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Albert Lucien "Luce" Bailey
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Birth: May 31, 1869
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1927
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA

Albert Lucien "Luce" Bailey was born in the Shoal Creek area of Lawrence Co., Tennessee, the youngest child of Booker Bailey and his wife, Mary Jane "Janie" Nelson.

He was the grandson of pioneer families who settled in Lawrence County during its early days when Davy Crockett and his family were still in residence. Luce's maternal grandparents were John (TN) and Talitha Jane Montgomery Nelson. Talitha was the daughter of John and Sarah Jane Moore Montgomery who were also early pioneers to this area of middle Tennessee.

John Nelson was a successful farmer and John Montgomery operated a tavern at one time on the old military road. Taverns in those days were referred to as "tippling places" and one had to purchase a Tippling License to operate his place of business. Both the Nelson and the Montgomery families migrated to Lawrence County from the Carolinas in the early years of the 19th. century and lived there the remainder of their lives.

Luce was a life-long bachelor and lived together with his older brother and fellow bachelor, Ben, on the Bailey homestead which was built near Shoal Creek on the original John and Talitha Jane Nelson farm.

His obituary reads, in part,: "...A. L. (Luch), 57, died at his home on Shoal Creek Thursday morning about two o'clock, from a stroke of paralysis suffered 24 hours earlier. He had been in his usual health, seemingly, when he retired Wednesday night. Sometime after midnight his sister, Mrs. R. H. Hagan, heard him making a fuss, when she asked him what was the matter he said he was sick at his stomach and his head hurt, which were the last words he ever spoke...

...'Luch" Bailey was well and favorably known over the county. He had been extensively engaged in the lumber business for many years and owned lots of timber land and farm lands at one time and owned considerable land at the time of his death. He was born and reared in Lawrence County...

He was modest and quiet, but had one remarkably fine trait of character, among many others, he was never heard to say any harm of his fellowman. He tried to make his word good on all occasions and to help others when he could. His going has cast a shadow of gloom over many people. He never married, but he was kind and gentle and was loved by all who knew him, and he will be missed by many..."

@Maryanne A. McCracken Highley, 2009
Revised by M. A. H - 2011
(Please do not use this copy-righted material without an author permission or agreement.) 
Family links: 
  Booker Bailey (1811 - 1884)
  Mary Jane Nelson Bailey (1828 - 1913)
  Benjamin Franklin Bailey (1851 - 1931)*
  Cornelia Bailey (1855 - ____)*
  John Nelson Bailey (1858 - 1935)*
  Thomas Jefferson Bailey (1860 - 1939)*
  Lee Morgan Bailey (1865 - 1933)*
  Alice Octivena Bailey Hagan (1866 - 1940)*
  Albert Lucien Bailey (1869 - 1927)
*Calculated relationship
Nelson Cemetery
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Maryanne A. McCracken Hi...
Originally Created by: Paula McCarter
Record added: Dec 05, 2006
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Albert Lucien Luce Bailey
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Albert Lucien Luce Bailey
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- Maryanne A. McCracken Highley
 Added: May. 18, 2015
You are remembered, Uncle Luce.
- Maryanne A. McCracken Highley
 Added: Feb. 9, 2013
You are well remembered in the history of our family, Great, Great, Uncle Luce. Sleep in peace,
- Anthony, Lisa, Barkley, Beth and Christopher
 Added: Jun. 13, 2008
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