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Walter Remer was born on 25 JAN 1901 in USA. He died on 6 APR 1991 in USA. He married Mary J. Howard on 26 DEC 1943.

Mary J. Howard [Parents] was born on 15 MAR 1911 in USA. She died in USA. She married Walter Remer on 26 DEC 1943.


George Eric Anderson [Parents]

Paula Ann Belzer

They had the following children:

  F i Shannon Kelley Anderson

William Simon Spyr

Audrey Dinsmore

They had the following children:

  F i Dianne L. Spyr
  M ii Charles Michael Spyr
  F iii Elaine Spyr
  M iv Patrick Spyr

James H. Massey was born in 1779 in Ireland. He died on 1 MAR 1864 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. He was buried in Family Cemetary, Springfield, Greene Co., MO, USA. He married Faithful Elizabeth Strickland before 1804 in NC?.

Other marriages:
Anderson, Martha Ellen

Born in Ireland, where he spent his boyhood and attended school. When eighteen years of age he ran away from home and sailed on broad Atlantic toward the United States to seek his fortune. He first settled in Knox County, Tennessee, at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains, regarding whose picturesque inhabitants so much has been written, and in that locality he was married and made his home until the year 1832, when he made the tedious and somewhat hazardous overland trip to Greene county, Missouri, bringing his family in a primitive wagon, and thus the Masseys were among the earliest pioneers of this locality. He secured a tract of land just east of what is now the thriving city of Springfield, but which was at that time an encampment of the Kickapoo Indians. He set to work with a will, cleared, broke and fenced his land, erected a log cabin and by perseverance and hard work became very comfortably fixed in due course and time, and was a man of influence among the early frontiersmen, his neighbours being, however, very few and most of them some miles distant, untill more Tennesseeans followed him, the Fulbrights, the Freemans and others. Although he devoted the major portion of his life to farming, he was a mechanic by trade and a skilled workman. He made the first separator, or "ground-hog" tresher, ever seen in this part of the country. During the war of 1812, he enlisted in defense of his adopted country, gladly figting against the flag under which he was born, and for meritoruius conduct on the field of battle he was promoted from a private to a captain, and served with distinction throughout the war. Politically he was first a Whig, then a Republican after that party was organized in the fifties. His death occured on his farm here in 1863. His first wife was Faithful Strickland, she bore him 13 children. Among them Nathaniel J., William, Mrs. Mc Adams, Mrs. Rountree. William was a quarter master in the Union Army during the Civil War. His second wife, Martha Ellen Anderson, was a native of Tennessee, where she grew up and recieved a limited education. She lived to an advanced age, dying in Stone County, Missouri, in February 1899. To these parents nine children were born.

Greene County, Missouri, History Book, pages 1927-29

Faithful Elizabeth Strickland was born before 1790 in NC, USA. She died in 1837 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. She married James H. Massey before 1804 in NC?.

They had the following children:

  M i James H. Massey was born in 1810 in NC, USA. He died on 3 OCT 1843 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
  F ii Mary Jane Massey was born before 1815 in NC, USA. She died on 2 FEB 1848 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Married to General Joseph Powell 1830/5 in (Giles Co.), TN.
  F iii Ephraim M. Massey was born before 1815 in Tennessee. She died in USA.

Maried to Eliza Warren 7 July 1836 in Greene Co., MO, USA
  M iv Nathaniel J. Massey
  F v Josephine Massey
  F vi Elizabeth Massey
  M vii William B. Massey was born on 19 MAR 1824 in Pendelton District, SC, USA. He died on 14 MAR 1888 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Married 1: Almarinda Caroline Rountre 18 Dec 1845 in Springfield, MO. Married 2: Laura Onstott.
  F viii Nancy Margaret Massey was born in 1826 in Greene Co., Missouri, USA. She died on 14 JAN 1898 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Married to William H. Mc Adams 31 October 1841 in Springfield, Mo.
  F ix Hervey A. Massey was born in 1828 in Greene Co., Missouri, USA. She died on 6 JAN 1872 in Greene Co, MO, USA.

