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Wilson G. Bailes
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1787
Wheeling
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1876
Jackson County
Ohio, USA

Father: Edward Bailes 1724-1771
Mother: Patience Allen 1730-1784
Married 1784
Siblings:
Edward (1752-) Thomas (1753-1774) Martha (1756-) Elizabeth (1759-1781) Mary (1761-) William (1763-1830) Ann (1765-) Abraham (1767-) James (1769-1861) Anne (1796-)

MARRIAGE RECORD:

Wood Co., now Wirt Co., VA Marriage Records
Wilson Bailes married Elizabeth Mulligan on June 4, 1810

MILITARY:

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Cover to military records
Wilson BAILES, soldier of the War of 1812, Numbers S.O. 9712 & S.C. 5672, Bounty Land 10361-80-50 & 15429-80-55; Service: Corpl, Capt. William Prince's Co., VA Militia, enlisted 16 Sep 1812 discharged 29 Mar 1813.

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Discharge paper
Head Quarters Fort Meigs
Wilson BAILESS First Corporal in Capt. Wm Prince's Company of the 1st Regt 1st Brigade Virginia Mi. Army having performed a term of duty of six months agreeable to law is hereby honorably discharged and has to travel two hundred and ninety miles to his place of residence. Given under my hand this 29th March 1813. Signed John Cornell Col. 1st Co. Reg.

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Bounty Land Claim of Wilson BAILESS 1st VA M., Capt. Wm Prince's Co. from Wood Co., VA act Sep 20/1850, War 1812 presented by D. N. Neal
Wirt Co., VA
On this 9th Nov 1850 personally appeared before me Alfred Fought, JP, duly authorized to administer oaths for Wirt Co., VA, Wilson BAILESS aged 60 years a resident of Wirt Co., VA, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Wilson BAILESS who was a 1st Corporal in the company commanded by Captain William Prince in the 1st Regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Col. John Connell in the War with Great Britain declared by the US on 18 Jun 1812, that he volunteered at Parkersburg, VA on about the 13th of Sep 1812 for the term of six months and continued actual service in said war for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Fort Meigs? on the 29th Mar 1813 on account of expiration of term of service as well appear by his original certification discharge herewith presented. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the act granting bounty lands to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military services of the US passed Sep 28, 1850. Signed Wilson BAILESS

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written and I hereby certify that I believe the said Wilson BAILESS to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. Signed Alfred Fought, {seal}

Pg 4 - Power of Attorney dated 9 Nov 1850
Know all men by these persents that I, Wilson BAILESS of Wirt Co., VA do hereby irrevocably make constitute and appoint D. N. Neal my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to demonstrate and receive from the Dept of Interior of the US the certificate or warrant to which I am entitled for my military services as set forth in the foregoing declaration and for good and sufficicent reasons do hereby revoke and counterand any and all other powers of attorney or other authority that may have been here to fore given by me. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9 Nov 1850. Signed Wilson BAILESS {seal}

Wirt Co., VA
On this 9th Nov 1850 personally appeared before me Alfred Fought, JP, duly authorized by law to take acknowledgements in and for the County afforesaid Wilson BAILESS and acknowledged the above power to be his act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned. Signed Alfred Fought {seal}

Wirt Co., VA
I, Daniel Wilkinson, Clerk of Wirt Co., VA sealed in the office at Elizabeth, Wirt Co., VA on 25 Nov 1850.

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Wirt Co., VA dated 5 Apr 1855
On this 5th day of April 1855 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace with and for the county and state afforesaid, Wilson BAILESS, aged 65 years and a resident Wirt Co., VA who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Wilson BAILESS who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Captain William Prince in the ____ regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Col. Cornell in the war with Great Britian declared by the US on the 18th June 1812 for the term of 6 months and continued in actual service in said war for the term of six months that he has here to fore made application for bounty land under the act of Sep 28th 1850 and received a land warrant No. _____ for 80 acres which he has since legally disposed of and cannot now return. He also refer to his former application for further evidence of his military services now in file in the pension office at Washington. He made this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional county land to which he may be entitled under the act of approved the 30th day of Mar 1855. He also declares that he has never applied for nor received under this or any act of Congress any bounty land warrant except the one above mentioned. Signed Wilson BAILESS

We, Thomas Foster and William A. Foutty residents of Wirt Co., VA upon our oath declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Wilson BAILESS in our presence and that we believe from the appearance and statements of the applicant, that he is the identical person he represents. Signed Thomas Foster & Wm A. Foutty

The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written and certify that the affidavits to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in this claim. Signed Alfred Fought, J. P.

