Lundy Bass

was born in North Carolina and died in Nevada County, Arkansas, April 21, 1883, aged 68 years. Buried at Rocky Mound Cemetery, near Rosston. He is known to have had 3 brothers: Lamb Bass, Cullen Bass, and Doctor (given name - nor professional title) Bass. Doctor Bass lived for many years in Calhoun County, Arkansas and died there.

Lundy Bass came to Arkansas from Chambers County, Alabama, arriving in what is now Calhoun County in 1847, On Dec. 8, 1851, he made entry to the U.S. Government land office at Champagnolle for lend in Section 22 near Chambersville. He received the patent for that land March 1, 1855, paying $1.25 an acre. On Oct. 1, 1865, Lundy Bass and wife sola their land in Calhoun County (280A) to John N. Fortune. These lend transactions are on record in the Courthouse at Hampton, the county seat.

After disposing of his land in Calhoun County, Lundy Bass moved to what is now Nevada County, Arkansas (Caney Township). A part of the old hand-hewn log house he built still stands on the Camden Road about 3 miles from Rosston (this 1940).

On Dec. 6, 1640, Lundy Bass was married to Levinea Elleanor Rister (b. Jan 5, 1822 - d. March 18, 1894), daughter of George Rister (b. Jan. 10, 1790-d, June 4, 1832) and his wife Mary (Shannon) Rister (b. May 24, 1786 -d. Apr. 12, 1850). George Rister and Mary Shannon were married Oct. 27, 1811 (Bible Records). Elleanor Rister is known to have had a brother Wash Rister, and a sister who married a Chamberlain and who was the mother of Thomas Jefferson Chamberlain, a Confederate soldier from what is now Nevada County, Arkansas.

Four children were born to Lundy Bass and his wife, Elleanor (Rister) Bass. They were:

William George Bass b. Sept 6, 1641 – d. Nov. 15, 1851

Mary Bethena Bass b. Feb. 26, 1844. Married John Fortune. Died July 24, 1900, without issue.

Martha Dovey Bass b. Aug. 14, 1850. Married Thomas P. Dixon April 1, 1866. D. Aug. 18, 1924, Issue: Price (1867), John Henry (1869), Joe (1871), Eugenia (1873), Mary Ann (1875), Charlie (1878), Artha (1880) Martha (1882), George Washington (1884), Thomas Jefferson (1887).

Georgia Ann Bass b. Jan. 15, 1853. Married Edmund Theodore Haynie, Dec. 18, 1867. d. Dec. 15, 1927. Issue: Isham Wilburn (1859), George Richard (187 Lundy Bass (1872), James Louis (1874), William Edward (1876), Thom as Satterwhite (1878), Mary Emma (1880), John Lee (1882), Lillian (1884), Frank Carlos (1sge), Georgia (1888), Lawrence McRae (1892), Catherine (1896).

This sketch written 1940 by Winnie (Haynie) Hamilton, great granddaughter of the Subject. 511 East Main, Prescott, Arkansas.

The Reader is referred to a book titled BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF SOUTHERN ARKANSAS, Calhoun County. The book is now out of print but found in many Public Libraries.

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