Bass, Benjamin

Bass, Benjamin a Congregational minister, was a native of Braintree, Mass. He graduated from Harvard College in 1715; was ordained pastor of the Church in Hanover, Dec. 11, 1728; and died in 1756, aged sixty-three. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, i, 350. Bass, Henry, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born at Berlin, Conn., Dec. 9, 1786. He was the son of Daniel Bass, one of the daring patriots who threw the tea overboard in Boston harbor. He joined the Church in 1807, soon after began to preach, and in 1811 entered the South Carolina Conference, and for thirty-seven years did effective work. In 1848 he became superannuated, and continued to sustain that relatimn until the close of his life, May 13, 1860. Mr. Bass was a guileless Christian minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1860, p. 252.

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