Samuel C. Massey [Parents] was born in 1847 in Greene Co., Missouri, USA. He died in DEC 1872 in Southwest City, Macdonald, MO., USA. He married Jackoline Meeks on 17 SEP 1870 in Stone Co, MO, USA.

Jackoline Meeks was born in Missouri, USA. She died in Missouri, USA. She married Samuel C. Massey on 17 SEP 1870 in Stone Co, MO, USA.


James H. Massey was born in 1779 in Ireland. He died on 1 MAR 1864 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. He was buried in Family Cemetary, Springfield, Greene Co., MO, USA. He married Martha Ellen Anderson on 10 JUL 1838 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Other marriages:
Strickland, Faithful Elizabeth

Born in Ireland, where he spent his boyhood and attended school. When eighteen years of age he ran away from home and sailed on broad Atlantic toward the United States to seek his fortune. He first settled in Knox County, Tennessee, at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains, regarding whose picturesque inhabitants so much has been written, and in that locality he was married and made his home until the year 1832, when he made the tedious and somewhat hazardous overland trip to Greene county, Missouri, bringing his family in a primitive wagon, and thus the Masseys were among the earliest pioneers of this locality. He secured a tract of land just east of what is now the thriving city of Springfield, but which was at that time an encampment of the Kickapoo Indians. He set to work with a will, cleared, broke and fenced his land, erected a log cabin and by perseverance and hard work became very comfortably fixed in due course and time, and was a man of influence among the early frontiersmen, his neighbours being, however, very few and most of them some miles distant, untill more Tennesseeans followed him, the Fulbrights, the Freemans and others. Although he devoted the major portion of his life to farming, he was a mechanic by trade and a skilled workman. He made the first separator, or "ground-hog" tresher, ever seen in this part of the country. During the war of 1812, he enlisted in defense of his adopted country, gladly figting against the flag under which he was born, and for meritoruius conduct on the field of battle he was promoted from a private to a captain, and served with distinction throughout the war. Politically he was first a Whig, then a Republican after that party was organized in the fifties. His death occured on his farm here in 1863. His first wife was Faithful Strickland, she bore him 13 children. Among them Nathaniel J., William, Mrs. Mc Adams, Mrs. Rountree. William was a quarter master in the Union Army during the Civil War. His second wife, Martha Ellen Anderson, was a native of Tennessee, where she grew up and recieved a limited education. She lived to an advanced age, dying in Stone County, Missouri, in February 1899. To these parents nine children were born.

Greene County, Missouri, History Book, pages 1927-29

Martha Ellen Anderson [Parents] was born in 1820 in Pendelton, South Carolina. She died on 15 FEB 1899 in Galena, Stone Co., MO, USA. She married James H. Massey on 10 JUL 1838 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Other marriages:
Moore, James Marion Madison
Gentry, Allen Leander

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ellen Massey
  M ii Marzavin V. Massey
  M iii Samuel C. Massey
  M iv Robert Charles Massey
  F v Clarinda Clementine Massey
  F vi Virginia F. Massey was born in 1854 in Campell Twp, Greene Co., Missouri, USA. She died in USA.
  M vii Richard Massey
  M viii Robert M. Massey was born about 1859 in Greene Co., Missouri, USA. He died in USA.
  F ix Sarah Jane Massey
  F x Emma Neil Massey

Robert H. Buffman [Parents]

Jerry Lee Mc Kee [Parents] was born on 15 JUL 1950 in Detroit, MI, USA. She died in Missouri, USA. She married Robert H. Buffman on 28 DEC 1980 in Detroit, MI, USA.

Lives in Ann Arbor, MI, USA

They had the following children:

  F i Haley Buffman

William Riley Barton [Parents] was born on 24 NOV 1872 in Galena, Stone Co, MO.. He died on 30 SEP 1951 in Fresno, CA. He married Nancy Catherine Shahan on 1 OCT 1893 in Oak Grove, Carrol Co, Arkansas.

