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Pvt Daniel Bayless, Jr
Birth: 1834
Wayne County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1900
Allegan County
Michigan, USA

[This memorial is created with the permission and endorsement of Daniel's direct descendant, family historian Bill Gawne.]

Daniel Bayless, Jr. was born in 1834 in Wayne County, New York, USA. The surname is spelled variously as Bayliss, Boyles, Bayles, etc.; but Bayless is the usual spelling.

His parents were Daniel Bayless, Sr. (1805 1873) and Elizabeth Burgess Bayless (1812 1876).

Daniel's siblings included Mary, John B., Sarah J. and Elizabeth A.

Daniel served in the Union Army during the War Between the States:

American Civil War Soldiers Record
about Daniel Bayless
Name: Daniel Bayless ,
Enlistment Date: 28 October 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Unit Numbers: 1606 1606 1606
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 October 1861 at the age of 26
Enlisted in Company F, 98th Infantry Regiment New York on 13 November 1 861.
Reenlisted in Company F, 98th Infantry Regiment New York on 04 January 1 864
Mustered out Company F, 98th Infantry Regiment New York on 31 August 18 65 in
Richmond, VA

Daniel Bayless, Jr. was buried March 1 1900 in the campground
cemetery in Lee, per his death certificate. This is located in Warner Camp, and the name of the cemetery is Saints Cemetery.
However, so far the grave sites for Daniel Bayless, Jr. and his wife Hester Counselor Bayless have not been located in either Saints Cemetery or Lee Township Cemetery. This search is still in progress.

The original death notices are archived at the Van Buren District Library.

(1) From the South Haven Messenger March 2 1900:

Died Suddenly

Mr. D. Bayless, of Grand Junction, who lately lived near the Law school house, died suddenly at his home Tuesday morning. He was usually well on retiring Monday night but on attempting to rise he sank back on the bed and expired. He leaves a wife.
The funeral was held from the residence Thursday afternoon.

(2) From the South Haven Messenger March 9 1900:

Grand Junction
Mr. Daniel Bayless, who died at the camp ground the fore part of last week, was buried there, Sunday, S. Michels preaching the funeral sermon. He was a pensioner.

(3) From the South Haven Messenger July 19 1901:Died

Mrs. Hester, widow of the late Daniel Bayless, died at the Old People's Home Saturday, aged 66 years. The funeral was held at Grand Junction, Monday, and the body was laid beside that of her husband.

Family links: 
  Daniel Bayless (1805 - 1873)
  Elizabeth Burgess Bayless (1812 - 1876)
  Lucretia Ewing Myers (1834 - 1903)
  Hester A. Counsellor Bayless (1834 - 1901)*
  Mary Lucretia Bayless (1859 - 1860)*
  Charles Lincoln Bayless (1861 - 1918)*
  Judson C. Bayless (1866 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: May 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69456014

Thank you for your Service.
- Cherie J.
 Added: Nov. 12, 2012
Rest in peace. With love, from your family.
- Cherie J.
 Added: May. 7, 2011
This page is sponsored by: Cherie J.

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