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Aron Matomkin Bass, Nansemond by birth; Mingo and Old Cheraw By Marriage

Also Known As: "Aaron"
Birthplace: Nansemond, Virginia
Death: 1781
Bear Swamp Plantation, Bertie Precinct, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Basse, Jr. and Mary (Matompkin) Bass /Old Cheraw
Husband of Catherine Bass, of Battle Beach, Newsoms Co, Va.
Father of Moses Basse of Scotland Co, NC; Mary Wright; Aron Bass, Jr and Hannah (Bass) Johnston-Kirby
Brother of Lovery Basse; Patience Bass; Sarah Anderson; Mary Basse; Moses Bass of Scotland Co, NC and 3 others

Managed by: Rachelle Roby kit#AH6520100
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About Aron Bass, Nansemond; Mingo & Old Cheraw By Marriage

from Heinegg: has circa dates that differ for this John Bass, which we put at same as Dodd Co tax listee as that is where his land was that John passed down on his will to Aron and to Moses, in his will.

Aaron Basse, born Abt. 1701 in Chowan Co., NC; died Aft. 1769. Notes for Aaron Basse: Pg 17 Dowd/Silvestri - 1769 Dobbs Co., NC tax list. For apprentice laws for natives, was brought before a judge at age 11 to have his age judged and that is the source of his name Matomkin. Mentioned in the will of John Bass with gson Aron Johnston. 1722- Basse's Choice War war accounts show Enlistment of Ocaneechi to help in the war effort for common enemy and was then mid - battle, were turned against. That is the rest of the story.'s%20Choice%20War&f=false Source: › books Abstract of North Carolina Wills Compiled from Original and ... John Bryan Grimes - 1910 - ‎North Carolina Will of Aron Bass #22

Will of John Bass, Jr mentions wife Mary and children Moses of Bear Swamp, John and Edward, William of Beaver Dam, Aron of South Bear Swamp, grandson Aron Johnston of S. Bear Swamp, Daughters; Judith Canady/Kennedy; Lovery Bass (aunt of Lovey Bass), and Patience Bass of S. Bear Swamp,

From his father's will:

ITEM: I give unto my Son Aron Bass my plantation on ye South side of Baire Swamp whereon he lives and all ye high Land from my upper line and to down to the Great pine Branch.

From Marcia McClure: "Is is said that Aaron bought land in 1732. If so then he was born long before the estimated 1724."

Aaron, born say 1724, received his father's plantation on the south side of Bear Swamp. Aaron Bass was taxable on one poll in Dobbs County in 1769 [NCGSJ XV:74] and taxable on one poll in Johnston County in 1784 [GA 64.1]. An Aaron Bass who was counted as white in Chatham County, head of a household of a male and 3 females in 1790 [NC:87] and head of a Chatham County household of 3 "other free" in 1800.

from Heinegg:

Aaron Basse, born Abt. 1701 in Chowan Co., NC; died Aft. 1769. Notes for Aaron Basse: Pg 17 Dowd/Silvestri - 1769 Dobbs Co., NC tax list.

went to Dobbs,Chatham,Surry Cos.[159628.ged]


Went to Dobbs, Chatham, Surry Cos. May be ancestor of Edward Bass ca 1760 Rev Soldier. 20 yrs Chatham, 22 yrs Surry, d 1848 Ashe Co, NC.: Re: FW: Re: Estate of Moses Bass, 1819 Date: 1/8/2005 3:37:53 PM Eastern Standard Time From: Anne516 To: SidQuinn


I will be happy to share what information I have with you, but right now I am in the middle of two major projects that will take a while. It will need to be after I finish those. In the meantime, I want to delicately try to explain why I don't want to get involved with Fred Bright. I believe the document that you got from him was done by two ladies a couple of years ago. It is the one that has caused controversy, anger, hurt feelings and much more. It was accepted by Mr. Bright and the Tribe as the absolute truth and no one else who has done any research and might have different documented information can get by him to the Tribe. Please understand that I haven't talked with him or communicated with him, this information comes from a multitude of Bass researchers that have contacted me about these problems. I'm sure he is a very nice person and is certainly entitled to his opinion, however, there are other opinions around from other experienced researchers.