Wirt Co., VA, Signed by Daniel Wilkinson, Clerk of the County Court of Wirt Co., VA affixed his offical seal on 6 Apr 1855.

Note: The Act it speaks of being passed on March 3, 1855 was the latest act of Congress at that time, but I'm not sure that there was anything in it containing provisions to give land or extra land to those completing military service. Essentially, this is just in here so if there were any such provisions, he could lawfully claim that land. Source: Joel Gordon, 2008

The witnesses are Thomas Foster and William A. Foutty. The only Thomas Foster in Wirt County in the 1850 census was a 16 year old enumerated on the page before Wilson (but right after Wilson, Jr.). In 1855 he would have been 21, making him of age to give an oath. There are four William Fouttys listed in the 1850 census. The only one of Wilson's age was listed about 3 pages before Wilson, living with an Adam Deem with another William Foutty (I'm going to assume a son). William A. Foutty was married to Harriet Ann Baileys, a daughter of Wilson Bailess' son Esais Baileys.

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Suspended Bounty Land Claim Re-examined No. 60177 & 28731 Dated 1 Dec 1855
Wilson BAILESS, a Corporal served in Captain William Prince's Company Virginia Militia from the 16th Sep 1812 to the 29 Mar 1813, when was discharged.

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War of 1812 - Declaration of Soldier for Pension dated 10 Apr 1871
Jackson Co., OH, on this 10th Apr 1871 personally appeared before me Judge of the Probate Court within said county for Wilson BAILEYS aged 85 years, a resident of Jackson Co., OH, who being duly sworn declares that he is married and his wife's name is Sarah MACKISON to whom he married in Jackson Co., OH on 17 Mar 1868 and that he served 6 months in the military service of the US in the War of 1812; and that he is the identical Wilson BAILEYS, Corporal, in Captain William Prince's Company, 1st Regiment of the Virginia Brigade in September 1812 and discharged 30th Mar 1813; that he has received a land warrant for 160 acres not known by his allotment in Parkersburg W. Va. and that all his papers are on file in the department at Washington DC to whom reference is had in this case. Signed J. W. VanMeter of Richmonddale, Ross Co., OH and that his domicle or place of abode is Jackson Co., OH. Applicant signature: Wilson BAILES. Attest signatures: Thomas W. Leach & Lewis Leah

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War of 1812 - Brief of Claim for a Survivor's Pension Form dated 29 Sep 1871
in the case of Wilson BAILES, a Corporal, of Capt. William Prince's Company in the VA Militia, residence Jackson Co., OH, P.O. address: Richmondale, Ross Co., OH, enlisted 16 Sep 1812 discharged 12 Apr 1813.
Service for 60 days shown as follows: Report from 3rd Auditor shows that Wilson BAILISS served in Capt. William Prince's Company, VA Militia from Sep 16th 1812 to April 12th 1813. Length of service 209 days.
Claimant declares he is not a pensioner under any previous act. Name, not on list of pensioners. Loyalty, claimants averment and testimony of Lewis, Lock & Thomas N. Leach. Oath to support the constitution of the U.S. subscribed. Admitted Sep 29th 1871 to a pension of $8 per month from Feb 14, 1871. Signed: J.W. Vanmeter, Richmondale, Ohio Co. and J. R. Golding, approved, executor.

