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Richard Bassett

Male 1813 - 1867  (54 years)


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  • Name Richard Bassett 
    Born 1813  , , Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 44CE032EA66FB64583437645E94338B0E87F 
    Died 1865/1867  Aurora, Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 3B32545. Richard Bassett, son of Elias and Lucy (Gillette) Bassett, was born in 1813 in Hartford County, Connecticut. He was listed in the 1865 state census of Aurora, Erie County, New York. This census was taken 7 Jun 1865. On 28 Oct 1867, his wife was listed as Electa Norton. She had remarried by then. Richard must have died after Jun 1865 and before 28 Oct 1867. He married Electa about 1832 in Bennington, Genesee County, New York

      BIRTH: 1860 census verifies birthplace as Connecticut (see 1860 census listing below). The calculated year of birth from all the census findings ranges from 1810-1813.

      MARR.: No marriage record has been found for Richard Bassett to an Electa. Electa was found in the 1850 through 1865 censuses in the Richard Bassett household. See census listings below.

      DEATH: Richard was listed in the 1865 state census of Aurora, Erie, NY, p.3 BYU# 584487). This census was taken 7 June 1865. On 28 Oct 1867, his wife was listed as Electa Norton [apparently she had remarried] in land records of Erie Co., NY. Thus, Richard must have died after June 1865 and before 28 Oct 1867. See the land records of Erie County, NY, Quit-Claim Deed dated 28 Oct 1867

      CENSUS: Richard Bassett was likely found in the 1820, 1825, and possibly 1830 censuses living with his parents. He was found in the 1840, 1850, 1855, 1860, and 1865 censuses with his wife and their children:

      In the 1820 census of Scott, Cortland, NY, p.571 (BYU film #66) Richard Bassett was likely one of the two males under 10 years old included in the Elias Bassett household.

      In the 1825 state census of Scott, Cortland, NY (FHL film #843779) Richard Bassett was likely one of the 5 males living in the Elias Bassett household.

      In the 1830 census of Bennington, Genesee, NY, p.130 (BYU film #90) Richard Bassett was possibly the male between the age of 15 & 20 included in the Elias Bassett household. This entry could also pertain to his brother Alfred.

      In the 1840 census of Bennington, Genesee, NY, p. 50 (BYU #91) Richard was between the age of 30 and 40. Included in his household were a female between the age of 20 and 30 [likely Electa], two females between the age of 5 and 10, and a male and a female under 5.

      In the 1850 census of Chicktowaga, Erie, NY, p. 255 (BYU film #17075) the Richard Bassett household included: Richard Bassett, age 40, male, a farmer, real estate worth $700.00, born in Conn.; Electa Bassett, age 40, female, born in Conn.; Lucy A. Bassett, age 17, female, born in New York; George Bassett, age 14, male, born in New York; Jane Bassett, age 12, female, born in New York; Edwin Bassett, age 10, male, born in New York; and Lorin Bassett, age 4, male, born in New York. .

      In the 1855 state census the Richard Bassett family was living at Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, NY, p. 285, #46 (BYU film #583832). Richard Bassett, age 42, male, born in Madison County, lived 2 years in Yorkshire, frame home valued at $100.00, farmer, owner of land; Electa Bassett, his wife, age 43, born in Cortland County; George Bassett, child, age 18, male, born in Genesee County; Jane Bassett, child, age 15, female, born in Wyoming County; Edwin Bassett, child, age 13, male, born in Wyoming County; Lorin Bassett, child, age 9, male, born in Wyoming County; and Mariah Bassett, child, age 3, female, born in Erie County. This family had lived in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus for 2 years. In this census the birthplace of Richard is listed as Madison County and his wife's birthplace as Cortland, but most likely it was meant to be the opposite. Richard's parents lived in Cortland County before moving to Genesee County.NY C3)

      In the 1860 census the Richard Bassett family was living at Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, NY, p. 76 (BYU film #803725). Richard Bassett was age 49 and born in Conn. He was a farmer with real estate value worth $1,140 and personal property worth $400.00. His wife Electa was age 49 born in Conn., his son Edwin was age 19 and born in New York, his son Loren was age 14 and born in New York, and his daughter Mariah was age 9 born in New York.

      In the 1865 state census the Richard Bassett family was living at Aurora, Erie, NY, p. 3 (BYU film #825686) and included: Richard Bassett, age 53, m., farmer, born in Rhode Island; Electa Bassett, age 54, f., born in Rhode Island (Had 8 children.); and Maria Bassett, age 15, f., born in Erie County, NY. In the agricultural census Richard Bassett had 45 acres improved, 4 unimproved acres, cash value of farm worth $1900, cattle worth $450., and tools & implements worth $25. In 1864 no acres plowed, 4 acres plowed in 1865, in 1864 no acres improved, 20 acres in pasture in 1865, 20 acres in meadow in 1864 & 1865, 1 acre of oats sown in 1865, 2 acres of grain planted in 1865, 25 apple trees. Had 2 horses and 2 swine. No. of mich cows in 1864 was 2 and in 1865 also 2. No. of cows in 1864 was 2 and same in 1865. 2 years old and over was 2 in 1865. Value of poultry in 1865 was 5.

      LAND: Erie County, New York Land Records, Deed Book 89, p.103 (FHL film #590052): On 17 Jan 1840 Richard Bassett and his wife, Electa, of Lancaster, Erie County, New York bought 15 acres of land in the town of Chicktowaga from Appollos Hitchcock of Chicktowaga, Erie County for $250.00. This land was part of the tract of land called the Buffalo Creek Reservation, the north centre part of the east part of lot number 49 in township 10 in the 7th range. Bounded as follows: South by a line parallel to the south bounds of said lot number 49, 11 chains & 37 links; there from 27 chains & 26 links; West by a line parallel to the east bounds, 5 chains & 31 links; north by the north part of said lot 49, 27 chains & 26 links; and east by part of lot 44, 5 chains & 40 links. Containing 15 acres. Recorded 18 March 1847.

      Erie County, New York Land Records, Deed Book 132, p.191 (FHL film #590074): Richard Bassett and his wife, Electa, sold the above piece of land to John George Monate of the city of Buffalo, Erie County for $1,000.00 on 25 June 1852. Recorded the same date.

      Erie County, New York Land Records, Deed Book 305, p.83 (FHL film #590160): On 28 Oct 1867 Electa Norton late Bassett of the town of Aurora, Erie, NY sold land in Aurora to George Bassett for $1.00. Beginning at NE corner of lot 63 in Aurora running southerly on the east line of said lot, 42 chains & 68 links, thence westerly 8 chains & 8 links, thence southerly 3 chains, thence westerly 2 chains & 12 links, thence northerly 45 chains & 88 links to the south line of the big tree or middle road, thence east along the south line of said Middle road 10 chains & 15 links to beginning. Containing 45 acres. Recorded 3 Nov 1870.
    Person ID I1116  3B Thomas Bassett of Connecticut
    Last Modified 5 May 2015 

    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 Electa,   b. 1811, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1832  Bennington, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lucy Ann Bassett,   b. 1833, Bennington, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1875, , Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Dau Bassett,   b. 1830/1835, Bennington, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840/1850, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +3. George Adelbert Bassett,   b. 25 Sep 1836, Bennington, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1895, Thornapple, Barry, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +4. Jane Bassett,   b. 24 Oct 1839, Bennington, Genesee, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1884, Alpine, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +5. Edwin Bassett,   b. 23 May 1842, Bennington, Wyoming, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1927, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Loren Bassett,   b. 1846, , Wyoming, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mariah Bassett,   b. 1850/1852, , Erie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart