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John Hicks Bass
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Birth: 1763
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar., 1850
Putnam County
Georgia, USA

Married (1) Rebecca Pattillo (2) Mary Cleghorn in Muscogee Co., Columbus, Ga.

It is highly possible that Rebecca Patillo Bass is buried wtih her husband John Hicks Bass in this cemetery.

Mary Moss Cleghorn Bass is said to be buried in Old Midway/Talmadge Cemetery in Baldwin Co., Ga.

Nathan Bass
Gary Doyle Woods, Hicks - Adams - Bass - Floyd - Pattillo and Collateral Lines 1840 - 1868, The Anson Jones Press Salado, Texas, p.27. "Below is a copy of a letter written in 1881 by Nathan Bass, son of John Hicks Bass. There is one In the library belonging to the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D. C.
Jelk's mother was Jane Goodrum Frazer, a grand-daughter of John Hicks Bass, She married Joseph William Dorsey Jelks who was killed in Virginia in 1862. Their son William Dorsey Jelks was only six years old when his father died. He was able to go to school and college where he received several degrees, was an editor, and served as governor of Alabama from 1901-1907. He was born Nov. 7, 1855.
This letter must have been written to a grandson of Eaton Bass, as Nathan writes, "Brother Eaton's children you, of course, know." Nathan Bass married a wealthy widow.
Rome, Georgia.
Nov. 26, 1881

My Dear Nephew:
Your favor of the 27th of Aug. last was duly received, and I regret that delicate health has prevented an earlier reply. My hand is now so nervous that I can write only with difficulty, scarcely legibly. I regret that I cannot give you all the information that you desire. Brother Hamlin took charge of my father's family record and I presume carried it to Texas, where he moved some twenty-two years ago and where he died. His son, John Hamlin Bass, living in Glenville, Alabama, his only living child, may have them, My father's name was John Hix Bass and my mother's maiden name was Rebecca Patillo. They were both born and raised in Brunswick County, Virginia and moved to Georgia and settled in Hancock County, in 1805. They moved to Putman County in 1811 and settled on the place where they both died, my mother in 1835, my father in 1850. My father married the second time to Mrs. Cleghorn of Columbia County, Georgia, who survived him, but who has been dead some twenty years. My father had three brothers --Nathan, Benjamin, Frederick. He had three sisters--Anna, Sarah and Mary. Uncle Nathan married in Tennessee and lived in Giles County, where he died. Uncle Ben and Fred lived and died in Virginia. Aunt Anna married William Beatty. Aunt Sarah married a Vaughan and Aunt Mary married a Thomas. They all moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee, where they lived and died, leaving large families of children
My mother had but one brother, Littleton Patillo, who lived and died in Tennessee. My paternal Grandfather was named Benjamin Bass and the maiden name of my paternal Grandmother was Hix. My maternal Grandfather was James Patillo--the maiden name of my maternal Grandmother was Floyd.
I regret that I cannot give you more definite Information of my parents' ancestry and only give this from memory,
My father and mother had fourteen children, in order as follows: Allen, Elizabeth, Eaton, Sarah, Nancy, Lewis, Willis, Hamlin, Nathan, Mary, Martha, Wilkins, Rebecca and Ameolia, the last two twins. Willis died when quite small and Ameolia when in infancy. Brother Allen was never married and died in Alabama some forty-five years ago. Sister Elizabeth married Robert Trippe. They had four sons and three daughters. They both died near Culloden, Monroe County, Georgia. Brother Eaton married Nancy Clay. Sister Sarah married Col. William E. Marcus and both died in Troup County, Georgia. Sister Nancy married Shepherd Saunders. Mr. Saunders died In Alabama, and she married the second time to Mr. McCraw and was left a widow the second time. She has been dead about eight years. Brother Lewis married Cynthia Moore; both died in Troup County, Georgia. Brother Hamlin was married three times, first to Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, second, to Mary Trippe, both of Putman County, Georgia, third to a widow in Texas, whose name I have forgotten. He died in Tex. about eight years ago. I married Mrs. Caroline Hurt, daughter of Josiah Flourney, Putman County, Georgia. Sister Mary married Reuben R. DeJarnette. She died in 1868. Mr. DeJarnette is living in Putman County, Georgia. Sister Rebecca married James White and moved to Perry County, Alabama, where she died about forty-three years ago.
I am sorry that I cannot give you the names of all the children of my brothers and sisters or who they married or where living, as they are very much scattered. Sister Elizabeth has two daughters and a son living near Culloden, Mrs. Sarah Lockett, Emily and James Trippe never married. Hon. Robert Trippe lives in Forsyth, Georgia. Brother Eaton's sons and daughters, you, of course, know. Brother Lewis had several sons and daughters, all of whose names I cannot give you. Sister Mary had three sons and three daughters. Sister Nancy had one son and one daughter. Sister Rebecca had only one son. I have four sons and two daughters all living, as follows: Josiah Flourney, Mary Eugenia, John Hix, Nathan Henry, Robert Hamlin and Julia Bell. Josiah, Nathan, Robert and Julia are married, the other two single. I am the only surviving one of my father's children and was seventy-three years old the 19th day of Oct. last. God has blessed me with general good health and spared me to a good old age, and I am patiently awaiting His will, to join in, I trust, a better life, our large family who have gone before. My health has much improved lately and I trust will soon be In good health again.

Give my love to all your brothers and sisters.

Your affectionate uncle,
Nathan Bass
(son of John Hicks Bass)

P.S. Wilkins married Elizabeth Saulsberry. He died in California about 1850. He left three sons and two daughters. His eldest two sons were killed in the war in Virginia.
Family links: 
  Charles Eaton Bass (1796 - 1843)*
  Sarah Floyd Bass Marcus (1798 - 1867)*
  Nancy Virginia Bass McGraw (1800 - 1874)*
  Nathan Henry Bass (1808 - 1890)*
  Mary Bass DeJarnette (1812 - 1868)*
  Martha Blanton Bass Frazer (1812 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Thanks to Naomi member #47310768
Bass Cemetery
Putnam County
Georgia, USA
Created by: M.T. researcher
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103476528
John Hicks Bass
Added by: Naomi Snider (Yocom) McFadden
John Hicks Bass
Added by: M.T. researcher
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- AR
 Added: May. 15, 2014
In memory of John Hicks Bass and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013

- M.T. researcher
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013

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