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John L. Bailey 

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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876

Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward
1814 - 1861
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John L. Bailey
1841 - 5/12/1864
John L. Bailey was born about 1841 somewhere in South Carolina and died on May 12, 1864 in Lake City, Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 23 years old.

He enlistment in 1862 as a Private in Company F, 10th Infantry Regiment Florida, CSA. He died of disease on in 1864 at Lake City, FL.
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Census10/2/1850 SC (Marion County) 9 yrs old 
Recorded as family #1003: Jesse Bailey (age 34), Catherine (age 32), Alfred (16), Bryant (14), Jesse (12), Elizabeth (11), John (9), Samuel (7), Gadi (6), Preston (one month). Jesse is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $700. The three oldest children have been attending school. All were born in Marion County, SC. Catherine cannot read or write and it is noted on the census that she is either "deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotie, pauper, or convict". 
Census6/15/1860 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 19 yrs old 
Recorded as family #172: Jesse Baily Sr (age 46), Alfred L. (age 25), John L. (age 19), Samuel D. (age 17), Gadi (14), Preston (10) and Catherine (age 8). All were born in South Carolina except Catherine, who was born in Florida. Jesse is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $800. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military5/12/1864 Alum Bluff FL (Liberty County) 23 yrs old 
John L. W. Bailey - Alum Bluff, Florida, Enlistment date: 9/13/1862 as a Private in Company F, 10th Infantry Regiment Florida, CSA. Died of disease on 5/12/1864 at Lake City, FL.  Source:  U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 - source #87

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1 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
1 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
4 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
9 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
14 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
20 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
23 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
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3 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
12 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
15 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
18 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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20 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
21 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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19 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
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1 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
14 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
19 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
21 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
22 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.


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