|About William Bailey|
William Bailey was born about 1768 in Marion Co., South Carolina and died about 1838 in Marion Co., South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 70 years old.
1768 - 1838
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 Marion Co. SC, Infant Bailey born between 1802-1804, Jonas Bailey born abt.1809 in Marion Co. SC.
|Census||1/1/1790 ||Prince Fredericks Parish SC (Georgetown District County) ||22 yrs old |
| Page 51: The families of James Marlow and William Baley are described as consisting of 2 free white males of 16 years and upward (including heads of families), 2 free white males under 16 years old, and 3 free white females (including heads of families). They have no slaves or other free persons living in the house.
NOTE: William appears to have been living with his father during the 1790 census -- or, another male over 16 years old could have been living with his father instead of him. We will keep this entry as questionable until additional information is found.
|Census||1/1/1830 ||SC (Marion County) ||62 yrs old |
|William Bailey is listed with a household containing one male 15-20,one male 50-60 and one female under 5,one female between 20-30. Living next door is his brother Jonas & family. |
|Other||7/4/1838 ||SC (Marion County) ||70 yrs old |
| WILL OF|
State of South Carolina
In the name of God Amen I William Baley of the
State and District aforesaid do make and ordain this to be my last will
and Testament in manner and form following.
First it is my Will and Desire that all of my Just debts be paid out of
my personal Property that which my Wife can best Spare.
Also I Lend unto my Son Jonas Baley during the term of his Natural life
the one half of my Lands the part lent to my Son being the upper part
of Saidland joining William Bethea Sen land and at his death it shall be
divided betwen his Lawful Heirs lawfully begotten of his Body --
but Should he leave no heirs lawfully begotten of his body at the time
of his Death then and in that Case I Give all of the above mentioned land
to my Five Youngest Children Share and Share alike to them there heirs
and afsigns forever Also I Give to my Son Jonas Baley one Feather bed and
furniture Together with my Shot gun to him his heirs and afsigns forever.
Also I lend unto my Wife Patience Baley during her life time or Widowhood
the ballance of my Land Together with all of my personal property that my
be remaing after my Just debts be paid. and at her death or marriage to
be Equally Divided betwen my Five Youngest children Share and share alike
to them their Heirs and afsigns forever.
Also I Give to my Sons Coulson Baley James Baley and my Daughter Sarah
Dees one Dollar Each to be paid by Executrix I do Hereby Constitute and
appoint my Wife Patience Bale Sole Executrix of this my last will and tes-
tament in witnefs whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal
this the 3rd day of April 1838
Signed Sealed published and Declared by
the said Testator as and for his last will
William X Baley
and Testament in our presence who at his re
quest in his presence and in the presence of Each
Other have Subscribed our Names as Witnefses thereunto,
John C. Bethea
Recorded in Will Book 1, Page 308,
Sworn to July 4, 1838,
Ed B Wheeler, Ordy M.D.,
Roll No. 466
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William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 5 years old when 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.
||The first steam engine is invented by Watt
||The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
||The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
||The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
||The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
||The Rosetta Stone was discovered
||The first battery was invented by Volta
||The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
||The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
||The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
||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.
||NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
||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.
||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.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
||Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
||South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
||South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
||Alliance between United States and France
||Constitution of the United States is signed
||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.
||The United States establishes the Navy
||Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
||Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
||The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
||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.
||Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
||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.
||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.
||Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Spain declares war on England
||Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
||Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
||Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
||Russia begins war with Sweden
||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
||French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
||Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
||White Terror and bread riots in Paris
||Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
||Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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