SAMUEL BASSETT, farmer, P. O. Beaver Dam, was born in Allen County, Ohio, October 23, 1848, son of Lewis and
Sarah (Edgecomb) Bassett, of English descent, and natives of New York and Ohio, respectively, the former of whom
came to Allen County, Ohio, over half a century ago, and was a farmer all his life. They reared a family of eight
children. Samuel, the eldest, was reared on the farm, receiving his education in this county, and early in life
commenced to teach school. During the late civil war he enlisted in 1864, in Company I, Twenty seventh Ohio Volunteer
Infantry; was engaged in the battle of Atlanta, and participated in other battles and skirmishes. He was discharged
at the close of the struggle, and returning home worked at the carpenter's trade for a time, then commenced farming.
He is now the owner of two farms. Mr. Bassett was married in 1868, to Mary a daughter of D. L. Whip, a retired
farmer of Beaver Dam, and to this union were born six children: Otis, Rossie, Sadie, Louise, Clarie and Samuel.
Mr. Whip was born in Maryland, December 31, 1822, son of George and Sarah (Barnett) Whip, who were of German descent;
he has been twice married, Mrs. Bassett being the fourth in a family of six children by his first wife; Mr. Whip's
present wire's mother, aged eighty five, and his own mother, aged eightysix, are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Bassett
are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in which he is class leader. In politics he is a Republican.
History of Allen County, Ohio
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