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David Martin Bass

Male 1840 - 1911  (71 years)


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  • Name David Martin Bass 
    Born 6 Sep 1840  Owen County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2E03EFF9660227459BE9F354E2EF39C587AE 
    Died 23 Nov 1911  Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bass Point Cemetery, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1902 Boone County History Book
      David M. Bass
      David M. Bass, when the tocsin of war sounded it awakened a patriotic response in the hearts of loyal sons throughout the nation. Many men in every section of the north had watched with interest the progress of events that culminated in the hostilities between the North and the South and when they saw that the war was to be no mere holiday affair that it could not be crushed out in a few weeks or even months, they offered their services to the government. Such was the history of Mr. Bass and now he is numbered among the veterans who aided in preserving the Union. His entire life record had been commendable and he deserves mention among the representative citizens of Boone County. A native of Indiana, Mr. Bass was born in Owen County, on September 6, 1840 his parents, being Edward and Mary (Bessler) Bass, both of whom were born in North Carolina. In the year 1854 the father became a resident of Boone County, Iowa, and purchased a farm near the one upon which our subject now resides. He was a very industrious and hard working man and always devoted his life to agricultural pursuits. From the time he arrived in Iowa until his death he remained continuously upon one farm, there dying at the age of 82 years. His wife survived him and almost 92 years of age at the time of her demise. In their family were ten children, who reached years of maturity, while four are still living: Mrs. Matilda Cole, James B, John and David M. Those who have passed away are Jessie, Sarah, Hannah, Betsey, Martha and Rachael. David M. Bass was a youth of fourteen when with his parents he left the Hoosier state and came to Iowa. His educational advantages were somewhat limited but his training at farm work was not meager. He assisted in the cultivation and development of his father’s farm and was thus engaged until 1862, when he could no longer content himself at the plow and donned the blue uniform of the nation, as a defender of the Union cause. He became a member of Company K Sixteenth Iowa Infantry, and participated in the battles of Shiloh, Luka, Vicksburg, the siege of Atlanta and was in some hard service under General Sherman. At the battle of Atlanta on July 2, 1864, he was wounded and in April 1865 he received an honorable discharge. When his military career was ended, Mr. Bass returned to his home in Iowa and here engaged in farming on his own account. He had previously purchased a tract of land on 120 acres, but this he afterward sold, and in 1868 he purchased the farm upon which he now lives, and which has been his home for more then 1/3 of a century. It comprises 120 acres of rich land and he has made excellent improvements upon it, so that it is now a model farm of the community. His attention is given to the raising of grain and stock and he makes a specialty of Durham cattle, keeping full blooded stock. In 1866 Mr. Bass was married to Miss Susan Harter, whose birth occurred in Germany, February 14, 1941. Their union has been blessed with six children, who are yet living: William M, Nettie, Laura, Samuel, Grace and Maude. Mr. Bass has served as a member of the school board and he exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Democracy. He is connected with Crooks Post No 329, G A R and often delights in recounting the scenes and experiences of army life. He is numbered among the early pioneer settlers in Boone County, has witnessed almost the entire growth of the state and has seen many changes since he arrived here. There was wild game in the county when he took up his abode with in its borders and much of the land was still in its primitive condition as it came from the hand of nature. Today he owns an excellent farm, as a visible evidence of his life of industry. As a citizen he is as true to his duties as when he followed the old flag, manifesting his loyalty to the Union cause by active service upon the battle fields of the south.
    Person ID I38292  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2019 

    Father Edward Bass,   b. 17 Jan 1798 (1788), Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1882, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary (Polly) Saffley,   b. 5 Sep 1800, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1886, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F13435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Harter,   b. 14 Feb 1841, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1919  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1866 
    Children 
    +1. William Marion Bass,   b. 21 Dec 1866, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1943, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Nettie Bass,   b. Dec 1872, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +3. Samuel Martin Bass, Sr.,   b. 10 May 1875, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1945, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Mary Viola Bass,   b. 28 Jul 1877,   d. 10 Mar 1879  (Age 1 years)
     5. Laura Rovena Bass,   b. 1 Mar 1879, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1967, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Grace Harter Bass,   b. 13 Feb 1881, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1953, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Bass,   b. 4 Jun 1883,   d. 4 Jun 1883  (Age 0 years)
     8. Maude Bass,   b. 11 Dec 1884, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1977, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F13568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart