elias' father is recorded as Elisha on the family group record in the Family Group Records - Main Record Section (Archive Record) and on the Temple Record Index Bureau (TIB). It is spelled Elias in the Patriarchal Blessing Index. In the records of Cortland, Genesee, and Wyoming counties, NY, his name is listed as Elias Bassett.

      MARRIAGE TO RACHEL ENGLISH: No marriage record has been found for Loren Elias Bassett to Rachel English. It is likely that they were married about the year 1830 in either Cortland or Onondaga County, New York. See Family Group Records - Main Record Section (Archive Record), family group record of Loren Elias Bassett (1809) and Rachel nee English: "Loren Elias Bassett married to Rachel English."

      MARRIAGE TO HULDAH DIMRUS VAUGHN: A marriage record has not been found for this marriage. Loren Elias Bassett married Huldah Dimrus Vaughn Harmon after Alpheus Harmon died 17 Nov 1842 and before the first child of Loren Elias and Huldah was born 13 Oct 1844.

      DEATH: Loren Elias died after the June 1880 census was taken and before 20 July 1881 when his 2nd wife Huldah recorded their Providence property in Cache Co. land records. See the 1880 census of Providence, Cache, UT - En. Dist. 11, p. 2 (BYU film #1255336) and the Cache Co. Land Records, Book A p.168.

      CENSUS: Loren Elias Bassett was likely found in the 1820 and 1825 censuses listed with his parents. He may have been living in the Alfred & Roena Miles family when the 1830 census was taken. Loren Elias and his wife Huldah were found in the 1850, 1856, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses:

      In the 1820 census of Scott, Cortland, NY, p. 571 (BYU film #66) Loren Elias was likely one of the two males between 10 & 15 in the Elias Bassett household.

      In the 1825 state census of Scott, Cortland, NY (FHL film #843779) Loren Elias was likely one of the five males listed in the Elias Bassett household.

      In the 1830 census of Homer, Cortland, NY, p.124 (BYU film #88) Loren Elias could be the male between 15 & 20 years old listed in the Alfred Miles household.

      1850 Federal Census of Hancock County, Illinois
      Lorin Bassett 41 M Connecticut Farmer
      Huldah 43 F Canada
      Elizabeth 22 F Pennsylvania
      Alma Harmon 14 F Ohio
      Andrew Bassett 14 M Ohio
      Ammon Harmon 14 M Ohio
      Amalek Harmon 12 M Ohio
      Huldah Harmon 10 F Illinois
      Loring Bassett 6 M Illinois
      Edwin Bassett 4 M Illinois

      In the 1856 State Census of Union, Floyd, IA, p. 680 (BYU film #1021299) the Loren Elias Bassett household included: Loren Bassett, age 48, married, farmer, born Ct.; Huldah Bassett, age 48, married, born NY; Loren Bassett, age 11, born Ills.; Edwin Bassett, age 9, born Ills.; and Harriet C. Bassett, age 5, born Ills. This family had lived 1 year in the state of Iowa when this census was taken.

      1860 Federal Census of Rockford Township, Floyd County, Iowa (25 Jun 1860)
      Lorin l. Bassett 53 M Connecticut Farmer 1000 400
      Huldah Bassett 53 F New York
      Lorin Bassett 14 M Illinois
      Edwin Bassett 12 M Illinois
      Harriett Bassett 9 F Illinois
      William Berry 33 M New Hampshire Farmer
      Elizabeth Berry 32 F Pennsylvania
      Henry Berry 4 M Iowa

      1870 Fedral Census of Providence, Cache, Utah p. 133 (BYU film #553109) (20 July 1870)
      Bassett Loren 63 M Connecticut Farmer $250 $200
      Bassett Hulda 63 F Canada Keeping House

      1880 Fedral Census of Providence, Cache, Utah, En. Dist. 11; p. 2 (BYU Film #1255336) (1 June 1880)
      Bassett Loren M 70 Utah [sic] Father Connecticut Farmer
      Bassett Huldah F 73 Utah [sic] Wife Canada Canada

      MIGRATION TO UTAH: Loren Elias Bassett crossed the plains in the Alvus H. Patterson Company. They arrived in Salt Lake City 4 Sept. 1863. Trek included: Edwin Bassett age 16, Harriet Cordelia Bassett age 12, Huldah Dimrus Vaughn age 55, Loren Elias Bassett age 54, and Loren Elias Bassett age 18. See JOURNAL HISTORY, 4 Sep 1863, p. 5 and PIONEER WOMEN OF FAITH AND FORTITUDE, p. 178.
    Person ID I1100  3B Thomas Bassett of Connecticut
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2013 

    Father Elias Bassett,   b. 17 Mar 1780, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Bennington, Wyoming, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Lucy Gillett,   b. 11 Mar 1778, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840/1850, Bennington, Wyoming, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married of, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rachel English,   b. 9 Mar 1813, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Jun 1839  (Age < 26 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Leroy Bassett,   b. 1830, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen Martha Bassett,   b. 1832, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857  (Age 25 years)
    +3. Andrew Bassett,   b. 23 Jul 1835, , Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Louisa Jane Bassett,   b. 1837, , Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age 23 years)
    +5. Harlow Gillette Bassett,   b. 29 Mar 1838, Bennington, Genesee, (now Wyoming), New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1911, Ionia, Big Horn, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Huldah Dimrus Vaughn,   b. 11 Feb 1808, Elizabethtown, Lower Canada, Lower Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1886, Clarkston, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1844 
    Children 
    +1. Loren Elias Bassett, II,   b. 13 Oct 1844, , Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1915, Mendon, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. David Edwin Bassett,   b. 9 Oct 1846, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1935, Basin, Big Horn, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Dimrus Delila Bassett,   b. 15 Nov 1848, , Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, , Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Harriet Cordelia Bassett,   b. 30 Sep 1850, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1884, Lewisville, Fremont, (now Jefferson), Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Thardeus Bassett,   b. 13 Dec 1853, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart