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Abraham Bessette/Bassett was born Bet. 1810 - 1813, and died March 1880 in Sciota, Clinton County, New York. He is buried in St. Joseph's De Corbeau in Coopersville, Clinton County, New York. He married Julienne Regnier on September 23, 1833 in L'acadie (St. Jean), Quebec, Canada. She was born October 25, 1817 in L'Acadie, Quebec, Canada.

ABRAHAM BESSETTE and JULIENNE REGNIER had the following children:

i. FLAVIE BESSETTE, b. Abt. 1835. She married JOSEPH MAILLOUX January 31, 1853 in Cooperville, Clinton County, New York. They had the following chilren:
              *MARIA MAILLOUX, b. September 15, 1861
             *JOSEPH MAILLOUX, b. May 11, 1872, Coopersville, Clinton County,
               New York - St. Joseph Du Corbeau.

ii. AMELIA BESSETTE, b. Abt. 1839; d. Ellenburg, Churubusco, or Cadyville; m. JOSEPH GENDRON, July 13, 1852, Cooperville, Clinton County, New York; b. Abt. 1831.

iii. LEOCARDIE BESSETTE, b. Abt. 1845; d. December 22, 1851, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's.

iv. LOUIS BESSETTE, b. March 06, 1849, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's; d. February 28, 1859, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. Baptism: March 06, 1849, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. Burial: March 02, 1859, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's

v. NAPOLEON BESSETTE, b. March 06, 1849, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's; d. March 30, 1849, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York. Baptism: March 06, 1849, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. Burial: 1849, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph Du Cor
beau

vi. JOSEPH LUCIEN BESSETTE, b. June 14, 1851, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. He was baptized on June 18, 1851, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. He married MELANIE GAUDRY DIT LANDRY November 21, 1870 in Ellenburg, Clinton County, NY. They had the following children:
          *MARIE BESSETTE, b. November 26, 1871, Ellenburg, Clinton County, NY;
          . April 04, 1880, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York and was buried April
            1880, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph Du Corbeau.
          *HENRY BESSETTE, b. May 25, 1874, Ellenburg, Clinton County, New York.
          *HELENE BESSETTE, b. September 16, 1875, Champlain, Clinton County,  
            New York.

vii. LOUIS BESSETTE, b. May 13, 1853, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. Baptism: May 22, 1853, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's


viii. CELINA BESSETTE, b. November 25, 1855, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph Du Corbeau. Baptism: January 01, 1858, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's  **********(There is a Celina Bessette listed in the Clinton County Marriage book as marrying Ingance Senecal, although no parents are listed, I've listed this Celina under Abraham, because Lucien and his wife are witnesses for the baptisms of Celina's children...so I assume that the Celina that married Ingance Senecal in Abrahm's daughter. They had a child in 1878, and then Celina is listed as marrying Christopher Strom in April 1880. But in Abraham's Will, he mentions his daughter Celina as Celina Nichols...so?? I have no idea! If anyone has any information on this daughter and her family I would be very appreciative to know!! Thanks so much!!)**********

ix. JEAN BAPTISTE BESSETTE, b. December 07, 1857, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's; d. March 05, 1859, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. Baptism: January 01, 1858, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's

x. JEAN BAPTISTE PHILIPPE BESSETTE, b. June 28, 1859, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's. Baptism: August 05, 1859, Coopersville, Clinton County, New York - St. Joseph's


Abraham was the thrid cousin of Jean Marie Bessette and the 2nd cousin/twice removed to Brother Andre.



Abraham Bessette / Bassett's Will

Clinton County,
Be it Remembered that heretofore to wit. on the 1st day of December 1880 the Last Will and Testament of Abraham Bassett, late of Chazy in the County of Clinton deceased, was in due form of law duly admitted of probate by the Surrogate of ____ County and duly established as a will of both real and personal Estate, and by him ordered to be recorded with the proofs and Exanimation taken in respect thereto.
The said Last Will and Testament, and the said proofs and Examination taken in respect thereto and on proof thereof, are here in and hereby recorded as follows, that is today,

Will

In the name of God Amen, I, Abraham Bassett, of the Town of Chazy in the County of Clinton and State of New York being of sound mind and meaning do _______ and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say, First, I give bequeath to my son, Lucius Bassett and to my daughter Salina Bassett, now Salina Nichols, all my real estate, the number of acres or value of the same being divided equally between them, my real estate being in the town of Moores, County of Clinton and State of New York ad bounded as follows: Lot number thirty-eight in the Refugu Tract commencing in the center of the highway - running north from R.B. Roods (?) Mill Thirty one rod, from the north west corner of said lot thence running East in a parallel line with the north line of said lot to the center of said lot thence south ____ (sinty?) two rods to land owned by Morrace Rood thence west along said Morrace Roods north line to the center of said highway and from thence along the said highway to the place of beginning, containing fifty acres of land more or less to be divided after my death.

Second, I give and bequeath to my son Lucius Bassett all my personal property including household furniture.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Lucius Bassett to be Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of Febuary in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty.

Abraham Bassett (X) - his mark

Witness - Alexander Goss, residing at Sciota, Ny
Chloe Wilson, residing at Sciota, NY


Proofs

Surrogate Court, Clinton County, New York
In the Matter of Probate of a paper perporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Abraham Bassett, late of Chazy in the County of Clinton, deceased.

State of New York
Clinton County
Alexander Goss and Chloe Wilson Goss both of Chazy in Clinton County, New York, being such first duly sworn and examined in open court on their oaths do dipose and say that they were personally acquainted with Abraham Bassett, last of Chazy Clinton County, aforesaid deceased, that they are the subscribing witnesses to the last Will and Testament of said Abraham Bassett, deceased, and these diponents (?) say did and said deceased did in the persence of these diponents, subscribe his name at the end of the instrument which is now here shown to these diponenets and offered for probate and purporting to be his last will and testament and _____ date on the 21st day of Febuary 1880, that the said deceased at the time of so subscribing his name to the said instrument did declare the same to be his last will and testament, that these diponents did thereon subscribe their names at the end of said instument as attesting witnesses to the _____ thereof, at the request of the said deceased in his presence adn in presence of each other that the said deceased at the time of suscribing his name thereto, was a citizen of the United States, ______ of twenty one years of age, and that he appeared to be of sound mind, memory, and understanding, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge or belief of these diponents.
That the said Chloe Wilson Goss is the Chloe Wilson who is one of the subscribing witnesses to the said Will and that since the execution of the said Will she has married on Philip Goss and her name is now Chloe Wilson Goss.
Taken, subscribed and sworn to this first day of December 1880 before me in open court
Signed: WC Watson Jr. Surrogate


Clinton County
In appearing from the proofs and Examination ____ in respect to the last Will and Testament of Abraham Bassett last of Chazy in the County of Clinton deceased, that the said Will was duly and in due form of law executed by the said deceased and that at the time the said Abraham Bassett executed the same, he was in all respects competant to devise real estate and not under any restraint, and that the proofs and examinations taken in respect thereto and in probate thereof are sufficient and that the said last Will and Testament is a valid will both real and personal estate, and the same having _____ and establised by the Surrogate of the County of Clinton, the last Will and Testament, and the said proofs and examinations taken in respect thereto and herein and hereby recorded, signed and certified _____ to the provisions of the Revised Statutes this first day of December 1880.