Nancy Catherine Shahan was born on 23 NOV 1874 in Green Forrest, Carroll Co, Arkansas. She died on 24 NOV 1944 in Huron, Beadle Co., SD. She married William Riley Barton on 1 OCT 1893 in Oak Grove, Carrol Co, Arkansas.


Joseph Wiseman was born on 29 MAR 1759. He died in USA. He married Susannah Manly in 1782 in Berks Co., PA, USA.

Susannah Manly was born before 1763 in USA. She died in USA. She married Joseph Wiseman in 1782 in Berks Co., PA, USA.

They had the following children:

  M i James Wiseman

Lawrence Bass was born on 17 NOV 1780 in Baltimore, Maryland. He died on 27 MAY 1856 in Boone County, Missouri, USA. He married Nancy Patton on 15 OCT 1803 in Nashville, TN.

Parents: Peter Bass of Maryland and Sarah M. Jackson of KY.

Lawrence said to have had 13 children.
He was one of the "Commissioners" to locate a "Seat of Justice" in Boone County, Missouri. A town company was formed and called the "Smithton Company" which bought a tract of land, surveyed and laid out the town of Columbia.

Nancy Patton was born in 1789 in North Carolina, USA. She died in Boone Co, MO, USA. She married Lawrence Bass on 15 OCT 1803 in Nashville, TN.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah M. Bass was born in 1804 in Boone, Missouri. She died in 1854 in Howard, Missouri.
  M ii George Patton Bass
  M iii Theophilus Bass
  M iv Augustus Bass was born on 5 FEB 1809 in Tennessee. He died on 11 DEC 1883 in Shasta, Shasta, California, United States.
  F v Parilee Bass
  F vi Julia Ann Bass was born on 13 OCT 1818 in Nashville, Davidson Co, TN. She died on 3 NOV 1904 in Calhoun, Henry, Missouri, United States.
  M vii John Steven Patton Bass was born on 12 FEB 1821 in Boone Co, MO, USA. He died on 5 DEC 1909 in USA.
  M viii Ely Meredith Bass was born on 4 MAY 1821 in Ashland, Boone Co., MO, USA. He died on 15 FEB 1882 in Bass farm, Boone, MO.

Lived near Ashland, Boone County, Missouri.

Was considered the wealthiest man in Boone and neighbouring counties for a period of great many years. He owned a large estate and was an extensive stock breeder, and had 45 slaves who were quartered in twelwe cabins. He used his wealth and influence to good purpose and was very generous in his charities. He hired teachers from the east to teach his children, but he invited children of his neighbors and poor families to participate in his generosity.

Eli Bass was a member of "The Committee of Three" to contract and superintend the erection of the main edifice of the State University, and was one of the first Board of Curators by an Act of the General Assembly, February 11, 1839.

After his brother Theophilus died, Eli came to Taney County and took two of the children back to Boone County to educate them; Mary going to Howard-Payne College at Fayette, while John entered an Academy at Ashland.
  M ix Peter Bass was born on 2 DEC 1822 in Ashland, Boone Co., MO, USA. He died on 26 JAN 1862 in Missouri.
  M x Thomas L. Bass was born on 30 MAR 1825 in Ashland, Boone Co., MO, USA. He died on 18 JAN 1892 in Missouri.
  M xi Edwin Bass was born on 23 FEB 1827 in Boone Co, MO, USA. He died on 15 OCT 1882 in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri, USA.

