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Albert Gray Bass

Male 1847 - 1914  (66 years)


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  • Name Albert Gray Bass 
    Born 7 May 1847 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 1914  Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Heritage of Wayne County, North Carolina, 1982
      Albert Gray Bass Family (335)

      Albert Gray Bass was the son of John and Sallie (Lynch) Bass, born 7 May 1847 and died 23 Jan 1914. On 5 Jan 1869 he married Trecinda Jones. To this marriage three children were born: Mazana, Minnie and John, who died in early childhood. After the death of his first wife he later married Martha Brown. Five sons were born to this marriage: Leroy M., V. Needham, John H., Asa G., and Benjamin H.
      Albert Bass spent most of his life in the Fork Township area of Wayne County. He was a farmer and a good carpenter. He served with the Southern Army in the Civil War. On 22 Jun3 1901 he applied for and received a pension for his military service. He received this pension after he had a fall while doing some carpentry work, breaking his leg, hip bones, and arm. He was an invalid and could only move around on crutches and was unable to work again for the rest of his life.
      The family and children of Albert Bass have always been an active and caring family in the Rosewood and Pine Forest area. When there was a need in the community, they were always there to lend a helping hand.
      Mazana, the oldest daughter, married W.C. Hollowell and they had three children, she died 7 Feb 1921 from meningitis. Minnie married John M. Mitchell, they had no children. Both she are her husband were active in the community and the church. She served as Sunday School teacher and organist for many years. John served as Sunday School Superintendent and also served on the school board. He worked long and hard for the consolidation of the one-room schools in Fork Township. The school was built and consolidated in 1923, but in March 9122 he died, and did not see his dream materialize. Minnie was born 9 Sept 1873 and died 8 Oct 1955, at the age of 82.
      Leroy Maynard was the oldest of five boys born to Albert and Martha (Brown) Bass. He also was a farmer and carpenter, raising vegetables, watermelons and cantaloupes for sale in Goldsboro. Some were shipped out of town by rail to other markets. He helped build the first Pine Forest Church, and served as Deputy Sheriff and Tax Lister for Fork Township. He married Myrtie Brown 19 Jan 1905. Their five children were: Marvin, Minnie, Martha, Joseph and Eloise. This couple was always ready to respond to any need in the community, sharing vegetables, farm equipment, tools. When sickness or death came, or a midwife was needed at any time of the day or night, they were always prepared to be of assistance. He was born 11 Oct 1878 and died 7 Jan 1967, at the age of 87.
      V. Needham was a farmer and carpenter, also a Sunday School teacher. He operated they Wayne County Home and was a store keeper at Cherry Hospital. He married Elizabeth Herring and they had nine children: Edison, Dewitt, Wesley, Myrtle, Allene, Walton, Milton, Elizabeth and Will Crawford. He was born 24 may 1881 and died 1 Dec 1964.
      John H. was a long time employee of L.A. Raney Supply Company. He married Alice Hooks, and their children were Frances and John Jr. He was born 8 Sep 1883 and died 29 Oct 1964.
      Asa G. was born 23 May 1891, he married Edna Pittman and they had six children: Gilbert, Martha Jane, James, Samuel, Dorothy and Rachel, who died in infancy. He was employed with Wayne Agricultural Works and E.M. Davis Grocery Company. He died 7 May 1935 at the age of 44 years.
      Benjamin H. was the youngest of the five children, and was born 7 Oct 1893. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School at Pine Forest. He enlisted and served in WWI. He worked at Wayne Agricultural Works for a number of years. Working with cattle was one of his pleasures, and he worked with several dairy farmers. He married Lydia Jones and they had six children: Mary, Mildred, Robert, Hubert, Carol, and Annie Laurie and one lost in infancy. He died 12 Oct 1974 at the age of 81 years.
    Person ID I48156  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 6 May 2021 

    Father Jonathan Bass,   b. 1785 
    Mother Sarah Strickland,   b. 1822 
    Family ID F17658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Trecinda Jones 
    Children 
     1. Mazana Bass
     2. Minnie Bass
     3. John Bass
    Last Modified 6 May 2021 
    Family ID F17925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Brown,   d. 24 Mar 1925, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Jan 1879  Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leroy Maynard Bass,   b. 11 Oct 1879, Fork Township, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1967, Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Velasco Needham Bass,   b. 24 May 1881, Fork Township, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1964, Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. John Henry Bass,   b. 8 Jun 1883, Fork Township, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1964, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Asa Gilbert Bass,   b. 23 May 1891, Fork Township, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1935, Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Benjamin Hubert Bass,   b. 7 Oct 1893, Fork Township, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1974  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2021 
    Family ID F17659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart