This is the new Master Workpage/Storage Page
for most of my known
Basset/Bassett 
Relatives and their Descendents.

To go to relatives' own pages, follow the links below.


SOURCES:

My first source of info for all this page is my father's late brother, James Bassett Gwin II. Page 46 of his collection is entitled BASSET FAMILY HISTORY and starts out:

"Compiled by James Basset Gwin II of 2918 45 St New Orleans 20, LA in the year 1949 from records submitted from the collections of Kate L. Gwin Tuscaloosa Al, and Edith Snow, Washington, DC.   Information obtained from Major Champ Carter McCulloch who employed genealogists to trace this ancestry. "


My second source is Mr. Jeffrey Neil Bassett,  <jbassett@packagingcorp.com> who saw my page and sent me information he said came from Elizabeth Nitschke Hicks. I cut his info apart and added each piece where it was applicable. Thus each note preceded by JB/ENH came from him. Thanks, Jeffrey.

And now my third source is Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Nitschke Hicks herself , erootrot@usa.net , my third cousin once removed. Special thanks to you, Liz, for all your insight, help, and information! :-)

Today, 6 May 2001, I received a wonderful e.mail from Mr. Richard Snewin at RHSnewin@aol.com, who sent lots of infromation concerning James Basset (3.01 below), and his wife Susanna Snewin.

 



 
DISCLAIMER and REQUEST 

There are still many gaps. Though some of it is proven, there is much possibility for error. I have no idea how correct some of the other information is. There may be some of you who will be sad or even angry when you read parts of this, because you know that a particular segment is wrong. But I present it here in good faith, so if you have information that proves, substantiates, corroborates, conflicts with, expands, disproves, corrects, or complements any of this information, please share it with me, and I will gladly include your family line, add your comment, correct the error, and/or present your claim! E.mail me at jmcdgwin@zianet.com. I use an iMac; nevertheless, I may not be able to receive info sent as attachments. But my son has a new p.c., so he may be able to. He lives near us--e.mail him at jgwin@zianet.com

John McDonald Gwin 


Basset, pronounced /bah-SAY/ is French. When Jean Jacques Luis Basset married Madamoselle Mary Lavalette and had two children, that's how they would have pronounced it.  But when their son moved to England, the locals there called it Bassett, pronounced /BAH-sut/ (rhymes with "Toss it!"), and added the extra tee, which some of James' and Mary's children evidently kept.  Even later, though, when the family started moving to Alabama, the locals must've said, "No, your name is Bassett   pronounced /BASS-ut/ (rhymes with "Pass it!"), though I've personally heard some of my present-day Alabama friends and relatives pronounce it in a three-syllable drawl, /BAY-us-ut/ (rhymes with "Pay us it!")   For example, Uncle James' middle name is Bassett, and he always pronounced it with the Alabaman pronunciation, never the French or British. He said his dad (same name) always pronounced it that way, too, and he assumed his grandmother, Ida Eliza Bassett, did also.


The following chart lists the 17 Bassetts listed in the records
of the St. Luke's Episcopal Parish of Cahaba, Alabama

Name: Bassat, Miss Charlotte
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Confirmation/ 5/5/1854
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: B.J. Cobbs
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Miss Charlotte
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Parishioner
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: Removed


Name: Bassett, Miss Charlotte
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Communicant
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: Removed by marriage 1859


Name: Bassett, Miss Charlotte
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Confirmation/ 12/2/1854
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rt. Rev. B.J. Cobbs
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Miss Ida
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Communicant
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Miss Ida
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Communicant
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Miss Ida
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Confirmation/ 4/15/1862
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rt. Rev. R.H. Wilmer, DD
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, John A.
Birth Place:       Birth Date: 6/5/1847
Entry Type: Baptism/ 1849
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rev. W.J. Ellis
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. William Bassett
Notes: 

Name: Bassett, Mary Ann
Birth Place:       Birth Date: 6/21/1850
Entry Type: Baptism
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rev. W.J. Ellis
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bassett
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Miss Mary Anna
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Confirmation/ 3/30/1869, Tuesday in Easter Week
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rt. Rev. R.H. Wilmer
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Parishioner
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Mrs. William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Parishioner
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: 

Name: Bassett, Ms. William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Communicant
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Mrs. William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Communicant
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Communicant
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Parents: 
Notes:


Name: Bassett, William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Confirmation/ 12/2/1854
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rt. Rev. B.J. Cobbs
Parents: 
Notes: 


Name: Bassett, Mrs. William
Birth Place: 
Entry Type: Confirmation/ 12/2/1854
Parish: St. Luke's (Cahaba, Dallas Co)
Minister: Rt. Rev. B.J. Cobbs
Parents: 
Notes:


G e n e r a t i o n    O n e

21.00--Jean Jacques Luis Basset m. Madamoselle Mary Lavalette; 2 sons; (siblings and parents of JJLB and ML are unk. to me).

My uncle James Gwin's notes said his name was Georges Basset m. Madamoselle Lavalette. He got that information and all the following information in 1949 from the collections of Kate L. Gwin, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Edith Snow, Washington, DC, who had gotten it earlier from Maj. Champe Carter McCulloch, mayor of Waco, TX, who "employed genealogists to trace this ancestry." Uncle James' introductory paragraph to his Basset pages reads,

"The name BASSET is French and originally pronounced "BASS-A", with a long A. The first mention of this name revealed in research is found in 'The Geneva Armorial' in 1399 as a Burgess named Robert son of Permet member of the council of state in 1404 (sic). The closest relative found was a Georges Basset in Geneva, Switzerland, who was a member of a Hugenot family in the eighteenth century before the French Revolution. Georges Basset was apprenticed to a silversmith and fell in love with a Madamoselle Lavalette who was the daughter of a French nobleman. Her parents objected to their courtship and sent her away to Wales to school to separate them. Georges followed her and married her. They had two sons. One of them emigrated to America, and his whole family were wiped out in a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. The other son, named John James Louis Basset married Mary Miles, an English girl, and they settled in Sussex, England and raised 14 children."
Some of what this unknown, employed, genealogist found is obviously correct, but it is also clear that some confusion exists. If Georges Basset is indeed in this line, he may have been the FATHER of the Jean Jacques Luis Basset I (John James Louis Basset I), the latter of whom went to England and married Mary Lavalette as is proven below. Our cousin Liz Hicks sent me a photocopy of the old 1767 marriage license. I transcribe it here with typeset words in boldface type and handwritten words in italic type. The five signatures are also underlined. The fact that he is listed here as a watchmaker perhaps lends credence to the story of someone being apprenticed to a silversmith, above. The fact that the last names of the two witnesses are neither Basset nor Lavalette perhaps lends credence to the story of their eloping without either parents' permission (or at least presence). And the fact that the fourth child of JJL Basset II is George perhaps lends credence to the existence of a Georges in their upline somewhere.

 

Transcription of the1767 Marriage Certificate of
Jean Basset and Mary Lavalette
Photocopy contributed by Cousin Liz Hicks
"Banns of Marriage____No. 93Jean Jaques Basset  of this  Parish Watchmaker andMary Lavalette  of the Parish of Saint Saviour  were Married in this Church  by Licence this twentiethDay of August  in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven by me E. Willan Vicar. This Marriage was solemnized between Us JJBasset    Marie LavaletteIn the Presence of Joseph LeiversRose Bottlion"


G e n e r a t i o n    T w o


 

22.01--One of the children (no name listed) allegedly emigrated to America; the family all allegedly perished in Philadelphia in a yellow fever epidemic.

22.02--John James Louis Basset (Jr.?) m. Mary Miles, an English girl; settled in Sussex, England; 14 ch.; [JB/ENH notes: *53B1. Jean Jacques Luis "James" Basset - m. Mary Miles 13 Jun 1803 in St. Marylebone, London, Eng.]


G e n e r a t i o n   T h r e e

Some of these fourteen children emigrated to America, almost all of whom came to Cahaba, AL. Those known (or reported/believed) to have made this trip (or these trips, as I so far know only how and when one family--William and Harriet--came, not the others) across the Atlantic include (1) James, (3) Charlotte (and her husband Fred Cheeseman), (4) George, (5) William (and his wife Harriet), (6) Louis (he married Sarah Gwin in Cahaba), (8) John (mentioned in Fry's Memories of Old Cahaba), (10) Joseph (he married Mary Gwin in Cahaba), and (11) Emma (all three of her marriages occurred in North America). Suffice it for now to say that little is known of and some confusion exists concerning the three youngest as to whether or not they came, exactly what their names were, and how and when they died.

Immediately next is the list I have of the fourteen. Following it is an expanded version of that list with known downlines.

23.01--James Basset
23.02--Mary Basset
23.03--Charlotte Basset (m. Fred Cheeseman)
23.04--George Basset
23.05--William Basset (m. Harriet Bowley)--(my great-great-grandparents)
23.06--Louis Basset (m. Sarah Gwin)
23.07--Sarah Basset (m. Robert Jordan)
23.08--John Miles Basset
23.09--Henry Basset
23.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset (m. Mary Ann Gwin)
23.11--Emma Maria Basset (m. Carl Ludwig Nitschke)
23.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, or Thomas Basset (twin)
23.13--Charles Basset, or Archibald Basset (twin)
23.14--Robert Basset or Charles Robert Basset
(23.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry)--maybe adopted, maybe only a close friend raised by the family, but not blood related

G e n e r a t i o n    T h r e e
(and following)


 

23.01--James Basset, b. unk.; d. unk.; reported to have m. Susannah Snewin (on 22 Oct 1833 to Jane Susannah Snewin--see below) and had one child who died young; allegedly came to America and settled in Brooklyn, NY, and perhaps returned to England;

24.1--James (Jr.?) Basset, d. very young;
Today, 6 May 2001, I received the following e.mail from Mr. Richard Snewin:

Subject: Family History - Snewin
Received: 5/06/2001 6:04 PM
From: <richard.snewin@ntlworld.com>
To: john, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

I have been carrying out a "one-name" study of the Snewin name for some 13 years and have extensive information going back continuously to 1680. Also available is info regarding coins produced by family members between 980 and 1150. Please note that Susannah Snewin is actually Jane Susannah Snewin, born 31 Mar 1803 at Worthing Sussex, the 1st. child (of 7) of John Snewin and Elizabeth Bailey. J.S.S. married James [Basset] on 22 Oct 1833 at Broadwater Church, Worthing.

