1. LDS IGI: Christening: William BASET; 18 MAY 1755, Limpsfield, Surrey, England
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: P006921 1539 - 1812 0097139 Film 6906026 Film .
2. BIRTH: 1829 Family bible held by 3rd Great-Grandson Ronald Bassett "William Bassett was born the 22 day of April 1755", and ARW pension statement made by Wm Bassett.

1. Source Information: LDS Ancestry File, Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type: MG P006921 Film 6906026 Film IMG P0069211539 - 1812 0097139 Film NONE IMG Sheet: 00. Other AFN:J090-CC

1829 Family bible held by Ronald Bassett: "William Bassett and his wife Peggy Bassett was married november the 27th 1786, peggy died Sep the 26 1844"


Sources: Bassett Family of Ripley & Versailley County, by Ralph Marshall


I, William Bassett, Sr. of Brown Township in the County of Ripley and State of Indiana do make and publish this my last Will and Testament thereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. 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 Wordly Estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit: I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses paid as soon after my death as possible out of the first money that shall come to the hands of my Executors from any portion of my Estate Real or personal. I also direct that a fair valuation be made by three judicious neighbors of all my said estate including my house and furniture and after being signed with their names that a copy of the same be given by them to each of my Executors. I also direct that the whole of my household furniture shall be and remain the absolute property of my beloved wife is she shall be living at the time of my death but if she shall not survive me then that the same shall be equally divided amongst my children share and share alike and to be apportioned by three impartial neighbors mutually chosen by said heirs for that purpose. I also direct that my flock of sheep and cow and mare and colt and one note of hand on Robert Clark for one hundred dollars with ten per centum interest which shall be and remain the absolute porperty of my beloved wife and at mine and her death the above named propertyand money if any shall be equally divided amongst my beloved children share and share alike. I also will and bequeath to each of my children one dollar in cash out of my Estate and I hereby make and order my esteemed friends Thomas Bassett and William Bassett, Jr. Executors ofthis my last will and testament. In witness whereof I William Bassett Senior, the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight Hudnred and thrity eight. William Bassett (his mark) Signed sealed published and declared by the above named William Bassett, Sen. as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testator and in ther presence of each other Oct. 4th 1838 . G.W. Hunter, Harvey Lathrop

1. Revolutionary War Soldiers, Ripley County, Indiana
William Bassett was born in 1754. He died 6 Feb 1840. He is buried on a farm in Brown Township. He was married in 1780 [1786] to Margaret. Source Page 53, Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, 1938.
2. The Bassett grave site is located on the former Linkmeyer/Hunger farm west of Cross Plains, Brown Twp, Ripley Co., Indiana. Ronald L. "Smokey" Bassett visited the site twice in the 1980's and it was well kept with little weather damage to the headstones.

Grave stones;
- BASSETT, In Memory of William Bassett, d. 6 Feb 1840, 85 yrs. Revolution Historical Society marker placed at grave on 15 Jul 1936.
- In Memory of Peggy, Concort of William Bassett, who d. 26 Sep 1844 at 76 yrs.
- (No name given) d/o Wm. B., buried there in 1845.
3. Located on the old Shields farm now know as the Linkmeyer farm
Clayton/ Craigmile/ Lockridge/ Hallgarth Tree
Owner: jimhall124
4. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots
William Bassett, Cemetery: Schuerman farm, Location: Cross Plains, Ripley CO IN 74
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. Serial: ; Volume: 1-4.
Source Information: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Vol. 1-4. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.
5. William Bassett, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, is buried in [Brown Twp] Ripley County, Indiana. This information was obtained from "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, Volume II" published by the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in 1966.

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