William Wesley Bass

March 6, 1866 - September 16, 1916

This photo was taken in Lake County, TN, near BASS Landing on the Mississippi River in 1910-1911. Notice that the house is on "stilts" - common for the flat lands in Lake County, TN- to keep the house above the flood waters when the Mississippi overflowed. There are also farm implements stored under the house.

 

William Wesley BASS was born in Stewart County, TN.

Sammie Dessie JACKSON BASS was born in Hickman County, KY.

All their children were born in Lake County, TN.

 

Back Row from Left to right:

Maude BASS, Myrtle BASS, Eula Lee BASS

Front Row from Left to right:

Bertha Mae BASS, William Wesley BASS, Sammie Dessie JACKSON BASS, holding Euna BASS, William Jethro "Dick" BASS, and Leona BASS

 

STEWART COUNTY, TN

William Wesley BASS was born in Stewart County, TN, the son of Jethro BASS b. Aug. 10, 1835, d. June 18, 1920, and Elizabeth KNIGHT.

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Jethro "Jeff" BASS was the son of Norfleet Wesley BASS, SR, b. Oct. 3, 1805, d. 1876, and Anne LOCKE BASS, b. Jan 11, 1808, d. 1887 at Stribling, TN. Norfleet Wesley BASS and Anne LOCKE BASS raised her nephew John Franklin LOCKE, son of Mary and Mathew LOCKE.

Jethro "Jeff" BASS and his cousin John Franklin LOCKE served in the same unit in the Confederate Army.

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Norfleet Wesley BASS, SR. was the son of Jethro BASS, b. Mar. 10, 1782 in Nash, N.C. , d. Aug. 27, 1850 near Furnace, Model, TN. and Mary Kelly, b. Jan. 17, 1780, d. 1845. They had married Jan 26, 1802. They are buried opposite the old iron furnace, on The Trace, which is in the Land Between the Lakes, TN and KY.

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Jethro BASS was the son of Jethro BASS, b. about 1766 in Nash, N. C. and Susannah ???

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Jethro BASS was the son of Isaac BASS, b about 1736 in Northampton, N. C., died 1801 in Nash, N. C. and Mary (Nancy) BUNCH BASS.

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Isaac BASS was the son of John BASS, JR. b. about 1706 and died 1777 in Northampton, N. C. and Elizabeth ????

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John BASS, JR. was the son of John BASS and Love HARRIS BASS.

 

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