Bassett Family Association Database

Holland Middleton Bass

Male 1845 - 1934  (88 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Holland Middleton Bass was born 21 Dec 1845, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama (son of Bennett Bridges Bass and Mary Elizabeth Hogg); died 31 Jul 1934, Okaloosa County, Florida..

    Holland married Christian Ward. Christian was born 21 Oct 1847, Rocky Bayou, Walton County, Florida; died 3 Oct 1917, Walton County, Florida. [Group Sheet]

    1. William Bennett Bass was born 14 Dec 1871, Alabama; died 15 Apr 1965, Holt, Okaloosa County, Florida.
    2. Nancy Jane Middleton Bass was born 9 Mar 1873, Walton County, Florida; died 13 Nov 1947, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
    3. Catharine ELizabetyh Bass was born 10 Feb 1877, Walton County, Florida; died 23 Jul 1909, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
    4. Isabelle Bass was born 2 Jan 1880, Florida; died 14 Aug 1965, Dorcus, Okaloosa County, Florida.
    5. Mary Alice Bass was born 17 Sep 1883, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died 23 Jun 1964, Holt, Okaloosa County, Florida.
    6. James Dallas Bass was born 17 Sep1883, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died 26 Jan 1976, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.
    7. Holland Middleton Bass, Jr. was born 29 Apr 1885, Covington County, Alabama; died 4 Mar 1973, Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama.
    8. Joseph Alexander Bass was born 14 Apr 1888, Alabama; died 25 May 1984.
    9. John Riley Bass was born 8 Mar 1890; died 26 Sep 1987.
    10. Stacy Bibner Bass was born 21 Apr 1892, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died 21 Aug 1993, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama; was buried , Shady Hill Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama.
    11. Martha Christian Bass was born 18 Jul 1894, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died 11 Feb 1989, Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Bennett Bridges Bass was born 17 Feb 1808, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama (son of Wilson Bass and Jane Teel); died 1866, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.


    Descendants of Hogg Family led Eventful War-era Lives
    The Andalusia Star-News, Saturday, May 24, 1997 ? Page 5A (Excerpt)

    Elizabeth Hogg was born c1818, and she married Bennett B. Bass around 1836 while they were living in the Conecuh River community of Covington County. Bennett Bass was born in Georgia, c1808. His father, Wilson Bass, had moved to what is now Covington County before 1820, and settled in the Conecuh River community.
    Bennett Bass was a very industrious young man, and he quickly established himself as one of Covington County?s largest land owners and stock farmers, but he never owned any slaves.
    The 1850 Agricultural Census of Covington County showed that Bennett Bass owned 60 acres of improved land and 40 acres of unimproved land. At that time, he owned four horses, 100 milk cows, two oxen, 100 other cattle, 13 sheep and 100 hogs. In 1849, he harvested 400 bushels of corn and 200 pounds of rice. BY 1860, he had increased his land holdings to 2,200 acres with 115 of those acres being cleared. He then owned three horses, six mules, 60 milk cows, 10 oxen, 220 other cattle, 300 sheep, and 200 hogs. In 1859, he harvested 400 bushels of corn, two bales of cotton and 1,000 pounds of wool.
    Bennett Bass was always opposed to the secessionist movement and in politics he was a strong supporter of Alfred Holley. During the Civil War he moved most of his livestock to Walton County, Fla., and was accused by the Confederate Army of selling cattle to the Union Forces at Pensacola. In March, 1864, the Confederate Army was ordered into Covington County, Ala. and Walton County, Fla. with orders to confiscate all the cattle owned by Alfred Holley, Bennett Bass and other Union supporters. The Army was also given orders to meet out summary punishment to anyone resisting their actions.
    On March 7, 1864, a Confederate force of approximately 400 men moved into Covington County, with orders to round up deserters, conscript resistors, and cattle owned by Union sympathizers. They first tried to capture Alfred Holley, but he escaped and went to the home of Bennett Bass in Walton County. The soldiers then moved into Walton County, and within two weeks they had captured and hung seven citizens of that county who were supposedly resisting arrest.
    On March 18, 1864, the Confederate forces caught Alfred Holley and five members of the Bass family who were in a skiff trying to cross Boggy Bayou and get to the Union Line. The soldiers fired on the men in the skiff, killing two of Bennet Bass? sons, Wilson and James Hilliard; and his brother, William Riley Bass.
    It should be pointed out that William Riley ad Wilson Bass were deserters from the Confederate Army, but James Hilliard Bass was only sixteen years old at the time. Before this incident occurred, another of Bennett Bass?s sons, Holland M. Bass, and his nephew, Elias Ramar, as well as the youngest son of Alfred Holley had already enlisted in Company B, of the 1st Florida Union Cavalry Regiment. Thus the victims were not entirely innocent.
    Bennett Bass remained in Walton County, Fla, after the War and he died there in the 1870s. After her husband?s death, Elizabeth (Hogg) Bass returned to Covington County and when she died she was reported to have been buried in the Conecuh River Baptist Church Cemetery, but there is no marker on her grave.
    Bennett and Mary Elizabeth (Hogg) Bass reared the following ten children: Mary b 10/12/1838, m1 William Teel, m2 John Wilson Ramar; Wilson b 2/17/1840, m Elizabeth Jane Teel, killed on 3/18/1864; Nancy Jane b 3/2/1842, m James Teel; Levina, b 1/23/1843; Holland Middleton, b 12/21/1845, m. Christine Ward; James Hilliard, b 4/25/1847, killed on 3/18/1864; Bennett B. Jr., b 1/13/1849, m1 Julia Paget, M2 Mary F. Paget; Elizabeth b 10/14/1850, m Jacob D. Ramar; Martha Jane b 2/13/1852, m. George Parrish; and William Riley, b 5/18/1854, m Nancy Jane Ward. Eight of these ten children gave Bennett and Elizabeth Bass 66 grand children.
    Many of Bennett Bass?s children and grand children reared families in the southwestern part of Covington County, and hundreds of their descendants, and possibly as many as 1,000 currently reside in the county.

