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
Gemma "Gemima" Nickens
Marriage: 1805
Mount Hillard Bass
Rebecca M Bass
Susan Weston Bass
Mary Bass
John W Bass
James Martin Bass

Spouse and Children


    Gemma "Gemima" Nickens


North Carolina, United States




    Susan Weston Bass


    Mary Bass


    John W Bass


+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.

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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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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