Loren Elias Bassett Sr

Brief Life History of Loren Elias

When Loren Elias Bassett Sr was born on 5 March 1809, in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elias Bassett, was 28 and his mother, Lucy Gillett, was 30. He married Rachel English about 1828, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Ulster Township, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1860. In 1830, his occupation is listed as farmer in Iowa, United States. He died in June 1880, in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Providence City Cemetery, Providence, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Loren Elias Bassett Sr
Hulda Dimeras Vaughn
Marriage: 4 December 1843
Harlow Gillette Bassett
Elizabeth Bassett
Loren Elias Bassett Jr
David Edwin Bassett
Dimrus Delilah Bassett
Harriet Cordelia Bassett
Thardeus Bassett

Sources (42)

  • Lorin Bassett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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David Edwin Bassett Chapter from Gathering Scattered Tribes of Hulda Dimeras Vaughn

David Edwin Bassett was born 9 Oct 1846 – the second child of Loren Elias Bassett and Hulda Dimeras Vaughn Harmon. He was part of a “yours, mine, and ours” family, being Hulda’s eleventh child and Lo …

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