Note: On page 9, you are correct about the word being "averment." That is just a fancy way of saying their truthful statement. It is interesting to note that he was given an $8/month pension. That doesn't seem like a lot, even back in 1871. Source: Joel Gordon, 2008

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Letter from US Pension Agency dated 2 Jan 1880
by Hon. J. A. Bentley, Commissioner of Pension
I hereby report that the name of Wilson BAILES 1812 Feb 14, 1871, who was a pensioner on the Cincinnati rolls of the Agency under Cert. No. 5672 and who was last paid at $8 to Sep 4, 1876, has been dropped because of failure to claim pension. Signed A. T. Wikoff, Pension Agent

MILITARY BOUNTY LAND WARRANT's:

Wilson Bailess - Military Bount Land Warrant
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No. 648 No. 6
Isaac Miller, Nashville, Ill., Dec 23, 1863
Military Bounty Land Act of 28 Sep 1850
Register's Office, Kaskaskia
Illinois, Nov 2nd, 1852
MILITARY LAND WARRANT No. 10,361 in the name of WILSON BAILESS
Corporal in Captain Prince's Company, 1st Regmt Virginia Militia War 1812 has this day been located by William Hoffmann Assignee & etc. upon the South half of the South West quarter Section Thirteen in Township One South of Range Three West subject to any pre-emption claim which may be filed for said land within 40 days from this date.
Contents of tract located
80 acres
F. Maxwell, Register

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MILITARY BOUNTY LAND ACT OF 28 SEP 1850
Land Warrant No. 10,361
Register and Receivers No. 648
Land Office Kaskaskia, Illinois, Nov 2nd 1852
We hereby certify, that the attached Military Bounty Land Warrant No. 10,361 was on this day received at this office, from William Hoffmann of Washington Co., IL
F. Maxwell, Register
E. C. Coffey, Receiver
I, William Hoffmann, assignee of WILSON BAILESS, Corporal in Capt. Prince's Company, 1st Regmt, Virginia Militia War 1812 of Washington Co., IL hereby apply to locate and do locate the South Half of the South west gr. quarter of Section No. Thirteen in Township No. One South of Range No. Three West in the District of lands subject to sale at the land office at Kaskaskia, Illinois containing 80 acres in satisfaction of the attached Warrant numbered 10,361 issued under the act of 28 Sep 1850
Witness my hand this 2nd day of Nov 1852
Attest: F. Maxwell, Register
E. C. Coffey, Receiver
Signed William Hoffman
I request the patent to be sent to land office, Kaskaskia, Ill., Nov 30th 1852
We hereby certify, that the above location is correct, being in accordance with law and instructions.
E. C. Coffey, Receiver
F. Maxwell, Register

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Bounty Land Certificate for 80 acres
United States of America Department of the Interior Office of the Commissioner of Pensions No. 10,361
It is hereby certified that under the Act of Sep 28th 1850 entitled "An Act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" WILSON BAILESS, Corporal in Captain Prince's Company, 1st Reg. Virginia Militia, War 1812, is entitled to 80 acres at any land office of the United States in one body and in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands upon any of the public land subject to entry at private sale. Given my hand and the seal of the Dept. this 21st day of July 1851. Signed JE Gebille, Commissioner
Land Office Kaskaskia, Ills, Nov 20, 1852 , locate this certificate on the S half SW/4 quarter of Section No. 13 in Twp One South of Range Three West
Attest: F. Maxwell, Register
Signed William H. Hoffman

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{Back side of 80 acres certificate}
For value received, I, WILSON BAILESS, to whom the within warrant No. 10,361 was issued, do hereby sell and assign unto William Hoffman, Washington Co., Ills, and to his heirs and assigns forever the said warrant and authorize him to locate the same and receive a patent therefor. Witness my land and seal this 27th day of July 1852.
Attest: G. R. Butcher & James Petty
Signed WILSON BAILESS [his signature]

State of Virginia
County of Wirt
On this 27th day of July in the year 1852 personally appeared WILSON BAILESS to me well known, and acknowledged the foregoing assignment to be his act and deed, and I certify that the said WILSON BAILESS is the identical person to whom the within warrant issued and who executed the foregoing assignment thereof.
Signed: I. C. Roach, JP

State of Virginia
County of Wirt
I, Daniel Wilkinson, Clerk of the County Court in the County and state aforesaid do hereby certify that I. C. Roach before whom the foregoing assignment was executed was at the date of the same a Justice of the Peace in and for said county duly authorized by law to administer oaths and take acknowledgements and that the name thereto subscribed is his signature. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal this 27th day of July AD 1852. Signed Daniel Wilkinson, Clerk, Wirt Co. Court

