He was a son of Malachi Whitstin Bass and Arcadia Polk.
He married Rhoda Elizabeth Bullock 18 Dec 1854 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.
American Revolution Ancestor Esau Bass of the American Revolution enlisted out of Dobbs County, North Carolina. Ref: DAR Member 739336 Olean Bass Roberts, daughter of John Owen Bass and Martha Susan Tilton.
Biographical and historical information provided by, Ron (Bass) Roberts.