Her parents are buried in the churchyard by the main door to the church. Her father's notes are as follows: -"Born at 5 o'clock on Friday evening". Baptized by Mr. Salmon. Occupation. Carpenter and Builder. Left family firm in Clapton, London in 1803 and moved to Worthing, a place that had become popular with Royalty and was growing. Started Snewin and Sons, Builders, Worthing which is still in business in 2001 although no Snewins involved in running it.

A Market, authorised (chartered?) by Act of Parliament, with imposing entrances in Ann Street and Market Street, was opened in 1810. It was square with stalls around the outer walls and a pump in the centre, earning revenue of £30 per annum for the town. This was sold for £600 to John circa 1820, who used it as the firm's yard. "...departed this life on Tuesday, June 9th. 1835 aged 60, died and buried at Worthing." Buried at St. Mary's, Broadwater, Sussex. Gravestone reads "In Memory of John Snewin, died June 9 1835 aged 60 years, He lived respected and died lamented. - also of Elizabeth, his wife died 28 February 1848 aged 70 years".   Gravestone at St. Mary's, Broadwater, is to be found at right hand of path to Church door, immediately before the door. Will dated 31 January 1828 and proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 6th. August 1835. I hope this is of interest, but should you want any further details, let me know. Regards, Dick Snewin

Followup letter:
From: "Dick Snewin" <richard.snewin@ntlworld.com>
Date: Sat Apr 30, 2005  08:30:27 AM US/Mountain
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Gwin/Basset Families
Reply-To: <richard.snewin@ntlworld.com>

James Basset, 1st child of J. J. L. Basset, married Jane Susannah Snewin, 22 October 1833 at Worthing. She was the 1st child (of 6) of John Snewin (1775-1835) and Elizabeth Bailey (1778-1848) of Worthing. They moved from Hackney, Middlesex in 1802. More can be seen of the Snewin line back to a marriage of Elkanah Snewin and Elizabeth Stanes on 2 July 1682 at St. James, Dukes Place, London in 1682 on www.snewin.org if you are interested. Sincerely, Dick Snewin

On 23 Jun 2005, I received this letter:
Dear Mr. J. Gwin:

I thought you would be interested in this letter regarding the firm Snewins. Did you know that there was another Building Contractor Firm by the name of Snewin Bros, at Littlehampton, England, seven miles further along the coast? They were established there in the middle of the 19th century, and when I arrived at Snewin & Son in 1948, it was being run by two brothers who were descendants of the founder; they lived together, and one was a bachelor whilst the other was married but had no children.

They sold the business (it went bust some years later) and retired down to the West country, but didn't stay long as the air affected Mrs. Snewin's breathing. They moved again and came to Worthing, West Sussex, England, and I can plainly remember meeting them at their new residence and estimating for renovations and alterations they required carrying out.
 
I was at the firm from 3rd August 1948 until I was struck down with a stroke 55 years, nine months, and six days later! My old partner, Bert Matthews, started at the firm in 1926 and was there for 70 years; he was only working part-time for the last 10 to 15 years. We had to pick him up each afternoon to bring him to work, as he didn't drive. He was bachelor and lived on his own.  Finally we called one afternoon and found him dead in his chair and at peace.
 
I will be making some photostats of various memorabilia I have down the office and will forward same on to you if you are interested.
 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Mr. A. T. Munn
copy to Mr. R. H. Snewin


23.02--Mary Basset, b. unk.; d. unk.; reported to have m. Mr. Isaacs, remained in England, and died without issue;


23.03--Charlotte Basset, b. 3 Aug 1806 or 21 Jul l806, England; d. 4 Oct 1876 Matagorda Co.,TX (near Bay City and the Gulf Coast); m. 19 Sep 1830 at Preston, England (near Brighton--from their marriage certificate: "both of this parish, witnesses: James Basset(t) & Mary Cheeseman" ), to Frederick Cheeseman (b. ca. 1806-07; from Frederick Cheeseman's tombstone in Matagorda Co., TX: Born Horsham, England; Died 8 Nov 1866; Age 59 years.); 3 children in the 1860 census;
[SOURCES: Information for Charlotte Basset's descendents collected from my uncle, James B. Gwin II, who got it in 1949 from his aunt, Kate Gwin of Tuscaloosa, AL, who got it from her cousin Edith E. Snow of Washington, D.C., from correspondence with a Mrs. Maggie Gibbs of Houston, TX, in 1929. In addition, Cousin Elizabeth (Liz) Nitschke Hicks  erootrot@usa.net  sent me some photographs and other documents after we discovered each other on the internet in 1999.]

24.01--Charles F. Cheeseman, b. in Worthing Sussex, England, in 1835, according to Uncle James' records, but Liz Hicks sent me a copy of their listing for the 1870 census of Matagorda Co., TX, and his age appears there as 38, which would make him b. in 1831-32; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Batistine Roe in Texas; 3 children;
[JOHN GWIN NOTE: in the same 1870 census of Matagorda Co., TX, a Charlotte Cheeseman, age 42 and born in England, is listed as a housekeeper and living with Charles F. and the three children, Irene (9), Martin (8), and Frederick (4). We know that Charles' father, Fred, had died in 1866, and since Charles' wife, Batistine, does not appear in this census, we may assume that she also had died in the four years since baby Frederick was born; therefore, I believe that this Charlotte, listed as age 42 and being born in England, is indeed our Charlotte, the mother of Charles, and that either someone made a mistake in transcribing notes or she intentionally lied about her age, which in truth would've been 64, not 42!]
25.01--Irene "Rena" Cheeseman, b. in TX ca. 1861 (age 9 in Matagorda Co., TX, 1870 census; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Walter Ives; 5 ch.;
26.01--(daughter) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. J. E. McMahon; 2 ch.; [Actually it is not known that the daughter who m. Mr. McMahon is the first daughter, nor is it known in which order the son appears.]
27.01--Rena McMahon, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
27.02--Lottie McMahon, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.02--(daughter) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.03--(daughter) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.04--(daughter) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.05--(son) Ives, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
25.02--William Martin Cheeseman, b. in TX ca. 1862 (age 8 in Matagorda Co., TX, 1870 census; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
25.03--Frederick Cheeseman, b. in TX ca. 1866 (age 4 in Matagorda Co., TX, 1870 census; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

24.02--Robert George Cheeseman, b. 18 Jul 1837 in Worthing Sussex, England; d. 31 Jan 1893; m. 30 Jul 1862 in Cahaba, (Dallas Co.) AL, to Mary Ellen Lister (b. 18 Jul 1842; d. 18 Feb 18_4); 8 ch.; in the 1860 census, he was age 23, working as a mail contractor, and living with his parents in Matagorda Co., TX;
[GWIN NOTE: Since he married Mary Ellen 2 years later in 1862 in Cahaba, he must've gone back there to marry her! According to Anna Fry in Memories of Old Cahaba, Jerry "Jere" Lister lived "over the point" (i.e., across the Cahaba River by ferry from downtown Cahaba) in the same neighborhood as did John and William Basset, two of Robert George Cheeseman's uncles. Fry says that each of the three were proprietors of fashionable tailor shops, and it may be that they were partners of a single shop. It is likely, then, that Mary Ellen Lister is the daughter of this same Jerry Lister.]

25.01--Charles Frederick Cheeseman, b. unk; d. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.02--Mina Ida Cheeseman, b. unk; d. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.03--Maggie McKay Cheeseman, b. 13 Oct 1867 in Matagorda Co., TX; d. unk; m1. 24 Dec 1890 to M. E. Coor Pender; 2 ch.; m2. 25 Jul 1899 to Archie Floyd Gibbs; 1 ch.;
26.01--Lewis George Coor Pender [LGCP later took the name of his stepfather Gibbs]; b. 12 Dec 1891; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Sydney Wolfe; 2 ch.;
27.01--Lewis George Gibbs, Jr., b. 16 Nov 1919; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
 
27.02--Gloria Gibbs, b. 17 Mar 1925; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.02--Henry Joseph Coor Pender, b. 24 Apr 1894; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Margaret Joller; 1 ch.;
27.01--Henry Joseph Coor Pender, Jr., b. 22 Apr 1931
26.03--Archie Floyd Gibbs, Jr., b. 30 Dec 1901; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
25.04--Mary Rutherford Cheeseman, b. 15 Mar 1870; d. 5 Sep 1913; bd. unk; m. 12 Nov 1890 to Henry H. Franks; 2 ch.;
26.01--Emma Lee Franks, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 22 Feb 1911 to George P. Brown; 4 ch.;
27.01--George P. Brown, Jr., b. 30 Sep 1912; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.02--Bettie Brown, b. 25 Nov 1913; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.03--Emma Lee Brown, b. 19 Aug 1916; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.04--Ruth Brown, b. 7 Apr 1919; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.02--Mabel Carl Franks, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
25.05--Charlotte Eliza Cheeseman, b. 5 Oct 1872; d. 17 May 1873; bd. unk;

25.06--Rosa Lister Cheeseman, b. 15 Jan 1875; d. 23 Oct 1875; bd. unk;

