Some of the information is inaccurate for James Riley Bayley, especially his father. The father being Daniel Dodge Bayley of Tillamook appears in State Archive records but there are no sources to prove that. James' diary refers to him as Daniel, and not as father. I have a letter provided by the Lincoln Historical Society addressed to James Riley Bayley from his father, James R. Bayley of Plattsburg, OH in 1862. In the letter the father James refers to him as "son" and calls him Riley. He also asks him to give his love to sister Betsy and brother Daniel when he sees him. I have not found proof of his mother. James Riley Bayley was a well known doctor in Corvallis and Newport, Oregon. I believe he belongs in the "Somewhat Famous" List in Find a Grave. He was also a State Legislator, Senator in the mid 1860's as well as Post Master and head of the IRS. These facts are not well written but only giving you a glimpse of who he was. I would love to write a bio on him to prsent with accurate facts pertaining to his life. Thanks, Vicky McGee firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way to reach me.