Baylies S. Bassett, son of John C. and Elizabeth Bassett, was born in 1821 in Delaware county, and came to Allegany county with his parents about 1826.  He remained until 1865, at which date he removed to Canisteo, Steuben county, and, in 1876 returned to Allegany county, making Alfred Centre his residence.  Mr. Bassett married Miss Esther Crandall of Independence, in 1849.  He is a farmer and lumberman.