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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOSEPH TAYLOR BAILEY, farmer and stock-grower, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Dunkard Township, Greene County, June 10, 1820, and is a son of Joseph and Hannah (Johnson) Bailey, natives of Pennsylvania.  His father, who was a farmer and miller, came when a young man to this county, where he was married and reared a family of six children.  Of these Joseph Taylor is the youngest, and was reared in Greene and Fayette counties.  Early in life he learned the miller’s trade with his father, and followed it for forty years.  He erected and operated a grist-mill for nearly twenty-eight years.  He is a successful farmer and at the present time the owner 320 acres of valuable land in Cumberland Township.  He was married in Fayette County, Penn., November 16, 1854, to Miss Martha Jane, daughter of Francis and Martha (Morehouse) Lee.  Mrs. Bailey is of English descent.  Her father was a blacksmith and farmer.  Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have two children—Eli and Frances.  In politics Mr. Bailey has ever been a strong Democrat.  He and his wife are prominent members of the M. E. Church.


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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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