Basset PEET 1
- Born: Bet 1775 and 1794 2
- Marriage (1): Hannah FARRINGTON
- Died: 1845 3
EARLY HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MILFORD AND OTHER PARTS OF OTSEGO CO., From 1773 to 1903 by Ezra Stevens - SECTION II.
"The Peet Family":
Josiah Peet, a gentleman from Trumble, Conencticut, whose religious sentiments were of the Quaker order came to the town of Milford and settled a little west of the Farrington settlement which is now in Oneonta.
Mr. Peet's family consisted of himself, wife, four sons, one daughter. His sons' names were: Basset, Beers, David, and Isaac. His daughter's name was Eunice, who married William McClelland, a Quaker priest.
Mr. Peet commenced in a dense wilderness, erected his log cabin and felled the forest trees and had a hard struggle for the first years of life in his wild habitation, but Providence favored him, and he passed through the adversities of a new country life and made a success of it.
His eldest son became insane and never recovered his reason. His sons, Beers and Isaac, were very successful farmers and both became wealthy and respectable citizens. His son David went west.
Josiah Peet, the father, married Anna Beers of Trumble, Connecticut. Basset his oldest married Miss Farrington reared a large family, became insane, never reclaimed his reason and finally died.
Beers, his second son, married Lydia Hait who also belonged to the Quakers. Beers' family consisted of two sons and one daughter. Solomon, the oldest son, married Arminda Gile and had an issue of three sons and one daughter. The daughter's name was Frances. His sons' names were Thomas, James, and Fenimore.
Basset married Hannah FARRINGTON, daughter of Ephraim FARRINGTON and Mary Dezire WICKHAM. (Hannah FARRINGTON was born about 1797 in NY 4 and died in 1875 in NY 5.)