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Howard Bassett, Sr.

Male 1840 - 1894  (54 years)

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  • Name Howard Bassett 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1 Aug 1840  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 4C23FECDC8DD614A931DED1E5010B2C51C7D 
    Died 23 Sep 1894 
    • Howard Bassett served as a Captain in Company A, 24th New Jersey, on 3 Sep 1862.

      1850 Federal Census of Manninngton Township, Salem County, New Hampshire (28 Sep 1850)
      David Bassett - 37 - M - New Jersey - Farmer
      Mary L. - 28 - F - Pennsylvania
      Charles E. - 11 - M - New Jersey
      Howard - 9 - M - New Jersey
      Mary - 6 - F - New Jersey
      Walter - 5 - M - New Jersey
      Lydia - 3 - F - New Jersey

      1880 Federal Census of Pilesgrove, Salem County, New Jersey
      Howard Bassett - 39- M - NJ-NJ-NJ - Head - Farmer
      Clemence - 36 - F - NJ-NJ-NJ - Wife - Keeping House
      Eugene - 12 - M - NJ-NJ-NJ - Son - At Home
      Edward H. - 11 - M - NJ-NJ-NJ - Son - At Home
      M. Bessie - 9 - F - NJ-NJ-NJ - Daughter - At Home
      Gertrude W. - 7 - F - NJ-NJ-NJ - Daughter
      Clement H. - 5 - M - NJ-NJ-NJ - Son
      Anna Seiboldt - 20 - F - PA-PA-PA - Other - Servant
      Harriett Beckett - B - 14 - F - NJ-NJ-NJ - Other - Servant
      James Williams - B - 27 - M - NJ-NJ-NJ - Other - Works on Farm
      Saml. Beckett - B - 24 - M - NJ-NJ-NJ - Other - Works on Farm
      Jane Ballinger - 60 - F - NJ-NJ-NJ - Other

      Mrs. Clemence Bassett
      One of the old and honored colonial families of Salem county, New Jersey, the Bassetts, have been represented here for over two centuries. Following closely in the wake of the first few brave voyagers of Mayflower fame, the good ship "Fortune" plowed her way across the Atlantic ocean, in 1621, and among the courageous souls who thus sought a home and "freedom to worship God" in the new land of promise there were two young men by the name of Bassett - William and Joseph. Many of their descendants continue to dwell in the vicinity of Lynn and Boston, Massachusetts, where they landed, while others reside in Rhode Island and Connecticut. In 1691 William Bassett emigrated from Lynn to Salem, New Jersey, and here he and his posterity found happy homes and an abundance of this world's goods in return for their labors.
      One of the descendants of William Bassett was Howard Bassett, whose birth occurred in 1840, and who was a highly esteemed citizen of Pilesgrove township, this county. Born and reared within its boundaries, he took up the study of dentistry when a young man, but on account of ill health found it advisable to abandon the profession, and to seek the benefits of country out-door life. He accordingly turned his attention to agriculture. Among his lifelong friends and neighbors he was admired and beloved, and so far as is known, he possessed no enemies. Though he was a devoted member of the Friends' meeting, his love for the Union and the great causes at stake in the civil war led to his enlisting as a member of Company A, Twenty-fourth New Jersey Regiment, but when his country no longer needed the aid of her loyal sons he resumed his wonted place with the Society of Friends. At length the summons came to him that his earthly mission was at an end, and his eyes were closed in death five years ago, when he was in his fifty-fourth year.
      The marriage of Howard Bassett and Clemence Hinchman, of this county, was solemnized February 13, 1867. They became the parents of seven children namely: Eugene W., Edward H., Mary Elizabeth (wife of C.A. Mattison), Gertrude W., Clement H., Clara H., and Howard, who died at the age of six years, in 1893. Mrs. Bassett now makes her home with her aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Cawley, of Woodstown. The latter who was born November 23, 1815, is a daughter of Samuel and Jerusha (Smith) White. She received unusually excellent educational advantages for her day, as it was her privilege to attend Samuel Gourney's Boarding School, now St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, New Jersey, an institution under the supervision of the Society of Friends. For one of her years she is remarkably well preserved, her mind being as clear and keen as ever. She was married on the 8th of November, 1842, to Clement Hinchman, who met with a shocking death a few months afterwards, as he was caught in the cog-wheel of a mill at Sharpstown, and instantly killed. He was but twenty-five years of age and gave promise of becoming one of the best business men and leading citizens of this locality. His only child, Clemence, the subject of this sketch, was born subsequent to his death, and the sorrowing young mother named her in honor of the father who had met so cruel a fate. About twenty years afterward Mrs. Hinchman became the wife of William M. Cawley, the date of this event being January 6, 1864. Mr. Cawley was a native of Piles Grove township, his birth having taken place in 1819. He was orphaned at an early age and was self-educated and self-made, yet became a power in town and county affairs. He was a master in chancery and surveyor and conveyancer. He was summoned to the silent land November 8, 1875, when in the fifty-seventh year of his age. Both he and his wife were active in the promotion of rightiousness, and ever ready to lend a helping hand to the poor and needy.
    Person ID I1579  4B William Bassett of Lynn, Massachusetts
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2012 

    Father David Bassett,   b. 9 Apr 1814,   d. 24 Nov 1876  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Smith,   b. 8 Jun 1818,   d. 26 Dec 1882  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 5 May 1838 
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clemence A. Hinchman 
    Married 13 Feb 1867  Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Eugene Ward Bassett,   b. 15 Oct 1867,   d. Jan 1933, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Edward Hicks Bassett,   b. 17 May 1869
    +3. Mary Elizabeth Bassett,   b. Abt 1871
     4. Gertrude W. Bassett,   b. 16 May 1872
    +5. Clement H. Bassett,   b. 5 Apr 1875, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1966  (Age 90 years)
     6. Clara H. Bassett,   b. 12 Jun 1883
     7. Howard Bassett, Jr.,   b. 25 Jul 1886,   d. 3 Feb 1893  (Age 6 years)
    Family ID F541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] SMMH - Salem Monthly Meeting Hicksite.