25.07--Addie Fisher Cheeseman, b. 12 May 1880; d. 12 Jun 1881; bd. unk;

25.08--Robert George Cheeseman, Jr., b. 12 Feb 1877; d. 23 Feb 1877; bd. unk
24.03--Minna "Minnie" Cheeseman, b. in Worthing Sussex, England, in 1939, according to Uncle James' records, but ca. 1845-46 in (Dallas Co.?) AL, according to the 1860 census, as she was age 14 then and living with her parents in Matagorda Co., TX; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Scott Stewart of TX; 5 ch.;
25.01--Green Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.02--Irene Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.03--Walter Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.04--Arthur Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

25.05--Minna Stewart, b. unk; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
24.04--Arthur B. Cheeseman, b. in Worthing Sussex, England, in 1941, according to Uncle James' records, but ca. 1843-44 in (Dallas Co.?) AL, according to the 1860 census, as he was age 16 then and living with his parents in Matagorda Co., TX; d. in an unk. federal prison during the Civil War; bd. unk; never married; no known ch.;


More info on Charlotte Basset and Fred Cheeseman:
From 1860 Census of Historic Matagorda County published by the Matagorda County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 264, Bay City, Texas 77414 (photocopy sent by Liz Hicks):
"105-95...
F. CHEESEMAN 53 M Farmer England 2,000--None
C. 55 F England
R. G. 23 M Mail Contractor England
A.B. 16 M Alabama
Minnie 14 F Alabama (p.) 17"


And from the 1870 Census Matatgorda County, Texas, p. 69 (photocopy sent by Liz Hicks):

15-15 CHEESEMAN Charlotte 42 F W Housekeeper ENG f m 600-942
Charles F. 38 M W Stockraiser ENG f m None-400
Irene 9 F W Attends School TX f
Martin 8 M W TX f
Frederick 4 M W TX f



23.04--George Basset, b. 29 Apr 1810; reportedly joined the army (the (British army?) and went to India; m. (name unk.); at least one child; came to America and died in Texas fighting Indians;

24.01--Anna Maria Basset, b. unk.; allegedly stayed in England when George came to Texas; nothing further known;


23.05--William Basset, b. 21 Feb 1812 at Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 5 Mar 1886 of smallpox in Cahaba, AL; bd. at the New Cem., Cahaba, AL (Liz Hicks sent me photos of his grave--a special THANK you, Liz!); m. Harriet Bowley (b. 28 Jul 1811 at Clymping) by banns at Broadwater Church in Sussex by Rev. Peter Wood on 22 Jan 1837 [another source I can't now find says she was of Rotherfield, Eng., and was m. on 11 Nov 1834 in East Sussex; however, I tend to accept the former because of the closer proximity to daughter Charlotte's date of birth]; Harriet baptised 6 Aug 1821 (should this be 1811?) at Clymping, Eng., dtr. of Edmund and Kitty Bowley);

[Liz Hicks note: The Episcopal church they belonged to in Old Cahaba, St. Luke's, was moved to near Orrville, AL, and was still standing as of 1997 (see picture of it on p. 36-b of Fry's Memories of Old Cahaba .) --John Gwin Note: I've now seen it several times , too, and it's still there as of July 2006.]; 6 children

24.01--Charlotte Basset, b. Thursday, 22 Mar 1838, at #3 Eastern Place, Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 26 Aug 1910 at Lawrenceville, VA; bd. unk.; m1. on 28 Dec 1859 at St. Luke's Church, Cahaba, AL, to Rev. Charles Alexander Derby, an Episcopal minister (b. 12 Sep 1828; d. on the battlefield of Sharpsburg, MD, on Wednesday, 17 Sep 1862; presumed bd. there also); 2 ch.;

25.01--Martha Ann Derby, b. 25 Oct 1860 at Cahaba, AL; d. 7 Dec 1949; bd. unk; m. 2 Jan 1878 to Julian Franklin Snow (b. 28 Sep 1855; d. 12 Feb 1817; 8 ch.

26.01--Edith E. Snow, contributor, b. 11 Jul 1880 at Lancaster, VA; bd. unk; never married; no known ch.;

26.02--Charlotte Ann Snow, b. 5 Jun 1882 at Lancaster, VA; bd. unk; never married; no known ch.;

26.03--Julian Owen Snow, b. 16 Feb 1885 at Carter's Creek, VA; bd. unk; m. 24 Dec 1909 to Margueritte Brittingham; 2 ch.;
27.01--Evelyn Charlotte Snow, 26 Sep 1910 at Baltimore, MD; m. 18 Aug 1934 to Frank E. Peters; 1 ch.;
28.01--Thomas Jacob Peters, b. 7 Nov 1942; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
27.02--Dorothy Virginia Snow, b. 15 May 1914 at Baltimore, MD; d. unk; bd. unk; m.27 Jun 1936 to Lt. Henry William Buse, Jr., USN; 2 ch.
28.01--Barbara Buse, b. 2 Sep 1939 at Philadelphia, PA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

28.02--Henry William Buse III, b. Jun 1942 at Philadelphia, PA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
26.04--Harriet Derby Snow, b.24 Oct 1888 at James Wharf, VA; bd. unk; m. unk.; no known ch.;

26.05--Charles Chapman Snow, b. 31 Jan 1890 at James Wharf, VA; bd. unk; m. 22 Jun 1922 to Opal Jane Ramey; 3 ch.;
27.01--Mildred Jane Snow, b. 10 Jun 1923 at Chicago, IL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

27.02--Mary Ball Snow, b. 20 Jan 1929 at Princeton, IN; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

27.03--Elizabeth Ann Snow, b. 10 Oct 1932 at Princeton, IN; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
26.06--Mary Lucile Snow, b. 17 Jan 1892 at North Cumberland, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 5 Jun 1915 to William M. Upshur; 5 ch.;

27.01--Caroline Crowder Upshur, b. 10 Jun 1917 at Cheriton, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 21 Nov 1940 to Herbert Fletcher Greene, Jr. (b. unk; d. 16 Jul 1943 in a plane crash at Fort Sill, OK; bd., unk); no ch.;

27.02--Jean Snow Upshur, b. 5 Aug 1919 at Cheriton, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 31 Mar 1943 to Ensign Jacob Lee Johnson, USN; 1 ch;

28.01--Jean Upshur Johnson, b. 13 Sep 1946 at Charlottesville, VA; d. unk.; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;
27.03--Martha Ann Upshur, b. 15 Aug 1923 at Cheriton, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

27.04--Lucille Derby Upshur, b. 21 Jul 1925 at Baltimore, MD; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; ch. unk;

26.07--Margaret Franklin Snow, b. 23 Jun 1895 at Wicomico Church, VA; bd. unk; m. 2 Jun 1923 to Rev. James Calloway Clark, a Presbyterian minister; 2 ch.;
27.01--Margaret Calloway Clark, b. 15 Sep 1924 at Iron Gate, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 14 Mar 1945 to William G. Bowdler of Argentina, S.A.; ch. unk;

27.02--Ann Bowie Clark, b. 13 Aug 1925 at Frostburg, MD; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 8 Sep 1949 to Randy Quincy Little, Jr. of NC; ch. unk;

26.08--Amy Harding Snow, b. 28 Sep 1898 at Wicomico Church, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 23 Nov 1926 to Harry Charles Hoffman of Baltimore, MD; no known ch.;

25.02--Harriet Alexander Derby, b. 26 Apr 1862; d. 21 Feb 1927; never married; no ch. m2. 9 Nov 1871 to Rev. Henry Landon Derby, younger brother of Charlotte's first husband and also an Episcopal minister; (b. unk.; d. unk; bd. unk; 5 ch;

25.03--Henry Owen Derby, b. 28 Aug 1872; d. 28 Dec 1878, age 6; bd. unk;

25.04--Mary Charlotte Derby, b. 21 Feb 1874; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 6 Nov 1895 to Dr. John Hack Ayres; 4 ch;

26.01--Blackstone Drummond Ayres, b. 1 Aug 1896 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 23 Sep 1929 to Nellie Marie Bird; 3 ch.;
27.01--John Hack Ayres II, b. 28 Dec 1930; d. 25 Jan 1931, age 28 days; bd. unk;

27.02--Ann Bird Ayres, b. 11 Jul 1932; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

27.03--Blackstone Drummond Ayres, Jr., b. 22 Jun 1934; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
26.02--Elizabeth Hack Ayres, b. 8 Feb 1898; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.03--John Cropper Ayres, b. 30 Dec 1899; d. 25 Jan 1926, age 27; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.04--Martha Derby Ayres, b. 25 Feb 1902 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 30 Jun 1933 to James Randolph Vivian Daniel, Jr.; 1 ch.;
27.01--James Randolph Vivian Daniel, III; b. 1 Sep 1934; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
25.05--William Perry Derby, b. 24 Dec 1875; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 21 Apr 1904 to Beulah Herridon Thompson; no ch.;

25.06--Landon Basset Derby, b. 15 Sep 1877; d. 11 May 1915, age 37; bd. unk; m. 4 Nov 1903 to Harriet Wise Wilkins (b. 8 Feb 1883; m2. 25 Jun 1919 to Charles Upshur Ayres; 1 ch: Charles Upshur Ayres, Jr., b. 5 Feb 1921); 3 ch.;

26.01--Landon Basset Derby, Jr., b. 16 Oct 1904 at Wake Forest, WV (sic); d. unk; bd. unk; m. 9 Feb 1940 to Katherine Haxell Ballentine of Argentina, Brazil, S.A.; 1 known ch.;

27.01--James Landon Derby, b. 21 Jun 1941; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Sarah Jean Gillespie of Scarsdale, NY; 1 ch.;

28.01--William Landon "Billy" Derby, b. 17 Jan 1977; m. Allison Nicole Deniro of Atlanta, GA; 1 ch.;
29.01--William Landon Derby, Jr., b. 25 Jun 2006;
From: Derby, William L  william dot derby at pfizer dot com
Date: May 14, 2007
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Basset genealogy

I would like to update your list of ancestors.