From Kaleidoscopic Family Bass by Christine Knox Wood. Marr. from IGICENSUS: 1850 Boone co, 8th Dist Edward Bass 24 Mmerchant 1500 b. Mo Ellen Bass 20 F "Ellen (Ellender-Eleanor) bur Goshen Primative Baptist Church, Sec 26 T46 R 13 Cedar Twp same cemetery as Perry & Eliza Jane (Wiseman)Spencer.1860 Boone co, Mo Cedar Twp 423/411 Edwin Bass 33 Mfarmer 200 b. Mo Mary J. Bass 25 F "************************* [8] 1870 Henry co, Mo Tebo Twp p 48 28July 1870 355/362 Edwin Bass 43 m wret. Hardware man b. Mo Mary J. " 37 f wkeeps house " Nancy Bass* 81 f wN.C. Sarah Slaughter 16 f wdomestic sevt. Mo Andrew J. Bass 23 m wRet. Hdw man "*this is Nancy (Patton) Bass, mother of Edwin-widow of Lawrence Bass #2COMMENT: Primary Source was The History of Henry and St. ClairCounties, Missouri St. Joseph, Mo original printing by St. JosephSteam Printing Company National Historical Company, 1883. re-print byHenry County Historical Society Clinton, Mo., July 1, 1968.ppg 555-556 (abstracted) EDWIN BASSHis father, Lawrence Bass, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, movedto Tennessee and then to Boone co, Mo. His mother was formerly NancyPatten, of North Carolina. They were married in Nashville, Tenn.Edwin was the twelfth of a family of thirteen children. He marriedMiss Mary Jane Spencer in Jan 1856, she was the daughter of PerrySpencer, of Boone co, who was born in Maryland. Her mother's maidenname was Eliza Jane Wiseman, daughter of James Wiseman, of Virginia.Edwin Bass, the subject of this sketch, died at is home 15 Oct 1882.Politically he was a democrat, and an exemplary member of the M. E.Church, south. Edward Spencer, brother of Mrs. Bass, came to Windsorin 1870 and has since made his home with his sister. He was born inBoone county in 1825.ibid; p 386 Apr 1873 school board election-Edwin Bass appointedTreasurer ibid p 387 Election Oct 15, 1878 Alderman First Ward--E.Bass ibid p 388-1879 Edwin Bass Mayor--also 1880 ibid p 389 In April1874, Treasurer of the town of Windsor, Edwin Bass ibid p 393-4Laurel Oak Cem-laid out 1 Mar 1871 Company incorporated 29 Apr 1872one of the incorporators Edwin BassEDWIN BASS Death of this Highly Respected Citizen at Windsor lastSunday--Brief Sketch of an Industrious Life--His Christian Character------------------------------------- Edwin Bass, for seventeen years a resident of this county, died Sunday morning October 15, 1882, athis residence in Windsor, aged 55 years. Our Windsor correspondentthus writes;The saddest event which we have to chronicle is the death of Mr. EdwinBass, of the firm of Bass & Kelly, the well known merchants. Mr. Basswas sick about two weeks, and his disease, which was typhoid fever,soon developed a malignacy that made his physicians and his friendsdispair of his recovery. He was unconscious during most of the lastdays before his death. When his death was announced in the SouthernMethodist Church just before services begun, and the bell began totoll, sadness oppressed the heart of everyone present, and tearsflowed from the eyes of many who have so often seen him at that hourenter the church where he loved to worship. The remains were interredin the Windsor Cemetery on Monday morning after impressive funeralservices at the home by Rev. Springer, when the gloom andcheerlessness of the weather seemed in accord with the hearts of themourners. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Edwin Bass was born Feb 14, 1827, inBoone County, Mo. His father, Lawrence Bass, was one of the pioneersettlers in that county and came originally from near Nashville, Tenn.He has several brothers and sisters and a large circle of relativesnow residing in Boone county. He passed his early life on hisfather's farm, who cultivated largely and engaged also in tanning. Atthe age of 18, Mr. Bass began his career as a merchant, in the oldtown of Nashville, on the Missouri river, which spot is now completelyswept away, having been undermined and fallen in by the constantstrong currents. Later he did mercantile business at Claysville withhis family, where he erected himself a commodious residence, gatheredabout him considerable property, and also owned and managed anextensive farm. This continued his home until about 1864, when hesold out his store to his partner, Richard Spencer. He removed thento a farm in Callaway County, just opposite Jefferson