Henry Bass

8 April 1812–22 September 1898 (Age 86)
Watertown, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Bass was born on 8 April 1812, in Watertown, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ezekiel Bass, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Sally Vinson, was 37. He married Francine Phillips on 4 November 1830, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 September 1898, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Watertown, Wilson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Bass
Francine Phillips
Marriage: 4 November 1830
William Nathaniel Bass
Ezekiel Bass
Nancy Bass
John Archie Bass
Thomas Bass

Spouse and Children

4 November 1830
Wilson, Tennessee, United States


    William Nathaniel Bass


    Ezekiel Bass



    John Archie Bass


    Thomas Bass


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 23

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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 (3)

  • Henry Boss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Bass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Bass, "United States Census, 1880"

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