Elizabeth Bassett

24 April 1766–26 January 1845 (Age 78)
Salem, Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bassett was born on 24 April 1766, in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Bassett, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Lynch, was 25. She married Samuel H Smith on 1 February 1787, in Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 26 January 1845, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Friends Western Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel H Smith
Elizabeth Bassett
Marriage: 1 February 1787
Noah Smith
Daniel Bassett Smith
Samuel Smith
Sarah Basset Smith
Judith Smith
William J Smith
Nathan Smith
Samuel Smith
John Jacob Smith
Electa Smith
Hubbard S Smith

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  • Marriage
    1 February 1787Salem, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 10
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 21
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 7869;2007: 15200; 2010: 20482)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).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Elizabeth in entry for Nathan Smith and Margaret H Estlack, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • Elizabeh Bassett Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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