Father: William Bassett b: 18 APR 1755 in ,Surrey, England
Mother: Margaret "Peggy" McQuiddy b: 1768 in Spotsylvania, Virginia
Marriage 1 Polly Jackson b: 1791 in Kentucky

Married: 16 JUL 1812 in ,Franklin, Kentucky 3 1 2


William H. Bassett b: ABT. 1816

John Bassett b: 1818 in ,Ripley, Indiana

Thomas A. Bassett b: 1821 in ,Ripley, Indiana

Nancy Bassett b: 1 APR 1823 in Cross Plains, Ripley, Indiana

James Bassett b: 1825 in ,Ripley, Indiana

Sarah Ann Bassett b: 1828 in ,Ripley, Indiana

Stephen M. Bassett b: 1830 in ,Ripley, Indiana

Margaret M. Bassett b: ABT. 1833 in ,Ripley, Indiana

1812: Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812 (

Thomas A Bassett, Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812, Kentucky Index pg 374

Also shown: Elija, James & William BASSETT

1820 US Census

Basset, Thomas 300010-00010-01003 3 males under 10yr,1male 26-45 yrs,1female 26-45 yrs.

Source Citation: Year: 1820; Census Place: Ripley County, Indiana. Microfilm page 75.

1830 US Census

Thomas Bassett: Males: 1 under age 5:, 2 under age 10: 2 under age 15: One under 50.

Females: 1 under age 5; 1 under 10; 1 under age 50

Year: 1830; Census Place: Not Stated, Ripley, Indiana; Roll: 32; Page: 23.

1840 US Census:


State: IN County: Ripley County Township: No Township Listed Year: 1840 Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Page: 088. Database: IN 1840 Federal Census Index/

1850 US Census:

THOMAS BASSETT, 59, M, Farmer, value $1000, born KY

Mary, 59, F, KY

Stephen M, 19, M, IN

Margaret F, 17, F, IN

State: IN County: Ripley County Township: Brown Township Year: 1850 Record Type: Federal Population Schedule. Roll 169, Page: 300, Roll: M432_169. Database: IN 1850 Federal Census Index. Taken 22 Aug 1850. [Living between John & Rebecca and James & Dilia Bassett]

1. Listed as one of the first land owners in Ripley Co., IN: Tract book 1, pg 18, land purchesed 1 Sep 1817
BLM Land Reocrds show Thomas Bassett issued (1) Doc# 5309 for 160 acres of land in Ripley Co., IN., on 16 Sept 1835.(2) Doc#13258 for 40 acres of land in Switzerland Co., IN., on 15 Aug 1838./

2. Original Land Purchasers of Ripley County, IN

Bassett, Thomas, Tract Book 1, Pg 18: 1 Sept 1817.

3. Cross Plains Baptist Church (Brown Twp. Ripley Co.)

The original church structure was completed in June 1844 and is still in use. George A. and Mary Roberts sold the trustees one acre for $12 on Dec. 25,1845 in the N1/2 NW1/4 Section 28 Twp. 6N Range 12E (Ripley Co. Deed Book M p. 499.) The trustees were Augustus Lathrop,William Bassett and Thomas Bassett. The church joined the Long Run Baptist Association on the third Saturday September 1852. Messengers were J.M. Nicholson and John Bassett. The church reported forty members at the time. The church graveyard dates from at least February 1855 when it is first mentioned in church records.

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