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Military Bounty Land Act of Mar 3 1855
Register's Office, Stillwater, MT
March 12th, 1856
MILITARY LAND WARRANT No. 15,429 in the name of WILSON BAILESS
has this day been located by Edmond Rice upon the West half of the Southwest quarter of Section Thirty Two in Township Thirty Six, North of Range Twenty West subject to any pre-emption claim which may be filed for said land within 40 days from this date.
Contents of tract located 80 acres No. 600
T. M. Fullntor, Register

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Bounty Land Certificate for 80 acres
United States of America Bounty Land Department of the Interior Office of the Commissioner of Pensions
It is hereby certified that under the Act of Mar 3rd 1855 entitled "An Act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States" WILSON BAILESS, Corporal in Captain Prince's Company, 1st Reg. Virginia Militia, War 1812, is entitled to 80 acres at any land office of the United States in one body and in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands upon any of the public land subject to entry at private sale. Given my hand and the seal of the Dept. this 14th day of Dec 1855 No. 15,429. Signed Grinot, Commissioner
Land Office at Stillwater, MT, Mar 12th, 1856 No. 600/80. Locate this certificate on the West half of the Southwest quarter of Section 32 in Twp 36 N. of Range Twenty West
Attest: T. M. Fullerton, Register
Signed Edmund Rice

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{Back side of Bount Land Certificate for 80 acres}
Value received, WILSON BAILESS, to whom the within warrant No. 15,429 was issued, do sell and assign unto Edmund Rice of St. Paul, Minnesota and to his heirs or assigns forever, the said warrant and authorize him to locate the same and receive a patent therefore. Witness my hand and seal this first day of February 1856.
Signed WILSON BAILESS {seal}
Witnesses: E. C. Hopkins and Wm Parrill

State of Virginia}
County of Wirt}
On this 1st day of Feb 1856 personally appeared before me, M. Rockhold, a Justice of the Peace for and in the County and State aforesaid, WILSON BAILESS, to me well known and acknowledged the above assignment to be his act and deed. And I certify that the said WILSON BAILESS is the identical person to whom the within warrant issued and who executed the foregoing assignment thereof. Witness my hand and seal this first day of Feb 1856. Signed: M. Rockhold {seal}

Virginia}
Wirt County}
I, Daniel Wilkerson, Clerk of the County Court of Wirt County in the State of Virginia, hereby certify that M. Rockhold, Esq., whose genuine signature is affixed to the foregoing certificate of assignment is and was at the time of signing the same Justice of the Peace within and for the county and state aforesaid directly commissioned and qualified. And that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith & credity in witness thereof, I have hereto set my hand and official seat at the courthouse this 1st day of Feb 1856. Signed: Daniel Wilkerson, Clerk

CENSUS:

1830 Wood Co., VA Census
Wilson Bailey
2 - Males under 5 yrs.
2 - Males bet. 5 - 10 yrs.
3 - Males bet. 15 - 20 yrs.
1 - Males bet. 40 - 50 yrs.
2 - Females under 5 yrs.
1 - Female bet. 5 - 10 yrs.
1 - Female bet. 30 - 40 yrs.

1840

1850 70th District, Wirt Co., VA, 16th Sep (411-411)
Wilson Baleys, 60, M, Farmer, $600 value of R.E. owned, b: VA
Elizabeth, 55, F, b: VA
Benjamin, 21, M, Laborer, b: VA
Parris, 17, M, Laborer, b: VA
Osten, 14, M, b: VA

1860 Courthouse P.O., Wirt Co., VA, pg. 238 (480-480)
Wilson Bailis Sr., head, M, W, age 70, Farmer, $500 real estate value, $99 personal estate value, b: VA
Elizabeth Bailis, F, age 66, F, b: MD

1870 Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., OH Census, pg. 75 (249-238)
Wilson Bailiss, M, age 81, M, W, Farmer, $1,500 Real estate value, $900 Personal estate value, b: VA
Sarah Bailiss, F, age 24, Keeping house, b: OH 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Mulligan Bailes (1793 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Limerick Cemetery
Jackson (Jackson County)
Jackson County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Mindy
Record added: Nov 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31170198
Wilson G. Bailes
Added by: Jackson Cty,OH & Kinfolk
 
Wilson G. Bailes
Added by: Mindy
 
 
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Thank you for your service in War of 1812 for our Country.
- Jackson Cty,OH & Kinfolk
 Added: Sep. 4, 2012
 
 
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