Richard Bassett, signer of the United States Constitution, had two wives. He married Ann Ennals in 1774, and the couple became parents of three children: Richard Ennals, Ann (known as
) and Mary. After the death of his first wife, Richard
married Betsy Garnett in 1796. They were
active in the Nancy , and they gave
much of their time and attention to the church.
Bassett's daughter, Ann, married James A. Bayard, a U.S. Representative
and U.S. Senator; they were the ancestors of the branch of the Bayard family
prominent in Methodist
politics to this day. Delaware
This is all the information that I could find on the Internet for these two women. It saddens me that so little information is known about so many different women in past history, most of whom I am sure were noble daughters of God. When I attended a temple session today, I was proxy for a woman known only as "Prudence" who was born some place in
. I knew the year of her birth while I was in
the temple, but I no longer remember it.
I can only imagine what it will be like in the next life when the Lord
wants to meet this noble woman.
"Will all the sisters named Prudence who were born in Ireland in the
year  please arise?" I wonder
how many there will be and how God will determine if He is meeting with the
correct Prudence! With all the sites
with information about Richard Bassett, I would think that someone could have
found more information about his wives! Ireland