I have been doing some internet and family archive research this weekend and from what I can tell, the progenitor of the Bassel family in New England was the father of Benjamin Bassel. Benjamin was born in Litchfield,CT 20 Feb. 1785. He moved to Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and had 13 children, one of whom (Daniel) was my grest-grandfather. He died in 1856 and is buried on farmland which once belonged to his son, Henry Bassel,in Mount Clare, West Virginia.
Does anyone know who Benjamin Bassel's father was and where he came from? He would have lived in mid-18th century colonial Connecticut.