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Everett Prince Bailey
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1897
Fannin County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1993
Polk County
Tennessee, USA

Everett was the son of Stephen Calvin Bailey & Zilpha Jane Griffith and the husband of Pearl Porter. Their children were Everett Prince, Jr., Ralston T., Marian, and Lowell.

Everett's father died when Everett was barely two years old, and his mother struggled to raise her family on a small farm perched on the banks of the Toccoa River. When the Blue Ridge Lake and Dam were built in 1926 the family was forced to relocate, and so Zilpha, Everett, and brother Stanton loaded all their belongings on a wagon pulled by a team of steers and crossed the newly built Kimsey Highway into Polk County, Tennessee where they had purchased a farm just outside the county seat of Benton. Married brothers, Thomas and Arthur and their families also came to Benton at that time. His sisters, Ruth, Loretta and Theodosia had also married and moved away from home. Loretta Long to Alabama, Dosia Miller to West Virginia and Ruth Tarpley to Blue Ridge.

Everett was a farmer, a shape-note singing school teacher, a photographer, poet and writer. When he passed at the age of 95, he left a legacy of family pictures, poems and stories about his family and growing up in the Padena and Wilscot communities of Fannin County.

One of his most poignant and treasured poems, "My Dad" laments the loss of the only known picture of his father to a salesman who took the precious picture, and probably their last 50 cents, with the promise to return with an enlarged framed photograph - he never did. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Stephen Calvin Bailey (1853 - 1900)
  Zilpha Jane Griffith Bailey (1858 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Pearl Porter Bailey (1912 - 2005)*
 
 Children:
  Everett Prince Bailey (1933 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Arthur Bailey (1880 - 1963)*
  Theodosia Ernest Bailey Miller (1882 - 1960)*
  Thomas Dawson Bailey (1886 - 1964)*
  Loretta Bailey Long (1890 - 1987)*
  Ruth Bailey Tarpley/Long (1892 - 1989)*
  Henry Stanton Bailey (1894 - 1944)*
  Luzena Bailey (1896 - 1896)*
  Everett Prince Bailey (1897 - 1993)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery
Oldfort
Polk County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Marian Presswood
Originally Created by: Cindy Womble Billman
Record added: Jun 10, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5531417
Everett Prince Bailey
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Everett Prince Bailey
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Everett Prince Bailey
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- Cindy Womble Billman
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014
Love and miss you Dad. Your irises are still beautiful, and I remember your poem, "Iris Blooming Time in Tennessee."
- Your Loving Daughter, Marian
 Added: Dec. 30, 2011
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- George Rogers Park
 Added: Feb. 6, 2010
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