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Richard Peyton Bailey, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1735
Wigan
Lancashire, England
Death: 1818
Bluefield
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
 
 
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 Children:
  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
 
Burial:
Bailey Cemetery
Lamar
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Barbara McKinney
Record added: Dec 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8213608
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- Rosa Nutt
 Added: May. 9, 2014
buried at Leatherwood Farm, Bluefield, Virginia
- Rick
 Added: Dec. 6, 2013
Richard Bailey was my husband's 5th Great Grandfather. RIP
- Debi Morris
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013
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