James Landon Derby married Sara Jean Gillespie of Scarsdale, NY and had one son--me--William Landon Derby. I was born on 1/17/77.

I married Allison Nicole Deniro of Atlanta, GA and we have one son, William Landon Derby Jr. on 6/25/06.

Thank you for your hard work on this. It is a great resource.

Billy Derby 

26.02--Henry Wise Derby, b. 13 Jan 1909 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 8 Jul 1933 to Lillian Mae Doughty (b. 2 Feb 1908); 1 ch.;
27.01--Henry Landon Derby, b. 8 May 1935 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
26.03--Marietta Wise Derby, b. 24 Aug 1911 at Accomac, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 8 Apr 1936 to John Delzell Garst of Buenos Aires, Argentina, S.A.; 3 ch.;
27.01--John Delzell Garst, Jr., b. 12 Jun 1937; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

27.02--Jane Wilkins Garst, b. 29 May 1940; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

27.03--David Blackburn Garst, b. 8 Apr 1948; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
25.03--Elizabeth Stuart Derby, b. 26 Jan 1881; d. 6 Jun 1940, age 59; bd. unk; m. 4 Oct 1911 to Rev. Arthur Powell Gray, Jr. (b. Jan 1883); 4 ch.;

26.01--Elizabeth Stuart Gray, b. 25 Sep 1912 at Lawrenceville, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.02--Arthur Powell Gray III, b.2 Oct 1914 at Lawrenceville, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 15 Nov 1944 to Jame Scott Calvert (b. 14 Sep 1921); 1ch.;
27.01--Arthur Powell Gray IV, b. 5 Jul 1946; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
26.03--Ann Novell (sic) Gray, b. 3 Aug 1919 at Richmond, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. Theron Rice Hall III (b. 18 Apr 1915; d. 1949); 1 ch.;
27.01--Ann Norvell (sic) Rice (sic), b. 30 Oct 1947
26.04--Ellen Douglas Gray, b. 13 Jun 1923 at Richmond, VA; d. unk; bd. unk; m. 12 Oct 1944 to Dr. Robert Manton Wilson, Jr. (b. 14 Nov 1914); 1 ch.;
27.01--Robert Manton Wilson, Jr. III, b. 5 Mar 1948; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
24.02--James Basset, b. Saturday, 21 Sep 1839, at #17 East Street, Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 14 Jul 1921 at Tilden, AL; never married; no known children; he is the James Bassett listed in the book, Memories of Old Cahaba  by Anna M. Gayle Fry in the appendix entitled simply "ROSTER"--"Pvt. James Bassett enlisted in the 'Cahaba Rifles' (Co. F, 5th Alabama Regiment) for one year on April 10, 1861, at Cahaba--he was captured in battle at Boonesboro, MD, 14 Sep 1862 and exchanged 8 Oct 1862--he was captured at Gettysburg, PA, 1 July 1863, and sent to Fort Donnelson.";

24.03--Peter Lavalette Basset, b. 7 Jun 1842 at Weedman's Cottage in Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; never married; no known children; he is the P. L. Bassett listed in the book,  Memories of Old Cahaba  by Anna M. Gayle Fry in the appendix entitled simply "ROSTER"--"Pvt. P. L. Bassett enlisted in the 'Cahaba Rifles' (Co. F, 5th Alabama Regiment) for one year on July 27, 1861, at Cahaba and died July 12, 1862, at Banner Hospital, Richmond, VA, of wounds received in the Battle of Richmond June 27."; presumed bd. at Richmond;

24.04--Ida Eliza Bassett, nee Basset; b. 5 May 1845 in Worthing, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 8 Dec 1907; bd. Wilsonville City Cem., Wilsonville, AL..; m. unk. date to William Sutton Gwin (b. 5 Jun 1848 at Cahaba, AL; d. 11 Sep 1916, the night before my father, Adrian Sutton Gwin (25.03--26.03--27.04 below), was born; thus, he became my father's namesake; bd. Wilsonville City Cem., Wilsonville, AL.); 11 children, six of whom raised fams.; 17 known g-ch.;

25.01--Ida M. Gwin b. 5 Jul 1869; d. as infant 25 Jul 1870

25.02--William Bassett Gwin--b. 12 Dec 1870; d. as infant 30 Nov 1871.

25.03--James Bassett Gwin I b. 21 Apr 1872 at Frog Level, AL, near Bellevue, in Dallas Co., AL; d. 21 Oct 1921 under the wreck of Southern Railway #17 near Greensboro, AL, as the train's conductor; bd. at City Cem., Selma, AL; m. 22 Feb 1909 in Birmingham, AL, to Adrian ("Ada") Belle Vardaman (b. 3 Feb. 1877 in Coosa County, AL; d. 26 Feb 1954 in New Orleans, LA; bd. at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church Cem. near Goodwater, Coosa Co., AL).

26.01--James Bassett Gwin II

26.02--John Vardaman Gwin, M.D.

26.03--Julia Ida Gwin

26.04--Adrian Sutton Gwin
25.04--Kate Lula Gwin b. 4 Jul 1874; d. 22 Aug 1953; never married

25.05--William Sutton Gwin, Jr. (called "Duck") b. 25 Dec 1875; d. 1956 (?); m. 18 May 1909 to Georgia Craft (b.?; d.?);
[JOHN GWIN NOTE My dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin (6.3--7.4 above) told me 14 Jul 2000 that he never met this uncle but heard of him all his life. He remembered that "Uncle Duck" lived in the Mobile, AL, area.]

26.01--William David (David William?) Gwin (called "the Duck's Bill")
25.06--John Louis Gwin b. 30 Sep 1877; d. 18 May 1942 in Arizona; m. 19 May 1906 to Ruth Irwin b. unk; d. 1930; no children

25.07--Lucy Jane Gwin b. 13 Jan 1879; d. 18 Nov (1957?) in Prescott, Arizona; m. 18 May 1898 to Lawson Rochester Hebb b. unk d. 13 Feb 1938; one child

26.01--Rochester Gwin Hebb
25.08--George Henry Gwin b. 10 Feb 1882 at Wilsonville, Ala., d. 8 Aug 1953; m. 27 Dec 1908 to Valera L. Riddle of Wilsonville b. _______ d. 26 Dec. 1976.
[JOHN GWIN NOTE:  My dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin (6.3--7.4 above) told me 14 Jul 2000 that his uncle, George Henry Gwin, was a conductor for the Seaboard RR somewhere on the east coast and went on strike. In 1931, Dad and his family lived in Demopolis, AL, and that was the very year that Uncle George's family stopped to visit Dad's family for several days on their way to the west coast to live in Oregon where George continued to work as a railroad conductor and flagman. He believes that Aunt Valera may have died out in Oregon; regardless, Uncle George finally retired there and moved to Florida where he lived his remaining years. For several years Dad and their son, George H. Gwin II, exchanged Christmas cards, most recently in December 1998. Dad gave me cousin George's 1998 address in Miami Springs, FL, and I've written to him, but he's not responded.]
26.01--Henry R. (Riddle?) Gwin

26.02--Earl C. Gwin

26.03--Elmore S. Gwin

26.04--Ida Mae Gwin

26.05--George H. (Henry?) Gwin (II?)

26.06--James Bassett Gwin III

26.07--Walter Cliff Gwin
25.09--Maggie Bassett Gwin b. 14 May 1882; d. 1 Aug 1882--- died as infant

25.10--Nellie Densler Gwin b. 2 Apr 1887; d. 24 Oct 1948; m. George Marshal Marable.
[JOHN GWIN NOTE:  My dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin (6.3--7.4 above) told me 14 Jul 2000 that he remembered "Aunt Nell" and her son Billy; it was in 1932, 33, or 34 that the two of them visited Dad's family's home in Anniston for several days. The Marables lived in Tuscaloosa at the time, as did Aunt Kate. He doesn't remember Mr. Marable being there on that visit, nor does he know whether he had died or they were separated or divorced, or was simply away on business.]

26.01--William (Billy) Marshall Marable
25.11--Peter King Gwin, Sr. b. 17 Oct 1888; d. 30 Jun 1956; m1. 3 May 1911 to Betty Kate Cartwright of Tennessee (b. unk; d. 31 Aug 1929); P. K. G. Sr. m2. Feb. 1940 to a widow, Mrs. Alma Rayner
26.01--Peter King Gwin, Jr.

26.02--Mary Elizabeth Gwin

26.03--Charles C. (Cartwright?) Gwin
[JOHN GWIN NOTE: But my dad, Adrian Sutton Gwin, told me 14 Jul 2000 that Mary Elizabeth was the oldest of the three (b. about 1909-1912); PKG Jr. (Little Pete) was second (b. about 1912-1914); and Charles was youngest (b. about 1909-1912). He also told me that Aunt Betty died before MEG was married (1929). They all lived in Meridian, MS, where Uncle Pete was the Chief Dispatcher for the GMNO (Gulf, Mobile, and Northern RR). Dad didn't know what happened to Little Pete or Charles, but MEG married and moved to Pennsylvania.]
24.05--John Archibald "Jack" Basset, b. 5 Jul 1847 at Cahaba, AL; d. 30 Dec 1870; bd. unk; never married; no known children;

24.06--Mary Ann Basset, b. 21 Jan 1850 at Cahaba, AL; d. 20 Sep 1883, age 33; bd. Grace Church Cem., Tilden, Dallas Co., AL [per Charlotte Boykin, Genforum.com]; m. 15 Nov 1881 Robert Darrington Boykin in Dallas Co., AL.; 1 ch.;

Genforum.com:  Robert Darrington Boykin (1828-1884) Dallas Co. AL
Posted by: Charlotte Boykin (ID *****8758) Date: February 23, 2005 at 10:16:59
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Robert Darrington Boykin was born on February 20, 1828 in Conech Co. AL. He is the son of Francis Boykin and his wife Mary Darrington James who settled in Dallas Co. AL in the 1830's. Robert Darrington was married twice:

1) Ellen Vernon Scott (18-32-1872) daughter of Alfred Vernon Scott and Mary William Bibb. He had six children by his first wife, Ellen Vernon.

