Joseph Bassett Sr.

Joseph BASSETT Sr. (1680 – 1750) was Alex’s 8th Great Grandfather; one of 512  in this generation of the Shaw line.

Joseph Bassett Sr. was born in 1680 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Nathaniel BASSETT and Dorcas JOYCE. He married Susannah HOWES 27 Feb 1707 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. After Susannah died, he married Thankful Hallet 3 Dec 1719 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Joseph died 6 Jan 1750 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

Susannah Howes was born in 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Jeremiah HOWES and Sarah PRENCE. Susannah died 27 Feb 1719 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

Thankful Hallett was born in 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John Hallett and Mercy Howes. Thankful died 12 Aug 1736 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

Children of  Joseph and Susannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Sarah Bassett 10 Dec 1707
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
William Nickerson
 3 Jul 1736?
2. Joseph BASSETT Jr. 15 Jun 1709
Yarmouth, Mass
29 Mar 1738 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
5 Sep 1833 Barnstable, Mass.
3. Daniel Bassett 11 Nov 1710
Yarmouth, Mass
Elizabeth Crowell
1 Jul 1735 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
 1742 [Date his wife obtained permission to remarry because he had deserted her)
4. Joshua Bassett 13 Sep 1712
Yarmouth, Mass.
Hannah Brimhall
8 Mar 1739
Hingham, Mass
5. Susannah Bassett 22 Jan 1715
Yarmouth, Mass
John Hawes
(Son of Capt. Ebenezer HAWES)
10 Feb 1732 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
6. Samuel Bassett 23 Oct 1716
Yarmouth, Mass.

Children of Joseph and Thankful

Name Born Married Departed
7. John Bassett 14 Dec 1720
Yarmouth, Mass
8. Ebenezer Bassett 9 Jul 1722
Yarmouth, Mass
16 Aug 1723
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mas
9. Thankful Bassett 9 Feb 1724
Yarmouth, Mass
Joshua Brimhall
14 Jun 1750 Barnstable, Cape Cod, Mass.
17 Nov 1759 Hingham, Plymouth, Mass
10. Nathan Bassett 7 Oct 1725
Yarmouth, Mass.
Hannah Hallett
26 Feb 1790 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
Desire Taylor
17 Mar 1793 Barnstable, Mass
10 Jan 1806
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass



1. Sarah Bassett

Sarah’s husband William Nickerson was born 1698 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Thomas Nickerson and Mary Bangs.  He first married Oct 1725 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass to Bethia Harding ( b. 1708 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass – d. 1739 in Chatham, Mass).  William died 27 Feb 1759 in Ridgefield, CT.

There is question whether this is the same Sarah Bassett who married William
Nickerson as his third wife in 1747. Her death date is given as 3 July 1736 in the
Bassett family in the following reference.

!Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families by Amos Otis and revised by
C.F.Swift published by The Patriot Press vol. I. page 49.

2. Joseph BASSETT Jr. (See his page)

3. Daniel Bassett

Daniel’s wife Elizabeth Crowell was born 5 Feb 1714 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Seth Crowell and Mercy Nickerson.  On March 20, 1741/42 (seven years after their marriage) in Barnstable County, Elizabeth petitioned the Court for permission to be married a second time because her husband, Daniel Bassett had deserted her. Permission to remarry was given.  She married Hezekiah Marchant.  Elizabeth died 10 Sep 1793 in Hyannis, Barnstable, Mass. and is buried at the South Street Cemetery, Hyannis.

Hezekiah Marchant was born 27 May 1713 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Hezekiah died 19 May 1792 in Hyannis Port, Barnstable Co, Mass.

Elizabeth’s Headstone:

In Memory of
Mrs Elisabeth Marchant
who died Sept’r 10 1793
in ye 81st Year
of her Age

Daniel and Elizabeth had only one son, Daniel, born 7 Aug 1736. Daniel Jr resided at Hyannis, and is the ancestor of the Bassets in that vicinity. He married a daughter of Jabez Bearae, and had sons Joseph, Daniel and Seth. He was a Lieutenant in the Continental Army. Joseph, his son who enlisted as a soldier, but served in the capacity of waiter to his father, was one of the last surviving revolutionary pensioners of the town of Barnstable. He died July 7, 1855, aged 93. He married two wives and was the father of twenty-four children. One of his wives had four children by a former husband, so that in fact there were twenty-eight in his family who called him father.

4. Joshua Bassett

Joshua’s wife Hannah Brimhall was born 1 Aug 1716 in Hingham, Plymouth, Mass. Her parents were George Bramhall and Anna Baker. Hannah died 26 Sep 1758 in Hingham, Mass.

Joshua was an ensign in Col. Shubael Gorham’s Regiment in the expedition to Louisburg, in 1745. He married in 1738, Hannah Brimhall of Hingham, and had Sarah, Oct. 28, 1739; Susannah, May 16, 1741; Anna, March 3, 1742-3, and Joshua, Nov. 18, 1744. The latter probably died young.

5. Susannah Bassett

Susannah’s husband John Hawes was born 3 May 1702 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Ebenezer HAWES and Sarah NORTON. John died after 1746.

6. Samuel Bassett

Samuel was a whaleman, died unmarried at the age of 24.

9. Thankful Bassett

Thankful’s husband Joshua Brimhall was born 24 Sep 1722 in Hingham, Plymouth, Mass. His parents were George Bramhall and Anna Bacon (Baker?). Joshua died 17 Nov 1757 in Hingham, Plymouth, Mass.

10. Nathan Bassett

Nathan’s first wife Hannah Hallett was born 28 Oct 1729 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Joseph Hallet and Abigail Thacher. Hannah died 26 Feb 1790 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

Nathan’s second wife Desire Taylor was born 7 May 1732 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Hezekiah Taylor and Mehitable Tobey. She first married 11 Jan 1757 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. to Prince Crowell (b. 28 Aug 1724 in Yarmouth, Mass – d. 1792). Desire died 20 Dec 1796 in Barnstable, Mass.

Nathan lived in the ancient Hallet house, situated nearly opposite the Barnstable Bank. He married first, Hannah Hallet, 1751, by whom he had seven children, and second, Desire, widow of Prince Crowell. He had 1st, John, Nov. 4, 1753, 2d, Thankful, Nov. 3, 1756, who died young; 3d, Joseph, Feb. 13, 1759; 4th, Ebenezer, May 24, 1761 ; 5th, Thankful, Sept. 19, 1763, married Ebenezer Taylor ; 6th, Francis, Jan’y 14, 1766 ; 7th, Joshua, Aug. 7, 1768, father of Capt. Joshua Basset.


Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families by Amos Otis and revised by C.F.Swift published by The Patriot Press vol. I 1861

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