City, where heremained about one year. During this year he purchased a stock ofgoods in connection with R. W. Major and sent them to Sedalia where astore was established under management of J. M. Burris. In 1865 heremoved his family to Windsor, where he purchased the hotel propertynow known as the Bass house, from Samuel Duncan. In the same year healso removed the stock of goods from Sedalia to Windsor, and reopenedunder the firm name of Bass & Major on the spot where the presentbrick store house is located. The old building in which he opened waspushed to the rear of the lot and is now used for a warehouse. In1866 or '67 he became sole owner of the store and stock. In 1868 hesold the stock of goods to Messrs. Tyron Bros who occupied the houseuntil the summer 1870. During the whole of 1868-69 he gave much ofhis time to opening a new farm 2 miles east of Windsor, which he ownedat time of his death. In the spring of 1869 he again engaged in themerchantile business under the firm name of A. J. Bass & Co. Eighteenmonths later the interest of A. J. Bass was purchased, when the firmof Bass & Kelly (Edwin Bass and Jno. S. Kelly) was established,Kelly's connection dating from the spring of 1869. Under thismanagement business prospered, and in 1874 they erected their presenttwo story brick business house 24 x 70 feet, which is yet nearly thelargest merchantile house in this town. This business will still bemaintained by the surviving partner.Deceased was a life-long christian. His membership in the M.E.Church, south dated from very early life. he was a zealous worker,always active in the local organizations where he made his home, aschurch steward and Sunday School superintendent. He contributedliberally to all church work and spread of the gospel. He was afriend of the poor, and never turned away empty handed those to whomcharity should be bestowed. He was generous, kindhearted, attentiveand active in business, and as a citizen was a hard worker in whatevercapacity he was engaged. In his death the county loses one of thhemost valuable and useful men, and Windsor one of its most interprisingand exemplary citizens. He leaves a widow and a large circle ofrelatives and friends to mourn his death.microfilm The Henry County DemocratClinton, Mo Thursday, October 19, 1882abstracted; Will of Perry Spencer; Boone county, State of Missouri2nd April A.D. 1862 Final settlement; August 1863 names; my daughterMary Jane, wife of Edwin Bass; my daughter Eliza Ann Spencer; mydaughter, Susanna Spencer; my sons, Richard Spencer, Gilpin Spencer,Edward Spencer, and James Henry Spencer. Son Gilpin, son-in-law EdwinBass, Executors;tracts of land; Southwest fractional quarter of section twenty-six,township forty-six, range thirteen (upon which my dwelling housestands) containing one hundred and thirty-six acres 38/100 also thewest half of the south east quarter of section twenty-six, townshipforty six, range thirteen, containing eighty acres, less two and ahalf acres given to Goshen Church, also the south east quarter of theSouth east quarter of section twenty-six townsip forty-six rangethirteen, containing forty acres, also sixty acres to be taken in atriangular form from the north west corner of the north west quarterof section thirty-five, township forty-six range thirteen being inall, three hundred and sixten 38/100 acres less two and a half acresgiven to Goshen Church aforesaid. (to son Gilpin)to sons Edward Spencer and James Henry Spencer the following tracts ofland, viz-the north east quarter of Section thirty-five, townshipforty-six, range thirteen, containing one hundred and sixty acres,also the balance of the north west quarter of Section thirty-fivetownship forty-six, range thirteen being one hundred acres, and in alltwo hundred and sixty acres.Boone co, Mo Susanna Spencer m 22 Oct 1868, Judge John Smith KellyPerry Spencer had original Land Patent Boone co, Mo 1824 Twp 46-NPerry Spencer b. Maryland d 21 Apr 1852 age 65 yrs. Eliza Jane(Wiseman) Spencer d 14 Nov 1845 age 35 yrs 9 m James Wiseman-fatherof Eliza Jane see also George P. Bass # 2-2ABBR Kaleidoscopic Family Bass 1769-1971ChrisTITL Kaleidoscopic Family Bass 1769-1971AUTHOR: Christine Knox Wood.Privately Printed 1971, Lubbock, Texas REPOSITORY: Obtained from LDS Library on Microfilm.

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