Samuel Clark Bassett


Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born on 27 Jun 1836 in Brownsville, New York, the son of Samuel C Bassett and Ann Mariah Scott.

He died in 1910 in Moffat County, Colorado.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Samuel Clark Bassett


Samuel C Bassett


Ann Mariah Scott


Amos Scott


Amos Scott


Susannah Pardee


Sarah Sally Stewart



Birth27 JUN 1836
Place: Brownsville, New York
Place: Moffat County, Colorado
Census5 SEP 1850
Place: Jefferson County, New York
Age: 14
Address: dwelling 1094 family 1106 Samuel C Basset 39 male farmer, Ziparah ", 33 female, Amos H Basset 16 male, Samuel C Jr 14 male, Helen M 9 female--- all with check mark apparently meaning born NY
Census19 JUN 1880
Place: Routt County, Colorado
Age: 44 born NY
Address: line 37 family 11 Bassett, Samuel C wm 44, single , stockman, born NY, father and mother NY
Census15 APR 1910
Place: Routt County, Colorado
Age: 73
Address: Browns Park, dist 0137, dwelling 1 family 1 Bassett, A.H. head, mw age 75 widowed, born NY father and mother NY ___ Sam'l C, brother mw 73 single, born NY father and mother NY, Mcknight, Crawford grandson 17 single born Colorado, father Utah mother Ark. McKnight Herbert grandson mw 15 single born Colorado, father Utah mother Ark. Wells, Emerson son in law mw 38 m1 0 yr born Indiana, Wells, Josie daughter fw 35, m3 0yr this marriage, mother of 2, 2 living born Ark, father NY mother Ark dwelling 2 family 2 Bassett, Elbert H head mw 27 single born NY, father NY, mother Ark
Place: Moffat County, Colorado
Address: Lodore Cemetery, Greystone, Moffat County, Colorado Find A Grave Memorial# 20436166


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Note 1

Samuel Clark Bassett Birth:  1836 Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, USA

Death:  1910, Moffat County Colorado, USA

Western Pioneer, Prospector, Guide, Scout, and Rancher. No family epitomized the essence of Brown's Park more than the Bassetts. In fact, no other family can claim as long an unbroken tenure of land in Northwestern Colorado, spanning more than 110 years. From the time Uncle Sam Bassett first set foot in Brown's Park in the autumn of 1852, down to the time his grandnephew, Emerson Bassett, last owned the ranch site at Joe's Spring in the late 1960's, the Bassetts have held land continuously. It is also proper to say that the Bassetts were the most prominent family in Brown's Park.

Sam and Herb Bassett, brothers, came from Jefferson County in the Mohawk Valley of central New York State. Sam, the eldest, left home to join the California a gold rush of 1849, but being none too successful as a prospector and being restless by nature, he wandered the West as a guide and scout. It was during these wanderings that Sam Bassett first visited Brown's Park, which at that time was named Brown's Hole.

Herb's wife, Mary Eliza took one look at the beauty of the place and declared that it would be henceforth called Brown's Park and never referred to as a Hole again. Sam Bassett's original holding in Brown's Park was on the first bench above what came to be known as Hoy Meadows, his cabin commanding a magnificent view of the entrance to Lodore Canyon. Later he built a cabin on the west bank of Beaver Creek where that stream emerges from Cold Spring Mountain. Herb and Elizabeth gave birth to Sam's niece, the first white child in Northeastern Colorado, Ann Bassett, "The Queen of Rustlers." He deeded the Beaver Creek property to Josie Bassett, another niece, who lived there in a dirt roofed, dirt floored cabin without water or electricity until her death in 1963 at the age of 89.


Burial: Lodore Cemetery , Greystone, Moffat County,Colorado

Find A Grave Memorial# 20436166