Samuel Bass

1 May 1782–1881 (Age 98)
Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Bass was born on 1 May 1782, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States. He married Gemma "Gemima" Nickens in 1805, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1789. He died in 1881, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 99.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Bass
1782–1881
Gemma "Gemima" Nickens
1788–
Marriage: 1805
Mount Hillard Bass
1807–1883
Rebecca M Bass
1808–1875
Susan Weston Bass
1811–1861
Mary Bass
1815–
John W Bass
1820–1860
James Martin Bass
1827–1910

Spouse and Children

    Male1782–1881Male

    Gemma "Gemima" Nickens

    Female1788–Female

MARRIAGE
1805
North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

    Male1807–1883Male

    Female1808–1875Female

    Susan Weston Bass

    Female1811–1861Female

    Mary Bass

    Female1815–Female

    John W Bass

    Male1820–1860Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 7

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1808

Age 26

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French bas(se) ‘low’, ‘short’ (Latin bassus ‘thickset’; see Basso ), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.2 English: in some instances, from Middle English bace ‘bass’ (the fish), hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, of uncertain origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Samuel Bass Background.

Samuel Bass BIRTH1784 Halifax County, North Carolina, USA DEATH1870 (aged 85–86) Texas, USA MEMORIAL Samuel Bass was not a man who was ever really on paper. Even the census records are inconsist …

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Bass, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Bass, "North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census for Samul Bass

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