Nathaniel Hood and Elizabeth

Britton Hood Family

Bass Families of the South

"Mary Bass Family"

This can be found in the Genforum

Posted by Roger Kammerer on July 11, 1999 at 08:52:44:
In Reply to: Re: Albert Gray BASS of Wayne & Johnston NC posted by Darl S. Hood
on October 09, 1998 at 22:09:09:
In the John Herritage Bryan papers, PC 6.25, NC Archives, are the following Bassfamily notes for a law case:
Edward Bass, d. 1802 with a Will.
widow Sarah, d. Jan. 1826
Children:
1) John Bass, d. Ala. ca. 1820/21 leaving children: Uriah, Polly, Betsy, Sally, Ann,
Keziah and Richard.
2) Andrew Bass, lives in Johnston Co., NC
3) William Bass, lives in Wayne Co., NC
4) Uriah Bass, d. w/o issue
5) Richard Bass, d. about 1807, (widow remd. Elisha Boyt) leaving 3 children:
Elizabeth (m. Thomas Boyt, went to Tenn.), Sarah (m. William Jacobs, went to Tenn.)
and Edward Bass, went to Tenn.
6) Mary Bass, m. Britton Hood. Lived in Wayne Co., NC
7) Keziah Bass, m. John Cox. Lived in Wayne Co., NC

On November 2, 1999,  I received this email from Betty Greydove

Hi Mike,
Saw your query on the GenForum regarding the 1802 Will of Edward Bass.  That happens to be my line also. Your Mary Bass that married Brittian Hood is sister to William Bass from whom I descend .  I have done extensive research on that entire Bass line.   While I do not have the will or paper purporting to be the will I have something just as good information wise.  It is a petition to set that Will aside.    I have also, papers pertaining to the outcome  of this plea to set aside, an inventory of Edwards property and also the final division of his land and etc to his heirs plus more.  I transcribed the Partition and have in in my file along with all the original papers as mentioned above.  You may have found all this by now as your post this  transcription of the original legal document into this e-mail and I hope it holds its format. Email seems to have a mind of its own.
Betty

State of N. Carolina
Wayne County

To the Worshipful the Justices of the court Pleas and Quarter Sessions of
Wayne County

       The partition of Britton Hood and Mary his wife and John Cox and Keziah his wife all of Wayne County humbly showeth that Edward Bass late of Wayne County died in the month of ....... in the year one thousand eight
hundred and two.  Soon after his decease (to wit) at November sessions of Wayne County Court 1802, a paper writing purporting to be the last Will  of said Edward Bass was produced and submitted to  probate on the oaths of John Brogdon and John Bass who were the subscribing witnesses thereto and Richard Bass one of the executors namded therein qualified as executor thereto.  By the said Will the said Edward Bass left devised all his lands to his sons , John Bass, Andrew Bass, William Bass, Uriah Bass.  Besides the said devisees the said Edward Bass left surviving him other children Viz.  Richard Bass and Petitioners Mary and Keziah who with the said devisees were his heirs at law. To Sarah Bass the wife of the said Edward, the said Will gave an estate for life in certain lands.  Your  petitioners Mary, was the wife of Britain Hood at the decease of her father the said  Edward Bass and your petitioners Kezziah Bass has since intermarried with John Cox.  Both of your Petitioners , Mary and Kiziah were infants under the age of twenty one at the death of their father and at their intermarriages.  Your Petitioners  charge that they had no notice of the probate of the said will, nor were they particularly informed of its contents until long after it's probate. The said widow Sarah Bass, having recently died and inquiry arising on that event as to the disposition of the land occupied by her during her life, your Petitioners have with- in six months past discovered that the will of the said Edward Bass was not executed with the solementies required by law to pass an interest in lands in as much as John Bass one of the subscribing witnesses and by whose oath the said will was proved, was one of the devisees in the said Will and not a competent witness to prove the same, and the said Will was not in the hand writing of the said Edward Bass, nor was it alleged or proved to be in his handwriting.  So that the said Will   was insufficient to pass the title to the lands of the said Edward Bass and should have been proved as a Will of Personal Property only.  Your petitioners charge that your partitioners Mary and Keziah being infants and under coverture at the probate of the said Will, ignorant of their rights and unable to assent and protect them, and  do continue to the present time, one  not bound by the said Probate.That they cannot be disinherited by a proceeding to which they were  not parties and of which they had no written notice.  To the end therefore that opportunity may  be afforded them of defending their rights and contesting the inefficiency of said Will to pass the lands of the said Edward Bass .  Your petitioners pray that the Probate of the said Will of Edward Bass as a Will of Lands may be revoked and set aside, that those claiming land under the said Will may if they think proper, exhibit it again for Probate as a Will of Lands.

Your petitioners further shew unto your Worship that Richard Bass has died leaving issue--Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Boyte and Sally the wife of William Jacobs and Edward Bass all of whom reside in Tennessee and do not
join in this petition.

The said John Bass has also died leaving issue Uriah, Mary, Betsy, Anna, Keziah and Richard Bass all of whom are infants and reside in Alabama. Andrew Bass resides in Johnson County, William Bass resides in Wayne County,
Uriah Bass and Richard Bass the executor in the Will has also died.

Your petitioners pray that the said Thomas Boyte and Elizabeth his wife, William Jacobs and Sally his wife and Edward Bass heirs at law of Richard Bass , and Uriah Bass, Mary Bass and Betsy Bass, Anna Bass and Keziah Bass and Richard Bass heirs at law of John Bass and also the said Andrew Bass and William Bass may be made defendants to this Petition and may be cited to appear and before your worship and show cause if any they have, wherefore the probate of the said Will of Edward Bass should not be revived and set aside so far as it may affect the title to the real estate of said Edward Bass be annulled. And your Petitioners will ever pray.
                                                                (Signature of Attorney for the Petitioners)
Britton Hood maketh oath that the facts stated in this petition are true to the Best of his Knowledge and belief.
(Sig. of   P. Hooks, clerk)                           (Signature of Britton Hood)           Copy P. Hooks Clerk

Delivered a Copy of the within to Andrew Bass on 15th day of August 1826'
                            (Signature of Deputy)
                            (Signature of Sheriff )
             ____________________________________________________

Posted by Roger Kammerer on July 11, 1999 at 08:52:44:
In Reply to: Re: Albert Gray BASS of Wayne & Johnston NC posted by Darl S. Hood
on October 09, 1998 at 22:09:09:
In the John Herritage Bryan papers, PC 6.25, NC Archives, are the following Bass
family notes for a law case:
Edward Bass, d. 1802 with a Will.
widow Sarah, d. Jan. 1826
Children:
1) John Bass, d. Ala. ca. 1820/21 leaving children: Uriah, Polly, Betsy, Sally, Ann,
Keziah and Richard.
2) Andrew Bass, lives in Johnston Co., NC
3) William Bass, lives in Wayne Co., NC
4) Uriah Bass, d. w/o issue
5) Richard Bass, d. about 1807, (widow remd. Elisha Boyt) leaving 3 children:
Elizabeth (m. Thomas Boyt, went to Tenn.), Sarah (m. William Jacobs, went to Tenn.)
and Edward Bass, went to Tenn.
6) Mary Bass, m. Britton Hood. Lived in Wayne Co., NC
7) Keziah Bass, m. John Cox. Lived in Wayne Co., NC


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