My big hurtled in the Bass line is the father of Moses, Sr. and Edward (my line). It is believed by many researchers that their father is Aaron. Aaron and his sons got into lots of trouble with not wanting to serve in the American Revolution. Moses even tried to murder the NC Governor. They weren't exactly Tories, they just didn't like to be told what to do. Aaron's sons, Moses, Edward, Aaron, Jr. and William and his son-in-law Matt Revel all deserted and were eventually found hiding in Aaron, Sr.'s basement. My Edward and Aaron, Jr. hightailed it to Chatham Co., NC and if I remember correctly, Moses and father were taken back to New Bern to jail. Eventually Edward, Aaron, Jr. and Moses all went to Surry Co, NC which is where Moses, Sr. died. Edward went to Ashe Co., NC and died there and I believe Aaron, Jr. might have gone back to Chatham. Not sure of that. I don't know of anyone who is doing research on him.

I didn't mean to be carried away, but I have studied this family for so long, some of this I remember without looking it up. This should give you food for thought. How do you fit into all this Bass madness? There must be a zillion descendants. Edward as I said came to Surry Co., NC and his son Aaron had a daughter named Hannah who married my great great grandfather who served in the CW.

As I mentioned earlier, a lot of us who do Bass research are very frustrated with appears to have been accepted as true by the Nansemond Tribe when there is considerable evidence to the contrary.


Re: more Date: 1/17/2005 3:15:52 PM Eastern Standard Time From: Sent from the Internet (Details)

Hi Sidd,

Yes I have seen numerous web-based archives of Moses, Aaron, Jr., Edward, William and Aaron Sr.'s son in law, Ned Revell being deserters in 1779. There are detailed descriptions of the encounters leading up to his being sent to Kingston for judgement by Gov. Caswell. Remarkably I cannot find any reports of what happened then. Stephen Cobb was lobbying hard for Moses to be executed and kept sending letters to the Governor. But then Cobb seemed to have it in for our Basses in general based on his numerous letters complaining about them.

Moses did enter the service briefly and I found some records of his unit. But he was listed as wounded and deserted. His father Aaron was apparently cited in NC counts for encouraging the kids to desert.

Do we know if they were Mormon's (possibly they supported the British or possibly they supported neither side)?? After these incidents, they apparently moved to Chatham County and took up resident on Cane Creek, in a Mormon area. Edward married Hannah Moon a Mormon.

Hope this helps. Rod

Hi Sidd,

I had an error in the last email.

I meant to say "Quakers" not "Mormons". Cane Creek was a prominent Quaker Meeting House area for NC. I have wondered if those Basses refused to join the fight on either side because they were quakers? Don't know.

Sorry about my prior error.


Absolutely NOT the biological son of Edward Revell. Edward BOUGHT him at age (approximately) 11 as an indentured servant.

Edward Revell obtained a servant on 25 October 1667 at Accomack Co, VA. Mr. Edward Revell brought an Indian boy belonging to Matomkin to have his aged judged. The court named the servant James Revell and judged him to be 11 years old. He was to serve Revell till attaining the age of 24 years, at which time he was to receive corn and clothes.2

Descendants of James Revell/Revels of Accomack have tested Y-haplotype O-F3288 (definitively Native American, and traceable back to eastern Asia).

Descendants of Randall Revell (Edward's father) have tested R-M269.

Aaron is the great grandson of Capt. John Basse, Sr. and “Elizabeth” Basse, of the Nansemond.

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Aron Bass, Nansemond; Mingo & Old Cheraw By Marriage's Timeline

Dobbs, Chapel Hill, Chatham County, NC, 27517, United States
Bear Swamp Plantation, Bertie Precinct, VA, United States
April 2, 2003
Dumpling Island, Nansemond, VA
Nansemond, Virginia