|Birth: ||1742, England|
Wife of John Bailey. Anne Bailey saved Fort Lee from an Indian seige by riding to get gunpowder in the middle of the night to the nearest fort and back again in time to save the fort from attack. She was buried here according to "Life and Times of Anne Bailey, the Pioneer Heroine of the Great Kanawha Valley," by Virgil Anson Lewis. Copyrighted 1888 by Henry Howe and Son, and copied from the Historical Collections of Ohio, Centennial Edition.
Transcription by Mary Harrell-Sesniak:
New-Hampshire Patriot (Concord, NH), Nov 22, 1825, p. 3:
DEATHS. In Harrison township, Ohio, on the 22d Nov., Mrs. Anne Bailey; supposed to be at least 115 years old. In 1774 she went from Liverpool to London, with her mother, and saw Lord Lovett beheaded there. She came to the United States the year after Braddock's defeat. Her husband was killed at the battle of Point Pleasant, in 1774. To avenge his death she joined the garrison. On one occasion, when the commander expected an attack from the Indians, and could spare no men, she volunteered to go to Lewisburg, distant 100 miles, for ammunition; she performed her task and returned safe.
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Record added: Apr 21, 2010
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