Last name: Bass
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Steven T. Bass
My branch of Bass is kin to the outlaw Sam Bass. My grandfather to me a story his grandfather had told him. My great great grandfather's great aunt had died and the family gathered for her funeral. Following her funeral the family went to her house to divy up the belongings amongst the family. After everything had been passed out all the children were made to go outside and play and the women were made to stay in the living room. The men then went into the back room of the house. Most of the children did play, however my great great grandfather and his brother and cousin went around the side of the house and looked into the window of the back room. From the door to the attic in the back room two of the younger men brought down an old trunk covered in an old quilt. They set the trunk down on a table and pulld the quilt off. On the front was burned in "PROPERTY OF S. BASS". The men pulled papers and clothes and other items from the trunk and passed them out. Then something different was pulled from the trunk. Several WANTED posters and a gunbelt on which a brass buckle with the initials S.B. were on it. Then men fell silent in the room as the oldest man in the room took the WANTED posters and placed them into the furnace in the backroom. He then told the other men to put the gunbelt back into the trunk and to make sure it did not come back. He then said that they should not speak of this as to be rid of the association to the bad seed of our family. Now whatever that happened to the trunk and gunbelt I do not know but when my granfather died my great uncle gave my father something he said he had benn holding for my grandfather and said it had been in the family for a long time. It was an old falling apart trunk that was missing the namepiece on the front. My dad asked were it came from and my great uncle said his great grand father passed it down through the family.
Stacey Nicole Bass
Hello Bass Families=D I have lots to write about! I don't know where to start. I haven't signed up or logged in so we will see if my comment even posts. I'll start out with a little then later more so. I come from a Bass Family where anyone distant never seemed to stay close or in touch. My dad is EDWARD WAYNE BASS. My dad's dad, my Grandpa, Albert Edward Bass lived and died in Missouri. Albert Edward's parents were John Bass and Mary Prahl Bass. Prahl being Mary's maiden name, she was full blooded German, refused to speak English. John and Mary Bass had 5 children; Albert Edward, James Michael(they called him Jr.), Ralph Eugene, Billy Ray, and Mildred. My grandpa was General McArthur's radio man in World War 2. My dad told me a story that grandpa told him, a war story. Grandpa remembered having to have to deliver a message to General McArthur. He walked into his tent, and woke him up by grabbing General McArthur's big toe and pulling it=D I remember grandpa telling us a gruesome war story at the dinner table when I WAS 5! I may tell that one later on down the line. I don't think John Bass was a nice dude. James Michael didn't turn out good neither. Just know about grandpa and his siblings. Grandpa evidently never spoke much of his father. Grandpa and siblings live or died in Missouri. Anyone take a gander at this and help me out. Would love to find distant family to Facebook. I have pictures to.
Stacey Nicole Bass
BTW, Bass Families, I'm thinking just maybe it is an Italian name from BASSO. My dad was told growing up Bass was German, but if they lived in Germany, I imagine they started out in Italy. This being said only because their skin is dark, dark like golden Italians, all year round. Dark features, pronounced chin, rounded shoulders, and short. I remember family get togethers and one of my dad's uncles looked like Dustin Hoffman and another looked like Robert De Niro. My Aunt Joyce- Uncle Ralph's wife has a genealogy book and told me a story that one of the Bass women ran an underground laundering service in Germany, where she was from. I would be surprised to find out my dark complected Bass family was from England.
Stacey Nicole Bass
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1059544269477.8367.1852041408&type=1&l=8503c0c6d7 My father Edward Wayne Bass and my mom Connie Jean Skirvin Bass The 2 ladies holding the baby boy. My Grandma Woodward, my Grandma Hattie Woodward Bass's mom and her grandma. My great, great grandma is full blooded Cherokee Indian.
Stacey Nicole Bass
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=2919902057259&set=a.2921423855303.100646.1852041408&type=3&theater This here pic is me and my Grandpa Albert Edward Bass
I'm from merry old England as my father is adopted I have inherited the name from my adoptive paternal grandfather who originates from south London been told its Portuguese in origin also and to clear this mix up of pronounciation people have what's your preferred way bass as in music or the fish?
William Cody Bass
What I've researched I've found out tha the name Bass is actually french and also Huguenot name. The Huguenots fled France during the war and settled around ireland,Scotland, and England.
Lucy Marmet, daughter of Joan Bass
All I know is that my great-great-great-grandfather, Joseph Bass, came to the U.S. with two brothers and stood only 4' 7" tall (something the family has always seemed to be proud of). His son David L. Bass, my great-great-grandfather was born in Ireland and served in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor. This Bass family settled in Little Falls, New York. Hopefully someone has more information.
michael john bass
I was a war baby in 1945 my mother was courting an American GI who went back to us before I was born, my mother met and married a man called john francis bass known as jack,who gave me his name, I believe he was from the cornwall area but can't be sure.
John w bass
My family is BASS and we originate from Germany Ireland and hungary
Thomas r bass jr
I have heard story's of my family also being related to Sam bass
My dads grandpas name was James Madison Bass. He told a story of his dad and uncles, (brothers), coming to Arkansas from North Carolina. He said they walked all the way and split up here and there, settling in different areas. We are from Camden, Arkansas, and we were told there was a brother who settled in El Dorado, just 30 min south of Camden. And 30 min north my dad met and talked to a man named Bass who told him his grandparents told the same story. My cousin went to doctor in Pascagoula, Louisiana whose name was Bass, and his grandparents had also told the same story My Great Grandpa was half Cherokee. all his people were dark and got darker in the sun, and all had dark brown to black colored hair. Most had brown eyes, but my dad had beautiful, stunning blue eyes. I came out fairly fair complected, dark brown to black hair, and my dads eyes.
Beverly Bass Moseley
I just looked in the tab at the top of this page that says, "statistics", then under ,"frequency" and it pretty much matches the story of my grandpa below.(coming from North Carolina).