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  • Name Mrs. Cordie Rover 
    Gender Female 
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    • Madisonville, Kentucky, Hustler
      Friday, 28 Feb 1896
      Baby Dead
      Our people sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Bassett in the loss by death of their little boy, an only child, last week. The little bud of promise was but for a few days and then gently passed away.

      Hopkins County, Kentucky
      Volume I - 1988
      The Bassett family was a prominent family in Kentucky having lived here for many years, since the great grandparents of Amos Bassett came in the early 1800's.
      Amos (1815-1899), the second son of Captain John Stout Bassett, served as Deputy Sheriff of Bracken County before coming to Hopkins County in 1841. He married Lucy Waller Nesbit on Sept. 20, 1842. They had eleven children: Lucien, George, William (Bud), Mark K., Elijah, Laura, Samuel, Jenny, Fannie, John and Jessie.
      (I) Lucien married Agnes Pritchett and his children were: James, Alvin Gordon and Mary Lee Bassett.
      (II) George (1846-1914) was unmarried. George, William and Elijah owned a livery stable and saw mill in Hopkins Co. George had a contract to do the first paving of Madisonville streets.
      (III) William (Bud), farmer and sawmill owner, married Josie Fugate. Their children were: Hirom, Lucy, Lizzie, Sammie, Cordie and Nina (1) Hirom married Ella Wilson and they had three children: (1a) Mary Ruth who married B.L. Hobgood, parents of Byron Lee Hobgood, Attorney, and Carolyn Williams (deceased). (1b) Hiram Jr., who married Mary Etta Beeny, parents of Michael and Beverly Bassett. (2) Lucy, unmarried, reared the family of her sister, Sammie Bassett Tapp (deceased). (3) Lizzie (1894-1910). (4) Sammie married Willis J. Tapp and their children were: (4a) W.R. (Bob) Tapp (deceased) married Mary Eleanor Huston. (4b) Josephine Tapp married Samuel James Baker (deceased). They had one daughter (deceased). (4c) Margaret Tapp married Hugh Davis Noe and had two children, Sarah Noe Davis and Sam Noe. (5) Cordie married James Rich. (6) Nina married Hal Jackson Tapp and their children were: (6a) Lucy Bassett Tapp married Walter C. Hopkins - children Thomas W. Hopkins, Louisville, KY, and Peggy Hopkins Landini, Washington, D.C. (6b) Betsy Tapp of Louisville, KY.
      (IV) Mary K. married Dr. Mandely Winstead and their children were: Kate and Amos.
      (V) Elijah married Mrs. Cordie Rover and at her death married Margaret Bull.
      (VI) Laura (1855-1858).
      (VII) Samuel married Mary Jones and had one child, Elizabeth, who married Fred Earhart whose children were: Ann Earhart and Charles Earhart.
      (VIII) Jenny married Yateman Johnson and had two children: (1) Lucien married Myrtle Tucker and had four children - Sarah Alice, Ray, Frank and Roy. (2) Lucy married R.L. Ferguson.
      (IX) Fannie married Ed Kirkwood and had three children: (1) George Bassett Kirkwood (married). (2) Willis Kirkwood. (3) Nan Kirkwood married Mr. Beard and at his death Mr. Shaw. One daughter, Frances, now deceased.
      (X) John married Sally Morgan and their children were: (1) Fannie Waller married Lana Graham. (2) Mildred married Strother Branson. (3) Mary Ellen married Robert Nixon. (4) Elijah married Ruth Crick. (5) Sarah married Mr. Wilkerson.
      (XI) Jessie married Alvin Sisk and had six children: (1) Samuel Bassett Sisk, (2) Bart Sisk, (3) Hanson Sisk, (4) Alvin Sisk, Jr., married Grace Jones, (5) Jessie Sisk married Ferguson Brown and (6) Louise Sisk married Mr. Newkirk.
      Submitted by Margaret Tapp Noe and Lucy Tapp Hopkins.

      Hopkins County, Kentucky Volume I - 1988
      John Stout Bassett
      Captain John Stout Bassett was born 22 Jun 1791 near Washington (formerly Bassett), PA, as his family migrated from Hunterdon County, New Jersey, to Kentucky. His parents were Amos and Susan Stout Bassett who were with General Symmes' party that came down the Ohio River to found Cincinnati. The Bassetts stopped at Limestone, now Maysville, and lived in Mason and Bracken Counties, KY. John served for 28 years as sheriff of Bracken County. In 1841 he and his family moved to Hopkins County where he bought a farm near Anton.
      On 24 Mar 1811 John Bassett married Jane Rogerson, daughter of William Rogerson, and they had eight children. They were Elijah, Amos, James, William P., Elizabeth, Susan, Emily and Jane Rogerson Bassett. Elijah is discussed in another article. William P. never married; Elizabeth married John Margness Pearl, Jr.; Susan married Lonny Niblick and Emily married William H. Hewlett. All four of these children died as young adults and are buried in the Bassett cemetery near Anton.
      Amos Bassett was born 15 Sep 1815 and married Lucy Waller Nesbit on 20 Sept. 1842. He had farms near Madisonville and members of this family have been prominent in Hopkins County since 1841. The children of Amos and Lucy were Lucien who married Agnes Prithcett, George never married, William "Bud" married Josei Fugate, Mary K. married Dr. Mandley B. Winstead, Elijah married Margaret Elizabeth Bull and then Mrs. Cordie rover, Laura A. died young, Samuel married Mary Jones, Jenny married Yateman Johnson, Fannie Waller married Ed Kirkwood, John married Sally Morgan and Jessie married Alvin D. Sisk. The Amos Bassett family owned a large tract of land in Madisonville called "Bassett Hill". It ran from Price Street east across what is now Highway 41 and contained two family-owned livery stables, a sawmill and a slaughter house. George Bassett had the first contract to pave streets in Madisonville. The residence of Byron Hobgood on Price Street is on the site of the home of his great-grandfather, William "Bud" Bassett. Byron is President and his uncle, Hiram Bassett, is Secretary-Treasurer of the Bassett-Anton Community Cemetery Association.
      James Bassett was the first of the family to come to West Kentucky. Soon after receiving his certificate to practice medicine in 1840, he rode westward to seek a location. He settled in Providence, then in Hopkins County. He married Frances America S. Given, daughter of Eleazer and Mary Eveline Savage Sittler Given. They had no children.
      Jane Rogerson Bassett was born 23 May 1828 and married Joe Smith Thomas on 7 Feb 1848. Their only daughter, Emma, married Henry Burle Williams and they had nine children. Jane and Joe Thomas lived in Hopkins County and are buried in the Bassett Cemetery near Anton.
      Submitted by Wm. Kerr Bassett
    Person ID I540  8B John Bassett of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2012 

    Family Elijah Bassett,   b. 14 Dec 1851/1852, Hopkins County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1926  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1884  Hopkins County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Bassett,   b. Feb 1896,   d. Feb 1896  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart