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Jesse Wesley Bailey 

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Jonas Bailey Jr.
1770 - 6/1/1860

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1800 - 1865
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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876
(Shown at age 48)
Jesse Wesley Bailey was born about 1814 in Marion County, South Carolina and died about 1876 in Calhoun County, Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 62 years old.

Occupations: Timberman, Cattleman, Farmer, County Commissioner and Justice of the Peace in Red Oak Community.
He and his wife Catherine moved their family by covered wagon from South Carolina to Florida in about 1851. They first live in the Enconfina Creek area of Washington County and settle in the Jackson Co. FL area by about 1852.
Jesse founded the Magnolia Baptist Church and started the Bailey Ferry on the Chipola River.
Records
Census1/1/1840 SC (Marion County) 26 yrs old 
Jesse Bailey is listed with a household containing two male 5-10 ,one male 5-10,one male 20-30 and one female under the age of 5, one female 20-30.  
Census10/2/1850 SC (Marion County) 36 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) 46 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.  
Other12/1/1862 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
State of Florida
Calhoun County
Report of jurors, Grand and Petit for Fall term 1862
Talesman, attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#3: Thomas Parish - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50.
#5 Wm H Pope - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50, # 14 Henry B. Davis - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 18 Samuel W. Davis - number of miles: 46, number of days: 4, amount in dollars: 9.50, #34 Ishmael Ayers - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 37 Robt. W. Nixon - number of miles: 6, number of days: (part of page missing), amount in dollars: (part of page missing), #58 T.H. Yon - number of miles: 20, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.25, # 65 Jese Bailey - number of miles: 8, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: (part of page missing), # 69 Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 4.(missing)
Dec. 1st 1862
William Clark
Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other7/13/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
In the name of the State of Florida
To the Sheriff of Calhoun County Greeting you are hereby commanded to summons the following persons to be at Abe Springs Bluff on the first Tuesday after the fourth Monday in October next by 10 o’clock A.M. to serve as jurors in the circuit court of said County during said term. Given under my hand of Office this the 13 day of July AD 1863.
Wm Clark - clerk
Grand Jurors
# 1 Levi Yon, #3 T.H. Yon Jr., # 10 Jesse Bailey, #11 James B. Stone
Petit Jurors
#19 James Larimore  
Other10/28/1863 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Appointed 10/28/1863 (qualified 2/4/1864)to County Commissioner (2 year term) 
Other12/21/1865 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 52 yrs old 
Appointed 12/21/1865 (qualified 1/24/1866)to County Commissioner (2 year term to 10/1867) 
Other1/1/1867 FL (Calhoun County) 53 yrs old 
State of Florida} Treasuers Book for Said County Calhoun County } for the Year 1867 Received of Jackson N Richards Sheriff & Exeficio Tax Collector for Said County the Revenew for the Year 1867. to Wit Sheriffs Bill of Costs In the Case of the State }
#4 Order in favor of Jesse Bailey 30.00
#7 Levi. Yon Order to 34.00
#8 County order to Levi Yon 3.00   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/oldrecords/CALH22.htm
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 56 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.  
Other3/8/1872 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 58 yrs old 
State of Florida – Calhoun County

In the name of the State of Florida, to the Sheriff of Courthouse
We command you to summons the following named persons to be and appear before the judge of our Circuit Court at Abe Springs Bluff on the second Monday of April next if being the first day of the month, turn of our said Court by 10 o’clock am. To service as grand jurors during said turn given under my hand and seal of the office this the 8th day of March AD 1872
Henry Clark – clerk
1. J. W. Bailey (penciled in next to name – dead)
20. Alford Bailey (penciled in next to name - paid). 
Other10/1/1874 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 60 yrs old 
Grand Jurors – Fall Term – 1874 #8 Thos. Parish, # 12 Robt. Davis, #14 Levi Yon, # 15 Jesse Bailey (excused)  
Other12/14/1874 Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) 60 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  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1876 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 62 yrs old 
Magnolia Cemetery: Jessie W. Bailey, born about 1811 and died about 1876. There are more than 50 other Baileys in this cemetery. 

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AgeDateEvent
4 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
7 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
8 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
9 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
10 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
21 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
23 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
28 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.
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
31 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
36 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.
41 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.
47 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.
50 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
51 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.
51 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
56 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
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16 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
25 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
30 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
39 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
42 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
45 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
51 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
55 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
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14 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
20 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
47 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
48 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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16 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
46 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
54 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
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6 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.
16 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
21 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
23 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
26 1840 Oregon Trail is established
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
41 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
46 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
48 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
49 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
51 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
54 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
61 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
62 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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19 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Catherine' Kiddy' Coward / Cowan
Born about 1814 and died about 1861.
They were married 1/1/1832.

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Telitha 'Annie' Ayers
Born on February 18, 1824 and died about 1880.
They were married 1/1/1861.

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The Children of Jesse Wesley Bailey

Alfred F. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1834 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 13, 1889. He was about 55 years old.

He had ten children with wife Martha:
  1. Jim Bailey
  2. Sam Bailey
  3. Jonas "Doc" Bailey
  4. John Bailey
  5. Emily Bailey Stewart
  6. Zettie Ba...
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Jesse Wesley Bailey Jr.
Born somewhere in South Carolina on April 13, 1834 and died in Chipola (Calhoun County), Florida on April 28, 1906. He was 72 years old.

Enlisted 5/13/1862 as a Private in the CSA FL 8th Inf. Co. E.. He was taken prisoner 9/12/1862 at Fredericksburg, MD then exchanged 11/10/1862 in VA. Taken prisoner 7/3/1863 at Gettysburg, PA then sen...
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Bryant Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1836 and died in an unknown location about 1864. He was about 28 years old.

He enlisted as a Private in the CSA (possibly in the FL 8th Inf. Co. E.). He died while fighting in an unknown battle....
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Elizabeth A. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1839 and died somewhere in Florida about 1920. She was about 81 years old.

Married 10/12/1858 to James L. Larimore in Jackson Co. FL. Her husband James was born in 1845 in MS. His occupations where Blacksmith and Wheelwright.

She had eight children with husband James:...
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John L. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1841 and died in Lake City, Florida on May 12, 1864. He was 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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Samuel D. Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1843 and died in Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. He was 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. ...
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Gadi Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina on December 14, 1844 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on May 1, 1901. He was 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...
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Preston Bailey
Born somewhere in South Carolina on September 1, 1850 and died in Calhoun County, Florida about 1901. He was about 50 years old.

Married on 1/15/1872 in Liberty Co. FL to Emily Mathews (1949). They had no children, but raised three daughters of Alfred Bailey: Vinnie, Dalla and Delia Bailey. ...
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Catherine Elizabeth Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on June 1, 1852 and died in Calhoun County, Florida about 1870. She was about 17 years old.

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James Thomas Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on December 14, 1861 and died in an unknown location about 1922. He was about 60 years old.

His first wife was Jane Ellafair Williams after they Divoriced in 1886, he married Mary Priscilla Clark Ayers (9/3/1875 -12/1/1956).
He had three children with wife Mary:
James Thomas "Jim" Ba...
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Jonas B. Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on November 24, 1863 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on April 16, 1932. He was 68 years old.

Married 2/12/1886 to Elizabeth "Betty" Pope in Calhoun Co. FL. He had eight children with wife Elizabeth:
  1. William Jesse (3/7/1886-7/13/1967) He never married, he is buried in ...
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John Henry Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on an unknown day in July 1865 and died in Blountstown, Florida on December 8, 1932. He was 67 years old.

His first wife was Jessie Florence Parish and they were married on 6/29/1886. Jessie died in about 1902.
Two years later John married Martha Charity Ayers Goff. ...
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