24. May 2013 · Comments Off on BASS, A.F. · Categories: Biographies · Tags: ,

A. F. BASS [of Lincoln County], merchant at McDowell’s Mills, was born in Giles County February 7, 1854, and was one of three children of Farmington and Naomi Bass, born in Giles County, Tenn., in 1818 and 1817, and died in 1884 and 1876, respectively. They were married about 1840, and the father followed farming through life. Our subject received such education and rearing as is usually given a farmer’s boy, and in 1881 he and Janey Bennett were united in marriage. Mrs. Bass was born in Giles County in 1860, and is a member of the Christian Church. After his marriage, Mr. Bass farmed for two years, and then began merchandising at Bunker’s Hill, remaining one year. In 1885 he located at McDowell’s Mills, where he keeps an excellent general merchandise store, and is doing a paying business. He takes an active part in all laudable enterprises and is doing much toward improving and building up the place. He gives his support to the Democratic party. (Lincoln County Goodspeed’s Biographies, 1886)

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