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  • Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833 - 1908)
    Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833–1908) was an African American who was appointed United States Ambassador to Haiti in 1869. He was the first African-American diplomat. Ebenezer Bassett was appointe...
  • William Bassett, I (c.1532 - 1625)
    William Bassett I [Parents] was born 1514 in of, Uley, Gloucestershire, England. He died in Uley, Gloucester, England. William married Jane Ashe on 1558 in St Nicolas, Gloucester City, Gloucestershir...
  • Edward Bassett, Esq. (c.1558 - 1602)
  • Hannah Bassett (c.1622 - 1665)
    -------------------- Hannah Dickerman was born about 1622. She is the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor (Ellen) (Whittington) Dickerman. She married William Ives. Their first child was born when she w...
  • Rachel Bassett (1657 - 1744)
    Rachel Williston was b abt 1657, Taunton, Bristol, MA, d 12 Dec 1744, prob Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. Parents: Thomas Williston and ?? Married: on 9 Oct 1675, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA to Hon. Wi...

Many Bassetts in the United States can trace their ancestry to one of five early Bassett immigrants who arrived in New England during the seventeenth century. Little is known of the origins of these five early New England families. The immigrants were:

  1. William Bassett of Plymouth, Massachusetts, who arrived on the Fortune in 1621
  2. William Bassett of Lynn, Massachusetts, who arrived on the Abigail in 1635
  3. John Bassett of New Haven, Connecticut, who died there in 1652
  4. William Bassett of New Haven, Connecticut, who died there in 1684
  5. Thomas Bassett of Fairfield, Connecticut, who arrived on the Christian in 1635.

In addition to these New England Bassetts, many Bassetts in the South descend from Thomas Bassett of Virginia, who arrived on the Truelove in 1635, or from Francis Bassett, first seen in records in 1772 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, who later settled in Barnwell County, South Carolina.

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