Samuel Bassett

Male7 September 1756–27 December 1836

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Bassett was born on 7 September 1756, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Bassett, was 33 and his mother, Susannah Morris, was 27. He married Jerusha Hotchkiss on 30 October 1775, in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 27 December 1836, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel Bassett
Jerusha Hotchkiss
Marriage: 30 October 1775
David Bassett
Freeman C. Bassett
Polly Bassett
Anson H. Bassett
Joseph Bassett
Jerusha Hotchkiss Bassett
William N Bassett

Sources (9)

  • Samuel Bassett, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Samuel in entry for Polly Bassett, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Samuel Bassett, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    30 October 1775Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 20

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 20

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 25

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Old French basset ‘of low stature’, a diminutive of basse ‘low, short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

    Altered form of French Bessette 1 or Besset (see Bessette 2).

    History: William Bassett (c. 1598–1667) came to Plymouth, MA, from Kent, England, in the 1620s; c. 1650 he moved to Duxbury and subesequently to Bridgewater. He had many prominent descendants, among them one of the earliest families on Martha's Vineyard. — The surname Bassett of French origin (see 2 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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