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Obituary of Jacob Bassett

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.

Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va. Friday, October 1, 1926.

Jacob Bassett was born in the town of Iselam, England, on January 11, 1845, and came to this country with his parents when a boy 9 years old, being the son of William Bassett and Sarah Bassett whose maiden name was Crow. He was one of seven children. They were Henry, who was for many years a Methodist preacher in Missouri and other states; Jane, who went to Australia when a young girl; Mrs. Lizzie Long, deceased, whose home was in Wheeling; one young sister died at St. Clairsville, Ohio, shortly after coming to this country; and one sister was buried at sea; and Stephen Bassett of Moundsville, the last living of the family. Jacob Bassett served in the Union army for many months and was wounded in the seige of Petersburg. He was married to Cyntha A. Clark. To this union were born five children: Ida L. Hall, who died several years ago; Milton who died in his infancy; and C. E., A. A., and E. J., who are well known. He departed this life September 22, 1926, in his 82nd year. He leaves 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was for many years a member and officer of the Christian church and a supporter of the Methodist church and a member of the G.A. R.