When Harriet Cordelia Bassett was born on 13 September 1850, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Loren Elias Bassett Sr, was 41 and her mother, Huldah Dimeras Vaughn, was 42. She married George Hill on 13 December 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ulster, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Millville, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 2 October 1884, in Lewisville, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Lewisville Cemetery, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.
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.
Harriett Cordelia Bassett was born on 13 September 1850 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois to Loren Elias and Hulda Dimrus Vaughn Bassett. She was the fourth of five children,two girls and three boys. All …