James Bass

24 September 1742–
Brunswick, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Bass was christened on 24 September 1742, in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Basse, was 84 and his mother, Jane Bryant 1st wife, was 77. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Margaret Elizabeth Smith.

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Family Time Line

James Bass
1742–
Elizabeth Betsey Smith
1758–1833
James Bass
1760–
Burwell Bass
1761–1821
Silvia Bass
1762–
Benjamin Bass
1764–
Rebecca Bass
1764–
Edmond Sidney Bass Sr
1775–1843
Ephraim Bass Sr
1784–1865

Spouse and Children

    Male1742–Male

    Elizabeth Betsey Smith

    Female1758–1833Female

children

(7)

    James Bass

    Male1760–Male

    Male1761–1821Male

    Female1762–Female

    Benjamin Bass

    Male1764–Male

    Female1764–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1658–1722Male

    Jane Bryant 1st wife

    Female1665–1690Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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Sources (2)

  • James Bass, "England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • James Bass, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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