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Jesse Wesley Bailey 

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Gadi Bailey
12/14/1844 - 5/1/1901

Wealthy Elizabeth Ayers
4/25/1844 - 1/3/1929
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Jesse Wesley Bailey
5/1868 - 1925
Jesse Wesley Bailey was born on an unknown day in May 1868 in Calhoun Co., Florida and died about 1925 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be 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. Bloutstown,FL ) on 12/17/1908. Her parents were Emily Jane McCormick and Thomas Tipton.
Domeda and Jesse had four children, Florence (1907),Grace(1910),
Eddie May (1915), and Inel (1919).
Domeda later married William Kimbrell.
Records
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 2 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.  
Census6/7/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun County) 12 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.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 17 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.
Census1/1/1900 FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Jesse Bailey.  #263 -William J. Bailey (age35-May 1865), Mary Bailey (24-Aug. 1875), William Bailey (9-Apr. 1891), George Bailey (5-Mar. 1895), Ola Bailey (2 -Mar. 1898)and Jessie Bailey (1-Mar. 1899). William and Mary have been married 10 years, they had 5 children, 4 are living. All were born in FL. William's occupation is a logger. 
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.
Census5/1/1910 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
Recorded as family #113: J.W. Bailey (age 41), Medna Bailey (age 27), Willie Bailey (18), George Bailey (16), Emma Bailey (10), Daisy Bailey (9), Ben Bailey (6), Florence Bailey (3), and Gracie Bailey (6 months). J.W. was born in FL, his parents in SC. Medna was born in GA, as were her parents. All of their children were born in FL. J.W. and Medna have been married for two years. She has given birth to two children, both are still living. This is Medna's third marriage and J.W.'s second marriage. JJ.W. is a farmer while Willie and George are laborers working odd jobs. All can speak English. J.W. cannot read or write. Medna and the three oldest children can read and write and the children have been attending school.  
Census2/3/1920 Sneads FL (Jackson County) 51 yrs old 
Recorded as family #197: Jessie W. Bailey (age 54), Dennedna Bailey (age 37), Daisy Bailey (17), Benjamin Bailey (16), Gracie Bailey (10), Eddie May Bailey (5), and Inel Bailey (1 year and 6 months old). Jesse was born in FL, father in SC, mother in GA. Dennedna and both of her parents were born in GA. No one in the household can read or write and the children do not attend school. Jesse owns the house they live in and it is free of debt. Jesse is a farmer working the home farm.  
Census1/1/1930 Clarksville FL (Calhoun County) 5 yrs after death 
#53 - William B. Kimbrel (age 74), Medna Kimbrel (48), (step-daughter)Etta Mae Bailey (15) and (step-daughter)Inell Bailey (11). William and Medna were born in GA, Etta and Inell in FL. They own their home, that is valued at $250. William is a proprietor at the Grist Mill. The family doesn't live on a farm. William was 22 years of age the first time he married and Medna was 15 years of age the first time she married.  

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2 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
14 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
15 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.
16 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.
38 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
49 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
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1 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
9 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
11 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
21 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
27 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
29 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
32 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.
32 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
33 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
34 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
35 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
36 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
38 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
38 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
38 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
44 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
45 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
46 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
55 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
55 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
56 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
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14 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
17 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
40 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
44 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
45 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
49 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.
51 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
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7 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
8 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
41 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
42 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.
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41 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
46 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.
49 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
51 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
52 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.


Marriages
Mary Parish
Born on an unknown day in August 1875 and died about 1906.
They were married 1/2/1890.

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The Children of Jesse Wesley Bailey

George D. Bailey
Born in Chipola, Florida on May 16, 1895 and died in Bastrop, Louisiana on March 24, 1956. He was 60 years old.

He married Sallie O'Brian. They had one son named Samuel Lee (1915-1972). George later married Myrtis A. Smith.
He served in WWI....
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