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James Edmund Bailey
Birth: Aug. 15, 1822
Death: Dec. 29, 1885
Clarksville
Montgomery County
Tennessee, USA

U.S. Senator. Born in Montgomery County, Tennessee, he attended the Clarksville Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1843 and opened a law practice in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1853 and during the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel in command of the 49th Tennessee Regiment, Confederate Army. After the war, he practiced law and was a member of the court of arbitration of Tennessee in 1874. In 1877, he was elected as a Democratic to the United States Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew Johnson serving until 1881. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he returned to the practice of law until his death at age 63. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Margaret Lusk Bailey (1830 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Lizzie Bailey*
  Robert Bailey*
  Charles Bailey*
  Maud Bailey Merritt (1854 - 1924)*
  Alfred Robb Bailey (1860 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Clarksville
Montgomery County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
Record added: Dec 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8209922
James Edmund Bailey
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James Edmund Bailey
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 29, 2016

- Bunny
 Added: Dec. 29, 2016

- Linda Davis
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