    Charleston Mercury, South Carolina, Monday, December 19, 1859
    Matrimony By Wholesale

    In the Southwestern (Ala.) Baptist, we find the following announcement:
    ?About eight miles southeast from Andalusia, on Thursday, October 16th, were married at the residence of B.B. Bass, by G.A. Snowden, Judge of Probate, James Teel to Nancy Bass, William Teel to Mary Bass, and Wilson Bass to Jane Teel; James, William, and Jane Teel, are all sons and daughter of John and Ann Teel; Wilson, Nancy and Mary Bass, are all daughters and son of B.B. and Elizabeth Bass, all of Covington County, Alabama. The above connubial attachments were all formed, and but one ceremony delivered ? a nuptial phenomenon perhaps unequalled in this State or the South.?

    Bennett married Mary Elizabeth Hogg. Mary was born 1818; died 1870. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Mary Elizabeth Hogg was born 1818; died 1870.
    1. Mary Bass was born 1838; died 1912.
    2. Wilson Bennett Bass was born 17 Feb 1840; died 1864.
    3. Nancy Bass was born 1842; died 1916.
    4. Lovina Bass was born 1843; died 1866.
    5. 1. Holland Middleton Bass was born 21 Dec 1845, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died 31 Jul 1934, Okaloosa County, Florida..
    6. Hillard James Bass was born 1847; died 1864.
    7. Bennett Bridges "Shug" Bass was born 15 Jan 1848, Covington County, Alabama; died 10 Aug 1930, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
    8. Elizabeth Bass was born 1850.
    9. Martha Jane Bass was born 1852; died 1943.
    10. William Riley Bass was born 28 May 1854, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died Sep 1933, Covington County, Alabama.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Wilson Bass was born 1785, North Carolina; died 1850, Covington, Alabama.


    Wilson is first found 17 Apr 1809 living in Pulaski County, Georgia where he appears as a witness on a deed by Thomas Franklin, who also later is found living in Covingtgon County, AL. (Wikitree) He appears on a jury list in Pulaski County in 1809, 1810, 1811 1812 and 1814. He also appears in the Pulaski County estate of William A. Harper.
    He appears as a Corporal from Pulaski County, Georgia in the War of 1812 on a muster roll dated 14 Aug 1813. (From Georgia Military Record Book 1799-1839.
    By 1824 he has migrated to Alabama where he purchases 240 acres along the Conecuh River in Conecuh and Covington Counties, Alabama.
    Note census shows several more children than what is listed below.

    1830 Federal Census of Covington County, Alabama
    Wilson Bass 0100101-210101

    1840 Federal Census of Covington County, Alabama
    Wilson Bass 00010001-111101

    Wilson married Jane Teel. Jane was born 1790; died 1850. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Jane Teel was born 1790; died 1850.
    1. 2. Bennett Bridges Bass was born 17 Feb 1808, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama; died 1866, Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama.
    2. Nancy Bass was born 1824; died 1885.
    3. William Riley Bass was born 1824, Andalusia, Covington County, ALabama; died 18 Mar 1864, Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida.