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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John T. Bass, farmer, was born in Wilson County, Tenn., May 2, 1844, his parents being Dolphin and Rutha (Bennett) Bass. The father was born in Tennessee, and in 1852 immigrated with his family to Dallas County, Mo., locating near Louisburg, where he entered a tract of land, consisting of 280 acres, and soon had a large portion of it under good improvement. Here he died in 1857, but his widow is still living, and resides in Texas. Six of their eight children are now living: John T., Harriet, Lucy, Solomon (deceased), Henry, Nancy, Louis (deceased) and William. The father was twice married, and had by his first wife six children, but only two are now living: James and Elijah. J. T. Bass was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools of Dallas County, and in 1862 enlisted in the Enrolled Militia, Company D, Fifteenth Missouri, and after two years’ service enlisted in the United States service, serving in the same company. He was in several hard skirmishes, and after receiving his discharge, in 1865, came home, and has since been engaged in farming and stock raising, making a specialty of raising mules and cattle. He owns 440 acres of land, besides some town property, and gives considerable attention to raising fruit. In February, 1865, he was married to Emeline Gammon, a daughter of George P. Gammon, and by her is the father of four children: Wellington, who is in the mercantile business at Louisburg; Walter, Ottie and one deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bass are members of the Baptist Church, and he is also a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 74 biographies included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dallas County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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