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Samuel D. Bailey 

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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876

Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward
1814 - 1861
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Samuel D. Bailey
1843 - 5/3/1863
Samuel D. Bailey was born about 1843 somewhere in South Carolina and died on May 3, 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 20 years old.

He enlisted in 1862 as a Private in the CSA FL 8th Inf. Co. E. A year later he died at the battle of Chancellorsville, VA.
Records
Census10/2/1850 SC (Marion County) 7 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) 17 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.  
Military5/13/1862 Marianna FL (Jackson County) 19 yrs old 
Enlisted in CSA Company E, 8th Infantry Regiment FL as a Private on 5/13/1862. Listed as Distinguished Service. Killed at Chancellorsville, VA on 5/3/1863.  Source:  Book-Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole and Civil Wars.

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1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
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18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 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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17 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
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12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.


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