Edwin B. Bassett

April 28, 1819 - July 25, 1901

A pioneer of York Township, Edwin B. Bassett was born in Birkshear County, Massachusetts, a son to John and Hanna Bassett.[i]  The 1880 Census shows an E.B. Bassett at the age of 61.  The Edwin Bassett farm was located in Section 9.  From his son Byron's marriage record, Edwin Bassett's first wife was the former Mary Furlong.  Edwin Bassettís second wife (whom he later divorced) was Sophronia Lawrence (nee Windsor), Walter and Margaret Lawrence's mother.  Therefore, he was a step father to Margaret Benedict (nee Lawrence), Rollie Benedictís mother.  Edwin Bassett and Sophronia Lawrence were married on June 18, 1878.  Two of Edwin's sons, Edwin A. and Byron Bassett and his daughter-in-law, Carrie (nee Gardner) Bassett are also buried in York Cemetery.

[i] Clark County Marriage Records, Volume 2, Page 27, Line 44




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