Abigail Bassett

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Bassett was born on 24 October 1772, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elnathan Bassett, was 26 and her mother, Anna Southworth, was 24. She had at least 1 son with Nehemiah Holden II.

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Nehemiah Holden II
Abigail Bassett
Erastus Saurin Holden

Sources (8)

  • Abigail Basset, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abigail Bassett, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Birth Record for Abigail Bassett 24 October 1772 Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut

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




France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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