BIRTH: AFN:J090-FP, shows Birth as [1803]

!BIRTH: 1829 Family bible, held by Ronald Bassett: James Bassett was born November the 18th 1793 and died July the 16 (faded) 1850"

1. 1829 Family bible, held by Ronald Bassett: James Bassett died July the 16 or 18 (faded) 1850"
US Federal Mortality Schedule for 1850 shows death from Dysentery.
Bassett, James , Age: 50 Gender: M Occupation: Farmer
Death Date: July, 1850 Death Location: Ripley, Indiana
Cause: Dysentery Birth Location: Kentucky
2. In his 27 July 1839 will James gave land to his two sons Josian and Thomas.

Baptist Cemetery, Brown Twp. Cross Plains, Ripley Co. Indiana, is a little ways outside Cross Plains, to the east of the cross roads.
- BASSETT, James ~ 18 Jul 1840. Aged 55y 8m [Bad reading of year, should be 1850]
- BASSETT, Ettie ~ 6 Sep 1858. Aged 72y 9m [born abt Feb 1785, Who is this?]


I, James Bassett of the County of Ripley and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament. First I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to intrust one with I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit. I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that shall come to the hands of my Executor from any portion of my estate real and personal. I also direct that my beloved wife if living shall have all my personal and real estate during her lifetime or while she remains single with the exception of that portions that I have gave to my different children and I further direct that all my children shall have given to them on becoming of age or marrying, a horse, saddle and bridle, one cow and bed or tis equivalence in money, Josiah and Nancy having already received theirs and I give and bequeath unto my son Josiah forty acres of land it being the southwest fourth of the southwest quarter of Section No. 26 in township A north of Range No. 12 East, and to my son Thomas forty acres of land off of west end of a sixty acre lot of land that I purchased of John Watts, and my beloved wife shall have all the remainder of my real estate during her lifetime and at her death it shall be sold and all the rest of the personal property that I may have left and equally divided with all my children except my daughter Nancy who I intend to only have one dollar as her portion of my estate over and above what she has already received and I further declare and direct that the share of my real and personal estate thus bequeath to my said wife shall be in lieu of her dower if she shall so elect and I hereby make and ordian my esteemed son Josiah Bassett my Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I James Bassett the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this tewtny seventh day of July in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty nine.

James Bassett (his seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above names James Bassett as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us how have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of said Testator and in the presence of each other. William Blackwell & James Jarvis

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