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Jonas  Bailey  Sr.

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Richard Bailey
1720 - 1765

Rachel Ladson
1720 - 1820
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Jonas Bailey Sr.
1755 - 1830
Jonas Bailey, Sr., was born about 1755 in an unknown place and died about 1830 in Marion Co., South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 75 years old.

He had eight children with unknown wife:
  1. William (abt.1769 to 7/1838),
  2. Matthew (abt. 1770 to abt. 1840),
  3. Jonas (abt. 1774 to 6/1860),
  4. Christopher (1789 to abt. 1870),
  5. Nancy (1789 to abt. 1860),
  6. Abagail (abt. 1790 to 1870),
  7. Benjamin (abt. 1795 to abt. 1860),
  8. Samuel David (abt. 1810 to 3/16/1900).
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Other6/7/1778 Lancaster MA (Worcester County) 23 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Jonas Bailey.  Jonas Baley, from Lancaster Massachusetts, enlists from Worcester County for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 7, 1778. Capt. Ager's CO, Col. Whitney's Regt. He is 26 years old, 6 foot tall, dark complexion. His residence is Lancaster. Jonathan Baley, age 44, is also registered at the same time, for the same term, and is also from Lancaster.

From: soldiers and sailors of the Rev. War. Comp. By secy. Of the commonwealth, Ms. Boston. 1896-1908. (17v.):2:456 -- Jonas Baily, born in Massachusetts, is listed in Volume 1, page 528.

NOTE: It appears this Jonas Bailey dies in MA. However, we are leaving this post until it has been confirmed to not match our Jonas. It is also noteworthy that by 1790, only one Bailey family (Benjamin Bailey) is still living in Lancaster, MA. 
Land Deed5/12/1788 Georgetown SC  33 yrs old 
Receipt for $206.80 and the purchase of 100 acres near Little Reedy Creek, near the town of Marion. 
Land Deed5/19/1788 Georgetown SC  33 yrs old 
Near Little Reedy Creek and James Mayer's land.  
Land Deed7/23/1789 Georgetown SC  34 yrs old 
Copy of two land deeds for 100 acres in the District of Georgetown on Little Reedy Creek. One is dated July 14, 1789 and the other is July 23, 1789. 
Land Deed12/1/1789 Georgetown SC  34 yrs old 
Jonas Bailey purchase of 1000 acres of land from James Waters on the SW of the Pee Dee River and N side of Little Reedy Creek. 
Census1/1/1790 Prince Georges SC (Georgetown County) 35 yrs old 
Page 53: Living in Georgetown District, Prince Georges Parish -- The family of Jonas Baley is described as consisting of 4 free white males of 16 years and upward (including heads of families), 5 free white males under 16 yeears old, and 3 free white females (including heads of families). They have no slaves or other free persons living in the house. 
Additional information about Georgetown County, SC around 1790: Originally established in the 1730, this area was one of three townships with a courthouse and jail by 1770. It was also an official port with its own customs collector. Georgetown also held popular horse races in December each year. It was also one of the largest rice-producing areas. In 1785, the Georgetown District was divided into Winyah, Kingston, Williamsburg, and Liberty Counties. Later Winyah will become Georgetown CO; Kingston will become Horry CO; and Liberty with become Marion CO. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/1/1800 Liberty SC (Marion County) 45 yrs old 
Jonas Baley is listed with a household containing 5 males 26-44 ,one male 45+ and 3 females 16-25,one female between 26 and 44,with no other free persons and no slaves.  
Additional information about Marion County, SC around 1800: Marion County was first created in 1798 (two years earlier), when the courthouse districts were created in South Carolina. It was named "Marion District." Prior to this, it had been part of Liberty County in the old Georgetown District. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Jonas Bailey's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Jonas, his family, and friends. For example, Jonas is 5 years old when The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
AgeDateEvent
14 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
22 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
28 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
30 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
38 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
44 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
45 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
52 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
59 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
75 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
AgeDateEvent
20 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
21 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
45 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
56 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
57 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
73 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
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27 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
28 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
33 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
75 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
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5 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
8 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
11 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
18 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
19 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
20 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
21 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
23 1778 Alliance between United States and France
32 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
38 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
39 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
43 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
48 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
49 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
50 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
51 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
56 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
65 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
75 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
AgeDateEvent
1 1756 Seven Year's War begins
4 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
8 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
9 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
12 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
24 1779 Spain declares war on England
25 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
28 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
32 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
33 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
34 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
37 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
38 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
40 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
41 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
42 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa


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Born about 1755 and died about 1840
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The Children of Jonas Bailey Sr.

Mathew Bailey
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1766 and died in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1840. He was about 74 years old.

He married Juith Unknown born 1780. Their children: Susan G. Bailey born 1808 in Marion Co. SC, Ervin Bailey born abt.1817 in Marion Co. SC, William Bailey born 1823 in Marion Co. SC, Lear Bailey born...
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William Bailey
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1768 and died in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1838. He was about 70 years old.

He married Patience Unknown, born between 1770-1780. Their children: James Bailey born 1796 in Marion Co. SC, Colson Bailey born about 1798 in Marion Co. SC, Sarah Bailey born between 1800-1810 in Ma...
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Jonas Bailey Jr.
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1770 and died in Marion Co., South Carolina on June 1, 1860. He was about 90 years old.

His Children are: Jesse W. (1814), Jane (1829), David (1831), Ann (1834), and Sarah (1837)....
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Christopher Bailey
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1783 and died somewhere in South Carolina about 1870. He was about 87 years old.

Children of Christopher Bailey and Elizabeth Hudson are:
1. Nancy Bailey (abt. 1798)
2. Infant Bailey (abt.1800 Marion County,SC);
3. Henry Bailey (abt. 1802 Marion County, SC;
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Nancy Bailey
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1789 and died somewhere in South Carolina about 1865. She was about 76 years old.

She had one child: Jane Bailey born between 1824-1827 in Marion Co. SC....
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Benjamin Bailey
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1790 and died in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1855. He was about 65 years old.

Children of Benjamin and Unknown wife:
  • Infant born between 1800-1810,
  • Tansey Bailey born 1820 in Marion Co. SC,
  • James R. Bailey born 1825 in Marion Co. SC,
  • William...
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Samuel David Bailey
Born in Marion Co., South Carolina about 1801 and died somewhere in South Carolina on March 8, 1900. He was about 99 years old.

He married Mazell unknown (born abt.1816 in Marion Co. SC) They had eight children:
  1. Charles Bailey (1833 in Marion County, SC),
  2. Edward Bailey (1834 in Marion County...
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