Nehemiah B. Bassett
He was married and had a family. These Bassetts were members of the Albany Presbyterian church. Nehemiah was a church elder.
He was a noted silver and goldsmith and beginning in 1813 was identified as a watchmaker with a house on Division Street and a shop at 42 State Street. Within a few years, his address was given as 31 South Pearl Street. He was a member and officer of the Albany Mechanics Society. A number of his finely crafted clocks have survived.
About 1818, he was called on to verify information regarding the will of first ward neighbor Thomas Barret. At that time, he was still a goldsmith living in the city of Albany.
About 1820, he removed to Schenectady where he died in December 1844. Nehemiah B. Bassett had lived seventy-four years.
Sources: The life of Nehemiah B. Bassett is CAP biography number 7261. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/20/08