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Francis Baker Bailey[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1796 - 1855  (58 years)


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  • Name Francis Baker Bailey 
    Born 1 May 1796  Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Another Bailey family record lists his birth as 11 May 1796.

      BIRTH: IGI 7735608,73
    Gender Male 
    Military 1812  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt. Burchett's Company of Virginia Militia 
    • Capt. Burchett's Company of Virginia Militia
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Enumeration: 1001-001, 1 slave between 16-26
    Census 1830  Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Enumeration: 25001-00001. 5 slaves

      Based on the ages of the children involved, there appears to be an extra child enumerated as from 5-10 years old. I can only account for 4 of them. I have never heard of an extra son here, but he would have been born between 1830-1835 to be at least 5 years and no more than 10 years old. He would not have appeared in the 1820 census, so he could be a child who died young.
    Possessions 1830  Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    5 slaves 
    Residence 1837  Franklin Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1840  Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Upper Twp 
    • Enumeration: 3223001-000001, no slaves
      3 Males under 5 - Rufus, Charles, Samuel
      2 males 5-10 - Otway, Thomas
      2 males 10-15 - Hume, Richard
      3 males 15-20 - John, Robert, William
      1 male 40-50 - Francis
      1 female 40-50 - Evalina
    Possessions 10 Jul 1844  Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Purchased NW 1/4 SW 1/4 S3 T7N R31W, 40 acres 
    • Purchased the NW quarter of the SW quarter of Section three in township seven north of range thirty one west, containing 40 acres.

      In 2018, this land is on Fort Chaffee, near the intersection of Ft. Chaffee Blvd and Taylor Ave, across the street from the US Coast Guard MSD Fort Smith.
    Residence Apr 1848  Warsaw, Benton Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 14 Nov 1850  Pope Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Military War of 1812 
    Occupation 14 Nov 1850  Pope Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    farmer 
    Died Jan 1855  Galla Rock, Pope Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I602  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 27 May 2018 

    Father Peter Cock Bailey,   b. 9 Oct 1765, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Sarah Baker,   b. Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1822, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Aug 1792  Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIAGE: IGI 7809413,84
    Family ID F406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evalina Belmont Hill,   b. 26 Mar 1802, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1854, Pope Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [5
    Married 6 May 1819  Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 13
    Children 
     1. John H. Bailey,   b. 21 Mar 1820, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Titus Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Robert M. Bailey,   b. 16 Nov 1821, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1846, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. William F. Bailey,   b. 27 Sep 1823, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895  (Age < 71 years)
     4. Richard A. Bailey,   b. 8 May 1825, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895  (Age < 69 years)
     5. Branch Giles Bailey,   b. 8 Apr 1827, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895  (Age < 67 years)
     6. Hume Field Bailey,   b. 15 Jun 1829, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1891, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Otway Licepious Bailey,   b. 25 Mar 1831, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1914, Edmond, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Thomas B. Bailey,   b. 7 Jul 1833, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1899, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. Samuel W. Bailey,   b. 17 Feb 1835, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895  (Age < 59 years)
     10. Charles G. Bailey,   b. 26 Feb 1837, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1845  (Age 8 years)
     11. Rufus Alexander Bailey,   b. 26 Jun 1839, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1913, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     12. Elizabeth Harriett Bailey,   b. 2 Mar 1843, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895  (Age < 51 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1796 - Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Capt. Burchett's Company of Virginia Militia - 1812 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1819 - Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Aug 1820 - Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 5 slaves - 1830 - Mecklenburg Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1837 - Franklin Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Upper Twp - 1840 - Crawford Co., Arkansas
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Purchased NW 1/4 SW 1/4 S3 T7N R31W, 40 acres - 10 Jul 1844 - Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1848 - Warsaw, Benton Co., Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Nov 1850 - Pope Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 14 Nov 1850 - Pope Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1855 - Galla Rock, Pope Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Francis Baker Bailey and his family were certainly in Arkansas by February 1837, since his son Charles G. was born in Arkansas. Could they have been in Arkansas prior to statehood in 1836?