2) Mary Bassett (1850-1883) and he had one child, Charlotte Mary Boykin.

Evidently Robert Darrington Boykin attended the Grace Episcopal Church in Tilden, AL. At least one of his children, Robert Darrington Boykin, Jr. and his second wife Mary Bassett Boykin are buried in the Grace Church Cemetery at Tilden. Does anyone know if his first wife Ellen Vernon Scott Boykin and three of his children, Ellen Scott Boykin, Robert Darrington Boykin, Jr., Bettie Lee Boykin are buried at the Grace Church Cemetery also? Have extensive information on the Boykin family. Will be glad to share what information I have. I am a descendant of the brother of Robert Darrington Boykin, James Boykin (1823-1907) and his wife Eliza Ann Scott Boykin. Charlotte G. Boykin

25.01--Charlotte Mary "Lottie" Boykin, b. 27 Aug 1882 (her mother died 11 months later); d. unk; bd. unk; m1. 2 Jul 1899 to her cousin, Francis Boykin Jones (b. 2 Jul 1872; d. 20 Sep 1902, age 30); no known ch.; m2. 2 Mar 1903 to her first husband's double first cousin Reginald Dawson Jones (b. 10 Feb 1871; d. 5 Sep 1928, age 57); 10 ch.

26.01--Estella Maria Jones, b. 28 Oct 1904 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. 7 Nov 1904, age 10 days; bd. unk;

26.02--Richard Chewing Jones, b. 1 Jan 1908 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.03--James Basset Jones, b. 3 Sep 1911 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.04--Robert Darrington Jones, b. 12 Sep 1912 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. 2 Oct 1912, age 20 days; bd. unk;

26.05--Fannie Tipton Jones, b. 16 Sep 1915 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.06--Katie Boykin Jones, b. 12 Sep 1916 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.07--Reginald Dawson Jones, Jr., b. 1 Aug 1918 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.08--Mary Ann Jones, b. 16 Apr 1922 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. 10 Jul 1922, age ca. 7 wks; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.09--Bessie Hall Jones, b. 16 Jul 1923 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;

26.10--Lillian Boykin Jones, b. 2 Mar 1926 in Camden (Wilcox Co.), AL; d. unk; bd. unk; m. unk; no known ch.;
Excerpts from the book Memories of Old Cahaba (photocopies of several pages sent to me first by Liz Hicks, a copy of which book I now own):

From page 27: "...several millinery establishments, shoe stores, the fashionable tailor shops of
John and William Bassett [brothers 3.5 and 3.8 above] and Jerry Lister, and Brenner's tin shop."

Liz Hicks also sent me some photographs, two of which are of the sign at the New Cemetery at Cahaba and the headstone of this William Basset, which read, respectively:

"NEW CEMETERY -- Burials in this cemetery, which served Cahaba from 1848 to 1900, tell a story of the town in which many deaths resulted from diseases of infancy, childhood, and early adult life, yellow fever being a large factor. Because of proximity to Gulf of Mexico ports, Cahaba had many plagues brought in by a constantly changing population. The famous Bell Monument is in this cemetery. --Cahaba Historical Commission." and

"William Basset, born at Worthing, Sussex Co., England, Feb. 21, 1812. Died March 5, 1886".

From the 1850 US Census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas Co., AL (4 Nov 1850):
William Basset 38 M England Tailor 500
Harriett 38 F England
Charlotte 13 F England
James 11 M England
Peter 9 M England
Eliza 6 F England
John 4 M Alabama
M.A. 6/12 F Alabama
From the 1860 USCensus of Cahaba Town, Dallas Co., AL (2 Aug 1860)
William Basset 48 M England Tailor 1250 900
Harriet Basset 48 F England
James Basset 20 M England Carpenter
Peter Basset 17 M England Apprentice Jeweler
Ida Basset 15 F England
John Basset 13 M Alabama
M.A. Basset 11 F Alabama
C.A. Derby 32 M Virginia Clergyman P.E. 200
Charlotte Derby 22 F England

23.06--Louis Basset, m. 18 Mar 1841 to Sarah Gwin (ca. 1826--31 Mar 1885) 2 children; [Louis is listed in the book, Memories of Old Cahaba by Anna M. Gayle Fry, p. 125, as having given money on 10 Dec 1839 to help build the first church building in Cahaba, AL];

24.01--Emma Basset, b. 3 Aug 1843 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; d. 1929 in Waco, TX; m. 22 May 1867 (1869, according to Early Homes of Waco by L.J. Barnes, p. 61) to Champe Carter McCulloch, Sr. (b. 1841 in MO: 1880 Census; d. 14 Dec 1907); ten children--3 dau. & 7 sons, 3 offspring d. as children; the following four are listed in the 1880 census, but all ten are listed in The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy ;
25.01--Charles William McCulloch, b. 7 Mar 1880; d. 19 Nov 1880, age 8 mo., 12 da.;

25.02--Champe Carter McCulloch, Jr. (qv for McCulloch line); b. ca. 1870 (age 10 in 1880 Census);

25.03--Mary Roberta McCulloch, b. 25 Feb 1871; d. 2_ Jul 187_;

25.04--Sarah "Sally" Basset McCulloch, b. 27 Jul 1872 (age 7 in 1880 Census); m. 26 Jul 1894 to Charles Hiram Ferguson
26.01--Grace Adele Ferguson, b. 8 Aug 18__; m1. unk; m2. 16 May 1919, Capt. William Lawrence Harding, Jr., U.S.M.C.;
25.05--Roderick Roy McCulloch (4 Dec 187_-Jan. 27, 1___,  (age 4 in 1880 Census); m. Feb. __, 1___  Cora Lee Macon;

25.06--Louis Basset McCulloch, b. 9 May 1800 (age 1 mo. in 1880 census); B. L. U. Tex., '01;

25.07--Lucy Adele McCulloch, b. July 1_ 188_, m. Apr. 22, 190_ William David Rondthaler;

25.08--Katie Cabell McCulloch (July 27, 1885 - July 28, 1887);

25.09--Shirley Hope McCulloch (qv);

25.10--Grace Darling McCulloch b. Sep 9, 18__, m. Dec 1, 19__Henry Lincoln Hind.
24.02--Ann Adelia Basset; b. 1846, died young

23.07--Sarah Basset; (m. Robert Jordan) 2 children


23.08--John Miles Basset; never married--died without issue


23.09--Henry Basset; never married--died without issue


23.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset m1. 19 Jan 1843 Mary Ann Gwin) 2 ch.;

24.01--Emily Ann Basset (but the article below says her initials are M. E.--could her name actually be Mary Ann Emily Basset?), b. 3 Nov 1843 in Cahaba, AL; d. 12 Dec 1917 in Ennis, TX; m. 13 Jan 1864 to G. Thomas Macon (b. Oct 1845; d. May 1895 in Houston, TX); 9 ch.; (source: Cara Macon Hilliard to Edith Snow to Uncle James B. Gwin)
25.01--Emma Macon, b. in AL; d. in Dallas, TX, 1892; m. ca. 1885 in Ennis, TX, to Will Lewis (who was about 20 years older than she; d. 1909); 2 ch.
26.01--Basset Lewis, a daughter, b. 1887 in Cococina, TX; m. in Ennis 1903 to Earl Smith; 1 ch.; remarried several times;
27.01--Duncan Smith, b. after 1903
26.02--Mary "Mollie" Lewis, b. 1890 in Dallas, TX; m1. ca. 1906 to Lewis Schott; 6 ch.; m2. Dan Ballard;
27.01--Ruel Schott, b. after 1906

27.02--Lewis Schott, b. after 1906

27.03--Harry Schott, b. after 1906

27.04--Cara Lee Schott, b. after 1906

27.05--Roy Schott, b. after 1906

27.06--Allen Schott, b. after 1906
25.02--(infant) Macon, b. in AL; d. at birth

25.03--Kitty Macon, b. in AL; d. at ca. 10 mo.

25.04--Ben Macon, b. ca. 1871 in AL; d. 1883 in Ennis, TX, age 12 years

25.05--Tom Macon, b. 16 Oct 1873 in AL; d. 1894 in Dallas, TX, ca. age 20; m. Maggie Bankright; no ch.;

25.06--Alex Macon, b. 26 Jul 1875 in AL; m. 1894 to Rena Mallersh of TN; no ch.;

25.07--Cora Lee Macon, (twin) b. 23 Jan 1877 in Selma, AL;
m1. 27 Feb 1895 to her own 3rd cousin, Roderick Roy McCulloch (b. 4 Dec 1875; d. 27 Jan 1896, age 20); no ch.;
m2. in Dallas, TX, to Henry Jumper (b. 14 May 1861; d. 6 Apr 1909); no ch.
m3. 15 Jan 1915 in Ennis, TX, to Ben Morgan; div.; no ch.
m4. 3 Jul 1925 in Ennis, TX, to Jesse James Lancaster (b. 1882); no ch.

25.08--Cara Lee Macon, (twin) b. 23 Jan 1877 in Selma, AL; m. 11 Sep 1898 in Ennis, TX, to Hiram Preston Hilliard (b. 1860 in Selma, AL); 3 ch.

