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Richard Peyton Bailey, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1735
Lancashire, England
Death: 1818
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

Richard immigrated from England. Richard Bailey the elder, was a soldier in the American Army during the War of the Revolution, and his residence was on the Black Water, in that portion of Bedford County, Virginia, which subsequently became a part of Franklin County. Richard Bailey married Miss Annie Belcher, and their family consisted of ten children, eight sons and two daughters. The sons were John, James, Eli, Micajah, Archibald, Reuben, Richard, and Henry. Mr. Bailey came with his family to the Beaver Pond Spring in the year of 1780, and together with John G. Davidson, built the block-house or fort near that spring which was afterwards known as the "Davidson-Bailey Fort." Aside from Mr. Davidson and his family, Mr. Bailey's neighbors were Captain James Moore, in Abb's Valley, some ten miles away; Mitchell Clay, on the Bluestone at the Clover Bottom,about twelve miles away; Joshua Day, at the mouth of Laurel Fork of Wolf Creek, about fifteen miles away; Hickman Compton, on Clear Fork of Wolf Creek, eight miles away, and Gideon Wright, at the head of the South Fork of Bluestone, twelve miles away. The sons of Richard Bailey, especially the elder ones, were great Indian scouts and fighters, and were splendid specimens of physical strength and manhood and of great personal courage.
Richard was Buried at head of Beaver Pond Spring
Location: Mercer Co WV 73
Reference; Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Anne Belcher Bailey (1742 - 1820)
  John Payton Bailey (1763 - 1836)*
  Richard Bailey (1765 - 1845)*
  Chloe Bailey Lusk (1767 - ____)*
  Reuben Bailey (1771 - ____)*
  Micajah Bailey (1773 - 1833)*
  Eli Bailey (1782 - 1825)*
*Calculated relationship
Bailey Cemetery
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Barbara McKinney
Record added: Dec 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8213608
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- Shelton M. Mooney
 Added: Mar. 6, 2016
Eternal love from our family
- RFB Jenkins
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
Rest in Peace, dearest Richard, my 4th great grandfather. I follow you through your Son Richard to his daughter Margaret Peggy Bailey who married Joshua Sidney Mooney. And from there to, Susan Emma Mooney and John Nall, my great grandparents.
- Carol Veio
 Added: Dec. 25, 2015
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