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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Joseph  BASSETT

  (b. 2 March 1731East Greenwich, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations   d. 6 May 1803Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA )  
Summary: Joseph BASSETT was born 2 March 1731 in East Greenwich, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Joseph BASSETT was the child of Joseph BASSETT and Elizabeth AMES and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William BASSETT and Sarah SWEETLAND (SWETLAND) (maternal)  John AMES and Sarah WASHBURN

He married  Phebe CUSHMAN 2 December 1756 in Bridgewater, Province of Massachusetts Bay .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Phebe CUSHMAN  was born 1737 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores) .  She died 25 February 1796 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA .  She was the daughter of Jabez CUSHMAN and Sarah PADDLEFORD (PADELFORD).

Joseph BASSETT died 6 May 1803 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA.
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Did You Know?The first mention of Rhode Island in writing ('isola di Rhode') was made by explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 (he refers to an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay which he compares to the Island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean). Some attribute the name to Dutch explorer Adriaen Block ('Roode Eylandt'), again because its red clay is similar to the Greek island of Rhodes. (

Prior to 1633 - New England
1633 - 1662 - Providence Plantations
1663 - 1685 - Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1790 - Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
May 29, 1790 - Rhode Island becomes 13th U.S. state

Did You Know? America - Did you know? Cherry Pit Spitting - Michigan - 2018 will be the 45th year of the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship, held at the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Michigan. It"s simple – eat the cherry and spit the pip as far as you can. Contestants aren"t allowed to "pop" their cheeks with their hands, and no foreign objects or props are allowed. The record is an impressive 93.5 feet (28.5m); apparently, it is all about curling the tongue.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - Pierce Street
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA
Pierce Street
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - Varnum Armory, East Greenwich, R.I.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA
Varnum Armory, East Greenwich, R.I.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - Main Street, Looking North, East Greenwich, R.I.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA
Main Street, Looking North, East Greenwich, R.I.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - The Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater, Mass.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
The Bridgewater Inn, Bridgewater, Mass.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - Albert Gardner Boyden Gymnasium and Unitarian Church, Bridgewater, Mass.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Albert Gardner Boyden Gymnasium and Unitarian...
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - The L. Q. White Shoe Factory, Bridgewater, Mass.
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
The L. Q. White Shoe Factory, Bridgewater,...

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Joseph BASSETT married flag Phebe CUSHMAN-- Date: 2 December 1756 Place: Bridgewater, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Phebe CUSHMAN was the daughter of Jabez CUSHMAN and Sarah PADDLEFORD (PADELFORD)

flag Phebe BASSETT (b.19 August 1759, Bridgewater, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 30 October 1838, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

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Joseph BASSETT - Grave
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2 March 1731
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

1756 Marriage / Partner
Joseph BASSETT and Phebe CUSHMAN 2 December 1756, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

1759 Birth of Child
Phebe BASSETT was born 19 August 1759, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper,...Read MORE...

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre
Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high in the early spring of 1770. Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs...Read MORE...

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party
Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded three British ships (the Dartmouth, the Eleanor,...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston - April 20, 1775

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion ...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

December 31, 1775

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence
TRENTON, July 8.

The declaration of Independence was this day proclaimed here, together with the new constitution of late, established, and the resolve of the Provincial Congress for continuing...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and...Read MORE...

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The ...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm - September 25, 1780

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up ...Read MORE...

USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the...Read MORE...

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important ...Read MORE...

USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the...Read MORE...

USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of American citizens. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and the...Read MORE...

USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

1796 Death of Spouse/Partner
Phebe CUSHMAN died 25 February 1796, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

6 May 1803
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

Joseph is buried at: Scotland Cemetery Bridgewater Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

In memory of
Lieut. Joseph Bassett
he was born March 2d
O.S. 1731
& died May 6th, 1803.

Great God I own thy sentence just,
And nature must decay;
I yield my body to the dust,
To dwell with fellow clay.
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