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Richard Franklin Bailey
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1884
Moore County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1944
Lexington County
South Carolina, USA

The below INFO was told to me by his son, Richard John (Johnny) Bailey in the summer of 1982.

Richard Franklin Bailey (1884-1944), father of Richard (Johnny) Bailey, was from Lynchburg, Moore County, TN, and helped build the dam at Lake Murray. Johnny did do not know his job title.

He was married to the former Miss. Lena Levina Rigsby (1890-1973) from Lynchburg, Moore County, TN.

Back in the 1920s, work was hard to find in Lynchbury, so Richard and his wife, Lena, moved the Bailey family to Georgia looking for work. While in Georgia, Richard heard about the Lake Murray Dam Project, so he packed up his family and moved to the Irmo area.

By that time, he and his wife had 12 head of children living in and around the Irmo area. I one or two of their children stayed in Georgia and got married.

After the building of the dam, Richard Franklin Bailey was working with his farm tractor one day and somehow got killed in an accident with the tractor.

He and his wife are buried at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, north of Irmo.

They were know as "The Dam People." 
Family links: 
  Lena Lee Vinia Rigsby Bailey (1890 - 1973)*
  Richard John Bailey (1914 - 2001)*
  Lola Idell Bailey Looney (1919 - 2001)*
  Virgil Eugene Bailey (1921 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Robert Lorick
Record added: Nov 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80681361
Richard Franklin Bailey
Added by: Kenneth McCaw
Richard Franklin Bailey
Added by: Kenneth McCaw
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