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Gadi  Bailey 

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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876

Catherine' Kiddy' Ann Coward
1814 - 1861
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Gadi Bailey
12/14/1844 - 5/1/1901
Gadi Bailey was born on December 14, 1844 somewhere in South Carolina and died on May 1, 1901 in Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 56 years old.

Married Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers (born 4/25/1844 died 1/3/1929). He had ten children with wife Elizabeth:
David Samuel Bailey (9/17/1867-11/18/1912),
Jesse Wesley Bailey (1868- )married Mary Reba Parish,
Wealthy Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bailey Hires (1872-),
Mary Ann Bailey Hines (1875- ),
Bryant M. Bailey (10/25/1876-1/1/1915),
Eliza Lourania Bailey Hires (10/18/1878-3/24/1964),
Catherine Bailey Peacock (1/8/1880- 1915),
Ira Willard Bailey (11/4/1881- 4/4/1946),
Benjamin Walter Bailey (11/1884-1961),
and John McKenneth Bailey (12/10/1888-8/23/1962).
Records
Census10/2/1850 SC (Marion County) 5 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) 15 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.  
Marriage2/12/1867 Blounstown FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Marriage of Gadi Bailey to Weltha E. Ayers on Feb.12, 1867 in Calhoun Co., FL  
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Recorded as family #267 beginning on line 184: J. Jesse Bailey (age 56), Francis Bailey (age 45), Preston (19), Catherine (16), Thomas (8), John (7), Henry (5), and David Cutts (11). Jessie is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $500. He, his wife, and oldest child was born in SC and the rest in FL. Jessie is the only person in the house who can read and write.

Recorded as family #269 beginning on line 27: Gadi Baley (age 26), Wealthy Baley (age 25), David Baley (4), and Jessee Baley (2). Gadi is a farmer and estimates the value of his estate at $200. He was born in SC and everyone else in FL. Both adults can read and write.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Recorded as family #269,186: Gadi Baley(age 26), Wealithy (age 25), David (age 4) and Jesse (age 2). Gadi was born in SC all others in FL. Gadi is a farmer and estimates the value of his property to be $200.

on the same page is 270,187,Samuel Laramore,268,185 Polly McCormick,267,184 Jesse Bailey Jr. and their families.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other12/14/1874 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
The State of Florida
County of Calhoun
Know all men by these present that we Seaborn Pelt as principal and Jesse W. Baily and Gadi Baily as securities are held and firmly bound unto Charles Butler in the sum of Forty Dollars for the true payment of which we bind our selves our administrator him and assignees by these present. Now the condition of the obligation is such that should the said Seaborn Pelt pay all cash and damages which may be apprised against him in a case of _________ wherein Charles Butler is defendant then the above obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full virtue force and effect.
This Dec. 14, 1874
Seaborn Pelt
Gadi Baily
Jese W. Baily
Approved this The 14th day of Dec. AD 1874
L Baker County Judge  
Other12/14/1874 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 30 yrs old 
The State of Florida
County of Calhoun
Know all men by these present that we Seaborn Pelt as principal and Jesse W. Baily and Gadi Baily as securities are held and firmly bound unto Charles Butler in the sum of Forty Dollars for the true payment of which we bind our selves our administrator him and assignees by these present. Now the condition of the obligation is such that should the said Seaborn Pelt pay all cash and damages which may be apprised against him in a case of ____ wherein Charles Butler is defendant then the above obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full virtue force and effect.
This Dec. 14, 1874
Seaborn Pelt
Gadi Baily
Jese W. Baily  
Census6/7/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
#77, Family #89 Jaydi Bailey 35, Weathy Bailey (34), David Bailey (14), Jesse Bailey (12), Catharine Bailey (8), Mary Ann Bailey (5), Bryan Bailey (3) & Eliza Bailey (2). Gadi is a farmer, he was born in SC as were his parents. Weathy keeps house, she was born in FL, her father in SC and mother GA. Davis and Jesse work on the farm and were born in FL, other kids in AL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 37 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #219 and family #243: Gadi Bailey (age 41), Weathy Bailey (age 42), David Bailey (18), Jesse Bailey (17), Carry Bailey (10), Mary Ann Bailey (10), M.V. Bailey (8), and E.L. Bailey (age 6). Gadi is a farmer. He and both of his parents were born in SC. Weathy was born in FL, her father in SC, and her mother in GA. All of the children were born in FL. The families of J.B. (and Emily) Bailey and J.W. (and Nancy) Bailey live on either side of Gadi's farm. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Land Deed8/3/1899 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
Doc. # 14029, Name: Gadi Bailey, Acres: 160.04, Township 1-N, sec. 22, range 9-W, Meridian: Tallahassee, FL. 
Military11/4/1899 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
Gadi Bailey states in an affidavit for William Ayers' pension, that he knows William and of his service in the Civil War.  
Other11/4/1899 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
Gadi Bailey states he knows William Ayers and of his service in the Civil War. (attached to William's pension application) 
Census6/1/1900 Board Head FL (Calhoun County) 55 yrs old 
#704 - Gadi Bailey (age56 - Dec.1843), Bertha E. Bailey (56 -April 1844), Bryant M. Bailey (23 - Oct. 1876), Ira W. Bailey (18- Nov.1881), Elizabeth Bailey (17- Jan.1883), Benjamin W. Bailey (15-Nov. 1884) & John M. Bailey (11-Dec. 1888). Gadi and Bertha have been married 33 years, they have 10 children, all are living. Gadi was born in SC, as were his parents. Bertha was born in GA, as were her parents. Gadi is a farmer, Bryant and Ira are farm laborers.

