1. INTRODUCTION


STATISTICS

This document reports the details of 4451 individuals, of which 2282 are male and 2131 are female. Of the 1211 individuals with recorded birth and death dates, the average lifespan was 64.8 years. Of these, 672 males averaged 62 years, and 539 females averaged 68.2 years.

Within the Direct Relations section, the longest living male was Charles Augustus Gregory Sr., who died aged 104, and the longest living female was Leanna ("Annie") Gunter [Parrish], who died aged 99. Among the indirect relations, the longest living male was Cornelius Dolph Henley, who died aged 98, and the longest living female was Carry Lawson [Cain], who died aged 100.

There are 1423 families reported. 1043 of these families are reported as having children, with an average of 3 children per family.


THE NARRATIVE SECTIONS

The "Direct Relations" section reports the details of individuals who have a direct family connection to Wilson Bass. The section is broken into sub-sections for each generation, within which the individuals are listed in order of closeness of relationship. The sequence numbers are used throughout the document to cross-reference back to the detailed entry of an individual.

An "Indirect Relations" section reports the details of individuals who do not have a direct family connection to Wilson Bass, but do have direct family connections to an individual who is reported within the "Direct Relations" section, or within another section of indirect relations.

With a narrative section, each generation is shown as a separate subsection, within which the individuals are listed in order of the closeness of their relationship to Wilson Bass.


COUSIN RELATIONSHIPS

Cousin relationships are determined by distance (first, second, third, etc.), and times removed.

Distance is determined as one less than the lower number of the previous generations traversed back from each of the individuals until the first common ancestor is found. Thus, if two people of the same generation have a common great-grandparent (three generations back), they are second cousins.

Removal is determined by the number of generations which separate the two people. For example, consider your first cousin's children. Because your common ancestor with them is your grandfather (two generations back) and their great-grandfather (three generations back), you are first cousins, once removed.


FAMILY TREES SECTION

Each family tree shows the reported children, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of a family group. In order to reduce redundancy, any family group which is wholly included within another family tree may not be reported separately.

Above each of the great-grandparent boxes (top row), a continuation family tree reference number is shown if the great-grandparent is recorded as a child in the continuation tree. A continuation reference number is also shown to the left of a grandparent or parent box if that individual has siblings reported in the continuation tree; and beneath a child box (bottom row) if that individual has children reported in the continuation tree.

In cases of multiple marriages, a continuation reference number preceded by "=" is shown to the right of a parent box. This number references the previous and/or next tree in which that individual is shown with another partner.

In cases of adopted (or fostered) children, the parental connection is shown with a dashed line and a continuation reference number preceded by "=" is shown within the individual's box. This number references the tree in which that individual is shown with his or her natural parents.