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Nan Kirkwood


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  • Name Nan Kirkwood 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 71D6C6180E8D2645902C05D72C29E3B0ABEC 
    • 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.
    Person ID I905  8B John Bassett of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2012 

    Father Ed Kirkwood 
    Mother Fannie Waller Bassett,   b. 12 Apr 1863,   d. 17 Oct 1923  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Beard 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Shaw 
     1. Frances Shaw
     2. Shaw
     3. Shaw
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart