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John Henry Bailey 

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Jesse Wesley Bailey
1814 - 1876

Telitha 'Annie' Ann Frances Ayers
2/18/1824 - 1880
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John Henry Bailey
7/1865 - 12/8/1932
John Henry Bailey was born on an unknown day in July 1865 in Calhoun County, Florida and died on December 8, 1932 in Blountstown, Florida. He lived to be 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.
Records
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 5 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.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1880 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 14 yrs old 
Magnolia Cemetery: Ann Ayers Bailey, born Feb. 18, 1824 and died about 1880. There are more than 50 other Baileys in this cemetery. 
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
family #233: John H. Bailey (age 34, born July 1865), Florance (age 29, born April 1871), Evg. (12, sept. 1887), Busby (11, Jan. 1889), John H. Jr.(9, Dec. 1890), Silas (7, Dec. 1892), Jessie (5, Oct. 1894), George (3, Aug. 1896), Annie (2, Mar.1898) & Martha (2mo, Mar. 1900). All were born in Florida. John's parents were born in SC. He is a merchant. They have been married 15 years. Florance says she has had eight children, all are living. The family also lives next door to Jonas Bailey and his family. 
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.
Land Deed11/18/1907 FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
John Bailey - Doc.# 18516, Township 1-N, Range 9-W, Sec. 27, Merdian-Tallahassee, FL. 
Census4/21/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
family#107 - J. H. Bailey (age44), Martha C. Bailey (35), Silas R. Bailey (16), George Bailey (13), Laura Bailey (11), Mattie Bailey (9)& (stepdaughter) Carrie Goff (10) Martha states they have been married six years. She had two children, one is living. She was born in FL, her parents were born in the U.S., John H. was born in FL, his father in SC & mother GA. John H. is the superintendent at a sawmill. All children in FL. All can read & write except Mattie & Carrie.  
Census1/1/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 54 yrs old 
Listed as family #391: John H. Bailey (age 54), Martha C. (wife, age 45), Mattie (daughter, age 20). All were born in Florida. Both of John's parents were also born in FL. However, Martha's father was born in GA and her mother in NC. John H. is a sawmill operator. All indicate they can read and write. For Mattie's marital status, the census recorder wrote "UM". 
Land Deed2/2/1920 FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
John Bailey - Doc.# 014300, Township 1-N, Range 10-W, Sec. 12, Merdian-Tallahassee, FL. 
Census4/3/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 64 yrs old 
Listed as family #38: John H. (age 62) and Martha C. (wife, age 51). John says he was 25 years old when he was first married and Martha says she was 20. John was born in FL and both of his parents were born in GA. Martha was born in FL and both of her parents were also born in GA. John estimates the value of his estate to be $200 and he is the owner of a saw mill. 
Graveyard/Tombstone11/1/1932 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery - J H BAILEY (SR) - no date - sec.1 lot.165   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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AgeDateEvent
5 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
17 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
18 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.
19 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.
41 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
52 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
63 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
AgeDateEvent
4 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
12 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
14 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
24 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
30 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
32 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
35 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.
35 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
36 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
37 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
38 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
39 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
41 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
41 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
41 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
47 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
48 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
49 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
58 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
58 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
59 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
61 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
62 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
63 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
AgeDateEvent
17 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
20 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
43 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
47 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
48 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
52 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
54 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
3 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
10 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
11 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
44 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
45 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
62 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
64 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
65 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
67 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
AgeDateEvent
44 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
49 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
52 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
54 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
55 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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J. H. & Florence Bailey
J. H. & Florence Bailey


Marriages
Jessie Parish
Born on April 15, 1871 and died about 1902.
They were married 6/29/1886.

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Martha Ayers
Born on July 26, 1875 and died on December 11, 1933.
They were married 1/1/1904.

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The Children of John Henry Bailey

72 years old
Evie Lee Bailey
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on September 23, 1887 and died in Calhoun Co., Blountstown, Florida on August 6, 1968. She was 80 years old.

She married Samuel Green, 2nd marriage to Floyd W. Hires in 1936.

Children:
Harry F. Green (12- -1909) Married Edna Paraham, 2nd Mary Dell Willis,3rd Myrtle Segress
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70 years old
Busby Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on January 6, 1889 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on September 27, 1965. He was 76 years old.

He married Mary Layura Davis on 12/26/1909 in Bloutstown, FL....
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69 years old
John Henry Bailey Jr.
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on December 23, 1890 and died in Blountstown, Florida on April 24, 1962. He was 71 years old.

He married Elizabeth Peacock.
Children:
Ralph Lee Bailey (6/2/1912 -7/28/1965)
Johnny H. Bailey (1/23/1928 - 4/2/1971)...
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58 years old
Silas Ruel Bailey
Born in Chipola, Florida on December 27, 1892 and died in Blountstown, Florida on February 9, 1968. He was 75 years old.

He married Martha Henrietta "Etta" Chason.
Silas and Etta had three children:
John Herman (1916 -1994)
Louise (1918)
Chester (1920)

Silas' 2nd wife was Vonnie Lee Dawsey(1922). ...
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19 years old
Jessie 'Dumpsy' Florence Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on November 23, 1894 and died in Blountstown, Florida on January 8, 1987. She was 92 years old.

Her nickname was "Dumpsy". She told us her mother was Hitichi Creek Indian. She said nine names were handed down to her from her mother -- a tradition from mother to daughter. We only know a few o...
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George D. Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on an unknown day in August 1896 and died in an unknown location on October 15, 1967. He was 71 years old.

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51 years old
Annie Laura Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on March 11, 1898 and died somewhere in Florida on June 9, 1958. She was 60 years old.

Children:
Oliva Holt Massey (1916 - 2009)
James Orin Holt (12/5/1916)
Burl Holt (10/29/1922)
Carlton Holt(10/13/1928)...
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12 years old
Martha ' Mattie ' Bailey
Born in Calhoun County, Florida on February 22, 1900 and died in Blountstown, Florida on September 15, 1982. She was 82 years old.

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Margaret Bailey
Born somewhere in Florida about 1902 and died somewhere in Florida about 1985. She was about 83 years old.

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