Mary Jane Bassett

3 June 1828–21 April 1885 (Age 56)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Bassett was born on 3 June 1828, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Simeon Bassett, was 33 and her mother, Effie Euphemia Tweedy, was 32. She married William W.S. Kerr on 5 November 1851, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. She died on 21 April 1885, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William W.S. Kerr
1827–1855
Mary Jane Bassett
1828–1885
Marriage: 5 November 1851

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 November 1851
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Simeon Bassett

    Male1794–1843Male

    Effie Euphemia Tweedy

    Female1795–1869Female

siblings

(10)

    Isaac Bassett

    Male1819–1895Male

    David C. Bassett

    Male1821–1873Male

    Robert Tweedy Bassett

    Male1823–1894Male

    Simeon Spencer Bassett

    Male1824–1858Male

    Sidney Danforth Bassett

    Male1826–1856Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1839 · Dueling Prohibited

Age 11

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.
1846

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from Old French basset, a diminutive of basse ‘low’, ‘short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary J Martin in household of William Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Carr in household of Effee Bassett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J Martin in household of William Martin, "United States Census, 1880"

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