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Descendants of Francis de Bourdon


5455. Vera Soule

In 1900 US Census in grandfather Wilder's household.

George Washington Lewis

Thanks to Jeanette Otis for the fine research she has shared with T.Mason and others on 23 Mar 2013.

Mexico Independant Volume XVIII
Mexico, N. Y., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1879 No. 52

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, to Geo. W. Lewis, jr., of Amboy, Oswego Co., N.Y.; Henry D. Lewis, of Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., N. Y.; Lawrence H. Lewis, of Cuba, Crawford Co., Mo.; Sarah P. Tisdale, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y.; Minnie Lewis, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y.; Andrew Lewis, of Parish, Oswego Co., N. Y.; John W. Lewis, whose place of residence is unknown.

Heirs and next of kin of Geo. W. Lewis, late of the town of Amboy, in the County of Oswego, deceased, send greeting:

Whereas, Emmet Lewis, of the town of Amboy, in the county of Oswego, has lately made application to our Surrogate of the County of Oswego, to have a certain instrument in writing, relating to the real and personal estate (illegible) provided as the Last Will and Testament of said Geo. W. Lewis, deceased; you and each of you are hereby cited and required personally, to be and appear before our said Surrogate, at his office in the village of Mexico, in said County of Oswego, on the 12th day of Jan. next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, then and there to attend the probate of said instrument as the Last Will and Testament of said deceased.

In Testimony Whereof, We have caused the Seal of Office of our said Surrogate's Court, of the County of Oswego to be hereunto affixed.
L.S. Witness, Timothy W. Skinner, Surrogate of the said County, at the village of Mexico, in said County, the 26th day of Nov., in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine.


Clerk of the Surrogate's Court 48-7 of Oswego County.
Suit against Executor of father's will (brother Emmett)

Oswego Daily Times, Monday Evening, March 29, 1880
Legal Notes. County Court.
Sarah P. Tisdale ag't Emmett Lewis. Complaint filed.

Will of Geo. W. Lewis, in New York, United States. New York, Land Records, 1630-1975, book 163 page 195, recorded 14 Feb 1880, Primary quality.

  George left all of his real and personal property to his son Emmitt Lewis:
   "Will of George W. Lewis. In the name of God, Amen. I, Geo. W. Lewis of the town of Amboy Oswego County and State of N.Y.: being of bound and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain and publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say: First, After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged. I give and bequeath to my son Emmitt Lewis all of my estate both real and personal. Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint Emmitt Lewis of Amboy Oswego County N.Y. to be executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the twenty seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine.
   Geo. W. Lewis LS
   The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Geo. w. Lewis in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us, and he at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament, and we at his request, have signed our names as witnesses hereto, in his presence and in the presence of each other, and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.
   David J. House West Amboy Oswego Co. N.Y.
   Chauncey Tisdale West Amboy Oswego Co.N.Y.
   County of Oswego.Ss. Be it remembered that on the day of the date hereof, the last will and testament of Geo.W. Lewis late of the town of Amboy deceased (being the annexed written instrument) was duly proved before T.W. Skinner surrogate of the said county, according to law, as and for the last Will and Testament of the real and personal estate of said deceased, which said last Will and Testament, the proofs and examinations taken thereon, are recorded in this office. L.S. In testimony whereof, the surrogate of the county hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal of office, this 24th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.
   Recorded February 14, 1880 at 2 P.M. T. W. Skinner, Surrogate. M. Stowell Clerk [sig]"

3473. Arvine Alonzo Bassett

Genealogy of Arvine Alonzo Bassett and Annie McBoyle Bassett, Descendants of William Bassett Who came to the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in January 1621, on the ship Fortune (compiled by a grand-daughter, Enid Hennessey, Fort Worth, Texas, 1949)

Arvine Alonzo Bassett not only descends from William Bassett of the Fortune (1621) but also from Mayflower passengers George Soule & John Howland.

