Barbara Bass

19 December 1832–about 1852 (Age 19)
Marion Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Bass was born on 19 December 1832, in Marion Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, Henry J Bass, was 40 and her mother, Judia Fox, was 35. She married Robert Kinsley on 8 November 1849, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Brandywine Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died about 1852, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 20.

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Family Time Line

Robert Kinsley
Barbara Bass
Marriage: 8 November 1849
Loretta Jane Kinsley
Alwilda Lee Kinsley

Spouse and Children

8 November 1849
Shelby, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry J Bass


    Judia Fox




    Jordan Bass


    Michael Bass


    John Bass


    Lucy Bass



+9 More Children

World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 9

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Barbara Kinsley in household of Robert Kinsley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barbara Bass, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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