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George C. Bailey
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Birth: 1794
Wythe County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1866
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA

Born in Wythe county, Virginia; son of John Payton Bailey and Nancy Ann Davidson Bailey. {John, son of Richard Bailey and Isabel Ferguson, Nancy, daughter of John G. Davidson.}

His siblings were Jonathan*, Martha, Rebecca, Archibald, Mastin, James, and John Payton, Jr.

The husband of Frances Thompson, they were married in Monroe county, Virginia, on 10 November 1814.

George C. Bailey served with the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812, with Captain Gillespie's company.**

He sold 150 acres on the Bluestone to his son Jonathan in 1848.
(Surmised to be the George who sold his land to Robert Williams in 1853. Noted by Kyle McCormick to be recorded in deed book 4 for 1853).
Land owned and farmed by George is now part of Montcalm, WV. The writings of Williams give an account of the agreement to sell this farm to Mr. Herndon prior to Williams traveling further West.
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* an account of his mothers' heroics just after the birth of his brother Jonathan may be read in The History of Middle New River Settlements.
Other mention of the family may be read in the writings of Robert H. Williams.
This was his description of George:
"George Bailey was a remarkably fine specimen of the Western Virginia farmer, who carried his years (he was about sixty), and his whiskey, wonderfully well. Over six feet in height, spare and straight as a shingle, with finely cut features, dressed in homespun "blue jeans" though he was, he looked a gentleman of Nature's own fashioning."
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The will, short and to the point, was signed and sealed by George and witnessed by sons Burrel and Thompson. It was dated 9 Jan 1866. It was proven in court on 11 June, and ordered recorded. These two sons stood for the bond and were granted certificates to obtain letters of administration on their father's estate.
All of his lands and personal property, plus furniture, were willed to George's wife, Frances, for the duration of her life.
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**In letters to the Pension office in Washington, DC, Frances gave statements that George had served and received a land warrant, and had witnesses including Wm. Herndon & Christian Peters. Her claim was denied. The Pension office acknowledged only 27 days of George's enlistment.
Family links: 
  John Payton Bailey (1763 - 1836)
  Nancy Ann Davidson Bailey (1764 - 1806)
  Frances Thompson Bailey (1795 - 1879)
  Jonathan Simms Bailey (____ - 1864)*
  Council Walker Bailey (____ - 1862)*
  Nancy D. Bailey Walker (1816 - 1879)*
  Burrell B Bailey (1818 - 1883)*
  Charlotte Bailey Bailey (1820 - 1878)*
  Thompson P. Bailey (1826 - 1899)*
  George Davidson Bailey (1830 - 1864)*
  Elizabeth Bailey Shrewsbury (1835 - 1902)*
  Catherine Bailey Bailey (1840 - 1923)*
  Jonathan Bailey (1787 - 1871)*
  George C. Bailey (1794 - 1866)
  Archibald Bailey (1798 - 1876)*
  James Madison Bailey (1800 - 1835)*
  Rebecca Bailey McComas (1800 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Cemetery
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: aye ain't
Originally Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 20, 2007
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