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Catherine J “Aunt Cath” Embry Bailey

  • Birth 13 Jun 1823 USA
  • Death 11 Mar 1899 Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section 2
  • Memorial ID 32023746

Catherine J. Embry married Winford G. Bailey
5 October 1839
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1884
Mrs. Cath Bailey recently marked the resting-place of her husband in Buffalo Cemetery, with a massive and handsome monument of granite, being surmounted by a life size marble statue. On one side of this monument is "W. G. Bailey, Born March 16th, 1803, Died April 19th, 1883. Christian, Representative, Senator, Judge, Citizen, all of which positions he filled with fidelity and honor."

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Bailey - Of softening of the brain, after an illness of a year or more, during which she grew steadily worse, Mrs. Catherine J. Bailey died at 4 A. M. Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Kate Miller, with whom she had lived for a long time. She was a daughter of Joel and Mrs. Mary Embry, who came to this State from Tennessee in the early '30s and who kept hotel in a building where the Myers House now stands. Mrs. Bailey was born June 13, 1823, and was one of five children, all of whom except Mr. Sam J. Embry, are dead. In 1839, when she was 16, she was married to Judge Winfred Bailey, 20 or more years her senior, and their union was a most happy one, ending about 15 years ago in the death of the husband she loved so well. They had no children. Since anybody here can remember, Mrs. Bailey has been a faithful member of the church and as long as she could go her seat in the Christian church was rarely vacant in regular or other services. She was in every way a lovely woman and many, besides her kinspeople loved "Aunt Cath," as she was generally and lovingly known, with real devotion. For months her once bright mind had been clouded and she had been the object of great solicitude and care by her faithful niece, who has been unremitting in her labor of love for her. Her death, which would have formerly been greatly deplored, comes now in form of relief both for her tired spirit and those who so carefully watched over her. Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large audience of friends at the Christian church, Rev. F. W. Allen preached a most appropriate sermon and then the remains were laid beside those of her husband, over which she had placed a magnificent monument in token of her love for him, and upon which she had inscribed: "Christian, representative, senator, judge and citizen, all of which positions he filled with fidelity and honor." Her nieces, Misses Virginia Bowman and Josephine Reid, strewed beautiful flowers on the new made grave and then all was over in this life of a noble and true woman.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)

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Northeast corner of cemetery - tall square monument on the north side is inscribed:
Catherine J. Embry
Wife Of
W. G. Bailey
Born June 13, 1823
Died Mar. 11, 1999





  • Maintained by: Joyce Tinsley
  • Originally Created by: Gwen Taylor
  • Added: 7 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32023746
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine J “Aunt Cath” Embry Bailey (13 Jun 1823–11 Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32023746, citing Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Tinsley (contributor 47516959) .