David Edwin Bassett

Brief Life History of David Edwin

When David Edwin Bassett was born on 9 October 1846, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Loren Elias Bassett Sr, was 37 and his mother, Hulda Dimeras Vaughn, was 38. He married Eliza Jane Atkinson on 9 April 1867, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 17 February 1935, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Iona-Kane Cemetery, Kane, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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David Edwin Bassett
Eliza Jane Atkinson
Marriage: 9 April 1867
Alpheus Edwin Bassett
Eliza Ann Bassett
Susan Alzina Bassett
Lucinda Isabell Bassett
Appelton Henry Bassett
David Ezra Bassett
Lucetta Marie Bassett
Russel George Bassett
Nancy Maude Bassett
Harvey Delbert Bassett
Ona Louella Bassett
Herbert Leroy Bassett

Sources (50)

  • Edwin Bassett, „United States Census, 1880“
  • Edwin David Bassett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edwin H Bassett in entry for Eleanor Caroline Bassett Nield, "Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)

1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple

On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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