next door -#705(daughter & family) Edward Hires(31 -May 1869), Elizabeth (20-Oct. 1879), Gadi E. (3 - Nov. 1896), Rassi (1 -Dec. 1897) & Martha (5mo. - Dec. 1899). Edward is a farm laborer, he was born in GA, as were his parents.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Death Certificate1/1/1901 FL (Calhoun County) 56 yrs old 
Gadi Bailey - died in 1901 - Calhoun Co. -race: white - Card Guide #0153.  Source:  FL death index

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AgeDateEvent
1 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
6 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.
11 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.
17 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.
20 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
21 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
21 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
26 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
38 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
39 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
40 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
AgeDateEvent
9 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
12 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
15 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
21 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
25 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
33 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
35 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
45 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
51 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
53 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
56 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
56 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
57 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
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17 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
18 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
38 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
41 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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16 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
24 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
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11 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
16 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
18 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
19 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
21 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
24 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
31 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
32 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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Marriages
Wealthy Ayers
Born on April 25, 1844 and died on January 3, 1929.
They were married 2/12/1867.

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The Children of Gadi Bailey

David Samuel Bailey
Born somewhere in Florida on September 16, 1867 and died in Blountstown, Florida on August 2, 1912. He was 44 years old.

He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walton Bryant (7/11/1866-1/22/1896).
Children:
  1. Edward McKinnie (8/2/1888-3/30/1949)
  2. Annie Mary (7/11/1890 to ??)
  3. Prest...
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Jesse Wesley Bailey
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on an unknown day in May 1868 and died in an unknown location about 1925. He was about 56 years old.

He married Mary Reba Parish on 1/2/1890. Their children were: Ben (1890), William (1892), George (Mar.1895) & Daisy (1901).

Jesse married Domeda Tipton (2/9/1882 GA - 6/18/1942 Magnolia Cem. ...
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25 years old
Mary Ann Arilda Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida about 1875 and died in Calhoun County, Florida about 1965. She was about 90 years old.

She married Joshua Canaan Hiers (4/1872 Colquitt, GA - 1950 Gulf Co. FL)
Children:
Elvie Arkansas (1898)
James Franklin(1899)
Joshua Canaan Jr. (1900)
John Phillip (1908)...
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37 years old
Bryant M. Bailey
Born in Pippins Mills, Calhoun Co., Florida on October 25, 1876 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on January 1, 1915. He was 38 years old.

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Ira Willard Bailey
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on November 4, 1881 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 4, 1946. He was 64 years old.

He married Nettie Estel Sheffield (1/30/1889 - 1/13/1977).
They had five children:
George W. Bailey (1910 -1967)
Earnest Gadi Bailey (1912)
Jewel Bailey (1914)
Coy Lee Bailey
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27 years old
John McKenzie Bailey
Born somewhere in Florida on December 10, 1888 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on August 23, 1962. He was 73 years old.

Children:
John Tinsley (9/4/1917 to 2/17/2000)
Lonzie Frank (9/3/1920)
Mamie Elvira (11/29/1922)...
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