History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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SAMUEL BASSETT, one of the present board of county commissioners of Bucks county, was born at Prospectville, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, January 24, 1850, and is a son of Samuel T. and Sarah (Daniels) Bassett. Samuel T. Bassett, the father, was born in Philadelphia, and resided in that city during his youth, learning the trade of a tailor, which he followed during life. In 1848 he removed to Prospectville, and resided there two years, and then removed to Camden, New Jersey, where he lived until his death in April, 1875. He married Sarah Daniels, a native of Philadelphia, and they were the parents of nine children; Annie, residing in Philadelphia; William, a painter in Philadelphia; Samuel, the subject of this sketch; Andrew, a machinist in Camden, New Jersey; Hartley, died in infancy; Edward, a prominent merchant and shipper in Camden, New Jersey; Harvey and Frank, who died young; and Jennie, now living in New York City. Sarah, the mother, died in 1871.

Samuel Bassett was educated in the high school of Camden, New Jersey. He served an apprenticeship of three years at the machinist trade in Camden, and then removed to Upper Makefield township, Bucks county, where he has since resided, with the exception of two years during which he was proprietor of a restaurant at Carversville, Bucks county, Pennsylvania. He has since been engaged in farming in Upper Makefield, where he has a farm of thirty-seven acres, and for several years has run a commission wagon to Philadelphia markets. He is also agent for commercial fertilizers. In politics he is a Democrat, and has for several years taken an active part in the councils of his party in the county. He was elected to the office of county commissioner in the fall of 1902. He is a member of Tuscarora Tribe, I.O.R.M., of Lambertville, New Jersey. Mr. Bassett married, January 28, 1875, Lizzie Wesner, born June 9, 1853, daughter of Stephen and Emma (White) Wesner, of Upper Makefield, and they are the parents of two children; Frank, born January 6, 1876; and Howard Eldridge, born January 11, 1879. Mrs. Bassett is an active member of Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church, of Lower Solebury, Bucks county.

Text taken from page 408

Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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