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Surilda "Serenda?" Perkins Bailey
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1836
Magoffin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1912
Lee County
Kentucky, USA

Surilda[Perkins] Bailey was my g-g-grandmother,on the Bailey side. My parents,as children in Ky,remembered both Surilda and Alfred Joseph, her husband.I was told they were very kind,and good people.Ilove the photo I have of them in front of their log home in Ky,although my father told me he was afraid of Alfred's whiskers. Surilda was very dark,and my mother told me she was a small woman,and wore moccasins all the time.Although very stern looking, was one of the nicest people you could know. She is buried next to her husband, Alfred Joseph Bailey,[1825-1912]. Surilda, [1836-1912], was born in Magoffin Co,Ky,and had 10 children. Only 2 of them lived 'till maturity, Caroline, and James Franklin Bailey. James died in 1930,in Ky. Family stories say Surilda was Cherokee, and others say she was Choctaw. Perkins is a common Melungeon name in the Lee co. Wolfe co. Owsley co. Magoffin co. area. William Ashley..... Surilda married Alfred Bailey 15 feb 1852...their children, Manum b sept 1852 d 22,Oct 1852 Magoffin co. , William b 20 Sept 1852 d 1853, Mary M.-E. b about 1856 d 16 June 1858 of flux, Owsley co. , James Franklin b 21 Oct 1858 d April 1930 , Caroline b 1861 died befor 1900. the 1880 census shows Surilda born KY, father- KY mother-KY. certificate of death shows she was born in Magoffin co, KY. name of father Perkins, maiden name of mother not known. cause of death- apoplexy, age 76, color or race- white, which her picture clearly shows otherwise. You are welcome to copy and use this site for personal genealogy purposes only. 
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  Alfred Joseph Bailey (1825 - 1912)
Note: Surilda is buried next to her husband, Alfred Joseph Bailey
Bailey and Morris Cemetery
Lee County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: nancy ashley
Record added: Apr 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51397429
Surilda Serenda? <i>Perkins</i> Bailey
Added by: nancy ashley
Surilda Serenda? <i>Perkins</i> Bailey
Added by: nancy ashley
Surilda Serenda? <i>Perkins</i> Bailey
Added by: nancy ashley
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She has no tombstone, but she is next to the tombstone I had erected in 1979 for her husband, Alfred Joseph Bailey.- Bill Newman
- Bill Newman
 Added: Sep. 5, 2011

- ~Sharon Galloway Dayley
 Added: Feb. 2, 2011
she was known as Aunt Coon to everyone around, and as Surilda or Schreena Coon to her ggrandaughter. we searched the cherokee and choctaw rolls, not there. her family was Perkins, a Melungeon name.
- nancy ashley
 Added: Dec. 10, 2010

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