Parents of Benjamin Bassett b 1814 in Massachusetts?

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I'm looking for the parents of Benjamin Bassett, father of the lawman/bartender/Dodge City Peace Commission member Charlie Bassett. Born 1814 in Massachusetts according to State and Federal census records. He was a sailmaker, died Philadelphia 1872. I find no record of him prior to his marriage 1841 in New Bedford. I've found nothing at in records or periodicals nor anywhere else.

He is not the Benjamin Bassett b 1818 in Chatham, Barnstable. I don't think he fits into any of the Bassett family of Chatham. Would he be connected to any of the Mayflower descendants named Bassett? gives his father as a Lewis Bassett but has zero documentation for this nor states where the name came from.

Thought I would toss this out for others to ponder for fear I have glossed over something.

Edit: retagged to include Rhode Island because of the puzzle of his mother Julia Norton.

WikiTree profile: Benjamin Bassett
in Genealogy Help by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (204k points)
retagged by T Stanton

1 Answer

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I am working on Ben over at F.S. I have been trying to sort out all the duplicates etc.Its has been an hour.It will probably be another hour.I hope to confirm his parents.There are at least 3 different Ben's.If I get it sorted I will post here.

by James Collins G2G6 Mach 5 (55.1k points)
His wife is equally puzzling. All kinds of records give her place of birth as Newport, Rhode Island and one record even gives the names of her parents yet she, so far, isn't found in Newport records. It is said Benjamin separated from his wife but if so, when? The census records are puzzling in that regard. She appears to have married a second time but only after Benjamin has been gone for nearly two years. I had to take a break from it...brain was fried. Thanks for the help, James.
You are welcome,T Stanton.My brain is fried also.My dinner is cold.I too need a break.Here is 23 sources for Ben  and 23 for Julia  Good luck.  :-D

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