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Samuel Bass was the son of Daniel Bass (the son of John Bass Sr. and Sarah Fender) and Elizabeth Jane Sheeks (the daughter of George Sheeks & Elizabeth Canote). Elizabeth died when Sam was ten, and his father married Mrs. Margaret Newkirk, only to die himself two and a half years later. Along with his other underage siblings, Sam was put under the guardianship of his mother's brother, Uncle David L. Sheeks, who had a big family of his own. Sam was to receive one-twelfth of his parents's estate when he was twenty-one. When Sam was eighteen, afer an argument with his uncle about his wages, his gambling, etc., he left the family and travelled to Texas, working for others who could help him get there.
at Mitchell, Lawrence County, Indiana


Evangeline Batin What was Samuel's birth date and who are his desendency? Thanks
Nov 12, 2003 · Reply
BettyJane Carl I tried to email you with the address given but was unable to.

Sam Bass was born 21 July 1851 and died on his birthday in 1878, never having married nor having children. Have you seen the rest of his pictures with my notes on this site?
Nov 13, 2003 · Reply
Donna Biggers Look on [external link] for the Agan family tree. The Sheeks have a cemetery in Indiana, many were from Marion Township.
Jun 09, 2009 · Reply
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