      In a letter to F.B. Bailey, dated 1848, he is addressed as Cousin Baker and is living in Warsaw, Missouri.

      7 March 2006 - Today, I visited the Galley Rock Cemetery, the cemetery of the abandoned town of Galla Rock / Galley Rock. There are a number of stones standing and many more marked in the cemetery. It is located on Arkansas Highway 105, 7 or 8 miles south of Atkins, right on the highway, and well marked. Each grave that can be identified is marked with a modern marker from Lemley Funeral Services. They may be located in Atkins, Morrilton, or another close-by town and may have more burial records. According to a historical marker at the cemetery, Galla Rock, or Galley Rock as it also was known, was a trading post along to Arkansas River as early as 1819. By 1860, it had grown and was platted out as a town. However when the railroad came through in 1872 and bypassed the town, it began to fade as a trading port. Eventually, the town faded away and most of the remaining residents moved the 7 or 8 miles north to the town of Atkins. A Masonic lodge was established there but it also moved to Atkins.

      7 June 2007 - Last night, I visited with C. Tennyson Bailey at his home near Russellville, Ark. He lives very near to the old Rufus A. Bailey homeplace. We visited the Booher cemetery where Rufus and his wife, along with many of Tennyson's aunts and uncles are buried. We also visited the Bailey cemetery on the Bailey homeplace where Tennyson's parents, brothers, sisters, son, and other family are buried. Mr. Bailey says that F.B. Bailey moved around a lot. After leaving Virginia, he stayed in Montgomery County, Tennessee, in Kentucky just across the border (near present day Ft. Campbell) where a daughter lived, into Illinois, toward Memphis, and finally into Arkansas. Even in Arkansas, he lived near Batesville, in Crawford Co(when it included Pope), in Pope Co, and other places. In Pope Co, he ran an iron works at the town of Galla Rock (Galley Rock). He and Evalina are supposedly buried in the Galla City cemetery but most of the graves in this cemetery are unmarked at present. Tennyson said that there used to be a cast iron marker on one pair of graves that he had always presumed was F.B. and Evalina's grave since they had the iron works. But that marker has since been lost. Even when it was there, the name plate had long since been lost. Tennyson said that the Shinn family moved with the Bailey family from NC / VA into Arkansas and that they intermarried both in NC / VA and in Arkansas.

      MILITARY: F.B. Bailey served in the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. He received a warrant for land as a result of that services.The land warrant number was 73339.

      "[F.B. Bailey] was a farmer by occupation, served as Justice of the Peace for many years, made a prospecting trip through Texas in 1845, afterward roamed through Arkansas and Missouri, and subsequently returned to Arkansas, where he died in January 1855."

  • Sources 
    1. [S179] Family Record of Francis Baker Bailey, 1963.

    2. [S206] William Bayley of Jameston, Virginia, C. Tennyson.

    3. [S209] History of Pope County, Arkansas.

    4. [S1019] History of Texas, Tarrant and Parker Counties, p. 623.

    5. [S608] Family Record of Francis Baker Bailey, 1863.

    6. [S623] Bailey Family Papers, F.B. Bailey Children Record - two page, hand-written list of children of F.B. Bailey.

    7. [S733] 1820 US Federal Census, Mecklenburg Co., VA, Not Stated; page 149; Francis B Bailey.

    8. [S734] 1830 US Federal Census, Mecklenburg Co., VA, Part II; page 52; Francis B Bailey.

    9. [S463] 1840 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Upper Twp; page 90; Francy B. Bailey.

    10. [S708] U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, 26 May 2018; Francis Baker Bailey, 10 July 1844, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 S3 T7N R31W.

    11. [S211] Letter from F.B. ___ to Francis Baker Bailey, 5 Ap.

    12. [S494] 1850 US Federal Census, Pope Co, AR, p. 276; dwelling 502, family 502; Francis P. Bailey.

    13. [S732] Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850, 19 August 2012; Francis Baker Bailey to Evalina Hill, 4 May 1819, Mecklenburg, Virginia.


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