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About Charles Henry Bassett

Biographical Summary:

BASSETT, CHARLES HENRY (1828-1907) (son of Elias Bassett and Matilda Salter of Ossian, Allegany county, N. Y.). Born March 14, 1828, Ossian, N. Y. Came to Utah 1852.

  1. Married Mary Elizabeth Knight March 6, 1853, at Salt Lake City (daughter of Joseph Knight, Jr., and Betsy Covert), who was born June 16, 1836, in Clay county, Missouri, and came to Utah September 12, 1850, Thomas Johnson company.

Their children:

  • Mary Ellen born June 9, 1854, married L. B. Rodeback;
  • Melvie Amanda born July 28, 1856, married Charles Harvey Glines;
  • William Henry born March 14. 1858, married Marette Cook;
  • James Lester born January 26, 1860, died Infant;
  • Ernest Knight born June 13, 1861, married Lucy Goodwin;
  • Lutie C. born July 13, 1868, died infant;
  • Ruby Rosaltha born May 13, 1871, married Thomas S. Ashworth;
  • Roscoe Knight born May 28, 1874, died infant;
  • Lois Knight born April 13, 1879.

Family home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Member of 10th quorum seventies and high priest; missionary to Ohio 1854. Went to California 1866 for merchandise; bookkeeper General Tithing office, Salt Lake City, 20 years; merchant. Died February 26, 1907, Salt Lake City.

SOURCE: Esshom, Frank; "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"; Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company; 1913.

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Charles Henry Bassett's Timeline

1828
March 14, 1828
Ossian, Allegheny County, New York, United States
1846
December 13, 1846
Age 18
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States
1848
August 5, 1848
Age 20
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
1851
November 3, 1851
Age 23
Council Bluffs, Potawattamie, Iowa, United States
1854
March 4, 1854
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
June 9, 1854
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
November 1854
Age 26
1856
June 26, 1856
Age 28