Bassett, Archibald a Presbyterian minister, was born at Derby, Conn., March 21, 1772. He received a careful education, and graduated at Yale College in 1796, with the highest honors of the class for scholarship in languages. He labored for five years at Winchester, Conn.; in 1807 became pastor of the Congregational Church at Wilton, N. Y.; and from 1810 supplied several churches in that vicinity. He was one of the original members of the Delaware Presbytery, organized in 1831, and remained connected with it for the remainder of his life. He died April 29, 1859. See Wilson, Hist. Presb. Amanac, 1861, p. 155.