James W. Bass was born June 12, 1848 in Clloway County, Missouri. His father was William Bass. James W. had six brothers and sisters. In 1850, his family was living in Bates County, Missouri.J. W. Bass was one of the early pioneers in Crawford County, Kansas having come to the county in 1868 and settled on a farm near Farlington.
He married Mary Jane "Jennie" Stiteler April 18, 1875 in Crawford County, Kansas.
James was a farmer, and he and Jennie lived their entire married life in Crawford County, Kansas. They had six children--3 boys and 3 girls.
James W. Bass died in September 18, 1923 in Crawford County, Kansas.
(Bio. by Darlene Hightower)
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