John Bassett - Charity Curtis Family Group

Parents   Parents
John Bassett Mary (surname Unknown)
  b. Nov 1653 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts b. abt. 1663      
  d. 9 Dec 1735 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts d. aft. 1735 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts      
John Bassett Charity Curtis
b. abt. 1690 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts b. abt. 1663
d. probate:13 Nov 1758 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts d. Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Relationship Events
Marriage 26 Nov 1712 John Bassett to Charity Curtis in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Children (Events in Marblehead Unless Stated Otherwise)
  William Bassett bp. 14 Sep 1718; d. bef. 13 Nov 1758; no further records
Rebecca Bassett bp. 14 Sep 1718; m. 11 Jun 1741 Robert Harris (b. 12 Nov 1721; d. Apr 1767); eight children: Rebecca, Robert, Sarah, Sarah, John, Deliverance, Mason, and William Harris
  Sarah Bassett bp. 11 Jan 1719; m. 29 Dec 1738 Phillip Lewis; eight children: Mary, Sarah, Charity, Rebecca, Rebecca,, Deliverance, Phillip, and William Lewis
  Charity Bassett bp. 10 Mar 1723; m. 7 Jul 1761 John Roles (probate 16 Nov 1761); d. aft. 1761
  John Bassett bp. 27 Nov 1726; m. 1 Nov 1750 Mary Bubier (b. 13 Jun 1731, d. 6 Jan 1789); seven children: Christopher, Michael, Mary, Margaret, John, and Huldah Bassett
  Deliverance Bassett bp. 23 Nov 1729; m. 6 Apr 1748 Thomas Morgan; d. aft. 1758; no further records

What We Know About This Family

An Overview of Their Lives

Scant information is available about this family, and most of what we know comes from John's probate records and the birth and marriage vital statistics. A house known as the "John Bassett House:" built in 1736 exists in present-day Marblehead. 1736 was the same year his father's estate was probated, so I'm guessing the house belonged to his son. John's real estate was divided into three parts and distributed 1) to his "only son, John Bassett and his heirs" with money amounts to be paid by John to his sisters, Sarah Lewis, Deliverance Morgan, and Rebecca Harris; 2) Charity Bassett with money to go from her to Rebecca Harris; and 3) Rebecca Harris, "now wife of Robert Harris." This distribution document tells us that son William predeceased his father and affirms the relationship of his daughter Rebecca and even the name of her husband. Rebecca and Robert Harris were our direct ancestors. Charity, his wife, was also not mentioned, and we assume she predeceased him. His daughter, Charity at age 36 was still single. A marriage record shows she married a couple of years later in July 1761, and that her new husband, John Roles died by November of that same year. Her husband's will referenced property on Jersey Island, and was signed by Robert Harris.

Proof of Relationship

Vital statistics and probate material are our best proof of relationship for these Bassetts.

What Else We Need to Learn

The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.

The research on this family is mostly complete. Perhaps one day, the family of Charity Bassett may be discovered.


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