26.01--George Hilliard, b. 7 Apr 1900 in Ennis, TX; m. Vera Jones (b. 1903); 1 ch.
27.01--Jo Anne Hilliard, b. 3 Dec 1929
26.02--Cora Lee Hilliard, b. 23 Mar 1901 in Ennis, TX; m. 17 May 1924 to Malcolm Landrum; separated 1930;

26.03--Emily Hilliard, b. 22 May 1904 in Ennis, TX; d. 17 Jun 1904, age 3 weeks, 5 days;

25.09--John Edward Macon, b. 16 Aug 1879 in AL; m.16 Oct 1914 to Fannie May Gaston; no ch.;
JLB m.2. 1 Sep 1847 to Louisa Catherine "Kit" High Blann (widow of Sandford Blann) (4 ch. by Louisa, 5 total to Joseph); location update: Joseph and Kitty were still in Cahawba in April of 1850, as their daughter Margaret was baptised there by their pastor, James Cotten, on 21 Apr 1850.  Ten years later, the 1860 census records them living in Harpersville (later and still called Wilsonville), Shelby Co., AL,
24.02--Margaret Revel Basset, b. 29 Sep 1849; (baptised 21 Apr 1850 at Cahawba by Rev. James L. Cotten); d. 18 Dec 1903, age 53; never married; no known ch.;

24.03--Henry Bridger Basset, b. 22 Jul 1856 at Cahaba, Ala.; m. 5 Dec 1888 to Eliza Manning; settled in Columbus, GA; 2 ch.

[John Gwin Note: The 1870 Census for Shelby County (see below) records that a Henry Bassett, age 13,  was living with William and Roe Gwin (uncle and aunt of Joseph and Louisa's Henry Bridger Bassett) of Wilsonville, and working at a sawmill there.  If these two Henry Bassetts are the same person, then likely this is the same sawmill where his father Joseph had been killed in an accident five years earlier (1865).  This would make it very likely that Joseph would be buried in the cemetery at Wilsonville.]

25.01--Katherine Louise "Katie" Basset, b. 23 Nov 1889; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. 10 Mar 1905 to Jacob McMichael Starnes; 3 ch.; m2. unk.;
26.01--Jack Manning Starnes, b. 12 Jan 1906

26.02--Clarence Henry Starnes, b. 16 Jan 1908; m. 25 Dec 1927 to Lucie Lee; 1 ch;

27.01--Katherine Geraldine Starnes, b. 22 Sep 1928
26.03--George Frederick Starnes, b. 3 Dec 1910;
25.02--Henry Manning "Harry" Basset, b. 13 Nov 1893; m. 12 Jun 1919 to Annie Lou Stallings; (separated); [they were married only 7 months after the end of WW1--did he serve there?]
24.04--John Miles Basset, b. 16 Apr 1859, assumed at Cahaba, Ala.; d. 7 Sep 1930; m1. 25 Nov 1888 to Mattie Day (d. 13 Oct 1904); 2 ch.; m2. 17 Jan 1906 to Nannie Tipton; 2 more ch.; settled in Safford, AL (according to info taken from the above article sent by Liz Hicks);
25.01--Joseph Lavalette Basset, b. 29 Jan 1890; d. 1945; m. unk.; unk. ch.;

25.02--Marion Gaddy Basset, b. 12 Sep 1895; d. 15 Oct 1901, age six;

JMB m2. 17 Jan 1906 to Nannie Tipton;
25.03--John Miles Basset, Jr., b. 23 Dec 1908; d. 4 May 1909, age four months+;

25.04--Margaret Miles Basset, b. 10 Aug 1910; m. 12 Sep 1928 to Clyde Parker; 1 ch.

26.01--Catherine Parker, b. unk.
24.05--James Lavalette Basset, b. 25 Jul 1861 in Cahawba; d. 12 Oct 1866 at Cahawba, age five.

23.11--Emma Maria Basset, b. 13 May 1825; d. Apr 1873; m1. Sir George Benton, lived in Canada, widoweds (see Johanna's interesting note below); m2. John P. Veidt, lived in AL, widowed;  m3. Carl Ludwig Nitschke.

JB/ENH notes:
* 53B1B. Emma Maria Basset, b. 20 Jun 1824; d. 1873 in Travis Co.,Tx.; m. C.L. Nitschke
* 53B1B. Emily Maria Basset, daughter of James and Mary (Miles) Bassett, was born 20 Jun 1824 in Brighton, Sussex Co., England. She died in 1873 in Travis Co., Texas. She married (1) Sir George Benton in England according to the family Bible. She married (2) John P. Veidt in 1854 in Sumter Co., AL. He died six weeks later. She married (3) Carl Ludwig Nitschke in 1854 in Sumter Co., AL. Emily and George went to Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, when she was 18. George and her infant son died of typhoid fever and she went to live with her brother in New York then to her brother in Alabama. She married her second and third husbands in Alabama. Carl was a cabinet maker. After the town of Gainesville, Alabama, burned, they left and went to Austin, Travis Co., Texas. He owned a cabinet and furniture business there, serving for Texas in the Civil War. Emily established the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. One son became a city councilman and another became chief of police (1920's). Most of the family members are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Travis Co., Texas.

[John Gwin Note:  Most of the following is transcribed directly from what Liz Hicks sent me, the exceptions being--1--the Isherwood family section s (4.2 and following) sent by Johanna Graham and--2--several places where Johanna's information is in addition to or slightly different from Liz's (these places are marked with "[MJBG:]").]

My [Liz's] g-gmother, 23.11 Emma Maria Basset Nitschke b. 13 May 1825, d. 21 Oct 1873, had 6 ch:

24.01-- Catherine Matilda Nitschke b. 14 Sep 1855, d. same day

24.02--Emma Margaret [MJBG: Marghueretta] Nitschke b. 30 Oct 1856 Austin, Travis Co.,TX; d. 21 Jun 1938 [MJBG: in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK]; bd. Oakwood Cem., Austin; m. 5 May 1877 [MJBG: in SC] to George A. Isherwoodd, (Sr.?) ([MJBG: b. 1854 in England; d. 1927 in Austin, Travis Co., TX]);

25.01--Carl L. Isherwood, b. 23 May 1880; d. 14 May 1922; m. Blanche (nee unk.; b. 1878; d. 1958)

25.02--George A. Isherwood (Jr.?), b. 26 Nov 1885; d. 18 Dec 1919 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; m. Lucy Alten; b. 1890; d. 1977)

26.01--Elenora Isherwood
25.03--Maggie Elnora Isherwood, b. 15 Jul 1889 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 6 Sep 1926 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; m. 1912 (in Austin, Travis Co., TX?) Oscar Joseph Merrell (b. 3 May 1889 in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR; d. 3 Sep 1951 in Temple, TX; s/o Joseph B. Merrell and Cordelia Viola Stewart)
26.01--Maggie Viola Merrell; b. 29 Aug 1913 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 17 Oct 1994 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; m. 29 Mar 1937 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK to Brendon Arthur Bond, Sr. (b. 28 Apr 1912 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX; d. 15 Feb 2002; s/o Robert Anthony Bond and Sally Rebecca Smith);
27.01--Christopher Joseph Bond, [PRIVATE] m. Barbara Elizabeth McGill [PRIVATE]
28.01--Katharine Elizabeth Bond; [PRIVATE]m. John Fredrick Wallin

28.02--Edward Andrew Bond; [PRIVATE]m. Lauren Nan Brien

[27.02]--Anthony Merrell Bond [PRIVATE]  m1.  Jacqueline Pearl Scott
[28.01]--Deborah Lynn Bond, [PRIVATE] m1. Dave Elliott [PRIVATE]
[29.01]--Melissa Lynn Elliott, [PRIVATE]
DLB m2. Daniel Wright  [PRIVATE]
[29.02]--Brian Wright, [PRIVATE]
[28.01]--Leslie Elaine Bond, [PRIVATE] m. Rick Thorsen [PRIVATE]
[29.01]--Nicholas Thorsen, [PRIVATE]
AMB m2. Robin (nee unk.)

AMB m3. Karen (nee unk.)

AMB m4. Roxanna Jean Miller [PRIVATE]

AMB m5. Doris Joan McCool (b. unk.)

27.03--Brendon Arthur "Donnie" Bond, Jr., [PRIVATE] m. Elizabeth Eurena West [PRIVATE]

28.01--Margaret Elizabeth Bond, [PRIVATE] m. Robert Wade Garrison [PRIVATE] 3 children;
29.01--Robert Andrew Garrison, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Collin Jackson Garrison, [PRIVATE]

29.03--William Brendon Garrison, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Susan Diane Bond, [PRIVATE]; m. Terry Jay Coltharp [PRIVATE]
29.01--Curtis Jay Coltharp, [PRIVATE]
28.03--Mary Ellen Bond, [PRIVATE];
27.04--Margaret Johanna Bond; [PRIVATE]; m. [PRIVATE] William Oscar Graham [PRIVATE]);
28.01--Steven Baylis Graham, [PRIVATE];

28.02--Gary Stuart Graham, [PRIVATE]; m. Melissa Ann Kuenzel [PRIVATE]

29.01--Alexander William Graham, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Allison Marie Graham, [PRIVATE]

27.05--Jonathan Kurt Bond, [PRIVATE]; m.[PRIVATE] Carol Ann Mowdy [PRIVATE]
28.01--David Jonathan Bond, [PRIVATE]
26.02--Oscar James Merrell, b. 9 Sep 1915 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 27 Jul 1984 in San Francisco, CA, without issue; m. unk;

26.03--Ira Nelson Merrell, b. 17 Jul 1918 in Austin, Travis Co., TX; d. 14 Aug 1987 in Titusville, FL; m. unk. date or place to Norene Harris (b. unk.; d. 1976); 3 children;

27.01--Oscar Jay Merrell, [PRIVATE]

27.02--Arthur N. Merrell, [PRIVATE] m. Carol (nee unk.); 4 children;

28.01--Kelly Merrell, [PRIVATE]; m. Doug (last name unk.);

28.02--Josh Merrell, [PRIVATE]

28.03--Adam Merrell, [PRIVATE];

28.04--Jacob Merrell, [PRIVATE];

27.03--James Merrell, [PRIVATE]; m. Denise (nee unk.)
INM m2. Ruby (nee unk.; [PRIVATE].)

