History of Greene
J. K. BAILEY, farmer and stock-grower, was born in
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
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
Ruth Ann, wife of Samuel Rea; William, Zillah, the widow of R.
L. M. (deceased). Mr. Bailey was reared
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,
English ancestry. Mrs. Bailey was born
10, 1812. Her mother was a member of the
Friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey’s children
are—Zillah, wife of N. H. Biddle; John Milton; Phoebe, wife of R. S.
Calvin; Clarinda, wife of Joseph Hawkins, Lydia B., wife of Corbly
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
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
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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