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Re: Clemence Gelinas Bessette
Posted by: Jeffrey Bassett (ID *****7170) Date: March 06, 2007 at 10:39:02
In Reply to: Re: Clemence Gelinas Bessette by theresa bassett of 294

For anyone interested in helping on this search, here is what I presently have on this family.


127B. Joseph Antoine Bassett

       Joseph Antoine Bassett, son of Clemence and Gelinas (Cate) Bessette, was born in in Goderich, Ontario, Canada about 1830. He died 6 Sep 1910 in Port Huron, Michigan. He married (1) an Indian lady in 1861. She died in 1864. He married (2) Celina Moreau in 1869. She was born about 1850 in Quebec, Canada. She died 15 Feb 1917 in Port Huron, Michigan.
       Joseph and Celina are both buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. He was a ship's carpenter and a cooper.

1880 Federal Census of 1st Ward, Port Huron, St. Clair Co., MI (9 Jun 1880)
Joseph Bassett 48 M CN CN CN Head Ship carpenter
Salina 33 F CN CN CN Wife
Emma 9 F MI CN CN Daughter
Julia 6 F MI CN CN Daughter
John 4 M MI CN CN Son
Edward 2 M MI CN CN Son
Joseph 16 M CN CN CN Son Sailor

1900 Federal Census of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan (14 Jun 1900)
Joseph Bassett 69 M Oct 1831 CF CF CF Head (1851)
Celina 49 F May 1851 CF CF CF Wife (1870)
Edward 21 M Oct 1878 MI CF CF Son Caulker Dry Dock Shipyard
William 14 M Jul 1885 MI CF CF Son At School
James A. Finley 11 M Mar 1889 MI CF CF Grandson At School
(Living at 813 Johnstone) (Married 30 years, 7 children, 4 living)

1910 Federal Census of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan (16 Apr 1910)
Joseph Bassett 81 M CF CF CF Head Caulker Shipyard (1852)
Celina 59 F CF CF CF Wife (1861)
William 24 M MI CF CF Son Watchman Great Lakes
Living on Johnson Street
(Married 48 years, 7 children, 4 living, 2nd marriage for Joseph)

       Chidren by 1st wife.

+       127B1. Joseph Antoine Bassett Jr. - born 9 May 1862 in Canada, died
9 Feb 1932 in Port Huron, Michigan, married Margaret
Francis Williamson.

       Children by 2nd wife.

       127B2. Emily Jane Bassett - born 28 Dec 1870, died 9 Feb 1932.

       127B3. Margaret Julia Bassett - born 25 Sep 1873, died in Port Huron,

       127B4. John Bassett - born about 1876 in Michigan.

       127B5. Edward Beckard Bassett - born 21 Sep 1878.

       127B6. Delno Bassett (twin) - born 10 Jun 1883 (stillborn), died 10
Jun 1883 in Port Huron, Michigan.

       127B7. Seleno Bassett (twin) - born 10 Jun 1883 (stillborn), died 10
Jun 1883 in Port Huron, Michigan.

       127B8. William Bassett - born 2 Jul 1885, died 1908.

       127B9. James Agnoll Bassett - born 27 Mar 1888.


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