26.04--Dollie Mae Merrell, b. 18 Oct 1920 in St. Louis, MO; was an invalid; d. 30 Jul 1985 in Montgomery, AL; m. never;

25.04--Francis R. Isherwood, b. 1896; d. 1950 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; m. (name unk.)

26.01--Don Isherwood, [PRIVATE]

26.02--Phyllis Isherwood, [PRIVATE]

24.03--Alice Theresa Nitschke b. 2 Oct 1858 Austin, TX; d. 26 Jan 1910, bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. 8 Aug 1876 to Mathew Clarkson

24.04--James Bassett Nitschke b. 1 Jul 1860 Bull Creek, Travis Co.,TX (near Austin); d. 29 Oct 1929, bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. Alice Hilliare 19 Dec 1883

24.05--Aileen Isabel "Lena" Nitschke b. 9 Jan 1863 Fiskville, TX (near Austin); d. 24 Apr 1905,  bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. 10 Nov 1880 Albert Schute

24.06--Robert Edward Nitschke b. 16 Mar 1866 Austin, TX; m. 11 Dec 1890 Elizabeth Anna Helen RichterBoth bd. in new section of Oakwood Cem., Austin, TX.  He was police chief of Austin, TX during 1920's.  He was my grandfather.  Their 3 children:

25.01--Lula Mae Nitschke m. William F. Devine; no ch.

25.02--Robert E. Nitschke, Jr. ; m. Williard Griffith (great-granddaughter of Susanna Dickinson Hannig, the lady Santa Anna let out of the Alamo to go tell what had happened); no ch.

25.03--Herbert C. Nitschke, my dad; 1 ch.

26.01--Elizabeth Mae "Liz" Nitschke; b. 1942; m. David Hicks

23.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, or Thomas Basset (twin) never married--died without issue


23.13--Charles Basset, or Archibald Basset (twin) never married--died without issue


23.14--Robert Basset or Charles Robert Basset  never married--died without issue


(23.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry)--maybe adopted, maybe only a close friend raised by the family, but not blood related; Uncle James' notes say:  "According to information handed down in the family, Henry Bridger helped some way in building the beautiful stone building, post office at Selma, AL. It was thought that he was a draftsman, but an investigation in 1975 failed to reveal his name on the drawings of the plans for this building which were drawn in 1908."

In the 1850 US Census of Dallas County, AL, Cahawba Beat, Henry Bridger (age 19, M, carpenter, pob England), was living in the home (residence 548, valued at $1500) of Joseph Basset (age 28, M, carpenter, native of England) and Louisa Basset (age 23, F, native of SC) and three children: Emily Basset (age 6, F, pob AL), Margaret Basset (age 1, F, pob AL), and Mary High (age 15, F, pob AL).







OLD VERSION 3.1--James Basset m. Susannah Snewin; came to Brooklyn, NY; maybe returned to England; 1 child JB/ENH notes: 53B11. James Basset - settled in Brooklyn, New York around 1860. 4.1--James Basset (II?) who died very young 3.2--Mary Basset married a Mr. Isaacs, stayed in England, and died without issue. JB/ENH notes: 53B12. Mary Basset - died in England with no issue. 3.3--Charlotte Basset b. 3 Aug 1806 in England; m. Fred Cheesman (b. in England) JB/ENH notes: 53B13. Charlotte Basset - b. 3 Aug 1806, m. Fred Cheesman, moved to Texas. From 1860 Census of Historic Matagorda County published by the Matagorda County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 264, Bay City, Texas 77414 (photocopy sent in by Liz Hicks): "105-95... F. CHEESEMAN 53 M Farmer England 2,000--None C. 55 F England R. G. 23 M Mail Contractor England A.B. 16 M Alabama Minnie 14 F Alabama (p.) 17" And from the 1870 Census Matatgorda County, Texas, p. 69 (photocopy sent in by Liz Hicks): 15-15 CHEESEMAN Charlotte 42 F W Housekeeper ENG f m 600-942 Charles F. 38 M W Stockraiser ENG f m None-400 Irene 9 F W Attends School TX f Martin 8 M W TX f Frederick 4 M W TX f [Liz Hicks: Charlotte Cheeseman b. 21 Jul l806 Eng.; d. 4 Oct 1876 Matagorda Co.,TX; m. at Preston (near Brighton), Eng. 19 Sep 1830, Frederick Cheeseman, both of this parish, witnesses: James Basset(t) & Mary Cheeseman. On Frederick Cheeseman's tombstone has born Horsham, England died 8 Nov1866 age 59 years.] 3.4--George Basset, b. 29 Apr 1810, joined the army, and went to India; m. ; 1 child; came to America; died in Texas fighting Indians JB/ENH notes: 53B14. George Basset - born 29 Apr 1810, ran away and joined the army. 4.1--Ann Maria; remained in England and records lost sight of her. 3.5--William Basset, b. 21 Feb 1812 at Worthing, Sussex, England; m. Harriet Bowley; 6 children JB/ENH notes: * 53B15. William Basset - b. 22 Mar 1812, d. 1866; m. Harriet Taylor (sic) [ENH: "This is an error; should be Bowley from research I had Helen Whittle do. She is a professional genealogist in England." JMG comment: A likely source of this error could be that William was in fact a TAILOR by profession--] of Rotherfield on 11 Nov 1834 in East Sussex. William is buried in the historic Old Cahaba Cemetery near Selma, AL. Excerpts from the book Memories of Old Cahaba (photocopies of several pages sent to me by Liz Hicks--publisher and date unknown as yet to me): From page 27: "...several millinery establishments, shoe stores, the fashionable tailor shops of John and William Bassett and Jerry Lister, and Brenner's tin shop." Liz Hicks also sent me some photographs, two of which are of the sign at the New Cemetery at Cahaba and the headstone of this William Basset, which read, respectively: "NEW CEMETERY -- Burials in this cemetery, which served Cahaba from 1848 to 1900, tell a story of the town in which many deaths resulted from diseases of infancy, childhood, and early adult life, yellow fever being a large factor. Because of proximity to Gulf of Mexico ports, Cahaba had many plagues brought in by a constantly changing population. The famous Bell Monument is in this cemetery. --Cahaba Historical Commission." and "William Basset, born at Worthing, Sussex Co., England, Feb. 21, 1812. Died March 5, 1886" (of smallpox). From the 1850 Federal Census of Cahawba Beat, Dallas County, Alabama (4 Nov 1850): William Basset 38 M England Tailor 500 Harriett 38 F England Charlotte 13 F England James 11 M England Peter 9 M England Eliza 6 F England John 4 M Alabama M.A. 6/12 F Alabama From the 1860 Federal Census of Cahaba Town, Dallas County, Alabama (2 Aug 1860) William Basset 48 M England Tailor 1250 900 Harriet Basset 48 F England James Basset 20 M England Carpenter Peter Basset 17 M England Apprentice Jeweler Ida Basset 15 F England John Basset 13 M Alabama M.A. Basset 11 F Alabama C.A. Derby 32 M Virginia Clergyman P.E. 200 Charlotte Derby 22 F England 3.6--Louis Basset, b. 27 Feb 1814; m. Sarah Gwin. (b. ca. 1826--see 1860 Census record below; d. 31 Mar 1885, at Waco, TX, at home of her daughter Emma Bassett McCulloch); JB/ENH notes: 53B16. Louis Lavalette Basset - b. 27 Feb 1814; d. during the Civil War having fought for AL. From 1860 Censusof Historic Matagorda County published by the Matagorda County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 264, Bay City, Texas 77414 (photocopy sent in by Liz Hicks): "MATAGORDA POST OFFICE -- CITY OF MATAGORDA... 174-163... Sarah BASSETT 34 F Alabama Emma 17 F Alabama (p.) 26" 3.7--Sarah Basset, b. 12 Nov 1815; m. Robert Jordan; 2 children JB/ENH notes: 53B17. Sarah Basset - born 12 Nov 1815, died in England 4.1--Archie Jordan --remained in England 4.2--Kate Jordan--remained in England. 3.8--John Miles Basset was born 22 Mar 1818; unmarried, he died in Pensacola, Fla., of Yellow Fever. JB/ENH notes: 53B18. John Miles Basset- b. 22 Mar 1818, d. in Pensacola, Fla., from yellow fever; was not married. 3.9--Henry Basset, b. 30 Jan 1820; unmarried, he died in England. JB/ENH notes: 53B19. Henry Basset - born 30 Jan 1820, died in England, unmarried 3.10--Joseph Lavalette Basset was born 25 Nov 1821; m. Mary Ann Gwin 4._--M. E. (Mary Ellen?)Basset, b.; d.; m. 1864 to Mr. G.T. Macon, moved to Texas in 1889 JB/ENH notes: *53B1A. Joseph Lavalette Basset -b. 6 Jan 1822; d. in Civil War, fought for Ala.; m. Louisa______. Excerpt from Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas (1892): G.T. Macon, a contractor and builder of Dallas, came here in March, 1889, and has already erected many residences here, as well as the Oak Cliff Hotel and the Christian Church. Besides, he has also put up several business houses, as the Henderson building on Commerce street, etc. in 1890 when he employed 250 men. He was born in Alabama, in 1845, the fifth in order of birth of the ten children of E.J. and Mary Ann (Syler) Macon. His father was born in North Carolina and early in life settled in Alabama. He was at first a saddler, and afterward became a planter and accumulated considerable wealth, but the ravages of war swept it mostly away. He died in 1863 and his wife, a native of Alabama, died in 1861 - both in Shelby County, Alabama.......... In 1864, in Shelby County, Alabama, Mr. Macon was married to M.E. Bassett, a native of that State and brought up in Cahaba. Her parents were Joseph L. and M.A. (Gwin) Bassett. Her father was born in England, and her mother in Alabama. She died in 1845, and the father was killed in a sawmill in Talladega county, that State, in 1865. 3.11--Emma Maria Basset, b. 13 May 1825; d. Apr 1873; m1. Sir George Benton, lived in Canada, widowed; m2. Carl Nitschke. JB/ENH notes: * 53B1B. Emma Maria Basset, b. 20 Jun 1824; d. 1873 in Travis Co.,Tx.; m. C.L. Nitschke * 53B1B. Emily Maria Basset, b. 20 Jun 1824 in Brighton, Sussex Co., Eng.; d. 1873 in Travis Co., TX.; m1. Sir George Benton in Eng. (source: family Bible); m2. John P. Veidt in 1854 in Sumter Co., AL (d. 6 weeks later); m3. Carl Ludwig Nitschke, 1854, Sumter Co., AL.; Elizabeth Nitschke Hicks note, which includes the entries 4.1--Catherine Matilda Nitschke through 6.1--Elizabeth (Liz) Nitschke below: My g-gmother, 3.11 Emma Maria Basset Nitschke b. 13 May 1825, d. 21 Oct 1873, 6 ch 3.12--Thomas Archibald Basset, born 23 Jul 1826, was lost at sea, unmarried. JB/ENH notes: 53B1C. Thomas Basset (twin) - born 23 Jul 1826, lost at sea. 3.13--Charles Basset, born 23 July 1826, also died unmarried. JB/ENH notes: 53B1D. Archibald Basset (twin) - born 23 Jul 1826, died unmarried 3.14--Robert Basset died 7 Feb 1837 at the age of 7 years. JB/ENH notes: 53B1E. Charles Robert Basset - died 7 Feb 1837, aged 7 years (3.15)--Harry Bridger (called Henry) was a Cockney orphan boy who was apprenticed to William and Louis Basset in England and came to America with the family , fought in the Civil War, and was faithful to the family, remaining in Alabama, and dying unmarried at an old age. A census of Cahaba, Ala., in 1850 showed Henry Bridger to be 19 years old. He helped them all and was well beloved by them all. He made a trip in 1892 to England to visit his mother. [John M. Gwin NOTE, 1999: Some quick math shows that Henry would have been perhaps a year older than Robert (or Charles Robert), who died at age seven of unnamed causes. Pure speculation allows that perhaps there had been plans to apprentice Robert, and at his death, Henry was semi-adopted by Robert's older brothers William (my gg-grandfather) and/or Louis as a "replacement". Or perhaps the relationship with Henry was established earlier and Henry and Robert actually knew each other. The number (3.15) before Henry's name was added by me in the speculation that perhaps he had even been adopted by the parents, John James Louis and Mary Miles Basset.]


