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Joseph M. Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1824
Death: Jan. 28, 1895

From "History of Macon county and Randolph County, Mo." PP 806-7: "Walnut Creek Township derives its name from a creek which flows through the northern portion of the same. It is supposed that Fisher Rice was the earliest settler in the township; he came from Kentucky in 1834. Two or three years afterwards, Gabriel Lunday from Ill, Amos Williams from Ky, Nicholas Gunnels from Ky, and A. B. Griffin from Ky located in the township. A little later, James L. Herron from Ralls County, Mo, Enoch Johnson from Ky, Ignatius Burnes from Ralls Co., Mo, MOSES LOVERN from Ky,Charles W. Truitt from Ralls Co, Jeremiah Biswell from Ky, William Huckaby from Va, James Banning from Randolph Co, Mo., JOSEPH BAILEY from Ralls County, Mo., and John Bigsby from Ky., emigrated to Macon Co., and settled in Walnut Creek Township. Walter Gilman (sp?) erected the first mill on Rock Creek about the year 1854. It was a steam saw and grist mill. The first church edifice was built in 1865 by the Welsh at Glasstown - Presbyterian. The first school house was put up in 1845, and a school was taught therein by P. M. Richardson. E. C. Still was the first practicing physician. William Dunnels was the first blacksmith and began work about the year 1848. Amos Williams and his seven sons were the Nimrods of the township. No post office listed at that time. Not more than one-third of the land was cultivated. the township is generally hilly and has an abundance of timber.
JOSEPH BAILEY was a veteran of the Civil War as documented in the 1890 Census of Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Widows. Joseph Bailey, from Walnut township, joined the Confederate Army as a private on August 27, 1864. He served in Company I of the 42nd Missouri volunteers. He was discharged on March 22, 1865 after serving 7 months and 5 days. Disabilities incurred during the war included chronic diarrhea and disease of the back and kidneys.
After the Civil War, Carpetbaggers came to Joe and told him that if he didn't vote Republican, he would not get a pension. Joe told them to "Go to Hell".
Joseph came to Missouri when he was but five years of age and has resided there ever since. He lived on the same farm from the time of his marriage to Elvira until his death. Joseph died at his home in Walnut township, Macon Co., Mo., in 1895. He was buried by the Masonic order of which he had been a member for 40 years. He is buried at the Bunce Cemetery near Elmer, Mo.
From his obituary: Joseph Bailey, 70, died at his home in Walnut township 28 January, 1895. He was born in Shenandoah Co., Va and came to Missouri at the age of 5 in 1830, and settled in Macon Co., in 1846 (?), where he has resided ever since. He was married in 1848 to Elvira Lovern and has lived on the same farm since the year of his marriage. He was buried by the Masonic order of which he had been a member for 40 years. He leaves a wife, nine children, one brother and one sister.
Sex: M Birth: Linn 25 MAR 1824 in Shenandoah, Virginia, USA 1 Burial: Bunce Cemetery 1895 Elmer, Macon, Missouri, USA 1 Military Service: Pvt, Confederate Army, Civil War BET 27 AUG 1864 AND 22 MAR 1865 1 Occupation: Farmer 1 Event: Lived in: BET 1843 AND 1985 Walnut Creek, Macon, Missouri, USA 1 Event: Masonic Order Organizations BET 1855 AND 1895 1 Death: 28 JAN 1895 in Walnut Creek, Macon, Missouri, USA
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  Elvira Lovern Bailey (1826 - 1905)*
  Joseph Moses Bailey (1862 - 1951)*
  William T. Bailey (1864 - 1945)*
  Loral Bailey Sampson (1897 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Bunce Cemetery
Macon County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Mar 12, 2012
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Joseph M. Bailey
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