Biography of William R. Bassett
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bassett, William R., son of William L., was born in Rhode Island, April 9, 1802. In 1820 he removed to Clarkson, Monroe county, whence he came to Kendall in 1829, and started a blacksmith shop. Two years later he removed to a farm near the lake shore, where he also carried on blacksmithing, and where he died June 12, 1889. He was probably the first permanent blacksmith in town, and was active in church and civil affairs, served as assessor and was supervisor in 1849, 1850, 1853 and 1854. He married Olive Munger, who died March 9, 1877. Their children were Ohauncey M., Edwin H., Harriet R. (Mrs. Joseph P. Mulford), Charles L., Laura J. (Mrs. A. W. Barnett), Catherine C. (Mrs. Oscar Munn), Emily L. (Mrs. Ira P. Bates), William W., Frank and Anna (Mrs. E. W. Nicholson).

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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