James Gilbert Bass

Brief Life History of James Gilbert

When James Gilbert Bass was born on 27 December 1838, in Rapides, Louisiana, United States, his father, James Franklin Bass, was 31 and his mother, Emily Millie Groves, was 35. He married Amelia Gibson in 1911. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Justice Precinct 5, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 11 March 1911, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

James Gilbert Bass
Margaret Ann Butcher
Raulston Edward Bass
Thelia Phoebe Ann Bass
J T Bass
James Elijah Bass
John Jackson Bass
Willis M Bass
Lula Ann Bass
Jesse Bass
John Bass
David Washington Bass

Sources (13)

  • James Boss, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jim Bass in entry for Ross Edward Bass, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • James Bass, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries 1842: Menard District, Republic of Texas 1846: Tyler, Texas, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bas(e), bass, Old French bas(se) ‘low, short’ (from Latin bassus ‘thickset’, i.e. wide as opposed to tall), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.

English: from the Middle English personal name Bas(s)e. This could be an Old French form of ancient Germanic Baso (perhaps meaning ‘purple’) or more commonly a pet form of Middle English and Old French Basile or Basily, used of men and women alike. Compare Basley and Basil .

English: in some instances, from Middle English bærs, bas ‘freshwater perch, bass or any of various related or similar fish, such as the sea bass’, hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman.

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

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Bass Family Bilble

Bass Family Bilble, Rapides-Vernon Parish Louisiana Submitted by Jane P. McManus Date: February 28, 2011 http://www.usgwarchives.net/copyright.htm http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Rapi …

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