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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. K. BAILEY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Cumberland Township, Greene County, Penn., August 30, 1814.  He is a son of William and Zillah (Johnson) Bailey, the oldest in their family of seven children.  His parents were natives of Pennsylvania, were members of the Society of Friends, and of English origin.  His father was twice married, his first wife being Miss Sarah Miers.  By this marriage he was the father of one child, a daughter, who is now the wife of Miller Haines, and resides in Columbiana County, Ohio.  J. K. Bailey’s sisters and brothers were: Amanda, wife of James Murdock; Rev. E. E., now a missionary to the Indians; Ruth Ann, wife of Samuel Rea; William, Zillah, the widow of R. Richardson, and L. M. (deceased).  Mr. Bailey was reared in Cumberland Township, and has made farming his business, in which he has met with great success.  In 1835 he was married to Miss Delilah, daughter of John and Phoebe (Hibbs) Craft, who were natives of Pennsylvania, and of English ancestry.  Mrs. Bailey was born in Cumberland Township, August 10, 1812.  Her mother was a member of the Society of Friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Bailey’s children are—Zillah, wife of N. H. Biddle; John Milton; Phoebe, wife of R. S. Long; W. Calvin; Clarinda, wife of Joseph Hawkins, Lydia B., wife of Corbly Fordyce; Almira is the wife of John Rinehart, and J. K. Jr.  The family are all members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. Bailey has served for many years as elder and Sabbath-school superintendent.  In politics Mr. Bailey is a Republican, and has served for twenty-five years as justice of the peace, in which office both his father and grandfather preceded him.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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