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James Bassett
Mendon Twp.

James Bassett was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, on the 5th day of November, 1824, and was a son of John and Frances P. (Fordham) Bassett. His father was a native of Connecticut, and a soldier in the war of 1812; his mother, a native of Long Island. The subject of this memoir came to Clayton County in 1857, where he has been actively engaged in business pursuits since. In 1857 he married Dorliska, F. Conkling, a daughter of Jedediah Conkling, of Long Island. Mr. and Mrs. Bassett are the parents of three living children-- Kate, Bertha and Georgia. Mr. Bassett is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Bezer Lodge, No. 135, and was a member of the convention that nominated James A. Garfield.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 968
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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