William Bassett, sec. 9, is the son of Thomas and Nancy (Hicks) Bassett, of Lorain county, Ohio, formerly of
New York, but natives of Massachusetts. Mr. Bassett's grandmother on his father's side was a descendant of Miles
Standish, about the fourth generation from the old Captain. Mr. B. was born in Genesee county, N. Y., May 16, 1828;
removed with his parents to Lorain county, Ohio, in 1835. He came to this county when 19 years of age, and has
made it his home ever since. He was married in. the spring of 1849, to Arnie Ann Auten, daughter of William and
Sarah (Wharton) Auten, of this county, who came here in 1835. They have 9 children: Charles H., Cordelia, Mary
(dec.), Arminda, Martha, William, Miles S. and Willis Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Bassett are worthy members of the M.
E. Church at Maple Grove; P. O., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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