Land Records, Passaic Co., NJ:
Deed Book R, page 321: 1852 - Arvine A. Bassett & Anna Bassett, grantors.
Deed Book Y, page 119 & 282: 1856 - Arvine A. Bassett & Anna Bassett, deft. [= defendants in a court case that resulted in a Sheriff's Sale of the person(s) land]
Deed Book Z, page 478: 1856 - Arvine A. Bassett & Anna Bassett, deft.
Deed Book Z, pages 545 & 567 - Arvine A. Bassett & Anna Bassett, deft.

New Illustrated Devotional and Practical Polyglot FAMILY BIBLE: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and Psalms in Metre; Published by The National Publishing Company, and Jones Brothers & Co., 187_:
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Arvine A. Bassett + Annie McBoyle at Paterson N.J. 3 July 1841 by the Rev. Mr. Wiggins
Alonzo Rathbun + Annie Bassett at La Salle, Ill. 26 Nov 1866 by Rev. Haney
A. L. Hennessey + Emma Bassett at La Salle, Ill. 1 Jan 1876 by Rev. Bascom
F. B. Corbett to Sadie Bassett at Cedar Point, Ill. 1 Jan 1874 by Rev. Clark
D. H. Rowe + Hattie Bassett at Chicago, Ill. 13 Dec 1879 by Rev. Needham.
John Harvey Walker + Lora Webster Hennessey at North Prairie Ill. by Rev. A. J. Quirin 28 June 1906
Edwin Steele + Lora Ruth Walker at Early, Ia 26 June 1932 by J. H. Walker
Weldon Baker + Emma Charlotte Walker at Clymer, NY 4 June 1936
Elmer Ingebritsen + Marjorie Enid Walker at Des Moines Ia. 20 July 1939 by Judge Franklin
Ivan Wadsley + Dorothy Virginia Walker at Gowrie Ia 25 May 1940 by J. H. Walker
Harvey A. Walker + Esther Helen Conner at Sioux City Ia 2 Feb 1941
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Arvine Alonzo Bassett...May 31st 1820
Annie McBoyle...Jan 18th 1819
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[children of Arvine Alonzo Bassett & Annie McBoyle]
Caroline Augusta Bassett...July 21st 1842
Annie E. Bassett...Aprl 4th 1847
Alonzo H. Bassett...Jan 27th 1846
Emma Bassett...Nov 14th 1848
Sadie Bassett...May 26th 1851
Hattie Bassett...Jan 29 1854
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[Children of Augustus Lyman Hennessey and Emma Bassett]
Ethel Hennessey...December 20 1876
Enid Hennessey...August 22 1880
Leroy Hennessey...February 28 1882
Lora Hennessey...May 20 1885
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[Children of John Harvey Walker and Lora Webster Hennessey]
Lora Ruth Walker...Dec. 10 - 1907
Harvey Augustus Walker...March 3 - 1910
Emma Charlotte Walker...March 26 - 1912
Marjorie Enid Walker...Dec 23 - 1913
Dorothy Virginia Walker...Oct. 3 - 1915
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Caroline Agusta Daughter of Arvine A. and Annie Bassett, died March 31st 1847.
Alonzo H. Died May 26th 1854.
Annie Wife of Arvine A. Bassett Died Sept. 26th 1881.
Arvine Bassett died Nov 7, 1886
Sadie Bassett Welch died Mar 22, 1892
Emma Bassett Hennessey died Oct. 7, 1889
Hattie Bassett Rowe died Mar 1896
Ethel Hennessey died Mar. 17, 1894
Annie Bassett Rathbun died Oct 4, 1923
John Harvey Walker died August 8, 1941

New Jersey Birth Records
Vol. AB, page 1, Paterson, Passaic Co.:
14 Nov 1848, born Paterson, child's name ___[Emma], female, daughter of Arvine & Ann Bassett, father carpenter, parents resides Paterson; recorded 9 Jan 1849.