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Capt Bailey Anderson, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1788
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1865
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Headstone is in Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Freestone County, Texas, USA. Headstone honors Bailey Anderson Jr, Bailey Anderson Sr, John Anderson and James Anderson

Actual place of burial is unknown.

According to records of Anderson township, Warrick County, Indiana Bailey Anderson arrived in 1806-1807 and for the succeeding ten years was one of the leading men of the county.

Bailey married Elizabeth McFadden on 4 Jun 1811 in Warren Co., Kentucky. He had also been appointed an Associate Judge, but resigned that position in 1814, when Daniel Grass was recommended to the Governor as a suitable person for that position.

In addition, he was elected on May 13, 1816 as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention by his brother-in-law Ratliff Boon (Boone), Bailey English, Bailey Anders and Joshua Anderson.

Records indicate that he enlisted in the War of 1812 on the 11th of September, 1812 in Vincennes, Indiana. At that time he was a private under the command of Captain Thomas Spencer's 4th Indiana Militia. He enlisted as a "Mounted Rifleman". (Dau of Republic of Texas - Patriot Ancestor Album - Vol I)

Research indicates that Captain Bailey Anderson also commanded a company from San Augustine, Texas at the Battle of Nacogdoches in the year 1832, and offered the terms of surrender to Colonel Piedras. At the seige of Bexar (Bexar Co., Texas) in Dec 1835, Capt Anderson, with 30 hand-picked men, captured the house of Colonel Don Antonio Nararro, which was located in the heart of San Antonio, Texas.

His military efforts included the Texas Militia as Commanding Officer at the Battle of Nacogdoches, the first military encounter of the Texas War of Independence. For his services to the Republic of Texas he was awarded a parcel of land in the Ayish Bayou area near San Augustine, Texas.

This is the land on which his father, Bailey Anderson, Sr., is buried and at which the State has erected a granite memorial stone in his honor.

His illustrious career also included serving in the position of Alcalde of Ayish Bayou District in June of 1824, and Trustee of Marshall University in Harrison County, Texas in 1842.

Captain Bailey Anderson, Jr and his wife are both most likely buried in a private plot on the farm they owned, at the time of their deaths. However, that is not a "known fact", merely speculation. The area is believed to be somewhere near or around Gholson, Texas.

Information by Becky Wilcox1953 originally submitted this to Kegley-Colton Hennigan-Neely Tree of Many Branches on 2 Nov 2011

Facts documented from the Daughter of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor album - Vol I
Family links: 
  Bailey Anderson (1754 - 1840)
  Mary Wyatt Anderson (1756 - 1818)
  Sarah Queen Anderson Hill (1827 - 1870)*
  Sarah Anderson Inglish (1775 - 1834)*
  Rebecca Anderson Rone (1786 - 1851)*
  Bailey Anderson (1788 - 1865)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Peggy Sue Hicks Lara
Record added: Jan 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103148337
Capt Bailey Anderson, Jr
Added by: Peggy Sue Hicks Lara
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God bless you and God bless Texas. You are a hero cousin. RIP
- Joe Don Mitchell
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
you are not forgotton my 6th great uncle. Rest in peace!
- Vicky
 Added: Aug. 2, 2015

- Sue
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014
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