Subject: Basset/Gwin additional info Received: 11 Jul 2000 12:04 AM From: liz hicks, erootrot@usa.net To: john, jmcdgwin@zianet.com John, I'm sending this info and you can "correct" or add as you see fit. My g-gmother, Emma Maria Basset Nitschke b. 13 May 1825, d. 21 Oct 1873, had 6 ch: l. Catherine Matilda Nitschke b. 14 Sep 1855, d. same day 2. Emma Margaret Nitschke b. 30 Oct 1856 Austin, Travis Co.,TX; d. 21 Jun 1938, bd. Oakwood Cem., Austin; m. 5 May 1877 George A. Isherwood 3. Alice Theresa Nitschke b. 2 Oct 1858 Austin, TX; d. 26 Jan 1910, bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. 8 Aug 1876 Mathew Clarkson 4. James Bassett Nitschke b. 1 Jul 1860 Bull Creek, Travis Co.,TX (near Austin); d. 29 Oct 1929, bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. Alice Hilliare 19 Dec 1883 5. Aileen Isabel "Lena" Nitschke b. 9 Jan 1863 Fiskville, TX (near Austin); d. 24 Apr 1905, bd. Oakwood Cem.; m. 10 Nov 1880 Albert Schute 6. Robert Edward Nitschke b. 16 Mar 1866 Austin, TX; m. 11 Dec 1890 Elizabeth Anna Helen Richter; Both are buried in new section of Oakwood Cem., Austin, TX. He was police chief of Austin, TX during 1920's. He was my grandfather. Their children: Lula Mae Nitschke m. William F. Devine; Robert E. Nitschke, Jr. married Williard Griffith (great granddaughter of Susanna Dickinson Hannig, the lady Santa Anna let out of the Alamo to go tell what had happened), and my dad, Herbert C. Nitschke. Only 2 first cousins of my dad and myself are living. I am an only grandchild and only child. Emma Basset Nitschke, my great grandmother, was the sister to your William Basset, father of Ida Eliza Basset Gwin. Therefore, I believe Emma Basset Nitschke was Ida's aunt. Some puzzles: Emma Maria Basset born May 13, 1824, was christened in Broadwater, England June 20, 1824. Christening record states daughter of James and Mary Basset of Worthing, England (milkman). The "milkman" conflicts with fam. info. as have James Basset was a "draper" gentlemen's tailor. Also, marriage record from England: William Basset and Harriett Bowley married by banns, Broadwater, 22 Jan 1837. Harriett baptised 6 Aug 1821 Clymping, Eng., dtr. of Edmund and Kitty Bowley. Charlotte Cheeseman b. 21 Jul l806 Eng.; d. 4 Oct 1876 Matagorda Co.,TX; m. at Preston (near Brighton), Eng. 19 Sep 1830, Frederick Cheeseman, both of this parish, witnesses: James Basset(t) & Mary Cheeseman On Frederick Cheeseman's tombstone has born Horsham, England died 8 Nov1866 age 59 years. Snuff box- according to Edith Snow's papers from VA Historical Society..."His brother [William Basset's] came to New York and left children. We do not know who they were. He was a secretary in some Institute of Science in Worthing, England. When he left for America, was presented with a silver snuff-box. He left it to his namesake, Uncle Jim Basset. Peter Gwin has it now." Maybe you can check with some of Peter Gwin's desc. and be SURE they understand WE DON'T WANT THE SNUFF BOX, JUST THE INFORMATION/INSCRIPTION so I can try to follow up on in England. Some people get real nervous when "cousins" go looking for family heirlooms such as Bibles, etc. By the way, I have a picture of my great grandmother, Emma Basset Nitschke born 1824 taken in 1854, also picture of William Basset's tombstone in the new cemetery at Old Cahaba, near Selma, Dallas Co.,AL. I'll see if can get copied if you want. The Episcopal church they belonged to in Old Cahaba was moved to near Orrville, AL and was still standing as of 1997. I'll try and get some info. copied and mailed to you. I would like to have copies of your uncle's research or info. I'll try and narrow this request down after I study the info. I printed from your website. Oh, Mary Ann Basset, dtr. of William and Harriett Basset, m. 15 Nov 1881 R.D. (Robert) Boykin in Dallas Co., AL. Best, Liz Hicks erootrot@usa.net




From: Ann Tell <atell@newulmtel.net>
Date: Tue Dec 05, 2006  08:42:53 AM US/Mountain
To: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Fwd: James and Lewis were cousins

Begin forwarded messages:

From: befritzke@earthlink.net
Date: December 4, 2006 12:59:02 PM CST
To: atell@newulmtel.net
Subject: James and Lewis were cousins

Hello Ann;

Richard and Ann Basset had at least 8 Children. Here are 2 PDF Christening docs: Thomas (father of James 1808-1814) and James (father of Lewis 1814).

James and Louis (Lewis) Basset were not brothers. They were both christened in the same year, but the actual birth dates are unknown. Regardless, they have different parents. PDF enclosed.

Enclosed PDF is James Basset's documentation.

PDF of Alfred's the index record for Alfred.

Love to those Mormon Scribes,
Bud

Name
Event
Sex
Date
Recorded In
Father
Mother
Source
Dates
John M. Gwin Comments
Bassett, James Christening M 24 Aug 1777 Saint Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England (blank) Ann (nee unk.) FHL# 1067104 1731-1791
Bassett, James Birth M  25 Sep 1814 Saint Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England Thomas Bassett Sarah (nee unk.) FHL# 1067106 1814-1815
Bassett, Lewis Christening M 27 Feb 1814 Broadwater by Worthing, Sussex, England James Bassett Mary (nee unk.) FHL# 1068959 1746-1846
Basset, Alfred Christening
1834 SUSS James Basset Jane (nee unk.)


Bassett, Eliza Christening
1836 SUSS James Bassett Jane (nee unk.)


Basset, Alfred Christening M 24 Aug 1834 Broadwater by Worthing, Sussex, England James Bassett Jane (nee unk.) FHL# 1068959 1746-1846




From: "Derby, William L" <william.derby@pfizer.com>
Date: May 14, 2007 11:43:56 AM MDT
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Basset genealogy

I would like to update your list of ancestors.

James Landon Derby married Sara Jean Gillespie of Scarsdale, NY and had one son, William Landon Derby, which is me. I was born on 1/17/77.

I married Allison Nicole Deniro of Atlanta, GA and we have one son, William Landon Derby Jr. on 6/25/06.

Thank you for your hard work on this. It is a great resource.

Billy Derby
Assistant to the Sales Director
Pfizer Oncology  South
817-491-5811